Monthly Archives: January 2021

New: Tournaments and Clubs at the Pinochle Palace!

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We previously announced it, and finally, the time has come: The club feature for Pinochle is here! That means you get to connect and compete with like-minded players even better!

Quite a bit is going on in the competition area, where, besides the clubs, tournaments are now available, too! We will talk more about those below.

Your Club

Anyone can create a club for 100 Chips and start inviting members. This way, you can gather and stay connected with pleasant players from the Palace as well as friends and colleagues with a Pinochle profile!

It is up to you to shape your club since you are the club lead! You lay down the objective, emblem, and lineup. There is a club bank for Chips, so that you can provide for a league ticket or more member slots together.

Please enter!

When founding a club, you are automatically a member, of course. But if you just want to take part, you can apply to existing clubs instead. You can do so via fellow players who are club members or via the club search in the competition area.

There is also a chance you will get invited into a club after an especially fun round of Pinochle! By the way: If you already have a main club, you can join further clubs as a guest.

Competition

Clubs can compete with one another as well – in the club league! Participation requires a league ticket, which costs 25 Chips per club member. All members‘ scores are summed up for you tose e where you stand in comparison with other clubs. Every three months, the club with the highest total score gets declared Club Champion! Additionally, each club has an internal ranking.

Pinochle Tournaments

We are over the moon being able to introduce the next feature right away! The gates to the arena are open: As of now, you can prove your skills in daily tournaments and compete for the big jackpot in special tournaments. You get to play more intensively and collect plenty of points and gaming experience at the same time.

The Rules

Our tournament system is based on the Danish system: there are several series in a tournament. And per series, the same group of players competes over several rounds. For the first series, the matches are drawn by lot.

Afterward, we scale and group all players by score before any new series. At the end of the tournament, the player with the highest total score wins! Of course, club members diligently collect points for their clubs during tournaments, too.

Each tournament comes with a jackpot that will be split among the three best players: Currently, we distribute 70% to the first place, 20% to the second place, and 10% to the third place.

How to Participate

Signing up works by clicking on the desired tournament. After that, you are enrolled, and the entrance fee is automatically subtracted from your Chips balance.

Let us not get ahead of ourselves – where can you find the tournaments? You need to get to the competition area at the Pinochle Palace first. You will find it at the bottom of the lobby via the trophy symbol.

Now, you select Tournaments and see a list of the scheduled tournaments. Clicking Enroll is the goal here.

In order to participate, you need to be online at the Pinochle Palace shortly before the tournament starts. You can find the starting time in the tournament list. Then, you can enter the tournament via the list or get a popup as a reminder. Now you are ready to set out in proper competition atmosphere!

Special Tournaments – The Cherry on Top

With the tournament feature, Pinochle fans also get to enjoy the popular custom tournaments. Everyone can take port for a fee as low as one Chip! In comparison, the jackpot of 10,000 Chips gigantic!

Those tournaments will appear in the regular tournaments list, but we will, of course, inform you here in the blog as well as on our Facebook page when a custom tournament is scheduled.

Sometimes, we come up with additions – especially many series for longer gaming fun, for example! We currently include Premium days and exclusively designed PDF certificates for the winners in all custom tournaments. Additionally, there is glory and recognition since we publish the winners’ user names here in the blog.

At this point, we wish you heaps of fun with the eagerly anticipated features! Get together in clubs and face the challenge in tournaments. 😊

If you have suggestions or questions, feel free to post them here in a comment or send an e-mail to support@spiele-palast.de.

Greetings,

Your Palace Team

Save the Dates: Official Tournaments – Start of 2021

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You have probably read about our official Palace of Cards tournaments in this blog before. After all, there were eight editions last year! And we already kicked off this year’s tournament season with our New Year’s Tournament 2021.

The official tournaments’ specialty is that you get to compete for your share of an exceptionally large Chips jackpot, contributing a low bet! In addition, we come up with something extra from time to time. There are plenty of participants, so join in!

