PowerFest is one of the most popular tournament brands in the partypoker room. In this article, let’s see how the first few days of the tournament series went.
Warranties are beating, the flight is normal
Despite the fact that PowerFest overlaps on dates with much larger competitors and offers much more modest guarantees, the series clearly has its own audience – the numbers indicate this. As a reminder, SCOOP is also taking place on PokerStars with a $ 100M guarantee and GGSF at GGPOKEROK with a $ 150M guarantee.
PowerFest started on April 9th and during this time 19 events in various price categories from $ 0.55 to $ 5200 found their winners. The demand for the series is easiest to judge by the number of registrations and overlays. Only four tournaments out of 19 could not collect the required turnout of 19 events, mostly these were very micro-limit tournaments like $1,10 Micro 7-Max Knockout… In other cases, guarantees were struggling, often with a margin.
The main characters of the early days of PowerFest
Let’s list those who won the “five-sign” in events over $ 100.
#01 High Roller Opener $2100 collected 281 entries in three starting flights, thus breaking the $ 500K guarantee. On the second day, 41 participants moved on and in just six hours the winner was determined – they became Barry Hutter (Barry Hutter). The man has been playing poker professionally for over 10 years. He has over $ 6.2M in offline prize money, as well as WPT, WSOP-C and WSOP titles.
In a more democratic version of the same $ 215 tournament, 1,695 entries were collected, and an anonymous player with the nickname Dassoo ($53,228).
#02 The Big Fifty $55 Is a two-day tournament with a $ 300K guarantee and 11 starting flights. Beating the guarantee will require at least 6,000 entries, and at the time of publication of the article, the event had already collected more than a third of the target number. Flights take place every day at 22:05 Moscow time until April 19.
One day tournament #03 High Roller [Real Name] $5200 ended in victory for the Canadian Alex Foxen (Alex Foxen) – The prize was $ 137,317. There was a moment when he and his significant other were the first and second stacks in the tournament. Eventually Kristen Biknell (Kristen Bicknell) added $ 42,474 to the family budget, finishing in fourth place.
Last Sunday (April 11) two more major majors took place at Partypoker, albeit outside the PowerFest – $ 530 The Big Game and $ 2600 The Big Game High Roller.
The first obeyed Maxim “MAMOHT_T” Mamonov (Maxim Mamonov). The finale could be watched on stream of Dmitry “TyRusT” Yurasov… He finished fifth even though he was the 5-handed chip leader.
The High Roller Big Game also submitted to the famous Russian-speaking poker player Alexey Boyko (Aliaksei Boika). He managed to defeat many world famous giants in the final, including David Yan, Adrian Mateos, Fedor Holz and others.
Play SPINS instead of satellites
We always remind you that you can participate in expensive tournaments of any series using satellites, but sometimes we forget about the jackpot tournaments. Play $ 10 SPINS at partypoker until April 27th to win tickets to the PowerFest Series.
SPINS are three player quick tournaments where the prize is randomly determined and the winner takes it all. Their main advantage is speed, because a ticket with a good value can be won in a matter of minutes by beating two opponents.
$ 10 SPINS PowerFest Promotional Probability Chart
|Factor||Drop rate (per million)||Prize|
|210||50||PowerFest ticket $ 2100|
|105||100||PowerFest ticket $ 1050|
|53||250||PowerFest ticket $ 530|
|32||500||PowerFest ticket $ 320|
|10,9||3000||PowerFest ticket $ 109|
|5,5||123,391||PowerFest ticket $ 55|
|3,3||240,755||PowerFest ticket $ 33|