Partypoker’s Caribbean Poker Party Online is underway and, while there might not be much sunshine for those stuck indoors, the festival is bringing the heat in terms of value.
In lieu of returning to the Bahamas in 2021 (hopefully), Partypoker recently announced a digital alternative. Picking up where the WPT and other online events left off, the Caribbean Poker Party was given a $10 million guarantee.
The final list of events was confirmed earlier this week and kicking things off today is the opening flight of the $500,000 Progressive Knockout (PKO) showdown.
Open Invite to Partypoker Caribbean Poker Party
The buy-in for the Caribbean Poker Party “Opener” is $1,050. To ensure there’s maximum interest, satellites starting at $1.10 are running right up until the start of Day 1C.
When the first stages of the Opener come to an end on Nov. 15, Event #2 will get underway. In this series, Event #2 is the $5,300 main event.
Again, to generate maximum interest, Days 1A and 1B will take place a week apart. This means Day 1B will take place on Nov. 22 before Day 2 starts on Nov. 23.
In between the main event’s opening flights, the series will feature full-ring, six-max, and heads-up MTTs. Hold’em dominates the schedule, but there are also two Pot-Limit Omaha MTTs.
The Caribbean Poker Party will also cater to pros and recreational players. Almost all high-stakes events have mini and micro equivalents. This means buy-ins across the board range from $55 to $25,500.
Online Majors Made Accessible for Everyone
Given what we know about live to online converts, this is an optimal strategy. When COVID-19 forced operators to adapt, entry fees were kept at a comparable level to what they are in a live setting.
However, the genre, as it were, has quickly evolved. Partypoker and its counterparts have used the current dynamics to try something new.
Like the WSOP and WPT World Online Series, the Caribbean Poker Party Online has something for everyone. That bodes well for any future changes COVID-19 may cause.
Aside from the interest online events have generated in 2020, they’ve become a way of engaging players at all levels. The Caribbean Poker Party Online is another example of this.
Moreover, it’s a sign of what’s to come when live events return. Running a combination of live and online majors could be the best way to make tournament poker more popular with all types of player.