March 01, 2011 14:13 ET

PokerStars Announces Portugal Poker Series

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - PokerStars is excited to announce a new live tour called the Portugal Poker Series. The three-event season begins in Vilamoura, at the renowned Casino Vilamoura on April 14-17, and features a €700 + €70 No Limit Hold'em Poker Tournaments with a cap of 400 players.

The series then continues at Figueira de Foz from June 10-13 and concludes at Espinho from October 13-16. Both events also feature €700 + €70 Main Events.

The tour aims to bring the big-game tournament experience to Portugal, featuring great structures at an affordable level, and with Main Event prize pools having the potential to exceed €200,000.

Team PokerStars Portugal Pro Nuno Coelho is excited about the prospects. Coelho said: "Finally, PokerStars brings to Portugal a poker tour with an excellent game structure and attractive prize pool that will make many international players want to visit the country. The local players' friendliness and the Algarve's climate will make for an unforgettable experience."

Marta Salvado, spokesperson for Global Poker Tours Ltd, said: "This tour will provide the players with the opportunity to experience a top-class tour in Portugal with an accessible buy-in and a fantastic leaderboard with added value to players. I'm sure we'll see exciting action from the moment the cards are in the air."

Portugal Poker Series schedule

Main Event dates Location Buy-in Casino Cap
April 14-17 Vilamoura €700 + €70 Casino Vilamoura 400
June 10-13 Figueira de Foz €700 + €70 Figueira de Foz 400
October 13-16 Espinho €700 + €70 Casino Espinho 500

Online satellites to the first event in Vilamoura are now under way at Players can qualify for €1,300 packages from as little as €2.20. Go to for details.

Contact Information

  • PokerStars