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PartyPoker Weekly: Time is Running Out to Qualify For WPT Barcelona

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Qualification for WPT Barcelona Ends March 24

Barcelona is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world, and you could be jetting there armed with a World Poker Tour package valued at $7,000. However, if you want to win your way to Spain, you will have to hurry because qualification ends on March 24.

The WPT returns to Spain in April at the Casino Barcelona for what is sure to be a spectacular event. Everyone who visits Barcelona says the city is amazing, but your trip could be even more special if you return home as a WPT champion.

Check out the PartyPoker lobby where you will see plenty of satellite tournaments for WPT Barcelona. There are daily freerolls, $1 rebuys, $6 freezeouts, $40 freezeouts and the weekly $375 buy-in WPT Barcelona satellite that guarantees at least one package.

Each WPT Barcelona package consists of:

  • $4,600 WPT Barcelona Main Event buy-in
  • Six nights accommodation from April 4-10
  • $1,000 spending money
  • $150 hospitality

The final satellite runs at 13:55 ET on Sunday, March 24, so don't miss out on what could the poker trip of a lifetime.

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Participate in The Contender Promotion and Win Heavyweight Prizes

The Contenders promotion will see someone walk away with the lion's share of $12,000 — through freeroll tournaments — and bragging rights over their peers.

The six freerolls have prize pools ranging from $2,000 to an even more impressive $12,000. Gaining access to the freerolls is a simple task, earn the required number of points (as shown in the table below) and a seat to a freeroll tournament will be awarded for the next month.

Weight ClassPoints RequirementPrize pool

By earning just a single PartyPoint during the month, you will gain access to a $2,000 freeroll. Get your grind on and generate 1,000 PartyPoints at the poker tables, and you will be able to step into the ring of a $12,000 freeroll. PartyPoints are awarded at a rate of two points per $1 paid in rake or tournament fees so your first freeroll entry only costs $0.50 in rake.

The freerolls will take place on the second Saturday of the month, so make sure you keep your diary free so you can attempt to bag yourself some free cash. Keep your guard up, roll with the punches, and good luck!

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Win a Cash Bonus Every Week in the FastForward Challenge

FastForward Poker, PartyPoker's offering to the "fast-fold" world, allows players to play hundreds of hands per hour thanks to their being seating in a player pool rather than at one fixed table. Instead of having to wait for a new hand to be dealt, players can click the "Forward Fold" button and be whisked from their seats to a new table with new cards and players.

This means that waiting for premium holdings are a thing of the past and it is now easier than ever before to play several hundred of hands per hour! Being able to play more hands per hour potentially increases your hourly win rate, and thanks to a new promotion focused around FastForward Poker, your hourly rate could be boosted even further.

The FastForward Challenge could see you awarded a poker bonus of between $5 and $100 just for playing FastForward poker. Earn just a single point on four days across the week and a $5 poker bonus will find its way to your account. Earn one point every day for seven days, and this bonus increases to $10.

The maximum bonus this promotion yields is $100, awarded to anyone who earns 100 points per day for seven consecutive days. Points are awarded per $1 paid in rake. What's more, FastForward Poker plays so fast that you will be plowing through hands in such a rapid fashion that the points will just rack up.

Points Per DayFour days in a weekSeven days in a week
One point per day$5 poker bonus$10 poker bonus
Five points per day$15 poker bonus$20 poker bonus
25 points per day$35 poker bonus$40 poker bonus
50 points per day$45 poker bonus$50 poker bonus
100 points per day$75 poker bonus$100 poker bonus

As an added incentive to grind, PartyPoker will award you with an extra cash bonus if you qualify for a bonus for 12 weeks in a row.

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Like Free Cash? Here, Have $50!

PartyPoker is offering PokerNews customers a free $50 to try out its superb offering of cash games and tournaments. This free $50 offer cannot and will not last forever, so we urge you to take advantage of it sooner rather than later, otherwise you may miss out on some free poker cash!

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

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

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