PokerStars Ontario continues its perfect start to the year with another successful tournament series as the Chinese New Year Series, celebrating the now ongoing Year of the Rabbit, comes to a close.
The Chinese New Year Festival came on the back of the recently concluded Winter Series and offered similar numbers and prizes, with 75 unique tournaments offering plenty of poker entertainment and action over 11 days, between January 13 and 23.
With another successful tournament series under its belt, PokerStars Ontario will look for new challenges in the coming months. We can expect plenty of similar events and festivals to appear on the schedule shortly.
Chinese New Year Series Meets Expectations
The Chinese New Year Series promptly followed the Winter Series without too much pomp, making some think it wouldn’t meet the expectations or the expected prize pools. However, all these fears were quickly eliminated, as PokerStars Ontario attracted hundreds of players to the events from day one.
Things kicked off well with the $200 Plum Tree event on January 13, which attracted over 100 runners who competed in the popular PKO format, as the event broke its initial $20k guaranteed prize pool.
The low-stakes events throughout the series attracted the most significant numbers. The two $1000 Lion Dance high rollers also generated some impressive prize pools, which brought together elite players from all over Ontario.
The $200 Year of the Rabbit event, which played the role of the _Series_’ Main Event, brought the biggest prize pool and the most competitive field. The event was played over a single night and shattered its $65k guaranteed prize pool, giving away valuable prizes to the winners and creating some intense final table action.
By the time all was said and done on January 23, Ontario online poker players had entered the Year of the Rabbit in style, and the province’s biggest online poker operator had once again shown the propensity to throw some of the best online poker tournament series out there.
What Is Next for PokerStars Ontario?
PokerStars Ontario took a short break from running long tournament series after the Chinese New Year Series and instead opted for a short mini-series with the KO Weekend, which played out over the last couple of days, with events like the Saturday Rumble and Sunday Grind.
It is not yet clear what the operator has in store next for all its tournament players, but we can say with certainty that more great festivals are coming in the following months, especially around springtime.
Until then, the operator welcomes all new players and offers tons of action at the cash game and tournament tables, which you can join without waiting for the next PokerStars series to kick off.
Join PokerStars Ontario to get into the action and build up your bankroll in preparation for the next big series on the province’s most competitive platform.