Monster Series Day 1 saw 25 champions crowned and almost $600,000 in prize money paid out, getting the festival off to a flying start. Brazil’s “arthurshrs” was the day’s biggest winner, taking home more than $15,000 after taking down the $150K Gtd PKO 8-Max event.

  • Events completed: 25
  • Events remaining: 169
  • Prize money awarded: $590,712

Monster #03-High: $150K Gtd PKO 8-Max

  • Buy-in: $55
  • Entrants: 2,492
  • Prize pool: $150,000

A field of 2,492 players took part in the Monster #03-High: $150K Gtd PKO 8-Max event on Monster Series Day 1. With no rake charged on the bounty element of the $55 buy-in, the bounties were large and created a fresh dynamic for the tournament.

Everyone at the eight-handed final table walked away with more than $1,000 for their efforts with eighth-place finish “xxnick12xx” taking home a combined $1,695 when bounties were included.

The top three finishers all boosted their bankrolls with some substantial bounty payments. Third-place went to “lucky_gnome” of the Ukraine who won $6,747 from the main prize pool and $1,537 worth of bounties. Their exit left “krIst0f” and “arthurhrs” to fight heads-up for the title.

It was arthurhrs of Brazil who walk away victorious, banking $10,488 from the main prize pool and $5,286 from the bounty prize pool. krIst0f had to make do with $10,470 plus $3,601 worth of bounties.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 arthurhrs Brazil $10,488 $5,286
2 krIst0f Poland $10,470 $3,601
3 lucky_gnome Ukraine $6,747 $1,537
4 rubby23 Canada $4,489 $541
5 mezhuretsky Russia $3,134 $518
6 NeverScared44 Poland $2,140 $897
7 Ch789 Brazil $1,467 $465
8 xxnick12xx Austria $943 $752

Monster #03-Mid: $75K Gtd PKO 8-Max

  • Buy-in: $22
  • Entrants: 2,878
  • Prize pool: $75,000

The Monster #03-Mid: $75K Gtd PKO 8-Max event was another big PKO tournament on Monster Series Day 1, one with $75,000 in the prize pool.

“Bombit” of Malta got their hands on the lion’s share of this large sum, namely $5,390 plus $2,474 worth of bounties. The Malta-based grinder defeated Brazil’s “B.H.Obama” heads-up for the title, resigning the runner-up to a total prize worth $5,782.

Eighth-place finisher “Pendex_ip” won $480 from the main prize pool plus an additional $825 worth of bounties, going to show that PKO events can be very profitable if you aggressively seek out bounties. Only the champion and third-place finisher “ostergaaard00” of Denmark locked up more bounties during the event.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 bombit Malta $5,390 $2,474
2 B.H.Obama Brazil $5,380 $402
3 ostergaaard00 Denmark $3,484 $972
4 Chevalski Brazil $2,316 $358
5 KingBrun0 Brazil $1,609 $116
6 michal1604 Poland $1,100 $343
7 HolyWar Belarus $756 $358
8 Pendex_ip Brazil $480 $825

Monster #01-Low: $10K Gtd Slow 8-Max

  • Buy-in: $2.20
  • Entrants: 4,394
  • Prize pool: $10,000

The largest low buy-in event during Monster Series Day 1 saw 4,394 players turn out for the Monster #01-Low: $10K Gtd Slow 8-Max tournament and play for a share of $10,000.

All but one of the eight finalists won a three-figure score for their $2.20 investment, although eighth-place finisher “Yariksharik” almost did as they banked $94.

Our top two finishers walked away with more than $1,000 each, a fantastic result for such a small buy-in. Runner-up “SichSharkAA” from Ukraine bolstered their bankroll with a $1,070 prize while our champion, “jimyfranky” of Greece, netted a cool $1,533 and the bragging rights associated with becoming a Monster Series champion.

Place Player Country Prize
1 jimfranky Greece $1,533
2 SichSharkAA Ukraine $1,070
3 EhDiniz Brazil $687
4 jakarta_joe Poland $447
5 Roos_535 Colombia $307
6 johnyguedes1 Brazil $208
7 mcedger United Kingdom $147
8 Yariksharik Malta $94

Monster Series Day 1 Results

Event Champion Prize
Monster #01-High: $50K Gtd Slow 8-Max adssa $10,902
Monster #01-Mid: $20K Gtd Slow 8-Max FestivusMiracle $2,427
Monster #01-Low: $10K Gtd Slow 8-Max jimyfranky $1,533
Monster #02-High: $50K Gtd Deep 8-Max Rillo4ek $10,313
Monster #02-Mid: $15K Gtd Deep 8-Max xikititas $2,603
Monster #02-Low: $5K Gtd Deep 8-Max EduRicart $852
Monster #03-High: $150K Gtd PKO 8-Max arthurhrs $15,774*
Monster #03-Mid: $75K Gtd PKO 8-Max bombit $7,864*
Monster #03-Mid: $15K Gtd PKO 8-Max ryanhardman1 $1,878*
Monster #03-Low: $5K Gtd PKO 8-Max donVitoLT $623*
Monster #04-High: $20K Gtd Deep Turbo 8-Max Shansovnet $4,823
Monster #04-Mid: $10K Gtd Deep Turbo 8-Max kaspirofskii99 $2,294
Monster #04-Low: $3K Gtd Deep Turbo 8-Max Einstein550 $629
Monster #05-High: $15K Gtd Deep PKO Fast 8-Max Slaskj4nnee $3,011*
Monster #05-Mid: $5K Gtd Deep PKO Fast 8-Max Pocketrocket444 $900*
Monster #05-Low: $2K Gtd Deep PKO Fast 8-Max Thoooorgal $240*
Monster #06-High: $30K Gtd PKO Turbo 8-Max redriverrat33 $4,284*
Monster #06-Mid: $15K Gtd PKO Turbo 8-Max B3MMMM $2,103*
Monster #06-Low: $3K Gtd PKO Turbo 8-Max AbabaJanhoy $455*
Monster #07-High: $10K Gtd Slow 8-Max zedabouba $1,607
Monster #07-Mid: $5K Gtd Slow 8-Max pavadpoker $797
Monster #07-Low: $2K Gtd Slow 8-Max mcpoker1968 $357
Monster #08-High: $10K Gtd PKO 8-Max Crocodylus $1,662*
Monster #08-Mid: $5K Gtd PKO 8-Max siickrun $827*
Monster #08-Low: $1K Gtd PKO 8-Max Makovski1 $186*

