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Joao Simao became the first member of Team partypoker to win an event at the $15 million guaranteed POWERFEST VII after he triumphed in the POWERFEST #13-M: $50K Gtd PKO NL Hold’em tournament.

POWERFEST #13-M: $50K Gtd PKO NL Hold’em

Buy-in: $215
Entrants: 358
Prize pool: $71,600

Place Player Prize
1 joaosimaobh $6,945
2 kartalselami $5,012
3 ruaa111 $3,472
4 HellmuthTheGr8 $2,488
5 luffynated $1,772
6 MFP93 $1,313
7 bette5hundred $912
8 fegee777 $665

Simao wasn’t the only Team partypoker player to reach the money place because Roberto Romanello continued in his good form to finish 19th for $375 and whatever bounties he collected along the way. By the time the final table was set, $665 was the least anyone would take home.

One of the world’s best online poker tournament players, Sweden’s “HellmuthTheGr8” was one of the favourites to win this event but he crashed out in fourth place, paving the way for Simao to become a POWERFEST champion.

Our hero defeated “kartalselami” heads-up to secure the title and the $6,945 prize, plus bounty payments and points for the POWERFEST Leaderboards; Simao currently occupies ninth-place in the High Leaderboard, which means he is on course for $1,500 in cash.

POWERFEST #12-H: $50K Gtd 6-Max PLO8

Buy-in: $530
Entrants: 100
Prize pool: $50,000

Place Player Prize
1 Omicron_ $15,640
2 alex2pairs $9,750
3 leoccc22 $6,000
4 Random987 $4,375
5 joaosimaobh $3,125
6 ikenunikone $2,125

Simao also reached the final table of the $530 buy-in pot-limit Omaha Hi/Lo event and banked an additional $3,125 for this efforts. Our Brazilian star came agonisingly close to winning two POWERFEST events in one night, but he crashed out in fifth-place. Team partypoker member Roberto Romanello finished in 11th for $1,369.

Shout out to “Omicron_” who was a deserved winner and who collected $15,640.

POWERFEST #11-H: $50K Gtd Ante-Up NL Hold’em

Buy-in: $1,050
Entrants: 56
Prize pool: $56,000

Place Player Prize
1 IEatBears $19,600
2 SanityWaterline $13,160
3 daskalos20 $8,400
4 N4talB $5,040
5 John_DUthie $3,920
6 nsmirinov $3,220
7 HellmuthTheGr8 $2,660

Two of our players found themselves at the final table of the $50K Gtd Ante-Up event, a tournament where the blinds remained constant throughout but the antes increased.

Only seven places were paid and Team partypoker took up two of those spots. The partypoker LIVE President John “John_Duthie” Duthie finished in fifth-place for $3,920 while Natalia “N4talB” Breviglieri went one place deeper and finished in fourth place for $5,040.

POWERFEST Day 4 Champions

Event Champion Prize
POWERFEST #11-L: $5K Gtd Ante-Up NLH Czujo89 $1,459
POWERFEST #11-M: $20K Gtd Ante-Up NLH test-y-luck $5,154
POWERFEST #11-H: $50K Gtd Ante-Up NLH IEatBears $19,600
POWERFEST #12-L: $5K Gtd 6-Max PLO8 I_I_I_I_I $970
POWERFEST #12-M: $20K Gtd 6-Max PLO8 OrrsApples $4,461
POWERFEST #12-H: $50K Gtd 6-Max PLO8 Omicron_ $15,640
POWERFEST #13-L: $10K Gtd PKO NLH LoeZvGambler $2,081
POWERFEST #13-M: $50K Gtd PKO NLH joaosimaobh $6,945
POWERFEST #13-H: $150K Gtd PKO NLH blakjak19 $21,945

POWERFEST Events on January 25th

There’s plenty of action on Day 5 of POWERFEST with another nine events coming at you at partypoker.

The 12:00 ET / 17:00 GMT / 18:00 CET events are no-limit hold’em tournaments with buy-ins of $5.50, $55 and $530 with combined guarantees of $160,000. All three of these events have the 1R1A so you can purchase one rebuy and one add-on.

Three more no-limit hold’em events kick off two hours later with buy-ins of $11, $109 and $150,000, and combined guaranteed prize pools of $325,000, and these are followed by the first three Stud events of POWERFEST VII.

The Stud events have buy-ins of $5.50, $55 and $530 and $40,000 in total guarantees.

Check out the full POWERFEST Schedule here and all of the amazing POWERFEST promotions while you are there!

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