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Carl Froch Joins PartyPoker as New Ambassador to Spearhead New Power Series

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Four-time world boxing champion, Carl Froch, is the latest sports star to join the world of poker after signing on the dotted line to become the new ambassador of partypoker.

Partypoker plan to produce more punch after signing the four-time world boxing champion Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch as their new ambassador.

The online poker room has put Froch’s marketability to good use with immediate effect as the spearhead for their new Power Series poker tournaments. The new tournament series operates in line with the online poker rooms ‘Poker for the People‘ campaign, with buy-in levels set for bankrolls of all shapes and sizes.

Carl Froch Joins PartyPoker as New Ambassador to Spearhead New Power SeriesThe former WBC, WBA and IBF super-middleweight world champion has already played a starring role in a few partypoker related events at their live card room Dusk till Dawn in Nottingham. In June, he won a £1,250 buy-in Beat the Boss promotional Sit & Go, and a few weeks ago finished 148/1015 in the £60+£10 buy-in partypoker Grand Prix.

Partypoker players will get the opportunity to play against Froch in a special event held 13 Dec 2015. Players must compete in Power Series tournaments between Nov 9 and Dec 6, and the top 99 players will win seats in that special event.

Talking about his alliance with partypoker, and the event in December, Froch said he is preparing for the tournament, in the same way, he would for ‘any of my world title fights.’.

It seems he is taking his role as ambassador pretty seriously.

The Power Series will guarantee $1,284,000 in prize money each week.

Here are the events:

Featherweight: The Jab

• When: Monday-Sunday @ 20:00 CET
• Buy-in: $5.50
• Guarantee: $5,000
• Late reg: 2 hours
• Re-entries: 1
• Game format: NLH / Re-Entry

Featherweight: The Right Hook

• When: Monday-Sunday @ 20:30 CET
• Buy-in: $11
• Guarantee: $10,000
• Late reg: 1 hour
• Rebuys: $10 unlimited
• Game format: NLH / Turbo rebuy

Middleweight: The Contender

• When: Monday-Sunday @ 20:00 CET
• Buy-in: $22
• Guarantee: $15,000
• Late reg: 2 hours
• Re-entries: 1
• Game format: NLH / Re-Entry

Middleweight: The Counterpunch

• When: Monday-Sunday @ 22:30 CET
• Buy-in: $55
• Guarantee: Mon – Sat: $7,500 / Sunday: $10,000
• Late reg: 2 hours
• Re-entries: 1
• Game format: NLH / Re-Entry

Heavyweight: The Knockout

• When: Sunday @ 19:00 CET
• Buy-in: $55
• Guarantee: $10,000
• Late reg: 2 hours
• Game format: NLH / Super Bounty

Heavyweight: The Uppercut

• When: Monday-Saturday @ 20:00 CET
• Buy-in: $109
• Guarantee: Mon & Tues: $50K / Wed & Thurs: $25K / Fri & Sat: $20K
• Late reg: 2.5 hours
• Re-entries: 3
• Game format: NLH / Re-Entry

Heavyweight: The Weigh-in

• When: Sunday @ 18:00 CET
• Buy-in: $109
• Guarantee: $25,000
• Late reg: 2 hours
• Game format: NLH / Freezeout

Heavyweight: The Main Event

• When: Sunday @ 20:00 CET
• Buy-in: $109
• Guarantee: $150,000
• Late reg: 2.5 hours
• Re-entries: 3
• Game format: NLH / Re-Entry

Talking about the signing Golan Shaked, partypoker Director of Games said: “It’s great to have Carl on board, he is one of the world’s best sportsmen and bringing his competitive spirit to the poker table will be a great test for our players.”

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