PartyPoker Announces Powerfest Schedule

PartyPoker PowerfestOnline poker festivals are a common occurance when you enjoy online poker with top gaming providers. Partypoker is known for offering the best options when it comes to online poker tournaments, with the brand currently preparing for their next festival, Powerfest. Taking place over the first three weeks of May, this Powerfest will be the largest ever, offering $7.8 million in guaranteed prize money.

During Powerfest, each week will offer varying buy-in levels so players of every bankroll can participate. Players will find events ranging in price from just $5.50 to $5,200. Included on the schedule will be main events for each week, giving players big events to look forward to.

Over the three week time frame, players will have an astonishing 172 events to take part in. The first week will be titled Featherweight and will run from the 1st of May to the 8th. Buy-ins will range from $5.50 to $11, making all events affordable. The week will provide $390,000 in guaranteed prize money with the main event taking place on the 8th with $50,000 up for grabs.

From the 8th to the 15th, the Middleweight week will begin. This week will see events ranging in price from $22 to $55. A total of $840,000 will be up for grabs with the main event scheduled for the 15th, providing $100,000 in prize money.

From the 15th to the 22nd, the Heavyweight week will begin. This week will have events ranging in price from $109 to $215. The main event of this week will take place on the 22nd with $500,000 up for grabs and a total of $2,925,000 in prize money awarded for the week.

This week will also include the High Roller level. This level will have buy-ins of $530 to $5,200 with a main event also set for the 22nd. The main event will have $1 million in prize money with a total of $3,650,000 in guaranteed prize money.

Tom Waters, the Group Head of Partypoker, stated that Powerfest has become an iconic event for the brand and after listening to player feedback earlier in the year, the brand has decided to run it again, offering a bigger and better tournament series. The guarantee of $7.8 million in prize money is the largest ever to be offered Partypoker, with the series offering events for all bankrolls, making it even better.

The full schedule of events for the Powerfest tournament series can be found at the online poker room. Players will be able to look at daily options, taking part in one event or several. Players have the option to compete as much as they like, with many events being affordable to allow multiple tournament entries.

With 172 tournaments on the schedule, there is more than enough events for players to participate over the full three weeks of game play. Visit PokerStars to be able to see all the events and find options to get started in game play.

In other Partypoker news, the brand announced they had launched Pure Poker across most of the no limit hold’em tournament gaming options. In the past, Pure Poker was only offered on Wednesdays with several tournaments taking place in freezeout form. The blind structure has been altered to coincide with the structure of the World Poker Tour.

Now, Pure Poker will inclue all no limit hold’em tournaments but will exclude High Rollers and certain rebuy tournaments. Players will begin with 30,000 in starting chips and play has been designed to allow the tournaments to finish early without having to compromise the stack size average as the game progresses.