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  1. The recent announcement from the World Series of Poker of a hybrid online-live event that will crown the 2020 WSOP Main Event champion has drawn strong reactions from the poker community. Many players were quick to question the safety of holding a live event in Las Vegas given the current status of the global pandemic while others had questions about the confusion over the status of the title of the "Main Event champion". The new event, which has a $10,000 buy-in and will run on WSOP.com in New Jersey and Nevada and GGPoker.com in international markets, is a freezeout event similar in format to the traditional annual WSOP Main Event. With COVID-19 restrictions around the world making a traditional live Main Event impossible, the WSOP created a hybrid format The final nine players from the NJ/NV online event will travel to Las Vegas to play down to a winner while the final nine players from the international market will travel to Rozvadov, Czechia to play down to a winner. Those final two players will then meet for a heads-up match in Las Vegas with $1 million on the line. This follows a summer in which WSOP organizers held 85 bracelet events across the two online poker sites. The news was initially greeted with a mixed reaction from the poker community. Veteran pro David 'ODB' Baker tweeted his support for the idea and pushed back against some of the backlash directed at the WSOP for extending its brand even further. According to Stewart, each of the nine players who make the live final table in Las Vegas for American players will be subjected to testing prior to play. Any personnel involved in the production of the show will also be subjected to the same testing allowing the WSOP to create a "production bubble" where only those who have passed the testing will be allowed entry. Players will not be require to wear masks and plexiglass will not be in use. "There are only nine players in each bracket who are asked to voluntarily come to a live setting, where they will be protected by the most advanced Covid-19 testing prior to facing their competitors," Stewart said. "Our strategy here was intentional to keep the majority of play at home or in a controllable environment and keep the finale live environment small, manageable, and at the option of those with most to gain." Those same protocols will be used for the heads-up finale in Las Vegas on December 30. The decision to hold a made-for-TV WSOP Main Event before the end of the year lead some to wonder if a contractual obligation with ESPN forced WSOP's hand. Stewart dismissed this theory and indicated that the production costs are being absorbed by Caesars and GGPoker. "For the first time in over a decade, WSOP and its partner GG will be fully subsidizing all the costs of this production to guarantee the television coverage, given timelines and scope of programming could not be delivered in 2020," Stewart said. "Given that investment, and our $1M money added, the 51st Main Event will be a marketing expense. Which is fine with us. We are in poker for the long haul."
  2. Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer is one of those guys that the casual poker fan might not be too familiar with, but anyone who checks out major tournament results even semi-regularly has seen him at the top of the standings many, many times. His latest triumph: taking the crown at the Asia Championship of Poker Macau $500,000 Super High Roller Event, good for HK $14,050,000, or about USD $1,811,638. PocketFives' news coverage is brought to you by William Hill Poker, one of the largest skins on the iPoker Network. The poker room offers a generous welcome package including a 200% deposit bonus up to $2,000 and a superb VIP program. PocketFivers will love playing in the site's €1 million guaranteed iPOPS series, which runs through November 9. Visit William Hill today! --- As one would expect, the final table was full of strong players, including Daniel Colman, Davidi 'legrouzin' Kitai, Joseph 'subiime' Cheong, Ryan Fee, and Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan. Colman eliminated Kitai in eighth place and it was beginning to look like he might take yet another big event, but he soon made the tactical error of moving all-in pre-flop with A-K against O'Dwyer's aces, a move that went exactly how you thought it would. The emotionless poker player was gone in seventh place. Kitson Kho was next out in sixth place, followed an hour later by Cheong in fifth. Four-handed, Pratyush Buddiga had the lead with 17 million in chips, while the other three players – O'Dwyer, Drinan, and Fee – all had in the 11 million range. After being crippled, Drinan was all-in pre-flop, facing both Buddiga and O'Dwyer for his tournament life. Eventually, O'Dwyer was the only one left in the hand, having turned a flush. Drinan had a chance at a better flush on the river, but couldn't get it and was gone in fourth place. Surprisingly, despite how well he was doing, Buddiga was eliminated just minutes later, sending O'Dwyer into heads-up play with a massive chip lead on Fee, 36 million to 15 million. Fee put up a fight, but was unable to get over the top. According to the PokerStars Blog, on the final hand, Fee bet 1.3 million in chips pre-flop, O'Dwyer called, and the two saw a flop of Q-9-7. O'Dwyer checked, Fee bet 1.6 million, and O'Dwyer called. O'Dwyer again checked the 3 on the turn and called when Fee bet 4 million. Another check by O'Dwyer when a 5 was dealt on the river prompted Fee to move all-in for about 10 million. O'Dwyer thought about it for ages before making the call, showing Q-8 for top pair. Fee had just 6-5 for a pair of fives and was knocked out in second place. This was the largest cash of O'Dwyer's live tournament career, beating his $1,604,972 victory in the 2013 European Poker Tour Grand Final. Perhaps surprisingly, despite a large number of final table appearances in big tournaments, he has never won a World Series of Poker bracelet or a WPT title. His more than $7.2 million in live earnings is likely a nice consolation, though. O'Dwyer has also been an excellent online poker tournament player. Playing under the screen name MrTimCaum, he has won over $2 million in publicly tracked tournaments on both PokerStarsand Full Tilt Poker. He has been ranked as high as 155th in the PocketFives Poker Rankings and is currently sitting in 466th place. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  3. Highly successful PocketFiver Steve MrTimCaumO'Dwyer (pictured) can add another feather to his cap. On Thursday, he won the $100,000 Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas for $1.8 million. He told PCA officials, "I ended Day 1 not very happy about it and now I've ended the tournament feeling pretty good about it. I don't really care about the money ever. I just want to play against the best players and prove to myself that I can do this at the highest level." Prove it at the highest level he did. O'Dwyer outlasted a record-setting field of 50 players (66 total entries) in the Super High Roller just three months after taking down the Super High Roller at APPT Macau for another $1.8 million. Here's how the leaderboard in the Bahamas looked: 1. Steve MrTimCaumO'Dwyer - $1,872,580 2. Roger Sippl - $1,344,420 3. Bryn BrynKenney Kenney - $873,880 4. Sorel Imper1um Mizzi - $659,400 5. Christoph Vogelsang - $512,160 6. Sam Pudge714 Greenwood - $396,920 7. Andrew good2cu Robl - $313,700 8. Scott Seiver - $243,280 9. Jake Schindler - $185,660 O'Dwyer is up to $9.1 million in career live tournament scores, according to the Hendon Mob, and has already matched his total winnings from 2014 just a week into 2015. He has been in the top 100 of poker's money list every year since 2011 and is #62 all-time. He has a dozen scores of at least $100,000 over his career: December 2009: WPT Five Diamond, 6th place for $202,000 July 2011: Bellagio Cup VII, 1st place for $259,000 September 2011: EPT London Main Event, 2nd place for $726,000 December 2011: WPT Venice, 2nd place for $128,000 February 2012: WPT Denmark, 1st place for $213,000 May 2012: WPT Championship, 5th place for $192,000 October 2012: WSOP Europe €51,000 Re-Entry, 7th place for $169,000 March 2013: EPT London Main Event, 5th place for $219,000 May 2013: EPT Grand Final Main Event, 1st place for $1.6 million August 2013: EPT Barcelona Super High Roller, 3rd place for $475,000 November 2014: APPT Macau Super High Roller, 1st place for $1.8 million January 2015: PCA Super High Roller, 1st place for $1.8 million Online, O'Dwyer has over $2 million in career tournament winnings and is fresh off a second place finish in the PokerStarsBigger $162 on December 28 for $39,000. His largest online cash was worth $93,000 and came in 2009 in the Full Tilt $1K Monday. Congrats to O'Dwyer on his win! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  4. Two days ago German poker fans were left disappointed when none of their three countrymen who made the final table of the opening event of WSOP Europe in Berlin were able to walk away with the bracelet. So when only two German players made the final table of the €550 Oktoberfest No Limit Hold'em event, they probably didn't have high expectations. Dietrich Fast didn't want to disappoint anybody though, including himself. Fast beat a final table that included PocketFivers Steve ' mrtimcaum' O'Dwyer, Harry Lodge and Rodrigo 'ZidAAne' Caprioli as well as former WPT winner and two-time WSOP bracelet winner John Gale to win €157,749 ($179,166 US) and the first bracelet of his career. Fast was easily the busiest player at the final table and was responsible for eliminating four players on Monday, including the final three. His toughest opponent turned out to be Gale. The 61 year old, who won his second career WSOP bracelet this past summer, started the day with the chip lead and even held a sizable lead during heads-up play but was unable to overcome the young German. The pivotal hand came 90 minutes before Fast finally finished Gale off. With Gale holding a 2-1 chip lead, he limped from the button and Fast checked his option. The flop came 4h 4s 2s and both players checked. The turn was the As and both players checked again. The river was the 3d and Fast bet 180,000 before Gale raised to 430,000. Fast responded by moving all-in and after giving it some thought, Gale called and tabled 7 5 for a rivered straight but Fast showed Ah 4c for a turned full house. The hand gave Fast the chip lead for the final time. Fast also eliminated Caprioli in third, Vojtech Cervinka in fourth and Sandro Wuest in seventh but he did leave some of the heavy lifting for his opponents. Lodge, who came into the final table with a middle-of-the-pack stack, was the first player eliminated. Lodge moved all-in from UTG with Ad Qc and was called by O'Dwyer's Ac Kc. The flop brought a queen for Lodge but also came with a king to put O'Dwyer ahead. The turn and the river were blanks and Lodge was out in ninth place. Joern Winter, the only other German player at the final table, probably set up the German rail for disappointment when he went out in eighth, also thanks to O'Dwyer. He was quickly followed by Wuest in seventh and Adrian Apmann in sixth. Caprioli then eliminated O'Dwyer in fourth before Fast went to work on wrapping up the tournament. The Oktoberfest event, the lowest buy-in event in WSOP Europe history, attracted a field of 2,144 entrants putting the prizepool at €1,039,000. The next bracelet up for grabs is the €3,250 Eight-Max Pot Limit Omaha event. The final table, which includes Roberto Romanello, Mike Leah, Ismael Bojang and Max Pescatori, gets underway Tuesday at 6 am ET. Final Table Payouts Dietrich Fast - €157,749 John Gale - €97,804 Rodrigo Caprioli - €73,699 Vojtech Cervinka - €56,278 Steve O'Dwyer - €43,409 Adrian Apmann - €33,808 Sandro Wuest - €26,587 Joern Winter - €21,115 Harry Lodge - €16,935
  5. [caption width="640"] Mike 'timex' McDonald won the EPT Season 12 Player of the Year race by less than a point over Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer[/caption] After six festivals across two continents and hundreds of tournaments, the European Poker Tour Season 12 Player of the Year was determined by less than a point. The race literally went down to the very last event at the EPT Grand Final in Monaco. Your winner: Mike 'timex' McDonald, who earned 3,747.38 points, winning the Player of the Year title by a razor-thin 0.96 points over Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer, who had 3,746.42. McDonald joins past winners such as Dzmitry Urbanovich, Ole Schemion, and EPT Grand Final Main Event winner Jan Bendik. McDonald had the lead by 184 points entering the EPT Grand Final, but O'Dwyer would not go quietly. He finished ninth in the prestigious €100K Super High Roller to move ahead of McDonald by a point. O'Dwyer continued to roll in high buy-in events, getting 31st in the €25K High Roller to push his lead to over 240 points. "At this stage, McDonald had only managed 45 points for cashing in a €500 No Limit Hyper-Turbo, so O'Dwyer might well have thought he was home and dry," EPT Media Coordinator Mad Harper wrote. "However, those pesky No Limit Turbos on the last day upset the apple cart." O'Dwyer whiffed on each of the No Limit Turbos held at the end of the EPT Grand Final, while McDonald finished seventh in the very last event of the festival, a €10K No Limit Turbo. His reward was almost €34,000, but perhaps more importantly, the Canadian earned 243.20 POY points, which put him ahead of O'Dwyer and sealed the win at the very last second. All told, McDonald cashed twice in Monaco and 18 times over the course of the season, which began last August in Barcelona. He won the EPT Malta High Roller for almost €500,000, his largest cash of the season, and placed fifth in the Barcelona High Roller for another €257,000. Here's how McDonald performed over the course of the season: Grand Final No Limit Hold'em - Turbo Six Max 7th place for €33,990, 243.20 pts Grand Final No Limit Hold'em - Hyper-Turbo 10th place for €1,580, 45.36 pts Dublin No Limit Hold'em Turbo – Six Max 4th place for €18,405, 174.36 pts Dublin EPT Main Event 60th place for €10,270, 193.12 pts Dublin No Limit Hold'em Turbo 5th place for €7,170, 107.39 pts PCA No Limit Hold'em Six Max Turbo 5th place for $23,460, 197.52 pts PCA No Limit Hold'em 23rd place for $3,880, 110.98 pts Prague No Limit Hold'em Deepstack 17th place for €4,105, 121.41 pts Prague No Limit Hold'em – Hyper-Turbo 28th place for €870, 29.52 pts Prague EPT Main Event 139th place for €9,220, 166.78 pts Prague #78 No Limit Hold'em – Hyper-Turbo 7th place for €13,750, 168.11 pts Prague No Limit Hold'em - Eureka High Roller 58th place for €4,570, 143.53 pts Malta EPT Main Event 27th place for €17,840, 263.95 pts Malta No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 1st place for €498,575, 496.65 pts Barcelona No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 12th place for €60,900, 363.58 pts Barcelona EPT Main Event 43rd place for €22,840, 308.28 pts Barcelona No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 5th place for €257,000, 378.94 pts Barcelona No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller 12th place for €87,900, 234.68 pts [caption width="640"] Steve O'Dwyer finished second in the EPT Season 12 Player of the Year race[/caption] O'Dwyer cashed twice in Monaco and made the money 14 times during Season 12. He won a High Roller event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas for a blistering $945,000, won the Prague Super High Roller for €746,000, won a High Roller in Malta for €327,000, and finished seventh in the Barcelona Super High Roller for €221,000. Here's how he performed over the course of EPT Season 12: Grand Final No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 31st place for €49,800, 240.75 pts Grand Final No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller 9th place for €98,480, 231.34 pts Dublin No Limit Hold'em Turbo – Six Max 4th place for €15,860, 170.22 pts Dublin No Limit Hold'em Turbo 2nd place for €17,180, 140.69 pts PCA Main Event 89th place for $10,840, 187.62 pts PCA No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 1st place for $945,495, 525.28 pts Prague No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 11th place for €49,000, 237.84 pts Prague No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller 1st place for €746,543, 458.95 pts Malta No Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty 6th place for €8,750, 180.15 pts Malta EPT Main Event 57th place for €10,580, 201.98 pts Malta No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 1st place for €327,030, 471.34 pts Malta No Limit Hold'em IPT High Roller 43rd place for €3,835, 126.96 pts Barcelona No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 12th place for €63,300, 274.00 pts Barcelona No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller 7th place for €221,000, 299.29 pts Final Top 10 EPT POY Standings Mike McDonald: 3,747.38 points Steve O'Dwyer: 3,746.42 points Ivan Luca: 3,097.93 points Adrian Mateos: 2,901.41 points Georgios Zisimopoulos: 2,803.04 points Isaac Haxton: 2,712.51 points Fedor Holz: 2,552.36 points Ole Schemion: 2,528.04 points Joao Vieira: 2,485.89 points Daniel Dvoress: 2,436.29 points
