Party Poker´s $5,000,000 guaranteed Powerfest series gets underway this coming Sunday with a unique structure that should appeal to all tournament players.
Powerfest is the new name for Party Poker´s previously successful Pokerfest tournament series – the name having been changed to compliment the weekly Power Series tournament schedule that has been running at Party Poker since last November.
The change of name is not the only thing that is different about the series. More events have been added, the series guarantee has been doubled to $5 million and a tiered structure of buy-ins has been introduced over the four weeks of top grade action.
Also new to the series is a Tournament of Champions. This will involve the winners of the ninety-eight Powerfest events facing off against each other in a special tournament that will award the winner the trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas in the summer.
The Tiered Buy-In Structure
The tournaments within the four weeks of the Powerfest series have been divided into four separate categories – “Featherweight”, “Middleweight”, Heavyweight” and “High Roller” – with each category being allocated a range of buy-ins.
Only tournaments in one category will be played each week. So, for example, during the first week of action – “Featherweight” – all the tournaments have buy-ins of between $5.50 and $11.00. The buy-ins increase as the tournament series progresses:
- Featherweight Week runs from Sunday 21st February to Sunday 28th February with all buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $11.00.
- Middleweight Week starts on Sunday 28th February, when the tournament buy-ins range between $22.00 and $55.00.
- Heavyweight Week gets underway on Sunday 6th March and will include events with buy-ins ranging from $109.00 to $215.00.
- High Roller Week begins on Sunday 13th March and will feature Powerfest tournaments with buy-ins of $530.00 and upwards.
Each week will also have its Main Event on the concluding Sunday. The Main Events have buy-ins equivalent to the top end of that week´s range, with the exception of the High Roller Week Main Event that has a buy-in of $1,050.
Satellites are already in full flow for the higher buy-in Powerfest tournaments, and Party Poker is hosting a special “Missions” promotion throughout the series, in which any player who competes in three of one week´s tournaments automatically receives a ticket to one of the following week´s events.
The Powerfest Tournament of Champions
The winners of each Powerfest tournament will automatically win a seat in the Powerfest Tournament of Champions that takes place on Sunday 28th March. Up for grabs in the Tournament of Champions is a $5,000 prize package that includes flights and five nights’ accommodation for two in Las Vegas and entry into the WPT500 at The Aria.
The winner will also be given $1,000 spending money, a Tournament of Champions belt, a pair of boxing gloves signed by former world boxing champion Carl Froch and have dinner with Party Poker ambassador Mike Sexton while over in Las Vegas. Sexton said of the Tournament of Champions:
I love that Party Poker is introducing the Tournament of Champions element into the new Powerfest. This allows all the winners of each buy-in level to compete for their chance to win the memory of a lifetime. I look forward to hosting the winners in Vegas this summer.
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