PartyPoker.com Million VI sets sail
This year’s PartyPoker Million kicks off in style on Saturday the 3rd of May, when it sets sail from Venice for a week calling at ports around the Mediterranean before returning to Venice.
Throughout the main event there will be up to thirty countries represented with the favourite players including Mike 'Timex' McDonald (Canada), Andreas Jorbeck (Sweden), Christian Kruel (Brazil), Soeren Kongsgaard (Denmark), Florian Langmann (Germany), Alexander Jung (Germany), and Mika Paasonen (Finland).
“The excitement is building ahead of the first ever PartyPoker.com Million to be held in Europe,” said a PartyPoker spokesperson. “We estimate a total prize pool of over $1.3 million.”
This all takes place on the MSC Poesia, a modern cruise liner with all the snazzy extras such as restaurants, bars, tennis courts, mini golf, pools, spas, discos, a cinema, shopping and much much more.
Mike Sexton will host and MC the event whilst, Matt Savage and Dave Lamb are tournament directors and the highly respected Card Player Cruises team that includes Linda Johnson, Mark Tenner and Jan Fisher will be onboard running the poker room.
Players achieved a spot on the tournament by winning a PartyPoker.com Million VI package worth $12,000, comprising $8,200 buy-in for the no limit Texas hold'em main event, $2,700 for the accommodation and the cruise and $1,100 spending money.
The PartyPoker Million was the first tournament to offer a $1 million first prize and the first to combine direct buy-ins with online qualifiers and on top of this, the first on board a cruise liner.
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