PokerStars unveils All-Star Showdown
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Bragging rights as the best heads-up no limit hold'em player in the world will be up for grabs at PokerStars later this month as the site hosts a huge All-Star Showdown.
Eight players will put $100,000 on the line to play in a heads-up single elimination tournament. The winner will add more than $500,000 to their bankroll as well as claiming the first All-Star Showdown trophy.
Matches will take at the very Euro friendly time of 6pm CET from October 27 - November 4, with a break in play on October 29 and November 1. All the contests will be played simultaneously over four heads-up tables with the $100,000 buy-in spread evenly over four tables. Blinds will start at $50/100 and will double after every 3,000 hands played with the winner declared when a player busts on all four tables.
The field looks like it will be a good one with Isaac ‘Ike Haxton’ Haxton, Alexander ‘Kanu7’ Millar, Alexander ‘Sussie Smith’ Roumeliotis, Benjamin ‘Sauce123’ Sulsky, Phil ‘mrSweets28’ Galfond and ‘KTPOKP’ all confirmed participants.
“I’m excited to start my tenure with Team PokerStars with the chance to win a big title and a lot of money in my favourite form of poker,” said new PokerStars pro Isaac Haxton. “There are no titles or champions in heads-up cash games, just winners and losers. This tournament will change that by crowning the first All-Star Showdown champion.”
Follow the All-Star Showdown action at PokerStars with a first deposit bonus of up to £400.