PokerStars Sunday Special Live Will Arrive On New Jersey Shores In October

[toc]PokerStars Live is bringing a weekend of live poker to New Jersey next month.

From Oct. 6–8, the Sunday Special Live event will feature two excellent tournaments at Resorts Hotel & Casino for players in the Garden State.

PokerStars NJ Sunday Special Live

The big event for the festival is the Sunday Special Live. Touted as New Jersey’s biggest online tournament, the Sunday Special runs weekly on PokerStars NJ. For one week only though, it will play out live in Atlantic City.

This $220 buy-in event features four flights, unlimited re-entry in each flight, and a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.

This event begins with Flight A at 11:00 a.m. ET on Oct. 6, 2017. Flight B launches six hours later at 5:00 p.m.

Flights C & D will occur the following day (Oct. 7) at the same times. Please be aware of the fact that Flights A & C offer 30-minute levels, but B & D’s levels are only 20 minutes in length.

Registration will close on Flight D. The conclusion of the tournament will happen on Sunday, Oct. 8, and play will begin at noon.

Another chance for players who bust out

Oct. 8 also offers another event, potentially for players who came up short in the Sunday Special Live. The $120 Cheap and Deep event launches at 1 p.m., and offers unlimited re-entries for the registration period.

The Cheap and Deep tournament features a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool. Both tournaments are no-limit hold’em events.

Appealingly, both tournaments are MEGASTACK tournaments. This type of tournament means that players will begin with 30,000 in chips, and blind levels will last at least 75 minutes. In fact, in later stages, the blind level duration will increase to 90 minutes.

How to get your seat

There are four great ways to get your seat to this event. The first, and perhaps most obvious, is to win your way in through qualifying tournaments on PokerStars NJ. Both seat plus expenses and seat-only options will be available.

The second method is simply to buy in from your account. Look for the appropriate entry in the online poker client lobby.

You can also buy into this tournament at Resorts itself. All play and registration will occur in the Ocean Ballroom, and live buy-ins must be in cash.

Finally, if you want to use your PokerStars account but feel apprehensive about doing it through the site on your own, you can do so in the Ocean Ballroom the day before the tournament. The PokerStars Online Registrations team will be on-site to assist you if this method appeals to you.

Resorts is offering special rates to players for their stay. Use the code VPOKR17 to get the lowest price for rooms. Parking is free if you show your PSLive card to the attendant.

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About the Author

Bart Shirley

Bart Shirley is a writer who covers the NJ online gambling industry as well as a poker player from Houston, Texas. He has a master's degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a degree in English from Texas A&M. In his spare time, Bart teaches math and business at Memorial High School in Houston.