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  1. The 2020 World Series of Poker on GGPoker is less than two weeks away and on Sunday some of the game's brightest stars appeared more than ready to get after a bracelet a two. Stephen Chidwick dominated on partypoker, earning wins in the High Roller Club The Big Game and $10,300 High Roller Club Mix-Max 2nd Chance beating 165 and 44 players respectively to win a total of $367,727.71. Chidwick wasn't the only high stakes regular who picked up a pair of wins on Sunday. Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosian beat out 99 other entries in the PokerStars $5,200 High Roller to win $88,459.85 and then another 39 in the PokerStars $2,100 High Roller Club Sunday High Roller to earn $34,653.40. In both events, fellow Russian 'hello_totti' finished runner-up and was left to console himself with $110,606.71. The biggest single score on the day belonged to Ali Imsirovic. Beating 37 other entries in the partypoker High Roller Club Main Event, Imisorovic banked $387,125. Runner-up Rob Yong walked away with $251,750 while Martirosian added another $156,750 to his Sunday haul after coming in third place. 'mathouse' defeated 'Martin Pineiro' heads-up to win the GGPoker GGMasters outright for $71,947.50. The event had a $35,768 overlay on the $500,000 guarantee after drawing 3,364 players. PokerStars High Roller Buy-in: $5,200 Entries: 100 Prize pool: $500,000 Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosian - $115,217.45 hello_totti - $88,459.85 Malaka$tyle - $67,916.35 PokerStars High Roller Club Sunday High Roller Buy-in: $2,100 Entries: 40 Prize pool: $80,000 Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosian - $34,653.40 hello_totti - $22,146.86 WATnlos - $14,153.98 PokerStars Bounty Builder Buy-in: $109 Entries: 3,051 Prize pool: $305,100 exitonlyKK - $18,791.21 + $10,649.42 in bounties yAAwn - $18,787.99 + $5,191.15 in bounties Marto115 - $11,005.78 + $3,499.16 in bounties partypoker High Roller Club Main Event Buy-in: $25,500 Entries: 38 Prize pool: $950,000 Ali Imsirovic - $387,125 Rob Yong - $251,750 Artur Martirosian - $156,750 partypoker High Roller Club Mix-Max 2nd Chance Buy-in: $10,300 Entries: 44 Prize pool: $440,000 Stephen Chidwick - $176,000 Dan Shak - $112,615.80 Jake Schindler - $57,200 partypoker High Roller Club The Big Game Buy-in: $5,200 Entries: 165 Prize pool: $866,370 Stephen Chidwick - $191,727.71 Thomas Boivin - $137,752.83 Michael Watson - $100,498.92 GGPoker GGMasters Buy-in: $150 Entries: 3,364 Prize pool: $500,000 ($35,768 overlay) mathouse - $71,947.50 Martin Pineiro - $50,874.60 eggt8rt - $35,973.80 GGPoker Global MILLION$ Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,639 Prize pool: $1,000,000 1kkwinner - $82,359.39* BigToeJoeBeiso - $78,579.86* Drupada - $109,484.08* Raisetwice1994 - $70,795.17* GGPoker Bounty Hunters Main Event Buy-in: $210 Entries: 1,910 Prize pool: $382,000 michael79 - $43,612.13* + $21,133.19 in bounties BanBang! - $23,522.92* + $3,888.28 in bounties NocturnalSagitario - $27,957.93* + $6,619.84 in bounties
  2. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. It's time to check out a brand new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast as Lance and Donnie break down all the news from this week in the world of poker. The World Series of Poker has unveiled the first half of the 85 scheduled online gold bracelet events that will be taking place this summer. With 31 being played every day in July on WSOP.com and another 54 to be contested on GGPoker for the rest of the world, the online poker world is going to see an unprecedented amount of new online bracelet winners. Not to be left out, the World Poker Tour and partypoker have also planned some counter-programming in the form of the $100M Gtd WPT World Online Championships where five players will win Champions Club honors while playing online. Make sure you subscribe to The FIVES - available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  3. Although there has been some discussion of live poker venues reopening in the United States, this weekend the real action remained online. Online grinders across New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania enjoyed some of the largest prize pools of the summer over the weekend, including the over $500,000 up for grabs in the Main Event of the WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit. New Jersey’s Frank ‘spaghettiii’ Marasco outlasted the 718 players (391 rebuys) of the $525 buy-in WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event to take home a career-high score of $127,535 and a spot in the WSOP Online Global Casino Championship. This is Marasco’s second Circuit win of the year, having captured a gold ring during the WSOP Circuit live event in Atlantic City back in March. Thomas ‘OtB_RedBaron’ Lim finished in second place and earned the $67,372.75 second-place prize. ‘artiliu’ wrapped up in third place which was good for $44,360. In other WSOP.com action, ‘Andrewbull88’ topped the 605 entries of the WSOP.com $100K Gtd Sunday to take home $45,375 for first. Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio made multiple major final tables on Sunday, and here he finished in second place for $25,410. Kyle ‘Kdruck’ Draucker fell in third place and earned $15,427.50. Jon ‘jetsfan14’ Borenstein also grabbed a piece of a six-figure prize pool after he took down the WSOP.com Weekly Sunday Six Max for $28,767.20. ‘dudeguydrew’ settled for second place and $16,643.88 while Zachary ‘lovepuddle’ Schwartz wrapped up in third place for $9,554.82 Pennsylvania offered a six-figure prize pool of its own as 1,162 entries piled into the PokerStars PA Sunday Special to create a $106,671 prize pool. ‘mysticnoori’ went the distance, earning $16,861.38 for first. PASCOOP title winner ‘BirdBrain64’ grabbed second place and $12,122.58. And ‘WHATWHYNO’ took home the bronze and $68,716.24 for their efforts. There was a three-way deal in the $200 buy-in PokerStars NJ Sunday Special that saw Daniel ‘AvaGray’ Lupo get the official win and $7,758.92. ’jgoons11’ took slightly less, banking $7,249.02 for second and ‘Force O Will’ locked up $7,165.69 for third. In the partypoker NJ Sunday $35K GTD, Sridhar 'sri100k' Sangannagari topped the field of 229 runners and took home $9,160 for first. ‘maniacalmonk’ finished in second place for $6,031.86. And ‘schaf4206’ climbed into third place, earning $4,351. WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Main Event Buy-in: $525 Entries: 718 Prize pool: $554,500 Frank ‘spaghettiii’ Marasco - $127,535 Thomas 'OtB_RedBaron' Lim - $67,371.75 artiliu - $44,360 Mr_Foodles - $33,270 Anthony 'heheh' Zinno - $27,725 Zdvol632 - $22,180 TheRounder89 - $16,080.50 Bagelbud - $9,981 bella0827 - $7,208.50 WSOP.com $100K Gtd Sunday Buy-in: $320 Entries: 605 Prize pool: $181,500 Andrewbull88 - $45,375 Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio - $25,410 Kdruck - $15,427.50 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 220 Prize pool: $102,740 jetsfan14 - $28,767.20 dudeguydrew - $16,643.88 lovepuddle - $9,554.82 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $50 Entires: 396 Prize pool: $25,525.50 Anthony ‘flawlessbink’ Maio - $6,764.25 Ian ‘apokerjoker2’ Steinman - $3,956.45 AntoVegas - $2,259 WSOP.com Weekly Sunday [KO] Buy-in: $100 Entires: 240 Prize pool: $22,560 IQ84. - $4,388 + $325 in bounties DontBluffMe1 - $2,566 + $225 in bounties deemsta - $1,465.56 + $200 in bounties PokerStars PA Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,162 Prize pool: $106,671.60 mysticnoori - $16,861.38 BirdBrain64 - $12,122.58 WHATWHYNO - $8,716.24 PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 135 Prize pool: $31,455 TurkTerminator - $6,652.05 TeamVillage - $4,858.31 wolfofbrdst - $3,548.31 PokerStars PA Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 242 Prize pool: $22,215.60 AlwaysE4 - $4,286.29 Prixzky7 - $3,2167.98 SammmyTheTank - $2,341.52 PokerStars NJ Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 255 Prize pool: $47,430 Daniel 'AvaGray' Lupo - $7,758.92* jgoons11 - $7,249.02* Force O Will - $7,165.69* partypoker Sunday $35K GTD Buy-in: $215 Entries: 229 Prize pool: $45,800 Sridhar 'sri100k' Sangannagari - $9,160 maniacalmonk - $6,031.86 schaf4206 - $4,351
  4. The World Poker Tour and partypoker have tabled their hand with their summer plans. On Friday, the two premier poker brands announced the first-ever WPT World Online Championships, a nearly two-month-long online series that offers players a shot at becoming a WPT champion while guaranteeing $100,000,000 million in total prize money. Just weeks removed from the successful conclusion of the record-setting WPT Online Championship series, the World Poker Tour and partypoker have teamed up once again. The WPT World Online Championships will take place from July 17-September 8 and hold 12 WPT Online Championship events. Five of the 12 events will be considered full-featured WPT Main Tour Events. The winners of those tournaments will earn all the same perks as a player who has gone the distance in a live event. This includes membership in the WPT Champions Club, a $15,000 seat to the Season XVIII WPT Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, and the player's name engraved on the WPT Trophy. The $10M Gtd Main Event, which kicks off on August 29, has a $10,300 buy-in and two starting flights, each with a single re-entry available. The tournament will take five days to play out and, as the tournament progresses, has a structure close to that of a live event with levels at the final table extended to 60 minutes each. The other four WPT Champions Club tournaments each have a $3,200 buy-in and a $3 million guarantee over a variety of NLHE formats. “The WPT World Online Championships brings together the World Poker Tour and partypoker together once more for what will be the largest series in both of our histories,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour in a press release. “The spectacle on display during the WPT Online Series will be heightened once more come July with another major milestone for the World Poker Tour. Five WPT Champions crowned in a single series is a first for the WPT in 18 seasons and we look forward to welcoming them all into the WPT Champions Club.” The full schedule is packed with No-Limit Hold’em events including 8-Max, 6-Max, and Knockout tournaments. For variety, there is also a Pot Limit Omaha, PLO Hi-Lo, as well as Heads Up tournament. Most of the events also have three tiers of buy-ins. For each of the Main Events, there is a Mini and a Micro version of the events. In addition to the Main Event, there are a pair of tournaments aimed at pleasing the biggest names in the game. The $25,500 High Roller on September 5 guarantees $10 million while the $102,000 Super High Roller has a $5 million guarantee. Also of note, on July 29, the WPT is holding a one-off WPT Shooting Stars for Charity PKO tournament with a $1,100. “This is a true series for players across the board,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe. “Limited re-entries, buy-ins at all levels, and five ways to become a WPT Champion are all highlights of the first-ever WPT World Online Championships.” With no live World Series of Poker taking place in Las Vegas this summer, the race to fill the void with online offerings is on. The WPT World Online Championships will go head-to-head with the recently announced World Series of Poker online schedule which kicks off on July 1. Like the WPT, the World Series of Poker was forced to adjust to the times. They pivoted to offer 31 gold bracelet events for players in the United States on the WSOP.com platform and another 54 bracelet events on through their partnership with GGPoker which concludes on September 6. Between the two series, there will be no shortage of online titles to battle for this summer and the industry is still awaiting a potential announcement from PokerStars as to what they may have planned. “I’m delighted that we have been able to partner with the WPT to revive the WPT World Championships and bring the series online for the first time,” said partypoker Managing Director, Tom Waters. “We want to give the festival more of a live event feel, so the tournaments will be structured as such, including single re-entry for all No Limit Hold’em event, freezeouts, limited late registration, and limited Day 1’s. Due to popular demand, players will be able to see each other’s real names at the tables.” WPT World Online Championships Schedule [table id=55 /] * bold events indicate Main Tour events. For a Full Festival schedule of events, click here.
