The richest poker festival in PKR.com 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 Leader board. Ã¢â‚¬ËœLucyLovesLostÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ claimed the prestigious Ã¢â‚¬ËœPKR MastersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ title and a huge $26,250. Ã¢â‚¬ËœeupremioÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ scooped $6,806 in the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ$25,000 guaranteed Deep Stack six seaterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ while Ã¢â‚¬ËœhelpimfÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ emerged victorious in the $25,000 guaranteed No Limit HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em event for a $8,034 payday. The festival was capped off with PKR.comÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exclusive Ã¢â‚¬ËœTournament of ChampionsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ – 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 Ã¢â‚¬ËœPatrichueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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, Ã¢â‚¬Å“This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Super Series was a huge success – even bigger and better than last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The 2008 PKR Super Series Winners
Event #1 Bounty $12.5K GTD. The opening event pulled in 688 hopefuls and was won by Ã¢â‚¬Ëœnille93abÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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. Ã¢â‚¬ËœTomboNACÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ took the top prize of $3,282, and proved himself Ã¢â‚¬Ëœking of the deep stackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, beating off 546 others on his way to victory.
Event #3 Pot Limit $10K GTD. Without the power tool of the all-in bet, Ã¢â‚¬ËœmcduffyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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. Ã¢â‚¬ËœeupremioÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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 HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em $25K GTD. The first Ã¢â‚¬ËœtraditionalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ style tournament of the festival boasted a juicy $25,000 prize pool and over 500 runners, all looking for a piece of the action. Ã¢â‚¬ËœhelpimfÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ helped himself to his share Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the top prize of $8,034.
Event #6 Fixed Limit HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em $7K GTD. 362 players registered for this tournament and without the freedom of outrageous raises, Ã¢â‚¬ËœJonnyRockerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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 Ã¢â‚¬ËœWaswiniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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 HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em Speed $7.5K GTD. Another turbo and another quick cash opportunity. ‘FlushDreamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ came through the second-biggest field of the series (650 runners) to take the festivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biggest speed tournament prize of $2,145.
Event #10 Terminator $12K GTD. The final bounty tournament of the series was won by Ã¢â‚¬Ëœbrutusnr1Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ 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, Ã¢â‚¬ËœLucyLovesLostÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, takes his place as the fifth Master to be honoured with the title on PKR.com.
Event #12 No Limit HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em 6-seater $20K GTD. $20,000 is a generous guarantee by any 6-seater tournament’s standards. Champion Ã¢â‚¬ËœBOOMCHICAWHAWHAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what XXMerlinXX did, but he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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, Ã¢â‚¬ËœPatrichueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, made up for not winning an event by taking home the top prize of $2,500.
WATCH IT ON TV!
The 2008 PKR Super Series can be seen right now on the following channels
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In the UK on Sky Channel 157 (Hollywood TV) [9pm-11pm] and Channel 842 [5pm-7pm].
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In France on Noos, Numericable and Free (Channels 48, 95 and 145 respectively)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Germany on Kabel Deutschland, KBW, Unity Media, NetCologne, NetMartens, Zattoo
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Belgium on BeTV and Coditel (Channel 168)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Luxembourg on Coditel (Channel 168)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Netherlands on UPC Digital (Channel 127) and KPN (Channel 316)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Finland, on Welho (Channel 212) and Canal Digital (Channel 94)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Norway, Sweden and Denmark on Canal Digital (Channel 94)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Iceland on Skjarinn
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Spain on Imagenio (Channel 98) and Zattoo
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ In Malta on MelitaCable (Channel 209)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Pan-Europe: at 1Ã‚Â° West with set top box tuned to 11.229 GHZ Horizontal
You can also stream previously-released episodes of PKR TV 24/7 on PKRÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own YouTube Channel (keyword PKR TV).
About PKR (www.pkr.com)
PKR is a revolutionary new concept in online poker that has changed the way that online poker is played.
Featuring stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system, PKR brings an unparalleled and previously unseen level of realism to online poker.
Developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries, PKR was founded in 2005 by President Jez San, one of EuropeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most respected technology entrepreneurs and the first person to ever be awarded an O.B.E for services to the computer games industry.