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  1. The 2020 World Series of Poker on GGPoker is less than two weeks away and on Sunday some of the game's brightest stars appeared more than ready to get after a bracelet a two. Stephen Chidwick dominated on partypoker, earning wins in the High Roller Club The Big Game and $10,300 High Roller Club Mix-Max 2nd Chance beating 165 and 44 players respectively to win a total of $367,727.71. Chidwick wasn't the only high stakes regular who picked up a pair of wins on Sunday. Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosian beat out 99 other entries in the PokerStars $5,200 High Roller to win $88,459.85 and then another 39 in the PokerStars $2,100 High Roller Club Sunday High Roller to earn $34,653.40. In both events, fellow Russian 'hello_totti' finished runner-up and was left to console himself with $110,606.71. The biggest single score on the day belonged to Ali Imsirovic. Beating 37 other entries in the partypoker High Roller Club Main Event, Imisorovic banked $387,125. Runner-up Rob Yong walked away with $251,750 while Martirosian added another $156,750 to his Sunday haul after coming in third place. 'mathouse' defeated 'Martin Pineiro' heads-up to win the GGPoker GGMasters outright for $71,947.50. The event had a $35,768 overlay on the $500,000 guarantee after drawing 3,364 players. PokerStars High Roller Buy-in: $5,200 Entries: 100 Prize pool: $500,000 Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosian - $115,217.45 hello_totti - $88,459.85 Malaka$tyle - $67,916.35 PokerStars High Roller Club Sunday High Roller Buy-in: $2,100 Entries: 40 Prize pool: $80,000 Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosian - $34,653.40 hello_totti - $22,146.86 WATnlos - $14,153.98 PokerStars Bounty Builder Buy-in: $109 Entries: 3,051 Prize pool: $305,100 exitonlyKK - $18,791.21 + $10,649.42 in bounties yAAwn - $18,787.99 + $5,191.15 in bounties Marto115 - $11,005.78 + $3,499.16 in bounties partypoker High Roller Club Main Event Buy-in: $25,500 Entries: 38 Prize pool: $950,000 Ali Imsirovic - $387,125 Rob Yong - $251,750 Artur Martirosian - $156,750 partypoker High Roller Club Mix-Max 2nd Chance Buy-in: $10,300 Entries: 44 Prize pool: $440,000 Stephen Chidwick - $176,000 Dan Shak - $112,615.80 Jake Schindler - $57,200 partypoker High Roller Club The Big Game Buy-in: $5,200 Entries: 165 Prize pool: $866,370 Stephen Chidwick - $191,727.71 Thomas Boivin - $137,752.83 Michael Watson - $100,498.92 GGPoker GGMasters Buy-in: $150 Entries: 3,364 Prize pool: $500,000 ($35,768 overlay) mathouse - $71,947.50 Martin Pineiro - $50,874.60 eggt8rt - $35,973.80 GGPoker Global MILLION$ Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,639 Prize pool: $1,000,000 1kkwinner - $82,359.39* BigToeJoeBeiso - $78,579.86* Drupada - $109,484.08* Raisetwice1994 - $70,795.17* GGPoker Bounty Hunters Main Event Buy-in: $210 Entries: 1,910 Prize pool: $382,000 michael79 - $43,612.13* + $21,133.19 in bounties BanBang! - $23,522.92* + $3,888.28 in bounties NocturnalSagitario - $27,957.93* + $6,619.84 in bounties
  2. In poker, there’s no easy path to success. While few may stumble into fortune, for most the winning hand is made with hard work and the right guidance. "'If others can do it, I can do it too.' That’s exactly what I thought," said poker pro Andreas Ponath. "But it turned out to be way harder than I expected." Six years after rediscovering the game of poker, Hamburg, Germany’s Andreas 'derbegott' Ponath is seeing the results of putting in the work. Currently a full-time online grinder, Ponath has been enjoying some of the biggest cashes of his young pro career, including deep runs at some of his highest buy-ins during the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. "SCOOP was really exciting for me since I played my highest [average buy-in] so far and wanted to see how competitive I am while battling the best in the world," Ponath said. "Despite not getting a top-five finish and a lot of very brutal bustouts, I am still happy with my performance." Ponath has every reason to be proud. He racked up 20 total cashes during SCOOP including a seventh-place finish in Event #79 Low ($109 Mini Super Tuesday) for $10,187 and another final table appearance in Event #120 Medium (Sunday Warm-Up SE) for $5,976. But making final tables in one of the most challenging online poker series of the year didn’t come from just picking the game back up from where he left off - it took time and dedication. Like many fans of the game, Ponath first discovered poker during the Moneymaker-inspired boom era. Watching the World Series of Poker on ESPN may have led to home games with friends but no initial dreams of taking the game seriously. Years later, during his first-semester break while at university for an engineering degree, Ponath happened upon a Twitch stream. Someone was grinding poker and, basically, it looked like fun. "I watched him for a bit and decided to download a poker client and play for a bit of fun," he recalls. "After playing for around two years recreationally I thought about how nice it would be to actually make some money on the side playing poker instead of doing some other job." But there was a hard truth to overcome. Today’s game is drastically different from the game he discovered on TV in his youth. He was "losing or breakeven at best" in the low stakes games and knew in order to make that change, he had to change. "I realized that I re-discovered poker when it was on a pretty advanced level already and if I wanna win, I actually have to take it way more seriously and put in a ton of work since everyone was playing for so many years already and is way ahead of me." Luckily for Ponath, studying was (and is) not an issue for him. He started watching videos, lots and lots of videos. He was consuming content from training sites across the board. At the same time that he was learning poker, he zeroed in on his engineering degree and finished up his studies. "After I finished my studies, I decided to give poker a shot, do it full time and try to make a living off of it," he said. "I was thinking about ways to improve my game as quickly as possible. I felt that training courses could not help me anymore really, so looking for a private coach who could screen my game for leaks and bring my game to the next level seemed like the logical next step to me." That’s when Ponath crossed paths with BBZ Poker. Helmed by lead coach Jordan Drummond, BBZ is known for excelling in bringing out the best in their students and stables through private coaching and daily seminars. "The daily BBZ seminars have massive value," Ponath said. "Top coaches like BBZ himself [Drummond] and 'apestyles' [Jonathan Van Fleet] teach every aspect of the game such as preflop, postflop, and ICM adjusted play. I especially like that everything we do has a very scientific approach and is mostly supported by solvers and databases." For Ponath, studying with BBZ has become quite enjoyable. He spends about 30% of his poker time studying and 70% putting in volume on the tables. Even during larger series when he needs to cut back on studying hours, Ponath makes it a point to attending the daily seminars. "Fortunately, I do enjoy studying poker a lot," he said. "The most challenging part about studying for me is figuring out what to actually focus on. You can very easily waste a lot of time studying something that will not actually have any meaningful impact on your game at all." That’s just one of the ways in which BBZ and their Coaching For Profit program have been a benefit to Ponath. For Ponath it was the "perfect fit" as it allowed him to get top-tier coaching without an initial investment. Not only is he seeing results in his game but he’s seeing his studying time become even more efficient. "The first one-on-one session with Jordan was mind-blowing to me," Ponath recalled. "I’d done some work in PT4 and PIO solver before, but watching Jordan work with all these tools is just insane. Analyzing my database it took him like five minutes to identify at least 10 aspects of my game which I have to improve on." "To anyone pretty much who wants to improve their game, book a session with Jordan or one of the BBZ coaches. It is clearly the fastest and most effective way to identify leaks in your game that you maybe never would find on your own." Ponath is now reaping the benefits of his time with BBZ. His average buy-in has gone from $25 last year to battling in the $109s, $215s, and selected $530s. He’s putting in a full-time MTT grind but is still able to step back when he needs to so he doesn’t burn out. "[BBZ] has a way bigger impact on my game than any course or masterclass could possibly have," he said. "What I learned so far boosted my confidence immensely and now there’s barely a spot where I feel completely lost. At the same time, every day I realize how much I still do not know and how much I still have to learn." Ponath has been with BBZ for eight months and his recent success has propelled him into the top-5 rankings in all of Germany. He’s a favorite to surpass $500,000 in total recorded lifetime earnings this year. As for what’s next for him, clearly there’s going to be a lot of studying, playing, and enjoying the ups and downs of poker. "I don’t really have any specific goals like winning a certain event or something…although hitting a six-figure score would be very sweet. I just wanna be able to do what I love for a living. Also, I would love to become a coach myself one day and help other people to become successful players."
  3. The Summer of 2020 will go down in online poker's history books as the craziest ever. With the 2020 World Series of Poker live events postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, online operators have stepped up to fill the void. On Monday, PokerStars threw their hat into the ring with the Stadium Series, a four-week series guaranteeing $50 million. Running July 5 – August 2, the Stadium Series includes 102 events across three buy-in levels; Low, Medium, and High. These dates give PokerStars a two-week headstart on the competition. The GGPoker World Series of Poker Online Bracelet events begin July 17 and the partypoker World Poker Tour World Online Championships get underway on July 18. The Stadium Series buy-ins and guarantees will increase each week throughout the series culminating in the $5,200 buy-in Grand Final with a $5 million guarantee on August 2. Buy-ins across the three tiers will range from $5.50 up to $10,300. Poker enthusiasts around the world will be able to watch cards up coverage of the Stadium Series beginning on July 13 with the familiar faces of James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton hosting the coverage. This marks the first time that PokerStars has offered players at home the chance to watch online events with each player's hole cards visible. “It’s a unique summer and we know many of our players like ourselves miss live poker. So we wanted to bring the entertainment and flair of a live event with our cards-up coverage and really put our players at the heart of all the action. There’s truly something for everyone with Stadium Series: big opportunities, mega thrills, and incredible value. We’re very excited about seeing this one unfold," said Severin Rasset, Managing Director & Commercial Officer, Poker, Product and Innovation. PokerStars will award more than $2 million in free Stadium Series entries throughout the summer across all events. For each of the three buy-in levels, players can play in a special Heat tournament that will have Sunday Final tickets add to those prize pools. The Sunday Final will have Grand Final tickets, valued at $5,200, added to their prize pool. Players will also be able to win free Grand Final entries via a Fast Track promotion in conjunction with special Stars Rewards Spin & Go's or daily freerolls. PokerStars.it and PokerStars.eu will each have their own Stadium Series running concurrent to the PokerStars.com series. Each schedule runs July 5-26 with €3 million guaranteed in Italy and €5 million for PokerStars.eu, which serves the combined player pools of Portugal, France, and Spain. For those events, buy-ins will go from €5 on the low end to €250 on the high end and there will be €250,000 in free tournament entries awarded to players in each market. The Grand Final on PokerStars.it will guarantee €500,000 with a €250 buy-in while the PokerStars.eu version has the same buy-in with €1 million guaranteed. A full Stadium Series schedule is expected to be released soon.
