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.

Check back soon for more details about PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®.

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
  • Single day NLH: April 30, 2017 - €50,000
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: April 27-29, 2017 - €100,000

Early Bird Offer - 33% off your hotel stay!

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For a limited time only, get 33% off your stay at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort during the Main Event from April 28-May 6 - that’s a massive €931 in savings! This offer is available to the first 50 players who register for the dummy ‘Monte-Carlo: Discount Hotel Package’ in the PokerStars client now.

Log in to your Stars Account, search for the ‘Monte-Carlo: Discount Hotel Package’ and register like you would any normal tournament to grab your discount hotel package.

See the bottom of this page for full Terms & Conditions.

Flipout for early registrations

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Buy your PokerStars National Championship seat online (or with your PSLive balance)* before April 1 at 23:59 GMT, and you’ll be eligible for a Live Freeroll Flipout event, with two PokerStars National Championship seats up for grabs. The Flipout will run at 11:30 ET on April 26 (Day 1a), and if you win we’ll refund your initial seat purchase in full.

Want more chances to win? Buy your seat for the PokerStars Championship Main Event online (or with your PSLive balance)* before April 1 at 23:59 ET to be eligible for another Live Freeroll Flipout event with two PokerStars Championship Main Event in prizes. The second Flipout will run at 11:30 ET on April 29 (Day 1a), and if you win we’ll refund your initial seat purchase in full.

*Contact registrations@pslive.com for more details.

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.

VENUE

The license holder and operator of this event is Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
40 Avenue Princess Grace
Monte Carlo 98000
Monaco
Contact Telephone:
(377) 98 06 07 81

  • 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.

SPECIAL OFFERS

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

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

Early Bird Monte-Carlo Hotel Discount - Terms & Conditions

  1. The Monte-Carlo Hotel Discount Promotion (the ‘Promotion’) offers a 33% discount (a €931 saving) on standard accommodations at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort (the ‘Hotel’) during the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo event (the ‘Event’).
  2. The Promotion will run from Monday March 13, 2017 for a period of seven (7) days until Monday March 20, 2017 and is limited to the first 50 (fifty) players.
  3. The accommodation dates covered by the Promotion are April 28 (check-in) until May 6 (check out) for a total of eight (8) nights. Accommodation dates are not flexible and cannot be substituted for different dates, either earlier or later in the Event schedule.
  4. Discount accommodation packages available through the Promotion are non-refundable and as standard non-transferable. If purchased and subsequently not required by way of non-Event attendance, transfer of aforementioned accommodation to another individual must be approved in writing by PokerStars Live prior to transfer taking place.
  5. The promotion is only available via the PokerStars Client.
  6. The Promotion covers only standard accommodations at the Hotel. Any requests for upgrades or additional nights outside of the package dates stated above are not subject to the same discount. Additional nights at the non-discounted per night rate can be purchased via PokerStars Travel.
  7. PokerStars Live retains the sole right to amend the Promotion at any time, including but not limited to dates the Promotion is active and discount percentage available.