  6. [caption width="640"] Steve O'Dwyer beat Sam Greenwood heads-up to win the PokerStars Championship Panama K High Roller (PokerStars photo)[/caption] Steve O’Dwyer has proven himself to be one of the best poker players in the world over the last 10 years, but he’s shown a real propensity to shine brightest in High Roller events. That was on display again Monday in Panama as O’Dwyer outlasted a talented group of players to win the PokerStars Championship Panama $10K High Roller and $240,451. Just five players remained at the start of the day and the short stack when action re-started was Brazil’s Felipe Ramos. It didn’t take him long to find a spot to get his chips but he ended running into the ultimate cooler. Ramos moved all in from the cutoff and Francois Billard called from the big blind. Ramos turned over [poker card="kc"][poker card="ks"] but got the bad news when Billard showed him [poker card="ad"][poker card="ah"]. The board ran out [poker card="qs"][poker card="9h"][poker card="6s"][poker card="2h"][poker card="2c"] to eliminate Ramos in fifth. It took almost 4.5 hours before the next player was sent packing. Former #1-ranked player Chris Hunichen raised to 125,000 from the button before Billard move all in from the big blind. Hunichen called and was ahead with [poker card="8d"][poker card="8s"] against Billard’s [poker card="ah"][poker card="qh"]. The [poker card="ks"][poker card="9h"][poker card="2c"] flop kept Hunichen in control as did the [poker card="js"] turn, but the [poker card="qs"] river gave Billard a bigger pair and eliminated Hunichen. Just 20 minutes later, Billard followed Hunichen to the cashier. O’Dwyer raised from the button to 115,000 before Billard re-raised to 285,000 from the big blind. O’Dwyer moved all in and Billard called off his remaining stack. O’Dwyer showed [poker card="tc"][poker card="ts"] and Billard was racing once again with [poker card="ac"][poker card="qs"]. The board ran out [poker card="8c"][poker card="7s"][poker card="3s"][poker card="ks"][poker card="7d"] to eliminate Billard. Heads-up play began with O’Dwyer holding a 4-1 chip lead over Sam Greenwood. After just a few hands of action Greenwood had nearly evened the counts when the two players began talking about a chop. The pair eventually agreed to a deal that gave O’Dwyer $213,862 and Greenwood $223,149, leaving $8,589 to play for. Post-deal play lasted just over 20 minutes before O’Dwyer elminated Greenwood. O’Dwyer raised to 130,000 and Greenwood called. After the [poker card="7d"][poker card="3d"][poker card="2h"] flop, Greenwood checked, O’Dwyer bet 140,000 and Greenwood made it 400,000 to go. O’Dwyer eventually announced he was all in and Greenwood called. O’Dwyer showed [poker card="5s"][poker card="4s"] and Greenwood was ahead with [poker card="qc"][poker card="3s"]. The turn was the [poker card="4h"] putting O’Dwyer ahead and when the [poker card="th"] fell on the river, Greenwood was out and O’Dwyer picked up another high roller win. Final Table Payouts Steve O’Dwyer - $240,451* Sam Greenwood - $223,149* Francois Billard - $123,780 Chris Hunichen - $100,300 Felipe Ramos - $80,560 Anthony Zinno - $62,690 Damian Salas - $49,620 Sam Chartier - $37,880 *reflects deal made heads up.
  7. After its successful event in Sochi, Russia PokerStars’ European Poker Tour continues on to the more comfortable climate of Monte Carlo, Monaco. From April 24 - May 4, the EPT returns to the Sporting Monte Carlo Casino for EPT Monte Carlo, the sight of some their biggest events in the history of the tour. Main Event Makeover When PokerStars removed the European Poker Tour branding in 2017 they saw a steep decline in attendees to their Monte Carlo stop. In 2017, for the PokerStars Championship, 727 players entered as compared to the 1,098 runners that packed the field for the EPT stop in 2016. The result not only saw a first-place prize reduced by over 50% but also revealed some much-needed tweaking to both the branding and the Main Event itself. PokerStars fixed the branding issue with the much-celebrated return of the EPT moniker, but in addition, they are looking to return the field size to its former glory as well. The Main Event, which gets underway on April 28, is a €5,300 tournament but this year they are allowing players a single re-entry. Not only does this change give players who travel a long distance the security that they can have a second chance at a big-time tournament should things go sideways early, but it will likely ensure more total entries, resulting in a healthier prize pool and larger payouts. The EPT Monte Carlo Main Event is joining the wave of events that are implementing the big blind ante. With a single player paying the ante for the entire table, helping increase the speed of play. Also, adding to the idea of players getting more hands per hour is the addition of a shot clock in the Main Event. From Day 2 through the end of the tournament, players will be on the clock with 30 seconds to make their decisions. Fan Favorite Event Another relatively new development for the PokerStars team has been the expansion of the coverage of their major events. When we last saw the EPT in 2016, streaming coverage had not included “cards-up” coverage until the tournament reached the final table. More recently, fans have been able to tune into the PokerStars.tv stream to watch the Main Event, essentially from wire-to-wire, getting to see the players’ holdings at the feature table. The broadcast crew has also been expanded. EPT anchors Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan are still front and center to bring you the action, but, as was debuted at the 2018 PCA, the company continues to expand their team by bringing a regular rotation of professional analysis. More than “pop-in” commentary, at the 2018 PCA we saw the likes of Lex Veldhuis, Maria Ho, Jonathan Little and Griffen Benger have the privilege to provide color commentary for long stretches of time giving viewers exceptional insight into what’s happening at the table. More Than Just The Main While the Main Event will draw the most attention the EPT stop players will have plenty of reasons to forgo the beauty of the French Riviera in favor of the action on the casino floor. Thirty-nine total events span the 11 day festival with buy-in ranging from as little as €220 up to the €100,000 Super High Roller. In fact, there are no fewer than eight events that have a buy-in of €10,000 or more, which is sure to bring out the best players in the world to fight for what is likely to be massive prize pools. History has shown that the pros love to make it out to Monte Carlo. Past winners of the Main Event include poker superstars such as Adrian Mateos and Steve O’Dwyer while last year’s €100,000 Super High Roller was won by GPI North American Player of the Year Bryn Kenney where he defeated a final table of high rolling elite talent including David Peters, Ole Schemion, Poker Masters inaugural winner Steffen Sontheimer and partypoker LIVE Barcelona 5$0K Super High Roller Winner Sam ‘Pudge714’ Greenwood. For fans of the game, PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo is shaping up to be quite the spectacle. One doesn't even need to make it to Monte Carlo in order to win as one viewer of the PokerStars stream is going to win themselves a coveted $30,000 Platinum Pass package to the 2019 PCA to participate in the PokerStars No Limit Hold’em Player Championship. So set aside some time and enjoy the PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo, festivities kick off on April 24.
