Leading online poker brand www.partypoker.com announced today that German tennis legend Boris Becker is to be the newest ambassador for the brand. To celebrate, partypoker is launching a special tennis-themed promotion on www.partypoker.com, called Beat The Ace, starting on 5th December, giving players the chance to play in four $5,000 freerolls with the overall winner playing Boris live, heads up in Germany for up to $25,000.
Alongside their new partnership, next year will see the new partypoker MILLIONS tournament, guaranteeing £1,000,000 to the winner and boasting the biggest ever guaranteed prizepool in Europe.
Players from Germany and around the world can take their shot online today, with buy-ins from £550, or at the live event at Dusk Till Dawn in April 2017.
Boris Becker, six-time major singles winner, said: “I am equally competitive at the poker table as I was on the tennis court, so I’m really excited to be partnering with partypoker and taking on players around the world. I learnt to play poker a long time ago; it’s a game of skill and perseverance, so I’m hoping to use my experience on the tennis court to my advantage. partypoker has some world class tournaments coming up and I look forward to playing online as well as live at the partypoker MILLIONS in April, so see you there!”
Tom Waters, Group Head at partypoker said: “It’s great to have Boris on board, as he is one of Germany’s, and indeed the world’s most notable sportsmen. Boris’ mental strength and desire to win will make him a tough competitor at the poker table, and I’m sure he’ll test our players as part of the partypoker Tennis Missions promotion! We look to expand our poker offering in Germany for 2017 and I am thrilled that Boris will be our ambassador in this market.”
Alongside Boris Becker, poker professional Jan Jachtmann will join the partypoker team as a sponsored pro. With over $1,500,000 in live career earnings, Jan will be playing the £6,000,000 partypoker MILLIONS in April at Dusk Till Dawn in February plus attend global live events in 2017.
partypoker sponsored pro Jan Jachtmann said: “It is with great pleasure that I join the partypoker team as their newest sponsored pro. I most enjoy playing Omaha after my World Series of Poker PLO bracelet win so look forward to playing this more online. I have watched partypoker grow in 2016 and am ready for 2017 where together we will expand the German online and live market for players.”