The latest edition of the POWERFEST kicked off on March 15 and did so in style. More than 30 partypoker players claimed titles and although no members of Team partypoker triumphed in an event, Joao Simao came agonisingly close.
POWERFEST #02-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max
$100,000 was guaranteed in the POWERFEST #02-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max but a field of 2,100 players buying in for $109 created a $210,000 prize pool.
Each of the eight finalists guaranteed themselves $2,257, the sum collected by “Arizer” when they became the first casualty of the final table.
“TheDrino” and “MrEsprectro..” were the next to fall and they were joined on the rail by “maxsuwillans” and “Semen Suarez”, the latter banking the first five-figure prize of the tournament, namely $10,605.
“CAPN_Crunch” busted in third for a $15,960. This left “iRolledlow” and Team partypoker’s Joao “XjoaosimaoX” Simao to fight it out heads-up for the title.
Unfortunately for our hero, Simao couldn’t get the job done and fell short of yet another POWERFEST victory. Simao had to make do with the $24,717 consolation prize, leaving the champion to pad their bankroll with $35,070.
|2||joao “XjoaosimaoX” Simao||$24,717|
POWERFEST #09-HR: $100K Gtd PLO 6-Max PKO
Simao came close to winning for a second time on Day 2 when he reached the final table of the POWERFEST #09-HR: $100K Gtd PLO 6-Max PKO event.
Some 102 players exchanged $2,100 for 50,000 chips and a shot at glory. “Das_Mutter99” saw their tournament come to an abrupt end in sixth-place, a finish worth $5,061 plus $4,987 from the bounty prize pool.
Our hero busted in fifth-place and won a combined prize that weighed in at $18,994. This was made up with $11,550 worth of bounties. Only the champion and runner-up helped themselves to more scalps.
High stakes specialist “Junglemandan” fell in fourth for $10,421 plus $4,068. He was joined on the rail by “Carnotaurus” who banked $14,292 and an additional $9,450 from the bounty prize pool.
Heads-up saw “Raul33” and “CaptainThug” lock horns in a fight for the giant bounty payment. Despite having thug in their name, CaptainThug lost the fight and finish in second-place. This was worth a combined $42,049 while our champion scooped a total prize worth $45,219.
|5||Joao “XjoaosimaoX” Simao||$7,444||$11,550|
POWERFEST #08-HR: $300K Gtd 8-Max PKO
Another $2,100 buy-in event smashed its guarantee thanks to 201 players buying in. This created a $412,050 prize pool that was divided up half among the top 32 finishers and half on the heads of each entrant.
Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard burst the final table bubble when he was eliminated in ninth-place, but not before scooping a combined $5,939.
“MrDatt”, “TheNuts21” and “StrawberryGirl” all hit the showers in quick succession. “Junglemandan” joined them after he ran out of luck in fifth-place. Junglemandan excels in these high stakes events having previously won the Big Game and partypoker MILLION on the same day! This latest result netted him $20,090.
Our very own Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov had to console himself with a total of $27,567 after his impressive run ended in a fourth-place finish.
Filatov gained some company on the rail when “aaaaaaaaaa” busted in third for $44,503. This prize was slightly larger than the $43,324 “jiggidyigjohn” banked for finishing in second-place thanks to the monster-sized bounty payment aaaaaaaaaa collected.
Our champion, and recipient of $70,557, in this event was every blogger’s nightmare thanks to this alias: “kgroqigmqtbmqom”. Congratulations to them!
|4||Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov||$17,068||$10,499|
Thirty-Two More Events Today!
Don’t worry if you missed out on glory on the opening day of the $20M Gtd POWERFEST because another 32 events shuffle up and deal today. There are combined guarantees worth more than $850,000 waiting to be won, will you secure some POWERFEST cash?
You can also SPINS your way to POWERFEST tickets for only $5! POWERFEST SPINS only cost $5 to enter yet have a top prize of a $5,200 POWERFEST ticket! Play them on your computer, tablet, or favourite mobile device via the mobile app.
|Multiplier||1st place prize||Frequency in 1M games|
|4.4||$22 POWERFEST ticket||75,000|
|11||$55 POWERFEST ticket||10,000|
|21.8||$109 POWERFEST ticket||5,000|
|64||$320 POWERFEST ticket||1,000|
|106||$530 POWERFEST ticket||500|
|210||$1,050 POWERFEST ticket||50|
|420||$2,100 POWERFEST ticket||20|
|1,040||$5,200 POWERFEST ticket||1|
Check Out Previous POWERFEST Highlights
This latest edition of POWERFEST is the 11th of its kind. Each POWERFEST brings something different to the poker table and you can check out the highlights from past POWERFEST festivals here.
Will it be your alias adorning those pages once the $20 million guaranteed POWERFEST XI is done and dusted? Only you can make that happen.
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