PartyPoker Launches FastForward Poker
Finally, PartyPoker has launched its very own Zoom-poker alike, called FastForward Poker. The new game was available for beta testing for quite some time already at play money tables, and since those tests went ok, the real money version of the game went online a few days ago.
FastForward Poker works exactly the same way as every other fast-fold poker game available at various sites. Once you hit the fast-fold button, you are instantly moved to a new table, where you are immediately dealt a new hand. No waiting!
There is also an option to “Watch on Fold”, which you can select before folding and you will remain at the table until the hand is over. If that option is selected and you change your mind, you can always click “Next Hand” and be dealt into next hand.
Currently, FastForward Poker is available at all of PartyPoker’s No-Limit Hold’em cash games, and players can sit at up to four FastForward tables at the same time.
EPT Barcelona under way; Estrellas Poker Tour sets Spanish tournament record
The debut event for European Poker Tour Season 9 is now under way, with Barcelona being the destination for both the first festival of EPT 9 and the final stop of the Estrellas Poker Tour, as the international and local tours combine for a spectacular 47-event festival over 11 days.
What a start it has been, with the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event smashing the record for largest poker tournament in Spain in terms of number of players, with a total of 1,036 players combining to create a prize pool of €1,004,920. To put it in context the previous largest ESPT field was 498.
The ESPT Main Event continues today and tomorrow, while the high-profile European Poker Tour events kick in today (Friday) with the new €50,000 Super High Roller – Spain’s biggest buy-in tournament ever – set to get pulses racing with a huge array of the world’s biggest poker stars, including Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel, Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Jason Mercier, last year’s EPT ‘high roller player of the year’ Philipp Gruissem, and some wealthy recreational players to boot. It will be filmed for broadcast later in the year and receive a live web stream on PokerStars.tv for the final table on August 19 at 13.00 CET.
After the SHR comes the main focus of the EPT festival – the €5,300 Main Event – which could have a record field for this stop. The tournament takes place from August 19-25 and will also be filmed for TV. The final table will have a live cards-up web stream at PokerStars.tv on August 25 at 14.00 CET.