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  1. A lot has changed in the world since last month’s USA Online Poker Rankings report, but one thing has remained the same - Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon is still the #1-ranked player in the United States. Kwon didn’t need to be ordered to stay at home, he was already locked in and on the grind in March. He put in maximum volume which resulted in over 90 cashes for a total of $152,332 for the month. He picked up three five-figure scores including a third-place finish in the WSOP.com Circuit Super Series Event #11 ($75K NLHE BIG $500) for $21,326, his largest payday of the month. Just days later, on March 27, he took down the WSOP.com $20,000 Weekly Thursday for another $14,085. In total, Kwon earned seven outright victories and 14 PLB-qualifying scores which have propelled him to become the current #66-ranked player in the world. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] Last month’s #4-ranked Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein climbed two spots in the rankings this month sit right behind Kwon. Borenstein also has been dedicated to the grind, racking up 65 total cashes for just over $148,000. His biggest score of the month came during the PartyPoker US Network $250K GTD tournament on March 30 when he took fourth place for $18,911 and 239.24 PLB points. The New Jersey grinder’s rise in the rankings can be attributed to his 21 PLB-qualifying scores which have also lifted him to a career-high ranking of #83 in the world. David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman stepped back one spot into the #3 ranking but he still had a great month on the online felts by posting 69 total cashes for over $82,000. Of those cashes, 24 were good for four-figures scores including a trio of results that took place on March 29. On that day he finished in third in the WSOP.com $10,000 Daily Turbo Deepstack for $2,153 while at the same time putting in a final table appearance in the $15,000 Weekly Saturday for $1,914. Then that night, on PokerStars NJ, he took down the Sunday High Roller for another $5,640. All told, his March results helped Colman to over $2.7 million in total career online cashes. Last month, Daniel 'wildman75’ Buzgon wasn’t even in the top 10. This month he jumps all the way up to the #4 spot after taking down a WSOP.com Online Circuit Event. Buzgon picked up this fourth career WSOP Circuit ring when he won the WSOP Circuit Event #9 on March 5 for $27,234 and 326.80 PLB points. That wasn’t Buzgon’s only five-figure score in the month as he scored a victory in the March 18 edition of the WSOP.com $30,000 GTD which blasted past its guarantee for a prize pool north of $96,000. Buzgon earned nearly the same amount as the initial guarantee, walking away with $26,936 on the day. In his exception month, Buzgon picked up 61 cashes good for over $144K. His 18 PLB-qualifiing cashes have also helped him crack the worldwide top-100, where he currently sits ranked at #96. Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg also returns to the top-10 this month, currently sitting at #5. In addition to accumulating 17-PLB qualifying scores, Lavenburg posted some solid scores to help him soar in the rankings. He booked a runner-up finish in the March 9 edition of the $25,000 NLH High Roller on WSOP.com for $12,396. He followed that up days later with a victory in the $25,000 GTD Saturday Special on March 15 for another $18,500. However, he picked up the bulk of his $131,000 in earnings on March 30 by taking down the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday Special, which more than doubled its guarantee, for a $30,769 first-place payday. Lavenburg is currently sitting at an all-time high ranking of #102 in the world with just over $1.8 million in total career earnings. US Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 4894 2 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 4682 3 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4672 4 Daniel 'wildman75’ Buzgon 4522 5 Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg 4446 6 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 4361 7 Brian 'bexel' Sherrier 4314 8 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman 4019 9 Ryan 'hags021' Hagerty 3750 10 Angel 'ChromeKing' Lopez 3745 ‘prdawg420’ Takes Nevada’s Top Spot There’s a new #1 online player in the Silver State as ‘prdawg420’ used a pair of victories on WSOP.com to get higher in the rankings that he’s ever been before. Early in the month, on March 2, he took down the first $15,000 GTD Circuit Warm-Up Turbo Deepstack for $8,416 and 178.21 PLB points. Three days later he just missed out on a WSOP Circuit Ring, finishing as the runner-up to Buzgon in Event #9 for $15,486 and 215.61 PLB points. He closed out the month the same way he started it by winning the March 29 edition of $15,000 GTD Circuit Warm-Up Turbo Deepstack for another $7,174. Nevada Online Poker Rankings RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 prdawg420 3270 2 Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman 2821 3 Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat 2770 4 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2767 5 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 2525
  2. Plenty of big names in the high-stakes MTT scene took their shots in the eight High Roller tournaments on the partypoker POWERFEST schedule on Thursday night. The biggest score of the night belonged to ‘ElCabanero’ who outlasted the elite field of 42 runners in Event #187-SHR ($5,200 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max) for an $84,000 payday. In this Super High Roller, you only made the money if you made the final table and ‘ElCabanero’ went the distance after taking out ‘DR.Summer69’ in heads-up play. For his efforts, ‘DR.Summer69’ walked away with $53,748.45 in second place. High-stakes tournament grinder ‘PayAndPlay’ finished in third place, good for $27,300. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] While ‘DR.Summer69’ may have missed out on the Super High Roller title, he would not be denied the victory in Event #183-HR ($1,050 PLO 6-Max, PKO). He went on to defeat the 78 entries to lock down the $8,884.25 first-place prize plus an additional $16,373.45 in bounties for a total payday of $25,257.70. He racked up a total of over $79,000 between his two final tables on the day. ‘trustnobody_99’ was the runner-up in this one, taking home $8,876.42 and an additional $2,871.09 in bounties. The top three was rounded out by partypoker pro Joni ‘JJouhki’ Joukimainen. The PLO specialist earned $5,464.81 and an additional $2,625 in bounties for his third-place finish. Speaking of familiar names, well-known professional poker player/tournament director Kenny ‘SpaceyFCB’ Hallaert took down Event #180-HR ($530 8-6 Mix Max, Deepstack) for a nice $31,255.01 payday and a POWERFEST title. The score will lift Hallaert to over $6.35 million in career online earnings. Currently, he sits as the #38-ranked online player in the world. ’PpPlayer1357’ fell just short but still managed a $20,615 score for their second-place run. ‘CharlesBarkley’ muscled his way into third place, scoring 414,656.33. ‘WatchMeDance’ was nearly the biggest winner of the day with their victory in Event #185-HR ($2,100 8-Max PKO). They took home the first-place prize of $22,775.25 and a massive $56,716.42 in bounties for a total haul of just over $79,481. It was a bitter-sweet finished for runner-up ‘ElCabanero’ who nearly took down two POWERFEST titles on the same day. While he was denied the double-title on the day, he did collect ‘$22,749.37 for second place and another $4,856.25. Combined with his win in the Super High Roller, ‘ElCabanero’ banked $111,605 on the day. ‘MoStack’ collected $16,554.37 as the bronze medal finisher and another $4,462.50 in bounties. Also of note, partypoker pro Kristin ‘Krissyb24’ Bicknell finished in fourth place, earning a total score of $17,566, bounties included. The exact same event with a smaller buy-in took place at the same time, Event #185-HR ($530 8-Max, PKO) drew 570 entries and had the largest High Roller prize pool of the day at $292,125. ‘Executioner_’ lived up to their namesake, taking out the entire competition for the first-place prize of $20,805.29 plus $33,737.72 in bounties for a total earnings of $54,543.01. ‘Rocabella’ secured second-place money of $20,776.73 and an additional $3,006.47 in bounties. Finally, ‘attitydsproblem’ wrapped up the tournament in third place for $14,169.25 plus $4,380.48 in bounties. Event #180-HR: $100K Gtd [8-6 Mix-Max, Deepstack] $530 buy-in 266 entries $133,000 prize pool SpaceyFCB - $31,255.01 PpPlayer1357 - $20,615 CharlesBarkley - $14,656.33 krestnyotez - $10,706.50 Forrest_guuump - $7,980 lennartpronk - $5,320 Event #183-HR: $50K Gtd [PLO 6-Max, PKO] $1,050 buy-in 78 entries $79,950 prize pool Dr.Summer69 - $8,884.25 + $16,373.45 in bounties trustnobody_99 - $8,876.42 + $2,871.09 in bounties JJouhki - $5,464.81 + $2,625 in bounties iMightPot - $3,984.76 + $1,952.35 in bounties Baccarat - $2,846.25 + $262.50 in bounties idefix - $1,935.45 + $2,329.69 in bounties Event #184-HR: $100K Gtd [6-Max] $1,050 buy-in 171 entries $171,000 prize pool WhaledShark - $42,590.34 Brilvis - $27,360 Kanchenjunga - $19,237.50 Whoo0ps - $13,936.50 N0GUTSNOGloryAA - $10,260 Namastayinbed - $6,840 Event #185-HR: $200K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 129 entries $264,450 prize pool WatchMeDance - $22,775.25 + $56,716.42 in bounties ElCabanero - $22,749.37 + $4,856.25 in bounties MoStack - $16,554.37 + $4,462.50 in bounties Krissyb24 - $11,726.01 + $5,840.62 in bounties aaaaaaaaaaaa - $8,277.18 + $4,085.16 in bounties mbnlfg - $6,552.77 + $4,265.62 in bounties I LOVE BREW - $5,214.62 + $0.00 in bounties Toppairlover - $4,138.59 + $2,756.25 in bounties Event #185-HR: $250K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $530 buy-in 570 entries $292,125 prize pool Executioner_ $20,805.29 + $33,737.72 in bounties Rocabella - $20,776.73 + $3,006.47 in bounties attitydsproblem - $14,169.25 + $4,380.48 in bounties NoSoulToRead - $9,807.06 + $1,792.37 in bounties Bahbababa - $6,904.17 + $2,067.18 in bounties edmbs - $4,989.83 + $393.75 in bounties UkinSelka - $3,593.30 + $3,018.75 in bounties Piace1992 - $2,573.37 + $1,667.30 in bounties Event #187-SHR: $100K Gtd [PLO 6-Max] $5,200 buy-in 42 entries $210,000 prize pool ElCabanero - $84,000 DR.Summer69 - $53,748.45 PayAndPlay - $27,300 MUNJOSHuHa - $18,900 PpPlayer1357 - $14,700 JariKurri - $11,351.55 Event #187-HR: $40K Gtd [PLO 6-Max] $530 buy-in 125 entries $62,500 prize pool Razorblade Nick - $15,744.14 VujaDeGen - $10,625 Carnotaurus - $7,500 PUCKBOUCHARD - $5,312.50 Stu_Beggs - $3,906.25 Gamebred_1 - $2,593.75 Event #188-HR: $100K Gtd [6-Max, PKO, Fast] $1,050 buy-in 125 entries $127,500 prize pool Tornad0toni - $11,972.19 + $19,776.25 in bounties Meoka - $11,959.66 + $9,798.75 in bounties mararthur1 - $8,446.52 + $2,860 in bounties Incognitigno - $5,982.95 + $1,820 in bounties NewYorkJimmY - $4,399.23 + $1,332.50 in bounties PunchlineEnBeta - $2,921.09 + $1,950 in bounties
  3. There were another seven High Roller events on the partypoker POWERFEST schedule on Wednesday as the $20 million guaranteed online series ramps up to its Sunday finale. With a victory in Event $176-HR ($2,100 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max), ’DasistMirWurst’ not only took home the biggest payday of Wednesday’s POWERFEST schedule but also secured a third High Roller title for the series. ’DasistMirWurst’, who just yesterday made the final table in four different High Roller events, outlasted the 67 entries to take home the $46,351.69 first-place prize. Finishing right behind them was ‘Stu_Beggs’ who earned $30,150 as the runner-up. High-rolling regular ‘PayAndPlay’ fell in third place, locking up $16,080. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] ‘PayAndPlay’ made three final tables on the day including a fifth-place finish in Event #169-HR ($530 NLHE 8-Max, Deepstack) for a $5,500 score. However, the tournament was won by ‘bitw1’ who earned $20,390 for the win. ‘cmiuc’ finished in second place for $14,800 while ‘headshot’ took home the bronze and $10,550 for their efforts. It was another good day for ‘kgroqigmqtbmqom’ who nabbed another POWERFEST title with a win in Event #173-HR ($1,050 NLHE 8-Max) and added $30,870 to their bankroll. ‘wikidipidi’ made it to heads-up, but was forced to settle for $22,050 for a second-place finish. ‘Thanksbro’ welcomed a $15,750 payday for a third-place finish. The final table in this one was stacked as ’DasistMirWurst’ made yet another final table, taking home $11,025 for fourth place. Also, previous High Roller winners ‘mararthur1’ and ‘Sundaynighking’ both had a seat in the final eight. ‘Toppairlover’ enjoyed a victory in Event $174-HR ($530 6-Max, PKO). They took home the $19,204.36 first-place prize plus an additional $21,430.89 in bounties for a total score of $40,635, nearly good enough to make them the biggest winner on the day. Right behind them, ‘slipperywhenwet’ slid into second place for $19,179.66 plus an additional $4,042.11 in bounties. Online poker legend Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar made it to third place and added $13,794.16 plus $1,049.99 to his long list of POWERFEST cashes. partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard made an appearance at the final table as well, finishing in fifth place for $6,930.40 and an additional $5,875.53 in bounties. There were more four-card tournaments played on Wednesday as ‘lennartpronk’ booked a win in Event #176-HR ($530 PLO 6-Max) for $14,610.56. ‘relentless’ took second place in this one for $9,860, making it his third High Roller final table of the day. ‘sendmehome’ was sent home in third place, earning $6,960. ‘PayAndPlay’ wrapped up his third final table of the day in sixth place for $2,407. Finally, ‘marathur1’ took down Event #177-HR (8-6 Mix Max, PKO, Fast) for a healthy $14,754 payday enhanced by another $22,689.88 in bounties for a total of over $37,444. Event #173-HR champ ‘kgroqigmqtbmqom’ nearly went back-to-back in one day, but was forced to finish as the runner-up here, winning $14,739.08 and an additional $1,771.87 in bounties. ‘L0TT0ISMYM0TT0’ ended up in third place and booked a $10,409.49 score with an additional $2,805 in bounties to go with it. Event #169-HR: $100K Gtd [8-Max, Deepstack] $530 buy-in 199 entries $100,000 prize pool ($500 overlay) bitw1 - $20,390 cmiuc - $14,800 headshot - $10,550 Toppairlover - $7,800 PayAndPlay - $5,500 Serenity25 - $4,200 N0GUTSNOGloryAA - $3,100 relentless - $2,300 Event #172-HR: $25K Gtd [PLO8 8-Max] $530 buy-in 52 entires $26,000 prize pool GGGGGGGGGG - $7,658.01 reQuireJunKgent - $7,552 FcknPeasents - $3,900 Frank_Grimes - $2,340 monkeynuts66 - $1,820 Paquiitoo - $1,495 relentless - $1,235 Event #173-HR: $125K Gtd [8-Max] $1,050 buy-in 126 entires $126,000 prize pool kgroqigmqtbmqom - $30,870 wikidipidi - $22,050 Thanksbro - $15,750 DasistMirWurst - $11,025 ladyblake34 - $8,190 mararthur1 - $6,300 Sundaynightking - $5,040 Tugerbluff - $4,095 Event #174-HR: $250K Gtd [6-Max, PKO] $530 buy-in 487 entries $250,000 prize pool ($412.50 overlay) Toppairlover - $19,204.36 + $21,430.89 in bounties slipperywhenwet - $19,179.66 + $4,042.11 in bounties Greenstone25 - $13,794.16 + $1,049.99 in bounties iplaypoker - $9,729.16 + $2,608.59 in bounties Patrick_Leonard - $6,930.40 + $5,875.53 in bounties avocado - $4,398.13 + $4,655.29 in bounties Event #176-HR: $100K Gtd [PLO 6-Max] $2,100 buy-in 67 entries $134,000 prize pool DasistMirWurst - $46,351.69 Stu_Beggs - $30,150 PayAndPlay - $16,080 Licorne fatal - $12,060 idefix - $8,710 Baccarat - $6,030 Event #176-HR: $40K Gtd [PLO 6-Max] $530 buy-in 116 entries $58,000 prize pool lennartpronk - $14,610.56 relentless - $9,860 sendmehome - $6,960 sukamibosak - $4,930 Baccarat - $3,625 PayAndPlay - $2,407 Event #177-HR: $150K Gtd [8-6 Mix Max, PKO, Fast] $1,050 buy-in 139 entries $142,475 prize pool marathur1 - $14,754.57 + $22,689.88 in bounties kgroqigmqtbmqom - $14,739.08 + $1,771.87 in bounties L0TT0ISMYM0TT0 - $10,409.49 + $2,805 in bounties xuxukr1 - $7,373.39 + $393.75 in bounties ThanksBro - $5,421.61 + $262.50 in bounties MeisterYoda - $3,599.95 + $4,823.43 in bounties
