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  1. [caption width="640"] The PokerStars Sunday million was chopped four ways.[/caption] There was a four-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million, as 'G A W' finished in first place for a cash score of $120,685 followed by 'beginner27' in the runner-up position for $118,653. Eckardt 'vanselow' Vanselow of Costa Rica placed third and collected $69,651 and 'Ottodif' walked away with $84,661 in fourth place. 'PSCPRODIGY' of Thailand was the outright winner in the Sunday High Roller event on Stars and received $58,039 with 'Fukuruku' being awarded $44,232 in second place. The Sunday Warm-Up was taken down by 'fzkk' of Bulgaria (ranked #385 worldwide) for a cash prize of $44,816. Veteran poker pro Mike 'SirWatts' Watson won the Sunday 500 for $39,558 and #8-ranked Robin 'inhoo' Ylitalo of Sweden was victorious in the "Omania" High Roller on Stars for $20,341. The Sunday Supersonic was won by 'dupree_m' for $30,526. 'rolandbauer' of Austria (ranked #32 in the world) took down the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller on partypoker for $55,809 followed by 'TheTryangle' who finished second for $41,315. The $530 buy-in version of that event saw 'girafganger' atop the final leader board for a cash score of $29,086 as a result of a three-way final table chop. 'HateH4teHate' was the biggest winner in the 888 Poker Baby Whale tournament over the weekend thanks to his negotiation in a three-way deal in which he finished in third place officially for $17,107. 'YoungPope' won the $100K Guaranteed "Mega Deep" event on 888 for an even $19,000. PokerStars Sunday Million $200 + $15 NLHE 5,738 entrants $1,147,600 paid out to 998 spots G A W - $120,684.75 beginner27 - $118,652.81 Eckardt 'vanselow' Vanselow - $69,651.18 Ottodif - $84,660.98 *4-way deal Deividas K - $37,590.09 (Kvaselis) Prezes_PL - $26,379.53 toffeblue - $18,512.39 bianchettibh - $12,991.52 hello_totti - $9,117.10 (hellohellohello) PokerStars Sunday High Roller $2,000 + $100 NLHE 140 entrants $280,000 paid out to 20 spots PSCPRODIGY - $58,038.54 Fukuruku - $44,232.49 probirs - $33,710.62 Oxota - $25,691.65 Gev1234 - $19,580.20 XD89lol
  2. [caption width="640"] A former #1-ranked PocketFivers took down his first WCOOP title on Thursday[/caption] Over the last year, Belgium's 'girafganger7' has held down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings on two occasions. There's a good chance we could see him back there soon. On Thursday night he won his first World Championship of Online Poker title after beating out a star-studded field in Event #34 ($1,050 Super Tuesday Special Edition) for just under $197,000. Finishing runner-up for $140,809.41 was Denmark's 'Powergolf'. This is his second runner-up finish this WCOOP. He previously outlasted everybody but 'josip1313' in Event #7 (High) for $68,038.50. Sweden's 'BERRI SWEET' finished third for $100,677.40. Dinesh ‘NastyMinder’ Alt, who won the 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker Main Event, finished fourth for $71,983.29. The only other event to wrap up on Thursday, Event #35 High ($530 No Limit Hold'em) was won by 'p.A.v magic'. Beating out 1,383 other players earned the Romanian $87,214.83 after a three-way deal with eventual runner-up 'Nelisschuif7' and third place finisher 'TheDegenFund'. That final table also included the #5-ranked Canadian in the world, Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown, and worldwide Top 10 mainstay Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar. With 38 events now completed, 'PSMozak' leads the WCOOP Leader Board with 440 points. The Bulgarian has yet to record a win, but does have 18 cashes at the High and Low level. He has four final tables, including a runner-up finish in Event #6 (high) and Event #11 (Low). Right behind him is 'ImLuckNuts' with 425 points. The Russian won Event #17 (High) on top of 19 other cashes. Event #34 (High): $1,050 No Limit Hold'em (Super Tuesday Special Edition) Entries: 1,260 Prize pool: $1,260,000 girafganger7 - $196,939.84 Powergolf - $140,809.41 BERRI SWEET - $100,677.40 Dinesh 'NastyMinder' Alt - $71,983.29 rayen888 - $51,467.34 PokerFan_lol - $36,798.67 nemce - $26,310.69 Nick 'chilenocl' Yunis - $18,811.92 nilsef - $15,227.60 Event #35 (High): $530 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,348 Prize pool: $674,000 Places paid: 161 p.A.v magic - $87,214.83* Nelisschuif7 - $71,964.56* TheDegenFund - $77,943.85* Vlad 'dariepoker' Darie - $40,268.39 oliv188 - $29,233.53 Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown - $21,222.57 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar - $15,406.89 andresds - $11,184.89 Los-Melones - $8,119.88 *Four-way deal
