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  1. There were just two final tables on Monday's World Poker Tour Online slate but the action was clearly focused on the WPT500. The final two starting flights drew 298 and 408 players respectively and Day 2 began with 681 players who survived one of the 10 starting flights. Italian Walter Treccarich ended Day 2 with 18,966,747 chips and heads into Tuesday's final table with the chip lead. Right behind him is Fabio Sperling with 18,702,704 in second place and Philipp Dietrich in third with 18,212,576. While the top three are fairly close in terms of chip count, there is a significant drop between third and fourth. Christopher Putz bagged up 13,082,130 - 31% less than Treccarich - and Markus Prinz sits fifth with 12,825.148. The bottom four stacks belong to Harutyun Sahakyan (5,046,239), Fabrizio Gonzalez (3,611,032), Giuseppe Vassallo (2,784,224), with Daan Mulders (2,760,152) holding the shortest stack. The final table begins at 3 PM EDT on Tuesday. Andrey Kotelnikov was the biggest winner on Monday. The Russian took home $37,001 after winning Event #25 ($530 Six Max Turbo). A total of 370 players created a $185,000 prize pool. Runner-up Ashley Cleaver pocketed $27,380 while Hong Hao David Doan took home $19,889 for coming in third. Joao Manana won $9,333 for shipping Event #25 Mini ($55 Six Max Turbo). WPT500 4,828 Entries $2,414,000 Prize Pool Final Table Chip Counts Walter Treccarich - 18,966,747 Fabio Sperling - 18,702,704 Philipp Dietrich - 18,212,576 Christopher Putz - 13,082,130 Markus Prinz - 12,825.148 Harutyun Sahakyan - 5,046,239 Fabrizio Gonazalez - 3,611,032 Giuseppe Vassallo - 2,784,224 Daan Mulders - 2,760,152 Event #25 Mini $55 Six Max Turbo 1,206 Entries $60,300 Prize Pool Joao Manana - $9,333 Joaquim Tarach - $7,116 Christoph Moritz - $5,412 Santtu Kalevi Leinonen - $3,779 Gytis Lazauninkas - $2,473 Antoine Goutard - $1,547 Event #25 $530 Six Max Turbo 370 Entries $185,000 Prize Pool Andrey Kotelnikov - $37,001 Ashley Cleaver - $27,380 Hong Hao David Doan - $19,889 Andrea Panarese - $14,020 Mantas Bulotas - $10,175 Ambrose Carr - $7,030
  2. Niklas Astedt is one of the most successful online poker tournament players in history. Astedt has held down the #1 ranking on PocketFives 10 times in his career for a total of 85 weeks. On Sunday, the Swedish poker pro earned the sixth-largest cash of his career by winning Event #15 ($1,050 Weekender) of the World Poker Tour Online series. Astedt made his way through 117 other players before beating a final table that included Jens Lakemeier, Stefan Schillhabel, Manig Loeser, and eventual runner-up Tyler Goatcher. Astedt won $174,751.50 while Goatcher had to settle for $124,333. Sonny Franco came in third for $83,508.70. Matthew Wilkins earned the victory in Event #15 Mini ($109 Weekender) and pocketed $63,285.54. Astedt was the biggest winner on a day but there was a total of six WPT Online titles were awarded and the WPT Online Championship had a strong turnout for its opening Day 1 flight. Event #18 ($3,200 Pot Limit Omaha) had 128 Entries to created a $384,000 Prize Pool. Jacob Carl Schindler outlasted all of them to win the event and earn $96,731.94. Runner-up Mads Amot banked $65,280 for falling one spot short of a title while Espen Myrmo fell two spots short and earned $46,080. Rui Ferreira won Event #18 Mini ($320 Pot Limit Omaha) for $22,560.10 Viktor Ustimov defeated Robin Andreas Berggren heads-up to win Event #21 ($1,050 Mix-Max Turbo Bounty) for a total of just north of $60,000. Ustimov took $26,909.02 from the prize pool and then another $35,195.33 in bounties. Berggren took home $26,876.26 and $1,875 in bounties. A few days removed from winning a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title, Lucas Reeves narrowly missed out on a WPT Online title by finishing third for $19,397.91 and $5,007.81 in bounties. Adrian-Sorel State topped the 1,935-entry field in Event #21 Mini ($109 Mix-Max Turbo Bounty) to bank $11,422.11 and another $7,448.35 in bounties. The first of four WPT Main Event starting flights drew 808 entries to create a $2,424,000 prize pool. The event has a $5,000,000 guarantee which should be easily accomplished with Day 1B next Sunday, 1C and 1D next Monday. Abdelhakim Zoufri turned his 40,000 starting stack into 791,877 to bag the chip lead. Kevin Macdonald (668,081), and Julie Ribiero (590,228) rounded out the top three stacks. The WPT500 Day had its eight starting flight on Sunday with Ezequiel Waigel accumulating 435,201 chips to take into Day 2 on Monday. The flight had 696 runners to push the total field to date to 3,816 entries with the final two starting flights on Monday. WPT $3,200 Main Event Day 1A 808 Entries $2,424,000 Prize Pool Top 10 Chip Counts Abdelhakim Zoufri - 791,877 Kevin Macdonald - 668,081 Julie Ribiero - 590,228 Vincenzo Lupoli - 572,192 Sefan Lehner - 560,487 Benny Glaser - 548,623 Ihar Soika - 454,941 Benjamin Van Den Heuvel - 447,438 Pedro Madeira - 445,001 Guillaume Nolet - 443,152 WPT Online Event #15 Mini $109 Weekender 510 Entries $409,500 Prize Pool Matthew Wilkins - $63,285.54 Julio Fantin - $44,348.85 Ricardo Arraiano - $28,501.20 Ivan Zufic - $18,673.20 Pedro Jorge - $12,899.25 Paul A Allen - $8,804.25 Thomas William Bingham - $6,122.02 Philippe Dauteuil - $3,968.05 WPT Online Event #15 $1,050 Weekender 125 Entries $979,000 Prize Pool Niklas Astedt - $174,751.50 Tyler Goatcher - $124,333 Sonny Franco - $83,508.70 Fredrik Andersson - $56,586.20 Manig Loeser - $39,943.20 Stefan Schillhabel - $28,782.60 Jens Lakemeier - $20,559 Javier Zarco - $14,293.40 WPT Online Event #18 Mini $320 Pot Limit Omaha 376 Entries $112,800 Prize Pool Rui Ferreira - $22,560.10 Jamil Kanji - $16,694.40 Pedro Zagalo - $12,126 Akseli Paalanen - $8,547.98 Brett Davies - $6,204 Andreas Torbergsen - $4,286.40 WPT Online Event #18 $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha 128 Entries $384,000 Prize Pool Jacob Carl Schindler - $96,731.94 Mads Amot - $65,280 Espen Myrmo - $46,080 Joao Vieira - $32,640 Ferenc Deak - $24,000 Richard Ashby $15,936 WPT Online Event #21 Mini $109 Mix-Max Turbo Bounty 1,935 Entries $193,500 Prize Pool Adrian-Sorel State - $11,422.11 + $7,448.35 in bounties Lukas Soucek - $11,400.49 + $3,693.56 in bounties Diogo GOmes - $8,669.98 + $2,152.77 in bounties Vadim Shlez - $6,264.76 + $2,084.28 in bounties Oleg Netaliev - $4,150.40 + $1,678.53 in bounties Carlos Eduardo Zeferino Madeira - $2,405.22 + $596.86 in bounties WPT Online Event #21 $1,050 Mix-Max Turbo Bounty 326 Entries $326,000 Prize Pool Viktor Ustimov - $26,909.02 + $35,195.33 in bounties Robin Andreas Berggren - $26,876.26 + $1,875.00 in bounties Lucas Reeves - $19,397.91 + $5,007.81 in bounties Simon Deadman - $14,107.57 + $1,562.00 in bounties Marc-Olivier Grandmaitre - $9,698.95 + $10,468.75 in bounties Shyngis Satubayev - $7,053.78 + $3,156.26 in bounties WPT Online: WPT500 Day 1H 696 Entries $348,000 Prize Pool Top 10 Chip Counts Ezequiel Waigel - 435,201 Yuan Yuan Li - 32,147 Rui Bouquet - 363,423 Jerry Odeen - 329,637 Aleksandr Shevliakov - 308,278 Chirstopher Putz - 289,886 Angel Guillen - 284,871 Georgi Sandev - 284,321 Adrovan Rodrigues Junior - 283,265 Fausto Tantillo - 277,829
  3. Carlo van Ravenswoud built a reputation as one of the most feared high stakes online cash game players but that doesn't mean he's stayed away from the tournament scene. On Saturday, the Dutch pro picked up the second PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title of his career. Beating out 115 other players in Event #37-High ($2,100 HORSE) Van Ravenswoud earned $56,840 and the title. Runner-up 'sprocketAA' had to settle for a $39,440 score while 'Mafews' pocketed $30,160 for coming in third. The final table also included three players who have already bagged 2020 SCOOP titles: Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira (4th), Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi (6th), and Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton (8th). Van Ravenswoud's previous SCOOP win came in 2017, when he beat Adam Owen heads-up to win Event #5-Medium (Six Max Pot Limit Omaha). 'Bomber&Granater' locked up the only six-figure score of the day after taking down Event #36-High ($1,050 Eight Max NLHE). 'Bomber&Granater' earned $110,486.01 for the win while 'aramesko' banked $70,748.51 as the runner-up. Peter '5RayFinkle5' Erdos earned the bronze medal and the accompanying $59,015.15 bankroll boost. Other Saturday winners include 'Saviola TJF' (Event #35-Low), 'vitoradiron' (Event #36-Medium), 'Ballertimes' (Event #37-Low), and 'alligator14' (Event #37-Medium). Event #36-H: $1,050 Eight Max NLHE Entries: 633 Prize pool: $633,000 Bomber&Granater - $110,486.01 aramesko - $70,748.51 5RayFinkle5 - $59,015.15 jvieiradias8 - $43,131.29 molswi47 - $31,552.51 dodi papa - $23,038.28 Parker 'tonkaaaa' Talbot - $16,837.54 BeezNeez360 - $12,305.77 Event #37-H: $2,100 HORSE Entries: 116 Prize pool: $232,000 Carlo 'Ravenswood13' van Ravenswoud - $56,840 sprocketAA - $39,440 Mafews - $30,160 Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira - $20,880 WjWeng - $15,080 Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi - $11,600 Maicoshaa - $9,280 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - $6,960
  4. Saturday was the calm before the storm at the World Poker Tour Online at partypoker with just four events playing down to a champion. Luke Martinelli outlasted 253 other entries in Event #19 ($530 Turbo) to win the title and $25,895.30. Finishing one spot behind Martinelli earned Freek Scholten $18,796 while Norbert Szecsi took home $13,398.50 for coming in third place. Mohamed Bachir Andolssi earned $8,652.15 for winning Event #19 Mini ($55 Turbo). Saturday also the seventh WPT500 starting flight. Julio Fantin finished Day 1G with the biggest stack at 440,689. A total of 68 players advanced to Day 2 including Alex Fortin-Demers (408,580), Kevin MacPhee (330,663), Alexandr Trofimov (281,301), and Jaime Staples (270,972). Note: results from Event #16 and Event #16 Mini were not made publically available. WPT Online Event #19 Mini $55 Turbo 1,175 Entries $58,750 Prize Pool Mohamed Bachir Andolssi - $8,652.15 Andrea Panarese - $8,532.84 Rafael Roglio - $4,705.87 Carson Barton - $3,149.00 Marlon Singh - $2,232.50 Dzhem Yumer Yumer - $1,574.50 Evgeny Nekrasov - $1,104.50 Henrik Zeis - $740.25 WPT Online Event #19 $530 Turbo 254 Entries $127,000 Prize Pool Luke Martinelli - $25,895.30 Freek Scholten - $18,796.00 Norbert Szecsi - $13,398.50 Jimi Koponen - $9,906.00 Ognyan Dimov - $6,985.00 Anthony Spinella - $5,334.00 Thomas Boivin - $3,937.00 Roger Tondeur - $2,921.00 WPT Online WPT500 Day 1G 473 Entries $236,500 Prize Pool Top 10 Chip Counts Julio Fantin - 440,869 Alex Fortin-Demers - 408,580 Kevin MacPhee - 330,663 Alexandr Trofimov - 281,301 James Staples - 270,972 Pedro Madeira - 248,984 Valerii Kutepov - 243,358 Jose Manuel Nadal - 223,099 Anton Morgenstern - 213,659 Pavel Savin - 209,238
