PokerStars is inviting players from around the world to join in the Lunar New Year celebrations with a 12-event micro-stakes festival fronted by Georgina “GJReggie” James.
GJ’s Lunar New Year runs from February 1-6 and features 12 micro-stakes tournaments themed around the Lunar Zodiac. Ten of the tournaments have $2.20 buy-ins, one comes with a $5.50 buy-in, before an $11 buy-in Main Event brings the curtain down on the festival. PokerStars is guaranteeing GJ’s Lunar New Year players will win a share of at least $50,000 by the time the festival concludes, despite the micro-stakes buy-ins.
GJ’s Lunar New Year Schedule
|Tue 1 Feb||5:00 p.m.||Year of the Rabbit (8-Game)||$2.20||$2,000|
|7:00 p.m.||Year of the Dragon (NLHE Turbo)||$2.20||$3,500|
|Wed 2 Feb||3:00 p.m.||Year of the Snake (NLH Freezeout)||$2.20||$2,000|
|5:00 p.m.||Year of the Horse (HORSE)||$2.20||$2,000|
|Thu 3 Feb||5:00 p.m.||Year of the Sheep (HU Zoom TKO)||$2.20||$3,000|
|7:00 p.m.||Year of the Monkey (PLO8)||$2.20||$2,500|
|Fri 4 Feb||1:00 p.m.||Year of the Rooster (NLHE Turbo)||$2.20||$2,500|
|3:00 p.m.||Year of the Dog (Timed Tourney)||$2.20||$2,000|
|Sat 5 Feb||6:00 p.m.||Year of the Pig (PLO)||$2.20||$3,000|
|8:00 p.m.||Year of the Rat (NLHE Hyper PKO)||$2.20||$3,500|
|Sun 6 Feb||2:00 p.m.||Year of the Ox (8-Game)||$5.50||$4,000|
|4:00 p.m.||Year of the Tiger (NLHE Main Event)||$11||$20,000|
The GJ’s Lunar New Year schedule features several formats to put PokerStars players to the ultimate test. The festival kicks of at 5:00 p.m. GMT on February 1 with the Year o the Rabbit tournament. This is a $2.20 buy-in $2,000 guaranteed 8-Game event, which is perfect for the mixed game aficionados among you.
Other formats include Pot-Limit Omaha, PLO8, turbo and hyper-turbo No-Limit Hold’em events, a timed tournament with a 60-minute limit, and even a heads-up zoom tournament where the entire prize pool is awarded via bounties.
The piece de resistance is the Year of the Tiger tournament at 4:00 p.m. on February 6, otherwise known as the Main Event. Players sit down with 25,000 chips and play to a ten-minute clock where the blinds start at 100/200/25a. Up to three re-entries are permitted in the Main Event but they must be purchased by the end of the 12th level.
Main Event satellites from a mere $0.55 are available right now if you wish to try win your way into the $20,000 guaranteed Main Event.
In addition, PokerStars Chests loaded with series tickets are being randomly dropped to players watching GJReggie and other PokerStars Ambassadors channels on Twitch.
GJReggie is super excited to get the festival underway and battle it out in this low-stakes spectacular.
“Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy New Year! The Tiger is approaching. The Lunar New Year is a holiday I’ve always celebrated with good food, family, and a little red envelope with money. I’m supe rexcited that I get to share these festivities with my community in the form of my very own poker series. Hopefully we can get together and have some fun.”
Enjoy GJ’s Lunar New Year With a $600 Bonus
New depositing PokerStars customers can claim a welcome bonus worth up to $600. Download PokerStars via PokerNews, create your free account, and decide how much you want to deposit. Your deposit is matched 100% up to $600 in the form of a bonus. In fact, your first three deposits in the first 60-days after making your first deposit are matched up to a combined total of $600.
The bonus releases into your playable balance in $10 increments each time you generate 180 redemption points, which in turn are earned at a rate of five per $1 contributed to the cash game rake or spent on tournament fees (6.5 points per £1, 5.5 points per €1, and four points per CAD$).