'WelshWizard' Roberto Romanello Scoops Big Game Win And $128,625

While fellow partypoker Team pro Kristen Bicknell was taking down a Poker Masters title in Vegas, the Welsh Wizard Roberto Romanello was landing a huge victory of his own – taking down the partypoker Big Game for $128,625

By: Andrew Burnett

The $5200 buy-in saw 105 entries and produced a $525,000 prizepool, the sites top highstakes players chasing the massive $125k+ top prize.

Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov was another partypoker Team pro having a deep run, the site’s biggest and best showing some great form after a few leaner weeks.

Filatov eventually bust in 10th place for a $13,125 cash, but Romanello would make it all the way to heads-up play, the Welshman finally seeing off YouGotTheDud to land the $128,625 win, 2nd place worth a massive $91,875.

There had been much discussion on Twitter midweek about why the PKO format seems to be much more attractive than the traditional MTT’s.

The $2100 buy-in High Roller Gladiator provided a glimpse as to why, collecting huge bounties part of the fun of PKO’s and in TheOptimist’s case, more than tripling his 13th place winnings.

By contrast, Player123560423 failed to grab anything on his headhunting duties, but scored an excellent 4th place payout of $12,731.

Romanello had already doubled his buy-in by this time and departed in 12th spot, while fellow partypoker Team pro, Scotland’s Ludovic 'Gr4vyBo4t' Geilich had landed almost $7k for his 9th place run.

The heads-up battle for the Gladiator title saw an old-school clash between CharlesBarkley and NewYorkJimmy, the duo taking $25k apiece from the regular prizepool.

CharlesBarkley emerged victorious, adding $32,361 in rake-free Bounty payments to that, while NewYorkJimmy managed a very decent $22,123.

The $200k GTD Sunday High Roller Masters saw a familiar name at the top of the leaderboard, CalmDownMan winning yet another partypoker tournament.

The $1050 buy-in Masters attracted 206 entries and El_Cucuy was once again among those running deep – 10th place and $3,666 the eventual finish.

When EmpireMaker fell just short of the goal in 3rd for $21,733, it left Bijzettafel and CalmDownMan heads-up for the title, the latter coming through unscathed to lift the $42,003 first prize.

To round off the Sunday highstakes MTT action, there was the $530 buy-in High Roller Sunday Grind, some 241 entries and that meant an extra $20k in the prizefund above the $100k guarantee.

Top prize was close to $25k and that would go to PUCKBOUCHARD after a tough final table and heads-up battle against Chappie Johnson

That’s it for another week at the partypoker online tables, but we’ll be back next Monday to see who won what on the red diamond site’s highstakes Sunday grind.


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