€5,000 Freeroll (MPNPT/CGF Special)

December 29, 2017 by  
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Every Freeroll at 32Red Poker is worth logging on for, but we recommend making a special note in your diary for 28 January as it would be a sin to miss our €5,000 Freeroll.

Despite being a standard Freeroll with no preliminary play or points requirements, this tournament boasts fantastic prizes and promises to be a humdinger. Two €1,500 packages await the top two finishers, and an interesting feature is that you get to choose which kind of package you win!

Some players favour tournaments, others cash, so we’ve put aside both a €1,500 MPN Poker Tour package and a €1,500 Cash Game Festival package to suit. Whether a big money tournament festival is your thing or a five-day cash games bonanza floats your poker boat, we have you covered…

There’ll be plenty to play for because as well as these two great prizes there will be €2,000 in cash paid out across the next 30 places. The free entry brings you 500 starting chips, and you can buy more ammunition (€2 for 2,000 chips) during the 90-minute rebuy period, plus an add-on of 5,000 chips for €5!

Have fun, and good luck!

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Get on the Polar Express to Morocco!

November 28, 2017 by  
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‘Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat’ … well that may well be the case for some, but here at 32Red Poker we’re looking forward to a different date: 11-14 January. This is when the MPN Poker Tour touches down, for a much-awaited return, at the exotic and oh so luxurious Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco.

And you could be winging your way to this oasis of poker thanks to our Route 32: Polar Express to Morocco, which promises to heat up an otherwise freezing December with a Final (1 January) that boasts over €3,000 in MPNPT tickets, including a €1,500 Morocco package and a €550 Main Event seat.

To whet your appetite, the package includes entry to the 6,000 MAD Main Event, entry to the 1,100 MAD Side Event, accommodation for two (including breakfast) for four nights at the Mazagan Beach Resort, €250 towards travel and expenses and a Players Welcome Party invite.

Getting to the Final requires no skill whatsoever! You collect Redbacks as you play and register for nightly (10pm GMT) Flips where the top eight win starting chips. No actual participation is necessary (once you’ve registered you don’t even have to be logged in) because with the Flip format everyone is automatically all-in, every hand.

Good luck, and have fun!

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Chasing Redbacks: Mission 2 Morocco

November 6, 2017 by  
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If you think of various ingredients that go together to make the perfect poker holiday, then sun (especially in January), sea, beautiful sandy beaches, a choice of swimming pools, excellent playing conditions, lots of prize money and a venue hotel so luxurious and exclusive it’s a favourite of the rich and famous, then you’d be describing the Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco, which will once again host the MPN Poker Tour (11-14 January).

And you could win yourself a place on Team32Red and take part in what promises to be a fantastic poker festival by… simply playing as usual at 32Red, thanks to our Chasing Redbacks: Mission 2 Morocco promotion, which runs throughout November…

It’s easy-peasy, which is how promos should be – not least because it’s always good to know that we can get our hands on big prizes for little effort. In this case no extra effort is necessary. Just have fun moving around 32Red Poker, racking up Redbacks as you play Cash, Sit & Go games or multi-table tournaments, and that’s it… At the end of the month, depending on how many Redbacks you’ve collected during the promo, you’ll receive a free MPNPT ticket that could be worth a €550 Main Event seat or even a €1,500 package to Mazagan!

The package includes entry into the 6,000 MAD Main Event, entry into the 1,100 MAD Side Event, accommodation (including breakfast) for four nights at the Mazagan Beach Resort for you and a guest, €250 towards travel and expenses and a Players Welcome Party invite.

So, as you hit the tables during the dark and rainy days of November, think of the miles of perfect beach that could await you in Mazagan… make the most of your free ticket, or earn a package! Have fun…

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Route 32: Highway to Morocco

November 3, 2017 by  
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Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour might have had a great time in the 1942 film, Road to Morocco, but they didn’t go to the Mazagan Beach Resort. That’s the most luxurious venue thus far on the MPN Poker Tour, which will return to Morocco on the first stop of 2018 (11-14 January). And someone is going to win a €1,500 package at the end of November thanks to our Route 32: Highway to Morocco promotion!

Simply use a few Redbacks – which are accumulated automatically as players enjoy time at the tables (cash games, tournaments, Sit & Go games etc – whatever your favourite format, you collect Redbacks as you go) – to register for nightly (10pm GMT) Flip qualifiers, where the top eight finishers win starting chips for the Final (2 December), which boasts over €3,000 in MPNPT tickets, including a €1,500 package.

