Sunday 20 December, 2015, was the day that the Grand Prix Poker Tour moved from live venues to the virtual felt of partypoker and what a fantastic tournament it was.
Despite only costing $100+$9 to enter, the Grand Prix Poker Tour Online leg featured a massive $250,000 guaranteed prize pool, making it the largest guaranteed $109 buy-in tournament anywhere on the internet. Late registration remained open for 12 levels (each 16-minutes in length) and when it finally ended there were 2,446 entries in the field, a shortfall of a mere 54 players, which is an amazing result considering it is the week before Christmas.
The top 250 finishers received prize money for the efforts so spare a thought for GreatDany who fell in 251st place and burst the money bubble. GreatDany’s exit meant everyone with chips in front of them locked up $221 and a $109 Grand Prix Poker Tour ticket, but with $34,891 a $109 ticket awaiting the champion, nobody wanted to help themselves to a min cash.
As the players fell by the wayside, the prize money grew more substantial with 27th place finisher mark_aussie being the first person to secure a four-figure payday ($941.00 + $109 ticket), and by the time the final table was reached, everyone was guaranteed at least $2,831.00 plus a $109 ticket.
2015 Grand Prix Poker Tour Online Final Table Results
|1||YTheSnaiL||$34,891 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
|2||Radford999||$22,991 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
|3||billyjoe81||$15,571 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
|4||pktsebens||$11,201 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
|5||pizzaaaaaaa||$8,491 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
|6||ZU_Shilka||$6,391 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
|7||plonk783169||$4,891 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
|8||BetBetOverbet||$3,791 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
|9||slimshakey2||$2,831 + $109 GPPT Ticket|
As you can see in the table above, it was YTheSnaiL who emerged victorious in the Grand Prix Poker Tour Online leg, walking away with a total of $35,000 for their $109 investment, quite the return on investment we’re sure you’ll agree and the week before Christmas too! Here are a few things that YTheSnaiL could buy with his winnings:
- 78 Sony PlayStation 4s
- 11 top-of-the-range 15” Apple MacBook Pros
- A Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 150 GT 3dr
- Entry to the partypoker $150,000 guaranteed Main Event for the next 6.17 years
- Three First Class Around The World plane tickets
Next Up: Grand Prix Poker Tour Old Trafford
You don’t have long to wait until the next leg of the Grand Prix Poker Tour because on January 9, 2016, the tour heads to the iconic “Theatre of Dreams,” Old Trafford. For your £60+£10 buy-in ($109 online) you get to play for a guaranteed £250,000 prize pool and at the home of Manchester United.
Satellite tournaments starting as little as $0.01 are now in the partypoker lobby so why not try and turn one cent into a guaranteed £35,000 with partypoker and the Grand Prix Poker Tour?