Rob Yong Polls Players To Improve partypoker Tournament Offerings
Over the years, partypoker has stayed focused on its goal of taking its online poker experience to a whole new level by coming out with new ideas, enhancing player safety and security across its platform, and improving its offerings.
The operator achieved massive success in its LIVE MILLIONS tournament in particular, which grew from three in 2017 to five in 2019.
Similarly, partypoker’s MILLIONS Online also created a new record last year, after Benjamin “frenchsniperrr” Chalot captured the event for $2,259,113. It was the second largest online poker tournament ever held, generating $21,090,000 in total prize pool.
partypoker is continuing to work on new ways to bring more exciting offers to its growing customer base. One of the reasons why partypoker has grown in popularity and done well in recent years is because they have focused on getting player feedback and then customising their offerings to those suggestions.
Since December 2019, DTD owner and partypoker partner Rob Yong has begun obtaining feedback from players by coming up with 13 questions that tackle relevant tournament aspects such as blind levels, duration, livestreams and re-entries. Apart from that, he also came out with three tournament format suggestions, which he posted on his Twitter account in order to gather more input from players and fans.
MILLIONS for Amateurs
Yong has drafted a limited edition partypoker MILLIONS tournament targeting the amateurs and recreational players who aren’t always available to take part in a live event. Day 1 and Day 2 of the tournament will take place online, with each player making the money guaranteed to take home a $10,000 min-cash. Participants would then gather again for a final day, and this time LIVE, with a “super structure” set to be adopted.
The proposal gained positive feedback from fans, with 86% agreeing to the idea, based on the results of Yong’s Twitter poll.
What about this idea for a MILLIONS for amateurs? *MILLIONS Limited Edition* – NO Direct Buy-in, qualifiers only, Day 1+2 online,all ITM $10K min cash Live Day 3 – roll back blinds, super structure – we do in London Aug 2020 (we can ask @tritonpoker to use Hilton) KTF Rob
— Rob Yong (@rob_yong_) January 4, 2020
MILLIONS for Both Pros and Amateurs
Yong is also planning to introduce a new $5,000 buy-in MILLIONS Online event which will cater to both poker pros and amateurs. It will work in a similar fashion to the 2019 Triton Million, with the pros and amateurs playing separately on Day 1, and an equal proportion from both sides battling it out together on Day 2.
Yong asked the audience as to how many professionals could make the final table – and majority of the responders believe the number would be 6.
If we did an online MTT “MILLIONS Pro-Am” $5k buy- in – Day 1 pros & amateur play separately, equal number make Day 2 & join, how many pros do you think would make final table of 9?
— Rob Yong (@rob_yong_) January 5, 2020
The third idea would be a MILLIONS Invitational event which would run prior to the Triton Poker series in London this August. The proposed tournament would feature a buy-in of £5,300, and would be exclusive only for qualifiers. It would not allow late registration, with no direct buy-in. Again, majority of the responders liked the idea (87.4%).
New @partypokerlive proposed event * MILLIONS Invitational * in London August 2020 (before @tritonpoker Series) £5,300 buy-in, qualifiers only (no DBIs), freezeout, no late registration, 8-max (7 qualifiers per table + one invited amateur VIP guest).
— Rob Yong (@rob_yong_) January 10, 2020
Yong also indicated that partypoker MILLIONS could head to Cyprus, though no final date has been confirmed.