  4. With more poker players staying home nowadays, top online poker operators have recently ramped up their free home game offerings in a bid to be the platform of choice for poker players looking to play in a private game amongst friends. This week both PokerStars and 888poker have released new versions of their own variations of their private free-to-play platform, both of which now support mobile devices. PokerStars 'Home Games' Expansion In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, PokerStars has seen an explosion in the use of their free-to-play Home Games. According to the online operator, over 300,000 home games were set up in just the past three months. This has not only brought in new customers but also a new wave of user experiences and feedback. Previously planned upgrades to the PokerStars Home Games platform were “recently accelerated in response to customer feedback". The most notable upgrade is that now players can play on most mobile devices. Currently, Android devices are good to go, and support for iOS devices is reportedly coming very soon. Home Games has also been updated to include some of the game formats that had previously been unavailable. These include popular formats like Progressive Knock-Out and Total PKO tournaments. Players can also check out some more unique PokerStars offerings including Five- and Six-Card Omaha, 6+ Hold’em (Short Deck), Split Hold’em, and Fusion. PokerStars’ ‘Swap Hold’em’ will be added shortly as well. Updates were also made to simplify the process of creating cash games and tournaments by “making things cleaner and easier’ for the club managers. Late registration options have been extended with options of up to 90 minutes. New options for the speed of the tournament give managers four options from Hyper-turbos (3-minute levels) up to Slow (15-minute levels). 888poker Invites You To ‘Play With Friends’ 888poker was also quick to recognize that their private, free-to-play customers were looking to play while on-the-go. This week, 888poker also introduced the ability to go mobile. By downloading the mobile app, players can join a game set up by a manager who is on a PC. From a PC computer, the organizer will login and select the ‘Play With Friends’ tab. After the click 'Create New Game' they are prompted to build the event. Select a cash game or tournament and provide other pertinent details including the starting time, game name, and password. Once created, the Play With Friends home game will appear in the lobby. Just enter an email and the details of the game will be delivered to the organizer. From there, it can be forwarded to anyone chosen to play in the event.
  5. Although there has been some discussion of live poker venues reopening in the United States, this weekend the real action remained online. Online grinders across New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania enjoyed some of the largest prize pools of the summer over the weekend, including the over $500,000 up for grabs in the Main Event of the WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit. New Jersey’s Frank ‘spaghettiii’ Marasco outlasted the 718 players (391 rebuys) of the $525 buy-in WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event to take home a career-high score of $127,535 and a spot in the WSOP Online Global Casino Championship. This is Marasco’s second Circuit win of the year, having captured a gold ring during the WSOP Circuit live event in Atlantic City back in March. Thomas ‘OtB_RedBaron’ Lim finished in second place and earned the $67,372.75 second-place prize. ‘artiliu’ wrapped up in third place which was good for $44,360. In other WSOP.com action, ‘Andrewbull88’ topped the 605 entries of the WSOP.com $100K Gtd Sunday to take home $45,375 for first. Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio made multiple major final tables on Sunday, and here he finished in second place for $25,410. Kyle ‘Kdruck’ Draucker fell in third place and earned $15,427.50. Jon ‘jetsfan14’ Borenstein also grabbed a piece of a six-figure prize pool after he took down the WSOP.com Weekly Sunday Six Max for $28,767.20. ‘dudeguydrew’ settled for second place and $16,643.88 while Zachary ‘lovepuddle’ Schwartz wrapped up in third place for $9,554.82 Pennsylvania offered a six-figure prize pool of its own as 1,162 entries piled into the PokerStars PA Sunday Special to create a $106,671 prize pool. ‘mysticnoori’ went the distance, earning $16,861.38 for first. PASCOOP title winner ‘BirdBrain64’ grabbed second place and $12,122.58. And ‘WHATWHYNO’ took home the bronze and $68,716.24 for their efforts. There was a three-way deal in the $200 buy-in PokerStars NJ Sunday Special that saw Daniel ‘AvaGray’ Lupo get the official win and $7,758.92. ’jgoons11’ took slightly less, banking $7,249.02 for second and ‘Force O Will’ locked up $7,165.69 for third. In the partypoker NJ Sunday $35K GTD, Sridhar 'sri100k' Sangannagari topped the field of 229 runners and took home $9,160 for first. ‘maniacalmonk’ finished in second place for $6,031.86. And ‘schaf4206’ climbed into third place, earning $4,351. WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event Buy-in: $525 Entries: 718 Prize pool: $554,500 Frank ‘spaghettiii’ Marasco - $127,535 Thomas 'OtB_RedBaron' Lim - $67,371.75 artiliu - $44,360 Mr_Foodles - $33,270 Anthony 'heheh' Zinno - $27,725 Zdvol632 - $22,180 TheRounder89 - $16,080.50 Bagelbud - $9,981 bella0827 - $7,208.50 WSOP.com $100K Gtd Sunday Buy-in: $320 Entries: 605 Prize pool: $181,500 Andrewbull88 - $45,375 Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio - $25,410 Kdruck - $15,427.50 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 220 Prize pool: $102,740 jetsfan14 - $28,767.20 dudeguydrew - $16,643.88 lovepuddle - $9,554.82 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $50 Entires: 396 Prize pool: $25,525.50 Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio - $6,764.25 Ian ‘apokerjoker2’ Steinman - $3,956.45 AntoVegas - $2,259 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [KO] Buy-in: $100 Entires: 240 Prize pool: $22,560 IQ84. - $4,388 + $325 in bounties DontBluffMe1 - $2,566 + $225 in bounties deemsta - $1,465.56 + $200 in bounties PokerStars PA Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,162 Prize pool: $106,671.60 mysticnoori - $16,861.38 BirdBrain64 - $12,122.58 WHATWHYNO - $8,716.24 PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 135 Prize pool: $31,455 TurkTerminator - $6,652.05 TeamVillage - $4,858.31 wolfofbrdst - $3,548.31 PokerStars PA Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 242 Prize pool: $22,215.60 AlwaysE4 - $4,286.29 Prixzky7 - $3,2167.98 SammmyTheTank - $2,341.52 PokerStars NJ Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 255 Prize pool: $47,430 Daniel 'AvaGray' Lupo - $7,758.92* jgoons11 - $7,249.02* Force O Will - $7,165.69* partypoker Sunday $35K GTD Buy-in: $215 Entries: 229 Prize pool: $45,800 Sridhar 'sri100k' Sangannagari - $9,160 maniacalmonk - $6,031.86 schaf4206 - $4,351
  6. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. It was another busy week in the poker world and Lance and Donnie are back to bring you all the latest news on an all-new The FIVES Poker Podcast. This week, #PokerTwitter exploded after Bill Perkins made accusations of cheating in the high-stakes private online games. A public outing by none other than Dan Bilzerian named Dan 'Jungleman' Cates as the pro who was 'ghosting' on a recreational player's account. That plus all of the latest results from the biggest online poker series taking place including the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series, the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker and the World Poker Tour Online series. Subscribe to The FIVES - available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  7. Kenny Hallaert navigated his way through 742 other players in Friday's PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker action before chopping up a little more than $140,000 with two other players on his way to his third SCOOP title. Hallaert won Event #84 High ($530 No Limit Hold'em) and took home $47,866.84. Runner-up 'nefersondaca' picked up $43,486.32 for their efforts while third-place finisher 'Glash0' snagged the biggest share of the money, earning $50,748.53. Following his victory, Hallaert took to Twitter to shared his excitement in picking up the title and some relief in earning a mid-five-figure score. Hallaert's previous SCOOP wins came in 2017 and 2019. The biggest winner on the day was Austrian 'BigFudge95' who bested 1,046 other runners in Event #85 High ($1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE) to win $73,596.76 from the prize pool and another $63,900.31 in bounties. Runner-up 'xMOOMOx' had to settle for $73,595.82 and $14,482.42 worth of bounties while a third-place result gave 'G A W' a $44,536.13 score as well as another $8,656.24 in collected bounties. British grinder 'robc1978' picked up a SCOOP title and $74,995.11 for winning Event #86 High ($2,100 Six Max NLHE/PLO). Finland's 'Elkku35' took home $56,688.50 for finishing one spot short of victory and Brazil's Joao 'vovo_leo' Studart pocketed $42,850.72 as the third-place finisher. The final champion crowned on Friday was another Austrian. Over the course of 4.5 hours, 'Old brock' beat 472 other players to win Event #89-H: $1,050 NLHE Turbo PKO for $36,949.95 and another $39,792.94 in bounties. Germany's 'GotYouRead' had to console themself with $36,949.60 from the prize pool and another $7,429.69 in bounties. Third-place finisher 'PSMozak' banked $23,419.05 and $7,125.00 in bounties. Other SCOOP winners on Friday included 'KaZanCHuK' (Event #84-M), 'nice_steady' (Event #84-L), 'muriLLoo.mrL' (Event #85-M), 'victorbco' (Event #85-L), 'MezuuUuuT' (Event #86-M), 'W.Leung' (Event #86-L), 'Will Eye Amm' (Event #89-M), and 'Crizh' (Event #89-L). Event #84-H: $530 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 745 Prize pool: $372,500 Kenny 'SpaceyFCB' Hallaert - $47,866.84* nefersondaca - $43,486.32* Glash0 - $50,748.53* komarac_zg = $23,741.32 schocer - $17,108.85 RunLkMercier - $12,329.22 Riverbanged - $8,884.87 good genius - $6,402.75 peloin - $4,614.04 Event #85-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE Entries: 1,047 Prize pool: $1,047,000 BigFudge95 - $73,596.76 + $63,900.31 xMOOMOx - $73,595.82 + $14,482.42 G A W - $44,536.13 + $8,656.24 Ship It 2010 - $32,145.15 + $22,152.36 PURPLE"K"99 - $23,201.57 + $8,523.43 pitaoufmg - $16,746.34 + $17,261.73 VICTOR TXR1 - $12,087.14 + $3,593.75 sousinha23 - $8,724.23 + $10,734.39 Event #86-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE/PLO Entries: 188 Prize pool: $376,000 robc1978 - $74,995.11 Elkku35 - $56,688.50 vovo_leo - $42,850.72 munkkis - $32,390.74 anonymstruts - $24,484.10 eddymaksoud - $18,507.47 Event #89-H: $1,050 NLHE Turbo PKO Entries: 473 Prize pool: $473,000 Old brock - $36,949.95 + $39,792.94 GotYouRead - $36,949.60 + $7,429.69 PSMozak - $23,419.05 + $7,125.00 issagior - $17,406.70 + $9,097.65 WhatifGod - $12,937.89 + $2,937.50 copag holdem - $9,616.35 + $7,906.26 BalticMoose - $7,147.55 + $7,820.32 Krawalbruder - $5,312.57 + $3,484.38
  8. Originally scheduled to take place in August, the 2020 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made by PokerStars on Friday, May 22, 2020. Last update: Friday, May 22, 2020 Where and When Is the PSPC 2020? PSPC 2020 was scheduled to take place at Casino Barcelona from August 20-24, 2020, during the European Poker Tour Barcelona time slot. The event has been postponed until 2021, as has EPT Barcelona. No exact dates have been issued, but the event is still planned to take place in Barcelona, Spain. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] How Much Does It Cost To Enter PSPC? The PSPC buy-in is priced at €22,500, which is approximately $25,000 and very much equivalent to the price tag that came with the first PSPC that was held at the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure festival. As was done for the first PSPC, PokerStars will be hosting many different ways for players to win their way to PSPC for less than €22,500, including bringing back the popular Platinum Pass promotion. What Is a Platinum Pass? With the return of the PSPC comes the return of PokerStars’ Platinum Pass promotion that will award packages to the event. Platinum Passes are tickets to PSPC that can be won by players around the world through various promotions. Each pass is valued at €26,000 (approximately $30,000) and includes more than just the buy-in to the event. For PSPC, a Platinum Pass includes the following: €22,500 buy-in to PSPC (originally scheduled for 2020 but pushed to 2021) Six nights’ hotel accommodation in a five-star hotel Airport transfers PSPC Merchandise €1,250 for expenses Platinum Pass winner experiences during the event How To Win a Platinum Pass Platinum Passes will be given out in numerous ways. If you’re not looking to spend the €22,500 (approx. $25,000) to buy one, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get your hands on one for much cheaper or even for free. Players have chances to win Platinum Passes through PokerStars' live events, special promotions and contests on social media, Twitch promotions, playing on PokerStars, and more. As we saw with the first PSPC, PokerStars is more than willing to get creative with how it awards Platinum Passes. How Many Platinum Pass Winners Are There? At the time of the announcement to postpone, nearly 200 Platinum Passes had been given out, with the goal to award 320 of them. Those that have already secured a Platinum Pass can use it for the 2021 event. Additionally, PokerStars is upping the allotment of Platinum Passes by 80, pushing the total to 400 Platinum Passes to be awarded. What About New Jersey and Pennsylvania? PokerStars has activity in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In New Jersey, the site