Fall Fest Brings Bountiful Harvest to PokerStars Ontario Players Fall Fest Brings Bountiful Harvest to PokerStars Ontario Players

After more than a week of poker action, the Fall Fest from PokerStars Ontario is complete, and both players and the operator will be quite pleased with the results. Over $500,000 was guaranteed across the series, and when the dust settled, almost $565,000 in prizes was collected — an increase of about 10%.

Fall Fest kicked off on Nov 19 to start 10 days of poker action. The turnout was strong right from the start, with the first 12 tournaments breaking their guarantees. It wasn’t a perfect run, however — by the end of the series, 13 of 57 games failed to hit their guarantees.

In the end, the missed guarantees were not an issue, as there were less than $25k in overlays across the whole series. With more than $45k in fees collected, it was still a profitable venture for PokerStars Ontario.

After 57 events, the series had 9487 entries across all the events, with the most extensive field coming in Fall Fest 47: Progressive KO. That game saw over 500 entries for a prize pool nearly double the $2.5k guarantee. The second biggest game by entries was the phased Fall Fest 1, which saw 402 entries but missed its $25k promise by almost $7k.

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2022 Fall Fest Summary Results

Total Games: 57
Total Gtd: $512,900
Total Collected: $564,125
Total Entries: 9,487
Missed Gtd: 13
Beat Gtd: 44
% Over Gtd 9.99%
Avg % Increase: 19.10%
Avg Prize Pool: $10,334.66
Avg Gtd: $8,998
Total Overlay -$24,950.50
Total Fees $45,885

Fall Fest Delivers Autumn Bounty

With 57 games across the 10-day schedule, the 2022 Fall Fest from PokerStars Ontario was a much smaller affair than the operator’s previous series. With more than $500k guaranteed, it was about $200k smaller than the Summer Stacks series in August and about half the size of the Platinum Series and the Bounty Builder series.

That said, the Fall Fest did pretty well per tournament with the 3rd best average guarantee, behind only the Platinum Series and the marquee ONCOOP series from earlier this fall. That was partly because the $500k+ guarantees were spread over fewer tournaments than the previous series.

PokerStars Ontario Tournament Series History

Series Dates Total Gtd (CAD) Tournaments Avg Gtd (CAD)
Platinum Series July 10 — 18 $1,000,000 90 $11,111
Summer Stacks Aug 7 — 14 $750,000 108 $6944
Bounty Builder Series Sep 4 — 19 $1,000,000 133 $7519
ONCOOP Oct 1 — 17 $2,000,000 132 $14,925
Fall Fest Nov 19 – 28 $550,000 57 $9682

Unsurprisingly, the biggest prize pool of the week came from the Main Event. It was also the biggest guarantee of the series and one game that missed its guarantee. Still, the event collected $64,342.50 on 345 entries, but they were still playing for the $75k guarantee.

The best guarantee breaker of the series in raw prize pool numbers was the $1000 High Roller. It beat its $50k guarantee by almost 40%, with close to $70k in total prizes by the end. There were three other games that both broke their guarantees and collected more than $25k in prizes.

One of those $25k+ prize pools came from Fall Fest 09. That event saw the 4th most extensive field with 352 entries and barely cracked its $32k guarantee for $32,313.60 in prizes.

Ultimately, the Fall Fest can only be called a success by the operator and players alike. Players got their hands on some juicy prize pools while PokerStars Ontario scored a profit even after covering the few games featured overlays.

