PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship
In January 2019, the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC) made history, becoming the largest $25,000 buy-in poker tournament ever held. A staggering 1,039 players took part, including 320 Platinum Pass qualifiers, each of whom won their seat via a series of promotions and giveaways held throughout 2018.
With $1,000,000 added to first place, and $8,000,000 to the prize pool via Platinum Pass awards, the PSPC attracted players from around the world. Spain's Ramón Colillas would eventually lift the trophy, turning his Platinum Pass into $5.1 million and poker immortality.