partypoker Launches $5 Million Guaranteed 'Powerfest'

February 10th, 2016

SHARE

partypoker Launches $5 Million Guaranteed 'Powerfest'

partypoker, the party brand's premier poker offering, has announced that later this month it will launch Powerfest, a brand new update on its traditional online poker festival that promises a prize kitty of no less than $5 million.

The month-long event, which will run in conjunction with the partypoker's Power Series tournaments, will see a total of 98 no-limit Texas Hold‘em contests and culminate in a Tournament of Champions-style finale.

Powefest Explained

Powerfest will appeal to online poker players of all experience levels and budgets by offering a wide range of buy-ins, and each week a new series of dedicated tournaments will determine the best player of each level.

Week 1

The first week of the festival is aimed at the Featherweights, with buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $11, and a top prize of $50k, which is awarded at the end of the week's final Main Event tournament.

Week 2

The Middleweights will then battle it out during Week Two, with their buy-in of $22 to $55 (February 28-March 6) culminating in the chance to play for the $100k prize fund.

Week 3

Week Three will see the big boys (and girls) in the Heavyweight division compete for a seat at the $500k table on 13th March via a $109-$215 buy-in limit.

Week4

And finally, it's the High Rollers who join the festival for Week Four, with a buy-in range of $530 to $5,200 and the chance to win the $500k top prize.

partypoker's Strategy

partypoker has been strategic in its promotion of the festival schedule over the last few weeks. New details – such as the Fight Night promotion, in which three tournaments' prize guarantees were doubled – have been released gradually, keeping prospective Powerfest players on their toes.

The Fight Night Round 2 promotion launched on the 6th February, with the prize guarantees of the Jab (a $5.50 buy-in), the Contender ($22) and the Uppercut ($109) all doubled to $20,000, $40,000 and $100,000 respectively.

Other contests to take place throughout the second half of February and March as part of Powerfest include a $25,000 guaranteed tournament on 21st February, a $40,000 bounty event on 6th March and finally a huge $500,000 guaranteed High Roller competition on 20th March.

Champion Chance

Instead of the typical ladder-style leaderboard, partypoker is opting for a Tournament of Champions-style table for Powerfest. Each player will be guaranteed at least an entry into the $5.50 Jab contest, with prizes increasing in increments up to a $5,000 Las Vegas package for the contestant eventually crowned overall champion.

As if that wasn’t enough, the tournament winner will also receive $1,000 spending money, entry into the WPT500 event at Aria, five nights' accommodation, a dinner with partypoker ambassador Mike Sexton, and the honour of their own custom-made Tournament of Champions winner’s belt. Former WSOP bracelet winner Sexton said:

“I love that partypoker are introducing the Tournament of Champions element into the new Powerfest. This allows all the winners of each buy-in level to compete for their chance to win a memory of a lifetime. I look forward to hosting the winners in Vegas this summer.”

Put your poker strategy to the test before the big tournaments by playing a few hands at partypoker today!

Poker News Articles


Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson Wins WSOP Player of the Year 2017
Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson Wins WSOP Player of the Year 2017

It's official. Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson has taken the title of World Series of Poker Player of the Year. The race was a close one, and it's without doubt something of a bittersweet result for poker fans ... Read More

888poker’s Chris Moorman Wins 26th Online Triple Crown
888poker’s Chris Moorman Wins 26th Online Triple Crown

Chris Moorman, the official ambassador of 888poker, has picked up his record-setting 26th Online Triple Crown by winning the $10,000 Monsoon tournament. Read on to find out what qualifies as the Onlin ... Read More

Here’s Why Twitch Poker Streams Are About to Get Better
Here’s Why Twitch Poker Streams Are About to Get Better

Twitch manages to offer both types of poker fans a simple solution for watching and streaming videos. Fortunately, at most recent TwitchCon event, the company announced a series of improvements to the ... Read More

US Online Poker Markets NJ, DE and NV Merge Player Pools
US Online Poker Markets NJ, DE and NV Merge Player Pools

In October, the states of Nevada and Delaware entered into a shared liquidity arrangement with the state of New Jersey. This means that players from all three states can now enjoy much larger online g ... Read More

Pennsylvania Passes Bill to Significantly Expand Gambling
Pennsylvania Passes Bill to Significantly Expand Gambling

Despite its self-proclaimed status as the 'leader of the free world’, it remains remarkably difficult to place a bet in America. But new doors are creaking ajar, with some states deciding to relax leg ... Read More

New Action Squad Tournament at 888poker Offers $100k Daily
New Action Squad Tournament at 888poker Offers $100k Daily

888poker’s recent trend of tailoring more tournaments and promotions took another step forward recently with the launch of the Action Squad. Designed to incorporate the best of the operator’s quirky M ... Read More

Poker Navigation

Newsletter

Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Poker News

PokerGuides

Country Guide