  8. Just days after winning the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £25,000 Super High Roller for £450,000, Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer won first place in the series’ £10,000 High Roller. In this one, O'Dwyer bested a field of 105 entries and took home a first-place payday of £314,000. The combined haul from the two events saw O’Dwyer win £764,000. Final Table Payouts 1. Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer - £314,000 2. Gianluca Speranza - £193,000 3. Preben Stokkan - £129,000 4. Dominik Nitsche - £95,000 5. Michael Zhang - £75,000 6. Chris Brammer - £60,000 7. Joao Vieira - £45,000 8. Anthony Elliott - £35,000 9. Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez - £27,500 The three-day partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK High Roller began Friday and entering Sunday’s final day of action, 13 remained with O’Dwyer atop them all. Anton Wigg was the first player to bust on the final day, falling in 13th placard putting the tournament on the money bubble. Shortly thereafter, Mustapha Kanit was eliminated at the hands of Dominik Nitsche to send the remaining 11 players into the money. Juan Pardo Dominguez busted first in the money in 11th place, then Adrian Mateos went out 10th. The final nine then joined to one table before Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez, the players O'Dwyer defeated in heads-up play in the £25,000 Super High Roller, busted in ninth. Anthony Elliott went out to Nitsche in eighth place, Joao Vieira and Chris Brammer busted to Michael Zhang in seventh and sixth places, respectively, and then Zhang went out in fifth. On Zhang's bust, he ran the [poker card="As"][poker card="Js"] into the pocket kings of O'Dwyer and couldn't pull out the win. O'Dwyer kept his foot on the gas in four-handed play before he knocked out Nitshce in fourth. This time it was pocket aces doing the trick for O’Dwyer, as he sent Nitshce packing with the [poker card="As"][poker card="2d"]. In the clash that saw third-place finisher Preben Stokkan hit the rail, O'Dwyer held another big hand -- the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Kh"]. He was up against Stokkan's [poker card="Js"][poker card="Jc"] but turned a king to score the elimination. That left O'Dwyer and Speranza to battle for the £314,000 top prize and the title. Both had already locked up £193,000 in prize money, and O’Dwyer took the lead into the final duel with 69.575 million in chips to Speranza's 35.45 million. O'Dwyer chipped away early and had Speranza on the ropes with less than 10 big blinds. Eventually, O'Dwyer moved all in and Speranza felt he had no choice but to take a stand. Speranza didn’t have much with the [poker card="7s"][poker card="3c"], but things only looked grimmer when O'Dwyer tabled pocket aces once again. Speranza flopped a pair of threes, but it wasn’t enough as the board ran out [poker card="5s"][poker card="3d"][poker card="2d"][poker card="8c"][poker card="Qs"]. The victory was another impressive score for O'Dwyer in 2018, who now has more than $4.5 million in live tournament earnings won on the year. The result was also his ninth six-figure live score of the year. As if his 2018 live tournament results aren’t enough jaw-dropping figures for your next great bar debate, O'Dwyer recently won his first PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title for $227,101 and took down Event #123 Super High Roller Championship Event: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em in the partypoker POWERFEST series for $896,610. Photo courtesy of My partypoker LIVE.
  9. The accolades for the #2-ranked player in the world, Michael ‘mczhang’ Chi Zhang, continue to pile up. His remarkable month of securing six-figure scores has led him to take the top spot of the Monthy PocketFives Leaderboard for September. In what has been well documented in the pages of PocketFives over the past few weeks, the UK’s Zhang went on an incredible tear during the recent PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker as well as partypoker's POWERFEST. In total, Zhang recorded 17 PLB-qualifying scores in September for a total of 6447.67 PLB points. Even though he did not secure a win in one of the major tournaments of the month, Zhang continually set new record high cashes for himself. He booked four six-figure scores, all within 10 days of each other. Combined with all of his other earnings in September, he more than doubled his previous career earnings by winning more than $1.7 million. His highlight haul came in POWERFEST #122 (SHR) when his bronze medal finish brought him a career-high payday of $468,000. The former #1-ranked player from Sweden ‘C Darwin2’ checked in at #2 on the September PLB Leaderboard. ‘C Darwin2’ put in an incredible amount of volume, cashing in no fewer than 160 events. Of those, 16 qualified for his September PLB total of 5,860.99. His largest single PLB score came on September 16 when he bubbled the final table of PokerStars WCOOP-58-H ($5,200 Main Event) for $72,681.57 and 803.02 PLB points. ‘C Darwin2’ also finished in second place during 888poker’s XL Eclipse Main Event for a $135,000 payday. His monthly earnings totaled $687,121 putting him in striking distance of achieving $11 million in career earnings by the end of 2018. It’s been an amazing year for the Swede who hit $8 million in lifetime earnings in February of this year. Third on the list was ‘lena900’, the Swedish savant that has held the world’s #1-ranking for the better part of four months. He did the most damage during the partypoker POWERFEST schedule, securing a number of massive scores. He took first place in POWERFEST #62 (SHR) Championship Event for $203.900 and 1000 PLB points. Less than a week later on September 17, he captured third place in POWERFEST #94 (High) Progressive KO for another $157,560. It was only two days later that he, once again, hit a massive score with a final table finish in POWERFEST #111 (SHR) Championship Event for another $84,875. In total for the month, ‘lena900’ brought in 5,763.38 PLB points and nearly $912,000 over the course of 200 times in the money. Whether it’s live or online, there seems to be no stopping Steve ‘MrTimCaum’ O’Dwyer, who came in at #4 for September. O’Dwyer had two cashes that resulted in PLB scores of over 1,000 points each. The first was his September 16 WCOOP #57 High ($2,100 NLHE Eight Max) victory with resulted in a $227,101 payday and 1,154.99 PLB points. Less than a week later O' Dwyer took down a major POWERFEST title by winning Event #122 (SHR) Championship Event for a mammoth $869,610 and 1,974.84 PLB points. His online earnings for the month topped $1.2 million and he soared to a new career-high ranking of #10 in the world. He carried that momentum into the live arena where he then took down a pair of high rollers during partypoker’s LIVE MILLIONS UK. Wrapping up the September top five is renowned nosebleed cash game player Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro. Finland’s new #1-ranked grinder went on an impressive PLB run, stringing together 22 qualifying results in the month. He also booked three six-figure scores. Kelopuro saved the best for last when he scored an outright victory in partypoker’s POWERFEST #142 (SHR) for $317,190 and 1,278.67 points. Kelopuro soared past $4 million in career earnings in September and also hit an All-Time high ranking of 15 in the world. September 2018 Monthly Leaderboard table.tableizer-table { font-size: 12px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #CCC; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 mczhang 6744.67 2 C Darwin2 5860.99 3 lena900 5763.38 4 MrTimCaum 5095.01 5 LarsLuzak 5059.29 6 hellohellohello 5058.87 7 Romeopro 4993.38 8 DamageAP 4881.6 9 probirs 4627.22 10 Ariados 4524.16
