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Poker Bonus - The Big Bang - Win Prizes
The Big Bang tournaments are exclusive to members of PokerStars Schools only and will boast a huge prize pool each and every month with $5,000 GTD. for each and every tournament. Although these tournaments are restricted, every member of PokerStars School will have an opportunity to earn their Main Event seat and details of how to do this can be found below.



When and Where


Each 'Big Bang' tournament will be held on the second Saturday of each month and can be found in the PokerStars client under the Tourney > Private tab.

How do I win a Main Event seat?

There are three ways that you can qualify for the Big Bang Main Event each month as follows:

First Deposit Offer - If you have not yet made a first deposit on PokerStars then you can do so today and earn amazing PokerStars School rewards for doing so. When you make your deposit you may also be eligible to receive $30 of Free Play, 10 x School Pass tickets, 1 x Beginners Tournament ticket, and of course a ticket to play in the next Big Bang $5,000 GTD. tournament. Find out how you can earn this HERE.

Qualify via The League - PokerStars School will reward any player that performs well in any of The League levels during any month. Find out how YOU could earn your Big Bang ticket HERE.

School Pass Satellites - If you're lucky enough to have some 'School Pass' tickets in your PokerStars account you can use these tickets to play exclusive Big Bang satellites every week. Satellites can be found in the 'Tournaments' > 'All' tab and are played every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 13:30, 17:30 & 20:30 ET. If you don't have any 'School Pass' tickets don't worry, simply Click Here to find out how to get your hands on some*.

If you've any questions about the 'Big Bang' tournaments please post them in the Big Bang Q&A Thread in the forum.

*Terms & Conditions
  1. The promotion is run by PokerStars School who reserve the right to add, edit or change the promotion in any way such as is deemed fit, without notification, at any time.
  2. Unregistration from the Main Event will be allowed however tickets will have a 90-day expiry period and if they are not used they cannot be replaced, refunded or transferred to another tournament.
  3. It is the responsibility of each player to use their ticket before it's expiry date. Tickets that expire cannot be replaced.
  4. The promotion will run from January 1st 2017 until December 31st 2017.
  5. A replay of the final table will be recorded each month showing all hands 'cards-up'. By participating in this tournament you are argeeing to allow PokerStars School and PokerStars  to show your cards in the replay.
  6. PokerStars School may also award members a ticket in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the school.
  7. PokerStars School decision on who is awarded a ticket will be final in all circumstance.
  8. Unfortunately PokerStars School cannot award real money prizes to members from the United States at this time.