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Don´t Miss this Opportunity to Qualify for Party´s Big Game

edit:casino time:2019-01-10

The Big Game

This coming Sunday´s Phase 2 Final Qualifier for the $1 million guaranteed Big Game tournament shows signs of being mostly populated by short-stacked players.

Last month, Party Poker launched its Big Game promotion consisting of a month-end tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. The direct buy-in for the tournament is $5,200; and, to encourage players to qualify early for the event, Party Poker is adding $26,000 worth of seats to each of its weekly two-phase satellites – the equivalent of five extra seats in the target event each week.

Possibly due to the PokerStars Players Championship taking place in the Bahamas, the number of players taking part in Phase 1 of the qualifying process this week has been lower than usual. Although a couple of players have done well and are going into Sunday´s Phase 2 Final with healthy chips stacks, the majority of already-qualified players will struggle to keep their short stacks intact.

How the Big Game Qualifying Process Works

This month´s Big Game tournament takes place on the final Sunday of each month at 7:00pm (all times GMT). Each Sunday leading up to the Big Game tournament, there is a Phase 2 Final scheduled for 9:00pm, with a further Phase 2 Final on the day of the Big Game tournament at 4:00pm. Each Phase 2 Final has five extra seats added to the prize pool – so that is twenty seats added in total.

The Phase 2 Finals cannot be bought into directly. Instead players have to qualify for them via five-times-daily Phase 1 satellites that run between 3:00pm and 11:00pm. Each Phase 1 satellite has a buy-in of $109 (feeder sub-satellites start at $3.30) and last for twenty-two 5-minute levels. Players surviving the two hours of action carry their chip stacks forward into the following Sunday´s Phase 2 Final.

What´s Happened So Far This Week

So far this week, fifteen players have qualified for next Sunday´s Phase 2 Final. The average chip stack is 323,000 chips, which is the equivalent of just under 65 Big Blinds when the Phase 2 Final gets underway. However, two players slaughtered their fields in the Phase 1 satellites and have 1,200,000 and 750,000 chips respectively. The next biggest chip stack is 372,718 and only two further players have above-average stacks.

Currently, the buy-ins for the Phase 1 satellites mean there is six seats in the Big Game tournament up for grabs (including the five added seats), plus a cash prize of $4,500 for the player finishing in seventh place. With four days to go until the Phase 2 Final, there is likely to be between twelve and fifteen seats to play for on Sunday, meaning that anybody who qualifies for the Phase 2 Final now with an above-average chip stack is in a very good position to win a seat in the $1 million guaranteed Big Game.

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