*includes bounty payments

Monster Series Day 2 Schedule

Monday 11th March, Day 2 of Monster Series sees another 24 events take place between 15:30 CET and 01:00 CET that have combined guaranteed prize pools weighing in at $271,000. All Day 2 events are played on six-handed tables. Check out the full Monster Series Day 2 schedule in the table below.

Time (CET) Event Buy-in
15:30 Monster #09-High: $30K Gtd Slow 6-Max $22
15:30 Monster #09-Mid: $10K Gtd Slow 6-Max $5.50
15:30 Monster #09-Low: $5K Gtd Slow 6-Max $2.20
17:30 Monster #10-High: $30K Gtd Deep 6-Max $22
17:30 Monster #10-Mid: $10K Gtd Deep 6-Max $5.50
17:30 Monster #10-Low: $5K Gtd Deep 6-Max $2.20
20:00 Monster #11-High: $50K Gtd PKO 6-Max $22
20:00 Monster #11-Mid: $10K Gtd PKO 6-Max $5.50
20:00 Monster #11-Low: $5K Gtd PKO 6-Max $2.20
20:30 Monster #12-High: $20K Gtd Deep Turbo 6-Max $22
20:30 Monster #12-Mid: $10K Gtd Deep Turbo 6-Max $5.50
20:30 Monster #12-Low: $3K Gtd Deep Turbo 6-Max $2.20
22:00 Monster #13-High: $10K Gtd PKO Fast 6-Max $22
22:00 Monster #13-Mid: $5K Gtd PKO Fast 6-Max $5.50
22:00 Monster #13-Low: $2K Gtd PKO Fast 6-Max $2.20
23:00 Monster #14-High: $20K Gtd PKO Turbo 6-Max $33
23:00 Monster #14-Mid: $10K Gtd PKO Turbo 6-Max $11
23:00 Monster #14-Low: $3K Gtd PKO Turbo 6-Max $3.30
23:30 Monster #15-High: $10K Gtd Slow 6-Max $22
23:30 Monster #15-Mid: $5K Gtd Slow 6-Max $5.50
23:30 Monster #15-Low: $2K Gtd Slow 6-Max $2.20
01:00 Monster #16-High: $10K Gtd PKO 6-Max $33
01:00 Monster #16-Mid: $5K Gtd PKO 6-Max $11
01:00 Monster #16-Low: $1K Gtd PKO 6-Max $3.30

Seven Championship Events on Sunday 17th March

We have seven Championship Events scheduled on Sunday 17th March, the final day of the $2.5 million guaranteed Monster Series. These have buy-ins from $2.20 to $55 and combined guaranteed prize pools weighing in at over $400,000!

Date Time (CET) Event Buy-in
Sun 17 Mar 17:30 Monster #58-High: $75K Gtd Championship Event Deepstack $22
Sun 17 Mar 17:30 Monster #58-Mid: $20K Gtd Championship Event Deepstack $5.50
Sun 17 Mar 17:30 Monster #58-Low: $10K Gtd Championship Event Deepstack $2.20
Sun 17 Mar 20:00 Monster #59-High: $200K Gtd Championship Event PKO $55
Sun 17 Mar 20:00 Monster #59-Mid: $100K Gtd Championship Event PKO $22
Sun 17 Mar 20:00 Monster #59-Mid: $25K Gtd Championship Event PKO $5.50
Sun 17 Mar 20:00 Monster #59-Low: $10K Gtd Championship Event PKO $2.20

Monster Series Satellites Are Available

There are dozens of satellites feeding into some of the Monster Series events. Open the lobby of the Monster Series event you want to play, click the “Satellites” tab in this lobby and all of the available satellites will be displayed for you.

Monster Series SPINS

You can turn a $0.50 investment into a $55 Monster Series Championship seat in a matter of minutes by playing in our Monster SPINS.

Buy in for $0.50 and the prize pool is randomly selected once two other players join you at the table. All three of you then battle it out at a three-handed hyper-turbo SPINS tournament that has a winner-takes-all payout schedule. Here’s what you can win:

Multiplier 1st Prize Probability in 1M Games
2 $1 cash 775,011
4.4 $2 cash 131,914
6.6 $3.30 Monster Series ticket 91,504
11 $5.50 Monster Series ticket 1,000
22 $11 Monster Series ticket 500
44 $22 Monster Series ticket 50
66 $33 Monster Series ticket 20
110 $55 Monster Series ticket 1

No Rake on the Bounty Element of PKO Events

Our PKO tournaments have been extremely popular since their launch thanks in part to the bounties being bigger due to partypoker not charging rake on the bounty element of the buy-in.

For example, in the Monster #59-High: $200K Gtd Championship Event PKO on Sunday 17th March, the total buy-in is $55. Of this sum, $27.50 goes into the bounty prize pool, $25 goes into the regular prize pool and only the rake is only $2.50 in total. The rake in this particular tournament is only 4.55 percent.

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