  5. Fifteen players ended their Friday night by winning a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title including four players who weren't making their debut in the winner's circle. 'Leqenden', Conor Beresford, Joao Viera, and Connor Drinan, each added another SCOOP title the to their resume but the biggest winner on Friday was Teun 'tinnoemulder' Mulder. The Dutch poker pro topped the 117-entry field in Event #33 High ($10,300 High Roller PKO) to walk away with $113,785.25 and an additional $165,000 from collected bounties. The final player he eliminated was current #1-ranked 'Lena900' who had to settle for taking $113,785.07 from the prize pool and another $14,218.75 worth of bounties. Andras 'probirs' Nemeth came in third for $76,972.83 and $76,093.75 in bounties. Beresford shipped Event #32 High ($530 NLHE) to grab the third SCOOP title of his career and a $85,959 payday. 'Great dant' finished second for $61,273.96 while 'bencb' walked away with $43,678.21 for coming in third place. Connor Drinan earned his second career SCOOP title by working his way through the 378-entry field in Event #34 High ($530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better). Along with the title, Drinan picked up $34,420.52. 'cAzimiR69' fell one spot short of their first career title and had to settle for $24,907.44 while 'SilentPurple' took the final spot on the podium and added $18,023.73 to their bankroll. Event #35 High ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) had a 285-entry field to build up a $570,000 prize pool that 'cooltwister' took the winner's share from. The Belarussian player picked up $108,799.70 while 'riversouza' finished runner-up for $80,646.27. Third place finisher Jans 'Graftekkel' Arends, who won a SCOOP title last year, was left with a $59,778 consolation prize for coming in third. In the fastest-paced event on the day, Event #38 High ($530 Heads-Up Turbo NLHE Progressive Total KO Zoom), 'WhatIfGod' won $37,691.13 by denying 'Passiveaggro' a second 2020 SCOOP title. 'Passiveaggro' ended up earning $13,565.18 for coming in second place. Other players who won SCOOP titles on Friday included 'XOTTAI5bl4' (Event #32-L), 'Achuienas' (Event #32-M), 'Leqenden' (Event #33-L) , Joao 'Naza114' Vieira (Event #33-M), 'Andrej82' (Event #34-L), 'Premove' (Event #34-M), 'AchoBogdanov' (Event #35-L), 'oNinguém' (Event #35-M), 'nEfErRfrE' (Event #38-L), and 'INTL_JONES' (Event #38-M). Event #32-H: $530 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,072 Prize pool: $536,000 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford - $85,959.00 great dant - $61,273.96 bencb789 - $43,678.21 sebasnato - $31,135.32 s3c3_1978 - $22,194.31 iwillkillset - $15,820.84 AS Leshiy - $11,277.65 T_Dot_D - $8,03.08 KKremate - $5,730.48 Event #33-H: $10,300 High Roller PKO Entries: 117 Prize pool: $1,170,000 Teun 'tinnoemulder' Mulder - $113,785.25 + $165,000 in bounties Lena900 - $113,785.07 + $14,218.75 in bounties probirs - $76,972.83 + $76,093.75 in bounties WushuTM - $59,637.88 + $41,875.00 in bounties WATnlos - $46,206.92 + $3,750.00 in bounties SamSquid - $35,800.71 + $23,750.00 in bounties imluckbox - $27,738.06 + $9,375.00 in bounties Tomatee - $21,491.20 + $6,562.50 in bounties Event #34-H: $530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better Entries: 378 Prize pool: $189,000 Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan - $34,420.52 cAzimiR69 - $24,907.44 SilentPurple - $18,023.73 lennart - $13,042.49 tipitip80 - $9,437.92 Spider91_PL - $6,829.55 Jamie_KK - $4,942.06 spieler52 - $3,576.22 Event #35-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE Entries: 285 Prize pool: $570,000 cooltwister - $108,799.70 riversouza - $80,646.27 Graftekkel - $59,778.00 joaovbarb - $44,309.69 zazano - $32,843.91 Mysters_Y - $24,345.15 Event #38-H: $530 Heads-Up Turbo NLHE Progressive Total KO Zoom Entries: 709 Prize pool: $354,500 (all in bounties) WhatIfGod - $37,691.13 Passiveaggro - $13,565.18 Julinho888 - $9,688.47 E|SuN007 - $8,521.00
  6. Nearly three years ago, Charlie Carrel took down the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event for $1.2 million. On Friday night, Carrel thrust himself into the online poker spotlight again by winning a World Poker Tour Online Super High Roller event for $600,250. Carrel beat 97 other entries in Event #14 ($25,500 Super High Roller) including a final table that featured Arsenii Karmatckii, former #1-ranked PocketFiver Chris Hunichen, and eventual runner-up Ali Imsirovic. Third-place finisher Elias Talvitie finished third for $306,250 while Imsirovic earned $428,750 for coming in second. This event was the first of three $25,500 buy-in events on the WPT Online schedule. The others run on May 14 and May 17. Event #13 ($2,650 Six Max NLHE) drew 293 runners with Daniel Reijmer earning the trophy and $167,137.47. The final opponent he eliminated, Ole Schemion, took home $111,706.25 while third place finisher Julien Perouse added $80,575 to his bankroll. Aleksejs Ponakovs earned $54,225.52 for winning Event #13 Mini ($265 Six Max NLHE). Chad Eveslage took down Event #17 ($530 Six Max Hyper Knockout) for $11,027.98 plus $13,101.59 in bounties. Runner-up Ihar Soika won $11,015.30 and another $6,820.29 in bounties while Victoriya Gracheva came in third for $7,835.84 plus $1,343.75 in bounties. The single day event had 251 entries. Agustin Amestoy navigated his way throgh 840 other entries in Event #17 Mini ($55 Six Max Hyper Knockout) to win $2,876.83 and $2,538.06 in bounties. Friday was the sixth starting flight of the WPT500 with 364 players adding $182,000 to the overall prize pool. Just 46 players advanced to Day 2 with Philipp Dietrich (393,082), Brunno Botteon De Albuquerque (390,506), and Carlos Chadha-Villamarin (386,541) finishing with the biggest stacks. WPT Online Event #13 Mini $265 Six Max NLHE 1,446 Entries $361,500 Prize Pool Aleksejs Ponakovs - $54,225.52 Denis Timofeev - $38,556.14 Dean Gilbert - $30,004.50 Stefan Jedlicka - $21,690 Goran Mandic - $14,460 Stoyan Obreshkov - $9,037.50 WPT Online Event #13: $2,650 Six Max NLHE 293 Entries $732,500 Prize Pool Daniel Reijmer - $167,137.47 Ole Schemion - $111,706.25 Julien Perouse - $80,575 Enrico Camosci - $58,600 Mark Radoja - $40,287.50 RUi Ferreira - $29,300 WPT Online Event #14 $25,500 Super High Roller 98 Entries $2,450,000 Prize Pool Charles Carrel - $600,250 Almedin Imsirovic - $428,750 Elias Talvitie - $306,250 Ivan Galinec - $214,375 Arsenii Karmatckii - $159,250 Wiktor Malinowski - $122,500 Christopher Hunichen - $98,000 Pauli Ayras - $79,625 WPT Online Event #17 Mini $55 Six Max Hyper Knockout 841 Entries $42,050 Prize Pool Agustin Amestoy - $2,876.83 + $2,538.06 in bounties Vyacheslav Bondartsev - $2,872.13 + $648.46 in bounties Aleksey Konoplev - $2,138.81 + $306.25 in bounties Matthew Eardley - $1,494.60 + $553.78 in bounties Ross Elliott - $990.27 + $913.85 in bounties Dmitry Grigorev - $677 + $165.61 in bounties WPT Online Event #17 $530 Six Max Hyper Knockout 251 Entries $125,500 Prize Pool Chad Eveslage - $11,027.98 + $13,101.59 in bounties Ihar Soika - $11,015.30 + $6,820.29 in bounties Victoriya Gracheva - $7,835.84 + $1,343.75 in bounties Ramon Miquel Munoz - $5,724.10 + $828.12 in bounties Connor Drinan - $4,266.41 + $2,312.50 in bounties Martin Mathis - $2,844.27 + $1,375.00 in bounties WPT Online WPT500 Day 1F 364 Entries $182,000 Prize Pool Top 10 Chip Counts Philipp Dietrich - 393,082 Brunno Botteon De Albuquerque - 390,506 Carlos Chadha-Villamarin - 386,541 Bartlomiej Ryszard Machon - 362,085 Simon Ravnskbaek - 314,144 Julien Martini - 252,469 Florian-Dimitrie Duta - 237,110 Giovani Torre - 237,071 Javier Gomez Zapatero - 205,584 Alexander Piskopos - 196,676
  7. The heater for Russia’s Artur ‘marathur1’ Martirosyan continued on Thuraday as he bested the 144-entry field in Event #29-H ($5,200 NLHE Midweek Freeze) to capture the $157,426.77 first-place prize as well as his second title of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. It was just three days ago that Martirosyan defeated the newly named GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz in heads-up play at the end of Event #17-H ($10,300 NLHE 8-Max High Roller) for a $271,790.44 payday. His current SCOOP success has arrived on the back of a stellar performance in the recently completed Poker Masters Online series where he finished with a profit of over $551,000, the fifth-highest net winnings of anyone who participated. Finishing right behind Martirosyan was ‘pm_marke’ from the Netherlands who took home $121,869.52 as the runner-up. Ole ‘wizowizo’ Schemion found his way onto the podium, once again, finishing in third place for $94,343.47. Schemion continues to put up big numbers during this year's series including earning the third SCOOP title of his career on May 5 in Event #16-H ($2,100 Six Max PLO) for over $111,000. Just two days later, he finished as the runner-up in Event #26-H ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) for another $84,579. It took nearly five years but Norway’s Myrmo 'locomi' Espen won the second SCOOP title of his career on Thursday when he took down Event #30-H ($530 Six Max PLO w/ rebuys). Espen topped the 236-player field to collect the $89,165.94 first-place prize. ‘aaldert-92’ earned $65,828.04 as the runner-up while ‘tobbeb95’ banked $48,598.60 for finishing in third place. Russia’s ‘fantomvmk’ knocked out the competition in the 675-player field of Event #31-H ($1,050 NLHE PKO). He pocketed $50,848.10 and the title for finishing first plus an additional $53,030.25 in bounties for a combined score of $103,878.35. ’tonn22’ took just slightly less for second place, earning $50,847.75 plus an additional $21,686.52. ‘shtoirlitz_’ earned the bronze for $31,940.89 and an additional $14,927.73. Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov's win in Event #31-Medium ($109 NLHE PKO) highlighted the other winners on Thursday while 'bauruzito' (Event #29-L:), 'Sc0RPioN95' (Event #29-M), 'Boris1731' (Event #30-L), 'tsafas13' (Event #30- M), and 'RIGA1006' (Event #31-L) also picked up titles. Event #29-H: $5,200 NLHE Midweek Freeze Entries: 144 Prize pool: $750,000 Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosyan - $157,426.77 pm_marke - $121,869.52 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - 94,343.47 Tomatee - $73,034.62 Consi11 - $56,538.67 xnrobix - $43,768.57 Tankanza - $33,882.82 22ehnutzz - $26,229.90 Event #30-H: $530 Six Max PLO w/rebuys Entries: 236 Prize pool: $462,580 Myrmo 'locomi' Espen - $89,165.94 aaldert-92 - $65,828.04 tobbeb95 - %48,598.60 Skjervoy - $35,878.72 WRUUUUM - $26,448.07 3DTemujiN - $19,555.24 Event #31-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Entries: 675 Prize pool: $675,000 fantomvmk - $50,848.10 + $53,030.25 tonn22 - $50,847.75 + $21,686.52 shtirlitz_ - $31,940.89 + $14,927.73 L1VeYRdrEamS - $23,606.23 + $4,609.38 dariepoker $17,446.42 + $3,445.31 goodeh99 - $12,893.95 + $3,640.63 FeelTh3Power - $9,529.41 + $2,906.25 MAMOHT_T - $7,042.82 + $6,949.21 ChristianBR4 - $5,205.06 + $8,343.76
