Diego Cuellar wins partypoker Powerfest Main Event After Four-Way Deal

Diego Cuellar wins partypoker Powerfest Main Event 2021

Peru's Diego Cuellar was crowned 2021 partypoker Powerfest Main Event champion last night after a four-way deal that saw him walk away with $173,866.

Cuellar previously finished 22nd in the 2020 WPT Online Championships on partypoker, and came into the final day of the Powerfest Main Event as chip leader.

2021 partypoker Powerfest Main Event Final Table Payouts

RankPlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Diego CuellarPeru$173,867*
2Jamie O'ConnorUnited Kingdom$168,660*
3Karolis SereikaLithuania$161,316*
4Chanracy KhunCanada$151,489*
5Diego VenturaPeru$54,114
6Erik TammSweden$42,868
7Miguel LopesNetherlands$33,266
8Jorma NuutinenFinland$26,441
9Willem De TroyerBelgium$20,684

*denotes four-handed deal

Final Table Recap

Willem De Troyer was the second-shortest stack at the start of the nine-handed final table, and he three-bet all in with AQ on the very first hand only to bust to the 1010 of Karolis Sereika. He took home $20,684.

Over the next 90 minutes there were no further eliminations. Erik Tamm doubled through Chanracy Khun, before Jorma Nuutinen doubled through Tamm. However, Nuutinen would bust next in eighth place. Just like De Troyer, he lost a flip, with his KJ failing to win against the 1010 of Diego Ventura, with Nuutinen walking away with $26,440.

Key Hand Khun Picks Up Aces

In one of the biggest hands of the final table, Khun doubled up to briefly take the chip leader away from Cuellar after slow-playing his aces.

Khun raised to 1,260,000 with AA and Cuellar three-bet to 3,480,000 with KJ. The floop came Q63 with Khun check-calling 2,400,000. The turn was the 2 giving both players a flush draw.

Khun checked again and Cuellar bet the pot for 13 million. Khun had around 11 million behind and called all in for his tournament life. The river 6 secured the Canadian the double up and he moved into the tournament lead.

Miguel Lopes bust in seventh place after running AJ into the AK of Jamie O'Connor before Tamm eventually bust, his 44 crushed by the 77 of Sereika.

Players Agree to a Deal

Following the elimination of Ventura in fifth place, the remaining four played for around five more minutes before agreeing to look at the numbers. With such level stacks, the payouts were evened out and as chip leader Cuellar walked away as the Powerfest champion.

RankPlayerCountryChip CountDeal Amount
1Diego CuellarPeru49,987,337$173,867
2Jamie O'ConnorUnited Kingdom45,831,621$168,660
3Karolis SereikaLithuania40,454,249$161,316
4Chanracy KhunCanada34,028,818$151,489

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  • The Peruvian won $173,867 and the partypoker Powerfest Main Event title

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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