PokerStars NJ Summer Series 2019 Offers $300,000 In Guarantees
The 2019 PokerStars New Jersey Summer Series kicked off over the weekend.
The third edition of the tournament features a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000, running from July 28-August 4. A total of 17 events will take place for the duration of the series, with buy-ins ranging from $25 to $750.
Only one event will be played as Pot Limit Omaha, with the rest of the events to be played as No Limit Hold’em. Players can choose from a variety of formats including 4-max, knockouts, deepstacks, hyper-turbo, and rebuy.
Guarantees between $7000 and $75,000 are up for grabs at the Summer Series and players will compete for an average guarantee of $17,647 for each event. While this is a lot lower than the figure recorded in 2018 ($25,000), this year’s edition gives players more chances of winning with five more events being added to the schedule.
Among the main highlights of the tournament is the $750 High Roller which takes place on July 31, with the series culminating in the $400 buy-in Main Event on August 4, offering $75,000 in guarantees.
Cheaper Options to Enter
PokerStars New Jersey is giving players the chance to win their way to the Main Event at a much cheaper price through a special Spin & Go which requires only $2.50 to enter. Low-cost satellites have also started running.
Second Chance freerolls worth $1500 each will also be running from July 29 to August 3, awarding winners with more than $10,000 worth of free tickets to Summer Series events.
The freerolls run daily at 18:30 ET from today until August 3, and at 15:00 ET on August 4. The special $2.50 Spin & Go tourneys kicked off on July 18, running through August 4. Seven percent of the Spin & Go buy-ins goes towards the rake.
The Summer Series marks PokerStars fourth online tournament series in the Garden State. In January, the operator ran the Winter Series, offering total guarantees of $300,000, spread across 15 events. Players competed for an average guarantee of $20,000 per event. This was followed by the Turbo Series which took place in February, featuring 28 events and a total prize pool of $200,000. The average guarantee offered for each event was $7,143.
In May, PokerStars kicked off NJSCOOP, its flagship tournament series, which boasted 82 events, and awarded more than $1 million to the winner. More than $12,000 in average guarantee was up for grabs in each event. Do check out the PokerStars New Jersey website for more info.