Joao Vieira added the $10,300 POWERFEST #28 Super High Roller title to his list of poker accomplishments after he bested a 96-strong field. Vieira, a Portuguese star living in the Netherlands, helped himself to a $249,791 score. Here is how the final table went down.
The final 17 players from the 96 starters gathered around the partypoker tables on April 26 knowing they were only 16 eliminations away from winning a quarter of a million dollars.
Arsneiy Malinov, Dwayne Slius, Laszlo Bujtas and Simon Mattsson were the first players to see their Super High Roller hopes dashed. Justin Bonomo, Eelis Parssinen, and the start-of-the-day chip leader Michael Addamo followed suit.
The came the exits of the last two Team partypoker players. Mikita Badziakouski busted in 10th, and Joni Jouhkimainen burst the final table when he crashed out in eighth. The exit of Alex Foxen was sandwiched between those two orange diamonds.
Nick Petrangelo could not reproduce the heroics from when he became a WPTWOC champion last year. Petrangelo had to make do with the $37,676 seventh-place prize this time around. Petrangelo’s short stack went into the middle with and ultimately lost to the of Timothy Nuter.
Sixth place went to Linus Loeliger despite him being the chip leader at the start of six-handed play. Loeliger busted during the 25,000/50,000/6,250a level when he min-raised to 100,000 with , and Vieira three-bet all-in from the big blind with . Loeliger called off the 1,030,528 chips he had behind, and busted when the five community cards fell .
The POWERFEST Main Event became an all-male affair when New Zealander Sosia Jiang fell by the wayside in fifth. Jiang crashed out when Vieira found in the cutoff and raised to 123,600 with the big blind now at 60,000. Jiang responded with a 390,000 three-bet from the big blind with . Vieira pushed all-in, and Jiang called off her last 878,028 chips. Jiang was drawing extremely thin because Francois Billard folded a jack. That singular remaining jack failed to materialise on the board.
The last five-figure prize of the tournament went to Dusk Till Dawn owner Rob Yong. Yong found himself down to seven big blinds at the time of his exit. That short stack went into the middle of the partypoker virtual felt holding but he ran into the of Vieira. The board failed to come to Yong’s rescue and he bowed out of the tournament.
Third-place and $116,183 went to Nuter, whose stack had dwindled to ten big blinds. Nuter open-shoved from the small blind with , Vieira called with , and Nuter crashed out when the five community cards ran .
Vieira held four times as many chips as Billard going into heads-up, which a huge lead when playing one-on-one. It took half-hour of battling before Vieira got his hands on the title, despite his early advantage. The final hand of the tournament happened during the 60,000/120,000/15,000a level and saw Vieira open to 247,200 with . Billard re-popped it all-in for 3,561,330 with . Vieira called and the board ran .
POWERFEST #28 Super High Roller Final Table Results
|4||Rob Yong||United Kingdom||$80,047|
|5||Sosia Jiang||New Zealand||$59,059|
Diego Cuellar Leads POWERFEST Main Event Final Table
Diego Cuellar is one of two Peruvian stars at the final table of the POWERFEST Main Event where $267,356 awaits the eventual champion. Cuellar holds a substantial chip lead over the chasing pack, his 51,699,015 chips being far larger than the 34,044,013 held by Miguel Lopes in second place.
Leading the final table does not guarantee victory, however, especially when there is some incredible talent hanging from your coattails. The aforementioned Lopes must fancy his chances of glory. As will British pro Jaime O’Connor, Chanracy Khun and Karolis Sereika who all have sizeable stacks.
Even Diego Ventura, Jorma Nuutinen, Willem De Troyer, and Erik Tamm are not out of contention just yet. Tamm is the shortest stack with 5,380,845 chips, which is still worth around 15 big blinds.
Tune into the POWERFEST Main Event final table action from 19:30 BST on our amazing Twitch channel.
POWERFEST #28 Super High Roller Final Table Results
|4||Jamie O’Connor||United Kingdom||18,729,333|
|8||Willem De Troyer||Belgium||5,761,186|
Other POWERFEST Main Events Reach Their Final Tables
The $109 POWERFEST Mini Main Event saw 4,039 players buy in and smash the $250,000 guarantee by more than $150,000. This has resulted in a $58,306 top prize which “SRGambling” is on course to secure courtesy of being the chip leader with 25 players remaining.
SRGambling has 44,996,813 chips with their nearest rival, “player322111,” holding 32,092,361.
The $11 Micro Main Event also surpassed its $50,000 guaranteed with 5,271 entrants creating a $52,710 prize pool. Only 40 of those starters remain in the hunt for the $7,439 top prize, and it is “KasCiaDabar” and “kubanoid” who lead them back into battle with stacks of 31,869,837 and 31,609,838 respectively.
Other PPOWERFEST Results
- m0rd1sc0 – first-place in the $530 POWERFEST 7-Max Turbo Knockout for $19,363*
- Kerlchen – first-place in the $55 POWERFEST Mini 7-Max Turbo Knockout for $6,437*
- bigmag – first-place in the $5.50 POWERFEST Micro 7-Max Turbo Knockout for $581*
POWERFEST Events Scheduled For April 27
|16:05||POWERFEST Deepstack: $40K Gtd||$215|
|16:05||POWERFEST Mini Deepstack: $25K Gtd||$22|
|16:05||POWERFEST Micro Deepstack: $2.5K Gtd||$2.20|
|19:05||POWERFEST #31 Second Chance Day 2: $150K Gtd|
|19:05||POWERFEST #31 Mini Second Chance Day 2: $75K Gtd|
|19:05||POWERFEST #31 Micro Second Chance Day 2: $15K Gtd|
|19:05||POWERFEST #32 Closer: $150K Gtd||$530|
|19:05||POWERFEST #32 Mini Closer: $75K Gtd||$55|
|19:05||POWERFEST #32 Micro Closer: $10K Gtd||$5.50|
|20:05||POWERFEST #27 Main Event Day 2: $1M Gtd|
|20:05||POWERFEST #27 Mini Main Event Day 2: $250K Gtd|
|20:05||POWERFEST #27 Micro Main Event Day 2: $50K Gtd|
|20:05||POWERFEST #18 The Big Fifty knockout Day 2: $500K Gtd|
|22:05||POWERFEST 7-Max Turbo Knockout: $20K Gtd||$109|
|22:05||POWERFEST Mini 7-Max Turbo Knockout: $20K Gtd||$11|
|22:05||POWERFEST Micro 7-Max Turbo Knockout: $20K Gtd||$1.10|
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