Team partypoker’s Roberto Romanello navigated his way to a brace of POWERFEST final tables on April 27 as the epic series heads towards its conclusion. Ryan Schoonbaert of our Twitch Team also found himself in the limelight in a high stakes PLO tournament.
POWERFEST: $60K Gtd NLHE 8-Max Deepstack
Romanello’s first final table appearance of the night came in the $530 buy-in $60K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack. A field of 121 players bought in and created a $60,500 prize pool that was shared among the top 16 finishers.
A host of stars made it into the money, including David Lopez and Pascal Hartmann.
Ole Schemion reached the final table but his stay three was short-lived, ending in eighth-place for $1,966.
Ian O’Hara, Anton Yakuba and Philip Curtis crashed out before Ivan Gabrieli fell in fourth place. Romanello’s run ended in a third-place finish that weighed in at $7,562. This set up a heads-up clash between Russia’s Alexandr Trofimov and Canada’s Alexandry Baron.
It was the Canadian who came out of the battle with the lion’s share of the prize pool, namely $14,822, leaving the Russian to pad his bankroll with $10,857.
POWERFEST: $20K Gtd PLO8 6-Max PKO
Romanello came even closer to a POWERFEST victory in the $530 buy-in PLO8 6-Max PKO event. The Welsh Wizard made it all the way to heads-up where he lost to Russian grinder Daniil Shalaev.
Our hero netted $2,996 from the main prize pool plus $525 worth of bounties. The champion helped himself to a similar $2,998 top prize, but this was bolstered by $4,926 from the bounty prize pool.
Earlier in the tournament, Romanello’s brother Nicholas cashed in eighth-place, Timothy Chung fell in seventh, and Alan “Ari” Engel placed sixth.
POWERFEST: $15K Gtd PLO 6-Max PKO
Team Online’s Ryan Schoonbaert loves mixed games and it certainly showed in the $15K Gtd PLO 6-Max PKO. Schoonbaert was one of 88-entrants in the $215 buy-in event and he almost outlasted them all.
The popular Canadian finally ran out of steam in third-place, a finish worth a combined $2,047 with bounties taken into account. The only players that lasted longer than Schoonbaert were high stakes specialist Sami Kelopuro and his fellow Finn Tuomas Ranta.
Kelopuro fell in second-place for a prize worth $2,763 with Ranta winning $4,667.
SPINS Your Way To Glory
More massive events are coming your way this week thanks to POWERFEST being extended until April 19th! Buy into the events, which you can see here, direct, win your way in via a satellite, pay for your entry with tournament dollars, or SPINS your way in for only $5. Whatever you do, play in some of the tournaments!
|Multiplier||1st place prize||Frequency in 1M games|
|4.4||$22 POWERFEST ticket||75,000|
|11||$55 POWERFEST ticket||10,000|
|21.8||$109 POWERFEST ticket||5,000|
|64||$320 POWERFEST ticket||1,000|
|106||$530 POWERFEST ticket||500|
|210||$1,050 POWERFEST ticket||50|
|420||$2,100 POWERFEST ticket||20|
|1,040||$5,200 POWERFEST ticket||1|
Check Out Previous POWERFEST Highlights
This latest edition of POWERFEST is the 11th of its kind. Each POWERFEST brings something different to the poker table and you can check out the highlights from past POWERFEST festivals here.
Will it be your alias adorning those pages once POWERFEST XI is done and dusted? Only you can make that happen.
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