Team partypoker pro Anatoly Filatov kicked off the earliest highstakes tournament of Tuesday with a 17th place finish for $2,036.73 in the $530 buy-in Event 08-H: $100,000 6-Max. After an early warm up, he hopped in the $1,050 buy-in Event 09-H: $150,000 8-Max and after making it down to the final table, finished sixth to add another $8,274 to his kitty for the day.
HeavenlyFather took down the Event 09-H event for a $40,168 payday after beating TriggerWord to the title, while DECOR0X took the top spot in the Event 08-H 6-Max for a top prize of $27,961, beating nipa3p3 heads-up.
In the highest stakes tournament of the day, Qu_A_Pas_L_Ace took down the $2,100 buy-in Event 10-H: $200,000 PKO turbo. He claimed 10 knockouts on his way to victory, for a total of $34,531 in bounties in addition to the $24,990 top prize. Second place was claimed by spinner2255, who threw his fair share of punches claiming nine bounties, for $13,531 and the £17,850 second prize.
As ever with partypoker festivals, it’s not just about the high-stakes buy-ins and 5 figure paydays. Tuesday’s action ranged from $5.50 - $2,100, and the Event 08-L: $10,000 6-Max saw alish_mighty turn $5.50 into $2,479. RedialKK and BigFundamental took silver and bronze respectively for $1,871 and $1,422, while Patrick Leonard of team partypoker finished 7th, just shy of the final table from a total of 1859 entries.
The most popular tournament of the evening was the $11 buy-in Event 09-L: $25,000 which saw 2946 entrants! TheHogDogg came out on top, and won $4,670, with VKarasev and Staudtt taking $3,300 and $2,135 for second and third.
The $22 buy-in Event 10-L: $50,000 PKO Turbo saw 2386 entrants, in which Sammler777 ran out as victor of the $4,288 top prize, including the 15 bounties he’d won for an extra $2,489. Four-figure finishes for all of the top four, so omariojunior, Savitar_ and notapro took $3,032, $1,952 and $1,299 for their efforts.
The Middle Ground
TheHogDogg made it to a ninth-place finish in the Event 08-M: $20,000 6-Max, adding $1,107 to his score in theEvent 09-L. TodayHave claimed the spoils though, with his first-place finish paying out $9,984, not bad for a $55 investment. LCF_PKG_15 and andreosa made up the podium, respectively taking $7,204 and $5,404 for their efforts.
The longest tournament of the night, the $109 buy-in Event 09-M: $150,000 lasted from 19:00 to 07:35 when Wital11 finally beat Britz1 heads-up, to score $25,395 in prize money. Britz1 made a healthy $18,060 for second, with VengaLerenda taking the final five figure payout of $11,745.
That just leaves us with the $215 buy-in Event 10-M: $100,000 PKO Turbo, which saw 679 players put their gloves on and go searching for the knockouts. Team partypoker Roberto Romanello reached the cash, earning $516, and Qu_A_Pas_L_Ace reached the final table and finished in sixth-place to add $2,064 to his earlier near $60,000 score! Nipa3p3 found himself at the final table yet again on the night, but still couldn’t reach the top spot, taking the third-place money of $5,948. That left the comically named SoulReadPP and PhileasFogg to battle it out heads-up, and at 03:20 this morning, PhileasFogg came out on top to land the $12,378 top prize plus $11,800 in bounties. SoulReadPP took $8,813 for second place.
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