  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. In this week's episode Lance and Donnie recap all of the action from partypoker MILLIONS UK, including Steve O'Dwyer's two wins and Dusk Till Dawn owner Rob Yong's strange comments in the aftermath of the festival. They also discuss Chris Moneymaker's NJCOOP wins , Haralabos Voulgaris' new job with the Dallas Mavericks, Shaun Deeb's decision to chase World Series of Poker Player of the Year and wrap up the show by lamenting the lack of marketing and promotion from the WSOP in regards to some of their marquee events. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  11. Very few players have enjoyed as much success in the history of the World Championship of Online Poker has Shaun Deeb has. On Monday, Deeb added to his legend by picking up his second WCOOP title of 2018 and sixth overall while another highly-respected player from his generation picked up the first WCOOP title of his career. Deeb outlasted 172 other players to win Event #59 High ($2,100 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better) for $69,011.45. 'Leviathan101' finished just one spot behind Deeb for $52,165.48 while 'jutrack' finished third for $39,431.78. Patrick 'Egption' Tardif picked up the first WCOOP title of his young career in the Medium event, earning $29,948.84 in the process. The Low version of the event went to 'Aces Amin' and came with a $11,973.30 payday. Despite all of the success that Steve O'Dwyer has enjoyed over the course of his career, a WCOOP title had somehow eluded him. That changed on Monday however as O'Dwyer won Event #57 High ($2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em) for $227,100.97 - the largest online cash of his career. Russia's 'CrazyLissy' walked away with $166,308.31 for his second place finish and Benny 'toweliestar' Spindler took home $121,789.66 as the third place finisher. Tomas 'dartazzzz' Jozonis, the #1-ranked player in Lithunia, won Event #61 High ($1,050 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em (Progressive KO)) for $120,281.27 and an additional $81,258.20 in bounties. Runner-up Giorgos 'Geokarak' Karakousis scored $86,159.55 and $23,548.82 in bounties while 'MyPokerNuts' won $61,718.18 and $7,484.38 in bounties for his third place result. Event #56 (High): $530 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,360 Prize pool: $680,000 Joao 'Xungazz' Oliveira - $106.185.22 Maestro_Bolt - $77,086 Sintoras - $55,962.30 sousinha23 - $40,626.87 razvyqq - $29,493.77 kurzatwarz - $21,411.50 Cavalito - $15,544.05 Andiz10 - $11,284.05 Paffchen - $8,192.16 Event #56 (Medium): $55 No Limit Hold'em Half Price Sunday Kickoff Entries: 6,619 Prize pool: $334,259.50 lozzz - $47,493.84 Eerie123 - $32,656.78 bartkowskiFR - $22,456.65 TheTender31 - $15,442.45 MLS20 - $10,619.12 hai5betUfold - $7,302.33 grzegorzczer - $5,021.51 Mr. Dupino - $3,453.10 facesofpok3r - $2,374.57 Event #56 (Low): $$5.50 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 13,063 Prize pool: $64,008.70 Igor Girard! - $5,743.78* Tiganuxxx - $5,085.33* alexwe84 - $4,501.72* rafakabrito - $5,155.23 PatAllen101 - $1,954.86 Alvorino - $1,371.86 juliya22.132 - $962.72 roger9333 - $675.59 spareti - $474.11 Event #57 (High): $2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 667 Prize pool: $1,334,000 Steve 'Mr. Tim Caum' O'Dwyer - $227,100.97 CrazyLissy - $166,308.31 toweliestar - $121,789.66 gbgoose - $89,188.03 KKremate - $65,313.44 compris - $47,829.90 Anton720 - $35,026.43 Kot_Spartac - $25,650.28 Event #57 (Medium): $215 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em (Sunday Warm-Up- Special Edition) Entries: 4,233 Prize pool: $846,600 Legadzo - $120,900.63 Any2vsYou - $85,488.22 a.urli - $60,449.27 Succeeed - $42,744.15 Buffoneze - $30,224.72 bustoville - $21,372.07 demondoink - $15,112.40 Luizftorres - $10,686.12 Event #57 (Low): $22 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 13,270 Prize pool: $265,400 boblert89 - $30,041.02* Intc adored - $23,618.12* Williaml666 - $20,105.16 XuTpblu_Tun - $12,028.37 manuleg - $8,574.25 PabloBeatLex - $6,112.02 TUYAH11 - $4,356.85 MyOnlyMemory - $3,105.73 Event #59 (High): $2,100 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better Entries: 173 Prize pool: $346,000 Shaun 'shaundeeb' Deeb - $69,011.45 Leviathan101 - $52,165.48 jutrack - $39,431.78 ImluckNuts - $29,806.37 Fabahaba - $22,530.58 Lena900 - $17,030.81 Event #59 (Medium): $215 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better Entries: 909 Prize pool: $181,000 Patrick 'Egption' Tardif - $29,948.84 oblueyellowo - $20,866.98 bokkie87 - $14,539.54 TheZQ - $10,130.76 seethrou - $7,058.83 begood9999 - $4,918.41 Event #59 (Low): $22 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better Entries: 4,193 Prize pool: $83,860 Aces Amin - $11,973.30 edu22.sp - $8,340.42 PiMPPL - $5,811.37 DallasCorben - $4,048.19 juninprp - $2,821.36 wYhY81 - $1,965.84 Event #61 (High): $1,050 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em (Progressive KO) Entries: 1,577 Prize pool: $1,577,000 Tomas 'dartazzzz' Jozonis - $120,281.27 + $81,258.20 in bounties Geokarak - $86,159.55 + $23,548.82 in bounties MyPokerNuts - $61,718.18 + $7,484.38 in bounties xnrobix - $44,210.24 + $3,218.75 in bounties chararrr - $31,668.84 + $28,943.83 in bounties level1pro - $22,685.22 + $19,000.01 in bounties BanicIvan - $16,249.95 + $3,203.13 in bounties Splatt23 - $11,640.23 + $7,695.32 in bounties Event #61 (Medium): $109 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em (Progressive KO) Entries: 9,996 Prize pool: $999,600 psxfrcndhe - $67,471.88 + $30,739.94 in bounties Ofbravetight - $48,092.50 + $8,663.48 in bounties motreanu90 - $34,281.93 + $2,648.10 in bounties RomeOpro - $24,437.37 + $1,722.63 in bounties Machiavelli3 - $17,419.82 + $3,771.13 in bounties alemocelin96 - $12,417.43 + $4,113.64 in bounties Regadeitor - $8,851.60 + $6,526.92 in bounties xaffer - $6,309.72 + $3,997.51 in bounties Event #61 (Low): $11 Eight Max No Limit Hold'em (Progressive KO) Entries: 30,573 Prize pool: $299,615.40 MinimalLove - $13,808.04 + $5,800.52 in bounties soumi7 - $11,282.64 + $1,160.82 in bounties VillainV - $7,435.21 + $1,361.66 in bounties bat84man - $5,300.08 + $1,311.83 in bounties RikyRoll - $3,778.07 + $1,086.09 in bounties zugmoraes - $2,693.16 + $358.26 in bounties Vanilla Nuts - $1,919.78 + $810.48 in bounties matlok32 - $1,368.50 + $130.26 in bounties
  12. For most of 2018, Steve O'Dwyer has been unbeatable in high roller tournaments, both online and live. Roger Teska flipped the script on that narrative late Monday night at the $25,500 buy-in Caribbean Poker Party MILLIONS World, coming back from a 4-1 heads up chip deficit to win $2,000,000 and his first live title in over nine years. Teska started the final table with the third shortest stack and had to battle against the likes of Rainer Kempe, Niall Farrell, Joao Vieira, Ben Tollerene and Andras Nemeth on his way to the title. Teska's last live win came in 2009 when he won a $500 buy-in Bellagio Cup V event. It didn't take long for the first casualty at the nine-handed final table. Paul Tedeschi raised to 2,500,000 from middle position with [poker card="ac"][poker card="ad"] before Vieira moved all in for 17,500,000 from the hijack with [poker card="jh"][poker card="js"]. Tedeschi called and watched the [poker card="qh"][poker card="9d"][poker card="4c"][poker card="ah"][poker card="ts"] runout keep him in full control and eliminated Vieira in ninth place. Ten minutes later, Farrell became the next victim of the final table. O'Dwyer raised from the button to 2,600,000 with [poker card="ah"][poker card="6h"] and Farrell moved all in for 10,500,000 with [poker card="2c"][poker card="2d"] from the small blind. Roger Teska re-raised all in from the big blind with [poker card="8d"][poker card="8h"]. O'Dwyer folded and Farrell could only watch after the [poker card="as"][poker card="ts"][poker card="3s"] flop kept Teska well ahead. The turn was the [poker card="td"] and the [poker card="qd"] completed the board to send Farrell to the rail with an eighth place finish. O'Dwyer found his first final table victim almost 30 minutes later. O'Dwyer raised to 2,500,000 from UTG+1 with [poker card="ad"][poker card="jc"]. From the button, Kempe moved all in for 15,600,000 with [poker card="kc"][poker card="jh"] and O'Dwyer called. The [poker card="ac"][poker card="9c"][poker card="5d"] flop gave O'Dwyer complete control as the [poker card="6d"] and [poker card="ks"] hit the turn and river respectively to eliminate Kempe in seventh. It took nearly two hours of play before there was another elimination. Teska and Tollerene tangled in a pre-flop all in hand that saw Teska win with runner-runner flush against Tollerene's pocket pair. Left with just fumes, the next hand was the end of the line for Tollerene. Tollerene moved all in for 10,000,000 from UTG with [poker card="kd"][poker card="2h"] and Nemeth called from the big blind with [poker card="js"][poker card="7c"]. The [qs[poker card="jh"][poker card="5s"] flop gave Nemeth second pair. The turn was the [poker card="6c"] and the river was the [poker card="ad"] to eliminate Tollerene in sixth. Nemeth had plans on putting his newfound big stack to work but ran into the buzzsaw that is O'Dwyer. From the button, O'Dwyer raised to 3,700,000 with [poker card="as"][poker card="kc"] and Teska called from the small blind with [poker card="ks"][poker card="qd"] before Nemeth moved all in for 71,500,000 with [poker card="9h"][poker card="9s"] from the big blind. O'Dwyer called and Teska folded. O'Dwyer got great news on the [poker card="ad"][poker card="4d"][poker card="3s"] flop. Neither the [poker card="qc"] turn or [poker card="5c"] river were any help for Nemeth and he was eliminated in fifth place. Tedeschi lost a monster pot to Teska before O'Dwyer finished him off for good. Teska and Charles La Boissonniere both folded and Tedeschi moved all in from the small blind with [poker card="ac"][poker card="2d"]. O'Dwyer called from the big blind with [poker card="ks"][poker card="7h"] and then moved ahead with the [poker card="jc"][poker card="7s"][poker card="2c"] flop. The [poker card="ts"] turn and [poker card="3d"] river failed to save Tedeschi and he was out in fourth. As O'Dwyer continued to build his stack, he did so largely at the expense of La Boissonniere. The Canadian had less than 10 big blinds and found himself in the big blind with [poker card="9c"][poker card="9h"]. O'Dwyer folded the button, Teska moved all in from the small blind with [poker card="qs"][poker card="7d"] and La Boissonniere called. The [poker card="qc"][poker card="td"][poker card="th"] flop gave Teska the lead. The [poker card="8s"] turn gave La Boissonniere outs to a straight, but the river was the [poker card="6h"] and he was out in third place. When heads-up play began, O'Dwyer had 79.1% of the chips in play. The tournament was all but over a few minutes later when Teska four-bet all in holding [poker card="qc"][poker card="qd"] and O'Dwyer called with [poker card="kh"][poker card="ks"]. The [poker card="qs"] on the flop moved Teska in front and neither the turn or river helped O'Dwyer and the stacks were nearly even. Teska's momentum continued and less than an hour later he was posing with the trophy. O'Dwyer button-raised to 9,000,000 holding [poker card="5c"][poker card="5d"] and Teska shoved with [poker card="tc"][poker card="8c"] and O'Dwyer called all in. The [poker card="8h"][poker card="4s"][poker card="2h"] moved Teska ahead and the [poker card="qd"] turn and the [poker card="3c"] river sealed O'Dwyer's second place finish. Final Table Payouts Roger Teska - $2,000,000 Steve O'Dwyer - $1,300,000 Charles La Boissonniere - $1,000,000 Paul Tedeschi - $700,000 Andras Nemeth - $550,000 Ben Tollerene - $450,000 Rainer Kempe - $350,000 Niall Farrell - $300,000 Joao Viera - $250,000
  13. Steve ‘MrTimCaum’ O’Dwyer earned himself another huge payday on Tuesday when he took down the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £25,000 Super High Roller for £450,000. O’Dwyer topped a field of 51 entries to score another trophy for his case and move to more than $24 million in career live tournament earnings. O’Dwyer’s 2018 may be flying under the radar, as a lot of other players grab headlines, but he’s been no slouch on the felt this year with more than $4 million in live tournament earnings following this victory. It’s his eighth six-figure cash of the year and fourth of more than $500,000. What’s more is that O’Dwyer’s victory in the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £25,000 Super High Roller comes almost immediately after he wrapped up excellent performances in the 2018 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and partypoker POWERFEST. In WCOOP, O’Dwyer won his first WCOOP title when he took down Event-57-H ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em Eight Max) for a $227,101 first-place prize. In the POWERFEST series, O’Dwyer took down Event #123 Super High Roller Championship Event: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em for $896,610. O’Dwyer defeated Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez in heads-up play, with Gonzalez taking home £236,750. Interestingly, the event’s third-place finisher, Orpen ‘orpenkk’ Kisacikoglu, placed second to O’Dwyer when he won the POWERFEST Super High Roller Championship Event. Final Table Payouts 1. Steve O’Dwyer - £450,000 2. Fabrizio Gonzalez - £236,750 3. Orpen Kisacikoglu - £200,000 4. Christoph Vogelsang - £140,000 5. Aymon Hata - £100,000 6. Niall Farrell - £60,000 The top six places were set to finish in the money, and it was a notable face in 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess eliminated on the bubble. Riess was short, with only four big blinds in his stack, and moved all in with the [poker card="kd"][poker card="ts"]. He was called in two spots - Niall 'firaldo87' Farrell with the [poker card="kh"][poker card="9c"] and Aymon Hata with the [poker card="as"][poker card="2s"]. The board ran out [poker card="7h"][poker card="5s"][poker card="3c][poker card="6c"][poker card="5d"] to bust Riess. In the money, O’Dwyer was fourth in chips but quickly scored a double up to take the chip lead. O’Dwyer doubled through Farrell, who then busted in sixth place. After that, O’Dwyer knocked out Haha in fifth. O’Dwyer also busted Christoph Vogelsang in fourth place when his [poker card="As][poker card="kh"] came from behind against Vogelsang’s two kings thanks to an ace on the flop. O’Dwyer also came from behind when he spiked an ace with the [poker card="ah"][poker card="9h"] against the pocket jacks for Kisacikoglu to knock Kisacikoglu out in third. O’Dwyer took a massive lead into heads-up play, with more than 45 million to Gonzalez’s 6.25 million. From there, he made quick work of Gonzalez to seal the deal. On the final hand, it was O’Dwyer coming from behind once again. He jammed with the [poker card="jd"][poker card="9h"] against Gonzalez, who had just seven big blinds in his stack. Gonzalez picked up a dream hand with pocket aces, but the [poker card="jc"][poker card="ts"][poker card="9s"][poker card="js"][poker card="qc"] board gave O’Dwyer a full house and the victory. As the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK rolls on, stay tuned to PocketFives.com for more coverage. We’ll be recapping the £5,300 Main Event and £10,300 High Roller later this week. Photo courtesy of My partypoker LIVE.
