Social media poker communities have grown in popularity in recent years. Players share their success stories, hand analyses, and an overall general interest in the game.
Partypoker is now recognizing this trend with some extra events and prizes beginning tonight. The site has launched the Community Knockout with some special bounties for players eliminating a few well-known faces from popular online communities.
Partypoker throws in some major prizes
The inaugural Community Knockout begins tonight with a $5.50 buy-in and a $5,000 guarantee. On top of the guarantee, a $50 bounty is placed on special bounty players chosen by each community.
An exclusive prize awaits anyone from one of the communities who knocks out a bounty player from the same community. That award is in addition to the regular bounty prize.
Any player can enter the tournament. However, to be eligible for special prizes, players need to sign up with any of the 11 participating social communities.
What can players expect to win for eliminating one of these players? Some rewards include a large cash boost to the bounty prize, up to an extra $500.
That will be the prize for four-time super middleweight boxing champion and Team partypoker member Carl Froch. He’ll be representing the partypoker community.
“I’m really looking forward to playing in the first ever partypoker Community Knockout tournament, alongside some other famous faces from the world of sport,” Froch said in a news release. “I’ll be looking to outlast them all, but with a juicy $500 cash bounty on my head, it will be tough. I hope to see lots of players from the various communities at the tables.”
Another player to watch is five-time world darts champion Raymond van Barneveld, representing The Poker Page community forum. His bounty includes the additional prize of an Xbox gaming console.
Sky Sports football reporter Bianca Westwood is also playing and representing Oddschanger. Knocking her out earns one lucky player an LG TV and sound bar package.
How to claim the special bounty prizes
There’s an extra caveat to claiming those community bounty prizes. Players who eliminate a bounty player need to do the following:
- take a screenshot of their winning hand
- share the hand with their community on social media
- tag partypoker in the social media post
More Community Knockout events are expected to be held in the coming months. Here’s a look at all bounty players in the first event.
Partypoker Community Knockout
Community group Celebrity bounty
FootyAccums Undr The Cosh Podcast Crew: Chris Brown and Jon Parkin
Austrian Poker Open Marco Wagner
The Poker Page Raymond Van Barneveld
Value Town Kristian Karlsson
TravCash, Poker Coach Mattias Falck
The Winners Enclosure "TWEnclosure"
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings
partypoker Carl Froch
OddChanger Bianca Westwood
Robbie Lyle Robbie Lyle
Mr DT DT
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