The package includes entry into the 6,000 MAD Main Event, entry into the 1,100 MAD Side Event, accommodation (including breakfast) for four nights at the Mazagan Beach Resort for you and a guest, €250 towards travel and expenses and a Players Welcome Party invite.

Note that you don’t have to actually play in the qualifiers because with the Flip format everyone is automatically all-in, every hand, until the winners remain.

Have fun on the Highway to Morocco…

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Team32Red Report (MPNPT Tallinn)

November 2, 2017 by  
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It’s good to be back

This was the third visit of the MPN Poker Tour to Tallinn, and the reason for that certainly isn’t mere convenience. It’s a testament to Tallinn as both a tourist destination and a poker venue that, not only did the members of Team32Red have a great time in Estonia’s capital, but a number of them had a great time for a second or even third year.

And herein lies the point of why we at 32Red strive to give our players maximum opportunities to qualify for these festivals – it’s so much more than poker…

Old, New and Newer

The more you delve into Estonia as something other than just a place to fly to (or sail – the Finnish poker invasion, for instance, came by sea) to only play poker, the more impressive it becomes. As well as trivia nuggets that we might expect, such as the fact that Estonia has the highest collection of written folk songs in the world (around 133,000, in fact), we might be surprised to learn that the country is also the birthplace of Skype, or that Estonia was the first country in the world to adopt online voting (in 2005!).

This mix of traditional and modern is indicative of a happy medium that, as well as forming a successful foundation for society, is mirrored in the ideal way to approach poker. The most successful players tend nowadays to have a practical, realistic approach to the game – with such big fields there are certain pragmatic characteristics that are imperative to achieve a level of continued success. This is also borne out when we see the names of those who cashed in the various tournaments that made up the four-day poker extravaganza.

The Results

Let’s get the facts and figures out of the way before moving on to what made Tallinn special…

With the total number of runners 534, and boosted by the flexibility of the action-focused re-entry (up to and including the beginning of Day 2!), the €150,000 guaranteed prize pool was eventually dwarfed by the actual amount generated by a frenzied field eager to make the most of the festival, finally settling at a massive €258,990. In fact, so great was the enthusiasm to play poker (the main Side Event, which spanned two days, also attracted a relatively large field) that at one point the cash machines in the Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel – a fantastic venue – ran out of cash.

It’s standard for Day 1b, which falls on a Friday, to attract a lot more players than Day 1a. Locals tend to prefer to wait until the working week is over, while most overseas players arrive at a time that makes Day 1b a more practical option. So, it was no surprise to see the number 416 keep the more than capable organizing team on their toes when Friday arrived. But what did go against expectancy – with so many more players likely to produce a handful of runaway leaders – was that Maksims Aleksandrovs’ impressive stack of almost a quarter of a million chips (the players started with 25,000) was still way behind the Day 1a leader, Terje Torstensen, who managed to see his total rise to 357,200!

Up there with a more than healthy 137,300 was Julie Whitworth, who couldn’t be a better advert for what 32Red Poker is all about. More about Julie will follow…

The Winner

The eventual winner was Keimo Suominen of Finland. The top prize had been set at an attractively round sum of €50,000, but the wily Finn, after a marathon tournament, understandably did a deal with fellow finalist, Davis Modans, of Latvia, taking the slightly higher sum of €45,200, the title and the trophy by winning their heads-up encounter.

The Crowd Favourite

Gediminas Kareckas was an impressive 53rd for a tidy €1,245 and Mykhailo Lohvinenko finished 42nd for €1,320. However, the ‘story’ of the week, and topping the Team32Red performances, was the aforementioned Julie Whitworth, finishing what can be described – even in the context of unpredictability that is tournament poker – as un unlucky 13th for €2,590. We have to keep things in perspective and remind ourselves that this is a welcome cash, but as a player succeeds in surviving deeper and deeper into a tournament to the point that the final table – and with it the prospect of a very big win – is literally within touching range, then Julie deserves some commiserations of sorts alongside our congratulations. This is her fifth(!) Main Event cash on the MPN Poker Tour, but one made all the more special when we consider the circumstances that led her to Tallinn. The previous installment had been at Manchester, literally down the road from where Julie lives. But, ironically, she was to miss her much awaited ‘home’ event due to being hospitalized just as the festival was about to start. 32Red proposed ‘rolling over’ her package to Tallinn, which promised to be a trip to remember and, with more irony, she barely got to enjoy any of the non-poker fun and frolics and camaraderie that make these events – especially as a Team32Red member! – so memorable because she was too busy playing like a demon at the tables.

