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Day 3 of the $2.7 million Monster Series saw another 15 champions crowned and another $283,582 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33.

The total prize money awarded has already broken through the $1.1 million barrier with another 78 events still to play, including the $300,000 guaranteed Monster #38-High Championship Event on Sunday 6th May, which incredibly only costs $33 to enter.

Which partypoker players won big on Day 3 of this incredible online poker festival, which saw all tournaments play out as eight-handed no-limit hold’em events? Keep on reading to find out.

Monster Series: The Story So Far

  • Event played: 45
  • Events remaining: 78
  • Money awarded: $1,150,915

Monster Series Day 1 Highlights

Monster #13-High: $100K Gtd

  • Buy-in: $33
  • Entries: 2,440
  • Prize pool: $100,000
  • ITM: 311

Huge prizes were on offer in the Monster #13-High $100,000 guaranteed, a tournament costing only $33 to enter. Almost $27,000 of added value was on the table after 2,440 players bought in; 311 of them received prize money.

“masterlisa” walked away with the largest cash prize, $15,054 after a heads-up deal with “dubayer” who collected $12,947 after the aforementioned deal. Each of the eight players at the final table locked up at least $1,045, going to show that you don’t have to spend big to win a lot during the Monster Series events.

Place Player Prize
1 masterlisa $15,054*
2 dubayer $12,947*
3 Gosta999 $7,470
4 Baniclvan $4,970
5 felipeluanrs $3,470
6 Nikitacops $2,370
7 Jean-Marie55 $1,625
8 theconnecter74 $1,045

*reflects a heads-up deal

Monster #11-High: $25K Gtd

  • Buy-in: $22
  • Entries: 1,490
  • Prize pool: $29,800
  • ITM: 200

“Nightboy875” turned $22 into $5,036 in the Monster #11-High: $25,000 guaranteed event, which saw the guarantee beaten by $4,800. Nightboy875 took full advantage of the bumper prize pool, topping a field of 1,490 entries to scoop the $5,036 top prize.

“Deutschadler” was the runner-up for $3,576 with “depsakha” coming in third for a $2,324 addition to their bankroll, which is still an impressive return on investment.

Place Player Prize
1 Nightboy875 $5,036
2 Deutschadler $3,576
3 depsakha $2,324
4 iLvLUP $1,552
5 RIKIDOG123 $1,102
6 RafaelBT88 $774
7 Hustle11 $536
8 JohnJones34 $354


Monster #14-High: $25K Gtd Fast

  • Buy-in: $16.50
  • Entries: 1,586
  • Prize pool: $25,000
  • ITM: 200

Monster #14-High: $25,000 guaranteed was played to a faster structure that saw the blind increase every eight minutes instead of the usual 12, adding a little more excitement to proceedings.

Excelling in the faster structure was “SCR3WED” who outlasted 1,585 opponents to get their hands on $4,225. This equates to a cool $576 per hour, which is definitely not to be sniffed at.

The top four finishers walked away with four-figure prizes for their $16.50 investment: “CoutoNuts” won $1,302 for fourth-place, “BreakParty” banked $1,950 for third-place and “waltimgv89” secured the $3,000 runner-up prize.

Place Player Prize
1 SCR3WED $4,225
2 waltimgv89 $3,000
3 BreakParty $1,950
4 CoutoNuts $1,302
6 basil686 $650
7 germantorino $450
8 universalriv $297

Monster Series Events Running Today

Another 15 Monster Series events are scheduled for today, Wednesday 2nd May, that have buy-ins ranging from $0.44 up to $33. Weigh up all of the guaranteed prize pools and they are worth a cool $267,500.

Each of today’s events are exciting in their own right, but some of the highlights include the $25,000 guaranteed, for a $22 buy-in, at 15:00 CET, the $50,000 guaranteed, for a $27 buy-in, at 17:00 CET and the massive $100,000 guaranteed at 19:00 CET that costs $33 to enter.

All of today’s events are played as as no-limit hold’em tournaments on six-handed tables so expect the action to be fast and furious. Will you become a Monster Series champion today?

Time (CET) Event Buy-in
15:00 Monster #16-Low: $1K Gtd 6-Max $0.88
15:00 Monster #16-Mid: $5K Gtd 6-Max $4.40
15:00 Monster #16-High: $25K 6-Max $22
17:00 Monster #17-Low: $2.5K Gtd 6-Max $1.10
17:00 Monster #17-Mid: $10K Gtd 6-Max $5.50
17:00 Monster #17-High: $50K Gtd 6-Max $27
19:00 Monster #18-Low: $5K Gtd 6-Max $1.50
19:00 Monster #18-Mid: $25K Gtd 6-Max $7.50
19:00 Monster #18-High: $100K Gtd 6-Max $33
21:00 Monster #19-Low: $1K Gtd 6-Max Fast $0.66
21:00 Monster #19-Mid: $5K Gtd 6-Max Fast $3.30
21:00 Monster #19-High: $25K Gtd 6-Max Fast $16.50
23:00 Monster #20-Low: $500 Gtd 6-Max Turbo $0.44
23:00 Monster #20-Mid: $2.5K Gtd 6-Max Turbo $2.20
23:00 Monster #20-High: $10K Gtd 6-Max Turbo $11

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