"The Big Game" Will Run on December 30th, Feature $1 Million in Guaranteed Prize Money

Published on December 12th, 2018 11:34 am EST

Fresh off of the resounding success of the "Millions Online" tournament, partypoker will be hosting another large tournament to close out 2018.

"The Big Game" will take place at 18:00 CET on December 30th, and will feature a total guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.

The buy-in for the event will be $5,200, though partypoker will be hosting an "extensive" schedule of phased tournaments in case your bankroll isn't big enough to swing a $5,200 buy-in.

The tournament will see each player begin with 1 million in chips, with the blinds starting at 2,500/5,000/625 ante and increasing every 16 minutes. This will provide for plenty of playability, which means that more experienced players should see more value, as their skills should rise to the top.

One important note - partypoker is not allowing multiple entries to this event, so once you are eliminated, that's it.


The phased satellites cost $109 to buy into and run every two hours from 16:00-0:00 CET (December 16th to 29th). These Phase 1 satellites feed into the final satellite events on December 23rd and December 30th.

The final satellite events can not be bought into directly, which means that everybody will need to qualify first through a Phase 1 satellite (unless they buy in directly for $5,200, of course).

The satellite finals will have 5 x $5,200 Big Game seats added to the prize pool, which means that there will be plenty of value for players.


partypoker is coming off of a massive year, and it seems that they want to throw one more big event before the year is out.