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PokerStars Expects to Run Two 100,000 Entry Tournaments in its $27m December Festival

The December Festival launched on Sunday with double editions of the PokerStars Sunday majors--the Sunday Million, Sunday Warmup, Sunday Kickoff and Sunday Storm.pokerstars december festival

Golden Sits and Gos are Back

From today until December 8th, Golden Sit and Gos are back. Sit and Gos will be randomly selected for either a Bronze, Silver or Gold boost to the prize pool. Those tournaments which are selected as Gold will see prizes multiplied by five, Silver by three.

Those multipliers also apply to your buy in so everyone entered in the tournament gets three or five times their buy in back automatically. At the Bronze level, you get your buy in back, turning the tournament into a freeroll.

$5m Guarantee for Sunday Million and $1m for Sunday Storm

Sunday December 8th becomes a big tournament day as the Sunday Million gets a $5m guarantee. The $11 buy in Sunday Storm will get its own $1m guarantee. A week later it’s the turn of the Sunday 500 to get a $1m guarantee, joined again by the Sunday Storm. At an $11 buy in, PokerStars will need 100,000 entries to hit the magic number.

A New Mission Week & Milestone Hand Celebration

November’s experiment with Mission Weeks continues from December 9th to 15th. Five missions graded from “very easy” to “advanced” offer entries to a “Mission All-in Shootout” freeroll tournament with a prize pool of up to $150k.

The incredibly popular Road to 100 Billion Hands promotion gets an echo in a special edition of the PokerStars Milestone Hand Celebration starting on December 16th. There will be 299 Milestone Hands awarding $500k in cash prizes to everyone dealt into the hand, and a final 300th hand which will off a huge prize of its own. You don’t even need to be at the lucky table to benefit. $100k will be shared by all the players sat at a table of the same stakes/game.

$10m WCOOP Challenge

Finally a short and highly sweetened version of the WCOOP Challenge Series will run over two days starting December 20th. There will be eight events with a total of $10m guaranteed, including a $3m guaranteed Main Event.

It might not be you, who takes home a six figure win this Christmas, but PokerStars is doing its best to make sure you have fun trying.

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By , Rakeback.com Executive Editor

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