PartyPoker Announces Next Three Online Tournament Series

PartyPoker Announces Next Three Online Tournament Series

The new year has started with numerous tournament announcements. The World Series of Poker has dominated much of the poker news with its ongoing press releases about the 2019 WSOP schedule for the summer. And as far as online poker operators, PokerStars covered all angles of the news in the first few weeks of 2019 with the PSPC and rest of the PCA in the Bahamas, as well as announcing its upcoming Turbo Series and new 6+ Hold’em game.

PartyPoker did get into the news with its PartyPoker MILLIONS LIVE 2019 schedule, though, which will take players to live events in Brazil and Canada, the Czech Republic and Bahamas, and then for a big online event.

However, there will be several online poker series coming up for PartyPoker, starting with the return of the KO Series, Monster Series, and Powerfest. The three key tournament series will run through February and March, though the Monster has yet to announce its official online series dates.

KO Series:  February 3-17

Progressive Knockout tournaments have become increasingly popular in online poker, as bounties are placed on each player, making each elimination more valuable. And by eliminating a competitor, one’s own bounty increases. Targets increase in value as the action moves along.

Players seek out these online tournaments even more, as the rake was removed from the bounties in these events by PartyPoker by player demand. This happened in early 2018 when PartyPoker Ambassador Patrick Leonard took player concerns to the company and came out with a deal for PKOs to give players a rake break.

That means that this year’s KO Series that begins in a few days will be even more attractive.

In all, the action will run from February 3-17 and offer $15 million in total guarantees. Technically, there will be 77 tournaments on the schedule, but that number can be multiplied, as most of them have several buy-in options: micro, low, medium, high, high roller, and super high roller levels. The buy-ins and guarantees for each event vary based on the version of the tournament.

Tournaments will range from the micro buy-in of $2.20 on up to a super high roller buy-in of $3,150. Guarantees vary as well, but the biggest of them will be on what could be dubbed as the Main Event. The $530 buy-in will offer a $500K guarantee, but Event 74 officially has six versions as follows:

KO #74-Mi:  $3.30 buy-in 8-Max NLHE ($15K GTD)

KO #74-L:  $11 buy-in 8-Max NLHE ($50K GTD)

KO #74-M:  $33 buy-in 8-Max NLHE ($100K GTD)

KO #74-H:  $109 buy-in 8-Max NLHE ($250K GTD)

KO #74-HR:  $530 buy-in 8-Max NLHE ($500K GTD)

KO #74-SHR:  $3,150 buy-in 8-Max NLHE ($300K GTD)

PartyPoker has listed the entire schedule with a search function by buy-in categories and registration availability.

Monster Series: Dates Unknown

While the KO Series caters to all players, the Monster Series specifically targets low-stakes players. The last edition of it offered more than 100 tournaments and several million dollars in guarantees, and PartyPoker originally planned to run a Monster after the KO Series.

Pokerfuse reported that the Monster Series was originally scheduled to begin on February 24 and offer $3 million in guarantees, but the dates have been removed and overall guarantee may be lowered.

The PartyPoker Monster Series web page now notes that there will be $2.5 million in guarantees in tournaments to run over an eight-day period, but the dates have not yet been confirmed.

Powerfest:  March 31 – April 14

The largest tournament run online by PartyPoker each year is Powerfest, and the next rendition will be Powerfest IX. According to PartyPoker, the only thing confirmed is that the series will run from March 31 to April 14 with “a wide variety of buy-in levels, structures, and games.”

The 15 days of online tournaments will offer $20 million in total guarantees.

 

About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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