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The Grand Prix Spring Edition at partypoker Starts With a Bang
As opening days go, the first tournaments of the Grand Prix Spring Edition at partypoker couldn’t have gone any better. Given the explosive start to the series, which continues until 3 April, we can expect a fortnight of the best action that real money online poker can bring!
First came the $33 buy-in Opener PKO, which had a $75,000 guaranteed prize pool. However, after generating 3,224 entries, this sum was obliterated, with a total of $96,720 eventually being paid out! All of the 479 starters who progressed to Day 2 earned at least a min-cash, a prize which, by the time the final table was reached, had increased to $533 – plus, of course, any bounties that these surviving players had racked up by this stage. In fact, all but one of the players who had battled it out to the final table earned a four-figure prize for their efforts.
Going into the crucial heads-up phase, each of running4guns and iva76 was guaranteed at least a whopping $5,600 from the main prize pool, with a hefty final bounty payment of nearly $5,000 still up for grabs! Eventually, running4guns emerged victorious, their reward being $10,454 to add to the accolade of becoming the first Grand Prix Spring champion. $6,351 was the cool amount received by the runner-up – quite a return on the initial $33 investment!
Meanwhile, the $5.50 buy-in Mini Opener PKO saw a similar story unfold, with a massive 3,594 entries creating a $17,970 prize pool! This time, Raven0216 was the champion, taking a $1,041 prize for first as well as an extra $855 in bounties. Just missing out on the title was k0rnqka, but the combined payout of $1,127 will no doubt have provided ample compensation.
Imagine Winning More Than 200 Times Your Buy-in
A win of 200 times their buy-in is exactly what happened to PuruRasta after they took down the $1.10 buy-in Micro Opener PKO event for a tasty $266 to add to their new champion status. There are online poker tournaments and there are online Bounty tournaments and, together, this winning combination makes for the gift that keeps on giving...
Don’t Miss Out on the Early Bird Offer
The Early Bird offer at partypoker has even more zing at the moment because it’s being tied in with the Grand Prix Spring Edition! By registering before the start of selected tournaments you could win your buy-in back as a free ticket, so signing up early to the Sunday Party or Sunday Carnival between now and 2 April just got even more interesting, as these events are part of the Grand Prix Spring Series. If you finish up to 50 places outside of the money, you’ll be given your entire buy-in back as a free tourney ticket! And there’s more - all Early Bird tournaments will have a bigger-than-usual prize pool during the series!
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Good luck at the tables, and have fun!