All players have to do to win cash is remain in the game until the timer runs out, with the prizes then distributed in proportion to the players' chip stacks at the end of the tournament.
Beat The Clock front man Cristiano Ronaldo is the star of the new product's advertising campaign, which features visually-stimulating television ads hitting screens around the world this week. PokerStars SportsStar Cristiano Ronaldo said, "Beat The Clock requires you to think and act quickly with a high level of skill, which gives me the same rush of excitement that I experience on the pitch. The timed element of this game makes it fun to play and means I can get that quick adrenaline fix on the move."
These four-handed, timed tournaments are available now on desktop and mobile. Players who are able to dodge elimination by the time the five-minute clock runs out will be quickly rewarded, perfect for those who love the thrill of competition and are seeking a short poker session. These bite-sized games are also a stimulating way for beginners to experience the excitement of poker and to further develop skills.
Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars said, "We are constantly looking to innovate at PokerStars and believe Beat The Clock is a great new addition to our poker offering. It's the perfect format for those who want to fit in some quick, intense poker action and is ideal for mobile play, where, in just five minutes, players can experience all the emotions and excitement that only poker provides." Beat The Clock tournaments are available in the PokerStars mobile app and the desktop client now.
In other PokerStars news this week ....
Top prize won by Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Macau High Roller champion David Peters. The American topped a field of 71 players to claim HKD$4,885,200 ($629,868) in prize money from the HKD$16,699,200 prize pool.
Blog post: http://psta.rs/2gkTBRC
Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin recently became the first player ever to win two Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Spadie trophies. Lin won her second Spadie beating Australian Edison Nguyen heads up to claim the HK$475,350 ($61,294) first-place prize topping a field of 202 players in the HK$11,000 Deepstack Championship. Lin won her first Spadie in 2013 and, somewhat incredibly, was also the first player to win two Macau Poker Cup Red Dragons.
First prize won by Greek poker player 'tzeskobar' in the PokerStars Sunday Million who beat a field of 5,260 players to claim the largest payout from the $1,052,000 total prize pool.
More info: http://psta.rs/2gl3s9I
PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event Package amount won by Serge Pouliot from Montreal (now living in Guatemala). "Hitting the Spin & Go for the package was pretty nerve-racking," he said. "First place was $10,565, and second was $0, so my heart was pounding pretty hard the whole way." You can read more about Pouliot's experience on the PokerStars blog here. PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event packages worth over $10,000 are up for grabs in special PokerStars Championship Spin & Go tournaments running until Sunday, December 4, for as little as $10.
More info: http://psta.rs/2fkpLrb
Episode number of this week's EPT Not Live podcast, which is now available to stream or download. This week, Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan are joined by PCA 2010 finalist Ryan D'Angelo.
Phil Cooper tests his 'Top Gear' knowledge in a round of Superfan vs Stapes.
PokerStars Casino has just turned two years old. To celebrate, PokerStars Casino will be officially launching in the UK with the first TV ad campaign running on the November 21 across a number of digital stations.