Belgium’s Kenny “FCBSpacey” Hallaert’s heater continued last night when he topped a field of 4,531 entrants in the $500,000 guaranteed Online Grand Prix, a result that netted the 34-year-old $63,891 and a $109 Grand Prix Poker Tour ticket.
Earlier this year, Hallaert reached the final table of the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event, becoming a “November Niner” as a result. Hallaert is guaranteed at least $1 million, but should he go all the way and win the WSOP Main Event he’ll bank a cool $8 million!
The WSOP Main Event resumes in November and we wish Hallaert the very best of luck, but based on this showing he’s not going to need it.
Hallaert was one of 692 players who progressed to the final day of the Online Grand Prix. Of those 692 hopefuls, only 500 were paid so spare a thought for partypoker ambassador Roberto “TheWelshWizard” Romanello who bust in 503rd place to narrowly miss out on some cash.
It was “SLARVBOGMAJS” who was the 501st place finisher, and therefore the player who burst the money bubble.
Earning some prize money for their efforts were the likes of Matt “mjw_006” Wakeman, Jon “FundMyMatiz” Spinks, Sebastian “p00cket00” Sikorski, Billy “b8chatz” Chattaway, the previous Online Grand Prix winner Ian “Simpioni” Simpson, Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall, Conor “LarryErbs” Beresford, and Toby “eightenclubs” Lewis, the latter falling in 14th place.
By the time the final table was set, the least amount of money anyone was taking home with them was $3,991, which was the sum “Rensu” won when they bust in ninth place.
Rensu was followed the exits by “cavs_tricolo”, “bigg4z1977”, and Ashley “sickflush” Hunt. With Hunt out of the way, and only five players remaining, the minimum payout increased to five figures, $12,141 to be exact.
“febolinha” secured that first five-figure score, and was joined on the rail by “ZLblDeNb_PrO” and “bigfi5h555” whose exit sent the tournament into the heads-up stages where Hallaert and “weie13” locked horns for the title and $63,891 first place prize.
It was Hallaert who fared best in the one-on-one battle, eliminating weie13 of Germany to top the massive field, and win yet another huge sum of money from this crazy game that we all love.
Online Grand Prix Final Table Results (September 2016)
|1||FCBSpacey||$63,891 + $109 GPPT ticket|
|2||weie13||$38,391 + $109 GPPT ticket|
|3||bigfi5h555||$25,391 + $109 GPPT ticket|
|4||ZLblDeNb_PrO||$17,261 + $109 GPPT ticket|
|5||febolinha||$12,141 + $109 GPPT ticket|
|6||sickflush||$8,891 + $109 GPPT ticket|
|7||bigg4z1977||$6,591 + $109 GPPT ticket|
|8||cavs_tricolo||$5,191 + $109 GPPT ticket|
|9||Rensu||$3,991 + $109 GPPT ticket|
Win Big During Powerfest
Although the Online grand Prix is now done and dusted, you still have the opportunity to win vast sums of money online at partypoker thanks to the $10 million guaranteed Powerfest series.
Check out this partypoker blog article where you can plan your next three days of Powerfest action, and see the winner’s from the previous day’s events. Here’s hoping you see your name in the winner’s circle before the festival ends.
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