  3. Saturday's World Championship of Online Poker action included 12 different players each walking away with a title, but nobody won more than English grinder Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves. Reeves beat out 202 other players to win Event #55 High ($5,200 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Turbo High Roller (Progressive KO)) for $99,312.64 and an additional $120,429 in bounties. 'MB TREMENDO' finished runner-up for $77,095.64 and $10,078.13 in bounties while Nedelcu 'Narcisus90' Narcis picked up $59,848.81 and $45,273.43 in bounties for finishing third. The Medium level buy-in of Event #55 drew 1,456 players with 'girafganger7' taking home the title for $52,662.99 after agreeing to a heads-up deal with 'Flush098765', who earned $42,992.94. Third place finisher 'ojfever' ended up winning $28,377.14. The Low version of Event #55 went to 'jeanfranco07' who beat out 9,476 players to win $32,620.21. Bruno 'great dant' Volkmann won Event #49 High ($2,100 Deep Stacks No Limit Hold'em) to win $113,251. Runner-up 'Futti18' banked $86,781.74 while Markku 'markovitsus' Koplimaa earned $64,974.76. The Medium buy-in event went to 'Legenden' while 'wpwhite-eck' topped the 7,883-player field in the Low. The second biggest winner of the day Mario 't4t0PAGAU' Navarro. The United Kingdom-based pro beat out 1,124 players to win Event #50 High ($1,050 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em) for $179,214.76. 'BernardoDG' and '€uropictured' chopped the Medium version of Event #50 for $59,070.76 and $52,089.69 respectively. The Low event was also resolved via a two-player deal with 'Alyz' taking the crown and $19,594.45 and runner-up 'dejanic357' earning $15,297.96. The final High champion on Saturday was 'onmybicycle' who beat out 193 other players to win Event #51 High ($2,100 Six Max No Limit Omaha 8 or Better (Progressive KO)) for $38,694.35 plus an impressive $50,601.55 in bounties. The Medium version of that event went to 'DSmunichlife' for $16,618.97 and $13,313.41 in bounties while 'villepn' took the Low title foir $6,444.07 and $2,746.24 in bounties. Event #49 (High): $2,100 Deep Stacks No Limit Hold'em Entries: 301 Prize pool: $602,000 great dant - $113,251.80 Futti18 - $86,781.74 markovitsus - $64,974.76 aka_art - $49,214.76 OrpTheTurk - $37,277.40 ale6ka - $28,235.54 3DTemujiN - $21,386.83 NigDawg - $16,199.27 wizowizo - $12,270.02 Event #49 (Medium): $215 Deep Stacks No Limit Hold'em Entries: 2,546 Prize pool: $309,200 Legenden - $41,678.28 LiroLa - $39,228.58 Kometen1 - $24,001.68 VzB_Poker - $17,109.24 marek_heinz - $12,196.05 nicofellow - $8,693.80 rocks50 - $6,197.23 Tagomaga - $4,417.60 silentm0de - $3,149.01 Event #49 (Low): $22 Deep Stacks No Limit Hold'em Entries: 7,883 Prize pool: $157,660 wpwhite-eck - $22,214.77 SU1990 - $15,368.50 BenderFutura - $10,636.50 cabamuzic - $7,361.11 jjj573 - $5,04.48 janderbeste - $3,525.78 JenOrek - $2,440.13 cllacoste - $1,688.75 R.largo74 - $1,168.76 Event #50 (High): $1,050 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,125 Prize pool: $1,125,000 Mario 't4t0PAGAU' Navarro - $179,214.76 Dunermasen - $129,734.43 Sphinx87 - $93,915.67 Tankanza - $67,986.22 donkno2 - $49,215.82 eddycadub - $35,627.73 W@anted1994 - $25,791.18 ALasers - $18,670.38 Event #50 (Medium): $109 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 5,080 Prize pool: $508,000 BernardoDG - $59,070.76* €uropictured - $52,089.69* firsohn - $47,439.11* tdr01 - $24,979.83 fOLDN94 - $17,530.06 lwolfwhite - $12,302.03 Insertcr3dit - $8,633.20 patasss - $6,058.50 Event #50 (Low): $11 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 20,154 Prize pool: $197,509.20 Alyz - $19,594.45* dejanic357* - $15,297.96 tiasma1274 - $10,215.86 Helton_crba - $7,223.70 PabloPool12 - $5,107.92 deathNtaxes2 - $3,611.85 fpaulon - $2,553.95 iskein - $1,805.90 Event #51 (High): $2,100 Six Max No Limit Omaha 8 or Better (Progressive KO) Entries: 194 Prize pool: $388,000 onmybicycle - $38,694.35 + $50,601.55 in bounties ISLDRooN - $29,248.85 + $6,585.94 in bounties Maathematixx - $22,109.15 + $7,890.63 in bounties krakukra - $16,712.24 + $7,921.88 in bounties ImluckNuts - $12,632.75 + $3,250 in bounties toweliestar - $9,549.06 + $2,062.50 in bounties Event #51 (Medium): $215 Six Max No Limit Omaha 8 or Better (Progressive KO) Entries: 1,017 Prize pool: $203,400 DSmunichlife - $16,618.97 + $13,313.41 in bounties thehushpuppy - $11,579.23 + $2,649.42 in bounties Schabi10 - $8,068.09 + $6,304.69 in bounties bid23biz - $5,621.63 + $2,247.27 in bounties miaseptemduo - $3,916.99 + 381.25 in bounties Sykoen - $2,729.26 + $1,723.44 in bounties Event #51 (Low): $22 Six Max No Limit Omaha 8 or Better (Progressive KO) Entries: 4,520 Prize pool: $90,400 villepn $6,444.07 + $2,746.24 in bounties Zoukki - $4,488.88 + $1,148.20 in bounties BAMB11NO - $3,127.73 + $73.91 in bounties Zanos_Goda - $2,179.32 + $514.17 in bounties 1EP3 - $1,518.49 + $686.35 in bounties Chiesaraise - $1,058.49 + $546.17 in bounties Event #55 (High): $5,200 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Turbo High Roller (Progressive KO) Entries: 203 Prize pool: $1,015,000 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - $99,312,64 + $120,429 in bounties MB TREMENDO - $77,095.64 + $10,078.13 in bounties Narcisus90 - $59,848.81 + $ in bounties huang33 - $46,460.30 + $7,698.75 in bounties MrSweets28 - $36,066.80 + $31,796.89 in bounties ROFLshove - $27,998.41 + $16,875 in bounties omaha4rollz - $21,735 + $30,703.13 in bounties €urop€an - $16,872.75 + $7,500 in bounties Event #55 (Medium): $530 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Turbo High Roller (Progressive KO) Entries: 1,456 Prize pool: $728,000 girafganger7 - $52,662.99* + $53,814.27 in bounties Flush098765 - $42,992.94* + $8,238.30 in bounties ojfever - $28,377.14 + $9,774.40 in bounties deivid29 - $20,228.20 + $9,503.91 in bounties Tonnar - $14,419.38 + $3,503.91 in bounties pabritz - $10,278.63 + $4,437.51 in bounties CrazyLissy - $7,326.95 + $5,333.99 in bounties pm_marke - $5,222.92 + $3,382.81 in bounties Event #55 (Low): $55 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Turbo High Roller (Progressive KO) Entries: 9,477 Prize pool: $473,850 jeanfranco07 - $32,620.21 + $14,638.30 in bounties Grisha813 - $23,247.76 + $3,702.19 in bounties Tagao_DNA - $16,571.83 + $1,473.90 in bounties Vershinin - $11,812.98 + $2,229.45 in bounties Kobasteris - $8,420.71 + $3,483.60 in bounties Vskyshark - $6,002.61 + $1,074.40 in bounties Janne34 - $4,278.589.25 + $4,278.88 in bounties loll76 - $3,050.12 + $1,092.47 in bounties
  4. Earlier this week, PokerStars announced changes to the way in which MTT grinders will be awarded Stars Rewards and now some of the high stakes regulars are taking a stand. Lead by the #4-ranked player in the world, 'girafganger', over 250 players have agreed to boycott Sunday's $5,200 Turbo Series event, including a number of highly ranked players. "The nonstop rake increases and unbeatable formats they have been pushing on all of us, with the latest one pushing me over the edge, made me reach out to some of the high stakes regs to try and convince them to skip the $5K PokerStars Turbo Series event as a protest," 'girafganger' said in a statement. "The positive feedback was overwhelming and it didn't take long for a group to naturally form." The Stars Rewards changes announced this week mean that players who previously earned 100 reward points for $1/€1 in rake paid, will now earn 45 reward points for every $1/€1 in fees. The group is hoping the boycott will improve communication with PokerStars management and lead to some changes in the current MTT offering on the site. "Pokerstars has a had a huge positive impact on so many of our lives, some professionals would likely have very different lives had it not been for them - myself included," 'girafganger' said. "The opportunity they provide to be able to make a living from a computer, playing a game, from