  4. Tuesday’s partypoker POWERFEST High Roller schedule offered players another nine opportunities to add a series title to their poker resumes while picking up a major mid-week payday. The biggest winner on the day was ‘Sundaynighking’ who booked a six-figure score by winning Event #162-SHR ($5,200 NLHE 8-Max) for $108,053.91. Also locking up a huge Tuesday cash was second-place finisher ‘Blackk88’ who walked away with $101,946.10 in a heads-up deal with ‘Sundaynightking’. ‘Player654’ fell in third place, adding $62,500 to their bankroll. Two-time POWERFEST champion ‘DasistMirWurst’ finished the Super High Roller in fourth place, collecting $43,750 for their impressive series earnings. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In Event #161-HR ($1,050 NLHE 8-Max), ’Sebass8u’ outlasted the 171 entries to book the first-place prize of $37,842.30. Finishing right behind them was previous POWERFEST champion ‘Stolewon’ who earned $27,189 for their second-place finish. ‘BaBaDeBaBa’ climbed into third place for $19,836. ’marathur1’ took down the biggest PKO tournament of the day when they won Event #164-HR ($2,100 8-Max PKO) for $23,148 plus an additional $42,196 in bounties for a total score of over $65,000. ‘Irunsogooood’ ran all the way to second place and earned $23,123 and an additional $12,534.37 in bounties. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver Sami ‘ChimneyBarrel’ Kelopuro wrapped this one up in third place for $6,037 plus $16,525 in bounties which is enough to put him up over $12.2 million in total lifetime online earnings. There were two events labeled Event #165-HR. The first Event #165-HR ($530 PLO 6-Max, PKO) saw ‘ChinHauChu’ take down the lower buy-in event for a $5,603 score. With the additional $10,377 in bounties, ‘ChinHauChu’ earned a total of nearly $11,000. ‘Jackychannnn’ fought their way to second place and earned $5,597.12 and an additional $1,296.09. Kelopuro earned his second third-place finish on the day in this one, picking up a total of just over $5,500 for his efforts. ‘Thor9’ brought down the hammer in the higher buy-in Event #165-HR ($2,100 PLO 6-Max, PKO) defeating the 66 entires and earnings $17,188 plus an additional $31,893 in bounties for a total score of just over $49,000. ‘bonjogo’ finished as the runner-up for $17,175.19 and just $787.50 in bounties. Finally, ‘DasistMirWurst’ was denied their third 2020 POWERFEST title after busting in third place for $9,163 plus $1,050 in bounties. Of note, of the nine high roller events on Tuesday ‘DasistMirWurst’ made the final table in four of the events for a daily total of $66,688. Event #157-HR: $100K Gtd [8-Max, Grind] $530 buy-in 210 entries $105,000 prize pool Clutchmeister - $21,409.50 KarlMarx - $15,540 PavHristivoje - $11,077.50 unluckymelon - $8,190 PabloPotato - $5,775 WiNeGUy - $4,410 Toppairlover - $3,225 PartyAllDayLong - $2,415 Event #160-HR: $30K Gtd [PLO8 6-Max, PKO] $530 buy-in 65 entries $33,312.50 prize pool mo1st - $4,232.03 + $7,965.34 in bounties FONBET_RULIT - $4,228.74 + $2,034.36 in bounties War0fGobelins - $2,256.19 + $131.25 in bounties TTestAA - $1,692.14 + $196.88 in bounties FAL1s7 - $1,222.10 + $615.24 in bounties bitw1 - $846.07 + $328.12 in bounties Event #161-HR: $150K Gtd [8-Max] $1,050 buy-in 171 entries $171,000 prize pool Sebass8u - $37,842.30 Stolewon - $27,189 BaBaDeBaBa - $19,836 NewYorkJimmY - $14,193 Johnnie_blue99 - $9,918 Sundaynightking - $7,695 CalmDownMan - $5,985 N0GUTSNOGloryAA - $4,702.50 Event #162-SHR: $500K Gtd [8-Max] $5,200 buy-in 100 entries $500,000 prize pool Sundaynightking - $108,053.91 Blackk88 - $101,946.10 Player654 - $62,500 DasistMirWurst - $43,750 gastrader - $32,500 SuperNutz - $25,000 WatchMeDance - $20,000 BoldPilot - $16,250 Event #162-HR: $100K Gtd [6-Max, PKO, Fast] $530 buy-in 204 entries $104,500 prize pool Noname69 - $9,348.87 + $14,728.81 in bounties fromHolland1945 - $9,338.57 + $1,214.06 in bounties GlobalHappi - $6,569.77 + $1,480.67 in bounties NewYorkJimmY - $4,759.43 + $2,813.69 in bounties No_No_No - $3,503.87 + $2,173.83 in bounties BigHoney - $2,335.91 + $1,345.30 in bounties Event #164-HR: $250K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 121 entries $250,000 prize pool ($1,950 overlay) mararthur1 - $23,148.14 + $42,196.88 in bounties Irunsogooood - $23,123.45 + $12,534.37 in bounties ChimneyBarrel - $16,525.53 + $6,037.50 in bounties Jizoint - $11,525.53 + $2,100 in bounties Player654 - $8,593.27 + $3,018.75 in bounties cmiuc - $6,610.21 + $4,200 in bounties DasistMirWurst - $5,288.17 + $5,250 in bounties fromHolland1945 - $4,296.64 + $4,987.50 in bounties Event #165-HR: $50K Gtd [PLO 6-Max, PKO] $530 buy-in 117 entries $59,962.50 prize pool ChinHauChu - $5,603.06 + $10,377.02 in bounties Jackychannnn - $5,597.12 + $1,296.09 in bounties ChimneyBarrel - $3,952.97 + $1,558.59 in bounties Peasant_Poker - $2,800.02 + $2,739.85 in bounties bitw1 - $2,058.84 + $656.24 in bounties DasistMirWurst - $1,367.07 + $820.31 in bounties Event #165-HR: $100K Gtd [PLO 6-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 66 entries $135,300 prize pool Thor9 - $17,188.44 + $31,893.75 in bounties bonjogo - $17,175.19 + $787.50 in bounties DasistMirWurst - $9,163.62 + $1,050 in bounties JJouhki - $6,872.71 + $8,662.50 in bounties Carnotaurus - $4,963.63 + $8,137.50 in bounties danieltt999 - $3,436.35 + $0.00 in bounties Event #167-HR: $50K Gtd [8-Max, PKO, Turbo] $530 buy-in 102 entries $52,275 prize pool im_fc_fish_pro - $4,801.03 + $6,111.37 in bounties IlProfessore - $4,795.83 + $4,930.08 in bounties FamilyMan72 - $3,427.41 + $1,525.78 in bounties mylifeisajoke - $2,399.19 + $2,329.68 in bounties ladyblake34 - $1,782.25 + $787.50 in bounties ShipAndDate - $1,370.96 + $328.12 in bounties aaaaaaaaaaaa - $1,096.77 + $328.12 in bounties Tigerbluff - $891.12 + $131.25 in bounties
  5. PokerStars is giving online poker players in the Garden State something big to look forward to. On Friday, the online poker giant revealed the complete schedule for the fifth edition of their New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker with $1.2 million in guaranteed prize money. The 2020 PokerStars NJSCOOP is taking place between April 11-27 and arrives with an expanded schedule of 48 events. Each of the 48 events features both a “High” and a “Low” buy-in, making for a total of 96 individual tournaments, a significant increase over their 41 event offering of 2019. The schedule has just about everything an online poker grinder could ask for. Of course, it comes with a healthy dose of No Limit Hold'em. But players of all games can find a tournament to circle on their calendars with Pot Limit Omaha, Seven Card Stud, Eight Game, and additional Omaha variants sprinkled in over the course of the multi-week schedule. Main Event Modifications While PokerStars is increasing the number of tournaments, they have actually pulled back when it comes to their Main Events. As in previous years, the series will culminate in a pair of Main Events, one High and one Low, but for the second year in a row, players will see a reduction in the guarantee. This year’s Main Event High has a $100,000 guarantee attached, down from the $130,000 guarantee of 2019. That was reduced from the $200,000 guarantee of 2018. However, it’s not an 'apples-to-apples' comparison because along with the guarantee reduction, PokerStars has made the Main Event High a little more affordable, reducing the buy-in from $500 down to $300 this year. The more attractive price point may, in fact, help funnel more players into the Main Event High. In 2019, when Anthony ‘FlawlessBINK’ Maio took down the $500 buy-in event for nearly $25,000, the tournament only drew 254 runners. This created an overlay of over $10,000 (excluding fees) for PokerStars. With the reduced Main Event High buy-in, PokerStars is going to need 357 players to avoid an overlay, but they will also have an easier time qualifying players. The Main Event High is receiving a guarantee and a buy-in reduction, the Main Event Low is just seeing a reduction in the guarantee. The tournament will stay at the same $50 price point from the past but will be reduced from a $40,000 guarantee down to a $30,000 guarantee. Qualify For The Main For players in New Jersey looking to win their way into the Main Event this year, PokerStars is again offering a number of ways to get in for cheap. The cheapest way is the 30 seat $300 Main Event High guarantee freeroll for players who make a new deposit. Additionally, the online site is offering a special NJSCOOP edition of their popular three-handed $3 Spin & Go’s between March 31-April 26 where the top prize will award Main Event High tickets. PokerStars 2020 NJSCOOP Schedule DATE EVENT BUY-IN GUARANTEE 04-11 NJSCOOP-01-H NLHE [Nightly Stars - NJSCOOP Warm-Up] $100 $20,000 04-11 NJSCOOP-01-L NLHE [NJSCOOP Warm-Up] $10 $5,000 04-11 NJSCOOP-02-H NLHE [Turbo] $50 $10,000 04-11 NJSCOOP-02-L NLHE [Turbo] $5 $3,500 04-12 NJSCOOP-03-H NLHE [Deepstack, 8-Max] $200 $25,000 04-12 NJSCOOP-03-H NLHE [Deepstack, 8-Max] $20 $7,500 04-12 NJSCOOP-04-H NLHE [Progressive KO] $150 $25,000 04-12 NJSCOOP-04-L NLHE [Progressive KO] $15 $5,000 04-12 NJSCOOP-05-H NLHE [Sunday Special SE] $300 $45,000 04-12 NJSCOOP-05-L NLHE [Mini Sunday Special] $30 $12,000 04-12 NJSCOOP-06-H PLO [6-Max] $100 $8,000 04-12 NJSCOOP-06-L PLO [6-Max] $10 $2,000 04-12 NJSCOOP-07-H NLHE [Sunday Supersonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] $150 $10,000 04-12 NJSCOOP-07-L NLHE [ Hyper-Turbo] $15 $3,000 04-13 NJSCOOP-08-H NLHE $200 $15,000 04-13 NJSCOOP-08-L NLHE $20 $6,000 04-13 NJSCOOP-09-H NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO] $100 $17,500 04-13 NJSCOOP-09-L NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO] $10 $4,000 04-14 NJSCOOP-10-H NLHE [Super Tuesday SE] $300 $35,000 04-14 NJSCOOP-10-L NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday] $30 $10,000 04-14 NJSCOOP-11-H NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] $100 $15,000 04-14 NJSCOOP-11-L NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] $10 $4,000 04-14 NJSCOOP-12-H NLHE $150 $15,000 04-14 NJSCOOP-12-L NLHE $15 $5,000 04-15 NJSCOOP-13-H 8-Game $500 $17,500 04-15 NJSCOOP-13-L 8-Game $50 $6,000 04-15 NJSCOOP-14-H NLHE [Turbo] $200 $12,000 04-15 NJSCOOP-14-L NLHE [Turbo] $20 $4,000 04-16 NJSCOOP-15-H NLHE [Thursday Thrill SE, PKO] $250 $25,000 04-16 NJSCOOP-15-L NLHE [Mini Thrill, PKO] $25 $8,000 04-16 NJSCOOP-16-H PL Omaha [8-Max, Progressive KO] $200 $10,000 04-16 NJSCOOP-16-L PL Omaha [8-Max, Progressive KO] $20 $3,000 04-17 NJSCOOP-17-H NLHE $100 $12,000 04-17 NJSCOOP-17-L NLHE $10 $3,000 04-17 NJSCOOP-18-H NLHE [Hyper-Turbo] $200 $10,000 04-17 NJSCOOP-18-L NLHE [Hyper-Turbo] $20 $5,000 04-18 NJSCOOP-19-H NLHE [6-Max] $100 $12,000 04-18 NJSCOOP-19-L NLHE [ 6-Max] $10 $4,000 04-18 NJSCOOP-20-H PLO8 [8-Max] $200 $7,500 04-18 NJSCOOP-20-L PLO8 [8-Max] $20 $3,000 04-18 NJSCOOP-21-H NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO] $100 $7,500 04-18 NJSCOOP-21-L NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO] $10 $3,000 04-19 NJSCOOP-22-HNLHE [Marathon] $100 $10,000 04-19 NJSCOOP-22-L NLHE [Marathon] $10 $3,500 04-19 NJSCOOP-23-H NLHE [Progressive KO] $150 $20,000 04-19 NJSCOOP-23-L NLHE [Progressive KO] $15 $5,000 04-19 NJSCOOP-24-H NLHE [Sunday Special SE] $350 $50,000 04-19 NJSCOOP-24-L NLHE [Mini Sunday Special] $35 $15,000 04-19 NJSCOOP-25-H PL 5-Card Omaha [8-Max] $100 $6,500 04-19 NJSCOOP-25-L PL 5-Card Omaha [8-Max] $10 $2,000 04-19 NJSCOOP-26-H NLHE [6-Max, Turbo] $300 $25,000 04-19 NJSCOOP-26-L NLHE [6-Max, Turbo] $30 $7,500 04-20 NJSCOOP-27-H NLHE [4-Max] $300 $30,000 04-20 NJSCOOP-27-L NLHE [4-Max] $30 $10,000 04-20 NJSCOOP-28-H NLO8 [8-Max] $100 $7,500 04-20 NJSCOOP-28-L NLO8 [8-Max] $10 $3,000 04-21 NJSCOOP-29-H NLHE [Super Tuesday SE] $250 $35,000 04-21 NJSCOOP-29-L NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday] $25 $10,000 04-21 NJSCOOP-30-H NLHE [Progressive KO] $200 $20,000 04-21 NJSCOOP-30-L NLHE [Progressive KO] $20 $6,000 04-21 NJSCOOP-31-H NLHE High Roller [6-Max] $1,000 $45,000 04-21 NJSCOOP-31-L NLHE High Roller [6-Max] $100 $27,500 04-22 NJSCOOP-32-H NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] $200 $20,000 04-22 NJSCOOP-32-L NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] $20 $6,000 04-22 NJSCOOP-33-H NLHE [8-Max, Turbo] $100 $10,000 04-22 NJSCOOP-33-L NLHE [8-Max, Turbo] $10 $3,000 04-23 NJSCOOP-34-H PL Omaha [8-Max] $150 $7,500 04-23 NJSCOOP-34-L PL Omaha [8-Max] $15 $2,500 04-23 NJSCOOP-35-H NLHE [Thursday Thrill SE PKO] $200 $20,000 04-23 NJSCOOP-35-L NLHE [Mini Thrill PKO] $20 $7,500 04-23 NJSCOOP-36-H NLHE [Heads-Up, Progressive Total KO, Zoom] $100 $7,500 04-23 NJSCOOP-36-L NLHE [Heads-Up, Progressive Total KO, Zoom] $10 $2,500 04-24 NJSCOOP-37-H NLHE [6-Max] $200 $17,500 04-24 NJSCOOP-37-L NLHE [6-Max] $20 $5,000 04-24 NJSCOOP-38-H NLHE [ Turbo] $150 $12,000 04-24 NJSCOOP-38-L NLHE [Turbo] $15 $4,000 04-25 NJSCOOP-39-H NLHE [Final Weekend Kickoff] $200 $12,000 04-25 NJSCOOP-39-L NLHE [Final Weekend Kickoff] $20 $8,000 04-25 NJSCOOP-40-H Stud Hi/Lo $200 $5,000 04-25 NJSCOOP-40-L Stud Hi/Lo $20 $1,500 04-25 NJSCOOP-41-H NLHE [4-Max, Turbo] $50 $7,500 04-25 NJSCOOP-41-L NLHE [4-Max, Turbo] $5 $1,500 04-26 NJSCOOP-42-H NLHE [Progressive KO] $200 $15,000 04-26 NJSCOOP-42-L NLHE [Progressive KO] $20 $3,500 04-26 NJSCOOP-43-H NLHE [Main Event, 2-Day Event] $300 $100,000 04-26 NJSCOOP-43-L NLHE [Main Event, 2-Day Event] $50 $30,000 04-26 NJSCOOP-44-H PL Omaha [6-Max] $150 $8,500 04-26 NJSCOOP-44-L PL Omaha [6-Max] $15 $2,500 04-26 NJSCOOP-45-H NLHE [Sunday Supersonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] $100 $8,500 04-26 NJSCOOP-45-L NLHE [Hyper-Turbo] $10 $2,000 04-27 NJSCOOP-46-H NLHE $100 $22,000 04-27 NJSCOOP-46-L NLHE $10 $4,000 04-27 NJSCOOP-47-H NLHE $100 $25,000 04-27 NJSCOOP-47-L NLHE $10 $5,000 04-27 NJSCOOP-48-H NLHE [Hyper-Turbo Wrap-Up] $150 $12,000 04-27 NJSCOOP-48-L NLHE [Hyper-Turbo Wrap-Up] $15 $3,000
