Playing online at partypoker just became a little more festive. The platform announced last week the launch of new weekly leaderboards for its sit and go tournaments.
Players now have a shot at some nice free cash with $23,500 in prizes awarded every week. Free money is available for leaders at every level of buy-in.
“I started my professional career hunting sit and go leaderboards,” Team partypoker’s Jaime Staples said. “It’s a great way to practice and I love that partypoker is now offering something to shoot for.”
This is another move from partypoker in recent weeks. The site also announced an overhaul of its mobile platform. The addition of sit and go leaderboards should complement that move.
Getting in on the partypoker leaderboard cash
Taking a shot at the new leaderboards is pretty simple. Players simply have to play a sit and go on the site from Monday through Sunday.
Depending on the finish, he or she will earn points to climb up to four separate leaderboards. It’s an opportunity at some free prize pools just for playing online.
All tournaments fall under the following buy-in tiers:
Leaderboard Tier Buy-in Range Prize Pool
$1 – $9.99 $1,000
Mid $10 – $49.99 $5,000
$50 – $199.99 $10,000
$200 and higher $7,500
What can winners expect from the partypoker leaderboards?
As part of the weekly promotion, partypoker is ponying up some nice money for winners. The top three in each tier will win cash with the remaining players receiving tournament dollars.
The Low and Mid tiers pay out 100 players and the High tier pays out the top 50. The High Roller pays out the top 10 players.
Here’s a look at the payouts for those reaching the top five in each tier:
Place Low Mid High High Roller
$750 $2,500 $2,500
2 $100 $500 $1,500 $1,500
3 $75 $400 $1,000 $1,000
4 T$50 T$350 T$750 T$750
5 T$50 T$250 T$500 T$500
It’s important to note that the new leaderboards don’t include heads-up sit and go tournaments. Also, SPINS games don’t count toward the promotion.
Team partypoker’s Steven “DWstevie” Kok believes sit and go tournaments offer players plenty of bang for the buck. They can also help hone skills for tournament play.
“I am a big fan of sit and go’s, they are great practice for short-handed and short-stack play, and for learning ICM as you get into those spots way more often than in large field multi-table tournaments,” Kok says. “They also have lower variance and thus are great to help you build that bankroll.”
The leaderboards are already underway. PokerScout offers some great bonus opportunities for players to get in the action.