  8. Thursday's World Poker Tour Online schedule featured just one final table but what was lacking in quantity was made up quality as the single final table was packed with some of the best poker players in the world. Sam Greenwood topped the 105-entry field in Event #11 ($10,300 High Roller) to win $257,250. The final player Greenwood eliminated, Matthias Eibinger had to settle for runner-up status and $183,750. Rui Ferreira came in third for $131,250. Greenwood also finished ninth in Event #14 ($25,500 Super High Roller) for $61,250. That event plays down to a winner on Friday with Elias Talvitie leading and $600,250 for the eventual winner. Thursday also had 479 runners enter Day 1E of the WPT500 event. Dzmitry Urbanovich had the biggest stack of the 64 players who survived to move onto Day 2. Urbanovich finished with 406,443 chips. Patrik Antonius also finished with a top ten stack, bagging up 285,440. Five starting flights remain with 2,589 total entries to date. WPT Online Event #11 $10,300 High Roller 105 Entries $1,050,000 Prize Pool Sam Greenwood - $257,250 Matthias Eibinger - $183,750 Rui Ferreira - $131,250 Jorma Nuutien - $91,875 Alexandru Papazian - $68,250 Timothy Adams - $52,500 Joni Jouhkimainen - $42,000 Pauli Ayras - $34,125 WPT Online WPT500 Day 1E 479 Entries $239,500 Prize Pool Top 10 Chip Counts Dzmitry Urbanovich - 406,443 Dean Arsenie - 350,552 Jonathan Therme - 331,257 Brian Wouters - 301,295 Harutyun Sahakyan - 293,326 Diogo Cardoso - 290,623 Ali Zihni - 290,533 Patrik Antonius - 285,440 Les Packer - 276,999 Manuel Bardon - 271,670
  9. Just one day after one former PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion took down a 2020 SCOOP event, another former Main Event winner did it again. Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit, who won the SCOOP Main Event in 2015, won Event #24 High ($10,300 NLHE High Roller) for $271,790.44. The event attracted 124 of the best poker players in the world for a $1.24 million prize pool. Runner-up Sergei 'Futti18' Koliakov walked away with $210,580.76 while Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves got his day off to a strong start by finishing third for $163,156.10. Reeves' strong day continued with a victory in Event #26 High ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) where he outlasted 309 other players to take home the title and $116,166.69. His total winnings on the day were nearly $280,000. Ole Schemion narrowly missed out on his second SCOOP title of the year, coming in second for $84,579.28 and Bertie 'bigstealer' Bayley earned $61,581.00 as the third place finisher. Split pot game enthusiasts were out in full force for Event #28 High ($1,050 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo). 'MachineGunMK' topped the 117-player field to win a SCOOP title and $28,665. Runner-up 'WjWeng' earned $19,890 and third place finisher Robert 'Little Kraut' Deppe had to settle for 15,210. Other winners Wednesday included 'proggrezive' (Event #24-L), 'MaxHendrix' (Event #24-M), 'emifran99' (Event #26-L:), 'Smithstudent' (Event #26-M), 'Vasoski' (Event #28-L), and 'OK1OK2' (Event #28-M). Event #24-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller Entries: 124 Prize pool: $1,240,000 Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit - $271,790.44 Sergei 'Futti18' Koliakov - $210,580.76 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - $163,156.10 Charlie 'Epiphany77' Carrel - $126,411.92 Teun 'tinnoemulder' Mulder - $97,942.88 Adrian 'Amadi_017' Mateos- $75,885.27 iamivar - $58,795.22 NeedBeat - $45,554.00 Joao 'Naza114' Viera - $36,095.28 Event #26-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE Entries: 310 Prize pool: $620,000 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - $116,166.69 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - $84,579.28 Bertie 'bigstealer' Bayley - $61,581.00 que_te_crio - $44,836.35 kenny05 - $32,644.74 BillLewinsky - $23,768.19 Event #28-H: $1,050 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Entries: 117 Prize pool: $117,000 MachineGunMK - $28,665 WjWeng - $19,890 Little Kraut - $15,210 Senkel92 - $10,530 theNERDguy - $7,605 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - $5,850 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $4,680 krakukra - $3,510
  10. Four years ago, Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi cemented his name in PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker history by winning the 2016 Main Event. The win was Shakerchi's third SCOOP title and came with a $1,468,000.88 score. On Tuesday, the British businessman earned his fourth title by winning Event #25 High ($2,100 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw). Shakerchi, who previously won titles in 2012 and 2014 before his Main Event victory, earned $42,645.76 for the win. Joao 'Naza114' Viera finished in second place for $31,878.36 and Elior 'Crazy Elior' Sion finished third for $23,829.59. Just one day after winning his fourth SCOOP title, Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton just missed out on a fifth by finishing fourth place for $17,813.01. Owain 'Sngwonder' Carey was the biggest winner on Tuesday, taking down Event #20 High ($530 NLHE Six Max PKO) for $80,752.12 and another $69,292.18 from collected bounties. The final bounty Carey collected belonged to runner-up 'DEX888' who had to settle for $80,750.18 from the prize pool and just $10,711.88 worth of bounties. 'Furnifuture' picked up $46,209.63 and $11,169.43 in bounties for coming in third. Brazilian 'teruliro' and Mexico-based American Robert 'Little Kraut' Deppe chopped up Event #21 High ($530 No Limit Omaha Eight or Better). 'teruliro' took home $27,074.67 and the title after eliminating Deppe. Deppe banked $26,227.94 for finishing second while 'RedPh0enix' took home $16,459.59 for finishing third. Manuel 'fellatiado' Ruivo earned an outright victory in Event #22 High ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em) and pocketed $73,414.54 for his efforts. Andres 'wisopekeno!' Gonzalez just missed out on his first SCOOP title, coming in second place for $55,069.62. Thomas 'MarToMchat' Boivin rounded out the podium finishers and added $41,308.95 to his bankroll. The final event to play down to a champion was Event #27 High ($530 NLHE Turbo PKO) where 'luckyman147' outlasted 1,262 other players to win $42,526.46 and another $43,250.82 in bounties. Runner-up 'mamamamama70' fell short of the title but earned $42,525.65 and $15,807.61 from collected bounties. Third place finisher 'hubcam' won $25,231.51 and just $1,257.82 from bounties. Other SCOOP winners on Tuesday included 'b0nk3ym0y12' (Event #20-Low), 'Gtd plens' (Event #20-Medium), 'warwicktom' (Event #21-Low), 'Zadavljugada' (Event #21-Medium), 'exmenidi' (Event #22-Low), 'Consi11' (Event #22-Medium), 'no ase1815' (Event #23-Low), 'admiralph' (Event #23-Medium), 'Vovan7778' (Event #25-Low), Rinat 'Zapahzamazki' Lyapin (Event #25-Medium), 'megamaster11' (Event #27-Low), and 'WATnlos' (Event #27-Medium). Event #20-H: $530 NLHE Six Max PKO Entries: 2,605 Prize pool: $1,302,500 Owain 'Sngwonder' Carey - $80,752.12 + $69,292.18 in bounties DEX888 - $80,750.18 + $10,711.88 in bounties Furnifuture - $46,209.63 + $11,169.43 in bounties FrCnnctn1960 - $32,197.66 + $24,310.50 in bounties NurlanGGG777 - $22,434.45 + $3,078.13 in bounties faza29 - $15,631.75 in bounties Event #21-H: $530 No Limit Omaha Eight or Better Entries: 329 Prize pool: $164,500 teruliro - $27,074.67* Little Kraut - $26,227.94* RedPh0enix - $16,459.59 FAL1st - $12,034.31 RunGodlike - $8,798.80 Muka82 - $6,433.18 calvin7v - $4,703.58 Aces Amin - $3,438.98 bedias - $2,872.30 Event #22-H: $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 403 Prize pool: $403,000 Manuel 'fellatiado' Ruivo - $73,414.54 wisopekeno! - $55,069.62 MarToMchat - $41,308.95 soleeJ - $23,243.83 Rens02 - $17,435.71 nacho124441 - $13,078.92 9cream4 - $9,810.75 K0SICE - $7,359.26 Event #25-H: $2,100 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Entries: 79 Prize pool: $158,000 Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi - $42,645.76 Naza114 - $31,878.36 Crazy Elior - $23,829.59 MUSTAFABET - $17,813.01 RaulGonzalez - $13,315.52 lb6121 - $9,953.57 Crisper - $7,440.47 Event #27-H: $530 NLHE Turbo PKO Entries: 1,263 Prize pool: $631,500 (including $315,750 in bounties) luckyman147 - $42,526.46 + $43,250.82 mamamamama70 - $42,525.65 + $15,807.61 hubcam - $25,231.51 + $1,257.82 Tomatee - $17,985.90 + $9,054.68 mikalivey - $12,820.99 + $2,867.19 TiltMeBig - $9,139.25 + $7,181.63 WRUUUUM - $6,514.80 + $8,601.56 Bergmannen - $4,643.98 _ $1,187.50
