Two new Grand Prix events added to the partypoker LIVE calendar. Grand Prix Austria and Grand Prix Canada begin in April 2017. April 2017 sees two new events added to the partypoker LIVE calendar. Vienna, Austria and Montreal, Canada will be the next stops on the Grand Prix Poker Tour.
Grand Prix Austria
The inaugural €500,000 guaranteed PartyPoker Grand Prix Austria will be hosted at Montesino in Vienna from 6th – 10th April. The first European edition of the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix in Austria has a direct buy-in of €200+€25 although online qualifiers start on 5th February on partypoker, giving players the opportunity to qualify from just $2.20.
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As an added value promotion the first 100 players to qualify for Day 2 through an Online Day 1 on PartyPoker will receive a Golden Chip. The player who lasts the longest with a Golden Chip will win €20,000 in cash.
Online Day 1s are running every Sunday from 12th February – 26th March and daily from 2nd – 8th April. Live Day 1s will take place at selected venues in Austria from 24th March – 9th April. Day 2 onwards will be held live at Montesino Casino on 9th and 10th April.
In addition to the Grand Prix Austria, from the 9th – 16th April, Montesino will host Phase 1s plus a Day 1 and Day 2 of partypoker MILLIONS which is guaranteed at an incredible £6,000,000. The remaining days of partypoker MILLIONS will take place at Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham, UK.
Günther Grafeneder, Tournament Director of Montesino said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the first Grand Prix event in Austria for all our local players. The €500,000 guarantee gives people the chance to win a share of a huge prizepool for a low buy-in. We look forward to working with partypoker on this event and hopefully many more in 2017 and beyond.”
Grand Prix Canada
After the successful debut of the Grand Prix at Playground in 2016, the event returns to Montreal for the first North American stop of 2017, Grand Prix Canada. The CAD $200+$20 event has a CAD $500,000 guarantee, running live from 25th April to 1st May, directly before the CAD $5,000,000 guaranteed partypoker Million North America. Online Day 1s start on 12th February and online satellites for Grand Prix Canada and partypoker Million North America are running on partypoker now from just $1.10.
During the Grand Prix Canada, Playground Poker Club will run Phase 1 flights for partypoker Million North America every Sunday and Thursday from 16th February to 23rd April.
Phil Sabbah, CMO of Playground Poker Club said: “Holding the Grand Prix Canada before the partypoker Million North America event opens up this live poker festival to everyone’s bankrolls. With online satellites on partypoker and live in the club, players have the option to play as many events as they like for a small buy-in.”
As an added value promotion for the Grand Prix Canada the first 100 players to make it through an Online Day 1 will earn a Golden Chip which enters them into a CAD $20,000 last longer competition on Day 2.
Group Head of partypoker Tom Waters said: “This is just the beginning of the Grand Prix events in 2017. We plan to host these small buy-in, big guarantee events all over the world this year opening up the tour to all of our global partypoker community. After the successful launch of this tour in the UK in 2016, it is clear that there is also a demand in many other countries for poker events of this format.”