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BlogNews Weekly: PokerStars Introduces Bounty Builders, Poker Tips, and Gladiator

Dermot Blain


  • Love bounty tournaments? Learn about the Bounty Builders in this week's BlogNews Weekly.

  • Just learning poker? Discover some great tips in the BlogNews Weekly.

  • How does $4,000 for free sound? Learn about the Gladiator promotion at partypoker.

Each week, PokerNews brings you insight into the happenings at the major poker sites. Featuring the most popular blog posts, BlogNews Weekly is your one-stop shop for all your poker blog highlights.

This week, BlogNews Weekly brings you highlights from the latest PokerStars, Full Tilt, and partypoker blogs.

PokerStars Introduces Bounty Builders

PokerStars announced the repackaging of its popular full-ring progressive-jackpot tournaments under a new name called Bounty Builders.

For those of you not familiar with these style of tournaments, half the buy-in is dedicated towards a progressive-knockout. This means whens you knock an opponent out of the tournament, half the bounty assigned to that player is immediately rewarded to your bankroll, while the other half is added to your personal bounty amount. Likewise, your opponents become more valuable to knockout if they have already eliminated a player themselves and thus increased their bounty you can collect.

Bounty Hunters run 18-times per day with buy-ins ranging from $0.55 to $215, each with a sizable guaranteed prize pool. Saturdays become more unique as instead of just half of the buy-in going towards a bounty, it is increased to 75% instead. This makes knocking out your opponents more valuable than the other days of the week.

Read more about Bounty Hunters on the PokerStars Blog.

Poker Tips For Beginners

In an effort to become a more recreational site, the Full Tilt Blog is giving poker tips to help poker players improve their game.

Full Tilt's Dermot Blain provides some excellent tips for players just learning the game in a blog entry titled, Poker Strategy Tips – Online and Live Poker.

We don't want to let all the secrets out of the bag, but the topics that are covered include pitfalls and remedies, preparation, practice, becoming a sponge, mind-set, and learning how to not overplay or underplay hands.

Learn more on the Full Tilt Blog about poker tips for beginners.

Become a Gladiator at partypoker

Partypoker is challenging its players to become a Gladiator, which comes with huge rewards including freeroll tickets and cold hard cash up to $4,000.

The partypoker Blog titled Are You Ready to Become a Gladiator? discusses how loyalty can pay off. Even the lowest volume player can earn something, including a ticket to a $250 freeroll just by earning one party point on five separate days in December.

It will take a true gladiator to earn the highest reward, however. Partypoker set the bar high, with players needing to earn at least 1,200 party points on 30 separate days to be able to claim the highest prize available of $4,000.

BlogNews Weekly: PokerStars Introduces Bounty Builders, Poker Tips, and Gladiator 101

There are many different rewards for stages in between the lowest and highest prizes. You can check out the chart above or head to the partypoker Blog to see what you can set your sites on achieving in November in the Gladiator promotion.

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