  11. One of the brightest stars of the Norwegian poker scene shined bright on Tuesday night as the World Poker Tour Online on partypoker crowned six more champions and handed out nearly $1.7 million in prize money. Ola Amundsgaard topped the 101-player field in #6 ($5,200 PLO High Roller) to win $117,115.59. Runner-up Veselin Karakitukov also secured a six-figure score, earning $110,891.92 while Rui Ferreira came in third place for $60,600. Amundsgaard wasn't the biggest winner on the day, however. Hungarian Tamas Adamszki won Event #5 ($1,575 NLHE Superstack) to win $122,908.50. Kfir Ivgi had to settle for $88,159.50 as the runner-up and Samuel Vousden rounded out the top three for $60,489. Gereon Sowa picked up $41,652.03 for winning (Event #5 $162 Mini Superstack). Danish poker pro Jesper Hougaard outlasted the rest of the 242-player field in Event #7 ($1,050 PLO Knockout) to earn $21,264.93 from the prize pool plus another $21,917.97 in bounties. Rafael Camargo Freitas finished in second for $21,240.65 and just $1,250 in bounties with Javier Zarco finishing third for $15,109.75 and $13,105.47 in bounties. Aki Foudilainen won Event #7 ($109 Mini PLO Knockout) for$4,140.75 and an impressive $6,761.01 worth of bounties. Tuesday also had another starting flight for the WPT500. This one brought out 514 entries with 75 of them moving onto Day 2. The biggest stacks from 1C were Michael Dattani (408,845), Waheed Ashraf (360,460), and Lawrence Bayley (341,313). This brings the total number of players to 1,680 with seven more starting flights to come. WPT Online Event #5 Mini $162 Superstack 1,646 Entries $246,900 Prize Pool Gereon Sowa - $41,652.03 Henok Tekle Mariam - $29,553.93 Elias Vääräniemi - $19,208.82 Gustavo Silva - $12,814.11 Luiz Orrico - $9,085.92 Andrew Hulme - $6,370.02 Andrew Wilson - $4,419.51 Lukasz Pietrzyk - $2,913.42 WPT Online Event #5 $1,575 NLHE Superstack 429 Entries $643,500 Prize Pool Tamas Adamszki - $122,908.50 Kfir Ivgi - $88,159.50 Samuel Vousden - $60,489 Joao Ferreira - $42,471 Sylvain Loosli - $30,373.20 Shawn Buchanan - $22,136.40 Pedro Madeira - $15,637.05 Bernard Larabi - $11,389.95 WPT Online Event #6 $5,200 PLO High Roller 101 Entries $505,000 Prize Pool Ola Amundsgaard - $117,115.59 Veselin Karakitukov - $110,891.92 Rui Ferreira - $60,600 Matthew Wantmann - $43,430 Lauri Varonen - $31,562.50 Mark Demirjian - $20,957.50 WPT Online Event #7 $109 Mini PLO Knockout 590 Entries $59,000 Prize Pool Aki Foudilainen - $4,140.75 + $6,761.01 Jasper Wagemakers - $4,134.77 + $504.68 Luigi Andrea Shehadeh - $3,110.42 + $318.75 Francis Dervan - $2,228 + $703.71 Aneta Stichova - $1,559.60 + $781.24 David Penly - $954.86 + $1,179.89 WPT Online Event #7 $1,050 PLO Knockout 242 Entries $242,000 Prize Pool Jesper Hougaard - $21,264.93 + $21,917.97 in bounties Rafael Camargo Freitas - $21,240.65 + $1,250 in bounties Javier Zarco - $15,109.75 + $13,105.47 in bounties Artsiom Prostak - $11,037.72 + $10,460.94 in bounties Espen Myrmo - $8,226.87 + $3,927.50 in bounties Jutta Steinlechner - $5,484.58 + $3,375.00 in bounties WPT Online WPT500 Day 1C 514 Entries $257,000 Prize Pool Top 10 Chip Counts Michael Dattani - 408,845 Waheed Ashraf - 360,460 Lawrence Bayley - 341,313 Matthias LIpp - 326,888 Guillaume Diaz - 296,931 Arseniy Malinov - 264,606 Thomas Middleton - 263,394 Lars Kamphues - 254,463 John Bradley - 241,36- Kimberley Backler - 240,266
  12. The third event on the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series on GGPoker played down to a winner on Tuesday with 3,669 total entries taking their shot at a WSOP Circuit ring. After 12.5 hours of play in Event #3 ($210 Deepstack Bounty Hunters), 'PetitFoxx' emerged victorious for a $47,529 payday and a WSOP Circuit ring. Once heads-up, 'PetitFoxx' and 'Brtz' made a deal before playing it out for another 30 minutes to determine a champion. 'Brtz' wound up earning a $41,797 score for finishing as the runner-up. Third-place finisher 'ArchieAndrews' won $25,849. This is the second title that 'PetitFoxx' has won on GGPoker in the last three days. On Sunday, they outlasted 24 other entries in the Asian Poker Tour Event #21 ($5,000 Super High Roller) to win $53,383.12. Event #3: $210 Deepstack Bounty Hunters 3,669 Entries $733,800 Prize Pool Final Table Payouts PetitFoxx - $47,529 Brtz - $41,797 ArchieAndrews - $25,849 ArtjnDuer - $18,140 GOMEZOFESP0!R - $12,730 kingjouni20 - $25,234 dudu2508 - $6,269 TonyGPT - $4,400 unlucky2k11 - $3,088 There are still 15 WSOP Circuit ring events on the schedule with the next set to run on May 10. The $200 buy-in Event #4 (NLHE Monster Stack) has a $500,000 guarantee and allows for unlimited reentry. WSOP Super Circuit Online Schedule Date Time (UTC) Event Buy-In May 10 13:00 Event #4: Monster Stack $500,000 GTD $200 13:00 Event #5: Big $500 $2M GTD $500 May 12 13:00 Event #6: Deepstack Bounty $500,000 GTD $210 May 17 13:00 Event #7: Monster Stack $500,000 GTD $200 13:00 Event #8: High Roller Championship $10M GTD $25,000 13:00 Event #9: Mini Main Event $1M GTD [Final Day] $100 13:00 Event #10: PLO High Roller Championship $1M GTD $10,000 May 19 13:00 Event #11: Deepstack Bounty $500,000 GTD $210 May 24 13:00 Event #12: Monster Stack $500,000 GTD $200 13:00 Event #13: Colossus $2M GTD [Final Day] $400 May 26 13:00 Event #14: Deepstack Bounty $500,000 GTD $210 May 31 13:00 Event #15: Monster Stack $500,000 GTD $200 13:00 Event #16: PLO Main Event $1M GTD [Final Day] $1,000 13:00 Event #17: Main Event $5M GTD [Final Day] $1,000 13:00 Event #18: The Closer $500,000 GTD [Turbo] $500
  13. Ole Schemion, Matthew Ashton, and Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosyan highlighted the 18 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker winners on a jam-packed Monday of action. Fresh off of a Poker Masters series where he had the fifth-highest net winnings, Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosyan went toe-to-toe with Fedor Holz in Event #17 High ($10,300 NLHE 8-Max High Roller) and came out on top. The win earned Martirosyan $271,790.44 while Holz picked up $210,580.76. Jorryt 'TheCleaner11' van Hoof continues to post results, this time walking away with $163,156.10 after coming in third. Schemion earned the third SCOOP title of his career and $111,853.75 by topping the 293-player field in Event #16 High ($2,100 Six Max PLO). The final player Schemion eliminated was one of the best PLO tournament players in the world, Laszlo 'omaha4rollz' Bujtas. The Hungarian poker pro earned $82,910.03 for his runner-up finish and 'boerni21' picked up $61,455.98 as the third-place finisher. '3DTemujiN' took down $40,506.35 plus another $34,658.94 in bounties for winning Event #13-High ($530 NLHE 8-Max Progressive KO). 'Succeeed' finished in second for $40,505.43 and another $18,989.09 worth of bounties while Alex 'lynskey99' Lynskey finished in third and walked away with $24,032.87 from the prize pool plus $5,834.72 in bounties. Austrian 'Körrinho' won Event #14-High ($1,050 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Warm-Up SE) for a $131,421.26 score. Finishing one spot behind them gave FreeLancerZZ a $96,396.82 bankroll boost and 'j_peso4' finished third for $70,706.87. 'Leqenden' won the second SCOOP title of their career by outlasting 556 other entries in Event #15 High ($2,100 NLHE Sunday High Roller SE). The victory earned 'Leqenden' $196,648.22. Francisco 'chicalltreta' Correia finished as the runner-up and pocketed $146,630.91 while 'serggorelyi17' snuck into six-figure cash territory by finishing in third place for $109,335.64. Ashton's win, the fourth SCOOP victory of his career, came in Event #19 High ($1,050 Six Max Limit Hold'em), where he navigated his way through a 110-player field. Ashton earned $24,729.17 for the win. The eventual runner-up, 'krakura' pocketed $18,966.00 as the third place finisher while 'bencb789' rounded out the podium finishers and secured the bag on a $14,545.97 payday. The Sunday Million - Event #15 Medium ($215 Sunday Million SE) - also played down to a winner on Monday with the final three players agreeing to chop up a touch more than $589,000. 'LuCasino' wound up in first place and earned $189,347.95 while the runner-up, 'Andy005', actually earned a bigger score thanks to the deal, pocketing $219,010.57. Third-place finisher 'lildani9' banked $180,700.44. Other winners on Monday included 'catam18' (Event #13-Low), 'Gelaman' (Event #13-Medium), 'fromKapshino' (Event #14-Low), 'acespice' (Event #14-Medium), 'Bomsis' (Event #15-Low), 'pistolp99' (Event #16-Low), 'Kaggis' (Event #16-Medium), 'compris' (Event #17-Low), 'aJarov' (Event #17-Medium), 'monopol' (Event #19-Low), 'SM4RTASS' (Event #19-Medium). Event #13-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max Progressive KO Entries: 1,203 Prize pool: $601,500 3DTemujiN - $40,506.35 + $34,658.94 in bounties Succeeed - $40,505.43 + $18,989.09 in bounties lynskey99 - $24,032.87 + $5,834.72 in bounties 42ayay - $17,131.47 + $2,890.63 in bounties dujo123 - $12,211.92 + $5,638.66 in bounties mandza17 - $8,705.08 + $5,289.06 in bounties GDZ4hotwings - $6,205.31 + $3,929.68 in bounties GM_VALTER - $4,423.37 + $2,140.63 in bounties Event #14-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Warm-Up SE Entries: 782 Prize pool: $782,000 Körrinho - $131,421.26 FreeLancerZZ - $96,396.82 j_peso4 - $70,706.87 RunLkMercier - $51,863.41 RUMUKULUS - $38,041.71 fattypants22 - $27,903.55 Vakio¤Ässä - $20,467.20 Fold Machiii - $15,012.60 Event #15-H: $2,100 NLHE Sunday High Roller SE Entries: 557 Prize pool: $1,114,000 Leqenden - $196,648.22 chicalltreta - $146,630.91 serggorelyi17 - $109,335.64 PapeDeuce - $81,526.30 Om3rta - $60,790.20 Jorryt 'TheCleaner11' van Hoof - $45,328.32 Lackoo87gcb - $33,799.09 flippetyflop - $25,202.35 Isidinho - $18,792.17 Event #16-H: $2,100 Six Max PLO Entries: 293 Prize pool: $586,000 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - $111,853.75 Laszlo 'omaha4rollz' Bujtas - $82,910.03 boerni21 - $61,455.98 pkrbt - $45,553.47 goodeh99 - $33,765.84 munkkis - $25,028.52 Event #17-H: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max High Roller Entries: 124 Prize pool: $1,240,000 Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosyan - $271,790.44 Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz - $210,580.76 Jorryt 'TheCleaner11' van Hoof - $163,156.10 allin2bluff - $126,411.92 vicenfish - $97,942.88 Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira - $75,885.27 Grisha813 - $58,795.22 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - $45,554.00 Event #19-H: $1,050 Six Max Limit Hold'em Entries: 110 Prize pool: $110,000 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - $24,729.17 krakura - $18,966.00 bencb789 - $14,545.97 XD89lol<3 - $11,156.02 LifeisagameX - $8,556.10 totti1992100 - $6,562.10
