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PartyPoker Weekly: Pokerfest Online II Stars This Weekend and Much More!

Pokerfest Online II

Welcome to the latest edition of the ever-popular PartyPoker Weekly, your one-stop shop for all PartyPoker related matters. This week we have details of the Pokerfest Online II festival that begins on April 22, and information about how to get your hands on $100,000 of freerolls each and every month! Interested? We thought you would be! Keep on reading.

Pokerfest II Online Kicks Off This Weekend!

Pokerfest II Online kicks off at 13:30 EDT on Sunday, April 22, with the first of four Pokerfest tournaments scheduled for that day — the $215 buy-in $350,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em event. What a way to get the month long online poker festival under way.

The second edition of the superb online festival boasts no fewer than 47 events between April 22 and May 22 with a staggering $3,500,000 in guarantees and a Main Event that will pay out at least $1,000,000! Along with the 47 tournaments there will be multiple side events taking place between April 22 and May 6, so if tournament poker is your thing then you will only need to play on PartyPoker in the coming month!

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 what PartyPoker says is "a twist." The twist will be revealed in the tournament lobby but expect to see unique structures and added prizes in these special low buy-in tournaments.

Pokerfest II Jackpots

Not only are the prize pools in the Pokerfest events going to be huge but there is also the added bonus of Pokerfest jackpots too! PartyPoker is giving away prizes such as a 2012 World Series of Poker 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.

The full list of jackpots are shown below:

  • 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


There are a leaderboards 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 places with prizes of up to $2,500! In total PartyPoker is adding $50,000 worth of combined prizes to the top performers at Pokerfest Online II.

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$30,000 Guaranteed Weekdays

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For the majority of online poker players Sunday marks the best day for grinding tournaments but thanks to the excellent $30,000 guaranteed tournaments that run during the week on PartyPoker, every day is a good day for tournament players.

Every day between Monday and Thursday at 15:00 EDT there is a $99 buy-in tournament that guarantees a prize pool of at least $30,000! Each tournament is no-limit hold'em and there is the chance to make one rebuy and you can add-on at the break, if you make it that far! If $99 is out of the constraints of your bankroll, then do not worry because there are a plethora of satellites running throughout each day that start at just 10 PartyPoints to enter!

What are you waiting for? Get involved and qualify for these amazing tournaments now!

Phil Laak Wins The PartyPoker Big Game

The PartyPoker Big Game 48-hour cash game was a massive success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who was involved in it and watched it on the live stream. But one man enjoyed it more than most, the eventual winner Phil Laak.

The PartyPoker blog caught up with Laak shortly after the game came to an end and he explained he had been playing for 54 hours!

Check out this video of Laak and all reports into the Big Game on the PartyPoker Blog.

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$100,000 of Freerolls Every Month!

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There are some who say you do not receive anything for nothing in this life, while others famously sang a song about the best things in life being free. Well we think the latter is true and so does PartyPoker, because each month it gives away an almost unbelievable $100,000 in freerolls!

Freerolls are a great way to build a bankroll from scratch because they are completely risk free as they are free to enter. There is a weekly freeroll that is only open to new players who have signed up for a PartyPoker account during the last seven days and it has a huge $1,500 prize pool. Not only that but it is restricted to 5,000 entrants too so you stand a good chance of walking away with some free cash.

Also, each and every day there are $150 freerolls taking place for players around the world. Running between 07:30 and 19:30 EDT, these freerolls are restricted to specific countries so the field are smaller than standard freerolls plus you will be able to chat, needle and trash talk with your fellow countrymen and women to your heart's content! What more could you want?

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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. $50 that you could use to enter some of the Pokerfest II Online tournaments and possibly turn into a huge sum!

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.

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