Saturday December 14, 2019 at 11:08 pm

PokerStars will host their third-largest online series of the year with their annual PokerStars Winter Series, which begins on December 25 and lasts nearly three weeks with over 242 tournaments with $50 million in guaranteed prize pools including a special Sunday Million with a $3 million guarantee. At least 34 events have a modest buy-in of $5.50, while 47 events are catered for high-stakes players with buy-ins costing $1,000 or higher. The Main Event has three tiers with $55, $530, and $5,300 price points.

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Are you ready for some holiday poker and seasonal gambling? PokerStars steps up once again to provide you with poker tournaments of all shapes and sizes to help spend the holidays. The PokerStars Winter Series begins on December 25 through January 11. It's the optimal way to wrap-up the year and an even better way to kick off your year.

And if you've run up a huge tab during the holidays playing Santa, or perhaps extended yourself on your last holiday, then the Winter Series is a cool way to help pad your bankroll or get unstuck in everyday life. With over $50 million in guaranteed prize pools, there's three weeks of poker action where you can parlay a few bucks into a small mountain of cash. Thank Santa and all his reindeer or Hanukah Harry and his minions for PokerStars annual Winter Series.

Tis the season to be jolly and bust a bunch of donks. Merry flushmas and I hope Sana gifts you multiple flop sets during the holiday.

PokerStars hosting their annual Winter Series in the last week of 2019 is the perfect way to spend your holiday or vacation. And if you're stuck with crazy family members, then a couple hours at the poker table will be an amazing way to relax to avoid angry spouse-tilt, or creaming kids-tilt, or overbearing mother tilt, or crazy uncle with extreme political views mega-tilt.

Aside from WCOOP and SCOOP, the Winter Series is the third-largest online series on PokerStars these days. They're ending and starting the old/new year with a special holiday series. There's not a better way to celebrate the annual end/beginning of the new year than at the poker tables.

The Winter Series is a positive way to turn things around at the poker tables. It's the dawn of a new year and decade. 2020 is nearly upon us and every has their own personal and financial goals in poker. Whether you're chasing a bracelet or a specific number or just want to learn a new game, the timing of the Winter Series is perfect to give you an opportunity to come through on your New Year's resolutions.

The Winter Series caters to everyone, whether you're a pro with deep pockets or a newcomer trying to build their bankroll. You can buy into events for as low as $5.50 with 34 opportunities to play in the Winter Series at that lo-fi price point. And if you like high-stakes action and want to swim with the sharks, then you're stoked to learn there's 47 events with a price tag of $1K or higher.

But wait, there's also a special version of the Sunday Million that features a $3 million guaranteed prize pool. December 29 aka the final Sunday of 2019 will be the opening flight. The buy-in is still the usual $215 but expect this one to be especially lit.

As usual, there will be three tiers of buy-ins for every event. The Main Event also has a trio of tiers with buy-ins starting at $55 for low, $530 for medium, and $5,200 for high.

The high-end Main Event boasts a $2 million guaranteed prize pool. The mid-Main has a $1.5 million guarantee, while the low-fi Main has a cool million guarantee. Not too shabby, eh? Satelittes to the Main Event start as low as $2!

The final week also consists of multiple High Roller events.

If you dig Phase 2 events, there's a special one with a $2.5 million guarantee.

And for you NYE revelers, there's six events on New Year's Eve. Ring in 2020 at the tables and kiss 2019 goodbye.

Head to PokerStars Blog for a complete schedule.

And let's be honest and a little real here... the holidays are one of the toughest times of the year. Even if you're well adjusted, the holidays are stressful due to deranged family members and stressful travel and weird weather. And by chance if you struggle with seasonal depression or fall into a depressive funk during holidays, perhaps poker can get your mind off things. Sometimes you need to blow off some steam and have fun at the tables. Online poker allows you to be as social, or anti-social as possible.

So, if you're feeling a little down, sometimes complete strangers can help cheer you up. And nothing's better to help lift down spirits by flopping a top set and turning a boat and having someone with bottom pair bluffing all the way to the river when you're holding the stone-cold nuts. Of course, online poker and gambling in general is not a proper solution to depression... you should consult a professional to help you out. But when in doubt, go bust some donks. Shipping pots always puts a smile on my face!

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