  14. The inaugural World Poker Tour Online series could not have started any better for Leo Fernandez. The Argentinian took down Event #1 (Opener $5,200 NLHE) on Monday for a mid-six-figure score. Fernandez outlasted 496 other entries in Event #1 to win $409,638.98. Zachary Clark finished as the runner-up for $291,636.73 while Joey Weissman had to settle for a third-place finish and $199,929.80. Evgeny Galakhov took down the Event #1 (Mini Opener $530 NLHE) for $115,293.30. The first Progressive Knockout events on the calendar featured a $215 and a $2,100 buy-in event. Paul Höfer beat former #1-ranked Niklas Astedt heads-up to win the $2,100 buy-in event for $74,004.05 and an additional $81,970.71 in bounties. Astedt earned $73,903.80 from the prize pool while picking up another $14,705.08 in bounties. Ilya Anatski came in third place for $50,698.65 and $18,785.16 in bounties. Brazil's Vitor Dzivielevski won the $215 buy-in event (Event #2 - $215 Mini Knockout) to earn $32,332.82 and an additional $25,354.11 in bounties. Day 1A of WPT500 event kicked off on Sunday with 727 entrants playing down to a field of 108. The biggest stacks belonged to Joao Matos (587,716), Anton Wigg (385,258), and Danton Gomes (366,841). Monday saw 439 entrants play down to 55 players with Ferenc Deak (444,257), Artan Dedusha (409,127), and Franco Spitale (372,231) moving onto Day 2 with the biggest stacks. Day 1 flights continue through May 11 when all players will return to play down to a final table. WPT Online Event #1 - Mini Opener - $530 NLHE 1,362 Entries $681,000 Prize Pool Evgeny Galakhov - $115,293.30 Pavel Veksler - $81,992.40 Firoz Mangroe - $53,322.30 Ilya Anatski - $35,616.30 Adam Hari - $25,333.20 Fernando Ferreira - $17,842.30 Gonzalo Palaez - $12,394.20 Simon Ronno Pedersen - $8,240.10 WPT Online Event #1 - Opener - $5,200 NLHE 497 Entries $2,173,150 Prize Pool Leonardo Fernandez - $409,638.98 Zachary Clark - $291,636.73 Joey Weissman - $199,929.80 Istvan Birizdo - $139,081.60 Stewart Kirby - $98,661.01 Umut Kara - $71,713.95 Sylvain Loosli - $51,069.02 Michel Dattani - $36,943.44 WPT Online Event #2 - Mini Knockout - $215 NLHE PKO 2,548 Entries $509,600 Prize Pool Vitor Dzivielevski - $32,332.82 + $25,354.11 in bounties Jakub Michalak - $32,280.18 + $5,434.24 in bounties Jakob Miegel - $20,784.67 + $4,092.59 in bounties Maksym Klopotok - $13,815.01 + $789.06 in bounties Christopher Oliver - $9,605.53 + $3,286.32 in bounties Georgios Kapalas - $6,554.36 + $1,118.75 in bounties Patrick Lauber - $4,520.24 + $3,330.46 in bounties Ricard Silva - $2,881.66 + $1,770.31 in bounties WPT Online Event #2M - Knockout - $215 NLHE PKO 501 Entries $1,002,000 Prize Pool Paul Höfer - $74,004.05 + $81,970.71 in bounties Niklas Astedt - $73,903.80 + $14,705.08 in bounties Ilya Anatski - $50,698.65 + $18,785.16 in bounties Andrii Novak - $35,368.63 + $5,187.50 in bounties Jack Sinclair - $25,018.68 + $18,984.37 in bounties Niko Koop - $18,18.38 + $14,382.81 in bounties João Oliveira - $12,950.19 + $17,406.25 in bounties Parker Talbot - $9,368.22 + $26,406.25 in bounties WPT Online WPT500 Day 1A 727 Entries $363,500 Prize Pool Top 10 Chip Counts Joao Matos - 587,716 Anton Wigg - 385,258 Danton GOmes - 366,841 Anton Yakuba - 310,488 Jose Luis Davila Perez - 304,008 Andrea Panarese - 297,502 Ily Anataski - 294,071 Seth Maretz - 272,677 Ian Modder - 27,446 Daniel Wilson - 260,536 WPT Online WPT500 Day 1B 439 Entries $219,500 Prize Pool Top 10 Chip Counts Ferenc Deak - 444,257 Artan Dedusha - 409,127 Franco Spitale - 372,231 Aleksejs Ponakovs - 362,777 Breixo González Peña - 330,214 Alexander Staffan Anders Ivarsson - 298,598 Luis Faria - 292,249 Anatoly Filatov - 275,408 Sergei Denisov - 253,528 Jonathan Clark - 248,363
  15. Sunday's opening day of the WSOP Super Circuit Online on GGPoker awarded a pair of Circuit rings, helped push the site to a record-setting number of players on the site, and raised a six-figure donation to COVID research. 'TheMadQueen' took down Event #1 ($1,111 Covid Charity Event) for $269,267 by beating a field of 1,595 entries. Finishing in second place gave 'Igutu' a $193,604 bankroll boost while 'asonthe river' picked up $139,203 for coming in third place. Fourth-place finisher 'tiredfella' also earned a six-figure score, collecting $100,088. $111 from every $1,111 buy-in went to the Nevada Community Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and the total raised ended up being $177,045. The second event on Sunday's slate had a much smaller buy-in with a massive turnout. Event #2 ($55 Kick-Off Event) had 28,291 entries to build a $1,330,366 prize pool. 'JuanMartinDelPotro54' navigated their way through all of them to win a WSOP Circuit ring and $137,120. Runner-up 'jolen' had to settle for $97,302 while 'ValueForNuts' walked away with $69,666 as the third-place finisher. WSOP Super Circuit Online Final Table Results Event #1 - $1,111 Covid Charity Event Entries: 1,595 Prize Pool: $1,772,045 TheMadQueen - $269,267 Igutu - $193,604 asonthe river - $139,203 tiredfella - $100,088 Tourmination - $71,964 Joji123 - $51,743 zagzig - $37,204 FeelsGTOman - $26,750 Ben Carson - $19,233 Event #2 - $55 Kick-Off Event Entries: 28,291 Prize Pool: $1,330,366 JuanMartinDelPotro54 - $137,120 jolen - $97,732 ValueForNuts - $69,666 Schleichmaus - $49,660 fastercallme - $35,399 DirCOOLes - $25,234 pistuk - $17,987 Alice- - $12,822 WangDoenJang - $9,140 WSOP Super Circuit Online Schedule There are 16 more ring events on the WSOP Super Circuit Online schedule between now and May 31. Date Time (UTC) Event Buy-In May 10 13:00 Event #4: Monster Stack $500,000 GTD $200 13:00 Event #5: Big $500 $2M GTD $500 May 12 13:00 Event #6: Deepstack Bounty $500,000 GTD $210 May 17 13:00 Event #7: Monster Stack $500,000 GTD $200 13:00 Event #8: High Roller Championship $10M GTD $25,000 13:00 Event #9: Mini Main Event $1M GTD [Final Day] $100 13:00 Event #10: PLO High Roller Championship $1M GTD $10,000 May 19 13:00 Event #11: Deepstack Bounty $500,000 GTD $210 May 24 13:00 Event #12: Monster Stack $500,000 GTD $200 13:00 Event #13: Colossus $2M GTD [Final Day] $400 May 26 13:00 Event #14: Deepstack Bounty $500,000 GTD $210 May 31 13:00 Event #15: Monster Stack $500,000 GTD $200 13:00 Event #16: PLO Main Event $1M GTD [Final Day] $1,000 13:00 Event #17: Main Event $5M GTD [Final Day] $1,000 13:00 Event #18: The Closer $500,000 GTD [Turbo] $500
  16. One of the busiest Sundays in the recent history of online poker included nine players adding a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title and a significant boost to their bankroll with the biggest winner of them all taking home nearly $161,000. Dutch grinder 'Passiveaggro' beat out 1,156 other entries in Event #10 High ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em PKO) to earn $79,644.69 from the prize pool plus an additional $82,200.12 from collected bounties. Runner-up 'JoeGall' picked up $79,643,94 from the prize pool but just $15,598.63 in bounties. A third place finish for 'Kungfumonk' came with $48,649.01 and $13,605.47 worth of bounties. Ukrainian Oleg 'Fukuruku' Vasylchenko won Event #9 High ($530 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack) for $77,273.17. Finishing second in the 930-entry field gave 'jimmys002' a $55,082.59 boost to their bankroll. Coming in one spot later, 'lissi stinkt' had to settle for $39,264.73. Wrapping up the day, Event #18 High ($2,100 NLHE PKO Turbo Sunday Cooldown SE) had 249 runners with Hungarian 'xnrobix' outlasting all of them to win $42,196.34 and another $44,757.80 in bounties. 'bencb' just missed out on a SCOOP title and took home $42,196.06 and another $13,796.88 in bounties. Michael 'merla888' Gathy took home third place and $27,844.47 from the prize pool plus another $9,625.00 in bounties. A pair of well-known players also picked up SCOOP titles on Sunday. Adam 'Adamyid' Owen won Event #9-Medium for $55,531.49 and Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford won Event #18-Medium for $75,095.15. Other Sunday winners included 'Biodelic420' (Event #9-Low), 'marakana1965' (Event #10-Low), 'thegodfisher' (Event #10-Medium), and 'MePsychoUSuck' (Event #18-Low). Event #9 (High) - $530 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack Entries: 930 Prize pool: $465,000 Fukuruku - $77,273.17 jimmys002 - $55,082.59 lissi stinkt - $39,264.73 !Mp!yaw - $27,989.23 igsaracho - $19,951.70 Hidey7 - $14,222.25 molswi47 - $10,138.11 PaGaOVelhinho - $7,226.79 Event #10 (High) - $1,050 No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 1,157 Prize pool: $1,157,000 Passiveaggro - $79,644.69 + $82,200.12 in bounties JoeGall - $79,643,94 + $15,598.63 in bounties Kungfumonk - $48,649.01 + $13,605.47 in bounties AmeNeYO - $35,322.11 + $18,384.77 in bounties LStrelec - $25,646.06 + $1,500.00 in bounties ivan limeira - $18,620.58 + $2,062.50 in bounties Lassiole - $13,519.71 + $12,800.78 in bounties Remi Lebo_10 - $9,816.16 + $875.00 in bounties Event #18 (High) - $2,100 NLHE PKO Turbo Sunday Cooldown SE Entries: 249 Prize pool: $498,000 xnrobix - $42,196.34 + $44,757.80 in bounties bencb789 - $42,196.06 + $13,796.88 in bounties merla888 - $27,844.47 + $9,625.00 in bounties Fresh_oO_D - $21,234.09 + $9,960.94 in bounties pm_marke - $16,193.04 + $22,968.75 in bounties OTT CANADA - $12,348.75 + $4,750.00 in bounties Radioromashka - $9,417.10 + $4,375.00 in bounties TheCleaner11 - $7,181.48 + $2,000.00 in bounties
