$3 million in guarantees each week
Partypoker has announced a new tournament schedule, featuring more than $3 million in guaranteed prize pools. That money is spread out over tons of events – the online poker room has added around 600 new tournaments to the weekly schedule. And good news for us low-rollers: the “super micro” buy-in levels – $0.11 to $0.49 – have “hundreds” more tournaments than there were in the old schedule.
For those who can afford a heftier buy-in, the Sunday Party is the big, new highlight tournament of the week. The buy-in for the Progressive Knockout event is $109 and the tournament has a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool. It is a two-day tournament, with Day 1 stopping when 16 players remain. Day 2 will pick up at 20:05 GMT on Monday.
The new Sunday Carnival runs parallel to the Sunday Party, just at a lower price point – $22 – and a $50,000 guarantee. The only other difference is that the blind levels for the Sunday Party are 12 minutes long, compared to 10 minutes for the Sunday Carnival.
partypoker has also added more Super tournaments to the schedule. With the old roster, there were Supers five days a week, but now every day has one, as Friday and Saturday have their own Supers schedule.
Another new tournament is The Big Saturday. The buy-in is $215, with $30,000 guaranteed, but it is a phased tournament, which means players can start with a $1.10 buy-in and try to move up from there, though people can always buy in to the final phase directly for the full $215.
Satellites become more player-friendly
In addition to new tournaments, partypoker has made changes to its satellites after listening to player concerns. Previously, players had just seven days to register for the target event when winning most satellites. That window has now been extended to 14-45 days in most cases (“most”). It gives players more flexibility when figuring out which satellites they want to enter, rather than having to worry too much about their own calendar for the next week.
On top of that, most satellites will no longer auto-register players in the target event. Those that do will be marked as such. This again, gives players more flexibility and a little less stress, not having to worry about remembering to unregister from an event in case they don’t have time to play in it. Of course, players will now have to remember to register for the target event they want, but putting control in the hands of the players is a good move.