The partypoker Community Knockout launched in July and now returns to the platform on Thursday. The event finds online communities going head to head with famous faces will be carrying special bounties on their heads.
In other partypoker news, qualifiers have begun for the WPT Championship, which hits the platform soon. One player also recently found a nice score via the Magic Cards promotion.
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Special prizes awarded for Community Knockout
The Community Knockout is a $5.50 monthly progressive knockout tournament available for all players. The tournament includes players from 11 online communities.
Each group selects one special player, who carries a $50 bounty in the event. Additionally, if that player is eliminated by a player from the same community, the winner also claims an exclusive prize including:
- Xbox Series S
- Playstation 5
- Gaming laptop
- $500 in cash
- $500 to spend on tournaments
- £500 tech bundle
World Darts Championship winner and former rugby player Gerwyn Price will represent the Poker Page community forum in the event. EastEnders actor Shaun Williamson will also represent the FootyAccums betting community.
Four-time super-middleweight boxing champion and Team partypoker member Carl Froch will also participate again on behalf of the site.
“I’m looking forward to getting in the mix for the partypoker Community Knockout tournament again, this time with a $20,000 prize pool,” Froch said in a news release. “There’s $500 in tournament dollars up for grabs for knocking me out and lots of other great prizes if you are part of the communities, so come and have a go.”
The @partypoker Community tournament is back next Thursday with a massive $20,000 prize pool and there’s T$500 for knocking me out. Info on which famous faces will be playing and special prizes…https://t.co/ObaW7oyORj #CommunityPoker #AD pic.twitter.com/0WgWwxJx27
— Carl Froch MBE (@Carl_Froch) July 24, 2021
How to win a prize
Any player can enter the event, but must sign up with any of the 11 communities to win prizes. Those can only be claimed on social media by:
- taking a screenshot of their winning hand
- share the hand with their community on social media
- tagging partypoker
In addition to the bounty prizes, the minimum guarantee in the tournament has been given a significant boost. That goes from $5,000 to $20,000 for the same buy-in.
The tournament will be streamed from start to finish on partypokerTV — the platform’s Twitch channel. Artem Kharitohov won last month’s Community Knockout. The Russia-based player topped a field of 1,726 entries to win $1,209.
Qualifiers underway for WPT Championship
The World Poker Tour World Online Championships are set for Aug. 13 to Sept. 15 at partypoker. The series includes a $5,300 Main Event featuring a $5 million guarantee.
Party is now offering phased satellites for the event, with buy-ins starting as low as only $0.01. These centrolls award at least 15 tickets to Phase 1, each worth $4.40.
Those $4.40 Phase 1 satellites pay out $22 tickets into the next available Phase 2. More information on the WPT World Online Championships will be released soon.
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Magic Cards pave way for new laptop for Ukrainian player
Partypoker recently launched the Magic Cards promotion and that paid some nice dividends for one player recently. Thousands of players have won free prizes daily since the promotion’s debut.
Ukrainian player “freddy2019” scored a nice jackpot recently for $1,000. He’s been playing poker recreationally for about four years, mostly multi-table tournaments and satellites in the $3-$5 range. Freddy had already won some Magic Cards cash prizes before locking up the big prize.
“It was an ordinary evening,” he says. “After my main job, I played some hands of NL25 to quickly generate five cashback points to open all the available Magic Cards. I’d been opening the cards since the very beginning of the promotion. On the first day of Magic Cards, I won $10, $20, and $50 cards in a row.
“I opened my cards and planned on using my five or ten free spins, place a couple of sports bets, and go to bed. But on the third card, I saw the figure looked big. I looked closer and counted the zeros. I couldn’t believe that there was $1,000 there.”
The online grinder quickly purchased something to aid in his favorite hobby.
“I bought myself a gaming laptop so now it’s more pleasant to play online poker,” he said, “and I can play The Witcher when poker is not going my way.”