Poker Stars launched through an announcement their new and exciting competition in the year 2014. Four lucky players will have the chance to be the Poker Stars professionals’ protégés in the Online Poker 2014 World Championship. Vanessa Selbst, Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Andre Akkari are the four world renowned best online casino and live poker players who will give trainings to the four lucky players. Aside from the trainings with the professionals with four championship titles in online poker, the lucky players will also get free entries into the three events in World Championship that include the main event worth $5,200. Furthermore, the finalists will also battle each other to take home the 2015 Caribbean Adventure package by Poker Stars as the Grand Prize.
According to one of the professionals who will be mentoring one of the protégés, Vanessa Selbst, the search will be an incredible and fun experience to the four lucky players because they will get thorough training with deep discussion about strategy from the four pros of the Team Poker Stars. This can really benefit their games as they go into the World Championships. The competition to search for the best protégés will run from July 20 up until August 3. Each day, there will be four tournaments worth $5.50 each.
The schedule for the daily tournaments starts at 13.00 ET which is called the Eugene Protégé Qualifier. It will be then followed by the ElkY Protégé Qualifier at 14.00 ET. Then, the Vanessa Protégé Qualifier is next at 17.00 ET followed by Andre Protégé Qualifier 18.00 ET. The top two winners in each of the tournaments will have the chance to star in a one minute video to convince the Team Pro Mentors that they are the best protégé material in addition to the normal prize pool. Through the videos, professionals will then make a list of two of their favorites among the many wherein the top 8 videos will then be posted on YouTube and Facebook for the public’s vote to pick the lucky four players to be the protégés. This is a great opportunity for players to be up close and personal with their favorite players.