Party Poker has revived the player favorite Pokerfest, the world’s biggest poker festival, and this time around the site has added $500,000 more to the prize pool. Pokerfest II features a $3.5 million guaranteed prize pool, including a $1 million main event and 47 online poker tournaments and side events. This time around, Pokerfest II also includes jackpot prizes like $14,000 WSOP 2012 packages, iPods and iPads, and $50,000 in cash.
PartyPoker’s Pokerfest II runs from April 22nd through May 6th, 2012, culminating in a million dollar guaranteed main event with a $640 direct buy-in and satellites starting at $1.
There are several different ways to qualify for Pokerfest II events, with different qualification structures depending on the Pokerfest II event buy-in cost. So there’s a $640 main event structure, and structures for events with buyins of $1060, $530, $215, $99, and $55.Then, within each structure, may be several different qualifier paths to victory, including $55 MEGA Friday Satellites and Qualifier Extras where 1 in 4 players win Pokerfest II main event seats.
Party Poker is also keeping three leaderboards totaling $50k in addition prizes for each of three buy-in and stakes ranges:
• points – $2,500 prize pool; 250 places paid; $250 to 1st place
• low – $15,000 prize pool; 500 places paid; $1,250 to 1st place
• high – $32,500 prize pool; 500 places paid; $2,500 to 1st place
There are also a bevy of Party Poker Pokerfest II side events, including Daily Dollar side events and Pokerfest II Jackpots.