  5. No one can know for sure when the World Poker Tour will be back in New Jersey to offer poker players another shot at a live WPT title. However, later this month online players in the Garden State can battle for an actual WPT trophy in the WPT Online Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network. On Sunday, June 28 the World Poker Tour, BorgataPoker.com, and partypoker are teaming up for an exclusive online event just for players in New Jersey. The $400 buy-in, $300K Gtd WPT Online Poker Open not only promises the winner a hefty payday but also an official WPT Champions’ Trophy, an invitation to a World Poker Tour VIP experience in Las Vegas, and an $11,000 package that includes entry into the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas plus $600 in cash to pay for expenses. “WPT and partypoker US Network are coming together to provide the New Jersey network of online players the opportunity to compete in a world-class event and take part in a familiar WPT experience,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the WPT in a press release. “We look forward to our first event with partypoker US Network and a great start to a long term partnership.” The $400 WPT Online Poker Open Main Event takes place at the end of a week filled with twelve prelim events. Buy-ins for the prelim events start at just $5 and scale up to the $320 Black Chip Bounty tournament. In addition to the prelim events, the series is holding a number of direct satellites to the Main Event as well as the ability to phase into the Main Event with buy-ins of $45. Of course, in order to participate a player needs to physically be located inside of New Jersey. From there, they can choose their platform of choice between any of the partypoker US Network clients including BorgataPoker.com, BetMGMPoker.com, or partypoker’s own NJ client. “We continually strive to offer opportunities for players to enjoy the game they love on a safe, secure, and hassle-free network,” said Ray Stefanelli, Director of Poker for partypoker US Network. “We are excited to combine the prestige of WPT with the offering of our poker network to provide a championship-caliber event to players in New Jersey.” WPT Online Poker Open Schedule [table id=52 /]
  6. On Wednesday, Britain's Jareth East topped a record field in the WPTDeepStacks Online event at partypoker to win $557,658.14. East's triumph came from besting a 3,554-entry field. The $1,050 buy-in event proved the largest field size in WPTDeepStacks history. The win also proved to be the largest score of East's poker career. Prior to this WPTDeepStacks Online win, East's largest online score was for $132,200. His largest live tournament score was for $35,940. East, a PocketFives member since 2013 who has been ranked as high as 12th in the world, defeated Jon Van Fleet in heads-up play. Van Fleet earned $392,717 for his runner-up performance. East entered the final day of the event in ninth chip position with 15 players remaining. When it was all said and done, East was the last man standing to win the $557,658.14 first-place prize. Notable deep runs were had by Ludovic Gelich (12th - $27,259.18), Govert Metaal (19th - $15,282.20), Connor Drinan (29th - $11,052.94), and Julien Martini (41st - $8,636.22). Event #40 $1,050 WPTDeepStacks Entries: 3,554 Prize pool: $3,554,000 Jareth East - $557,658.14 Jon Van Fleet - $392,717 Dimitrios Farmakoulis - $253,755.60 Maksim Bukreev - $167,748.80 Phillip Mighall - $116,215.80 Rimantas Petras Boguzas - $79,431.90 Mihail Zavoloka - $55,087 Sergei Denisov - $35,113.52 [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Maksim Bukreev, who entered the final day as the chip leader, placed fourth for $167,748.80. On his final hand, Bukreev opened from under the gun to 3.52 million with the blinds at 400,000/800,000 with a 100,000 ante. Bukreev left himself with 420,628 behind after the raise. On the button, Van Fleet called and the two took a flop of [poker card="Jh"][poker card="9d"][poker card="9c"]. Bukreev moved all in and Van Fleet called, to reveal that it was Bukreev's [poker card="Kc"][poker card="Tc"] up against the [poker card="Kh"][poker card="Qs"] for Van Fleet. The turn was the [poker card="5d"] and the river was the [poker card="2c"] to bust Bukreev. Farmakoulis fell in third place. East raised to 1.68 million from under the gun and Farmakoulis called out of the big blind to leave himself with 3.85 million behind. On the [poker card="Ts"][poker card="9c"][poker card="2c"] flop, Farmakoulis moved all in and East made the call with the [poker card="Kh"][poker card="Qd"]. Farmakoulis had the [poker card="Js"][poker card="8s"] and bricked out with the [poker card="6d"] and [poker card="4h"] hitting the board. Van Fleet had the lead to start heads-up play, with 65.54 million to East's 40.75 million. The two battled for about 40 minutes before the final hand was played. On the final hand, East limped the button for 1.2 million and Van Fleet checked his option in the big blind. The flop was [poker card="Jh"][poker card="9s"][poker card="6s"] and Van Fleet checked. East bet 1.2 million and Van Fleet raised to 3 million. East then made it 5.4 million and Van Fleet shoved for 18.73 million. East called with the [poker card="Qs"][poker card="Qc"] and Van Fleet had the [poker card="Ks"][poker card="3s"]. The turn was the [poker card="5c"] and the river was the [poker card="2h"] to give Van Fleet the win. Anton Yakuba Wins Mini WPTDeepStacks Online As with the entire WPT Online Series at partypoker, there was a mini version of the WPTDeepStacks event. The Mini WPTDeepStacks Online had a $109 buy-in and drew a field of 10,400 entries for a $1.04 million prize pool. The winner was Anton Yakuba for $137,396.29 after a deal was made with Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho. Filho took home $129,311.72 Michael Tureniec finished third in the Mini WPTDeepStacks Online for $70,262.40, and Griffin Benger took fifth for $31,116.80. Event #40 $109 Mini WPTDeepStacks Entries: 10,400 Prize pool: $1,040,000 Anton Yakuba - 137,396.29* Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho - 129,311.72* Michael Tureniec - 70,262.40 Rodrigo Semeghini - $45,552 Griffin Benger - $31,116.80 Peter Haden - $21,008 Ivan Tononi - $14,622.40 Bernardo Soares - $9,287.20 *Denotes a deal. Also running deep were Shawn Buchanan (12th - $7,134.40), Jan-Eric Schwippert (21st - $3,723.20), Paul Vas Nunes (26th - $2,506.40), and Kenneth Hicks (36th - $2,121.60).
