Powerfest to Return with $27 Million Guarantees

Powerfest, last seen back in April, will return for its tenth edition at the end of this month.

While the room has not yet revealed the full schedule, as per the banner displayed on the homepage of the room’s website, Powerfest has been scheduled to return from July 28 to August 11 boasting over $27 million in guarantees.

Further details, including the full schedule and tie-in promotions, can be expected to be announced soon.

In the previous edition, it ran earlier this year, partypoker had guaranteed $30 million in prize money. The series ended up paying little over $34 million—surpassing its overall guarantees by 13%.

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Check Out Partypoker’s Las Vegas Takeover In Three Tweets, One Video and an Instagram

So partypoker is in Las Vegas this year in a big way. They have just run their first ever MILLIONS event on US soil, and they hosted a star-studded player’s party just last night.

Maybe they’re all nursing hangovers, but we haven’t yet seen much coverage from these two events over at the Aria. Here’s really all we could scrabble together…

The Main Event is in the bag—PokerNews was on hand to report on the event which otherwise has mostly stayed off of social media. Tom Marchese was crowned the champion a few hours ago and took home a cool $1 million. But that’s about all we could work out… we’ve searched high and low for the entry numbers and we can’t find them. No data over on GPI. Friend of the 'fuse William Shillibier did a grand job with the live reporting, so read his reports on PN and Twitter for more.

There’s a few winner photos over on the 'gram:

Anyway, the Player’s Party soon followed. You get a very brief taste in this 25 second thumper of a social media vid (you might want to turn your speakers down).

And, well, that’s about it! I’ll leave you with a final video… Mike Sexton’s Tour of Las Vegas. In 55 seconds.

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Partypoker Trials Additional Cashback for “Good Pros”

Rob Yong, partner of partypoker parent company GVC, announced that the online poker room will be trying out a new incentive program that rewards players that start cash games and help keep them going.

Currently called the Table Starter Cashback program, partypoker is rewarding players at its 6-max cash game tables that play heads up or three-handed. The “good pros” as Yong calls them will receive double cashback points when playing shorthanded.

But be aware, in order to be eligible for the incentive program you must first opt-in in the client.

If all goes well during the month of July, expect to see the program extended to partypoker’s Fast Forward games, but don’t take our word for it, listen to Rob tell you himself.

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Downloadable Hand Histories Now Available at Run It Once

Players at Run It Once Poker now have the ability to download hand histories for the hands they have played.

The online poker site founded by professional poker player Phil Galfond announced late last week that it was testing the new automatic hand history download feature and that “full access to all previous hand histories” would be available soon.

On Tuesday, the site announced via Twitter that historical hand histories can be requested from Customer Support by email.

If you are wondering how to enable automatic downloads of your HHs, this Tweet might be helpful:

The addition of downloadable HHs comes as partypoker recently removed the popular function from its site and MPN reinstated the option to obtain HHs on its network.

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