The seventh edition of the partypoker POWERFEST kicked off on Sunday 21st January with the first 12 of 147 scheduled events and what a day of poker action it was.
It was the $500,000 guaranteed Title Fight Special Edition that was the biggest tournament of the opening day after it attracted 2,110 entrants. The massive $500,000 prize pool was shared among the top 280 finishers. A min-cash weighed in at $515 with the champion taking home $83,500.
That champion was “ABOUDIABY2” who defeated “DieguiDekk15” heads-up for the win, leaving the runner-up to collect $58,850. Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello was the best performing member of Team partypoker, finishing in fourth-place for a $25,250 score.
Day “daykotoviezy” Kotoviezy of the Team Online team cashed in 247th place for $530 while sponsored pro Richard “RichyDubini” Dubini fell in 85th place for $930.
POWERFEST #03-M: $500K Gtd Title Fight Special Edition
Prize pool: $500,000
The $250,000 guaranteed Super High Roller saw its guarantee broken when 137 players exchanged $2,100 for the chance to become a POWERFEST champion.
Team partypoker’s Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard came close to cashing but his 25th place was five spots outside of the money. Brazil’s Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao did cash; he bust in 14th place for $5,069. Once again it was Roberto Romanello who went the deepest of our pros and ambassadors, navigating his way to a fifth-place finish worth a cool $16,440.
This event ended with a heads-up chop between runner-up “PrettySteph” and winner “KONY2012.” The former banked $51,462 with the latter adding $56,740 to their bankroll.
POWERFEST #03-H: $250K Gtd Super High Roller Special Edition
Prize pool: $274,000
One of the other huge POWERFEST events on the first day was the $250,000 guaranteed six-max no-limit hold’em event. This tournament cost $530 to enter and saw 505 players take to the partypoker tables, which created a $252,500 prize pool.
Joao Simao was the only Team partypoker member to reach the money place. Simao bust in 38th place for $1,262. By the time the final table was reached, the least amount of money anyone could win was $7,575 but with $47,343 awaiting the winner, nobody wanted to collect that sum.
It was “SteWiee26″ who emerged victorious, turning his $530 into $47,343 and earning plenty of points towards the $170,000 POWERFEST Leaderboard in the process.
POWERFEST #02-H: $250K Gtd 6-Max NL Hold’em
Prize pool: $252,500
POWERFEST Highlights for January 22nd
POWERFEST continues on Monday 22nd January with another nine events scheduled. At 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET there are a trio of pot-limit Omaha events taking place and they are not to be missed. Buy-ins are $5.50, $55 and $530 and the combined guarantees weigh in at an impressive $130,000.
You’ll also find three six-max Progressive Knockout tournaments with combine guarantees of $160,000 and three no-limit hold’em events with buy-ins of $22, $215 and $2,100 that will see at least $275,000 won between them.
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