One hundred and seventy-two Powerfest events are now done and dusted, bringing the curtain down on a spectacular three-week festival. Before any cards were dealt, we guaranteed $7.8 million would be won, but when event 172 ended, the total prize money awarded weigh in just shy of $9.1 million, making this Powerfest the biggest yet.
A huge slice of that astronomical sum of money came courtesy of the heavyweight and high roller week, which partypoker player supported like never before. The $215 buy-in Powerfest Main Event smashed its $500,000 guarantee by $22,000, with three players chopping more than $180,000. Those three players were:
- SnipeDonkey – $62,716.68
- easylimppp – $62,545.01
- ProLuckbox – $60,749.07
Amazingly, the two $1 million events also reached and then beat their guarantees, ensuring some massive prizes were won. Like the $215 buy-in Main Event, the larger $1,050 buy-in Main Event was chopped, but this time heads-up where both players scooped more than $162,000! A total of 144 players shared a total of $1,146,000 in this tournament.
The other million dollar guaranteed tournament was for the high rollers. With a $5,200 buy-in, the event was not for the fainthearted, yet 225 entrants paid that princely sum, creating a $1,125,000 prize pool, and a $219,375.05 first place prize! The final table finished as shown:
Here is a thank you to each and every partypoker player who played in a Powerfest event during the past three weeks. You helped make this series a roaring success.
More Huge Tournaments on the Horizon
If Powerfest whet your appetite for massive tournaments, you are in luck because we have some awesome events coming your way.
Check the partypoker tournament lobby now and you will find the latest instalment of the Grand Prix Poker Tour online leg. The $109 buy-in remains the same, but the guarantee has soared to $400,000! You can find more details via this link.
You can also find satellites to the upcoming Grand Prix Poker Tour Brighton leg, satellites to the WPT500 in Las Vegas, win yourself a WPT passport, and even win your way to the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party where at least $2 million will be won.