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Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier Signs Deal with partypoker

Only a couple of months after announcing his much-ballyhooed departure from PokerStars, French poker professional Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier has revealed his new online home. Beginning immediately, Grospellier will now don the patch of partypoker, the main rival of his old online home. “It is with great honor and pleasure that I can announce I’m joining Team partypoker,” Grospellier happily declared in the announcement of the partnership. “It is very refreshing to be in touch with a company which prioritizes the well-being of the game and its community.” “I am very excited about being able to be closely and actively involved in the renewal partypoker is bringing to the poker, LIVE and online,” Grospellier continued. “Our aim is to become the reference in both and I am confident that with partypoker expertise and ambition, it is an achievable goal in the foreseeable future.” He concluded the announcement by encouraging the poker

Partypoker to Roll Out Software Update, New Power Series Schedule

On Friday, partypoker announced that it will release a software update on February 24th which will “see a number of significant improvements to the playing experience.” In the same blog post, the online poker also revealed that it will launch the new Power Series on March 5th. Let’s take a closer look at each. The software update appears to largely cosmetic, though cosmetic can be good if it makes it easier to see what’s going on at the virtual tables. In the partypoker blog post, the following changes were listed: • Re-introduction of the oval shaped table alongside the existing table design • New and improved player plates with larger fonts, improving players’ multi-tabling experience • Improved display of player notes • A brand new time-bank indicator • A number of smaller enhancements, improving the look and feel of the tables So, nothing earth-shattering, but if things on the table

partypoker Inks Philipp Gruissem

Hey, it’s a day of the week and partypoker has added yet another player to its list of sponsored pros. This time it is German poker player Philipp Gruissem, also known as “philbort” online. Gruissem only started playing poker nine years ago, got hooked when he won a tournament for $ 200, and is now a poker playing fiend, having won approximately one gazillion dollars. “I feel great about joining partypoker!” Gruissem said on the partypoker blog. “They are now bringing healthy competition back into the market and partypoker has a new and fresh vibe that will grow our poker community.” According to PocketFives.com, Gruissem has won more than $ 3.5 million in online poker tournaments, though it could be more, as those results are only from tournaments the site tracks with the screennames Gruissem provides. He is currently 423rd in PocketFives’ rankings, though he peaked at 23rd in 2010.

partypoker Releases 2018 Tournament Series Schedule

One of the nice things about the beginning of the year is that we move away from the holiday live tournament doldrums and get right into tournament season. The same holds true online and on Friday, while the site is in the midst of its Powerfest series, partypoker announced the full schedule of 10 online poker tournament festivals for 2018. There are five different types of tournament series this year on partypoker, but two – the MILLIONS Online and High Roller Series – only happen once, at the end of the year. The Knockout Series, Monster Series, and Powerfest each occur three times and on the same rotating schedule. Players on partypoker may already be familiar with the Monster Series and Powerfest, but the Knockout Series is new to the site this year. In the Knockout Series, every player starts a tournament with a bounty on their head; for every

Isaac Haxton Joins partypoker

Online poker room partypoker has added yet another pro to its roster of ambassadors, Isaac “Ike” Haxton, who immediately becomes one of the most prominent members of the partypoker team. Partypoker has been a tear lately in its signings, inking the likes of Fedor Holz, 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Martin Jacobsen, Jason Koon, and Kristen Bicknell in just the last few months. On the partypoker blog, Haxton said: I am very excited to be joining the partypoker team. I’ve been very impressed with their growth over the last year or so. From expanding their online cash game and tournament offerings, to improving their software, and most of all rolling out their ambitious and innovative live events program, their commitment to growing the game and providing a great product for their players has been clear. I’m truly proud to represent the company, which I believe is going