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PokerStars celebrates 20 years with throwback tournament

1 Nov 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- To celebrate PokerStars 20th Anniversary and reward the community who are at the heart of this journey, PokerStars is hosting The Big 20 Rewind.

The Big 20 Rewind is a tournament series created to celebrate 20 years of history, winning moments and unforgettable stories. From 14 November to 4 December, PokerStars is hosting 20 tournaments, each honoring an iconic moment in its history.

Each tournament will represent a year from 2001 to 2020, and $5,500,000 is up for grabs across the series as well as huge additional prizes including an around the world holiday, an electric car, luxury watches and a SLAM poker package including buy-ins to some of PokerStars most notable events.

Highlight tournaments include:
2001 - Year of PokerStars $11 buy-in with $100,000 GTD
2006 - Year of the Sunday Million $215 buy-in with $1,000,000 GTD
2014 - Year of Spin & Go $10 buy-in with $150,000 GTD ‘
2018 - Year of the Platinum Pass $5 buy-in with $50,000 GTD
2019 - Year of the PSPC $25 buy-in with $150,000 GTD

The full schedule will be revealed soon.

On top of the anniversary tournaments PokerStars will end the celebrations with a headline event, The Big 20 Finale. Taking place on December 5, the $55 buy-in tournament will guarantee a further $5,000,000.

“We kickstarted our 20th Anniversary with the announcement of our new and improved Rewards program. Now we’d like to thank the PokerStars community with a huge celebratory series, with big guarantees and winning moments. The past 20 years have been an incredible journey, and each tournament has been designed to look back at those special moments and reward our community with some unforgettable prizes. We hope our players enjoy the celebration, and we’re looking forward to the next 20 years with them.” said Severin Rasset, Managing Director of Poker at PokerStars.

As well as playing in celebratory tournaments, the PokerStars community can get involved in The Big 20: Players Awards. Be prepared to reminisce as PokerStars shortlists the top moments in poker history. Who wins is up to the community, and voting opens today on the PokerStars Blog.

What’s more, players can expect to see lots of exciting content across PokerStars Twitch channel with a number of PokerStars ambassadors streaming the events, and special edition Poker in the Ears podcasts with guests including Colin Murray, the original voice of the EPT, and poker pro Antonio Esfandiari.
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