Before October 2006, when the US passed the UIGEA Safe Port Acts, partypoker was the biggest online poker brand in the world.
With EPT guru John Duthie now leading its expanding partypoker Live Tour and an uncapped boost available for its signature online Sunday tournament, it clearly plans to get that title back.
Starting last year when it launched the new $215 Sunday Title Fight event, partypoker declared it will add $25,000 to its prize pool every week.
Already up to a weekly $300,000 guarantee, this past weekend’s tilt saw another $25k added to the pile. Just how far can that Guarantee go? The sky’s the limit, says partypoker.
Mateos Claims Latest Title, $50k Overlay
When the Feb. 12 edition of the Title Fight surpassed its $300k guarantee, that triggered a new $25k cash injection for this past weekend’s clash.
Yesterday’s Title Fight therefore had a boosted $325,000 prize pool and poker pro Adrian Mateos – he of both EPT Grand Final and WSOPE titles – made the most of it by scooping $54k for the win.
The good news for the rest of the field? It didn’t actually hit the new guarantee this time and saw a nice overlay spread among the ITM finishers.
The $300k guarantee will reset for next week, though, and there’s no cap on how big it can get. That could be $500k, that could be $1m – it all depends on how much online poker players take to the felt to make it happen.
You don’t need the full $215 buy-in to make it happen, either, as there are plentiful opportunities to qualify each week online. Steps satellites start at 1 cent and progress upwards to $1.10, $5.50 and the $22 level where over 150 Title Fight tickets can be won each week.
You can also cash in as few as 220 partypoker points to get a $22 satellite ticket and just 1,700 points to buy directly in to the Title Fight. To sign up for a new partypoker account and get right to it, visit our review page for our exclusive bonus.
Title Fight II Added for American Time Zone
With a usual 2pm ET (7 pm GMT) start time the weekly Title Fight isn’t always lined up well for grinders in the Eastern time zone so partypoker has introduced a new Title Fight II to cater to those players.
Starting at 6pm ET (11pm GMT) every Sunday the buy-in will still be $215 and you’ll get 30,000 chips to start. Blinds increase every 15 minutes for the first 16 levels and then every 20 minutes until a champion is crowned.
As of Feb. 19 there’s a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.