While No-Limit Hold’em is by far the most popular game among poker players, there remains a percentage of players who prefer Fixed-Limit Hold’em.
Those players who would rather not have the option of risking their entire bankroll on any one hand will be in their glory this week as PokerStars is running a Fixed-Limit Hold’em (FLHE) Week promotion. The promo began yesterday July 8 and will run through July 14.
The benefits available to FLHE players include the opportunity to earn extra FPPs and VPPs during selected Happy Hours. All players who are seated and playing at FLHE cash games, multi-table tournaments and SitNGos for one full hour beginning at 04:00, 10:00, 16:00 and 22:00 ET each day will be awarded 50% more player points than is normally allowed. The only exclusion will be ring game and SitNGo heads-up contests.
Those players unfamiliar with FLHE who would like to sample playing tournaments without risking cash can register for daily Taster Tourneys that require a buy-in of only 5 FPPs and guarantee a prize pool of $500. The daily starting times of those tournaments throughout the week are 03:00, 07:00, 11:00, 15:00, 19:00 & 23:00 ET.
A $20 deposit through July 14 using the ‘LIMIT’ bonus code is good for three FLHE tourney tickets at a $1.50 buy-in. The tickets will be valid for any $1.50 FLHE tournaments being hosted hourly that include special SitNGos with a 36-player field.
On Saturday, July 13, PokerStars will quadruple its Weekly FLHE $5,000 guaranteed prize pool tournament to a whopping $20,000 guaranteed. The entry fee is $215 with ongoing satellites available to earn a seat in this exciting event for a small fraction of the buy-in.
For players looking to gain a few tips about playing FLHE successfully, the PokerStars website offers three short video tutorials regarding pot odds and basic strategies designed to arm players with the knowledge required to compete against the FLHE-playing crowd. Remember that there are instances in which you might see a hand through to showdown that you normally might not in No-Limit Hold’em because the odds will be in your favor and your entire tournament life will not be on the line due to the fixed-limit wagering.