POWERFEST Week 2 Recap: Patrick Leonard Earns Second Title Of Series

Major prize pools and major payouts were on hand as the $60 million guaranteed partypoker POWERFEST continued over the weekend. The festivities were highlighted by some big scores by some big names including Ben Tollerene with a huge six-figure win and Bertrand “ElkY_” Grospellier taking a runner-up finish in a $500,000 guarantee.

With 461 events in the books and $45.4 million awarded, the series continues to reward players looking to get in on the action – with buy-ins ranging from from  $1.10 to $25,500. The events run through Sept. 23 and feature nice payouts for even low and medium rollers.

ElkY And Tollerene score big; ‘IEatBears’ attacks

As POWERFEST played into the weekend, Bertrand “ElkY_” Grospellier highlighted Thursday’s play as he bagged a runner-up finish in the $1,050 buy-in $500,000 Guaranteed Mix-Max event with “MoNddLeR” taking the title and $96,997 top prize. Another well-known partypoker team member, Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell, finished 15th for $4,500.

Another team member scored big on Friday, Sept. 14, with Patrick Leonard earning his second win of the series. Leonard shIpped the $300,000 Guaranteed for $34,796 and $34,315 in bounties in an event that featured 305 entries. Leonard also took down a $200,000 Guaranteed 6-Max PKO event last week for $41,000.

Also on Friday, the $540 buy-in $200,000 Guaranteed PKO Mix-Max produced a nice 423 entries for an extra $16,787 for the prize pool. “Alien_Army” came out with guns blazing and finished on top for $20,515 plus $5,434 in bounty cash.

The festival reached its 14th day of action on Saturday, Sept. 15, and there was plenty of big money awarded. The day was highlighted by the $200,000 Guaranteed PKO, featuring a $1,050 buy-in The tournament attracted 272 entries for an extra $77,440 above the guarantee. In the end, it was “b0b_z00m” zooming to the title – taking home $27,064 and $29,079 in bounty bucks.

Saturday’s events also included two $530 events. The $200,000 Guaranteed 6-Max PKO attracted 368 entries with “IEatBears” gulping down the $20,680 top prize and $20,042 in bounties. In the $100,000 Guaranteed, “FairPlay373” came out on top for $12,328 and a bounty total of $12,202. IEatBears made another deep run in this one, finishing fifth for $2,970 plus $1,296 in bounties.

Sunday was highlighted by another nice score from poker pro Ben “CowEyed” Tollerene, who took down the $1 Million Guaranteed Championship, which featured a buy-in of $5,200. Tollerene took home $310,400 for the title. He’s no stranger to winning in the series, and won the $25,500 Super High Roller in the 2017 POWERFEST for $850,000. The event featured 312 entries with an extra $560,000 above the guarantee. Also on Sunday, Canada’s “nolet20” emerged as the winner of the $1,050 buy-in $1 Million Guaranteed Championship PKO for $102,214 and $88,328 in bounties.

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This week’s action

A total of 209 tournaments remain for partypoker players this week. There is still $27 million up for grabs as the third and final week gets underway, culminating in the final day on Sunday. In total, 247 tournaments remain.

On Monday, players are treated to another $1,50 buy-in event, $300,000 Guaranteed 6-Max PKO as well as another $530 event, $200,000 PKO. Tuesday brings another $1,050 event ($500,000 Guaranteed) and also the $2 million Guaranteed Championship with a $10,300 buy-in. There’s also another event at the same buy-in with a $500,000 guarantee.

The rest of the week brings more big guarantees including the massive $3 million Super High Roller on Wednesday, which should attract plenty of big names with sizable bankrolls. Here are some other highlights to look forward to in Week 3:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 – $300,000 Guaranteed 6-Max ($1,050 buy-in)
  • Thursday, Sept. 20 – $3 Million Guaranteed Super High Roller ($25,500 buy-in)
  • Thursday, Sept. 20 – $500,000 Guaranteed Mix-Max ($1,050 buy-in)
  • Thursday, Sept. 20 – $200,000 Guaranteed 6-Max PLO  ($1,050 buy-in)

Along with those big buy-in events, there are also several $530 buy-in events with guarantees ranging from $50,000 to $300,000. Lower rollers also have numerous options, including events such as a $16.50 buy-in with a $30,000 guarantee.

For the complete POWERFEST schedule, click here.