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PartyPoker Weekly: Biggest Ever Pokerfest Starts April. 21

Posted at 16:30 2013-04-02 by Matthew Pitt

PokerFest III is on the Horizon!

Tournament poker is one of the most exciting formats the game has to offer and thanks to the Pokerfest III online festival, it could be one of the most profitable forms.

Running from April 21 through to May 5, the third instalment of Pokerfest will feature 64 events and will guarantee $4,000,000 in prizes! This makes Pokerfest III the biggest and richest edition of this amazing online poker series.

Once Pokerfest III kicks off there will be four tournaments per day. One will have a points buy-in and there will also be a low, medium and high buy-in tournament so that all players are catered for.

The opening event is a $215 buy-in $350,000 guaranteed that begins on April 21 at 19:30 CET. Thirty minutes later there is a $2,500 guaranteed tournament that costs just 20 PartyPoints to enter, which is essentially a freeroll when you consider how easy it is to earn PartyPoints.

Some of the highlights of Pokerfest III include an $80,000 guaranteed $54 rebuy, a $10,000 guaranteed $11 NLH Bounty, a $450,000 guaranteed High Roller that costs $1,060 to enter and the grand finale, a $1,500,000 guaranteed Pokerfest III Main Event.

There are satellites running now for the various Pokerfest events, with freerolls and special offers feeding into the Main Event. Be sure to check out the dedicated Pokerfest III pages at PartyPoker for full details.

Watch Phil Hellmuth's Latest Entrance

The self proclaimed "Poker Brat," Phil Hellmuth, is not only known for his 13 World Series of Poker bracelets, but also for the fact he loves to make a grand entrance to major live poker tournaments. In the past he has arrived at events in full NASCAR gear, sauntered into the poker room dressed as a Roman emperor and his latest get us was, well watch it yourself!

What do you think Hellmuth should arrive in next? Is it all a bit of harmless fun, or are Hellmuth's entrances getting over the top and unnecessary? Let us know in the comments box.

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Take the FastForward Challenge and win up to $100 Every Week

FastForward Poker, PartyPoker's offering to the "fast-fold" world, allows players to play hundreds of hands per hour thanks to them being seated in a pool of players rather than at one fixed table. Instead of having to wait for a new hand to be dealt, players can click the "Forward Fold" button and be whisked from their seats to a new table with new cards and players.

This eliminates the need to wait for premium holdings, which makes the game much more exciting. Being able to play more hands per hour potentially increases your hourly win rate, and thanks to a new promotion focused around FastForward Poker, your hourly rate could be boosted even further.

The FastForward Challenge could see you awarded a poker bonus of between $5 and $100 just for sitting down and playing FastForward poker. Earn just a single point on four days across the week and a $5 poker bonus will find its way to your account. Earn one point every day for seven days, and this bonus increases to $10.

The maximum bonus this promotion yields is $100, awarded to anyone who earns 100 points per day for seven consecutive days. Points are awarded per $1 paid in rake. What's more, FastForward Poker plays so fast that you will be plowing through hands in such a rapid fashion that the points will just rack up.

Points Per DayFour days in a weekSeven days in a week
One point per day$5 poker bonus$10 poker bonus
Five points per day$15 poker bonus$20 poker bonus
25 points per day$35 poker bonus$40 poker bonus
50 points per day$45 poker bonus$50 poker bonus
100 points per day$75 poker bonus$100 poker bonus

As an added incentive to grind, PartyPoker will award you with an extra cash bonus if you qualify for a bonus for 12 weeks in a row.

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Create a PartyPoker Account and Grab $50 for Free!

PartyPoker is offering PokerNetwork customers a free $50 to try out its superb offering of cash games and tournaments. This free $50 offer cannot and will not last forever, so we urge you to take advantage of it sooner rather than later, otherwise you may miss out on some free poker cash!

Do not worry, PartyPoker will not make you jump through hoops in order to get your hands on the free cash, all you need to do is follow the simple instructions that follow, and the money is all yours!

  • Download the PartyPoker software through PokerNetwork
  • Create a new PartyPoker account and enter the bonus code "PNETWORK50"
  • Fill out the registration form in the PartyPoker cashier
  • Return to PokerNews and fill out our brief registration form
  • Check your email inbox for a confirmation email from free50@pokernews.com

Once you have received the confirmation email, $20 will be placed in your PartyPoker account. You must earn at least 40 PartyPoints before you will be able to withdraw the free $20. If you do not earn 40 PartyPoints within 60 days, the initial $20, or whatever remains of it, will be forfeited. PartyPoints are earned at a rate of two PartyPoints per $1 in rake or tournament fees, so earning 40 within 60 days is easy.

Once you have earned 40 PartyPoints, an additional $30 will be deposited into your account, bringing the total free cash to $50. You must then generate 160 points before you can cash out any of the $30 and must do so within 120 days, otherwise the $30, or the remainder of it, will be forfeited.

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Knockout the Opposition in the Contenders Promotion and win Your Share of $12,000!

The Contenders promotion is a popular and long-running promotion on PartyPoker that will see someone walk away with the lion's share of $12,000 and bragging rights over their peers every month throughout 2013.

The promotion revolves around six freerolls that you can gain entry to by generating a certain number of PartyPoints. The six freerolls have prize pools ranging from $2,000 to a mouth-watering $12,000. Gaining access to the freerolls is a simple task, earn the required number of points (as shown in the graphic below) and a seat to the following month of freeroll tournaments will be awarded.

Earn just a single PartyPoint during the month and you will gain access to a $2,000 freeroll! Play a little more and generate 1,000 PartyPoints at the poker tables, and you will be able to step into the ring of a $12,000 freeroll. This massive freeroll should have a first-place prize of around $3,000 or more!

PartyPoints are awarded at a rate of two per $1 paid in rake or tournament fees.

The freerolls will take place on the second Saturday of the month, check the PartyPoker lobby for more details.

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