GIBRALTAR, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - The famous PartyPoker.com Million is making a
very welcome return and will be held in the Mediterranean from May 3rd - 10th
2008!! Qualifiers continue to take place online at PartyPoker.com, starting
from as little as US$1!
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The eight day PartyPoker.com Million VI cruise will sail from Venice in
Italy, stopping in Bari, Olympia/Katakolon in Greece, Izmir and Istanbul in
Turkey and Dubrovnik in Croatia. The cruise will then return to Venice. The
ship, the MSC Poesia, is a state of the art cruise liner packed with
facilities. On board there will be restaurants, bars, tennis courts, mini
golf, pools, spas, discos, a cinema, shopping and more...and not forgetting a
massive 24/7 card room!
The PartyPoker.com Million VI package is worth US$12,000, comprising
US$8,200 buy-in for the no limit texas hold'em main event, US$2,700 for the
accommodation and the cruise and US$1,100 spending money. The action will be
filmed for broadcast worldwide.
Previous winners of the PartyPoker.com Million include Kathy Liebert,
Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Michael Gracz and Mike Schneider. The first
PartyPoker.com Million was a huge breakthrough for poker being the first
hold'em tournament to offer a US$1,000,000 first prize, the first tournament
to combine direct buy-ins with online qualifiers and the first to hold its
finals on a cruise liner. The result was momentous too, with Kathy Liebert's
victory marking the first major tournament win by a woman.
"The PartyPoker.com Million has a lot of history and it is great to
welcome it back in 2008," said a PartyPoker.com spokesman. "Securing a package
for the original poker cruise would be a great way to round off 2007."
"With the shift to a European route we decided to make it no limit rather
than limit but the look and feel of the tournament will be the same. Many of
the old faces will be back. Mike Sexton will be a host, 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."
Online qualifiers start from as little as US$1 with the main weekly
US$600 + US$40 on a Saturday promising a US$12,000 package for every twenty
players taking part and a guarantee that three packages will be won.
PartyBets.com will offer online betting options for the poker on the high seas
nearer the time. A small map and more details on qualifiers can be found at:
http://www.PartyPoker.com is a popular member of PartyGaming Plc's
growing suite of online games that includes PartyCasino.com, PartyBingo.com,
PartyBets.com, PartyGammon.com, Gamebookers.com and EmpirePoker.com.
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