  14. Movers & Shakers takes a look into those PocketFives members that have made big moves in the top 100 of the online poker rankings. The most high-profile moves in the rankings belong to two very notable players, Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer and Alex 'SploogeLuge' Foxen, but the biggest move within the top 100 was that of Arturs 'ARTSchGamble' Scerbaks. Steve 'MrTimCaum' O’Dwyer (#7) Climbs in Top 10 Whether it’s live or online, Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer has been on top form as of late, and his rise three spots within the top 10 are evidence of his recent success, as O'Dwyer went from being #10 to #7. O'Dwyer closed out November with a $31,450 win on partypoker in the High Roller Club: $1,050 Super Tuesday, $150K Gtd for 394.97 points and earned a third-place finish for $18,758 and 220.07 points in the PokerStars High Roller Club: $530 Sunday 500, $100K Gtd, among other decent results. O'Dwyer has carried that momentum into December with a handful of deep runs in high roller events around the online world, including two seventh-place finishes. The first came on PokerStars when O'Dwyer took seventh in the High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $150K Gtd for $9,111 and 161.43 points. He then took seventh in the partypoker Sunday Super High Roller: $200K Gtd for $11,700 and 168.27 points. Moving to #7 in the rankings is an all-time high for O'Dwyer, who is currently the #1-ranked player in Ireland. Alex 'SploogeLuge' Foxen (#23) Up Nine Spots Despite all of the live tournament poker going on in the world, Alex 'SploogeLuge' Foxen has put in a ton of volume in the online realm and his rise of nine spots to #23 is the result. Foxen recently won the PokerStars $1,050 High Roller Club Sunday Supersonic for $43,057 and 468.43 points as November came to a close. Since that score, Foxen has earned three more five-figure results. The most recent of the three came to kick off December for Foxen, when he won the PokerStars High Roller Club: $1,050 Daily Warm-Up [8-Max], $100K Gtd for $25,578 and 333.17 points. Foxen's new position at #23 in the world is an all-time high. Arturs 'ARTSchGamble' Scerbaks (#42) with Big Leap Arturs 'ARTSchGamble' Scerbaks has the biggest jump as of late, climbing 48 spots to #42 on the rankings. Thats a new all-time high for Scerbaks, who is currently ranked the #1 player in Germany. Whereas some of the more notable names on the rankings, such as O’Dwyer and Foxen, may get sucked away from online play with all of the live poker going on at the moment, Scerbaks is grinding hard. He’s already landed 55 cashes in December, including a third-place result on December 9 worth $20,957 and 231.34 points from the partypoker Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter: $200K Gtd [Mix-Max]. Scerbaks also won the PokerStars $109 Sunday Starter, $25K Gtd for $5,627 and 172.05 points on the same day, topping a field of 296 entries in that one. 'Kot_spartac' (#29) Also Earns All-Time High The theme of this Movers & Shakers is obvious, isn't it? The players already talked about are at new all-time highs on the rankings, and 'Kot_spartac' can join them in the feat. The current #3-ranked player in Russia is at #29 overall and that’s the highest he’s ever been. Just about halfway through December, 'Kot_spartac' has had himself quite the month, with four victories and four five-figure paydays. On December 2, 'Kot_spartac' won the PokerStars Hotter $215, $75K Gtd for $18,402 and 322.49 points. On December 6, he took down the PokerStars High Roller Club: $1,050 Thursday Thrill [Progressive KO], $200K Gtd for $22,378 and 333.17 points. That same day, he also won the partypoker High Roller Bounty Hunter: $50K Gtd for $15,687 and 270.72 points. A few days later, on December 9, ‘Kot_spartac’ finished second in the partypoker Sunday Bounty Hunter: $100K Gtd for $12,273 and 228.44 points. 'Inhoo' (#37) Rises 18 Spots, Earns $10M Badge A former #2-ranked player in the world, Sweden’s Robin 'Inhoo' Ylitalo is currently ranked #7 in his country and has moved up 18 spots to his current worldwide spot of #37. For Ylitalo, it’s been all about volume in the first two weeks of December, as he’s piled up 85 cashes already this month. His biggest score came from a second-place finish in the PokerStars High Roller Club: $1,050 Wednesday HR [8-Max], $100K Gtd on December 5 for $18,451 and 208.63 points. The biggest story for Ylitalo isn’t that he climbed 18 spots to #37, but rather that his recent success has pushed him over the $10 million mark in online tournament winnings and awarded him as the 15th player to achieve the PocketFives $10 Million Badge.
  15. Online poker is a global game with players logging on and grinding from every part of the world. Every country has a #1-ranked player and here we take a look at some of those that lead the way in their home countries. Steve ‘MrTimCaum’ O’Dwyer - Ireland It’s hard to fathom that Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer, one of the most feared high-rolling tournament beasts in the world, could find something new to achieve in poker. In 2018 he not only conquered the nosebleed live MTT scene he also, for the first time, he also cracked the worldwide top-10 online rankings. Currently sitting at a career-high ranking of #10, his second time touching that mark this year, he has taken over as the #1-ranked player in his adopted home country of Ireland. Not your typical online grinder, O’Dwyer gets his online volume when he can. More specifically, when he’s not traveling the world earning six and seven-figure sums. This year he’s been able to find a little time each month to steadily put in volume. The result has him eclipsing the $5 million in lifetime earnings mark. Combined with his live earnings, O’Dwyer has earned more than $30 million from the game of poker. In November, O’ Dwyer has made his presence felt online, regularly playing in the highest stakes tournament available. He’s managed three four-figure scores one of which was a victory in the November 20 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Super Tuesday for $31,451 and 394.97 points. With a few weeks left in 2018, should O’Dwyer continue to splash around in the new slate of daily high rollers, he may find himself peaking above his current worldwide standing. Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann - Brazil Hailing from Santa Catarina, online tournament pro Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann has surged in the rankings this month to become the new #1-ranked player in all of Brazil. His recent heater has not only allowed him to become the top grinder in his home country but he has also spiked a new career-high worldwide ranking, landing at #16 in the world this week. In the month of November, he has put in a healthy amount of volume, recording 87 cashes. Of those, five were good for podium finishes and seven were PLB qualifying scores. One of the highlights of his month came in the November 12 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily 500. He defeated a field of 119 to take home just over $13,000 and 243.93 PLB points. Earlier in the month, he put together a runner-up run in the bwin.com Sunday Main Event for $20,991 and another 270.58. Volkmann has also just recently vaulted past the $4 million lifetime earnings marker, making 2018 a career year for the Brazilian. Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone - Argentina It’s hard to remember a time that Argentina’s #1-ranked Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone was not near the top of the rankings. A PocketFiver for less than to two years, he’s has continued to put up huge scores and keep himself in the top-10 mix. In 2018, Petrone made a push to top the worldwide rankings, reaching as high as #3 in the world. He currently rests ranked at #7. Petrone likes to put in big-time volume and this November is no different. So far, he amassed 108 total cashes to date for a total of over $180,000. He’s put together multiple five-figure scores including a victory in the November 4 edition of the partypoker Sunday Bounty High Roller for $17,281 and 235.27 PLB points. Just four days later, he returned to the site to take down the BIG Bounty High Roller for another $18,739 and 287.25 PLB points. This year has been a standout one for Petrone. He collected his largest career score with his runner-up finish in the PokerStars TCOOP Twin Main Event (Event #72) to take home a massive $282,436. How dominant is Petrone in Argentina? Well, he’s likely to be the #1 ranked pro there for some time as he’s 4600 PLB points ahead of ‘sonmo’, the next closest player. Nedelcu ‘Narcusus90’ Narcis - Romania The #1-ranked player in all of Romania is Bucharest resident Nedelcu ‘Narcusis90’ Narcis. The longtime PocketFiver is currently ranked #39 in the world and is headed to surpassing his previous rankings high of #32, which he last held in 2015. Narcis has had a dominant November by any standard. He cashed in 115 tournaments for a total of roughly $150,000. He has 12 PLB qualified cashes, five five-figure scores, and 21 podium finishes. Some of his highlights include a victory in the November 20 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily SuperSonic for over $19,000. On November 14 he took down another PokerStars High Roller Club for another $18,496, in a 24 hour-period where he won three tournaments and took third in another. With the amount of volume Narcis puts in, there’s an outside chance, as he currently sits as $2.88M in lifetime earnings, that he could hit $3 million by the end of the year. If not in 2018, he’ll for sure see the new milestone in the first couple of months of 2019. ‘etxnl01’ - The Netherlands With over $1.6 million in lifetime scores, The Netherlands’ #1-ranked grinder is ‘etxnl01’. An online pro for roughly five years, the player who goes by his shortened moniker ‘etx’ build his roll up from the micro stakes and now can be found mixing it up in some of the largest online tournament available. His day-to-day schedule consists of many mid-stakes contests and he regularly puts up four-figure cashes. In November, ‘etx’ has posted over 80 cashes for a total of nearly $35,000. He had five podium finishes and his highlight score was a final table finish in the November 10 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily 500 for $5,431. “I’m definitely happy with being ranked number one in The Netherlands right now on PocketFives,” ‘etx’ said in a recent interview. “But I also still look at the other rankings, like the general rankings, hoping to climb them and become a better player as well.” A new, in-depth profile on The Netherlands' ‘etxnl01’ is available on PocketFives right now.
