Although there are few surprises in the schedule for PowerFest X, there´s plenty to keep most players occupied between 28th July and 11th August.
Party Poker has just released the schedule for PowerFest X; and although it is pretty much what players at the site have become accustomed to, there´s enough content in the schedule to keep the majority of players happy. As usual, the schedule consists of multiple events starting simultaneously at a variety of price points; some of which are phased events, and some of which are Championship events.
Yet again there are the $320 PowerFest tournaments that give players the opportunity “to compete for high stakes prizes without having to pay high stakes buy-ins” and yet again the schedule is heavily reliant on progressive knockout (PKO) tournaments in which only half the advertised guarantee is paid to players who cash in the event – the remainder of the guarantee being paid in knockout bounties.
Championship Day is Sunday 11th August
Sunday 11th August will be a day not to miss at Party Poker. In addition to two of the four million dollar Super High Roller events being played that day, the schedule include eight Championship events. The Championship events are equally distributed between NLHE progressive knockout tournaments and PL Omaha tournaments – one of which has a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool.
|PowerFest X – Championship Day Highlights|
|5:00pm||SHR NL Hold´em||$10,300||$1,000,000|
|6:00pm||SHR Phase Final||$5,200||$1,000,000|
|7:00pm||NL Hold´em PKO||$11||$50,000|
|7:00pm||NL Hold´em PKO||$55||$150,000|
|7:00pm||NL Hold´em PKO||$320||$500,000|
|7:00pm||NL Hold´em PKO||$2,100||$750,000|
Other highlights during the series include the $25,500 buy-in Super High Rollers event guaranteed for $2 million and scheduled for Thursday 8th August, and the two $320 PowerFest events scheduled for the opening and middle Sundays of the series, which will undoubtedly crush their modest $300,000 guarantees. There are also seven phased tournaments running during PowerFest X – three during the first week, and four during the second week.
Party Running Special PowerFest Satellite Week
Along with the regular host of satellites feeding into PowerFest events, Party Poker is running a special PowerFest Satellite Week starting next Sunday. The week kicks off with a freeroll tournament guaranteeing $10,000 worth of PowerFest tickets; and, in addition to daily freeroll tournaments with $1,000 worth of tickets in each one, there will also be the usual range of “Added Value” satellites which guarantee a fixed number of seats above what the buy-ins generate.
Players can also win tickets via Party Poker´s PowerFest Spins promotion. The site is running a special version of its three-handed, hyper-turbo Jackpot games with buy-ins of $5 in which players can win $10 in cash or PowerFest tickets worth between $22 and $1,050. Please note, if you win a PowerFest ticket in a special satellite or in a Spins game, it has to be used by the end of the series. The tickets cannot be transferred for regular tournament tickets or for cash.
Business as Usual is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing
The schedule for PowerFest X may lack surprises, but it is in no way underwhelming. There are plenty of opportunities for players to win valuable cash prizes by qualifying for big events via the comprehensive satellite schedule and special promotions. Furthermore, the PowerFest series is not the only good reason to play at Party Poker. The site hosts many different promotions and special offers around the year – the best of which you can read in our review of Party Poker.