Thanks to a number of good and brave decisions and the usual helping of what Fate has waiting in the wings, she more than just survived Day 1 and, come Day 2, it was more of the same.
Julie turned up for the Final Day with over a million chips, sitting more than comfortably in fourth place and – even in this uncertain poker world – heading for the Final Table… Unfortunately, Fate did indeed have other ideas and, a comeback from cruelly timed reverses notwithstanding, she went out in 13th, her sizable and vocal crowd of supporters on the rail sharing her lack of fortune. But when the dust and adrenaline have settled, this will no doubt be a great memory for Julie, who did 32Red proud…

Meanwhile, Diego Domingo Catalan and Angus Dunnington (who had been going for his 3rd consecutive Main Event cash) battled it out to the last two tables of the 2-day, 237-runner Estonia Cup. This event proved to be a victim of its own success when Day 1 went on for so long that the survivors didn’t have to wait too long for breakfast…

Team32Red favourites, Phill Huxley and partner Fabienne Freymadl, showed that an actual connection can help when sharing a stack by coming 4th in the hotly contested (and very difficult to adjust to) Doubles tournament, and Joel Holmberg cut a path through the jungle that was the Bounty tournament to take 7th.

We’ll come back to a bit more poker later, but here’s what else happened in Tallinn

When in Tallinn, do as the Romans did…

Before playing in an international poker tournament we should spend an evening relaxing in a spa, with a few drinks and snacks, having a sauna or a massage and generally indulging ourselves with whatever level of pampering that’s on offer. This is the norm, isn’t it? Well, no, it isn’t, but a number of Team32Red players accepted the invitation to enjoy such delights on the first night of the festival, and a good time was had by all. The next time you roll up to a bog-standard poker night at your local casino, imagine arriving at the table the day after being a guest at a luxurious spa…

Poker Players’ Need for Speed

So, you’re at a poker festival and the nerves are starting to kick in – the adrenaline is building to a climactic high because you’re sitting there, hands on the wheel, wiping the visor on your helmet, sounds are magnified, deafening, from your breathing to your engine and those around you… and a couple of seconds later you approach the first sharp corner at breakneck speed and the race is on! Yes – you’re a guest at another special event for Team32Red players on the MPN Poker Tour: it’s time for an afternoon of go-karting.

A 30+ strong team attended what was a very exciting, exhilarating day, albeit one that saw a few crashes and collisions, with 32Red Poker Manager, Nick Diaz, becoming the ultimate champion after winning the Grand Final in masterly style.

Terviseks! Cheers!

After a spa experience and the adrenaline rush of go-kart racing came yet another special event to which our players were invited – beer tasting (obviously). A perfect way to wind down following the emotional, nerve-wracking rollercoaster that is tournament poker, the night provided not only the sampling of a variety of beers, but the introduction of a couple of iPhone games afforded the players’ competitive spirit an outing with a difference. Phill Huxley, for example, showed that his skills certainly aren’t limited to the poker felt by winning the Tap War event…

Memorable Team32Red Poker (and non-poker) Moments

There’s so much more to poker than the hands themselves, of course, but it’s also very often true that the outcome of a hand can determine someone’s fate. Just one card, right at the death of a hand, might at the same time sound the death knell of your tournament.

And sometimes Fate can deal out the cards in the most cruel order possible… When holding 66 and seeing the Flop bring 672, Artur Yarovoy must have been doing the usual ‘control’ tricks to curb any sign of enthusiasm. Finding himself up against KK, the only card he didn’t want to see appear was a King which – surprise, surprise – appeared on the river.

Much of the time when these tournaments get underway, players aren’t too involved and instead take time to settle in – sorting out their chips, their phones and multi-media devices, chair, drink… for the first orbit or so it’s often a case of getting ready for the possibly long journey ahead. For MPNPT regular, Deccy Rice, on the other hand, the event began quite differently. Having already added to his package the night before by winning an extra seat in a satellite, he found himself, on the very first hand, looking down at his hole cards to see AA. When this happens right at the beginning, with the blinds – and therefore a typical pot – being so tiny relative to stack size, nothing exciting happens but, bizarrely, Deccy doubled up. Alas, this certainly isn’t a guarantee that things will continue to go so well, and he didn’t survive Day 1a. Undeterred, he won another seat in another satellite(!), but sometimes it’s just not meant to be…

Daniel Leal might be an excellent poker player, but this is what happened when he visited another kind of gaming table. The Olympic casino, to get players in to the spirit of all things gaming (not that poker players tend to need any help…), gives everyone, on joining, a free €5 chip that they can wager on whatever game they like. Daniel strolled over to the nearest roulette table and didn’t bother breaking his freebie into smaller denomination chips, opting instead to simply bet it on a single number. Of course, being Team32Red to the core, he put it on 32 (red) and, of course, Fate having a sense of humour, the ball eventually decided to settle on number … 32.

