The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS series found success in Punta Cana last November with a field of 1,061 in the Caribbean Poker Party $5 million guaranteed Main Event. This year, the Party moves from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to Baha Mar in Nassau, the Bahamas for a $5,300 buy-in $10 million guaranteed tournament.
An expected field of at least 2,000 runners means plenty of qualifiers at the satellite level. partypoker has introduced the “centroll” satellites in the hopes of bringing in as many players as possible by the time the Party gets started on November 9.
The centrolls start at $0.50 for the Caribbean Poker Party. Qualifiers are running now on partypoker and remain in action all the way to the lead up to the event on a daily basis.
Each $0.50 satellite carries a five-seat guarantee into the $22 quarterfinals which are also running each and every day. The $0.50 openers carry a hyper turbo structure of three-minute blind levels.
Instead of directly winning seats into the next step on the qualification ladder, players bring their stacks through to whatever stage comes next.
For the $22 quarterfinals, all players “bag” their largest stack after the end of Level 21 for the $109 semifinals. The semifinals are in action on a daily basis, as well. Both the quarterfinals and semifinals have five-minute blind rotations.
The semifinals are the penultimate stage of the $1,050 Live final. Players are required in this round to reach the end of Level 24. The finals do not run on a daily basis and players are therefore allowed to play multiple semifinals bring their best stack forward into the last qualifier.
Caribbean Poker Party finals award approximately one seat for every ten entrants for the $12,000 package. The full deal includes a $5,300 buy-in into the Caribbean Poker Party, a nine-night stay at the Baha Mar resort, $1,000 resort credit and $2,000 in travel expenses.
Blind levels are 12-minutes each for the finals and late registration is available for 12 levels.
The finals are up and running every Sunday on partypoker.com and each final has a guarantee of 10 packages to be given away.
Expect to see the New Jersey market involved once again in the qualifying process. partypokerNJ is sending over 30 players to partypoker MILLIONS North America in Montreal including New Jersey online player Dan DiZenzo.
The road toward qualifying for one of the best tournaments of the year starts at less than a dollar on partypoker.com. With a four-figure field in play, expect to see a few satellite winners make some noise during the event.