PartyPoker Weekly: PokerFest Begins & Tony G at the Caesars Cup
This week in the PartyPoker Weekly, we'll tell you all about the start of the inaugural PokerFest, how to win your way to the World Poker Tour, and the latest from Tony G’s blog where he discusses going up against Phil Hellmuth and his Team America at the Caesars Cup
PartyPoker PokerFest Kicks Off With a Bang
The first ever event of the Party Poker PokerFest has finally entered the record books and it was a total of 1657 players who made for a $331,400 prize pool in the $215 $300K Guaranteed opening event.
The eventual winner was ”Kaeresen and they took home $64,623 for their 1st place finish. Three other PokerFest events also took place today and it is already shaping up to be one of must-play tournament series on the poker calendar.
The PokerFest features 47 championships events over a two week series which takes place from Oct. 23 through Nov. 6. There is a massive $3 million in guarantees on offer during the PokerFest and it is already set to become one of the staple series on the online tournament calendar.
PartyPoker Pokerfest 2011
- $3,000,000 guaranteed prize pool
- A total of 47 events
- When: Oct. 23 through Nov. 6
- $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event on the Nov. 6
- Qualify for as little as $1 from now
Satellites to several of the PokerFest events are now running in the PartyPoker client, with qualifiers starting as low as $1. Turn your $1 investment into a shot at a $1 million dollar prize pool in the PokerFest Main Event on Nov. 6!
See Tony G’s Blog to watch a video of him challenging the poker world to take him on in the PartyPoker PokerFest where he says, “47 events, $3 Million up for grabs, see if you can take some of that money away. Anything you win you will be stealing from me!”
Tony G And The Caesars Cup
The 2011 Caesars Cup recently came to a close during the 2011 WSOPE and Tony G was there as part of Team Europe who went up against Team America. Before the event kicked off, Tony G had a few things to say about the Phil Hellmuth led American team:
I am going to tilt the hell out of America’s captain Phil Hellmuth – he’ll want to avoid me like the plague… The Americans are drawing their pensions, half of their first choices couldn’t even leave their retirement homes to travel. Jason Mercier? Heard he is lucky, I prefer Isabelle Mercier? Daniel Negreanu – nippy Chihuahua, he’ll whine more about being homesick when I have finished with him. Johnny Chan, I prefer Jackie Chan – rush hour – time to get on your bike Johnny. Ben Lamb…to the slaughter! They are all lambs and Ben will be silenced.
While Tony G was his usual confident self prior to the tournament, Team America ended up winning the event and we are sure Tony G will have something to say on his blog about the loss sometime this week.
Win Your Way to The WPT
Time is running out to win your way to the WPT Amneville which takes place on Nov. 1. A package which includes $5,000 buy-in to the Main Event, $1,100 spending money, hotel accommodation and the famous PartyPoker hospitality can be won for only a pittance of the enormous value so be sure to hit the felt at PartyPoker over the next week to lock up a package.
After players return from Amneville, the spotlight will descend upon the Czech Republic as WPT Bohemia kicks off from Nov. 18. The $2,150 event is very affordable and in a beautiful location so is set to attract players of all bankrolls and skill levels. A $2,000 tournament package is currently up for grabs on PartyPoker and includes buy-in, hotels and some spending money.
WPT Prague is the latest stop on the World Poker Tour, and is set to become a welcomed addition to the tour. Taking place from Dec. 1, there is still plenty of time to head over to PartyPoker and lock up a $7,500 package which includes the Main Event buy-in, hotel accommodation and $1,300 in spending money.
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