PokerStars Live has released the schedule for its fourth Championship to be held in Monaco at the Monte Carlo Casino between April 25 and May 5, 2017.
PokerStars expects the event to be “one of the most prestigious tournaments this year” and is anticipating thousands of participants in which Euro 30 million in prize money is expected to be paid out.
The event will feature 71 PokerStars sponsored tournaments with more than Euro 2.5 million in total guaranteed prize pools, including the Euro 1 million guaranteed Euro 1,100 PokerStars National Championship, formerly known as the France Poker Series (FPS) Main Event which attracted 1,261 entries last year.
Following the success of the Shot Clock tournament during PokerStars Championship Bahamas, Panama and Macau, a shot clock will be used in all NL Hold’em events with a buy-in of Euro 5,000 and higher, (except the Main Event), PokerStars revealed. A few lower buy-in events will also use the shot clock format as a fun variant.
PokerStars will also trial playing every ten-handed tournament as a nine-handed tournament during the event.
The Euro 5,300 PokerStars Championship Main Event field will feature over 170 qualifiers. In addition, over 90 players have qualified for this year’s Euro 1,100 PokerStars National Championship event so far.
Check out the full schedule here: http://www.pokerstarslive.com/championship/events/montecarlo/schedule/