PartyPoker Revamps MTT Schedule; Launches Two New Sunday Majors
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There is a new-look tournament schedule at PartyPoker that sees hundreds more tournaments take place every week, including a pair of new Sunday majors. The revamped schedule is live in the PartyPoker lobby; here is what you can expect to see.
The $150,000 Guaranteed Sunday Party
Starting February 5, there is a new flagship tournament hitting the PartyPoker tables: The Sunday Party. Costing $109 and featuring a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool, The Sunday Party is by far the site's biggest guaranteed tournament. In the early weeks, especially, The Sunday Party could be incredible value because other $109 buy-in tournaments at PartyPoker rarely exceed $70,000.
A totally overhauled satellite system will help PartyPoker reach the required number of entrants, especially as those satellites start at only $0.01. More PartyPoker's satellites soon…
The $50,000 Sunday Carnival
If you can't afford the $109 Sunday Party buy-in or your attempts to win your way in fall flat, you may want to turn your attention to The Sunday Carnival. This $22 buy-in event boasts a $50,000 guarantee on its prize pool, and it follows the same structure, except its blinds increase every eight minutes compared to 12 minutes for the Sunday Party.
Again, there are satellites galore for the Sunday Carnival. Both events shuffle up and deal at 7:05 p.m. GMT on Sunday, and take place over two days. Day 1 ends when only 16 players remain, with those survivors returning to the tables at 8:05 p.m. GMT on the following Monday.
Longer Expiry Dates on Satellite Wins
PartyPoker collates feedback from its players via social media and other channels, and the recommendations and suggestions it received have resulted in a complete overhaul of the site's satellite tournament offerings.
First, the expiry dates for most satellite have been extended from seven days to as long as 45 days to give players more flexibility. Second, most satellites do not automatically register you for the target tournament. This was previously a major issue with PartyPoker players, particularly those that played the phased satellites. Some satellites will auto-reg, but these are clearly marked in the tournament's lobby.
You'll also find hundreds more satellites that were on the previous schedule, with satellites feeding into all of PartyPoker's Daily Legends and Supers tournaments.
Daily Legends and Supers Galore
Daily Legends now start between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. GMT instead of mostly being concentrated during peak European hours. This not only opens the door for more South American and Canadian – not Ontarians though, as they have their own site – players to enjoy larger guaranteed tournaments, but means there is usually a Daily Legend event in play whenever you fire up PartyPoker.
The Daily Legends, which are PartyPoker's daily tournaments but with juicier guarantees, now also run seven days per week, with the $215 buy-in $30,000 guaranteed Big Weekend being a new addition on Saturdays.
Supers are like Daily Legends on steroids, as they feature bigger guarantees. These now run on Fridays and Saturdays with buy-ins from $5.50 to $530.
Weekly Guarantees Exceed $3 Million
PartyPoker's standard tournament offering has increased substantially across all buy-in levels. The Super Micro limits ($0.11 to $0.49) now have hundreds more tournaments every week. While freerolls are fun, many people do not consider them a true representation of a poker tournament because people play crazy due to having no vested financial interest. Now those players can experience a proper poker tournament for as little as $0.11.
Heading to the tournament lobby reveals more turbo-structured games than on the old schedule. However, the same reduced late registration and limited re-entries remain, as do the favourable blind structure that keeps the average stack size at a playable level.
Overall, the new PartyPoker tournament schedule looks superb, with far more choices than ever before, and it should be a hit with the site's players. Why not check it out today?