December 8, 2016
Playground to Crown its first Millionaire!
Playground Poker Club is pleased to announce the launch of a major new event on the Canadian and global poker scene: the partypoker Million. The Million, sponsored by partypoker, is a multi-phase tournament that will culminate with a $5,000 + $300 event to be hosted at Playground Poker Club in May 2017.
Boasting a $5,000,000 Guaranteed prize pool including a Canadian-first $1,000,000 guarantee for the first place winner, the partypoker Million will be one of the largest events in the history of Canadian poker.
The Final Phase will be hosted in May, but players don’t have to wait until the spring to jump in the action. The partypoker Million features multiple online and live phases working together to lead to the ultimate goal of competing for the Million dollar first prize. The tournament gets underway as early as December 16th with the Live $500 + $50 Phase 1 tourney at Playground Poker Club, part of the Club’s 6th Anniversary celebrations.
Phil Sabbah of Playground Poker Club explains how a Phased tourney works: “Phases are an innovative way to offer huge tournaments to players who might not normally play such a big event. In Phase 1, the buy-in is just $500 + $50. But it’s not a satellite: Phase 1 is definitely part of the real tournament. The structure, starting stack size and blind levels will be those of a regular multi-table tournament, not a satellite. Players who qualify through Phase 1 will even take their finishing stacks to the Final Phase in May.”
Stay tuned for additional Phase 1 tournaments to be held both online and live in early 2017, and the Final Phase schedule will be released early in the new Year.