  6. There may less than a week left in this edition of partypoker’s POWERFEST but there are still millions of dollars in prize money up for grabs ahead of Sunday’s Main Events. On Tuesday, some of the biggest names in the online poker game were back at it, battling for their share of massive mid-week prize pools. Just days after picking up a $135K score for his third-place finish in Event #70-SHR, ‘EmpireMaker’ bested the 104-entry field of Event #91-SHR ($5,200 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max) to add another $128,625 to his POWERFEST earnings. Right behind him, ‘SpanishFly’ finished as the runner-up and collected $91,875 for their efforts. Two-time 2020 POWERFEST winner ‘CalmDownMan’ continued to stay hot by taking third-place and picking up a $65,625 score. The entire final table of Event #91 featured some of POWERFEST’s biggest winners including partypoker ambassador Kristen ‘Krissyb24’ Bicknell (4th place, $45,937,50), Event #70 winner ‘LittleRussia’ (5th place, $34,125), Event #43 winner ‘iRunStims' (6th place, $26,250), and Event #80 winner ‘fromHolland1945’ (8th place, $17,062.50). [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] A deal was made in Event #88-HR ($530 Nl Limit Hold’em, Grind) as ‘unluckymelon’ and ‘High Level’ each split up the bulk of the $112,000 prize pool. ‘unluckymelon’ took home the title and $19,775.47 as the winner while ‘High Level’ banked $19,637.34 as the official runner-up. ‘RainMan74’ fell just short of being included in the chop, walking away with $11,818 for third place. ‘Adamm’ outlasted the 211 runners of Event #89-HR ($1,050 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max) to take home the $43,022 first-place prize. They bested ‘TheresaMaysMum’ in heads-up play, who earned $31,228 as the runner-up. Two days after booking a big win in Event $68-HR for over $94K, ’kristian150’ added a second POWERFEST title by taking down Event #92-HR ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max, PKO). ’kristian150’ picked up $25,900.25 for first place and tacked on an additional $39,210.95 in bounties for a total score of over $65,000. ‘SuperNutz’ settled for second place in this event for a healthy $25,870.79 plus an additional $16,898.43 in bounties. Current worldwide #2-ranked player Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar finished in third place, adding $18,825.79 and an additional $3,808.25 to his over $14.7 million in lifetime cashes. POWERFEST #88-HR: $100K Gtd [8-Max, Grind] $530 buy-in 224 entries $112,000 prize pool unluckymelon - $19,775.47 High Level - $19,637.34 RainMan74 - $11,816 xmetterling - $8,736 Junglemandan - $6,160 I am there - $4,704 Pisky16 - $3,472 XXjaycXX - $2,576 POWERFEST #89-HR: $200K Gtd [8-Max] $1,050 buy-in 211 entries $211,000 prize pool Adamm - $43,022.90 TheresaMaysMum - $31,228 F3ww3_D3_lux3 - $22,260.50 R_D3ck4rd - $16,458 Aspolan35 - $11,605 Irunsogooood - $8,862 LikeBTC - $6,541 basketlove - $4,853 POWERFEST #90-HR: $25K Gtd [PLO8 6-Max, PKO] $530 buy-in 71 entries $36,378.50 prize pool Mr Longhit - $4,622.67 + $8,092.48 in bounties theSDMsickness - $4,619.08 + $1,974.92 in bounties LowballBracelet - $2,464.45 + $262.50 in bounties HappyBRM - $1,848.34 + $1,345.29 in bounties stakelevic24 - $1,334.91 + $1,064.36 in bounties nmrdrma - $924.17 + $438.86 in bounties POWERFEST #91-SHR: $500K Gtd [8-Max] $5,200 buy-in 104 entries $525,000 prize pool EmpireMaker - $128,625 SpanishFly - $91,875 CalmDownMan - $65,625 Krissyb24 - $45,937.50 LittleRussia - $34,125 iRunStims - $26,250 BURNINGMANRULES - $21,000 fromHolland1945 - $17,062.50 POWERFEST #91-HR: $100K Gtd [6-Max, PKO Battle, Fast] $530 buy-in 214 entries $109,675 prize pool tazmania888 - $9,807.11 + $15,942.89 in bounties Vindog03 - $9,796.35 + $4,113.88 in bounties Jacquees - $6,891.82 + $1,271.49 in bounties TheOne - $4,992.74 + $1,460.15 in bounties comtar123 - $3,675.63 + $1,017.18 in bounties RainMan74 - $2,450.42 + $1,739.05 in bounties POWERFEST #92-HR: $300K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 146 entries $299,300 prize pool kristian150 - $25,900.25 + $39,210.95 in bounties SuperNutz - $25,870.79 + $16,898.43 in bounties Greenstone25 - $18,825.79 + $3,806.25 in bounties Phuck_It_IBet - $13,334.93 + $7,218.75 in bounties fromHolland1945 - $9,412.89 + $1,050 in bounties CocaineKiller - $7,451.87 + $10,828.12 in bounties No_No_No - $5,930.12 + $4,987.50 in bounties RemoveCard - $4,706.44 + $1,050 in bounties POWERFEST #93-HR: $75K Gtd [PLO 6-Max] $1,050 buy-in 95 entries $95,000 prize pool bonjogo - $29,716.57 Dandelion32892 - $18,525 WarrenBluffit - $11,400 JNandez_87 - $8,312.50 attitydsproblem - $5,937.50 DasistMirWurst - $4,037.50 POWERFEST #95-HR: $100K Gtd [8-Max, PKO, Turbo] $530 buy-in 94 entries $50,000 prize pool ($1,825 overlay) ShipAndDate - $5,095.10 + $10,828.16 in bounties Paquiitoo - $5,089.99 + $2,625 in bounties JozinhoPP - $3,578.53 + $885.94 in bounties RiverShove - $2,477.44 + $721.87 in bounties RainMan74 - $1,926.90 + $131.25 in bounties furikuri - $1,445.17 + $787.49 in bounties Lavrentiy11116 - $1,169.90 + $262.50 in bounties feruell - $963.45 + $459.37 in bounties
  7. Online poker is experiencing a big-time upswing. In light of current events, players from all over the world are finding themselves spending their days indoors and turning to online poker as a main source of entertainment. Sunday’s have always been the biggest day of the week for online poker. However, this Sunday felt different. Records were smashed and guarantees were crushed as poker players took their minds off of current events by battling for big-time paydays. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In the midst of a huge slate of POWERFEST events, partypoker’s weekly MILLIONS tournament saw 1,037 entries push the prize pool to $1,407,812, exceeding last week’s prize pool by more than $350,000. In the end, online pro ‘Zeds_dead_baby’ took home the top prize of $213,583.23. ‘Batata Palha’ wrapped up the tournament as the runner-up, earning $149,551.86. ‘fcknickchanges’ nearly booked a six-figure score as well, earning $95,942.38 for third place. As PokerStars’ flagship Sunday Million was celebrating its 14th anniversary with a record-setting field, large numbers of players piled into the online sites other offerings to play at the same time. The field in the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder PKO exceeded last week's by over 1000 runners. ‘u3meha’ won the $79,884.57 first-place prize plus an additional $63,190.66 in bounties for a total score of $143,075.23. ‘Robob1010’ also booked a six-figure score for second place, earning $79,882.09 and an additional $25,958.42 in bounties. Well-known online poker coach ‘bencb789’ finished in sixth place for a total score of over $22,000. The PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder also saw an extraordinary field of 6,947 runners, up 2,460 from last week. The jolt boosted the prize pool to $694,700 and allowed the #11-ranked player in the world ‘papan9_p$’ to claim the $41,637.08 first-place prize. He added another $26,253.64 in bounties for a grand total of $67,890, which the #1-ranked Russian will add to their already impressive $5.825 million in career earnings. ‘hallway420’ finished in second place for $41,630.45 plus $3,868.23 in bounties. One of the biggest winners of the day was GGPoker. Just one week after finally breaking through their $300,000 guarantee in their marquee $150 buy-in GG Masters event, Daniel Negreanu announced that they would be increasing the guarantee to $400,000. They picked the right week to make the change as 3,051 runners created a massive $421,038 prize pool, easily a new record for the GG Masters. ‘getplunted’ took the $400K GTD GG Masters down for a $60,753.75 payday. He was followed by ‘DaanOss’ banking $43,958.04 as the runner-up and ‘NuNuNu?!’ who took third for $30,375.95. With 25 starting flights, the 888poker Millions Superstorm finale player out on Sunday. The 11,618 total entries helped them eclipse the $1 million mark, generating a prize pool of $1,068.856. It was ‘zaSPARTAK’ who turned their $100 investment into a six-figure score, taking home the top prize of $112,234.54. ‘Raise1In.’ settled for second place, multiplying their buy-in by 800x and earning $80,164.20. PokerStars Sunday Warm-up 1,465 entries $293,000 prize pool Impeccab1e - $44,724.43 BillyIrvine - $32,156.16 Vlada2108 - $23,120.54 1MTM91 - $16,623 sahne110 $11,952.70 ziototo94 - $8,594.10 JDeox - $6,179.22 MauriceSch - $4,442.90 TerjePower18 - $3,194.49 PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder 2,103 entries $420,600 prize pool Gedis92 - $26,910.92 + $18,913.00 in bounties Hasseh922 - $26,908.53 + $6,107.21 in bounties dodi papa - $15,965.47 + $9,026.95 in bounties Rowniwn - $11,380.72 + $3,239.85 in bounties andersbisse - $8,112.55 + $3,475.38 in bounties Kraskata85 - $5,782.89 + $2,359.38 in bounties Vasya Dojdik - $4,122.23 + $784.38 in bounties ha0444 - $2,938.47 + $3,453.92 in bounties RedPantRed - $2,094.65 + $3,003.13 in bounties PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder 6,947 entries $694,700 prize pool papan9_p$ - $41,637.08 + $26,253.64 in bounties hallway420 - $41,630.45 + $3,868.23 in bounties but chugga - $23,329.17 + $4,929.59 in bounties Koreanmonkey - $16,042.42 + $3,709.01 in bounties Shemowna - $11,031.62 + $553.13 in bounties TheLipoFund - $7,585.95 + $1,637.11 in bounties SerVlaMin - $5,216.50 + $3,802.01 in bounties GothenutsAA - $3,587.18 + $1,854.29 in bounties __P0o_P0o__ - $2,466.74 + $3,894.60 in bounties PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder HR PKO 2,535 entries $1,267,500 prize pool u3meha - $79,884.57 + $63,190.66 in bounties Robob1010 - $79,882.09 + $25,958.42 in bounties Garrin4e - $48,047.37 + $6,634.76 in bounties Namduong86 - $34,546.47 + $4,195.33 in bounties PislogiK - $24,839.26 + $7,608.39 in bounties bencb789 - $17,859.64 + $5,039.06 in bounties cmontopdeck - $12,841.23 + $5,906.25 in bounties tmavrodiev - $9,232.97 + $10,880.84 in bounties plthe... - $6,638.59 + $3,832.03 in bounties partypoker MILLION 1,037 entries $1,407,812 prize pool Zeds_dead_baby - $213,583.23 Batata Palha - $149,551.86 fcknickchanges - $95,942.38 Kaikki rahat - $62,351.99 chyluk - $42,713.01 TheNakedMan - $29,916.45 ozymandias_ - $20,258.41 sextapesextape - $12,937.79 GGPoker GG Masters $150 NLHE 3,051 entries $421,038 prize pool getplunted - $60,753.75 DaanOss - $42,958.04 NuNuNu?! - $30,375.95 ThePunisherr - $21,479.04 Majlo987 - $15,188.01 spade7979 - $10,739.58 Ironman3000 - $7,594.00 JanPelikan - $5,369.79 dontpotme - $3,797.00 888poker Sunday Mega Deep $100,000 Guaranteed 811 entries + 276 rebuys $108,700 prize pool algsxr - $19,674.70 0nlyBet - $14.131.00 pueeete - $10,598.25 RasAIGhul - $7,935.10 BehindSpace - $5,598.05 KidPokerBC - $4,511.05 mr.Frodo91 - $3,424.05 tgrs20 - $2,402.27 Guialves27 - $1,391.36 888poker Millions Superstorm $1,000,000 Guaranteed 10,540 entries + 1,078 rebuys $1,068,856 prize pool zaSPARTAK - $112,234.54 Raise1In. - $80,164.20 Two.DV - $58,787.08 AnOnlineGuy - $42,754.24 AllanSheik - $28,859.11 TheElIephant - $19,239.40 RasAIGhul - $13,895.12 paraRC - $9,299.04 uiixx - $6,413.13
  8. With poker players stuck inside their homes, glued to their computers, the second Sunday of partypoker’s POWERFEST saw prize pools and paydays swell one again. On partypoker, no prize pool was bigger the $1,342,535 collected in Event #70-SHR ($5,200 No Limit Hold’em Phase Final $1M Gtd). In total, 308 players made their way into the $5,200 finale through surviving the early phases or direct buy-in. In the end, it was ‘LittleRussia’ who won big, by taking down the tournament and earning $267,164.60 for the win. ‘PunchlineEnBeta’ also picked up a massive score, taking home $193,325.04 as the runner-up. ‘EmpireMaker’ claimed the bronze and $135,598.03, the third player of the tournament to notch a six-figure score. German superstar Fedor ‘Fedor_Holz’ Holz fell just outside a podium finish. The ‘retired’ high stakes pro climbed into fourth place and added $98,676.32 to his considerable list of impressive earnings. Also of note, partypoker ambassador Jason Koon fell just short of the final table, finishing in 11th place for $20,809.29. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In Event #71-HR ($530 No Limit Hold’em Phase Final $400K Gtd) it was ‘OMGKentaNuts’ that outlasted the 1143 entries to earn a $94,005.78 payday for first. His heads-up opponent, 'gob_b' settled for $67,264.70 as the runner-up while ‘Noragami’ finished in third place, securing $44,163.13. ‘Quantum_Leap’ was also a member of Sunday’s six-figure club, knocking out the competition in Event #74-HR ($2,100 8-Max PKO). They took home the first-place prize of $40,144.23 plus an additional $80,685.97 in bounties for a grand total of over $120,000. ‘BuddyRW’ finished in second place, earning $40,094.39 while only managing to grab $1,050 in bounties. partypoker ambassadors went head-to-head in the finale of Event #73-HR ($530 8-Max, PKO, Fast). Anatoly ‘NL_Profit’ Filatov and Renato ‘renato_nomura’ Nomura made it all the way to the end and battled it out heads-up for the title. In the end, Filatov prevailed. He earned $12,563 for the victory, plus another $21,270 in bounties. Nomura banked $12,546.55 plus an additional $3,150 in bounties. The score puts Filatov, currently the #12-ranked player in the world, over $5.4 million in total career earnings. Well-known online high roller ‘Junglemandan’ bounced back from finishing in sixth place in Event #73-HR by closing out Event #75-HR ($2,100 PLO 6-Max) for a $62,976.50 score. He edged out ‘Razorblade Nick’, who fell in second place for $42,500. ‘PeteZahad’ rounded out the top three in this event and claimed an even $30,000 for third place. ‘kristian150’ booked a big win in Event #68-HR ($1,050 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max). They topped the 487 entries to earn $94,475.12. ‘ShortSqueeze’ may have fallen just short of the title, however, they still earned $70,128 as the runner-up. Finally, ‘BudLightLime’ will have plenty of beer money after collecting $50,404.50 for their third-place finish. POWERFEST #67-HR: $20K Gtd [8-Max, Grind] $530 buy-in 665 entries $332,500 prize pool feel solver - $47,862.84.84 OneManBand - $44,887.12 GangGangGang - $40,150.31 GoMore - $19,916.75 neomorf - $13,898.50 stakelevic24 - $10,108 Serenity25 - $7,315 AAceFromSpace - $5,120.50 POWERFEST #67A-HR: $200K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 151 entries $309,550 prize pool MerchantTanker - $26,659.38 + $43,657.06 PayAndPlay - $26,629.10 + $8,071.86 Razorblade Nick - $19,377.60 + $9,433.59 LetitGo - $13,725.80 + $525 XXjayXX - $9,688.80 + $13,026.56 Forrest_guuump - $7,670.30 + $3,543.75 JozinhoPP - $6,103.94 + $1,050 Paquiitoo - $4,844.40 + $3,117.19 POWERFEST #68-HR: $300K Gtd [6-Max] $1,050 buy-in 487 entries $487,000 prize pool kristian150 - $94,475.12 ShortSqueeze - $70,128 BudLightLime - $50,404.50 Madgenius111 - $35,551 OFF_SET - $25,324 ShipAndDate - $16,071 POWERFEST #69-HR: $100K Gtd [PLO 6-Max, PKO] $1,100 buy-in 153 entries $156,825 prize pool Thor09 - $14,654.01 + $23,592.24 Ryuga_Hideki - $14,638.62 + $6,775.77 JeffGross - $10,338.54 + $1,771.87 MrGoldmine - $7,323.13 + $262.50 icameisawilose - $5,384.65 + $2,100 TheGladiator - $3,575.41 + $2,493.75 POWERFEST #70-SHR: $1M Gtd [Phase Final] $5,200 buy-in 308 entries $1,342,535 prize pool LittleRussia - $267,164.60 PuchlineEnBata - $193,325.04 EmpireMaker - $135,596.03 Fedor_Holz - $98,676.32 CaptainJack75 - $69,811.82 DasistMirWurst - $52,358.86 tdvechicknbn - $52,358.86 im_fc_fish_pro - $26,850.70 POWERFEST #71-HR: $400K Gtd [Phase Final] $530 buy-in 1143 entries $511,350 prize pool OMGKentaNuts - $94,005.78 gob_b - $67,264.70 Noragami - $44,163.13 RichHomiePK_ - $29.552/36 KKGMHELL67 - $20,951.30 HajMat - $14,776.18 CHARA FERRAGNI - $10,365.38 BRAER_71RUS - $6,947.01 POWERFEST #73-HR: $150K Gtd [8-Max, PKO, Fast] $530 buy-in 328 entries $168,100 prize pool NL_Profit - $12,563.00 + $21,270.92 renato_nomura - $12,546.55 + $3,150 sims_or_sins… - $8,698.65 + $6,193.37 NOLIMITHOLDEM - $6,232.54 + $1,894.92 Coup_de_grace - $4,439.00 + $1,082.81 Junglemandan - $3,291.13 + $1,952.34 BigHoney - $2,286.75 + $1,771.88 MDM19 - $1,667.98 + $328.12 POWERFEST #74-HR: $400K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 249 entries $510,450 prize pool Quantum_Leap - $40,144.23 + $80,685.97 BuddyRW - $40,094.39 + $1,050 Stapler - $28,598.54 + $3,806.25 Achipindal - $21,143.94 + $12,189.84 attitudsproblem - $14,909.19 + $15,274.22 BAPPA - $11,385.20 + $1,837.50 fromHolland1945 - $8,403.36 + $4,003.12 AndreyBolkonsky - $6,234.75 + $8,071.87 POWERFEST #75-HR: $200K Gtd PLO 6-Max] $2,100 buy-in 125 entries $250,000 prize pool Junglemandan - $62,976.50 Razorblade Nick - $42,500 PeteZahad - $30,000 trustnobody_99 - $21,250 ChimneyBarrel - $15,625 Dandelion32892 - $10,375 POWERFEST #77-HR: $75K Gtd [6-Max, PKO, Turbo] $530 buy-in 168 entries $86,100 prize pool AndreyBolkonsky - $7,699.07 + $12,956.93 marathur1 - $7,690.59 + $3,137.69 IlProfessore - $5,410.40 + $2,666.02 XXjaycXX - $3,919.53 + $2,296.86 veegar - $2,885.54 + $393.75 Paaatrick - $1,923.69 + $1,501.76
  9. “It’s official, the people at GG Poker are absolutely crazy.” Just days after the GG Masters hit the established $300,000 guarantee for the first time in its 11-week history, officials at GGPoker have, once again, increased the guarantee on their marquee tournament. In a short video released this week by brand ambassador Daniel Negreanu, it was announced that this Sunday’s GG Masters will feature a $400,000 guarantee. “We finally hit the guarantee,” Negreanu said on the video. “$300K after kicking it up from 250K. So what do they do? They say ‘Let’s make it 400K!’ So this Sunday, $400,000 guaranteed for $150 buy-in…with no re-entry.” Even with current events keeping people inside their homes around the world, the push to $400,000 is ambitious. Just last week, a surge of 2,260 players flooded the GG Masters lobby creating a prize pool of $311,880. The winner was ‘oldzet’ who walked away with $46,252.45 for finishing first. One of the selling points of the GG Masters is that its ‘old school’ poker. No rebuys, no re-entries. It’s a freezeout meaning everyone gets one shot at turning their $150 into a five-figure payday. The new $400,000 guarantee means that an additional 639 players are going to need to enter for GGPoker just to meet the guarantee. That would be roughly a 28% week-over-week increase in runners. If they don't hit that number of players those that do play will enjoy the extra value of overlay. GGPoker has proven that they aren’t afraid of taking big risks with the GG Masters. And they certainly aren’t worried about paying overlay. Prior meeting the guarantee for the first time last week, GGPoker had been adding thousands of dollars every week just to meet the $300,000 guarantee. Over the course of eight weeks, GGPoker chipped in over $225,000. GGMasters Overlays Date Overlay W/W Growth Jan 5 $27,820 N/A Jan 12 $37,662 35.38% Jan 19 $51,600 37.01% Jan 26 $36,282 -29.69% Feb 2 $32,280 -11.03% Feb 9 $15,168 -53.01% Feb 16 $5,370 -64.60% Feb 23 $19,584 264.69% Mar 2 $11,856 -39.46% Mar 9 $17,652 48.89% Mar 16 $0 N/A “GG Masters, ya’ll. Go play.” The GG Masters was already steadily becoming a weekend mainstay for both recreational players and those who grind the Sunday Majors. In addition to a massive guarantee, the ability to sell pieces from right inside the platform has a broad appeal. It allows those who play with strict bankroll management the option of selling shares, at markup if warranted, and taking their shot. Additionally, GGPoker offers bubble protection to players who register before the start of the tournament. This means, that when the tournament nears the cash, depending on how many players enter the event, if you have the protection you may be eligible to get your buy-in back if you bust right before the money. Finally, the GG Masters leaderboard is still in its early stages. It runs through the end of the year and the player who accumulates the most points will become a GGPoker ambassador, a prize that is worth as much as $500,000. The GG Masters takes place every Sunday at 12:00 noon ET (16:00 UTC) every Sunday on GGPoker.
  10. It was another action-packed day on the virtual felts as Day 5 of partypoker’s POWERFEST continued to deliver massive prize pools and big-time paydays. The largest payout of the day was handed out to ‘iRunStims’ who took down Event #43-SHR ($5,200 NLHE 8-Max). ‘iRunStims’ navigated the 101-entry field to capture the $123,725 first-place prize and the Super High Roller title. Settling for second place was ‘aaabbb’ who also walked away with a nice payday of $88,375. The longwinded screen name ‘kgroqigmqtbmqom’ just missed out on a POWERFEST title for the second day in a row, grabbing the bronze and $63,125. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] ‘jerbi9999’ won the heads-up battle against ‘MrDatt’ in Event #40-HR ($530 NLHE 8-Max, Grind) to walk away with $28,258 for first. ‘MrDatt’ also earned a five-figure payday, taking home $20,448 as the runner-up. ‘MeisterYoda’ claimed third place for $14,342. Team partypoker ambassador Renato ’renato_nomura’ Nomura finished in sixth place for $5,538, one of two High Roller final table for him on the day. ‘Riverdave’ scored an outright victory in Event #41-HR earning a $45,673 score while ‘Van_Vian_Van’ was forced to settle for second place and $33,152. GPI Female Player of the Year Kristen ‘Krissyb24’ Bicknell also made the final table in this one, bowing out in eighth place and adding $5,152 to her over $3.5 million in career online earnings. One of the themes of Thursday was Team partypoker players making deep runs. This was highlighted by the victory of partypoker ambassador Joni ‘JJouhki’ Jouhkimainen in Event #42-SHR ($5,200 Pot Limit Omaha, 6-Max). It was a small field of 46 entries but in the end, Jouhkimainen, a PLO specialist, took home the $92,000 first-place prize. He defeated ‘Robbery9999’ heads-up, who also finished the day with a nice score of $58,867.35. Speaking of nice scores, ‘Stolewon’ avoided the knock-out in Event #44-HR ($2,100 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO) to pick up the $29,146.22 payout for first. They added another $51,171.13 in bounties for a grand total haul of just over $80,000. ‘Executioner_’ fell in second place, earning $29,114.39 plus another $8,137.49 in bounties. ‘kgroqigmqtbmqom’ finished in third place in a High Roller for the second time on Thursday, adding $20,484.23 plus $3,445.31 in bounties to their earnings on the day. It was nearly a pair of victories for Team partypoker. After a nearly nine-hour grind in Event #44-H ($320 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO), Team Online pro Matthew Staples was rivered by an 'ace from space' in what was the final hand of the tournament to come up one spot short. By the time Staples got to heads-up play against the hyper-aggressive ‘Coup_de_grace’, he had over 3,500 people watching him live on Twitch. He battled back from a 4:1 chip deficit when after flopping two pair ‘Coup_de_grace’ spiked an ace on the river giving them a higher two pair as the chips went in the middle. Staples added $18,339.34 plus an additional $5,68647 to his bankroll as the runner up. ‘Coup_de_grace’ logged off after collecting $18,366.47 and an additional $18,822,77 for first, a total of over $37,000. POWERFEST #40A-H: $150K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $320 buy-in 592 entries $182,336 prize pool ITISBAKINGDAVE - $12,829.18 + $14,254.63 in bounties GringoSSa - $12,811.39 + $4,611.01 in bounties redaces93 - $8,693.53 + $4,493.76 in bounties Rodolfo - $5,984.75 + $3,891.98 in bounties DonPablo2 - $4,185.41 + $1,278.82 in bounties CAPN_Crunch - $3,041.27 + $2,777.33 in bounties SpankyMcfarland - $2,190.49 + $1,007.24 in bounties gugvisse31 - $1,554.86 + $1,491.12 in bounties POWERFEST #40-HR: $100K Gtd [8-Max, Grind] $530 buy-in 284 entries $142,000 prize pool jerbi9999 - $28,258 MrDatt - $20,448 MeisterYoda - $14,342 TheOptimist - $10,437 The0neWh0Kn0cks - $7,384 renato_nomura - $5,538 R_D3ck4rd - $3,905 Foldontwin - $2,840 POWERFEST #41-HR: $200K Gtd [8-Max] $1,050 buy-in 224 entries $224,000 prize pool Riverdave - $45,673.60 Van_Vian_Van - $33,152 AdiosMF - $23,632 PidgeonHips - $17,472 duckrattortoise - $12,320 SepposenEetu - $9,408 Outs2.0 - $6,944 Krissyb24 - $5,152 POWERFEST #42-SHR: $100K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] $5,200 buy-in 46 entries $230,000 prize pool JJouhki - $92,000 Robbery9999 - $58,867.35 DR.Summer69 - $29,900 MUNJOSHHuHa - $20,700 KamelAAsAA - $16,100 sukamibosak - $12,432.65 POWERFEST #42-HR: $75K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] $1,050 buy-in 103 entries $103,000 prize pool hotPIMIENTO - $32,219.08 OFF_SET - $20,085 pkrbt - $12,360 XjoaosimaoX - $9,012.50 C Sly - $6,437.50 Stu_Beggs - $4,377.50 POWERFEST #43-SHR: $500K Gtd [8-Max] $5,200 buy-in 101 entries $505,000 prize pool iRunStims - $123,725 aaabbb - $88,375 kgroqigmqtbmqom - $63,125 Dandelion32892 - $44,187.50 OmarsComing - $32,825 Slim_Shady - $25,250 No_No_No - $20,200 Tree91 - $16,412.50 POWERFEST #43-HR: $125K Gtd [8-Max, PKO, Fast] $530 buy-in 292 entries $149,650 prize pool STAY_HUNGRY - $11,481.33 + $15,579.90 in bounties groothedegen - $11,466.69 + $9,189.61 in bounties HORN3T - $8,047.73 + $1,665.23 in bounties hspgitsr - $5,856.51 + $2,711.14 in bounties PayAndPlay - $4,143.38 + $3,018.76 in bounties Greenstone25 - $3,107.54 + $131.25 in bounties TJQKAKQJT - $2,191.21 + $4,733.19 in bounties qpakup - $1,593.61 + $951.56 in bounties POWERFEST #44-HR: $250K Gtd [6-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 159 entries $325,000 prize pool Stolewon - $29,146.22 + $51,171.13 in bounties Executioner_ - $29,114.39 + $8,137.49 in bounties kgroqigmqtbmqom - $20,482.23 + $3,445.31 in bounties PogRipper - $14,838.24 + $8,564.06 in bounties BuddyRW - $10,923.85 + $3,740.62 in bounties Robbery9999 - $7,282.57 + $12,321.09 in bounties POWERFEST #44-H: $250K Gtd [6-Max, PKO] $320 buy-in 895 entries $275,660 prize pool Coup_de_grace - $18,366.57 + $18,822.77 in bounties MatthewStaples - $18,339.34 + $5,686.47 in bounties JDiRosa - $13,656.86 + $1,970.06 in bounties skin the banana - $9,543.44 + $4,088.25 in bounties Wh0MadeWh0 - $6,323.17 + $1,621.96 in bounties klawizna - $4,322.85 + $4,546.20 in bounties POWERFEST #45-HR: $40K Gtd [PLO 6-Max, PKO] $530 buy-in 120 entries $61,500 prize pool BinLife - $5,746.66 + $11,078.38 in bounties Audi73 - $5,740.63 + $4,130.28 in bounties HennHuegele - $4,054.33 + $918.75 in bounties SprCpn - $2,871.81 + $328.12 in bounties Baccarat - $2,111.63 + $885.93 in bounties renato_nomura - $1,402.12 + $984.37 in bounties POWERFEST #47-HR: $75K Gtd [6-Max, PKO Battle, Turbo] ($4,275 Overlay) $530 buy-in 138 entries $75,000 prize pool Crash Override - $7,427.58 + $9,893.05 in bounties xuxukr1 - $7,419.77 + $2,739.86 in bounties PUCKBOUCHARD - $5,240.22 + $2,493.74 in bounties High Level - $3,711.82 + $2,034.38 in bounties Joe Panini - $2,729.28 + $918.75 in bounties CharlesBarkley - $1,812.24 + $2,165.62 in bounties
  11. For online poker players, it’s exciting to battle in the six-figure prize pools that are available during partypoker’s POWEFEST. However, on Day 4 of the online series, cooler heads prevailed as high-stakes online grinder ‘CalmDownMan’ took home the day’s top prize. ‘CalmDownMan’ outlasted the 100 entries in Event #35-SHR ($5,200 6-Max PKO) to earn the first=-place prize of $56,950.16 plus an additional $90,268.75 in bounties for a total score of over $147,000. Finishing as the runner-up was ‘kgroqigmqtbmqom’ who finished the tournament earning $56,900.15 plus another $16,250 in bounties. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] ‘RentCollection’ should be set for a while after going the distance in Event #31-HR ($530 6-Max, Grind). They defeating ‘PayAndPlay’ heads-up to 'collect' $25,653.84 for first. For their part ‘PayAndPlay’ got paid $16,480 for their second-place finish. Event #32-HR ($1,050 8-6 Mix-Max) saw ‘Ben Molho’ make it two days in a row with a final table appearance. This time, the grinder closed it out picking up $49,813.20 for first place and picking up a little extra equity thanks to a small $3,000 overlay. ‘BlueMagic1’ finished in second place in this one, earning an even $32,000. Some of the biggest prize pools of the day surrounded the PKO events of Event #35. Despite not being a High Roller or Super High Roller, the $278,124 prize pool of Event #35-H ($320 8-Max, PKO) was the second largest of the day. ‘Und4d0gsonT0P’ emerged as the winner and captured $18,641.79 for first plus another $25,536.56 in bounties. The PKO event was also kind to ‘mogvision.’ who claimed gold in Event #35-HR ($1,050 8-Max, PKO) for $20,918.02 and an additional $28,448.50 in bounties for a total score of over $49,000. It was also a good night for ‘vodkasoda’ who defeated ‘GingerNinja’ in heads-up play during Event #36-HR ($2,100 PLO 6-Max) to take home the $48,172.13 first-place prize and the POWERFEST title. ‘GingerNinja’ picked up $30,030 of their own for the second-place finish. POWERFEST #31-HR: $75K Gtd [6-Max, Grind] $530 buy-in 206 entries $103,000 prize pool RentCollection - $25,653.84 PayAndPlay - $16,480 tritu - $11,587.50.50 Toppairlover - $8,394.50 CashmereRainer - $6,180 Tropiccc - $4,120 POWERFEST #31A-H: $100K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $320 buy-in 518 entries $159,544 prize pool TJQKAKQJT - $11,344.37 + $16,144.46 in bounties better_than_you - $11,328.78 + $4,783.21 in bounties hummyfun - $7,725.97 + $1,965.12 in bounties spuzi24 - $5,347.43 + $1,658.99 in bounties sims_or_sins… - $3,764.59 + $3,295.77 in bounties NaxoRr13 - $2,720.77 + $908.50 in bounties PrinzofDTO - $1,959.29 + $730.75 in bounties renato_nomura - $1,403.16 + $1,658.99 in bounties POWERFEST #32-HR: $200K Gtd [8-6 Mix-Max] $1,050 buy-in 197 entries $200,000 prize pool ($3,000 overlay) Ben Molho - $49,813.20 BlueMagic1 - $32,000 BLACKJACK-PRO - $22,500 ClaudeJaque - $16,300 Avocadomann - $12,000 ShipAndDate - $8,000 POWERFEST #33-HR: $25K Gtd [PLO8, 6-Max] $530 buy-in 67 entries $33,500 prize pool Razorblade Nick - $8,724.45 UnifromHokkaido - $8,717.71 m0rd1sc0 - $4,651.23 DR.Summer69 - $3,488.42 Junglemandan - $2,519.41 FONBET_RULIT - $1,744.21 POWERFEST #34-HR: $125K Gtd [6-Max, PKO, Fast] $530 buy-in 270 entries $138,375 prize pool tritu - $11,862.70 + $17,439.99 in bounties PrinzOfDTO - $11,849.12 + $3,182.85 in bounties kristian150 - $8,428.99 + $2,362.50 in bounties trustnobody_99 - $6,157.40 + $1,345.31 in bounties TheOne - $4,589.37 + $3,478.12 in bounties KO-1.050 - $3,059.58 + $196.37 in bounties POWERFEST #35-H: $250K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $320 buy-in 903 entries $278,124 prize pool Und4d0gsonT0P - $18,641.79 + $25,536.56 in bounties SeniorMatanza - $18,614.12 + $2,177.43 in bounties JohnnyDeep - $12,403.51 + $4,840.90 in bounties Executioner_ - $8,358.56 + $2,705.75 in bounties eze9k4 - $5,895.77 + $3,345.14 in bounties xuxukr1 - $4,224.06 + $553 in bounties Tikitaka - $2,985.20 + $3,416.75 in bounties callyoudown - $2,074.71 + $2,165.71 in bounties POWERFEST #35-HR: $200K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $1,050 buy-in 266 entries $272,650 prize pool mogvision. - $20,918.02 + $28,448.50 in bounties N0GUTSNOGloryAA - $20,891.37 + $13,436.73 in bounties ClaudeJaque - $14,662.30 + $7,103.90 in bounties fcr33.333333333 - $10,670.09 + $7,432.03 in bounties better_than_you - $7,548.91 + $5,085.94 in bounties zehighhand - $5,661.68 + $787.50 in bounties estupidocinco - $3,992.21 + $3,609.37 in bounties Madgenius111 - $2,903.21 + $2,477.34 in bounties POWERFEST #35-SHR: $500K Gtd [6-Max, PKO] $5,200 buy-in 100 entries $510,000 prize pool CalmDownMan - $56,950.16 + $90,268.75 in bounties kgroqigmqtbmqom - $56,900.15 + $16,250 in bounties onehundredeyes - $35,030.86 + $8,775 in bounties BaBaDeBaBa - $25,543.33 + $11,050 in bounties rAAAAAAAAAAAA - $18,245.24 + $5,850 in bounties kannnichtmehr - $12,406.76 + $18,443.75 in bounties POWERFEST #36-HR: $40K Gtd [PLO 6-Max] $530 buy-in 129 entries $64,500 prize pool FinalFantasy - $16,247.94 KamelAAsAA - $10,965 Fruble - $7,740 Omaha4L0LZ - $5,482.50 Baccarat - $4,031.25 mazetas1000 - $2,676.75 POWERFEST #36-HR: $100K Gtd [PLO 6-Max] $2,100 buy-in 77 entries $154,000 prize pool vodkasoda - $48,172.13 GingerNinja - $30,030 OFF_SET - $18,480 HennHuegele - $13,475 XjoaosimaoX - $9,625 Omaha4L0LZ - $6,545 POWERFEST #37-H: $50K Gtd [6-4 Mix-Max, Fast] $215 buy-in 334 entries $66,800 prize pool TheDrino - $12,959.20 BenjiAk7327 - $9,352 NewYorkJimmY - $6,479.60 Brokken - $4,642.60 eggtol - $3,306.60 Alexis72 - $2,451.56 lucky melon - $1,730.40 mylifeisajoke - $1,242.48 POWERFEST #38-HR: $75K Gtd [8-Max,PKO, Turbo] $530 buy-in 150 entries $76,875 prize pool Blueberryfish - $6,620.82 + $14,158.70 in bounties Jangskk - $6,613.18 + $1,049.99 in bounties JoePanini - $4,812.31 + $4,027.74 in bounties xuxukr1 - $3,408.72 + $1,419.12 in bounties Fatbeard - $2,406.15 + $1,148.43 in bounties BaBaDeBaBa - $1,904.87 + $853.11 in bounties Jackychannnn - $1,515.88 + $525 in bounties mylifeisajoke - $1,203.07 + $0.00 in bounties
  12. Life is nice when you are the current king of the poker vlogging game. Just ask Brad Owen. Owen, a Northern California native, currently lives in Las Vegas and makes his living “playing poker and running a YouTube channel.” It’s not just any YouTube channel though, it’s the biggest channel in the still-growing poker vlogging space. Owen routinely entertains his fans by creating videos that showcase his life as a globetrotting cash game player, splashing around in the small-to-mid stakes games in every card room that will have him. One of his most recent adventures took him to Barcelona. There he sat down in front of the 888poker cameras to film the short documentary “Behind The YouTuber”. In it, Owen talks with the online poker site about his entire story from his start in the game of poker up through his rise in the YouTube ranks. In the video, Owen tells his poker origin story and how he first came to learn about the game of poker through an old-school CD-ROM. Always competing with his “bigger, smarter, stronger” older brother he would play against him and his college friends when he was in high-school with poker was the first game he could finally best his sibling at. Eventually, Owen moved to Las Vegas with a $10,000 bankroll and found himself living a grinder's dream. He earned a few thousand a month playing the game he loved while living a modest life in Sin City. However, his then-girlfriend lived in the Los Angeles area at the time and so he moved there to be close and continue his career. His time in Los Angeles turned out to spell disaster for his first stint as a pro. He went broke. He returned to Northern California. He moved in with his parents. He took a nine-to-five accounting job. He called that “The most soul-crushing thing that I’ve ever done.” Like something right out of Rounders, Owen couldn’t deny what he really wanted to do. He saved back up and took another shot at Las Vegas. This time it stuck. In addition to grinding the Las Vegas $2/$5 games, Owen decided to start his own poker vlog. Well-known poker vlogger Andrew Neeme was just starting to break new ground in the genre when Owen decided to get his own off the ground. “I think one of the biggest challenges when you first start a poker channel is making that leap,” Owen said. “Putting out that first video.” In addition to Neeme’s videos, Owen found inspiration in his own family. Unbeknownst to him, his dad had a secret YouTube video. In his Owen’s dad had captured a skunk, which sprayed him. Owen describes as “probably the worst video I’ve ever seen.” Owen recalls the wild-west nature of the early days of poker vlogging, including the guerrilla filmmaking style of filming his hands without permission. Nowadays things are much different for Owen and Neeme. They routinely have casinos reach out to them to come and film. After posting a video about the biggest game he’d ever played in at Graton Casino in his native Northern California, Owen’s subscribers shot to well over 100,000. Eventually, he overtook Neeme’s subscriber count. Today Owen is knocking on the door of 200,000 subscribers. That's a huge leap in a short amount of time from when he stared his vlog in December of 2016. “For me to be successful in the poker industry at this point is just a dream come true,” said Owen.
  13. Monday brought another full slate of online poker action courtesy of partypoker’s ongoing $20,000,000 guaranteed POWERFEST series. In total, 43 tournaments concluded on Monday with ‘SunTzu’ emerging as the day's biggest winner. They outlasted the 146 entries that registered for POWERFEST #17-SHR: $100K guaranteed [6-Max, PKO] to take home the $13,983.54 first-place prize. However, the real money for ‘SunTzu’ came by picking up an additional $21,566.06 in bounties, creating a total score of $35,550.14. Finishing right behind ‘SunTzu’ in this event was ‘Stolewon’ who earned $13,968.88 as the runner-up and $5,291.01 in bounties for a grand total of $19,259.89. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] ‘PayAndPlay’ had a nice day on the grind as well. They made a pair of High Roller final tables on Monday including an outright win in POWERFEST #14-HR: $75K Guaranteed [8-Max] for $23,320. 'PayAndPlay' followed that up with a deep run in POWERFEST #18-HR: $20K Guaranteed [6-Max, PLO], finishing in fourth place for another $4,361.25. 'slayerv1fanpkr' also picked up a nice boost their bankroll in POWERFEST #14, earning $16,280 as the runner-up. The largest prize pool of the day belonged to POWERFEST #17-H: $150K Guaranteed [6-Max, PKO]. Over 590 runners piled into the lobby and paid the $320 buy-in, pushing the prize pool to $182,028. ‘Kvrlee’ took home the title and $12,443.46 for first place, plus another $14,028.75 in bounties for a total score of $26,472. ‘whofish’ finished in second place, pulling in $12,425.36 but was only able to add an additional $474 in bounties. partypoker Team Online member Matthew Staples finished in ninth place in this one for a combined score of $5,194. Matthew Staples wasn’t the only partypoker Team Online pro to make a deep run on Monday. While he didn’t win it all, Jeff Gross played his way to the final table of POWERFEST #18-HR: $20K Guaranteed [6-Max, PLO] for a fifth-place finish earning him $2,593.75. Gross currently sits as the #245-ranked player in the world. However, the real story of this tournament was the victory for ‘attitydsproblem’. The POWERFEST title, for which he earned $12,961.47, arrived just days after they won the March 8 edition of the partypoker MILLION for over $153,000. POWERFEST #14-HR: $75K Guaranteed [8-Max] $1,050 buy-in 88 entries $88,000 prize pool PayAndPlay - $23,320 slayerv1fanpkr - $16,280 NoWey - $11,440 spoubledy - $7,920 Awesam - $6,160 AndreyBolkonsky - $4,620 cmiuc - $3,740 EllieRose11 - $3,080 POWERFEST #15-HR: $20K Guaranteed [PLO8 6-Max, Rebuy] $530 buy-in 38 entries $41,000 prize pool AngryKitten - $16,400.01 relentless - $10,493.74 StrawberryGirl - $5,330 StackinSlav - $3,690 AntonChigurh87 - $2,870 astenia - $2,216.25 POWERFEST #16-HR: $75K Guaranteed [8-Max, PKO, Fast] $530 buy-in 172 entries $88,150 prize pool GordonBanks. - $7,295.70 + $10,274.51 in bounties qpakup - $7,286.94 + $2,514.28 in bounties onehundredeyes - $5,319.39 + $3,888.29 in bounties Bijzettafel - $3,806.12 + $1,837.49 in bounties furlkuri - $2,659.69 + $2,666.01 in bounties R4t4_ta - $2,063.55 + $1,624.21 in bounties Greenstone25 - $1,604.99 + $1,050 in bounties kristian150 - $1,261.06 + $689.06 in bounties POWERFEST #17-H: $150K Guaranteed [6-Max, PKO] $320 buy-in 591 entries $182,028 prize pool Kvrlee - $12,443.46 + $14,028.75 in bounties whofish - $12,425.36 + $474 Noname69 - $9,347.09 + $4,287.62 Coaching - $6,695.35 + $1,821.94 anth0nypappa - $4,686.74 + $3,246.42 danludan - $2,869.43 + $681.37 POWERFEST #17-HR: $100K Guaranteed [6-Max, PKO] $1,050 buy-in 146 entries $149,650 prize pool SunTzu - $13,983.54 + $21,566.06 in bounties Stolewon - $13,968.88 + $5,291.01 in bounties Benetnasch - $9,865.54 + $2,132.81 in bounties lazypeach - $6,988.09 + $2,756.24 in bounties grootheden - $5,138.30 + $2,526.56 in bounties frenchsniperrr - $3,411.83 + $4,150.78 in bounties POWERFEST #18-HR: $20K Guaranteed [6-Max, PLO] $530 buy-in 83 entries $41,500 prize pool attitydsproblem - $12,961.47 VitoBranciforte - $8,092.50 munkkis - $4,980 PayAndPlay - $4,361.25 Jeff ‘JeffGross’ Gross - $2,593.75 notably - $1,763.75
  14. With live poker events being canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, grinders from around the world can count on online poker to keep them in action. And it looks like partypoker’s POWERFEST will arrive just in time. The latest edition of partypoker’s premier online poker series kicks off on Sunday, March 15 and features $20,000,000 in guaranteed prize money over 145 events, spanning 15 days. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Fans of POWERFEST know the drill. The massive schedule, which contains 488 individual tournaments, is split into various buy-in levels. Players can splash around in Micro events, which start at just $0.55, or take a shot in the Super High Roller events that offer six-figure paydays. The bulk of the series features No Limit Hold’em events with some Pot Limit Omaha tournaments on the schedule as well. What the series lacks in a variety of disciplines it makes up for in various formats. Progressive Knockouts, Six Max, Eight Max, Mix Max, Rebuy, and Freezout tournaments can be found throughout the schedule at every buy-in level. High Rollers Galore One of the things that partypoker is known for is continually running some of the biggest online tournaments in the industry. Expect to see some of poker’s most notable online grinders battling it out during POWERFEST with a schedule that contains five $5,200 Super High Roller tournaments, plus a $25,000 buy-in $2M GTD event on March 26. In addition to those big buy-in events, there an another ten $2,100 High Roller events. Proving the popularity of Progressive Knockouts, nine of the ten High Roller tournaments will be played as PKOs Take Home A Trophy The entire POWERFEST culminates on Sunday, March 29 when partypoker will hold a series of eight Main Event tournaments. In total, the eight events promise $1.5 million in guarantees across four NLHE and four PLO tournaments, all of which will be played in the PKO format. The buy-ins for the Main Events follow each of the buy-in levels with buy-ins at $5.50, $55, $320 and $2,100. All eight winners of the POWERFEST Main Events will not only take home a major boost to their bankroll but also will be shipped a physical trophy to commemorate the achievement. Main Event Schedule Time (GMT) Event name Guarantee Buy-in 7:30 PM Powerfest #141-HR: $500K Gtd [Main Event, 8-Max, PKO] $500K $2,100 7:30 PM Powerfest #141-H: $500K Gtd [Main Event, 8-Max, PKO] $500K $320 7:30 PM Powerfest #141-M: $250K Gtd [Main Event, 8-Max, PKO] $250K $55 7:30 PM Powerfest #141-L: $20K Gtd [Main Event, 8-Max, PKO]] $20K $5.50 8:30 PM Powerfest #142-HR: $200K Gtd [PLO Main Event, 6-Max, PKO] $200K $2,100 8:30 PM Powerfest #142-H: $75K Gtd [PLO Main Event, 6-Max, PKO] $75K $320 8:30 PM Powerfest #142-M: $25K Gtd [PLO Main Event, 6-Max, PKO] $25K $55 8:30 PM Powerfest #142-L: $5K Gtd [PLO Main Event, 6-Max, PKO] $5K $5.50 Special SPINS Of course, partypoker provides players with plenty of opportunities to win their way into the upper echelon of POWERFEST events through any number of traditional satellites. In addition to those satellites, players can pick up a ticket to an event through a special edition of their SPINS game - partypoker’s version of the popular fast-paced, three-handed variable prize pool Sit & Go. The special POWERFEST SPINS have a $5 buy-in and give players the opportunity to balls for a wide variety of tournament ticket buy-in ranging from $22 all the way up through the top prize of a $5,200 Super High Roller tournament ticket. partypoker’s POWERFEST takes place from March 15 - 29 with a vast schedule that can players of every bankroll size can enjoy. For a full schedule of POWERFEST events select the POWERFEST category under the Tournaments tab in the partypoker client.
