POWERFEST X by partypoker: Days 1, 2 and 3
partypoker’s POWERFEST X is one of the greatest MTT series ever. With it’s $28M in guarantees the series brings a lot of great action and excitements. YourPokerCash will publish the recaps of each day of the event so you can follow this great poker festival!
POWERFEST X Day 1 saw 25 champions crowned and a cool $3.519.504 paid out across those 25 action-packed events. Four members of Team partypoker navigated their way to final tables, and while none of them triumphed, they all walked away with big scores.
POWERFEST X: The Story So Far
- Events completed: 56
- Events remaining: 219
- Prize money awarded: $5,842,500
POWERFEST X Day 1 Recap
POWERFEST #03-SHR: $500K Gtd
Prize pool: $630,000
Places ITM: 16
Brazilian sensation Renato “renato_nomura” Nomura was the first of our heroes to reach a final table, doing so in the POWERFEST #03-SHR: $500K Gtd. It was a tournament commanding a $5,200 buy-in and 126-players stumped up the cash to create a $630,000 prize pool that was shared among the top 16 finishers.
Nomura eventually fell in seventh-place to turn his $5,200 investment into a $25,200 haul. “Player2341” was the first casualty of the eight-handed final table.
After Nomura bust, “SunTzu”, “PunchlineEnBata”, “Van_Vian_Van” and “tdlvechickenbn” crashed out for score ranging between $31,500 and $78,750.
Heads-up saw “aaabbb” and “PauliBet” clash and no deal was struck despite a $44,100 difference between first and second place. The winner was PauliBet who scooped the $154,350 top prize, leaving aaabbb to collect $110,250.
POWERFEST #04-HR: $400K Gtd PKO
Prize pool: $416,150
Places paid: 32
The $2,100 buy-in POWERFEST #04-HR: $400K Gtd PKO looked set to be taken down by the one and only Roberto “R_Romanello” Romanello, but the Welsh star ran out of steam midway through the final table.
“Brachiosuarus” busted in eighth-place for more than $14,000 (including bounties) and was joined on the rail by “I-Am-Benjami” and “Kroat..” Fifth-place and a haul of more than $20,000 went to “CarpePiscis” before Romanello’s impressive run came to an end in fourth-place, which banked him $17,237 from the main prize pool and $3,281 in bounty payments. Good game, sir.
Our champion in this high roller was “DasIstMirWurst” whose victory saw their partypoker account bolstered with $32,728 for winning the tournament and $50,170 from the bounty prize pool. Congratulations also to “vaueffell” wh was the runner-up for a $32,687 prize boosted by $24,609 worth of bounties.
POWERFEST #06-HR: $250K Gtd Fast PKO
Prize pool: $234,600
Places paid: 32
Jeff “JeffGross” Gross was the third Team partypoker player to reach a POWERFEST X Day 1 final table. Gross entered the POWERFEST #06-HR: $250K Gtd Fast PKO for $1,050 along with 229 other players to create a $234,600 prize pool.
Gross’ impressive run ended in a fifth-place finish worth $7,807 plus $4,428. Only two other players won more from the bounty prize pool than Gross, showing an aggressive approach can yield great results in PKO events.
Those two bounty-hungry players were fourth-placed “lil4funn” who collected $8,194 from the bounty prize pool in addition to their $11,072 score, and our champion “eGGplant” whose $21,023 top prize saw $26,654 from the bounty prize pool added to it.
A special mention also to the one and only Jaime “jaimestaples” Staples who finished in seventh place in the POWERFEST #07-HR: $50K Gtd 6-Max Hyper PKO Battle for a $1,203 prize plus an additional $1,566 worth of bounty payments. Don’t forget to check out Staples’ special POWERFESt show every day on his Twitch channel.
POWERFEST X Day 1 Full Results
Before we jump to the 2nd-day action, check out the full results of day 1. We can freely say that this was an outstanding opening. A lot of great events, huge prizes and really great action at the tables.
*includes bounty payments
POWERFEST X Day 2 Recap
POWERFEST #09-HR: $150K Gtd PKO
Prize pool: $150,000
Places paid: 20
RentCollection’s first victory came in the $1,050 POWERFEST #09-HR: $150K Gtd PKO that saw 137 players compete for a slice of $150,000. The top 20 places were paid and each of the eight players who reached the final table guaranteed themselves at least $2,526 plus how every many scalps they claimed along the way.
“Afroluxbon” busted in eighth-place and won $2,526 plus $3,315 and they were joined on the sidelines by “GaloDeCalca” and “imakeusweat”, the latter securing a combined prize worth $6,990.
Fifth-place went to one of our own. Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard won $9,440 when bounties were taken into consideration.
“CalmDownMan”, who won the opening POWERFEST X event on Day 1, finished in fourth-place for $8,979 with “kapros21” being the penultimate casualty, their third-place exit adding $15,859 to their partypoker account.
RentCollection went toe-to-toe with “Van_Vian_Van” who had won $55,125 on Day 1 with a fourth-place finish in the $500,000 Gtd Super High Roller. Van_Vian_Van couldn’t quite get the job done and had to make do with a $19,690 prize, leaving RentCollection to collect a combined prize worth $31,731.
POWERFEST #09-M: $75K Gtd PKO
Prize pool: $89,092
Places paid: 216
A huge field of 1,697 entires participated in the POWERFEST #09-M: $75K Gtd PKO and ensured the $75,000 guarantee was blown out of the water. $89,092 was up for grabd and it was RentCollection who got their hands on the lion’s share of the prize pool.