  7. Phil Galfond and 'ActionFreak' played for roughly six hours on Thursday, May 21, to push their 'Galfond Challenge' match to an estimated 11,000 hands complete. The session was the 15th between the two high-stakes players and it resulted in a big win for Galfond. On Thursday, Galfond won €165,417.31 off of 'ActionFreak.' Entering the day, Galfond was in the lead by €103,341.37. With this latest win, Galfond's lead has been stretched to €271,153.08. Galfond and 'ActionFreak' are playing 15,000 hands of €150-300 PLO, so they have about 4,000 hands remaining. The matches have been playing out on partypoker. At the end of the 15,000-hand sample, the leader will earn an additional €150,000 from his opponent. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] There were plenty of big pots played on Thursday and we'll start by taking a look at the first all-in clash of the day. It resulted in a €64,452.90 pot going Galfond's way.  Galfond raised to €900 on the button, 'ActionFreak' raised to €2,700 from the big blind, and then Galfond made it €8,100 to go. 'ActionFreak' called the four-bet and the flop was [poker card="Jc"][poker card="4s"][poker card="2s"]. 'ActionFreak' checked, Galfond bet €16,199 for the full pot, and 'ActionFreak' went all in. Galfond called for €24,126.95 total. Galfond had the [poker card="As"][poker card="Ad"][poker card="9c"][poker card="4h"] and 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Ah"][poker card="Jh"][poker card="6c"][poker card="5c"]. The turn was the [poker card="8s"] and the river was the [poker card="8c"] to give Galfond the win. Things continued to go Galfond's way when he won an €87,153.98 pot thanks to hitting a full house on the river against a turned straight for 'ActionFreak.'  With €21,596 in the middle on the [poker card="Kh"][poker card="9s"][poker card="7h"][poker card="Qs"] board, 'ActionFreak' was first and bet the full pot. Galfond took his time and then shoved all in for €32,778.99. 'ActionFreak' quickly called. 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Qc"][poker card="Js"][poker card="Ts"][poker card="Tc"] for a straight. Galfond had the [poker card="Kc"][poker card="Qh"][poker card="9h"][poker card="5s"] for two pair and a flush draw. The river was the [poker card="Kd"] to give Galfond a full house and he won the pot. Galfond also won a €71,044.64 pot with a club flush.  On the [poker card="9d"][poker card="5c"][poker card="3c"] flop, there was €5,399 in the middle and 'ActionFreak' checked to Galfond, who bet €2,699.50. 'ActionFreak' check-raised to €13,497.50 and Galfond went all in for €32,822.82. 'ActionFreak' made the call. Galfond had the [poker card="7c"][poker card="6c"][poker card="5s"][poker card="3d"] and 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Ah"][poker card="9c"][poker card="2d"]. The turn was the [poker card="7d"] and the river was the [poker card="Kc"]. Galfond finished with a club flush and scooped in the pot. Viewers were also treated to a rare six-bet all-in pot that took place on Thursday, resulting in a €66,995.08 pot going Galfond's way.  Galfond started the preflop action by raising to €900. After 'ActionFreak' raised to €2,700, Galfond bumped it up to €8,100. 'ActionFreak' then made it €24,300 to go with €9,197.54 behind. Galfond reraised to put 'ActionFreak' all in and 'ActionFreak' called. Galfond had the [poker card="Ac"][poker card="As"][poker card="Qs"][poker card="9s"] and 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Qh"][poker card="9d"][poker card="8h"]. The flop, turn, and river ran out [poker card="Ah"][poker card="7c"][poker card="4h"][poker card="3d"][poker card="5d"] and Galfond pulled in the pot. Challenge Results To Date Hands Played Daily Winner Amount Won Day 1 (Apr. 27) 145 ActionFreak €11,162.32 Day 2 (Apr. 28) 1,017 Phil Galfond €3,632.83 Day 3 (Apr. 30) 844 Phil Galfond €310,594.59 Day 4 (May 1) 665 Phil Galfond €113,377.48 Day 5 (May 4) 680 ActionFreak €95,304.17 Day 6 (May 5) 734 ActionFreak €78,919.35 Day 7 (May 7) 746 Phil Galfond €26,980.36 Day 8 (May 9) 944 Phil Galfond €165,093.85 Day 9 (May 11) 721 ActionFreak €256,044 Day 10 (May 12) 776 Phil Galfond €19,003.35 Day 11 (May 14) 784 ActionFreak €23,363.64 Day 12 (May 15) 710 ActionFreak €57,580.53 Day 13 (May 16) 716 Phil Galfond €48,169.76 Day 14 (May 19) 740 ActionFreak €61,136.84 Day 15 (May 21) 832 Phil Galfond €165,417.31 - - - - Total 11,054 Phil Galfond €271,153.08 What's Next for the Galfond Challenge? The challenge between Galfond and 'ActionFreak' will continue on Friday, May 22, with more €150-300 PLO action. The two have 3,945 hands to go.
  8. A handful of WPT Online events wrapped up over the weekend on partypoker, although it was a quieter weekend for the series. The biggest winner was Benjamin Voreland, and we also saw notables Niklas Astedt and Pablo Brito Silva grab titles. For Astedt, it was his second title of the WPT Online series. In Event #49 Mini: $215 PLO Knockout [6-Max], Astedt topped the 320-entry field to win $5,282.98 plus $6,219.54 in bounties. That's a total score of $11,502.52. Astedt beat Javier Zarco in heads-up play, with Zarco taking home $5,276.32 plus $3,032.03 in bounties. Astedt, one of the most successful online tournament players in history, previously won Event #15: $1,050 Weekender as part of this World Poker Tour Online festival. In that event, he took home a winning score of $174,751.50. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] In the bigger buy-in version of Event #49, the $2,100 PLO Knockout [6-Max] tournament, Voreland won $71,441.30 for finishing in first place. That score came from $23,691.30 in prize money plus $47,750 in bounties. There was 104 players in the field. Also reaching the final table were a couple of players to have enjoyed some success recently, Connor Drinan and Jason Mercier. Drinan just recently won his fifth title of this year's PokerStars SCOOP series and Mercier was the winner of the WPT Online $10,300 PLO High Roller a couple of days ago for almost $280,000. Event #50's two tournaments actually wrapped up on Saturday, with Alastair Smith winning Event #50 Mini: $55 6-Max Turbo for $6,817.09 and Silva winning Event #50: $530 6-Max Turbo for $21,170.64. Smith topped a field of 802 entries, whereas Silva bat out a field of 170 entries. In Event #51 Mini: $55 8-Max Turbo Bounty, it was Sam Mather becoming victorious for $6,291.69 plus $5,002.02 in bounties. He topped a big field of 1,906 entries to take this title. Maximillian Diender picked up $14,478.07 plus $18,921.91 in bounties for winning Event #51: $530 8-Max Turbo Bounty. Diender finished in first place from a field of 378 entries. At the final table, Diender beat Sarah Targul in heads-up play, while Benjamin Rolle and Simon Mattsson placed seventh and eighth, respectively. Event #49 Mini: $215 PLO Knockout [6-Max] Entries: 320 Prize pool: $64,000 Niklas Astedt - $5,282.98 + $6,219.54 in bounties Javier Zarco - $5,276.32 + $3,032.03 in bounties Tomas Geleziunas - $3,808.18 + $1,545.31 in bounties Danil Karavaev - $2,769.58 + $1,656.25 in bounties Andres Ojeda - $1,904.09 + $1,034.37 in bounties Li Zhang - $1,384.79 + $1,131.25 in bounties Event #49: $2,100 PLO Knockout [6-Max] Entries: 104 Prize pool: $208,000 Benjamin Voreland - $23,691.30 + $47,750 in bounties Niki Juhani Numisto - $23,670.46 + $4,750 in bounties Sam Higgs - $14,572.83 + $4,500 in bounties Joni Jouhkimainen - $10,626.02 + $500 in bounties Connor Drinan - $7,590.01 + $5,125 in bounties Jason Mercier - $5,161.21 + $2,625 in bounties Event #50 Mini: $55 6-Max Turbo Entries: 802 Prize pool: $40,100 Alastair Smith - $6,817.09 Joel Holmberg - $5,022.20 David Greene - $3,809.50 Breno Andrade - $2,606.50 Garry Stevens Smith - $1,804.50 Ilya Yakunin - $1,203 Event #50: $530 6-Max Turbo Entries: 170 Prize pool: $85,000 Pablo Brito Silva - $21,170.64 Martin Gaudreault Remillard - $13,600 Fabio Sperling - $9,562.50 Ankush Mandavia - $6,927.50 Arnaud Enselme - $5,100 Linus Thor - $3,400 Event #51 Mini: $55 8-Max Turbo Bounty Entries: 1,906 Prize pool: $95,300 Sam Mather - $6,291.69 + $5,002.02 in bounties Jacobus Visser - $6,281.15 + $1,732.65 in bounties Vyacheslav Nikulin - $4,086.89 + $1,038.59 in bounties Govand Amin - $2,721.08 + $227.74 in bounties Vaidas Smigelskas - $1,924.79 + $955.68 in bounties Steve Trepanier - $1,339.44 + $1,485.67 in bounties Jordan Greenlees - $922.84 + $509.90 in bounties Afonso Palma Ferro - $601.16 + $517.56 in bounties Event #51: $530 8-Max Turbo Bounty Entries: 378 Prize pool: $189,000 Maximillian Diender - $14,478.07 + $18,921.91 in bounties Sarah Targul - $14,459.14 + $8,941.41 in bounties Joris Ruys - $10,24.66 + $3,511.72 in bounties Jelle Moene - $7,182.62 + $1,062.50 in bounties Hendrik Hovsepyan - $5,115.68 + $1,335.94 Christopher Johnson - $3,792.83 + $1,273.44 in bounties Benjamin Rolle - $2,635.35 + $1,187.50 in bounties Simon Mattsson - $1,922.25 + $1,062.50 in bounties
