Tuesday 7th February, 2017

New Grand Prix events in April in Austria and Canada

By Mad Harper

April 2017 sees two new events added to the partypoker LIVE calendar. The first ever Grand Prix event in Vienna, Austria comes with a €500,000 guarantee and runs April 6-10 while Grand Prix Canada in Montreal takes place at the end of April.

 

The inaugural €500,000 guaranteed Grand Prix Austria will be hosted at Montesino in Vienna from April 6 – 10. The first European edition of the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix has a direct buy-in of €200+€25 with online qualifiers also available from February 5.  Live Day 1s will take place at selected venues across Austria from March 24 – April 9.

 

Grand Prix Canada follows the successful debut of the Grand Prix at the Playground Poker Club in 2016. , Grand Prix’s returns to Montreal from April 25 – May 1 is the first North American stop of 2017. The CAD $200+$20 event has a CAD $500,000 guarantee and takes place directly before the CAD $5m guaranteed partypoker Million North America. Online Day 1s start on 12th February and there are also online satellites for all events on partypoker. During the Grand Prix Canada, Playground Poker Club will run Phase 1 flights for partypoker Million North America every Sunday and Thursday from February 16 to April 23.

Phil Sabbah, CMO of Playground Poker Club said: “Holding the Grand Prix Canada before the partypoker Million North America event opens up this live poker festival to everyone’s bankrolls. With online satellites on partypoker and live in the club, players have the option to play as many events as they like for a small buy-in.”

partypoker is running its popular Golden Chip last longer competition for online qualifiers at both Grand Prix Austria and Canada.

Group Head of partypoker Tom Waters said: “This is just the beginning of the Grand Prix events in 2017. We plan to host these small buy-in, big guarantee events all over the world this year opening up the tour to all of our global partypoker community. After the successful launch of this tour in the UK in 2016, it is clear that there is also a demand in many other countries for poker events of this format.”