Recently, Partypoker announced that the 2021 World Championship of Amateur Poker will play online, to support amateur players in the UK; players in that country can only leave their homes for a few hours a week, and can not even travel within the country, due to the strict lockdown orders.
Hosted by the Amateur Poker Association and Tour, the online poker festival kicked off on January 23 and finishes up with two Main Events on February 7.
Sixteen total multi-format bracelet events comprise the schedule. The Freezeout Championship Events will award the World Championship of Amateur Poker bracelet for the Main Event along with bronze, silver, and gold medals to the other winners.
The $109 Main Event features a hefty $150,000 guarantee, and the accessible $11 Mini Main Event will hand out at least $20,000 in cash prizes.
“It’s incredibly exciting to be working alongside the Amateur Poker Association and Tour,” said Chris Donnachie, Partypoker’s Poker Room Manager, “to bring our amateur players the first fully online version of the World Championship of Amateur Poker.”
World Championship of Amateur Poker Tour
Founded in 2006, the Amateur Poker Association and Tour in the United Kingdom’s first national poker tour. The Association now also runs live poker events in North America and Europe.
The World Championship of Amateur Poker is a five-day festival featuring a three-day main event as well as a number of side events. Side events include the World Amateur Team Championship as well as tournaments in poker variants including Stud, Omaha, and H.O.R.S.E. and such as Six Max and Heads Up.
The Amateur Poker Association and Tour is dedicated to the development of amateur poker players, providing affordable events to help its 20,000 members hone their poker skills in a fun and competitive way.
The World Championship of Poker Tour organizes live poker tournaments, except for this year, in licensed gambling venues across the United Kingdom and other European countries. The Amateur Poker Association and Tour have also hosted a World Championship of Amateur Poker Tour at the iconic Caesars Palace Casino in Las Vegas.
The Amateur Poker Association and Tour live events are different from other Poker Tournaments in the UK because they are fully dealer-dealt, featuring well-structured, deep stacked, tournaments for an affordable entry fee.
All Amateur Poker Association and Tour events are run to standardized rules, with blind structures designed to provide value for the players. Tour events are streamed in real-time, on the Association’s websites.
Partypoker Tournaments 24/7
Every week, Partypoker hosts dozens of tournaments for all levels of skill, with buy-in from just $1 all the way up to $100. The games poker players can enjoy on the Partypoker platform include Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Texas Hold-em, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo.
However, nothing compares to Partypoker’s small buy-in, multi-table tournaments, offering players a chance at huge wins.
Multi-table tournaments run 24/7 on Partypoker, and while sizes vary, these tournaments can attract more than 1000 entrants during major festivals like the Monster Series, the KO Series or POWERFEST,
Satellite tournaments offer players a way to get into ‘target’ tournaments for much less than the buy-in. Satellite tournaments are a popular way of winning a seat at one of the world’s most highly regarded poker tournaments including MILLIONS, The CPP, and the Grand Prix, which all comprise the Partypoker LIVE tour.
Luckily, players can play in the tournaments on the go with the Partypoker mobile app. However, to win the really big money tournaments, it’s better to play at home, where there will be far fewer distractions.
There are so many fun ways to play and win within the Partypoker community, from the small, daily tournaments to the giant, international events.