launched in March 2016 and has been going strong ever since. Platinum Passes were given out in the Garden State for the first edition of PSPC through PokerStarsNJ.com, and that will likely be the case for future PSPC festivals. The same goes for Pennsylvania. Although PokerStars PA was not operational to award Platinum Passes to online poker players in the Keystone State for the first-ever PSPC, PokerStars PA is running now and will likely award Platinum Passes for the next PSPC. It also wouldn't be out of the question to see a Moneymaker's Road To PSPC stop appear in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Moneymaker regularly makes his way to regulated states to play some of the bigger online series that PokerStars hosts, and we all know how successful the first run of the Moneymaker-PSPC promotion was. What Other Events Are Part of the PSPC Festival? The €22,500 buy-in PSPC event wasn't the only tournament planned as part of the highly anticipated Barcelona festival. In fact, it's PSPC that is part of the greater EPT Barcelona schedule. EPT Barcelona €1,100 National Event EPT Barcelona €100,000 Super High Roller EPT Barcelona €5,300 Main Event Those are just three of the big events that were scheduled to take place as part of the EPT Barcelona festival. Although EPT Barcelona has also been postponed until 2021, we can expect to see the same sort of schedule in 2021, where there are EPT Barcelona events all around PSPC to create an enormous festival. To give you an idea of how successful EPT Barcelona has been, let's take a look at the last editions of those three events that were mentioned. The EPT Barcelona €1,100 National Event enjoyed record-breaking success in 2019, attracting a field of 4,682 entries and generating a prize pool north of €4.5 million. Markku 'markovitsus' Koplimaa, who won the PocketFives July 2019 PLB title, emerged victorious in the event for €585,500. The popular EPT Barcelona €100,000 Super High Roller always seems to attract poker’s best of the best and it’s enormous six-figure buy-in always lends itself to huge scores. In 2019, it was Sergi Reixach taking this event's title and first-place prize of €1.816 million. The event drew 64 entries. The EPT Barcelona €5,300 Main Event is always one that is not to be missed, and in 2019 it attracted a giant field of 1,988 entries to become the largest European Poker Tour main event in history. Sweden's Simon Brandstrom took top honors and the €1.253 million top prize. PSPC History PSPC in Barcelona will be the second-ever PokerStars Players Championship. The first was held as part of the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure festival. It had a $25,000 buy-in and became the largest $25,000 buy-in tournament of all time. The tournament attracted 1,039 entries and generated a $26.455 million prize pool. Included in the field were 320 Platinum Pass winners. One of those Platinum Pass winners was Spain's Ramon Colillas and he went on to beat WSOP bracelet winner Julien Martini to become the first-ever PSPC champion. For the win, Colillas won an incredible $5.1 million in prize money. Martini took $2.974 million for second place, with notables Scott Baumstein (4th - $1.657 million), Farid Jattin (7th - $746,000), and Talal Shakerchi (8th - $509,000) also reaching the final table.
  9. Although some land-based casinos have started reopening their poker rooms, players will have to wait an additional year for the 2020 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) and EPT Barcelona events. On Friday, PokerStars made the announcement that it is postponing the two festivals until 2021. "We realize that this news will come as a disappointment to many, but we know you will understand and appreciate why this is necessary," a post on the PokerStars Blog stated. "Our priority is the safety and good health of all our players and staff, as well as the communities that host such large events." The second edition of the PSPC was scheduled to take place August 20-24, 2020, at Casino Barcelona, with the always popular EPT Barcelona festival wrapped around it. Exact dates for the 2021 edition have yet to be announced, but it is planned to still be held in Barcelona. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] There were 320 Platinum Passes set to be awarded to the 2020 PSPC event, of which nearly 200 have already been given out through various promotions. Those that already hold Platinum Passes for the 2020 PSPC will be eligible to use them for the 2021 event. Plus, PokerStars is upping the number of Platinum Passes to be awarded, taking it from 320 to 400. "While we cannot provide exact dates at this time, we do know that the PSPC will be back bigger and better in 2021 at Casino Barcelona," the post stated. "Until then, we will focus on creating a life-changing and memorable PokerStars experience for when we are safe and together again." The news comes almost exactly one month after the 2020 World Series of Poker was postponed as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the postponed of the PSPC and EPT Barcelona, PokerStars announced that is has canceled the Road to PSPC Cannes, Road to PSPC Madrid Torrelodones, and Manilla Super Series 14 stops. The first-ever PSPC, held as part of the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure festival, awarded 320 Platinum Passes and generated a field of 1,039 entries. Ramon Colillas was crowned champion for $5.1 million. With its $26.455 million prize pool, the event became the largest $25,000 buy-in poker tournament of all time. PSPC 2020 was already anticipated to take this record to new heights, and now with an additional 80 Platinum Passes to be awarded it hopes to be even bigger. For those with questions regarding the postponements, PokerStars has put together a PSPC Postponement FAQ page with more information.
  10. Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan re-wrote the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker record books on Tuesday when he took down the $10K Pot Limit Omaha Main Event for an unprecedented fifth title in a single SCOOP series. It was less than a week ago when Drinan clinched his fourth SCOOP title by winning the $1K HORSE event, tying former #1-ranked PocketFiver Shaun Deeb for the most titles in a single series. But for Drinan, the heater continued and he surpassed Deeb by besting the 159-entry field in Event #75-H ($10,300 PLO 6-Max Main Event) for an online career-high $322,264.28 payday. Two of Drinan’s titles came in Pot Limit Omaha, one in Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better, one in No Limit Omaha, and one in HORSE. Altogether, the Chicago native’s victories earned him $567,287 in total prize money, pushing his career total cashes north of $8.8 million. Even though PokerStars has extended the 2020 SCOOP through the end of May, Drinan’s record-breaking run has come within a similar timeframe and number of events traditionally given to all players. So, anything that Drinan is able to add on in the weeks to come will simply be a bonus to one of the most amazing SCOOP performances to date. In order for Drinan to secure the victory in the $10K Pot Limit Omaha Main Event he first had to battle against PLO specialist Jens ‘Jeans89’ Kyllonen. Kyllonen fell just short of the title and was forced to settle for second place which was good for $245,286.27. Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira’s incredible SCOOP continued as well, taking third place for $186,695.89. The $10K SCOOP NLHE Main Event made a different kind of history on Tuesday as players battled for a chance to make the final table. For many, the road to the final table went through PokerStars ambassador Lex Veldhuis’ Twitch stream as he gave fans a taste of what it’s like to make a deep run in the Main Event. Early in the stream, Veldhuis, who is currently the top poker streamer on Twitch, broke through his own previous viewership record of 36K viewers. Then, after he busted his friend and fellow PokerStars ambassador Ben ‘Spraggy’ Spragg, his viewership skyrocketed past 50,000. It peaked at 58,799 which was not only a new record for Veldhuis, but an all-time record for viewers watching poker on Twitch. Veldhuis’ amazing run ended in 15th place where he collected $62,620.42. Just six eliminations later, the final table was set with Pieter ‘XMorphineX’ Aerts holding the overnight chip lead. Daniel ‘Oxota’ Dvoress and Brazil’s Pablo ‘pabritz’ Brito are also in the top three, both eclipsing 20 million in chips. High stakes tournament pro Michael ‘imluckbox’ Addamo, Raise Your Edge lead coach Benjamin ‘bencb789’ Rolle, and ‘Alexgirs’ are situated in the middle of the chip counts. And Max ‘goodeh99’ Silver, Alex ‘dynoalot’ Difelice, and ‘EEE27’ are situated on the short stacks. Play resumes on Wednesday where the winner will be awarded more than $1 million. SCOOP #74-H: $10,300 NLHE Main Event 609 entries $6,090,000 Final Table Chip Counts XMorphineX - 36,539,059 Oxota - 28,570,379 pabritz - 20,514,267 imluckbox - 18,739,553 bencb789 - 12,283,432 Alexgirs - 11,783,439 goodeh99 - 8,647,301 dynoalot - 8,594,592 EEE27 - 4,577,978 SCOOP #75-H: $10,300 PLO 6-Max Main Event 159 entries $1,590,000 prize pool Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan - $322,264.28 Jeans89 - $245,286.27 Naza114 - $186,695.89 Kukenmuser - $142,100.68 gavz101 - $108.157.68 raidalot - $82,322.56 SCOOP #75-M: $1,050 PLO 6-Max Main Event 1,112 entries $1,112,000 prize pool niccc - $154,039.33* BomPang - $146,539.34* Bagrovui - $86.938.38 giftmyra - $60,990.08 Adamyid - $42,786.53 magiet12 - $30,016.10 SCOOP #75-L: $109 PLO 6-Max Main Event 6,126 entries $612,600 prize pool The_Truht - $74,805.39* goldenmuzzle - $72,911.24* azn_baller3 - $42,264.49 mapof - $29,448.72 M1TR4ND1R - $20,519.03 jfawn - $14,297.10 SCOOP #80-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO 6-Max 282 entries $282,000 prize pool kjunia - $53,827.35 Dundermasen - $39,898.68 at0216 - $29,574.38 MITS 304 - $21,921.63 gavz101 - $16,249.09 plastrong - $12,044.44
  11. The biggest online poker tournament in Pennsylvania history has its winner. Very early on Tuesday morning, 'D-Low1527' topped the huge field of 2,774 entries in the record-breaking PokerStars PA Pennsyl-MANIA tournament to win $69,670.79. PokerStars PA Pennsyl-MANIA Final Table Results D-Low1527 - $69,670.79* justbuy44 - $58,175.62* CutYourOwnGrass - $37,444.69 caruso11125 - $26,477.41 Name_Not_Import - $18,722.37 philsfan123 - $13,238.75 BDGEJLM - $9,361.23 YouAlreadyKnow3 - $6,619.35 RevoltingBlob12 - $4,680.61 *Denotes a deal was made. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] The two-day event kicked off on Sunday, May 17, 2020. After Day 1, 291 players remained with 'justbuy44' on top. Those players were all in the money as the top 467 places cashed a minimum of $360.24. Entering Day 2, 'justbuy44' was the only player with more than 400,000 in chips. When the final nine-handed table was reached, it was 'D-Low1527' in the lead. The players began to fall, with 'RevoltingBlob12' going out in ninth, 'YouAlreadyKnow3' busting in eighth, 'BDGEJLM' finishing seventh, and 'philsfan123' placing sixth. After a bit of five-handed play, the remaining players opted to pause the tournament and discuss a deal. Following the chat conversation between the players, some could not see the deal numbers that were supposed to pop up when the break started. The players that could not see the numbers claimed to only get a blank white screen and there was no member of support present to assist them. Play resumed because the break timed out. The players started the break again to see if they could sort things out, but the same issues came up so they were forced back to playing without a deal in place. In fifth place, 'Name_Not_Import' busted and earned $18,722.37. Then 'caruso11125' went out in fourth for $26,477.41. With three players left, 'D-Low1527' had the chip lead with about 65% of the chips in play and the final three players tried to make a deal. The shortest stack of the three, 'CutYourOwnGrass,' said he was having the same issue and only getting a blank white screen when trying to view the deal numbers. 'D-Low1527' said to just play it out and action resumed. Shortly after the cards were back in the air, 'CutYourOwnGrass' doubled through 'D-Low1527.' 'CutYourOwnGrass' would end up busting in third for $37,444.69 and then 'D-Low1527' and 'justbuy44' agreed to a deal. The original payouts were set with $74,891.69 for first place and $52,954.72 for second place. In the end, 'D-Low1527' finished off 'justbuy44' and earned $69,670.79 in first-place prize money. For the runner-up finish, 'justbuy44' took home $58,175.62. The final hand saw 'D-Low1527' and 'justbuy44' get the money in on the [poker card="Ks"][poker card="9s"][poker card="3h"] flop. 'D-Low1527' had top pair with the [poker card="Kd"][poker card="2h"] and 'justbuy44' had the [poker card="Tc"][poker card="3c"]. The turn was the [poker card="8h"] and the river was the [poker card="Ac"] to give 'D-Low1527' the victory in Pennsylvania's largest online poker tournament ever. [caption id="attachment_630953" align="aligncenter" width="1689"] Final hand of the first-ever PokerStars PA Pennsyl-MANIA tournament that gave 'D-Low1527' that big victory[/caption] Record-Setting Tournament The event had a $200 buy-in and a $250,000 prize pool guarantee. With nearly 2,800 entries tallied, the prize pool more than doubled the guarantee with $515,964 up for grabs. There were 1,760 unique players and 1,014 reentries in the tournament. The number of entries and prize pool both set records in the Keystone State. The previous prize pool record for a single online poker tournament in Pennsylvania was from the PokerStars PASCOOP Main Event in April. That event had a $300 buy-in, 1,315 entries, and a $368,200 prize pool. The PokerStars PA Pennsyl-MANIA tournament had a prize pool of nearly $150,000 more.
