Team Online’s Patrick “Egption” Tardif managed to navigate himself to two POWERFEST final tables on Day 6 of POWERFEST X, narrowly missing out on a brace of titles.
Thirteen champions were crowned on Day 6 with another $390,852 distributed among those 13 events, taking the total prize money awarded to $9,846,026 as we approach the halfway stage of the $28 million guaranteed series.
POWERFEST X: The Story So Far
- Events completed: 121
- Events remaining: 154
- Prize money awarded: $10,392,420
POWERFEST X Day 6 Recap
POWERFEST X #28-H: $75K Gtd PKO
Prize pool: $85,316
Places paid: 40
The first event that Tardif reached the final table of was the $320 buy-in POWERFEST #28-H: $75K Gtd PKO. Tardif was one of 277 entries who helped create an $85,316 prize pool, over $10,000 more than the advertised guarantee.
With bounties included, none of the eight finalists walked away with less than $2,100, a great return on their initial investment.
“Tommm” was the first casualty of the final table, their eighth-place finish banking them $907 plus $1,288 worth of bounty payments. They were joined on the rail first by “DaleJordan1”who won a POWERFEST event on Day 5, “Valhalla”, “NicoMaserati57” and then by Tardiff whose fourth-place exit saw him net $3,333 plus $1,649 from the bounty prize pool.
The penultimate elimination was that of “Viktor_Navorski” who won $4,580 plus $868. “BIGMONEYSALVIA” then busted in second place for $6,526 plus an impressive $4,528 worth of bounties, leaving “Hendlemann69” to collect the $6,535 top prize and $7,580 worth of scalps.
POWERFEST #30-H: $10K Gtd PLO8 6-Max Fast
Prize pool: $15,100
Places paid: 18
Tardif then reached the final table of the POWERFEST #30-H: $10K Gtd PLO8 6-Max Fastevent and was joined by teammate Jaime “jaimestaples” Staples in this action-inducing tournament.
“SprCpn” crashed out in sixth-place for $626 before Tardiff ran out of steam in fifth-place for a $943 return on his $109 buy-in. Tardiff was then joined in the role of spectator by “Floydey”who collected $1,283 before Staples’ crashed and burned in third-place for a $1,812 addition to his partypoker bankroll.
Heads-up ended in a chop with “FONBET_RULIT” claiming second-place and $3,181 and “reQuireJunKgent” being crowned the tournament’s champion, an accolade that came with a $3,189 prize after the aforementioned heads-up deal.
*reflects a heads-up deal
POWERFEST #29-H: $25K Gtd Deep Turbo
Prize pool: $25,480
ITM players: 32
The $109 POWERFEST #29-H: $25K Gtd Deep Turbo only took four hours and 38 minutes to complete thanks to its turbo blind structure, meaning everyone’s hourly rate was vastly improved, especially that of “NostatsNograts” who won the $5,195 top prize who won approximately $1,150 per hour of the tournament.
Before the final table was reached, Matt “MatthewStaples” Staples and Louise “lou045” Butler finished inside the money places for scores of $264.This sum increased to $586 by the time the final table was reached.
The top six finishers walked away with at least $1,070 with “Lebron2333” collecting the first four-figure prize. They were joined on the sidelines by “WorshipMe_7”, “Hex Veldluis” and “RukitaBukzuski”.
Heads-up saw “Bulbasaur165” and “NostatsNograts” lock horns heads-up and it was the Pokemon character who busted. Bulbasaur165 netted $3,771 for their runner-up finish with the champion receiving $5,195 and plenty of congrats despite not having any HUD stats!
Day 7 Recap
POWERFEST #33-H: $75K Gtd PKO
Prize pool: $74,536
Places paid: 32
The $320 buy-in POWERFEST #33-H: $75K Gtd PKO saw 242 players buy in and create a $74,536 prize pool as a result. It was the top 32 finisher who received a slice of the main prize pool with everyone at the final table locking up $920 plus plenty of bounty payments.
“Waldur1983” was the first player to bust from the final table, their $920 prize boosted by $1,106 from the bounty prize pool. They were joined on the rail by “But Mom”, “Blaze” and “Mischipmanaged”, the latter boosting their partypoker bankroll by $2,201 plus $1,323 from the bounty prize pool.
Fourth-place and a combined prize in excess of $5,000 went to “porsche_911” before “Alex-twins” ran out of steam to fall in third-place for more than $6,300. Heads-up saw Kotlomeev17” and “ferienjob” battle one-on-one and it was the former who emerged victoriously, netting $5,927 plus $7,630, leaving the runner-up to bank $5,919 plus an additional $3,705 worth of bounties.
POWERFEST #32-H: $50K Gtd Deep
Prize pool: $51,300
Places paid: 72
A field of 513 competed for a slice of $51,300 in the POWERFEST #32-H: $50K Gtd Deep on Day 7.
Team Online’s Kevin “KevinMartin” Martin scraped into the money places. His 66th place finish winning him $230. This prize money increased to $841 by the time “player123.” busted in eighth-place. He secured a four-figure prize for the remaining seven hopefuls.
“NicoMaserati57” ($1,174), “IIIIIIIIII” ($1,631), “IamNick” ($2,257) and “English.” ($3,206) crashed out in succession to leave only three players in the hunt for the title. Those three became two with the elimination of “Nuts72o” who collected $4,632.
The heads-up duo struck a deal for the remaining prize pool. So, the second-placed “Alejandro” collected $8,152 with the champion, “KingRalf” banking $8,207 for their $109 investments.
POWERFEST #34-H: $25K Gtd Mix-Max Deep Turbo
Prize pool: $23,088
Team Online’s Jaime “jaimestaples” Staples put togther a deep run in the POWERFEST #34-H: $25K Gtd Mix-Max Deep Turbo event. But, he could only manage a 14th place finish for $287.
Each of the six finalists won at least $1,000, the sum given to sixth-place finisher “Plush0”.
“Wayne2989” exited in fifth-place for $1,500 before “Ami 2211” joined them on the sidelines with $2,012 in their back pocket. Third-place and $2,754 went to “Villain” which left “crumbs23456” and “flamant.blanc” heads-up for the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool.
That larger prize went to “lamant.blanc who saw $5,217 deposited into their partypoker account. Leaving crumbs23456 to settle for the $4,532 consolation prize.