PartyPoker will be stepping up to the plate in this years online major tournament series scene, looking to fill some of the voids for players with their inaugural 2011 Pokerfest that will feature at least 3 events per day and $3,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
Beginning on October 23rd and running through to the November 6th, the poker festival will feature No Limit, Fixed Limit and Pot Limit Omaha in a variety of formats; including 6 max, Deep Stack and re-buys.
Direct buy-ins are aimed at getting everybody in the game, with “points entry” events everyday from 5-30 points. There are 14 events on the schedule from as low as $6-$33 buy-ins, another 10 at $109-$215 and finally for the high-rollers that love their Sunday Majors; Event #4 will be $530 No Limit Hold?em (150k GTD), Event #26 a $1,060 No Limit Hold’em (300k GTD) and finally Event #47 will wrap things up with a $640 No Limit Hold’em with a total prize pool of $1,000,000 guaranteed. Winners of every event will also receive “exclusive mementos” commemorating the win as well as the chance to earn even more if you should find yourself crushing Pokerfest tournament fields; win 3 events in the series for an extra $20,000, make 10 final tables for $10,000 or cash in any 10 for a $5,000 bonus.
No online tournament series would be complete without a leader board race as added incentive and Pokerfest 2011 will have 3 separate categories for player to have a shot at an extra $100,000 in prize money:
The top 250 “points” buy-in leaders receive their share of a $5,000 prize-pool, with the winner grabbing $500, while the 500 players finishing with the most points in the low buy-in ($6-$33) will get a piece of a $30,000 prize-pool, with the winner walking away with $2,500. For the high buy-in players, ($55 and up), $65,000 is up for grabs, with the over-all points leader banking the winners prize of $5,000 and a total of five hundred spots paying.
In addition to the leader board prize money, several other side promotions will come into play over the 2011 Pokerfest; for each event you play, you will get a ticket for a prize draw and the first 500 names drawn will win gifts ranging from chip sets to IPads. Everyday will also feature 2 Daily Dollar tournaments with a $1 buy-in and unique twists; players will have to check the lobby each day to see what the scoop on each event is.
Satellites for 2011 Pokerfest start as low as $1; if your not already playing on PartyPoker, you can sign up through CanadaPoker.com; Good Luck from all of us to all the players who plan on participating!