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PokerStars has announced a bevy of live events for 2020, including three European Poker Tour stops and plenty of opportunities to win a Platinum Pass to compete in the PokerStars Players Championship. Here’s a look at what PokerStars has on offer in 2020 for live events. PokerStars announced at the end of August that the PokerStars Poker Players Championship (PSPC) is returning in 2020. The coveted Platinum Passes are back along with it, but details on how many will be given out and how to get them have been sparse.
PokerStars have announced that the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship and EPT Barcelona will both be postponed until 2021.
Three other live events: Road to PSPC Cannes, Road to PSPC Madrid Torrelodones, and Manilla Super Series 14 have also been cancelled.
These join EPT Sochi, EPT Monte Carlo and BSOP Sao Paulo on the list of cancelled PokerStars live events.
PSPC Postponed until 2021
PokerStars have confirmed that the PSPC will still take place at Casino Barcelona, although no new dates for 2021 have been announced.
'We are of course disappointed,' PokerStars said in a statement. 'And we sympathise with the players who will have to put their PSPC poker dreams and aspirations on hold until next year.'
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PokerStars wanted to ensure that players who have been directly affected by this news received the information first. They will aim to keep connected and remain in contact with players during the hiatus.
More Platinum Passes Set to be Awarded
Originally announced in August, 2019, the second instalment of the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) was due to be held in Barcelona later this year.
Players would again be able to win packages or 'Platinum Passes' to the event, which would include the €22,500 PSPC buy-in (~$25,000), money for travel and expenses as well as a six-night stay in Barcelona for the player and a guest.
So far 186 players have received Platinum Passes, with PokerStars also announcing that 80 more Platinum Passes will be given away, taking the total to 400.
'In the coming months, we’ll bring our players even more ways to win as we make this event a true celebration that brings the PokerStars live events community back together again. It will be worth the wait.
'We are working tirelessly and will keep you posted as soon as we have more details to share on this, or the status of other live events currently scheduled.'
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Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the health risks and challenges to international travel posed by the global pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone EPT Barcelona in August and, as such, the 2020 edition of the PSPC.
We have not decided on a new date for the PSPC event and EPT Barcelona. We are monitoring the global situation and will announce information and accompanying promotions as soon as we can.
Yes. PokerStars is committed to running this edition of the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship at Casino Barcelona.
Yes. In fact, we will award 400 PSPC Platinum Pass packages in total, which is 80 more than originally planned. We are currently working on upcoming promotions. We will share details nearer the time.
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For the time being we have suspended all promotions awarding a Platinum Pass, but we will update and announce new promotions both online and live as soon as we have confirmed a new date for the PSPC.
Your Platinum Pass is still valid for this event and your hotel booking will be arranged for the new Barcelona dates once these are confirmed.
Unfortunately, no. The Platinum Pass is non-refundable and non-exchangeable. It can only be used to enter the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship event.
Please email us at [email protected] with your flight reservations so we can review your request.
We have cancelled the following events for the same reasons as the PSPC 2020.
- Road to PSPC Cannes
- Manila Super Series 14
- Road to PSPC Madrid Torrelodones
We will advise about the other stops as soon as we are able to do so.
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Moneymaker's Road to PSPC 2020
PokerStars Ambassador Chris Moneymaker had been busy awarding Platinum Passes to winners of Moneymaker Road to PSPC 2020 events throughout Europe and America.
Two previous events in La Grand Motte and Hamburg under the 'PokerStars Road to PSPC' were cancelled back in March, and now the events in Cannes and Torrelodones have joined them.
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Therefore, the Mega Path special offer has been paused. For more information about the postponement of PSPC 2020, including frequently asked questions, please click here.
The PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship is back with a new venue, new prizes and new ways to qualify. Why not play your way to the PSPC and a Platinum Pass worth more than €26,000 with Mega Path satellites?
The Mega Path has three steps to potential PSPC 2020 glory. Start with €2 Sit & Go's or €20 tournaments.
To join the action in Barcelona from August 20-24, 2020, plot your route and start playing.
Mega Path Steps
A PSPC Platinum Pass worth more than €26,000 will be guaranteed every month from September 22. To be in with a chance, play your way to a monthly Mega Path final - only via Mega Path steps.
The cheapest way to qualify is with a Stars Rewards Spin & Go ticket. More on Stars Rewards.
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Mega Path Terms & Conditions
- Stars Rewards Spin & Go tickets can only be used in corresponding Spin & Go's.
- Any tickets won through any steps of the Mega Path can only be used to register in Mega Path.
- Mega Path tickets cannot be exchanged for cash or other tournament tickets.
- Mega Path tickets cannot be transferred to any other players.
- Mega Path tickets will hold no value once expired.
- We reserve the right to edit, change, add or remove features of this offer without prior notice as deemed beneficial to the offer.
For winners of Platinum Pass packages, PSPC Platinum Pass Terms & Conditions apply.
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