Partypoker releases POWERFEST schedule as well as four great promotions
$35 million guaranteed in 330 events, 12 Championship events with over $13 million guaranteed & promotions worth more than $300,000
The biggest partypoker POWERFEST ever kicks off this Sunday with a record $35 million in guaranteed prize pools across three weeks of online action. The series runs Sunday, 3rdSeptember through to Sunday, 24th September. In addition, partypoker will be four headline promotions with over $300,000 in bonuses, plus a few once in a life time opportunities.
There have been five POWERFEST festivals so far– and each one has been bigger than the last. This sixth edition features a staggering 330 events, including a record 12 Championship events, ten of which have guarantees of $1 million or more. partypoker is also hosting four great promotions during POWERFEST including the brand new Last Man Standing promotion rewarding players who cash on every Sunday of the series (full details below). The last POWERFEST in May had a $20 million guarantee but ended up accumulating over $27 million in prizepools.
With three different buy-in categories, and a ton of phased events and satellites, the September POWERFEST schedule is designed to appeal to poker players of all bankrolls:
In the low buy-in category, there are more than twenty $5.50 tournaments. In addition, they all carry guaranteed prize pools of at least $10,000, and several with guarantees of $20,000. The flagship Championship Event (POWERFEST #325) costs just $11 and comes with a whopping $50,000 guarantee. This includes a guaranteed $10,000 for the winner.
The high buy-in category features scores of No Limit Hold’em events with buy-ins of $109 and above. Many carry guaranteed prize pools of at least $100,000. The biggest event of all is the prestigious $25,500 Super High Roller which comes with a $3 million guarantee! It’s set to be one of the most exciting events of the year. Part of the last POWERFEST in May, the Super High Roller attracted 129 entries and generated a guarantee-busting $3,225,000 prize pool. “juanpardo99” took it down for $660,067 with partypoker Ambassadors Joao Simao and Sam Trickett both making the final table.
One brand new addition to this September’s series is the POWERFEST Ladies event. A huge number of women enjoy playing on partypoker! So it seems likely the $109 buy-in event on 24th September will smash the $10,000 guarantee.
POWERFEST leaderboards are running throughout the series – one for each of the three Low, Medium and High buy-in categories – and will be updated every week. A total of 150 prizes are guaranteed. These range from semi-final tickets worth $109 – for the top five players on the Low Leaderboard – up to $10,000 packages for November’s prestigious $10,000,000 million guaranteed Caribbean Poker Party in Punta Cana. The top five players on the High Leaderboard receive this prize. Players earn Leaderboard points every single time they finish in the money in any event. In addition, they will be eligible in any category they compete in. A handy Leaderboard Calculator makes it easy for players to work out the points they’ve earned for any given cash.
Four great promotions will provide an additional $300,000 in prizes, as well as the chance to become the next partypoker Online Pro.
The POWERFEST Tournament of Champions will see all the winners of the 330 events on the schedule compete against each other in a fantastic $20,000 freeroll at the end of the series. Up for grabs is the title of partypoker Online Pro along with a top prize worth $10,000 in Power Series tickets, including free entries to The Title Fight and The Main Event. The remaining $10K in the prize pool will be paid out as per the payout structure in the partypoker client. The POWERFEST Tournament of Champions takes place on 1st October at 21:00 BST (22:00 CEST).
The POWERFEST Last Chance Tourney is a fantastic freeroll. It is open to any player who has competed regularly but failed to cash. Players can compete for $10,000 in prizes if they have taken part in five POWERFEST tourneys or more but haven’t managed to make the money. With a top prize of $2,500 – and paying out to the top 100 finishers, the Last Chance Tourney is being held on 1st October, at 21:00 BST (22:00 CEST).
Last Man Standing is a brand new promotion to reward consistently good performances during the Series. With a $10,000 partypoker LIVE package for the winner, plus an additional prize pool of $10,000, the Last Man Standing freeroll is open to all players who cash every singleSunday of POWERFEST: 3rd September, 10th September, 17th September and the final Sundayon 24th September). Any POWERFEST tournament will do – just make sure you cash on aSunday! The freeroll will take place on Wednesday, 27th September 2017.
