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Powerfest Storms Back with $20 Million GTD, 300 Events

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When partypoker boosted its guarantees for the opening Powerfest series of 2017 to $11 million, it became the biggest Powerfest ever.

Just three months later, that $11 million has already become a distant memory.

partypoker announced yesterday the upcoming edition of Powerfect, from May 7-21, will blow that out of the water with $20 million guaranteed over 301 events.

8 Events with $1m+ Guarantees

As you might expect with a series that offers over 300 events, there's literally something for everyone on the schedule.

Buy-ins start at $5.50 (with satellites even lower) and soar all the way to $25,000 this time, thanks to the addition of a Super High Roller inspired by partypoker pro Sam Trickett.

All of the fees from that event will also go to charity along with an extra $50,000 provided by partypoker if over 100 entries are tallied.

For all of the average players out there the options are multiple with eight multi-phased tournaments on offer with combined guarantees of $3.6m.

Phase One for these events range from $5.50 up to $530 to enter and will run several times daily over the course of Powerfest. There are also four different "weight classes" for the Powerfest Main Event on May 21 with combined guarantees of $2.1 million.

"We Decided to Go For It"

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Says Managing Director of partypoker, Tom Waters:

“We decided to go for it this time and increase the total guaranteed prizepool for the upcoming Powerfest to over $20 million.

"There are some fantastic new headline events in the series, including three $1m guaranteed editions of the Title Fight, a $2m charity event and eight phased tournaments covering a range of buy-ins.

"I’m confident that the players will love the variety of events on offer and will relish the opportunity to become a Powerfest champion.”

Check the schedule below for some highlights:

  • May 7 -- Powerfest #013 – $1m Gtd $215 buy-in
  • May 14 -- Powerfest #152 – $1m Gtd $215 buy-in
  • May 21 -- Powerfest #291 Main Event $50K Gtd $11 buy-in
  • May 21 -- Powerfest #292 Main Event $100K Gtd $55 buy-in
  • May 21 -- Powerfest #293 Main Event $1m Gtd $215 buy-in
  • May 21 --  Powerfest #295 Main Event $1m Gtd High Roller $1,050 buy-in

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