PokerStars has recently announced that its highly-anticipated 6+ Hold’em will be finally making its debut as multi-table format during the upcoming SCOOP tournament series. The debut of the 6+ Hold’em multi-table tournaments (MTTs) comes just a few months after the successful January launch of 6+ Hold’em cash games across the international player pool.
The poker operator confirmed that on May 17, players will be able to compete in three 6+ tournaments at 14:30 ET. These will have buy-ins of $22, $215, and $2,100 and will be available as side events to the much-anticipated Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP). Even though they MTTs will not be officially part of the tournament series, it is still great that players will get a chance to experience what PokerStars has in store for them with the action-packed games. Fortunately, that will not be the last time that players see of the 6+ Hold’em games – PokerStars will have them as part of its weekly schedule after the SCOOP comes to an end on May 27. In addition to that, the 6+ Hold’em games will also be available in the form of On-Demand Sit & Gos during every month and these will be available at $2.50, $7, and $15 buy-ins.
More Details on PokerStars’ Version of Short Deck Poker
Even though the variant is live in the form of cash games across a number of licensed jurisdictions of the poker room, the MTT variant of the games will remain limited to a handful of markets in the first stages of its rollout. Also, while the details surround the tournament structure and format have not been revealed yet, there is a good reason to believe that the MTT version of the games will share a lot of features with the cash games.
6+ Hold’em is set to become the very first variant of the PokerStars’ recent cash games to be offered in the multi-table format. In fact, the launch is going to be a first for the online poker industry.
Short Deck Poker’s Growing Popularity
Short Deck Poker has existed in the poker community for several years now but it is only recently that the poker variant started gaining popularity – this was after its first televised appearance at last year’s Triton Super High Roller Series in Montenegro. Since then, Short Deck Poker has managed to proliferate across both online and live fields making it one of the fan-favorite poker variants at the moment.
PokerStars will, however, be the first major regulate poker operator to spread the game in the manner that it plans to. Other popular poker networks that offer Short Deck Poker include PartyPoker and iPoker – they only offer the poker variant in the cash game format.