PartyPoker is excited for POWERFEST!
partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters said: “Now that the full POWERFEST schedule has been released, we are hoping all our players will be as excited as we are about this September’s series. We’re laying on more events than ever, providing more ways to win, and offering a vastly increased $35,000,000 in guaranteed prize money. We’ve also increased the number of promotions we’re running; in fact, we’re even giving players who don’t cash the chance to win something in our Last Chance Tourney. Other great promotions offer the chance to become the latest partypoker Online Pro and compete for great prizes. This includes a package for the Caribbean Poker Party in November.”
partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard said: “I really love Powerfest! It’s such a great series and this schedule is definitely the best yet. Overall, there’s a great balance on the schedule, and plenty to whet players’ appetites. Top pros will have the chance to buy in direct to the biggest tournaments. They will battle it out in $1 million guarantee Championship Events. Furthermore, there’s lots on the schedule for recreational players. They will get to compete for huge prizes, but at a buy-in they feel comfortable with. There’s also the first POWERFEST Ladies Event and I’m looking forward to railing that one; partypoker has such a strong community of female players. I know they’ll be excited for the chance to compete against each other for such a big prize pool. I can’t wait for POWERFEST to start next Sunday and wish all our players tons of luck.”
Grind your way to riches and deserve yourself a “holistic hideaway”.
Participate in our High Stakes Flop Race to win a wellness break for two in Vietnam and a share of a €100,000 prize pool during July and August. Furthermore, win starting chips to the €10,000 GTD High Stakes Exclusive Tournament.
How to earn points
In order to earn points, simply reach flops at NL200 and higher, PL200 and higher. Players will earn the following points according to the game they are playing:
- Earn 1 leaderboard point for any flop you reach at NL200 (€1/€2)
- Earn 1.5 leaderboard points for any flop you reach at PL200 (€1/€2)
- Earn 1.5 leaderboard points for any flop you reach at NL400 (€2/€4) or NL800 (€4/€8)
- Lastly, Earn 2 leaderboard points for any flop you reach at PL400 (€2/€4) or PL800 (€4/€8)
- Receive up to 150 extra points if you have a losing day during the week at the eligible stakes. One point per €1 lost per specific day.
- Receive up to 450 extra points for having a losing week during the month at the eligible stakes. One point per €1 lost per specific week.
- Week 1 – Jul 1st – 9th
- Week 2 – Jul 10th – 16th
- Week 3 – Jul 17th – 23rd
- Week 4 – Jul 24th – 30th
- Week 5 – Jul 31st – 6th Aug
- Week 6 –Aug 7th – 13th
- Week 7 – Aug 14th – 20th
- Week 8 – Aug 21st – 31st
- Among the above stakes, there is a total of €100,000 to share, split into eight weekly leaderboards;
- The top 3 players with the overall most points will win a well-deserved €2,069.79 Four-Night Wellness Break for two at Fushion in Nha Trang Vietnam. Winners of travel experiences will also win €1000 in cash for flights.
- All players that have seen a minimum of 200 flops per qualified week will get 1,500 chips (up to a maximum of 12,000 chips) for use at the €10,000 GTD on 11th September.
|6 – 10||€400|
|11 – 20||€300|
|21 – 30||€250|
Reaching a flop means seeing a flop when you haven’t folded your hand preflop.
partypoker heads back to Vienna with €500,000 guarantee Grand Prix Austria, 29th September- 9th October
Partypoker is heading back to Vienna next month for a second edition of Grand Prix Austria. One of the most spectacular poker destinations in Europe.
The €500,000 guaranteed partypoker Grand Prix Austria takes place at Montesino Poker from 29th September to 9th October. Players choose from a host of online or live Day 1s – as well as exclusive online feeder satellites starting next Monday (28th August) from as little as $1.10.
The debut Grand Prix Austria took place in April and was a massive success. There were more than 2,500 entries for the €200+€25 buy-in event generating a €518,000 prize pool – easily beating the event’s €500k guarantee. Slovakia’s Andrej Desset took it down for €92,000. Additionally, he made history a few weeks later when he won Grand Prix Germany in Rozvadov for an additional €100,000.
Among the 344 players who made money in Vienna were European stars such as Sebastian Pauli, Konstantinos Nanos and Christophe Gross. Additionally, partypoker Ambassador Natalia Breviglieri who finished 34th for €1,800 and Jan-Peter Jachtmann who was 227th for €400.
PartyPoker is looking forward to building on previous success
For the return visit in September, partypoker is again putting up a €500,000 guarantee. Furthermore, we are hoping to beat April’s sensational turnout. Among those set to compete in Vienna are partypoker sponsored pros Marcel Luske, Natalia Breviglieri and Jan-Peter Jachtmann.
