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  1. The final three preliminary events of the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series took place on Sunday afternoon giving nosebleed online players one last shot at a six-figure score and SHRB title ahead of Monday’s $100,000 buy-in $3M Gtd Main Event. Linus Loeliger scored his second SHRB Online title after battling through the 64-entry field of Event #26 ($25,000 Super High Roller, 8-Max) for $520,000. Loeliger has only appeared at two final tables and with his victory in Event #18 ($10,300 High Roller, 6-Max) where he earned $237,732, the online pro has a combined winnings total of$757,732. It was yet another final table and six-figure score for Artur Martirosian who, when all was said and done, made seven total final tables in the prelims. Here, he finished as the runner-up and added $352,000 to his soaring SHRB Online totals. Kristen Bickell claimed yet another third-place finish which was good for $236,000. In Event #25 ($10,300 High Roller, 8-Max) Finland’s Samuel Vousden bested the 103-entry field to take home the title and $252,350 payday. Timothy Adams picked up his largest score of the series, finishing his sixth SHRB final table as the runner-up for $180,250. Thomas Muehloecker fell in third place, earning $128,750. Michael Addamo picked up his third final table cash of the series with a win in Event #27 ($10,300 High Roller, 8-Max) for $228,800. Finishing right behind him was Belarusian high stakes crusher Mikita Badziakouski who collected $162,800 as the runner-up. Then, in third place, was Artur Martirosian once again. His seventh final table netted him another $114,400. All told, Martirosian earned $1,684,644 throughout the 27 prelim events. Now, the high-stakes community will turn their attention to a pair of SHRB Online Main Events. Both the $3M Gtd Super High Roler Bowl Main Event and the $1M Gtd Mini Super High Roller Bowl kick off on Monday, June 1 and will play down to a winner the very next day. Event #25: $10,300 High Roller, 8-Max 103 entries $1,030,000 prize pool Samuel Vousden - $252,350 Timothy Adams - $180,250 Thomas Muehloecker - $128,750 Lucas Reeves - $90,125 Nick Schulman - $66,950 Christian Rudolph - $51,500 Kahle Burns - $41,200 Nick Petrangelo - $33,475 Event #26: $25,500 Super High Roller, 8-Max 64 entries $1,600,000 Linus Loeliger - $520,000 Artur Martirosian - $352,000 Kristen Bicknell - $236,000 William Foxen - $148,000 Timothy Adams - $116,000 George Wolff - $92,000 Christoph Vogelsang - $76,000 Isaac Haxton - $60,000 Event #27: $10,300 High Roller, 8-Max 88 entries $880,000 Michael Addamo - $228,800 Mikita Badziakouski - $162,800 Artur Martirosian - $114,400 Kahle Burns - $79,200 Dan Smith - $61,600 Luuk Gieles - $44,000 Ilya Anatski - $35,200 Sam Greenwood - $30,800
  2. The final events of the inaugural World Poker Tour Online Series played out on partypoker this weekend including Sunday's spotlight tournament, the $500K Gtd Weekender, and what turned into a star-studded final table of the $1,575 Bounty Hunter. Brazil’s Rodrigo ‘selouan1991’ Selouan closed out the online festival with the largest score of the day by topping the 115-runner field of Event #55 ($1,050 Weekender, Final Day) to collect an online career-high $151,725 payday. Selouan, currently ranked #86 in the world, adds a WPT Online title to his other impressive accolades that include a partypoker POWERFEST victory, PokerStars Winter Series win, and a PocketFives Triple Crown which he picked up in November 2019. The six-figure score will send Selouan past the $3 million mark in lifetime online earnings. PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2013 champion Dimitar Danchev was forced to settle for second place in this event, but he still collected a healthy $107,950 to add to his bankroll. Viktor Zsemiye fell in third place and earned $72,505 for his efforts. The current #1-ranked player in the world, Conor Beresford ended up in fourth place and took home $49,130. The final two players in the $109 Mini Weekender cut a deal that had Brazil’s Matheus Adrian declared the official winner taking home $47,203.48 for first. Tudor Purice from Austria took home nearly as much, locking up $46,381.12 as the runner-up. Joao Divino Domeles Neto was on the outside of the deal, falling in third place but still walking away with $25,077.75. In the final event of the series, Event #56 ($530 Closer) Russia’s Sergei ‘Futti18’ Koliakov was the last player standing. Ranked #19 in the world, Koliakov bested the 1181-runner field for a $39,737.08 score plus an additional $28,820.41 in bounties. Fellow Russian Stoyan Obreshkov finished in second place and picked up $39,677.39 plus $12,127.22 in bounties. France’s Ivan Emanuely found his tournament end in third place for which he picked up a total score of $37,327.46. Daniel Paul Haddon Pickles took home the title in Event #56 ($55 Mini Closer) earning $15,131.90 for first place plus another $7,096.71 in bounties. Martins Kliens was the runner-up and collected $15,103.28 and another $5,456.27 in bounties. And Tudor Aioanei finished in third place which paid out $9,695.17 and he collected another $1,975.96 in bounties. In other action over the weekend, Barry Hutter picked up a WPT Online title after taking down Event #54 ($1,575 Bounty Hunter, 8-Max) for $42,400.15 plus another $52,171.93 in bounties. His combined total of $94,572.08 is the fourth-largest WPT cash and pushes his lifetime total WPT cashes just up over $1 million. Joao Vieira, who has found himself at several final tables over the past week, finished as the runner-up and walked away with $42,344.63 and an additional $25,617.19 in bounties. Scott Hill climbed into third place, securing a total score $38,908.74. The Bounty Hunter had an exceptionally stacked final table that included partypoker ambassadors Kristen Bicknell (4th, $26,541) and Ludovic Geilich (6th, $17,200) as well as recreational high roller Lauren Roberts who finished in fifth for a total score of $16,200.38. The Mini Bounty Hunter saw Pablo Roman defeat a field of 1517 entries to clinch the title and a first-place prize of $15,100.09 and an additional $13,577.62 in bounties. Marco Mucha was the runner-up, taking home $15,086.53 plus $1,456.65 in bounties. Finally, Francois Billard fell in third place and logged off with a score of $9,813.64 and an additional $3,368.30 in bounties. Event #54: $1,575 Bounty Hunter, 8-Max 369 entries $553,500 prize pool Barry Hutter - $42,400.15 + $52,171.93 in bounties Joao Vieira - $42,344.63 + $25,617.19 in bounties Scott Hill - $29,357.95 + $9,550.79 in bounties Kristen Bicknell - $21,034.82 + $5,507.81 in bounties Lauren Roberts - $14,981.63 + $1,218.75 in bounties Ludovic Geilich - $11,107.59 + $6,093.74 in bounties Casio Pisapia De Almeida Kiles - $7,717.59 + $375 in bounties Kristoffer Johan Rautio - $5,629.46 + $7,804 in bounties Event #54: $162 Mini Bounty Hunter, 8-Max 1517 entries $227,550 prize pool Pablo Roman - $15,110.09 + $13,577.62 in bounties Marco Mucha - $15,086.53 + $1,456.65 in bounties Francois Billard - $9,813.64 + $3,368.30 in bounties Evgeny Nekrasov - $6,555.01 + $1,462.81 in bounties John Bakalis - $4,655.19 + $1,524.04 in bounties Gustavo Restelatto Tochetto - $3,271.21 + $1,139.06 in bounties Robert Kacinski - $2,264.68 + $2,854.70 in bounties Brunno Botteon De Albuquerque - $1,497.21 + $1,642.97 in bounties Event #55: $1,050 Weekender [Final] 115 entries $850,000 prize pool Rodrigo Selouan - $151,725 Dimitar Danchev - $107,950 Viktor Zsemlye - $72,505 Conor Beresford - $49,130 Tomas Paiva - $34,680 Pedro Marques - $24,990 Renato Ribeiro - $17,850 Andrei Chernokoz - $12,410 Event #55: $109 Mini-Weekender [Final] 440 entries $354,900 prize pool Matheus Adrian - $47,203.48* Tudor Purice - $46,381.12* Joao Divino Domeles Neto - $25,077.75 Pomah Oypmahob - $16,672.38 Felipe Boianovsky - $11,587.65 Carl Carlsson - $7,921.11 Mihail Surin - $5,447.92 Bruno Cardoso - $3,447.92 Event #56: $530 Closer 1181 entries $590,500 prize pool Sergei Koliakov - $39,737.08 + $28,820.41 in bounties Stoyan Obreshkov - $39,677.39 + $12,127.22 in bounties Ivan Emanuely - $26,069.87 + $11,257.59 in bounties Niklas Astedt - $17,445 + $5,110.35 in bounties Troy Quenneville - $12,367.73 + $2,589.84 in bounties Luc Lafontaine - $8,722.50 + $4,665.53 in bounties Jakub Oliva - $6,118.76 + $3,503.90 in bounties Emil Olsson - $5,403.34 + $4,100.87 in bounties Event #56: $55 Mini Closer 5,078 entries $253,900 prize pool Daniel Paul Haddon Pickles - $15,131.90 + $7,096.71 in bounties Martins Kliens - $15,103.28 + $5,456.27 in bounties Tudor Aioanei - $9,695.17 + $1,975.96 in bounties Craig Stewart - $6,312.47 + $483.82 in bounties Bruno Gizdic - $4,335.22 + $1,398.67 in bounties Daniel Lynch - $2,941.10 + $2,134.81 in bounties Terrence Green - $2,067.83 + $1,499.98 in bounties Macelo Tadeu - $1,330.43 + $1,130.58 in bounties
  3. The fields in the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series just got a little ‘tougher’. One of the most feared nosebleed tournament opponents in the game, Stephen Chidwick made his SHRB $25K Super High Roller debut and promptly captured his first title and another six-figure score. Chidwick, the recipient of the player-selected award for ’Toughest Opponent’ at the 2020 Global Poker Awards, had been noticeably absent from the daily slate of SHRB Online $25,000 Super High Roller events. But on Saturday, he finally logged on and with a single bullet took down the 43-entry field of Event #23 ($25,000 Super High Roller, 6-Max) for $430,000.01. Chidwick’s latest victory is another in an extensive list of Poker Central branded titles. His extensive poker resume includes deep runs in all three of the Super High Roller Bowls that were held in 2018 (including Macau). Additionally, Chidwick was crowned the inaugural champion of the first U.S. Poker Open as well as taking the first overall championship of the first Australian Poker Open, which was held earlier this year. Artur Martirosian made his way to his fifth final table, his third in the past three days. He finished as the runner-up in Event #23 for $275,140.87 pushing his SHRB Online series total earnings to over $1.2 million. Ireland’s Darrell Goh made his third final table of the series, pulling in $139,750 for third place. In other action, Sam Greenwood joined Viktor Blom as the only other player to have scored multiple SHRB Online Series titles. Greenwood, essentially, went back-to-back with a victory in Event #24 ($10,300 High Roller, 6-Max) for an even $200,000. Yesterday, Greenwood was the day’s biggest winner after taking down Event #20 ($25,500 Super High Roller for $399,000, and now he has a two day total just one dollar short of $600K. Dan Smith, who scored a win earlier in the week, finished as the runner-up which was good for $127,972.50. And Kristen Bicknell picked up a third-place finish for the second day in a row, earning another $65,000. After a pair of near-misses earlier in the series Alexandros Kolonias finally took home a SHRB title after he bested the 77-entry field of Event #22 ($10,300 High Roller, Six Max) for $240,860.62. It’s also been a good week for Matthias Eibinger. Eibinger took down his first PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title three days ago and his first SHRB title yesterday. On Sunday, he finished as the runner-up in this event for $150,150. Portugal’s Joao Viera keeps getting close to a win. He finished in third place for $92,400 which was his fourth final table in the past four days. In those events, he’s finished in every position second through fifth for a grand total of $405,025. Event #22: $10,300 High Roller, 6-Max 77 entries $770,000 Alexandros Kolonias - $240,860.62 Matthias Eibinger - $150,150 Joao Vieira - $92,400 Darrell Goh - $67,375 Dan Shak - $48,125 Mikita Badziakouski - $32,125 Event #23: $25,500 Super High Roller, 6-Max 43 entries $1,075,000 prize pool Stephen Chidwick - $430,000.01 Artur Martrosian - $275,140.87 Darrell Goh - $139,750 Isaac Haxton - $96,750 Mikita Badziakouski - $75,250 Sergi Reixach - $58,109.12 Event #24: $10,300 High Roller, 6-Max 50 entries $500,000 Sam Greenwood - $200,000 Dan Smith - $127,972.50 Kristen Bicknell - $65,000 Isaac Haxton - $45,000 Ali Imsirovic - $35,000 Kahle Burns - $27,027.50
  4. The Super High Roller Bowl Online is a showcase for some of the world's best high stakes tournament players but it's quickly becoming a personal playground for Viktor Blom. On Saturday afternoon the Swedish superstar won SHRB Online title for the third time in the last six days. Blom beat out 54 other entries in Event #21 ($10,300 High Roller) to earn $195,250. Runner-up Isaac Haxton had to settle for a $130,625 score while third-place finisher Steve O'Dwyer earned $83,875. Blom has previously won Event #9 ($10,300 High Roller) for $213,750 and Event #14 ($25,500 Super High Roller) for $407,500. He also finished runner-up to Dan Smith in Event #8 ($25,500 Super High Roller) to push his total winnings across those four events to $1,548,350. Just two days after winning a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title for $112,000, Matthias Eibinger outlasted 69 other entries to win Event #19 ($10,300 High Roller) and took home a $217,000 payday. Artur Martirosian ended up in second place and added $150,500 to his bankroll while Team partypoker Pro Kristen Bicknell finished in third place for $98,000. The biggest score on the day belonged to Canadian Sam Greenwood after beating 41 competitors in Event #20 ($25,500 Super High Roller). Greenwood earned $399,000 for the win. Christoph Vogelsang picked up $262,500 as the runner-up while Vyacheslav Buldygin took the final podium spot for $168,000. Event #19: $10,300 High Roller, 8-Max 70 entries $700,000 prize pool Matthias Eibinger - $217,000 Artur Martirosian - $150,500 Kristen Bicknell - $98,000 Joao Vieira - $63,000 Mikita Badziakouski - $49,000 Sergi Lloveras Reixach - $40,250 Christopher Malcolm Fraser- $33,250 Dan Smtih - $26,250 Event #20: $25,500 Super High Roller, 8-Max 42 entries $1,050,000 prize pool Sam Greenwood - $399,000 Christoph Vogelsang - $262,500 Vyacheslav Buldygin - $168,000 Nick Petrangelo - $94,500 Timothy Adams - $73,500 David Peters - $52,500 Event #21: $10,300 High Roller, 8-Max 55 entries $550,000 prize pool Viktor Blom - $195,250 Isaac Haxton - $130,625 Stephen O'Dwyer - $83,875 Mikita Badziakouski - $52,625 Timothy Adams - $35,750 Jacob Carl Schindler - $27,500 Ali Imsirovic - $23,375
