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Be Part of the Fenomeno Tournament Experience at PokerStars
Poker is, of course, played by millions of people around the world, with the game enjoying popularity just about everywhere. It’s natural that - for various reasons, from cultural and societal to legal - some countries have more practitioners than others. With real money online poker having given countless players in countries with certain legal restrictions a chance to take poker seriously, we’re now used to seeing Scandinavians, for example, as a force to be reckoned with, while legislature in former ‘Eastern bloc’ countries has resulted in poker enjoying a wave of popularity and activity not dissimilar to chess a few decades ago.
What might come as a surprise to many is how poker fever has hit Brazil in recent years. And it’s not just in terms of numbers – Brazilian players have achieved a great deal, results-wise. A brief look at the top places in events hosted by PokerStars in the last year or so is testament to this. May 2022, for instance, saw players in Brazil win as many as 62 titles during the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) 2022 series, which was almost double the winners’ tally of the United Kingdom, the second most successful nation. A few months later, and Brazilians were again a class apart in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), bagging 70 titles compared with the UK’s 42.
Fastforward to 2023, and the trend continues unabated, so for those of you taking part in the upcoming, must-play $75 Million SCOOP (7-31 May), you’ve been warned...
If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them
In response to the incredible results and uptake of the game in Brazil, PokerStars decided in October 2022 to introduce the Fenomeno tournament to their online poker tournament menu. Perhaps not surprisingly, given that it’s open to players worldwide, it’s lived up to its name and has proved a considerable success.
Named after the nickname - O Fenômeno (meaning The Phenomenon) - of Brazilian football legend Ronaldo, this $109 buy-in tournament is a genuine crowd-pleaser that has established itself as a key fixture at PokerStars.
As it gained in popularity, so the prize pool increased, and now the Fenomeno, which is held daily at 17:00 BRT (16:00 ET/21:00 BST) - a start time that happens to be convenient to more than those in Brazil! - has guarantees that range from $30K-$50K during the week. Not only did PokerStars add a special Sunday edition which now has a $125K guarantee, but there's also a Mini Fenomeno with a buy-in of just $11 in the daily schedule! This has the same start time, with a $15K guarantee during the week and a tasty $30K for a Sunday version.
You’ll even find special edition Fenomeno tournaments running throughout the aforementioned SCOOP 2023!
Don’t forget that PokerStars strives to make its tournament offerings universally accessible, so as well as being able to simply buy in directly to both the $109 Fenomeno and $11 Mini Fenomeno, you can also qualify for both at bargain prices. As well as direct buy-in satellites from just $5.50 for the former, there are even daily Freebuy qualifiers, too, while you can win seats to the Mini Fenomeno from $1.10.
‘The more the merrier’ is certainly true of online poker, so make the most of your time at the tables and check out the latest online poker bonuses and offers in our dedicated info section.
Good luck at the tables, and have fun!