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PartyPoker Weekly: VIP Oktoberfest Is Here, Fast Forward Poker Launched And Much More

Posted at 18:00 2012-08-13 by PokerNetwork Staff

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the PartyPoker Weekly where we bring you all the latest news from the PartyPoker camp. This week we have details on the Oktoberfest promotion, the launch of a brand new poker variant, WPT Grand Prix de Paris qualifiers coming to an end and much more besides.

Win A Luxury Trip To Oktoberfest

One of the biggest and most exciting parties on the planet takes place in the coming months in the German city of Munich. We are of course talking about the legendary Oktoberfest.

Thanks to PartyPoker, you could be jetting off on a luxury trip of a lifetime to the 2012 Oktoberfest armed with one of 14 exclusive Oktoberfest packages.

Each Oktoberfest package consists of:

  • Two nights' accommodation for two, with breakfast, at a five-star hotel in Munich.
  • Dinner and poker tournament at a luxurious venue.
  • Go-karting.
  • Dinner and drinks in an exclusive box at the Hippodrom Okroberfest.
  • VIP night club entry.
  • $500 spending money.

If you want to win one of these superb packages all you have to do is finish in the top seven places in one of two points races and the package will be yours. What's more, the players who finish in positions 8-20 will win cash prizes of between $250 to $750.

As mentioned, there are two races available to you and you can enter both of them. Race 1 runs between Aug.10-21 with Race 2 taking place Aug.22-Sept.2. Each race will pay out as follows:

RankPrize
1-7Oktoberfest VIP package
8-9$750
10-14$500
15-20$250

In order to take part in this fantastic promotion all players need to opt-in for each points race via this dedicated page. Good luck.

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FastForward Poker Launched

PartyPoker have entered the world of "fast-fold" poker by introducing FastForward Poker. Currently in beta-form but soon to be fully released, FastForward poker is the turbo-charged way to play cash games.

Unlike in a standard cash game, players are seated in a pool of players rather than seated on one specific table. When the player folds they are instantly whisked away from their current table and placed on a new one with different opponents. You do not even have to wait for the action to get to you before you fold! If you look down and find the lowly {7-Spades}{2-Hearts} staring back at you simply click Forward Fold and you will be dealt into a new hands immediately!

Not only will you be able to play hundreds of hands per hour with this new format but you still earn PartyPoints at the same rate as in a standard cash game so you will be reaping the rewards faster than ever before.

Try FastFoward poker today and be prepared to be blown away.

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Marvin Rettenmaier Wins Back-to-Back WPT Titles

PartyPoker sponsored pro Marvin Rettenmaier is currently on cloud nine after becoming the first-ever player in the history of the game to win back-to-back World Poker Tour titles.

In May the young German won the WPT World Championship — the final tournament of Season X — and last week he took down the WPT Merit Cyprus Classic, the curtain raiser for Season XI. This is one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of the game and both Rettenmaier and PartyPoker are obviously delighted with both results.

Here's what they had to say about this historic result.

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Final WPT Grand Prix de Paris Qualifier This Sunday

You only have one week remaining if you want to bag yourself a package to the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, a package worth a massive $13,000.

The final qualifier will take place on Aug.19 at 15:20ET and will award at least one $13,000 package. Further packages will be awarded for every $13,000 in the prize pool and seeing how the qualifier costs $650+$50 to enter, this means 1 in 20 players will win a package.

Each package consists of:

  • $9,500 Main Event buy-in.
  • Five nights' accommodation.
  • $1,400 spending money.

The Grand Prix de Paris takes place at the world famous Aviation Club de Paris between Sept.10-15. Will you be there?

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Help Yourself To A Free $50 Bankroll Thanks To PokerNews!

Thanks to the special relationship between PokerNews and PartyPoker you can help yourself to a free $50 bankroll! That is correct, $50 absolutely free.

All you need to do is follow the simple steps below, and $50 is all yours to keep!

  • Download the PartyPoker software through PokerNews
  • Create a new PartyPoker account and enter the bonus code "PNETWORK50"
  • Fill in the registration form in the PartyPoker cashier
  • Return to PokerNews and fill in our small 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 a further $30 will be deposited into your account bringing the total free cash amount 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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