The final day of the POWERFEST was a festival in itself as it amassed a prize money of $6,816,872. Sami “LarsLuzak1″ Kelopuro finished the day as the champion of the event, lifting the coveted trophy and a lion’s share of the prize pool, $317,190.
The final day of #POWERFEST saw us pay out more than $6.8 million, including a massive $317K score to Finnish superstar Sami Kelopuro. Read our recap of the final day's action by clicking this link: https://t.co/xqMHJhB5fx 18+. Play responsibly. begambleaware pic.twitter.com/G5jTTiSx9s
— partypoker (@partypoker) September 24, 2018
The Super Highroller event registered 327 entrants for the run. Each player had bought himself in for $5,200, a cumulative number that raised the prize pool to $1,635,000.
The event paid out the top 48 positions and each player bagged atleast double of what he invested. The least amount paid out was $10,627. The final table rounded off with 8 players. Unfortunately, “Sheparentao” got eliminated missing out the 6 figure paycheck. He had to settle in the 8th place for $30,411.
Along with “Sheparentao”, three more players had to suffice with a 5 digit paycheck. “BuyThaPot” finished his game in the event, in the sixth place and juiced out the first 6 digit check amounting to $113,632.
GL everyone grinding today! LAST #POWERFEST day to give it our all! 👊 So many great tournaments @partypoker today it's unreal❤ I'm most looking forward to the $215 Championship Event starting at 7pm. Let's Go🤗 pic.twitter.com/pT5crpu4bg
— Louise Butler (@LouiseB555) September 23, 2018
Sent packing for the third place, “NoLoitering” paved the way for a heads-up between Sami “LarsLuzak1” Kelopuro and A3PTEH. Finally, after grinding hard for quite some time, the former clinched the trophy and the top prize.
A whopping $69,106,263 in POWERFEST prize money was paid to winners over 670 events played.
partypoker POWERFEST #142-SHR: $1,000,000 GTD Championship Event
|1||Sami “LarsLuzak1” Kelopuro||$317,190|
|5||Oliver “sk2ll_m0dR” Weis||$80,932|
Sami “LarsLuzak1” Kelopuro’s entry in the poker world dates back to 2005 when he was invited to a home sit-and-go poker tournament. In 2007, he made great progress in cash games. With time, he has become known for his aggressive gaming style and is often known as the most aggressive and fearless cash game player in the world. Although he doesn’t have any Gold Bracelet to his name yet, he has cashed in two WSOP events. Hopefully, Kelopuro is going to get there very soon!