partypoker Adds Nearly $2,000,000 in Guarantees after Server Crash

Last Sunday ended up being a disaster for partypoker's online poker tournament players after a major server issue caused several tournaments to be cancelled.

According to the partypoker blog, the downtime was caused by a malfunction in one of their servers that resulted in the system crashing completely at around 8pm GMT on Sunday. The online poker site says it has now fixed the malfunction and also started processing refunds for the affected players. 

Above: partypoker adds almost $2 million to next Sunday's guaranteed prize pools after some serious server issues.

The partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters also promised bigger guarantees for next Sunday as an apology to players. Check out all the prize pool upgrades that will take place on Sunday, 11th March 2018:

It was a disaster for us as well as the players, the night of our biggest ever PKO tournaments and on the eve of the launch of our new Power Series. I understand that some players may not immediately return to partypoker given their experiences in the last 24 hours and I expect to see some sizeable overlays in the new Power Series MTTs that run from today. We will run the new Power Series as advertised and will not be reducing guarantees.

We will be adding additional MTTs and increased guarantees to next Sunday’s Power Series schedule to ensure players do not miss out on the headline KO Series MTTs that were running yesterday when the system crashed. In total, we will be adding almost $2,000,000 to next Sunday’s guaranteed prizepools:

  • We will add a $1,000,000 Guaranteed, $5,200 buy-in PKO at 7pm GMT
  • We will boost the advertised guarantee of the Power Series 7pm GMT $215 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed Super Sunday Bounty Hunter to a $1,000,000 prizepool. This will run alongside the 5pm GMT $215 buy-in $500,000 guaranteed Super Sunday Main Event
  • We will double the Power Series 7pm GMT Super Sunday Bounty Hunter $55 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed to $200,000 guaranteed
  • We will increase the guaranteed prizepool in the $11 buy-in 7pm GMT Bounty Hunter from $20,000 to $50,000
  • We will increase the 7pm GMT $2.20 buy-in Bounty Hunter prizepool from $5,000 to $20,000
  • The 3 cancelled ladies KO events from yesterday will run next Sunday at 7pm GMT and will replace the new ladies Power Series MTTs for this week only.

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