almost anywhere in the world is amazing. However, with recent changes, this poker dream is turning more and more into an impossible dream." In a statement provided to PocketFives, the group has a list of six items that they are hoping to accomplish as a result of this boycott: Direct and open communication with the company. Rake clearly visible, not hidden. Rake max 10%, this applies to low stakes and the .eu pool so no more $9.8+$1.2; $11 MTTs. Reassessment of the rake, across all stakes and in formats where the edges are naturally lower, such as PSKO, Rebuys, Turbo, Hypers and combinations of these. Reduction on the length of Late Registration and number of re-entries. Debate on future rake increases. The group of players sitting out Sunday's event includes the current #1 and #2-ranked players in the world, 'lena900' and 'C Darwin2'. Other high profile players who have vouched their support include Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky, Chris Hunichen, '€urop€an', 'bencb789', Steve O'Dwyer, Calvin Anderson, Laszlo 'omaha4rollz' Bujtas, and Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff. "The time to make a stand was probably a long time ago and while similar actions have been previously taken by cash game and Sit n Go players, we, the MTT community, believe to have a bit more leverage because we can make or break the guarantees and divert action from one site to a competitor, if need be, more effectively," the statement said. "We will stand together and make a change for the better." Last Sunday's $5,200 Turbo Series event drew 194 players. PokerStars competitors have also taken notice of the planned protest and have announced changes to their Sunday schedule in response. partypoker added a $5,200 event with a $1 million guarantee that will run at the same time as the PokerStars event. 888poker announced late this week the return of "RakeLESS" events on Sunday.
  5. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. This week on The Fives Poker Podcast, Lance and Donnie discuss whether or not the PokerStars "boycott" was a success or failure and what steps the players should take next if they really want to get the attention of PokerStars management. They also look again at the shrinking Sunday Million field and whether or not the buy-in should be moved back to $215. Other topics include the busy week that was on Twitch Poker with Kevin Martin, Matthew Staples, and Bill Perkins all finding themselves in the news. Lastly, the pair discuss the 2019 WSOP structures and how there actually is far more play this year than in years past. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  6. Fifteen players won PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles on Monday, including four who took home six figures, but most of the attention was on Day 2 of the various Main Events. Former #1-ranked Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov leads the final 40 players left Event #74 High ($10,300 Main Event) with $1,062,996.47 up top. Michael 'merla888' Gathy, Michael 'Imluckbox', Addamo, 'bencb789', and 'girafganger' also hold spots in the top 10 heading into Tuesday's final day. 'Tydarax' leads the final 79 players in Event #74 Medium ($1,050 Main Event) while 'larvovec' has the biggest of 159 stacks left in Event #74 Low ($109 Main Event). Simon 'ministerborg' Ravnsbæk was Monday's biggest winner after taking home $225,008.78 for winning Event #1 High ($215 NLHE Phase 2). Runner-up 'beagel 3' walked away with $165,672.37 and Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves added $121,988.38 to his bankroll for coming in third place. Greek grinder 'easysniper77' earned $52,679.76, another $49,374.13 in bounties and a SCOOP title for winning Event #72 High ($530 NLHE PKO). Andrey 'Anjeyyy' Novak finished runner-up for $52,678.57 and $5,402.34 in bounties while 'hello_totti' took the final spot on the podium and won $31,255.48 on top of $10,017.80 in bounties. Pavel 'silentm0de' Plesuv had the second biggest score of the day. Plesuv won Event #73-High ($2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE) for $177,964.64. Runner-up 'XxJoaoFeraxX' missed out on the win but did get a $132,873.01 consolation prize. Third place finisher 'zivziv' came oh-so-close to a six-figure score, winning $99,206.61. Daris 'DEX888' Pedes won Event #77 High ($1,050 NLHE PKO) for $91,496.10 from the prize pool and another $75,109.29 worth of bounties. Second place finisher 'MarToMchat' had to settle for $91,495.05 from the prize pool and $20,187.50 worth of bounties. Bronze medalist 'seijistar' got $54,338.96 from the prize pool and $20,605.45 in bounties. Pedes almost won a second title on the day after finishing third in Event #78 High ($2,100 NLHE Turbo). 