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2022 Fall Fest Detailed Results (Sorted by % over Gtd)

Tournament Buy-In Guarantee Entries Collected % over Gtd
Fall Fest 43 $30 $3,500 277 $7,562.10 116.06%
Fall Fest 2 $20 $3,000 343 $6,242.60 108.09%
Fall Fest 47 $10 $2,500 519 $4,722.90 88.92%
Fall Fest 16 $30 $3,500 219 $5,978.70 70.82%
Fall Fest 44 $20 $1,500 140 $2,548.00 69.87%
Fall Fest 45 $10 $1,300 237 $2,156.70 65.90%
Fall Fest 20 $50 $5,000 172 $7,826.00 56.52%
Fall Fest 7 $10 $1,400 236 $2,147.60 53.40%
Fall Fest 8 $10 $2,500 384 $3,494.40 39.78%
Fall Fest 49 $1,000 $50,000 73 $69,569.00 39.14%
Fall Fest 54 $100 $10,000 150 $13,770.00 37.70%
Fall Fest 39 $50 $4,000 121 $5,505.50 37.64%
Fall Fest 4 $20 $3,300 246 $4,477.20 35.67%
Fall Fest 37 $100 $8,000 118 $10,832.40 35.41%
Fall Fest 34 $10 $1,300 189 $1,719.90 32.30%
Fall Fest 46 $50 $4,000 116 $5,278.00 31.95%
Fall Fest 5 $200 $12,000 82 $15,293.00 27.44%
Fall Fest 6 $50 $4,500 125 $5,687.50 26.39%
Fall Fest 35 $200 $18,000 121 $22,566.50 25.37%
Fall Fest 41 $50 $5,000 136 $6,188.00 23.76%
Fall Fest 42 $100 $15,000 202 $18,543.60 23.62%
Fall Fest 55 $30 $3,500 158 $4,313.40 23.24%
Fall Fest 24 $10 $1,300 176 $1,601.60 23.20%
Fall Fest 57 $30 $3,200 143 $3,903.90 22.00%
Fall Fest 29 $20 $3,200 209 $3,803.80 18.87%
Fall Fest 50 $50 $7,000 180 $8,190.00 17.00%
Fall Fest 23 $20 $3,000 192 $3,494.40 16.48%
Fall Fest 52 $20 $2,500 159 $2,893.80 15.75%
Fall Fest 15 $100 $15,000 187 $17,166.60 14.44%
Fall Fest 53 $40 $4,000 125 $4,550.00 13.75%
Fall Fest 19 $30 $3,200 133 $3,630.90 13.47%
Fall Fest 36 $50 $5,500 134 $6,097.00 10.85%
Fall Fest 11 $300 $25,000 98 $27,440.00 9.76%
Fall Fest 33 $30 $3,000 120 $3,276.00 9.20%
Fall Fest 26 $50 $5,500 131 $5,960.50 8.37%
Fall Fest 40 $30 $3,000 114 $3,214.80 7.16%
Fall Fest 21 $500 $25,000 55 $25,960.00 3.84%
Fall Fest 10 $50 $4,000 90 $4,095.00 2.38%
Fall Fest 12 $50 $10,000 224 $10,192.00 1.92%
Fall Fest 9 $100 $32,000 352 $32,313.60 0.98%
Fall Fest 56 $100 $4,000 44 $4,039.20 0.98%
Fall Fest 25 $200 $18,000 97 $18,090.50 0.50%
Fall Fest 13 $30 $4,000 147 $4,013.10 0.33%
Fall Fest 3 $100 $12,000 131 $12,025.80 0.21%
Fall Fest 31 $50 $5,500 117 $5,323.50 -3.21%
Fall Fest 38 $20 $3,000 159 $2,893.80 -3.54%
Fall Fest 14 $10 $1,800 180 $1,692.00 -6.00%
Fall Fest 22 $30 $2,600 86 $2,347.80 -9.70%
Fall Fest 28 $100 $8,000 78 $7,160.40 -10.50%
Fall Fest 17 $100 $12,000 115 $10,557.00 -12.03%
Fall Fest 48 $200 $75,000 345 $64,342.50 -14.21%
Fall Fest 27 $10 $1,000 94 $855.40 -14.46%
Fall Fest 18 $50 $2,000 37 $1,683.50 -15.83%
Fall Fest 30 $100 $13,000 119 $10,924.20 -15.97%
Fall Fest 51 $50 $5,000 87 $3,958.50 -20.83%
Fall Fest 1 $50 $25,000 402 $18,291.00 -26.84%
Fall Fest 32 $30 $2,800 63 $1,719.90 -38.58%