  5. The day after the conclusion of their Championship Event, the World Poker Tour Online series rolled on and awarded two more trophies while looking forward to the next major event on the series - the WPT DeepStacks $3M Gtd Main Event. The first of the two winners on the day was Phillipp Hofbauer who rose above the 290-entry field in Event #44 ($1,050 8-Max) to claim the $59,700 first-place prize. The two-day event was one of the few on the WPT schedule to offer an overlay as players enjoyed an extra $10,000 added to cover the $300K guarantee. Finishing right behind Hofbauer was Enrico Camosci who took home $43,200 as the runner-up. Reigning World Series of Poker Main Event champion Hossein Ensan grabbed the bronze and added $30,300 to his substantial bankroll. In the smaller Event #44 ($109 Mini 8-Max) it was the UK’s Lee Jack who outlasted the event’s 1,067 runners to take home the title and $18,352.40 for first. Brazil’s Gustavo Mastelotto wrapped up as the runner-up and earned $13,145.44 for his efforts. Mats Bruland fell in third place, winning $8,696.05. As those two events were wrapping up, the star-studded Event #46 ($10,300 PLO High Roller) got underway. The two-day event was packed with some of the biggest names in the game and the final table, which concludes on Friday, reflects that. Linus Loeliger ended the night with the chip lead, followed by former #1-ranked PocketFiver Yuri Dzivielevski. Jason Mercier emerged in third place, followed by another online legend, Viktor Blom, in fourth place. The winner will walk away with over $279,000 for first-place. With the Championship Event in the books, players are now taking aim at the WPT DeepStacks Main Event and its $3,000,000 guarantee. There are daily starting flights running right up until the start of Day 2 which takes place on Tuesday, May 26. On Thursday, 299 players took a shot at building a stack with some notable names cruising into Day 2. At the end of the day it was Aram Zobian that finished with the biggest stack followed closely by Russia’s Sergei Denisov and Sean Roberts. Parker ‘tonkaaaa’ Talbot and Ryan Chamus also punched their tickets to Day 2 with more than 500,000 in chips. Also of note, partypoker ambassadors Partick Leonard and Kristen Bicknell were joined by former #1-ranked PocketFiver Christopher Oliver in surviving the day. Event #44: $1,050 8-Max 290 entries $300,000 prize pool ($10,000 overlay) Phillipp Hofbauer - $59,700 Enrico Camosci - $43,200 Hossein Ensan - $30,300 Sebastian Lewin - $22,050 Roger Tondeur - $15,600 Brock Wilson - $11,700 Βασιλειος Ζιακουλης - $8,250 Laszlo Molnar - $6,000 Event #44: $109 Mini 8-Max 1067 entries $106,700 prize pool Lee Jack - $18,352.40 Gustavo Mastelotto - $13,145.44 Mats Bruland - $8,696.05 Murilo Branco Ruiz - $5,825.82 Athanasios Xenodochidis - $4,129.29 Henrique Zanetti Souza - $2,923.58 Nino Vermeulen - $2,048.64 Eljano Hysaj - $1,387.10 Event #46: $10,300 PLO High Roller 101 entries 1,010,000 prize pool Final Table Chip Counts Linus Loeliger - 734,464 Yuri Dzivielevski - 656,952 Jason Mercier - 519,931 Viktor Blom - 515,642 Andreas Torbergsen - 321,520 Andres Djeda - 163,414 John O’Shea - 93,249 Mark Davis - 24,828 Event #40: $1,050 WPT DeepStacks $3M Gtd Main Event Day 1 flight Top 10 Chip Counts Aram Zobian - 600,174 Sergei Denisov - 585,830 Sean Reuven Roberts - 568,452 Thomas Osterreicher - 538,832 Parker Talbot - 531,374 Rayan Chamas - 515,486 Jeremy Menard - 431,579 Rui Miguel Nougueira - 364,244 Gustavo Mastelotto - 358,563 Patrick Leonard - 349,208 Event #40: $109 Mini WPT DeepStacks $1M Gtd Main Event Day 1 flight Top 10 Chip Counts Aaron Benton - 821,075 Mihail Trubkin - 610,840 Luigi Knoppers - 547,979 Guillaume Diaz - 543,303 Steven van Zadelhoff - 541,864 Bela Toth - 509,096 Michael Tureniec - 473,484 Pedro Dib - 463,860 Carson Barton - 450,330 Luis Faria - 433,521
  6. Wednesday brought more WPT Online Series action at partypoker and some big winners. Among those taking home titles was Pascal Hartmann, who won the $5,200 High Roller for $205,826.53. Anthony Zinno and Robert Heidorn were also among the day's winners. The $5,200 High Roller that Hartmann won attracted 225 entries and generated a $1.125 million prize pool. Christoph Vogelsang, Mikita Badziakouski, Kristen Bicknell, and Farid Jattin were among those to reach the final table, and in the end it was Hartmann up against Dimitar Danchev. Hartmann won the heads-up battle and took home $205,826.53 for the win. Danchev earned $190,060.98. Robert Heidorn won Event #8 Mini $215 6-Max Bounty Hunter for $19,709.68 plus $21,288.58 in bounties. In Event #8 $2,100 6-Max Bounty Hunter, Guillaume Nolet topped all competitors to win $47,874.85 plus $66,000.01 in bounties, which made for a $113,874.86 score. Finishing second to Nolet was Ambrose Carr, who won $47,816.67 plus $15,046.87 in bounties for the result. Carr also took sixth in Event #12 $530 Turbo Bounty for $3,876.90 plus $2,875 in bounties. Event #10 $1,050 Heads Up saw Zinno take first place, chopping the prize pool with Ameer Jamil Wakil. Both players took home $29,040. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] WPT Online Event #8 Mini $215 6-Max Bounty Hunter 1,708 Entries $341,600 Prize Pool Robert Heidorn - $19,709.68 + $21,288.58 in bounties Davi Cola De Melo - $19,675.41 + 3,333.02 in bounties Paul Höfer - $15,003.80 + $1,171.87 in bounties Stefan Huber - $10,783.98 + $5,841.42 in bounties Micky Blasi - $7,314.35 + 2,389.06 in bounties Antonio Roberto Cao Klein Ligtenberg - $4,219.82 + $3,703.52 in bounties WPT Online Event #8 $2,100 6-Max Bounty Hunter 290 Entries $580,000 Prize Pool Guillaume Nolet - $47,874.85 + $66,000.01 in bounties Ambrose Carr - $47,816.67 + $15,046.87 in bounties Ramon Miguel Munoz - $34,511.63 + $15,593.75 Benjamin Chalot - $25,099.36 + 3,953.12 in bounties Hendrik Hovsepyan - $17,255.81 + $4,250 in bounties Michael Addamo - $12,549.68 + $12,312.50 in bounties WPT Online Event #9 $5,200 High Roller 225 Entries $1,125,000 Prize Pool Pascal Hartmann - $205,826.53 Dimitar Danchev - $190,060.98 Alberto Meran - $118,687.50 Christoph Vogelsang - $87,750 Mikita Badziakouski - $61,875 Kristen Bicknell - $47,250 Wiktor Malinowski - $34,875 Farid Jattin - $25,875 WPT Online Event #10 $1,050 Heads Up 121 Entries $121,000 Prize Pool Anthony Zinno - $29,040 Ameer Jamil Wakil - $29,040 Ivan Sakharov - $12,100 Niklas Åstedt - $12,100 WPT Online Event #12 $530 Turbo Bounty 411 Entries $205,500 Prize Pool Gianluca Escobar - $15,450.44 + $22,757.85 in bounties Robert Kacinski - $15,429.71 + $3,562.50 in bounties Peter Turmezey - $10,593.86 + $4,468.76 in bounties Fabrizio Dagostino - $7,438.24 + $2,421.87 in bounties Calvin Anderson - $5,319.47 + $4,749.99 in bounties Ambrose Carr - $3,876.90 + $2,875 in bounties Guntis Aleskins - $2,738.62 + $2,468.74 in bounties Rafael Camargo Freitas - $1,994.80 + $1,125 in bounties WPT Online Event #12 Mini $55 Turbo Bounty 1,786 Entries $89,300 Prize Pool Alexandros Vlachakis - $5,895.62 + $5,016.63 in bounties Adrian Strobel - $5,885.69 + $1,531.52 in bounties Jamie O'neill - $3,829.59 + $772.30 in bounties Flavio Nascimento - $2,549.76 + $751.30 in bounties Anthony Clancy - $1,803.61 + $555.48 in bounties Eric William Neves - $1,255.11 + $242.77 in bounties Craig Martin - $864.74 + $189.84 in bounties Jessica Teusl - $563.32 + $401.56 in bounties
  7. Two more players joined the ranks of Poker Masters Online winners on Wednesday, as more high-stakes, Purple Jacket-chasing action played out on partypoker. The event titles up for grabs came in Event #8: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] and Event #9: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max], both with $10,300 buy-ins. The two winners were Joni Jouhkimainen and Pascal Lefrancois. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Jouhkimainen Wins Event #8 for $254,800 The $10,300 buy-in Event #8: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] attracted a field of 104 entries to more than double the guarantee with a $1.04 million prize pool. The top 16 spots made the money, with plenty of notable players running deep. Ultimately, Jouhkimainen came out on top to claim the event's $254,800 first-place prize. Jouhkimainen beat Andras Nemeth in heads-up play. Nemeth has enjoyed a bit of success in this series himself, as he already won Event #5 for $259,628. Overall, it's been a very good week for Nemeth. In addition to his Poker Masters Online results, he placed second in the Irish Poker Open Main Event for €325,423. Sergi Reixach finished third for $130,000. Event #8 Results Joni Jouhkimainen - $254,800 Andras Nemeth - $182,000 Sergi Reixach - $130,000 Elias Talvitie - $91,000 Juan Pardo Dominguez - $67,600 Timothy Adams - $52,000 Alex Foxen - $41,600 Dario Sammartino - $33,800 Chris Hunichen - $26,000 Joao Vieira - $26,000 Carlos Sanchez - $26,000 Simon Pedersen - $26,000 Benjamin Rolle - $20,800 Sami Kelopuro - $20,800 Mike Watson - $20,800 Rui Ferreira - $20,800 Lefrancois Wins Event #9 for $243,988 Event #9: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] drew a field of 78 entries, creating a $780,000 prize pool. The top 12 places finished in the money, and it was Lefrancois taking top honors for $243,988.68. Lefrancois defeated Justin Bonomo in heads-up play. Kristen Bicknell finished third for $93,600 to round out the podium, and then Fedor Holz placed fourth for $68,250. In fifth place was Nemeth, who once again put up an impressive result. Event #9 Results Pascal Lefrancois - $243,988.68 Justin Bonomo - $152,100 Kristen Bicknell - $93,600 Fedor Holz - $68,250 Andras Nemeth - $48,750 Dario Sammartino - $33,150 Ioannis Angelou-Konstas - $25,350 Jake Schindler - $25,350 Timothy Adams - $25,350 Alexandros Kolonias - $21,370.44 Ian Engel - $21,370.44 Pauli Ayras - $21,370.44 Championship Standings The Poker Masters Online Championship Standings will track the performances of players in the series in order to determine an overall winner. Points are awarded based on finishing position in the events, and the overall champion will receive a $50,000 cash prize and be awarded the Poker Masters Purple Jacket. Here are the Poker Masters Online Championship Standings top 10 after the fourth day of play. Andras Nemeth - 511 points Pauli Ayras - 393 points Elias Talvitie - 380 points Alex Foxen - 352 points Sergi Reixach - 347 points Alexandros Kolonias - 316 points Joni Jouhkimainen - 282 points Pascal Lefrancois - 272 points Mike Watson - 271 points Sam Greenwood - 253 points
  8. “Not only am I on partypoker but I’m here to party.” This week, Kevin Hart, one of the biggest stars in show business, was named a new global ambassador for partypoker. Hart, well-known the world over for his comedy and starring roles in blockbuster movies like Jumanji and Central Intelligence, is known as an avid poker fan and a grinder of some of the biggest Hollywood home games available. “Expect the world of poker to get a lot more fun,” Hart declared in a video announcement posted by partypoker’s Rob Yong. “Expect it to get real…and expect us to get rid of all of the people that make it so f*****g technical, man. It’s a community sport, goddamnit. I’m big on community, I’m big on people.” This is by no means Hart’s first foray into poker. Starting back in 2017, Hart had a role with PokerStars as an ambassador. He appeared on the televised poker shows PokerStars Shark Cage and the Championship Cash Challenge as well as famously raced Usain Bolt in the Bahamas for a PokerStars promo. Outside of his relationship with PokerStars, Hart’s been known to have close ties to poker. In 2017, Hart was cracking jokes as he played in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl. In 2018, he was back in the Bahamas battling some of the toughest players in the world in the PokerStars $100K Super High Roller. “He’s the highest stakes amateur poker player in the world,” Rob Yong said of Hart. In fact, Hart’s amateur status is one of the things that partypoker and Rob Yong like best about Hart. The partypoker stable is already packed with big-name pros including Jason Koon, Kristen Bicknell, Sam Trickett, and Isaac Haxton. However, the entire squad’s combined star power pales in comparison to the over 36 million Twitter followers available to Hart. His Instagram account has even further reach with 88.7 million people taking a look into his day-to-day life as a movie star. As for what Hart will exactly be doing for partypoker, those details "will be revealed in the near future" according to a press release. Yong is hoping that Hart will help him "promote mature poker and promote poker to the masses." So whether it's showing up and bringing the party to a future partypoker MILLIONS event or even just wearing a partypoker patch in a boxing re-match against Antonio Esfandiari, whatever his role is it will likely draw a lot of attention.
