Thursday November 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm
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The announcement you've been waiting for! PokerStars rebranded their international tours into PokerStars Championship & PokerStars Festival. In 2017, the new tours will visit the Bahamas, Barcelona, London, Rozvadov, Panama, Macau, Monte Carlo. The dates have been released along with a list of highlights.


Save the dates! PokerStars officially released the dates and locations for several of their newly-branded tournaments series. There will be two festivals in London in January and Rozvadov in March. In addition, the PokerStars Championship will stop in the Bahamas, Panama, Macau, Monte Carlo, and Barcelona. The former PCA will now be called the PokerStars Championship Bahamas and it will run from January 6, 2017 through the 14. PokerStars Championship Panama is set for March 10. The stop on Macau will take place in late March and early April. The PokerStars Championship hosted by the Casino Monte-Carlo will kick off on April 25 and run to May 5. And don't forget about the stop in Spain! PokerStars Championship Barcelona starts August 15 and runs for almost two weeks.

Edgar Stuchly, Director of Live Events for PokerStars explained: “PokerStars has an incredibly rich live events heritage, having hosted more than 560 tournament series, attracted more than 800,000 entries and awarded more than $1.5 billion in prize money. The PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events are an enhancement of the existing PokerStars sponsored live events, helping to take our vision for live poker to a whole new level.”

Important 2017 Dates

  • PokerStars Festival London, January 22-29
  • PokerStars Festival Rozvadov, March 2-13
  • PokerStars Championship Panama, March 10-20
  • PokerStars Championship Macau, March 30–April 9
  • PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo, April 25-May 5
  • PokerStars Championship Barcelona, August 15-27


The inaugural PokerStars Festival of 2017 will be hosted at The Hippodrome Casino in London's famous West End starting January 22 and running to the 29th. The PokerStars Festival London Main Event has a buy-in of only £990 and it also comes with a £400,000 guaranteed. In addition, there's a £2,200 High Roller event for any of you serious ballers. Online satellites into the PokerStars Festival London Main Event will commence on November 27. For more details, visit the PokerStars Festival London home page.

PokerStars Festival London Tournament Highlights

  • PokerStars Festival Main Event: January 25-29 - £990
  • PokerStars Cup: January 28-29 - £330
  • NL Hold'em Ladies Event: January 29 - £170


Welcome to RozVegas! The PokerStars Festival Rozvadov begins on March 2 and runsfor 12 days at the infamous King's Casino. This RozVegas festival boasts 30 tournament including a Super Deepstack re-entry event plus the €500,000 guaranteed PokerStars Festival Rozvadov Main Event. For more details, visit the PokerStars Festival Rozvadov home page.

PokerStars Festival Rozvadov Highlights

  • PokerStars Super Deep: March 5-8 - €550
  • PokerStars Cup: March 11-13 - €330
  • PokerStars Festival High Roller: March 12-13 - €2,200
  • PokerStars Festival Main Event: March 9-13 - €1,100


The second PokerStars Championship event on the slate will take place in Latin America. The Sortis Hotel & Casino in Panama City will host 56 events starting March 10 and running over 10 days. There's also a $10,300 buy-in High Roller event that should attract the usual SHR cast of characters. For more details, visit the PokerStars Championship Panama home page.

PokerStars Festival Panama Highlights

  • PokerStars Cup: March 15-19 - $440
  • PokerStars National Championship: March 11-14 - $1,100
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: March 14-20 - $5,300
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: March 18-20 - $10,300
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: March 11-14 - $50,000


The PokerStars Championship series will visit Asia during a series of tournaments in Macau at the City of Dreams Casino starting on March 30 and running thru April 9. The big event will be the Super High Roller on April 1 that has a buy-in of $400,000 (Hong King Dollars). For more details, visit the PokerStars Championship Macau home page.

PokerStars Championship Macau Highlights

  • PokerStars National Championship: March 30-April 3 – HKD8,800
  • PokerStars Cup: March 31-April 3 – HKD3,300
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: April 1-3 – HKD400,000
  • No Limit Hold'em: April 1-2 – HKD16,500
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: April 3-9 – HKD42,400
  • No Limit Hold'em: April 4 – HKD206,000
  • PokerStars Championship PLO High Roller: April 5-6 – HKD82,400
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: April 7-9 – HKD 103,000
  • PokerStars Open: April 7-9 – HKD2,200


PokerStars Championship will be presented in conjunction with the swanky Monte Carlo Casino. The baller affair kicks off on April 25 and consists of 11 days of tournaments. The High Roller event is slated for May 3 with a buy-in of €25,750. The Super High Roller is schedule for April 27 and that has a lofty $100K buy-in. For more details, visit the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo home page.

PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Highlights

  • PokerStars Cup: April 26-29 - €440
  • PokerStars National Championship: April 26-30 - €1,100
  • PokerStars National High Roller: April 28-29 - €2,200
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: April 29-May 5 - €5,300
  • Opening NLH: April 25-27 - €10,300
  • PLO: May 1-3 - €10,300
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: May 3-5 - €25,750
  • Single day NLH: April 30 - €50,000
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: April 27-29 - €100,000
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