partypoker announces first major tournaments for 2019
partypoker has announced the dates and prize pools for key series tournaments starting in the first quarter of 2019. The operator announced a change in the conditions of individual events. partypoker 1Q 2019 Major Events: February 3-17 – Knockout (KO) $15M Gtd; February 3-17 – Turbo Series, $25 million guaranteed February-March – Monster Series, $2.5 million guaranteed; March 31 – April 14 – Powerfest, $20 million guaranteed. In 2019, the KO series will be the most transformed according to the information released. All tournaments will be played in the Progressive Knockout (PKO) format, according to which half of the buy-in of each player is awarded to the poker player who eliminated this participant from the game. In previous events in the series, entry fees for five different levels ranged from $1.10 to $1,050. In 2018, partypoker hosted three series of Knockout tournaments with prize pools of $10 million each. In 2019, according to earlier statements, the competition was expected to be held at the end of January and the guarantee would be increased to $20 million. Now the organizers have changed the dates and reduced the amount of GTD to 15 million. The partypoker KO Series is now scheduled to coincide with the Turbo Series. There are few details about this tournament yet, but it is already known that on the last day, as part of the key events of the tournament, $ 3 million out of a $ 25 million guaranteed prize pool will be drawn. The scheduled start of the Monster Series on February 24 is also shifted in time. New dates for the event are expected to be announced in the near future, but it is already known that out of the promised prize pool of $3 million, only $2.5 million is guaranteed to be drawn. The series debuted in October 2017 and was aimed at players with low stakes. Then the total guarantee for 70 events was $5 million. In the latest stage of the series at the moment, the number of events has reached 144, and the prize pool has decreased to $3.5 million. Finally, the 9th Powerfest will also turn out to be more modest compared to previous events in the series. In early April, $20 million will be raffled off. Recall that the previous Powerfest in September 2018 became the largest in the history of MTT tournaments. 669 events were held, where almost $70 million worth of GTD was raffled off.