Star Poker Announces Expanded Sydney Championships Schedule

Star Poker announced the expansion of its Sydney Championships by a week April 6.

“We’re very proud to continue our long-term goal of growing poker at The Star, to offer players from all over the globe a world-class tournament series in Sydney’s only fully integrated gaming resort,” said Chief Operating Officer of Gaming at The Star Damian Quayle.

In its ninth year, the Sydney Championships will kick off July 18 and run 21 days, or through Aug. 7 at The Star Sydney. For the first time, the Star’s recently refurbished Star Poker room will be used for the events, a room with 40 tables to seat 400 players.

The series will also launch three new events this year: a $330 buy-in Masters Event (for players 50 years old and up), a $1,100 Monster Stack (players start with $50,000 in chips) and a $20,000 High Roller headliner.

“For the first time we’ll truly cater to poker’s high rollers market with the new $20,000 event while at the same time offering a range of tournaments to suit every budget,” Quayle said. “The Sydney Championships has become one of the most popular tournament series for players in the region and we look forward to building on that success.”

The 2017 Sydney Championships events will combine for $2 million in guaranteed prize money, up from $1.25 million last year.

The Main Event begins Aug. 4 with a $1 million guarantee. Other notables on the schedule are the $5,000 Challenge ($500,000 prize pool guarantee), the $1,100 Six-Max ($100,000 guarantee) and the $330 Opening Event ($400,000 guarantee).

Satellites into the Championships start June 18.

Here’s the satellite schedule:

Date Time Tournament Buy-in Starting Stack Levels
June 18 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
June 20 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
June 22 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
June 24 2:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
June 25 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
June 27 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
June 29 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 1 2:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 2 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 4 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 6 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 8 2:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 9 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 11 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 13 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 15 2:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 16 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 21 10 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 22 3 p.m. $5K Satellite (Re-Entry) $550 ($500+$50) 8,000 20 mins
July 22 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 23 12:30 p.m. High Roller Satellite (Re-Entry) 1 Seat GTD $225 ($200+$25) 5,000 15 mins
July 23 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 24 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 24 3 p.m. $5K Satellite (Re-Entry) $550 ($500+$50) 8,000 20 mins
July 25 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 25 3 p.m. $5K Satellite (Re-Entry) $550 ($500+$50) 8,000 20 mins
July 26 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 27 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 28 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 29 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 30 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 31 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
Aug. 1 4 p.m. High Roller Satellite (Re-Entry) 1 Seat GTD $1,100 ($1,000+$100) 10,000 25 mins
Aug. 1 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
Aug. 2 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
Aug. 2 6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
Aug. 3 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins

Here’s the full schedule for the Sydney Championships:

Date Time Event Tournament Buy-in Starting Stack Levels
July 18 6:15 p.m. 1 Opening Event NLH Day 1 Flight 1 $440 ($400+$40) 10,000 40 mins
July 19 6:15 p.m. Opening Event NLH Day 1 Flight 2 (Repechage) $440 ($400+$40) 10,000 40 mins
July 20 12:30 p.m. Opening Event NLH Day 1 Flight 3 (Repechage) $440 ($400+$40) 10,000 40 mins
July 21 12:30 p.m. Opening Event NLH Day 1 Flight 4 (Repechage) $440 ($400+$40) 10,000 40 mins
10 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 22 12:30 p.m. Opening Event NLH Day 2
3 p.m. $5K Satellite (Re-Entry) $550 ($500+$50) 8,000 20 mins
6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 23 12:30 p.m. High Roller Satellite (Re-Entry) 1 Seat GTD $225 ($200+$25) 5,000 15 mins
3 p.m. 2 Ladies Event (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 10,000 25 mins
4 p.m. Opening Event NLH Day 3 $400,000 GTD
6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 24 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
3 p.m. $5K Satellite (Re-Entry) $550 ($500+$50) 8,000 20 mins
6:15 p.m. 3 Turbo (Re-Entry) $440 ($400+$40) 6,000 20 mins
July 25 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
3 p.m. $5K Satellite (Re-Entry) $550 ($500+$50) 8,000 20 mins
6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 26 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
2:15 p.m. 4 $5K Challenge (Re-Entry) 2 Day Event $5,000 ($4,750+$250) 20,000 45 mins
July 27 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
2:15 p.m. $5K Challenge Event Day 2 $500,000 GTD
July 28 12:30 p.m. 5 Monster Stack 2 Day Event $1,100 ($1,000+$100) 50,000 30 mins
6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 29 12:30 p.m. Monster Stack Day 2
6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 30 12:30 p.m. 6 6 Max (1x Re-Entry) 2 Day Event $1,100 ($1,000+$100) 15,000 40 mins
6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
July 31 12:30p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
4 p.m. 6 Max Day 2 $100,000 GTD
6:15 p.m. 7 Mixed PLO/NLH (Re-Entry) $550 ($500+$50) 10,000 25 mins
Aug. 1 10:30 a.m. 8 Masters Tournament (Re-Entry) 50+ years $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
4 p.m. High Roller Satellite (Re-Entry) 1 Seat GTD $1,100 ($1,000+$100) 10,000 25 mins
6:15 p.m. 9 Teams NLH $440 ($400+$40) 8,000 20 mins
Aug. 2 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
2:15 p.m. 10 High Rollers 2 Day Event (Re-Entry) $20,000 ($19,000+$1,000) 50,000 45 mins
6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
Aug. 3 12:30 p.m. Main Event Satellite (Re-Entry) $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
2:15 p.m. High Rollers Day 2
Aug. 4 12:30 p.m. 11 Main Event Flight 1 $3,000 ($2,800+$200) 30,000 60 mins
6:15 p.m. Main Event Satellite $330 ($300+$30) 5,000 20 mins
Aug. 5 12:30 p.m. Main Event Flight 2 (Repechage) $3,000 ($2,800+$200) 30,000 60 mins
4:30 p.m. 12 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) $550 ($500+$50) 10,000 30 mins
Aug. 6 12:30 p.m. Main Event Day 2 60 mins
2:15 p.m. 13 Bounty Event (Re-Entry) $550 ($400+$100+$50) 10,000 30 mins
Aug. 7 12:30 p.m. Main Event Day 3 $1,000,000 GTD 60 mins

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