After winning the $1,050 buy-in edition of this event, RentCollection went on to waltz away with their second title of the evening. First-place in this $55 buy-in event was worth $5,622 with the champion also securing $3,931 from the bounty prize pool.
The champion defeated “Snusklubba” heads-up for their second victory of the day, resigning the runner-up to a $5,613 consolation prize that was padded with $1,900 worth of bounties; only RentCollection collected more scalps.
Earlier at the final table, “Sandor Clegane” crashed out in eighth-place ($1,133), “elmal”busted in seventh-place ($1,219) and sixth-place went to “Sega Mega drive” ($1,511).
“Stylegames66” ($2,448) and “ShiraFTW” ($3,782) followed them to the sidelines, because the elimination of “Cactussen” in third-place ($4,309) sent the tournament into the heads-up stage and we know how that panned out.
POWERFEST #11-HR: $30K Gtd PLO 6-Max Fast PKO
Prize pool: $31,775
Places ITM: 9
One of our Brazilian members of Team partypoker, Renato “renato_nomura” Nomura, came agonisingly close to banking a POWERFEST title of the series, falling at the final hurdle in the $530 buy-in POWERFEST #11-HR: $30K Gtd PLO 6-Max Fast PKO.
Nomura reached the final table of the POWERFEST #03-SHR: $500K Gtd on Day 1 for $25,200 and added another $6,789 by finishing second in this Pot-Limit Omaha event.
It was “PottiPete95” who sent Nomura to the rail, locking up the $4,036 top prize as a result. The winner also scooped $4,216 from the bounty prize pool, which included their own bounty, for an impressive return on their investment.
Everyone else won more than $1,500 for reaching the six-handed final table. Shout-outs to “BRAER_71RUS” ($1,594), “KanielOutis” ($2,018), “Sweeet Jooonny” ($3,074) and “layla”($2,857) who were the other four finalists.
POWERFEST X Day 2 Full Results
Before we jump to the 3rd-day action, check out the full results of day 2.
*includes bounty payments
For day 2 we can also say it was a very successful one. Again there as a lot of great events, nice prizes and interesting action at the tables. So far, it seems like this is going to be a series to remember. Find out how it was in day 3 in the text below.
Team partypoker’s Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard continued his impressive run of form by becoming a POWERFEST champion on Day 3.
Leonard cashed 10 times in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker, banking more than $200,000 in the process. Now he has continued to impress in the online world by taking down a High Roller PKO event for more than $24,000.
Some $1,533,014 was awarded on POWERFEST X Day 3 as 16 champions were crowned. Here’s the best of the action.
POWERFEST X Day 3 Recap
POWERFEST #14-H: $150K Gtd Big Antes PKO
Prize pool: $150,304
Places paid: 64
A field of 488 competed in the POWERFEST #14-H: $150K Gtd Big Antes PKO and created a $150,304 prize pool that was shared half with the top 64 finishers and half as bounty payments.
Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard was the eventual champion, a fantastic result that was worth $10,812 for finishing in first place. Leonard also secured $14,104 worth of bounties on his way to victory.
Leonard defeated “TJQKAKQJT” heads-up to lock up the title. The runner-up still did well for their $320 buy-in as they took home a combined prize worth $12,248.
Third-place finisher “SovseFlemming” was the only other player to walk away with a five-figure prize. Their $7,407 main prize pool haul was boosted by a mightly impressive $4,528 from the bounty prize pool; only Leonard won more bounties.
Congratulations to everyone who cashed, especially Leonard who has set himself up nicely for a massive series.
POWERFEST #13-SHR: $500K Gtd PKO
Prize pool: $500,000
Places paid: 16
Leonard’s teammate Roberto “R_Romanello” Romanello also joined him in the winner’s circle after he reached the final table of the POWERFEST #13-SHR: $500K Gtd PKO event, a tournament commanding a $5,200 buy-in.
Nobody at the final table walked away with less than $11,000 after we took bounties in the consideration.
“CaseyWells” was joined on the sidelines by “tdlvechicknbn” and then by “Tigerbluff” who won a $150,000 Gtd PKO event on Day 2 of POWERFEST. “Bartolito” fell in fifth place before Romanello ran out of steam and busted in fourth.
Romanello banked $23,314 for his deep run, plus an additional bounty payment of $11,050 for a total prize worth $34,364.
Third place went to “M0ng0lit0”, which set up a heads-up battle between “CygnusCross” and “PayAndPlay”. It was the latter who emerged victorious, winning their second POWERFEST event in as many days, this one worth a colossal $46,653 plus a huge $113,100 from the bounty prize pool.
POWERFEST #12-L: $20K Gtd Deep
Prize pool: $23,160
Places paid: 312
POWERFEST isn’t only about big buy-in events because the lower buy-in tournaments are also creating some substantial prizes. Take the POWERFEST #12-L: $20K Gtd Deep for example, an $11 buy-in that saw 2,316 players compete and create a $23,160 prize pool shared among the top 312 finishers.
That $11 investment swelled to at least $242 for the players who navigated their way to the eight-handed final table and to a four-figure prize by the time only four players remained.
“Labarumm” was the first of the grinders to win more than a thousand dollars, taking home $1,151 for their fourth-place exit. “ChangeDeNom” has plenty of loose change now they banked $1,730 for their third-place exit, while the runner-up “kroul1ke1337” saw their $11 turn into $2,686.
The player of the hour was “Upstate IPA” who emerged victoriously and saw their partypoker bankroll padded with a cool $3,800. You don’t have to spend big to win big at partypoker.
POWERFEST X Day 3 Full Results
Great action so far for sure! Stay tuned for more action in the following days!