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  1. Billed as the most expensive poker tournament in internet history, the 2015 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker $51,000 Super High Roller Eventconcluded on Monday with Ben Bttech86 Tollerene (pictured) outlasting 45 competitors to take down the title and over $600,000. --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training videos, blogs, articles, podcasts and a dedicated strategy forum for members. Check Tournament Poker Edge out on Twitter. --- When the tournament began on Sunday, just 23 players were registered, but with satellites still running and late registration available, that number doubled by the time registration closed. With the immense buy-in, the field was a virtual "who's who" of both online and live poker. With such a small field, the tournament only paid to six places, meaning that not even all of the players who made the final table would cash. By the time Monday's Day 2 rolled around, there were just eight players remaining. Nikita fish2013 Bodyakovskiy, Nopaleva, and cuffmewere all seriously short stacks, so the three of them may not have gotten the best night's sleep thinking about how they were going to make it past the money bubble. For his part, Tollerene was in fourth place to begin Day 2 with 193,912 in chips, but it was a close race in the top half of the standings, as Mike timexMcDonald (pictured) led with 237,712. Tollerene took out cuffme in eight place and soon thereafter took over the chip lead. A while later, Bodyakovskiy busted David Davidp18 Peters in seventh place, popping the money bubble. Two-and-a-half hours into Day 2, the proceedings were down to just three players: Tollerene with 409,960 in chips, Bodyakovskiy with 404,456, and Jose Angel Cejakas14Latorre with 335,584. The three men decided to talk about a deal, so the tournament was paused. They agreed on payouts based on ICM numbers: $596,518 for Tollerene, $594,069 for Bodyakovskiy, and $560,412 for Latorre. $20,000 was left on the table to give them an incentive to keep playing. Eventually, it came down to Tollerene and Latorre for the title, with Tollerene holding the chip lead, 665,280 to 484,720. As the PokerStars blog stated, it seemed like heads-up would take a while since the blinds were only 3,000/6,000, but it turned out to require only five minutes to determine a champion. Latorre whittled down Tollerene's lead over the first few hands, but then the fireworks went off. Latorre raised to 13,500 pre-flop, Tollerene raised to 42,000, and Latorre called. On the flop of 9d-Td-7s, Tollerene check-called a 42,000-chip bet from Latorre. They both checked the Jd on the turn, but when the 6s was dealt on the river, Tollerene went all-in, a bet which Latorre called. Latorre had a very healthy pocket nines for a set, but Tollerene's hole cards were 8h-7h, giving him a turned straight and the WCOOP $51,000 Super High Roller title. With the win, Tollerene has now earned over $2.5 million in online tournaments, including a $200,000 win in the 2013 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker $21,000 Heads-Up High Roller Event. Here are the 2015 PokerStars WCOOP $51,000 Super High Roller Event final standings along with each player's PokerStars screen name: 1. Ben "Ben86" Tollerene (Canada) - $616,518 2. José Ángel "Cejakas14" Latorre (United Kingdom) - $560,412 3. Nikita "fish2013" Bodyakovskiy (Belarus) - $594,069 4. Nopaleva (Russia) - $230,000 5. Mike "Tîmex" McDonald (Canada) - $172,500 6. Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz (Austria) - $126,500 Visit PokerStars for more details on the ongoing WCOOP. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. Image courtesy HighStakesDB
  2. [caption width="540"] Fabian Quoss won the Aussie Millions 0K Challenge[/caption] After a four day break in action, the stacked final table of the 2016 Aussie Millions $100K Challenge final table resumed play on Friday night with Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene leading over Jason Mercier, Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz, Fabian Quoss, Connor Drinan and Sam Greenwood. It took just five hours to play down to a winner with Quoss outlasting Tollerene heads-up to win A$1,446,480 ($1,024,000 US). Holz, who won Super High Roller events in December and January, wasn’t able to overcome the short stack he started the day with. On just the sixth hand of the day, action folded to Drinan on the button and he moved all-in with [poker card="4h"][poker card="4s"] before Holz tank-called from the button with [poker card="kh"][poker card="qs"]. The board ran out [poker card="6h"][poker card="5d"][poker card="2h"][poker card="as"][poker card="9s"] to keep Drinan in the lead and eliminate Holz in sixth place for A$281,260 for his tenth six-figure score in the last year. Just six hands later Greenwood became Drinan’s second victim of the day. From the cutoff Drinan raised to 40,000 before Greenwood moved all in from the small blind for 235,000. Drinan called and tabled [poker card="qc"][poker card="9c"] while Greenwood was ahead with [poker card="ac"][poker card="2c"]. The [poker card="jc"][poker card="6d"][poker card="3d"] flop was safe for Greenwood, as was the [poker card="4d"] turn, but the [poker card="9d"] river gave Drinan a pair of nines and sent Greenwood home in fifth place. Despite adding the stacks of Holz and Greenwood to his own, Drinan’s run was cut short. After dropping pots to Mercier and Quoss to get short, Drinan doubled through Mercier before finding himself in a tough spot. Action folded to Quoss on the button and he raised to 55,000 with [poker card="ac"] [poker card="2c"] and Drinan called from the big blind with [poker card="qc"] [poker card="9s"]. After the [poker card="jc"][poker card="td"][poker card="7c"] Drinan check-called Quoss’ bet of 75,000. The [poker card="9c"] turn completed Quoss’ flush and after Drinan checked, Quoss bet 135,000. Drinan called. The river was the [poker card="6c"] which gave Drinan a flush of his own. Drinan bet 165,000 and Quoss responded by moving all in. Drinan went into the tank, eventually using the time bank chips players are given to extend the shot clock on any given hand. Drinan called, was given the bad news and was eliminated in fourth place. While the first three eliminations came in the first 26 hands, the next one took some time. It took 31 more hands of play to get to heads-up action. Holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="8h"] Mercier button-raised to 60,000 and Quoss re-raised to 160,000 with [poker card="ks"][poker card="qd"]. Mercier moved all in and Quoss called. The [poker card="qs"][poker card="3s"][poker card="3h"] flop gave Quoss top pair. He improved to two pair after the [poker card="kh"] turn but Mercier was now drawing to the nut flush. The [poker card="2d"] missed Mercier and he was eliminated in third place. When heads-up play began Quoss had 2,500,000 in chips to Ben Tollerene’s 1,100,000. The pair played over 60 hands before Quoss conquered the highs stakes cash game specialist. Short-stacked after over two hours of heads up play, Tollerene called off his last 250,000 holidng [poker card="js"][poker card="td"] after Quoss moved all in with [poker card="kh"][poker card="jh"]. The board ran out [poker card="6h"][poker card="5c"][poker card="4d"][poker card="5h"][poker card="5d"], completley missing Tollerene and leaving Quoss with the third super high roller title of his career. Final Table Payouts Fabian Quoss - A$1,446,480 Ben Tollerene - A$924,140 Jason Mercier - A$602,700 Connor Drinan - A$441,980 Sam Greenwood - A$321,440 Fedor Holz - A$281,260
  3. [caption width="640"] Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene was one of the Sunday Majors winners this week (WPT photo)[/caption] Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene might be best known for being one of the best high stakes Pot Limit Omaha players online right now. Or possibly for his recent feud with Doug Polk. On Sunday he put all of that aside to take down a Sunday Major. The Vancouver resident earned $62,458 for winning the $1,050 buy-in Sunday Grand event. 'DonkCommited' finished 2nd for $46,729 and 'mamamamama70' earned $34,961 for 3rd place in that tournament. The Pot Limit Omaha version of the Sunday Grand was won by 'pantau77' who walked away with $38,657. There was a four-way final table deal in the PokerStars Sunday Million weekly flagship tournament, as 'JNETS' took home the largest score of $127,510 for his championship performance. 'Earl Hindman' was awarded a six-figure payout of $103,000 for his official 3rd place effort, 'K. Ichinose' received $81,000 for 4th place and PocketFives member 'gortsos' of Greece (ranked #460 worldwide) took home an even $78,000 for the runner-up finish. 'ImagineKing' was the winner in this weekend's $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller event on partypoker and collected $50,250. 'Nicholas_Brody' won the smaller $530 High Roller and was paid out $43,794. PokerStars player 'profit76' captured an outright victory in the Sunday Warm-Up for $59,898 following by Luke 'AlcateL00' Spalding of the United Kingdom who placed 2nd for a payday of $43,467 -- his largest career online tournament cash. 'GTGao' came out on top in the 6-max Hyper Turbo Sunday Supersonic for $36,688 and 'DrIronface' prevailed in a field of 27,500 players in the Sunday Storm for $24,193 in a deal that included PocketFiver Osmas 'osmarjnr' Alves Martins of Brazil who cashed for a career-best $19,871 in 2nd place. The $600 buy-in WHALE tournament on 888 Poker was taken down by 'dulek_jason' for $26,770 but it was 'Avskedad' who grabbed the largest payout of $30,086 in a two-way negotiation. 'IvanoBalic2' got the victory in the Mega Deep, receiving $26,644. PokerStars Sunday Million ($200+15 NLHE) 5,434 entrants - $1,086,800 paid out to 764 spots JNETS - $127,510 gortsos - $78,000 Earl Hindman - $103,000 K. Ichinose - $81,000 *4-way deal bazeman - $36,423.88 Brunodellas - $25,379.17 OneTime1Time - $17,683.64 lykD - $12,321.48 $uper$ick785 - $8,585.39 PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($200+15 NLHE) *$325K Guaranteed 1,999 entrants - $399,800 paid out to 278 spots profit76 - $59,897.82 Luke 'AlcateL00' Spalding - $43,466.69 Powergolf - $31,543.78 (oddsbaek) markovitsus - $22,891.30 lacep - $16,612.20 JantjeBoens - $12,055.44 damourinio - $8,748.62 teambreezy - $6,348.86 STELARI198 - $4,607.37 PokerStars Sunday Grand ($1,000+50 NLHE) *$200K Guaranteed 332 entrants - $332,000 paid out to 39 spots Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene - $62,457.85 DonkCommited - $46,728.80 mamamamama70 - $34,960.96 SamRostan - $26,156.65 manuverd0n - $19,569.54 ZeeJustin - $14,641.29 thewhippet81 - $10,954.14 Progre69 - $8,195.51 Sephirot88 - $6,131.60 (Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo) PokerStars Sunday Grand PLO ($1,000+50 PLO 6-Max) *$150K Guaranteed 197 entrants - $197,000 paid out to 24 spots pantau77 - $38,656.96 azn_baller3 - $28,731.70 Unkn0wn123 - $21,354.83 SixthSenSe19 - $15,872.01 brianm15 - $11,796.89 WRUUUUM - $8,768.03 PokerStars Sunday Supersonic ($215 NLHE Six Max Hyper) *$150k Guaranteed 1,113 entrants - $227,898 paid out to 155 spots GTGao - $36,687.88 luk9r - $23,981.46 Ravenswood13 - $15,676.00 exposabre - $10,246.94 omaha4rollz - $6,698.14 ThinkDiffere - $4,378.37 PokerStars Sunday Storm ($10+$1 NLHE) *$250k Guaranteed 27,500 entrants - $275,000 paid out to 4,436 spots DrIronface - $24,193 Osmas 'osmarjnr' Alves Martins - $19,871 m4st4kill4 - $18,055 *3-way deal bosniangiza - $10,323.63 bboyjones - $7,422.80 di99k13 - $5,337.06 syleiman1990 - $3,837.40 lNormaJean - $2,759.15 wife bond - $1,983.87 partypoker Super High Roller ($2,600 NLHE) *$100k Guaranteed 67 entrants - $167,500 paid out to 9 spots ImagineKing - $50,250 omaha4rollz - $33,500 nicecallLOL - $25,125 (hellohellohello) FreierBoy - $12,563 advancedbetting - $12,563 cluesso70 - $9,213 D0nKanille_ - $7,538 PitschiPopo78 - $6,700 TDurdenWAR - $5,863 (joaomathias) partypoker High Roller ($530 NLHE) *$200k Guaranteed 455 entrants - $227,500 paid out to 54 spots Nicholas_Brody - $43,794 TorTor2012 - $32,533 babonatale69 - $23,888 TDurdenWAR - $18,200 (joaomathias) rdcrsnn - $12,740 Bernardo 'bedias' Dias - $9,896 Play2Parti - $7,621 Therealmoorm - $5,346 (Chris 'moorman1' Moorman) P0L4R1C3 - $3,868 (Pot4teUS) 888 Poker WHALE ($600 NLHE) *$120k Guaranteed 284 entrants - $160,460 paid out to 36 spots dulek_jason - $26,770 Avskedad - $30,086 *2-way deal DePittsterje - $18,132 (Bryan 'bparis' Paris) definedonk - $13,639 _Whitebear_ - $9,307 kimberslice - $7,221 flattoptony - $5,616 (Pudge714) ICrushu556 - $4,012 PokerMogo - $3,049 888 Poker Mega Deep ($215 NLHE) *$100k Guaranteed 726 entrants - $145,200 paid out to 99 spots IvanoBalic2 - $26,644 lrdvoldemort - $19,021 JUANFRAN1973 - $14,375 asiarat - $10,817 (rataj) easylimp888 - $7,550 iGoblin1982 - $6,098 Le_Brick - $4,640 kalashnikovv - $3,194 F_uuu - $1,888
  4. [/CAPTION]Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene took down the PokerStars Sunday Grand this week (WPT photo/ Joe Giron)[/CAPTION] Major online poker tournament action continued over the weekend, as large cash prizes were awarded to a number of real money players led by PokerStars player 'geob000' who took down the Sunday Million outright for a score of $149,333. 'BARBARVSSA2' finished second in that event and took home $104,795 while 'ruthless848' received $73,542 for third and 'tonyfellone' walked away with $51,609 for fourth place. 'GeoManousos' won the Sunday Warm-Up and collected $58,070 for the win as 'grapedrink07' placed runner-up and earned $42,140. Veteran high stakes online tournament player Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene took down the $1,050 buy-in No Limit Hold'em Sunday Grand on PokerStars, earning $53,504. 'MITS 304' took home $40,063 for second place in that tournament as 'Ahhh ls lt?' claimed victory in the Pot Limit Omaha version of that event for $29,176. 'Nelisschuif7' was victorious in the Sunday Supersonic and was awarded $34,028 and 'spawllo' outlasted nearly 30,000 opponents in the Sunday Storm to take home $28,753 as a result of a heads-up deal. Seventh-ranked 'Ariados' of Sweden continued his success at the online poker tables over the weekend with an outright win in the $2,600 buy-in Partypoker Super High Roller for $53,914 while also final-tabling the $530 buy-in version of that event, which was won by 'WeShootItOFC' for $25,344 after a two-way chop. PocketFives member 'deivid29' finished in first place for $27,815 in the 888 Poker WHALE tournament which has a $600 buy-in. The $120k Guaranteed Mega Deep event was won by 'tikkapekka' for $23,794. PokerStars Sunday Million ($200+$15 NLHE) *$1M Guaranteed 5,249 entrants - $1,049,800 paid out to 728 spots geob000 - $149,332.51 BARBARVSSA2 - $104,794.60 ruthless848 - $73,541.63 tonyfellone - $51,609.21 kiely13 - $36,217.78 lilachaa - $25,416.60 flipmm - $17,836.52 mentor1904 - $12,517.08 fergiecfc - $8,784.20 PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($200+$15 NLHE) *$350K Guaranteed 1,938 entrants - $387,600 paid out to 278 spots GeoManousos - $58,070.04 grapedrink07 - $42,140.29 suarez_BG - $30,581.21 (Varnatrader) poker@luffyD - $22,192.77 (lovefee) PESCANCO - $16,105.28 Vakio¤Ässä - $11,687.57 evo - $8,481.65 wantme - $6,155.12 BalticMoose - $4,466.77 PokerStars Sunday Grand ($1,000+$50 NLHE) *$225K Guaranteed 281 entrants - $281,000 paid out to 35 spots Ben86 - $53,504.25 (Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene) MITS 304 - $40,063.06 Andreas 'Hoegh93' Høgh - $29,998.63 bossamtisch - $22,462.54 PoluKalos - $16,819.62 Apotheosis92 - $12,594.27 jayjayme - $9,430.41 PrtyPsux - $7,061.36 wilhasha - $5,287.43 PokerStars Sunday Grand PLO ($1,000+$50 PLO Six-Max) *$100K Guaranteed 139 entrants - $139,000 paid out to 17 spots Ahhh ls lt? - $29,176.46 Dominik 'Bounatirou' Nitsche - $21,903.48 wizowizo - $16,443.51 EEE27 - $12,344.59 jbrown8777 - $9,267.40 Ceegee87 - $6,957.28 PokerStars Sunday Supersonic ($215 NLHE Six Max Hyper Turbo) *$175K Guaranteed 1,017 entrants - $208,241 paid out to 143 spots Nelisschuif7 - $34,028.25 adolfo900 - $22,243.02 gnetaren - $14,539.65 (Sheater) sslazio904 - $9,504.17 timber4483 - $6,212.61 gavonater - $4,061.01 PokerStars Sunday Storm ($10+$1 NLHE) *$275K Guaranteed 29,767 entrants - $297,670 paid out to 4,886 spots spawllo - $28,753.04 Bellebone - $22,251.56 *2-way deal 99-MSI - $15,122.88 Xijz - $10,780.08 nahani6 - $7,684.38 JuVeNicko_93 - $5,477.66 luckern0 - $3,904.62 miljacZG - $2,783.30 merson13 - $1,984.00 partypoker Super High Roller ($2,600 NLHE) *$100K Guaranteed 73 entrants - $182,500 paid out to 11 spots Algorhytm - $53,914 (Ariados) Fitmeisje - $36,666 helicopterben82 - $24,936 sordykrd - $16,958 (Jon 'apestyles' van Fleet) TDurdenWAR - $11,533 (joaomathias) GoMore21 - $7,843 (Sphinx87) onehundredeyes - $7,001 partypoker High Roller ($530 NLHE) *$150K Guaranteed 308 entrants - $154,000 paid out to 48 spots WeShootItOFC - $25,344 Ciao_Polacco - $25,295 *2-way deal ownjin - $15,637 Algorhytm - $11,462 (Ariados) UBolt969 - $8,401 SchelampigaUhu - $6,158 PokerrrrGenius - $4,514 888 Poker WHALE ($600 NLHE) *$120K Guaranteed 239 entrants - $135,035 paid out to 36 spots Hindukrush - $27,615 (deivid29) sephir0t - $20,255 (Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo) thisisgr888 - $15,259 asanisse4 - $11,478 007SHNAIPER - $7,832 d1sclosure - $6,077 (Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard) t54-is_a_*** - $4,726 s3xmach1ne - $3,376 Kaggis - $2,566 888 Poker Mega Deep ($109 NLHE) *$120K Guaranteed 691 entrants - $138,200 paid out to 90 spots tikkapekka - $23,794 V.BlomFan60 - $20,776 *2-way deal Zluka2010 - $13,820 cockbandit44 - $10,365 weneedit - $7,256 ArideontheRV - $5,874 spastatze - $4,492 ZHSS8 - $3,110 omgjefmonier - $1,949 (cedrick1)
  5. [caption width="640"] Justin Bonomo was one of a handful of high-profile SCOOP winners on Sunday (WPT photo)[/caption] Many observers consider Ben 'Sauce123' Sulsky to be one of the best poker players in the world and on Sunday he provided more evidence to this after topping the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker $25,000 Heads-up No Limit Hold'em event. Sulsky's win was one of 15 SCOOP events that wrapped up on Sunday. Sulsky beat 'alimounda' in the Event #26 (High) final after dispatching 'donthnrmepls' in the semi-final to win $180,000. Finishing second was worth $100,000. Ben 'ben86' Tollerene lost in the semi-final to 'donthnrmepls'. Each semi-final loser won $60,000. The Medium version of the event was won by'mandza17' for $88,800 while Luke 'LFMagic' Fields took home $28,491.87 for winning the Low version. Sulsky wasn't the only high-profile winner on Sunday though.Justin Bonomo won Event #25 High ($2,100 Eight Game) for $95,680 and the second SCOOP title of his career. Bonomo overcame a stacked final table that included 'iteopepe88', Benjamin 'lulDocuments' Lukas and RaúlGonzalez. Brazilian 'fred_volpe' won the Medium version for $25,210.90 and 'phinster' topped the Low event for $11,281.02. Possibly the toughest final table of the day though came in a game not spread very often - No Limit Omaha Eight or Better. Sam 'SamSquid' Grafton won the event for $51,285 after outlasting Bernardo 'Bedias' Dias, former #1-ranked Joao 'joaoMathias' Mathias Baumgarten, mixed game specialist Richard 'CHUFTY' Ashby and Brian 'Brianm15' England. The Medium version was chopped heads-up by 'Krakukra' and 'Jp_3391' for $18,405.36 and $16,097.76 respectively with 'Krakurkra' earning the title. The Low version was won by 'SomovRulit' for $6,873.19. Ukrainian 'gunnersfun' made both the final table of the Medium and Low version of the event, finishing third and second respectively. SCOOP Event #24 (High): $530 Six Max NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 1,111 Prize pool: $277,750 + $277,750 in bounties Rino2016192 = $46,523.55 + $12,810.50 in bounties etxnl01 - $34,718.75 + $23,230.38 in bounties tomasko66 - $26,386.25 + $5,462.87 in bounties Dsavo - $18,053.75 + $3,917.96 in bounties julz1833 - $11,915.47 + $5,320.30 in bounties spwipp - $8,332.50 + $5,886.70 in bounties SCOOP Event #24 (Medium): $55 Six Max NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 5,466 Prize pool: $136,650 + $136,650 in bounties EyesNvrLie - $17,935* + $6,380.98 in bounties t1moha17 - $17,597.64* + $1,588.47 in bounties Ernão - $10,590.37 + $1,241.52 in bounties Cinguzis - $6,490.87 + $828.38 in bounties johnnycash65 - $3,874.02 + 826.31 in bounties likasor09 - $2,049.75 + $2,366.69 in bounties SCOOP Event #24 (Low): $5.50 Six Max NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 16,552 Prize pool: $41,380 + $41,380 in bounties RockyRoxin - $5,336.24 + $1,118.23 in bounties stekubuk - $3,827.65 + $135.49 in bounties Von Gerhardt - $2,586.25 + $284.29 in bounties Jab0c0 - $1,344.85 + $310.79 in bounties Mr.Lucky232 - $827.60 + $436.86 in bounties bmorn - $434.49 + $69.00 in bounties SCOOP Event #25 (High): $2,100 Eight Game Entries: 208 Prize pool: $416,000 Justin 'ZeeJustin' Bonomo - $95,680 iteopepe88- $64,560 RaúlGonzalez - $49,920 Benjamin 'lulDocuments' Lukas - $33,280 EPUBLI2005 - $24,960 Maxxx72alba - $17,056 SCOOP Event #25 (Medium): $215 Eight Game Entries: 715 Prize pool: $143,000 fred_volpe - $25,210.90 Skint Paddy - $18,590 diffsam - $14,300 kiy101 - $10,010 Boeken - $7,150 Leukotape - $4,290 SCOOP Event #25 (Low): $27 Eight Game Entries: 2,917 Prize pool: $71,612.35 phinster - $11,281.02 NarTrivedi - $8,235.42 Pius 'MastaP89' Heinz - $6,015.43 mikal12345 - $3,902.87 scuadush - $2,493.54 wr3ckl3sss - $1,271.11 SCOOP Event #26 (High): $25,000 Heads-Up NLHE High Roller Entries: 16 Prize pool: $400,000 Ben 'Sauce123' Sulsky - $180,000 alimounda- $100,000 donthnrmepls - $60,000 Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene - $60,000 SCOOP Event #26 (Medium): $2,100 Heads-Up NLHE High Roller Entries: 148 Prize pool: $296,000 mandza17 - $88,800 Henrik 'kingsize86' Wahlberg - $53,280 RuckusTheJame - $29,600 weichhart - $29,600 SCOOP Event #26 (Low): $215 Heads-Up NLHE High Roller Entries: 942 Prize pool: $188,400 Luke 'LFMagic' Fields - $28,491.87 HU4FU - $18,129.73 kobmish - $9,063.92 Decidophobie - $9,063.92 SCOOP Event #27 (High): $1,050 No Limit Omaha Eight or Better Entries: 263 Prize pool: $263,000 Sam 'SamSquid' Grafton - $51,285.00 Bernardo 'Bedias' Dias - $38,135.00 Joao 'joaoMathias' Mathias Baumgarten - $28,930 Internett930 - $21,040.00 Richard 'CHUFTY' Ashby - $14,465.00 Antonio7 - $10,520.00 Brian 'Brianm15' England - $7,890.00 Robc1978 - $6,575.00 SCOOP Event #27 (Medium): $109 No Limit Omaha Eight or Better Entries: 1113 Prize pool: $111,300 Krakukra - $18,405.36* Jp_3391 - $16,097.76* Gunnersfun - $11,130.00 Ales_84 - $7,791.00 Nemisoi - $5,565.00 Mr Longhit – $3,339.00 Desslock - $2,226.00 Zombob0 - $1,113.00 SCOOP Event #27 (Low): $11 No Limit Omaha Eight or Better Entries: 4,362 Prize pool: $43,620 SomovRulit - $6,873.19 Gunnersfun - $4,786.85 Ainna88 - $3,882.18 Yakut888 - $3,009.78 Card-4-john - $2,137.38 Phillo283 - $1,264.98 Zvejyss10 - $545.25 Jonasof87 - $327.15 SCOOP Event #28 (High): $530 NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 605 Prize pool: $302,500 Dennis 'Dberglin' Berglin - $28,435.33 + $11,543.65 in bounties PanchoSuper - $20,721.25 + $11,907.66 in bounties darthVaderNL - $15.276.25 + $1,734.37 in bounties chipcomehere - $11,495.00 + $3,566.40 in bounties AppelKruimel - $8,076.75 + $5,100.56 in bounties Cinquzis – $6,428.12 + $2,812.48 in bounties Respect_Lt – $4,915.62 + $3,068.34 in bounties Arttyomka – 43,403.12 + $1,792.96 in bounties SCOOP Event #28 (Medium): $55 NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 2758 Prize pool: $137,900 morryAA - $10,861.03 + $3,914.25 in bounties Zihuatanejo3 - $8,101.62 + $3,209.00 in bounties Karafla-stam – $5,791.80 + $1,197.87 in bounties Vershinin - $3,964.62 + $1,208.71 in bounties Merceko - $2,999.32 + $367.94 in bounties Termospullo - $2,309.82 + $1,577.54 in bounties Stknsidewayz – 41,620.32 + $500.96 in bounties MACC157 - $932.20 + $516.76 in bounties SCOOP Event #28 (Low): $5.50 NLHE Progressive KO Entries: 9563 Prize pool: $47,815 Mr_Plejer7x - $3,353.47 + $744.99 in bounties Sladjan 68 - $2,438.56 + $43.38 in bounties Sindrel - $1,721.34 + $367.83 in bounties Alfonso306 - $1,195.37 + $248.74 in bounties Korobochka2 - $956.30 + $246.24 in bounties Kenny_rieger - $717.22 + $63.46 in bounties Besgod - $478.15 + $135.76 in bounties SERGEY AIS - $239.07 + $278.69 in bounties
  6. The high stakes cash game world takes no time off for the holidays. This December featured more six-figure pots and huge swings. Finishing on top of the leaderboard for the month is ‘RaúlGonzalez.’ The total haul of ‘RaúlGonzalez’ topped out at $521,189 in winnings over the course of 32 sessions. This is according to the data on Highstakesdb.com. It took ‘RaúlGonzalez’ 5,892 hands to reach this total with Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom playing a role in him achieving this number. On December 18, the pair battled in $1,000/$2,000 2-7 Triple Draw and 8-Game mix. ‘RaúlGonzalez’ came out on top in both games and finished the day up almost $220,000. Earlier in the month, ‘RaúlGonzalez’ beat Blom for a comparable amount in the same two games. Of the top-10 winners in D ecember, ‘RaúlGonzalez’ put in the fourth fewest sessions, making the most of his limited volume. ‘RaúlGonzalez’ finished the month with over twice as many winnings as second-place Laszlo ‘omaha4rollz’ Bujtas. In November, Bujtas placed third in the rankings with $150,598 in winnings. This time around, Bujtas has upped that total to $246,988 in 79 sessions and 4,094 hands. Bujtas was on a downward trend heading into the last two months of the year but is now entering 2018 with a profit of almost $400,000 from 2017. Sitting in third place is ‘Grazvis1,’ who put in the most sessions of anyone in the top-10. ‘Grazvis1’ logged on for 166 sessions in December and made $162,163 over their 5,358 hands. December saw ‘Grazvis’ build his graph off a consistent upswing line with Pot Limit Omaha the most played game. Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger jumps in at #4. Loeliger won $148,753 in the previous month despite playing only 1,398 hands in his 37 sessions. If you’re looking for efficiency, Ben ‘Ben86’ Tollerene is the model. In only four sessions, Tollerene racked up $132,460 in 573 hands played. Tollerene dueled against Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov in $100/$200 PLO on December 31 and earned $109,968. Those winnings came in the span of 374 hands for Tollerene. ‘BlackFortuna’ and ‘Azrarn’ inputted 101 and 94 sessions, respectively and both ended December with over six-figures in winnings. ‘Azrarn’ put in most of their volume in Fixed Limit Hold’em while ‘BlackFortuna’ stuck with Pot Limit Omaha. Following Tollerene’s methodology to play less and profit more is Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro. The Finnish high stakes pro only played 12 sessions and 578 hands but came out on the other side with a $87,297 profit. Kelopuro won most of his buck in $100/$200 PLO, taking over $48,000 of the table on December 28. In 10th place is ‘Truelove13.’ Similar to ‘Azrarn,’ ‘Truelove13’ beasted the FLHE tables to the tune of $83,037 won in 99 sessions. In those 99 sessions, ‘Truelove13’ played 6,661 hands. Bujtas wound up being the only repeat top-10 finished from November. January is a fresh start for all players and it will be interesting to see how the high stakes world shakes out in the next couple of weeks. HighstakesDB Cash Game Results for December RANK PLAYER SESSIONS HANDS PROFIT 1 RaúlGonzalez 32 5,892 $521,189 2 omaha4rollz 79 4,094 $246,988 3 Grazvis1 166 5,358 $162,163 4 LLinusLLove 37 1,398 $148,753 5 Ben86 4 573 $132,460 6 BlackFortuna 101 4,913 $115,531 7 Azrarn 94 6,392 $104,760 8 prot0 54 2,005 $93,042 9 Lrzlzk 12 578 $87,297 10 Truelove13 99 6,661 $83,037
  7. Michiel 'treg' Brummelhuis was the big winner on the first Saturday of the 2018 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker series after he defeated Austria's Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger to earn $194,883. Event #21 (High) saw 552 entrants create a $1,104,000 prize pool after they all stumped up the $2,100 buy-in. Once the final nine came together and the play resumed PocketFivers 'skyboy69', and Andrei 'ragaaaila19' Boghean was eliminated in eighth and sixth place, and took away $24,976 and $44,921 respectively. Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene, who won the PokerStars $2,100 High Roller last Sunday for $54,000, just missed out on the heads-up battle after he fell in third place for $108,354. Dutchman Brummelhuis, who finished in seventh place at the 2013 WSOP Main Event for $1,225,356, was able to find a way to send Loeliger to the rail in second-place for $145,314 and earnt himself a $194,883 payday alongside a coveted SCOOP title. 'KMasalskas' prevented 'alberto.m7' from earning a second SCOOP title of the series in Event #21 (Medium) after the players had agreed to a heads-up deal. 'alberto.m7', who took down Event #12 (High) earlier this week, agreed to a deal with 'KMasalskas' before eventually falling in second-place for $76,335. 'KMasalskas's win earnt them $89,839 and a title of their very own. In Event #21 (Low), 'pl@ta0plomo' outlasted 16,808 other entrants and turned $22 into $36,434, after winning a heads-up battle against 'FeelTh3Power', who took away $26,186 for second place. The UK's Michael 'mczhang' Zhang took his online tournament earnings over the $1m mark after seeing off Finland's Tomi 'elmerixx' Brouk in Event #22 (High). Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger made his second SCOOP final table appearance of the day but departed in sixth place before Phill 'Grindation' Mcallister exited in fourth place for $24,960. 'SwalzB' won $35,880 in third as Zhang and Brouk went to battle for the title. Brouk, who is one-third of the 'BITB' staking main coaching team alongside Patrick Leonard and Samuel Vousden, was the final player to depart the field and picked up the runners-up score of $47,892. Zhang continued his excellent 2018 form to add the title to his honours list as well as $68,640 to his bankroll. Event #22 (Medium) saw Canada's Jonas 'donut604' Mackoff outlast Francisco 'chicalltreta' Correia to win $31,233, on a final table that featured 'TiltzPhil', Igor 'Giopires21' Peredo and Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado. After Mackoff and Correia made it to heads-up play, it was the Canadian who got the better of the Brazilian to earn his second SCOOP title in as many years. In Event #22 (Low), 'Zlushchiy' picked up the first-place prize of $11,921 after coming through the 4,585 field and defeating 'jayme1987' into second place for $8,711. Jerry 'hummylun' Wong went the distance in Event #27 (High) to earn a second career SCOOP title and the first-place prize of $86,046. Their win comes just days after taking the bronze medal in Event #9 (Medium). The other two Event #27 Six Max PKO Turbo tournaments were won by 'JoeGall', who took away $44,569 for victory in the 'Medium', and 'MR.BUMFLUFF' who banked $10,301 for coming through the enormous 20,749 player field in the 'Low'. The final event of Day 7 saw three eight-max PLO8 tournaments take place as '1bloodflood' claimed a win in the 'Low' for $4,964. 'Dorination' saw off two-time SCOOP winner 'lukro8' for the title and $14,574 in the (Medium), and 'fers223' was named the 'High' champion for $35,684 after they defeated former no.#1 ranked Brian 'brianm15' England heads-up. Below are the SCOOP results for Saturday, May 12: Event #20 (Low): $11 Eight Max PLO8 Entrants: 3,534 Prize pool: $34,633.20 1bloodflood - $4,964.61 russiadgl - $3,537.27 netrom84 - $2,521.48 Tube10 - $1,797.40 Nr 1 Enemy - $1,281.24 JJuulliie - $913.31 konna - $651.04 Gibraltarian - $464.08 Event #20 (Medium): $109 Eight Max PLO8 Entrants: 877 Prize pool: $87,700 Dorination - $14,574.28 lukro8 - $10,388.69 Slavik_Krs - $7,405.41 Smertin - $5,278.82 Proacademik - $3,762.93 HeadSpeaker - $2,682.34 SkyScraper93 - $1,912.07 mhugge - $1,362.98 Event #20 (High): $1,050 Eight Max PLO8 Entrants: 177 Prize pool: $177,000 fers223 - $35,684.39 brianm15 - $27,781.19 Zombob0 - $21,628.39 nb_communist - $16,838.29 xpoh1 - $13,109.06 texasilainen - $10,205.76 robc1978 - $7,945.45 Beeethoven87 - $6,185.76 Event #21 (Low): $22 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 16,809 Prize pool: $336,180 pl@ta0plomo - $36,434.53 FeelTh3Power - $26,186.27 robot_werter - $18,828.13 lyonsden6 - $13,537.59 Duze93 - $9,733.62 snackerdelux - $6,998.56 schimenas - $5,032.00 primkiller - $3,618.03 IQspndR - $2,601.39 Event #21 (Medium): $215 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 3,376 Prize pool: $675,200 KMasalskas - $89,839.95* alberto.m7 - $76,335.94* KauanAnjos - $49,297.29 SwalzB - $35,140.78 JopperHarryN - $25,049.51 24b4tm4n24 - $17,856.13 dani_sun - $12,728.39 Ballage87 - $9,073.27 AQUA RAIDER - $6,467.74 *denotes heads-up deal Event #21 (High): $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 552 Prize pool: $1,104,000 utreg - $194,883.23 LLinusLLove - $145,314.66 Ben86 - $108,354.17 GamadGADOL - $80,794.47 mcc3991 - $60,244.50 ragAAAila19 - $44,921.42 Bit2Easy - $33,495.69 skyboy69 - $24,976.12 com 157 - $18,623.48 Event #22 (Low): $22 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Shootout Entrants: 4,585 Prize pool: $91,700 Zlushchiy - $11,921.00 jayme1987 - $8,711.50 alexxx9366 - $6,419.00 Maestro Shao - $4,126.50 elion22 - $2,292.50 iGrind4Chips - $1,283.80 Event #22 (Medium): $215 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Shootout Entrants: 976 Prize pool: $195,200 donut604 - $31,233.44 chicalltreta - $23,424.00 dudd1 - $17,568.00 TiltzPhil - $11,712.00 GioPires21 - $7,808.00 vicenfish - $4,840.96 Event #22 (High): $2,100 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Shootout Entrants: 156 Prize pool: $312,000 mczhang - $68,640.00 elmerixx - $47,892.00 SwalzB - $35,880.00 Grindation - $24,960.00 cmase86 - $18,720.00 LLinusLLove - $12,480.00 Event #27 (Low): $11 Six Max PKO Turbo Entrants: 20,749 Prize pool: $203,340.20 MR.BUMFLUFF - $10,301.80 JAK-ATTAQ - $7,164.74 lo-fi dream - $4,992.20 Regis R69 - $3,478.44 Thegod84 - $2,423.69 Ässnacke - $1,688.76 Event #27 (Medium): $109 Six Max PKO Turbo Entrants: 6,272 Prize pool: $627,200 JoeGall - $44,569.15 kambo44 - $31,051.60 jeanfranco07 - $21,635.89 zeeh_pb - $15,075.28 DRONCHEK - $10,504.03 David3077 - $7,318.92 Event #27 (High): $1,050 Six Max PKO Turbo Entrants: 1,055 Prize pool: $1,055,000 hummylun - $86,046.93 TonyYayo5 - $59,954.75 henri72 - $41,774.78 jutrack - $29,107.50 TiltMeBig - $20,281.26 tarantaleo - $14,131.40  
  8. Sunday, September, 16 was the biggest day yet of the partypoker POWERFEST series as 13 champions were crowned including Ben Tollerene who took down the $5,200 No Limit Hold'em Championship Event. Tollerene took first place for $310,400 after he bested a 312 player field and a final table that featured some notable names. partypoker ambassador and recent MILLIONS Russia Main Event winner Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov just missed out on a podium finish after he departed in fourth place for a six-figure score worth $114,660. The final three featured Tollerene, Jon Van Fleet and PocketFives #1-ranked 'Drulitooo' with all three having steller records in POWERFEST events it would go right down to the wire. 'Drulitooo' fell in third place for the bronze medal and $157,560, which left last year's MILLIONS Online winner Van Fleet up against Tollerene, who won the $25,000 POWERFEST Super High Roller for $846,722 this time last year also. It was a heads-up battle for over $85,000, and it was to be Tollerene who got the better of Van Fleet to take the title, with Van Fleet banking $224,640 as runner-up. The Event #97 High Roller: $1,050 PKO Championship Event title went to 'nolet20' after they saw off 1,198 other players to win over $190,000. Russia's 'josef_shvejk' was looking to add a third POWERFEST title to his name but had to settle for the bronze medal and $48,019 + $16,938. 'nolet20' was then able to eliminate 'whresmymind' in second place for $73,139 + $15,677, and the former banked the $102,214 first-place prize as well as a staggering $88,328 in bounty prizes. Canada's 'Mike_420' won $100,509 after victory in Event #96 High Roller: $530 NLHE. The 1,179 player field created a prize pool worth $589,500, and when the action got down to the final three it was to be Jonas 'Palsgaard93' Palsgård who was first to fall, and the Dane banked $47,218 for his deep run. 'Jo1ntheparty' was the player up against 'Mike_420' in the final battle, but the former was unable to go the distance and departed with the silver medal worth $71,919, as 'Mike_420' picked up the title and the six-figure score. 'spinner2255' added over $100,000 to their bankroll after they got the better of 'megustaestrecha' in Event #94 High Roller: $1,050 NLHE Deep PKO. Patrick 'dotcotton1939' Brooks claimed third place from the 664 player field and banked $29,083 + $8,125 (in bounties) before 'megustaestrecha' fell at the final hurdle and collected $43,093 + $24,647 in second place as 'spinner2255' picked up the title alongside $60,523 + $40,093. As the day's events completed, there were also POWERFEST titles for 'Malakastyle,' 'Louise Banks,' Joao 'Fitter..Happier' Leao, Andy 'TheScouse_AA' Aspinall, 'hasleloren,' Billy 'stub8orncnt' Chattaway, 'DaviAugusto,' 'superpro32' and 'RosenheimCops.' Event #93 High: $215 NLHE Deep Entries: 988 Prize pool: $197,600 Malakastyle - $33,987.20 max84920 - $24,344.32 prebzzz - $16,104.40 Akameo - $10,788.96 MoNddLeR - $7,647.12 Derek Dumpster - $5,414.24 IndianGipsyy - $3,793.92 Serbia1952 - $2,568.80 Event #94 High Roller: $1,050 NLHE Deep PKO Entries: 664 Prize pool: $677,280 spinner2255 - $60,523.60 + $40,093.35 megustaestrecha - $43,093.60 + $24,647.69 dotcotton1939 - $29,083.20 + $8,125 GangbaaangBob - $19,886.80 + $12,723.75 jayser1337 - $13,877.60 + $5,362.50 PhileasFogg - $10,092.80 + $10,238.51 anti_pomba - $7,304 + $9,563.13 Loewe80 - $5,112.80 + $1,820 Event #94 High: $215 NLHE Deep PKO Entries: 1,831 Prize pool: $377,186 Louise Banks - $30,779.91 + $18,165.29 Vic_Vinegar - $21,825.52 + $4,134.63 sejistar - $14,190.25 + $3,860.31 Hudder5 - $9,447.96 + $4,607.73 S7v7nEl1v1n - $6,683.15 + $3,808.56 DDNAX12 - $4,650.74 + $3,074 k2schogori - $3,204.25 + $2,629.72 Yonas78 - $2,087.34 + $3,958.43 Event #96 High Roller: $530 NLHE Entries: 1,179 Prize pool: $589,500 Mike_420 - $100,509.75 Jo1ntheparty - $71,919 Palsgaard93 - $47,218.95 ImReadyGambo - $31,597.20 slfmdmllnr - $22,401 GewoonBoef - $15,798.60 Gary.Breenstein - $11,082.60 POKERPRO2.0 - $7,427.70 Event #94 High: $109 NLHE Entries: 2,696 Prize pool: $269,600 Fitter..Happier - $43,574.13 Procop13 - $30,828.76 Surv1vorNo.1 - $19,834.47 c.norris - $13,183.44 Iwentworthl - $9,166.40 Igburlamaqui - $6,254.72 Reven4nt - $4,313.60 pixxer_fixxer - $2,749.92 Event #95 Super High Roller: $5,200 NLHE Championship Event Entries: 312 Prize pool: $1,560,000 CowEyed - $310,400 sordykrd - $224,640 Drulitooo - $157,560 NL_Profit - $114,660 PokerG1rl69 - $81,120 Kacakucy - $60,840 PaLpAliZa - $42,900 MaXiMuSpkr - $31,200 Event #97 High Roller: $1,050 PKO Championship Event Entries: 1,199 Prize pool: $1,222,980 nolet20 - $102,214.75 + $88,328.95 whresmymind - $73,139 + $15,677.18 josef_shvejk - $48,019.95 + $16,938.59 ch1ck3nrobb3rr - $32,133.20 + $5,094.37 bfzhang - $22,781 + $11,480.62 Tenebrus321 - $16,066.60 + $9,518.44 goodluckhavefun - $11,270.60 + $12,934.99 mwhldwn - $7,553.70 + $10,091.25 Event #97 High: $215 NLHE PKO Entries: 2,548 Prize pool: $524,888 TheScouse_AA - $41,182.43 + $22,660.70 cuficek - $29,136.38 + $7,312.04 DBerglin - $18,745.63 + $6,191.09 dbabdabda - $12,549.72 + $2,607.77 VinnyCout - $8,663.20 + $1,644.66 nipa3p3 - $5,911.36 + $2,252.49 builder1987 - $4,076.80 + $2,468.65 SchelampigaUhu - $2,598.96 + $5,677.40 Event #98 High Roller: $530 PLO Hi 6-Max Entries: 210 Prize pool: $105,000 hasleloren - $26,151.96 TR22TR - $16,800 Paul_Folder - $11,812.50 alex2pairs - $8,557.50 fetter_anton - $6,300 TakeYellow - $4,200 Event #98 High: $109 PLO Hi 6-Max Entries: 279 Prize pool: $30,000 stub8ornCnt - $6,845.22 gerdingboah - $4,575 iikori - $3,300 pixxer_fixxer - $2,400 PinguDanceR - $1,650 DaCus3 - $1,200 Event #99 High Roller: $530 NLE PKO Mix-Max Fast Entries: 417 Prize pool: $213,712.50 DaviAugusto - $20,850.10 + $23,982.06 Creutz93 - $15,429 + $2,374.81 Malapisk - $11,206.87 + $3,453.54 WelshWizard - $7,900.06 + $4,852.16 WhoDatt. - $7,900 + $3,076.17 WickedWill25 - $3,961.50 + $2,780.85 Event #99 High: $109 NLE PKO Mix-Max Fast Entries: 1,255 Prize pool: $130,520 superpro32 - $9,711.61 + $5,817.29 reallygamble - $7,404.50 + $1,799.93 nhggfu1 - $5,631.43 + $2,775.28 MoNddLeR - $3,931.66 + $2,209.16 stub8ornCnt - $2,752.75 + $1,745.84 ItsAMaaaanBaby - $1,609.16 + $280.12 Event #100 High: $109 NLE PKO Turbo Entries: 659 Prize pool: $68,536 RosenheimCops - $6,006.89 + $6,009.28 rzsim - $4,276.91 + $847.97 chenlingseng - $2,886.42 + $998.89 CaBeH0k - $1,973.70 + $1,355.67 Dudator - $1,377.31 + $1,055.53 NutsInMacada - $1,001.68 + $835.31
  9. For most of 2018, Steve O'Dwyer has been unbeatable in high roller tournaments, both online and live. Roger Teska flipped the script on that narrative late Monday night at the $25,500 buy-in Caribbean Poker Party MILLIONS World, coming back from a 4-1 heads up chip deficit to win $2,000,000 and his first live title in over nine years. Teska started the final table with the third shortest stack and had to battle against the likes of Rainer Kempe, Niall Farrell, Joao Vieira, Ben Tollerene and Andras Nemeth on his way to the title. Teska's last live win came in 2009 when he won a $500 buy-in Bellagio Cup V event. It didn't take long for the first casualty at the nine-handed final table. Paul Tedeschi raised to 2,500,000 from middle position with [poker card="ac"][poker card="ad"] before Vieira moved all in for 17,500,000 from the hijack with [poker card="jh"][poker card="js"]. Tedeschi called and watched the [poker card="qh"][poker card="9d"][poker card="4c"][poker card="ah"][poker card="ts"] runout keep him in full control and eliminated Vieira in ninth place. Ten minutes later, Farrell became the next victim of the final table. O'Dwyer raised from the button to 2,600,000 with [poker card="ah"][poker card="6h"] and Farrell moved all in for 10,500,000 with [poker card="2c"][poker card="2d"] from the small blind. Roger Teska re-raised all in from the big blind with [poker card="8d"][poker card="8h"]. O'Dwyer folded and Farrell could only watch after the [poker card="as"][poker card="ts"][poker card="3s"] flop kept Teska well ahead. The turn was the [poker card="td"] and the [poker card="qd"] completed the board to send Farrell to the rail with an eighth place finish. O'Dwyer found his first final table victim almost 30 minutes later. O'Dwyer raised to 2,500,000 from UTG+1 with [poker card="ad"][poker card="jc"]. From the button, Kempe moved all in for 15,600,000 with [poker card="kc"][poker card="jh"] and O'Dwyer called. The [poker card="ac"][poker card="9c"][poker card="5d"] flop gave O'Dwyer complete control as the [poker card="6d"] and [poker card="ks"] hit the turn and river respectively to eliminate Kempe in seventh. It took nearly two hours of play before there was another elimination. Teska and Tollerene tangled in a pre-flop all in hand that saw Teska win with runner-runner flush against Tollerene's pocket pair. Left with just fumes, the next hand was the end of the line for Tollerene. Tollerene moved all in for 10,000,000 from UTG with [poker card="kd"][poker card="2h"] and Nemeth called from the big blind with [poker card="js"][poker card="7c"]. The [qs[poker card="jh"][poker card="5s"] flop gave Nemeth second pair. The turn was the [poker card="6c"] and the river was the [poker card="ad"] to eliminate Tollerene in sixth. Nemeth had plans on putting his newfound big stack to work but ran into the buzzsaw that is O'Dwyer. From the button, O'Dwyer raised to 3,700,000 with [poker card="as"][poker card="kc"] and Teska called from the small blind with [poker card="ks"][poker card="qd"] before Nemeth moved all in for 71,500,000 with [poker card="9h"][poker card="9s"] from the big blind. O'Dwyer called and Teska folded. O'Dwyer got great news on the [poker card="ad"][poker card="4d"][poker card="3s"] flop. Neither the [poker card="qc"] turn or [poker card="5c"] river were any help for Nemeth and he was eliminated in fifth place. Tedeschi lost a monster pot to Teska before O'Dwyer finished him off for good. Teska and Charles La Boissonniere both folded and Tedeschi moved all in from the small blind with [poker card="ac"][poker card="2d"]. O'Dwyer called from the big blind with [poker card="ks"][poker card="7h"] and then moved ahead with the [poker card="jc"][poker card="7s"][poker card="2c"] flop. The [poker card="ts"] turn and [poker card="3d"] river failed to save Tedeschi and he was out in fourth. As O'Dwyer continued to build his stack, he did so largely at the expense of La Boissonniere. The Canadian had less than 10 big blinds and found himself in the big blind with [poker card="9c"][poker card="9h"]. O'Dwyer folded the button, Teska moved all in from the small blind with [poker card="qs"][poker card="7d"] and La Boissonniere called. The [poker card="qc"][poker card="td"][poker card="th"] flop gave Teska the lead. The [poker card="8s"] turn gave La Boissonniere outs to a straight, but the river was the [poker card="6h"] and he was out in third place. When heads-up play began, O'Dwyer had 79.1% of the chips in play. The tournament was all but over a few minutes later when Teska four-bet all in holding [poker card="qc"][poker card="qd"] and O'Dwyer called with [poker card="kh"][poker card="ks"]. The [poker card="qs"] on the flop moved Teska in front and neither the turn or river helped O'Dwyer and the stacks were nearly even. Teska's momentum continued and less than an hour later he was posing with the trophy. O'Dwyer button-raised to 9,000,000 holding [poker card="5c"][poker card="5d"] and Teska shoved with [poker card="tc"][poker card="8c"] and O'Dwyer called all in. The [poker card="8h"][poker card="4s"][poker card="2h"] moved Teska ahead and the [poker card="qd"] turn and the [poker card="3c"] river sealed O'Dwyer's second place finish. Final Table Payouts Roger Teska - $2,000,000 Steve O'Dwyer - $1,300,000 Charles La Boissonniere - $1,000,000 Paul Tedeschi - $700,000 Andras Nemeth - $550,000 Ben Tollerene - $450,000 Rainer Kempe - $350,000 Niall Farrell - $300,000 Joao Viera - $250,000
  10. The record-setting WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic wrapped up at Bellagio in Las Vegas, with the $10,400 Main Event attracting a huge field of 1,001 entries and featuring some of poker's biggest names. In addition to the Main Event, the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic schedule featured several events with five-figure buy-ins and one with a six-figure price of entry. Here are the winners from a tremendous week of poker in Sin City. The biggest winners overall from these high buy-in events, excluding the $10,400 Main Event, were Jake Schindler, Jason Koon, Seth Davies, Chris Hunichen, and Dominik Nitsche. Although he didn't earn the most money, it's certainly worth noting that Sam Soverel cashed in four of these events for a total of $314,500. No one else cashed in more than two. Ladines Wins First $10,000 PLO Event The first two high roller events on the schedule were both $10,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha tournaments. The first one attracted 35 entries for a $350,000 prize pool and saw the top five places make the money. Joshua Ladines took the event’s title and $128,090 top prize, with both Brian Rast and Sam Soverel finishing in the money. Joshua Ladines - $128,090 John Riordan - $102,910 Jonathan Abdellatif - $56,000 Brian Rast - $35,000 Sam Soverel - $28,000 Soverel Takes Second $10,000 PLO Event In the second $10,000 PLO event, a group of familiar faces was back in the money. Soverel topped the field of 29 entries to win the title and $116,000, Ladines finished third for $46,400, and WPT Five Diamond wonder boy Ryan Tosoc scored fifth for $23,200. Tosoc notably finished second in the Season XV WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1.134 million before going on to win the event in Season XVI for $1.958 million. Sam Soverel - $116,000 Jonathan Depa - $75,400 Joshua Ladines- $46,400 Michael Song - $29,000 Ryan Tosoc - $23,200 Hennigan Captures $10,000 8-Game Mixed Title If you know Bellagio, you know it’s home to the most iconic high-stakes poker room in the world, Bobby’s Room. It’s where the game’s elite compete for astronomical cash-game stakes, but during WPT Five Diamond some of those players shifted their focus to tournament play, specifically in the $10,000 buy-in 8-Game Mixed High Roller. The tournament generated 24 entries, and it was none other than five-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner and WPT Champions Club member John Hennigan taking home the top prize of $110,400. John Hennigan - $110,400 Ben Yu - $67,200 Randy Ohel - $38,400 John Racener - $24,000 Loeser and Fox Chop First $25,000 High Roller In the first of three $25,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournaments on this year’s WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic slate, 42 entries were generated to create a prize pool of $1.05 million. The top six places paid, and the top two spots went to Manig Loeser and Elio Fox in a chop that earned each player more than $300,000. Loeser scored first place for $321,300, and Fox took second for $308,700. Manig Loeser- $321,300 Elio Fox - $308,700 Jake Schindler - $168,000 Dan Smith - $105,000 Cary Katz - $84,000 Nick Petrangelo - $63,000 Petrangelo Wins Second $25,000 High Roller The second $25,000 buy-in tournament attracted 47 entries and generated a $1.175 million prize pool. The top seven places reached the money, with several notables cashing. None earned more than Nick Petrangelo, though, who chopped the event heads up with Sergio Aido to take home the winning prize of $289,944. Aido scored $287,634 for second. Petrangelo was coming off a sixth-place result for $63,000 in the first $25,000 event of this series. Soverel, who finished in the money of the first two high rollers on the schedule, including winning one for $116,000, finished sixth in this event for $70,500. Nick Petrangelo - $289,944 Sergio Aido - $287,634 Seth Davies - $256,672 Ben Yu - $117,500 Kazuhiko Yotsushika - $94,000 Sam Soverel - $70,500 Rainer Kempe - $58,750 Davies Victorious in Third $25,000 High Roller The third and final $25,000 high roller tournament on the WPT Five Diamond schedule drew 50 entries for a $1.25 million prize pool. The top eight places reached the money, and it was Seth Davies taking the title and $341,920 in first-place prize money. The win came just days after Davies took third in the previous $25,000 high roller event during the series of $256,672, as you can see above. Davies did a deal with Isaac Haxton in second place, who earned $320,580. The money was filled with notable high rollers, including Alex Foxen taking third for $175,000. Foxen has had himself quite a 2018 and is closing it strong both on the live felt and the virtual felt. In the online world, Foxen recently achieved a new all-time high in the top 100 of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. You'll also notice Soverel's name appearing in the in-the-money places once again, this time for fifth place, worth $100,000. Seth Davies - $341,920 Isaac Haxton - $320,580 Alex Foxen - $175,000 David Peters - $125,000 Sam Soverel - $100,000 Christoph Vogelsang - $75,000 Rainer Kempe - $62,500 Elio Fox: $50,000 Schindler Defeats Koon for $100,000 Super High Roller Victory The final big buy-in event from the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic schedule this year was the $100,000 Super High Roller. The event drew 37 entries to Bellagio for a $3.7 million prize pool and the top six spots reached the money. Earning the $1.332 million first-place prize was Jake Schindler. Adding that score to the $168,000 he won earlier in the series for taking third place in one of the $25,000 high rollers, Schindler scored $1.5 million in prize money at Bellagio this December. Schindler beat out Jason Koon for the win, and Koon took home $888,000 for his second-place finish. Jake Schindler - $1,332,000 Jason Koon - $888,000 Chris Hunichen - $592,000 Dominik Nitsche - $370,000 Ben Tollerene - $296,000 Talal Shakerchi - $222,000
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