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The POWERFEST Main Event smashed through its $1 million guarantee on April 25 when 792 players bought in on Day 1B. They joined the 521 Day 1A entrants, for a combined field of 1,313 with one flight remaining. The prize pool stands at $1,313,000 right now and should easily sail through the $1.5 million barrier once the turbo-structured Day 1C (16:05 BST on April 26) concludes.

Only 196 of the 1,313 starters have made it through to Day 2, and none of them has more chips than Luke Reeves. The British star, who you may know better as “Bit2Easy,” finished Day 1B with 2,474,954 chips, which are enough to claim the overall chip lead going into Day 1C.

Day 1A chip leader Rui Ferreira was pushed into second place after Reeves impressive start to this $1,050 buy-in event. Ferreira has 2,298,944 chips in his arsenal.

Only two other players bagged up chips worth more than two million. Third-placed Gediminas Uselis (2,082,138) and Jan Strazisar (2,059,015) being that pair of big stacked players.

The rest of the field is littered with superb players and well-known names.

Sweden’s Simon Mattsson (1,862,326) has a top ten stack, as does Mary Pudmoreff (1,639,475) who the partypoker blog spoke to recently in an exclusive interview.

Others to look out for when Day 2 shuffles up and deals at 20:05 BST include Luuk Gieles (1,441,137), Team Online’s Courtney Gee (1,137,694), Bryan Paris (1,131,068), Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard (1,002,645) Day Kotoviezy (263,318), Dzmitry Urbanovich (224,180) and Isaac Haxton (126,933), Niklas Astedt (950,195), and former WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (884,316).

There is a $109 buy-in Main Event Mega Satellite scheduled for 14:05 BST today, April 26, that has 10x $1,050 Main Event seats guaranteed. Win your way into this from only $0.11!

POWERFEST Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Luke Reeves Ireland 2,474,954
2 Rui Ferreria Netherlands 2,298,944
3 Gediminas Uselis Lithuania 2,082,138
4 Jan Strazisar Slovenia 2,059,015
5 Leon Sturm Austria 1,978,650
6 Simon Mattsson Sweden 1,862,326
7 Martin Brinkmann United Kingdom 1,740,071
8 Mary Pudmoreff Canada 1,639,475
9 Christian Nolte Austria 1,597,268
10 Pedro Madeira Brazil 1,504,883

Chalot Clinches High Roller Title

Benjamin Chalot

Former MILLIONS Online Main Event champion Benjamin Chalot added a POWERFEST title to his already impressive poker CV by taking down the $3,150 High Roller Event.

The tournament may have only attracted 47 entrants, but what a set of players it was who bought in. It was a tournament to forget for orange diamond-sporting Isaac Haxton, Joni Jouhkimainen, and Mikita Badziakouski because they were among the early casualties.

At least that trio of stars did not finish in 10th place like Stephen Chidwick and burst the money bubble.

Dusk Till Dawn supremo Rob Yong was the first player to cash in this tournament. Another former MILLIONS Online winner, Jon Van Fleet, joined Yong on the sidelines and set the official seven-handed final table.

Hermogenes Gelonezi Junior, Patrick Hyllegaard, and Sam Greenwood were the first final table casualties, the latter narrowly missing out on a five-figure haul because fifth place paid $9,990.

Benjamin Rolle and Jonah Silverstein joined the list of busted players, and left Chalot heads-up against Russian pro Artur Martirosian. Chalot sent Martirosian to the showers in second place, resigning him to a $29,841 consolation prize. Chalot banked $48,588 for his victory.

POWERFEST #30 – High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Benjamin Chalot Hungary $48,588
2 Artur Martirosian Russia $29,841
3 Jonah Silverstein Canada $19,461
4 Benjamin Rolle Austria $13,493
5 Sam Greenwood Canada $9,990
6 Patrick Hyllegaard Denmark $8,370
7 Hermogenes Gelonezi Junior Brazil $7,203

Addamo Leads Yet Another Super High Roller

Michael Addamo

Michael Addamo finds himself as the chip leader in a Super High Roller event once again. As sure as the sun rises each morning, you’ll find Addamo going deep in the biggest buy-in tournaments the world has to offer.

