partypoker Goes All Out for Powerfest with Record $35m Prize Pool

The battle of the online poker series is heating up and partypoker just fired a salvo heard round the world.

partypoker announced the latest edition of its popular Powerfest this week and the series is set to break a number of records for the long-time poker operator.

The next Powerfest will take place Sept. 3-24 with a gargantuan $35m in guaranteed prizes over the course of 330 different events.

With rival operators PokerStars and 888poker set to run series at roughly the same time September is shaping up to be the busiest month in online poker history.

Twelve $1m-GTD Championship Events

Saying the Powerfest schedule is diverse when it comes to buy-ins would be an understatement.


Sam Trickett will be happy to know the $25k SHR will return.

Micro-stakes grinders can get it on the action by playing any number of the $5.50 tournaments while the most elite poker players will be happy to note that the giant $25,500 Super High Roller will return.

The cornerstone of the series, however, is a series of 12 Championship Events that will each offer a $1m guarantee.

The majority of the Championship tournaments will take place on Sundays but partypoker is also offering a handful on Tuesday for players who might have other plans for their weekend.

The vast bulk of the schedule will take place in No-Limit Hold’em (albeit in a number of different formats including freezeout, knockout and bounty) but there will also be 12 PLO events with over $180,000 in combined guarantees.

This year’s Powerfest will also play host to the first-ever Ladies Event, which is open only to female players on the site.

$4m+ Guaranteed on Final Day of Powerfest

The series will culminate with a truly epic Sunday on Sept. 24 where partypoker will host three different championship events.

In total the three championship events will offer more $4m in guaranteed prizes, making it one of the most potentially lucrative days in the history of partypoker.

There’s a good chance partypoker will not only hit the $35m guarantee for the entire series but surpass it. partypoker put up $20m for the last Powerfest, which took place in May, and the event cranked out a staggering $27m in prize money.

As you might expect partypoker is already running a series of qualifiers for the upcoming Powerfest with steps buy-ins starting at less than $1.

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Here’s a complete look at the upcoming Powerfest schedule: