partypoker release the schedule for the Caribbean Poker Party, including two $10m Guaranteed events, and a $250,000 buy-in event, and Sam Trickett gets the documentary treatment.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is over. Poker players from across the globe are committing harakiri. Winners tumble into a winter of depression. Losers would rather face a life encased in Damien Hirst’s formaldehyde than face another hand.
But there is hope.
The big guns head to Shinwa World in Jeju, South Korea for a fortnight of bibimbap, bowing and the best high-stakes jinks in the business at the Triton Poker Series, and the rest focus on the Bahamas.
There are two significant events scheduled in the Bahamas this coming winter; one belonging to partypoker, and one falling under the spell of PokerStars. Today, we focus on the former.
Between 9-18 November, the partypoker crew packs their sunglasses, suncream and snorkelling gear for a trip to the Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas for the Caribbean Poker Party (CPP).
The CPP has become one of partypoker’s premier stops since they got their act together and became a force in the world of live tournament poker. But this is the first time they will lug the final table gear to the Bahamas, with previous events taking place in the Dominican Republic.
A brand new location.
A brand new schedule.
Once upon a time, partypoker was famous for promising huge guarantees and never making them. Today, the tables have turned, and they hit each one with the accuracy of a seaside oil spill hitting the wings of a gull. But I wonder if the team have bitten off more than they can chew with what comes next?
In Nov 2017, the team at partypoker LIVE guaranteed the $5,300 Main Event for $5m. 1,061 entrants created a $5,032,050 prize pool, making it by the skin of their frenulum, and Sam Greenwood walked away with the $1m first prize.
In the Baha Mar, the $5,300 buy-in Main Event carries a $10m prizepool, meaning they need to double the 2017 field size, and that’s no mean feat. Online satellites are currently running around the clock at partypoker, for as low as a single cent, and I can only imagine, they are performing like a Kipling cake.
The Main Event is 10-17 November.
High Roller Jinks
If you are a $25k+ buy-in reg, then the CPP is a must-attend event. Not only will you pick up a top-heavy seven-figure score in the Main Event, but there are three more events worth a punt.
The 2018 CPP is the home to the inaugural MILLIONS World, a $25,500 buy-in event carrying a $10m Guarantee, echoing the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Player’s No-Limit Hold’em Championship scheduled for January. All eyes will be on this one, especially the peeps in PokerStars Towers. The action takes place over five days, 9 – 13 November.
And they kept this one quiet.
There will be a $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Championship, spread over three days – 14-16 November. The high buy-in action ends with a $10,300 High Roller, 15-17 Nov.
Mid-Low Stakes Offerings
If $5,300, $10,000, $25,000 and $250,000 is a little pricey for you then don’t sweat. Moving down the price points, you have a $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Finale with a $1m Guarantee 15-17 Nov, and a $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha single day event on the 17th Nov.
Then for those of you that prefer the lower end of the pay scale, there are five $275 buy-in events dotted around the ten event schedule.
Here is the link for the full schedule.
The World of Sam Trickett
One man who doesn’t have a WSOP hangover is Sam Trickett. The one time most successful live tournament money earner outside of the USA didn’t play a single event.
So what’s he been doing?
partypoker has created a mini-docu-series called The World of Sam Trickett, and you can catch up on his shenanigans on and off the table as he prepares to dance with what he terms the new type of poker player making all of the headlines these days.
Catch up with the series by following the Twitter hashtags #TWOST and #theworldofsamtrickett.