In the search for a new contender for best live poker series of 2017, partypoker LIVE has emerged as the clear front-runner. Having already traveled through Russia, England, and Canada, partypoker LIVE is establishing itself as a can’t-miss stop for future years.
The next stop is at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, for the partypoker LIVE MILLION Germany. The €1,000,000 guaranteed event carries a buy in of €1,100, but starting at just a single penny, players can qualify for one of the largest tournaments outside of Las Vegas during the summer.
As with all of the previous partypoker MILLION stops, Day 1s can be played online and for this version, there is a Day 1A and 1B. Before playing either of those qualifying flights, all MILLIONhopefuls have numerous opportunities to start climbing the satellite ladder.
Currently available every 30 minutes from 12:00-22:00 CET on the partypoker client are $.01 satellites. All entrants who advance out of that stage receive $1.10 tickets that can be used in the Micro Feeder step. The $1.10 satellite runs every hour in the same timeframe as the $.01 qualifier.
The Micro Feeder step awards $5.50 tickets to those who move on. Next up is the Mini Feeder step which pays out a $22 ticket. Like the Micro Feeder, the $5.50 Mini Feeder satellite runs every hour between 12:00 and 22:00 CET.
One out of every four entrants into the Mini Feeder will walk away with a seat to the MILLION Germany Feeder, which is the second-to-last step before officially qualifying for the Main Event. The $22 Germany Feeder will place one out of approximately five entrants into the $109 Direct Satellite and runs every hour on the same schedule as the Mini and Micro Feeder.
The $109 qualifier features two options of qualification. One avenue, the Direct Satellite, allows for players to attempt at satelliting into exclusively an Online Day 1 and the other, the partypoker MILLION Germany Satellite, gives players the option of playing an Online or Live Day 1.
The two Online Day 1s are taking place at 20:00 CET on May 21 and 28. The Direct Satellite offers flights at 16:00 and 18:00 prior to either Day 1 and awards a €1,100 seat to one out of every 10 entrants that can only be used for Online Day 1A or Online Day 1B.
The partypoker MILLION Germany satellite is scheduled for 18:00, 20:00, and 22:00 CET and one out of every 10 players who earn a Day 1 seat can use it either for one of the Online Day 1s or a live Day 1, which are taking place on June 2-4 at King’s Casino.
The Online Day 1 structure is familiar and offers a deepstack structure you would expect from a main event. All players start with 100,000 chips with late registration and single re-entry available for the first six levels of play. Levels are 18 minutes each and all players who survive the 12 levels set for play earn a place in Sunday, June 4’s Day 2.
The Live Day 1 also offers a 100,000 starting stack with 12 levels to be played before remaining players bag for Day 2. Levels for live play are 45 minutes with the same late registration and re-entry policy at its live counterpart. Day 1E is a six max turbo with levels cut down to 15 minutes.