Friday 1st December, 2017

Partypoker set for exciting 2018

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partypoker is planning a wealth of exciting tournaments for the 2018 MILLIONS series with live events in North America, Russia, the Caribbean and Europe. Overall, the series will be offering a staggering $75,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools between now and December 2018.

 

Since it launched in Canada this year, the partypoker MILLIONS has made its mark as one of the biggest and most successful poker series ever held. For 2018, partypoker is ramping up the MILLIONS even more. All next year’s events will have guaranteed prize pools of at least $5,000,000 – with five events each guaranteeing $10,000,000 in total prize money. At the $10,000,000 guarantee stops, at least three players will become instant millionaires with the winner banking a life-changing $1.4 million.

 

In April, partypoker MILLIONS will be making its debut visit to Spain with the $10,0000 guarantee MILLIONS Grand Final taking place in Barcelona from April 7-15.

 

Caribbean Poker Party

At the recent Caribbean Poker Party in Punta Cana, a host of big names triumphed – including Sam Greenwood winning the Main Event, Adrian Mateos taking down the Millions Finale, Chris Hunichen winning the Super High Roller and Rainer Kempe the Millions Open.

 

Many are calling this year’s Caribbean Poker Party one of the best weeks in poker history – especially for Canadian pro Greenwood. He started off the week with a third-place finish in the $10,300 High Roller and followed it up as runner-up in the $25,500 Super High Roller. This meant he had already pocketed $366,850 before the Main Event even began. Victory in that event gave him an extra $1,000,000 to add to his bankroll.

 

The $5,000,000 guarantee Main Event attracted a total of 1,061 entries over the course of three starting flights, making up a prize pool of $5,145,850. There were 111 players paid including partypoker’s own Charlie Godwin who was 19th, partypoker Chairman Mike Sexton 24th and Maria Ho 25th – all getting $34,000.

 

Hippodrome Casino Ambassador Kelly Saxby finished 10th out of 812 players in the $1,100 event for $8,750.

 

Adrian Mateos won the $5,300 MILLIONS Finale, besting a field of 215 total entries to claim the $250,000 first prize. Mateos came out on top of a stacked final table that included the likes of Manig Loeser, Kenny Hallaert, and the eventual runner-up, partypoker sponsored pro Anatoly Filatov.

 

Brighton-based Rainer Kempe beat a field of 812 entries to win the $1,100 MILLIONS Open for $200,000. The German high roller has live tournament winnings of more than $11m and is currently ninth on the Global Poker Index.

In the $25,500 MILLIONS Super High Roller, UK #1 Sam Trickett was chip leader for the final but Chris Hunichen emerged the winner for a $400,000 prize.  Trickett was third for $165,000 while runner-up Sam Greenwood won $242,750. There were 43 entries making up a prize pool of $1,042,750.