Pokerstars offers players who are looking for some good Razz tournaments a couple of great options. They run a daily $500 guaranteed tournament, plus a weekly $10,000 guaranteed tournament. Both of these tournaments have good blind structures, allowing better players time to rise to the top. Check out our Pokerstars deposit bonus page for details about the new $600 bonus.
$500 Daily Guaranteed
This tournament begins at 7:45 pm ET every day of the week. Although the guarantee is only $500, the tournament usually has a total prize pool around $1200-$1500. It has a direct buy-in of just $11, and offers a top prize in the neighborhood of $330. Players who make the final table can expect to make at least $40, and anyone making the money (top 17%) can expect $15 or more.
The best part is the blind structure. Players start with 3000 chips, and the blinds go up every 15 minutes – slower than most other tournaments of this size.
If you show up a little late, you can still get in. This tournament allows players to register up to an hour after the tournament begins.
$10,000 Weekly Guaranteed
Beginning at 1:45 pm ET, the $10k tournament has a $200+15 direct buy-in and even though the guaranteed prize pool is $10k, it usually gets up to around $18k. This provides a top prize in the $5500 range, with everyone at the final table making $900 or more.
There are typically around 85-95 entrants, many of them winning a seat through one of the $39 satellite tournaments that run all week long.
Players start with a deep stack of 5000 chips, and the blinds go up every 15 minutes. Registration stays open for one hour after the tournament begins.