PSPC 2020 Postponed

PSPC 2020 postponed until 2021

We’re working tirelessly to share more details as soon as we have them. For more information on this postponement, please keep revisiting this page.

It is with great regret that we’ve had to make the decision to postpone the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) 2020 and EPT Barcelona, due to be held at Casino Barcelona, Spain.

Here at PokerStars, we really look forward to these events taking place and particularly so with the PSPC, which will now take place in in 2021.

PSPC Postponement FAQs

To keep you informed, here are some frequently asked questions.

Will the PSPC 2020 event go ahead as scheduled in Barcelona from 20-24 August?

Due to the challenges posed to health and international travel as a result of the global pandemic, Covid-19, we’ve made the decision to postpone EPT Barcelona in August, and as such the 2020 edition of the PSPC.

When will the PSPC event now take place?

We’ve not decided on a definite new date for the PSPC event. We’re currently monitoring the global health situation and will announce information and accompanying promotions as soon as we can.

Will PokerStars continue offering free Platinum Pass packages to enter the PSPC?

Yes. In fact we’ll award 400 PSPC Platinum Pass packages in total; 80 more than originally planned. We’re currently working on upcoming promotions. We’ll share details nearer the time.

How can I win a Platinum Pass?

For the time being we have suspended all promotions where we were awarding a Platinum Pass, but we’ll update and announce new promotions both online and live as soon as we’ve a confirmed new date for the PSPC.

What will happen to my Platinum Pass?

Your Platinum Pass is still valid for this event and your hotel booking will be arranged for the new event dates once these are confirmed.

Can I have my Platinum Pass value refunded to my account?

Unfortunately, no. The Platinum Pass is non-refundable and non-exchangeable and it can only be used to enter the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship event.

I have already booked my flights for Barcelona in August. What will happen to my booking?

Please email us at with your flight reservations so we can review your request.

Will the other live events that were awarding Platinum Passes still go ahead?

We’ve also cancelled the following events for the same reasons as the PSPC 2020.

  • Road to PSPC Cannes
  • Manila Super Series 14

We’ll advise about the other stops detailed on our live events calendar if it becomes necessary to review these too.

Dare to Dream – Win your place at the PSPC with a Platinum Pass

Now we have more time than expected before our second ever Championship, we’ve decided to giveaway 80 more Platinum Passes. This takes the total to 400 passes. In the coming months, this will enable us to bring you even more ways to win.

There are multiple ways for you to win a Platinum Pass worth over €26,000 (approximately $30,000) to the event. More details will be coming soon. A Platinum Pass includes:

  • Buy-in to the €22,500 PSPC 2020 event
  • Six nights’ hotel accommodation for you and a guest in a five-star hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • Bespoke PSPC Merchandise
  • €1,250 expenses
  • Platinum Pass winner experiences during the event

How to win a Platinum Pass and more

Four steps to potential PSPC 2020 glory. Play your way to a Platinum Pass via free-to-play and low-cost satellites.

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Our ambassadors and streamers are some of the most recognisable faces in poker and you could play against them in Barcelona. Subscribe to PokerStars Twitch, and look out for regular giveaways and chances to win a Platinum Pass!

Road to PSPC are new PokerStars Live grassroots events with lower buy-ins to make them accessible for all. Make your dreams come true as you seek out a Platinum Pass at these fun events.

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PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship Platinum Pass Terms & Conditions

The following PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship Platinum Pass Offer Terms & Conditions ("Platinum Pass Conditions") together with the general Terms & Conditions (“General Terms”) (collectively, the "Agreement") shall apply to this offer and allocation of any Platinum Pass ("Platinum Pass"). The Platinum Pass may only be used at the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship 2020 (the “Championship”).

1. Offer Details

1.1 Each Platinum Pass will be awarded via different channels. These could take place online, at live events, through social media channels, or alternative promotional means that we choose to conduct.

2. Platinum Pass Details

2.1 Subject to Clause 2.2 below, the winner of a Platinum Pass will be entitled to the following package:

  • €22,500 buy-in to the Championship which takes place from August 20-24, 2020 at Casino Barcelona.
  • Six nights' standard accommodation (for two persons) at a five-star hotel in Barcelona (August 19 to August 25)
  • Airport transfers to and from Barcelona airport.

Furthermore, please note that you will also be entitled to receive €1,250 in travel expenses if you have arranged and paid for your travel to Barcelona without the assistance of our travel partner; or where you have used our travel partner to arrange your travel to Barcelona, you will receive the difference between the actual travel cost and the amount of €1,250.

Any amounts due to you under Clause 2.1 will be paid upon your arrival at the Championship.

2.2 It is a condition of this Offer that:

  • any winner of a Platinum Pass must be present at the Championship to receive all elements of the prize.
  • Platinum Pass winners must submit written confirmation of their intention to attend the Championship tournament via email to the Registrations Team. The date for confirmation will depend on the date you are awarded your Platinum Pass and shall be as follows:
    • (aa) Those who win a Platinum Pass between August 27, 2019 and April 1, 2020 - confirmation is to be received no later than May 1, 2020.
    • (bb) Those who win a Platinum Pass between April 2, 2020 and June 1, 2020 - confirmation is to be received no later than July 1, 2020.
    • (cc) Any Platinum Pass awarded after June 1, 2020 will be given specific confirmation dates at that time.

3. Restrictions

3.1 An individual shall not be entitled to receive more than one Platinum Pass under any circumstances and the following rules shall apply.

3.1.1 If a player wins a second Platinum Pass, it will be forfeited immediately upon discovery, and the player will not receive any compensation. An additional Platinum Pass awarded to a player already in receipt of one will be allocated to another player at our sole determination.

3.2 All employees of The Stars Group and their immediate family members are ineligible to take part in this Offer.

3.3 Any player in receipt of a Platinum Pass, who is barred from PokerStars or from participating in PSLive sponsored events as of August 19, 2020, will forfeit their Platinum Pass and shall not be entitled to any compensation.

4. Offer Requirements

4.1 All Platinum Pass winners will be required to complete a registration and consent form at the time of their selection to participate in the Championship. Failure to do so will disqualify you from the Offer.

4.2 For the avoidance of doubt, the Platinum Pass and all elements of the prize on offer is non-refundable and non-transferable in any way. If a Platinum Pass winner does not confirm attendance by the specific date prescribed above, or is unable to attend the Championship for any reason, they will forfeit the Platinum Pass and will receive no compensation. We reserve the right to award or distribute any unused or forfeited Platinum Pass at our sole discretion.

4.3 Travel arrangements (including obtaining any applicable visas) together with the cost of getting to Barcelona, Spain for the required dates set out in Clause 2 above, shall be the sole responsibility of the Platinum Pass winner. Failure to secure proper documentation and authorisation for travel to the Championship will result in the forfeiture of your Platinum Pass.

4.4 Please note that further Terms & Conditions may apply to each element of the prize on offer.

4.5 Hotel accommodation dates cannot be amended or varied without incurring costs which shall be at the sole expense of the Platinum Pass winner.

4.6 Winners are responsible for payment of any taxes, licenses, registrations and other fees associated with the Platinum Pass.

4.7 We reserve the sole right to alter or amend any part of this Offer where there are circumstances which prevent the Championship from taking place as scheduled.

General PokerStars Terms & Conditions apply.