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Old 01-09-2017, 06:59 PM   #1
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partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

There's a brand new event on the calendar, an event in the new partypoker LIVE series: the partypoker Million North America. The "main" tournament will be a $5,000 + $300 NL Hold'em Re-entry event from May 5th to 10th, 2017.

There's a huge $5,000,000 overall prize pool guarantee - and $1,000,000 is guaranteed for 1st place! There has never been a guaranteed prize pool anything like this in Canada.

There will be online and live components of all aspects of the event including Phase 1 tourneys (part satellite, part starting flight of the event) and Day 1 of the event.

Online Phase 1s start on Sunday January 22nd. We've already hosted the first Live Phase 1 during our 6th Anniversary celebrations - there are already 17 players qualified with stacks for Day 1 on May 5th-6th! See http://events.playgroundpoker.ca/ann...-final-counts/ for details.

For all of the information you need, consult either Million North America info at Playground or partypoker's Million info.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:22 AM   #2
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

Neat concept, we'll see how it goes obv. Why do the blinds roll back from Live day 1 to live day 2?
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:38 PM   #3
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

Amazing, this will be a lot of fun...Well done!
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:03 PM   #4
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

Also, any consideration to putting a Phase 1 tourney into the schedule for your WPT championships that are forthcoming? I would have to imagine it would draw at least as well as the 1500 second chance you have scheduled for Monday after the main event starts.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:22 AM   #5
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

Are the phase 1's just satellites or do they start day 1 with their end of phase 1 chipstack?
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:28 AM   #6
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

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Neat concept, we'll see how it goes obv. Why do the blinds roll back from Live day 1 to live day 2?
I'm actually not sure of the reasoning behind it - I'll see what I can find out.

Overall I think this is going to be a pretty great event, and not just because of the size of the guarantee. I think these crossover-format events that mix live and online poker are very exciting and is definitely one of the directions that tournament poker is going. It's really hard to build big fields in the game these days, and this is a great way to do that.

BTW there will be a whole Spring Classic built around this as well - so there will be lots of chances to play in other great tournaments at Playground in the Spring!
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:08 PM   #7
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

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BTW there will be a whole Spring Classic built around this as well - so there will be lots of chances to play in other great tournaments at Playground in the Spring!
Hope the "Millions" event will be successful!
I know it's still far away but can we expect the Spring Classic to start late April and finish early May with the Millions event?
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:33 AM   #8
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That's about right - we're going to be publishing the schedule pretty soon actually but you've got the basics.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:08 PM   #9
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

partypoker is really messing up with expiry times on these satellite tickets.. anyone else having the same issue? My issue is mainly with the $55 expiry time but in all cases - Why are satellite tickets expiring within a week when there are still months more of opportunity to use them?
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:39 AM   #10
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

I'll definitely pass that feedback along.
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:36 AM   #11
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

It's better compared to the 24-hour expiring tickets before related to Dusk Till Dawn events, but with the partypoker WPT Playground, WPT Fallsview and busy lives going on, one week does become too short. I have to try to use up all my expiring tickets before I can leave for Playground, as I try not to bring my laptop when I will be grinding already in live games.

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anyone else having the same issue? My issue is mainly with the $55 expiry time but in all cases - Why are satellite tickets expiring within a week when there are still months more of opportunity to use them?
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:53 AM   #12
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

https://www.playgroundpoker.ca/springclassic

Here's the complete schedule
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:36 PM   #13
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

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Crazy $200 500k

Playground is the sweetiest room in the northeast. So clean
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:18 PM   #14
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

So from what i understand.. if you play a phase 1 tourney to either an online or live day 1..u will carry your chip stack and have an either smaller or bigger stack than what you would start with on Day 1 if you were to buy in to the 5k event, which is dependant on how many players are in the phase tourney. and then from the start of day 1, it continues as a normal tourney, but with a lot of people with different starting stacks?

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Old 02-16-2017, 10:05 PM   #15
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

Will there be online day 1s as well for the $220 Grand Prix Canada event?
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:06 PM   #16
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

That's pretty much it. The chip average of any Phase 1 (live or online) will be $1M chips (or very close) which is the starting stack for Day 1. In Live Day 1s it works out exactly in that it plays down to 10% of the field - so the average will always be just about bang on. The online Phase 1s play for 19 levels, which will usually mean right around 10% will remain but it's not *quite* as exact.

The other thing to add is that you can win your way into Day 1 through multiple Phase 1s, which will put additional stacks at your disposal to use as bullets in the Day 1. There are 2 live and 2 online Day 1s and each allows an entry and a re-entry.

If you're more of a "simplify things, buy straight into Day 1" player that's OK too - there's plenty of value in this tournament with it's huge guarantee among other things.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:09 PM   #17
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

Mike-

I see there are 8pm satties to day 1s, I assume chips do not carry over in those? Do we have a structure for those?
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:10 PM   #18
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

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Will there be online day 1s as well for the $220 Grand Prix Canada event?
Online Day 1s started this past Sunday - and there will be more every Sunday until April 23rd and then daily until April 29th.

See here: https://www.playgroundpoker.ca/canad...dprix#schedule for details.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:12 PM   #19
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

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Online Day 1s started this past Sunday - and there will be more every Sunday until April 23rd and then daily until April 29th.

See here: https://www.playgroundpoker.ca/canad...dprix#schedule for details.
Wicked thank you
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:06 AM   #20
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

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"The chip average of any Phase 1 (live or online) will be $1M chips (or very close) which is the starting stack for Day 1."

lets say theres 15 entries in a Phase 1 with 1.5 mil in play. theres a decent chance that the phase finishes with one player remaining as well as 2 players remaining... so there will still be some stacks with 500k or 1.5 mil going into Day 1. is this true?

How long will the Phase 1 tourneys be running on party poker? The latest i see on the site is Feb 23.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:01 PM   #21
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

Wish there was a decent buyin postlim... 1500-2500 would be nice...
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:22 AM   #22
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Wish there was a decent buyin postlim... 1500-2500 would be nice...
Single day semi/turbo's FTW starting mid afternoon for all the bustouts
Even better if they are bounty events- Great way to de-tilt!
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:06 PM   #23
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

Structure info for the 5k? I see 1 million starting stack at 5kbb but how long are the levels?

Nvm I found it, 60 minutes on day 1 of the 5k, 75m day2+

https://www.partypoker.com/live/even...structure.html


Is the 5k infinite reentries through 1a and 1b? Didn't see info on that. 1 bullet per day?
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Old 02-20-2017, 03:26 PM   #24
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

So it increases to 75min on day 2 AND goes back 4 levels. Sounds interesting.

Will create some interesting dynamics on Day 1 especially with the variable starting stack sizes due to the phase 1s.

Can someone at Party or Playground confirm the blind structure does in fact go back 4 levels on day 2?
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Old 02-21-2017, 02:44 PM   #25
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Re: partypoker Million North America @ Playground Poker | May 5th - 10th 2017

What time sundays will these phase 1 start?
Also are you saying if you bagged 1M chips then played again and bagged 500k

You start day 1 ($5000) buyin tourney with 1.5 M chips!??
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