  12. The legal online poker world was abuzz over the weekend with another big Sunday of action across Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. There were several six-figure prize pools dished out and plenty of players won big across WSOP.com, PokerStars, and partypoker. Let's dive into some of the top results from the U.S. online poker scene on Sunday. On WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey, three big six-figure prize pools were up for grabs from the $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, $100,000 GTD NL High Roller, and $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation. Winners from each event picked up nearly $40,000 each. In the WSOP.com $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, a prize pool of $253,800 was generated from 511 entries and 335 entries. Finishing on top was 'kazuomatsui' for $38,298.42. He beat 'papp5551' in heads-up play, with 'papp5551' taking home $28,374.84. Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz won the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller for $38,870.41. David 'premium' Stevens finished second for $29,121.38. In seventh place was Toby 'DustPistons' Lewis for $6,894.33 and then Matt 'Berkey11_s4y' Berkey placed eighth for $5,116.89. Another big first-place prize was won by 'lolololol' in the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation, who took home $36,632.56 for topping the 1,852-entry field. In second place was 'lilp181' for $18,912.62. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] On PokerStars NJ in the Garden State, 'DabledoreNJ' won the largest prize on Sunday, taking home $9,281.11 for winning the PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special. The event's $40,000 guarantee was surpassed with a $45,384 prize pool from 244 entries. The partypoker US Network, played in the NJ market right now, held two events with $100,000 prize pool guarantees. The partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Main Event was a $400 buy-in event with 270 entries. It fell just short of the guarantee and was won by 'TheKing411.' He earned $21,233.09 after a heads-up deal with 'odo23,' who took $19,016.92. In the partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Phased NL, 726 entries were in the field and 'AvidSmores' topped them all to win $18,700. The largest event in Pennsylvania was the PokerStars PA $50,000 GTD Sunday Special. It had 836 entries and a $76,744.80 prize pool. Taking top honors was 'neverf0ld111' for $12,816.21. In the PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max], 131 entries generated a prize pool of $30,523. 'MarcZumoff' was the winner for $6,454.96. WSOP.com $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special Buy-in: $320 Entries: 511 entries + 335 reentries Prize pool: $253,800 kazuomatsui - $38,298.42 papp5551 - $28,374.84 jhaynes2433 - $20,938.50 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon - $15,329.52 Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn - $11,903.22 Darren 'avocadotoast' Rabinowitz - $9,136.80 khalpapa - $6,903.36 georgeinla - $5,253.66 DanFriel - $3,984.66 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller Buy-in: $1,000 Entries: 125 entries + 63 reentries Prize pool: $179,540 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $38,870.41 David 'premium' Stevens - $29,121.38 Bank24 - $21,814.11 David 'chinoloco' Lu - $16,374.04 Mitch 'paltex' Garshofsky - $12,280.53 krookdtyrant - $9,210.40 Toby 'DustPistons' Lewis - $6,894.33 Matt 'Berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $5,116.89 Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman - $3,931.92 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,153 entries + 699 reentries Prize pool: $170,384 lolololol - $36,632.56 lilp181 - $18,912.62 IntoTheRiver - $13,119.56 Crushingly - $9,711.88 phatdaddy - $8,008.04 TheGilroy - $6,304.20 Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha - $4,600.36 SiParaTu - $2,726.14 Anthony 'DEEZNUTZ1709' Ciccotelli - $2,044.60 PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 244 entries Prize pool: $45,384 DabledoreNJ - $9,281.11 J3tBl@ckP0pe - $6,807.60 CMiller2580 - $5,128.39 ChiefLegs - $3,857.64 mysterion121 - $2,632.27 Batzz88 - $2,042.28 FlawlessBINK - $1,588.44 PandaJoe16 - $1,134.60 AvaGray - $862.29 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 158 entries Prize pool: $14,504.40 ForTheThr1ll - $3,118.57 11usc541 - $2,248.18 Skrelnick - $1,704.26 aad0906 - $1,269.13 sjockorbavich - $870.26 kinkyjacob1 - $725.22 TPR11 - $580.17 Smilin Tom - $435.13 HeadyMoe88 - $290.08 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 30 entries Prize pool: $14,100 Mc_Lovin1632 - $6,345 ISlowRollYou - $4,230 Wsopboy1997 - $2,115 sketchem23 - $1,410 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $50 Entries: 244 entries Prize pool: $11,102 Rhino609 - $2,135.59 bmils439 - $1,591.66 Stonniepokes - $1,186.36 C. Janicsek - $884.26 crabbycos - $659.09 sandmad - $491.26 Penguino246 - $366.17 sketchem23 - $272.92 JUNE LATATA - $203.43 PokerStars NJ $7,500 GTD Sunday Storm [6-Max] Buy-in: $10 Entries: 821 entries Prize pool: $7,500 1Panny1 - $1,322.25 evanb004 - $975 hebbs1010 - $750 August10Baby - $525 DocHollidayA - $375 andypants8 - $225 partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $400 Entries: 270 Prize pool: $100,000 TheKing411 - $21,233.09* odo23 - $19,016.92* Pokeher - $10,900 spinach_kale - $8,200 chromeking - $6,050 TheSims - $4,900 Davealfa - $3,800 upayformypennys - $2,750 brownmagic - $2,000 *Denotes a deal was made. partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Phased NL Buy-in: $109 Entries: 726 Prize pool: $100,000 AvidSmores - $18,700 FerociousPanda - $14,000 schaf4206 - $10,000 TopCreature - $7,400 ClarkWesterfeld - $5,750 Million27 - $4,500 sansara52 - $3,500 MoZZyNJ - $2,600 repyourset7 - $1,900 partypoker US Network Online Open $20,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $55 Entries: 436 Prize pool: $21,800 madroc - $4,076.60 Dex_Osama - $3,052 Wardmartin - $2,180 MikeDB7 - $1,613.20 PayneKilla - $1,253.50 AlwaysCheck88 - $981 JohnClark - $763 Cayogal - $566.80 Gambler16 - $414.20 PokerStars PA $50,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 836 entries Prize pool: $76,744.80 neverf0ld111 - $12,816.21 tich213 - $9,214.48 Ambiter - $6,625.29 Gave-up-poker - $4,763.64 Rungood35 - $3,425.09 kdQuel - $2,462.67 Longcoats11 - $1,770.67 youbestnotmiss - $1,273.13 bigdoritoTito - $915.38 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 131 entries Prize pool: $30,523 MarcZumoff - $6,454.96 KnightsofNight - $4,714.36 aldrich801 - $3,443.17 BirdBrain64 - $2,514.75 Dionysus1888 - $1,836.67 Lachoy - $1,102.14 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 262 entries Prize pool: $25,000 RiverMeDaddy - $4,301.27* wongsic - $4,003.10* 5u1ly - $2,599.84 WHATWHYNO - $1,917.52 KennytheRipper - $1,414.27 Virgil369366 - $1,043.10 aldrich801 - $769.34 rrobmsm1992 - $567.43 jbrink22 - $418.51 *Denotes a deal was made. PokerStars PA $12,000 GTD Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $30 Entries: 635 entries Prize pool: $17,335.50 Dionysus1888 - $3,008.50 Dikembe311 - $2,182.76 dannysek123 - $1,584.02 Danieldanielson - $1,149.52 BuffBills044 - $834.21 Simonster27 - $605.38 octobersky2345 - $439.33 nickheatonpaul - $318.82 DomeGod69420 - $231.36 PokerStars PA $15,000 GTD The Big $20 Buy-in: $20 Entries: 747 entries Prize pool: $15,000 NeillyAA74 - $1,913.54* snoppy675 - $1,913.53* KLOCEO - $1,913.53* flppdt - $973.98 PHOn0menal - $706.81 Clarky42472 - $512.93 robertpsulson - $372.23 LilMiniCoop45 - $270.13 djratdog88 - $196.03 *Denotes a deal was made.
