KO Series: over $250,000 overlays during the first day
Considering the results of the last KO Series, where we spotted several overlays (for over $1M at the end), one of the main challenges for partypoker was to cover the guaranteed prize pools in the new edition. Of course, players were waiting for the opposite to take advantage of massive overlays.
For this, partypoker implemented a few changes to the new KO Series schedule, maintaining the same total GTD prize pool.
But, these measures have not been successful in avoiding overlays, at least for the first days of action. During day 1, a total of 20 tournaments were played, and seven had overlays (35%), although in some events the overlay can be called symbolic.
The total amount in overlays (this is, money guaranteed by the poker room but not covered with players' buy-ins) was $255,927.
Two events with buy-ins of $320 and $2,100 were responsible for almost all overlays.
Although the first-day results can be encouraging for overlay-hunters, in our opinion, the most significant events (to be played on September 15th and September 22nd) will cover the guaranteed prize pools. The chances may arise in smaller events that draw the attention of fewer players.
partypoker launches satellites to MILLIONS Online 2019
Without a doubt, the most important tournament of this year for partypoker will be MILLIONS Online. The second edition of the record-breaking event maintains it's a massive guaranteed prize pool of $20,000,000 but boosts the buy-in to $10,300.
Last year the satellite campaign for MILLIONS Online started in early spring and included side promotions as leaderboards. But in 2019 the satellites has just begun, which led us to think that there are good chances of seeing overlays in MILLIONS.
The only thing that may change the final result is the increase in starting flights. At the moment, qualifying tournaments for MILLIONS Online 2019 are available like this:
- Sunday satellite with 10x$10,300 GTD tickets;
- Daily step events.
partypoker also launched a promotion with PPLIVE Dollars: the players who within a month win over $10,000 in the room's currency will receive a ticket for day 1A of MILLIONS Online 2019.
On top of that, Rob Yong announced that partypoker would modify its regular MTT grid to offer $1,2M GTD each week.
Fast Forward to $500k
We have covered the new fastforward leaderboards that award $81,000 to fast poker players. This week partypoker announced a new promotion for fans of this format — Fast Forward to $500k.
The event will be held until October 6th and is divided into two parts:
- Daily Challenges — Daily challenges with instant prizes;
- Fast Forwards Hours — Two special hours during the day in which players will receive scratch cards with random rewards for earning 0.01 cashback points at the fastforward tables.
To participate in the promotion, the players must opt-in in the poker client.
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