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Partypoker's largest festival awards $69 million

28 Sep 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The latest installment in partypoker’s flagship POWERFEST series concluded this past Sunday, 23 September, to sign off the site’s largest online festival to date.

Across the course of the 22-day series, more than $69 million in prize money was awarded over 669 events, with 20 Championship Event winners crowned and 21 players banking combined six-figure scores. Overall POWEFEST drew a combined 946,000 entrants as the series continues to prove its appeal across players of all tastes and bankrolls.

Brazil cemented their place at the top of the country standings to finish the series with 105 wins to the U.K.’s 92, with Russia claiming bronze on 80 victories.

At 604, the UK made the most final table appearances over Brazil’s 572 showings, narrowly pipping Russia on 570.

Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard enjoyed a fruitful series, celebrating a duo of victories in events “#042-HR: $200K Gtd [6-Max PKO]” & “#083-HR: $300K Gtd [6-Max PKO]” for a total $110,865, while Leonard’s compatriot, Kristen Bicknell helped herself to a title in “#136-H: $150K Gtd [PKO],” worth $21,898.

The U.K.’s ‘Paul_Folders’ stands alone as the only player with a quintet of wins to their name, yielding a handsome $241,645.18 for the remarkable showing.

Elsewhere, high roller specialist Steve O’Dwyer added another title to his glittering CV as he took down the $3 million GTD Super High Roller for $896,610 – making him comfortably the series' biggest winner. Jason Koon of Team partypoker played his way to an eighth-place finish in the same event, for a $117,000 score.

The final day, 23 September proved a milestone in partypoker’s continued resurgence, as a collective 34,379 players converged on the site to make it the biggest day in recent history.

Attentions now turn to November’s ground-breaking $20 million GTD MILLIONS Online, officially the single largest online tournament in online poker history.

Players can secure their $5,300 seat via various promotions running on partypoker, while the MILLIONS PASSPORT offers one player the chance to live the ultimate poker dream in 2019.

POWERFEST Key Info
  • Dates:2-23 September 2018
  • Total events: 669
  • Total prize money awarded: $69 million
  • Total entrants: 946,000
  • Total wins by county: Brazil (105)
  • Championship Event winners: 20
  • Biggest winner: Steve O’Dwyer ($896,610)
  • Most wins: “Paul_Folders” (UK): 5
 
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