This is the one you’ve been waiting for – the partypoker MILLIONS. It’s a £5m guaranteed prize pool with at least £1m going to the winner. It’s the brainchild of Rob Yong (owner of Dusk Till Dawn) and this guy thinks BIG! He puts out guarantees that are ‘wowing’ and this one takes the cake.
As you may or may not know, partypoker was launched on August 1, 2001 with only one-table satellites. There were no cash games, no other tournaments, only one-table $22 buy-in qualifying satellites for the partypoker Million (PPM), where the table winner would advance to the semi-finals held nearly six months later. At the semi-finals of the PPM, 100 players won a luxurious cruise for two, got $500 in cash, and played in a poker tournament where the winner would get $1m. The idea of the PPM was to create a ‘wow’ factor in the poker world and develop a loyal player base. It surely did that.
When we launched partypoker, the WPT had not yet been created and Limit Hold’em was the primary game played in all poker rooms. This was the first (and only time to my knowledge) that there was $1m guaranteed to the winner of a Limit Hold’em tournament. That winner turned out to be Kathy Liebert.
Needless to say, as the creator of the original PPM, I am thrilled and delighted to see the return of the partypoker MILLIONS – and it’s far bigger this time around! The finals will take place at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, England April 20-23, 2017. That will be for Days 3-4-5-6. There are numerous ways to qualify both ‘live’ and online on Days 1 & 2 to reach the finals. Go to dusktilldawncasinonottingham.com or partypoker.com and click MILLIONS for qualifying details. And qualifying starts now!
Note: You can only qualify for this amazing tournament online on partypoker (and you can do so every Tuesday). There are numerous places you’ll be able to qualify ‘live’, including Dusk Till Dawn and with other live partners to be named later. Play will start with 200 Big Blinds and winners will carry their chips over to the next round.
The step qualifying, whether live or online, allows players to get into this amazing tournament at an affordable price. Rob Yong and partypoker have created an event with an incredible ‘wow’ factor, a £5m guaranteed prize pool (with £1m guaranteed for the champion), the partypoker MILLIONS! You have to love it.
If you’re ever going to reach out and try to grab the brass ring, this is the time. For most, it’s life-changing money. I don’t know who said it, but it’s true: “You can’t win it unless you’re in it.”
I’m thrilled to be hosting the partypoker MILLIONS. “Thank you” Rob Yong and partypoker for providing this incredible opportunity for poker players. Hope to see you at the finals