  13. Friday was another big day in the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. Not only were there 18 titles handed out with multiple six-figure scores won but PokerStars also unveiled the extension of the 2020 SCOOP schedule to include 44 more events (132 tournaments) that will keep the series going until May 31 and increase the total guarantees to $135 million. Norwegian pro Preben ‘prebz’ Stokkan took home his first SCOOP title in Event #62-H ($5,200 NLHE 8-Max, PKO). Stokkan outlasted the 235-entry field to capture the $101,026.11 first-place prize plus another $187,921.87 in bounties. His total haul was $275,947.98, the most of any SCOOP player on Friday. The final table of the two-day event was packed with some of online poker’s top talent including Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira who picked up yet another runner-up finish for $101,025.97 but was only able to add an additional $1,975 in bounties. ‘Pimmss’ finished in third place for $66,626.02 and $18,750 in bounties. Also of note, UK crusher and the new #1-ranked player in the world, Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford finished in fourth place. The score was good for $50,789.66 plus an additional $32,031 in bounties which pushed his lifetime earning across the $11 million mark. Jans "Graftekkel" Arends also pulled down a six-figure score by winning Event #64-H ($2,100 NLHE) for $104,723 and his second career SCOOP title. Brazil’s ‘great dant’ finished right behind Arens and earned $79,295.09 as the runner-up. On their second entry, ‘L1VeYRdrEamS’ wrapped the tournament in third place and added $60,041.19 to their bankroll. Alexander ‘joiso’ Kostritsyn picked up $28,420 and his second 2020 SCOOP title by emerging as the winner from the 116-player field of Event #63-H ($1,050 Razz). ‘Muka82’ settled for second place and $19,720 while Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira found himself at yet another final table, finishing in third place for $15,080. ‘Harleyy30040’ also took home a big score on Friday, banking $37,792.79 and an additional $51,105.44 in bounties for taking down Event #67-H ($1,050 PLO 6-Max PKO). He finished just ahead of ‘pokerboss24000’ who pulled in $37,792.42 and $2,312.50 in bounties as the runner-up. ‘gavz101’ claimed the bronze and a total score of $32,986.59. Other players who won a SCOOP title on Friday include ‘JManuel94’ (Event #60-L), ‘bacooo’ (Evnet #60-M), ‘Gaelito23’ (Event #62-L), ‘Kebrashmebra’ (Event #62-M), ‘Stakelis24’ (Event 64-M), ‘BigBluffByTJ’ (Event #67-L), ‘Garrin4e’ (Event #67-M), ‘jonasof87’ (Event #68-L), and ‘4bet_me’ (Event #68-M). Event #60-H: $1,050 NLHE 472 entries $472,000 prize pool lopan83 - $84,251.28 YRWTHMELTHR - $63,145.00 IADTTMax - $47,326.30 DEX888 - $35,470.46 kofi89 - $26,584.64 WATnios - $19,924.81 ArtHouse2011 - $14,933.37 HITRII999 - $11,192.34 bah23 - $8,388.52 Event #62-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max PKO High Roller] 235 entires $1,175,000 prize pool prebz - $101,026.11 + $174,921.87 in bounties Naza114 - $101,025.97 + $1,975 in bounties Pimmss - $66,626.02 + $18,750.00 in bounties 1_conor_b_1 - $50,789.66 + $32,031.25 in bounties FreeLancerZZ - $38,717.42 + $20,312.50 in bounties XMorphineX - $29,514.70 + $38,203.13 in bounties PaGaOVelhinho - $22,499.31 + $14,531.25 in bounties MissOracle - $17,151.47 + $6,875.00 in bounties Event #63-H: $1,050 Razz 116 entries $116,000 prize pool joiso - $28,420 Muka82 - $19,720 Naza114 - $15,080 toti1992100 - $10,440 Krokom-Dull - $7,540 Little Kraut - $5,800 Colisea - $4,640 borrni21 - $3,480 Event #64-H: $2,100 NLHE 275 entires $550,000 prize pool Graftekkel - $104,723.38 great dant - $79,295.09 L1VeYRdrEamS - $60,041.19 WushuTM - $45,462.39 Negriin - $34,423.51 RuiNF - $26,064.99 Str8$$$Homey - $19,736.09 DEX999 - $14,943.94 josef_shvejk - $11,315.37 Event #67-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max PKO] 497 entries 497,000 prize pool Harleyy30040 - $37,792.79 + $51,105.44 in bounties pokerboss24000 - $37,792.42 + $2,312.50 in bounties gavz101 - $22,494.39 + $10,492.20 in bounties chininhaltig - $16,066.91 + $1,000 in bounties Adamyid - $11,476.02 + $8,375 in bounties Alexwild89 - $8,196.92 + $5,753.90 in bounties Event #68-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Shootout] 216 entries $216,000 prize pool MITS 304 - $47,520 nkeyno - $33,156 deadfizh - $24,840 OLD TIME GIN - $17,280 QueenTen216 - $12,960 Mukhin1 - $8,640
  14. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. The FIVES Poker Podcast returns with an all-new episode and Lance and Donnie bringing you the very latest news from around the world of poker. This week, after a much talked about tweet from partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard, the guys debate the merit of some kind of poker player's union and the impact of unlimited rebuys in the current online poker surge. Plus, the latest results from all of the major online series including PokerStars SCOOP, the World Poker Tour Online series on partypoker, and the WSOP Super Circuit Online on GGPoker. Subscribe to The FIVES Poker Podcast! Available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  15. More PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) action took place on Tuesday, May 12, but the day was more about what's to come than what happened. Only a few of the day's events played to a completion, as several were two-day competitions that set up for big finishes on Wednesday. Mike 'SirWatts' Watson was one of the Tuesday winners, taking the title in Event #51-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $75K Gtd. Watson topped a field of 84 entries to win $22,050. The win was Watson's fourth SCOOP title and he beat Alexander 'joiso' Kostritsyn in heads-up play. Event #55-H: $530 NL [Progressive KO], $350K Gtd was reached an end, as 'P0KERPR02.0' topped the field of 1,066 entries to win $36,672.56 plus $37,229.38 in bounties. 'PaGaOVelhinho' was runner-up for $36,671.78 plus $7,809.57 in bounties. Now, onto the events that will conclude on Wednesday. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] In Event #52-M: $2,100 NL [8-Max], $750K Gtd, a field of 440 entries generated an $880,000 prize pool. After Tuesday, 25 players remained with 'srxakgirona' as the chip leader with 4,672,294 in chips. Adrian 'Amadi_017' Mateos is second in chips with 3,451,272. Sitting in fifth chip position is Andras 'probirs' Nemeth with 2,672,844. This tournament is set to award $157,734.78 to the winner. In Event #52-H: $25,000 NL [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M Gtd, a field of 89 entries has been whittled down to the final 10. Andras 'probirs' Nemeth leads the way with 6,061,664, so he could have quite the day given that he's fifth in chips in Event #52-M, too. In this event, Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi is second with 3,225,908 and Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion is third with 2,560,483. The event generated a $2.182 million prize pool and the winner is set to take home $521,597.77. Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard leads the final 14 players from a field of 117 entries in Event #53-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd. He finished the first day with 1,572,152 in chips. There is $52,605.66 up top. Joris 'BillLewinsky' Ruijs finished with 3,122,502 in chips on the first day of Event #54-H: $1,050 NL, $500K Gtd. First place is set at $107,503.65 with 71 players remaining from a field of 609. Another player who could be in for a very big Wednesday is Joao 'Naza114' Vieira. Vieira is fifth in chips in Event #52-H: $25,000 NL [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M Gtd, seventh in chips in Event #53-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd, and sixth in chips in Event #54-H: $1,050 NL, $500K Gtd. After winning his third SCOOP title in four days, Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan maneuvered his way to seventh in chips with 71 players remaining in Event #54. Event #51-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $75K Gtd Entries: 84 Prize pool: $84,000 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $22,050 Alexander 'joiso' Kostritsyn - $15,330 Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz - $10,500 ptisan - $7,560 Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira - $5,670 serkku21 - $4,200 Naoya 'nkeyno' Kihara - $3,360 Event #52-M: $2,100 NL [8-Max], $750K Gtd Entries: 440 Remaining: 25 Prize pool: $880,000 srxakgirona - 4,672,294 Adrian 'Amadi_017' Mateos - 3,451,272 clapjkspit - 3,339,973 BOOGANDEHAH - 3,242,905 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - 2,672,844 Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor - 2,549,400 Michael 'merla888' Gathy - 2,548,212 Pascal 'Pass_72' Lefrancois - 2,520,574 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - 2,293,172 IADTTMax - 2,249,980 Event #52-H: $25,000 NL [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M Gtd Entries: 89 Remaining: 10 Prize pool: $2,182,725 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - 6,061,664 Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi - 3,225,908 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - 2,560,483 Chun 'SamRostan' Lei Zhou - 2,044,930 Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - 2,042,144 Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky - 2,018,569 VbV1990 - 1,249,913 Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz - 1,170,863 Steve 'Mr. Tim Caum' O'Dwyer - 1,038,224 €urop€an - 837,302 Event #53-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd Entries: 117 Remaining: 14 Prize pool: $234,000 Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard - 1,572,152 Little Kraut - 1,436,952 Yuri 'theNERDguy' Martins - 1,355,809 Naoya 'nkeyno' Kihara - 1,322,589 Noaceforme - 1,259,982 Adrijan_S - 869,524 Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - 784,797 at0216 - 740,191 WushuTM - 727,132 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - 587,344 Event #54-H: $1,050 NL, $500K Gtd Entries: 609 Remaining: 71 Prize pool: $609,000 Joris 'BillLewinsky' Ruijs - 3,122,502 Tr!pleeeee - 2,804,791 B4NKR0LL3R - 2,318,672 Rui 'sousinha23' Sousa - 2,277,785 RUNITSRANN - 2,198,774 Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - 1,951,109 Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan - 1,926,488 dulek_jason - 1,872,225 IDontBluffM8 - 1,631,582 Pedro 'pvigar' Vinícius Garagnani - 1,614,900 Event #55-H: $530 NL [Progressive KO], $350K Gtd Entries: 1,066 Prize pool: $533,000 P0KERPR02.0 - $36,672.56 + $37,229.38 in bounties PaGaOVelhinho - $36,671.78 + $7,809.57 in bounties FrenchDawg - $21,758.28 + $7,988.28 in bounties Darwinsfish - $15,510.03 + $8,634.75 in bounties Damian 'pampa27' Salas - $11,056.07 + $562.50 in bounties bubbleboybr - $7,881.15 + $2,875.01 in bounties touchmynuts1 - $5,617.95 + $3,402.35 in bounties Rodrigo 'SELOUAN1991' Selouan - $4,004.64 + $4,263.67 in bounties fornado - $2,854.64 + $10,894.51 in bounties
  16. Former top-5 ranked PocketFiver Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan picked up his second title of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker on Sunday with a victory in Event #40-H ($5,200 PLO 6-Max) for $152,011.46. The win marked the third SCOOP title of Drinan’s career and his second in the last three days. It was just on Friday that Drinan topped the field in Event #34 ($530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better) for a $34,420.52 score helping him push his lifetime career online earnings up over $8.4 million. Drinan becomes just the fourth player to score two titles during the 2020 series, joining Artur ‘marathur1’ Martirosyan, ‘Legenden’, and Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford. Also picking up a six-figure score in Event #40-H was ‘kjunia’ who grabbed $115,701.07 for finishing in second place. Right behind them was ‘Lateski’ who earned $88,064.10 for third. It was a close call for longtime grinder Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira who nearly picked up his second title of the 2020 SCOOP in Event #39-H ($1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack). Ultimately, he fell one spot short, falling in heads-up play to ‘Pwndidi’ who topped the 481-entry field to take home the title and $85,430.16 first-place prize. Vieira was forced to settle for $63,784.35 as the runner-up while 'poker@luffyD' pocketed $47,623.13 for finishing in third. ‘$w4g4l1c10u$’ outlasted the 2,208 players that took a shot in Event #41-H ($530 NLHE 8-Max PKO) and earned $70,326.96 plus an additional $32,810.43 in bounties. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver Michael ‘munchenHB’ Telker finished in second place adding $70,325.51 and an additional $18,533.13 in bounties to his over $11 million in total career earning. ‘tiltcaria’ wrapped up the bronze and a $41,725.84 payday with an additional $9,646.49 to go with it. Event #47-H ($530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown) was the only High tournament on Sunday’s SCOOP schedule that started and finished on the same day. Finland’s ‘PikkuHUMPPA’ survived the 1,425-entry field to earn $47,196.51 plus an additional $43,632.16 for first place. ’SBastin’ also picked up a handsome $47,195.57 score as the runner-up and added $11,515.14 in bounties. Longtime online grinder ’T-Macha’ ended up in third place and added $28,002.28 and an additional $16,078.08 to their bankroll. Event #39-H: $1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack Entries: 481 Prize pool: $481,000 Pwndidi - $85,430.16 Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira - $63,784.35 poker@luffyD - $47,623.13 Il-Giuglia - $35,556.72 dynoalot - $26,547.59 Don Marato - $19,821.14 quititbear - $14,799.02 BC1989RF - $11,049.33 icedavid - $8,249.72 Event #40-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max Entries: 150 Prize pool: $750,000 Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan - $152,011.46 kjunia - $115,701.07 Lateski - $88,064.10 0Human0 - $67,028.62 soldatikk - $51,017.77 Sasuke234 - $38,831.40 Event #41-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO Entries: 2,208 Prize pool: $1,104,000 $w4g4l1c10u$ - $70,326.96 + $32,810.43 Michael ‘munchenHB’ Telker - $70,325.51 + $18,533.13 tiltcaria - $41,725.84 + $9,646.49 Remi Lebo_10 - $29,743.58 + $22,615.17 $aymon9 - $21,202.20 + $1,640.63 Erdi1905 - $15,113.64 + $12,774.37 mrbradleyy - $10,773.54 + $6,839.84 WizardOffAz - $7,679.70 + $6,933.59 Event #47-H: $530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown Entries: 1,425 Prize pool: $712,500 PikkuHUMPPA - $47,196.51 + $43,632.16 SBastin - $47,195.57 + $11,515.14 T-Macha - $28,002.28 + $16,078.09 Assnacke - $19,961 + $7,185.54 silentm0de - $14,228.91 + $8,974.60 SamSquid - $10,142.86 + $2,281.26 AchoBogdanov - $7,230.20 + $5,980.47 mahmuttt88 - $5,153.90 + $1,250 estebangocu - $3,673.86 + $4,587.89