  9. The legal online poker world was abuzz over the weekend with another big Sunday of action across Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. There were several six-figure prize pools dished out and plenty of players won big across WSOP.com, PokerStars, and partypoker. Let's dive into some of the top results from the U.S. online poker scene on Sunday. On WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey, three big six-figure prize pools were up for grabs from the $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, $100,000 GTD NL High Roller, and $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation. Winners from each event picked up nearly $40,000 each. In the WSOP.com $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, a prize pool of $253,800 was generated from 511 entries and 335 entries. Finishing on top was 'kazuomatsui' for $38,298.42. He beat 'papp5551' in heads-up play, with 'papp5551' taking home $28,374.84. Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz won the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller for $38,870.41. David 'premium' Stevens finished second for $29,121.38. In seventh place was Toby 'DustPistons' Lewis for $6,894.33 and then Matt 'Berkey11_s4y' Berkey placed eighth for $5,116.89. Another big first-place prize was won by 'lolololol' in the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation, who took home $36,632.56 for topping the 1,852-entry field. In second place was 'lilp181' for $18,912.62. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] On PokerStars NJ in the Garden State, 'DabledoreNJ' won the largest prize on Sunday, taking home $9,281.11 for winning the PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special. The event's $40,000 guarantee was surpassed with a $45,384 prize pool from 244 entries. The partypoker US Network, played in the NJ market right now, held two events with $100,000 prize pool guarantees. The partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Main Event was a $400 buy-in event with 270 entries. It fell just short of the guarantee and was won by 'TheKing411.' He earned $21,233.09 after a heads-up deal with 'odo23,' who took $19,016.92. In the partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Phased NL, 726 entries were in the field and 'AvidSmores' topped them all to win $18,700. The largest event in Pennsylvania was the PokerStars PA $50,000 GTD Sunday Special. It had 836 entries and a $76,744.80 prize pool. Taking top honors was 'neverf0ld111' for $12,816.21. In the PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max], 131 entries generated a prize pool of $30,523. 'MarcZumoff' was the winner for $6,454.96. WSOP.com $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special Buy-in: $320 Entries: 511 entries + 335 reentries Prize pool: $253,800 kazuomatsui - $38,298.42 papp5551 - $28,374.84 jhaynes2433 - $20,938.50 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon - $15,329.52 Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn - $11,903.22 Darren 'avocadotoast' Rabinowitz - $9,136.80 khalpapa - $6,903.36 georgeinla - $5,253.66 DanFriel - $3,984.66 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller Buy-in: $1,000 Entries: 125 entries + 63 reentries Prize pool: $179,540 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $38,870.41 David 'premium' Stevens - $29,121.38 Bank24 - $21,814.11 David 'chinoloco' Lu - $16,374.04 Mitch 'paltex' Garshofsky - $12,280.53 krookdtyrant - $9,210.40 Toby 'DustPistons' Lewis - $6,894.33 Matt 'Berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $5,116.89 Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman - $3,931.92 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,153 entries + 699 reentries Prize pool: $170,384 lolololol - $36,632.56 lilp181 - $18,912.62 IntoTheRiver - $13,119.56 Crushingly - $9,711.88 phatdaddy - $8,008.04 TheGilroy - $6,304.20 Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha - $4,600.36 SiParaTu - $2,726.14 Anthony 'DEEZNUTZ1709' Ciccotelli - $2,044.60 PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 244 entries Prize pool: $45,384 DabledoreNJ - $9,281.11 J3tBl@ckP0pe - $6,807.60 CMiller2580 - $5,128.39 ChiefLegs - $3,857.64 mysterion121 - $2,632.27 Batzz88 - $2,042.28 FlawlessBINK - $1,588.44 PandaJoe16 - $1,134.60 AvaGray - $862.29 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 158 entries Prize pool: $14,504.40 ForTheThr1ll - $3,118.57 11usc541 - $2,248.18 Skrelnick - $1,704.26 aad0906 - $1,269.13 sjockorbavich - $870.26 kinkyjacob1 - $725.22 TPR11 - $580.17 Smilin Tom - $435.13 HeadyMoe88 - $290.08 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 30 entries Prize pool: $14,100 Mc_Lovin1632 - $6,345 ISlowRollYou - $4,230 Wsopboy1997 - $2,115 sketchem23 - $1,410 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $50 Entries: 244 entries Prize pool: $11,102 Rhino609 - $2,135.59 bmils439 - $1,591.66 Stonniepokes - $1,186.36 C. Janicsek - $884.26 crabbycos - $659.09 sandmad - $491.26 Penguino246 - $366.17 sketchem23 - $272.92 JUNE LATATA - $203.43 PokerStars NJ $7,500 GTD Sunday Storm [6-Max] Buy-in: $10 Entries: 821 entries Prize pool: $7,500 1Panny1 - $1,322.25 evanb004 - $975 hebbs1010 - $750 August10Baby - $525 DocHollidayA - $375 andypants8 - $225 partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $400 Entries: 270 Prize pool: $100,000 TheKing411 - $21,233.09* odo23 - $19,016.92* Pokeher - $10,900 spinach_kale - $8,200 chromeking - $6,050 TheSims - $4,900 Davealfa - $3,800 upayformypennys - $2,750 brownmagic - $2,000 *Denotes a deal was made. partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Phased NL Buy-in: $109 Entries: 726 Prize pool: $100,000 AvidSmores - $18,700 FerociousPanda - $14,000 schaf4206 - $10,000 TopCreature - $7,400 ClarkWesterfeld - $5,750 Million27 - $4,500 sansara52 - $3,500 MoZZyNJ - $2,600 repyourset7 - $1,900 partypoker US Network Online Open $20,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $55 Entries: 436 Prize pool: $21,800 madroc - $4,076.60 Dex_Osama - $3,052 Wardmartin - $2,180 MikeDB7 - $1,613.20 PayneKilla - $1,253.50 AlwaysCheck88 - $981 JohnClark - $763 Cayogal - $566.80 Gambler16 - $414.20 PokerStars PA $50,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 836 entries Prize pool: $76,744.80 neverf0ld111 - $12,816.21 tich213 - $9,214.48 Ambiter - $6,625.29 Gave-up-poker - $4,763.64 Rungood35 - $3,425.09 kdQuel - $2,462.67 Longcoats11 - $1,770.67 youbestnotmiss - $1,273.13 bigdoritoTito - $915.38 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 131 entries Prize pool: $30,523 MarcZumoff - $6,454.96 KnightsofNight - $4,714.36 aldrich801 - $3,443.17 BirdBrain64 - $2,514.75 Dionysus1888 - $1,836.67 Lachoy - $1,102.14 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 262 entries Prize pool: $25,000 RiverMeDaddy - $4,301.27* wongsic - $4,003.10* 5u1ly - $2,599.84 WHATWHYNO - $1,917.52 KennytheRipper - $1,414.27 Virgil369366 - $1,043.10 aldrich801 - $769.34 rrobmsm1992 - $567.43 jbrink22 - $418.51 *Denotes a deal was made. PokerStars PA $12,000 GTD Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $30 Entries: 635 entries Prize pool: $17,335.50 Dionysus1888 - $3,008.50 Dikembe311 - $2,182.76 dannysek123 - $1,584.02 Danieldanielson - $1,149.52 BuffBills044 - $834.21 Simonster27 - $605.38 octobersky2345 - $439.33 nickheatonpaul - $318.82 DomeGod69420 - $231.36 PokerStars PA $15,000 GTD The Big $20 Buy-in: $20 Entries: 747 entries Prize pool: $15,000 NeillyAA74 - $1,913.54* snoppy675 - $1,913.53* KLOCEO - $1,913.53* flppdt - $973.98 PHOn0menal - $706.81 Clarky42472 - $512.93 robertpsulson - $372.23 LilMiniCoop45 - $270.13 djratdog88 - $196.03 *Denotes a deal was made.
  10. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. The FIVES Poker Podcast returns with an all-new episode and Lance and Donnie bringing you the very latest news from around the world of poker. This week, after a much talked about tweet from partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard, the guys debate the merit of some kind of poker player's union and the impact of unlimited rebuys in the current online poker surge. Plus, the latest results from all of the major online series including PokerStars SCOOP, the World Poker Tour Online series on partypoker, and the WSOP Super Circuit Online on GGPoker. Subscribe to The FIVES Poker Podcast! Available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  11. Wednesday gave the poker world a new batch of winners in the WPT Online Series at partypoker. Hungary's Norbert Szecsi was the biggest winner on the day, but he wasn't the only six-figure winner. Let's take a look at the latest WPT Online Series results. Szecsi topped the field in Event #27 $5,200 NL High Roller, taking home $194,656.20 for doing so. The two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner beat fellow countryman Laszlo Bujtas in heads-up play, with Bujtas taking home $160,762.81, and then Artur Martirosian finished third for $106,555. The event had 202 entries and a prize pool of $1.01 million. Another six-figure score belonged to Giuseppe Iadisernia, who won Event #26 $2,650 NL Bounty Hunter for a combined score of more than $135,000 from $69,650 in prize money and $66,230.51 in bounties. In this tournament, Iadisernia topped a field of 280 entries to take home the lion's share of the $700,000 prize pool. Event #26 $265 Mini NL Bounty Hunter saw Bertil Andreas Samuelsson walk away with the title after he finished in first place from a field of 1,577. For the victory, Samuelsson took home $33,314.98 in prize money and $25,718.91 in bounties. In Event #30 $55 Mini NL Turbo Bounty, David Ivers became champion for $5,602.86 plus $3,682.33 in bounties, beating a field 1,691 entries. In Event #30 $530 Turbo Bounty, it was Samvel Mkrtychian taking top honors for $14,669.73 plus $18,648.48 in bounties. Also in Event #30, Szecsi finished seventh for $2,670.20 and $2,250 in bounties and Martirosian placed eighth for $1,947.68 plus $1,570.31 in bounties. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Event #26 $265 Mini NL Bounty Hunter 1,577 Entries $394,250 Prize Pool Bertil Andreas Samuelsson - $33,314.98 + $25,718.91 in bounties Bengt Sonnert - $23,655 + $3,202.72 in bounties Vlad Darie - $15,375.75 + $2,001.95 in bounties Fausto Tantillo - $10,270.21 + $3,031.28 in bounties Franco Spitale - $7,293.62 + $2,351.54 in bounties Christoph Krammer - $5,125.25 + $2,123.03 in bounties Bradley Harwood - $3,548.25 + $4,355.25 in bounties Zachary Gruneberg - $2,345.78 + $1,599.60 in bounties Event #26 $2,650 NL Bounty Hunter 280 Entries $700,000 Prize Pool Giuseppe Iadisernia - $69,650 + $66,230.51 in bounties Kasparas Klezys - $50,400 + $28,378.90 in bounties William Arruda - $35,350 + $5,351.56 in bounties Phillip Mighall - $25,725 + $12,140.62 in bounties Shyngis Satubayev - $18,200 + $8,867.19 in bounties Chad Eveslage - $13,650 + $6,796.87 in bounties Enrico Camosci - $9,625 + $10,000 in bounties Pedro Garagnani - $7,000 + $10,195.31 in bounties Event #27 $5,200 NL High Roller 202 Entries $1,010,000 Prize Pool Norbert Szecsi - $194,656.20 Laszlo Bujtas - $160,762.81 Artur Martirosian - $106,555 Vicent Bosca Ramon - $78,780 Nick Petrangelo - $55,550 Alexander Ivarsson - $42,420 Rob Lipkin - $31,310 Jans Arends - $23,230 Event #30 $55 Mini NL Turbo Bounty 1,691 Entries $84,550 Prize Pool David Ivers - $5,602.86 + $3,682.33 in bounties Manuel Bueno Fernandez - $5,593.48 + $1,768.49 in bounties Andrey Manuylov - $3,638.28 + $1,593.54 in bounties Adriano Ribeiro - $2,427.07 + $874.83 in bounties Peter Grierson - $1,720.93 + $508.59 in bounties Alessandro Pichierri - $1,206.52 + $302.33 in bounties Ross Elliott - $837.08 + $737.91 in bounties Paulo Ricardo Assis Filho - $551.82 + $0 in bounties Event #30 $530 Turbo Bounty 383 Entries $191,500 Prize Pool Samvel Mkrtychian - $14,669.73 + $18,648.48 in bounties Gonzalo Villanueva - $14,650.40 + $3,087.89 in bounties Borislav Bogdanov - $10,157.26 + $7,072.26 in bounties Jelle Moene - $7,277.62 + $2,925.78 in bounties Quinten Noble - $5,183.34 + $1,796.87 in bounties Erik Tamm - $3,843 + $1,734.37 in bounties Norbert Szecsi - $2,670.20 + $2,250 in bounties Artur Martirosian - $1,947.68 + $1,570.31 in bounties