  9. Another batch of partypoker POWERFEST events took place on Wednesday and some big winners emerged when the dust had settled. Among those winning events were 'BaBaEnsan,' 'gnomesayin,' 'Executioner_,' 'SnoutMySprout,' 'R_D3ck4rd,' 'Razorblade Nick,' and 'wikidipidi.' 'BaBaEnsan' won the $530 NLHE [6-Max, Deepstack] for $25,497.53, topping a field of 217 entries and beating 'WiNeGUy' in heads-up play. In the $320 NLHE [6-Max, PKO] tournament, 'gnomesayin' took first place for $11,648.72 plus $15,522.94 in bounties. 'BabaEnsan' also reached the final table of this event, taking sixth place for $2,667.77 plus $2,444.06 in bounties. In the $1,050 NLHE [8-Max], it was 'Executioner_' finishing in first place for $29,657.10. In the $2,100 PLO [6-Max, PKO] tournament, 'SnoutMySprout' won it for $15,255.17 plus $21,459.38 in bounties. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] In other PKO action, 'R_D3ck4rd' won the $530 NLHE [8-6 Mix-Max, PKO] for $16,195.30 plus $19,907.10 in bounties and 'wikidipidi' won the Event: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, PKO, Fast] for $11,289.84 plus $14,072.50 in bounties. In the event that 'wikidipidi' won, Kristen 'Krissyb24' Bicknell placed fifth for $3,616.93 plus $2,567.50 in bounties. Lastly, 'Razorblade Nick' earned top honors in the $1,050 PLO [6-Max, Fast] event for $20,754.48. Event: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Deepstack] 217 entries $108,500 prize pool BaBaEnsan - $25,497.53 WiNeGUy - $16,817.50 imakeusweat - $11,956.48 Xingyun8 - $8,734.25 Pablos - $6,510 MahmoudMokhtar - $4,340 Event: $320 NLHE [6-Max, PKO] 494 entries $152,152 prize pool gnomesayin - $11,648.72 + $15,522.94 in bounties Kroat.. - $11,633.79 + $1,615.79 in bounties WatchMeDance - $8,367.11 + $2,881.04 in bounties SpankyMcfarland - $5,901.44 + $1,520.75 in bounties to the WALL - $4,203.76 + $2,795.24 in bounties BaBaEnsan - $2,667.77 + $2,444.06 in bounties Event: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max] 129 entries $129,000 prize pool Executioner_ - $29,657.10 hypnosis - $21,285 El_Cucuy - $15,480 RentCollection - $10,965 PayAndPlay - $7,740 SpankyMcfarland - $6,127.50 Sundaynightking - $4,876.20 AndreyBolkonsky - $3,870 Event: $2,100 PLO [6-Max, PKO] 51 entries $104,550 prize pool SnoutMySprout - $15,255.17 + $21,459.38 in bounties HennHuegele - $15,244.93 + $5,578.12 in bounties BenReddikFF - $7,745.82 + $2,625 in bounties Baccarat - $3,362.49 + $3,281.25 in bounties hotPIMIENTO - $4,170.82 + $1,050 in bounties ImagineWin - $3,220.77 + $2,362.50 in bounties Event: $530 NLHE [8-6 Mix-Max, PKO] 380 entries $200,000 prize pool R_D3ck4rd - $16,195.30 + $19,907.10 in bounties Lachicarosa - $16,175.13 + $4,839.84 in bounties CarpePiscis - $11,756.11 + $3,026.96 in bounties Piace1992 - $8,287.23 + $4,025.71 in bounties calvaroe - $6,014.75 + $623.43 in bounties ElCabanero - $4,155.64 + $2,764.46 in bounties Event: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, Fast] 60 entries $60,000 prize pool Razorblade Nick - $20,754.48 Togwaggle - $13,500 DR.Summer69 - $7,200 Suhepxx - $5,400 ChimneyBarrel - $3,900 Gettomasa - $2,700 Event: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, PKO, Fast] 97 entries $100,000 prize pool wikidipidi - $11,289.84 + $14,072.50 in bounties patrick - $11,279.88 + $8,222.50 in bounties AndreyBolkonsky - $6,944.51 + $1,657.50 in bounties Rq_M-V-b.ca.zk6 - $5,063.71 + $520 in bounties Krissyb24 - $3,616.93 + $2,567.50 in bounties stakeevic24 - $2,459.51 + $1,365 in bounties
  10. There may less than a week left in this edition of partypoker’s POWERFEST but there are still millions of dollars in prize money up for grabs ahead of Sunday’s Main Events. On Tuesday, some of the biggest names in the online poker game were back at it, battling for their share of massive mid-week prize pools. Just days after picking up a $135K score for his third-place finish in Event #70-SHR, ‘EmpireMaker’ bested the 104-entry field of Event #91-SHR ($5,200 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max) to add another $128,625 to his POWERFEST earnings. Right behind him, ‘SpanishFly’ finished as the runner-up and collected $91,875 for their efforts. Two-time 2020 POWERFEST winner ‘CalmDownMan’ continued to stay hot by taking third-place and picking up a $65,625 score. The entire final table of Event #91 featured some of POWERFEST’s biggest winners including partypoker ambassador Kristen ‘Krissyb24’ Bicknell (4th place, $45,937,50), Event #70 winner ‘LittleRussia’ (5th place, $34,125), Event #43 winner ‘iRunStims' (6th place, $26,250), and Event #80 winner ‘fromHolland1945’ (8th place, $17,062.50). [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] A deal was made in Event #88-HR ($530 Nl Limit Hold’em, Grind) as ‘unluckymelon’ and ‘High Level’ each split up the bulk of the $112,000 prize pool. ‘unluckymelon’ took home the title and $19,775.47 as the winner while ‘High Level’ banked $19,637.34 as the official runner-up. ‘RainMan74’ fell just short of being included in the chop, walking away with $11,818 for third place. ‘Adamm’ outlasted the 211 runners of Event #89-HR ($1,050 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max) to take home the $43,022 first-place prize. They bested ‘TheresaMaysMum’ in heads-up play, who earned $31,228 as the runner-up. Two days after booking a big win in Event $68-HR for over $94K, ’kristian150’ added a second POWERFEST title by taking down Event #92-HR ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max, PKO). ’kristian150’ picked up $25,900.25 for first place and tacked on an additional $39,210.95 in bounties for a total score of over $65,000. ‘SuperNutz’ settled for second place in this event for a healthy $25,870.79 plus an additional $16,898.43 in bounties. Current worldwide #2-ranked player Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar finished in third place, adding $18,825.79 and an additional $3,808.25 to his over $14.7 million in lifetime cashes. POWERFEST #88-HR: $100K Gtd [8-Max, Grind] $530 buy-in 224 entries $112,000 prize pool unluckymelon - $19,775.47 High Level - $19,637.34 RainMan74 - $11,816 xmetterling - $8,736 Junglemandan - $6,160 I am there - $4,704 Pisky16 - $3,472 XXjaycXX - $2,576 POWERFEST #89-HR: $200K Gtd [8-Max] $1,050 buy-in 211 entries $211,000 prize pool Adamm - $43,022.90 TheresaMaysMum - $31,228 F3ww3_D3_lux3 - $22,260.50 R_D3ck4rd - $16,458 Aspolan35 - $11,605 Irunsogooood - $8,862 LikeBTC - $6,541 basketlove - $4,853 POWERFEST #90-HR: $25K Gtd [PLO8 6-Max, PKO] $530 buy-in 71 entries $36,378.50 prize pool Mr Longhit - $4,622.67 + $8,092.48 in bounties theSDMsickness - $4,619.08 + $1,974.92 in bounties LowballBracelet - $2,464.45 + $262.50 in bounties HappyBRM - $1,848.34 + $1,345.29 in bounties stakelevic24 - $1,334.91 + $1,064.36 in bounties nmrdrma - $924.17 + $438.86 in bounties POWERFEST #91-SHR: $500K Gtd [8-Max] $5,200 buy-in 104 entries $525,000 prize pool EmpireMaker - $128,625 SpanishFly - $91,875 CalmDownMan - $65,625 Krissyb24 - $45,937.50 LittleRussia - $34,125 iRunStims - $26,250 BURNINGMANRULES - $21,000 fromHolland1945 - $17,062.50 POWERFEST #91-HR: $100K Gtd [6-Max, PKO Battle, Fast] $530 buy-in 214 entries $109,675 prize pool tazmania888 - $9,807.11 + $15,942.89 in bounties Vindog03 - $9,796.35 + $4,113.88 in bounties Jacquees - $6,891.82 + $1,271.49 in bounties TheOne - $4,992.74 + $1,460.15 in bounties comtar123 - $3,675.63 + $1,017.18 in bounties RainMan74 - $2,450.42 + $1,739.05 in bounties POWERFEST #92-HR: $300K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 146 entries $299,300 prize pool kristian150 - $25,900.25 + $39,210.95 in bounties SuperNutz - $25,870.79 + $16,898.43 in bounties Greenstone25 - $18,825.79 + $3,806.25 in bounties Phuck_It_IBet - $13,334.93 + $7,218.75 in bounties fromHolland1945 - $9,412.89 + $1,050 in bounties CocaineKiller - $7,451.87 + $10,828.12 in bounties No_No_No - $5,930.12 + $4,987.50 in bounties RemoveCard - $4,706.44 + $1,050 in bounties POWERFEST #93-HR: $75K Gtd [PLO 6-Max] $1,050 buy-in 95 entries $95,000 prize pool bonjogo - $29,716.57 Dandelion32892 - $18,525 WarrenBluffit - $11,400 JNandez_87 - $8,312.50 attitydsproblem - $5,937.50 DasistMirWurst - $4,037.50 POWERFEST #95-HR: $100K Gtd [8-Max, PKO, Turbo] $530 buy-in 94 entries $50,000 prize pool ($1,825 overlay) ShipAndDate - $5,095.10 + $10,828.16 in bounties Paquiitoo - $5,089.99 + $2,625 in bounties JozinhoPP - $3,578.53 + $885.94 in bounties RiverShove - $2,477.44 + $721.87 in bounties RainMan74 - $1,926.90 + $131.25 in bounties furikuri - $1,445.17 + $787.49 in bounties Lavrentiy11116 - $1,169.90 + $262.50 in bounties feruell - $963.45 + $459.37 in bounties
