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martin24d yesterday turned a $200 investment into a life-enhancing $100,000 prize after winning the $500K Guaranteed.

He was one of 2,106 players who vied for a share of the $500,000 prize pool. The mathematicians among you will no doubt have worked out that this number of entrants left partypoker with a substantial overlay of $108,000, making the $500K Guaranteed the best value tournament found anywhere online.

After more than 12 hours of intense poker action, those 2,106 starters were whittled down to the final table of nine, each of whom bagging at least $6,150 for their efforts!

partypoker $500K Guaranteed Final Table (March 1, 2015)

Seat Player Chips
1 luckbox247 1,283,487
2 umbroSS 1,523,104
3 UlDuffer 896,172
4 SSSMfor_life 2,918,012
5 Mr Lagenda 3,903,561
6 Znork666 557,084
7 GRANDAD_BAZ 1,153,470
8 martin24d 8,019,954
9 spyver 805,156

The first player busted two hands after the final table began. The action passed to martin24d in the small blind who moved all-in to put spyver to the test for his 10 big blinds. Spyver snap-called with and was in decent shape to double his stack as martin24d had made his move with the lowly . However, a three on the flop of the board was more than enough to bust spyver, leaving him in ninth place.

Spyver was followed to the rail first by Ireland’s UlDufferluckbox247, SSMfor_life and Znork666.

Znork666’s exit meant only four players remained in the hunt for the $100,000 first place prize. The final four were guaranteed at least $25,950 for their effort.

At this point, martin24d was in control of the table thanks to holding 13,416,318 of the 21,060,000 chips in play. Mr Lagenda bust umbroSS and GRANDAD_BAZ in back-to-back hands to marginally close the gap  going into heads-up, but still only halved martin24D’s chip count.

The one-on-one battle lasted only 20 hands, the last of which internet kids would call standard. martin24d limped on the button at the 100,000/200,000/20,000a level, Mr Lagenda raised all-in for 3,224,794 and martin24d quickly called.

Mr Lagenda:

The flop fell to give Mr Lagenda an open-ended straight draw, although he could no longer catch a seven because that would have improved martin24d to a straight. The turn was the , a complete blank, and the river the . Neither the turn or river came to Mr Lagenda’s rescue who would have to settle for $52,000 and second place. martin24d took all the plaudits and became partypoker’s latest $500K Guaranteed champion, taking home $100,000 in the process.

partypoker $500K Guaranteed Final Table Results (March 1, 2015)

Place Player Prize
1 martin24d $100,000
2 Mr Lagenda $52,000
3 GRANDAD_BAZ $32,200
4 umbroSS $25,950
5 Znork666 $20,750
6 SSSMfor_life $15,750
7 luckbox247 $12,000
8 UlDuffer $8,600
9 spyver $6,150

The $200K Guaranteed Sunday returns this weekend and qualifiers are already in the partypoker lobby and you can qualify for as little as 10 points, and let’s not forget that Pokerfest 2015 is right around the corner, too!

Did you play in the $500K Guaranteed? How did you find it? Did you manage to make it into the mone places? Let us know in the comments box below!

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