  12. Phil Galfond and 'ActionFreak' returned for more €150-300 Pot Limit Omaha action on Thursday, May 7, for what was the seventh session of the 'Galfond Challenge' between the two. They played on partypoker again, with Galfond winning around €20,000 on the day. With the result, Galfond is up more than €250,000 overall. The two are just about one third of the way through the 15,000-hand challenge, but it's still anyone's game because the swings are big. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Speaking of swings, there were several on Thursday, including the first big all-in pot of the day that saw 'ActionFreak' scoop a €64,115.50 pot.  'ActionFreak' made it €900 on the button and Galfond reraised to €2,700 from the big blind. 'ActionFreak' kicked it up to €8,100 and Galfond called. On the [poker card="9d"][poker card="5c"][poker card="4s"] flop, Galfond led with a pot-sized bet of €16,199. 'ActionFreak' went all in for €23,958.25 and Galfond made the call. Galfond had the [poker card="Jh"][poker card="Th"][poker card="9s"][poker card="6s"] and 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Kc"][poker card="Jd"][poker card="9c"][poker card="8d"]. The turn was the [poker card="Ts"] to give Galfond the lead with two pair, but the [poker card="Kh"] on the river gave 'ActionFreak' a better two pair and he won the pot. Another big one that 'ActionFreak' won involved him snap-calling Galfond on the river with quads aces, and it won him a €63,282.34 pot.  'ActionFreak' checked the [poker card="Ah"][poker card="8d"][poker card="3c"][poker card="9s"][poker card="As"] board with €26,887.02 in the middle. When he checked, 'ActionFreak' had €18,197.66 left in his stack and Galfond covered. Galfond took his time and then jammed all in. 'ActionFreak' snap-called to show Galfond the bad news. Galfond had the [poker card="Qh"][poker card="Jh"][poker card="5d"][poker card="2h"] for a whole bunch of nothing. 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Ah"][poker card="Ac"][poker card="7c"][poker card="3h"] for quad aces and he hauled in the pot. A third big pot that went the way of 'ActionFreak' was this next one worth €74,437.64.  With €5,399 in the middle on the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Tc"][poker card="2c"] flop, Galfond fired a pot-sized bet and 'ActionFreak' raised to €21,596. Galfond moved all in, having 'ActionFreak' covered, and 'ActionFreak' called off his remaining €12,923.32. Galfond had the [poker card="Th"][poker card="Ts"][poker card="5s"][poker card="4h"] and 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Ac"][poker card="Jc"][poker card="Jh"][poker card="4c"]. The turn was the [poker card="9c"] and the river was the [poker card="3d"]. 'ActionFreak' finished with a club flush and won the pot. Despite all of the big pots that 'ActionFreak' won, Galfond won his fair share of them, too, including this one worth more than €67,000.  On the [poker card="Kd"][poker card="Tc"][poker card="8h"][poker card="6h"][poker card="4c"] board, there was €25,042.08 in the middle and Galfond was first to act. He bet the full pot and 'ActionFreak' made the call for his remaining €17,478.46. Galfond had the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Jc"][poker card="9s"][poker card="7h"] for a straight. 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Ks"][poker card="Js"][poker card="Th"][poker card="2d"] and lost with two pair. Galfond also won a pot worth more than €80,000 with another straight, using the same nine and seven to make it.  Again, it was Galfond firing a pot-sized bet on the river, this time for €26,887.02 on the [poker card="Qd"][poker card="6h"][poker card="5d"][poker card="8h"][poker card="Kc"] board. 'ActionFreak' called but could only muck his hand when Galfond showed the [poker card="9s"][poker card="8s"][poker card="7c"][poker card="6s"].
  13. Phil Galfond and 'ActionFreak' were back in action on Tuesday, May 5, for another session of the 'Galfond Challenge.' This time, they battled for 727 hands of high-stakes PLO, with 'ActionFreak' winning €74,625.85. The two are now 4,078 hands through the 15,000-hand challenge, which is just more than 27% of the way through. Overall, Galfond is out in front by €246,512.56. The two are playing €150-300 PLO, with play going between Run It Once Poker and partypoker. Once the 15,000 hands are complete, the winner will also earn a €150,000 side bet from the other player. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] During Monday's session, it was revealed that 'ActionFreak' was Ioannis Kontonatsios. Helping 'ActionFreak' to book the win on Tuesday was winning the following €102,238.08 hand.  The final board was [poker card="Qs"][poker card="Jc"][poker card="4h"][poker card="Kc"][poker card="7d"] and there was €42,302.24 in the middle. Galfond bet the pot, which was enough to put 'ActionFreak' all in. 'ActionFreak' had €29,967.92 left and tank-called. 'ActionFreak' showed a king-high straight with the [poker card="Jd"][poker card="Jh"][poker card="Th"][poker card="9c"] and beat Galfond's [poker card="Ts"][poker card="Tc"][poker card="6d"][poker card="5s"] to win the pot. Although he did finish down almost €75,000 on the session, the beating that Galfond took wasn't that bad when you consider his loss is only two and a half buy-ins at the stakes they're playing. One of the big pots Galfond won on Tuesday was this next one, in which he hauled in a pot of €61,231.98 with a set of eights.  On the [poker card="Ah"][poker card="8h"][poker card="3d"] flop, Galfond fired a pot-sized bet of €5,399 and 'ActionFreak' raised to €21,596. Galfond went all in for €27,916.49 total and 'ActionFreak' called. 'ActionFreak' had the [poker card="Kh"][poker card="9d"][poker card="4h"][poker card="3s"] and Galfond had the [poker card="Ks"][poker card="Td"][poker card="8c"][poker card="8s"]. The turn was the [poker card="6c"] and the river was the [poker card="Jd"] to give Galfond the win. Challenge Results To Date Hands Played Daily Winner Amount Won Day 1 (Apr. 27) 145 ActionFreak €11,162.32 Day 2 (Apr. 28) 1,017 Phil Galfond €3,632.83 Day 3 (Apr. 30) 844 Phil Galfond €310,594.59 Day 4 (May 1) 665 Phil Galfond €113,377.48 Day 5 (May 4) 680 ActionFreak €95,304.17 Day 6 (May 5) 727 ActionFreak €74,625.85 - - - - Total 4,078 Phil Galfond €246,512.56 What's Next for the Galfond Challenge? Galfond and 'ActionFreak' will have a day off on Wednesday, but that doesn't mean there won't be some action to sweat. Galfond is having a mini challenge against Dan 'Jungleman' Cates of €100-200 PLO on Run It Once Poker and they'll play 750 hands. On Thursday, May 7, Galfond and 'ActionFreak' will be back at it.
  14. 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
  15. On Monday, Phil Galfond and 'ActionFreak' squared off for their fifth session of the 'Galfond Challenge' between them. Galfond finished down €95,304.17 on the session. Galfond remains up overall, sitting positive by €321,138.41. The two played 680 hands on Monday and are now 3,351 hands through the 15,000-hand challenge. Reason that the exact figures aren't known for this session is that Galfond and 'ActionFreak' played Monday's session on partypoker instead of on Run It Once Poker because 'ActionFreak' was said to have a tough time moving money around. Because the match was played on partypoker, the two played with what is assumed their real names to be showing. That lets us know who 'ActionFreak' is, as his name was showing as 'I. Kontonatsios.' His Twitter profile, @crackLiNg1, says that he is from Greece, so putting those two things together gives us Ioannis Kontonatsios as the identity of 'ActionFreak.' The biggest pot of Monday was one that eclipsed €120,000 and went Galfond's way after he found a very favorable river card.  With €16,199 in the middle on the [poker card="Kh"][poker card="7s"][poker card="4d"] board, Galfond checked and 'ActionFreak' bet $10,691.34. Galfond called and the [poker card="Qs"] hit the turn with the pot at €37,581.68. Galfond had €42,223.89 left in his stack and bet the full pot. 'ActionFreak' shoved and Galfond called off the rest. Galfond had the [poker card="Ks"][poker card="Ts"][poker card="9d"][poker card="6d"] and was in some trouble against the [poker card="As"][poker card="Kd"][poker card="Js"][poker card="8d"] of 'ActionFreak.' The river was the [poker card="6c"] and out of nowhere Galfond hit a winning two pair to win the €122,029.46 pot. A big one that went the way of 'ActionFreak' was this €83,121.64 one.  'ActionFreak' made it €900 on the button, Galfond reraised to €2,700 from the big blind, and 'ActionFreak' fired in a four-bet to €8,100. Galfond called and the flop came down [poker card="Kc"][poker card="3c"][poker card="2h"]. After Galfond checked, 'ActionFreak' bet €16,199 for a pot-sized bet. Galfond shoved for €33,461.32 and 'ActionFreak' called. Galfond had the [poker card="Kd"][poker card="Js"][poker card="Tc"][poker card="9c"] and was up against the [poker card="Ac"][poker card="Ah"][poker card="Kh"][poker card="Jd"] of 'ActionFreak.' The turn was the [poker card="Ks"] and the river was the [poker card="6s"]. Holding trip kings with an ace kicker, 'ActionFreak' pulled in the pot. 'ActionFreak' also won a pot worth €97,182, thanks to flopping an eight-high straight.  On the [poker card="7s"][poker card="6s"][poker card="5h"][poker card="3h"][poker card="Tc"] board, there was €32,394 in the middle and 'ActionFreak' checked over to Galfond. Galfond fired a pot-sized bet and 'ActionFreak' made the call. Galfond showed a losing [poker card="Kh"][poker card="Jc"][poker card="9h"][poker card="2c"] and 'ActionFreak' won the pot with the [poker card="Ah"][poker card="8h"][poker card="7c"][poker card="4c"]. Challenge Results To Date Hands Played Daily Winner Amount Won Day 1 (Apr. 27) 145 ActionFreak €11,162.32 Day 2 (Apr. 28) 1,017 Phil Galfond €3,632.83 Day 3 (Apr. 30) 844 Phil Galfond €310,594.59 Day 4 (May 1) 665 Phil Galfond €113,377.48 Day 5 (May 4) 680 ActionFreak €95,304.17 - - - - Total 3,351 Phil Galfond €321,138.41 What's Next for the Galfond Challenge? Galfond and 'ActionFreak' will be back action on Tuesday, May 5. It is yet to be known if they'll return to play on Run It Once Poker or if they'll stick to playing on partypoker.
