What an incredible final day of action we had for POWERFEST with a staggering $6,816,872 being awarded to those skilful and lucky enough to navigate their way into the money. This takes the total prize money awarded during POWERFEST to more than $69.1 million!

Finnish poker legend Sami “LarsLuzak1” Kelopuro was the biggest winner of the night, but what did he win and how much? Let’s find out.

$60 million POWERFEST: The story so far

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  • Events played: 670
  • Events remaining: 0
  • Prize money awarded: $69,106,263

$60 million POWERFEST Day 21 highlights

POWERFEST #142-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event

  • Buy-in: $5,200
  • Entries: 327
  • Prize pool: $1,635,000
  • Places paid: 48

The POWERFEST #142-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event drew a field of 327 players who created a $1,635,000 prize pool that was shared among the top 48 finishers. Spare a thought for Team partypoker’s Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell who busted in 50th place to narrowly miss out on another in-the-money finish.

Bicknell’s team-mate, Joni “JJouhki” Jouhkimainen did cash, busting in 30th place for $13,897.

The least amount of money anyone at the final table could win was $30,411 and this was awarded to eighth-place finisher “Sheparentao”. They were followed to the rail by “ubicaprofi”, “PickYouOFF” and Oliver “sk2ll_m0dR” Weis, the latter being the fifth-place finish and the last player not to collect a six-figure score.

“BuyThaPot”, a regular in our high buy-in events, finished in fourth-place and banked $113,632 with “NoLoitering” falling next and scooping $158,595. This left Sami “LarsLuzak1” Kelopuro and “A3PTEH” to lock horns for the $317,190 first-place prize.

It was Kelopuro who emerged victorious, grabbing the $317,190 with both hands and leaving A3PTEH to collect a still huge $228,900 consolation prize.

Place Player Prize
1 Sami “LarsLuzak1” Kelopuro $317,190
2 A3PTEH $228,900
3 NoLoitering $158,595
4 BuyThaPot $113,632
5 Oliver “sk2ll_m0dR” Wies $80,932
6 PickYouOFF $60,004
7 ubicaprofi $41,692
8 Sheparentao $30,411

POWERFEST #144-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO

  • Buy-in: $1,050
  • Entries: 1,138
  • Prize pool: $1,160,760
  • Places paid: 152

The player known as “nipa3p3” has been knocking on the door of a huge score all POWERFEST and they finally got the job done by winning the POWERFEST #144-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO.

They claimed eight bounties on their way to victory and netted $74,129 from the bounty prize pool as a result. Add this to the $97,014 they banked for winning the tournament and you get a massive $171,143 score!

Shout out to third-place finisher “imPlayCash” who was like a wrecking ball throughout the $1,050 buy-in event, sending an incredible 20 opponents to the showers before they finally ran out of steam.

Team partypoker’s Joni “JJouhki” Jouhkimainen navigated his way into the money, busting in 57th place for $1,877 plus an additional $1,787 from the bounty prize pool.

Place Player Prize
1 nipa3p3 $97,014 $74,129
2 YmbertoZhukov $69,418 $5,768
3 imPlayCash $45,576 $28,687
4 pakzoo $30,498 $13,462
5 Maestro_Bolt $21,622 $9,926
6 zillisander88 $15,249 $7,085
7 imfromwinland $10,697 $2,210
8 Adrovan “JoaoMenthias” Rodrigues $7,169 $2,437

POWERFEST #144-H: $500K Gtd Championship Event PKO

  • Buy-in: $215
  • Entries: 2,702
  • Prize pool: $556,612
  • Places paid: 344

A huge field of 2,702 players turned out in force for the POWERFEST #144-H: $500K Gtd Championship Event PKO to smash the $500,000 guarantee by $56,612.

Team partypoker members Renato “renatononumra” Nomura, Bertrand “ElkY_” Grospellier, Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell, Day “daykotoviezy” Kotoviezy, Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard and Dzmitry “Dzmitry_Urbanov” Urbanovich all cashed, the latter falling in 73rd place.

The player of the hour, however, was “NotoriousGIB” who topped the monster-sized field to get their hands on a combined score worth a cool $67,434. They defeated “AzorAhai” heads-up to bank this massive sum, resigning the runner-up to a $30,897 prize from the main prize pool and an additional $7,950 worth of bounty payments.

Place Player Prize
1 NotoriousGIB $43,671 $23,763
2 AzorAhai $30,897 $7,950
3 BBCgiants $19,878 $5,430
4 BOOMALOOM_ $13,212 $3,485
5 valueoverbetPL $9,186 $529
6 aifadeev $6,268 $6,769
7 TigerVSyou $4,323 $3,341
8 juca_pirama $2,756 $3,304

So POWERFEST is now done and dusted, but there are still giant prize pools to play for in our daily Power Series tournaments and the $20 million guaranteed MILLIONS Online event.

We launched some brand new MILLIONS Online satellites where we are adding $5,300 seats to the prize pool instead of simply guaranteeing a seat. This means there will always be an extra seat to be won in these satellites regardless of the prize pool accumulated.

There are also some excellent Phased Satellites that run every two hours from 16:00-02:00 CET. You take your chip stacks from each Phased Satellite through to a weekly “Final Phase” Qualifier where 10 seats, worth $5,300 each, are added to the prize pool, meaning there’s a huge $5,000 in added-value to be won every week!

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