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PartyPoker Weekly: Championship Challenge Launches Today, Best High Stakes Players and More!

PartyPoker Weekly

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of the PartyPoker Weekly where PokerNews brings you all of the latest PartyPoker related news and details of news promotions available to you. This week we have the launch of the Championship Challenge, opinions on who the best high stakes players are, poker players and celebrities who may have been separated at birth and more.

Championship Challenge

PartyPoker has unveiled a brand new promotion that will appeal to football fans around the world — the Championship Challenge. Running between May 14 and midnight on July 1, the Championship Challenge will give you the chance to walk away with a cool $100,000 cash prize.

For every 10 PartyPoints you earn you will be randomly awarded one of 64 different football players, each of which award you a prize. These prizes include freerolls with prize pool ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 and instant cash prizes of between $1 and $20.

There are special prizes awarded for completing full teams too. For example, find yourself with the goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker for England and $50 will be credited to your PartyPoker account, while doing the same for the Polish team will net you a bankroll-boosting $1,200!

Furthermore, massive prizes are awarded for completing full groups. Each group has four teams in it, each with four players in each team and your reward for filling group D is $2,000, Group C — 3,000; Group B — $1,000 and Group A — $7,000. However, complete all four groups, that is all 64 players, then $100,000 is all yours!

You can earn up to 100 footballers per day and your first footballer is awarded when you earn just 5 PartyPoints! There are a finite number of footballers available and this number will be visible on a ticker inside the PartyPoker software.

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The Top Five High Stakes Players

The PartyPoker Blog invited Josef Rantamäki to write a guest post for them last week and the PokerBlog writer decided to touch on the subject of who the five best high stakes poker players in the world currently are.

There is no prize for guessing who he says is the best in the world, nor the second really but we think positions three-through-five are certainly open for debate.

What do you think?

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Head To The 2012 WSOP With PartyPoker

The 2012 World Series of Poker is just weeks away and you could be heading to Las Vegas and taking part in poker's biggest and richest tournament of the year — the WSOP Main Event.

Last year's Main Event was won by Pius Heinz who walked away with more than $8,700,000 and was instantly thrust into the poker community's limelight. This year it could be you if you manage to secure yourself a WSOP package worth $14,000!

Qualifiers are open on PartyPoker and will run right up to June 17 so there is still plenty of time to win a $14,000 package, which consists of:

  • $10,000 WSOP Main Event buy-in
  • $2,000 spending money
  • Hotel accommodation in Las Vegas for 10 nights

There are daily freeroll qualifier tournaments taking place so you could win your package for absolutely no financial outlay at all. There are also a plenty of other satellite tournaments running that have buy-ins ranging from just $2 to $80 that feed into the weekly $700+$50 WSOP Satellite.

This particular tournament kicks off at 14:50 ET every Sunday and awards one $14,000 package for every 20 entrants!

Someone has to become this year's WSOP Main Event champion, and it could be you who is that person; sporting PartyPoker colors.

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Twelve Poker Players and Celebrities Separated At Birth

You can always trust the PartyPoker Blog to inject some fun and humor into proceedings and their latest tongue-in-cheek piece is hilarious! Seth Shafer has taken a look at the poker world and compared 12 of them to celebrities.

Some of them are uncanny, such as Freddy Deeb and Danny DeVito, Jeff Lisandro and Tony Soprano and our favourite TJ Cloutier and Estelle Getty from the Golden Girls!

Take a look at them all in this excellent blog post!

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Boost Your Bankroll With a Weekly $5,000 Freeroll

PartyPoker players can participate in an exclusive $5,000 freeroll every single week; a reward for their continued loyalty. The $5,000 Bankroll Booster freeroll takes place every Sunday at 14:30 ET and gaining entry to it has never been so easy.

If you want to play in the $5,000 Bankroll Booster Freeroll then simply make a deposit before Sunday at 14:30 ET using the bonus code BOOSTER and you will be given a free seat to the next available tournament. Should you not want to make a deposit then you will be able to play in the freeroll if you earn just five PartyPoints during the week prior to the freeroll taking place. We told you it was easy

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Help Yourself To a Free $50 Bankroll!

Thanks to the special relationship between PokerNews and PartyPoker you can help yourself to a free $50 bankroll! That is correct, $50 absolutely free.

All you need to do is follow the simple steps below, and $50 is all yours to keep!

  • Download the PartyPoker software through PokerNews
  • Create a new PartyPoker account and enter the bonus code "PN50FREE"
  • Fill in the registration form in the PartyPoker cashier
  • Return to PokerNews and fill in our small registration form
  • Check your email inbox for a confirmation email from free50@pokernews.com

Once you have received the confirmation email, $20 will be placed in your PartyPoker account. You must earn at least 40 PartyPoints before you will be able to withdraw the free $20. If you do not earn 40 PartyPoints within 60 days, the initial $20, or whatever remains of it, will be forfeited. PartyPoints are earned at a rate of two PartyPoints per $1 in rake or tournament fees, so earning 40 within 60 days is easy.

Once you have earned 40 PartyPoints a further $30 will be deposited into your account bringing the total free cash amount to $50. You must then generate 160 points before you can cash out any of the the $30 and must do so within 120 days otherwise the $30, or the remainder of it will be forfeited.

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