Partypoker Powerfest: $15 million guaranteed
The 2018 edition of Powerfest begins on January 21st, and has a $15 million prize pool guaranteed for the series. The series will feature 17 smaller buy-in events with buy ins of $5.50 or less, 49 separate events with buy ins ranging from $11 to $55, and a further 81 events with buy ins ranging from $109 to $5,200. The 2018 version of this popular festival will also see more game varieties represented, rather than the traditional, mostly Hold’em-based schedule.
The series will run until February 4th and includes two event which have guarantees of $500,000, which will take place on the 21st and 28th of January. The final day will include three events with guarantees of $1 million. Promotions which also be running alongside the Powerfest series, making for a special start to the year for tournament players at partypoker.
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XL Blizzard Series at 888Poker
Between the 18th and 28th of January, online tournament players at 888Poker will be treated to 34 tournaments which form the XL Blizzard series. The full schedule has not yet been released, but there will be several different formats and sizeable guarantees involved, including an $80,000 guaranteed event, a $250,000 High Roller event and a $1 million prize for the Main Event.
In addition to the guaranteed prizes on offer, there will be a promotional event which awards any player who wins two events a cash sum of $1,000. Three wins gets you $10,000, four is $100,000, and any player that wins five will receive $1 million. The Champion of Champions leaderboard will also be running during the series, with a $12,000 WSOP Las Vegas package up for grabs.
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PokerStars: TCOOP rebranded for February return
Perhaps the best known online tournament series for most players is the TCOOP. This series which has been a major part of the yearly tournament schedule on PokerStars over the years has undergone a makeover, but will return in February. Aside from being pushed back a month and renamed ‘Turbo Series’ what we know about the new series is limited in terms of schedule. It has been pencilled in for beginning on February 18th but this is not yet set in stone.
The TCOOP series had a history of far exceeding its series guarantees, and with that number set at $15 million in recent years, players can expect a similar figure for the Turbo Series.
With the online offerings at 888Poker and Partypoker overlapping in terms of timeframe, PokerStars may well reap the benefits of shifting their winter series to February, and will ensure that tournament players online will have a very busy two months ahead.
Article by Craig Bradshaw