  17. A number of players hold a special place in the history of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. Former #1-ranked Calvin Anderson is the only player with 10 career SCOOP titles and on Saturday, Shawn Buchanan is his closest threat with six and more than a handful of players have won five each. On Saturday, Benny Glaser added his name to that list thanks to his win in Event #6 High ($2,100 8-Game). Glaser topped the 122-entry field to win $54,854 and an 8-Game SCOOP title for the second time in two years after winning Event #41 High ($1,050 8-Game) in 2019. Runner-up 'donthnrmepls' picked up $42,070 while 'at0216' earned $32,266 as the third place finisher. UK-based grinder 'com 157' had the single biggest score of the day, winning $128,391 for taking down Event #5 High ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em). Runner-up Dimitar 'KuuL' Danchev narrowly missed out on a six-figure runner-up consolation prize, taking home $94,888 for finishing second. Third place finisher Max 'mikki696' Lehmanski had to settle for $70,128. Two-time Sunday Million winner 'Lucky_Jew_17' pulled off a rare feat in Event #7 High ($530 NLHE PKO), winning more in bounties than first place paid. Finishing on top of the 1,893-entry field came with a $60,864 score and they collected another $63,768 in bounties. Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura wasn't as fortunate, earning $60,863 from the prize pool and another $14,376 in bounties. 'Ervedosa' won $36,111 and $11,142 in bounties for coming in third. Alexander 'joiso' Kostritsyn took down Event #11 High ($1,050 No Limit 5-Card Draw PKO) for $9,198 and $14,468 in bounties. Runner-up 'Parasol6Ka' scored $9,198 and just $250 in bounties while Denis 'aDrENalin710' Strebkov won $5,882 and $4,094 in bounties for finishing on the final spot of the podium. The final High event on Saturday had 736 runners who fired a total of 612 rebuys and 470 add-ons to build a $369,054 prize pool. 'Eleres88' won the event outright for $62,622. Second place finisher 'conejin_20' picked up a $44,639 score and 'TheGrinderØ' added $31,820 to their bankroll for coming in third place. Other SCOOP winners on Saturday included 'corresao' (Event #5-Low) 'staanemer' (Event #5-Medium), 'Nr1InEurope' (Event #6-Low), 'fish_sah' (Event #6-Medium), 'YouGoBrokeOk' (Event #7-Low), 'Lackoo87gcb' (Event #7-Medium), 'PufuMiu' (Event #11-Low), 'MarkBang' (Event #11-Medium), 'Malicious20' (Event #12-Low), 'cassolGana' (Event #12-Medium), Event #5 (High) - $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 741 Prize pool: $741,000 com 157 - $128,391 Dimitar 'KuuL' Danchev - $94,888 Max 'mikki696' Lehmanski - $70,128 Consi11- $51,829 Kenny 'SpaceyFCB' Hallaert - $38,305 Easterdamn - $28,309 Rafael 'GM_Valter' Moraes - $20,922 disquesi! - $15,463 Josip 'Jozinho6' Simunic - $11,428 Event #6 (High) - $2,100 8-Game Entries: 122 Prize pool: $244,000 Benny 'RunGodlike' Glaser - $54,854 donthnrmepls - $42,070 at0216 - $32,266 joiso - $24,746 Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier - $18,979 Fake Love888 - $14,556 Phil 'flong78' Long - $11,164 Event #7 (High) - $530 NLHE PKO Entries: 1,893 Prize pool: $946,500 Lucky_Jew_17 - $60,864 + $63,768 in bounties Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura - $60,863 + $14,376 in bounties Ervedosa - $36,111 + $11,142 in bounties Jesseonboss - $25,741 + $8,223 in bounties jenssegers36 - $18,349 + $4,418 in bounties Odonkor1 - $13,080 + $1,508 in bounties KkruchitAAs - $9,324 + $6,896 in bounties dadaking001 - $6,646 + $2,843 in bounties pochi - $4,738 + $1,262 in bounties Event #11 (High) - $1,050 No Limit 5-Card Draw PKO Entries: 78 Prize pool: $78,000 Alexander 'joiso' Kostritsyn - $9,198 + $14,468 in bounties Parasol6Ka - $9,198 + $250 in bounties Denis 'aDrENalin710' Strebkov - $5,882 + $4,094 in bounties Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira - $4,397 + $2,375 in bounties sprocketsAA - $3,287 + $1,500 in bounties Ulett_23 - $2,457 + $2,438 in bounties Skint Paddy - $1,837 + $500 in bounties Event #12 (High) - $215 NLHE Turbo w/Rebuys Entries: 736 Prize pool: $369,054 Eleres88 - $62,622 conejin_20 - $44,639 TheGrinderØ - $31,820 Ahhh Is It? - $22,682 progre69 - $16,169 Jamil11 - $11,526 Felipe 'lipe piv' Boianovsky - $8,216 drupa-lucker - $5,857 Witalii - $4,175
  18. After being the only player to play all 30 Poker Masters events, Jorryt van Hoof showed no signs of slowing down as the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker began and the Dutch poker pro kicked things off with a victory. van Hoof took down Event #2 High ($2,100 NLHE Thursday Thrill SE [8-Max, Progressive KO]) to earn his first SCOOP title and a $176,104.37 payday which included $87,720.69 from bounties. '0m3rta' finished in second place and picked up $88,383.36 from the prize pool and another $8,195.31 from bounties. Yoshiaki 'Play4livin' Paco finished in third place for $55,810.36 and $13,964.84 in bounties. 'rickv17' beat out 264 other entries to win Event #3 High ($2,100 Six Max PLO) for $101,164.68. Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira, who won a pair of SCOOP titles in 2019, had to settle for a runner-up performance and the accompanying $74,986.89 payout. 'Korrinho' rounded out the podium finishers and walked away with $55,583.06 for their efforts. United Kingdom-based Manu 'manuverd0n' Bardón won Event #4 High ($1,050 NLHE) to win $95,364.14 and the first SCOOP title of their career. Pedro 'pvigar' Vinícius Garagnani came in second place for $71,582.05 while Leo 'LeoFernandez' Fernandez had to settle for $53,731.02 after finishing in third place. 'PaGaOVelhinho' beat former #1-ranked 'eisenhower1' heads-up to complete the outright victory in Event #8 High ($1,050 NLHE 8-Max, Turbo) to win $60,585.40. Sweden's 'eisenhower1', who held down the #1 spot on PocketFives for 16 weeks in 2015, added $45,707.25 to his bankroll. Third place went to William 'hellzito' Arruda for $34,482.87. Other winners include 'Chucha87' (Event #2-Low), 'SiiQnesS' (Event #2-Medium), 'Naneeck' (Event #3-Low), 'magiet12' (Event #-Medium), 'Ritz-NS' (Event #5-Low), 'Drinho_98' (Event #5-Medium), 'vozzz' (Event #8-Low), 'PokerHoney91' (Event #8-Medium). Event #2 (High) - $2,100 NLHE Thursday Thrill SE (8-Max, Progressive KO) Entries: 575 Prize pool: $1,150,000 Jorryt 'TheCleaner11' van Hoof - $88,383.68 + $87,720.69 in bounties 0m3rta - $88,383.36 + $8,195.31 in bounties Play4livin - $55,810.36 + $13,964.84 in bounties ale kmkz - $41,384.36 + $29,685.55 in bounties Cottonbud07 - $30,687.23 + $16,871.09 in bounties VzB_Poker - $22,755.10 + $9,890.63 in bounties danechka1991 - $16,873.31 + $1,500.00 in bounties markovitsus - $12,511.82 + $11,750.00 in bounties jareth3542 - $9,796.67 + $4,500.00 in bounties Event #3 (High) - $2,100 Six Max PLO Entries: 265 Prize pool: $530,000 rickv17 - $101,164.68 RuiNF - 74,986.89 Korrinho - $55,583.06 justnl2 - $41,200.23 Odd_oddsen - $30,539.07 Ce$ar$pa - $22,636.72 Event #4 (High) - $1,050 NLHE Entries: 539 Prize pool: $539,000 Manu 'manuverd0n' Bardón - $95,364.14 pvigar - $71,582.05 LeoFernandez - $53,731.02 Ti0373 - $40,331.59 Luis Coppel - $30,273.74 Noaceform - $22,724.07 joiso - $17,057.19 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - $12,803.45 SsicK_OnE - $9,610.58 Event #8 (High) $1,050 NLHE (8-Max, Turbo) Entries: 326 Prize pool: $326,000 PaGaOVelhinho - $60,585.40 eisenhower1 - $45,707.25 hellzito - $34,482.87 Rowniwn - $26.017.89 Lavrik-mastr - $19,626.37 Pantoja RO - $14,806.72 Chilax Chuck - $11,170.61 Cobus83 - $8,427.45
  19. Alexandros Kolonias now has himself a brand new purple jacket and an additional $50,000 after winning the Poker Masters Online Championship. Taking the event online, PokerCentral partnered with partypoker on a 30-event schedule that had buy-ins ranging from $10,300 to $51,000 mirroring the live version of the Poker Masters. The Poker Masters Online was the second full series to take advantage of partypoker's real name functionality giving poker enthusiasts at home an easy way to track how the world's best players did against each other in a high stakes online series. More Than 250 Unique Players There were a total of 258 unique players throughout the 30-event schedule. That group combined for 1,717 total unique entries and 849 re-entries. Each event gave players a maximum of three entries and there were 201 instances were a player fired three bullets in an event. There were 35 players who played a minimum of 20 events and 76 who played just a single event. Jason McConnon was one of them and he ended up with the highest ROI of any player after finishing second in Event #30 ($10,300 Six Max NLHE) for a $248,200 score on a single entry. A high stakes cash game specialist, McConnon jokingly suggested a career change after his runner-up performance. $35 Million in Prize Money The Poker Masters Online was a big winner for partypoker and Poker Central. The total rake for the series was $912,300. Taking into consideration the $50,000 prize awarded to Kolonias for winning the Purple Jacket, the net for tournament organizers was $862,300 - more than any single player. Players were allowed a maximum of three entries per event. The rake earned off of the initial entries was $619,600 and re-entries accounted for the remaining $292,700. Taking the event online proved to be a boon to the field sizes. The 2019 Poker Masters had just 10 events, but average field sizes for 2020 were up across the board. There was an average of 93 players in $10,000 buy-in events compared to 57.6 in 2019, an increase of 61.5%. The $25,000 buy-in events saw an increase of 44.7% going from an average of 43.75 to 63.29 players. In both years the Championship event had a $50,000 buy-in and the year-over-year increase was the most dramatic going from 34 to 77 players - a 126.5% growth rate. The total prize pools for all 30 events totaled $35,385,000, more than doubling the $16.5 million guaranteed. None of the events missed their respective guarantee and 14 tournaments had a prize pool exceeding $1 million. Nothing But Net While there were seven players who had at least $1 million in earnings, the highest net earner was Italy's Dario Sammartino. Cashing in nine of the 22 events he played earned Sammartino an $823,625 net score. [table id=45 /] There were 32 players who had net earnings of $100,000 or more and 40 who had net losses of $100,000 or more. Of the 258 players who entered at least one Poker Masters event, 63 were net winners. There were 135 players who entered at least one event and cashed zero times. Busiest of the Bunch Jorryt Van Hoof was the only player to play all 30 events. The Dutch pro cashed in 10 of them for a net profit of $9,708.74. [table id=44 /] The only event that Alex Foxen skipped was Event #2 ($10,300 Six Max PLO). Ali Imsirovic and Linus Loeliger each skipped a pair of PLO events. Imsirovic skipped Event #2 and Event #17 while Loeliger sat out Event #17 ($10,300 Six Max PLO) and Event #22 ($10,300 Six Max PLO). Andras Nemeth missed the opening two events of the series and then played every tournament from Event #3 onward. Christian Rudolph played the most events of any player that was unable to pick up a single in-the-money result. Rudolph entered 10 events and never cashed. He only re-entered three of those 10 events for a total of 13 bullets fired. [table id=46 /] Double Dippin' There were six players who won two Poker Masters Online titles. The first to do it was Pauli Ayras who took down Event #6 ($10,300 Six Max PLO) and Event #19 ($25,500 Eight Max NLHE). Of the 28 events that Loeliger entered, he cashed in only three of them but made the most of those cashes by picking up wins in Event #18 ($10,300 Six Max NLHE) and the Main Event ($51,000 NLHE). Sandwiched between those two results was a fifth-place finish in Event #27 ($25,500 Eight Max NLHE). [table id=47 /]
