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partypoker Power Series Guarantees Increase to $10 Million Per Week

The partypoker Power Series is getting a boost. This week the online poker site announced that they would be increasing the weekly guarantees for the Power Series tournaments from $4 million up to $10 million.

Every day partypoker features a lineup of tournaments that cater to players at all levels of buy-ins and skill. partypoker features these tournaments within a daily theme.

Super Sunday: The biggest day of the week for partypoker tournaments features buy-ins ranging from $1.10 to $2,100 in tournaments such as the Super Sunday Main Event and Super Sunday Finale.
Knockout Monday: The focus of the day is on Knockout tournaments with progressive knockout prizes.
Big Tuesday: Buy-ins range from $2.20 to $1,050 for partypoker’s Big Tuesday tournaments, which include a $200k $1050 high-roller event.
6 Max Wednesday: The largest tournament guarantees of the night are played on 6-max tables with buy-ins ranging from $1.10 to $215.
Big Thursday: Like Big Tuesday, this night offers a large selection of tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $1.10 to $215 including the $200,000 guaranteed $1k buy-in event.
Friday Night Friday: The end of the week tournaments highlights 6-max progressive knockout tournaments.
Smooth Saturday: Tournaments on Saturday focus on smaller blind increases, resulting in a “smoother” structure.

Last Sunday partypoker encountered major server issues and in an attempt make up for the problems, is adding an additional $2 million this weekend to the Super Sunday.

Quick Hitters

– On Thursday, Las Vegas Sands announced their intentions to sell their Pennsylvania casino, Sands Bethlehem, for a $1.3 billion price tag to an Alabama Indian tribe. The sale is subject to approval from regulators. Prior to the announcement, questions had swirled regarding the fate of the Sheldon Adelson casino in the state given the company’s opposition to online gambling.

– Barry Carter from PokerStrategy with a great piece on why poker players use prop bets to motivate themselves to do things.

– Alex Weldon posts his latest breakdown of poker player rankings from across the internet.

– Poker vlogger Andrew Neeme holds his Reddit AMA on Friday afternoon in which he answers questions from fans on a variety of topics.

– From the Fake News Bin: A Tribute to the Poker Players Alliance.

– Friday’s Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day is Episode 7 of Againstime’s Shoving Theory series. In this epiosde, Againstime breaks down shoving over limpers in sit and gos.