You may have read that the PokerNews Cup returns this November and brings with it a massive €200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Taking place at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic and costing €250 to enter, the 2015 PokerNews Cup Main Event is one of best-value live events that you can play this year. It will be even better value if you manage to win one of the four PokerNews Cup packages, each valued at €1,100, by taking down the PokerNews-exclusive freerolls at partypoker.
The four freerolls run at 2:00pm ET (7:00pm BST) on September 16, September 30, October 14 and October 28 at partypoker and are only open to players who created their partypoker accounts via PokerNews’ link and who have made a deposit of at least $25 during the current year. If this describe you, you’re eligible to play in the freerolls where the champion walks away with:
- €250 buy-in to the PokerNews Cup Main Event
- €400 paid into your partypoker account for flight and spending money
- Three-nights’ accommodation at the King's Hotel
If you don’t have a partypoker account, simply sign-up to partypoker through PokerNews and make a deposit of $25 or more and you can play in each of these four amazing freerolls, and also receive a 100% first deposit bonus up to £250!
Good luck and we hope to see you in the Czech Republic in November!
All-New Pokerfest Returns to partypoker
Satellite tournaments for the 2015 edition of Pokerfest can now be found in the partypoker lobby and we urge you to get involved in some of them. Why? Because this year’s Pokerfest is bigger and better than ever before thanks in part to partypoker adding a live poker element to be held at Dusk Till Dawn (DTD).
Pokerfest Online runs from September 27 until October 11 and during that time at least $2.5 million is to be distributed across 80 events. The grand finale, the 2015 Pokerfest Online Main Event, takes place October 11, costs $250 to enter and has a whopping $300,000 guarantee.
The inaugural Pokerfest Live kicks off slightly earlier than the online events, running at DTD from August 2 through September 6 and guarantees £620,000 across 10 exciting tournaments including a £300+£30 buy-in Main Event with a £300,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Qualifiers, starting as low as $0.10, for both Pokerfest Online and Live can now be found in the partypoker lobby along with some Pokerfest-specific missions and the chance to win Golden Chips that could see you walk away with £15,000!
‘Get 10 free chances to qualify for Pokerfest and play for share of $3 million guaranteed’ – each new player upon registration and KYC check will get 10x $1 tickets to a Pokerfest Online qualifying event. This offer is for UK and Canada players only and will run 1st July – 11 October.
Partypoker first launched in 2001 and at one time was the leader in online poker. Partypoker is still one of the largest online poker sites in the world and their software has been downloaded more than 30 million times.
In March 2011, PartyGaming and sports betting giant bwin merged to create bwin.party Digital Entertainment, the world’s largest publically listed gaming company.
In September 2013, partypoker launched new social networking poker software that incorporates a number of features designed to attract new and casual players including player achievements and the ability to easily see what partypoker friends have recently been up to.
partypoker Bonuses and VIP Scheme
100% Match up to £250 Bonus
Download partypoker via PokerNews and enjoy a 100% match up to £250 first deposit bonus. The bonus is released in 10 chunks, with each chunk being released when you earn the required points. You have 120 days to clear the full bonus.
The bonus clears at a rate of £1 per 12 points earned and you earn 2 points for every $1 you rake or spend on tournament fees.
partypoker VIP Scheme
On March 1, 2015, partypoker revamped its VIP scheme, making it much easier to reach the higher levels of the program. Players still earn points at a rate of 2 points per $1 paid in cash game rake or tournament fees, but the four VIP tiers are now easier to reach.
|Loyalty level||Old points requirement||New points requirement|
|Silver||400 per month||50 per month|
|Gold||1,000 per month||750 per month|
|Palladium||9,000 per quarter||2,000 per month|
Players can spend their points in the Points Store, which like the VIP scheme has been overhauled. Points can be exchanged for casino bonuses of between $5 and $1,000, poker tournament tickets from between $2 and $200 and cash amounts of $50 to $1,000.
The higher your loyalty level the better rewards are available to you.
Games Offered at partypoker
Regardless of what you prefer to play, partypoker has you covered. With cash games running from $0.01/$0.02 and increasing up to $5/$10 you will find a game to suit your bankroll and skill levels.
There are plenty of freeroll tournaments at partypoker and events with buy-ins ranging from as low as $0.10 and increasing up to its weekly High Roller tournament that has a $500 buy-in.
Games offered at partypoker:
- Limit Hold’em
- No Limit Hold’em
- Pot Limit Omaha
- Omaha Hi/low 8-or better
- Seven Card Stud
- Fast-Fold Poker
Notable partypoker Features
Partypoker is home to fastforward poker, its offering to the world of “fast-fold” poker. When playing fastforward, you can fold if you don’t like your hole cards and are instantly whisked away to a new table with new opponents and a fresh set of hole cards. Don’t like these and you can fold and keep folding until you find a hand that you like!
Other partypoker features include:
- Auto top-up during cash games
- Resizable tables
- Auto rebuy and auto add-on for tournament play
- Preferred seating
- Changeable avatars
Should you experience a problem while playing at partypoker you can contact its support team via email or the live chat feature. Should you wish to try and solve your problem or query yourself, there is an extensive FAQ guide for you to use.