The first time I played WIN THE BUTTON, I was seated next to golf superstar Sergio Garcia at the PCA events in the Bahamas. The buy-in at that time was $1000, and it was his birthday that day. Although I didn’t know who he was at that point, I will never forget that day.
Now PokerStars has Win the Button Tourneys!!
Online poker giant PokerStars is making its popular Win the Button live tournaments a regular feature of its online poker palette.
The Win the Button format allows the winner of each NLHE hand to assume the dealer button for the next round, allowing that player to make the final decision in each betting round. The format has proven popular at live poker events and was tested earlier this month in Event 59 of the World Championship of Online Poker.
PokerStars will offer 11 daily Win the Button tourneys, with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $162. There will also be two ‘majors’ each Saturday; one with a $55 buy-in and a $25k guarantee, while the other will feature a $5.50 buy-in and a $5k guarantee.
Now PokerStars is installing Win the Button tourneys on a permanent basis in the poker room’s schedule. There will be eleven daily Win the Button tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $162 plus two weekly Saturday “majors.” Those Saturday events will have buy-ins of $55 and $5.50. Here is the complete daily schedule for the new PokerStars Win the Button tournaments:
02:10 – $3.30 Re-Entry $750 Guaranteed
03:30 – $4.40 8-Max R+A $500 Guaranteed
07:10 – $5.50 $1.5K Guaranteed
09:10 – $55 $4K Guaranteed
11:15 – $3.30 $2K Guaranteed
14:00 – $162 Ultra Deep $5K Guaranteed
14:10 – $3.30 $2K Guaranteed
16:15 – $11 $3.5K Guaranteed
19:00 – $11 R+A $1.5K Guaranteed
21:15 – $2.20 Re-Entry $1K Guaranteed
23:15 – $33 Re-Entry $2K Guaranteed
PokerStars representatives offered up the usual comments about the new offering. “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,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars, in a press release.
Legendary poker streaming and member of Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville 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.”