  16. Online poker multi-table tournaments continued to have massive numbers this Sunday as the COVID-19 lockdown continues around the world. PokerStars drew over 31,000 players to their two-day Sunday Million to beat the $3 million guarantee. The partypoker MILLION had a $1,218,366 prize pool and GGPoker beat the GG Masters guarantee for the first time since moving to a $500,000 guarantee four weeks ago. While Alex Foxen was largely focused on finishing up the Poker Masters, he still managed to pick up a massive score in a $5,200 Powerfest event. Foxen beat former #1-ranked Yuri Dzivielevski heads-up to top the 256-entry field in the Powerfest $5,200 Big Game to win $239,413.42. Dzivielevski earned $173,777.16 and third-place finisher Jordi Urlings also picked up a six-figure score, earning $123,874.93. 'wong951' earned an outright victory in the partypoker MILLION to win $186,133.04. Finishing one spot below that gave 'The12MULB' a $129,938.73 score. Third place went to 'Tiger97' for $83,384.96. Over on PokerStars, the Sunday Million and a special edition $11 Sunday Storm that drew 128,753 entries, both need a second day to determine a champion. The $1,050 High Roller Club Sunday Warm-Up had 224 total entries with Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit taking it down for $39,025.49. Runner-up 'papan9_p$' banked $37,901.91 and 'hayroller' took the last spot on the podium for $25,234.85. The GGPoker GG Masters had 3,662 players to build a prize pool of $505,356 to beat the $500,000 guarantee for the first time. 'Vladiator13' picked up $72,299.52 for winning it outright. Runner-up 'Luoat' added $50,735.06 to their bankroll and 'HorseAlmighty' picked up a $35,604.25 score for coming in third place. PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder 1,924 Entries $384,000 prize pool Bit2Easy - $24,687.75 + $23,491.69 Carlos Ievis - $25,686.42 + $3,091.41 Xungazz - $14,647.04 + $5,417.19 3DTemujiN - $10,440.91 + $2,833.60 WhoAreYoux1 - $7,442.64 + $5,885.54 oortje63 - $5,205.037 + $2,581.25 dantegoyaF - $3,781.85 + $2,254.69 MeFishUShark - $2,695.83 + $1,693.76 Eibsee08 - $1,921.59 + $1,137.50 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up 1,235 Entries $247,000 prize pool Carlos Ievis - $39,040.67 carl_nash13 - $28,070.06 wunogos - $20,182.61 Pokerfan89Gr - $14,511.47 dans170' - $10,422.84 arcornok - $7,502.03 mararthur1 - $5,394.01 Remi Lebo_10 - $3,878.34 steffenliee - $2,788.55 PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up 224 Entries $224,000 prize pool lasagnaaammm - $39,025.49 papan9_p$ - $37,901.91 hayroller - $25,234.85 UmakeMeSikkk - $19,173.03 apestyles - $14,567.36 T-Macha - $11,068.04 C. Darwin2 - $8,409.31 jwall888 - $6,389.26 Tomatee - $5,424.85 PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder 5,586 Entries $558,600 prize pool plush0 - $33,422.68 + $14,187.48 joaoMathias - $33,417.88 + $6,708.12 dutchslayz - $18,545.91 + $4,865.48 al ca poker1 - $12,675.69 + $3,511.77 adamus0810 - $8,663.52 + $2,780.82 smothly - $5,921.32 + $2,319.52 jorginho88 - $4,047.08 + $4,382.28 Dam4666 - $2,766.10 + $1,182.81 stinksok - $1,890.58 + $1,207.04 partypoker MILLION Final Day 917 Entries $1,218,366 prize pool wong951 - $186,133.04 The12MULB - $129,938.73 Tiger97 - $83,384.96 daykotoviezy - $54,278.20 RobinHudd - $37,257.63 Taigu - $25,281.09 AmericanEagle - $17,763.77 Kawhi_Tho - $11,403.90 partypoker Powerfest $5,200 Big Game 256 Entries $1,174,170 prize pool William Foxen - $239,413.42 Yuri Dzivielevski - $173,777.16 Jordi Urlings - $123,874.93 Daniil Lukin - $91,585.26 Nick Petrangelo - $64,579.35 Linus Alarik Loeliger - $49,315.14 Benjamin Rolle - $36,399.27 Bruno Volkmann - $27,005.91 partypoker Powerfest $320 No Limit Hold'em PKO 1,221 Entries $376,068 prize pool Thomas Boivin - $24,483.76 + $28,644.50 Kevin Killeen - $24,446.45 + $5,445.77 Mohsin Charania - $15,972.86 + $2,890.91 Aleksejs Meless - $10,695.75 + $3,812.99 Dmitrii Motorov - $7,582.05 + $3,198.88 Joonas Halonen - $5,337.76 + $2,915.59 Tommie Verstappen - $3,720.26 + $2,823.01 Saymon Nascimento - $2,486.91 + $3,387.13 partypoker Powerfest $530 No Limit Hold'em PKO 892 Entries $457,150 prize pool Marc-Andre Ladouceur - $30,690.25 + $34,439.14 Joonatan Kaunisto - $30,645.42 + $8,166.27 Darrell Goh - $20,420.70 + $6,070.37 Sauli Haapaniemi - $13,761.24 + $3,675.01 Renan Menezes - $9,706.59 + $4,167.21 Toby Joyce - $6,954.34 + $3,338.68 Josip Simunic - $4,914.73 + $3,18077 Pedro Correa - $3,415.73 + $4,150.79 888poker $109 Sunday Mega Deep 755 Players + 293 Rebuys $104,800 prize pool Nemesis_25 - $19,230.80 888pruha - $13,728.80 MartonasBOOM - $10,375.20 Denii14 - $7,807.60 DubaiPrince4 - $5,449.60 xFink_Ploydx - $4,401.60 WHATaDREAM - $3,353.60 elsabagaboan - $2,305.60 SCCP91910 - $1,362.40 GGPoker GG Masters 3,662 Players $505,356 prize pool Vladiator13 - $72,299.52 Luoat - $50,735.06 HorseAlmighty - $35,605.25 aaanasty - $24,985.91 notvrygud - $17,5342.8 nuller - $12,304.96 BingoMaster - $8,635.22 ViKingPower - $6,059.92
  17. Sunday brought the final day of the Poker Masters Online tournament series, and the virtual tables at partypoker were full of exciting high-stakes action as the festival came to a close. The $51,000 Main Event awarded a $1.097 million first-place prize and Alexandros Kolonias won the final event to win the Championship Leaderboard and Purple Jacket. Entering the final day of play, 28 events from the 30 scheduled had been completed and Artur Martirosian was sitting atop the Championship Leaderboard by nearly 100 points. Although Martirosian managed a fifth-place finish in the final event of the series, it was Kolonias who won the final tournament to take first place overall. Martirosian finished second on the Championship Leaderboard, while Linus Loeliger, who won the $51,000 Main Event for $1.097 million, was third on the overall standings. Loeliger Wins Main Event for $1,097,250 Loeliger's win in the $51,000 Main Event gave him his second tournament title of the series. The first event he won was Event #18 and he took that one down for $325,318. This time, Loeliger won $1.097 million. The Poker Masters Online Main Event drew a field of 77 entries to create a prize pool of $3.85 million. The top 10 spots finished in the money, with Loeliger ultimately defeating Giuseppe Iadisernia in heads-up play. Christopher Kruk rounded out the podium with a third-place finish. Main Event Results Linus Loeliger - $1,097,250 Giuseppe Iadisernia - $750,750 Christopher Kruk - $519,750 Steve O'Dwyer - $346,500 Ole Schemion - $269,500 Elias Talvitie - $211,750 David Peters - $182,875 Kahle Burns - $163,625 Conor Beresford - $154,000 Vicent Bosca Ramon - $154,000 The win gave Loeliger 658 points towards the Championship Leaderboard race, but that was only enough to push him to 1,037 total and that wasn't enough to claim the top spot. Kolonias Wins Event #30 and Purple Jacket Coming into Sunday, Kolonias was fourth in the overall standings for the Poker Masters Online Purple Jacket and 134 points behind Martirosian in that race. Both reached the final table of the very last event of the series, Event #30: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max], but it was Kolonias was proved best on this day. Not only did Kolonias finish ahead of Martirosian, but he went on to win the tournament, earn $367,782.76 in prize money, and conquer the Championship Leaderboard to win the Purple Jacket and $50,000 championship prize. In the final event, Kolonias topped a field of 146 entries to take home the lion's share of the $1.46 million prize pool. The top 18 spots paid, with Kolonias beating Jason McConnon in heads-up play. Event #30 Results Alexandros Kolonias - $367,782.76 Jason McConnon - $248,200 Mark Demirjian - $175,200 Mustapha Kanit - $124,100 Artur Martirosian - $91,250 Christopher Kruk - $60,590 Pascal Lefrancois - $45,990 Samuel Vousden - $45,990 Mark Radoja - $45,990 Hossein Ensan - $31,390 Mark Davis - $31,390 Dan Shak - $31,390 Alexander Ivarsson - $26,789.54 Benjamin Heath - $26,789.54 Chris Hunichen - $26,789.54 Connor Drinan - $26,789.54 Steve O'Dwyer - $26,789.54 Orpen Kisacikoglu - $26,789.54 Kolonias ended with 11 cashes across the series, including two victories (Event #7 and Event #30), one second-place result (Event #14), and two third-place finishes (Event #22 and Event #27). Kolonias's results allowed him to amass 1,191 points, which was 143 points ahead of Martirosian in second place. With 11 cashes, Kolonias tied for the most across the entire series. Timothy Adams, who ultimately ended in fourth overall on the Championship Leaderboard, also cashed 11 times across the festival. Topping the Championship Leaderboard gave Kolonias the Purple Jacket and $50,000 in prize money. Final Championship Standings Alexandros Kolonias - 1,191 points Artur Martirosian - 1,048 points Linus Loeliger - 1,037 points Timothy Adams - 861 points Ali Imsirovic - 857 points Andras Nemeth - 807 points Pascal Lefrancois - 782 points Paulis Ayras - 748 points Alex Foxen - 736 points Steve O'Dwyer - 732 points
  18. The penultimate day of the Poker Masters Online series played out on Saturday, April 25, on partypoker. Two more events were etched into the history books, and it was Ali Imsirovic and Mustapha Kanit emerging as the two winners. Both Imsirovic and Kanit picked up their second victories of the series with these latest wins. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Imsirovic Wins Event #27 for $446,250 Just a couple days ago, Imsirovic won Event #24 for $277,096. On Saturday, he picked up a $446,250 win in Event #27: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max]. Event #27 had a $25,500 buy-in and attracted a field of 51 entries. The top seven finishers cashed, with Imsirovic beating Elias Talvitie in heads-up play. If you recall, Talvitie was the winner of Event #1. Alexandros Kolonias finished third and picked up $191,250 plus 115 points for the Championship Leaderboard. Jorryt Van Hoof placed fourth for $114,750. It was Van Hoof's 10th cash on the series. Event #27 Results Ali Imsirovic - $446,250 Elias Talvitie - $299,625 Alexandros Kolonias - $191,250 Jorryt Van Hoof - $114,750 Linus Loeliger - $89,250 David Peters - $73,312.50 Benjamin Heath - $60,562.50 Kanit Wins Event #28 for $237,732 The second Poker Masters Online event on Saturday was Event #28: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max]. It had a $10,300 buy-in and attracted 76 entries. Up top was $237,732.56 in prize money and it was snagged by Kanit, who won his second title of the series. Earlier in the series, Kanit won Event #14 for $279,300. Kanit beat Matthias Eibinger in heads-up play, with Sergi Reixach finishing third. The top 12 spots finished in the money, with Timothy Adams also cashing. Adams finished fifth for $47,500 in what was his series-leading 11th in-the-money finish. David Peters placed eighth to give him two cashes on the day. Event #28 Results Mustapha Kanit - $237,732.56 Matthias Eibinger - $148,200 Sergi Reixach - 91,200 Koray Aldemir - $66,500 Timothy Adams - $47,500 Pascal Hartmann - $32,300 Juan Pardo Dominguez - $24,700 David Peters - $24,700 Michail Manolakis - $24,700 Dan Smith - $20,822.48 Ole Schemion - $20,822.48 Jonathan Vanfleet - $20,822.48 Championship Standings Sunday brings us the final day of the Poker Masters Online. The final two events will play out, including the $51,000 Main Event, plus we'll reach the conclusion of the Championship Leaderboard race. The winner of the Championship Leaderboard 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 Saturday's day of play. Artur Martirosian - 957 points Timothy Adams - 861 points Ali Imsirovic - 857 points Alexandros Kolonias - 823 points Andras Nemeth - 807 points Pauli Ayras -748 points Alex Foxen - 736 points Pascal Lefrancois - 736 points Jorryt Van Hoof - 676 points Luuk Gieles - 643 points
  19. On Friday, two more Poker Masters Online events played out on partypoker. Samuel Vousden won Event #25 and Mark Davis took the trophy in Event #26. Artur Martirosian continued his impressive series by adding a third-place finish in Event #25 to his list of results and he's the frontrunner atop the Championship Leaderboard with just four events left. Now, the Poker Masters Online heads into a big concluding weekend that features four events. On Saturday, the $25,500 buy-in Event #27: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] and $10,300 buy-in Event #28: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] take place. On Sunday, it's the $51,000 buy-in Event #29: MAIN EVENT $2M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] in addition to the $10,300 buy-in Event #30: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max]. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Vousden Wins Event #25 for $520,000 Several Finnish players have found success during the Poker Masters Online series, including Pauli Ayras winning two tournaments already. The latest Fin to enjoy a huge payday was Vousden, who finished in first place in Event #25: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] for $520,000. Vousden topped a field of 64 entries. Finishing in second place was Wiktor Malinowski for $352,000 and then Martirosian placed third for $232,000. Martirosian now has eight cashes through Friday's action and is atop the Championship Leaderboard with 957 points. Pascal Lefrancois, who on Thursday won his second Poker Masters Online title this series, finished fourth for $144,000. Event #25 Results Samuel Vousden - $520,000 Wiktor Malinowski - $352,000 Artur Martirosian - $232,000 Pascal Lefrancois - $144,000 Timothy Adams - $112,000 Joni Jouhkimainen - $88,000 Guillaume Nolet - $76,000 Elio Fox - $76,000 Davis Wins Event #26 for $284,653 In Event #26: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max], Davis emerged victorious to win $284,653.46. It was Davis' first cash of the series. Davis beat Rob Lipkin in heads-up play, and then it was Malinowski, who finished second in the first event of the day, taking third in this one. Lefrancois and Timothy Adams also booked double cashes on Friday. After finishing fourth in Event #25, Lefrancois took fifth in Event #26. Adams finished fifth in Event #25 and then took 11th in Event #26. Adams now leads the way for most Poker Masters Online cashes during this series with 10. Event #26 Results Mark Davis - $284,653.46 Rob Lipkin - $177,450 Wiktor Malinowski - $109,200 Pavel Plesuv - $79,625 Pascal Lefrancois - $56,875 Thomas Muehloecker - $38,675 Luuk Gieles - $29,575 Lukas Matthias Nowakowski - $29,575 Ali Imsirovic - $29,575 Nick Petrangelo - $24,932.18 Timothy Adams - $24,932.18 Pauli Ayras - $24,932.18 Championship Standings An entertaining aspect of the Poker Masters Online is the Championship Leaderboard Standings that are tracking the performances of players throughout the series. The goal is 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 Friday's day of play. Artur Martirosian - 957 points Andras Nemeth - 807 points Timothy Adams - 799 points Pauli Ayras -747 points Alex Foxen - 736 points Pascal Lefrancois - 732 points Alexandros Kolonias - 708 points Luuk Gieles - 644 points Eelis Parssinen - 610 points Jorryt Van Hoof - 606 points
  20. In Wednesday's Poker Masters Online action on partypoker, Dan Smith and Sebastian Lewin were the winners of the two events that took place. Smith won Event #21 and Lewin won Event #22. But, it was another high-stakes pro grabbing headlines with a pair of top-four finishes for a combined $291,900. Alex Foxen finished fourth in the $25,500 buy-in Event #21: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max], taking home $141,750. Foxen then placed second in $10,300 buy-in Event #22: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] for $150,150. Not only did the finishes earn Foxen a ton of money, but the two results have him climb the Poker Masters Online Championship Leaderboard even more. As things stand after Wednesday, Foxen jumped up to second on the Championship Leaderboard. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Smith Wins Event #21 for $511,875 Event #21: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] drew a field of 63 entries to generate a prize pool fo $1.575 million. Smith topped all competitors to win $511,875. Smith defeated Artur Martirosian in heads-up play, with Martirosian taking home $346,500 for the second-place result. Martirosian also picked up 208 points in the Championship Leaderboard race and moved to 798 points overall. That put Martirosian in first place on the Championship Leaderboard with eight events to go following Wednesday's play. Timothy Adams picked up his eighth cash with a third-place finish, and then it was Foxen finishing fourth. Event #21 Results Dan Smith - $511,875 Artur Martirosian - $346,500 Timothy Adams - $228,375 Alex Foxen - $141,750 Matthias Eibinger - $110,250 Steve O'Dwyer - $86,625 Eelis Parssinen - $74,812.50 Koray Aldemir - $74,812.50 Lewin Wins Event #22 for $240,860 Lewin was victorious in Event #22: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max], taking home $240,860.62. It was his first cash of the series and he topped Foxen in heads-up play. Foxen earned $150,150 for the runner-up finish. Alexandros Kolonias placed third for $92,400. It was the eighth cash of the series for Kolonias, tying him with Adams for the second most of the Poker Masters Online. The player with the most cashes during the festival is Jorryt Van Hoof, who took 11th in this event for $21,096.46. Event #22 Results Sebastian Lewin - $240,860.62 Alex Foxen - $150,150 Alexandros Kolonias - $92,400 David Peters - $67,375 Ali Imsirovic - $48,125 Joni Jouhkimainen - $32,725 Dario Sammartino - $25,025 Georgos Zisimopoulos - $25,025 Patrick Leonard - $25,025 Mark Radoja - $21,096.46 Jorry Van Hoof - $21,096.46 Kristen Bicknell - $21,096.46 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 10th day of play. Artur Martirosian - 798 points Alex Foxen - 736 points Pauli Ayras -722 points Timothy Adams - 721 points Alexandros Kolonias - 684 points Eelis Parssinen - 610 points Jorryt Van Hoof - 606 points Andras Nemeth - 581 points Luuk Gieles - 579 points Justin Bonomo - 496 points
