partypoker has announced a thrilling schedule for the first ever MILLIONS Grand Final which is being held at the magnificent Casino Barcelona from 7th to 15th of April. The MILLIONS Grand Final will feature nine huge tournaments in total with a record €23,000,000 in prize pool guarantees.
Satellites for the €10,300 buy-in Main Event, which comes with a record €10,000,000 guarantee, are already underway on partypoker. Satellites start from just $0.50 with ten $16,000 prize packages guaranteed in the weekly finals.
Among the big names set to compete in Barcelona are partypoker chairman Mike Sexton and partypoker Ambassadors Sam Trickett, Jason Koon, Ike Haxton, Fedor Holz, Joao Simao and Roberto Romanello. Other notable players who will be heading to the Catalan capital include Dusk Till Dawn’s Rob Yong, businessman Paul Newey and Kings Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik who are all confirmed for the various Super High Roller events taking place during the MILLIONS Grand Final.
Raúl Horta, Poker Manager of Casino Barcelona said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural partypoker Millions Grand Final, the festival with the highest guaranteed prizepool in the history of poker tournaments ever held in Europe. Every lover of the game considers Casino Barcelona as one of the world capitals of poker, so who could think of a better venue to fit such an amazing event. For Casino Barcelona, this new festival will be a challenge, taking in account the size of it however we are convinced that our drive and effort will make this festival a resounding success, a truly unique series of tournaments tailored for the most demanding players, and we want to provide them with the very best.”
MILLIONS Grand Final schedule
The MILLIONS Grand Final features nine huge events in all, kicking off with the €1,000,000 guaranteed MILLIONS Open. Day 1a of the €1,100 buy-in event is on Saturday, 7th April and there are four starting flights in total. The first of four single re-entry Super High Roller events also kicks off on 7th April. The first two of these have a €25,000 buy-in while the third event, starting on 9th April, costs €50,000 to enter. The final edition, which kicks off on 10th April, has a €100,000 buy-in. All four of the Super High Rollers come with a €2 million guarantee.
The three-day, €1,000,000 guarantee MILLIONS Grand Final Warm-up event gets underway on 9th April with flight 1a at midday and 1b at 5pm. The single re-entry tournament costs €2,500 to enter.
MILLIONS Grand Final Main Event
The flagship MILLIONS Grand Final Main Event starts on 11th April, features four starting flights in total and boasts a record €10,000,000 guarantee.
Players can qualify now on partypoker.com with online satellites running from as little as $0.50 in the MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona Centrolls. Players can also buy in direct to the daily $22 Quarter-Finals or $109 Semi-Finals, along with weekly $1,050 Finals. Each Final has ten $16,000 prize packages guaranteed which include the €10,300 Main Event buy-in, eight nights’ luxury accommodation at the glamorous Hotel Arts & $500 towards expenses.
There are also five super satellites being held at Casino Barcelona during the event with a total of 225 Main Event seats guaranteed.
At least three players will become instant millionaires during the MILLIONS Grand Final. The winner of the Main Event will bank a life-changing €1.4 million while the runner-up and third-place finisher will take home €1.2 million and €1 million respectively. At least 250 players will be paid in the Main Event, with a minimum payout of €10,000. The top ten finishers in the Main Event will also win a free $5,300 seat for the $20 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online which is being held at the end of the year.
The final two events on the MILLIONS Grand Final schedule are the €2,000,000 guaranteed High Roller and €1,000,000 guaranteed Finale, both of which start on 13th April. The High Roller costs €10,300 to enter while the unlimited re-entry Finale has a €1,100 buy-in. There will also be numerous cash games running throughout the event.
MILLIONS Grand Final live stream
The live stream schedule of the festival will include a number of High Roller and Super High Roller events plus the Main Event. The 9 day stream will run in a minimum of three languages with commentary teams featuring Jesse May and Mikhail Semin. The various events, which are also being televised for later broadcast on TV channels around the world, can be viewed live throughout its 9 days duration on partypoker TV – via the My partypoker LIVE website and smartphone app and the partypoker Twitch channel.
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular poker destinations with hundreds of great beachfront restaurants, bars and clubs right on Casino Barcelona’s doorstep at Port Olimpic. The five star Hotel Arts, where partypoker qualifiers will enjoy an eight-night stay, is one of Europe’s most glamorous hotels and a regular haunt for A-list stars who are visiting Barcelona.
Since its launch, partypoker MILLIONS has made its mark as one of the biggest and most successful poker series ever held. With giant prize pool guarantees and countless ways to qualify online for very small buy-ins, MILLIONS events have proved a massive hit right across the globe. All this year’s events will have guaranteed prize pools of at least $5,000,000 – with several events guaranteeing $10,000,000 or more in total prize money including MILLIONS North America, the Caribbean Poker Party and MILLIONS Online.
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