  15. In an effort to show their appreciation for the profound effect that women have on the game of poker, online poker site PokerStars is giving away a $30,000 Platinum Pass to this August's PokerStars Players Championship to one woman nominated by the public. PokerStars is reaching out to ask players to nominate an inspirational woman in poker who has made a positive contribution to the poker community. The nomination process is easy and there’s a couple of ways to enter. In 50 words or less, players can tweet at PokerStars using the hashtag #PSPCWomen as to why they think your nominee deserves the $30,000 PSPC ticket. For those who are not on Twitter, you can email your nomination to competition@starsgroup.com. The nomination process is open now through March 20. [ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”][ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“Borgata Poker”] Once all of the nominations are in, six finalists will be selected by a panel of “external and internal judges". Those six finalists are then provided an all-expense-paid trip to a future live event. The finalists will have their airfare, transportation, and accommodation all take care of. At that event, those six women will compete in a special Sit & Go where the winner will be awarded a trip to Barcelona from August 20-24 to play in the second-ever PSPC. The $30,000 Platinum Pass not only includes a seat into the PSPC but also a six-night stay in a five-star hotel, €1,250 in spending cash, and exclusive PSPC experiences reserved for Platinum Pass winners. International Women's Day Tournament To go along with the Platinum Pass for a woman nominated by the community, PokerStars is also putting another Platinum Pass up for grabs for International Women’s Day on Match 8. This Sunday, in the Women’s Sunday tournament on PokerStars, PokerStars is awarding the winner of this special tournament their own $30,000 Platinum Pass. Additionally, the second and third-place finishers will both will walk away with a €1,050 PSPC direct qualifier ticket. In an effort to make this special tournament even more accessible to their players the online site has slashed the buy-in to $22. They are also supporting the event by adding an increased amount of $2.20 satellites. "PokerStars wants to celebrate women in poker by taking a look at our women-focused offering and spicing it up, starting with dedicating a Platinum Pass to a community that regularly enjoys playing these Sunday tournaments," said Rebecca McAdam Willetts, Associate Director of Public Relations for The Stars Group. Note that this tournament is only open to women. A player's gender should be assigned as female in the 'Settings' tab in order to participate. PokerStars is directing anyone that needs assistance in this regard to contact their support staff. "We're always out there asking questions. What can we do better? What can we change? And we like to encourage more female players to reach out to use with their feedback. One suggestion was female-focused qualifiers to live events, and what could be better than a Platinum Pass to the PSPC?" said McAdam Willetts. The Woman's Sunday tournament with the bonus $30,000 Platinum Pass will take place Sunday, March 8 at 2:40 pm ET. It features 90 minutes of late registration and a single re-entry.
  16. On the back of an impressive February, New Jersey online grinder Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon has returned to the top of the USA Online Poker Rankings. After spending the past two months in the #2 spot, Kwon (4,516 PLB points) seemingly doubled-down his efforts in February. He increased his volume and picked up a total of 69 cashes, earning more than $86,000 in the month. Of those results, 12 were PLB-qualifying scores including his spotlight score in the February 26 edition of the WSOP.com’s $25,000 NLHE High Roller where he finished as the runner-up for $9,283 and 149.82 PLB points. That came just days after he made a final table run in the WSOP.com’s $50,000 Monthly Sunday where he earned $6,150 and 103.64 PLB points. In February, Kwon booked 25 four-figure scores in the month and 21 total podium finishes. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] That’s what it took to surpass David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman (4,459), who dropped one spot to #2. Like Kwon, Coleman spent the majority of the month grinding online, posting 48 total cashes for a total of just over $57,000 in earnings. Coleman kicked off the month with a runner-up finish in the February 5 edition of the BorgataPoker.com Mega $535 Tuesday for $5,060 and 100.06 PLB points. Days later he posted what would be his high score for the month with a second-place finish in the WSOP.com’s $30,000 Weekly Sunday for $7,902 and 138.23 PLB points. His recent results have helped him climb to be the #85-ranked player in the world. Michael ‘JohnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. (4,076) jumped up three spots to take over the #3 spot in the US Online Rankings. Haberman had a fast start to February with a victory in the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special for $4,450 and 127.21 PLB points. Then he went on a tear during the WSOP.com Winter Online Championships, taking home three titles. His first came in Event #3 (NLHE 4-Max) where he earned $9,440 plus 188.99 PLB points. Five days later, he went the distance in Event #18 ($15,000 NLHE Turbo Deepstack) for another $5,516 and 142.00 PLB points. His biggest score of the month arrived with his third Winter OC title as he outlasted 353 entries of Event #43 ($30,000 NLHE Special Sunday Deepstack) for $11,932 and another 218.47 PLB points. All in all, Haberman finished the month earning over $62,000 on 54 total cashes and climbed to a career-high ranking of #124 in the world. Longtime New Jersey grinder Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein jumped up one spot to #4 this month after taking all of January off. He returned to the online tables in mid-February to pick up 15 total cashes including a victory in Event #22 of the Winter OC ($10,000 NLHE Knockout) for $4,191 and 153.07 PLB points. Helping him in the rankings, eight of his 15 cashes were PLB-qualified scores. Completing the top-5 for February is Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov, who steps back a single spot to #5. A good part of the reason Alexandrov moved back is simply a lack of volume. The New Jersey resident took the better part of the month off, recording just eight total cashes. However, he booked a big score by taking down the February 19 edition of the BorgataPoker.com Mega $535 Tuesday for $6,765 and 143.18 PLB points. U.S. Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER PLB POINTS 1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 4516 2 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4459 3 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. 4076 4 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 3815 5 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 3805 6 Dan “centrfieldr” Lupo 3782 7 Jason ‘JLaw’ Lawhun 3400 8 Michael “Gags30” Gagliano 3381 9 tc_ownz 3250 10 Brian 'bexel' Sherrier 3228 ‘Bamatide88’ Continues His Silver State Reign It’s another month on top of the Nevada Rankings for Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat (2,756 PLB points). Bibat put in a solid month of grinding in February, picking up six PLB-qualified cashes over the course of 17 total results. His spotlight score came early in the month when he finished as the runner-up in February 2 edition of the WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Saturday for $3,140. Nevada Online Poker Rankings RANK PLAYER PLB POINTS 1 Tanner 'Bamatide88' Bibat 2756 2 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 2389 3 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2328 4 Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman 2136 5 prdawg420 2078
  17. The PokerStars PA Bounty Builder online poker series came to a conclusion Sunday as ‘Shantag67’ outlasted the 405-entry field in the $100,000 guaranteed Main Event to take home a payday worth $18,406. The 11-day series, which was comprised of 32 Progressive Knockout tournaments, came with an advertised guarantee of $500,000 in total prize pools. However, the enthusiastic online poker community in the Keystone State helped crush that number by registering for a total of 11,0333 entries and generating $668,241.81 in total prize money. ’Shantag67’ walked away with the biggest payday of the series with the victory in the Main Event. They took home $7,912.08 for first, plus an additional $10,494.50 in bounties. ‘UnitedWeZag’ finished as the runner-up, pulling in $7,911.74 + $2,973.91 in bounties just ahead of ‘spechuul’ who walked away with the bronze for $4,692.18 + $1,093.75 in bounties. It was evident that the series would be a success as by taking a look at the very first event. In Event #1 ($100 NLHE Kick-Off), 262 players piled into the tournament lobby crushing the $20,000 guarantee with a total prize pool of $33,323.40. In the end, ‘Aerarcher9162’ went the distance, picking up $2,347.81 + $3,521.22 for first place. They defeated ‘WeWantWhiskey’ in heads-up play, who finished in second place and added $2,347.59 + $91.80 in bounties to their bankroll. Of the 32 events, 30 bested their guarantee. One of the tournaments that provided players a little extra value in the form of an overlay was Event #11 ($100 NLHE Sunday Special). The 470 runners generated a prize pool of $43,146 (without rake included), $6,854 short of the event’s $50,000 guarantee. ‘Jmlorzy’ took full advantage of the overlay and secured $3,791.69 + $3,468.81 in bounties for the win. ‘UnitedWeZag’, who found themselves once again in contention for a Bounty Builder title, was denied. They finished as the runner-up for $3,781.22 + $1,030.58 in bounties. ‘aldrich801’ fired a second bullet and used it to climb to third place earning $2,001.57 + $206.56 in bounties for the bronze. A pair of High Roller tournaments also provided some of the biggest payouts of the week. ‘KnightsofNight’ rose to the top of the 88 player field in Event #13 ($250 NLHE Sunday High Roller) to capture the first-place prize of $2,143.67 + $2,937.94 in bounties. Days later, ‘and_porter’ outlasted the 41 entries in Event #18 ($750 NLHE High Roller Six Max) to earn $6,620.60 + $6,212.49 in bounties, the second-largest total cash of the series. ‘HotEuroWife’ was the only two-time winner of the series. Early in the series, they were crowned the winner in Event #9 ($10 NLHE Sunday Storm Six Max) earning $402.86 + $277.49 in bounties. Then, they parlayed that victory into another win in Event #19 ($50 NLHE Six Max) and took home $1,055.69 + $1,529.95 in bounties as part of a deal with three players left. PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Winners # EVENT ENTRIES WINNER AMOUNT 1 $100 NLHE Kick-Off 363 Aerarcher9162 $2347.81 + $3,521.22 in bounties 2 $20 NLHE Mini Kick-Off 690 kv6970 $764.19 + $1,251.21 in bounties 3 $30 NLHE 628 chixwingaddict $1,046.35* + $1,104.75 in bounties 4 $75 NLHE Turbo 199 MRWIGGLES3318 $1,037.04* + $1,152.12 in bounties 5 $100 NLHE Deepstack 319 olephillyboy4 $2,070.94 + $2,897.84 in bounties 6 $20 NLHE 4-Max 618 oooooooch $628,23* + $850.57 in bounties 7 $50 NLHE Hyper-Turbo 152 Parana989 $553.31 + $935.71 in bounties 8 $100 NLHE Marathon 250 NoamSayng $1,733,99 + $2,590.02 in bounties 9 $30 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up 450 WHATWHYNO $823.13 + $995.60 in bounties 10 $10 NLHE Sunday Storm 586 HotEuroWife $402.86 + $277.49 in bounties 11 $100 NLHE Sunday Special 470 Jmlorzy $3,781.69 + $3,468.81 in bounties 12 $25 NLHE Mini-Special 619 ACEFROMSPACE78 $862.13 + $849.69 in bounties 13 $250 NLHE Sunday High Roller 88 KnightsofNight $2,143.67 + $2,937.94 in bounties 14 $50 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic 160 killerbird019 $582.40 + $1,152.47 in bounties 15 $50 NLHE Battle Royale 472 Jonny LeGOAT $1,619.23 + $1,717.14 in bounties 16 $100 PLO 6-Max 124 TheDumpsterFire $1,093.36 + $1,480.21 in bounties 17 $75 NLHE 297 Mr.Wiggly34 $1,483.20 + $1,929.06 in bounties 18 $750 High Roller 41 and_porter $6,620.60 + $6,212.49 in bounties 19 $50 NLHE 6-Max 335 HotEuroWife $1,055.69* + $1,529.85 in bounties 20 $100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo 91 A Frequent ? $864.86 + $1,041.31 in bounties 21 $200 NLHE Thursday Thrill 194 TABLECAPTAINNN $2,753.19 + $3,851.83 in bounties 22 $30 NLHE Mini Thrill 593 PetCheetah101 $1,028.43 + $1,739.92 in bounties 23 $50 NLHE 6-Max Turbo 291 shatch831 $1,078.62 + $1,401.81 in bounties 24 $100 NLHE Hyper-Turbo 127 fubadbeatbob $989.86 + $1,898.44 in bounties 25 $100 NLHE 25% KO 201 justjoe0511 $2,113.50 + $843.09 in bounties 26 $50 NLHE Turbo 188 broadstrtbully $652.74 + $1,110.89 in bounties 27 $10 NLHE 8-Max, Turbo 528 stazzt17 $370.16 + $345.83 in bounties 28 $30 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up 492 LetMeWin3437 $896.90 + $1,242.23 in bounties 29 $300 NLHE Main Event 405 Shantag67 $7,912.08 + $10,494.50 in bounties 30 $50 NLHE Mini Main Event 640 Torrefy $1,770.89 + $2,883.81 in bounties 31 $100 NLHE 230 Gamboll $1,601.25 + $2,603.26 in bounties 32 $75 NLHE Series Wrap-Up 192 Legend1734 $1,000.77 + $1,525.38 in bounties *denotes deal
  18. Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino wrapped up their popular Big Stax XXXII poker series this week after thousands of PA poker players traveled just outside of Philadelphia for their shot at what amounted to over $2.4 million in total prize pools. The series, which took place from January 30 - February 26, featured 10 core events and promised players the opportunity to turn a modest buy-in into a bankroll building score. [ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“Party Poker NJ”][ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”] Daniel Sweeney Wins Opening Event The final three players in the Big Stax 300 opening event managed to turn their $340 buy-in into massive five-figure scores. Start-of-the-day chip leader Daniel Sweeney, nearly went wire-to-wire and, in the end, came out as the winner taking home $95,744 in a three-way deal. According to The Hendon Mob, the career-high score is only the fourth recorded cash of Sweeney's career, and the other three results all took place in previous Parx Casino tournaments. Sweeney shared the bulk of the prize pool with New York’s Christopher Laieta and New Jersey’s Anthony Chin. Both players walked away with an equal score of $65,000 in the deal. For Laieta, the agreement helped push him to over $400,000 in career earnings. Like Sweeney, Chin also booked a career-high cash, besting his previous best score of $50,905 that he won during 2018’s Parx Bix Stax XXVI. Joel Deutsch Scores Big In 500 The biggest payday earned over the course of the series belonged to Florida’s Joel Deutsch who outlasted the 1,496 entries of the Big Stax 500 and turned his $550 buy-in into $126,995. Despite being at a significant chip deficit at the start of heads-up play, Deutsch battled back over the course of multiple hours to eventually overtake and eliminate his opponent, Kenny Huynh. For Deutsch, the victory is by far the biggest of his career marking the first time he’s hit a six-figure score. In fact, it eclipses his previous largest cash by nearly $100,000. The disappointment finishing as the runner-up was softened for Huynh with a career-high $80,298 payday pushing him to over $200,000 in total career live earnings. Pennsylvania resident Bosu Avunoori ended up in third place and also earned a new career-high cash of $52,300. Raymond Ross Takes Down The 1100 The biggest buy-in on the schedule was that of the Big Stax 1100 which saw Raymond Ross topple the field of 629 runners and walk away with the $125,588 first-place prize. The victory helped Ross beat his previous high score of $47,848 which he earned as his very first recorded cash back in 2008. For Ross, the six-figure score sends him up over $375,000 in total career live earnings and gives him a nice bankroll boost headed into the 2020 World Series of Poker, a series he’s cashed in over the last three years. New Jersey’s Michael Cohen finished the 1100 as the runner-up adding $88,067 to his career totals which now exceeds $825,000. Jason Deutsch from New York earned third place, taking home $56,685. Well-known poke pro Christian Harder, winner of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas event, ended up in seventh place for $21,000 to add to his over $4.5 million in career earnings. Parx Big Stax XXXII Results EVENT WINNER PRIZE PRIZE POOL $340 NLHE Big Stax 300 Daniel Sweeney, Jr. $95,744 $643,245 $340 NLHE Survivor Erkut Yilmaz $3,000* $67,803 $550 NLHE Big Stax 500 Joel Deutsch $126,995 $710,600 $560 NLHE Single Day Baitai Li $25,277 $92,150 $560 NLHE Survivor Kyle Brock $5,000* $82,450 $340 NLHE Seniors Jin Lee $9,215 $46,560 $1200 NLHE Big Stax 1100 Raymond Ross $125,588 $671,143 $560 NLHE Bounty Jason Brauda $15,767 $61,595 $230 NLHE Deepstack Turbo Sean Roman $4,233 $17,460 $340 PLO/NLHE Naveen Chettipally $6,533 $33,174 *Survivor tournament winners all receive same amount.
