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$40 Million Guaranteed partypoker POWERFEST Begins May 6


The $40 million guaranteed POWERFEST begins on May 6 at partypoker with the first 30 of 366 scheduled events.

POWERFEST runs from May 6 through to May 30 and will see 366 events take place that have combined guaranteed prize pools of $40 million. The festival’s tournaments are split into six categories based on their buy-in, with Micro, Low, Medium, High, High Rollers and Super High Rollers.


CategoryEventsBuy-insTotal guarantees
Micro78$1.10 to $3.30$263,500
Low78$5.50 to $16.50$1,217,000
Medium78$27.50 to $55$4,190,000
High74$109 to $215$9,800,000
High Roller / Super High Roller58$530 to $25,500$27,000,000

Seventeen of the POWERFEST events are considered Championship Events. The winner of each of these special tournaments receives a trophy sent to their home in addition to what should be a substantial cash prize. Thirteen of those Championship Events have prize pools guaranteed to be at least $1 million, with a cool $5 million guaranteed for the $25,500 Super High Roller on May 17.

POWERFEST Championship Event Schedule

DateTime (CET)Buy-inGuaranteeName
Sun 6 May6:00 p.m.$5,200$1,000,000Powerfest #03-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event
 6:00 p.m.$530$1,000,000Powerfest #04-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO
 8:00 p.m.$1,050$1,000,000Powerfest #05-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO
Tue 8 May6:00 p.m.$5,200$1,000,000Powerfest #14-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event 6-Max
Thu 10 May6:00 p.m.$5,200$1,000,000Powerfest #25-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event 6-Max PKO
Sun 13 May6:00 p.m.$5,200$1,000,000Powerfest #42-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event
 6:00 p.m.$530$1,000,000Powerfest #43-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO
 8:00 p.m.$1,050$1,000,000Powerfest #44-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO
Tue 15 May6:00 p.m.$10,300$2,000,000Powerfest #53-SHR: $2M Gtd Championship Event PKO
Thu 17 May6:00 p.m.$25,500$5,000,000Powerfest #64-SHR: $5M Gtd Championship Event
Sun 20 May6:00 p.m.$5,200$1,000,000Powerfest #81-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO
 6:00 p.m.$530$1,000,000Powerfest #82-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event
 8:00 p.m.$1,050$1,000,000Powerfest #83-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO
 8:00 p.m.$215$500,000Powerfest #83-H: $500K Gtd Championship Event PKO
 8:00 p.m.$55$200,000Powerfest #83-M: $200K Gtd Championship Event PKO
 8:00 p.m.$11$50,000Powerfest #83-L: $50K Gtd Championship Event PKO
 8:00 p.m.$2.20$10,000Powerfest #83-Mi: $20K Gtd Championship Event PKO

Three POWERFEST Promotions

partypoker is running a trio of promotions for POWERFEST. The first, which ends on May 3, is a Deposit Draw promotion where anyone depositing at least $10 is entered into a random draw. The randomly selected name then receives a POWERFEST package worth between $179.30 and $36,340 depending on their deposit amount.

 MicroLowMidHighHigh Roller
Single Deposit$10-$99$100-$499$500-$999$1,000-$2,499$2,500+
PrizeTickets to every Micro events ($179.30)Tickets to every Low event ($896.50)Tickets to every Mid event ($3,316.50)Tickets to every High event ($12,200)Tickets to every High Roller event ($36,340)

The Deposit Draw promotion ends on May 3 so you need to hurry if you want to be part of it. Winners are selected on May 4 and will have their prizes credited by 3:00 p.m. CET on the same day.

POWERFEST players have the chance to earn double cashback points on four days of the festival. All that is needed to earn these double points is to play in POWERFEST events on the dates shown below and the partypoker team will look after the rest.

  • Friday 11 May
  • Saturday 12 May
  • Friday 18 May
  • Saturday 19 May

Finally, there are two POWERFEST Leaderboards that award $120,000 worth of MILLIONS Online tickets every week to the best performing players. Players earn points towards the leaderboards by cashing in POWERFEST events with the top 40 points earners in the Low and High categories winning a prize.

High Leaderboard

1-20$5,300 ticket
21-26$530 ticket
27-403 x $109 tickets

Low Leaderboard

1-25 x $530 tickets
3-43 x $530 tickets
5-14$530 ticket
15-213 x $109 tickets
22-262 x $109 tickets
27-40$109 ticket

For the purpose of the POWERFEST Leaderboards, tournaments with buy-ins of $1 to $44 will be considered Low, while $55 or higher buy-ins are regarded as High.

New POWERFEST Satellites

partypoker wants as many people as possible to be able to play in its Super High Roller tournaments so has created satellites into these events.

$5,200 POWERFEST satellites run several times per day until May 20 and award between two and 15x $5,200 tickets. These satellites cost $530 to enter, but it is possible to qualify for them via partypoker’s standard satellite tree, meaning you could be playing in a $5,200 buy-in even for less than a dollar.

There are also satellites for the $10,300 buy-in events on May 6, May 13 and May 14 that cost $1,050 to enter. Again, feeder satellites are available for these games.

Anyone wanting to play in the $25,500 Super High Roller and be able to battle it out for a share of a guaranteed $5 million can qualify for $2,600 in the POWERFEST $25,500 satellites. $215 buy-in feeders run every day until May 17 and you can win your $215 tickets for practically nothing via partypoker’s standard satellites.

Finally, if sit & go tournaments are your fortay, you’ll be delighted to learn partypoker has three different buy-in levels of sit & go POWERFEST satellites. Each are played on six-handed tables where everyone sits down with 500 chips and plays to a hyper-turbo blind structure that increases every two minutes.

  • $37.50 buy-in: Top two win a $109 POWERFEST ticket
  • $74 buy-in: Top two win a $215 POWERFEST ticket
  • $180 buy-in: Top two win a $530 POWERFEST ticket

The third-place finishers win whatever remaining cash there is after the tickets have been awarded.

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  • The first 30 of 366 POWERFEST events kick off at partypoker on Sunday, May 6th.

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