Partypoker Debuts Real Names in MILLION as Weekend Shakeup Continues Partypoker Debuts Real Names in MILLION as Weekend Shakeup Continues

Partypoker has announced an overhaul to their major weekly tournament, the partypoker MILLION. Changes include a slimmed down Day 1 schedule, a move of the final day from Sunday to a Monday, and the reintroduction of Micro and Mini MILLION tournaments.

The site is also now running the tournament under real names only, in a extension of a policy that it has expanded across many of its MTTs and some cash games over the last year.

The Partypoker MILLION guarantees $1 million each week, and costs $215 to enter. It first returned to partypoker’s regular schedule in November 2019 after a thirteen-year hiatus; it has been running every week since.

The operator reinstated it in an ambitious attempt to take on PokerStars’ long-running Sunday Million weekly tournament that also guarantees $1 million each week. It switched to a $109 buy-in from the traditional $215 some 18 months ago.

Since the partypoker MILLION relaunch, the operator has been frequently iterating on its structure, expanding the schedule to host Day 1 phases multiple times a day on the run up to Sunday.

The changes this week see the schedule paired back to just one Day 1 each day. The final day of the tournament has now moved to the Monday slot rather than Sunday.