After a short lull, the big poker sites have released some huge poker events to get you back to the tables in January 2017. These are from the big international sites. If you are a US poker fan, then there also some news from America’s Cardroom, where you will find a freshly revamped tournament schedule (Mondays look great in the new lineup!).
Back to the global sites – there are 3 overlapping tournament events, with a combined prize pool of something like $31 million! These come from PokerStars, 888 Poker and Party Poker.
What I like best about these events, is that new faces break through every time. Satellites let smaller bankroll players win seats, and those 5 and 6 figure final table prizes are then in everyone’s reach.
Online Poker Events January 2017 – PokerStars TCOOP
This acronym stands for the ‘Turbo Championship of Online Poker’, this is a once per year event, and is based on the already successful SCOOP and WCOOP formats (Spring Championship and World Championship of Online Poker).
As you might have guessed from the name, all of the events are Turbo speed. This can be the regular turbo events with 10 minute blind levels, hyper turbo, turbo rebuy (2x and 3x included) and Zoom poker format. Just about every variation you can think of is included, for example PLO games and progressive knockouts.
There is a huge $15 million in guaranteed prize money… keep in mind that the huge player pool at PokerStars usually means that the guarantees are broken. The main event is a $3 million guarantee.
The dates for the 2017 TCOOP are January 18th to January 29th.
If you are new to PokerStars, then you can choose between a 100% welcome bonus, and $30 worth of tournament tokens with your first deposit. Here is how:
- First, register your account, use ‘Affiliate Marketing Code’ from the drop down menu at sign-up and enter the code PSP3108 there.
- When you deposit, choose code THIRTY for $30 in tokens / buy-ins, or STARS600 for a 100% matched bonus up to $600 max.
Check out the full TCOOP 2017 schedule and great software at www.pokerstars.com now!
Online Poker Events January 2017 – 888 Poker Super XL Series
This is a regular event from 888 Poker. Each time it runs the prize pools keep on getting bigger. This time there are $5 million in guaranteed prizes. The Super XL Series features a long list of tournaments, with a good mix of lower and higher buy-in events. The highlight this time is the main event on the 29th of January, this has a prize pool guaranteed at $1.5 million. Things kick off on the 19th of January.
What makes 888 Poker stand out from the other large sites is that they focus their bonuses and promotions on recreational players. This puts off a lot of aspiring pro multi-tablers, and keeps the games soft (noticeably so).
888 Poker give up to $88 free to new players before asking for a deposit. This does vary by country, for example UK players get £20 instead.
Check out the latest promos and grab up to $88 free over at www.888poker.com now!
Party Poker PowerFest 2017
Last but not least, Party Poker are offering $11 million in guarantees for the latest running of their PowerFest event. This tournament festival is divided into 4 different divisions, along the lines of how boxing matches are split. Things kick off with the Featherweight games, go through middle weight and heavy weight – with the high roller events finishing things off. As usual with Party Poker a real effort goes into running satellite qualifiers for these games – meaning every player has a shot at taking part in the big money games.
Check out the PowerFest 2017 schedule for yourself now at www.partypoker.com
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