partypoker announced this week that one of the most anticipated and televised poker games will be coming out of retirement. The Big Game is back and will be heading to partypoker’ s 2018 MILLIONS Germany series which takes place at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
The 36-hour non-stop TV poker show ‘The Big Game’ will be airing from February 10, 6 p.m. to February 12, 6 a.m. and will be feature a Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) for the first time. Some of the biggest names on the poker circuit are expected to take part.
Some of these top poker pros who have already confirmed their attendance at The Big Game, include partypoker ambassador Sam Trickett, WSOP Ladies Event champ Jennifer Tilly, businessmen Rob Yong and Yair Bitoun, poker pros Antanas “Tony G” Guoga, Viktor Blom, Phil Laak and Philipp Gruissem.
Since The Big Game is one of the biggest televised shows in the circuit, partypoker is letting the audience join in the fun by featuring the Vote-off feature. This lets viewers of The Big Game to livestream and vote on their favourite player every three hours and secure their favourite player from getting eliminated. The player with the most viewer votes will get immunity from eviction while the player at the bottom of the viewers’ favourite list will be replaced.
The players are also very excited to take part in this unique poker tournament and interact with the fans while playing against some of the best poker pros in the world. This cash game has a minimum buy-in of €20,000 and a max buy-in of €40,000 and will run for 36 consecutive hours.
In a statement, Tilly said,
The Big Game is also a great opportunity for an online qualifier to take on the best in the game and maybe even win…It’s always huge fun to play—even if you don’t win—and I’m looking forward to testing my PLO skills against the likes of Isildur and Tony G
Poker players who cannot afford the buy-in will have a number of opportunities to secure a seat through the online satellite qualifiers being held at partypoker. These online satellite events are currently underway and will run till Feb 4. The winner will be rewarded with a special package that includes the $20,000 Big Game buy-in, a $5,300 Online entry and €1,100 Open entry to the MILLIONS Germany, a 5-night accommodation voucher, and an allowance of $900 for travel and miscellaneous expenses.