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partypoker Powerfest VS PokerStars WCOOP this September

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Posted on 21 August 2018 by "T".

partypoker's Powerfest online poker series will guarantee at least $60 million in prize pool money to be awarded throughout over 670 events from September 2 to 23, and it's around the same schedule as the popular World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) that is hosted by competitor PokerStars.

This will be the 9th edition of the Powerfest and it is expected to become the biggest online poker series in partypoker's 17-year history.

The Powerfest online poker series offers amazing opportunities for every type of poker player, whether you're a high-stakes pro or a micro-stakes grinder, with buy-ins ranging from $1.10 up to $25,500.

Beginning on August 23, partypoker is giving its players a chance to win a share of $50,000 worth of Powerfest tournament tickets. You can earn free tournament tickets simply by putting in enough hours in cash games up until the September 1 deadline.

You can also earn entries into the series events via satellites.

parytpoker's Seven-Figure Guarantees
The upcoming online poker fest is highlighted by 20 championship events - 15 of which guarantee at least $1 million in prize money, and this includes the $25,500 buy-in Super High Roller scheduled September 20 that has a $3 million guarantee. At least $735,000 will be awarded to the winner.

Notable Championship events (NLHE unless otherwise stated)

  • Sept 3, $5,200 Super High Roller ($1 million)
  • Sept 9, $1,050 High Roller ($1 million)
  • Sept 18, $10,300 6-Max PLO ($500,000)
  • Sept 18, $10,300 Super High Roller ($2 million)
  • Sept 20, $25,500 Super High Roller ($3 million)
  • Sept 23, $55 Medium Level ($250,000)
  • Sept 23, $1,050 High Roller ($1 million)


Versus PokerStars WCOOP
Powerfest will be competing against a strong competitor. PokerStars, the world's biggest online poker site, is scheduled to run its popular World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) series around the same time as partypoker's Powerfest, on September 2 to 17, and is guaranteeing more prize pool money as compared to that of partypoker's.

WCOOP is going to award its player at least $70 million in more than 60 events, with buy-ins ranging from as low as $2.20 to $25,000. The main highlight of the series is the $5,200 Main Event that guarantees at least $1 million to the lucky winner and a total prize pool of $10,000 million.

During the WCOOP series, PokerStars is also handing out 7 Platinum Passes that includes a $25,000 seat in a PokerStars PCA tournament in the Bahamas in January plus travel expenses.
2018 WCOOP Prominent Events (guaranteed prize pool in parenthesis)

  • Sept 2, $2,100 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max ($1 million)
  • Sept 2, $215 Sunday Million NLH ($1 million)
  • Sept 4, $10,300 NLH High Roller ($1 million)
  • Sept 5, $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller ($1 million)
  • Sept 6, $2,100 HORSE ($256,000)
  • Sept 8, $2,100 8-Game Mix ($250,000)
  • Sept 9, $5,200 NLH High Roller ($1 million)
  • Sept 9, $530 Sunday Warmup NLH ($750,000)
  • Sept 9, $109 Half-Price Sunday Million NLH ($1 million)
  • Sept 12, $25,000 8-Max High Roller NLH ($2 million)
  • Sept 14, $22 DeepStack NLH ($100,000)
  • Sept 16, $5,200 Main Event NLH ($10 million)


So, where will you play? partypoker or PokerStars, or both?



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13 comments on "partypoker Powerfest VS PokerStars WCOOP this September"

 doubletop77721/08/2018 07:41:18 GMT
To have this amount of tournaments on the go at one time must be music to the ears of regular tournament grinders. Some people love to play multiple tournies at once and will welcome this news
 Mober21/08/2018 15:13:15 GMT
That is going to be one busy period for all the poker players competing,
in these kind of tournaments.
With two sites running big tournaments, they will have more chances,
to hit a good prize at the end.
If both sites have low buy in satellites, some low level buy ins may hit good also Smile
 TheIrish7721/08/2018 15:40:40 GMT
Think i'll be taking a lot shots at PowerFest this year and think i could even get close to winning one of these big scores. I'm taking my shots though so we'll wait and see
 pajalnick21/08/2018 16:46:58 GMT
this poker room this year holds a lot of interesting tournaments with grand prizes ... but I usually play in sitngo and multi-table tournaments I do not really like ... of course if it's not freerolls ... in freerolls I always play with pleasure .. ..particularly when there is no money on the account
 CALICUL21/08/2018 16:49:50 GMT
will play many professional players with money, players with money or other gamblers through satellites. They will be busy because many of them live with poker winnings and these series has more games where they can win big money. Nice games.
 Gerimantas21/08/2018 20:20:33 GMT
Yes interesting situation to have two strong tournament series one with pokerstars and one with party poker. Because i not like to play in pokerstars so i am only interested about situation to party poker tournament series and maybe try to play some small buyin tournament
 erru910722/08/2018 00:31:36 GMT
There are certainly a lot of tournaments to pick from at the moment. For me, it would be Party Poker all the way, I've been a loyal member of that site for a very very long time now so if I were to play any MTTs, I would do it over there for sure. Especially now that they have these massive prize pools available for the few lucky people who manage to bink one of them.
 bowie198422/08/2018 00:52:34 GMT
The only one I wish I could partake in is the 25k Omaha High Roller on JokerStars, which by all means looks like insane fun but it's kinda funny that the holdem tourney with the same buyin has twice the guaranteed amount in prize money.
 dule-vu22/08/2018 04:33:08 GMT
as I see in this text,still much better is poker stars,even both are close with payout for whole championship!on poker stars you can play more lower buy in tournaments and that is far better then to have lot of big buy in tournament as party poker have!
 pochui22/08/2018 18:31:43 GMT
well it is interesting to see party poker like really trying to take on the so called heavyweight of online poker world, but on the other hand now it is about the right time or at least it seems so with pokerstars in a state of pissing off its players base
 bowie198423/08/2018 12:53:08 GMT
I would not argue against throwing away those platinum passes which could send you to the Bahamas as well. Even without the initial 25k guaranteed seats in the tourney a vacation at the Bahamas could provide some lifelong memories. Except when is a hurricane of course.
 misteriopj23/08/2018 15:08:17 GMT
In comparison for those of us with a low bench it is better to play at Party Poker, since one can play them and be able to play a large tournament, that is why for this competition PowerFest is better.
 CALICUL25/08/2018 17:43:51 GMT
For Party Poker it will be nice with their new software. Probably will have more players and their tournaments will be successful. For Pokerstars i think they will lose some money in few tournaments because players may be fewer as in the past. Anyway, it remains to be seen what will happen.

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