More than ₹1.6 Crore GTD in Winter Series events and prizes!

Don't miss the Winter Series of 37 fantastic online poker tournaments, giving you the chance to win a share of ₹1,48,00,000 in total guaranteed prize money from December 16-24!

The Winter Series features 37 must-play events packed with different poker variants, culminating in a ₹7,700 Main Event with a huge ₹35 Lacs guarantee. One of these events will also feature a guaranteed ₹4 Lacs package to the EPT Sochi Main Event!

Plus, we’re making the Winter Series even more special with some massive additional FREE giveaways including:

  • ₹2,50,000 in free Winter Series tickets added to Winter Series Freerolls
  • Two deposit offers giving you the chance to secure your free entry to the ₹7,700 Main Event
  • ₹5,25,000 in Winter Series tickets added to Daily Second Chance Freerolls
  • A special Winter Series Wrap-up Freeroll for all players who play three or more Winter Series events, with ₹7,50,000 in added tournament tickets
  • Special daily gadget prizes for players who rack up the most buy-ins

Full details about these Winter Series offers can be found below the tournament schedule.

Winter Series Tournament Schedule

DateTime (IST)TournamentBuy-inGuarantee
December 16, 2018 16:00 Winter Series-01: Winter Warm Up ₹1,100 ₹200,000
December 16, 2018 18:00 Winter Series-02: Winter Storm ₹275 ₹200,000
December 16, 2018 19:00 Winter Series-03: Sunday Special PKO Special Edition ₹6,600 ₹2,000,000
December 16, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-04: Bigstack Turbo ₹1,650 ₹200,000
December 16, 2018 21:30 Winter Series-05: Deep Hyper Progressive KO ₹880 ₹125,000
December 16, 2018 22:30 Winter Series-06: Sunday Supersonic ₹1,100 ₹150,000
December 17, 2018 19:00 Winter Series-07: Mini Big - Rebuy ₹330 ₹100,000
December 17, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-08: Battle Royale ₹2,750 ₹500,000
December 17, 2018 21:30 Winter Series-09: Win the Button ₹880 ₹125,000
December 17, 2018 22:30 Winter Series-10: Deep Hyper, NLHE ₹1,100 ₹150,000
December 18, 2018 19:00 Winter Series-11: Bubble Rush ₹550 ₹75,000
December 18, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-12: Sixth Sense ₹4,400 ₹750,000
December 18, 2018 21:30 Winter Series-13: Bigstack Turbo ₹550 ₹100,000
December 18, 2018 22:30 Winter Series-14: Deep Hyper, NLHE ₹1,650 ₹200,000
December 19, 2018 19:00 Winter Series-15: Win the Button ₹880 ₹125,000
December 19, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-16: Night on Stars ₹2,750 ₹600,000
December 19, 2018 21:30 Winter Series-17: Mini Big - Rebuy ₹275 ₹75,000
December 19, 2018 22:30 Winter Series-18: Deep Hyper, Progressive KO ₹1,650 ₹200,000
December 20, 2018 19:00 Winter Series-19: Freezeout ₹1,100 ₹150,000
December 20, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-20: High Roller ₹12,000 ₹1,500,000
December 20, 2018 21:30 Winter Series-21: The Classic Progressive KO ₹2,200 ₹400,000
December 20, 2018 22:30 Winter Series-22: Mini Big - Rebuy Turbo ₹330 ₹100,000
December 21, 2018 19:00 Winter Series-23: Storm Build-up - Rebuy ₹275 ₹100,000
December 21, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-24: The Classic Progressive KO ₹3,300 ₹500,000
December 21, 2018 21:30 Winter Series-25: NLHE ₹2,200 ₹250,000
December 21, 2018 22:30 Winter Series-26: Deep Hyper, NLHE ₹880 ₹125,000
December 22, 2018 19:00 Winter Series-27: 8-Max Turbo ₹1,100 ₹150,000
December 22, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-28: Monster Stack Special Edition ₹4,400 ₹700,000
December 22, 2018 21:30 Winter Series-29: Supersonic ₹880 ₹125,000
December 22, 2018 22:30 Winter Series-30: Deep Hyper, Progressive KO ₹550 ₹75,000
December 23, 2018 16:00 Winter Series-31: Final Warm Up ₹1,100 ₹200,000
December 23, 2018 18:00 Winter Series-32: Winter Storm ₹275 ₹200,000
December 23, 2018 19:00 Winter Series-33: Main Event ₹7,700 ₹3,500,000
December 23, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-34: Deep Hyper, NLHE ₹1,650 ₹225,000
December 23, 2018 21:30 Winter Series-35: Bubble Rush ₹550 ₹75,000
December 23, 2018 22:30 Winter Series-36: Last Chance Supersonic Special Edition ₹1,100 ₹150,000
December 24, 2018 20:00 Winter Series-37: EPT Sochi Main Event Qualifier ₹2,750 ₹400,000

Please Note: schedule may be subject to change.

Qualify for free with Winter Series Daily Freerolls

Enter events for free via Winter Series Freerolls, running daily (check the poker software for each day’s start time). ₹2,50,000 in Winter Series tickets will be given away in total. The top finishers in each Daily Freeroll will be awarded Winter Series tickets. These can be used to enter any Winter Series event with the same buy-in as your ticket’s value, or to play a Winter Series satellite of the same value for the chance to qualify for events with an even higher buy-in.

Best of all, there’s no limit to the number of Daily Freerolls you can play or the number of tickets you can win!

