A trio of stories from partypoker land including a new Windows phone app, the launch of their Big Freeze tournaments, and Daniel McNairney wins the partypoker Grand Prix at Old Trafford.
If you have a Windows phone and like to play online poker you are in luck.
Partypoker has created a Windows mobile app just for you.
The beta version is currently available to UK residents only. Providing the thing doesn’t blow up when you touch it, dot.com users will receive their versions in the next few months.
The new app features Texas Hold’em and Fast Forward cash games. In a first for a partypoker mobile app, the Windows derivative will also contain Omaha action. Tournaments will be added in due course.
The game also features the innovative Gesture Based Game Controls. You can slide your chips into the middle of the table, increase bet sizes, and flick your cards into the muck, all with the motion of your finger.
The Big Freeze
According to PokerNews UK Editor Matthew Pitt, the recently unveiled Power Series tournaments have been going down well over at partypoker towers.
The Jab, The Contender, The Uppercut and The Main Event were all designed to welcome former world boxing champion Carl Froch into the fold. All of those events are re-entry events, but over the period Jan 18-24, they will form part of partypoker’s Big Freeze promotion where they go all polaroid camera on us and get rid of those pesky re-entries for a few days.
Daniel McNairney Wins partypoker Grand Prix Old Trafford
Daniel McNairney has won the £35,000 first prize in the £109 buy-in £250,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Poker Tour event at Old Trafford.
McNairney overcame a field of close to 4,000 players who battled both online and live to make it to the final in the Theatre of Dreams. Old Trafford legend and 1985 FA Cup winning goalscorer Norman Whiteside cashed in the event.
Here are the final table results:
Final Table Results
1st. Daniel McNairney – £35,000
2nd. Brian O’Connor – £21,000
3rd. Philip Toon – £14,630
4th. Michael Michaelidies – £10,970
5th. Joseph Donelon – £8,440
6th. Wesley Hutchinson – £6,320
7th. Roy Hamilton – £4,790
8th. Paul Clarke – £3,760
9th. Lukasz Podyma – £2,940
Newcastle St James Park is the next venue for the Grand Prix Tour. The $250,000 guaranteed event will take place Feb 20-21.