Addamo leads the final 17 in the $10,300 POWERFEST #28 Super High Roller where $249,791 awaits the eventual champion. The UK-based Australian is one of two players with a seven-figure stack at the restart, 1,493,226 to be exact. Joao Vieira is the other big stacked player; he has 1,341,658 chips.

The other 15 returning players read like a who’s who of the poker world. Linus Loeliger, our very own Joni Jouhkimainen, Nick Petrangelo, Rob Yong, Justin Bonomo, and Eelis Parssinen each have top ten stacks.

Laszlo Bujtas, Simon Mattsson, Alex Foxen, and Mikita Badziakouski are still in contention, too.

Everyone has locked up $21,277 but that increases to $37,676 by the time the seven-handed final table is reached. The top three finishers scoop a six-figure sum, with the champion securing a $249,791 payday.

POWERFEST #28 – Super High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Michael Addamo United Kingdom 1,493,226
2 Joao Vieira Netherlands 1,341,658
3 Linus Loeliger Austria 909,761
4 Joni Jouhkimainen Finland 761,917
5 Timothy Nuter Canada 705,689
6 Nick Petrangelo Canada 670,677
7 Rob Yong United Kingdom 642,105
8 Justin Bonomo Canada 571,010
9 Francois Billard Canada 409,771
10 Eelis Parssinen Finland 401,596

Other POWERFEST Results

  • Kamel Mokhammad – first-place in the $5,200 POWERFEST #29 High Roller Omaha for $71,631
  • Stake-N-Chips – first-place in the $215 POWERFEST 8-Max Knockout for $19,842*
  • LIVINGLIKEPABLO – first-place in the $320 POWERFEST Mix-Max Turbo Knockout for $13,231*
  • Chandler bing – first-0place in the $320 POWERFEST 7-Max Turbo Knockout for $10,311*
  • RegTorudao – first-place in the $22 POWERFEST Mini 8-Max Knockout for $6,595*
  • Im_Spartacus – first-place in the $33 POWERFEST Mini Mix-Max Turbo Knockout for $5,801*
  • Wokattack – first-place in the $33 POWERFEST Mini 7-Max Turbo Knockout for $4,596*
  • portola25 – first-place in the $2.20 POWERFEST Micro 8-Max Knockout for $572*
  • GoPlaySolitaire – first-place in the $3.30 POWERFEST Micro Mix-Max Turbo Knockout for $436*
  • KingToto13 – first-place in the $3.30 POWERFEST Micro 7-Max Turbo Knockout for $335*

*includes bounties

POWERFEST Events Scheduled For April 26

Check out the awesome POWERFEST tournaments and events you can get your teeth into today. April 26 is your last chance to get involved in the Main Event plus the Mini and Micro editions. Do not miss your opportunity to become a POWERFEST Main Event champion.

Time (BST) Tournament Buy-in
14:05 POWERFEST #27 Main Event Day 1C Mega Satellite $109
16:05 POWERFEST #27 Main Event Day 1C: $1M Gtd $1,050
16:05 POWERFEST #27 Mini Main Event Day 1C: $250K Gtd $109
16:05 POWERFEST #27 Micro Main Event Day 1C: $50K Gtd $11
17:05 POWERFEST #18 The Big Fifty Knockout Day 1K Turbo: $500K Gtd $55
19:05 POWERFEST #31 Second Chance: $150K Gtd $1,050
19:05 POWERFEST #31 Mini Second Chance: $75K Gtd $109
19:05 POWERFEST #31 Micro Second Chance: $15K Gtd $11
20:05 POWERFEST #27 Main Event Day 2: $1M Gtd
20:05 POWERFEST #27 Mini Main Event Day 2: $250K Gtd
20:05 POWERFEST #27 Micro Main Event Day 2: $50K Gtd
20:05 POWERFEST #18 The Big Fifty Knockout Day 2: $500K Gtd
22:05 POWERFEST 7-Max Turbo Knockout: $75K Gtd $530
22:05 POWERFEST 7-Max Mini Turbo Knockout: $30K Gtd $55
22:05 POWERFEST 7-Max Micro Turbo Knockout: $5K Gtd $5.50

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