Partypoker Unveils Four-Time World Champion Boxer Carl Froch as Ambassador
Four-time world champion boxer, Carl "The Cobra" Froch, is a new brand ambassador for partypoker after the leading online poker site announced his new role on Monday, November 9, a day after Iaron Lightbourne secured the largest payday of his career by winning the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour UK Main Event for £200,000.
Thirty-eight-year-old Froch, who won 33 of his 35 fights (24 by knockout), will represent partypoker at live events and will play online at partypoker as part of the site's "For the People" remit. Froch's appointment gives partypoker players the opportunity to lock horns with the man once called Britain's best pound-for-pound boxer.
As part of Froch's appointment, partypoker has revamped its multi-table tournament schedule and renamed certain tournaments with a boxing twist.
Players can now play in The Jab, a $5,000 guaranteed tournament that only costs $5.50 to buy into, up to the $150,000 guaranteed Main Event. The new schedule, referred to as the Power Series, has 158 tournaments each week, with combined guarantees of $1,284,000.
|Category||Buy-ins||Number of MTT||Guaranteed|
|Ticket Brawls||$5.50-$55||5||230 x $109 tickets|
Play Against Froch for a Share of $100,000
Froch is taking on 99 partypoker players in a $100,000 guaranteed online tournament to help celebrate his new ambassador role. Potential Froch opponents can qualify for the special tournament, held on December 13, now through December 6 with the top 99 players winning a seat alongside Froch in the $100,000 guaranteed event.
Of his appointment, Froch said: "I've been mentally preparing for this tournament just the same as any of my world title fights – I intend to win and as the Ambassador for partypoker I best not let the side down! I love the new partypoker guarantees and hope it will attract a new audience to playing poker online. 'Poker for the People' is what we're aiming for, anyone can have a go, and if you fancy your luck against me then bring it on, I'll see you at the table in December!"
Golan Shaked, the Director of Games for partypoker, welcomed Froch to the team and is excited for the new Power Series.
"The new Power Series guarantees are the next step in our Poker for the People strategy, creating a format that is easily accessible to all, with knockout value for every level of player. It's great to have Carl on board, he is one of the World's best sportsmen and bringing his competitive spirit to the poker table will be a great test for our players."
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