Forget how many days there are until Christmas – the best date to stick in your diary is 21-24 January, 2016, which is when the MPN Poker Tour will herald its arrival in Vienna. You could be going there as part of Team 32Red by winning a €1,500 package or the €550 buy-in!
As well as the weekly Sunday Package Final (with two packages!), additional package available on Thursdays and a €500 seat every Tuesday, there are currently new SNG Flip Satellites that offer an alternative, fun way to qualify for the €200,000 Main Event. And it’s even possible to qualify for pennies, with first level satellites starting as low as 25c!
Not surprisingly a number of our players have now joined the ranks of the growing Team 32Red squad currently through to Vienna. James Mcgeorge (alias: NickDiaz) from Llangollen in Wales, recently won a €550 seat, while Marko Harkonen (alias: Pipa1888) from Helsinki in Finland won a €1,500 package, as did Piotr Bienia (alias: piter013) from Krosno in Poland.
Check out the Satellites tab in the Poker Lobby.
Our quest at 32Red Poker to see our players enjoy the thrills and spills of the international MPN Poker Tour continues… The next stop is Vienna (21-24 January, 2016), and the MPNPT Sunday Package Final, with two €1,500 packages to play for, saw 32Red players emerge victorious. These were Dara O’Kearney (alias: HopAlongHnsn), who is currently enjoying some good form, and Michael Rettie (UrABawBag2) of Glasgow, who has been playing at 32Red Poker for over 1000 days and whose name regularly appears at the business end of tournament results.
A day earlier, our exclusive Saturday Surprise had as its prize a €550 seat for Vienna and, this time, Simon Millard (Bada_Bing72) made the most of his chances and secured the seat. Having enjoyed a poker tour baptism of fire in Dublin in September, Simon, from Tunbridge Wells, will be waltzing his way to Vienna…
It’s Omaha time at 32Red Poker!
Whether this variant – with players being dealt four hole cards – is your favourite, or you’re yet to give it a try, we’ve got an Omaha bonanza this week in the form of our Four Card Fright Fest. The thrill of the game will get your poker juices flowing, and there’s also a lot of money to be won.
First we have the €12,000 Guaranteed Fright Fest Tournament Series, with two tournaments each night from Monday 26 October, culminating in the €5,000 Guaranteed event at 7.30pm GMT, Sunday 1 November. Note that playing just one hand of Omaha will instantly earn you €5+€0.50 satellite ticket for this €55 buy-in tournament, with satellites at 8pm GMT every night during Four Card Fright Fest.
Meanwhile, you can also get involved in our Added Money Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo SNGs – the more €1-€20 buy-in SNGs you play, the more added money you can get your hands on (see the Sit & Go lobby for details).
With Team 32Red, groups of online qualifiers, having represented 32Red Poker at the first three MPN Poker Tour events – the most recent being Dublin in September – we’re already building up a formidable looking band of raiders for the next stop on the tour, which will be Vienna, 21-24 January 2016.
Given that the Main Event – held at Montesino Casino in Austria’s grand capital – will have a guaranteed prize fund of €200,000, yet the qualification process starts at a minuscule 25c, it’s a no-brainer when it comes to giving the satellites a go and earning your place at what promises to be a fantastic poker festival.
Vladimir Pastushenko (DNIPRO2010)
Matti Sahinoka (guizilla94)
Phill Huxley (Rixdorf)
Adrian Nica (Lawliet1)
Dara O’Kearney (HopAlongHnsn)
Andrew Bell (andybell1977)
Frank Taal (minnekus)
Angus Dunnington (AngusD)
Adrian Nica (Lawliet1)
Dara O’Kearney (HopAlongHnsn)
Juliano Sabino de Figueiredo (Hinode)
We can now add Paul Aitken (MaoTseTung) to the package winners’ list. There are numerous ways to find yourself in Vienna by playing at 32Red Poker, and Paul, from Glasgow, managed to earn a €1,500 package with a single hand, having hit a royal flush (on the River!) in our nightly €500 Guaranteed Flush Royale tournament, which guarantees this star prize if you hit the magic poker hand.
Join the quest to Vienna now, and win your way on to Team 32Red!
A so-called ‘bad beat‘ – when a seemingly unbeatable hand actually gets beaten – is the poker fan’s ultimate banana skin on the road to fame and fortune. You could be sitting with the best hand you’ve seen in ages, worried only about the ‘problem’ of how to extract the maximum from your unwitting opponent, hoping that they have something big enough to not only remain involved in the hunt but to justify putting their entire stack on the line. Everything might well go to plan, with all available chips in play, but there’s a single, crucial detail causing the ending to this would-be fairy tale to induce a sudden shortness of breath – your monster loses to another monster. Fate has, quite literally, dealt out two enormous hands at the same time and, however mighty your quads looked, there’s no prize for second.