  11. It was another action-packed day on the virtual felts as Day 5 of partypoker’s POWERFEST continued to deliver massive prize pools and big-time paydays. The largest payout of the day was handed out to ‘iRunStims’ who took down Event #43-SHR ($5,200 NLHE 8-Max). ‘iRunStims’ navigated the 101-entry field to capture the $123,725 first-place prize and the Super High Roller title. Settling for second place was ‘aaabbb’ who also walked away with a nice payday of $88,375. The longwinded screen name ‘kgroqigmqtbmqom’ just missed out on a POWERFEST title for the second day in a row, grabbing the bronze and $63,125. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] ‘jerbi9999’ won the heads-up battle against ‘MrDatt’ in Event #40-HR ($530 NLHE 8-Max, Grind) to walk away with $28,258 for first. ‘MrDatt’ also earned a five-figure payday, taking home $20,448 as the runner-up. ‘MeisterYoda’ claimed third place for $14,342. Team partypoker ambassador Renato ’renato_nomura’ Nomura finished in sixth place for $5,538, one of two High Roller final table for him on the day. ‘Riverdave’ scored an outright victory in Event #41-HR earning a $45,673 score while ‘Van_Vian_Van’ was forced to settle for second place and $33,152. GPI Female Player of the Year Kristen ‘Krissyb24’ Bicknell also made the final table in this one, bowing out in eighth place and adding $5,152 to her over $3.5 million in career online earnings. One of the themes of Thursday was Team partypoker players making deep runs. This was highlighted by the victory of partypoker ambassador Joni ‘JJouhki’ Jouhkimainen in Event #42-SHR ($5,200 Pot Limit Omaha, 6-Max). It was a small field of 46 entries but in the end, Jouhkimainen, a PLO specialist, took home the $92,000 first-place prize. He defeated ‘Robbery9999’ heads-up, who also finished the day with a nice score of $58,867.35. Speaking of nice scores, ‘Stolewon’ avoided the knock-out in Event #44-HR ($2,100 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO) to pick up the $29,146.22 payout for first. They added another $51,171.13 in bounties for a grand total haul of just over $80,000. ‘Executioner_’ fell in second place, earning $29,114.39 plus another $8,137.49 in bounties. ‘kgroqigmqtbmqom’ finished in third place in a High Roller for the second time on Thursday, adding $20,484.23 plus $3,445.31 in bounties to their earnings on the day. It was nearly a pair of victories for Team partypoker. After a nearly nine-hour grind in Event #44-H ($320 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO), Team Online pro Matthew Staples was rivered by an 'ace from space' in what was the final hand of the tournament to come up one spot short. By the time Staples got to heads-up play against the hyper-aggressive ‘Coup_de_grace’, he had over 3,500 people watching him live on Twitch. He battled back from a 4:1 chip deficit when after flopping two pair ‘Coup_de_grace’ spiked an ace on the river giving them a higher two pair as the chips went in the middle. Staples added $18,339.34 plus an additional $5,68647 to his bankroll as the runner up. ‘Coup_de_grace’ logged off after collecting $18,366.47 and an additional $18,822,77 for first, a total of over $37,000. POWERFEST #40A-H: $150K Gtd [8-Max, PKO] $320 buy-in 592 entries $182,336 prize pool ITISBAKINGDAVE - $12,829.18 + $14,254.63 in bounties GringoSSa - $12,811.39 + $4,611.01 in bounties redaces93 - $8,693.53 + $4,493.76 in bounties Rodolfo - $5,984.75 + $3,891.98 in bounties DonPablo2 - $4,185.41 + $1,278.82 in bounties CAPN_Crunch - $3,041.27 + $2,777.33 in bounties SpankyMcfarland - $2,190.49 + $1,007.24 in bounties gugvisse31 - $1,554.86 + $1,491.12 in bounties POWERFEST #40-HR: $100K Gtd [8-Max, Grind] $530 buy-in 284 entries $142,000 prize pool jerbi9999 - $28,258 MrDatt - $20,448 MeisterYoda - $14,342 TheOptimist - $10,437 The0neWh0Kn0cks - $7,384 renato_nomura - $5,538 R_D3ck4rd - $3,905 Foldontwin - $2,840 POWERFEST #41-HR: $200K Gtd [8-Max] $1,050 buy-in 224 entries $224,000 prize pool Riverdave - $45,673.60 Van_Vian_Van - $33,152 AdiosMF - $23,632 PidgeonHips - $17,472 duckrattortoise - $12,320 SepposenEetu - $9,408 Outs2.0 - $6,944 Krissyb24 - $5,152 POWERFEST #42-SHR: $100K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] $5,200 buy-in 46 entries $230,000 prize pool JJouhki - $92,000 Robbery9999 - $58,867.35 DR.Summer69 - $29,900 MUNJOSHHuHa - $20,700 KamelAAsAA - $16,100 sukamibosak - $12,432.65 POWERFEST #42-HR: $75K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] $1,050 buy-in 103 entries $103,000 prize pool hotPIMIENTO - $32,219.08 OFF_SET - $20,085 pkrbt - $12,360 XjoaosimaoX - $9,012.50 C Sly - $6,437.50 Stu_Beggs - $4,377.50 POWERFEST #43-SHR: $500K Gtd [8-Max] $5,200 buy-in 101 entries $505,000 prize pool iRunStims - $123,725 aaabbb - $88,375 kgroqigmqtbmqom - $63,125 Dandelion32892 - $44,187.50 OmarsComing - $32,825 Slim_Shady - $25,250 No_No_No - $20,200 Tree91 - $16,412.50 POWERFEST #43-HR: $125K Gtd [8-Max, PKO, Fast] $530 buy-in 292 entries $149,650 prize pool STAY_HUNGRY - $11,481.33 + $15,579.90 in bounties groothedegen - $11,466.69 + $9,189.61 in bounties HORN3T - $8,047.73 + $1,665.23 in bounties hspgitsr - $5,856.51 + $2,711.14 in bounties PayAndPlay - $4,143.38 + $3,018.76 in bounties Greenstone25 - $3,107.54 + $131.25 in bounties TJQKAKQJT - $2,191.21 + $4,733.19 in bounties qpakup - $1,593.61 + $951.56 in bounties POWERFEST #44-HR: $250K Gtd [6-Max, PKO] $2,100 buy-in 159 entries $325,000 prize pool Stolewon - $29,146.22 + $51,171.13 in bounties Executioner_ - $29,114.39 + $8,137.49 in bounties kgroqigmqtbmqom - $20,482.23 + $3,445.31 in bounties PogRipper - $14,838.24 + $8,564.06 in bounties BuddyRW - $10,923.85 + $3,740.62 in bounties Robbery9999 - $7,282.57 + $12,321.09 in bounties POWERFEST #44-H: $250K Gtd [6-Max, PKO] $320 buy-in 895 entries $275,660 prize pool Coup_de_grace - $18,366.57 + $18,822.77 in bounties MatthewStaples - $18,339.34 + $5,686.47 in bounties JDiRosa - $13,656.86 + $1,970.06 in bounties skin the banana - $9,543.44 + $4,088.25 in bounties Wh0MadeWh0 - $6,323.17 + $1,621.96 in bounties klawizna - $4,322.85 + $4,546.20 in bounties POWERFEST #45-HR: $40K Gtd [PLO 6-Max, PKO] $530 buy-in 120 entries $61,500 prize pool BinLife - $5,746.66 + $11,078.38 in bounties Audi73 - $5,740.63 + $4,130.28 in bounties HennHuegele - $4,054.33 + $918.75 in bounties SprCpn - $2,871.81 + $328.12 in bounties Baccarat - $2,111.63 + $885.93 in bounties renato_nomura - $1,402.12 + $984.37 in bounties POWERFEST #47-HR: $75K Gtd [6-Max, PKO Battle, Turbo] ($4,275 Overlay) $530 buy-in 138 entries $75,000 prize pool Crash Override - $7,427.58 + $9,893.05 in bounties xuxukr1 - $7,419.77 + $2,739.86 in bounties PUCKBOUCHARD - $5,240.22 + $2,493.74 in bounties High Level - $3,711.82 + $2,034.38 in bounties Joe Panini - $2,729.28 + $918.75 in bounties CharlesBarkley - $1,812.24 + $2,165.62 in bounties
  12. There are only 38 players left to pursue the $5.1 million first-place prize of the $25,000 PokerStars NL Hold’em Championship. Day 3 of the record-setting tournament started with 207 players of which only 181 would make the money. By the end of the day, New York tournament pro Scott Baumstein flew into the chip lead with 4.24 million in chips, followed closely by Yiannis Liperis (4.21 million). However, before the stacks could reach such heights, there was a money bubble that needed popping. As one might expect in a tournament where there were over 300 players who gifted their $25K entry, plenty of players were hanging tough to pick up the $25,450 min-cash. With four players left to the actual bubble, the remaining 185 players went hand for hand. It took roughly an hour, plus a 20-minute break in the middle, but eventually, Team Ireland’s Paul Leckey ran pocket kings into Tianle Wang’s pocket aces. Leckey didn’t go home empty-handed though, as the official bubble boy received an EPT package worth over $11,000. After that, the bustouts were fast and furious, with the next pay ladder happening faster than tournament officials could break and rebalance tables. At the conclusion of Day 3, only Baumstein and Liperis have eclipsed the 4 million chip mark, but there’s plenty of top-flight competition left in the field. France’s Julien Martini (3,250,000), Canada’s Louis Boutin (3,040,000) and Platinum Pass winner Ramon Colillas (2,895,000) from Spain complete the top 5 chip leaders. Other notables still left in the field include Mikita Badziakouski (1,910,000), Dan O’Brien (1,765,000), Griffin Benger (1,560,000), Day 1 chip leader Talal Shakerchi (1,330,000), Brazil’s Pedro Padilha (1,315,000), Kristen Bicknell (1,115,000), Tony Gregg (905,000), Platinum Pass winner Jackie Burkhart (660,000) and Day 2 chipleader Farid Jattin (640,000). By the end of the day, 143 players found their way to the cashier to pick up their earnings. Including Felix Schneiders ($69,100), Max and Sam Greenwood ($69,100), Mustapha Kanit ($56,800), Christoph Vogelsang ($56,800), Ryan Reiss ($56,800), former PocketFives #1-ranked Bryan Piccioli ($56,800), Blair Hinkle ($56,800), Athanasios Polychronopoulos ($45,700), Victor Ramdin ($45,700), Benjamin Pollak ($45,700), Dan Shak ($45,700), Brandon Adams ($39,500), Darren Elias ($39,500), Christian Harder ($39,500), Dylan Linde ($39,500) and Matt Affleck ($35,000). Three of the winners of the $86 Moneymaker PSPC Tour made the money, however, all three failed to bag at the end of the day. Clifford Ellefson ($39,500), Anthony Maio ($35,000) and Ori Kossonogi ($35,000) all found a way to turn their Platinum Passes into five-figure scores. Additionally, there were plenty of big name pros who made the money but were unable to ladder up. Parker Talbot, Sam Grafton, JC Alvarado, Frank Kassel, and Sean Winter were just a few of the roughly 30 players to settle for the min-cash of $25,450. Play in the PSPC resumes when 38 players will play down to the final table at noon ET.