A great time was had…

Here are a few comments from our players in Tallinn. Some are veritable veterans of the Tour, others were making their first (and hopefully not last) trip to a live festival. But they all have one thing in common – a very enjoyable Team32Red experience.

Uriy Ivanov (who won his place via a Route 32: Flip Flop to Tallinn promo): “I really liked the 32Red approach, the VIP events, and the goodwill of the 32Red team”

Phill Huxley: “I won a package in one of the 32Red promotions… 4th place in the Doubles with my girlfriend (I busted us!). First place in the Tap War competition! The social activities were top notch”

Richard Ward: “Had a fantastic time in Tallinn… always great hosts and we get really well looked after”

Stanislav Ivanov: “This time I had liked everything even more than last time! Very good organization”

Dmytry Nesin: “I won a package in a satellite at 32Red a few days before the start of the tournament. The tournament format is perfect!”

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Next stop: Morocco!

We’d hope that this report is enough to whet the appetite of any poker fan and inspire you to make it your quest to win a place at the first MPN Poker Tour stop of 2018: Morocco. The out-of-this-world Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort will again play host (11-14 January), and at 32Red there are – as always – numerous routes to both a €1,500 package and a €550 Main Event seat.

The package includes entry into the 6,000 MAD Main Event, entry into the 1,100 MAD Side Event, accommodation (including breakfast) for four nights at the Mazagan Beach Resort for you and a guest, €250 towards travel and expenses and a Players Welcome Party invite.

Whether it’s through our monthly Chasing Redbacks and Route 32 promotions, hitting a royal flush in the nightly €3 buy-in Flush Royale tournament or simply via the bankroll-friendly satellite process, we hope to see you for poker by the sea!

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MPNPT Morocco Poker Festival

October 27, 2017 by  
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Sun, sea, luxury and big money poker – that’s what awaits you at the palatial Mazagan Beach Resort, Morocco, which will host the MPN Poker Tour for a second time (18-21 January). The first edition proved that Africa is just as much an appropriate setting for poker as Europe, while another reason to try to win your way to this prestigious event is the place itself – a far cry from the clichéd image that springs to mind when people hear ‘poker’ of smoke-filled back rooms.

32Red offers an unrivaled, user-friendly, bankroll-friendly qualification set-up, with the satellite quest starting with a buy-in of only €1! You can go to Tournaments > Satellites in the Poker Lobby for a full tournament schedule to find a route that suits you best.

Meanwhile, the Route 32 and Chasing Redbacks promotions offer additional ways to get your hands on €1,500 packages and €550 Main Event seats, and a royal flush in the nightly, fun-filled €300 Guaranteed (€3 rebuy) Flush Royale tournament is worth a €1,500 package!

The package includes entry into the 6,000 MAD Main Event, entry into the 1,100 MAD Side Event, accommodation (including breakfast) for four nights at the Mazagan Beach Resort for you and a guest, €250 towards travel and expenses and a Players Welcome Party invite.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your quest, and become a proud member of Team32Red in Morocco!

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Route 32: Freeway to Morocco

October 6, 2017 by  
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October’s Route 32: Freeway to Morocco gives players at 32Red a chance to take part in a MPN Poker Tour event at one of the most luxurious, exotic locations around – namely the Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco, which will play host to the Tour for a second time, 18-21 January.

The Route 32 format features nightly Flip tournaments that you register for but don’t actively participate in because everyone is automatically put all-in, every hand, until the winners emerge, with the top eight finishers winning starting chips for the Final (1 November).

The idea is for players to enjoy themselves at the tables as usual, along the way collecting Redbacks, a few of which are used to register for the Flips… and the task couldn’t be easier in simply remembering to register each day. Place in ANY Flip and you qualify for the Final. The more Flips you enter, the better your chances of racking up a bigger starting stack with which to take to battle for the €3,000+ in MPNPT prizes, including a €1,500 package for the eventual winner.

