With all the energy of a cosmic poker event of gigantic proportions the 'Big Bang $5,000 Guaranteed' tournament is back for 2014 and promises to be explosive! The tournaments are exclusive to members of PokerStars poker schools only and will boast a huge prize pool each and every month. Although these tournaments are restricted every member of PokerSchoolOnline 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:

Big Bang Stamps - Members that contribute excellent content to PokerSchoolOnline may be rewarded with a Big Bang Stamp. For example, many Star Blogs receive a stamp each month. Please note that if you've already qualified for the next scheduled Big Bang via a FPP satellite or via Open League you will not receive a 2nd entry as only one seat is available per member each month.

Open Skill League Qualification - PokerSchoolOnline will reward any player who finishes in the TOP 400 of three consecutive Open League tournaments played by you during any month with a seat to the following months 'Big Bang' tournament. Please note that if you've already qualified for the next scheduled  Big Bang via a FPP satellite you will not receive a 2nd entry as only one seat is available per member each month.

Daily FPP Satellites - Satellite your way into the Monthly Big Bang with daily satellites running at 13:00 and 20:00 ET every day from as little as 70 FPP. Each satellite will guarantee 10 seats to the Main Event. If you are lucky enough to win a seat you will be automatically registered for the next scheduled Big Bang main event. Please note that the satellites are restricted to PSO Member Ticket-holders and you can earn this ticket by passing the Poker Basics Quiz. Players cannot unregister from the Main Event.

How do I know if I've won a seat to the 'Big Bang' tournament?

Finding out if you are going to be playing in the next Big Bang tournament is easy. Simply check 'Requests' > 'Registered in Tournaments' in your PokerStars client not before the 7th of each month. Every member that has qualified for the next scheduled Big Bang tournament will be automatically seated.

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 PokerSchoolOnline 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. Players must use their seat for that month's tournament. Seats cannot be replaced, refunded or transferred to another tournament.
3. The promotion will run from January 7th 2014 until December 31st 2014.
4. Members who finish in the top 400 of the Open League in three consecutive games they play during any given month will be awarded a seat into the following months 'Big Bang' tournament.
5. PokerSchoolOnline may also award members a seat in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the school.
6. PokerSchoolOnline decision on who is awarded a seat will be final in all circumstance.
7. Unfortunately PokerSchoolOnline cannot award real money prizes to members from the United States at this time.