  17. Carlo van Ravenswoud built a reputation as one of the most feared high stakes online cash game players but that doesn't mean he's stayed away from the tournament scene. On Saturday, the Dutch pro picked up the second PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title of his career. Beating out 115 other players in Event #37-High ($2,100 HORSE) Van Ravenswoud earned $56,840 and the title. Runner-up 'sprocketAA' had to settle for a $39,440 score while 'Mafews' pocketed $30,160 for coming in third. The final table also included three players who have already bagged 2020 SCOOP titles: Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira (4th), Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi (6th), and Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton (8th). Van Ravenswoud's previous SCOOP win came in 2017, when he beat Adam Owen heads-up to win Event #5-Medium (Six Max Pot Limit Omaha). 'Bomber&Granater' locked up the only six-figure score of the day after taking down Event #36-High ($1,050 Eight Max NLHE). 'Bomber&Granater' earned $110,486.01 for the win while 'aramesko' banked $70,748.51 as the runner-up. Peter '5RayFinkle5' Erdos earned the bronze medal and the accompanying $59,015.15 bankroll boost. Other Saturday winners include 'Saviola TJF' (Event #35-Low), 'vitoradiron' (Event #36-Medium), 'Ballertimes' (Event #37-Low), and 'alligator14' (Event #37-Medium). Event #36-H: $1,050 Eight Max NLHE Entries: 633 Prize pool: $633,000 Bomber&Granater - $110,486.01 aramesko - $70,748.51 5RayFinkle5 - $59,015.15 jvieiradias8 - $43,131.29 molswi47 - $31,552.51 dodi papa - $23,038.28 Parker 'tonkaaaa' Talbot - $16,837.54 BeezNeez360 - $12,305.77 Event #37-H: $2,100 HORSE Entries: 116 Prize pool: $232,000 Carlo 'Ravenswood13' van Ravenswoud - $56,840 sprocketAA - $39,440 Mafews - $30,160 Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira - $20,880 WjWeng - $15,080 Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi - $11,600 Maicoshaa - $9,280 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - $6,960
  18. Just one day after one former PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion took down a 2020 SCOOP event, another former Main Event winner did it again. Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit, who won the SCOOP Main Event in 2015, won Event #24 High ($10,300 NLHE High Roller) for $271,790.44. The event attracted 124 of the best poker players in the world for a $1.24 million prize pool. Runner-up Sergei 'Futti18' Koliakov walked away with $210,580.76 while Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves got his day off to a strong start by finishing third for $163,156.10. Reeves' strong day continued with a victory in Event #26 High ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) where he outlasted 309 other players to take home the title and $116,166.69. His total winnings on the day were nearly $280,000. Ole Schemion narrowly missed out on his second SCOOP title of the year, coming in second for $84,579.28 and Bertie 'bigstealer' Bayley earned $61,581.00 as the third place finisher. Split pot game enthusiasts were out in full force for Event #28 High ($1,050 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo). 'MachineGunMK' topped the 117-player field to win a SCOOP title and $28,665. Runner-up 'WjWeng' earned $19,890 and third place finisher Robert 'Little Kraut' Deppe had to settle for 15,210. Other winners Wednesday included 'proggrezive' (Event #24-L), 'MaxHendrix' (Event #24-M), 'emifran99' (Event #26-L:), 'Smithstudent' (Event #26-M), 'Vasoski' (Event #28-L), and 'OK1OK2' (Event #28-M). Event #24-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller Entries: 124 Prize pool: $1,240,000 Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit - $271,790.44 Sergei 'Futti18' Koliakov - $210,580.76 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - $163,156.10 Charlie 'Epiphany77' Carrel - $126,411.92 Teun 'tinnoemulder' Mulder - $97,942.88 Adrian 'Amadi_017' Mateos- $75,885.27 iamivar - $58,795.22 NeedBeat - $45,554.00 Joao 'Naza114' Viera - $36,095.28 Event #26-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE Entries: 310 Prize pool: $620,000 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - $116,166.69 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - $84,579.28 Bertie 'bigstealer' Bayley - $61,581.00 que_te_crio - $44,836.35 kenny05 - $32,644.74 BillLewinsky - $23,768.19 Event #28-H: $1,050 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Entries: 117 Prize pool: $117,000 MachineGunMK - $28,665 WjWeng - $19,890 Little Kraut - $15,210 Senkel92 - $10,530 theNERDguy - $7,605 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - $5,850 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $4,680 krakukra - $3,510
  19. A number of players hold a special place in the history of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. Former #1-ranked Calvin Anderson is the only player with 10 career SCOOP titles and on Saturday, Shawn Buchanan is his closest threat with six and more than a handful of players have won five each. On Saturday, Benny Glaser added his name to that list thanks to his win in Event #6 High ($2,100 8-Game). Glaser topped the 122-entry field to win $54,854 and an 8-Game SCOOP title for the second time in two years after winning Event #41 High ($1,050 8-Game) in 2019. Runner-up 'donthnrmepls' picked up $42,070 while 'at0216' earned $32,266 as the third place finisher. UK-based grinder 'com 157' had the single biggest score of the day, winning $128,391 for taking down Event #5 High ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em). Runner-up Dimitar 'KuuL' Danchev narrowly missed out on a six-figure runner-up consolation prize, taking home $94,888 for finishing second. Third place finisher Max 'mikki696' Lehmanski had to settle for $70,128. Two-time Sunday Million winner 'Lucky_Jew_17' pulled off a rare feat in Event #7 High ($530 NLHE PKO), winning more in bounties than first place paid. Finishing on top of the 1,893-entry field came with a $60,864 score and they collected another $63,768 in bounties. Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura wasn't as fortunate, earning $60,863 from the prize pool and another $14,376 in bounties. 'Ervedosa' won $36,111 and $11,142 in bounties for coming in third. Alexander 'joiso' Kostritsyn took down Event #11 High ($1,050 No Limit 5-Card Draw PKO) for $9,198 and $14,468 in bounties. Runner-up 'Parasol6Ka' scored $9,198 and just $250 in bounties while Denis 'aDrENalin710' Strebkov won $5,882 and $4,094 in bounties for finishing on the final spot of the podium. The final High event on Saturday had 736 runners who fired a total of 612 rebuys and 470 add-ons to build a $369,054 prize pool. 'Eleres88' won the event outright for $62,622. Second place finisher 'conejin_20' picked up a $44,639 score and 'TheGrinderØ' added $31,820 to their bankroll for coming in third place. Other SCOOP winners on Saturday included 'corresao' (Event #5-Low) 'staanemer' (Event #5-Medium), 'Nr1InEurope' (Event #6-Low), 'fish_sah' (Event #6-Medium), 'YouGoBrokeOk' (Event #7-Low), 'Lackoo87gcb' (Event #7-Medium), 'PufuMiu' (Event #11-Low), 'MarkBang' (Event #11-Medium), 'Malicious20' (Event #12-Low), 'cassolGana' (Event #12-Medium), Event #5 (High) - $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 741 Prize pool: $741,000 com 157 - $128,391 Dimitar 'KuuL' Danchev - $94,888 Max 'mikki696' Lehmanski - $70,128 Consi11- $51,829 Kenny 'SpaceyFCB' Hallaert - $38,305 Easterdamn - $28,309 Rafael 'GM_Valter' Moraes - $20,922 disquesi! - $15,463 Josip 'Jozinho6' Simunic - $11,428 Event #6 (High) - $2,100 8-Game Entries: 122 Prize pool: $244,000 Benny 'RunGodlike' Glaser - $54,854 donthnrmepls - $42,070 at0216 - $32,266 joiso - $24,746 Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier - $18,979 Fake Love888 - $14,556 Phil 'flong78' Long - $11,164 Event #7 (High) - $530 NLHE PKO Entries: 1,893 Prize pool: $946,500 Lucky_Jew_17 - $60,864 + $63,768 in bounties Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura - $60,863 + $14,376 in bounties Ervedosa - $36,111 + $11,142 in bounties Jesseonboss - $25,741 + $8,223 in bounties jenssegers36 - $18,349 + $4,418 in bounties Odonkor1 - $13,080 + $1,508 in bounties KkruchitAAs - $9,324 + $6,896 in bounties dadaking001 - $6,646 + $2,843 in bounties pochi - $4,738 + $1,262 in bounties Event #11 (High) - $1,050 No Limit 5-Card Draw PKO Entries: 78 Prize pool: $78,000 Alexander 'joiso' Kostritsyn - $9,198 + $14,468 in bounties Parasol6Ka - $9,198 + $250 in bounties Denis 'aDrENalin710' Strebkov - $5,882 + $4,094 in bounties Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira - $4,397 + $2,375 in bounties sprocketsAA - $3,287 + $1,500 in bounties Ulett_23 - $2,457 + $2,438 in bounties Skint Paddy - $1,837 + $500 in bounties Event #12 (High) - $215 NLHE Turbo w/Rebuys Entries: 736 Prize pool: $369,054 Eleres88 - $62,622 conejin_20 - $44,639 TheGrinderØ - $31,820 Ahhh Is It? - $22,682 progre69 - $16,169 Jamil11 - $11,526 Felipe 'lipe piv' Boianovsky - $8,216 drupa-lucker - $5,857 Witalii - $4,175
  20. On Thursday, PokerStars unveiled the complete schedule for their marquee online poker series, the 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker. This year SCOOP will take place from April 30 to May 19 and feature $85 million in total guaranteed prize money spread out over 80 events. Each event will feature three buy-in levels (Low, Medium, and High) for a total of 240 tournaments that spans nearly every variant of poker. Massive Main Events The $85 million guarantee makes this year’s SCOOP the richest in the event’s 12-year history. The prize money eclipses the 2019 series by $5 million and adds an additional 7 events (21 tournaments) to the schedule. The entire series is anchored by three Main Events, which in total account for $13 million of the prize money. The $109 buy-in Low Main will guarantee $3 million while the $1,050 buy-in Medium Main and the $10,300 buy-in High Main Event both promise a hefty $5 million guarantee. The $10,300 SCOOP Main Event is always one of the main attractions in online poker, offering some of the game’s elite players a shot at an online seven-figure score. This year, all eyes will be on Gianluca ‘Tankanza’ Speranza the reigning, defending and history-making back-to-back SCOOP Main Event champion as he attempts to add to his legacy with another deep run in the event. Packed With Promotions PokerStars is packing the entire SCOOP festival with promotions as well. Once again, there will be a Player of the Series leaderboard where players will accumulate points based on cashes and wins. Rewards will include free entry into future SCOOP events as well as cash prizes in each of the various buy-in levels. The winner of the overall leaderboard taking home an additional $20,000 and a 2020 SCOOP Trophy. For those who play in a SCOOP event but fall short of the cash, PokerStars has been running daily Second Chance Freerolls where players who bust an event the day before have a shot at getting a free boost back to their bankroll. Spin And You’re In With so much money on the line, PokerStars is doing everything they can to help players qualify for nearly every event. In addition to standard satellites, PokerStars is rolling out special SCOOP Spin & Gos that award both cash prizes and well as tickets to some of the biggest events on the schedule, including all three Main Events. The buy-ins for the special Spin & Gos are $4 and $22 ensuring that at least a few shot takers will have the chance at a life-changing score in the SCOOP High Main Event for the absolute minimum. So block off the month of May as the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker gets underway on Thursday, April 30. PokerStars 2020 SCOOP Schedule DATE EVENT 5-17 SCOOP 01-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase Event], $200K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 01-M: $22 NLHE [Phase Event], $1M GTD 5-17 SCOOP 01-H: $215 NLHE [Phase Event], $2M GTD - - 4-30 SCOOP 02-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $300K GTD 4-30 SCOOP 02-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $750K GTD 4-30 SCOOP 02-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1M GTD 4-30 SCOOP 03-L: $22 PLO [6-Max], $80K GTD 4-30 SCOOP 03-M: $215 PLO [6-Max], $200K GTD 4-30 SCOOP 03-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max], $400K GTD 4-30 SCOOP 04-L: $11 NLHE, $80K GTD 4-30 SCOOP 04-M: $109 NLHE, $250K GTD 4-30 SCOOP 04-H: $1,050 NLHE, $350K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 05-L: $11 NLHE, $125K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 05-M: $109 NLHE, $300K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 05-H: $1,050 NLHE, $400K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 06-L: $22 8-Game, $30K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 06-M: $215 8-Game, $60K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 06-H: $2,100 8-Game, $150K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 07-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $80K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 07-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $300K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 07-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 08-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $35K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 08-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $100K GTD 5-01 SCOOP 08-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $200K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 09-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $50K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 09-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $175K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 09-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $300K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 10-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $200K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 10-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 10-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $750K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 11-L: $11 NL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO], $15K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 11-M: $109 NL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO], $25K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 11-H: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO], $40K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 12-L: $2.20+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $25K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 12-M: $22+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $100K GTD 5-02 SCOOP 12-H: $215+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $200K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 