  13. The final table for the PokerStars NL Hold’em Players Championship is set. On Thursday, the final eight players will take their seats to play for a massive $5.1 million first-place prize in what is the largest $25,000 tournament of all time. New York tournament professional Scott Baumstein once again finished the day as the overnight chip leader with 10,725,000 chips. Baumstein, had a roller coaster ride on Day 4, even finding himself all in, at risk and behind only to survive and go on an incredible heater. “It’s a little surreal at the moment, with all of the chips, getting lucky,” said Baumstein in an interview with PocketFives. Two Platinum Pass winners have made the final table including Marc Rivera, who sits right behind Baumstein in terms of chips (10,350,000). Rivera won his Platinum Pass by winning the APPT Manila National in August 2018 and is representing the Philippines at the final table. Rivera and Baumstein are the only two players of the final eight to have more than 10 million in chips which equates to more than 40 big blinds. France’s Julien Martini (8,600,000) continues to find himself towards the top of the end of day chip counts as he has since the completion of Day 2. Colombian pro Farid Jattin (8,525,000), the Day 2 chip leader, also had a very swingy day. He started Day 3 with his chip stack 36th out of 38. However, and with his well-timed aggression and plenty of rungood he, at one point, soared into the chip lead. Jattin finishes the day fourth in chips. The second of the Platinum Pass winners, Ramon Colillas (8,300,000) along with the U.S's Jason Koonce (7,125,000), Day 1 chip leader Talal Shakerchi and Canada’s Marc Perrault (2,275,000) fill out what looks to be an entertaining final table. Those players that were unable to make it through the day but still secured very healthy paydays by making the final two tables include Florian Duta (9th for $405,000), PocketFiver Pedro ‘PaDiLhA SP’ Padilha (10th, $328,500), Kristen ‘krissyb24’ Bicknell (11th, $328,500), Jake Schwartz (12th, $261,750) and Former PocketFives #1-ranked Griffin ‘Flush_Entity’ Benger (14th, $229,700). Other notable names who made it to Day 4 but were knocked out throughout the day include Scott Stewart ($202,400), Platinum Pass winner Michael Robionek ($150,600), Marvin Rettenmaier ($126,000), Dan O’Brien ($105,000), Mikita Badziakouski ($88,600), Tony Gregg ($86,400) and Platinum Pass winner from Boring, Oregon Jackie Burkhart who finished in 38th place for a career-high score of $86,400. There is still $15.4 million of the over $26.4 million prize pool to be fought over. Six of the top eight will earn themselves no less than $1 million. The final day of play in the PSPC resumes on Thursday a noon ET. 2019 PSPC Final Table Chip Counts 1. Scott Baumstein - 10,725,000 2. Marc Rivera - 10,350,000 3. Julien Martini - 8,600,000 4. Farid Jattin - 8,525,000 5. Ramon Colillas - 8,3000,000 6. Jason Koonce - 7,125,000 7. Talal Shakerchi - 5,500,000 8. Marc Perrault - 2,275,000
  14. Just three days after 'hello_totti' took down the PokerStars Thursday Thrill the PocketFives #3-ranked player achieved a fine finish to his week by picking up a career-best top score and first PokerStars Sunday Million title after defeating 'Pthelegend' heads-up to win $160,888. Those two wins could be enough to propel the Russian player to the #1 spot for the first time in his career. Latvia's 'auercan' claimed the bronze medal for $79,231.39 before the final two battled it out. 'Pthelegend' was unable to get the better of the online legend 'hello_totti' and exited as runner-up for $112,092. Gary 'quiditbear' Hasson was crowned this week's PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller champion after he beat out a 109 player field. Hasson took the $49,928 top-prize after a heads-up battle with 'SwalzB,' who collected the $37,594 runners-up prize after 'Pimmss' had exited in third place for $28,307. 'JWLMRS' won just over $60,700 for victory in the $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, after 881 entrants created a prize pool worth $440,500. 'JWLMRS' won $23,682 in bounties alone after '4rebmun' exited in second-place for over $38,000 and 'bk0705' had banked over $23,000 in third. Current world ranked #12 'Sasuke234' beat Russia's 'pokanuktus' heads-up for victory in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up and the first-place prize worth $34,431. After 'agus_amestoy' had departed in third place for $17,799, 'pokanuktus' was the final player to fall and banked $24,755, as 'Sasuke234', who has over $9.4m in online earnings, picked up another gold medal for their tally. World ranked #1 'Drulitooo' added another win to their array of online poker achievements and bagged over $37,000 in the partypoker $530 Sunday Big Bounty Hunter. Billy 'stub8ornCnt' Chattaway finished in third place out of the 166 entrants for a score worth over $11,600 before fellow U.K. based player 'PicassoToo' went heads-up with online poker's current top dog. 'PicassoToo' wasn't able to get the better of 'Drulitooo' on this occasion and had to settle for a second-place finish worth over $17,700. 'ACHSO8000' saw off competition from 'jo1ntheparty' to be crowned this week's partypoker $2,500 Super Sunday High Roller champion for $54,987. 'Drulitooo' featured on another final table, this time banking $18,675 in fourth place before Samuel 'JHelppi' Vousdon, who lost out to his BITB partner Patrick Leonard heads-up in this event last week, found himself on the final table once more but this time he had to settle for the bronze medal worth $26,975. 'jo1ntheparty' was ultimately the final player to fall and banked $38,387 in second place as 'ACHSO8000' picked up the win. partypoker ambassador Kristen 'krissyb24' Bicknell took second place in the partypoker $530 Sunday Main Event for $21,407 after she fell to 'uwannagobud' heads-up. The tournament exceeded its $125,000 guarantee after 316 entrants created a $158,000 prize pool. 'ACHSO8000' added $15,535 onto the $54,987 they received for victory in the Super High Roller by taking third-place, before Bicknell exited during the final battle and 'uwannagobud' took the win for $29,498. 'josef_shvejk' went the distance in the 888poker $1,050 The $80,000 Whale and claimed the $26,000 first-place prize. The top eight places were paid after 72 entrants took part, as Poland's 'asiarat' finished in third place $12,000. 'jnevanli' was unable to defeat Russia's 'josef_shvejk' for the win and settled for the $16,000 runners-up prize. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars Sunday Million ($200 + $15 NLHE) $1M Guaranteed 5,958 entrants, $1,191,600 prize pool hello_totti - $160,888.26 Pthelegend - $112,902.43 auercan - $79,231.39 Stormania - $55,602.20 karkamal0 - $39,020.01 jay6789 - $27,383.08 funkyphaquir - $19,216.69 pececada - $13,485.81 7Phenom1991 - $9,464.04 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $125k Gtd 109 entrants, $218,000 prize pool quiditbear - $49,928.31 SwalzB - $37,594.47 Pimmss - $28,307.51 elmerixx - $21,314.71 x_zola25 - $16,049.33 p0cket00 - $12,084.65 Bigfish112392 - $9,099.38 imluckbox - $6,851.56 Korrinho - $6,043.46 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300k Gtd 881 entrants, $440,500 prize pool JWLMRS - $37,055.12 + $23,682.27 (in bounties) 4rebmun - $27,160.72 + $10,897.20 (in bounties) bk0705 - $19,908.70 + $3,449.22 (in bounties) tobtheking1 - $14,593.03 + $10,548.35 (in bounties) pAtcAsh83 - $10,696.66 + $4,194.33 (in bounties) FU_15 - $7,840.61 + $3,210.94 (in bounties) maggess88 - $5,747.15 + $5,886.71 (in bounties) prebz - $4,212.65 + $5,513.68 (in bounties) markovitsus - $3,087.86 + $968.75 (in bounties) PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $175k Gtd 1,061 entrants, $212,200 prize pool Sasuke234 - $34,431.27 pokanuktus - $24,755.90 agus_amestoy - $17,799.69 99dm84 - $12,798.14 GangstaZab - $9,201.96 FDBtazz - $6,616.31 Zhakinec09 - $4,757.18 micide - $3,420.47 limonadik586 - $2,459.35 partypoker $530 Sunday Main Event-HR $125k Gtd 316 entrants, $158,000 prize pool uwannagobud - $29,498.90 Krissyb24 - $21,407.10 ACHSO8000 - $15,535.19 csicserito1 - $11,273.77 Garrin4e1 - $8,181.39 The_ProfessorPP - $5,936.37 i remember - $4,308.66 jo1ntheparty - $3,126.82 C12SLY - $3,126.82 partypoker $530 Sunday Big Bounty Hunter–HR $150k 166 entrants, $169,320 prize pool Drulitooo - $16,766.92 + $20,336.88 (in bounties) PicassoToo - $12,337.95 + $5,403.12 (in bounties) stub8ornCnt - $9,078.95 + $2,600 (in bounties) skippyskip5 - $6,680.75 + $5,183.75 (in bounties) dartazz - $4,916.09 + $5,281.25 (in bounties) DOnt_DO-iT - $3,617.47 + $1,9495 (in bounties) HellmuthTheGr8 - $2,661.81 + $3,120 (in bounties) Gr4vyBo4t - $1,958.80 + $2,567.50 (in bounties) donkcallfold - $1,958.80 + $1,625 (in bounties) partypoker $2,500 Super Sunday High Roller $150k Gtd 83 entrants, $207,500 prize pool ACHSO8000 - $54,987.50 jo1ntheparty - $38,387.50 JHelppi - $26,975 Drulitooo - $18,675 LoSientoGrace - $14,525 iamnotyourbuddy - $10,893.75 MisterN411 - $8,818.75 DamianLillard - $7,262.50 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller $100k Gtd 109 entrants, $109,000 prize pool KERRMODE - $26,705 KidPoker2021 - $19,075 ADRIEN_BRODY - $13,625 CooperKupp - $9,537.50 GreenNaugahyde - $7,085 IamPEAKing - $5,450 x2fingerz_2u - $4,360 lgnent - $3,542.50 888poker $1,050 The $80,000 Whale 76 entrants – $80,000 prize pool josef_shvejk - $26,000 jnevanli - $16,000 asiarat - $12,000 OlNKOinkOink - $8,000 MisterN411 - $6,000 alwayswin111 - $4,400 prebzzz - $3,600 Graftekkel - $3,200 888poker $215 Sunday Mega Deep 493 entrants – $100,000 prize pool radasahk - $17,412.99* youler - $16,087.01* Pik00rs - $10,750 SanttuO - $7,750 Farrugia_1 - $5,250 IHaveNoBoss - $3,750 pokerdeityy - $2,750 P1rateNati0n - $2,250 *denotes heads-up deal
  15. In June, the poker world is consumed with results and stories coming out of the World Series of Poker. This year was no different with players, like Michael Mizrachi, accomplishing previously inconceivable feats and legends, like Doyle Brunson, hinting that their time playing the game may have finally come to an end. Here are some of the biggest stories that made headlines in the month of June. World Series of Poker Takeover If you follow poker, then it is impossible to get away from the World Series of Poker in June and here at PocketFives, we brought you wire-to-wire coverage of the biggest tournaments taking place at the Rio in Las Vegas. Some of the biggest names in the game were crushing the highest stakes and taking home new hardware to add to their poker legacy. Additionally, amateurs were making dreams come true by winning life-changing money and fulfilling their poker dreams. Relive some of the summer glory by checking out some of the most popular headlines from the WSOP. Read: Siever Takes Down $10K Limit, Nguyen Wins MONSTER Stack Read: WSOP Social Media Fun Ramps Up In Week One Read: Just How The **** Are You Supposed To Bead John Smith? Read: Matt Mendez ‘Goes From Cards’ And Chips To WSOP History Maker Doyle Brunson Hints At Retirement In the midst of the 2018 World Series of Poker, news came down that Doyle Brunson - who had given up WSOP tournaments in recent years - registered for the $10K No Limit Deuce To Seven event. It was “probably the last one I’ll ever play.” he tweeted. However, after comments he had made to Poker Central, it looked as if this was not only his last tournament but that he was planning on walking away from the game of poker at the end of the summer. “I’m planning on retiring after the summer,” Brunson said citing that he wished to spend more time with his wife Louise, who was in declining health. Brunson then went on a deep run in Event #23, eventually finishing in seventh place. He tipped his hat and left the Rio to a standing ovation. Brunson has not yet stepped away from the game, regularly appearing both in Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio as well as on camera playing the highest mixed games on PokerGO. He had recently commented that his wife has been feeling better. Read: Doyle Brunson Spent 30 Hours Taking the Poker World Back In Time Read: Doyle Brunson Announces Retirement, Goes Deep in $10K 2-7 Shaun Deeb Wins Third WSOP Bracelet “I think I have a great shot at Player of the Year right now so I think I’m gonna battle in every event I can and just enjoy myself.” - Shaun Deeb, Back in June, the writing was on the wall. Former #1-ranked PocketFives member Shaun Deeb was on a heater and on a collision course with the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year award. Deeb picked up his third WSOP bracelet this summer when he outlasted Ben Yu heads-up in the $25K PLO event during Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller for a massive score of $1.4 million. Deeb went on to pick up his fourth bracelet of the summer during Event #74: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Big Blind Ante for another $814K - essentially propelling him to his first WSOP Player of the Year title. Read: WSOP - Former #1 Shaun Deeb Wins $25K PLO For 3rd Bracelet ($1.4M) Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi Wins His Third $50K PPC Title The $50K Poker Players Championship is still one of the most coveted titles in poker. Which makes it all the more impressive that in June of 2018 Michael Mizrachi took down the event for an incredible third time, beating Poker Hall of Fame member John Hennigan heads-up for the title. “It’s quite an accomplishment,” Mizrachi said, reflecting on his win. “To win the first one was amazing. The second was great. The third one is unheard of.” His third PPC victory was the fourth bracelet win of his career and awarded him a $1.2 million payday. It was the sixth seven-figure cash of his storied career. Read: WSOP - Michael Mizrachi Wins Third $50K PPC Title ($1.23M) Read: 5 Things - The Poker Players Champions Deserves More Celebration Alex Foxen, Kristen Bicknell Chop Venetian $5K A tinge of controversy surrounded the $5,000 $1 Million Guaranteed Mid-Stakes Poker Tour Main Event at the Venetian when well-known poker power couple Kristen Bicknell and Alex Foxen ended up chopping the event heads-up. Foxen, the high-roller powerhouse, officially took home the win, the trophy and $239,000 for first. His better-half Bicknell, took home $200,000 as the runner-up. However, after the tournament, there were some accusations of soft-play on social media between the couple. When the play became three-handed, Kahle Burns declined a three-way deal. When he fell in third place for $120,000, there was some over-analysis of hands that were played on the live stream and discussion over how to handle a situation where an actual couple is competing at a final table. Read: Alex Foxen Tops Venetian $5K To Headline Non-WSOP Events ‘C Darwin2’ Takes Down June PLB It was yet another month at the top of the PocketFives Monthly PLB for the Swedish superstar ‘C Darwin2’ in June. He had held over the rankings for the better part of 2018 and his dominance continued into early summer. Despite pulling back on volume, ‘C Darwin2’ managed a few major scores in June. In the first week he took down the Winamax Mini Las Vegas High Roller for $46,404. He also managed a runner-up finish in the June 17 edition of the PokerStars $2,100 Bounty Builder High Roller for over $25,000. In total, he posted eight five-figure scores in the month. In the end, it wasn’t really a close race in June as ‘C Darwin2’ held a nearly 1000 PLB point lead over his closest competition, Denmark’s ‘x_zola25’.
