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PokerStars is a monster. They are the undisputed heavyweight of online poker sites. In offering the biggest cash games and tournaments they attract a boat load of the top players worldwide which can be good and bad. Not everyone likes playing with so many players as the standard tends to include more quality players. If you are a beginner, there are lots of practice games and tournaments available - you're not going to find the quality of play very good here. If you are a seasoned player, then this is the site for you. Yes you'll find more sharks per 100 players but the prize pools are second to none. PokerStars commands respect not only for the 400,000 peak time players they can attract, but also for the fact that they host the biggest games in town. There are weekly million dollar tournaments with up anywhere up to million dollar first place pay outs. You simply won't find this anywhere else.
The site has a broad range of different tournament series throughout the year, including the World Championships of Online Poker (WCOP) which has run since 2002 which runs in September. It also has the Micro Millions Tournament Series in April, Turbo Championships of Online Poker (TCOOP) also in April, the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in May, the Summer Series in June and Monsters Series running October and November. Quite simply an awesome line up of events across each of these series. It is also home to numerous world records for the most players in a tournament and is always adding big name players to their pro player ranks.
The software has great features and is very stable with some of the best graphics and most stable platforms that you can find anywhere. The whole site has attention to detail and a great team behind it that quite simply know poker inside out. They are usually the first to launch innovations and new formats and they have a very loyal player base. Absolutely should be on your list to try.
- 400K + Players at peak hours
- Massive Game Range
- Biggest Prize Pools Online
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- Limited soft competition
- High Volumes in Tournaments
- Removed Some Heads Up Play
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