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New 'Win the Button' Tournaments!

By: royalraise85 @ 09:06 (EDT) / 1266 / Comment ( 2 )

“Win The Button” tournaments have today been added to the daily tournament schedule of the world’s largest poker site, PokerStars.

The “Win the Button” format of No-Limit Hold’em, which has proved hugely popular at PokerStars sponsored live events, rewards the winner of each hand with the dealer button for the next round, a large advantage that providing an added strategic element to each and every 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.

This format was played in event 59 of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and was hugely popular. The tournament saw ‘sousinha23’ from Hungary win $104,284.57 from a $707,400 total prize pool. Find the tournament report at the PokerStars Blog here.

There will be 11 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.

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville who trialled the format on his popular Run It Up Twitch channel said, “I love the interesting twist of Win the Button tournaments. I'm very much looking forward to competing in these tournaments more regularly. It’s awesome to see PokerStars continue to innovate and develop new fun-oriented tournament variants like Win the Button.”

Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars said “We are proud to continue to deliver exciting & innovative games, the largest variety of tournaments anywhere in the world and to be the home of online poker.”


0210 - $3.30 Re-Entry $750 Gtd

03:30 $4.40 8-Max R+A $500 Gtd

07:10 - $5.50 $1.5K Gtd

09:10 - $55 $4K Gtd

11:15 - $3.30 $2K Gtd

14:00 - $162 Ultra Deep $5K Gtd

14:10 - $3.30 $2K Gtd

16:15 - $11 $3.5K Gtd

19:00 - $11 R+A $1.5K Gtd

21:15 - $2.20 Re-Entry $1K Gtd

23:15 - $33 Re-Entry $2K Gtd

All times listed above are in Eastern Time.

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