The Rational Group who operates the popular PokerStars brand has announces the December Festival which will see more than $27,000,000 be won across 22 days of special tournament and ring games.
The festival will start on December 1st and end on the 22nd and will host some popular promotions such as Double Vision Sundays, Million Dollar Sundays, Golden Sit & Go’s, December Mission Week & a special $700,000 Milestone hand giveaway.
In a fitting end to the December Festival we will see the first ever $10,000,0000 WCOOP Challenge Series which will take place over the weekend of December 20th to 22nd. That weekend will see a total of 8 WCOOP tournaments which a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000,000. Winners of these events will also walk away with a 2014 World Championship Main Event tickets.
Lex Veldhuis who is on Team PokerStars Pro had the following to say about the December Festival.
The festive season is usually a great time to play online poker and this year it’s going to be unmissable. I’ll play all the big Sunday tourneys, hope to win a milestone hand bonus in the ring games, and be going after a WCOOP Challenge Series title – it would be so cool to book my World Championship of Online Poker 2014 Main Event seat now.
December Festival Schedule
- December 1 – Double Vision Sunday
- December 2-8 – $500,000 to be given away in Golden Sit & Go’s
- December 8 – Million Dollar Sunday 1
- December 9-15 – $500,000 to be won in December Mission Week
- December 15 – Million Dollar Sunday 2
- December 16-22 – $700,000 Milestone Hand giveaway
- December 20-22 – $10m WCOOP Challenge Series
WCOOP Challenge Series Full Schedule
Here is the full eight WCOOP Challenge Series events that will take place on PokerStars from December 20th to the 22nd.
Friday, December 20
13.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 01: $109 NLHE ($500k GTD)
17.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 02: $215+R NLHE Turbo ($1m GTD)
Saturday, December 21
11.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 03: $700 NLHE Progressive Super KO ($1m GTD)
15.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 04: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max] ($1m GTD)
Sunday, December 22
11.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 05: $215 NLHE ($1m GTD)
13.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 06: $1,050+R PLO ($500k GTD)
14.30 ET – WCOOP Challenge 07: $215 NLHE ($2m GTD)
15.30 ET – WCOOP Challenge Main Event: $2,100 NLHE ($3m GTD)