'boerni21' won the event to earn $87,725.41 while second-place finisher 'sk2ll_m0dR' won $67,558.42. Pedes had to settle for a$52,027.67 win. Other players who added Event #titles to their poker accolades on Monday include 'kjonesgg' (Event #01-L), 'albert28' (Event #01-M) 'dimae381' (Event #72-L), 'Relthor1301' (Event #72-M), 'kfodao' (Event #73-L), '234241234214432'(Event #73-M), 'Psych0P4th' (Event #77-L), 'smartgojc' (Event #77-M), 'Fissura' (Event #78-L), and 'Erä_Koira' (Event #78-M). Event #1-H: $215 NLHE Phase 2 Entries: 11,933 Prize pool: $2,386,600 Simon 'ministerborg' Ravnsbæk - $225,008.78 beagel 3 - $165,672.37 Bit2Easy - $121,988.38 deyrzuited - $89,822.91 chininhaltig - $66,138.69 VdZzZ - $48,699.33 merla888 - $35,858.56 anth0nypappa - $26,403.51 Riverbanged - $19,441.43 Event #72-H: $530 NLHE PKO Entries: 1,619 Prize pool: $809,500 easysniper77 - $52,679.76 - $49,374.13 Anjeyyy - $52,678.57 + $5,402.34 hello_totti - $31,255.48 + $10,017.80 FouEnculePL - $22,280.03 + $4,292.96 blecram - $15,881.98 + $5,207.99 jnfpoker - $11,321.22 + $2,300.78 FreeLancerZZ - $8,070.14 + $7,015.63 88118811 - $5,752.71 + $10,871.56 192.168.7734 - $4,100.72 + $4,626.97 Event #73-H: $2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE Entries: 501 Prize pool: $1,002,000 Pavel 'silentm0de' Plesuv - $177,964.64 XxJoaoFeraxX - $132,873.01 zivziv - $99,206.61 stato_1 - $74,070.34 NLZWERVERNL - $55,302.88 baeks22 - $41,290.61 wonderboy222 - $30,828.73 lasagnaaammm - $23,017.54 Lindk25 - $17,185.50 Event #77-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Entries: 1,386 Prize pool: $1,386,000 DEX888 - $91,496.10 + $75,109.29 MarToMchat - $91,495.05 + $20,187.50 seijistar - $54,338.96 + $20,605.45 BrigaDatada - $38,78.38 + $12,769.52 schocer - $27,645.22 + $8,640.63 luckyman147 - $19,718.55 + $3,359.38 fkiw - $14,064.71 + $14,437.50 Neanderthal4 - $10,031.92 + $11,570.32 ALLA_di_BaLLLa - $8,064.85 + $6,875.00 Event #78-H: $2,100 NLHE Turbo Entries: 227 Prize pool: $454,000 boerni21 - $87,725.41 sk2ll_m0dR $67,558.42 DEX888 - $52,027.67 goloverez777 - $40,067.27 RuiNF - $30,856.38 dulek_jason - $23,762.95 Odonkor1 - $18,300.24 lasagnaaammm - $14,093.29 lennart - $10,853.55
  7. When the 2020 World Series of Poker was forced to move online because of the global coronavirus pandemic, a number of the tournaments that WSOP officials had given a brand name over the years came with it. The Millionaire Maker, Colossus and Sunday night's event, The Marathon, were meant to give poker players a sense of familiarity with the events. Some 14 hours after it began, Nick Maimone beat out 1,437 other players to win Event #69 ($1,500 Marathon) for his first career bracelet and a little over $300,000. One of online poker's quietest superstars had a short-lived visit to the final table. Bert Stevens, better known to his fans and followers as 'GirafGanger' shoved his last 2,070,036 into the middle from the cutoff and Nikolay Motsenko called from the small blind. Stevens showed [poker card="kh"][poker card="qs"] but got bad news when Mostenko tabled [poker card="ad"][poker card="as"]. The [poker card="td"][poker card="7c"][poker card="2h"] flop was made purely of bricks for Stevens. The [poker card="jc"] turn gave him some straight outs but the [poker card="5s"] completed the board an ended Stevens' run in ninth place. Another 20 minutes past before another player was eliminated and once again it was Motsenko doing the work. Action folded to Motsenko in the small blind and he raised to 400,000. Canada's Erik Lemarquand called from the big blind. The flop came [poker card="9c"][poker card="5h"][poker card="3c"] and Motsenko bet 316,800 before Lemarquand clicked back to 1,008,000 an Motsenko moved all in