PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®

Monte Carlo on the French Riviera has hosted dozens of memorable moments in a rich history of PokerStars-sponsored events including the European Poker Tour’s (EPT) Grand Final. 2017 will continue that tradition, as we invite poker’s best players to take their shot at PokerStars Championship glory in one of the world’s most glamorous destinations from April 25-May 5, 2017.

Looking for excitement away from the tables? Check out the StarsFun page to see what activities and prizes you can enjoy in-between events.

Festival Dates: April 25-May 5, 2017

Key Dates & Event Info

  • PokerStars Open: May 3-5, 2017 - €220 (€50,000 guaranteed)
  • PokerStars Cup: April 26-29, 2017 - €440 (€200,000 guaranteed)
  • PokerStars National Championship: April 26-30, 2017 - €1,100 (€1,000,000 guaranteed)
  • PokerStars National High Roller: April 28-29, 2017 - €2,200
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: April 29-May 5, 2017 - €5,300
  • Opening NLH: April 25-27, 2017 - €10,300
  • PLO: May 1-2, 2017 - €10,300
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: May 3-5, 2017 - €25,750 (€1,000,000 1st place guaranteed - part of PokerStars Makes Millionaires)*
  • Single day NLH: April 30, 2017 - €50,000
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: April 27-29, 2017 - €100,000 (€1,000,000 1st place guaranteed - part of PokerStars Makes Millionaires)*

Special Offers

Click on the boxes below for more details about exciting special offers for PokerStars Championship players

Last longer for past FPS and EPT champions

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All past FPS Main Event winners who play the National Championship event will automatically be entered into a ‘last longer’ promotion, where the last player standing will win a €1,100 PokerStars Live Event credit.

In addition, all previous EPT Main Event winners in the PokerStars Championship Main Event will also be part of a separate ‘last longer’ competition. If you’re the last remaining EPT champion in the field we’ll award you with a €5,300 PokerStars Live Event credit.

Event #15 & Event #57 Terms & Conditions

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  • All PokerStars Live Terms & Conditions are applicable unless specifically altered in the ensuing points.
  • Decisions made by PokerStars Live management in regards to the €1,000,000 guaranteed first prize for the €100,000 Super High Roller (Event #15) and the €25,750 High Roller (Event #57) during the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® are final.
  • Standard 10,000+ buy-in PokerStars Live payout structures will be used for both events.
  • If an event’s first prize is less than €1,000,000, PokerStars Live will add funds to the first prize pool to increase the value of the calculated first prize to equal €1,000,000.

Deal making

  • If an event’s first prize is over €1,000,000 when registration closes and the payouts are calculated, this promotion will have met its advertised guarantee. Any subsequent deals by players at any point in the event which lower first prize below the threshold of €1,000,000 does not invalidate the first prize being over €1,000,000 and places no burden on PokerStars Live for additional funds.
  • If an event’s first prize is below €1,000,000 when registration closes and the payouts are calculated, PokerStars Live will add funds to increase the value of the first prize to equal the €1,000,000 offered guarantee. Standard deal-making rules will apply on the final table and added money can be included in all deal-making discussions by players.
  • If and when monies have been added at the conclusion of registration to bring first prize to €1,000,000, this promotion will have met its advertised guarantee. Any subsequent deals by players at any point in the tournament which lower first prize below the threshold of €1,000,000 does not invalidate the first prize being €1,000,000 and places no burden on PokerStars Live for additional funds.

Buy-in

For details about how you can buy-in to each event using a range of methods, see our Buy-in page.

Venue

The license holder and operator of this event is Société des Bains de Mer.

Sporting Monte-Carlo
26 Avenue Princess Grace
Monte Carlo 98000
Monaco

  • Dress code: Casual, but no sportswear.
  • Minimum age: 18 years+
  • NB: Must bring a valid government issued passport or ID to participate. Citizens of Monte-Carlo are not allowed to take part in any tournament or cash games.

Schedule

For a full list of all available events at PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® visit the Schedule page.

Travel & Accommodation

PokerStars Travel offers a wide range of accommodation options, including discounted rates, specifically for PokerStars players. Further information will be emailed to all full package qualifiers within seven days of winning a satellite.

For accommodation information please visit: www.pokerstarstravel.com. If you have any questions about accommodation in Monte Carlo contact info@pokerstarstravel.com.

By Air

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Don’t let the fact there is no international airport in Monaco hold you back. The nearest airport is in France (Nice - Cote d'Azur Airport), which is roughly 22km (about 14 miles) from Monaco. The airport operates daily flights to most of the world’s largest cities, and PokerStars Travel can arrange a transfer for you from the airport to Monaco. There are also regular Rapides Côte D’Azur buses connecting Monte Carlo with the airport’s terminals.

By Train

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The Monaco-Monte Carlo station is linked to neighbouring France and Italy, and most international trains will stop here, including the 'Ligure' (which links Marseille and Milan), 'train bleu' which operates between Paris and Ventimiglia, as well as the famous high-speed TGV between Nice and Paris also stop here. A TGV train between Paris and Monte Carlo takes just under seven hours.

Cash Games

Cash Game sign up is located inside the poker room (Salle des Palmiers) on the left hand side from the entrance.

PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo 2017 Poker Room Hours:

April 25: 19:00-06:00 CET

April 26-May 4: 12:00-06:00 CET

May 5: 12:00-21:00 CET

Click on the tables below for more information about each available Cash Game. Please Note: Larger betting limits spread upon request for all game types.

No Limit Texas Hold’em

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BLINDSMIN BUY-INMAX BUY-INRAKE*
€1/€2 €100 €500 3% capped at €15**
€2/ €5 €200 €1,000 3% capped at €15
€5 / €10 €500 N/A 3% capped at €20
€10 / €25 €1,000 N/A 3% capped at €20
€25 / €50 €2,500 N/A 3% capped at €25
€50 / €100 €5,000 N/A 3% capped at €25
€100 / €200 €10,000 N/A 3% capped at €25
€200 / €400 €20,000 N/A 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds spread upon request

Pot Limit Omaha

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BLINDSMIN BUY-IN (NO MAX)RAKE*
€2/ €5 €200 3% capped at €15
€5 / €10 €500 3% capped at €20
€10 / €25 €1,000 3% capped at €20
€25 / €50 €2,500 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds available on request

Stud

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LIMITSANTEBRING INRAKE*
€5 / €10 €1 €2 3% capped at €15
€10 / €20 €1 €3 3% capped at €20
€20 / €40 €2 €5 3% capped at €25

Additional limits spread upon request

Draw

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LIMITSBLINDSMIN BUY-IN (NO MAX)RAKE*
€5 / €10 €2/ €5 €200 3% capped at €15
€10 / €20 €5 / €10 €500 3% capped at €20
€20 / €40 €10 / €20 €1,000 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds spread upon request

Chinese: €100 (€85 + €15 dealer tip) per table, every 30 minutes.

*Noflop, nodrop.

**Will be offered daily from 12pm to 7pm. At 7pm game will change to €2/€5.

All games can be played No Limit, Pot Limit or Limit, and as part of a mixed game:

2-7 Draw, 5-Card Draw, A-5 Draw, Badacey, Badeucy, Badugi, Chinese (and variants), Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Pineapple, Pineapple Hi/Lo, Razz, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo