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  1. The 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event has arrived. The unique live-online hybrid solution to finding a successor to current reigning World Champion Hossein Ensan gives players, both in the United States and internationally, one final shot at winning a gold bracelet in 2020. The tournament, which comes with a traditional $10,000 buy-in and is a true freezeout, will hold all of its starting flights online. Players in the United States can travel to Nevada or New Jersey to play in a single opening flight on WSOP.com while international players have three starting flights to choose from on GGPoker. These two separate online tournaments will spawn two different final tables which will be played out live. The final nine from the WSOP.com player pool will determine a winner in Las Vegas as GGPoker's final table will battle it out at King’s Casino in Rozvadov. Ultimately, the winner of each final table will face off in a winner-take-all heads-up battle in front of the ESPN camera on December 30 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The winner of that match will take home an additional $1 million and the title of WSOP World Champion. WSOP Main Event Schedule (GGPoker) [table id=130 /] WSOP Main Event Schedule (WSOP.com) [table id=128 /] Julian Menhardt Leads GGPoker Day 1A Survivors The first flight of the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event had 246 entries take their one-and-only shot in the $10,000 buy-in tournament. At the end of 16 30-minute levels, just 62 players advanced to day two with Germany’s Julian ‘VWgunther’ Menhardt bagging the chip lead with 534,490 chips (107 big blinds). Germany’s Paul ‘AsiaStylez’ Esau finished the day with 472,075 (94 bbs) for second in chips while the Netherlands Dirk Gerritse rounded out the top three with a 472,075 stack (91 bbs). Plenty of star power entered and survived through Day 1A. This includes former WSOP Main Event standout Preben Stokkan, a pair of Brazil’s best in Brunno Botteon and former #1-ranked player Yuri Dzivielevski, Anatoly Filatov, Daniel Dvoress, and Russia’s Artur Martirosian among others. For others though, the dream of becoming the WSOP Main Event champ will have to wait another year. Fedor Holz, Kristen Bicknell, Christian Rudolph, Julien Martini, and former #1-ranked players Steven van Zadelhoff and Andreas Nemeth were among those notable players who busted before the day was done. Joining them on the rail are the likes of Pablo Brito Silva, Jans Arends, Ole Schemion, Rainer Kempe, Christian Jeppsson, Sebastian Sikorski, and Patrik Antonius. The players that made it through to Day 2 of the WSOP 2020 Main Event will return to the online tables on December 7 and merge with the remaining fields of Day 1B and Day 1C to play down to a final table of nine. Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts (GGPoker) [table id=129 /]
  2. [caption width="640"] Anatoly Filatov hopes the Russian fighting spirit will lead the Moscow Wolverines to GPL success[/caption] If you believe American pop culture, the Russians are always the bad guys. In Rocky IV, Ivan Drago was meant to destroy Rocky Balboa. In Rambo, Colonel Podovsky was the one torturing John Rambo. In the WWF, Nikolai Volkoff wouldn’t begin his matches until he sang the Soviet national anthem. Granted, those are all throwbacks to the Cold War, but you get the point. As the Global Poker League makes its way through its first season Anatoly Filatov is hoping to be anything but a bad guy. Still, the 28-year-old Moscow Wolverines team manager went into the inaugural draft and with a really short list of players he was targeting. “I mostly concentrated on Russian and (Commonwealth of Independent States) players because they were more clear for me. Some of them are my friends and I know what to expect from them,” said Filatov. “My strategy was to find flexible people who can work in the team and adapt to different circumstances.” To that end Filatov filled his four spots with three Russian players and another with strong ties to the former Soviet Union. With his first pick, eighth overall, Filatov took one of the hottest players in poker today, Dzmitry Urbanovich. The 20-year old poker pro, who was born in Belarus but now lives in Poland, won European Poker Tour Player of the Year last season and last month took down the EPT Dublin Main Event for the third biggest score of his career. From there, Filatov went full Russian and had more than a few heads turning as he filled out his roster. In the second round he chose Vladimir Troyanovskiy, fresh off of his fifth place finish in the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event. With over $4,000,000 in lifetime earnings, Troyanovskiy is a successful tournament player. Filatov selected Andrey Pateychuk and Sergey Lebedev in the third and fourth round respectively. Pateychuk already has EPT and World Poker Tour titles to his credit and is the ninth highest ranked online player in Russia. When Filatov selected Lebedev with his final pick, those watching the live stream were left with one question. “Uhh, who?” Lebedev has made final tables in Europe, Asia and North America but hasn’t broken through with a live win just yet. He’s banked over $1.2 million in tournament earnings with a quarter of that coming in the last four months. While the general public might not be overly familiar with his roster, Filatov is quite happy to have built his team around players from his part of the world. “I must admit that it played a huge role for me, because we need to communicate well and have the common mentality. That`s why I prefer to choose mostly Russian-speaking or European players,” said Filatov, who also took into consideration the enthusiasm the players showed for the GPL concept. Enthusiasm is what got Filatov interested in the GPL in the first place. Not his mind you, but that of GPL founder Alex Dreyfus. “Some time ago Alex called me and described the concept. We talked a lot about the ideas that they have to promote and how these events will develop poker as a sport,” said Filatov. “His vision of this project, enthusiasm inspired me to lead the Moscow team and I didn`t doubt that I wanted to be involved in it.” Even though the Cold War is long over, Filatov is happy to some Russian history when it comes to his team name and logo. “I like the red color of the logo because its associates with 'Red Machine' – the USSR hockey team and Red Square," said Filatov. "And the the logo shows Russian character and fighting spirit.”
  3. [caption width="640"] Ryan Franklin added a Sunday Major title to his impressive resume (WPT photo)[/caption] Longtime online poker tournament specialist Ryan 'HITTHEPANDA' Franklin took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for a cash prize of $159,701 with fellow veteran Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov of Russia finishing second for $112,069 and #400-ranked 'vip25459' placing third for $78,646. 'Alexey5758' was awarded $55,192 in fourth place while 'fatboi' of the United Kingdom walked away with $38,732 in fifth place. There was a heads-up final table chop in the Stars Sunday High Roller as 'fish2013' took home $59,662 for the win and 'WATnlos' earned $53,566 in the runner-up position. Belgium's Gary 'quiditbear' Hasson (ranked #92 worldwide) placed third for $37,322 in that event. The Sunday Warm-Up was won by 'anti-VGKC' who received a cash payment of $42,180 upon reaching a two-way deal. Peru's Diego Ventura (ranked #68 worldwide) captured an outright victory in the Sunday 500 for $37,333 and Brazilian Dennys 'dennysramos2' Ramos looked to move back into the Top 100 with a win in the Sunday Supersonic for $30,263. Online poker tournament specialist 'Chelsea72' came out on top in the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller on Partypoker, cashing in for $46,857 while 'NoSaalt' finished second in that event for $34,634. The $530 buy-in High Roller was won by 'SentimenTODO23' who was awarded $31,848 with the runner-up 'josef_shvejk' of the Russia (ranked #9 worldwide) taking home $31,720 following a two-way negotiation. The $320 buy-in Baby Whale tournament on 888poker was won by 'Eat1ngAndWIN' for a cash prize of $21,500. 'RakDoll' was the winner in the Mega Deep event and collected $19,114. PokerStars Sunday Million $200 + $15 NLHE 5,914 entrants $1,182,800 paid out to 1,052 spots Ryan 'HITTHEPANDA' Franklin - $159,701.07 Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov - $112,068.64 vip25459 - $78,646.26 Alexey5758 - $55,191.57 flong78 - $38,731.85 (fatboi) s0nny_bLacCk - $27,180.86 AchoBogdanov - $19,074.77 BongadasVN - $13,386.22 (RomeuRato) cojones2010 - $9,394.15 PokerStars Sunday High Roller $2,000 + $100 NLHE 155 entrants $310,000 paid out to 20 spots fish2013 - $59,662.21 WATnlos - $53,566.43 *2-way deal Gary 'quiditbear' Hasson - $37,322.48 raidalot - $28,444.32 Apotheosis - $21,678.08 enigma2018 - $16,521.38 flong78 - $12,591.33 (fatboi) iamivar - $9,596.14 gorodski - $7,313.45 PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $200 + $15 NLHE 1,479 entrants $295,800 paid out to 251 spots anti-VGKC - $42,180.32 Vanad3784 - $35,434.86 *2-way deal Futti18 - $23,341.48 Dominic 'BounatirouIMO' Nitsche - $16,782.74 PataNegraXD - $12,066.92 Maui2waui - $8,676.22 Gustavo '22ehnutzz' Mastelotto - $6,238.27 w3c.RaY - $4,485.36 WATnlos - $3,225.01 PokerStars Sunday 500 $500 + $30 NLHE 412 entrants $206,000 paid out to 55 spots Diego Ventura - $37,333.38 Zluka2010 - $27,441.19 joselo29 - $20,170.24 shushko19 - $14,825.82 AppelKruimel - $10,897.50 Jon 'apestyles' Van Fleet - $8,010.04 Flat - $5,887.64 pappadogg - $4,327.62 zÿax - $3,180.96 (OMGpou) PokerStars Omania High Roller $500 + $30 PLO Six Max 208 entrants $94,500 paid out to 23 spots Fresh_oO_D - $17,020.91 chico134 - $13,586.03 sadface11 - $10,844.40 Riphraph94 - $8,656.02 C Darwin2 - $6,909.25 anonymstruts - $5,514.98 PokerStars Sunday Supersonic $200 + $15 NLHE Six Max Hyper Turbo 895 entrants $183,260 paid out to 101 spots Dennys 'dennysramos2' Ramos - $30,263.33 isistar185 - $21,540.22 Steve 'Mr. Tim Caum' O'Dwyer - $15,331.76 --KarlsenA-- - $10,912.74 (andersfk) BobbyW519 - $7,767.41 masatotan - $5,528.63 partypoker Super High Roller $2,500 + $100 77 entrants $192,500 paid out to 13 spots Chelsea72 - $46,857 NoSaalt - $34,634 TheTryangle - $25,599 JeanClaude1970 - $18,922 WelshWizard - $13,986 (the beej) Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard - $10,337 mwhldwn - $7,641 ACHSO8000 - $6,607 partypoker High Roller $500 + $30 372 entrants $200,000 paid out to 63 spots SentimenTODO23 - $31,848 josef_shvejk - $31,720 *2-way deal PhileasFogg - $19,244 (hellohellohello) jaimelaviande - $13,965 Chelsea72 - $10,135 McDlsiLDrOoN - $7,355 Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov - $5,337 Batdog666 - $3,873 888poker Baby Whale $300 + $20 NLHE 210 entrants $100,000 paid out to 27 spots Eat1ngAndWIN - $21,500 trino11 - $15,500 AsaNisse4 - $11,750 tigerhooods62 - $8,750 888tonkaaaa - $6,000 nelisschuif - $5,000 TylerRM - $4,000 88TIGER889 - $3,000 888poker MEGA DEEP $200 + $15 NLHE 389 entrants $100,600 paid out to 56 spots RakDoll - $19,114 TrollKnost8 - $14,084 IceStream - $10,563 koenigskebap - $7,545 CraiEvryTime - $5,030 Imyurfriend - $3,521 GramNaKartke - $2,515 (ksieciunio) ckb4714 - $2,012
  4. Almost every year since its inception, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker has developed a theme as the schedule progressed. It's been the Year of the Brazilians and the Year of the Canadians and the year of the first time winners. As 2018 SCOOP draws to a close it could be argued that this year is the Year of the Big Names. Sunday was no different with 18 different players picking up SCOOP titles with Anatoly Filatov, Ludovic Geilich and German phenom 'nilsef' all earning one. Geilich conquered a final table in Event #52-High ($1,050 Seven Card Stud) that included Shaun Deeb, Adam Owen, Mike Leah and Connor Drinan to win $20,437.50 and his first SCOOP title. It pairs nicely with his World Championship of Online Poker title he won in 2016 in the $21,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller event. Deeb now has 31 cashes during this year's SCOOP including four final tables. Germany's 'nilsef' beat out 330 other entries in the Medium version of the event to win $6,371.91 and his first SCOOP title. The win will help him maintain his hold on the #1-ranking in Germany. The biggest winner from Sunday's docket was Filatov. The Russian took $96,272.67 from the regular prize pool and an additional $86,683.53 in bounties for topping the 1,207-player field in Event #60-High ($1,050 NLHE PKO Turbo). 'Kematah' earned $69,899.54 and another $34,003.90 in bounties as the runner-up while former Sunday Million champion 'Dannyz0r' finished third for $50,751.39 and $15,937.51 worth of bounties. Dutch grinder 'etxnl01' picked up his second career SCOOP title after beating out 1,819 other entries in Event #53-High ($530 Eight Max NLHE PKO Win The Button). The win added $125,962 to his bankroll. He now has two SCOOP victories and one WCOOP title on his resume. Daniel 'starwins :)' Petersen picked up just over $75,000 - a career-high - after topping Event #51-High ($530 Three Max NLHE PKO Zoom Turbo). Event #51 (High): $530 Three Max NLHE PKO Zoom Turbo Entries: 1,190 (732 entries, 458 re-entries) Prize pool: $595,000 ($297,500 regular, $297,500 bounty) starwins :) - $42,530.81* + $33,034.66 in bounties wubblepig - $35,644.15* + $6,772.57 in bounties Black88 - $16,520.20 + $5,674.07 in bounties Event #51 (Medium): $55 Three Max NLHE PKO Zoom Turbo Entries: 6,417 (4,247 entries, 2,170 re-entries) Prize pool: $595,000 ($297,500 regular, $297,500 bounty) PIUlimeira - $22,789.50 + $8,067.81 in bounties daveyt86 - $14,900.69 + $1,315.14 in bounties ros1987 - $9,740.17 + $4,25.75 in bounties Event #51 (Low): $5.50 Three Max NLHE PKO Zoom Turbo Entries: 16,080 (10,647 entries, 5,433 re-entries) Prize pool: $595,000 ($297,500 regular, $297,500 bounty) Stathis SP#3 - $4,288.05 + $1,705.59 in bounties costa1102 - $2,795.94 + $894.33 in bounties J Thirteen - $1,827.63 + $161.84 in bounties Event #52 (High): $1,050 Seven Card Stud Entries: 75 (43 entries, 32 re-entries) Prize pool: $75,000 ludovi333 - $20,437.50 shaundeeb - $13,875.00 Adamyid - $10,500.00 fr0zZy - $7,125.00 goleafsgoeh - $5,250.00 YordanPetrov - $3,937.50 sprocketsAA - $3,187.50 blanconegro - $2,437.50 Event #52 (Medium): $109 Seven Card Stud Entries: 331 (245 entries, 86 re-entries) Prize pool: $33,100 nilsef - $6,371.91 Senkel92 - $4,716.75 ImUrPapa23 - $3,558.25 qwerty123 - $2,565.25 Iteopepe88 - $1,737,75 gettingpwned - $1,241.25 L.V.K.777 - $910.25 -Rebus1980- - $744.75 Event #52 (Low): $11 Seven Card Stud Entries: 71,898 (1,441 entries, 457 re-entries) Prize pool: $18,600.40 AcckiySotona - $2,970.92* kerenk - $2,530.24* Joke8989 - $1,767.03 BKLaw - $1,302.02 Valera196807 - $930.02 C.MSRBIJA - $558.01 MarkFitz76 - $372.00 PamPamPake - $186.00 Event #53 (High): $530 Eight Max NLHE PKO Win The Button Entries: 1,820 (1,149 entries, 671 re-entries) Prize pool: $1,000,000 ($545,000 regular, $455,000 bounty) etxnl01 - $76,736.59* + $49,225.66 in bounties WhatIfGod - $64,181.46* + $18,309.78 in bounties TaxHere - $41,804.71 + $11,629.39 in bounties josef_shvejk - $29,799.83 + $6,539.05 in bounties Kirito777 - $21,242.35 + $6,308.59 in bounties RunGodlike - $15,142.28 + $9,871.10 in bounties Mr.Andersen5 - $10,793.94 + $3,323.24 in bounties Iván 'Negriin' Lucá - $7,694.31 + $6,537.11 in bounties Event #53 (Medium): $55 Eight Max NLHE PKO Win THe Button Entries: 1,820 (1,149 entries, 671 re-entries) Prize pool: $476,100 ($238,050 regular, $238,050 bounty) Grazz - $32,733.72 + $15,889.81 in bounties markovitsus - $23,141.98 + $1,997.20 in bounties alexxt7 = $16,363.84 + $936.71 in bounties basile - $11,570.96 + $4,744.87 in bounties wale44_ $8,181.92 + $1,897.66 in bounties FmBlubb - $5,785.47 + $341.60 in bounties OLD TIME GIN - $4,090.92 + $1,952.87 in bounties manuel100 = $2,892.73 + $1,681.10 in bounties Event #53 (Low): $5.50 Eight Max NLHE PKO Win THe Button Entries: 25,947 (15,734 entries, 10,213 re-entries) Prize pool: $127,140.30 ($127,140.30 regular, $62,272.80 bounty) Leqteezy - $5,519.31 + $2,761.08 in bounties Duntes - $4,273.86 + $303.10 in bounties geo.sz - $4,273.85 + 183.62 in bounties S.sybev - $2,289.57 + $802.49 in bounties parisr13 - $1,632.08 + $591.91 in bounties vinvedos - $1,163.39 + $19.46 in bounties Feeilsel - $829.30 + $106.84 in bounties alz94 - $591.15 + $65.19 in bounties Event #54 (High): $2,100 Four Max NLHE Entries: 295 Prize Pool: $590,000 DeanoSupremo - $111,443.09 Epiphany88 - $75,180.10 Fr0zZy – $50,716.81 Despedespi33 $34,213.86 Event #54 (Medium): : $215 Four Max NLHE Entries: 1,626 Prize Pool: $325,200 Wisopekeño!- $49,409.88 NCSU2012 - $31,156.30 Markovitsus - $19,646.66 J.Creutz - $12,388.85 Event #54 (Low): : $22 Four Max NLHE Entries: 7,696 Prize Pool: $153,920 Soumi7 - $21,724.79 Dinkel – $13.694.78 Mor Havoc - $8,635.71 Pitkas799 - $5,445.53 Event #55 (High): $530 Eight Max NLO8 Entries: $530 Prize Pool: $161,000 Römpsä - $30,288.47 Zbad - $22,721.68 Villepn - $17,045.39 Fers223 – $12,787.13 Lena900 - $9,592.66 RunGodlike - $7,196.24 Calvin7v - $5,398.49 Mago Merlin - $4,049.84 Event #55 (Medium): : $55 Eight Max NLO8 Entries: 1,367 Prize Pool: $68,350 Soandre - $10,613.93 FrankTaylor3 - $7,565.13 Jonjayven - $5,392.68 Bastet2004 - $3,844.08 Ruksys - $2,740.19 Greatka - $1,953.29 Unkn0wn123 - $1,392.37 Ziibeee - $992.53 Event #55 (Low): : $5.50 Eight Max NLO8 Entries: 5,041 Prize Pool: $24,700.90 Trippy92 - $3,521.07 Naxx9 - $2,505.82 Lenok99 $1,786.23 Bloffmenriver - $1,273.28 Ferris69 $907.64 CAZZETTEE - $646.99 Senator0812 - $461.20 LaiskaLasse - $328.75 Event #60 (High): : $1,050 NLHE PKO Turbo Entries: 1,207 Prize Pool: $1,207,000 NL_Profit - $96,272.67 + $86,683.53 in bounties Kematah - $69,899.54 + $34,003.90 in bounties Dannyz0r - $50,751.39 + $15,937.51 in bounties Swaggersorus - $36,848.56 + $14,824.22 in bounties Bucanero33 - $26,754.36 + $4,195.31 in bounties SneakyBeakyL - $19,425.27 + $3,484.38 in bounties Sne1231 - $14,103.97 + $8,421.88 in bounties Ale6ka - $10,240.36 + $5,296.88 in bounties JAYateCHATzz - $7,435.12 + $750.00 in bounties Event #60 (Medium): : $109 NLHE PKO Turbo Entries: $6,653 Prize Pool: $665,300 M_Acevedo - $47,265.65 + $24,615.41 in bounties Diadem1 - $32,499.53 + $9,747.54 in bounties Ros1987 - $22,38.52 + $4,136.14 in bounties Rusty Punchy - $15,368.09 + $3,433.62 in bounties Luckyluo28 - $10,567.99 + $3,188.65 in bounties Samwo111 - $7,267.17 + $2,799.39 in bounties Xxenricoxx - $4,997.33 + $3,353.63 in bounties Kicho9 - $3,436.47 + $1,889.34 in bounties Dr0net - $2,363.14 + $2,720.47 in bounties Event #60 (Low): $11 NLHE PKO Turbo Entries: 16,166 Prize Pool: $158,428.60 Ductientran888 - $6,682.35* + $3,708.12 in bounties Chuckytaylor - $5,763.01* + $1,138.24 in bounties Tozsy17 - $4,296.47* + $584.07 in bounties TMaxx805 - $5,341.16* + $393.24 in bounties Mvg92 - $2,206.07 + $640.82 in bounties Din0604 - $1,572.56 + 389.80 in bounties BarnyStinsen - $1,120.97 + $753.71 in bounties Hathossued - $799.06 + $247.82 in bounties Scaro1201 - $569.59 + $40.15 in bounties
  5. After more than five full days of action, the final table of partypoker LIVE’s MILLIONS Russia Main Event came to a conclusion on Monday. Over 650 runners packed the Sochi Casino and Resort over the course of three starting flights, all looking for their share of the 300,000,000 RUB ($4.4 million USD) guaranteed prize pool. In the end, it would be partypoker’s own ambassador, Russia’s Anatoly Filatov, who ended up on top taking home the 60,000,000 RUB ($886,200 USD) first place prize. When the official final table got underway, seven of the eight participants all hailed from the Russian Federation. Chip leader Viktor Khodorenko, from Belarus, was hoping to dash the hometown dreams of his fellow final tablets. It only took 11 hands into the official final table for the first player to fall. Short-stacked Konstantin Uspenskii found a spot to four-bet all in holding [poker card="as"][poker card="kd"]. Having already three bet his [poker card="kh"][poker card="qc"], Filatov called and even though dominated, Filatov spiked a turn [poker card="qs"] to secure the hand and sending Uspenskii to the rail in eighth place for 4,200,000 RUB ($62,142 USD). Filatov was just getting started getting to work. An hour later he found himself once again in position to knock out a player when Mikhail Galitskiy moved in on Filatov’s opening raise. A quick call from Filatov, who held [poker card="ks"][poker card="kc"], saw he was up against Galitskiy’s [poker card="Ah"][poker card="qs"]. The board offered some excitement as it ran out [poker card="jc"][poker card="td"][poker card="qh"][poker card="6h"][poker card="jd"] but pocket kings held ending Galitskiy’s Main Event run in seventh. He took home 6,000,000 ($88,749 USD) RUB for his efforts. Gleb Tremzin found himself super short and moved in under the gun holding [poker card="4c"][poker card="4d"] and, unfortunately for him, he was called in two spots by players both holding bigger pocket pairs. Andrey Malyshev called with [poker card="tc"][poker card="ts"] while chip leader Khodorenko tried for the double knockout and called with [poker card="8d"][poker card="8s"]. Despite a small side pot brewing, the board ran out clean for pocket tens. While Khordorenko took a hit to his chip, Tremzin took a trip to the rail finishing in sixth for 8,400,000 RUB ($124,172 USD). A few hands later Filatov officially took over the chip lead for the first time at the final table, one that he would widen with his elimination of Alexey Melnikov. Melnikov moved his short stack all in from the small blind holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="6s"] and Filatov made the easy call with [poker card="kc"][poker card="jc"]. Melnikov held the lead in the hand all the way until the river when the [poker card="js"] gave Filatov the only pair and the knockout. Melnikov goes broke in fifth place for 12,000,000 ($177,386 USD). His previous best live cash in his career was for roughly $10,000 USD. Roughly an hour and a half later, after some wild swings in which the chip lead was wrestled from Filatov and one-time chip leader Khodorenko lost the bulk of his stack, another player busted. After an open from Gor Kazaryan, now short-stacked Khodorenko made his last stand shipping his stack with [poker card="ad"][poker card="7c"]. Once again it was Filatov in the middle of the action as he re-shipped from the big blind holding [poker card="qd"][poker card="qs"]. Kazaryan got out of the way and Filatov spiked a set on the turn, making the river [poker card="as"] useless for Khodorenko. Khodorenko wraps up his tournament in fourth place for 18,000,000 RUB ($266,139 USD). The final three players would battle through a dinner break and a swing of chips that saw each of them assume the chip lead at one point. With both Malyshev and Filatov looking up at Kazaryan in the chip counts, they battled each other for the right to go heads up against the chip leader. Malyshev shoved [poker card="kd"][poker card="7c"] with ten big blinds. Filatov in the big blind ended up making the call with [poker card="kc"][poker card="8d"], out-pipping Malyshev by one. The board ran out [poker card="jc"][poker card="td"][poker card="2h"][poker card="9c"][poker card="5h"] making it so the eight plays. Filatov claimed another victim and Malyshev claimed his third place prize of 26,730,000 RUB ($395,066 USD). It took 58 hands of heads-up play to determine a winner. Though Kazaryan started the match with the lead, the chip swings were many and eventually, Filatov wrestled away not just the lead, but the tournament. On the final hand of the contest, Kazaryan limped with [poker card="qs"][poker card="9h"]. Filatov raised his [poker card="jh"][poker card="th"]. Kazaryan called. The flop was dealt [poker card="qc"][poker card="9d"][poker card="7c"]. Filatov was open-ended and Kazaryan flopped two pair. Kazaryan took the betting lead and Filatov called. The [poker card="ks"] came on the turn giving Filatov the straight, which he checked. Kazaryan continued to bet. Filatov shipped, Kazaryan called off and when the [poker card="as"] hit the river, the Main Event was over. Filatov had eliminted six of his seven final table opponents en route to victory. Kazaryan collected a healthy runner-up payday of 39,000,000 RUB ($576,543 USD) while the ambassador Filatov earns a new career-high score of 60,000,000 RUB ($886,200 USD). partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Final Table Results 1. Anatoly Filatov - 60,000,000 RUB ($886,200 USD) 2. Gor Kazaryan - 39,000,000 RUB ($576,543 USD) 3. Andrey Malyshev - 26,730,000 RUB ($395,066 USD) 4. Viktor Khodorenko - 18,000,000 RUB ($266,139 USD) 5. Alexey Melnikov - 12,000,000 RUB ($177,386 USD) 6. Gleb Tremzin - 8,400,000 RUB ($124,172 USD) 7. Mikhail Galitskiy - 6,000,000 RUB ($88,749 USD) 8. Konstantin Uspenskii - 4,200,000 RUB ($62,142 USD)
  6. Over the next two weeks there will be 670 tournaments as part of partypoker's POWERFEST series but on the first day of play 'WWWpartyCOM' decided to make quite the statement. The high stakes regular took down the first Championship event on the schedule, Event #3 Super High Roller ($5,200 No Limit Hold'em) for just a smidge over $221,000. This isn't his first big buy-in POWERFEST win either. In May, he won the $25,500 Super High Roller event for $872,000. Partypoker Ambassadors Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov and Bertrand 'ElkY_' Grospellier finished second and fourth respectively, earning $159,000 and $83,000 each. It was a strong Sunday for Filatov. He also took down the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller for almost $38,000. That wasn't the only Championship event to wrap up on Sunday. 'SirStanleyRoyce' actually earned $95,175.65, the second biggest winner's payday on Sunday, after beating out 875 other players in Event #5 High Roller ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em PKO (Championship Event)). 'Tremaz77' finished runner-up for $67,951.10 while 'Sheparentao' rounded out the podium finishers with a $45,246.28 score. 'GlobalHappiness' conquered the 924-player field in Event #4 High Roller ($530 No Limit Hold'em) to win $78,000 after chopping heads-up with Lithuanian 'bagoch', who earned $71,800 in the deal. Event #1 (High): $215 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 792 Prize pool: $158,400 bitBeast - $28,274.40 Egorka_V - $20,116.80 mardigalaxy - $13,511.52 Melbourne900 - $9,155.52 pkrstarsux - $6,462.72 LizzyGrant - $4,656.96 Trustmeplss - $3,326.40 Thanks-Dude - $2,312.64 Event #2 (High Roller): $1,050 No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 462 Prize pool: $500,000 rudiqa1 - $48,964.95 dotcotton1939 - $34,859.79 royal10jqra - $23,897.92 ACHSO8000 - $16,624.64 SchelampigaUhu - $11,793.10 Karl-Heinz55 - $8,572.08 MrMaximize - $6,104.36 chhurro - $4,415.92 Event #2 (High): $215 No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 1,384 Prize pool: $300,000 MnDBreaker - $25,953.70 Gancas09 - $18,456.83 BanicIvan - $12,003.07 Yoshiaki97 - $8,017.38 floppymcsets - $5,702.61 Vlada2108 - $4,016.35 lqq1974 - $2,789.98 C3H5-NO3-3 - $1,854.88 Event #3 (Super High Roller) : $5,200 No Limit Hold'em (Championship Event) Entries: 181 Prize pool: $1,000,000 WWWpartyCOM - $221,300 Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov - $159,000 algorhytm - $116,000 Bertrand 'ElkY_' Grospellier - $83,000 Welsh187 - $58,000 Swagg3r123 - $45,000 SchelampigaUhu - $35,000 rdcrsnn - $27,500 Event #4 (High Roller): $530 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 924 Prize pool: $500,000 GlobalHappiness - $78,000* bagoch - $71,800* chenlingseng - $41,550 Hevostelija - $28,000 FoldDigger - $19,750 pelicangirl - $14,150 saboniiplz - $10,000 franthemonster - $6,950 *Denotes a deal was made. Event #4 (High): $109 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 2,435 Prize pool: $250,000 PSHateR777 - $41,005 Graftekkel - $29,000 karamazovbros - $18,675 KingIsCome - $12,425 AXKAXA - $8,675 OMG_MIGAAA - $5,925 LaMinera - $4,062.50 jkist04 - $2,612.50 Event #5 (High Roller): $,1050 No Limit Hold'em PKO (Championship Event) Entries: 876 Prize pool: $1,000,000 SirStanleyRoyce - $95,175.65 Tremaz77 - $67,951.10 Sheparentao - $45,246.28 rudiqa1 - $30,490.88 reallygamble - $21,506.96 Birkenstock78 - $15,408.78 dnvz23 - $10,889.60 LvckyLvke - $7,568.27 Event #5 (High): $215 No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 2,156 Prize pool: $500,000 metallist535 - $45,335.87 martinsss88 - $31,951.31 zanzibazaar - $20,631.26 You_Know_Who - $13,708.93 OnTheEdgeT8s - $9,623.39 meninoSauce - $6,623.72 Dork Pork - $4,549.73 AquiTemCoragi - $2,918.23 Event #6 (High Roller): $530 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Entries: 224 Prize pool: $112,000 HellmuthTheGr8 - $21,920.54* dewast_out - $21,759.50* JNandezPoker - $12,342.17* Jarludir1 - $9,016 FelonMusk - $6,720 Drulitooo - $4,480 *Denotes a deal was made. Event #7 (High): $109 Fast Mix-Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 938 Prize pool: $100,000 ebony9999 - $16,750 daesai - $12,500 Tronixphere - $9,250 ViiolAvo - $6,350 sgentopimienta - $4,150 FeelMyD - $2,564.40 Event #8 (High): $109 Turbo No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 454 Prize pool: $47,216 And3bet4bet5bet - $4,278.95 JudgeDredd66 - $3,046.34 IEatBears - $2,088.40 CaBeH0k - $1,452.80 CANiwinsmhHERE - $1,030.58 Zelja22 - $749.10 HappyMonkey99 - $533.45 titofarjus - $385.90
  7. Sunday saw both the PokerStars World Series of Online Poker and partypoker Powerfest tournament series get underway with millions of guaranteed prizes on offer to players over the next three weeks. Aside from the first tournaments kicking-off in WCOOP and Powerfest, the normal Sunday majors got underway with some big names scoring with results. Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov came through a tough 61-player field in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller to claim victory and the $37,908 first-place prize. The final table featured well-known names such as Andres 'probirs' Nemeth, 'WushuTM,' and 'C. Darwin2' but they all fell before the final three spots. 'T-Macha' took the bronze medal for $18,048, which left a heads-up battle between Filatov and online legend 'bencb789'. But Filatov was able to get the better of the high-stakes grinder for the top prize, with 'bencb789' having to settle for $23,856 in second. Sweden's 'Machiavelli3' defeated '33juggernaut' heads-up to take the win in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for $36,760. After Samuel '€urop€an' Vousden exited in fourth place for $14,477, cartoon2387 was the next to fall for $19,750, as the final battle was set. 'Machiavelli3' who is currently ranked no. #58 in the PocketFives Rankings, was able to go the distance and sent '33juggernaut' to the rail in second place for $26,944. The partypoker $2,600 Sunday Super High Roller title went to 'Sentapied99' for the third time in 2018. partypoker ambassador Phil Gruissem reached the final table alongside current PocketFives #2-ranked 'HellmuthTheGr8', but they were the first two players to exit. After a flurry of further exits, 'Roque_Str8 took third place for $32,500. 'firgli' was unable to prevent a third Super High Roller title of the year for 'Sentapied99' and exited as runner-up for $46,250, as the latter added another $66,250 to their bankroll. 'TheRepoMan86' outlasted 'RedDwarf9', partypoker ambassador Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao and this week's partypoker Super High Roller champion 'Sentapied99' to claim victory in the partypoker $1,050 High Roller. 'Sentapied99' just missed out on a second podium finish of the day after they took fourth place for $11,135. Simao took the bronze medal for $15,720, and 'RedDwarf9' was rewarded with $21,615 for the silver as 'TheRepoMan86' claimed the gold along with $30,116. 'PokerBrothersTM' won the partypoker $530 Sunday Main Event for $29,850 after a heads-up victory over 'InthisCity'. Regular high-stakes tournament player 'Chelsea72' took the bronze medal for $15,150, before 'InthisCity' was the last to fall in second place for the $21,600 runners-up prize. While the 888poker flagship Whale tournament did not run this week, the $215 Sunday Mega Deep saw 433 entrants and a first-place prize worth $19,500, with 'Pik00rs' taking the spoils. 'Mr.McMark777' got a five-figure score worth $11,000 for third place before the final heads-up battle took place. 'LevelingMode' had locked up $14,500, but was unable to get the better of 'Pik00rs' and the latter won the addition $5k for first place. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $100k Gtd 61 entrants, $122,000 prize pool NL_Profit - $37,908.37 bencb789 - $23,856.40 T-Macha - $18,048.57 C. Darwin2 - $13,654.64 cigarromata - $10,330.42 WushuTM - $7,815.47 probirs - $5,912.80 BIack88 - $4,473.33 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $200k Gtd 874 entrants, $218,500 prize pool Machiavelli3 - $36,760.43 33juggernaut - $26,944.91 cartoon2387 - $19,750.52 €urop€an - $14,477.08 Knightsgeee - $10,611.67 bah23 - $7,778.31 J.Creutz - $5,701.49 thebigdog09 - $4,179.18 Dunkey FC - $3,063.32 partypoker $530 Sunday Main Event $150k Gtd 272 entrants, $150,000 prize pool PokerBrothersTM - $29,850 InthisCity - $21,600 Chelsea72 - $15,150 laguinhasbg - $11,025 niv2222 - $7,800 Demba_Pa - $5,850 Multifate - $4,125 broooooooooooo - $3,000 partypoker $2,600 Sunday Super High Roller $250k Gtd 93 entrants, $250,000 prize pool Sentapied99 - $66,250 firgli - $46,250 Roque_Str8 - $32,500 CooperKupp - $22,500 josef_shvejk - $17,500 retiredat33 - $13,125 HellmuthTheGr8 - $10,625 Phil_Gruissem - $8,750 partypoker $1,050 High Roller $100k Gtd 131 entrants, $131,000 prize pool TheRepoMan86 - $30,116.90 RedDwarf9 - $21,615 joaosimaobh - $15,720 Sentapied99 - $11,135 MOTHERSMATTERS - $7,860 Aspartam1967 - $6,222.50 josef_shvejk - $4,951.80 sonmonedass - $3,930 partypoker $215 Sunday Warm-Up $100k Gtd 496 entrants, $100,000 prize pool MostaMi - $18,850 LvckyLvke - $13,240 DrunkSpewer - $9,200 TullaMoreFan12 - $6,400 butithasneeds - $4,500 TheScouse_AA - $3,300 Hac3Cosas - $2,350 Nemekiss1 - $1,700 888poker $215 Sunday Mega Deep 433 entrants – $100,000 prize pool Pik00rs - $19,500 LevelingMode - $14,500 Mr.McMark777 - $11,000 newb2323 - $8,000 StackdTall - $5,500 Darwinsfish - $4,000 Canette_15 - $3,000 N33Coaching - $2,500  
  8. This week's Sunday online action saw wins for both Philipp Gruissem and Anatoly Filatov, who scored a double on partypoker, as well as a first PokerStars Sunday Million title for 'behindme93'. Romania's 'behindme93' took this week's PokerStars Sunday Million title and recorded their biggest online cash to date following a heads-up deal with 'gettingpwned.' The Sunday Million's 5,397 entrants, created a $1,079,400 prize pool and after the UK's Luke 'LFMagic' Fields fell in fourth place for $50,402, two-time Sunday Million champion 'veeea' just missed out on a chance to make it three after exiting with the bronze medal for $71,822. The final two struck a money deal before the heads-up action underway and it was to be 'behindme93' who went the distance and claimed $131,018 with 'gettingpwned' banking $117,170 as runner-up. 'prebz' came through a 106 entrants field in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller to claim victory after a deal was made with 'Ssick_OnE' and 'nailuj90'. The final agreed to a money deal before 'nailuj90' exited with the bronze medal for $36,461. 'prebz' then eliminated 'Ssick_OnE' into second place for $35,826, with the former taking the win alongside $40,354. Gruissem won the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for a combined score worth over $67,000. 'APonakov' took second place from the 901 player field for $26,900.27 + $3,988.29 with '4xfingers' taking away $19,521.51 + $9,082.51 in third. Filatov, a partypoker ambassador, won the partypoker $530 Sunday Main Event for $20,491 after a heads-up battle with 'Graftekkel.' The $100,000 guarantee was just surpassed with 201 entrants taking part and once the final table action got underway and the field was further reduced 'Sponix92' took third place for $10,602. That left Filatov to continue further his impressive form on both the live and online felt after he discarded of 'Graftekkel' who banked $14,874 as runner-up, with the Russian taking the first-place prize. Filatov also claimed victory in the partypoker $1,050 Sunday Bounty Hunter High Roller for just over $52,900 after he came through a 186 player field and defeated 'x_zola25' heads-up. 'MOTHERSMATTERS' banked $57,000 after winning the partypoker $2,500 Super Sunday High Roller. The final table featured the likes of 'bencb789' and partypoker ambassador Joao Simao who finished in 8th and 7th place respectively. 'j2805667' took the bronze medal for $27,000 before 'prebzzz' was the final player to depart and banked $39,000 in second place as 'MOTHERSMATTERS' took the win. Over on 888poker, 'HateH4teHate' won $26,600 for outlasting 75 other opponents in the $1,050 Whale event, while 'derharry69' banked $20,097 in the $215 Sunday Mega Deep after a heads-up victory over Sam 'Sammygrinder' Grafton who collected $14,887 as runner-up. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars Sunday Million ($200 + $15 NLHE) $1M Guaranteed 5,397 entrants, $1,079,400 prize pool behindme93 - $131,018.62* gettingpwned - $117,170.48* veeea - $71,822.73 LFmagic - $50,402.90 rodrigoruas - $35,371.29 swatek1986 - $24,822.53 Salomon4444 - $17,419.68 zackmorris99 - $12,224.63 haideee - $8,578.96 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $150k Gtd 106 entrants, $212,000 prize pool prebz - $40,354.98* Ssick_OnE - $35,826.21* nailuj90 - $36,461.09* MITS 304 - $20,728.06 AnZ8aR - $15,607.60 anteen - $11,752.05 pampa27 - $8,848.94 Lena900 - $6,662.99 hotmark777 - $5,877.12 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300k Gtd 901 entrants, $450,500 prize pool philbort - $37,068.77 + $30,162.50 APonakov - $26,900.27 + $3,988.29 4xfingers - $19,521.51 + $9,082.51 Gedis92 - $14,166.76 + $10,661.12 DeZauZeR - $10,280.81 + $4,585.95 jays94 - $7,460.77 + $1,871.09 corresao - $5,414.31 + $2,531.25 YRWTHMELTHR - $3,929.14 + $1,929.69 Bomba10 - $2,851.39 + $968.75 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $150k Gtd 920 entrants, $184,000 prize pool OMGitshunt - $30,726.76 BSNT_LG - $22,092.25 Magardan - $15,884.51 TheWesss - $11,421.10 Mr.Scisso - $8,211.86 MistheMan - $5,904.39 julioassp - $4,245.30 fellatiado - $3,052.41 pads1161 - $2,194.69 partypoker $215 Sunday Main Event $150k Gtd 789 entrants, $157,800 prize pool RandyB0bandy - $25,904.59 firgli - $18,317.90 rrinks - $17,445.76 smile1337 - $9,120.84 itsok - $6,438.24 LifeSupport - $4,639.32 its_showtime - $3,313.80 good player - $2,303.88 partypoker $530 Sunday Main Event – HR $100k 201 entrants, $100,500 prize pool NL_Profit - $20,491.95 Graftekkel - $14,874 Sponix92 - $10,602.75 justkot - $7,839 lincownz - $5,527.50 JWPRODIGY - $4,221 Beezneez360 - $3,115.50 nepge - $2,311.50 partypoker $1,050 Sunday Bounty Hunter High Roller $200k 186 entrants, $200,000 prize pool NL_Profit - $22,855.92 + $30,078.75 x_zola25 - $16,421.52 + $6,418.75 Dork Pork - $11,980.48 + $455 KryptoKing420 - $8,572.24 + $4,615 funnyboy7777 - $5,990.24 + $390 TigerVSyou - $4,647.60 + $2,405 Rottsfearestfc - $3,614.80 + 1,885 SiguiendoElFlow - $2,840.20 + $3,705 partypoker $2,500 Super Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd 78 entrants, $200,000 prize pool MOTHERSMATTERS - $57,000 prebzzz - $39,000 j2805667 - $27,000 omaha4rollz - $18,000 FMylife - $14,000 FKTheseGuysBro - $11,000 joaosimaobh - $9,500 mwhldwn - $8,500 partypoker $1,050 Sunday Main Event HR $200k Gtd 221 entrants, $221,000 prize pool BITMEXREKT - $45,061.90 DamianLillard - $32,708 HungarysHero - $23,315.50 TheRepoMan86 - $17,238 Patrick_Leonard - $12,155 nepge - $9,282 Dork Pork - $6,851 CPessangno - $5,083 888poker $1,050 The $50,000 Whale 76 entrants – $76,000 prize pool HateH4teHate - $26,600 FlatTopTony - $17,100 SalsaFiesta - $11,400 Madeon1994 - $7,600 wellyxx - $5,700 2good2beTru - $4,180 NoMamesWeyyy - $3,420 888poker $215 Sunday Mega Deep 304 entrants – $100,000 prize pool derharry69 - $20,097 sammygrinder - $14,887 chazcombes - $11,223 NZhero007 - $8,091 Baistipoika - $5,481 Iveythatsme - $3,915 KoppyAA - $2,871 Notichka - $2,349  
  9. Over 9,000 Twitch viewers saw popular streamer and 888poker ambassador Parker 'Tonkaaa' Talbot take the silver medal in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $124,114 following a heads-up deal with eventual winner 'PokerDave476'. Talbot, who enjoyed success on the live poker felt after a sixth-place finish in the PokerStars EPT Prague Main Event last month for $203,626, agreed to a chop with 'PokerDave476' following 'Rus_us8''s exit in third place for $77,622. With $20,000 in the prize pool still to play for, the poker fans flocked to Talbot's Twitch stream to see if the Canadian could go all the way. Both players started with even chips before Talbot took a 2-1 lead, but the U.K.'s 'PokerDave476' pulled it back and was ultimately crowned victor for $144,114. Both players achieved their biggest online cashes to date in the process and added six-figures to their bankrolls. https://twitter.com/tonkaaaap/status/1087259669591150592?s=20 'Secret_M0d3' took down the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $48,431 after a heads-up deal with Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar. PokerStars Team Pro Igor Kurganov was the first player to fall from the final table of nine before his fellow Team Pro, and girlfriend Liv Boeree just missed out on a place on the podium after she finished in fourth-place for $24,182. Russia's 'Futti18' took the bronze for $45,435, before the final two agreed to a deal. 'Secret_M0d3' then got the better of Korsar during heads-up and banked $48,431, with Korsar settling for $45,435. 'Bjuran' came through a 1,005 player-field in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller to win over $76,000. 'DanielLUCKY' took the bronze medal for $22,243 + $7,710 in bounties and paved the way for the heads-up match. Germany's 'Tydarax' fell as runner-up for an online best score of $30,346 + $9,811, which left 'Bjuran' to be named the victor. 1,058 runners in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up created a $211,600 prize pool and a $34,334 first-place prize. Among the players at the final table looking to take down the title were PocketFivers 'Easterdamn', 'newguy89 ', and 'LlKE A G6', but they all hit the rail before the well-known 'girafganger7' binked a bronze medal worth $17,749. 'Dabledore7' was then the unlucky final player to depart and took away $24,685 as runner-up with Russia's 'Egor699' claiming the gold medal and top prize. 'Mr.Water99' got the better of partypoker ambassador Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov heads-up to take down the partypoker $1,050 Deepstack-HR. A field of 111 players created a $111,000 prize pool with 'chadi6969' taking the third-place prize worth $13,875. Filatov was looking to score another victory on his partner site, but was unable to get through the challenge from his opponent and exited as runner-up $19,425, with 'Mr.Water99' banking $27,195 as the winner. 'pockjack0' saw off the challenge of 61 opponents in the partypoker $2,600 Super Sunday High Roller to claim victory for $50,375. The prize pool was set at $155,000, and just beat the $150,000 guarantee. When the final eight came together Canadian High Roller Sam 'DeanMalenko' Greenwood was the first player to hit the rail, followed by partypoker ambassador Roberto 'Welsh_Wizard' Romanello who departed in seventh-place and eventually saw his team-mate Patrick Leonard eliminated in third-place for $22,475. 'RedDwarf9' was then the final player that 'pockjack0' needed to depart for victory, and the former fell with the silver medal for $34,000. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars Sunday Million ($200 + $15 NLHE) $1M Guaranteed 5,837 entrants, $1,167,400 prize pool PokerDave476 - $144,114.99* tonkaaa - $124,114.98* Rus_us8 - $77,622.29 Pseudo Fruto - $54,472.98 BuddyAces2 - $38,227.56 WhaTisL0v3 - $26,826.96 T0X16 - $18,826.42 rmullen - $13,211.93 icebearrr - $9,271.84 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $150k Gtd 121 entrants, $242,000 prize pool Secret_M0d3 - $48,431.57* Greenstone25 - $45,435.63* Futti18 - $31,420.09 Liv Boeree - $24,182.28 fish2013 - $18,611.73 raidalot - $14,324.41 pads1161 - $11,024.69 caecilius - $8,485.07 IgorKurganov - $6,530.49 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $350k Gtd 1,005 entrants, $502,500 prize pool Bjuran - $41,401.47 + $35,099.99 (in bounties) Tydarax - $30,346.52 + $9,811.03 DanielLUCKY - $22,243.91 + $7,710.92 SwalzB - $16,304.71 + $3,224.61 NEWFlat - $11,951.30 + $6,595.72 Neanderthal4 - $8,760.28 + $7,289.06 serggorelyi7 - $6,421.27 + $4,282.22 progre69 - $4,706.76 + $1,500.00 cliff47 - $3,450.03 + $1,289.06 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $175k Gtd 1,058 entrants, $211,600 prize pool Egor699 - $34,334.00 Dabledore7 - $24,685.91 girafganger7 - $17,749.36 LlKE A G6 - $12,761.95 newguy89 - $9,175.94 fellatiado - $6,597.60 CPUrul0r - $4,743.73 Easterdamn - $3,410.80 john220764 - $2,452.40 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller $100k Gtd 114 entrants, $114,000 prize pool CASHEEEGAMEEE - $25,786.71* BuyThaPot - $22,093.30 SouthftfW - $14,250 haddoken - $9,975 DeanMalenko - $7,410 DamianLillard - $5,700 adolfnitler.ftw - $4,560 Drulitooo - $3,705 partypoker $1,050 Sunday Bounty Hunter – HR $150k 167 entrants, $170,340 prize pool SpiritDNA - $18,478.55 + $21,198.13 (in bounties) p0kchkmonsta - $13,276.50 + $7,101.25 rdcrsnn - $9,686 + $2,470 omgitsgiraf - $6,930.50 + $5,776.87 jizonhisniz - $4,843 + $1,690 spinner2255 - $3,757.50 + $1,495 VeGeTTo99 - $2,922.50 + $3,867.50 Lord_Rav3n - $2,296.25 + $1,170 partypoker $2,600 Super Sunday High Roller $150k Gtd 62 entrants, $155,000 prize pool pockjack0 - $50,375 RedDwarf9 - $34,000 Patrick_Leonard - $22,475 MOTHERSMATTERS - $13,950 chadi6969 - $10,850 eet_smakelijk - $8,525 Welsh_Wizard - $7,362.50 DeanMalenko - $7,362.50 partypoker $1,050 Deepstack-HR $100k Gtd 111 entrants, $111,000 prize pool Mr.Water99 - $27,195 NL_Profit - $19,425 chadi6969 - $13,875 AlSaherrr - $9,712.50 rafaelmoraesgm - $7,215 ABOUDIABY2 - $5,550 VolZoK_ - $4,440 chaAat - $3,607.50 888poker $215 Sunday Mega Deep 479 entrants – $100,000 prize pool Texxxas_ - $17,592.86* robbiish1 - $16,257.14* GoinInDry - $11,000 ultraviol3nt - $8,250 lasochobi - $5,700 Romeopro33 - $4,400 PokerJoe332 - $3,400 tier999111 - $2,400  
  10. Germany's 'strongwill81' came through a 12,371 player-field to turn $109 into $124,602 in the PokerStars Sunday Million. Once again the revamped buy-in meant for five-figure total entrants and resulted in the six-figure first-place prize. 'Biffinio' took the bronze medal for $65,614.91 before 'AlexS1' battled it out with the eventual champion. 'strongwill81' in name and nature ultimately came through the final test and banked $124,602 as champion, with 'AlexS1' having to settle for $90,415 as runner-up. Dominik 'Bounatirou' Nitsche added $53,481 to his bankroll after he won the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $53,481.The prize pool was worth $244,000 after 122 entrants took part and when the field was reduced to the final three 'Secret_M0d3' collected the bronze medal worth $31,679. 'huang33' was unable to get the better of Nitsche heads-up and banked $41,161 as runner-up, with the German Pro collecting $53,481 for his win. Sweden's 'vic_xcite' won the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for over $79,000 following a heads-up victory over the UK's Jonathan 'Gil3000' Gill. 1,060 entrants created a total $530,000 prize pool with 'abarone68' collecting $23,167 + $8,456 in bounties for third place. Gill, who finished in 10th place in the Sunday Million last week, banked over $47,000 for his silver medal run. This week's PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up title went to 'D.Nowitzki' following a heads-up match against Dan 'NukeTheFish!' Wilson. There was $34,269 up top after 1,056 entrants created a $211,200 prize pool. High-stakes player Roman 'RomeOpro' Romanovsky was able to achieve an 8th place finish for $3,404 and after the battles continued it was 'papan9_p$' who picked up a spot on the podium in third place for $17,715. Wilson, who has over $3.6m in online earnings, was then the final player to hit the rail and banked $24,639 in second place, with 'D.Nowitzki' taking home $34,269 and the title. 'madgenius87' beat out a total field of 191 entrants to claim victory in the partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller. There was a top prize of $44,260 up for grabs and after 'honestman36' departed in third place for $23,200, 'onehundredeyes' was unable to get the better of 'madgenius87' and was eliminated in second place for $31,800, with the latter claiming the win. It was just another Sunday for partypoker ambassador Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov who was once again able to find himself on a high stakes final table. This time around the Russian secured second place in the partypoker $3,150 Super Sunday High Roller for $46,800 after Conor 'ADRIEN_BRODY' Beresford had fallen in third place for $32,400, and 'SchelampigaUhu' had come through the 80 player field to bink the $68,400 top prize. Below are this week's Sunday Majors results: PokerStars $109 Sunday Million $1M Guaranteed 12,371 entrants, $1,237,100 prize pool strongwill81 - $124,602.88 AlexS1 - $90,415.92 Biffinio - $65,614.91 Guillaume479 - $47,616.84 Thasos_18 - $34,555.54 eblumin - $25,077.13 readas_reada - $18,198.48 GuiTiradente - $13,206.78 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $150k Gtd 122 entrants, $244,000 prize pool Bounatirou - $53,481.38 huang33 - $41,161.58 Secret_M0d3 - $31,679.76 kimokh - $24,382.13 caescilius - $18,765,55 C.Darwin2 - $14,442.79 IneedMassari -$11,115.81 iamivar - $8,555.20 Lrslzk - $6,584.46 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $400k Gtd 1,060 entrants, $530,000 prize pool vic_xcite - $37,051.86 Gil3000 - $37,674.03 abarone68 - $23,167.25 cwirek1982 - $16,981.51 emptyspot - $12,447.39 Greenstone25 - 9,123,89 progery81 - $6,687.77 malinga - $4,902.12 Powergolf - $3,593.26 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $175k Gtd 1,056 entrants, $211,200 prize pool D.Nowitzki - $34,269.08 NukeTheFish! - $24,639.24 papan9_p$ - $17,715.81 valdemaar74 - $12,737.83 zyax - $9,158.60 emptyspot - $6,585.13 elmo1991 - $4,734.76 RomeOpro - $3,404.35 BamsyBear - $2,447.76 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd 191 entrants, $200,000 prize pool madgenius87 - $44,260 onehundredeyes - $31,800 honestman36 - $23,200 benderbei1 - $16,600 j2805667 - $11,600 nipa3p3 - $9,000 proudflop - $7,000 blackaces93 - $5,500 partypoker $530 KO Series #38-HR - $300k Gtd 739 entrants, $378,737 prize pool JimyTransaction - $25,884.97 + $32,825 Juste1Canard - $25,847.55 + $10,609 The1n0nlyJonG - $17,373.01 + $5,791 digvalley - $11,772.09 + $7,264 Uhtredsan - $8,309.71 + $3,031 onehundredeyes - $5,987.88 + $5,243 dartazz - $4,277.06 + $1,663 ucantrybut - $2,973.57 + $2,444 partypoker $3,150 Super Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd 80 entrants, $240,000 prize pool SchelampigaUhu - $68,400 NL_Profit - $46,800 ADRIEN_BRODY - $32,400 ucantrybut - $21,600 joaosimaobh - $16,800 orud74 - $13,200 DeanMalenko - $11,400 PartyRainer - $10,200 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Grind - $200k Gtd 197 entrants, $200,000 prize pool iveybluffallin - $40,780 rrinKS - $29,600 malapisk - $21,100 arsep - $15,600 Specter_Litt - $11,000 iTILTuu - $8,400 barrm111 - $8,400 HungarysHero - 4,600
  11. Movers & Shakers takes a look into those PocketFives members that have made big moves in the top 100 of the online poker rankings. Anatoly ‘nl_profit’ Filatov (#11) partypoker ambassador Anatoly ‘nl_profit’ Filatov has been knocking on the doorstep of the worldwide top 10 for all of 2019. This week, he’s gone as far as he can go without breaking through, working his way to his career-high ranking of #11 in the world. The Russian pro is well-known for his over $3 million in career life earnings, including his victory in the partypoker MILLIONS Russia Main Event for $944K, but his online grind is as good as anyone in the game right now. He finished as the runner-up in the February 3 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $41,499 and 327.23 PLB points. That same day he posted a third-place result in the partypoker Sunday High Roller for another $23,200. Filatov sits less than 100 points behind the #10-ranked Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone. He needs just needs one or two more PLB qualifying scores to push him into yet another new career-high ranking and into the steep climb to the top spot. Filatov currently sits with over $4.3 million in career online earnings. Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro (#12) Legendary online nosebleed cash game grinder Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro has been finding plenty of success in online tournaments as of late and his results have helped him to climb one spot this week to a career-high ranking of #12 in the world. Finland’s #1-ranked player got a big PLB boost from his victory in Event #24 of PokerStars Turbo Series ($1,050 No Limit Hold’em Eight Max Progressive KO). He took home $56,225 and 570.96 PLB points for the score. It was a tidy week for Kelopuro who put in light volume but saw hefty results. He only racked up 10 total cashes, however, he managed to earn over $86,000. This was with the help of his bronze medal finish in the February 8 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily Supersonic for an additional $11,551. For Kelopuro, if he can bring in one more big-time score he may find himself in the same scenario as Filatov, breaking through to the top 10 for the first time. He sits only 97 PLB points behind #10-ranked Petrone, and less than that behind Filatov himself. Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann (#20) This is not Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann’s first time gracing the Movers And Shakers column as the Brazilian has been surging up (and down) the upper echelon of the rankings for months. This week he shot up eight positions, which was enough to overtake Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao as the #1-ranked player in all of Brazil. Volkmann’s PLB surge coincided with two victories last week. The first took place during the PokerStars.es Carnaval Series, Event #9 (€50 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack, Turbo, Six Max) for $14,887 and 323.62 PLB points. He followed that up with a win in the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Daily Warm-up for another $33,467/407.43 PLB points. In total, Volkmann picked up five PLB qualifying cashes to jump back into the worldwide top 25, landing at #20 this week. Volkmann has an outside chance to get back to his career high ranking of #16 if he finds his way back to the online tables by the end of the week. He sits only 5 PLB points behind Steve ‘MrTimCaum’ O’Dwyer at #19 and fewer than 200 points away from Chris ‘Getting Daize’ Oliver who holds down the #16 spot this week. ‘dartazzzz’ (#36) Lithuania’s #1-ranked ‘dartazzzz’ made a major leap back into the top 50 this week. His performance last week vaulted him 24 spots to land at #36 in the world. He picked up three PLB qualifying cashes, including a victory in the Event #6 of the PokerStars.es Carnaval Series (€250 Sunday Special Progressive KO Eight Max) for over $27,000 and 417.97 PLB points. He also bubbled the final table of the February 3 partypoker Sunday High Roller Grind for $3,560/112.33 PLB points. In total, ‘dartazzzz’ picked up over 30 cashes last week for a sum of just over $53,000. He just recently achieved the $4 million lifetime total milestone so his 2019 will be focused on climbing to the $5 million mark and fending off any of the other four Lithuanian’s that are battling it out in the top 100. This includes ’necgaidziai’ who just this week broke through into the top 100, landing at a career-high ranking of his own at #86. ‘nilsef’ (#40) Former top 20 German grinder ‘nilsef’ finds himself, once again, as the nation’s #1-ranked player. February 3 was a spectacular Sunday for 'nilsef' as he picked up three PLB qualifying scores, two of which were outright victories. It started with an 11th place finish in the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Sunday Warm-up for $5,455 and 129.28 PLB points. He followed that up with the first of his victories in the PokerStars $44 Bounty Builder besting a field of 5,851 for $14,502/342.08 PLB points. 'nilsef' then wrapped that day up with another takedown of the PokerStars $82 No Limit Hold’em Hyper-Turbo for over $4,000/150.76 PLB points. He leapfrogs Arturs ‘Artschgamble’ Scerbaks, who climbed three spots this week himself, landing at #47. ‘nilsef’ has over $7.8 million in lifetime earnings, which places him at #34 on the All-Time Online Money List. Every week, PocketFives updates the complete Online Poker Rankings.
  12. The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings. It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in on the progress of some of the PocketFives community and, in the past month or so, there have been plenty of new major milestones to celebrate. So, let’s dive in and take a look at some of the accomplishments of the online grinders who are putting in time on the felt and reaping the rewards. Major Moves At $10M+ In the upper echelons of earnings, there are plenty of players who continue to climb the ranks at the start of 2019. Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar Hits $12M One such player is Sweden’s Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar who soared past the $12M lifetime earning mark. He’s had a remarkable start to the year with multiple five-figure scores in January. However, it was his runner-up finish in Event 57 of the PokerStars Winter Series ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em Main Event) for $260,391 that pushed him into third on the online All-Time Earnings list, right behind ‘lena900’ ($13.8M) and Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman ($15.6M). Korsar currently has $12.375M in total career earnings and sits as the #26-ranked player in the world. Not far behind Korsar are a handful of pros that used the end of 2018 and start of 2019 to pull themselves up over the $11M mark. Getting Crowded At $11M Former #1-ranked player Chris ‘Getting Daize’ Oliver, a PocketFiver since 2007, is one of those pros. He recently finished as the runner-up in the partypoker Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter for $16,907 but had been putting together five-figure scores for the better part of two months to push his lifetime total to over $11.2M. Oliver has some elite company when it comes to newly minted $11M winners. Swedish superstars Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren and ’Sheater’ just recently jumped over the milestone. As did Ukranian crusher Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky. Romanovsky, currently the #4-ranked player in the world, has been putting in plenty of volume and connecting with big scores, especially on partypoker where he recently took fifth in the $1M GTD Big Game for $58,025. Finally, another Swedish standout, the worldwide #20-ranked ‘inhoo’, joined the $10M club. He has racked up 15 podium finishes in the month of January, including a silver medal finish in Event 38 of the PokerStars Winter Series ($1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max) for $27,983. Top Ranked Players Hitting New Highs Some of the biggest names in the online game have also started the year by eclipsing landmark milestones. Brazil’s #1-ranked Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao has been off to a fast start in 2019. The partypoker ambassador has surpassed the $8M mark online and used his first-place finish in a December partypoker Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter to add over $53,000 to his career totals of nearly $8.2M. Joining him at the $8M mark is longtime PocketFiver J.D. ‘jdpc27’ Wheeler, who now plays out of Mexico. He accomplished the task this week with a top 100 finish in the reduced buy-in $109 PokerStars Sunday Million for $1,538. Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan was victorious in Event 28 of the PokerStars Winter Series ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em Eight Max PKO) for $69,830 to help him achieve $7M in lifetime earnings. Joining him in recently hitting that number are ‘breeth’ and former #1-ranked player Caio ‘pessagno’ Pessagno. December and January were huge for both Sam ‘Pudge714’ Greenwood and Pim ‘joppiesaus’ De Goede. Greenwood not only had an amazing PCA $100K Super High Roller victory but he’s also been crushing the PokerStars High Roller Club online. De Goede chopped the historic $20M GTD MILLIONS Online for a historic $2.3M score. Thanks to their online success, both are now members of the $6M lifetime earnings club. Top 10-Ranked, $5M Winners A pair of players who have recently spent a considerable amount of time as top-10 ranked players are also newly-minted $5M men. Worldwide #8-ranked 'DamageAP' from Latvia took fourth in the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily Supersonic for $7,013 this month to hit the $5 million mark. At the same time #10-ranked Argentian superstar Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone booked a runner-up result in Event 55 in the PokerStars Winter Series $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $78,433 to help him hit the new high. Joining the pair at $5M lifetime is also Sweden’s ‘DeathbyQuads’, Troy ‘iamthedeck ftw’ Quenneville and Ireland’s #4-ranked Tomas ‘luckymo32’ Geleziunas. Is Anatoly Filatov Ready For The Top 10? It takes quite an effort to break through to the ranks of the PocketFives top 10 and partypoker ambassador Anatoly ‘nl_profit’ Filatov has been producing the results to put him in position. This week Filatov has, once again, reached a new career high ranking. This week he sits at #11 in the world and is on the doorstep of making his move into the elite rankings of the top 10. Next week may be his debut. Only two other players have reached career-high rankings this week as Russia's ‘Futti18’ climbed three spots to break into the top 25 at #25 and Bulgaria's top-ranked pro ‘cskar4e1’ jumped one spot to #50.
  13. 'benasg' came through a colossus 13,228 player-field in the PokerStars Sunday Million to turn $109 into $129,213. This was just the second week of the revamped lower buy-in event, and it once again proved popular with the prize pool set at $1,322,800. PocketFiver Jonathan 'Gil3000' Gill just missed out on a place at the final table, after he fell in 10th place, before 'parisjoe', 'Fieldmice1', 'FiltrMan', 'Japa Bill', 'XuYandex', and 'verkannt' departed to leave the final three. 'pharaohus' ultimately took the bronze medal for $68,043, before 'Barkieboy NL' just fell short of the title and walked away with $93,762, which left 'benasg' to claim the glory. A heads-up deal in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up paved the way for 'dadowiec' to claim this week's title, with Finland's 'Hasseh922' finishing in second place. The entrants total once again crept over four-figures with 1,099 players creating a $219,800 prize pool. 'Tomatee' ended their deep run with a strong $18,437 score in third-place before the final two shook virtual hands on a money-deal. 'Hasseh922' then found themselves as the final player to hit the rail and took $28,847 for their share of the deal, as 'dadowiec' sat the top of the podium for $32,460. 'MCvisitor' defeated '8_Spizzico_9' heads-up to claim victory in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for over $81,000. 1,090 entrants created a $545,000 prize pool, with 'Progre69' walking away with over $23,000 for a fourth-place finish. Phil 'philroyal888' Mighall took the bronze medal for $23,822 + $2,738 in bounties, before '8_Spizzico_9' fell at the hands of 'MCvisitor' and departed as runner-up with $32,500 + $7,809. 'Remi Lebo_10' just pipped Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov to victory in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller and banked $53,919 in the process. The prize pool was set at $246,000 after 123 entrants stumped up the mega-bucks buy-in. Former PocketFives World #1 Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson claimed third place for $31,939, which left Filatov in pursuit of his third gold medal of 2019. But 'Remi Lebo_10' had other ideas and sent the Russian to the rail in second place for $41,498. But Filatov wasn't done there and continued his rich vein of form with a third-place finish in the partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller for $23,000. The partypoker ambassador's exit paved the way for a heads-up battle between 'haddoken' and 'RedDwarf9', and it was the former who held on to win the $44,260 first-place prize, with 'RedDwarf' having to settle for the $31,800 runners-up prize. The new partypoker $3,150 Super Sunday High Roller attracted 66 entrants and saw 'MisterN411' taking away the biggest share of the $200k guaranteed prize pool. partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard was among those to reach the final table but departed in sixth place for $11,000. 'omgitsgiraf' secured the bronze medal worth $28,000 before 'aLiNeNok1617' found themselves hitting the rail as runner-up for $41,000, as 'MisterN411' picked up the $61,000 win. 888poker offered their player pool the rare opportunity to play 'rake free' this weekend, and the promotion saw bumper prize pools created. 743 entrants created a $154,600 prize pool in the $100k gtd $200 Sunday Mega Deep with 'Tedson89' getting the better of 'nixokoftis' heads-up to claim the $29,219 first-place prize. And in the $300 RakeLess Sunday Main Event, Michal 'wywrotx' Wywrot defeated Jans 'Graftekkel' Arends in the final battle to bank $25,137, with Arends having to settle for second place from the 441 player-field for $18,522. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars $109 Sunday Million $1M Guaranteed 13,228 entrants, $1,322,800 prize pool benasg - $129,213.18 Barkieboy NL - $93,762.18 pharaohus - $68,043.24 verkannt - $49,379.06 XuYandex - $35,834.38 Japa Bill - $26,005.18 FiltrMan - $18,871.99 Fieldmice1 - $13,695.47 parisjoe - $9,938.72 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $150k Gtd 123 entrants, $246,000 prize pool Remi Lebo_10 - $53,919.76 nl_profit - $41,498.97 cal42688 - $31,939.43 pmachnie - $24,581.99 cskar4e1 - $18,919.36 Sasuke234 - $14,561.18 BIack88 - $11,206.92 MrTimCaum - $8,625.32 Tankanza - $6,638.43 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300k Gtd 1,090 entrants, $545,000 prize pool MCvisitor - $44,340.03 + $37,242.10 8_Spizzico_9 - $32,500.72 + $7,809.57 philroyal888 - $23,822.93 + $2,738.28 Progre69 - $17,462.12 + $6,197.26 sebass212 - $12,799.67 + $5,044.92 M.nosbocaJ - $9,382.12 + $5,257.80 papan9_p$ - $6,877.05 + $2,125.00 jutrack - $5,040.86 + $6,969.72 ourstheglory - $3,694.96 + $6,283.20 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $175k Gtd 1,099 entrants, $219,800 prize pool dadowiec - $32,460.27* Hasseh922 - $28,847.19* Tomatee - $18,437.19 mayanfactor - $13,256.51 moldovanali1 - $9,531.53 3betanytwo - $6,853.27 jdtjpoker - $4,927.56 tinnoemulder - $3,542.97 calvin7v - $2,547.43 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd 180 entrants, $200,000 prize pool haddoken - $44,260 RedDwarf9 - $31,800 NL_Profit - $23,000 JappieGamble - $16,600 MaXiMuSpkr - $11,600 joaosimaobh - $9,000 FearTheBeard13 - $7,000 HungarysHero - $5,500 partypoker $530 Sunday HR Bounty Hunter - $100k Gtd 215 entrants, $110,187.50 prize pool SchelampigaUhu - $8,665.74 + $13,639.86 KONY2012 - $8,654.91 + $2,247.66 HungarysHero - $6,173.38 + $2,860.84 slayerv1fan - $4,564.20 + $3,240.24 dotcotton1939 - $3,218.35 + $1,587.32 GiGiDoNNa99 - $2,457.64 + $885.93 nepge - $1,813.97 + $2,649.60 WelshWizard - $1,345.85 + $746.48 partypoker $3,150 Super Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd 66 entrants, $200,000 prize pool MisterN411 - $61,000 aLiNeNok1617 - $41,000 omgitsgiraf - $28,000 Welsh187 - $18,000 rdcrsnn - $14,000 Patrick_Leonard - $11,000 BigPescado69 - $9,500 crisper66 - $9,000 orud74 - $8,500 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Grind - $200k Gtd 194 entrants, $200,000 prize pool savageplenty - $40,780 aLiNeNok1617 - $29,600 fish2013 - $21,100 WelshWizard - 15,600 alex2pairs - $11,000 eet_smakelijk - $8,400 PokerBrothersTM - $6,200 sonmonedass - $4,600 888poker $100,000 $300 RakeLess Sunday Main Event 441 entrants – $132,300 prize pool wywrotx - $25,137 Graftekkel - $18,522 easylimp888 - $13,560.75 t8ofdiamonds - $10,319.40 lannovar101 - $7,276.50 dmg34 - $5,622.75 mrsmith78 - $4,299.75 joaobarb - $2,976.75 888poker $100,000 RakeLess $200 Sunday Mega Deep 743 entrants – $154,600 prize pool Tedson89 - $29,219.40 nixokoftis - $21,412.10 sblanch259 - $15,769.20 GramNaKartke - $11,904.20 Gugulehtu - $8,348.40 byyyyy - $6,570.50 MR.Sadball - $5,024.50 F1SHRAP1ST - $3,478.50  
  14. The PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller fell one entrant short of hitting it's $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, but 49 players took to the action with five places paid. 'Striker33333' and 'WATnlos' cashed before 'fishbones11' took third for $16,828. It was then a battle of Sweden as former PocketFives #1 'Lena900' took on Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar. With $39,235 up top, it was Korsar who prevailed for victory, with 'Lena900' adding $25,696 to his lifetime online earnings. Finland's 'Dumari84' smashed their previous best online cash of $10,000 after coming through the mega-sized PokerStars $109 Sunday Million field to win $114,334. With a share of the $1,124,100 prize pool to play for, it was to back to basics in the Million, with the regular format returning after two weeks of PKO action. 'KennyyPowers' took the bronze medal for $60,208, before 'BluffedLife', who took fifth-place in the Million back in 2017, fell at the final hurdle and scooped $82,965 as runner-up. 'Dumari84' secured the six-figure payday and won close to double his total lifetime online cashes in just one evening. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] World ranked #12 Bruno 'great dant' Volkmann topped an 833 player-field in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller PKO. Brazil's Volkmann, who has over $5m in online cashes, defeated 'LeFaisao' heads-up, who took $25,800 + $2,138 in bounties as runner-up, with Volkmann continuing his great form to take the biggest share of the prize pool worth $35,198 + $32,493. Adam 'Adzman300' Maxwell battled through a 715 player-field to win the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up following a heads-up deal. Dusk Till Dawn Poker Room regular Maxwell agreed a money deal with 'DoePopoe' after Brazil's 'Dieferson09' had hit the rail in third for $12,794. Maxwell then came through the final battle for the gold medal alongside $21,903, with DoePopoe banking $20,023 as runner-up. partypoker pro Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov added over $59,000 to his online bankroll after not one, but two, High Roller wins on his partner site. The Russian's first win came in the partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Predator, with 71 entrants creating a $71,000 prize pool. Filatov saw off 'NewYorkJimmy' heads-up to bank $7,975 + $12,025 in bounties, before pushing on for his second title of the day in the partypoker $2,100 Sunday High Roller Gladiator. This time there was a 55 player-field to navigate and when 'Benetnasch' departed in third for $9,322 + $5,250 in bounties, 'wikidipidi', second for $14,599 + $4,593, was unable to prevent Filatov from picking up his second Sunday gold and a first-place prize worth $14,610 + $24,937. Below are this week's results: PokerStars $109 Sunday Million $1M Guaranteed 11,224 entrants, $1,124,100 prize pool Dumari84 - $114,334 BluffedLife - $82,965 KennyyPowers - $60,208 dodi papa - $43,692 Skípper22 - $31,707 mate tdd - $23,010 pnsmckr - $16,698 KKing James - $12,118 ycsousa - $8,794 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $100k Gtd 49 entrants, $100,000 prize pool Greenstone25 - $39,235 Lena900 - $25,696 fishbones11 - $16,828 WATnlos - $11,021 Striker33333 - $7,218 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller PKO, $300k Gtd 833 entrants, $416,500 prize pool great dant - $35,198 + $32,493 LeFaisao - $25,800 + $2,138 SmallKindB - $18,911 + $13,666 dartazzzz - $13,862 + $2,054 cantstopmeAA - $10,160 + $3,768 Futurefeyd - $7,447 + $4,250 ModzillaPL - $5,459 + $2,800 ratitoBR - $4,001 + $1,062 Fold Machiii - $2,933 + $4,410 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $100k Gtd 715 entrants, $143,000 prize pool Adzman300 - $21,903* DoePopoe - $20,023* Dieferson09 - $12,794 Iveymaker - $9,285 Dragonetti_G - $6,738 Pwndidi - $4,890 192.168.7734 - $3,548 abumussad - $2,575 Check90 - $1,868 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Predator $50k Gtd 71 entrants, $71,000 prize pool NL_Profit - $7,975 + $12,025 NewYorkJimmy - $7,968 + $3,705 tritu - $5,444 + $910 NowNowNow - $3,500 + $3,770 Baaazinga - $2,722 + $1,040 MoStack - $2,138 + $780 mitcik56999 - $1,847 + $260 SpankyMcfarland - $1,750 + $260 partypoker $1,050 Sunday HR Terminator - $100k Gtd 114 entrants, $116,280 prize pool fromHolland1945 - $10,731 + $17,615 Jizoint - $10,720 + $780 Lone1 - $7,661 + $2,015 SpaceyFCB - $5,362 + $3,445 wikidipidi - $3,983 + $2,892 Explosive - $3,064 + $2,307 b_chess - $2,451 + $2,535 ImSexy_IKnowIt - $1,991 + $2,015 partypoker $2,100 Sunday High Roller Gladiator $100k Gtd 55 entrants, $112,750 prize pool NL_Profit - $14,610 + $24,937 wikidipidi - $14,599 + $4,593 Benetnasch - $9,322 + $5,250 Jizoint - $5,593 + $4,856 gams123456 - $4,350 + $0 Dandelion32892 - $3.573 + $1,837 R_Romanello - $2,951 + $0 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Deepstack - $50k Gtd 63 entrants, $63,000 prize pool kristian150 - $20,475 CalmDownMan - $13,860 SpaceyFCB - $9,135 b_chess - $5,670 bb3ater - $4,410 R_Romanello - $3,465 theprodigalson - $2,992 Sundaynightking - $2,992 888poker $100,000 $215 Sunday Mega Deep PKO Edition 501 entrants – $100,200 prize pool shakentoucan - $9,614 + $9,156 jksaha21 - $7,139 + $2,154 GringoSSa - $5,260 + $100 IMAsoLucky - $4,008 + $1,461 Diegoavc - $2,805 + $1,172 Mishantio - $2,129 + $1,608 pro_Kiev888 - $1,628 + $162 RB27. - $1,127 + $990 *denotes deal
  15. One week ago, Chin Wei Lim pulled a James van Alstyne after busting the €250,000 Platinum High Roller event at World Series of Poker Europe. As soon as the final card hit, giving James Chen the victory, Lim left quickly. On Friday, once the final table of the $100,000 Diamond High Roller finished, the 26-year-old had no choice but to stick around. He had to pose for the winner photos. Lim beat a final table that included Ole Schemion, Matthias Eibinger, Christoph Vogelsang, Anatoly Filatov, and Phil Ivey before beating Jean-Noel Thorel heads-up to capture the first bracelet of his career. This is also the first live win of Lim's career following four runner-up finishes. [ptable zone="NJ Online Poker Promos"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] One hand. That's all Ivey got to play at the final table on Friday. The 10-time WSOP bracelet started with the shortest stack and decided to go for it on the very first hand of play. Ivey moved all in for 2,375,000 with [poker card="ad"][poker card="5c"] from the hijack and Vogelsang called from the small blind with [poker card="6d"][poker card="6c"]. The board ran out [poker card="ks"][poker card="th"][poker card="2d"][poker card="kc"][poker card="5s"] to eliminate Ivey in eighth place. Danny Tang, who won his first WSOP bracelet earlier this summer when he beat 122 players to win the $50,000 Final Fifty event, started the day with just 16 big blinds and didn't last much longer than Ivey. After Eibinger raised to 690,000 from UTG with [poker card="jc"][poker card="jd"], Tang shoved for 3,300,000 from the cutoff with [poker card="ac"][poker card="kc"] and Eibinger called. Tang couldn't win the race as the [poker card="qh"][poker card="9h"][poker card="3h"][poker card="7c"][poker card="8h"] runout kept Eibinger in front and eliminated Tang in seventh. Down to fewer than nine big blinds, Schemion decided to make a stand and wound up having to walk away from the table. Action folded to Filatov on the button and he made it 625,000 with [poker card="kd"][poker card="ks"]. Schemion moved all in for 2,620,000 from the small blind with [poker card="ad"][poker card="9h"] and Filatov called. The [poker card="qc"][poker card="jh"][poker card="3s"] flop changed nothing but the [poker card="th"] turn increased Schemion's outs. The [poker card="ah"] river was not one of them as it completed Broadway for Filatov and eliminated Schemion in sixth place. Five-handed play went on for 3.5 hours before Eibinger and Vogelsang battled in a huge pot that eventually lead to one of them leaving. Vogelsang ended up all in with [poker card="jd"][poker card="jh"] which put him behind Eibinger's [poker card="qc"][poker card="qs"]. The board ran out [poker card="ah"][poker card="qh"][poker card="2h"][poker card="5c"][poker card="7h"] to give Vogelsang a flush and leave Eibinger with just eight big blinds. One hand later Eibinger was all in with [poker card="jd"][poker card="8c"] against Lim's [poker card="qs"][poker card="6d"] and couldn't find any help to stay alive and was sent home in fifth. Despite winning the huge hand against Eibinger, Vogelsang was next in the line to become one of Lim's victims. Jean-Noel Thorel raised to 1,600,000 from the button with [k][j], Vogelsang moved all in from the small blind for 12,900,000 with [poker card="ac"][poker card="3s"] and Lim called from the big blind with [poker card="ad"][poker card="jd"], forcing Thorel to fold. The board ran out [poker card="ts"][poker card="7s"][poker card="6c"][poker card="2d"][poker card="qh"] to eliminate Vogelsang in fourth place and give Lim the lead with three players remaining. It took nearly an hour to get to heads-up play. Lim folded his button and Filatov moved all in for 12,500,000 with [poker card="ah"][poker card="3d"] and Thorel called with [poker card="kh"][poker card="th"]. The [c][poker card="3s"][poker card="2h"] flop moved Thorel ahead with a pair of kings and when the [poker card="jh"] turn or [poker card="5c"] river didn't improve Filatov, he was eliminated in third place. That pot gave Thorel a four big blind lead heading into heads up play with Lim. It took just 30 minutes for Lim to battle back and capture his first career bracelet. Lim raised to 2,400,000 with [poker card="8s"][poker card="4c"] and Thorel defended his big blind with [poker card="ad"][poker card="9c"]. After the [poker card="8c"][poker card="4d"][poker card="2c"] flop, Thorel checked, Lim bet 4,000,000 and Thorel called. The turn was the [poker card="3c"] and Thorel checked again. Lim bet 6,800,000 and Thorel called. The river was the [poker card="4s"] and Thorel checked again. Lim bet 19,000,000 and Thorel instantly moved all in for 45,000,000. Lim called and tabled his full house to bust Thorel and earn his first career bracelet and a career-best score of €2,172,104. Final Table Payouts Chin Wei Lim - €2,172,104 Jean-Noel Thorel - €1,342,459 Anatoly Filatov - €907,301 Christoph Vogelsang - €633,336 Matthias Eibinger - €457,107 Ole Schemion - €341,510 Danny Tang - €264,440 Phil Ivey - €212,504
  16. The World Poker Tour just completed its Season XVIII trip to Casino Sochi in Russia, with Aleksey Badulin winning the WPT Russia title for $261,571. Badulin topped a field of 489 entries to become the newest member of the WPT Champions Club and he’s earned a $15,000 entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. WPT Russia Final Table Results Aleksey Badulin - $261,571 Vlada Stojanovic - $185,831 Ernest Shakaryan - $135,833 Vahe Martirosyan - $102,488 Sergey Kharlamov - $78,837 Roman Timergazin - $60,254 [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zgone="888poker NJ"][ptable zone="GG Poker"] The final day of the event began with 12 players remaining, including one of Russia’s top tournament players, Anatoly Filatov. After the elimination of Mikhail Sokolovskiy in 12th place, Filatov was next out the door in 11th. He was done in by Roman Timergazin. Badulin started the final day in fifth chip position and quickly got to work building his stack. Early on the final day, he added about a million in chips to the 1.79 million he started with, and it was a nice cushion to have when Vahe Martirosyan double through him. When the tournament was down to nine players, Badulin was sixth in chips, and then when they got down to six players, he sunk to the bottom of the leaderboard. Vlada Stojanovic was the player to extend a big lead during six-handed play, but it was Ernest Shakaryan and Badulin scoring the first two knockouts at the official WPT final table. After Shakaryan busted Timergazin in sixth place, Badulin took out Sergey Kharlamov in fifth. Against Kharlamov, Badulin held the [poker card="Ah"][poker card="8s"] against the [poker card="Jh"][poker card="Js"] and the money went in preflop. Badulin spiked an ace on the flop and held from there to score the elimination. With four players left, Badulin scored a pivotal double up against Martirosyan. Badulin had limped in from the small blind with the blinds at 100,000-150,000 with a 150,000 big blind ante, and Martirosyan shoved all in from the big blind. He had Badulin covered and Badulin quickly called with the [poker card="Kd"][poker card="Kc"]. Martirosyan had the [poker card="4h"][poker card="2h"]. The kings held for Badulin and he improved his stack to 4.3 million. Martirosyan would then bust in fourth before it was Badulin picking up pocket kings to knock out Shakaryan in third place. Once again, Badulin was in a very good spot, as his [poker card="Kd"][poker card="Kh"] was up against the [poker card="Kc"][poker card="Qd"] for Shakaryan. The kings held and Badulin soared to more than 10 million in chips. Badulin took the heads-up chip lead against Stojanovic very early in the match and then worked to extend the lead from there. As was the theme of this WPT Russia final table, Badulin picked up kings again and won a big pot off Stojanovic to further extend his lead. Shortly after that, it was all over. On the final hand, Badulin’s [poker card="As"][poker card="2c"] held against Stojanovic’s [poker card="Qh"][poker card="2d"]. WPT Player of the Year Update Winning WPT Russia earned Badulin 1,000 points in the Hublot WPT Player of the Year race for Season XVIII, but he’s still a ways away from the top of the leaderboard, sitting in 22nd place. The player leading is Brian Altman, who recently won the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open. Altman is the leader with 2,100 points. Winning WPT Lucky Hearts gave 1,200 points in the Hublot WPT Player of the Year race. He also picked up 200 points for a third-place finish in WPT Maryland at Live! Casino and 200 points for a 10th-place finish in the WPT Legends of Poker. Altman’s lead is a rather healthy one, as he’s 700 points ahead of Alex Foxen and Toby Joyce, who sit in second and third places, respectively, with 1,400 points each. Foxen holds the tiebreaker of money won over Joyce. Brian Altman - 2,100 points Alex Foxen - 1,400 points Toby Joyce - 1,400 points Donald Maloney - 1,350 points Geoffrey Hum - 1,300 points Aaron Van Blarcum - 1,275 points Milen Stefanov - 1,200 points Kevin Albers - 1,200 points Simon Brandstrom - 1,200 points Peter Neff - 1,150 points WPT Borgata Running Now The Season XVIII WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open is next up for the World Poker Tour in Season XVIII. In fact, it’s running now, January 26-30, at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The $3,500 buy-in event has a prize pool guarantee of $3 million and the final table will be filmed for television. The official WPT final table of six will be set on January 30 and then those final six players will be on hiatus until April 1 when they’ll play for the title at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas.
  17. With poker players stuck inside their homes, glued to their computers, the second Sunday of partypoker’s POWERFEST saw prize pools and paydays swell one again. On partypoker, no prize pool was bigger the $1,342,535 collected in Event #70-SHR ($5,200 No Limit Hold’em Phase Final $1M Gtd). In total, 308 players made their way into the $5,200 finale through surviving the early phases or direct buy-in. In the end, it was ‘LittleRussia’ who won big, by taking down the tournament and earning $267,164.60 for the win. ‘PunchlineEnBeta’ also picked up a massive score, taking home $193,325.04 as the runner-up. ‘EmpireMaker’ claimed the bronze and $135,598.03, the third player of the tournament to notch a six-figure score. German superstar Fedor ‘Fedor_Holz’ Holz fell just outside a podium finish. The ‘retired’ high stakes pro climbed into fourth place and added $98,676.32 to his considerable list of impressive earnings. Also of note, partypoker ambassador Jason Koon fell just short of the final table, finishing in 11th place for $20,809.29. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In Event #71-HR ($530 No Limit Hold’em Phase Final $400K Gtd) it was ‘OMGKentaNuts’ that outlasted the 1143 entries to earn a $94,005.78 payday for first. His heads-up opponent, 'gob_b' settled for $67,264.70 as the runner-up while ‘Noragami’ finished in third place, securing $44,163.13. ‘Quantum_Leap’ was also a member of Sunday’s six-figure club, knocking out the competition in Event #74-HR ($2,100 8-Max PKO). They took home the first-place prize of $40,144.23 plus an additional $80,685.97 in bounties for a grand total of over $120,000. ‘BuddyRW’ finished in second place, earning $40,094.39 while only managing to grab $1,050 in bounties. partypoker ambassadors went head-to-head in the finale of Event #73-HR ($530 8-Max, PKO, Fast). Anatoly ‘NL_Profit’ Filatov and Renato ‘renato_nomura’ Nomura made it all the way to the end and battled it out heads-up for the title. In the end, Filatov prevailed. He earned $12,563 for the victory, plus another $21,270 in bounties. Nomura banked $12,546.55 plus an additional $3,150 in bounties. The score puts Filatov, currently the #12-ranked player in the world, over $5.4 million in total career earnings. Well-known online high roller ‘Junglemandan’ bounced back from finishing in sixth place in Event #73-HR by closing out Event #75-HR ($2,100 PLO 6-Max) for a $62,976.50 score. He edged out ‘Razorblade Nick’, who fell in second place for $42,500. ‘PeteZahad’ rounded out the top three in this event and claimed an even $30,000 for third place. ‘kristian150’ booked a big win in Event #68-HR ($1,050 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max). They topped the 487 entries to earn $94,475.12. ‘ShortSqueeze’ may have fallen just short of the title, however, they still earned $70,128 as the runner-up. Finally, ‘BudLightLime’ will have plenty of beer money after collecting $50,404.50 for their third-place finish. POWERFEST #67-HR: $20K Gtd [8-Max, Grind] $530 buy-in 665 entries $332,500 prize pool feel solver - $47,862.84.84 OneManBand - $44,887.12 GangGangGang - $40,150.31 GoMore - $19,916.75 neomorf - $13,898.50 stakelevic24 - $10,108 Serenity25 - $7,315 AAceFromSpace - $5,120.50 POWERFEST #67A-HR: $200K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 151 entries $309,550 prize pool MerchantTanker - $26,659.38 + $43,657.06 PayAndPlay - $26,629.10 + $8,071.86 Razorblade Nick - $19,377.60 + $9,433.59 LetitGo - $13,725.80 + $525 XXjayXX - $9,688.80 + $13,026.56 Forrest_guuump - $7,670.30 + $3,543.75 JozinhoPP - $6,103.94 + $1,050 Paquiitoo - $4,844.40 + $3,117.19 POWERFEST #68-HR: $300K Gtd [6-Max] $1,050 buy-in 487 entries $487,000 prize pool kristian150 - $94,475.12 ShortSqueeze - $70,128 BudLightLime - $50,404.50 Madgenius111 - $35,551 OFF_SET - $25,324 ShipAndDate - $16,071 POWERFEST #69-HR: $100K Gtd [PLO 6-Max, PKO] $1,100 buy-in 153 entries $156,825 prize pool Thor09 - $14,654.01 + $23,592.24 Ryuga_Hideki - $14,638.62 + $6,775.77 JeffGross - $10,338.54 + $1,771.87 MrGoldmine - $7,323.13 + $262.50 icameisawilose - $5,384.65 + $2,100 TheGladiator - $3,575.41 + $2,493.75 POWERFEST #70-SHR: $1M Gtd [Phase Final] $5,200 buy-in 308 entries $1,342,535 prize pool LittleRussia - $267,164.60 PuchlineEnBata - $193,325.04 EmpireMaker - $135,596.03 Fedor_Holz - $98,676.32 CaptainJack75 - $69,811.82 DasistMirWurst - $52,358.86 tdvechicknbn - $52,358.86 im_fc_fish_pro - $26,850.70 POWERFEST #71-HR: $400K Gtd [Phase Final] $530 buy-in 1143 entries $511,350 prize pool OMGKentaNuts - $94,005.78 gob_b - $67,264.70 Noragami - $44,163.13 RichHomiePK_ - $29.552/36 KKGMHELL67 - $20,951.30 HajMat - $14,776.18 CHARA FERRAGNI - $10,365.38 BRAER_71RUS - $6,947.01 POWERFEST #73-HR: $150K Gtd [8-Max, PKO, Fast] $530 buy-in 328 entries $168,100 prize pool NL_Profit - $12,563.00 + $21,270.92 renato_nomura - $12,546.55 + $3,150 sims_or_sins… - $8,698.65 + $6,193.37 NOLIMITHOLDEM - $6,232.54 + $1,894.92 Coup_de_grace - $4,439.00 + $1,082.81 Junglemandan - $3,291.13 + $1,952.34 BigHoney - $2,286.75 + $1,771.88 MDM19 - $1,667.98 + $328.12 POWERFEST #74-HR: $400K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 249 entries $510,450 prize pool Quantum_Leap - $40,144.23 + $80,685.97 BuddyRW - $40,094.39 + $1,050 Stapler - $28,598.54 + $3,806.25 Achipindal - $21,143.94 + $12,189.84 attitudsproblem - $14,909.19 + $15,274.22 BAPPA - $11,385.20 + $1,837.50 fromHolland1945 - $8,403.36 + $4,003.12 AndreyBolkonsky - $6,234.75 + $8,071.87 POWERFEST #75-HR: $200K Gtd PLO 6-Max] $2,100 buy-in 125 entries $250,000 prize pool Junglemandan - $62,976.50 Razorblade Nick - $42,500 PeteZahad - $30,000 trustnobody_99 - $21,250 ChimneyBarrel - $15,625 Dandelion32892 - $10,375 POWERFEST #77-HR: $75K Gtd [6-Max, PKO, Turbo] $530 buy-in 168 entries $86,100 prize pool AndreyBolkonsky - $7,699.07 + $12,956.93 marathur1 - $7,690.59 + $3,137.69 IlProfessore - $5,410.40 + $2,666.02 XXjaycXX - $3,919.53 + $2,296.86 veegar - $2,885.54 + $393.75 Paaatrick - $1,923.69 + $1,501.76