Once again, partypoker is running its popular Golden Chip Promo. The first 100 players to make Day 2 will receive a Golden Chip. If a Golden Chip player manages to make the Final Table, they win a $10k package to the Caribbean Poker Party in November.
Feeder satellites will kick off from next Monday, making it possible to qualify for Grand Prix Austria from as little as $1.10. The first online Day 1 is on partypoker on 3rd September, and costs just $120+$15 to enter. There will also be numerous live Day 1s around Austria, starting Friday 29th September and taking place at Montesino Poker. In addition to eight partner casinos including Bregenz, Innsbruck and Salzburg.
The fantastic Grand Prix Austria structure gives players a 50,000 starting stack with all players making Day 2 guaranteed a min cash of €250. For those short on time, a series of turbo and hyper turbo Day 1 events will also be available. These are taking place both online on partypoker, and live at Montesino Poker and Concord Card Casino Simmering in Vienna.
The online Day 2 is on Saturday 7th October, with live Day 2s in Vienna on 8th October. The live final Day 3 is on 9th October at Montesino Poker. Consequently, we will see the blind levels increase to 60 minutes.
Beautiful Cities bring more excitement for the upcoming tournament
The Montesino is one of Europe’s premier poker rooms with a long history of running major live poker events. There are more than 40 tables available for both tournaments and cash games. More so, they have restaurants, and sports bar with a fantastic terrace affording panoramic views across the city.
Vienna is a beautiful city located on the banks of the famous Danube river. Once home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss, the city is often described as the cultural capital of Europe. It’s easily accessible by plane or train, and the wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants make it a perfect destination for poker players.
Sponsored pro Marcel Luske said: “I am really looking forward to a return visit to Vienna. It’s such a wonderful city with great bars and restaurants, and simply stunning architecture. The Montesino Poker card room is one of the best in Europe: super friendly and knowledgeable staff – and very professional dealers. This is going to be a great event for poker players from all over the world.”
partypoker LIVE President John Duthie said: “We are really thrilled to be heading back to Vienna next month. The last event was such a huge success and we expect even more players to compete in this second edition. Personally, I love Vienna – I have been coming here to play poker for more years than I care to mention and it’s always a great atmosphere. It’s also an incredibly easy city to get to, which is a major plus for poker players of all kinds.”
Full details of the Grand Prix Austria schedule and structure will be available soon at https://www.partypoker.com/liv
Bet365 VIP Scheme replaced with new Loyalty Club
There’s been an important change to our Poker product, which went live as of 1st August 2017. The Loyalty Club replaced the old VIP Scheme.
Consequently, the Loyalty Club is comprised of five different ‘Loyalty Levels’:
All new players begin on Bronze level. Players must earn status points to complete the required number of ‘Loyalty Steps’ within a monthly qualifying period to progress through the levels. Hence, Players collect 10 status points for every €1 or £1 paid in rake/fee. All progress is reset if the player does not reach a new loyalty level before the end of the qualifying period. Lastly, Steps become harder to complete as players progress through the levels. 15 bronze steps are the equivalent of 5 silver steps.
Complete the following number of steps to progress through the Loyalty levels:
- Bronze to Silver – 15 steps
- Silver to Gold – 25 steps
- Gold to Platinum – 20 steps
- Platinum to Diamond – 85 steps
For each completed loyalty step, players are rewarded with bet365 Coins. The player progresses through the levels and earns more coins. The player spends bet365 Coins in the Store when the player has accumulated enough to purchase a reward of their choice. Lastly, loyalty levels dictate rewards.
When a player reaches Diamond they are instantly rewarded with 2,500 additional bet365 Coins. This is also credited every quarter that they maintain their status.
bet365 Coins can also be earned via ’Loyalty Missions’.
Players are presented with a list of Loyalty Missions in the client. They select one and attempt to complete it within the month. Players can only work on one Loyalty Mission at a time.
Once the player complete their chosen Mission they are presented with a new list of Missions. All Missions will be the same as before except for the one they completed which will be replaced with a Mission of the same game type with increased difficulty and higher reward.
The Store will allow players to spend their Coins in real time for instant rewards. Each Loyalty Level will have its own specific rewards to choose from. The following types of reward can be purchased in exchange for bet365 Coins:
Cash Game Ticket Rewards, Bonus Euro Rewards, Tournament Ticket Rewards and Cash Rewards (Platinum and Diamond only).
The store can be accessed via the Poker software (download, native and mobile web).