Can Poker Players Expect PokerStars PSPC 2.0 In 2020?

Last Updated on January 24, 2019 Author:Adrian Sterne

PokerStars’ Players No-Limit Hold’em ChampionshipThe recently-concluded PokerStars’ Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas has gone down in history as the largest ever $25,000 buy-in poker tournament.

The 2019 PSPC ended up attracting the best players in the world and most importantly making dreams come true for over 300 poker players who would never have been able to afford the $25k buy-in.

This was due to the Platinum Pass promotion that PokerStars ran for over a year to promote the inaugural edition of the PSPC.

Now that the PSPC has come to a close and all the celebrations are over, the executive team at PokerStars have had some time to reflect on the initial PSPC and evaluate how it went down with the players as well as with company expectations.



Reflecting on the tournament’s massive success this year, fans and players all over the world will most likely crave for more. There are many players who are already talking about the next edition of the PSPC in 2020. From a players standpoint the tournament was a massive success and they are keen on returning to the Bahamas for another crack at the PSPC.

Eric Hollreiser, Director of Poker Marketing for PokerStars said they have no intention to stop the PSPC and as of now it looks like a second edition might be on the cards. The PSPC has achieved several milestones, from attracting a huge field, awarding Platinum Passes, to showcasing the amazing stories of aspiring players who have nothing but burning passion and love for the game.

PokerStars will want to replicate the success of the PSPC in 2020 and even try and surpass this in the coming years. Hollreiser said they wanted to improve the PokerStars brand by reaching out to a much wider audience, and promote a whole new level of engagement with players and fans around the world.

The online poker giant is taking it one step at a time, carefully reviewing its strengths and weaknesses while welcoming new changes aimed at providing unique and memorable experiences that resonate with the poker community. That being said, it is almost predictable that another PSPC is in the pipeline. However, no final confirmation has been given by Hollreiser as he said that will depend on the players and fans.

PSPC – A Big Success

The hugely successful PSPC tournament came as a direct result of a year-long preparation and constant media buzz. The Bahamas tournament was the most widely talked about event in 2018 and the biggest ever tournament hosted by PokerStars. It looks like the PSPC could turn out to be a flagship event going forward.

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