For those of you who haven’t heard about the Poker Maximus series on the popular online poker site Lock Poker, then you are simply missing out on some excellent action. The Merge Network launched the Poker Maximus series which will run from the 4th of March through the 21st of the month, and features many different tournament buy-in sizes, as well as some massive guaranteed events as well. When the tournaments started, the guarantees varied quite a bit depending on what the buy-in of the tournament was, but the creators of the series’ quickly found out that these guarantees were going to be smashed.
Event #1 started off as a $11 buy-in, that featured a $7,500 guaranteed prize pool. The event was just a standard No Limit Hold’em Freezeout event, but it was one that absolutely slaughtered that guarantee above. When all was said and done the total prize pool was $50,550. There were over 5,000 players in the event, which definitely created quite a nice first place prize for such a small buy-in tournament as well.
The next event was the $150k guarantee Freezeout that featured a buy-in of $109. The field came to a total of 2,361 players, which was good to add $86k to that prize pool. The final numbers that were reported were $236,100 in the pool for this event, and the eventual winner “niko79542″ got a pay day of over $39k for their efforts.
Now to take a look at the third event, which had a $33 buy-in, and it absolutely annihilated the $15k guarantee. In total, the prize pool was $79,950, and and first place ALONE was over $13k! This was probably one of the most impressive jumps in terms of growing prize pools, and one that could even make the next $33 event even larger!
The final event of an incredible opening day at the Poker Maximus event featured a $215 event with a $75k guarantee, and of course once again that guarantee was slaughtered. In the end, it was a total prize pool of $172,600, and the eventual winner “PokerJoe561″, got over $32.5k for taking it down.
The upcoming weeks of this event should be some incredible poker action, so be sure to get in on the events daily!
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