One of the stalwart offerings of many major online rooms are their monthly guaranteed events. Just a few years ago, these tournaments guaranteed prize pools in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and – after players turned out in droves for these events – have climbed up to the million-dollar mark at the minimum. PartyPoker is ready for the second running of their largest monthly tournament coming up this Sunday, March 1st at 12:45 Eastern Time in the United States.
The inaugural version of the PartyPoker Monthly Million actually occurred earlier in February and the influx of players definitely demonstrated that it was warranted. A total of 1659 players came to the virtual felt to battle for the first place prize of $155,000. After a heated battle through this field, the final table featured players from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Finland and the Netherlands. In the end, it was France’s POPEYE7111 who won the first Monthly Million after working a deal with the Netherlands’ MBALZAK.
While the buy in for this tournament ($600+$40) might cause some to pause at the door, PartyPoker offers many different ways to earn your seat to the event. For as little as $1, players can enter a diverse series of daily speed tournaments to work their way into the next step of the satellite qualifications. There are also the standard Monthly Million Qualifiers, where a player has a shot at one of eighteen guaranteed seats for a buy in of $64.
On Fridays at 5PM Eastern Time in the United States, players have the opportunity to earn their seat to the Monthly Million through a Mega Satellite. For a $50 buy in, players have a minimum of fifty seats that PartyPoker puts up for grabs. For those that prefer to take part in the action on the weekend, PartyPoker has a $32 buy in Super Satellite, where twenty-five seats are given to the Monthly Million.
If you have a bit of a bankroll and want less obstacles to go through to earn your seat, there are daily Sub Qualifier speed tournaments that, for $44, will get you into a $160 Monthly Million Extra Qualifier. In this tournament, one in four players will earn a seat into the Monthly Million with three seats guaranteed regardless of the numbers entered. There are also country-specific freerolls and PartyPoker point tournaments that can get a player in for free.
Blind structures for the tournament will give the players a great deal of play for their expenditure of time and money. With twenty-minute levels that start at 20/40 and 5000 chips in play, there is plenty of time for the skillful player to work his or her way through the field and take the title. In its first run, the Monthly Million paid out 250 players of the 1659 runner field, so this Sunday’s renewal of the PartyPoker Monthly Million should be worth every player’s participation.

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