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It Benefits to Qualify Early for the PartyPoker Millions

Party Poker has announced it will host a £5,000,000 guaranteed tournament next April and is offering incentives to encourage players to qualify early.

PartyPoker MillionsParty Poker has announced it will host a £5,000,000 guaranteed tournament next April and is offering incentives to encourage players to qualify early.

Next year´s PartyPoker Millions is going to be a colossal affair. The multi-venue tournament has got a £5 million guaranteed prize pool and guarantees £1 million to the winner – a fantastic return for an event that only costs £550 to enter.

In addition to the massive prize pool, PartyPoker and its live partner Dusk till Dawn is giving away more than £55,000 to the first one hundred players who qualify for Day 2 of the event – effectively giving players back their buy-ins.

Although the final of the PartyPoker Millions may still be more than six months away, the first live Day 1s take place this coming Sunday at the Dusk till Dawn Club in Nottingham, while online Day 1s start on Tuesday at [geolink href=””]PartyPoker[/geolink].

The Concept of the Party Poker Millions

Back in the day when Party Poker was the world´s largest online poker site, the PartyPoker Millions was an annual event. Following the passage of UIGEA, the value of the site´s premier tournaments fell substantially. However, recently Party Poker has bounced back, and last weekend completed its [geolink href=”″]biggest ever PowerFest series[/geolink] before heading off to the Caribbean for a [geolink href=”″]$2 million guaranteed live event[/geolink].

Next April´s PartyPoker Millions will have multiple Day 1s, a variety of Day 2s, and culminate in a four-day finale at the Dusk till Dawn Poker Club from Thursday 20 April to Sunday 23 April. The Day 1s that have been announced at present include:

  • Sunday October 2 – Dusk till Dawn 2:00pm.
  • Tuesday October 4 – PartyPoker 9:00pm.
  • Sunday October 16 – Dusk till Dawn 3:00pm.
  • Sunday October 30 – Dusk till Dawn 5:00pm.

Three more live Day 1s are also scheduled to take place during the Caribbean Poker Party on November 23 and 24. Players buying into any Day 1 will receive 100,000 chips and play to a blind structure that starts at 250/500 and increases every 30 minutes (every 16 minutes online).

At the end of fourteen levels, surviving players carry their chip stacks into Day 2, where the blinds are rolled back to 2,500/5,000. Players also have the option of buying directly into Day 2 for £5,300 in return for which they will receive a starting stack of 1 million chips. Four Day 2s have been announced to date:

  • Friday November 25 – Caribbean Poker Party.
  • Sunday April 11, 2017 – PartyPoker.
  • Sunday April 18, 2017 – Dusk till Dawn.
  • Monday April 19, 2017 – Dusk till Dawn.

Online satellites to Day 1 of the PartyPoker Millions are run each day at 9:00pm (buy-in £109), with feeder sub-satellites being played hourly (buy-in £22).

The Incentives for Early Qualification

The incentives for early qualification into Day 2 are very straightforward. Players who qualify at Dusk till Dawn of during the Caribbean Poker Party will have £550 in cash thrust into their hands at the end of play. Players who qualify for Day 2 via an online Day 1 will have £550 added to their Party Poker accounts the following day.

There are also extra incentives for players who qualify for Day 3 at the Caribbean Poker Party on Friday November 25. Players who survive the ten levels of play will be given an additional £1,500 cash bonus at the end of play – PartyPoker and Dusk till Dawn keen to point out that none of the incentives will be deducted from the £5 million guaranteed prize pool.

Not Too Late to Qualify for the Caribbean Poker Party

Naturally it will be an advantage to players to attend the Caribbean Poker Party with so much extra cash on the tables and the opportunity to qualify for the final of the PartyPoker Millions as well as play in the WPT Caribbean and $2 million guaranteed PartyPoker Million (no “s” to distinguish the two events).

Every week, Party Poker is hosting phased satellite tournaments guaranteeing a minimum of five packages to the Caribbean Poker Party. The site is also running two leaderboard competitions each week with even more packages up for grabs. However, time is running out if you have not yet won your seat to Punta Cana on November 19, so visit PartyPoker today!