  19. It was announced on Thursday that the 2020 World Series of Poker tournament schedule has been finalized. In less than three months, players from all over the world will head to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to take part in the largest WSOP in history. After the low-key addition of eight more bracelet events this week, the 2020 WSOP will offer a grand total of 101 gold bracelets. Of those 101 events, 87 will take place in the Rio convention center and, as previously announced, 14 will be won online. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] Added without an official press release, the final eight tournaments fill in the gaps between the WSOP's lower buy-in bracelet events and their $10,000 Championship tournaments. With buy-ins ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, these events cover a variety of disciplines from NLHE to mixed games. Recent Additions To The 2020 WSOP Schedule DATE EVENT TIME BUY-IN 06-01 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball 3 p.m. $2,500.00 06-07 H.O.R.S.E. 3 p.m. $3,000.00 06-25 NL 6-Handed 3 p.m. $5,000.00 07-05 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed 3 p.m. $3,000.00 07-08 NL 6-Handed 3 p.m. $3,000.00 07-10 PLO 6-Handed 3 p.m. $3,000.00 07-13 Mixed Big Bet 3 p.m. $2,500.00 07-14 NL 8-Handed 3 p.m. $5,000.00   Registration/Payout Improvements In theory, more events will lead to more people crowding the halls of the Rio and World Series of Poker officials have announced that they have worked out a plan to better handle the congestion that can take place during some of their larger marquee events. For the first time, the WSOP will be separating their in-person registration and players looking to be paid out into separate rooms. “There is no doubt we need to do a better job of getting people in their seats and playing poker faster,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We’ve looked closely at several areas in the off-season and we are dedicating new resources - technology, equipment, and people - to aid those efforts in 2020. These changes, in conjunction with better informing guests of the required documents needed to register, make us optimistic it can lead to a noticeable improvement.” The necessary documents include a physical Caesars Rewards card, which can be reprinted or obtained for the first time in the Rotunda of the Rio convention center. In order to get a Caesars Rewards card player will need to bring valid picture identification like a state-issued driver's license or passport. Online Saves Time In addition to being able to register for tournaments in person with the ability to pay using cash, credit cards, Rio casino chips, wire transfers, and satellite lamers, the WSOP is hoping more players will take advantage of their online/mobile registration system. The WSOP online/mobile registration system gives players a couple of ways to bypass the lines and get to their seats faster. The first is setting up and account and paying with a credit card through BravoPokerLive.com. There are additional fees with this method, but for those players who want to make sure they will not have to wait in lines and potentially be an alternate at the start of some of the biggest events, like the Big 50, it may be an option. The second method is a funded WSOP Tournament Account. Introduced last year, the WSOP Tournament Account is an account with a one-time set-up at the cage that will allow players to register online and head straight to one of the 20 kiosks set up in the convention center to print their seat card. “The WSOP Tournament Account is a no-brainer for anyone who plays more than a couple of WSOP events annually,” said Daniel Negreanu who set one up in 2019. “Literally I went to the registration cage once to set it up, then utilized the self-serve kiosks the rest of the summer to register for any event I wanted to play. I was in and out of the kiosk in less than a minute and on my way to my seat.” WSOP officials estimate that 20% of entries in 2019 used online registration. They hope that up to 80% of players will be using kiosks in the near future. The 2020 World Series of Poker is set to take place from May 26 to July 15. Online registration for events is expected to be available as early as April.
  20. For the sixth year in a row, 888poker is an exclusive online poker sponsor of the World Series of Poker. The WSOP summer series is set to take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 26 - July 15 with 888poker, once again, helping players from around the world win their seats in the most prestigious poker tournament of the year - The Main Event. In years past, the online poker site would qualify players online and provide them with a $12,500 package which included a seat in the Main Event as well as accommodations and travel expenses. But this year, 888poker is upping the ante. Not only will players be battling for a spot in poker’s richest tournament but they will also have an opportunity to also play in the 888poker branded Crazy Eights tournament. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] The all-new 888poker WSOP 2020 Mega Package is worth $15,000 this year and will have winners of the experience in Las Vegas for nearly two weeks. Take a look at everything included in the 2020 WSOP Mega Package: • $10,000 Buy-in to the 2020 WSOP Main Event • $888 buy-in to the Crazy 888’s bracelet event • $1,000 in cash for travel, food and additional expenses • 12 night stay at the Vdara Hotel (June 26 - July 8) • Transportation to and from the Rio • 888poker Welcome Session at the Vdara • 888poker LIVE kit, including branded merch As the only online poker site outside of the United States offering online qualifiers, 888poker has all the bases covered. They’ve also made vying for a Mega package very straight forward and available to everyone with super satellites starting at just $0.01. In the 888poker client, players can drill down in the 'Tournaments' tab to the 'Live Events'. In that lobby, 888poker is offering Step satellites where players can win their way up the ladder to eventually play for it all in the $1,050 WSOP 2020 MEGA Package qualifier. Of course, players can start at the bottom for a penny or buy-in directly at any point in the satellite tree, including hopping into the $1,050 should their bankroll allow. The MEGA package is one of the best ways to win a seat into the Main Event. According to 888poker, in 2019 they were responsible for more than 100 players in the Main Event field and 17 of them cashed for a total of over $1,000,000. Of course, it didn’t hurt that one of their qualifiers was high-stakes phenom, and former top-20 ranked PocketFives, Sam Greenwood who finished the Main Event in 45th place for over $211,000. As exciting as it is to play in the Main Event, don’t sleep on the Crazy 888s. For those who have never been to the World Series of Poker, every gold bracelet event has a special feel. Last year, 10,185 players piled into the Crazy Eights in search of claiming its life-changing $888,888 first-place prize. Ricardo Alvarado walked away with the win, however, it was also an amazing showing for 888poker ambassador Vivian Saliba who rallied all the way to fourth place for $308,888 in the tournament she sponsored by the online site she represents. With less than 100 days before the start of the World Series of Poker, there’s really no time to waste for those looking to make their way to Las Vegas, spend a couple of weeks in the sun, and play for their share of tens of millions. Satellites for the 888poker WSOP 2020 MEGA Package are running right now.
  21. After eleven action-packed days, the 888poker 2020 XL Blizzard online series came to a conclusion on Sunday after longtime Russian grinder ‘ribamech15’ claimed the $500,000 GTD Main Event title and took home the $84,450 first-place prize. With over $1.4 million in guaranteed money up for grabs, players from all over the world took their shot at padding their bankrolls and picking up a coveted XL championship title. Even with a pair of small overlays, the series more than exceed its total guarantees as players helped post total prize pools totaling over $1.6 million. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In addition to the seven five-figure paydays paid out in the Main Event, there were plenty of big moments throughout the series. In fact, the very first event ($50,000 Opening Event) saw 625 entries crush the guarantee to the tune of a $62,500 prize pool which awarded long-time 888poker grinder ‘resilience32’ another XL title to go along with his previous XL Eclipse and XL Inferno titles. He picked up $11,994 for the win, their fourth-largest online score of all-time. Event #10, the $109 buy-in $100,000 Tune Up has always been a popular XL event. 888poker has a history of packing the tournament with plenty of players through satellites and freerolls. This time, 1,176 entries piled into the lobby creating a massive $117,600 prize pool. The tournament ended in a three-way chop with PocketFiver ‘Cabeca Tilt’ taking home $19,092 and the title with the official victory. The Brazilian adds that to his over $1.4 million in lifetime earnings. Russia’s ’kukadjamba’ ended up in second place for $14,180 and ‘cosmiNik’ from Romania was the official third-place finisher, earning $14,592 in the deal. The $100,000 High Roller saw 305 entries take their $320-shot at a big-time score. A pair of players from Latvia took advantage of the small overlay as they battled heads up and finished the event 'one-two'. ‘zavor4ik’ took home the gold and the $20,450 first-place prize while his fellow countryman ‘floatmasta’ finished right behind him for $15,000. ‘Mr_Coyote’ took home the bronze and an $11,300 payday. 888poker 2020 XL Blizzard Results XL Blizzard Event #1 - $50,000 Opening Event 625 entries $109 buy-in $62,500 prize pool resilience32 - $11,994 ahjaa - $8,906 omgjefmonier - $6,563 XL Blizzard Event #2 - $20,000 Mini Opening Event 1,751 entries $16.50 buy-in $26,265 prize pool anelka79 - $4,116 gert_steel - $3,633 gutioliveira - $2,493 XL Blizzard Event #3 - $20,000 Late Opening 523 entries $55 buy-in $26,150 prize pool king.abdullV - $5,018 Kaiman.O_O. - $3,726 Monoquilho - $2,746 XL Blizzard Event #4 - $30,000 PKO 761 entries $55 buy-in $38,050 prize pool jancsi89 - $3,596 + $2,873 in bounties ClaretBantam - $2,635 + $802 in bounties mcc300 - $1,941 + $192 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #5 - $20,000 Mini PKO 1,353 entries $22 buy-in $27.060 prize pool ravenous_nl - $2,436 + $1,376 in bounties loveU2baby - $1,736 + $77 in bounties nvagaaan - $1,299 + $834 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #6 - $10,000 Late PKO 549 entries $33 buy-in $16,470 prize pool koptevaaa - $1,565 + $1,944 in bounties KirusRUS - $1,153 + $106 in bounties Camino57 - $844 + $376 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #7 - $30,000 8-Max 380 entries $109 buy-in $38,000 prize pool tikkapekka - $7,410 Werniiie - $5,510 Yakawin123 - $4,180 XL Blizzard Event #8 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max 1,759 entries $8.80 $14,072 prize pool dumitrana1 - $2,187 Madoff - $1,714 marisiena98 - $1,464 XL Blizzard Event #9 - $15,000 Late 8-Max 366 entries $55 buy-in $18,300 prize pool fannymobile - $3,569 Slapnutz123 - $2,654 limz - $2,013 XL Blizzard Event #10 - $100,000 Tune Up 1,176 entries $109 buy-oin $117,600 prize pool CabecaTilt - $19,092* kukadjamba - $14,180* cosmiNik - $14,592 * XL Blizzard Event #11 - $50,000 Mini Tune Up 4,318 entries $16.50 buy-in $64,770 prize pool flexPl - $8,840* bober1804 - $7,873* batonlviv - $5,117 XL Blizzard Event #12 - $10,000 Micro Tune Up 3,081 entries $5.50 buy-in $15,405 prize pool MerzavecKV - $2,044 gizmemimonaa - $1,948 Romazottie - $1,593 XL Blizzard Event #13 - $20,000 Late Tune Up 579 entries $55 buy-in $28,950 prize pool ISmellToast - $5,501 Yakawin123 - $4,053 _FALCON_ - $2,967 XL Blizzard Event #14 - $20,000 R&A 417 entries $33 buy-in $25,800 prize pool DePittsterje - $4,951 HyperX. - $3,677 xzzzx15 - $2,709 XL Blizzard Event #15 - $10,000 Mini R&A 1,172 entries $5.50 buy-in $12,540 prize pool Absoliuciai - $2,164 EastBeast888 - $1,568 JacktheCpt - $1,191 XL Blizzard Event #16 - $15,000 Late R&A 656 entries $16.50 buy-in $19,500 prize pool MoOoN30 - $3,656 shoveanyto - $2,633 Hudder5 - $1,950 XL Blizzard Event #17 - $100,000 High Roller 305 entries $320 buy-in $100,000 prize pool zavor4ik - $20,450 floatmasta - $15,000 Mr_Coyote - $11,300 XL Blizzard Event #18 - $30,000 Mini High Roller 790 entries $55 buy-in $39,500 prize pool BuyUADrank - $7,466 Dam4666 - $5,471 Dr_Mom - $4,029 XL Blizzard Event #19 - $20,000 Late High Roller 256 entries $109 buy-in $25,400 prize pool jgig3000 - $5,461 NinyaWarrior - $3,937 Djolex91 - $2,985 XL Blizzard Event #20 - $50,000 PKO 534 entries $109 buy-in $53,400 prize pool HatchetGarry - $5,214 + $4,271 in bounties andita666 - $3,805 + $344 in bounties josef_shvejk - $2,804 + $588 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #21 - $20,000 Mini PKO 534 entries $16.50 buy-in $25,020 prize pool nuts1109 - $2,160 + $1,513 in bounties TAMOdeALL_IN - $1,564 + $245 in bounties S88EB - $1,188 + $136 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #22 - $10,000 Late PKO 637 entries $33 buy-in $19,110 prize pool SpokenMagic - $1,816 + $2,069 in bounties omgjefmonier - $1,338 + $247 in bounties Nuubnuub - $979 + $194 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #23 - $50,000 PKO 8-Max 393 entries $160 buy-in $58,950 prize pool normannolly - $5,748 + $6,774 in bounties HATE007 - $4,274 + $1,366 in bounties HiroNakamura - $3,242 + $1,337 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #24 - $20,000 Mini PKO 8-Max 1,339 entries $22 buy-in $26,780 prize pool Specter.V. - $2,468 + $1,662 in bounties Anys9ra - $1,741 + $407 in bounties ProPriced - $1,339 + $436 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #25 - $20,000 Late PKO 8-Max 504 entries $55 buy-in $25,200 prize pool Lik3az0mbY - $2,394 + $1,517 in bounties SujiroKifuj4 - $1,764 + $1,085 in bounties SRFC1899 - $1,323 + $567 in bounties XL Blizzard Event #26 - $30,000 Deepstack 639 entries $55 buy-in $31,950 prize pool Aco_Zeko - $5,950* BhadizUkue - $4,594* TooMuchRake - $3,275 XL Blizzard Event #27 - $20,000 Mini Deepstack 639 entries $16.50 buy-in $23,985 prize pool sickthsense - $4,141 Iluzija - $2,998 instinctas - $2,279 XL Blizzard Event #28 - $15,000 Late Deepstack 599 entries $33 buy-in $17,970 prize pool 1llb3b4ck - $3,415 Spursblood - $2,516 KingArturio1 - $1,842 XL Blizzard Event #29 - $30,000 6-Max 344 entries $109 buy-in $34,400 prize pool kokoloko17 - $7,912 RasAlGhul - $5,504 EZ.PZ - $4,128 XL Blizzard Event #30 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max 1,620 entries $16.50 buy-in $24,300 prize pool manipuliator - $3,588* rozhinsky - $2,820* biggyRR - $2,913* XL Blizzard Event #31 - $15,000 Late 6-Max 374 entries $55 buy-in $18,700 prize pool kinsQ - $4,114 Sticker1994 - $2,870 nimenialtu0 - $2,151 XL Blizzard Event #32 - $500,000 Main Event 2,077 entries $250 buy-in $500,00 prize pool ribamech15 - $84,450 gtavares10 - $60,100 fastfingers - $46,000 XL Blizzard Event #33 - $50,000 Mini Main Event 2,835 entries $33 buy-in $34,400 prize pool geringonsa - $12,965 brendowlucas - $9.731 weh_chr - $7,048 XL Blizzard Event #34 - $15,000 Micro Main Event 4,221 entries $5.50 buy-in $21,105 prize pool Kaiman.O_O. - $3,416 thspace - $2,300 bigsky31 - $1,667
  22. One of the most buzzed-about online tournaments on the Sunday Majors schedule is getting an added extra boost of star power this weekend as Daniel Negreanu is packing his bags and flying to Toronto specifically to play GGPoker's $150 buy-in GGMasters. Negreanu, who signed on as a GGPoker ambassador in November was instrumental in creating the GGMasters. Now, he's not only planning on playing it for the first time but he's going live on his Twitch channel and streaming the whole thing. “I’ve been so stoked about the growth we’ve been seeing with the GG Masters, it’s inspired me,” Negreanu said on the DAT Poker Podcast this week. “I’ve been wanting to play, but obviously, from the U.S., I can’t play. So we’ve got a streaming station set up in my brother’s house with a computer, desktop, it’s hardwired - everything should be good. “So I’m going to fly in on Saturday to Toronto, stream it all on Sunday and fly back on Tuesday.” For an online poker site known for its incredible slate of high-roller tournaments, the GGMasters is quickly becoming GGPoker’s marquee Sunday event. The tournament is a bit of an online poker throwback. The $150 price point makes it easier for casual players to afford and it’s massive $300,000 guarantee is going to provide an enormous ROI for those that make the final table. Also, it’s a freezeout. In an online poker landscape that thrives on unlimited re-entry, the GGMasters is bucking the trend. Without players blasting off for multiple re-entries, it can be hard to hit a big guarantee. That means extra value for the players. “Each and every week of the GG Masters we’ve had an overlay,” Negreanu said. “A big part of that is because after the first week when we missed the [guarantee] they decided to kick it up to $300,000. Which is very aggressive when you talk about no re-entry and a $150 buy-in. “This week, we finally crossed the 2000 player mark with 2064 players, super stoked about that…but still, an overlay.” As Negreanu indicated, the numbers for the GGMasters are on the rise. Six weeks ago, 1601 players registered for the inaugural GGMasters. When the tournament missed its $250,000 guarantee - GGPoker increased it to $300,000 anyway. The next week, 1901 players registered but there was still $37,662 in extra money for players to battle for. Despite breaking the 2000 player mark last week, there was still a healthy overlay of $15,168. While in Toronto, Negreanu will not only play in the tournament but also show off some of GGPoker’s unique features. This includes their in-game staking platform. “On GGPoker you can click on [a screen name] and be like, ‘Is this guy any good? Let’s check his ROI in past tournaments’,” Negreanu explained on the podcast. For those who find the $150 buy-in just out of reach, GGPoker has the built-in ability to sell pieces to a tournament. Players can buy, sell and even add mark-up all right within the client. Another added bonus to the GGMasters is the inclusion of rake-free ‘early-bird’ bubble protection. Those that register the tournament before the official start time are qualified for bubble protection. Depending on how many players enter the tournament, a certain amount of players will get their buy-in back if they bust on, or close to, the actual money bubble. Finally, one more item which has elevated the tournament is the GGMasters leaderboard. Grind the GG Masters, and the player who finishes on top of the leaderboard, based on year-long results, will take home a GGPoker sponsorship valued at up to $500,000. The GGMasters takes place every Sunday on GGPoker at 16:00 GMT.