  16. Shaun Deeb and Brandon Adams both bagged up chip leads in "post-lim" events in the shadows of the Main Event at the 2019 World Series of Poker on Tuesday. Those two were the headliners in two of the five events outside of the Main Event on the calendar but Dan Zack also put on a show in his pursuit of WSOP Player of the Year honors. Brandon Adams Leads $50,000 Final Fifty Final Table Brandon Adams has already won one WSOP bracelet this summer and on Tuesday he took a gigantic step towards winning a second one. Adams finished Day 2 of the $50,000 Final Fifty event with the chip lead and just six players standing between himself and that second victory. Adams bagged up 11,970,000 and sits well ahead of the rest of the field. 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event champion Adrian Mateos has the second biggest stack with 7,375,000. Michael Addamo sits third with 5,765,000. Daniel Tang, Sam Soverel, Ali Imsirovic, and Keith Tilston round out the final table. There were 14 players who registered on Day 2, including Cary Katz. This presented the PokerGO owner with a challenge. He started the day with a healthy chip stack in the Main Event and was forced to actually multi-table between the two events. Katz managed to survive past the bubble of the Final Fifty before busting in 12th for $112,357. Final Table Chip Counts Brandon Adams - 11,970,000 Adrian Mateos - 7,375,000 Michael Addamo - 5,765,000 Daniel Tang - 4,550,000 Sam Soverel - 3,600,000 Ali Imsirovic - 2,190,000 Keith Tilston - 1,500,000 Shaun Deeb Tops Little One for One Drop After Day 2 Shaun Deeb continues to chase down Player of the Year points and a fifth career bracelet. The former #1-ranked PocketFiver soared to the top of the chip counts after the $1,111 Little One for One Drop after Day 2 with 412 players still remaining. Deeb ended the day with 2,892,000 and holds a 526,000 chip lead over the next biggest stack belonging to Matt Souza. This is Deeb's 14th cash this summer and he sits just over 620 points behind WSOP Player of the Year leader Robert Campbell. There's a number of notables still in contention including Loni Harwood (1,121,000), Mike Sexton - (1,030,000), Ryan Laplante (747,000), and Day 4 Main Event casualty Cliff Josephy (676,000). An additional 787 players joined the field on Day 2 to push the final number of entries to 6,248 and the prize pool to $5,623,200. The eventual champion will earn $690,686. Top 10 Chip Counts Shaun Deeb - 2,892,000 Matt Souza - 2,366,000 Jeremy Dresch - 2,300,000 Naor Slobodskoy - 2,109,000 Jaime Lewin - 1,980,000 Ian Simpson - 1,961,000 Dustin Goff - 1,751,000 Keith Carter - 1,700,000 Alan Schein - 1,637,000 Nick Shkolnik - 1,620,000 Tu Dao On Top of $3,000 Six Max Limit Hold'em Final Table Tu Dao finished fourth in the Ladies Championship event in late June, but now she's in position to improve on that after finishing Day 2 of the $3,000 Six Max Limit Hold'em event with 954,000 and the lead. Right behind Dao is Alain Alinat with 805,000. The two middle-of-the-pack stacks, Oleg Chebotarev and Jan Suchanek have 672,000 and 599,000 respectively. Chade Eveslage sits fifth 431,000 and Ian O'Hara rounds out the final six with 410,000. Among those who cashed on Tuesday include Patrick Leonard (15th - $6,748), Greg Mueller (23rd - $5,484), Joao Vieira (27th - $4,571) and Daniel Zack (28th - $4,571). Zach also picked up 46.1 POY points to move just 112.46 points behind current POY leader Robert Campbell. The day started with 57 players and needed just 11 hours to get down to a final table. The players will now take Wednesday off before returning to action on Thursday to play down to a winner. Final Table Chip Counts Tu Dao - 954,000 Alain Alinat - 805,000 Oleg Chebotarev - 672,000 Jan Suchanek - 599,000 Chad Eveslage - 431,000 Ian O'Hara - 410,000 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty Event Draws 1,130 Runners A year after 833 players entered the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty event, 1,130 players gave the event a decent-sized boost in entries and prize pool and so far nobody can be happier about that than Tobias Schwecht. The Austrian finished Day 1 with 419,200 and the chip lead. Richard Kellett is right on his heels though. The Brit finished with 414,600 and is just 4,600 behind Schwecht. China's Yingui Li and Kazuhiko Yotsushika wound up third and fourth respectively. The top American, Jason Young, bagged up the fifth biggest stack with 356,300. READ: A FIGHT FOR FATHERHOOD: THE BIGGEST WIN OF JASON YOUNG’S LIFE Some of the familiar faces that made it to Day 2 include Jesse Sylvia (205,800), Christian Harder (147,300), Connor Drinan (124,300), JC Tran (95,800), Gordon Vayo (90,600), Daniel Negreanu (64,800), Robin Ylitalo (62,800), and Daniel Zack (51,300). Just 247 players made it to Day 2 and the bubble will burst on Wednesday after 77 more players are sent to the rail. Top 10 Chip Counts Tobias Schwecht - 419,200 Richard Kellett - 414,600 Yingui Li - 379,400 Kazuhiko Yotsushika - 359,600 Jason Young - 356,300 Jan-Peter Jachtmann - 354,100 Bradley Butcher - 341,200 Denis Strebkov - 331,700 Senovio Ramirez III - 302,400 Jonathan Depa - 300,400 Vlad Darie Edges out Andras Nemeth for $3K NLHE Lead Vlad Darie finished Day 1 of the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em event with the chip lead, just ahead of former #1-ranked PocketFiver Andras Nemeth. Darie wound up with 284,000 while Nemeth accumulated 264,500. Darie and Nemeth are just two of the 148 players who advanced to Day 2. Other notables who bagged and tagged include Kristen Bicknell (192,000), Justin Bonomo (170,500), Patrick Leonard (103,500), Asher Conniff (92,500), Rainer Kempe (80,500), and Paul Volpe (46,500). Remarkably, Dan Zack managed to finish with chips in this event as well. Daniel Zack will have a busy day on Wednesday as he plays his stack in the $1,500 PLO Bounty event adn this one. Top 10 Chip Counts Vlad Darie - 284,000 Andras Nemeth - 264,500 David Margi - 263,500 Guillaume Nolet - 230,000 Peter Walsworth - 222,000 Athanasios Polychronopoulos - 221,000 Jay Sharon - 218,000 Dennis Brand - 216,500 Ronald Paolucci - 210,500 Michael Tureniec - 209,000  
  17. The final table of the World Poker Tour Montreal event was as star-studded as they come. A former World Series of Poker Main Event champion was joined by the reigning GPI Female Player of the Year, a former November Niner, and a former PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion and yet somehow Geoffrey Hum found a way to outshine them all. Hum, whose career earnings prior to Sunday was $51,588, eliminated the final four standing in his way to pick up a World Poker Tour title, an entry into the WPT Tournament of Champions, and $500,000 CDN ($381,000 US). [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker NJ"][ptable zone="GG Poker"] The action started just 14 hands in. Martin Jacobson moved all in from UTG with [poker card="jd"][poker card="td"] and Adedapo Ajayi called from the cutoff with [poker card="ah"][poker card="qh"]. The board ran out [poker card="9h"][poker card="5c"][poker card="2c"][poker card="js"][poker card="qd"] to give Ajayi a rivered pair of queens to beat Jacobson's turned pair of jacks and eliminate the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champ in sixth place. Fourteen hands later, a cooler sent partypoker pro Kristen Bicknell to the rail. Bicknell raised from UTG to 350,000 with [poker card="kc"][poker card="kh"] and Hum replied with a re-raise to 1,100,000 from the big blind with [poker card="ah"][poker card="as"]. Bicknell clicked back, making it 2,300,000 and Hum re-raised again, this time to 8,000,000 and Bicknell called all in. The [poker card="qh"][poker card="8c"][poker card="2s"][poker card="2d"][poker card="jh"] runout changed nothing and Bicknell was eliminated in fifth place. It took 47 more hands, but Hum was the benefactor of the next elimination as well. Hum raised from UTG to 450,000 with [poker card="qc"][poker card="qs"] and Mike Watson three-bet to 1,800,000 from the big blind with [poker card="ac"][poker card="qh"]. Hum moved all in and Watson called all in for just under 8,000,000. The [poker card="ks"][poker card="ts"][poker card="6s"] flop took away two of Watson's original outs and added three more thanks to the gutshot straight draw he picked up. That draw came to fruition with the [poker card="jc"] turn but the [poker card="2s"] river gave Hum a flush and eliminated Watson in fourth. Three-handed play lasted 62 hands and once again Hum was the one doing the work on the next elimination. Joseph Cheong made it 700,000 from the button with [poker card="jh"][poker card="js"], Ajayi called from the small blind with [poker card="kc"][poker card="jd"] and Hunm raised to 2,800,000 from the big blind with [poker card="8h"][poker card="8d"]. Cheong shoved for 8,550,000 total, Ajayi folded and Hum called. The [poker card="Td"][poker card="8s"][poker card="2h"][poker card="Ts"][poker card="5s"] runout gave Hum a full house and forced Cheong to settle for the second-highest profile third place finish of his career. Thanks to his string of eliminations, Hum started heads-up play with 60% of the chips in play and needed just eight hands to capture the rest. Ajayi raised from the button to 800,000 and Hum defended his big blind. After the [poker card="kd"][poker card="6h"][poker card="4h"] flop, Hum check-raised Ajayi's bet of 800,000 to 2,600,000. Ajayi then moved all in for 6,900,000 and Hum called. Ajayi tabled [poker card="jh"][poker card="9h"] for a flush draw but got bad news after Hum tabled [poker card="kh"][poker card="7h"] for top pair and a better flush draw. The [poker card="ah"] turn eliminated any drama and gave Hum the nut flush leaving Ajayi drawing dead. The meaningless river was the [poker card="ts"] and Ajayi was officially eliminated in second giving Hum his first major title. Final Table Payouts Geoffrey Hum - $380,648 Adedapo Ajayi - $255,034 Joseph Cheong - $179,126 Mike Watson - $137,034 Kristen Bicknell - $106,582 Martin Jacobson - $83,743
  18. [caption width="640"] Shaun Deeb grabbed his second WSOP bracelet on Thursday in the ,500 Seven Card Stud event (WSOP photo)[/caption] Just two bracelets were awarded on Thursday at the 2016 World Series of Poker and for both winners it was there second time winning one. Shaun Deeb beat a stacked final table to win the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event just one year after winning his first bracelet. Kristen Bicknell, the 2013 Ladies Champion, won her second career bracelet by coming out on top of the $1,500 Bounty event. While Deeb and Bicknell were winning their second career bracelets, Jason Mercier was a man on mission trying to win his third bracelet of the summer. Mercier played three events simultaneously in an attempt to advance a stack in all three events. Deeb's first bracelet came last year when he won the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championhip. Final Table Payouts Shaun Deeb - $111,101 Adam Friedman - $68,666 Max Pescatori- $46,312 Katherine Fleck - $31,899 Eugene Katchalov - $22,448 Yaniv Birman - $16,147 John Monnette - $11,878 Cory Zeidman - $8,941 Event #50: Vanessa Selbst Highlights 12 Players Left in $1,500 Shootout Day 2 of the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout event saw 120 players return to play 12 10-handed tables with the winner of each moving on to the final day. The group of 12 who won their tables to advance includes Sam Greenwood and Niall Farrell but the real headliner is Vanessa Selbst. The remaining 12 players will start play with two six-handed tables on Friday and play down to a winner beginning at Noon. Final 12 Chip Counts Safiya Umerova - 654,000 Damian Salas - 654,000 Sam Greenwood - 653,000 Niall Farrell - 651,000 Erkut Yilmaz - 651,000 Alexander Lakhov - 646,000 Daniel McAulay - 641,000 Daniel Tang - 640,000 Vanessa Selbst - 639,000 Michael Mixer - 635,000 Yuliyan Kolev - 631,000 Raymond Ho - 630,500 Event #51: Tommy Lee Leads $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship Day 2 of the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship saw just 28 players of the 159 who started the day move on to Day 3. Leading the pack is Tommy Lee with 2,100,000. He's the ony player to finish with more than 2,000,000. The group behind Le includes Brandon Shack-Harris (1,630,000), James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst (1,552,000), recent bracelet winner Loren Klein (760,000) and Max Silver (726,000). With the top 60 players all making the money in this event, there were 32 players eliminated on Thursday that managed to make a profit in the event including Erik Seidel ($15,113), Mike Matusow ($17,113), Taylor Paur ($17,113), Mike Watson ($18,925) and Jason Mercier ($18,925). The final 28 players return to play at 2 PM on Friday to play down to a winner or another 10 levels. Top 10 Chip Counts Tommy Le - 2,100,000 Brandon Shack-Harris - 1,630,000 James Obst - 1,552,000 Melad Marji - 1,300,000 Junayed Khan - 1,122,000 Travis Pearson - 1,108,000 Harley Stoffmaker - 1,050,000 Dominique Mosley - 817,000 Loren Klein - 760,000 Benjamin Reinhart - 739,000 Event #52: Erhan Iscan Leads $3,000 No Limit Hold'em Erhan Iscan has just one previous tournament cash to his credit - a 32nd place finish in a $120 buy-in tournament in 2009. On Thursday he took a gigantic step towards his second cash, this time