It’s Brazil to the Fore in $60million POWERFEST as Final Week Starts

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It’s Brazil to the Fore in $60million POWERFEST as Final Week Starts
13:08
19 Sep

Perhaps it’s all practice for the upcoming WSOP Circuit in Rio, or maybe they are just that good, but whatever the reason, the Brazilian online poker crew are showing no signs of slowing down in the partypoker POWERFEST series, another mass of wins and cashes extending their lead as the 3rd and final week begins…


The $60million guaranteed series saw the Brazilians open up with 40 different winners in the first week alone, and they have added another 35 victories in week two, opening up a gap between themselves and the UK (61 wins in total) and the Russians (55 wins) with Germany and Canada representing well enough but still off in the distance…

The following table shows where exactly the Samba boys and girls are leading the way, and it makes for an interesting tale…

POWERFEST Wins

Country
Micro
Low
Medium
High
High Roller
Super High Roller
Totals
Brazil
15
23
21
9
7
0
75
UK
11
10
12
16
11
1
61
Russia
20
13
9
9
4
0
55
Germany
8
10
7
5
1
1
32
Canada
4
1
5
8
6
2
26


The UK are clearly doing their thing at the big-buy in tournaments, partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard’s big wins helping the team UK cause no end…


…but the low to medium stakes are where the boys and girls from the Copacabana beaches are hitting POWERFEST hard, double their closest rivals where it matters, and the same story is playing out in the final tables and cashes rankings….

POWERFEST final tables

Country
Micro
Low
Medium
High
High Roller
Super High Roller
Total
Brazil
79
138
110
62
24
0
413
Russia
133
92
67
55
35
3
385
UK
46
69
83
84
84
12
378
Germany
55
58
53
44
23
4
237
Canada
40
42
26
48
40
8
204

POWERFEST cashes

Country
Micro
Low
Medium
High
High Roller
Super High Roller
Totals
Brazil
2,892
4,531
3,709
1,298
189
8
12,627
Russia
5,495
3,777
1,709
889
233
20
12,123
UK
2,607
2,902
2,145
1,553
578
57
9,842
Germany
2,526
2,384
1,410
708
185
9
7,222
Canada
1,624
1,408
1,021
830
318
28
5,229

… Brazil way out in front, with Russia taking over second spot from the UK compared to week one.


POWERFEST prize money won

 Of course, when it comes to poker, many will be asking ‘show me the money!’ and it’s here that the UK has excelled itself – not that surprising, given the big-buy-in/big scores tally!

Country
Amount
UK
$1,532,799.82
Canada
$1,202,780.91
Brazil
$949,011.12
Sweden
$640,426.01
Germany
$444,876.93

  The first big question here is… where are the Russians? Lots of wins and final tables but not quite so much to show for them…

And secondly, can anyone halt the dominance of the Brazilians over the remaining 247 events of third week? 

The UK will be looking to September 20th’s $25k Super High Roller to tie up the gold medal in the cashes’ stakes - but can they catch the Brazilians in the overall standings before they ride off into the Copacabana sunset?


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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more

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