13-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $50K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 13-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE], $250K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 13-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 14-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $100K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 14-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $350K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 14-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 15-L: $22 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE], $275K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 15-M: $215 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $1M GTD 5-03 SCOOP 15-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday HR SE], $1M GTD 5-03 SCOOP 16-L: $22 PLO [6-Max], $80K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 16-M: $215 PLO [6-Max], $200K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 16-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max], $400K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 17-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $400K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 17-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max], $750K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 17-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M GTD 5-03 SCOOP 18-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $100K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 18-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $250K GTD 5-03 SCOOP 18-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 19-L: $11 FLHE [6-Max], $12K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 19-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max], $25K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 19-H: $1,050 FLHE [6-Max], $60K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 20-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 20-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 20-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $1M GTD 5-04 SCOOP 21-L: $5.50 NLO8 [8-Max], $15K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 21-M: $55 NLO8 [8-Max], $50K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 21-H: $530 NLO8 [8-Max], $100K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 22-L: $11 NLHE, $50K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 22-M: $109 NLHE, $200K GTD 5-04 SCOOP 22-H: $1,050 NLHE, $300K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 23-L: $5.50 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $30K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 23-M: $55 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 23-H: $530 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $200K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 24-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $350K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 24-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $1M GTD 5-05 SCOOP 24-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M GTD 5-05 SCOOP 25-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $25K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 25-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $50K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 25-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $100K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 26-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max], $80K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 26-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max], $200K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 26-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max], $400K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 27-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $40K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 27-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $150K GTD 5-05 SCOOP 27-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $250K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 28-L: $11 Stud Hi/Lo, $15K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 28-M: $109 Stud Hi/Lo, $40K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 28-H: $1,050 Stud Hi/Lo, $80K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 29-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $275K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 29-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $400K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 29-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $750K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 30-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max], $35K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 30-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max], $125K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 30-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max], $300K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 31-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $50K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 31-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K GTD 5-06 SCOOP 31-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $400K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 32-L: $5.50 NLHE, $35K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 32-M: $55 NLHE, $150K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 32-H: $530 NLHE, $250K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 33-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill], $500K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 33-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $1M GTD 5-07 SCOOP 33-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M GTD 5-07 SCOOP 34-L: $5.50 PLO8 [8-Max], $15K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 34-M: $55 PLO8 [8-Max], $50K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 34-H: $530 PLO8 [8-Max], $100K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 35-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max], $80K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 35-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max], $250K GTD 5-07 SCOOP 35-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max], $400K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 36-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $125K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 36-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $400K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 36-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max], $500K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 37-L: $22 HORSE, $35K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 37-M: $215 HORSE, $60K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 37-H: $2,100 HORSE, $125K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 38-L: $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $60K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 38-M: $55 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $175K GTD 5-08 SCOOP 38-H: $530 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $250K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 39-L: $11 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $80K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 39-M: $109 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $200K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 39-H: $1,050 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $300K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 40-L: $55 PLO [6-Max], $100K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 40-M: $530 PLO [6-Max], $200K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 40-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max], $750K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 41-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $80K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 41-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K GTD 5-09 SCOOP 41-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $750K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 42-L: $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $50K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 42-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $250K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 42-H: $530 NLHE, $400K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 43-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $200K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 43-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 43-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M GTD 5-10 SCOOP 44-L: $55 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE], $500K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 44-M: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $1M GTD 5-10 SCOOP 44-H: $5,200 NLHE [Sunday HR SE], $1M GTD 5-10 SCOOP 45-L: $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $60K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 45-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $125K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 45-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $200K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 46-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $100K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 46-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $400K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 46-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max], $750K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 47-L: $5.50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $40K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 47-M: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $225K GTD 5-10 SCOOP 47-H: $530 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 48-L: $5.50 NLHE, $80K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 48-M: $55 NLHE, $400K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 48-H: $530 NLHE, $750K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 49-L: $11 Stud, $15K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 49-M: $109 Stud, $35K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 49-H: $1,050 Stud, $60K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 50-L: $5.50 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $35K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 50-M: $55 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $150K GTD 5-11 SCOOP 50-H: $530 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $250K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 51-L: $11 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $15K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 51-M: $109 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $25K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 51-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $60K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 52-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $500K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 52-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $750K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 52-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M GTD 5-12 SCOOP 53-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max], $40K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 53-M: $215 PLO8 [6-Max], $100K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 53-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 54-L: $11 NLHE, $80K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 54-M: $109 NLHE, $250K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 54-H: $1,050 NLHE, $400K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 55-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $40K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 55-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $175K GTD 5-12 SCOOP 55-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $300K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 56-L: $11 HORSE, $20K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 56-M: $109 HORSE, $50K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 56-H: $1,050 HORSE, $80K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 57-L: $55 NLHE, $350K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 57-M: $530 NLHE, $750K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 57-H: $5,200 NLHE [High Roller], $1M GTD 5-13 SCOOP 58-L: $22 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up], $40K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 58-M: $215 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up], $100K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 58-H: $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up], $200K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 59-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $50K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 59-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K GTD 5-13 SCOOP 59-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $300K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 60-L: $11 NLHE, $80K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 60-M: $109 NLHE, $175K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 60-H: $1,050 NLHE, $250K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 61-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max], $25K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 61-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max], $50K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 61-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max], $100K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 62-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 62-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M GTD 5-14 SCOOP 62-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M GTD 5-14 SCOOP 63-L: $11 Razz, $20K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 63-M: $109 Razz, $40K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 63-H: $1,050 Razz, $80K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 64-L: $22 NLHE, $125K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 64-M: $215 NLHE, $350K GTD 5-14 SCOOP 64-H: $2,100 NLHE, $500K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 65-L: $11 8-Game, $25K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 65-M: $109 8-Game, $50K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 65-H: $1,050 8-Game, $125K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 66-L: $22 NLHE, $125K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 66-M: $215 NLHE, $250K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 