  18. Sunday was a massive day for online poker with turnouts in tournaments across all sites seeing extraordinary growth. When PokerStars chose March 15 as the date for its 14th Anniversary Sunday Million event, they had no idea that real world events would bring so many players back to the online tables. The $12.5 million guarantee already meant that this event would be the single largest prize pool in PokerStars 19-year history, but it took just under three hours to draw the 62,500 required players that ensured PokerStars wouldn't be out of pocket. Over the next four hours of play, a grand total of 85,432 entries pushed the total prize pool to $17,086,400. The only two events in the history of online poker with bigger prize pools were the 2018 and 2019 partypoker MILLIONS Online, both of which eclipsed $21,000,000. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] Late registration in the Sunday Million remains open until the start of Day 2 at 1 PM ET but they have no chance at breaking the record. The 107,000 player cap means the maximum possible prize pool for this event is $21,400,000, which would put it one spot behind the 2018 partypoker MILLIONS Online event and just ahead of last December's MILLIONS Online. Largest Online Poker Tournament Prize Pools DATE EVENT BUY-IN PRIZE POOL December 6, 2018 partypoker MILLIONS Online $5,300 $21,780,000 December 11, 2019 partypoker MILLIONS Online $10,300 $21,090,000 March 22, 2020 Sunday Million 14th Anniversary $215 TBD December 18, 2011 Sunday Million 10th Anniversary $215 $12,423,200 April 14, 2019 Sunday Million 13th Anniversary $215 $12,268,400 September 26, 2010 WCOOP Main Event $5,200 $12,215,000 March 6, 2011 Sunday Million 5th Anniversary $215 $11,825,600 April 22, 2018 Sunday Million Anniversary: Take 2 $215 $11,262,000 September 26, 2019 WCOOP Main Event $5,200 $11,180,000 April 2, 2017 Sunday Million 11th Anniversary $215 $11,167,000 Just 16,836 players advanced through the 18 levels of play on Day 1. China's 'nowwor880' ended up with the chip lead after accumulating 680,117 chips. Not far behind them is Belgium's 'X_QQ_AA_KK_fish' with 643,093. Rounding out the top three was 'DLSXL' with 576,980. Top 10 Chip Counts nowwor880 - 680,117 X_QQ_AA_KK_fish - 643,093 DLSXL - 576,980 GLiTCHy M-F - 565,242 flyflo - 545,887 guiantonio2 - 530,381 nakolene888 - 529,102 IownYoUlolz - 513,879 ChrizCrozz - 501,481 CharlyBigPot - 499,343 Some of the notables to advance to Day 2 of the three-day event include former #1-ranked 'eisenhower1' (413,982), Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov (384,476), Antoine 'A.Saout' Saout (357,942), Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard (110,532), Pedro 'pvigar' Garagnani (105,908), Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford (97,661), Alex 'bigfox86' Foxen (85,166), Kristen 'krissyb24' Bicknell (43,897), current #2-ranked Johannes 'Greenstone' Korsar (34,050), and 'cocojamb0' (20,000). Current #1 'Lena900' also advanced to Day 2 with 87,603. The average stack is 101,719. Play resumes at 1 PM ET on Monday and will play 32 15-minute levels.
  19. The heater for Russia’s Artur ‘marathur1’ Martirosyan continued on Thuraday as he bested the 144-entry field in Event #29-H ($5,200 NLHE Midweek Freeze) to capture the $157,426.77 first-place prize as well as his second title of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. It was just three days ago that Martirosyan defeated the newly named GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz in heads-up play at the end of Event #17-H ($10,300 NLHE 8-Max High Roller) for a $271,790.44 payday. His current SCOOP success has arrived on the back of a stellar performance in the recently completed Poker Masters Online series where he finished with a profit of over $551,000, the fifth-highest net winnings of anyone who participated. Finishing right behind Martirosyan was ‘pm_marke’ from the Netherlands who took home $121,869.52 as the runner-up. Ole ‘wizowizo’ Schemion found his way onto the podium, once again, finishing in third place for $94,343.47. Schemion continues to put up big numbers during this year's series including earning the third SCOOP title of his career on May 5 in Event #16-H ($2,100 Six Max PLO) for over $111,000. Just two days later, he finished as the runner-up in Event #26-H ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) for another $84,579. It took nearly five years but Norway’s Myrmo 'locomi' Espen won the second SCOOP title of his career on Thursday when he took down Event #30-H ($530 Six Max PLO w/ rebuys). Espen topped the 236-player field to collect the $89,165.94 first-place prize. ‘aaldert-92’ earned $65,828.04 as the runner-up while ‘tobbeb95’ banked $48,598.60 for finishing in third place. Russia’s ‘fantomvmk’ knocked out the competition in the 675-player field of Event #31-H ($1,050 NLHE PKO). He pocketed $50,848.10 and the title for finishing first plus an additional $53,030.25 in bounties for a combined score of $103,878.35. ’tonn22’ took just slightly less for second place, earning $50,847.75 plus an additional $21,686.52. ‘shtoirlitz_’ earned the bronze for $31,940.89 and an additional $14,927.73. Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov's win in Event #31-Medium ($109 NLHE PKO) highlighted the other winners on Thursday while 'bauruzito' (Event #29-L:), 'Sc0RPioN95' (Event #29-M), 'Boris1731' (Event #30-L), 'tsafas13' (Event #30- M), and 'RIGA1006' (Event #31-L) also picked up titles. Event #29-H: $5,200 NLHE Midweek Freeze Entries: 144 Prize pool: $750,000 Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosyan - $157,426.77 pm_marke - $121,869.52 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - 94,343.47 Tomatee - $73,034.62 Consi11 - $56,538.67 xnrobix - $43,768.57 Tankanza - $33,882.82 22ehnutzz - $26,229.90 Event #30-H: $530 Six Max PLO w/rebuys Entries: 236 Prize pool: $462,580 Myrmo 'locomi' Espen - $89,165.94 aaldert-92 - $65,828.04 tobbeb95 - %48,598.60 Skjervoy - $35,878.72 WRUUUUM - $26,448.07 3DTemujiN - $19,555.24 Event #31-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Entries: 675 Prize pool: $675,000 fantomvmk - $50,848.10 + $53,030.25 tonn22 - $50,847.75 + $21,686.52 shtirlitz_ - $31,940.89 + $14,927.73 L1VeYRdrEamS - $23,606.23 + $4,609.38 dariepoker $17,446.42 + $3,445.31 goodeh99 - $12,893.95 + $3,640.63 FeelTh3Power - $9,529.41 + $2,906.25 MAMOHT_T - $7,042.82 + $6,949.21 ChristianBR4 - $5,205.06 + $8,343.76
  20. The final table of the $1,500 WSOP Millionaire Maker of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online looked to be Daniel Dvoress’s to lose when it started. He began with over 92 million chips, 31 big blinds at the time, while his closest competitor, Alejandro Caridad, had 64 million. Dvoress slowly extended his lead throughout the final table, going start to finish with the lead to lock up a score of over $1.5 million, along with his first WSOP bracelet. After a few short stack double ups, Aneris Adomkevicius was the first player eliminated from the final table. He shoved all in for 15,152,228 from early position, and he was called by Alejandro Caridad in the big blind. Adomkevicius’s [poker card="As"][poker card="Kd"] was flipping against the pocket nines of Caridad. After a ten-high flop, a third nine on the turn sealed the hand. Adomkevicius took home $107,671 for his ninth place showing. Not long after that, it was Tomasz Cybulski who bowed out in eighth. He had most of his stack already in from the big blind, and called off his final 2,704,909 after Michael Nugent raised to 8,000,000. Cybulski called it off with [poker card="Ad"][poker card="6s"] but was well behind the [poker card="7s"][poker card="7d"] of Nugent. The board came down [poker card="8c"][poker card="5d"][poker card="5h"][poker card="9d"][poker card="Jc"], and the sevens held strong. Cybulski took home just under $150,000 for his efforts. It took just a few more minutes before Ronny Kaiser shoved all in for 6,259,994 with [poker card="7h"][poker card="7d"]. Anatoly Filatov moved all in over the top on the button with [poker card="As"][poker card="Js"], and he shot out to the lead after a flop of [poker card="Qd"][poker card="Jh"][poker card="9c"]. No two outer for Kaiser on the turn or river, and he had to settle for $207,644. Then, it was time for massive chip leader Daniel Dvoress to get in on the knockouts, when he busted Neville Endo Costa in sixth place. Endo Costa raised to 8,000,000 from early position, leaving less than a big blind behind. Daniel Dvoress forced those chips into the middle with a raise, and the cards were flipped. Endo Costa’s [poker card="Ad"][poker card="8h"] was ahead of the [poker card="Js"][poker card="6d"] of Dvoress, but Dvoress hit a jack on the flop, and another on the turn to leave Endo Costa drawing dead. There was a lengthy break between eliminations at this point, as Dvoress was handing out double-ups left and right. Dvoress briefly dipped below 100,000,000, before getting back to his bounty-winning ways with the massive elimination of Alejandro Caridad. Caridad open-shoved all in for 64,536,778 from the cutoff. Dvoress was the only player with more chips than Caridad, and he called it off with pocket eights. Caridad was racing with the [poker card="Qh"][poker card="Jc"], but received no help on the [poker card="Kc"][poker card="Kd"][poker card="3h"][poker card="9h"][poker card="7c"] runout. Caridad still earned over $400,000 for his finish. On the very next hand, Dvoress shoved all in from the small blind, and Michael Nugent called all in from the big blind for 26 million and change. Nugent had the lead with [poker card="Ad"][poker card="2c"] to the [poker card="5c"][poker card="4d"] of Dvoress, but the latter flopped two pair, and hit a full house on the river, to eliminate Nugent in fourth. He took home $556,095 for his efforts. Next to bow out was arguably one of the two biggest names at the final table, Anatoly Filatov. The Russian pro hung around long enough to get to third place, locking up a payday of over $772,000. On his final hand, Filatov got it in on the button with [poker card="As"][poker card="Kh"], and he was racing against the pocket fives of Dvoress. The board ran down [poker card="Jd"][poker card="6s"][poker card="4h"][poker card="8d"][poker card="Th"], and the fives held to get Dvoress heads up with Caio De Almeida. Dvoress carried a massive chip lead into the battle, which lasted just two hands before the Canadian sealed the deal. In the penultimate hand, Dvoress and De Almeida went heads up to a flop of [poker card="9h"][poker card="7s"][poker card="2d"]. De Almeida checked, Dvoress bet 5,000,000, and De Almeida check-raised to 13,000,000. Dvoress moved and the Brazilian folded. Next, De Almeida got his final 25,568,368 in with [poker card="Kd"][poker card="8d"], but Dvoress had him dominated with [poker card="Kh"][poker card="Qs"]. The flop of [poker card="6c"][poker card="5d"][poker card="3c"] left Almeida drawing slim, and while the [poker card="7h"] turn gave him some straight outs, the river card was the [poker card="3h"]. De Almeida fell just short in second place, but took home a seven-figure consolation prize of $1,072,428. However, the first place prize of $1,489,289, went to Canadian pro Daniel Dvoress. Final Table Payouts Daniel Dvoress – $1,489,289 Caio De Almeida – $1,072,428 Anatoly Filatov – $556,095 Michael Nugent – $566,095 Alejandro Caridad– $400,412 Neville Endo Costa– $288,356 Ronny Kaiser – $207,644 Tomasz Cybulski – $149,523 Aneris Adomkevicius – $107,671  
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