  20. In an undisclosed location somewhere in Las Vegas, Nevada right now, pro poker player Rich Alati is hard at work trying to win another $100,000. Friends and family are tuning in from home. He’s not sitting at a poker table working his way through a tournament or grinding a cash game against some tourists, though. Alati is locked in complete darkness in a bathroom where he has to stay for 30 days without any communication with the outside world. It’s the latest crazy prop bet that has the poker world talking. If Alati finishes the 30 days, he’ll profit $100,000 - but if he quits, fellow poker pro Rory Young pockets the cash. The bet came together a few months back at the Bellagio poker room where Alati and Young are often playing cash games. This isn't a basic run of the mill game of global poker with a bunch of newbies. “One day, there was this young dude sitting at an empty table with like $40,000 in front of him and I sat down and we started playing heads up,” said Young. “We started getting along okay and then over the next couple of days we were talking at the table and stuff. I play a lot of Lodden Thinks and this is one of my go-to questions, ‘How long do you think you could last in a dark room, with no human interaction?’” Young has heard all kinds of answers and believes most people often overestimate their own abilities when answering. Responses are usually in the 20-25 day range, but Young says Alati surprised him with his answer of 30 days. “I was like, ‘Oh, that's interesting - would you ever consider putting any money on it?’ and he said, 'Yeah, but it would have to be a large amount to make it worthwhile,’" said Young, who found out that amount meant somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000. “We talked a little bit more and within an hour we had something booked.” Each of them escrowed $5,000 with somebody they both knew and trusted. Alati had six months to attempt the bet. If either of them decided not to proceed with the bet, the other took home the $10,000. If the bet went forward, they each got their $5,000 back. “The conditions are complete darkness, so no electronics, no light-emitting devices, no drugs of any kind,” said Young. “He is allowed any type of food that he wants. He has a bed in there, he has a shower and a bathtub. He has pretty lavish toiletries like Epsom salts, sugar scrubs, that kind of stuff.” Along with food from Flower Child (a Las Vegas restaurant), some sliced fruit, almond milk, cereal, and Pop Tarts he has in his fridge, meals are being delivered to Alati during the 30 days, but not on a regular basis so as not to give him any indication as to how much time has passed. “Food is delivered every three to six days and we've randomized what days it'll be delivered and we'll drop off six days worth of food so he doesn't know how long it's been,” said Young. “It could be three days, it could be six days. He'll have no idea of how long it's been, so no watches or clocks or things like that.” There are five night-vision cameras broadcasting around the clock and the only privacy Alati gets is when he’s in the shower or the toilet cubicle. Alati’s family and a few select others have access to the feed. Young thinks that he’s getting by far the best of it - especially at even money. “I don't think he ever thought to ask for odds,” said Young. “He just kind of wanted to do it. He didn't think about it. I guess I was lucky in that regard. I feel like the true odds are between 5- and 10-to-1. His hourly throughout the whole thing, if he wins, is only $140. That's a good hourly, but it's not a good hourly for this and he loses a decent amount of the time.” When they were finalizing the terms of the bet, Young included a clause that subjected Alati to a cavity search before entering the bathroom. Believing that would deter Alati from even attempting to smuggle something into the bathroom he shouldn’t have, Young felt he didn’t have to enforce that clause. Alati does have to provide urine samples throughout the 30 days for drug testing, though. With six figures on the line, Young thought Alati would do some advance research and prepare himself for the prolonged isolation, but that’s not at all what happened. “He spent, I believe, 10 minutes in a dark bathroom,” said Young. “He was in the Bahamas for the partypoker event, flew back, and within 24 hours he was in the bathroom. He hadn't prepared any of his food, he hadn't gotten anyone to bring his food in, so I've had to do it. I think he's done zero preparation.” The around-the-clock footage is being recorded and Young and Alati are hoping to turn it into a reality show and find a home for it once all is said and done. One of those watching the live feed is Alati’s sister. Young has talked to her on a near-daily basis since the bet started on November 21. Not surprisingly, his sister, a lawyer, tried to get him to back out and just give up the $5,000. “They tried to get him to not do it but he doesn't listen to anybody but himself. She tried very hard to get him to pull out and he wasn't having it. She's pretty worried,” said Young, who admits to having some worries over potential health issues for Alati during and after the bet. “I'm a firm believer in that there are two consenting adults and if it doesn't do any harm to a third party, then it's morally justifiable,” said Young. “I don't have any hangups about the ethical side of this. I think it's different if it was a freeroll. I think I can have some ethical concerns there. “I have a bit of concern for his eyesight, but we're taking all of the necessary conditions.” Young likes his side of this prop bet so much that the terms for him to be in Alati’s shoes would be quite different with a much, much bigger payoff. “It would have to be a freeroll or crazy odds like 50-1 where it's essentially a freeroll,” said Young. “My number on a freeroll would be $5,000,000. I'm pretty comfortable, I enjoy my life as it is and I don't think my life would change that much if I had an extra $5,000,000. I'm not crazy wealthy or anything, but I'm already pretty happy and I don't think it would improve my happiness enough - it's torture.” With word of the prop bet making its way through the Las Vegas poker scene, Young heard from somebody else wanting to take on the challenge, but for far more money. “The other night, I get a phone call from a random number and it's Huckleberry Seed. Long story short, he wants to do it for a million, but he wants much tougher conditions,” said Young, who said he’d consider taking the former WSOP Main Event champ up on the offer if a broadcast partner or other third party put up some of the money. “[Seed] said he wants to do it with no bed, no food for the first 21 days, he'd do it for a total of 40 days, and just water. Also, he said I could put some cockroaches in the bathroom.”
  21. Online poker multi-table tournaments continued to have massive numbers this Sunday as the COVID-19 lockdown continues around the world. PokerStars drew over 31,000 players to their two-day Sunday Million to beat the $3 million guarantee. The partypoker MILLION had a $1,218,366 prize pool and GGPoker beat the GG Masters guarantee for the first time since moving to a $500,000 guarantee four weeks ago. While Alex Foxen was largely focused on finishing up the Poker Masters, he still managed to pick up a massive score in a $5,200 Powerfest event. Foxen beat former #1-ranked Yuri Dzivielevski heads-up to top the 256-entry field in the Powerfest $5,200 Big Game to win $239,413.42. Dzivielevski earned $173,777.16 and third-place finisher Jordi Urlings also picked up a six-figure score, earning $123,874.93. 'wong951' earned an outright victory in the partypoker MILLION to win $186,133.04. Finishing one spot below that gave 'The12MULB' a $129,938.73 score. Third place went to 'Tiger97' for $83,384.96. Over on PokerStars, the Sunday Million and a special edition $11 Sunday Storm that drew 128,753 entries, both need a second day to determine a champion. The $1,050 High Roller Club Sunday Warm-Up had 224 total entries with Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit taking it down for $39,025.49. Runner-up 'papan9_p$' banked $37,901.91 and 'hayroller' took the last spot on the podium for $25,234.85. The GGPoker GG Masters had 3,662 players to build a prize pool of $505,356 to beat the $500,000 guarantee for the first time. 'Vladiator13' picked up $72,299.52 for winning it outright. Runner-up 'Luoat' added $50,735.06 to their bankroll and 'HorseAlmighty' picked up a $35,604.25 score for coming in third place. PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder 1,924 Entries $384,000 prize pool Bit2Easy - $24,687.75 + $23,491.69 Carlos Ievis - $25,686.42 + $3,091.41 Xungazz - $14,647.04 + $5,417.19 3DTemujiN - $10,440.91 + $2,833.60 WhoAreYoux1 - $7,442.64 + $5,885.54 oortje63 - $5,205.037 + $2,581.25 dantegoyaF - $3,781.85 + $2,254.69 MeFishUShark - $2,695.83 + $1,693.76 Eibsee08 - $1,921.59 + $1,137.50 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up 1,235 Entries $247,000 prize pool Carlos Ievis - $39,040.67 carl_nash13 - $28,070.06 wunogos - $20,182.61 Pokerfan89Gr - $14,511.47 dans170' - $10,422.84 arcornok - $7,502.03 mararthur1 - $5,394.01 Remi Lebo_10 - $3,878.34 steffenliee - $2,788.55 PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up 224 Entries $224,000 prize pool lasagnaaammm - $39,025.49 papan9_p$ - $37,901.91 hayroller - $25,234.85 UmakeMeSikkk - $19,173.03 apestyles - $14,567.36 T-Macha - $11,068.04 C. Darwin2 - $8,409.31 jwall888 - $6,389.26 Tomatee - $5,424.85 PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder 5,586 Entries $558,600 prize pool plush0 - $33,422.68 + $14,187.48 joaoMathias - $33,417.88 + $6,708.12 dutchslayz - $18,545.91 + $4,865.48 al ca poker1 - $12,675.69 + $3,511.77 adamus0810 - $8,663.52 + $2,780.82 smothly - $5,921.32 + $2,319.52 jorginho88 - $4,047.08 + $4,382.28 Dam4666 - $2,766.10 + $1,182.81 stinksok - $1,890.58 + $1,207.04 partypoker MILLION Final Day 917 Entries $1,218,366 prize pool wong951 - $186,133.04 The12MULB - $129,938.73 Tiger97 - $83,384.96 daykotoviezy - $54,278.20 RobinHudd - $37,257.63 Taigu - $25,281.09 AmericanEagle - $17,763.77 Kawhi_Tho - $11,403.90 partypoker Powerfest $5,200 Big Game 256 Entries $1,174,170 prize pool William Foxen - $239,413.42 Yuri Dzivielevski - $173,777.16 Jordi Urlings - $123,874.93 Daniil Lukin - $91,585.26 Nick Petrangelo - $64,579.35 Linus Alarik Loeliger - $49,315.14 Benjamin Rolle - $36,399.27 Bruno Volkmann - $27,005.91 partypoker Powerfest $320 No Limit Hold'em PKO 1,221 Entries $376,068 prize pool Thomas Boivin - $24,483.76 + $28,644.50 Kevin Killeen - $24,446.45 + $5,445.77 Mohsin Charania - $15,972.86 + $2,890.91 Aleksejs Meless - $10,695.75 + $3,812.99 Dmitrii Motorov - $7,582.05 + $3,198.88 Joonas Halonen - $5,337.76 + $2,915.59 Tommie Verstappen - $3,720.26 + $2,823.01 Saymon Nascimento - $2,486.91 + $3,387.13 partypoker Powerfest $530 No Limit Hold'em PKO 892 Entries $457,150 prize pool Marc-Andre Ladouceur - $30,690.25 + $34,439.14 Joonatan Kaunisto - $30,645.42 + $8,166.27 Darrell Goh - $20,420.70 + $6,070.37 Sauli Haapaniemi - $13,761.24 + $3,675.01 Renan Menezes - $9,706.59 + $4,167.21 Toby Joyce - $6,954.34 + $3,338.68 Josip Simunic - $4,914.73 + $3,18077 Pedro Correa - $3,415.73 + $4,150.79 888poker $109 Sunday Mega Deep 755 Players + 293 Rebuys $104,800 prize pool Nemesis_25 - $19,230.80 888pruha - $13,728.80 MartonasBOOM - $10,375.20 Denii14 - $7,807.60 DubaiPrince4 - $5,449.60 xFink_Ploydx - $4,401.60 WHATaDREAM - $3,353.60 elsabagaboan - $2,305.60 SCCP91910 - $1,362.40 GGPoker GG Masters 3,662 Players $505,356 prize pool Vladiator13 - $72,299.52 Luoat - $50,735.06 HorseAlmighty - $35,605.25 aaanasty - $24,985.91 notvrygud - $17,5342.8 nuller - $12,304.96 BingoMaster - $8,635.22 ViKingPower - $6,059.92
