partypoker’s Bumper Newsletter as $30million POWERFEST Approaches3 weeks ago
partypoker HQ has been buzzing with news from all around the world and every corner of poker it seems, their latest newsletter a bumper edition with a SHORTDECK announcement, POWERFEST details, partypoker LIVE results and some excellent Team Online showings…
Short Deck Poker hits the partypoker screens
Let’s kick off with the big news that Short Deck poker, often referred to as Six Plus Hold’em, has made its way to the partypoker lobby!
A BETA version of the popular, all-action 36-card version of Hold’em has been released to the global dotcom market, with partypoker ‘the only operator to offer the exact same version adopted by the Triton High Roller series’.
$30million GTD POWERFEST kicks off this weekend
It might not have Short Deck, but partypoker’s POWERFEST does boast 30million other reasons to get your online freak on, all of them $$$!
The 15-day series starts this Sunday, March 31st, with more than 250 tournaments across a range of games and buy-ins – separated into low, mid, high and super high-rollers to suit every bankroll.
You can win your way into the five ‘Championship’ events, and indeed any of the bigger buy-in events, via special edition SPINS games with $5 or $50 buy-ins, or take the Mega Satellites route.
See here for more details on POWERFEST.
Happy Hour – but be quick to order!
Nobody ever complained about a Happy Hour in a bar, and there not likely to with partypoker’s version either!
Running all this week until Sunday, March 31st, there are double Cashback points up for grabs during selected Happy Hours – and that’s all across the site's SPINS, fastforward and regular cash game tables.
The promotional ‘windows’ listed below should have a slot to fit even the busiest of life schedules…so double down and double up!
- Midday MAX: 12:00 – 13:00 (CET)
- Afternoon Action: 15:00 – 16:00 (CET)
- Midnight Madness: 23:00 – 00:00 (CET) – Sunday 31st 22:00 – 23:00 (CET)
More Happy Hour info can be found here.
Chasing the SPINSTORM
Sticking with the promotional news, partypoker's SPINSTORM is the one tempest players should be delighted to be in the centre of!
With prizes ranging from $2,000 Freeroll tickets up to $1,500 in cash, the goal is to rack up those Cashback points at the site's SPINS tables – and you have until April 21st to do it.
Take a look here for more SPINSTORM info.
Matt Staples leads the way for Team Online
He was the first name out of the Team Online hat just a few weeks ago, and for Matty Staples the big wins haven’t been long in arriving!
partypoker's $20K GTD Deepstack was just the latest in a string of excellent performances, Matty’s $3,820 score showing his fellow squad members how to lead from the front.
Brother Jaime will soon be joining Matty in the partypoker stable, May 4th his official signing on date to team up with some of the industry's most talented players and TwitchTV streamers.
Inside the mind of a high roller specialist with Jason Koon
You might think you know about the life of the highstakes crew – we follow them on Twitter and IG and watch them play! – but what’s really going on in the mind of the nosebleed pro?
Jason Koon is as big as they come, and his latest blog - entitled ‘I’m Tired’ – gives us an insight into what it really means to be a high stakes poker professional.
partypoker LIVE news
Speaking of big winners, Team partypoker pro Josip Simunic took down the Merit Poker Top Guns Main Event for $100,840 after seeing off a 453 entry-strong field in Kyrenia, Cyprus.
He’ll likely be back to attempt an amazing double when the Merit Poker Classic kicks off in May - a $3M GTD Main Event serving as the flagship tournament at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino Resort. More details here.
Marty Mathis scoops MILLIONS South America Main Event
Rio de Janeiro is famous for its carnival atmosphere and for Marty Mathis it would be a party to remember after he took down the $10k Main Event title – the $873,700 the biggest payday of his career.
A field of 439 at the Copacabana Palace took the best part of a week of action to separate, Mathis emerging victorious at the first stop of the season for the partypoker LIVE schedule.
Next up is MILLIONS North America in May – 10 days of thrills and spills at the tables, with a monster CAD $7million guaranteed. The full schedule is here.
Well, that’s about it for now! Join us again next week for the latest roundup from the partypoker crew.
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