Major tournament action continues at PartyPoker in October, with the Grand Prix Autumn Edition allowing players to rev their engines. The series runs Oct. 6-24 with 11 progressive knockout (PKO) events with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $320 and a total of $1.9 million guaranteed.
All tournaments feature No Limit Hold’em and the action also features plenty of satellite opportunities. The $109 Main Event comes with a $500,000 guarantee. Starting flights begin on Oct. 6 with Day 2 playing out on Oct. 24. Here’s a look at what players can find throughout the entire series.
Highlights from PartyPoker’s Grand Prix
The first day of action sees four Grand Prix events kick off. Along with the first starting flight of the Main Event, that includes the $33 NLHE PKO event with a $75,000 guarantee. Denmark’s Magnus Thomsen triumphed in the Grand Prix Summer Edition opener, outlasting 2,434 opponents for a $8,313 payday.
The $215 Six-Max Championship also begins on Oct. 6 with $200,000 guarantee. Players with lower bankrolls can also jump in the $22 Mini Six-Max Championship offering $75,000 guaranteed.
The $11 Mini Main Event also offers some nice bang for the buck for online poker players seeking lower price points. The tournament comes with a $100,000 guarantee and flights start on Oct. 8.
The $55 Super 50 kicks off two days later with $150,000 guaranteed. Two high rollers also highlight the schedule with guarantees of $250,000 and $200,000. Here’s a look at the entire schedule.
PartyPoker Grand Prix Autumn Edition 2022
Date Event Buy-in Guarantee Format
Oct. 6 #01 Opener [2-Day Event] $33 $75,000 8-Max
Oct. 6 #02 6-Max Championship [2-Day Event] $215 $200,000 6-Max
Oct. 6 #03 Mini 6-Max Championship [2-Day Event] $22 $75,000 6-Max
Oct. 6 #04 Main Event [2-Day Event] $109 $500,000 8-Max
Oct. 8 #05 Mini Main Event [2-Day Event] $11 $100,000 8-Max
Oct. 8 #06 7-Max High Roller [2-Day Event] $320 $250,000 7-Max
Oct. 10 #07 Super 50 [2-Day Event] $55 $150,000 7-Max
Oct. 13 #08 7-Max Championship [2-Day Event] $215 $200,000 7-Max
Oct. 13 #09 Mini 7-Max Championship [2-Day Event] $22 $75,000 7-Max
Oct. 17 #10 6-Max High Roller [2-Day Event] $320 $200,000 6-Max
Oct. 17 #11 Closer [2-Day Event] $33 $100,000 6-Max
Satellites and qualifiers
Qualifying action has become a regular part of any Party series and that continues with the Grand Prix. The site again is offering satellite events for players of all bankrolls.
Satellites for each event are planned throughout the series. Once again qualifiers start at just one cent.
A look back at the summer Grand Prix
The Grand Prix Summer Edition saw 5,212 players for a total of $521,200 paid out, easily topping the prize pool guarantee. Players represented seven different countries at the Main Event final table with Brazilians taking the top two spots.
Lucas Ferreira Alves defeated countryman Igor Leao Versiani heads-up to score $49,693. Versiani snagged $31,621 for the runner-up finish.
PartyPoker officials are hoping for similar results from the autumn version of the festival. The Grand Prix has become a popular series appealing to a wide variety of players.
MILLIONS Online continues
Along with the Grand Prix, Party MILLIONS Online is also currently running on the site through Sept. 27. Site ambassador Patrick Leonard, of the United Kingdom, added his name to the list of MILLIONS champions.
He scored the title and $29,731 in the $1,050 Grand, which featured a $150,000 guarantee. The win added to a nice run for Leonard, who also won a bracelet this summer at the World Series of Poker.
This is such a good tournament every week @partypoker got 2nd in $2k SCOOP for 3rd time this week for $42k and have 6 day 2s tomorrow as well. Sunday is such a fun day when it goes well. https://t.co/6IRU05YdzE pic.twitter.com/jWRQ38lnnK
— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) September 12, 2022
Vojtech Skalak, of Czech Republic, was also another big winner in early action. He took the title in the $1,575 Opener PKO for a total of $71,466. The tournament saw 255 entries for a $382,500 prize pool.
In the $1,050 Seven-Max PKO Championship, Finland’s Sami Kelopuro topped a field of 495 to grab a payday of $78,653. For a complete preview of the series including a schedule, click here.