Open your schedule and save the dates:

Saturday, February 6, 8:30 pm CET – Winter Tournament

Saturday, March 20, 8:30 pm CET – Spring Tournament

Saturday, April 3, 8:30 pm CET – Easter Tournament

Registration

After making time for the tournaments, you need to sign up, of course! You can do so in your desired game as of now. Enter your game, and continue step by step:

On a tablet or smartphone

(except Pinochle)

On a desktop PC or laptop

(any device for Pinochle)

1. Click Options.

2. Click Competition.

3. Click Tournaments.

4. Scroll until you see the desired tournament and click Enroll.

1. Click Competition or the trophy symbol at the bottom of the lobby.

2. Click Tournaments.

3. Scroll until you see the desired tournament and click Enroll.

All you need to do now is be online in your game on the day of the tournament shortly before 8:30 pm CET. This way, you have enough time to enter the tournament on time.

Prizes

As a rule, our official tournaments come with a jackpot with up to 10,000 Chips, numerous Premium days, and exclusive Palace of Cards certificates, lovingly designed exclusively for this occasion, for all winners. Here are all our designs from 2020, for example:

The jackpot and the Premium days are split among the winners of each play group. Usually, the first place receives 70% of the Chips in the pot and 90 Premium days, the second place 20% and 60 Premium days, and the third place 10% and 30 Premium days.

Several play groups per tournament can come up: When the number of registered players exceeds the maximum, another play group will open automatically. As a result of that and even scores within one group, several players can be in the same place. In that case, we will adjust the payout of the jackpot. We give precise information in each blog post concerning the tournament winners.

Something Extra

As stated above, some official tournaments come with something extra:

The Ester Tournament will be an XXL edition. That means there will be five instead of three series – plenty of gaming fun for everyone!

See You Soon!

Best sign up right away, so you cannot forget it. Once that is done, you can happily anticipate the tournament with us. Take some time to practice and show your skills!

We are looking forward to welcoming the participants!

Your Palace Team

 


PS: If you are jinxed, and none of the tournaments suit your schedule, there will be several chances to take part in an official Palace of Cards Tournament this year. We will let you know right here. 🙂

New Year’s Tournament 2021: The Winners

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UPDATE: The winners of our New Year’s Tournament are determined!

Dear winners, to access your certificates, click your player name in the table below. Upon doing so, your certificate will be displayed for you to download directly.

Some games required several play groups: When a group reached maximum players, we created a new one. Places 1 to 3 were established for each play group. A tie within a play group could cause a place to be awarded several times. Which play group you were successful in is noted in your certificate.


Scroll ahead or click to jump to the list for your favorite game – Skat, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead, Mau-Mau, Rummy, Solitaire, Canasta, Pinochle, or Spider.

We congratulate the following players on gaining glory and exclusive prizes from the Palace:

 

Skat

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

marcel jopa Luckyman

Group 2

Schmackes LuWu borussenpower

Group 3

Marci Marika E. rene FF

 

Doppelkopf

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

ToTheMoon Ko.b.Pf. Hardy Hardy Hardy Hardy hooooo Martin S

Group 2

Altling vom Ammersee Tom v. H. alte Fahne

 

Sheepshead

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot*

* 5% each in Group 1

Group 1

Klopfer Brauner _______________________ / hasen bräu

Group 2

vips_24 Rosi Bayern Piet

 

Mau-Mau

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 5% of the jackpot each

Teufel Sezis баба / Tomy

 

Rummy

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

Helmut Lara Kakszi

Group 2

Dragana coesfelder Tinny 19

 

Solitaire

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

cori engel07 siggi

 

Canasta

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot*

* 45% each in Group 2

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot*

* 5% each in Group 2

Group 1

Essiiii mom S2abri

Group 2

Obb süd Ost / Angelika Jürgen / Jack13

 

Pinochle

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot*

* 5% each in Group 3

Group 1

Max zocktisch mollic22

Group 2

Daniele_Dante Alex 76 Sonja

Group 3

Kille BENNI85FCB 300 / Pfitzauf

 

Spider

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

M. S. huelshoff raubschleie

Congratulations and enjoy the prizes!

Of course, we are delighted by every single player who took part. Praise, criticism, and suggestions for future tournaments of this kind are welcome. Feel free to comment on this post or send an e-mail to support@spiele-palast.de.

Greetings,

Your Palace Team