Well, that’s what happens normally. But at 32Red Poker a bad beat could instead be very good news indeed, thanks to our player-friendly, multi-payout progressive Bad Beat Jackpot. Quite simply, the losing hand wins, the jackpot having built up continuously until the above scenario happens – and not only do the other players involved, at the table, receive a share of the spoils, but so does anyone playing at the same blinds level! All you need to do to be eligible is to opt in, which is simply a matter of clicking on the BB icon. And there you go.
The latest hit, for example, was on a €20 max table, with the running total at a massive €51,062… 5555 ‘lost’ to an 8-high straight flush. Only three players had opted in, and each received a juicy €1,702.07 for a mere click.
Get involved. For more details click here.
The Austrian capital, steeped in culture and history and awash with fancy cakes, is a popular place to visit, so adding an international poker festival into the mix was bound to attract considerable attention. And there’s also the matter of the €200,000 in guaranteed prizes in the Main Event, which spans 21-24 January, 2016 and will be held at the Montesino Casino.
Our satellite set-up couldn’t be more bankroll and user friendly, with initial buy-ins starting at 25c! Phill Huxley (aka Rixdorf) is becoming a seasoned campaigner on the MPN Poker Tour and, hot on the heels of his cashing in Dublin (click here), managed to win the €1,500 package that was up for grabs in our recent 94-player Vienna Freeroll. He was in contention from quite early on and established a strong footing as the tournament reached the final table which, as was pointed out by the numerous ‘spectators’ was an edge-of-your seat humdinger as the players were eventually reduced to Phill and our chess pro turned poker specialist Angus Dunnington (AngusD). Phill started the heads-up ‘match’ with a big chip lead but the roles were gradually reversed, leaving Angus in the driving seat – only to ‘mess up’ (his own words) when he ignored his inner voice and shove with 99 when Phill had QQ. It could have gone either way, but Angus can (sort of) console himself with the €550 buy-in for Vienna that was on offer for the runner-up (there was also another €1,000 won in MPNPT tickets!).
Meanwhile, the vastly experienced Dara O’Kearney (HopAlongHnsn; also in Dublin), who had also been in the running (finishing 9th) in the same tournament, was rewarded for his efforts when he won the Sunday Package Final after coming from behind heads-up.
For more information about how to qualify and be part of Team 32Red, click here.
Poker is fun, and winning is a nice bonus. Ronald Alino, from Toronto, Canada, who goes by the alias lil_J, is no stranger to winning at 32Red Poker. He earned himself a great ‘bonus’ over the weekend when he won Sunday’s MPNPT Package Final, pocketing a €1,500 package for Dublin’s hosting of the MPN Poker Tour (2-6 September). No stranger to the tour, having taken part in Tbilisi, let’s hope Ronald tastes success in Dublin.
Those of you who’d like to try out the atmosphere of a poker festival – not forgetting the €250,000 in guaranteed prizes in the Main Event in Dublin – can still win a seat or a package in our nightly Last Chance satellites. These run every evening (at 7pm UK time) until 30 August.
The Bad Beat Jackpot has been hit, paying out multiple players who opted in and were playing at the same blinds level as the ‘winning’ hand.
For the latest hit the progressive jackpot total was €49,473 when four of a kind, twos, lost to four nines. Five players at that limit opted in, each receiving €989 for simply clicking on the BB icon!
Do the same – don’t miss out…
In an age of gadgets, 32Red Poker players can get their hands on some in this month’s promotion. In fact there’s €30,000 worth of nifty gadgets and cash to be won, and all you have to do to have a chance of winning is play a few raked hands between June 5-21.
Bose Bluetooth speakers (top three prizes), Apple iPad Air (4th-7th prizes), €500 (19th) … €20 (181th-240th) … even €5 to add to the bankroll for finishing 725th – and there’s no effort involved once you’ve racked up enough raked hands. This is because the prize tournament (June 23) is a Flip format, where everyone is all-in every hand.
1 raked hand per day over any 5 days during the promotional period earns a tournament ticket, while more raked hands help you boost your starting stack (and, consequently, your chances of survival).
Play a $250,000 poker tournament in Tbilisi by qualifying at 32Red Poker this Sunday in our MPNPT March Madness 7 Packages Gtd tournament (29th March, 7pm BST). The successful MPN Poker Tour’s next stop is the Georgian capital (May 28-31), and there are no less than seven €1,500 packages to be won!
Live poker is fun, exciting and presents players with an opportunity to win big cash prizes, and what better circumstances to take part than through our great value €75 + €5 satellite on Sunday? Each of the seven package winners will receive the Main Event entry ($550), four nights accommodation at the Holiday Inn (nice and close to the venue), an additional entry to a $100 side event, €400 for travel/expenses and even an invite to a MPN drinks reception.
Add to the poker festival the fact that you’ll have time to enjoy Tbilisi, an up and coming tourist destination rich in sights and culture, and this satellite is well worth putting in your diary for the weekend.
Click here to find out more.