  22. Kitty Kuo had her March calendar all planned out. Sacramento, for the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder event, San Jose, for the Bay 101 Shooting Stars where she was scheduled to be one of the bounties, Las Vegas, for tournaments at the Venetian and Wynn, then off to Los Angeles to play Live at the Bike before jetting off to Barcelona. That's not how it played out though. Kuo played the Rolling Thunder event, but then canceled her trip to San Jose after the area became a hot spot for Covid-19. She stayed in Las Vegas and attended the Global Poker Awards where she was a nominee. Kuo knew she had a decision to make. She could either stay in Las Vegas with her friends or head back to her native Taiwan and stay with her family there. Kuo chose the former and bounced between her best friend Jason Mo's house and her condominium. Deciding to stay in Las Vegas wasn't an easy decision. "All my friends are here and I wanted to keep them company," Kuo said. "I didn’t know the USA would be as bad as it is now. Also, if I go back to Taiwan, I worry I will have issues coming back to the USA." Over the last six weeks, Kuo has kept in touch with her family back home. Restrictions for Taiwanese residents are much stricter than what Americans have been experiencing to date. "In Taiwan, you need to follow the rules and stay (in isolation) for 14 days, but we can still communicate with families and friends. Everyone I know is safe in Taiwan," Kuo said. Time in self-isolation has given Kuo a chance to put in extra time working on her poker game. She's spent more hours working with her poker coach and challenged herself to play 100,000 hands of online cash games. For somebody who has been focused mostly on tournaments over the past few years, it's "Since live events will not be back anytime soon, I've decided to focus on online cash games," Kuo said. "I've been mastering Rush and cash. Five years ago, I couldn't beat online $1/$2 Rush and cash games." Like most people who are self-quarantining, Kuo has had some time to plan what she wants to do once the pandemic has passed and life returns to some level of normalcy. "I finally realized that I can't stay home for long periods of time. After this pandemic is over, I'm planning to travel the world for a year," Kuo said. "(I miss) having nice dinners with friends, playing poker on live streams, and traveling to all the WPT and APT stops." On Wednesday, after nearly seven weeks of staying in Las Vegas, Kuo changed her mind and headed home to Taiwan. One thing she'll be able to do is take advantage of the recently-announced Asian Poker Tour online event on Natural8. That series runs April 29 - April 5 with over $1.5 million in guarantees.
  23. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. With news breaking that the 2020 World Series of Poker had been postponed, one question was answered but it created another set of questions entirely. What's next for the WSOP? What will the online events look like and who will the WSOP partner with outside of the United States? Co-hosts Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters discuss all of the WSOP news and also talk about the addition of Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier to the roster of GGPoker ambassadors and recap all of the action from the inaugural PokerStars Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  24. The first-ever PokerStars Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker is officially in the book and 'LiveMonster179' and 'Tobes37' get to have their names written into the early chapters of Pennsylvania regulated online poker history. 'LiveMonster179' outlasted the 157 other players who had advanced to Day 2 of Event #45-H ($300 NLHE (PASCOOP Main Event)) to win $57,394.54. Runner-up 'fan_buzgon' earned $41,650.41 and third-place finisher 'kdQuel' took home $30,225.68. 'Tobes37' came out on top of Event #45-L ($50 NLHE (Main Event)) after the final three players agreed to a deal. 'Tobes37' wound up pocketing $11,645.24 and the title while 'hunterm708' won $10,820.70 as the runner-up and 'DouglasPaul24' had to settle for $8,834.04 after coming in third. The final day of play also included the conclusion of Event #49, the High and Low Phase events which awarded more than $132,000 in prize money. 'Dionysus1888' picked up the win in Event #49-H ($100 NLHE Phase Event Day 2) for a $14,506.16 payday. Second-place finisher 'foldurdraw' earned $10,633.20 while 'hogdiggitydog' walked away with $7,794.10. 'PhillyWalkerGuy' added $4,733.05 to their bankroll after winning Event #49-L ($10 NLHE Phase Event Day 2) after a three-way deal. Event #48-H ($100 No Limit Hold'em) drew 651 total entries with 'LetMeWin3437' taking it down for $10,369.44. One spot behind them, 'donkyking_cs' won $7,524.7 and 'dubsesq' rounded out the podium finishers for a $5,460.72 score. 'BARTOC51' won Event #48-L ($10 No Limit Hold'em) for $1,758.51. The final event on the 50-event schedule, Event #50-H ($150 Six Max Hyper Turbo PASCOOP Wrap-Up), had 87 entries to build a $26,647.50 prize pool. The final two players chopped up more than $9,200 of that prize pool with 'MrChillibin' getting the PASCOOP title and $4,815.58 and 'NeillyAA74' earning a silver medal and $4,398.44. Third-place finisher 'Badbeat2315' banked $2,810.24. Event #50-L ($15 Six Max Hyper Turbo PASCOOP Wrap-Up) went to 'R_C13691' for $1,105.41. Event #45-H: $300 NLHE [Main Event] 1,315 entries $368,200 prize pool LiveMonster179 - $57,394.54 fan_buzgon - $41,650.41 kdQuel - $30,225.68 jaykoch01311 - $21,934.77 KennytheRipper - $15,918.05 tich213 - $11,551.72 tone5555787 - $8,383.05 liftship - $6,083.58 MRWIGGLES3318 - $4,418.86 Event #45-L: $50 NLHE [Main Event] 2,073 entries $94,321.50 prize pool Tobes37 - $11,645.24* hunterm708 - $10,820.70* DouglasPaul24 - $8,834.04* GoldenfaceKilla - $5,104.35 Buccos5114 - $3,638.55 Malignant88 - $2,593.68 robertbuf510 - $1,848.86 Darkhorse0007 - $1,317.93 Bert Chrysler - $939.47 Event #48-H: $100 No Limit Hold'em 651 entries $59,761.80 prize pool LetMeWin3437 - $10,369.44 donkyking_cs - $7,524.7 dubsesq - $5,460.72 dbrinker - $3,962.84 StickyIckyEarl - $2,875.83 Seanell - $2,086.99 Swanny1806 - $1,514.53 ElokkPoker - $1,099.09 CleggsOnGG - $797.61 Event #48-L: $10 No Limit Hold'em 1,222 entries $11,120.20 prize pool BARTOC51 - $1,758.51 MTG426 - $1,263.74 hjseig - $908.64 lionspaws73 - $653.32 DIEZAL801458 - $469.74 SirSpicyPanda - $337.74 iFloatalot - $242.84 Cloud471993 - $174.60 2firstnames88 - $125.54 Event #49-H: $100 NLHE Phase Event Day 2 163 entries $88,036.20 prize pool Dionysus1888 - $14,506.16 foldurdraw - $10,633.20 hogdiggitydog - $7,794.10 neverf0ld111 - $5,713.05 LegendsandLiars - $4,187.65 HBGgolfSIM - $3,069.54 and_porter - $2,249.96 pokerkidd0420 - $1,649.21 mcmullend17 - $1,208.86 Event #49-L: $10 NLHE Phase Event Day 2 711 entries $43,780.10 prize pool PhillyWalkerGuy - $4,733.05* NVLVS - $5,364.31* kmudge - $3,666.49* johnnyboat46 - $2,204.45 YouPay4MyWeed - $1,558.78 TiltedMachine - $1,102.22 SolusApparatus - $779.39 _flipnshipit - $551.11 TotSpurs17 - $389.69 Event #50-H: $150 Six Max Hyper Turbo PASCOOP Wrap-Up 187 entries $26,647.50 prize pool MrChillibin - $4,815.58* NeillyAA74 - $4,398.44* Badbeat2315 - $2,810.24 FatherHeadge - $2,038.24 PetCheetah101 - $1,478.91 A Frequent ? - $1,072.86 Event #50-L: $15 Six Max Hyper Turbo PASCOOP Wrap-Up 439 entries $6,189.90 prize pool R_C13691 - $1,105.41 shabody - $776.96 drbabyface - $546.30 Longshot788 - $384.11 SuicideKings10 - $270.08 Chris Moneymake - $189.90
  25. The 2020 World Series of Poker has been officially postponed. Officials from Caesars Entertainment made the announcement Monday afternoon that the 2020 WSOP would be postponed - not canceled - due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in the temporary closure of businesses and the cancellation of sporting events around the world. WSOP executives indicated that a number of events would be played online in the United States through WSOP.com and outside of the United States with unnamed partners. "We are committed to running the World Series of Poker this year but need additional time to proceed on our traditional scale while prioritizing guest and staff well-being," said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. "In the interim, official WSOP competitions are expected to be played online this summer, and we will soon announce details of an expanded series of tournaments to be played on WSOP.com and through partnership with international operators, which will allow players to chase WSOP glory from their homes." Last week, the WSOP announced a partnership with GGPoker for 18 WSOP Circuit ring events to be held online in May. The WSOP also has a longstanding partnership with 888poker as the official host of online satellite events. The announcement comes as Las Vegas casinos enter a second month of being closed by order of Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. The initial order, issued March 17, was to last for 30 days but Sisolak has not indicated when he will lift the order. The WSOP also indicated that WSOP Europe will remain on the schedule for this Fall.
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