66-H: $2,100 NLHE, $400K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 67-L: $11 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $35K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 67-M: $109 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $125K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 67-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $300K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 68-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Shootout], $40K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 68-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Shootout], $100K GTD 5-15 SCOOP 68-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Shootout], $200K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 69-L: $11 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $80K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 69-M: $109 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $200K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 69-H: $1,050 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $300K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 70-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $100K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 70-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 70-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $750K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 71-L: $11 NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo], $20K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 71-M: $109 NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo], $50K GTD 5-16 SCOOP 71-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo], $100K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 72-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $40K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 72-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 72-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $400K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 73-L: $22 NLHE, $200K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 73-M: $215 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 73-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE], $750K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 74-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $3M GTD 5-17 SCOOP 74-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M GTD 5-17 SCOOP 74-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M GTD 5-17 SCOOP 75-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $400K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 75-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 75-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1.25M GTD 5-17 SCOOP 76-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $100K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 76-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $500K GTD 5-17 SCOOP 76-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $750K GTD 5-18 SCOOP 77-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $200K GTD 5-18 SCOOP 77-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $750K GTD 5-18 SCOOP 77-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1M GTD 5-18 SCOOP 78-L: $22 NLHE [Turbo], $80K GTD 5-18 SCOOP 78-M: $215 NLHE [Turbo], $200K GTD 5-18 SCOOP 78-H: $2,100 NLHE [Turbo], $300K GTD 5-19 SCOOP 79-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $400K GTD 5-19 SCOOP 79-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $1M GTD 5-19 SCOOP 79-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M GTD 5-19 SCOOP 80-L: $11 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $30K GTD 5-19 SCOOP 80-M: $109 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $80K GTD 5-19 SCOOP 80-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $175K GTD
  21. Online poker multi-table tournaments continued to have massive numbers this Sunday as the COVID-19 lockdown continues around the world. PokerStars drew over 31,000 players to their two-day Sunday Million to beat the $3 million guarantee. The partypoker MILLION had a $1,218,366 prize pool and GGPoker beat the GG Masters guarantee for the first time since moving to a $500,000 guarantee four weeks ago. While Alex Foxen was largely focused on finishing up the Poker Masters, he still managed to pick up a massive score in a $5,200 Powerfest event. Foxen beat former #1-ranked Yuri Dzivielevski heads-up to top the 256-entry field in the Powerfest $5,200 Big Game to win $239,413.42. Dzivielevski earned $173,777.16 and third-place finisher Jordi Urlings also picked up a six-figure score, earning $123,874.93. 'wong951' earned an outright victory in the partypoker MILLION to win $186,133.04. Finishing one spot below that gave 'The12MULB' a $129,938.73 score. Third place went to 'Tiger97' for $83,384.96. Over on PokerStars, the Sunday Million and a special edition $11 Sunday Storm that drew 128,753 entries, both need a second day to determine a champion. The $1,050 High Roller Club Sunday Warm-Up had 224 total entries with Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit taking it down for $39,025.49. Runner-up 'papan9_p$' banked $37,901.91 and 'hayroller' took the last spot on the podium for $25,234.85. The GGPoker GG Masters had 3,662 players to build a prize pool of $505,356 to beat the $500,000 guarantee for the first time. 'Vladiator13' picked up $72,299.52 for winning it outright. Runner-up 'Luoat' added $50,735.06 to their bankroll and 'HorseAlmighty' picked up a $35,604.25 score for coming in third place. PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder 1,924 Entries $384,000 prize pool Bit2Easy - $24,687.75 + $23,491.69 Carlos Ievis - $25,686.42 + $3,091.41 Xungazz - $14,647.04 + $5,417.19 3DTemujiN - $10,440.91 + $2,833.60 WhoAreYoux1 - $7,442.64 + $5,885.54 oortje63 - $5,205.037 + $2,581.25 dantegoyaF - $3,781.85 + $2,254.69 MeFishUShark - $2,695.83 + $1,693.76 Eibsee08 - $1,921.59 + $1,137.50 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up 1,235 Entries $247,000 prize pool Carlos Ievis - $39,040.67 carl_nash13 - $28,070.06 wunogos - $20,182.61 Pokerfan89Gr - $14,511.47 dans170' - $10,422.84 arcornok - $7,502.03 mararthur1 - $5,394.01 Remi Lebo_10 - $3,878.34 steffenliee - $2,788.55 PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up 224 Entries $224,000 prize pool lasagnaaammm - $39,025.49 papan9_p$ - $37,901.91 hayroller - $25,234.85 UmakeMeSikkk - $19,173.03 apestyles - $14,567.36 T-Macha - $11,068.04 C. Darwin2 - $8,409.31 jwall888 - $6,389.26 Tomatee - $5,424.85 PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder 5,586 Entries $558,600 prize pool plush0 - $33,422.68 + $14,187.48 joaoMathias - $33,417.88 + $6,708.12 dutchslayz - $18,545.91 + $4,865.48 al ca poker1 - $12,675.69 + $3,511.77 adamus0810 - $8,663.52 + $2,780.82 smothly - $5,921.32 + $2,319.52 jorginho88 - $4,047.08 + $4,382.28 Dam4666 - $2,766.10 + $1,182.81 stinksok - $1,890.58 + $1,207.04 partypoker MILLION Final Day 917 Entries $1,218,366 prize pool wong951 - $186,133.04 The12MULB - $129,938.73 Tiger97 - $83,384.96 daykotoviezy - $54,278.20 RobinHudd - $37,257.63 Taigu - $25,281.09 AmericanEagle - $17,763.77 Kawhi_Tho - $11,403.90 partypoker Powerfest $5,200 Big Game 256 Entries $1,174,170 prize pool William Foxen - $239,413.42 Yuri Dzivielevski - $173,777.16 Jordi Urlings - $123,874.93 Daniil Lukin - $91,585.26 Nick Petrangelo - $64,579.35 Linus Alarik Loeliger - $49,315.14 Benjamin Rolle - $36,399.27 Bruno Volkmann - $27,005.91 partypoker Powerfest $320 No Limit Hold'em PKO 1,221 Entries $376,068 prize pool Thomas Boivin - $24,483.76 + $28,644.50 Kevin Killeen - $24,446.45 + $5,445.77 Mohsin Charania - $15,972.86 + $2,890.91 Aleksejs Meless - $10,695.75 + $3,812.99 Dmitrii Motorov - $7,582.05 + $3,198.88 Joonas Halonen - $5,337.76 + $2,915.59 Tommie Verstappen - $3,720.26 + $2,823.01 Saymon Nascimento - $2,486.91 + $3,387.13 partypoker Powerfest $530 No Limit Hold'em PKO 892 Entries $457,150 prize pool Marc-Andre Ladouceur - $30,690.25 + $34,439.14 Joonatan Kaunisto - $30,645.42 + $8,166.27 Darrell Goh - $20,420.70 + $6,070.37 Sauli Haapaniemi - $13,761.24 + $3,675.01 Renan Menezes - $9,706.59 + $4,167.21 Toby Joyce - $6,954.34 + $3,338.68 Josip Simunic - $4,914.73 + $3,18077 Pedro Correa - $3,415.73 + $4,150.79 888poker $109 Sunday Mega Deep 755 Players + 293 Rebuys $104,800 prize pool Nemesis_25 - $19,230.80 888pruha - $13,728.80 MartonasBOOM - $10,375.20 Denii14 - $7,807.60 DubaiPrince4 - $5,449.60 xFink_Ploydx - $4,401.60 WHATaDREAM - $3,353.60 elsabagaboan - $2,305.60 SCCP91910 - $1,362.40 GGPoker GG Masters 3,662 Players $505,356 prize pool Vladiator13 - $72,299.52 Luoat - $50,735.06 HorseAlmighty - $35,605.25 aaanasty - $24,985.91 notvrygud - $17,5342.8 nuller - $12,304.96 BingoMaster - $8,635.22 ViKingPower - $6,059.92
  22. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Lance and Donnie return to bring you all of the news from another action-packed week in poker on an all-new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast. This week the guys talk about PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg surrendering to U.S. authorities to face nine-year-old charges stemming from Black Friday. Plus, the World Series of Poker continues to add to its 2020 summer schedule with the announcement of nine high roller tournaments, including a $250K Super High Roller slated to be the biggest buy-in tournament ever held in Las Vegas. Listen in below or subscribe to The FIVES wherever you download your favorite podcasts. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  23. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. The FIVES Poker Podcast returns as Lance and Donnie bring you all of the need-to-know news from this week in poker. With current events driving people indoors, online poker is seeing a boost in popularity as players take to the virtual felt to stay in action. Plus, after bring down over €900,000 in the Galfond Challenge, Phil Galfond has mounted a comeback against his talented opponent 'VeniVidi1993' and has cut his deficit by nearly €600,000. Also, with the majority of live poker events around the world being canceled or postponed everyone is waiting on what is expected to happen to the 2020 World Series of Poker. The guys dive into that and much more so make sure you download, listen and subscribe to The FIVES! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  24. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. On an all-new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast, Lance and Donnie discuss all of the latest news from the world of poker including the record-breaking PokerStars 14th Anniversary Sunday Million event and the continued worldwide surge of online poker. Plus, PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg entered a guilty plea this week in connection with the 10-year old charges stemming from Black Friday. Make sure to ownload and subscribe to The FIVES wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts and never miss an episode. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  25. The Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) continued on Sunday on PokerStars PA, with more exciting action from the Keystone State taking place. The biggest events to take place were the high and low main events, but both are two-day competitions, so they have yet to complete. In Event #45-H: $300 NLHE [Main Event], 'NickZagouyko' leads the remaining 158 players. In Event #45-L: $50 NLHE [Main Event], it's 'Malignant88' with the chip lead. 'NickZagouyko' is atop the High Main Event with 374,015 in chips. There are 158 players remaining from the field of 1,315 entries and first place is $57,394.54. In the Low Main Event, 'Malignant88' leads the remaining 38 players from a field of 2,073 entries with 1,728,063 in chips. There is $14,093.98 up top in the Low Main Event. Both tournaments will play to winners on Monday. In Event #44-H: $100 NLHE [Progressive KO, DeepStack], 'CMU ROCKET67' picked up the victory atop a field of 483 entries to win $3,740.47 plus $4,222.56 in bounties. In Event #44-L: $10 NLHE [Progressive KO, DeepStack], 'siLLy_tv_87' beat a field of 1,201 entries to win $753.71 plus $588.61 in bounties. There were also a pair of hyper-turbo events that played out, Event #47-H: $75 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo] and Event #47-L: $7.5 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo]. In the first, 'BMM2019' topped a field of 218 entries to win $3,005.67. 'CleggsOnGG,' who won his second PASCOOP title on Saturday, finished sixth for $665.55. In the second, 'Trevayame' finished in first place atop a field of 359 entries to win $913.83. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="NJ Online Poker Promos"] Event #44-H: $100 NLHE [Progressive KO, DeepStack] 483 entries $44,339.40 prize pool CMU ROCKET67 - $3,740.47 + $4,222.56 in bounties Dionysus1888 - $$3,740.22 + $809.32 in bounties Xpen 3haet - $2,403.90 + $577.33 in bounties PocketWons - $1,802.67 + $246.72 in bounties CL911129 - $1,351.81 + $886.06 SendMeUrSatoshi - $1,013.71 + $355.73 CleggsOnGG - $760.17 + $520.66 in bounties darian0127 - $570.05 + $91.81 in bounties tobykeith - $427.48 + $197.23 in bounties Event #44-L: $10 NLHE [Progressive KO, DeepStack] 1,201 entries $10,929.10 prize pool siLLy_tv_87 - $753.71 + $588.61 in bounties Gandalf Cassel - $752.86 + $160.22 in bounties WhatbeatsWhat1 - $483.87 + $143.21 in bounties glowred4 - $362.85 + $125.10 in bounties TheCuz86 - $272.10 + $127.11 truesob6 - $204.04 + $35.61 white3303223 - $153.01 + $40.95 in bounties ddt66ddt - $114.74 + $122.41 in bounties willgp299 - $86.04 + $52.17 in bounties Event #45-H: $300 NLHE [Main Event] 158 from 1,315 entries remaining $368,200 prize pool NickZagouyko - 374,015 ajchute21 - 343,645 TurkTerminator - 343,555 CreateReality - 323,299 fan_buzgon - 315,424 staxhagawd - 301,799 Drtooth24 - 301,421 tich213 - 288,123 GmblerAnonymous - 272,534 Jvic2721 - 263,063 Event #45-L: $50 NLHE [Main Event] 38 from 2,073 entries remaining $94,321.50 prize pool Malignant88 - 1,728,063 Darkhorse0007 - 1,388,987 AdamofEternia - 984,029 Bert Chrysler - 922,929 TiltedMachine - 908,466 30h5 - 842,113 FullSender43 - 814,666 Tobes37 - 788,468 Buccos5114 - 775,558 robertbuf510 - 743,739 Event #47-H: $75 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo] 218 entries $15,369 prize pool BMM2019 - $3,005.67 GetRoman - $2,223.15 Badbeat2315 - $1,644.45 TeamVillage - $1,216.39 LHK1213YLJ - $899.76 CleggsOnGG - $665.55 ChrundieTheGr8 - $492.30 kingjeans1 - $364.15 NoamSayng - $269.36 Event #47-L: $7.5 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo] 359 entries $5,000 prize pool Trevayame - $913.83 CaptainTrippps - $669.61 Wormy40 - $490.82 jaykneemac - $359.77 DIEZAL801458 - $263.71 pghpug - $193.30 PetCheetah101 - $141.68 1tln Stromboli - $103.85 XanderPantz - $76.12
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