This Sunday sees the rescheduled 2015 Pokerfest kick off at partypoker with the first 12 of 80 online events taking place between 2:00pm on October 25 and 02:30am on October 25. The festival, which was postponed for one month in September, guarantees at least $2.5 million will be won before the 80th and final event takes place on November 8.
The first Pokerfest event is a $10 buy-in no limit hold’em freezeout that features a $5,000 guaranteed prize pool. Several large guaranteed tournaments take place on the opening day including a $109 buy-in no limit hold’em re-entry event with a $60,000 prize pool, a $530 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed High Roller and a $250,000 guaranteed event commanding a $250 buy-in.
partypoker Pokerfest Opening Night Schedule
|Sun 25 Oct||2:00pm||$5,000 Gtd NLH Freezeout||$10|
|Sun 25 Oct||3:30pm||$5,000 Gtd NLH Ante-Up||$35|
|Sun 25 Oct||3:30pm||Mega Sat 40 x Seats GTD to the $250K||$20|
|Sun 25 Oct||5:00pm||$50,000 Gtd NLH Freezout||$109|
|Sun 25 Oct||5:30pm||$2,000 Gtd NLH Heads-Up||$20|
|Sun 25 Oct||6:00pm||$10,000 Gtd NLH Hyper Rebuy||$5|
|Sun 25 Oct||6:30pm||$20,000 Gtd NLH Super Bounty||$50|
|Sun 25 Oct||6:45pm||Mega Sat 10 x Seats GTD to the $100K||$50|
|Sun 25 Oct||7:00pm||$250,000 Gtd NLH Re-Entry||$250|
|Sun 25 Oct||7:30pm||$12,500 Gtd NLH Hyper Rebuy||$10|
|Sun 25 Oct||8:00pm||$60,000 Gtd NLH Re-Entry||$109|
|Sun 25 Oct||8:30pm||$150,000 Gtd NLH High Roller Re-Entry||$530|
|Mon 26 Oct||12:30am||$5,000 Gtd NLH Hyper ½ Price Rebuy||$5|
|Mon 26 Oct||1:30am||$5,000 Gtd NLH Re-Entry||$50|
To encourage players to compete in as many Pokerfest events as possible, partypoker has created a Pokerfest Mission that awards Pokerfest entries to those playing in multiple events. Play 10 Pokerfest events and a $5 Pokerfest entry is given out, increase this to 20 Pokerfest events and a free $10 Pokerfest entry is awarded. Anyone completing 30 Pokerfest events receives a $20 Pokerfest entry for free.
WPT500 UK Begins at Aspers; Online Mega Sat Planned for Sunday
The £1 million guaranteed WPT500 UK gets underway this weekend with the two of three live Day 1s being held at Aspers Casino in Stratford. It marks the first time that Aspers has hosted a WPT500 event and gives players in the vicinity of London the chance to play in prestigious event before heading to Dusk Till Dawn should they progress to Day 2.
Day 1a commences at 2:00pm on Saturday 24 October, with Day 1b taking place at the same time on Sunday 25 October. Should these two flights be unsuccessful, players can return to Aspers on Friday 30 October for a final shot at glory.
Online grinders wanting to win their way to the WPT500 should look out in the partypoker lobby on Sunday at 9:00pm for a special $109 buy-in Mega Satellite that guarantees at least 50 x WPT500 UK seats will be won.
You can download partypoker via UK & Ireland PokerNews and enjoy a 100% match up to £250 bonus when you make your first deposit. Make sure than you enter the bonus code UKPNEWS when making your first deposit to ensure the bonus is credited to your new partypoker account.