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2008 PKR Super Series ends

10 Jul 2008

LONDON, England -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The richest poker festival in history has come to an end after two weeks of intense tournament competition. The 2008 PKR Super Series hosted 5,511 participants, crowned 14 champions and paid out a massive $284,650 in prizes!

There were few surprises as those who topped the Super Series money list also filled the top three slots on the Super Series Leaderboard. 'LucyLovesLost' claimed the prestigious 'PKR Masters' title and a huge $26,250. 'eupremio' scooped $6,806 in the '$25,000 guaranteed Deep Stack six seater' while 'helpimf' emerged victorious in the $25,000 guaranteed No Limit Hold'em event for a $8,034 payday. The festival was capped off with's exclusive 'Tournament of Champions' - pitting the winners of the 12 main events and eight others from the Super Series Leaderboard against each other for a cool $5,000 prizepool. 20 runners battled it out and wildcard 'Patrichue' claimed his sole first place of the festival, worth $2,500 and bragging rights for champion status.

Aside from the fortune, players will gain fame too! The final table of every Super Series tournament will be televised with expert and colourful analysis from our own commentary team. The final tables have already begun airing on PKR TV and will soon be available on YouTube (see TV schedule below).

Cardroom Manager Neil Wright said, "This year's Super Series was a huge success - even bigger and better than last year's festival. During the summer the focus is always on Las Vegas and the WSOP but our players who stayed at home also got their chance to take a shot at some great prizes as well as TV stardom - all for a fraction of the cost."

The 2008 PKR Super Series Winners

Event #1 Bounty $12.5K GTD. The opening event pulled in 688 hopefuls and was won by 'nille93ab' who scooped $4,540 for 1st place. Highest-placed of the PKR Bounty Team was PKR_Danski who exited in 19thplace. His cash finish was added to the $200 bounty prize on his head, giving his eventual conqueror an additional $354 bonus payout.

Event #2 Deep & Steep $10K GTD. 'TomboNAC' took the top prize of $3,282, and proved himself 'king of the deep stack', beating off 546 others on his way to victory.

Event #3 Pot Limit $10K GTD. Without the power tool of the all-in bet, 'mcduffy' fought his way to a 1st place finish, taking home $2,500 at the expense of 316 others.

Event #4 Deep Stack 6 seater $25K GTD. 'eupremio' showed his mettle in this true test of poker skill. Cashing out $6,806 in top spot, he made light work of deep-stacked, 6-seat tables and 363 opponents.

Event #5 No Limit Hold'em $25K GTD. The first 'traditional' style tournament of the festival boasted a juicy $25,000 prize pool and over 500 runners, all looking for a piece of the action. 'helpimf' helped himself to his share – the top prize of $8,034.

Event #6 Fixed Limit Hold'em $7K GTD. 362 players registered for this tournament and without the freedom of outrageous raises, 'JonnyRocker' played the most disciplined game and cashed $1,810 for top spot.

Event #7 Pot Limit Omaha $5K GTD. Omaha, the four card cousin of Texas Hold'em, is fast catching up with the Cadillac of poker. Winner 'Waswini' handled his opposition in this affair and cashed a tidy sum of $1,968.

Event #8 Terminator Extreme 6 seater $5K GTD. Unique to PKR, this format allocates 100% of the prize pool in bounties. True to form it found a Team PKR wannabe in its midst. 'PKRtonyG' held firm in a field of 411 runners, claiming his $575 prize for the most terminations.

Event #9 No Limit Hold'em Speed $7.5K GTD. Another turbo and another quick cash opportunity. 'FlushDream' came through the second-biggest field of the series (650 runners) to take the festival's biggest speed tournament prize of $2,145.

Event #10 Terminator $12K GTD. The final bounty tournament of the series was won by 'brutusnr1' who claimed $2,660 as well as several heads on the way to glory.

Event #11 The PKR Masters $100K GTD. The big one saw the cream of the crop battle out for the $26,250 top prize. The winner, 'LucyLovesLost', takes his place as the fifth Master to be honoured with the title on

Event #12 No Limit Hold'em 6-seater $20K GTD. $20,000 is a generous guarantee by any 6-seater tournament's standards. Champion 'BOOMCHICAWHAWHA' got his hands on $6,144 after navigating his way past 512 opponents.

Event #13 Exclusive Freeroll $5K GTD. Finish in the top 50 of any Super Series event and earn the right to qualify for this special freeroll. That's what XXMerlinXX did, but he didn't stop there. Besting 274 also-rans, he took the title and a great payday worth $1,250.

Event #14 Tournament of Champions $5K GTD. The exclusive Tournament of Champions brought together the winners of all 12 events plus the eight best-placed on the leaderboard for a free shot at an extra $5,000 in prizes. One of those, 'Patrichue', made up for not winning an event by taking home the top prize of $2,500.

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