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Poker Stars Holding Online Qualifiers for The Big Game to Air on Fox

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Get in on the Big Game at Poker Stars and Win a $100K Buy-in

Get in on the Big Game at Poker Stars and Win a $100K Buy-in

Leading U.S. facing online poker room, Poker Stars, has revealed plans to launch a new high stakes cash poker game – Big Game – to be filmed and aired by the Fox Television network the Summer of 2010. In other words, whether you like Fox or not, if you’re a fan of poker, this is one television series you’re not going to want to miss.

Better yet, if you’re a fan of online poker, this is one game you will not want to pass up getting in on. The way Big Game works is that the top cash game players at Poker Stars will get to compete in head’s up, high stakes action against the biggest names in the professional poker world. So yes, that means you will need to be at the top of your game if you want to make it to the Big Game.

Through June 15 (just in time before the UIGEA potentially goes into effect), players from both Canada and the US will be eligible to compete in online qualifier tournaments, which in turn, will lead to the Big Game Final Round qualifiers. Anyone who finishes in the Top 200 will then be eligible to submit an audition video to be used for casting purposes. Since this is television we are talking about here, personality weighs in with playing skills!

Every episode of Big Game will feature a new Final Round online qualifier, who from this point on will be referred to as the Loose Cannon. He or she will be the lone non-professional sitting at a table playing with blinds set at $200/$400 and competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars with the best of the best professional players in the poker world. Poker Stars will give each Loose Cannon $100,000 to cover the buy-in, and any money made over the $100K amount will be theirs to keep.

To make things more fair, or should I say interesting, the Loose Cannon will be permitted to play with their own cash on top of the $100K buy-in. Considering the bankrolls of the competition, this will likely prove to a be a helpful bonus. Of course, anyone who makes it this far playing online satellite tournaments at Poker Stars should have some spending cash under their belt – or at least be able to find an investor.

For more information on Poker Stars, including welcome bonus information, read the OCS Poker Stars Review.