It was a long wait in North America. At Playground, the first STEP 1 satellite for the $10,300 Main Event of the MILLIONS festival was held on December 2. Today, more than 5 months later, we have 49 live qualifiers, 62 online qualifiers, and the Direct Satellites haven’t even started yet! On Monday, May 13, partypoker LIVE’s MILLIONS North America will be knocking on the city gates. So free your schedule, tell your relatives that you won’t be available for two weeks, and plan your events… it’s playtime!
The series kicks off with a $150 + $15 Montreal Open Satellite Turbo Re-entry tournament. There are 9 such satellites on the MILLIONS schedule, guaranteeing a total of 85 seats to the target event. Guaranteed at $1,154,500, the Montreal Open is one of three MILLIONS events with a 7-figure guaranteed prize pool. The guarantee represents $1,000,000 in cash, and 15 seats to the Main Event, worth $10,300 each. The perfect breakthrough opening!
A direct buy-in to the Montreal Open is $1,000 + $100, making it the most attractive buy-in/guarantee ratio in the festival, and a must-play event for anyone who sees MILLIONS North America as an opportunity to upgrade their game, to test some higher waters. There are 7 Day 1s for this event, the last of which is a turbo flight. You can play as many as you want, and bring your biggest stack to Day 2. The Montreal Open Champion will be crowned on Day 3.
MILLIONS North America counts 12 events, with buy-ins ranging from $220 to $25,300. Event #1 is the Playground 200. Local players are most familiar with this format: a $200 + $20 buy-in and a $100,000 guarantee. Events #3 & 9 are $25,300 Super High Roller events; not for the faint of heart!
Players of all levels and from all over the world will share the Playground floor, celebrating one of the most anticipated poker festivals of the year. In the coming weeks, we’ll see casual players make it big, top pros fight each other in the nosebleeds, and millions of dollars being thrown around on final tables. partypoker LIVE is ready. Playground is ready. Are you?