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Sunday Briefing: Powerfest Creates Huge Six-Figure Prizes at partypoker

Joao Simao
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  • partypoker ambassador @joaosimaobh was among the big winners during the weekend's Powerfest action.

Running alongside the 2017 PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker and 888 XL Eclipse this month is the partypoker Powerfest, and this weekend there were some massive prizes won across partypoker’s biggest events.

The biggest score weighed in at an impressive $245,770, which was the first-place prize in the 112th Powerfest event of the 330-event series, the $5,200 Championship Event. This tournament had a $1.5 million guarantee and attracted 297 entrants, including a number of partypoker’s ambassadors and pros.

Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard fired three bullets and it wasn’t his day at all. Fellow Team partypoker members Natalia “N4talB” Breviglieri, Marcel “Marcel-luske” Luske, Dzmitry “Dzmitry_Urbanovich” Urbanovich, Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov and Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell also fell short of the money places.

Richard “RichyDubini” Dubini finished 31st for $10,050, Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao fell in 25th place for $10,050 and Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello finished 18th for $15,150 on his second bullet; Simao went on to win Powerfest 118 for $123,725.

The tournament finally crowned its champion at 5:10 a.m. BST on Monday morning and it was “FkTheseGuysBro” who was the last player standing and turned $5,200 into $245,770.

Some of the other notable victories at partypoker on Sep. 10 included:

TournamentChampionPrize
Powerfest #111: Championship Event $1M Gtdoxxosandy$152,600
Powerfest #118: $500K Gtd High RollerJoao “joaosimaobh” Simao$123,725
Powerfest #110: $500K Gtddennysramos2$75,000
Powerfest #117: $300K Gtd High RollerPureBaadi$59,703
Powerfest #108: $250K Gtd High RollerBenRichards1$52,937
Powerfest #115: $200K Gtdpur3decided$27,855

There were also some large scores enjoyed by players at 888poker thanks in part to the XL Eclipse series kicking off. One event, the XL Eclipse #10 - $250,000 Whale, drew a crowd of 218 players despite it commanding a $1,050 buy-in. Germany’s “CllsDntMttr” was the player who came out on top, defeating “KimberSlice” heads-up to get his hands on the $64,826 first place prize.

Another big XL Eclipse tournament was the $300,000 guaranteed Opening Event, which beat its guarantee by $45,000. The lion’s share of the prize pool, namely $58,270, is now in the 888poker account of “ImTriggered” who bested a 1,700-strong field on his way to victory.

Lastly, a shout out to “iCrushU556” who took down the XL Eclipse #11 - $100,000 Sunday Challenge for a $20,252 bankroll addition.

You can check out all of the XL Eclipse results in our dedicated recap of the first day’s action.

Over to PokerStars now where dozens of tournaments took place alongside the WCOOP. If you want to know what happened on Day 8 of WCOOP, click here, otherwise keep reading to see who win big at PokerStars on Sep. 10.

A couple of days after winning a WCOOP title, Alex “Ahhh Is It?” Lindop, a World Series of Poker bracelet winner, triumphed in the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO 6-Max. Lindop navigated his way through 173 opponents in the high stakes Omaha tournament to boost his bankroll by $34,705.

In the no-limit hold’em edition of the Sunday Grand, Sweden’s “anteen” defeated “EvnomiYa” heads-up to secure a $40,897 payday. The United Kingdom’s Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich finished third for a $22,827 score.

Some of the other notable non-WCOOP victories at PokerStars on Sep. 10 included:

TournamentChampionPrize
$5,200 Side EventJustin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo$60,000
$700 Super-Sized SundayJon “apestyles” Van Fleet$82,417*
$215 Bounty BuilderNativeBounty$36,984*
$215 Sunday SupersonicJonas “donut604” Mackoff$33,160
$109 Bounty BuilderCalmRevolver$27,222*
$109 Sunday Cooldownneeno1990$23,651
Hot $215bar-bar9999$21,081
Big $215MountainRo$e$20,948
Big $109grayzee1$19,696
Hot $109MITS 304$18,951
Hot $162vvikings88$12,818
Hot $162kurtWSOP$8,903
$109 Sunday Wrap-Upchokitson$8,076
$109 Bubble RushPhilipoune$7,615
$109 Sunday Starterholazse$6,514
Big $162UncleBenz13$5,984

*Includes bounties

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