with a much bigger payout available. Iscan leads after Day 1 of the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em event with 281,000. He is one of 286 survivors from Day 1 action. Former PocketFives #1-ranked player Jordan Young finished with 177,000, good enough for a top five stack. Just two days after finishing runner-up to Ankush Mandavia in the $5,000 Turbo, Daniel Strelitz finished with a top 10 stack, after amassing 163,600 on Day 1. The event drew 1,125 players to create a $3,071,250 prizepool with the eventual champion walking away with $569,158. Some of the other notables to move on to Day 2 include Kevin Saul, Jay Farber, Stephen Chidwick, Joe Cada, Bryn Kenney and 888poker pro Sofia Lovgren. This is the only event of the day that Mercier managed to advance in. He'll have his work cut out for him on Friday however as he bagged up just 21,800 chips - the 251st biggest stack. Top 10 Chip Counts Erhan Iscan - 281,800 Oliver Bosch - 201,600 Keith Lehr - 188,200 Jordan Young - 177,000 Michael Kane - 174,000 Dorian Rios - 167,700 Christopher Kruk - 164,500 Daniel Strelitz - 163,600 Ivan Freitez - 156,900 Roman Valerstein - 142,800 Event #53: John Monnette Leads $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo After Day 1 One of the new events on the 2016 WSOP schedule this year, the $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo event rotates between Omaha Hi-Lo, Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo and Big O (five card Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo). To the surprise of few, a player that has vast experience playing all three variations of the game in Las Vegas cash games made his way to the top of the chip counts after Day 1. John Monnette, who has already cashed six times this summer, finished with 87,650 and the Day 1 chip lead. Right behind him is Yuval Bronshtein with 81,725. Former $50,000 Poker Players Championship winner David Bach sits third with 75,050. Other former braclet winners to advance to Day 2 include Michael Mizrachi, Eli Elezra, Mike Leah, Jason Somerville, Barry Greenstein, Allen Cunningham and Andrey Zaichenko. The event brought out 668 players with 207 moving on to Day 2. Top 10 Chip Counts John Monnette - 87,650 Yuval Bronshtein - 81,725 David Bach - 75,050 Cody Crouch - 74,400 Randy Schatz - 70,200 Michael Mizrachi - 67,325 Mark Johns - 65,050 Viliyan Petleshkov - 64,000 James Alexander - 63,100 Woody Deck - 61,325
  19. Day 7 of partypoker POWERFEST had one partypoker pro pick up a title and another one got as close to one as you can get without winning while also making a second final table appearance. Patrick Leonard was the most high profile winner on Day 7 and he pocketed over $40,000 in the process. The former #1-ranked online player in the world and current partypoker team pro beat out 378 other players to win Event #42 High ($530 Six Max No Limit Hold'em PKO) for $20,102.66 from the prize pool plus an additional $21,650.30 in bounties. The #2-ranked player in Russia, 'sweet_dreammm', finished runner-up for $14,875.85 while 'Specter_Litt' earned $10,805.09 as the third place finisher. The next biggest winner of the day was 'benderbei1' who took down Event #43 High Roller ($1,050 No Limit Hold'em PKO) for $25,487.50. His victory denied Kristen 'Krissyb24' Bicknell the second victory of the day for partypoker team pros. Bicknell ended up in second place for $18,500. The #1-ranked player in Russia, 'PhileasFogg', wound up third for $13,187.50 Bicknell had another close call in Event #45 High Roller ($530 Fast Six Max No Limit Hold'em) where she finished fifth for $6,000. The eventual winner, 'daskalos20', earned $24,906 for the win. Event #41 (High): $215 Mix Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 475 Prize pool: $100,000 Tom.Sawyer - $19,399.40 Tru3Justic3 - $14,400 NoisiaRadio - $10,350 chnuschti18 - $7,300 summuNNN - $5,200 VblackholeV - $3,300 Event #42 (High Roller): $530 Six Max No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 379 Prize pool: $200,000 Patrick_Leonard - $20,102.66 sweet_dreammm - $14,875.85 Specter_Litt - $10,805.09 adolfnitler.ftw - $7,616.83 mmmmRektUWil - $5,528.18 megustaestrecha - $3,819.47 Event #42 (High): $109 Six Max No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 1,064 Prize pool: $110,656 ihadafeeling - $8,379.07 Gamblereiti - $6,403.15 justkot - $4,921 BanicIvan - $3,378.20 BL2858348 - $2,207.80 Kuuhaku. - $1,364.26 Event #43 (High Roller): $1,050 No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 250 Prize pool: $255,000 benderbei1 - $25,487.50 Krissyb24 - $18,500 PhileasFogg - $13,187.50 IN INFINITY - $9,750 IamPEAKing - $6,875 Pepe_Le_Spew - $5,250 CatsFreakMeowt - $3,875 JHelppi - $2,875 Event #43 (High): $215 No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 799 Prize pool: $164,594 Dabledore - $14,262.15 NinjasHyper - $10,147.30 SanityWaterline - $6,815.47 JeansssRun - $4,618.22 Putadroga - $3,259.92 Sponix92 - $2,349.06 FL_RAP - $1,677.90 Dogaaanoff - $1,166.54 Event #44 (High Roller): $530 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Entries: 100 Prize pool: $50,000 recusant_89 - $15,640.30 gibidon - $9,750 Hell0M8 - $6,000 I_Bet_Your_Mom - $4,375 RevenirROI - $3,125 SanchoPansa95 - $2,125 Event #44 (High): $109 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Entries: 182 Prize pool: $18,200 kid1591 - $4,533.06 Tightguy66 - $2,912 bloodflood - $2,047.50 senoresfefo - $1,483.30 Doyle883 - $1,092 stmacka - $728 Event #45 (High Roller): $530 Fast Six Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 195 Prize pool: $100,000 daskalos20 - $24,906.60 PotPotBANG - $16,000 LoSientoGrace - $11,250 theshadowalker - $8,150 Krissyb24 - $6,000 BobBogdanovich - $4,000 Event #45 (High): $109 Fast Six Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 527 Prize pool: $52,700 savageplenty - $9,881.41 silentm0de - $7,129.67 fiolhoso - $5,349.05 Putadroga- $3,768.05 aWasZuTrinken - $2,635 goldencosty - $1,581 Event #46 (High): $109 Turbo No Limit Hold'em PKO Entries: 371 Prize pool: $38,584 vvv_777tv - $3,598.86 AstraesPL - $2,597 AKQ_POCKETS - $1,799.25 Gancas09 - $1,289.22 Hahaha_Owned - $918.22 Birkenstock78 - $680.78 BadBeatPeete - $473.02 JudgeDredd66 - $245.03
  20. Hosted by PocketFives President and Editor in Chief Lance Bradley and poker writer Matt Clark, The Fives runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. Listen in this week as Lance Bradley and Matt Clark discuss Michael Mizrachi's third Poker Players Championship victory and whether or not that guarantees him a place in the Poker Hall of Fame once he's eligible. They also wax poetically about John Hennigan and whether or not the poker world doesn't appreciate the five-time bracelet winner enough. They wrap up the episode by getting into the details of the Alex Foxen-Kristen Bicknell win at the Venetian and the controversy that followed. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE IN ITUNES GET THIS EPISODE ON STITCHER GET THIS EPISODE ON GOOGLE PLAY
  21. Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, Kristen Bicknell made history by becoming the first woman to win a Poker Masters title after defeating a final table that included current Purple Jacket points leader Chance Kornuth and defending Purple Jacket champion Ali Imsirovic. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker NJ"][ptable zone="GG Poker"] “It feels incredible to win this event. I final tabled the World Poker Tour event last week and I did not feel happy with my final table play, so that run was kind of bittersweet. I wasn’t planning on playing this tournament but I felt the itch and in Las Vegas and I’m very happy with how it played out,” Bicknell said. A cooler just three minutes into the day sent one player to the rail. Ben Heath moved all-in from UTG for 125,000 with [poker card="kc"][poker card="kd"]. Action folded to Ralph Wong in the small blind and he called with [poker card="ad"][poker card="6c"] before Andras Nemeth moved all-in for 525,000 from the big blind [poker card="ah"][poker card="as"] forcing Wong to fold. The board ran out [poker card="9h"][poker card="7d"][poker card="6s"][poker card="jc"][poker card="jh"] to bust Heath in sixth place. Less than 10 minutes, action folded to Wong on the button and he moved all in for 590,000 with [poker card="as"][poker card="9s"]. Nemeth folded his small blind but Kornuth called from the big blind with [poker card="ad"][poker card="jc"]. The [poker card="8s"][poker card="5c"][poker card="4h"] flop kept Kornuth ahead and the [poker card="ah"] turn kept Wong drawing to a nine but the [poker card="7s"] failed to connect and he was out in fifth. Kornuth moved all-in from UTG with [poker card="5c"][poker card="5s"] and Nemeth called from the big blind with [poker card="ac"][poker card="3h"]. Nemeth failed to connect on the [poker card="8h"][poker card="4d"][poker card="4h"][poker card="4c"][poker card="th"] board and was eliminated in fourth place. Kornuth continued to be the aggressor and it resulted in finding yet another victim. Bicknell folded the button and Kornuth moved all in for 1,050,000 withh [poker card="jc"][poker card="3c"] and Ali Imsirovic called all-in with [poker card="ks"][poker card="8d"]. The [poker card="qd"][poker card="5d"][poker card="4s"] flop was a safe one for Imsirovic, but the [poker card="js"] turn gave Kornuth the advantage before the [poker card="jd"] river finished Imsirovic off in third. Heads-up play began with Bicknell holding 3,470,000 of the 6,375,000 chips in play. Over the next two hours, Bicknell and Kornuth each took turns with the lead before Bicknell captured it for the final time and finished Kornuth off. Bicknell moved all-in with [poker card="8h"][poker card="8s"] and Kornuth called all-in with [poker card="9d"][poker card="9h"]. The [poker card="7c"][poker card="5h"][poker card="4h"] flop gave Bicknell a gutshot straight draw. The [poker card="ac"] turn was a brick but the [poker card="6c"] river completed her straight and gave her first Poker Masters title. This marked the third time in six Poker Masters events this year that Kornuth finished as the runner-up. He previously came second to Isaac Baron in Event #1 and Ryan Laplante in Event #2 and now leads the Purple Jacket championship standings by more than double any other player. Final Table Payouts Kristen Bicknell - $408,000 Chance Kornuth - $267,500 Ali Imsirovic - $178,500 Andras Nemeth - $127,000 Ralph Wong - $102,000 Ben Heath - $76,500 David Stamm - $63,750 Elio Fox - $51,000 Purple Jacket Standings Chance Kornuth - 630 Kristen Bicknell - 300 Isaac Baron - 300 Ryan Laplante - 300 Julien Martini - 300 Jared Bleznick - 300 Jonathan Depa - 300 Sam Soverel - 270 Jorryt van Hoof - 270 Alex Foxen - 270
  22. Geovanne 'Grande_Prego' Pereira took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $145,753 after defeating 'AndyKidPoker' in the final showdown. A total of 5,835 entrants took part and meant that the prize pool once again exceeded its guarantee and was set at $1,167,000. A familiar name in the world of online poker 'anteen' took the bronze medal worth $77,595, before the final two players agreed to a money-deal. The action then recommenced and saw 'Grande_Prego' take the title nearly 14 hours after the tournament had begun. 'AndyKidPoker' added a massive $122,386 to their bankroll, just over three years since a 13th place finish in the Million for $4,661 saw them bank their now third biggest online score. 'bartek901' got the better off Jordan 'JWPRODIGY' Westmorland to claim victory in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $43,132. This week's edition saw 91 entrants come together to create a $182,000 prize pool. '0409479' took the bronze medal for $24,738, before Westmorland, who has over $5.1m in recorded online cashes, was the final player to depart the action and 'bartek901' picked up the win. Two-time PokerStars Sunday Million champion 'VinceVegaMFR' added the Sunday Warm-Up title to his list of accomplishments after he came through the 1,139 player field. Brazil's 'pabritz' took the bronze medal for $18,613 before heads-up play got underway between 'VinceVegaMFR' and 'jayjayme,' with the latter the final player to fall and departed with 25,888 as 'VinceVegaMFR' claimed the $36,006 top prize. 'TheRepoMan86' banked $52,337 after victory in the partypoker $1,050 Sunday Main Event-SHR following a heads-up battle with 'rdcrsnn.' There was a $263,000 prize pool up for grabs, with 'CropDustr' just missing out on a shot at the first-place prize after they departed in third place for $26,563. That left 'rdcrsnn' to do battle with 'TheRepoMan86', but it was the former who was to fall and had to settle for the runners-up prize worth $37,872. 'Ignent' took down the partypoker $530 Sunday Bounty Hunter for a score worth just over $54,000. partypoker ambassador Kristen 'krissyb24' Bicknell just missed out on a podium finish after she departed in fourth place for $8,697 + $3,542.50 (in bounties). 'BrunoBellagio44' was the next to fall and banked $11,763.25 + $3,201.25 in third place before the final battle commenced. 'spinner2255' ultimately succumb to the pressure from 'Ignent' and took second place for $16,502 + $7,141.87 and 'Ignent' secured the $22,734.85 first-place prize alongside a massive $32,069.38 in bounties. 