Forty Million Dollars. That’s how much Powerfest VIII will be guaranteeing. Forty Million. An obscene amount of money even to write down, and in May you’ll be able to play to win big chunks of it.
Powerfest VIII has been launched.
The schedule looks magnificently ridiculous. Or should that be ridiculously magnificent?
Let us shoot some numbers your way:
366 events.17 Championship trophies. Buy-ins ranging from $1.10 to $25,500. This truly will be one of the most spectacular tournament series in the history of online poker.
It all kicks off on Sunday 6th May at 13:00 sharp with Powerfest Event 01, concluding 15 days later on Sunday 20th May with Powerfest Event 63 (Fast). In those fifteen days, the action will come thick and fast.
Every poker player in the world should be trembling with excitement at this schedule. I know we are. There is literally something for everyone, and we don’t say that lightly.
What the pros have to say
partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard is one of the online players who can't wait to get stuck into the action: “I've been more heavily involved in this POWERFEST scheduling than ever before. There is a lot of consistent logic throughout giving the most varied, exciting and fun POWERFEST schedule since partypoker’s resurrection a few years ago. There are more 6-Max events, more PLO, more high rollers but also buy-ins for all bankrolls and most importantly lots of chances of glory. I don't think I'll take a day off over the two weeks.”
partypoker ambassador Jason Koon feels just as enthused. He said: “I don’t know who keeps coming up with these insane guarantees but it sure is a great time to be playing with partypoker. I’ve seen the schedule and I can’t wait for players to see it too, it’s definitely the best one yet.”
partypoker ambassador Sam Trickett agrees: “Ahead of a €23,000,000 guaranteed MILLIONS Grand Final, partypoker announce the $40,000,000 POWERFEST. These guarantees both live and online are HUGE and I can’t wait to play every day of both! With this being the largest POWERFEST on partypoker I am proud to be associated with a company who just keep making things bigger and better for the players.”
Even more buy-in levels
Powerfest is known for its three separate buy-in levels, which ensures that all bankrolls are catered for. These buy-in levels are Low, Medium and High, but Powerfest VIII will ramp this concept up a notch.
There will now be no less than six distinct buy-in levels, with new Micro, High Roller and Super High Roller levels added.
All events will have tournaments with Micro, Low, Medium and High buy-in levels. The majority of events will also include the High Roller Level- 48 to be exact. This buy-in level will have buy-ins of $530 and $1,050, while the High buy-in levels will be $109 and $215.
Medium tournament will charge $55 or $22 for entry, with the low level buy-ins set at $11 or $5.50. The Micro level will come in at an affordable $2.20 or $1.10 buy-in.
We need to talk, however, about the Super High Rollers. There will be seven of these sensational Championship Events dotted throughout Powerfest, with the highest buy-in tournament being the $25,500 buy-in Powerfest #TBC-SHR, which boasts a jaw-dropping $5M guarantee.
Five of the other Super High Rollers tournaments will have a $5,200 buy-in, and be in Progressive Knockout, 6-Max, 6-Max PKO, good old fashioned NLH, and PKO formats. Each will have a $1M guarantee. There will also be a $10,300 buy-in Progressive Knockout event complete with a $2M guarantee.
It’s not just the Super High Rollers with guarantees of a million or more. An incredible six more tournaments at the High Roller buy-in level also will be giving away at least seven figures, with a dozen or so more with $500,000 guarantees.
A tournament for everyone
There are tournaments in every No Limit Hold’em format you could think of, with formats including Progressive Knockout, 6-Max, 8-Max, Progressive Knockout 6-Max, Fast, Smooth, Fast Smooth and so on and so on and so on. Basically, Powerfest VIII will have everything you could possibly want in an online No Limit Hold'em tournament series.
To meet the astounding guarantees in Powerfest VIII, partypoker are going to need a lot of you to enter. A lot. Over half a million entries will be required. But that’s OK. There’s no other poker site on the planet that’s ambitious enough, crazy enough, and loves poker and its players enough, to put on a tournament series with guarantees like this. With an incredibly expansive series of qualification satellites, there's no reason to miss out.
Powerfest VIII will break records. Make sure that you’re a part of it.
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