PokerStars NJ Winter Series to Award At Least $500K

PokerStars NJ Winter Series to Award At Least $500K

PokerStars wants to give its online poker players in New Jersey the chance to be a part of a substantial tournament series this month. The Winter Series returns for PokerStars NJ and FOX Bet players located within the borders of New Jersey on January 21.

The series will be the first of many in 2021. This year’s iteration, though, is bigger than last year’s by far. The 2020 Winter Series for New Jersey offered only $300K in guarantees, while the upcoming series will guarantee at least $500K. And the number of events more than doubled.

PokerStars is running its Winter Series concurrently in New Jersey and Pennsylvania this year to award a cumulative $1.5M…at least.

It all starts next week.

Details of PokerStars NJ Winter Series

PokerStars decided to up the ante, so to speak, on everything for New Jersey this year. For the Winter Series of 2021, there will be $500K in tournament guarantees spread out over 40 tournaments. The entire series is almost double the size of the one hosted last year.

Action kicks off on January 21 and runs for 11 days through January 31, complete with a $100K-guaranteed Main Event and even a Mini Main Event. Those will be the grand finale of the series. Players of almost all bankrolls will be able to participate, as buy-ins will start at $20 and hit as high as $750.

Let’s get to the schedule lineup:

Thursday, January 21

-Event 1: $100 NLHE Series Kick-Off ($17.5K GTD)

-Event 2: $200 NLHE 8-Max PKO Thursday Thrill ($20K GTD)

-Event 3: $20 NLHE 8-Max PKO Mini Thrill ($6.5K GTD)

-Event 4: $100 NLHE 7-Max Turbo ($8.5K GTD)

Friday, January 22

-Event 5: $200 NLHE 6-Max ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 6: $75 NLHE 8-Max PKO Turbo ($7.5K GTD)

-Event 7: $30 NLHE Hyper-Turbo ($3K GTD)

Saturday, January 23

-Event 8: $100 NLHE 8-Max Deepstack ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 9: $50 NLHE 6-Max Saturday Speedway ($7.5K GTD)

-Event 10: $200 NLHE Bigstack Turbo ($8.5K GTD)

-Event 11: $100 NLHE Marathon ($8.5K GTD)

Sunday, January 24

-Event 12: $150 NLHE 8-Max PKO ($15K GTD)

-Event 13: $200 NLHE Sunday Special ($35K GTD)

-Event 14: $50 NLHE 6-Max Mini Special ($10K GTD)

-Event 15: $200 NLHE 8-Max PKO Turbo ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 16: $75 NLHE 6-Max Hyper-Turbo Supersonic ($8.5K GTD)

Monday, January 25

-Event 17: $50 NLHE 8-Max Big Antes ($10K GTD)

-Event 18: $100 NLHE 4-Max PKO ($12.5K GTD)

Tuesday, January 26

-Event 19: $250 NLHE Super Tuesday ($30K GTD)

-Event 20: $30 NLHE Mini Super Tuesday ($10K GTD)

-Event 21: $150 NLHE 6-Max PKO Turbo ($10K GTD)

Wednesday, January 27

-Event 22: $200 NLHE 8-Max ($20K GTD)

-Event 23: $750 NLHE 6-Max High Roller ($20K GTD)

-Event 24: $50 NLHE 8-Max PKO Deepstack Turbo ($8.5K GTD)

Thursday, January 28

-Event 25: $250 NLHE 8-Max PKO Thursday Thrill ($20K GTD)

-Event 26: $30 NLHE 8-Max PKO Mini Thrill ($5K GTD)

-Event 27: $200 8-Game ($10K GTD)

-Event 28: $150 NLHE 7-Max Turbo ($5K GTD)

Friday, January 29

-Event 29: $200 NLHE Deepstack Turbo ($8.5K GTD)

-Event 30: $30 NLHE Heads-Up Total KO Zoom ($5K GTD)

-Event 31: $200 NLHE 7-Max PKO Hyper-Turbo ($8.5K GTD)

Saturday, January 30

-Event 32: $200 NLHE 8-Max Deepstack ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 33: $100 NLHE 6-Max PKO ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 34: $75 NLHE 4-Max Turbo ($8.5K GTD)

Sunday, January 31

-Event 35: $100 NLHE PKO Big Antes ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 36: $300 NLHE Main Event ($100K GTD)

-Event 37: $50 NLHE Mini Main Event ($20K GTD)

-Event 38: $100 PLO 6-Max ($6K GTD)

-Event 39: $200 NLHE 8-Max PKO Turbo ($10K GTD)

-Event 40: $75 NLHE Hyper-Turbo Series Wrap-Up ($6.5K GTD)

There are a few non-hold’em tournaments, including some PLO and a mixed game. Players have a wide variety of formats to choose from, though, from knockouts to 6-max tables and turbo structures.

Seats, Seats, and More Seats

Players are winning seats into the tournaments as we hit publish on this article. There are special $3 Spin & Go’s happening on PokerStars NJ, and qualifier tournaments are great ways to win seats at a bargain price.

Any player depositing at least $30 from now through the end of the series – using a special “FREEZE” bonus code – will win a ticket to a special Depositor Freeroll on January 31, which will award $10K worth of tickets to the Main Event.

Second Chance Freerolls will also run throughout the Winter Series. Players who just miss the money in any Winter Series event will be able to play the freeroll for other Winter Series tickets.


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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