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Day 5 of the $2.7 million Monster Series saw another 15 champions crowned and another $275,756 in prize money paid out despite the tournaments’ buy-ins ranging between $0.44 and a still affordable $33.

All of the Monster Series tournaments are excellent value thanks to their low buy-ins and big guarantees. One event in particular, however, stands out from the crowd: the $100,000 guaranteed at 19:00 CET.

This tournament only costs $33 to enter yet has a six-figure prize pool. Every day so far, there has been at least $20,000 added to the prize pool to ensure the guarantee is hit; that’s like playing a tournament where 600 or so players have bought in but then don’t show up to play! You really do need to get involved in this excellent event. One runs on May 4, another on May 5 before it is replaced with a whopping $300,000 guaranteed event on May 6.

Monster Series: The Story So Far

  • Event played: 75
  • Events remaining: 48
  • Money awarded: $1,707,201

Monster Series Day 5 Highlights

Monster #23-High: $100K Gtd

  • Buy-in: $33
  • Entries: 2,639
  • Prize pool: $100,000
  • ITM: 344

Some 2,639 entries were processed in the Monster #23-High: $100K Gtd event and it was nearly one of our own who emerged victorious. Team partypoker’s Padraig “PadraigParky” Parkinson was going great guns until he fell in 16th place for a $600 score.

This sum increased to $1,020 for anyone reaching the final table and is the cash that “Trytopayonriver” collected when they bust in eighth-place.

A deal was struck when the tournament was down to its final two players. “myp1ague” officially finished as the runner-up, but not before locking up $13,745 for their effort. “Kevlar91” was the event’s champion, a result worth $13,851 after the aforementioned deal.

Place Player Prize
1 kevlar91 $13,851*
2 myp1ague $13,745*
3 umavidadessas $7,357
4 PreSupPosition $4,890
5 Won0seven $3,400
6 CK1047 $2,320
7 lil_monsta $1,600
8 Tryopayonriver $1,020

*reflects a heads-up deal

Monster #23-Mid: $25K Gtd

  • Buy-in: $7.50
  • Entries: 3,049
  • Prize pool: $25,000
  • ITM: 408

Almost $5,000 was added to the prize pool of the Monster #23-Mid: $25K Gtd, a tournament that cost a mere $7.50 to enter; how incredible is that guarantee compared to the buy-in?

There was no deal struck in this tournament; it played out to its original payout structure. This meant “heavenwalker” walked away with $3,922 for their $7.50 investment and the runner-up, “michal1604”, scooped $2,762.

Two other players secured a four-figure payday: “xyzfreakxyz” finished third for $1,785 and “MasterSnS” took home $1,180 for their fourth-place finish.

Place Player Prize
1 heavenwalker $3,922*
2 michal1604 $2,762*
3 xyzfreakxyz $1,785
4 MasterSnS $1,180
5 EasyPenga $817
6 haney5555 $558
7 Edinho0099 $387
8 vituhu3 $247


Monster #22-High: $50K Gtd

  • Buy-in: $27
  • Entries: 2,060
  • Prize pool: $50,573
  • ITM: 280

A field of 2,060 entries ensured the $50,000 guarantee of the Monster #22-High: $50K Gtd was beaten by $573, which meant six of the eight players who reached the final table locked up more than $1,200 each for their $27 investment.

“SEVA_BLR” bust in sixth-place for $1,233 while “llPKll” walked away with a $1,792 score for their fifth-place finish. “Cihan6161” added $2,553 to their partypoker bankroll when their tournament ended in fourth-place, with “NevilleWeeee” taking home $3,843 for their third-place finish.

Eventual champion “sansaorafa” and runner-up “akizugam1” struck a deal that saw the former win $7,491 and the latter bank $6,907, huge scores for the buy-in.

Place Player Prize
1 sansaorafa $7,491*
2 akizugam1 $6,907*
3 NevilleWeeee $3,843
4 Cihan6161 $2,553
5 llPKll $1,792
6 SEVA_BLR $1,233
7 Sir.Galahad $847
8 bialko991 $543

*reflects a heads-up deal

Monster Series Events Running Today

Another 15 Monster Series events are scheduled for today, Friday 4th 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.

All of today’s events are played as as no-limit hold’em tournaments on eight-handed tables with the events starting later on the schedule having faster and even turbo blind structures for even more excitement. What’s more, all of the events are PKO, which means you can get your hands on plenty of cash without the need to reach the money places of the tournament. Claim as many scalps as you can! Will you become a Monster Series champion today?

Time (CET) Event Buy-in
15:00 Monster #21-Low: $1K Gtd PKO $0.88
15:00 Monster #21-Mid: $5K Gtd PKO $4.40
15:00 Monster #21-High: $25K PKO $22
17:00 Monster #22-Low: $2.5K Gtd PKO $1.10
17:00 Monster #22-Mid: $10K Gtd PKO $5.50
17:00 Monster #22-High: $50K Gtd PKO $27
19:00 Monster #23-Low: $5K Gtd PKO $1.50
19:00 Monster #23-Mid: $25K Gtd PKO $7.50
19:00 Monster #23-High: $100K Gtd PKO $33
21:00 Monster #24-Low: $1K Gtd PKO Fast $0.66
21:00 Monster #24-Mid: $5K Gtd PKO Fast $3.30
21:00 Monster #24-High: $25K Gtd PKO Fast $16.50
23:00 Monster #25-Low: $500 Gtd PKO Turbo $0.44
23:00 Monster #25-Mid: $2.5K Gtd PKO Turbo $2.20
23:00 Monster #25-High: $10K Gtd PKO Turbo $11

Want a mention in our daily Monster Series recaps? All you need to do is reach the final table of our biggest guaranteed events and you’ll have your name displayed to the world on the partypoker blog.

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