The package includes entry into the 6,000 MAD Main Event, entry into the 1,100 MAD Side Event, accommodation (including breakfast) for four nights at the Mazagan Beach Resort for you and a guest, €250 towards travel and expenses and a Players Welcome Party invite.

Have fun on the quest for Mazagan…

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Chasing Redbacks: Mission Morocco

October 3, 2017 by  
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Our Chasing Redbacks promotion takes on an exotic flavour in October, with Mission Morocco giving you a chance to earn a free MPNPT ticket just for playing as usual at 32Red.

There’s no race or challenge or specific tasks – in fact you don’t have to do anything differently to other months because it’s all about enjoying your time with what 32Red has to offer. The point is that you pick up Redbacks as you play and, depending on how many you manage to collect throughout the month, you earn a free MPN Poker Tour ticket that could be a €550 Main Event seat or even a €1,500 package for the much-anticipated Morocco leg of the Tour.

This will take place at the fantastic Mazagan Beach Resort (18-21 January), which proved incredibly popular last time (see report). Whatever the value of the MPNPT ticket you win in October, there are numerous ways to turn it into a full package.

Given that the package includes entry into the 6,000 MAD Main Event, entry into the 1,100 MAD Side Event, accommodation (including breakfast) for four nights at the Mazagan Beach Resort for you and a guest, €250 towards travel and expenses and a Players Welcome Party invite, and that Chasing Redbacks: Mission Morocco requires no additional effort, then it’s a no-brainer promotion.

Note that Chasing Redbacks doesn’t affect your being able to take advantage of the usual 30% Rakeback deal, so, have fun Chasing Redbacks, and make the most of your time at the tables in October.

Here’s Chasing Redbacks table:

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Fish Party Trawler Jackpots in October

September 27, 2017 by  
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If you’ve not enjoyed the excitement of our 3-player, multiple Jackpot Fish Party Sit & Go games at 32Red, then you must have been living in a cave. There are five buy-in levels (starting at €1), each with its own progressive jackpot, and the general prizes can be enormous.

In October there’s even more incentive to dive into the Fish Party, thanks to €50,000 in extra jackpots and 32Red-exclusive MPN Poker Tour prizes. A special €10,000 so-called ‘Trawler’ Jackpot will run across all Fish Party games so that, should a regular jackpot hit, the €10,000 will be shared equally among everyone who has played even a single Fish Party game in the preceding 24 hours! A €15,000 Trawler Jackpot will be activated following the €10K being distributed and, should another jackpot be hit, there’ll also be a €20,000 Trawler Jackpot!

Meanwhile, if the first and/or second Jackpot game in October is won on 32Red, that player will earn a €1,500 MPNPT Morocco package as a bonus prize, while there’s a package AND a €550 seat for 32Red players coming 1st and 2nd respectively should a third jackpot hit.

And if no regular jackpot is hit during October, there’ll be a €10K Consolation Flip Freeroll at 6pm GMT on November 3rd, which will be open to anyone who has played a Fish Party Sit & Go during the promotion. Note that everyone receives 100 starting chips, plus an additional 100 chips for every Fish Party game won in October… Happy fishing!

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Universal Championship of Poker (Sept 10–24)

August 28, 2017 by  
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Being a world champion must be a great feeling, but what about winning the Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP) and being awarded the title of Greatest Poker Player in the Universe? Take part in UCOP, which is held between 10-24 September, and you could find out.

There’s also the matter of a guaranteed €750,000 in prizes for the tournament series, €5,000 for the eventual winner and, as a bonus prize exclusive to 32Red players, a fantastic €1,500 MPN Poker Tour package will be added!

Universal Championship of Poker 2017 Schedule

Note that as well as a main UCOP €10,000 leaderboard on which you can follow your progress throughout the fortnight, there is also a €5,000 leaderboard that features an important UCOP element – ‘streaming’ events to promote the game.

Universal Championship of Poker 2017 Leaderboard Prizes

Winning the coveted title of Greatest Poker Player in the Universe is more than making a few good results in tournaments – you’ll also need to be a worthy poker ambassador, so valuable extra points can be earned by streaming your UCOP play on Twitch, YouTube or Facebook Live. 100 points are awarded for each event streamed, as well as 250 points for the most interesting daily stream and 50 for each final table you broadcast.

Universal Championship of Poker 2017 Leaderboard Prizes

So, there you have it. The Universal Championship of Poker is a terrific opportunity to win prize money in a series of great value tournaments and to share your experience as you battle it out for the ultimate poker title. The Greatest Poker Player in the Universe – it could be you!

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