  21. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. It's 2020 and the guys are back on the air and talking poker on another all-new episode of The FIVES Poker Podcast! This week, Lance and Donnie get you all caught up with the most important news from the world of poker in the New Year. Phil Galfond prepares to embark on a full schedule of high-stakes poker challenges, online poker site GGPoker introduces a low buy-in, high guarantee Sunday freezeout tournament, and speculation begins about when and if partypoker will finally go live in Nevada. Listen to the latest episode below or download and subscribe from wherever you enjoy your favorite podcasts! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  22. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. The FIVES Poker Podcast returns as Lance and Donnie bring you all of the need-to-know news from this week in poker. With current events driving people indoors, online poker is seeing a boost in popularity as players take to the virtual felt to stay in action. Plus, after bring down over €900,000 in the Galfond Challenge, Phil Galfond has mounted a comeback against his talented opponent 'VeniVidi1993' and has cut his deficit by nearly €600,000. Also, with the majority of live poker events around the world being canceled or postponed everyone is waiting on what is expected to happen to the 2020 World Series of Poker. The guys dive into that and much more so make sure you download, listen and subscribe to The FIVES! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  23. After a day off on Monday, the Poker Masters Online resumed play on Tuesday at partypoker. On the schedule were two events, Event #19: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] and Event #20: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max]. Between the two, $2.785 million in prize money was up for grabs. Stealing the show was Pauli Ayras, who was victorious in one of the events for his second Poker Masters Online title. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Ayras Wins Event #19 for $548,625 Less than a week ago, Ayras won Event #6 of the Poker Masters Online for $303,421. On Tuesday, he scooped the Event #19 title and picked up another $548,625 in prize money. The win also marked the fifth cash of the series for Ayras and moved him to the top of the Poker Masters Online Championship Leaderboard. The win gave Ayras the second largest Poker Masters Online score to date, behind only Jason Koon's recent win of $549,000. Event #19 drew a field of 77 entries. With a buy-in of $25,500, a prize pool of $1.925 million was on offer. Ayras defeated Sam Greenwood in heads-up play, and then it was David Peters finishing in third place. Event #19 Results Pauli Ayras - $548,625 Sam Greenwood - $375,375 David Peters - $259,875 Luuk Gieles - $173,250 Matthew Wantman - $134,750 George Wolff - $105,875 Guillaume Nolet - $91,437.50 Bartlomiej Ryszard Machon - $81,812.50 Justin Bonomo - $77,000 Andras Nemeth - $77,000 O'Dwyer Wins Event #20 for $269,013 Steve O'Dwyer topped the field in Event #20 to win $269,013.16. He topped a field of 86 entries to get the victory. Finishing in second place was Peters, who had just finished in third place in the other Poker Masters Online tournament of the day, Event #19. This score gave Peters $167,700 for a total on the day of $427,575. A notable finish was had by Jorryt Van Hoof, who took fifth for $53,750. The result was notable because it gave Van Hoof his eighth cash on the series, which is the most to date. Steve O'Dwyer - $269,013.16 David Peters - $167,700 Jake Schindler - $103,200 Guiseppe Iadisernia - $75,250 Jorryt Van Hoof - $53,750 Dario Sammartino - $36,550 Artur Martirosian - $27,950 Ali Imsirovic - $27,950 Eelis Parssinen - $27,950 Adrian Mateos - $23,562.28 Joni Jouhkimainen - $23,562.28 Michael Addamo - $23,562.28 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 ninth day of play. Pauli Ayras -722 points Alexandros Kolonias - 592 points Artur Martirosian - 590 points Jorryt Van Hoof - 585 points Timothy Adams - 584 points Andras Nemeth - 581 points Luuk Gieles - 579 points Eelis Parssinen - 565 points Alex Foxen - 501 points Justin Bonomo - 496 points
  24. Sunday was a big day for the Poker Masters Online on partypoker. Three big tournaments took place and $3.76 million in prize money was awarded. The biggest Poker Masters Online winner of the day was Jason Koon, but he wasn't the only player to grab a title, as Eelis Parssinen and Linus Loeliger also claimed victories. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Koon Wins Event #16 for $549,000 The largest first-place prize to date of the Poker Masters Online was up for grabs on Sunday, and it came in Event #16: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max]. The tournament attracted a field of 72 entries, and each ponied up the $25,500 buy-in to create a prize pool of $1.8 million. Up top was a $549,000 prize and it went to Koon when it was all said and done. It was the first cash of the series for Koon, but it was a big one. He also picked up 329 points for the Championship Leaderboard. Koon defeated Justin Bonomo in heads-up play and the top nine spots paid. Event #16 Results Jason Koon - $549,000 Justin Bonomo - $369,000 Steve O'Dwyer - $252,000 Conor Beresford - $162,000 Juan Pardo Dominguez - $126,000 Dario Sammartino - $99,000 Joni Jouhkimainen - $85,500 Dan Smith - $81,000 Ole Schemion - $76,500 Parssinen Grabs Event #17 Title for $287,781 Event #17: $500K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] drew 92 entries and generated a prize pool of $920,000. Finishing in first place was Parssinen, who took home $287,781.52 in winnings. Parssinen beat out Bengt Sonnert in heads-up play, with Aku Joentausta taking third. Taking fourth place in this event was Jorryt Van Hoof. It was Van Hoof's seventh cash of the series and earned him another $80,500. The event had a buy-in of $10,300 and the top 12 places reached the money. Event #17 Results Eelis Parssinen - $287,781.52 Bengt Sonnert - $179,400 Aku Joentausta - $110,400 Jorryt Van Hoof - $80,500 Andreas Torbergsen - $57,500 Tobias Ziegler - $39,100 Andrew Moseley - $29,900 Pedro Zagalo - $29,900 Ferenc Deak - $29,900 Carlo Van Ravenswoud - $25,206.16 Niko Soininen - $25,206.16 Joao Vieira - $25,206.16 Loeliger Wins Event #18 for $325,318 The third and final Poker Masters Online event on Sunday was Event #18: $500K GTD [NLH, 6-Max] and it was won by Loeliger for $325,318.24. Loeliger beat Artur Martirosian in heads-up play, with Martirosian winning $202,800 for the result. Ole Schemion finished in fifth place for $65,000. Combine that with the $76,500 he won in Event #16 earlier in the day and Schemion picked up $141,500 in prize money on Sunday. Event #18 had a buy-in of $10,300 and drew 104 entries. There was $1.04 million up for grabs and the top 12 spots paid. Event #18 Results Linus Loeliger - $325,318.24 Artur Martirosian - $202,800 Darrell Goh - $124,800 Niklas Astedt - $91,000 Ole Schemion - $65,000 Edwin Villalobo Amaya - $44,200 Adrian Mateos - $33,800 Chris Hunichen - $33,800 Sergi Reixach - $33,800 Aliaksandr Hirs - $28,493.92 Luc Greenwood - $28,493.92 Nick Petrangelo - $28,493.92 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 eighth day of play. Alexandros Kolonias - 592 points Timothy Adams - 584 points Artur Martirosian - 562 points Eelis Parssinen - 537 points Andras Nemeth - 535 points Jorryt Van Hoof - 531 points Alex Foxen - 501 points Luuk Gieles - 492 points Justin Bonomo - 450 points Michael Addamo - 406 points
  25. The Poker Masters Online continued on Saturday. Two more events took place and there was nearly $2 million in prize money up for grabs. Event #14: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] was won by Mustapha Kanit and Event #15: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] saw Timothy Adams take top honors. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Kanit Wins Event #14 for $279,300 Kanit was victorious in Event #14: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] to the tune of $279,300. Kanit topped a field of 114 entries to take home the top prize from the $1.14 million prize pool. Kanit beat Alexandros Kolonias in heads-up play. Kolonias won $199,500 for the runner-up result, and then it was Artur Martirosian finishing in third for $142,500. Alex Foxen has enjoyed some success during the Poker Masters Online series and he finished eighth in this event for $37,050. The top 16 spots reached the money and you can find the results below. Event #14 Results Mustapha Kanit - $279,300 Alexandros Kolonias - $199,500 Artur Martirosian - $142,500 Brunno Botteon De Albuquerque - $99,750 Christoph Vogelsang - $74,100 Edwin Villalobo Amaya - $57,000 Simon Pedersen - $45,600 Alex Foxen - $37,050 Simon Higgins - $28,500 Lucas Reeves - $28,500 Jake Schindler - $28,500 Christopher Malcolm Fraser - $28,500 Mike Watson - $22,800 Nick Petrangelo - $22,800 Niklas Astedt - $22,800 Kahle Burns - $22,800 Adams Takes Event #15 Title for $243,988 In Event #15: $500K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max], a field of 78 entries generated a prize pool of $780,000. Adams, winner of this year's Super High Roller Bowl events in Russia and Australia, finishing in first place. The victory earned Adams $243,988.68. Joao Vieira finished in second place for $152,100 and Dario Sammartino placed third for $93,600. Foxen, who took eighth in the other Poker Masters Online event on Saturday, placed fourth in this one and picked up $68,250. Kolonias finished in seventh place for $25,350, continuing his impressive Poker Masters Online series. Included in Kolonias' results this series was a win in Event #6. Event #15 Results Timothy Adams - $243,988.68 Joao Vieira - $152,100 Dario Sammartino - $93,600 Alex Foxen - $68,250 Ben Heath - $48,750 Ali Imsirovic - $33,150 Alexandros Kolonias - $25,350 Yahia Fahmy - $25,350 Jorryt Van Hoof - $25,350 Sami Kelopuro - $21,370.44 Elias Talvitie - $21,370.44 Juan Pardo Dominguez - $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 seventh day of play. Alexandros Kolonias - 592 points Timothy Adams - 584 points Andras Nemeth - 535 points Alex Foxen - 493 points Luuk Gieles - 492 points Jorryt Van Hoof - 450 points Michael Addamo - 406 points Elias Talvitie - 401 points Pauli Ayras - 393 points Kahle Burns - 367 points
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