for 8,309,831. Lemarquand called all in and showed [poker card="ts"][poker card="9s"] for top pair but Motsenko once again had a premium hand, tabling [poker card="kh"][poker card="ks"]. Neither the [poker card="ah"] turn or [poker card="6c"] river were any help for Lemarquand and he was eliminated in eighth. Seven-handed play carried on for more than 30 minutes before one of two Brazilian players at the final table got an earlier than expected exit. Ermo Kosk raised to 420,000 from UTG and Murilo Nascimento moved all in for 1,724,680. Kosk called and showed [poker card="th"][poker card="8h"] and Nascimento tabled [poker card="qc"][poker card="qd"]. The [poker card="kd"][poker card="qh"][poker card="jh"] flop gave Nascimento middle set but left Kosk with flush and straight out. The [poker card="ac"] turn completed Broadway for Kosk and Nascimento was unable to make a full house on the [poker card="7s"] turn and the Brazilian was out in seventh place. Despite picking up that pot to move into the chip lead, Kosk didn't get to see much more action. Just 15 minutes after sending Nascimento to the rail, Kosk joined him. Down to just four big blinds, Kosk jammed from the small blind and Nick Maimone defended the big. Kosk showed [poker card="qh"][poker card="7c"] but Maimone had him in a world of hurt after showing [poker card="kh"][poker card="ks"]. The [poker card="qs"][poker card="js"][poker card="5d"] flop allowed Kosk some hope with top pair but the [poker card="3s"] and [poker card="6h"] completed the board to eliminate Kosk in sixth place. The deep stacks continued to make for longer stretches between eliminations. A battle of the blinds lead to the next elimination. Sebastian Sikorski moved all in from the small blind for 4,258,614 Diego Bittar called from the big. Sikorski showed [poker card="ad"][poker card="2d"] but found his hand dominated by Bittar's [poker card="ah"][poker card="kh"]. The [poker card="th"][poker card="6c"][poker card="6h"] flop only made things forse for Sikorski. Neither the [poker card="9s"] turn or [poker card="7c"] river was able to save the former #1-ranked PocketFiver from busting in fifth. Maimoine was the player in charge of the next bustout. From UTG, Bittar raised to 480,000. Maimone re-raised to 1,080,000 from the small blind before Motsenko moved all in for 3,426,101. Bittar got out of the way but Maimone called and showed [poker card="qc"][poker card="qh"]. Motsenko showed [poker card="ah"][poker card="jd"]. The board ran out [poker card="tc"][poker card="6s"][poker card="3h"][poker card="2h"][poker card="8d"] to eliminate Motsenko in fourth place. Maimone was the executioner on the next elimination as well, but he had to wait more than 30 minutes. During that time he had the shortest stack before doubling through Giovani Torre. Five minutes later, Bittar folded the button and Maimone moved all in for 14,978,646 and Torre called off from the big blind. Maimone was behind with [poker card="qs"][poker card="6h"] to Torre's [poker card="kd"][poker card="9s"] but the [poker card="qc"][poker card="4d"][poker card="4s"] flop changed that. Torre could only watch as the [poker card="8h"] and [poker card="as"] completed the board to seal his third place result. Maimone had a three big blind lead when heads up play began and it took 25 minutes of heads up play for him to eliminate Bittar. On the final hand, Bittar called from the small blind and Maimone moved all in from the big. Bittar called off his last 8,514,472 and showed [poker card="ac"][poker card="5d"] while Maimone tabled [poker card="ks"][poker card="8h"]. The [poker card="kh"][poker card="th"][poker card="6d"] flop put Maimone in the pole position and he stayed there through the [poker card="6s"] turn and [poker card="jd"] river to prevent Bittar from becoming the fourth Brazilian to win a WSOP bracelet this year while capturing the first of his career. Final Table Payouts Nick Maimone - $302,471.86 + WSOP Europe Package Diego Bittar - $228,211.58 Giovani Torre -$165,613.12 Nikolay Motsenko - $120,185.51 Sebastian Sikorski - $87,218.79 Ermo Kosk - $63,294.75 Murilo Nascimento - $45,933.13 Erik Lemarquand - $33,332.52 Bert Stevens - $24,190.21

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