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The Festival Online Ontario Hitting Guarantees over First Week of Action

The Festival Online Ontario Hitting Guarantees over First Week of Action

After overlay on the opening day, the trend shifted through the week with broken guarantees to bring the total money in line with the overall guarantee. 

With seven events over four days of action, The Festival Online – Ontario (TFO-O) is heading into the final weekend of play. While the opening Sunday saw overlay in all three events, the games later in the week picked up with three broken guarantees. 

The overall trend is still towards overlay with three of seven events so far falling short of the promised prizes and one game coming in at exactly the guarantee. The most recent three games all broke the guarantee, however, with one game more than doubling its guarantee. 

So far, the series has seen more than 600 unique entries with almost 800 total entries. With the most recent games in the green, the series as a whole is now slightly in the green as well with $50,640 in prizes collected against $50k in guarantees so far. 

Mini Texas PKO Doubles Guarantee 

The most recent day of action in TFO-O saw the best prize pools of the week, at least compared to the guarantees. One game in particular, the $22 Mini Texas PKO, saw its guarantee more than double. While the small buy-in game only had a guarantee of $1,000, with 101 total entries, the final prizes ended up at $2,020 for an increase on the guarantee of 102%

The $109 version of the Texas PKO also did well on Thursday this week with a total prize pool of $12,700. That was 27% above the $10k guarantee for the event while the Mini PLO Deepstack game collected 14% more than promised. 

The Festival Online – Ontario Results So Far 

Tournament Name Buy in GTD Total Entries Collected % Gtd Diff 
The Festival Online – Micro Opening Event $16.50 $1,500 100 $1,500 0.00% 
The Festival Online – Opening Event $109 $30,000 278 $27,800 -7.33% 
The Festival Online – Mini Opening Event $55 $5,000 93 $4,650 -7.00% 
The Festival Online – PLO Deepstack $55 $2,000 28 $1,400 -30.00% 
The Festival Online – Mini PLO Deepstack $11 $500 57 $570 14.00% 
The Festival Online – Texas PKO 6-MAX $109 $10,000 127 $12,700 27.00% 
The Festival Online – Mini Texas PKO 6-MAX $22 $1,000 101 $2,020 102.00% 

Big Final Weekend of TFO-O On Deck 

While the first week of action in TFO-O is now in the books, there is a huge final weekend planned for Easter Weekend. The highlight, of course, is the Mystery Bounty Main Event with $40k guaranteed. The $109 game has eight Day 1 flights between Friday and the start of Day 2 on Easter Monday, so there are plenty of chances for players to bag a Day 2 stack for a piece of that $40k. 

In addition to the massive Main Event, there is also a smaller Mystery Bounty game as well as a PKO Closing Event this weekend, both of which come in two buy-in sizes. Outside of the $40k guaranteed Main Event, there are still $11,500 in remaining guarantees to decide before the dust settles on TFO-O. 

888poker LIVE Heads to London 

888poker Live London 2023 April

Just two days after the final cards are dealt in TFO-O, 888poker Ontario’s parent company is heading to London, UK for a huge live poker festival. The opening day of 888poker LIVE London is Wednesday, April 12, but the full action doesn’t kick off until the 13th

The first day in London is devoted to a double-satellite game offering tickets to both the opening Mystery Bounty game as well as the Mini 888. The opening satellite game costs £150 with ticket packages worth £884 up for grabs for one in every seven players or so. 

Full action in 888poker LIVE London gets going on April 13 with the opening day of the £440 Mystery Bounty Event at 3 pm local time. That game finishes out on the 16th with the first starting flight of the £444 Mini 888 staring the same day. 

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