PartyPoker Weekly: A New Sponsored Pro, Last Minute WSOP Satellites, Free Bankrolls and More!
Hello there gentle reader and welcome to the latest edition of the PartyPoker Weekly where we bring you details of all things PartyPoker related from the past seven days. This week we reveal the new sponsored pro player, an update on the Championship Challenge, last ditch World Series of Poker satellites and more besides.
"Mad" Marvin Rettenmaier Joins Team PartyPoker!
PartyPoker have added to their stable of professional players by acquiring the services of "Mad" Marvin Rettenmaier. The 25-year old German is ever present in the biggest live tournaments across Europe and will now be seen flying the PartyPoker flag whenever he is in action.
Originally from Stuttgart but now residing in London, Rettenmaier is one of the most popular players on the live tournament circuit and is always seen either with his trademark smile and /or his guitar! At the felt he is a formidable opponent for anyone who he faces and has so far accumulated almost $1,700,000 in live tournament winnings.
"I am pleased to join Team PartyPoker.com. It feels like a natural move for me and I am looking forward to representing them in WPT events and beyond," said Rettenmaier.
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Head To The 2012 WSOP With PartyPoker
There is less than a month left if you want to win yourself a package to the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event worth $14,000!
Qualifiers are only open on PartyPoker and will run right up to June 17 so time is running out if you want to claim a $14,000 package, which consists of:
- $10,000 WSOP Main Event buy-in
- $2,000 spending money
- Hotel accommodation in Las Vegas for 10 nights
Daily freeroll qualifier tournaments are running so you could win your package for absolutely no financial outlay at all. There are also a plenty of other satellite tournaments running that have buy-ins ranging from just $2 to $80 that feed into the weekly $700+$50 WSOP Satellite.
This particular tournament kicks off at 14:50 ET every Sunday and awards one $14,000 package for every 20 entrants! bag yourself a seat and you will be joining the rest of Team PartyPoker.com in Las Vegas!
Running between May 14 and midnight on July 1, the Championship Challenge will give you the chance to walk away with a cool $100,000 cash prize. For every 10 PartyPoints you earn you will be randomly awarded one of 64 different football players, each of which award you a prize. These prizes include freerolls with prize pool ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 and instant cash prizes of between $1 and $20.
There are special prizes awarded for completing full teams too. For example, find yourself with the goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker for England and $50 will be credited to your PartyPoker account, while doing the same for the Polish team will net you a bankroll-boosting $1,200!
Furthermore, massive prizes are awarded for completing full groups. Each group has four teams in it, each with four players in each team and your reward for filling group D is $2,000, Group C — 3,000; Group B — $1,000 and Group A — $7,000. However, complete all four groups, that is all 64 players, then $100,000 is all yours!
You can earn up to 100 footballers per day and your first footballer is awarded when you earn just 5 PartyPoints! There are a finite number of footballers available and this number will be visible on a ticker inside the PartyPoker software.
For more details on the amazing Championship Challenge check out their dedicated pages.
WPT National Series Madrid
The World Poker Tour is heading to the Spanish capital of Madrid from June 28 through July 1 for what should be an absolutely unmissable tournament; the WPT National Series Madrid.
The Gran Casino Madrid is the venue for the $2,250 Main Event and you could be heading there for absolute nothing by winning yourself a superb $4,000 package. Each package consists of:
- $2,250 Main Event buy-in
- Hotel accommodation for five nights
- $750 spending money
Satellites will be running on PartyPoker until June 10 so you have just over a month to bag one of these $4,000 packages but time flies when you are having fun so log on and get winning your ticket today!
Each day there will be a WPT National Madrid Freeroll where the top 25 players progress to the next available WPT National Madrid Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy tournament; a $1 rebuy event that feeds into a $22.50+$2.50 satellite. This particular tournament takes place daily at 13:55 ET and in turbo format on Sundays at 11:15 ET and for every $225 in the prize pool one seat is awarded to the $200+$25 WPT Madrid Satellite.
Every Sunday at 13:55 ET this final satellite will take place and one package will be paid out for every $4,000 in the prize pool; with one package guaranteed by PartyPoker.
Help Yourself To a Free $50 Bankroll!
Thanks to the special relationship between PokerNews and PartyPoker you can help yourself to a free $50 bankroll! That is correct, $50 absolutely free.
All you need to do is follow the simple steps below, and $50 is all yours to keep!
- Download the PartyPoker software through PokerNews
- Create a new PartyPoker account and enter the bonus code "UKFREE50"
- Fill in the registration form in the PartyPoker cashier
- Return to PokerNews and fill in our small registration form
- Check your email inbox for a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have received the confirmation email, $20 will be placed in your PartyPoker account. You must earn at least 40 PartyPoints before you will be able to withdraw the free $20. If you do not earn 40 PartyPoints within 60 days, the initial $20, or whatever remains of it, will be forfeited. PartyPoints are earned at a rate of two PartyPoints per $1 in rake or tournament fees, so earning 40 within 60 days is easy.
Once you have earned 40 PartyPoints a further $30 will be deposited into your account bringing the total free cash amount to $50. You must then generate 160 points before you can cash out any of the the $30 and must do so within 120 days otherwise the $30, or the remainder of it will be forfeited.
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