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PartyPoker Weekly: Pokerfest Returns, Bad Beat Jackpot Hit and More!

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Hello and welcome to this week's edition of the PartyPoker Weekly, your one-stop shop for all the latest PartyPoker news, views, and gossip! Today we have the terrific news that Pokerfest is returning for its second showing, the Bad Beat Jackpot was hit, how to qualify for the 2012 World Series of Poker, and more! Enjoy.

Pokerfest II Online Kicks Off April 22

PartyPoker has announced that the popular Pokerfest will make a return to the virtual felt and will be bigger and better than ever before! Pokerfest II Online will boast no fewer than 47 events, combined prize pools of at least $3,500,000 and a $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event!

Along with the 47 tournaments there will be multiple side events taking place between April 22 and May 6, meaning PartyPoker is the place to be when it comes to tournament poker.

Pokerfest II Online gets under way at 13:30 EDT on Sunday, April 22, with the first of four events scheduled for that day — the $214 buy-in $350,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em event. Half an hour later, there is a $2,500 guaranteed no-limit hold'em event that costs just 20 PartyPoints to enter then at 14:30 EDT there is a $22 buy-in no-limit hold'em event with a $35,000 guaranteed prize pool. Rounding off the day's action is a $530 event that will see at least $250,000 in prize money be won.

Other highlights include a $99 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event with a $75,000 guarantee, a second $350,000 guaranteed tournament with a $215 buy-in that you can win a seat to for as little as $2.50 and of course the grand finale, the $640 buy-in $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event on Sunday, May 6.

Daily Dollar Side Events

Every day during Pokerfest II there will be two tournaments, each with a $1 buy-in, running at 13:45 and 16:00 EDT that have "a twist." The reason for the inverted commas is the fact nobody knows what these twists will be and they will only be revealed in the lobby at the last minute! Interested? So are we!

Pokerfest II Jackpots

Not only could you be walking away with bags full of cash after your Pokerfest II exploits, but you could also find yourself heading to the 2012 World Series of Poker armed with a package worth $14,000, iPads, and cash bonuses of between $2,500 and $20,000 if you manage to trigger one of the five Pokerfest II jackpots.

  • Win any three Pokerfest II tournaments and you will win $20,000 plus a $14,000 package to the 2012 WSOP Main Event!
  • Reach the final table in any 10 Pokerfest II tournaments and receive $15,000 and a brand new iPad
  • Reach the final table in any five Pokerfest II tournaments and receive $7,500 and an iPad
  • Finish in the money in any 20 of the Pokerfest II tournaments and $5,000 and an iPad will be yours.
  • Cash in any 10 Pokerfest II tournaments and you will win an additional $2,500 and an iPad


If the chance to walk away with a $20,000 bonus and a $14,000 WSOP package is not enough to whet your whistle then how about leaderboards with combined prizes of $50,000? There is a leaderboard for points buy-in, the low buy-in ($6-$33) and high buy-in ($55 and above) tournaments that pay out between 250 and 500 place with prizes of up to $2,500!

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Win Your Seat To Poker's Biggest Tournament For Free!

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PartyPoker is offering its customers the chance to play in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event for free! That is correct, absolutely free! Until June 17 there will be a series of satellites in the PartyPoker lobby that feed into the weekly $750+$50 WSOP Satellite where one in 20 entrants will win a $14,000 package to the 2012 WSOP!

Each package consists of:

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

Feeder satellites into the weekly $750+$50 WSOP Satellite start with a daily WSOP Freeroll and increases in buy-in sizes to $2, $4, $9 and $75+$5. Players can buy-in at any stage but wouldn't it make an amazing story if you won yourself a $14,000 WSOP package from a freeroll entry?

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Bad Beat Jackpot Hit! $90,000 Paid Out To "grujo_grujo!"

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A couple of weeks ago a player with the alias "grujo_grujo" was playing cash games on PartyPoker and got $100 into the middle of the felt holding what he thought was a lock — four-of-a-kind jacks. However, his opponent was sitting there with the extremely unlikely quad kings to crush him. Disappointed with his bad luck "grujo_grujo" simply reloaded and kept on grinding; that was until his checked his PartyPoker balance.

When he looked at his balance he discovered that there was an extra $90,000 showing and it was then and only then that he realized he had triggered the bad beat jackpot with the quads-over-quads hand! Dany Willis from PartyPoker caught up with the lucky loser over on the PartyPoker blog and you can read the full interview to find out more about "grujo_grujo's" bad beat.

A $50 Bankroll For Free!

Would you like a free $50 bankroll? Well thanks to the special relationship between PokerNews and PartyPoker, you can help yourself to a free $50! 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

Once you have received the confirmation email, $20 will be placed into 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 a 60-day time frame is quite an easy task.

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.

Boost Your Bankroll With PartyPoker

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Each and every week you can boost your bankroll with a share of $5,000 thanks to the ongoing Bankroll Booster promotion. The $5,000 guaranteed freeroll runs every Sunday at 14:30 EDT, and you can grab a seat into it absolutely free of charge!

To grab a free seat, simply make a deposit using the bonus code "BOOSTER" and you will immediately be rewarded with a seat in the next available $5,000 Bankroll Booster Freeroll! But if you are not in a position to make a deposit into your PartyPoker account you can earn or win your way into the freeroll very easily.

If you earn just five PartyPoints during the week you will be eligible for a seat. It's very easy to achieve, because PartyPoker awards two PartyPoints per $1 in rake or $1 in tournament fees! There are also daily freeroll qualifiers available, one costs just a single PartyPoint to enter and they run three times per day. The other is a twice daily freeroll for new cash game players.

Get involved now and win a share of $5,000.

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