Tournament poker is one of the most exciting formats of the game thanks to it giving players the chance to turn a relatively small investment into a huge cash pile.
It is only natural that players and the poker media focus their attention on the higher buy-in events as this is where the big money is won, but poker isn’t only about giant prize pools and astronomical buy-ins, there is a whole other world out there.
In steps partypoker with the launch of what it calls its Bootcamp tournaments, a series of daily micro stakes events that have combined weekly guarantees of some $63,000 despite the largest buy-in only weighing in at an affordable $2.20.
Keeping with its boxing theme, partypoker has added to the Featherweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight, and High Roller tournaments with a Flyweight division, which are the tournaments making up Bootcamp.
Tom Waters, Group Head of partypoker, said: ““Since the improvement of our tournament offering on partypoker and the launch of Power Series it was also important to ensure our players at the lower stakes buy-in get to experience the same level of quality and variation. Bootcamp allows poker players to buy-in for less than $2.20 and win a share of the $63,000 guaranteed prize pool each week.”
Both hold’em and Omaha tournaments feature in the Bootcamp series, with hold’em events costing between $0.22 and $1.10 to enter, while Omaha specialists can buy into tournaments costing between $1.10 and $2.20.
Although some of the Bootcamp tournaments have small guaranteed prize pools – here’s looking at you $50 guaranteed six-max turbo costing $0.55 – there are some tournaments with much more substantial prizes on offer, including two nightly $1,000 guaranteed hold’em events commanding a still affordable $1.10 buy-in.
In an attempt to give its micro stakes players a broad choice of games, partypoker has added several variants to the Bootcamp series. Players can enjoy re-entry and rebuy hold’em, Omaha, and Omaha hi-low events, bounty tournaments, and Speed Down (where the time between blind levels increases deeper into the tournament).
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