The Big Game returns to partypoker on Sunday 5th May and brings with it a huge $1 million guaranteed prize pool. For the first time since its launch, Big Game is being played as a “Phased” tournament, but what is a phased tournament?

Think of Phased tournaments in the same way as you would a major live poker event with its multiple starting flights or Day 1s. The Big Game features Phase 1s costing $530 to buy into, although you can win your way into a Big Game Phase 1 from only $1.10.

Players in a Big Game Phase 1 tournament sit down with 50,000 chips and play to a blind structure that increases every six-minutes; one re-entry is permitted. The Phase 1s conclude when only one player remains or at the completion of the 24th level, whichever comes first.

Progress from a Big Game Phase 1 and your chip stack is automatically uploaded to The Big Game: $1M Gtd [Final Phase] on Sunday 5th May at 20:00 CET. You can play in as many Big Game Phase 1s as you wish, but it is only possible to take your largest stack through with you to the final; all other stacks are forfeited.

Of course, some of you may want to forgo the Phase 1s and buy into the Final Phase direct and this is possible. The Big Game: $1M Gtd Final Phase costs $5,200 to buy into and for that you receive a stack of 500,000 chips and play to a 15-minute clock starting at 2,500/5,000/600a. The final phase is a freezeout.

Your Route Into the $1 Million Gtd Big Game; $55 Ticket Deposit Offer

We have a special limited-time offer for you that puts a $55 Big Game Feeder ticket into your account. Log into your partypoker account and make a deposit of at least $50 using the bonus code “BIGGAME” and we will credit your account with a Big Game Feeder ticket worth $55 that you can use to try and win a $530 ticket for a Big Game Phase 1.

Check out the list below to see the various stages you can buy into the $1 million guaranteed Big Game.

  • Feeder Ticket costing $1.10 to enter and paying out $5.50 tickets
  • The Big Game Sub Feeder costing $5.50 to enter and paying out $55 tickets
  • The Big Game Feeder costing $55 to enter and paying out $530 tickets
  • The Big Game: $1M Gtd [Phase 1] costing $530 to enter
  • The Big Game: $1M Gtd [Final Phase] costing $5,200 to enter

Previous Big Game Winners

Our first Big Game took place on Sunday 30th December 2018 and saw Canada’s “TIMEXCNT” outlast 191-opponents and walk away with $195,788 after a heads-up deal with “iluvia71” who secured a $184,511 payout.

Sunday 24th February 2019 saw 196-entries processed and they were all outlasted by Canad’s “RPILON” who defeated Brazilian “drakeonne” heads-up to scoop a cool $203,900.

Will it be you who the partypoker blog is writing about after this latest edition of the $1 million guaranteed Big Game?

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