Pokerstars 500

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Pokerstars runs a number of great Sunday tournaments. They have the biggest weekly tournament in the world, the Sunday Million. They also have the second biggest weekly tournament, the Sunday Warm Up. But one of the Pokerstars tournaments that doesn’t get much publicity is also huge. It’s called the Pokerstars 500.

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Pokerstars 500 Tournament

The Pokerstars 500 is run every Sunday at 18:00 ET, has a direct buy-in of $500 + 30, and a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. Tons of satellite and qualifier tournaments are available for as little as $2.50+.25 or 920 Frequent Player Points (FPP’s). It normally generates around 1000 players, fighting for a top prize in the $85,000 – $90,000 range.

Pokerstars 500 Tournament Structure

The Pokerstars 500 is a deep stack tournament (in online terms), with 10,000 chip starting stacks and 20 minute blind levels. With that said, the blinds go up in sizeable proportions, starting at just 25/50, but reaching 250/500 and 25 antes as soon as the first break is over (1 hr). So, while the starting stacks are deep, pressure to build a stack as early as possible still exists. After the second break, the blinds are 1000/2000, with 200 antes. Play Now.

There are no rebuys or add-ons for the Pokerstars 500, but late registration is available. Players can enter the tournament as late as 1 hour after it begins.

Satellite Tournaments for the Pokerstars 500

As mentioned above, satellites start for as little as $2.50 + .25 or 920 FPP’s. Satellite tournaments for the Pokerstars 500 come in all shapes in sizes, making it possible for anyone to win a seat. They can be found with buy-ins of $2.75, $5, $13, $22, $27, $30.60, $35, $39, $51, $58, $66, $70, $100, $115, $122.40, and $180. No matter what your bankroll is, you can find a satelltie to fit your budget. Play at Pokerstars.

If you don’t want to use cash to win your seat, Pokerstars also offers FPP satellite tournaments for the Pokerstars 500. FPP satellites are available for 920, 1000, 1225, 3675, or 5000 FPP’s. FPP satellites makes Pokerstars one of the easiest poker sites for qualifying into big tournaments.

Satellites for the Pokerstars 500 come in a variety of formats including freezeouts, rebuys, shootouts, turbos, and super-turbos.

More Pokerstars Sunday Tournaments

Players can start playing huge tournaments at Pokerstars as early as 13:00 ET with the $215 Sunday Warm Up. This tournament has a massive guaranteed prize pool of $750,000.

At 17:00 ET the biggest weekly tournament in the world begins. The Sunday Million has become so big that the guaranteed prize pool is now $1.5 million. It has the same $215 direct buy-in as the Sunday Warm Up. Satellites for both tournaments run 24 hours a day, all week long.

Before you head to Pokerstars, write down marketing code TEN500 and bonus code Stars600. You will need these to get the Pokerstars deposit bonus.

For information about making deposits, visit our Pokerstars deposit options page.

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