PokerStars Players Championship and EPT Barcelona were rescheduled to 2021
It became known that PokerStars decided to postpone the Players No Limit Hold’em Championship until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic that is still spreading across the globe. This event was supposed to be carried out at Casino Barcelona, located in Spain, already this summer (in August).
The other day, PokerStars representatives confirmed that the PSPC would take place in 2021, but the exact dates weren't yet set. Besides the Players No Limit Hold’em Championship, the EPT Barcelona 2020, which was supposed to be host in August 2020, was also rescheduled to 2021.
PokerStars also reported that they had also canceled Road to PSPC in France and Spain, along with the Manilla Super Series in the Philippines.
Despite the operator’s spirit of optimism in early spring, it was expected that the PSPC events would be postponed. Almost all live poker series have been canceled or rescheduled. Even the highly anticipated WSOP 2020 series has been rescheduled (presumably to fall 2020) due to the coronavirus outbreak. Many other important events (WPT, WSOP Circuit, and Triton tournaments, etc) have been delayed or moved online.
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However, there are also positive aspects of delaying the series ...
PokerStars will issue more Platinum Passes
Since the event will be carried out in 2021, PokerStars reported that they will raffle more Platinum Passes. Earlier, it was planned to issue 320 passes, but they now intend to raffle 400 Platinum Passes totaling nearly $12 000 0000.
175 players have been already awarded Platinum Passes (costing around $30K each) for participating in certain promos at PokerStars. These packages will be valid for the next year.
How to win Platinum Pass to the PSPC in 2021?
PokerStars has put on hold all promotions that provide for the possibility to receive the PP, but the room will resume them, as well as introduce new promos as soon as the PSPC date is determined.