It was another big few days with millions of dollars awarded as the $60 million guaranteed partypoker POWERFEST played out its first full weekend. Some big names had big paydays including British poker pro Chris Moorman and Canadian Kristen Bicknell.
The entire tournament series features 635 events for players of every bankroll – ranging from $1.10 to $25,500 and running through Sept. 23. Through Sunday’s action, 249 events had been completed with $25.3 million awarded.
Bicknell and big buy-ins
The weekend offered plenty of high-buy-in action for those looking for a nice score. Saturday’s action brought the $1,020 buy-in $300,000 Guaranteed PKO. The event attracted 316 entries for an extra $22,320 in the prize pool. In the end, it was “DOnt_DO-iT” who did it – taking home $36,051 and $38,528 in bounties.
In Saturday’s $1,050 buy-in $200,000 Guaranteed PKO Team partypoker’s Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell came up just short of a title, finishing second for $18,500 and $4,850 in bounty winnings. It was “benderbei1” who came out on top, collecting $25,487 and an astonishing bounty total of $35,059.
Sunday brought the $5,200 buy-in $1 Million Championship POWERFEST PKO event. After 203 entries, $35,300 was added to the prize pool, It was “BackDoorMat” kicking in the door for the title – $103,479 in first-place prize money and $123,698 in bounty cash.
Another $1,050 buy-in event brought the second $1million guarantee of the day with 1,001 entries adding an extra $21,020 to the prize pool. “Paul_Folders” came out on top for $86,086 in first-place prize money and $62,745 in bounties. It’s been a great start to the POWERFEST for Paul, who also won a $530 event last week for $24,906.
Moorman and the mid-stakes
A great example of POWERFEST big money at a low price, Friday $215 Six-Max PKO featured a $200,000 guarantee and attracted 932 entries. It also featured a big-name winner with Chris “Therealmoorm” Moorman topping the field for a $16,420 score and $13,472 in bounty money after eliminating 15 players.
There was another nice payout on Friday in the $530 buy-in $200,000 Guaranteed PKO Mix-Max. The event brought in 376 entries with another British player, Chris “C12SLY” Sly, ending up on the top spot for $20,260.
Saturday brought another big finish from an English player. In the $200,000 Guarantee 6-Max PKO, Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard turned his $530 buy-in into first-place money of $20,102 and a whopping $21,650 in bounties. Bicknell also made another deep run after his big runner-up finish, final tabling the $100,000 Guaranteed Fast 6-Max and ultimately fifth for $6,000 in the $530 buy-in event. Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou took the top spot for $24,905.
On Sunday, there was plenty of action for every bankroll size. In a $530 event, $500,000 Guaranteed, the 136 entries helped grow the prize pool to $538,000. Brazil’s Igor “IgorFederal” Trafane came out on top for the $92,536 top prize.
The week ahead
While there has been a ton awarded so far, there is much more yet to be won. Beginning Monday, 421 events remain with several big events planned for the week ahead.
A few big events kick off the action on Monday with a $1,050 buy-in event with a $300,000 guarantee and a $530 event with a $100,000 guarantee. There are also numerous other events throughout the schedule for a shot at some nice money for only a few bucks.
The action really heats up on Tuesday with the $5,200 buy-in $1Million Guaranteed Championship event and another $1,050 event with a $500,000 guarantee. Wednesday brings more $1,050 and $530 events ($300,000 and $200,000 guarantees).
Thursday and Friday’s action brings even more major events:
- $5,200 buy-in – $1 Million Guaranteed (Sept. 13)
- $1,050 buy-in – $500,000 Guaranteed Mix Max (Sept. 13)
- $1,050 buy-in – $300,000 Guaranteed 6-Max PKO (Sept. 14)
Along with plenty of action, partypoker announced a new promotion over the weekend. Players who knock at a team pro in some events can earn a free $1,050 entry into Event #44-HR $1 Million Guaranteed Championship, which is set for Sept. 23. An eligible tournament was scheduled each day this week at several different buy-ins. For the complete POWERFEST schedule, click here.