  23. PocketFivers looking to start 2020 off on the right foot headed over to 888poker to take advantage of the online site's value-heavy tournament schedule. From mid-stakes to micro grinders, members of the PocketFives community picked up big-time scores and racked up wins to help build their bankrolls for what looks to be another great year on 888poker. Thanks to a deep run in one of 888poker’s marquee events, Portugal’s Rui ‘RuiBouquet’ Bouquet ended up in the #1 spot on the 888poker Top Earners list for January. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] Bouquet worked his way through the 824-entry field of the January 12 edition of the $109 buy-in $100,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep to finish as the runner-up for an 888poker career-high cash of $16,495. The five-figure score came on the heels of weeks worth of grinding on the site. Bouquet, a mid-stakes grinder, was putting in plenty of volume on the site and recording cashes nearly every day in the first two weeks of January. In total, he notched 15 cashes in the month for earnings totaling $18,912. His play on 888poker has helped propel him to be the #192-ranked player in the world and #3-ranked player in all of Portugal. Bouquet adds the over $18,000 to his career lifetime total of over $1.05 million in earnings. The UK’s ‘pszemula’ finished the month just $821 behind Bouquet, earning $18,091 in January. ‘pszemula’ put together a string of 17 cashes to start off the year, including six four-figure scores. He got off to his fast start in January by booking a pair of victories in one of 888poker’s most popular daily tournaments. First, on January 6, ‘pszemula’ faded the field in the $109 buy-in $10,000 Mega Deep to win $3,273. Just two days later, he binked a win in the very same tournament or another $3,275. ‘pszemula’ finished in the top three in eight of his 17 cashes and now sits less than $50,000 away from reaching the $1.5 million mark in career online earnings. The third spot on the Top Earners list belongs to Brazil’s Vinicius ’vinimiranda7’ Miranda. Miranda, playing under his 888poker screen name ‘RegRastafari’, picked up $14,911 in earnings on 17 cashes. The Brazilian had six four-figure results in January. His spotlight score took place on January 20 in the $33 BIG Fish when he outlasted a field of 328 entries to book a win and take home the $2,514 first-place prize. Miranda made the podium in eight of his 17 cashes, four of which were outright wins. Miranda currently sits at #194 in the worldwide rankings and has climbed to #44 in all of Brazil. 888poker Top Earners of January 2020 PLAYER EARNINGS CASHES WINS RuiBouquet $18,912.51 15 0 pszemula $18,091.95 17 2 vinimiranda7 $14,911.38 17 4 Belabacsi $14,180.94 12 4 tdr01 $13,103.80 3 0 LIk3az0mbY $12,478.27 46 1 Gil3000 $10,146.13 27 1 505 $10,110.10 19 0 Kaktus26rus $9,904.13 44 1 plush0 $9,9826.01 14 1 ‘JR Smoker’ decided to buckle down and put in maximum volume in the first month of 2020 and it landed him atop the Most Cashes list with 89 in-the-money finishes. Of those 89 cashes, four of them were outright victories and helped the small-stakes grinder to $2,493 in total earnings. 888poker reg Stephen ’sizzlinbetta’ Reynolds also put his nose to the grindstone in January picking up 81 cashes, good for second on the list. Reynolds added $1,776 to his already impressive $2.362 million in lifetime earnings. Russia’s ’smooke28’, who appears on this list in tenth place last month, rounds out the top three with 60 total cashes. The micro-stakes savant collected $1,135 in total earnings as he continues his climb to $700,000 in total lifetime earnings. 888poker Top 10 Cashers of January 2020 PLAYER EARNINGS CASHES WINS JR Smoker $2,493.04 89 4 sizzlinbetta $1,776.27 81 3 smooke28 $1,135.90 60 1 Durval Santos Silva Neto $1,848.86 59 3 llxandell $2,036.14 57 1 Capitolo 6 $1,088.74 51 2 AnimaleGO $2,208.70 49 0 steveysee $1,206.40 48 2 LIk3az0mbY $12,478.27 46 1 REBAYMEDONK $1,462.90 45 5 There may be no better feeling in poker than closing out a tournament and no one enjoyed that feeling more in January than Russia’s ‘FENOMENICO’ who took down 11 tournaments in 36 cashes. Grinding at the small stakes, the Russian picked up $1,591 during the month and added that to his $516,000 in lifetime earnings. Russia’s ‘Oleg_Smok’ and ‘REBAYMEDONK’ from the Republic of Moldova both took down five tournaments to wrap up the top three First Place Finishers. 888poker Top 10 First-Place Finishers January 2019 PLAYER EARNINGS CASHES WINS FENOMENICO $1,591.68 36 11 Oleg_Smok $955.61 34 5 REBAYMEDONK $1,462.90 45 5 JR Smoker $2,493.04 89 4 vinimiranda7 $14,911.38 17 4 Belabacsi $14,180.94 12 4 BLaaZeKuSH $6,157.16 39 4 TIGHTasYrSis $8,206.43 17 3 Andrejsssss $788.59 37 3 ds10jqka $1,921.08 14 3
  24. It’s been a good start to 2020 for New Jersey-based online grinder David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman who sits atop the USA Online Poker Rankings for the second month in a row. Coleman (4,496 PLB points) picked up a pair of victories early in the month, taking down the January 10 edition of the PokerStars NJ Nightly Stars for $1,925 as well as the January 12 WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Saturday for another $2,850. However, he picked up his biggest scores of January as the end of the month booking a pair of five-figure cashes in back-to-back fashion. First up, Coleman fell just short of taking down the $400 PokerStars NJ Winter Series Main Event, finishing as the runner-up for an $11,839 payday plus 188.20 PLB points. The very next day, on January 27, he again finished in second in WSOP.com’s $50,000 Monthly Sunday for $13,466 and another 183.01 PLB points. In total Colman racked up 48 results in the month, nine of which were good for podium finishes. Coleman pulled in just over $64,000 for the month, more than four times his earnings for December 2019. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] After a long stretch in the #1 spot in 2019, Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon (4,237 PLB points) spent his second month in a row in the #2 spot. Sitting just 259 PLB points behind Coleman, Kwon picked up some impressive January results. His biggest score of the month came on January 8 when he took down WSOP.com’s $20,000 Weekly Tuesday for $8,301. He nearly matched that later in the month when he finished in fifth in the WSOP.com $50,000 Monthly Sunday for another $6,233. Kwon ended January with 12 five-figure cashes and six outright victories. He currently sits as ranked at #109 in the world. Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo (3,898 PLB points) jumped up one spot to #3 in the rankings, with the help of five PLB-qualifying cashes in January. On January 22 he took down Event #9 of the PokerStars NJ Winter Series ($30 NLHE Mini Super Tuesday) for $2,072 and 107.46 PLB points. He followed that up with a runner-up finish in the Winter Series $50 Mini Main Event for $2,521 and another 90.77 PLB points. Lupo had 16 cashes in the month, seven of which were good for four-figures. In total, he earned just over $15,500. Despite not putting in a lot of volume, Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov (3,867 PLB points) had a very successful start to 2020. He earned over $36,000 on the back of just 12 cashes. Alexandrov's spotlight score was his victory in the January 15 edition of the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for $10,788 and 189.63 PLB pints. He also picked up another $7,849 and 120.74 PLB points with his fourth-place finish in the WSOP.com $50,000 Monthly Sunday at the end of the month. He earned three victories in January and seven of his 12 results were for four-figures or more. Perhaps just one more PLB qualifying cash would have bumped him into third place for January as he finished just 31 PLB points behind Lupo. New Jersey grinder Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein slipped two spots to wrap up the top five. His decline has nothing to do with his play because Borenstein appeared to take January off. With no results to speak of in January, Borenstein kept his top five ranking thanks to the strength of past performances including his two $20,000+ scores he had in December 2019. USA Online Poker Rankings RANK PLAYER PLB POINTS 1 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman 4496 2 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 4237 3 Dan “centrfieldr” Lupo 3898 4 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 3867 5 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 3781 6 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. 3751 7 Jason 'JLaw' Lawhun 3378 8 sri100k 3147 9 Ryan 'hags021' Hagerty 3135 10 Michael “Gags30” Gagliano 3111 ‘Bamatide88’ Rolls In Nevada Grinders from New Jersey have a grip on the top of the USA Rankings for now, but Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat (2,587 PLB points) has come out on top in Nevada. Bibat picked up nine PLB-qualifying cashes in January to wrestle the top spot away from perennial contender David ‘bewater’ Goodman. Bibat’s biggest score of the month arrived on January 4 with his final table finish in WSOP.com’s $15,000 Weekly Friday for $2,447 and 68.08 PLB points. Bibat earned over $10,000 on 18 cashes in the month. Nevada Online Poker Rankings RANK PLAYER PLB POINTS 1 Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat 2587 2 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 2496 3 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2246 4 Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman 2198 5 PunnyYouSayThat 1527
  25. On Wednesday, the World Series of Poker added another 19 events to the official 2020 WSOP summer schedule, all of which will be offered at a price point of $1,500. “We have found the $1,500 price point to be the sweet spot in poker, perfectly balancing affordability, field size, and prize pool to offer great value for participating players,” said Jack Eiffel, WSOP Vice President. “As we continue to cater our offerings to find something for everyone, the $1,500 buy-ins remain a core staple of the WSOP.” [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] In total, the World Series of Poker will be offering 25 gold bracelet tournaments at the $1,500 price point. The $1,500 buy-in will encompass 18 different disciplines, 12 of which will have just a single entry, embracing the WSOP’s “concerted effort” to offer players more freezeout tournaments. For the remaining 13 events, players are afforded no more than a single re-entry per flight. All events will start with a minimum of 25,000 in chips, which aims to provide value for the player but means something different to each tournament depending on its structure. In addition to offering a wide variety of $1,500 events this year, the WSOP is giving the price point its own dedicated leaderboard. Players dedicated to grinding out the slate of $1,500 events will earn points for every cash and, unlike some of the previous years’ WSOP POY awards, there will be “prizes up for grabs for the winner.” More information on the $1,500 leaderboard, as well as the overall 2020 WSOP Player of the Year award, will be announced prior to the start of the 2020 summer series. Many of the WSOP’s marquee events can be found as a part of the $1,500 series of events, including the Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, and Closer, all of which had been previously announced. Also part of the series is the buzz-worthy Mystery Bounty tournament, in which a single bounty may be worth as much as $250,000. Also, the Fifty Stack, a No Limit Hold’em tournament with 50,000 in starting chips and 30-minute levels. New to the 2020 schedule are three different bounty tournaments including the return of the popular No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty ($500 bounties with 20-minute levels), as well as both a No Limit Hold’em and a Pot-Limit Omaha bounty tournament. Mixed games are well represented at the $1,500 buy-in as well with Omaha, Seven Card Stud, and 2-7 variants being represented, as well as H.O.R.S.E, the Dealer's Choice, and Eight Game Mix all returning to the schedule. The 2020 WSOP is set to take place from May 26 through July 15 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. For everything you need to know about the 2020 WSOP, check out our Ultimate Guide to the 2020 WSOP. 202 WSOP $1,500 Buy-In Events DATE EVENT BUY-IN CHIPS LEVELS RE-ENTRY TIME 5/28 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min Freezeout 3 p.m. 5/30 Dealers Choice 6-Handed $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 3 p.m. 6/2 Seven Card Stud $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min Freezeout 3 p.m. 6/3 6-Handed NLHE $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 11 a.m. 6/4 Freezeout NLHE $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min Freezeout 11 a.m. 6/4 H.O.R.S.E. $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min Freezeout 3 p.m. 6/5 Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold'em $1,500.00 25,000 60 min 1 / Flight 11 a.m. 6/5 Mixed: PLO Hi-Lo 8; Omaha Hi-Lo 8; Big 0 $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 3 p.m. 6/9 Super Turbo Bounty NLHE ($500 Bounties) $1,500.00 25,000 20 min Freezeout 11 a.m. 6/10 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw $1,500.00 25,000 60 min 1 3 p.m. 6/11 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min Freezeout 3 p.m. 6/12 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em $1,500.00 50,000 60 min Freezeout 10 a.m. 6/12 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 3 p.m. 6/14 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 3 p.m. 6/16 Razz $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min Freezeout 3 p.m. 6/17 Shootout No Limit Hold'em $1,500.00 25,000 40 min Freezeout 12 p.m. 6/23 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed) $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 3 p.m. 6/27 Limit Hold'em $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min Freezeout 3 p.m. 6/28 Mystery Bounty No Limit Hold'em $1,500.00 50,000 30 min Freezeout 11 a.m. 7/7 Bounty No Limit Hold'em ($500 bounties) $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min Freezeout 12 p.m. 7/8 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha ($500 bounties) $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 12 p.m. 7/9 Fifty Stack No Limit Hold'em $1,500.00 50,000 30 min 1 12 p.m. 7/9 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/PLO (8-Handed) $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 3 p.m. 7/10 & 11 The Closer No Limit Hold'em $1,500.00 25,000 30 min 1/flight 12 p.m. 7/12 Eight Game Mix (6-Handed) $1,500.00 25,000 40/60 min 1 3 p.m.  
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