Opening Day Overlay in The Festival Online at 888poker Ontario

Opening Day Overlay in The Festival Online at 888poker Ontario

The first day of play in 888poker Ontario’s edition of The Festival Online is now complete, and there was overlay for players to share in the three opening-day games.

The Festival Online, Ontario edition (TFO-O) is now underway with the first day of action in the books from Sunday, Apr 2. There were three games to start the series with more than $36k guaranteed and prices ranging from $16.50 to $109

That was just the first day of the week-long festival however, with games scheduled to run until the final day of play on Easter Monday. That’s Day 2 of the $40k guaranteed Main Event, and players can get involved for $109. The Main plays as a mystery bounty format as well, so there will be lots of bounty excitement when Day 2 convenes on Apr 10. 

Opening day featured three games with $36.5k guaranteed in total. All three games were billed as the Opening Event, with a Micro, a Mini, and a regular version. The Micro game met its guarantee exactly, but the other two games fell slightly short of the promised money.

The Festival Online at 888poker Ontario Summary So Far 

Total Events 12 
Events So Far 
Gtd $101,500 
Avg Buy-In $52.00 
Median Buy-In $55.00 
Min Buy-In $11.00 
Max Buy-In $109.00 
Collected $33,950 
Gtd So Far $36,500 
Gtd Diff -$2,550 
Fees $3,117 
Players 379 
Rebuys 92 
Total Entries 471 

More than $60k Still Guaranteed 

While the big opening Sunday is now in the books, there is still plenty more action for the rest of the week. Monday is a day of rest in the TFO-O, but the action resumes on Tuesday, April 4 with two games for the four-card lovers in the crowd. 

With two buy-ins at $55 and $11 the PLO Deepstack games start at 19:00 and 19:30 respectively and guarantee $2,500 between them. In fact, from April 4 through April 10 there is at least one game every day.

Of course, the big game will come on the final day of play with the $40k guaranteed Mystery Bounty Main Event. Players can take their first shot at Day 1 of that event starting on Wed, April 5 with Day 2 playing out on Apr 10

Players will have multiple chances to bag a Day 1 stack starting on Wednesday. At the moment, there are no satellite games specifically for the Main Event in the lobby, but there are multiple other satellites in the 888poker Ontario lobby that offer $109 tickets. 

Before the big final day of the Main Event, there is one other big day on the schedule. Thursday, April 6 features the $10k guaranteed Texas PKO 6-Max game for $109

See the 888poker Ontario lobby for full details on the upcoming events – there is still plenty of value to be found in TFO-O. More than $36k has already been awarded on Opening Day, but there’s more than $60k left to be won. 

Overlay on Opening Day Gives Players Extra Value 

None of the three games on Opening Day of The Festival Online in Ontario managed to beat its guarantee, however they all came very close to the promised numbers. The cheapest game, the $16.50 Micro Opening Event with $1,500 guaranteed saw exactly 100 total entries for a guarantee-equaling prize pool of exactly $1,500. 

That was the best result of opening day as far as the guarantee was concerned, but both of the other two games came within 7.5% of their guarantees. In total, 888poker Ontario had to shell out for $2,550 worth of overlay on the first day of the festival, but the three games collected $3,117 in fees putting the series as a whole slightly in the green so far.

Opening Day Results

Tournament Buy-In GTDEntries CollectedDiff% Diff 
Micro Opening Event $16.50 $1,500 100 $1,500 $0 0.00% 
Opening Event $109 $30,000 278 $27,800 -$2,200 -7.33% 
Mini Opening Event $55 $5,000 93 $4,650 -$350 -7.00% 

“JUNE6485” Takes Biggest Prize so Far 

While the big $30k Guaranteed game didn’t quite make its guarantee, there was still some good value to be found. With $30,000 to play for, the top prize was $6,369 and “JUNE6485” took down the opening day top score. “IronMyJacket” and “Jamer69” filled out the other two podium spots in the big Opening Event. 

Meanwhile, “PesevereDrin” took the win in the Micro Opening Event for a cool $420 while “high1ander” pocketed $1,400 for the win in the Mini Opening Event. 

There is still plenty of time to get a piece of the action in TFO-O. There is still $65,000 in guaranteed prizes to be won this week on 888poker Ontario – jump in now for a shot at the TFO-O glory.

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