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PokerStars India is currently running the inaugural Summer Series on its platform. With a jaw-dropping ₹4.80+ Crores prize pool guarantee, it is the site’s third MTT series of the year and its most prominent one so far in 2021.
In another news bound to be cheered by the MTT regulars on the site, PokerStars India has brought back its MTT leaderboard race, albeit in a new avatar. On Sunday, June 6, the site unveiled its new “Star of the Week” leaderboard promotion.
As the name suggests, this is a weekly leaderboard race that went live on June 7 and is scheduled to run all through 2021. The “Star of the Week” leaderboard awards players points each time they finish in the money in any PokerStars India MTT with an entry buy-in of ₹660 or more. Points are awarded as per the standard PokerStars India TLB point system. The top five ranked players each week win a share of ₹50,000 in cash prizes.
The “Star of the Week” promotion has been launched after an over two-month-long gap since the previous “Star of the Month” leaderboard race ended in March. And the site has taken a lot of players feedback to make the “Star of the Week” promotion more rewarding for MTT regulars.
The “Star of the Month” was a monthly race awarding player points from only two tournaments daily. The top-25 ranked players each week made it to the month-ending finale. The payouts were also top-heavy, awarding just the winner and runner-up of the finale a share of the ₹1.50 Lakhs worth of MTT tickets. The “Star of the Week” race is more inclusive, awarding the top five finishers a share from ₹50,000 in cash prizes weekly, making this a ₹2 Lakhs monthly giveaway by the site.
A total of six players had won PokerStars India’s coveted “Star of the Month” title, starting with Shailesh Patel (October 2020), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (November 2020), Siddharth Gangwar (December 2020), Himanshu Dwivedi (January 2021), Armaan Kochhar (February 2021) and, Harsh Dembla (March 2021). All the winners received ₹1.15 Lakhs worth of MTT tickets and a PokerStars India goodie bag.
Let’s take a closer look at PokerStars India’s “Star of the Week” promotion.
Star of the Week
This weekly leaderboard race awards players points in all multi-table tournaments with buy-ins starting at ₹660. Players have to earn points by finishing in the money in each tournament. The top five players every week win a share of ₹50,000 in cash prizes.
Points are awarded to players based on the following formula:
Leader Board points = 10 * [sqrt(n)/sqrt(k)] * [1+log(b+0.25)], where
> ‘n’ is the number of entrants
> ‘k’ is the place of finish (k=1 for the first-place finisher, and so on)
> ‘b’ is the buy-in amount
Terms & Conditions
> The daily leaderboard starts at 12 AM and ends at 11:59 PM.
> Players can check the standings by selecting ‘Leaderboard’ in their Challenges Window after logging in.
> Points are awarded once the player is eliminated from the tournament. For example, a player that participates in a tournament that starts before 11:59 PM on Sunday but is eliminated after 12 AM on Monday will receive points for the new week’s leaderboard.
> Bonuses will be credited within 48 hours from the end of each week.
> Players with the same score will be ranked based on who reached the score from first to last.
> In the case of any suspicious or fraudulent gameplay/behavior, PokerStars India reserves the right to exclude players from this offer.
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