Earlier this month, PartyPoker stepped off the computer screen and into real life with the announcement of PartyPoker LIVE, a new series of tournaments set to launch this year. The tournaments will be headed by a PartyPoker Million event, each with a $5,000 buy in and multi-million dollar prize pool.
The first of these huge LIVE tournaments will take place in Montreal at the Playground Poker Club in May, and the first PartyPoker Live National event will be held in March at the Sochi Casino and Resort in Sochi in Russia.
“Hosting the first PartyPoker Million National event in Russia is a truly exciting opportunity for PartyPoker and our players,” Tom Waters of PartyPoker said in a press release. “We will be the first global poker operator to offer live poker at the brand new Sochi Casino and Resort, crowning our inaugural PartyPoker Million National champion.”
The Sochi casino announced it will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on Friday, January 20th, just in time for the PartyPoker tournament. The Million National Sochi features a $1,000 buy-in and $1 million guaranteed prize pool. Participants will first play online March 12th and 19th, then at the Sochi Casino and Resort on the 24th-26th. Players who survive all five days of play with compete throughout the next two days until the champion is crowned.
Players can qualify via partypoker satellites starting January 22nd.
The Canadian tournament boasts a $5 million (CAD) guaranteed prize pool and the eventual winner will earn at least $1 million (CAD). Satellites for the tournament and the Online Phase 1s are available now, with the final stages of the event taking place May 6th-11th. Players can skip the online steps and buy directly into Day 1 at the Playground Poker Club for $5,300 (CAD).
“We are thrilled to be hosting the first PartyPoker Million with our online partner, PartyPoker,” Phil Sabbah, Chief Marketing Officer of Playground Poker Club, told PokerNews. “Kicking off the tour in Montreal, Canada, gives all the North American players a first look at the amazing events PartyPoker will offer in 2017. We will also be featuring live phase 1s in the club for all our players.”
Other destinations for the PartyPoker tournaments will be announced in the coming weeks.
Featured photo credit: Poker Club Management
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