PartyPoker Pokerfest Postponed Until October 25


The online portion of the Pokerfesttournament series at PartyPokerwas scheduled to begin this Sunday, September 27. PartyPoker has just shared with us, however, that the series has been postponed for a month and will now begin on Sunday, October 25.

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PartyPoker said it decided to reschedule Pokerfest mostly due to service performance issues that have risen since the latest software update rolled out earlier this week. The site seems to be taking a “better safe than sorry” approach in order to avoid problems for its players who are playing in the online poker series.

PartyPoker will be releasing a revised schedule on its website and it should contain the same 80 events with $2.5 million in total guarantees that the series would have had it began on Sunday as originally scheduled. Rest assured that if you already registered to some events that PartyPoker has already refunded you. You can then choose to use the money for something else or re-register for the same event taking place on a different date.

Additionally, PartyPoker will be awarding its players with a $50,000 freeroll as part of its revised schedule as a thank you for everyone’s patience.

Golan Shaked, Director of Games Labels, wanted to share with players at PartyPoker his apologies for any inconveniences caused by the rescheduling of Pokerfest. “I apologize to our loyal players for having to delay this highly anticipated event,” explained Shaked in a press release.

He added, “With a total prize pool of $2,500,000 up for grabs, we are not willing to take even the slightest risk with our players’ experience during the 80 events that make up Pokerfest. To make up for the inconvenience, we have added a $50,000 freeroll to the updated schedule in appreciation of our customers’ loyalty.”

Visit PartyPoker for more details.

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    • It has absolutley nothing to do with some halfwit scheduling the opening Sunday against the WCOOP main event.

      Traffic has been up at other sites because of the WCOOP. 888poker (temporarily?) increased the guarantees of many of its tournament for example because of the higher traffic.