Bigger and bigger online tournaments are all the rage these days, and today partypoker announced it is increasing the guarantee of its showcase $200 Sunday Major this Sunday, May 11. Normally set at $200,000, partypoker is more than doubling that guarantee to $500,000, and promising a minimum of $100,000 to the winner of the event.
The tournament runs May 11 at 14:00 ET, which is 11:00 a.m. for the west coast, and players can buy in directly in the partypoker client for $200. Also, a number of satellites will offer tickets to the big event for as little as $5 with the Mega-Satellite Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET. 100 seats to the $500,000 Special Event are guaranteed in the satellite, but at only $5, it seems likely there will be more than 100 tickets up for grabs.
Partypoker Team Pros are already excited about the upcoming tournament. “This 500K guaranteed Special Event marks the largest guaranteed tournament to take place at partypoker.com for more than a year,” said “Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier. “While the mega satellite on Sunday offers great value for new players – gotta love super-flat payout structures like that - the direct buy-in option is very grinder-friendly! It’s the kind of offer I haven’t seen at partypoker.com for a while, as anybody who enters the tournament this way is offered a $500 bonus - potentially 40% rakeback for 30 days.”
For partypoker, bumping the guarantee for the special event was a no-brainer. Players on the site were clamouring for bigger tournaments and bigger prize pools. “When players ask, we listen” said Warren Lush in a partypoker press release. In addition to the increased guarantee, partypoker is offering $500 bonuses to people who buy in to the tournament directly, and new players on partypoker who make their first deposit will get 5 x $1 qualifier tickets which can be used to get into satellites for the Special Event, meaning that new players can potentially win $100,000 guaranteed from a free ticket.
Join partypoker through the PokerNews Canada links to take advantage of the 100% deposit bonus.