Main Event Deposit Offers

The ₹35,00,000 GTD Main Event is the biggest event of the series, and you can play it without paying the ₹7,700 buy-in.

Choose from two deposit codes:

  • Make a deposit of ₹30,000 or more using the code ‘WINTER’ before 18:59 IST on Sunday, December 23 and get a FREE ₹7,700 Main Event ticket. The Main Event starts at 19:00 IST on December 23.
  • Make a deposit of ₹1,500 or more using code ‘FREEROLL’ before 20:30 IST on Saturday, December 22, and get a ticket to an exclusive Main Event Depositors Freeroll. It starts at 20:30 IST on December 22 and has ₹385,000 added to the prize pool. The top 50 players will each win a Main Event ticket worth ₹7,700!

Second Chance Freerolls – play more events for less money!

If you play a Winter Series event* but bust without making the money, you’ll receive a ticket to a special Second Chance Freeroll. Each one has entries to Winter Series events up for grabs.

These Second Chance Freerolls run daily at 18:30 IST from December 17-22, and at 15:30 IST on December 23. This means a massive ₹5,25,000 in total Winter Series ticket giveaways!

*Please Note: In KO events, tickets are awarded to players who don’t finish in the money from the regular prize pool. No freeroll tickets will be awarded for any events on the last two days of play (December 23 and 24).

Qualify for the ₹7,50,000 Wrap-up Freeroll

Grab a ticket to a special Wrap-up Freeroll with ₹7,50,000 added by playing Winter Series events! Here's how:

  • Take part in at least three Winter Series events. You will then be issued a ticket to play a special Winter Series Wrap-up Freeroll. This will take place on December 24 at 21:30 IST with top players sharing the ₹7,50,000 tournament money prize pool.

Win special gadgets with the Winter Series

The biggest investors in terms of buy-ins during this festive series will be eligible to receive special gadgets! Every day we’ll determine which player has the most buy-ins, with a special gadget prize going to the selected player. For more, see the Terms and Conditions section below.

Win a trip to play the EPT Sochi Main Event

The final event of the series features a special guaranteed prize: a European Poker Tour (EPT) Sochi package worth ₹4 Lacs. The package includes:

  • Main Event entry
  • Seven nights’ accommodation for two at the 5-Star Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana
  • ₹40,000 in travel expenses

Satellites for EPT Sochi are running now – you could qualify from just ₹30.

Terms & Conditions

Main Event Deposit Offers:

  • Each deposit code is limited to one deposit code per player, per offer period.
  • Making a withdrawal before a qualifying deposit during the offer period will leave you ineligible to claim any bonus or tickets.
  • Deposits must be wagered subject to regular withdrawal rules before a withdrawal can be requested. Please review our withdrawal policy for further details.
  • Should a player win multiple Main Event tickets, any subsequent tickets can be used for any regular tournaments or satellites on PokerStars with the equivalent buy-in, or exchanged for T$ after the Winter Series ends.

Second Chance Freerolls:

  • If you are knocked out of a Winter Series tournament before reaching the money, you will be credited with a Second Chance Freeroll ticket.
  • You can use your freeroll ticket for any of the Second Chance Freerolls running from December 17-23.
  • All Second Chance Freeroll tickets awarded through this promotion will expire on December 23 and, if unused, will be forfeited.
  • Winter Series event and satellite tickets won in Second Chance Freerolls will be valid for 365 days. If unused during the Winter Series, they can be used for any regular tournaments or satellites on PokerStars with the equivalent buy-in after the Winter Series ends.

EPT Sochi Package

  • The EPT Sochi prize package includes: paid entry to the European Poker Tour Sochi Main Event, held March 24-29, 2019 in Sochi Casino & Resort in Sochi, Russian Federation; paid accommodation for two (2) persons at the Sochi Marriott Krasnaya Polyana hotel (Sochi) for seven (7) nights from March 23-30, 2019; and paid expenses up to ₹40,000.
  • For Russian Federation visa information and support please visit:

Surprise Gadget Giveaways

  • This is a surprise reward for players who invest the highest amount in terms of Winter Series buy-ins on a given day during the series, who shall be eligible to win the gadget of the day (eligible buy-ins are for guaranteed events only, including re-entries, and do not include freerolls or satellite buy-ins).
  • Points and standings will not be publicly available, to protect players’ identities.
  • All gadgets will be provided alongside the respective bill and warranty.
  • Gadgets will be dispatched to respective winners after the completion of the Winter Series. Please allow 5-7 working days for the items to be delivered.
  • Gadget winners would need to verify their current address if it is different from the address registered on their Stars Account.
  • Gadgets can be exchanged for equivalent amount in tournament money, which can be credited to winners if requested.
  • If two or more players tie for the greatest cumulative buy-in spend on a given day in the series, the winner of the gadget prize will be determined using a points system. Points = 10 * [sqrt(n)/sqrt(k)] * [1+log(b+0.25)], where n = number of tournament entrants, k = finishing position (e.g. 1 for first place finisher, 2 for runner-up, etc.) and b = buy-in amount (excluding entry fee). The player with the lowest points total using this system will be eligible to receive the day’s gadget prize.
  • No player may win more than one gadget. If a player who has already won a gadget qualifies to win another, the gadget prize that day will be awarded to the player with the next highest amount of buy-ins.
  • The decision of PokerStars shall be final.

Click here for general PokerStars promotional Terms & Conditions.

Contact Support if you have any questions about the Winter Series.

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