'Specter_Litt' defeated partypoker ambassador Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao heads-up to collect the partypoker $2,600 Super Sunday High Roller gold medal. The tournament saw 96 entries create a $245,000 prize pool and once the field was reduced to the final three in was 'aLiNeNok1617', on their second major final table of the day, who collected the bronze medal for $30,625. Brazilian Simao was then looking to take another title on his partner site but couldn't get the better of 'Specter_Litt' in the final showdown and departed in second place for $42,875, with the latter banking $60,025 as champion. Over on 888poker, recent XL Eclipse champion 'Kannwas' overcame current PocketFives #3 ranked 'Isildur1337x' to win the $1,050 Whale for $25,550. The prize pool was set at $73,000 after 73 entrants took part with the top seven places paid. Rodrigo 'sonmonedass' Perez banked $10,950 for a third-place finish before 'Kannwas' continued their impressive run on the 888poker client to take another title by defeating Sweden's 'Isildur1337x', who had to settle for the $16,425 runners-up prize. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars Sunday Million ($200 + $15 NLHE) $1M Guaranteed 5,835 entrants, $1,167,000 prize pool Grande_Prego - $145,753.12* AndyKidPoker - $122,386.03* anteen - $77,595.69 Carsandi - $54,454.32 BuyMyLunch - $38,214.46 diw.2303 - $26,817.77 ludachips28 - $18,819.97 Matthew101 - $13,207.40 Squashchamp - $9,268.66 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $100k Gtd 91 entrants, $182,000 prize pool bartek901 - $43,132.24 JWPRODIGY - $32,665.15 0409479 - $24,738.18 jackziyang - $18,734.87 sk2ll_m0dR - $14,188.41 T-Macha - $10,745.26 Str8$$$Homey - $8,137.65 huang33 - $6,162.86 ale6ka - $5,295.38 PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder, $200k Gtd 2,848 entrants, $284,800 prize pool L1VeYRdrEamS - $20,483.84 alexMFNb - $14,482.48 K_banks1 - $10,240.67 snowrez - $7,241.25 ViDss - $5,120.34 Faaaarst - $3,620.64 glava38 - $2,560.18 ALWAYSBRAVES - $1,810.31 Cmon_Gasquet - $1,280.09 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $200k Gtd 1,139 entrants, $227,800 prize pool VinceVegaMFR - $36,006.70 jayjayme - $25,888.10 pabritz - $18,613.76 edudrake1987 - $13,383.45 Moses4you - $9,622.79 crife1 - $6,918.87 Tomatee - $4,974.71 JopperHarryN - $3,576.87 south2 - $2,571.79 partypoker $1,050 Sunday Main Event-SHR $200k Gtd 263 entrants, $263,000 prize pool TheRepoMan86 - $52,337 rdcrsnn - $37,872 CropDustr - $26,563 aLiNeNok1617 - $19,330.50 orud74 - $13,676 Echomaus - $10,257 SacredAccount - $7,232.50 SchelampigaUhu - $5,260 partypoker $530 Sunday Bounty Hunter – HR $200k 223 entrants, $227,460 prize pool Ignent - $22,734.85 + $32,069.38 spinner2255 - $16,502 + $7,141.87 BrunoBellagio44 - $11,763.25 + $3,201.25 Krissyb24 - $8,697 + $3,542.50 HungarysHero - $6,132.50 + $4,046.25 Smokeycoke12 - $4,683 + $390 jizonhisniz - $3,456.50 + $1,690 ROTTsFEARestFC - $2,564.50 + $2,080 partypoker $2,600 Super Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd 98 entrants, $245,000 prize pool Specter_Litt - $60,025 joaosimaobh - $42,875 aLiNeNok1617 - $30,625 fren96 - $21,437.50 MoNddLeR - $15,925 Paul_Folders - $12,250 donzledurbru - $9,800 MOTHERSMATTERS - $7,962.50 partypoker $530 Main Event-HR 100k Gtd 263 entrants, $131,500 prize pool VolZok_ - $26,168.50 rudiqa1 - $18,936 MelonsAreYum - $13,281.50 ojanOmaha - $9,655.25 mwhldwn - $6,838 Quatroe3ehFLIP - $5,128.50 LoSientoGrace - $3,616.25 Patrick_Leonard - $2,630 888poker $1,050 The $50,000 Whale 73 entrants – $73,000 prize pool Kannwas - $25,550 Isildur1337x - $16,425 sonmonedass - $10,950 DosPoochies - $7,300 wellyxx - $5,475 - APOARSLAN - $4,015 Svengate - $3,285 888poker $215 Sunday Mega Deep 560 entrants – $112,000 prize pool GritinhO-Dzi - $21,560 BrAvEHrT1 - $15,960 PoulPanasony - $12,040 GangstaGo - $8,680 radfish14 - $5,880 VitaliyPanko - $4,200 BeeTheBeagle - $3,080 Sinatra48 - $2,520  
  23. The penultimate day of the partypoker POWERFEST is in the books, and it saw plenty of PocketFivers pick up titles. Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell won her first POWERFEST in Event #136 High: $215 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out, outlasting 671 runners to bank $14,379.05 plus $7,519 from bounties. The partypoker ambassador has been crushing the live poker scene of late, with big scores in Las Vegas and Macau bringing her career earnings up to more than $2.2 million. Her fellow Team partypoker member, Ludovic “Gr4vyBo4t” Geilich, came close to a title himself. Geilich would ultimately finish in fourth in the High Roller version of Bicknell’s event ($1,050 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out) for $4,263 (+ $3,835). “IamPEAKing” would emerge victorious in that one, adding $20,695.85 + $30,150 to his or her bankroll. On top of that, they also placed third in Event #138 High Roller: $530 No Limit Hold’em Fast Six-Max Progressive Knock-out for an additional $5,540.62 (+ $4,421). One player who has been crushing this POWERFEST is the UK’s “NoOnionsBlud”, who has racked up multiple second and third-place finishes. A title eluded him prior to Saturday though, when he took down Event #137 High Roller: $530 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Six-Max for $12,744.64. Other PocketFivers to win titles on Friday include “ComeToMyParty”. He won Event #134 High: $215 No Limit Hold’em Mix-Max for $19,399.40, bringing his winnings up above the million mark. Meanwhile, “VblackholeV” won Event #135 High Roller: $109 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Progressive Knock-out for $8,329.82 (+ $5,612), and can now boast more than $2.6 million in career online winnings. Two other players worth shouting out are “SlowplayAlex” and “DannyAgger”. Not only did the former finish third in the same event “ComeToMyParty” won (for $10,350), he also finished third in the event “IamPEAKing" won for $10,708.25 (+ $3,607). Meanwhile, “DannyAgger” notched up a seventh-place finish in the same event Bicknell won (for $1,735.22 + $2,472), and also final tabled Event #139 High: $109 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Progressive Knock-out for another seventh ($405.62 + $155). The rest of the winners on Saturday were “Skipper22”, “Hero_Value”, “seotaji86”, “raissa1990”, and “Lebboy3333”. Event #134 High: $215 No Limit Hold’em Mix-Max Entries: 479 Prize pool: $100,000 ComeToMyParty - $19,399.40 Garrin4e1 - $14,400 SlowplayAlex - $10,350 Pokewesjuh - $7,300 hotfils - $5,200 unstoppableMind - $3,300 Event #135 High Roller: $530 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Progressive Knock-out Entries: 355 Prize pool: $200,000 Skipper22 - $21,362.66 + $21,470 OsamaBinLosing - $15,808.25 + $4,122 miss rixy dixy - $11,482.34 + $5,118 Pider Ninni - $8,094.25 + $2,411 Severtsev - $5,874.68 + $2,731 VovTroyJeblt - $4,058.87 + $2,772 Event #135 High Roller: $109 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Progressive Knock-out Entries: 931 Prize pool: $100,000 VblackholeV - $8,329.82 + $5,612 King_loOol - $6,215.75 + $81 RingelStink - $4,599.65 + $2,562 vMagnus - $3,157.60 + $860 MichaB999 - $2,063.62 + $135 SnOwD0nk - $1,275.17 + $1,888 Event #136 High Roller: $1,050 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out Entries: 203 Prize pool: $207,000 IamPEAKing - $20,695.85 + $30,150 KONY2012 - $15,022 + $7,312 SlowplayAlex - $10,708.25 + $3,607 Maguireblue - $7,917 + $3,445 BuyThaPot - $5,582.50 + $520 Ludovic “Gr4vyBo4t” Geilich - $4,263 + $3,835 Doyle_B - $3,146 + $2,015 TullamoreFan12 - $2,334.50 + $1,430 Event #136 High: $215 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out Entries: 671 Prize pool: $150,000 Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell - $14,379.05 + $7,519 Puffer_F1sh - $10,237.84 + $1,786 SupermanTY22 - $6,909.36 + $3,632 FishOnHeater - $4,724.55 + $4,047 DDNAX12 - $3,296.93 + $2,534 NoisiaRadio - $2,397.76 + $867 DannyAgger - $1,735.22 + $2,472 kevlar91 - $1,214.65 + $1,323 Event #137 High Roller: $530 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Six-Max Entries: 96 Prize pool: $50,000 NoOnionsBlud - $12,744.64* drewmscott - $12,645.67* Imlucknuts - $6,000 SchlampigaUhu - $4,375 zanzibazaar - $3,125 BeezaDog - $2,125 Event #137 High: $109 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Six-Max Entries: 169 Prize pool: $16,900 Hero_Value - $4,209.27 fbrym - $2,704 icf043 - $1,901.25 Tuersteher - $1,377.35 Odyssey2017 - $1,014 holyguacamole - $676 Event #138 High Roller: $530 No Limit Hold’em Fast Six-Max Progressive Knock-out Entries: 197 Prize pool: $100,962.50 seotaji86 - $12,266.56 + $14,930 MoNddLeR - $7,880 + $3,785 IamPEAKing - $5,540.62 + $4,421 Tightguy66 - $4,013.87 + $262 hardf1sh - $2,955 + $1,829 WWWpartyCOM - $1,970 + $1,279 Event #138 High: $109 No Limit Hold’em Fast Six-Max Progressive Knock-out Entries: 509 Prize pool: $52,936 raissa1990 - $4,772.14 + $4,845 Andrey00611 - $3,443.07 + $1,667 leeking2525 - $2,583.17 + $840 Dvsricky - $1,819.67 + $954 JiggaWhat44 - $1,272.50 + $253 Gorgonzoler - $763.50 + $54 Event #139 High: $109 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Progressive Knock-out Entries: 295 Prize pool: $30,680 Lebboy3333 - $2,935.38 + $3,875 CSABIPAPI - $2,124 + $1,156 NeverInduce - $1,489.75 + $686 mcbc87 - $1,084.12 + $303 Serg_Blak - $767 + $344 optimax17 - $575.25 + $330 DannyAgger - $405.62 + $155 Mendez-11 - $295 + $47
  24. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Jeff Walsh, The Fives Poker Podcast is LIVE this week from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure with daily episodes bringing in all of the guests and action from the PokerStars Players No Limit Championship and the PCA Main Event. Lance and Jeff wrap up a busy Day 2 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and are joined on the show by Chino Rheem and Kristen Bicknell. All of the chip leaders, all of the bustouts and all of the action recapped just in time to get you ready for Day 3. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  25. On Thursday, February 22 the Global Poker Index returns to Los Angeles to host the 4th Annual GPI American Poker Awards. Sponsored by PokerStars, the awards ceremony looks to celebrate not just the players of the game but the industry and influencers that help create and support the poker community. Having spent the last three years in Beverly Hills, the ceremony now moves to the Andaz West Hollywood hotel on the Sunset Strip. “We are very excited to return to the Los Angeles area for a fourth straight year to reward the most deserving poker players, industry leaders and media members in the business,” Alex Dreyfus, American Poker Awards President said. “We are proud to once again host the poker world and look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles.” In total, the ceremony will hand out 20 total awards including mainstay categories such as Breakout Player of the Year, Moment of the Year and Event of the Year. The awards also shine the spotlight on members of the media including Poker Journalist of the Year and Poker Media Content of the Year. In addition to these and other previously awarded categories, three new awards will be included in 2018 - all of which reflect the growing landscape of how poker is both presented and consumed. For the first time the categories of Video Blogger of the Year, Poker Broadcaster of the Year and Biggest Influencer will be presented, likely recognizing a new wave of content creators that are helping grow the industry. Two awards that need no nomination and have already been determined are the GPI American Player of the Year and the GPI Female Player of the Year. Both are pre-determined by tournament results of the players that scored the most points on the Global Poker Index during the 2017 season. The GPI American Player of the Year is New York’s high-rolling crusher Bryn Kenney. Kenney takes the award after an amazing 2017 that saw him rake in 15 six-figure scores headlined by a victory in the PokerStars Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller for $1,946.911. Canada’s Kristen Bicknell will be honored as the GPI Female Player of the Year. Her spectacular season was topped by a victory in the $5,000 side event during the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas for nearly $200,000. Once again, PocketFives is proud to be co-presenting the PocketFives Legacy Award. The award is presented to an online legend who has come out from behind the keyboard to make significant contributions to the live tournament circuit. Last year, one of the greatest, Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy was presented with the award. All the winners will be revealed on February 22 at 7:00 pm at the Andaz West Hollywood. If you are looking to reserve your spot, simply fill out the necessary form, noting that space is limited. 4th Annual American Poker Awards Categories GPI American Player of the Year - Bryn Kenney GPI Female Player of the Year - Kristen Bicknell Breakout Player of the Year Poker Journalist of the Year Poker Media Content of the Year Poker Podcast of the Year Video Blogger of the Year Poker Streamer of the Year Poker Broadcaster of the Year Mid-Major Circuit of the Year Event of the Year Industry Person of the Year Biggest Influencer in Poker Charitable Initiative of the Year PocketFives Legacy Award Award for Lifetime Achievement In Poker Jury Prize People's Choice Award for Poker Personality of the Year
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