First PokerStarsLive Festival Coming to Resorts AC in November

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Resorts Atlantic City is hosting a PokerStarsLive Festival this November.

Just two weeks ago PokerStars made one of the biggest announcements in their history regarding their live tournament schedule and branding. Live events now fall under two categories, the PokerStars Championship and the PokerStars Festival, with events being held worldwide.

While the Championship schedule, which should boast tournament options similar to those currently offered at European Poker Tour stops, doesn’t officially kick off until the start of 2017, the first Festival event takes place in New Jersey in just a few weeks. The series begins October 30 and continues through November 6 at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City.

The PokerStars Festival New Jersey features a $1,000 + $100 Main Event, running November 1-5 and a $2,000 + $200 National High Roller, which runs November 4 and 5. The Festival opens with the $300 buy-in PokerStars Cup though, which boasts three starting flights and awards the first American PokerStars ‘Spades’ trophy since 2011.

Along with those three headlining events, a $2,000 buy-in six-handed event, a $1,000 Super Knockout event, $5,000 eight-handed event spanning two days, as well as a $3,000 single re-entry Deep Stack event at the end of the Festival. PokerStars is also running series-long StarsFun activities to build off the past success from other live worldwide events with the StarsFun Skills Zone.

The Skills Zone runs through the first five days of the series but the action really kicks up on Saturday, November 5. That’s when Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville and his Run It Up Warriors take center stage for a series of events, a poker seminar and a Q&A session with poker players and fans.

In total, there are 40 events and plenty of other activities throughout the week-long series, with a wide range of buy-ins and tournament structures offered to make PokerStars’ long awaited return to US soil a can’t miss event.

Players in New Jersey will have some opportunities to punch their tickets to the PokerStars Festival New Jersey Main Event even before the summer ends. Online qualifiers started last week and run throughout the next two months to give players a chance to win their seat for a fraction of the price.

$10 Round 1 Qualifiers run twice a day, with one $100 seat guaranteed per qualifier. That $100 seat then enters player into a PokerStars Festival New Jersey Main Event satellite, which guarantees one $1,100 seat per qualifier.

DATE TIME # EVENT BUY IN FEE
Oct 30 10 AM 1 PokerStars Cup – Flight 1A $300 $40
12 PM 2 NL Hold’em – Six Handed $2,000 $200
4 PM 3 No Limit Hold’Em – Flipout – Double Elimination $100 $20
430 PM 4 No Limit Hold’Em – Flipout – Double Elimination $100 $20
5 PM 5 No Limit Hold’Em – Flipout – Double Elimination $100 $20
6 PM 1 PokerStars Cup – Flight 1B $300 $40
8 PM 6 PL Omaha – Turbo – Hi/Lo $500 $60
Oct 31 10 AM 1 PokerStars Cup – Flight 1C $300 $40
11 AM 7 Main Event Super Satellite (Turbo) $100 $20
2 PM 8 Limit – Omaha Hi/Lo & Stud Hi/Lo $200 $30
7 PM 9 Main Event Super Satellite (Turbo) $200 $30
8 PM 10 No Limit Hold’em (Turbo) $1,000 $100
Nov 1 10 AM 11 Main Event Super Satellite (Turbo) $200 $30
11 AM 12 PokerStars Festival Main Event – Flight 1A $1,000 $100
12 PM 13 Omaha Hi-Lo $200 $30
2 PM 14 No Limit Hold’em (Turbo) $200 $30
5 PM 15 No Limit Hold’em $300 $40
7 PM 16 Main Event Super Satellite (Turbo) $200 $30
8 PM 17 No Limit Hold’em – $1,000 Super KO – 8 Handed (Turbo) $1,000 + $1,000 $200
Nov 2 11 AM 12 PokerStars Festival Main Event – Flight 1B $1,000 $100
2 PM 18 Limit – Super Stud Hi/Lo – 7 Handed $200 $30
5 PM 19 PL Omaha – Hi/Lo $200 $30
6 PM 20 NL Hold’em – $100 Knockouts $200 + $100 $40
8 PM 21 NL Hold’em – 8 Handed $5,000 $300
Nov 3 12 PM 22 Senior’s Event (50+) $200 $30
1 PM 23 Pot Limit Omaha $500 $60
2 PM 24 HORSE $200 $30
4 PM 25 No Limit Hold’em – Win the Button $500 $60
6 PM 26 No Limit Super Hold’em (Turbo) $200 $30
8 PM 27 Super Satellite to High Roller (Turbo) $300 $40
Nov 4 11 AM 28 PokerStars Open – Flight 1A $200 $30
12 PM 29 High Roller – 8 Handed $2,000 $200
2 PM 30 HOSE $200 $30
6 PM 31 Women’s Event $200 $30
7 PM 28 PokerStars Open – Flight 1B $200 $30
Nov 5 11 AM 28 PokerStars Open – Flight 1C $200 $30
12 PM 32 Super Satellite to Event #35 (Turbo) $300 $40
1 PM 33 Run It Up – 8 Game Championship – Six Handed $300 $40
6 PM 34 Run It Up – No Limit Hold’em – $3,000 Survivor $300 $40
7 PM 28 PokerStars Open – Flight 1D $200 $30
8 PM 35 Deep Stack – Single Re-Entry $3,000 $300
Nov 6 11 AM 36 No Limit Hold’em (Deep Stack) $200 $30
12 PM 37 No Limit Hold’em – $500 Super KO $500 + $500 $100
2 PM 38 Chess and NLHE Mixed $100 $20
4 PM 39 Pot Limit Omaha (Big O) $300 $40
5 PM 40 No Limit Hold’em (Turbo) $1,000 $100