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Gibraltar – 27th April 2009 – May is going to be a big month at PartyPoker, with two highlights at the end of this week! The Million Dollar Race is’s biggest ever rake race and gets underway on Friday 1 May and the fourth running of the Monthly Million is on Sunday 3 May.

The Million Dollar Race is an exciting leaderboard promotion where 3000 players will share over $1,000,000! Depending on rank, players will receive a cash amount AND a WSOP® prize (package or freeroll entry into an online qualifier). The leaderboard winner will receive $20,000 and an elite WSOP® package worth $20,000! All you have to do to get involved is play real money cash games at – if you are in the top 5000 it will be noted in your Party Account and it will be updated at least once an hour. If you finish in the top ten you are guaranteed cash and a trip to Vegas!

A spokesman said: “This promotion is simple – the more Race Points you earn the higher up in the leaderboard you climb and the more cash and prizes you can win. We are under starters’ orders and off for our biggest ever rake race this Friday. The race has great prizes from 1st through to 3000th!”

Please note that throughout the duration of the promotion players earn Race Points as well as PartyPoints – only Race Points count for this promotion. The full mechanics of the promotion can be found at PartyPoker’s website.

The fourth running of the Monthly Million takes place on Sunday 3 May at 12.45 EST (17.45 BST, 18.45 CEST). The buy-in to the $1,000,000 guaranteed championship blind structure event is $600+$40 but the diverse qualifying paths mean players can join the qualifiers from as little as $1. The wide range of qualifiers for the Main Event include $64+$4 daily satellites with 19 seats guaranteed – a Mega Friday $50+$5 satellite that guarantees 20 seats and Super Satellite Saturday qualifiers with a $32+$3 buy-in and 15 seats guaranteed. For more information see Party Poker’s website by clicking on any links in this post.

1567 players took their seats for the third running of the Monthly Million on Sunday 5 April and it was Holland and Denmark that shared the spoils. AceBarbara and IIIPLAYMEIII both walked away with $155,000. Representatives from Canada, Australia, France and the United Kingdom also cashed at the final table. Monthly Million – Sunday 5 April 2009 – 1567 runners, 200 places paid – total prize pool $1,000,000

1st           AceBarbara (HOL) $155,000
2nd          IIIPLAYMEIII (DEN) $155,000
3rd           TechnikAA (HOL) $69,000
4th           ganjasx (DEN) $54,500
5th           FU2PAL (UK) $46,000
6th           PLZBEREAVEME (AUST) $34,500
7th           ericdumont (CAN) $26,500
8th           ImSeriously (CAN) $17,500
9th           TherookieQQ9 (CAN) $13,500
10th         jeanjean5555 (FRA) $9,500

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