There is plenty to get excited about at partypoker this weekend thanks to the $300,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) Online tournament and the $7.8 million guaranteed Powerfest series kicking off on Sunday, May 1.
Sunday marks the start of the third GPPT Online, a multi-day tournament costing $109 to enter, and featuring a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000. Every day from May 1-9, there are three Day 1s.
Players play for 16 12-minute levels (eight minutes or the turbo), and if they have chips in front of them at the end of the 16th level, they make it through to Day 2 at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 9. Each Day 1 is a freezeout, but players can play in as many Day 1s as they wish. Even if they progress to Day 2. However, only the largest of their stacks is put into play on Day 2, and the others are forfeited.
The inaugural GPPT Online featured a $250,000 guarantee, and was won by "YTheSnaiL", who topped a field of 2,446 players to win $35,000. GPPT Online II was a special edition with a $500,000 guarantee, which was missed by $134,100 and won by "AUSS1E_FISH" for $72,391.
Featherweight Week of the $7.8 Million Powerfest
Sunday is made all the more busier by the first seven events of partypoker's $7.8 million guaranteed Powerfest. Like the previous incarnation of Powerfest, this latest festival is split into four different "weight" categories that fit in with partypoker's boxing themed touraments.
Week 1 is the Featherweight week, which means all of the buy-ins, with the exception of the $11 buy-in $50,000 guaranteed Main Event on Sunday, May 8, are $5.50. Despite the low buy-ins, none of the guarantees are less than $5,000, and there is at least one five-figure guarantee every day.
Powerfest Schedule for Sunday, May 1
|1 p.m.||Powerfest 001: $5,000 Gtd Freezeout||$5.50||$5,000|
|3 p.m.||Powerfest 002: $5,000 Gtd Freezeout||$5.50||$5,000|
|5 p.m.||Powerfest 003: $10,000 Gtd Freezeout||$5.50||$10,000|
|7 p.m.||Powerfest 004: $25,000 Gtd Freezeout||$5.50||$25,000|
|8 p.m.||Powerfest 005: $5,000 Gtd Bounty Turbo||$5.50||$5,000|
|9 p.m.||Powerfest 006: $5,000 Gtd 6-Max Turbo||$5.50||$5,000|
|10 p.m.||Powerfest 007: $5,000 Gtd Turbo||$5.50||$5,000|
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