By RP, September 28, 2016
PokerStars has introduced “Win The Button” No-Limit Hold’em tournaments, a format that has proven popular at live events and which was played in Event 59 of the World Championship of Online Poker.
“Win The Button” rewards the winner of each hand with the dealer button for the next round, an advantage that provides an added strategic element to each hand. In the case of a split pot, the button moves to the winning player closest to the left of the existing button. The player on the button gets to act last, which is a major benefit at the poker table.
PokerStars will kick-off eleven daily “Win The Button” tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $162. In addition, there will be two weekly ‘majors’ held on Saturdays; one $55 buy-in with a $25,000 guarantee and the ‘Mini Major’ with a buy-in of $5.50 with a $5,000 guarantee.
“We are proud to continue to deliver exciting and innovative games, the largest variety of tournaments anywhere in the world and to be the home of online poker,” Severin Rasset, director of poker innovation and operations at PokerStars, said.