PokerStars Christmas Festival: $2M Monday Million, $1M Freeroll


PokerStars is celebrating the upcoming holiday season with a calendar filled with goodies, including special giveaways and bonus opportunities, a $1 Million Freeroll and a special Monday Million tournament with a $2 million guarantee. In total, the site will award upwards of $5 million during its six-week long Christmas Festival.

“Playing online at PokerStars has led to one of the best experiences of my life,” said PokerStars Team Pro Chris Moneymaker. “Who knows, one of the Christmas Festival tournaments or games could be the start of an epic ride for another talented new player.”

$1 Million Freeroll

First up on the schedule is PokerStars’ $1 Million Freeroll, which plays out on December 1 and kicks off the site’s Christmas calendar. To win a seat, players must first earn an entry into an All-in Shootout Qualifier by completing a simple Daily Challenge. Starting Monday, participants can begin working on said Challenges, and will have a total of nine chances to earn their spot in a Shootout, one per day until November 29.

To get started, you’ll need to opt in to your daily Challenge through the Challenge Window in the software client. Once you’ve completed the task, you’ll be automatically registered for the next All-in Shootout. You do not need to be present during the Shootout, each of which will send 8,192 players on to the $1 Million Freeroll.

For those who don’t make the cut by November 29, the site is holding a Last Chance Skill Qualifier tournament on the day of the seven-figure event. Make sure to complete a Challenge on November 30 to gain entry into the last-minute tournament.

Christmas Calendar and MicroMillions Marathon

Starting in December, PokerStars will begin giving away $2 million in prizes, which players can unlock through a series of daily Challenges. Each day brings a new surprise, and can include Mega Bonuses, Christmas Giveaways and Freerolls. Check behind your Christmas Calendar Door from 00:00 ET each day to find out the latest offer.
On December 11, PokerStars celebrates smaller stakes players with a one-day MicroMillions Marathon which features 21 events. The site has earmarked $1 million for the action-packed day of low stakes poker, which culminates in a $22 buy-in Main Event.

$2 Million Monday Million

The PokerStars Christmas Festival wraps up on December 26, concluding with the much-anticipated $2 million guaranteed Monday Million. The tournament will take the place of the site’s regular Sunday Million tournament, and will feature the normal $215 buy-in. The winner of the event will receive one final Christmas gift in the form of a $200,000 first-place prize. Satellites for the Monday Million will run around the clock throughout December.