PartyPoker Grand Prix Summer a Huge Success; "Bait_Over_Bait" Wins Main Event
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It was easy to forget that the online poker world still existed, with the record-breaking 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) grabbing the attention of the poker community. But, alas, it continued existing, and thousands of low-to-mid-stakes PartyPoker players took to the virtual felt and made the Grand Prix Summer series a roaring success.
Featuring 12 numbered events and dozens more size events, the PartyPoker Grand Prix Summer Festival gave players the chance to turn a small investment into a bankroll-boosting score, all while enjoying blind structures that are only usually seen in tournaments costing five-to-ten times as much.
All 12 of those numbered events proved popular, and the prize pool in each surpassed their advertised guarantees, including the $55 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed Main Event.
Unlike several of PartyPoker's previous Main Events, the Grand Prix Summer Main Event was played as a traditional No-Limit Hold'em tournament instead of a progressive knockout event. The change was welcomed, with 3,248 players buying in across several flights, and creating a $162,400 prize pool that the 476 Day 2 players shared.
Nobody at the final table could take home less than $1,785 for their efforts, which was the sum "Gunnar1" took home after crashing out in ninth place.
"iBaNNka" collected $2,301 for their eighth-place finish, while "Dallastra" and "Puck_" got their hands on hauls weighing in at $2,892 and $3,738, respectively when their impressive deep runs ended prematurely.
Fifth place and $4,957 went to "PokerPbast33" before the exit of "vovko" in fourth, worth $7,305, locked in a five-figure score for the three remaining players, a superb result for a $55 initial investment.
The heads-up stage was reached when "Xinelo" bowed out in third, a finish good for $11,035. "Bait_Over_Bait" and "ElMaquinista" contested the one-on-one for the lion's share of the guarantee-busting prize pool.
Both players agreed to a deal early into the heads-up match, with "ElMaquinista" officially finishing in second place for $19,955, and "Bait_Over_Bait" receiving $20,156 and the title of Grand Prix Summer Main Event champion.
Grand Prix Summer #04 Main Event Final Table Results
*reflects a heads-up deal
Full Results From Grand Prix Summer Numbered Events
Both the Mini and Micro Main Events also destroyed their guarantees, with the $5.50 edition paying out $47,810 ($40,000 guaranteed) and the $2.20 Micro awarding $7,412 ($5,000 guaranteed).
A special mention must go to "LadyOnTilt" who showed their prowess in the lower stakes events during the series. They triumphed in the $1.10 Micro Opener PKO for $266 before finishing eighth in the $2.20 Micro Main Event for an additional $103.
|#01 Opener PKO||$33||2,511||$75,330||OptibetPoker||$8,673*|
|#02 Mini Opener PKO||$5.50||3,019||$15,095||Brunaozer4||$1,429*|
|#03 Micro Opener PKO||$1.10||1,992||$1,992||LadyOnTilt||$266*|
|#04 Main Event||$55||3,248||$162,400||Bait_Over_Bait||$20,156|
|#05 Mini Main Event||$11||4,781||$47,810||Lukassx99||$6,815|
|#06 Micro Main Event||$2.20||3,706||$7,412||blackswanpoker.||$950|
|#07 PLO PKO Championship||$33||647||$19,410||Alvaro Veritas||$3,027*|
|#08 Mini PLO PKO Championship||$5.50||1,597||$7,986||BOMAHA77||$1,096*|
|#09 Micro PLO PKO Championship||$1.10||1,549||$1,549||UberSuper||$220*|
|#10 PLO PKO Championship||$33||623||$18,690||StupidDonkey||$3,243*|
|#11 Mini PLO PKO Championship||$5.50||1,528||$7,640||Hermiman2283||$779*|
|#12 Micro PLO PKO Championship||$1.10||1,086||$1,086||Ninocabral77||$154*|
*includes bounty payments
What's Up Next at PartyPoker?
PartyPoker's attention is firmly on the first leg of its new 2023 PartyPoker LIVE tour, which commenced in Slovakia on July 18. The Grand prix Bratislava Festival runs from July 18 through July 23, and features a €550 buy-in Main Event that has a€500,000 guarantee on its prize pool.
If you cannot make it out to Slovakia, there is plenty to keep you interested in the online poker world. Those on a budget should check out the Round the Clock freerolls and the PokerNews-exclusive freerolls, while sports bettors should make a beeline to the Thursday Night Sports Tournament.
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