  16. Just like every other year going back to 2004, a fresh start to poker's yearly tournament calendar kicks off with the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas. This year brings a heightened level of excitement with the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship headlining the event in what is lining up to be a record-setting PCA. Speaking of records, in anticipation of the 2019 PCA festival, PocketFives went looking through the poker history books at HendonMob to find the biggest winners in history from PCA. Here’s what was found. Thanks to a gigantic $3 million payday in 2009, Poorya Nazari holds the record for the largest first-place prize at PCA. He won the 2009 PCA Main Event from a field of 1,347 entries to claim that prize. Three other times in history has the PCA Main Event winner taken home at least $2 million. In 2008, Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier took home $2 million, Harrison Gimbel won $2.2 million in 2010, and in 2011 it was Galen Hall scoring $2.3 million. But, none of those players is the top all-time money earner from PCA. That title currently belongs to Bryn Kenney, and it doesn’t appear that Kenney is going to be caught anytime soon. Top 25 PCA All-Time Money List PLAYER EARNINGS 1 Bryn Kenney $6,245,111 2 Steve O'Dwyer $3,800,542 3 Tony Gregg $3,096,596 4 Poorya Nazari $3,000,000 5 Scott Seiver $2,970,620 6 Galen Hall $2,877,080 7 Vanessa Selbst $2,824,640 8 Isaac Haxton $2,583,616 9 Jason Koon $2,555,555 10 Daniel Negreanu $2,521,490 11 Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier $2,484,120 12 Harrison Gimbel $2,329,220 13 Dan Shak $2,278,140 14 Cary Katz $2,257,420 15 Byron Kaverman $2,213,355 16 Mustapha Kanit $2,020,200 17 Justin Bonomo $1,991,372 18 Dimitar Danchev $1,985,000 19 John Dibella $1,955,300 20 Ty Reiman $1,937,770 21 Chris Oliver $1,834,160 22 Eugene Katchalov $1,763,220 23 Will Molson $1,750,735 24 Daniel Dvoress $1,607,302 25 Nick Petrangelo $1,581,665 As you can see, Kenney is worlds ahead of the competition, winning more than $2.4 million more than anyone else on the list. That $2.4 million gap alone is good enough for 12th place on this leaderboard. Kenney's largest score from PCA came in the 2016 Super High Roller, an event with a buy-in of $100,000 that saw him win $1.687 million. The following year, Kenney won a $50,000 and $25,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em events for $969,075 and $392,876, respectively. He also has a trio of third-place finishes over the years worth $873,880, $686,960, and $643,000. Steve O'Dwyer is the second highest money earner from PCA entering 2019, taking home more than $3.8 million in prize money throughout the years. O'Dwyer's a pretty good chunk of change away from Kenney, and he's also more than $700,000 ahead of Tony Gregg in third place. Knowing some of the performances O'Dwyer has put together over the years combined with what's on the schedule for 2019 doesn't make it out of the realm of possibilities that he can catch Kenney in 2019. O'Dwyer has one win in a $100,000 buy-in event and two wins from $50,000 buy-in events at PCA for $1.872 million, $945,495, and $760,500, respectively. The 2019 schedule features the $25,000 buy-in PSPC, three additional $25,000 buy-in tournaments, one $50,000 buy-in event, and two $100,000 tournaments, there certainly won’t be a lack of opportunities for O'Dwyer to win a ton of money in the Bahamas this January. That's not to mention the PCA $10,300 Main Event as well. Looking at the rest of the list for players we could see make big moves on the leaderboard after 2019, Isaac Haxton, Jason Koon, and Daniel Negreanu are a few of the ones to watch, given their appetite for and success in high buy-in tournaments coupled with the robust schedule to suit their palate. Negreanu's largest score out of PCA came in 2011 when he finished second to Eugene Katchalov in the event’s inaugural $100,000 Super High Roller. Negreanu earned a cool $1 million for that result. He followed that finish up by returning to the final table of the event in 2012, when he took fifth for $250,900. In 2018, he took fourth in the same event for $521,140. Another big score Negreanu had from PCA came in the 2017 PCA $25,000 High Roller. In that one, he took fifth for $268,780. Byron Kaverman and Justin Bonomo are also ones from this top 25 list to keep an eye on. For players not currently in the top 25, don't be surprised if you see Mikita Badziakouski, Alex Foxen, Stephen Chidwick, or David Peters take home a ship full of money from the Bahamas and find themselves listed on the updated list of top 25 winners from PCA when the 2019 version is all said and done. Action from the Bahamas kicks off Sunday, January 6, 2019, with the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship from Atlantis Resort & Casino. PovketFives will be on site all the way through until the event's final day on January 16, so stay tuned for more coverage from the 2019 PCA poker series.
  17. November was a big month for attention-grabbing poker headlines. There was a hard-to-believe $100,000 prop bet that generated incredible buzz, the return of a high-profile lawsuit between a WSOP Main Event runner-up and the largest online poker site in the world, and the conclusion of a handful of prominent live poker tournaments that found winners. Here are PocketFives' top five stories from November 2018, plus a look at who won the PocketFives Monthly PLB title. Rory Young Reveals Details of $100K Pitch-Black Bathroom Prop Bet Poker players can be known to make wild prop bets, and that was certainly the case for Rory Young and Rich Alati. The two grabbed more than just poker headlines in November when their $100,000 bathroom prop bet was featured in headlines from several mainstream media outlets. It was one of the craziest prop bets we've ever heard of and will be one that is remembered for years and years to come. The bet was made to see if Alati could live in a pitch-black bathroom with no human contact and no electronics, among several other stipulations, for 30 days straight. Soon after the bet was made and began making its way around the poker world, PocketFives spoke with Young about the details of the bet and how it came to fruition. READ: Rory Young Reveals Details of $100K Pitch Black Bathroom Prop Bet Vayo Dismisses PokerStars Lawsuit; Stars Counters Alleging Forgery Back in May, it was made known that Gordon Vayo, runner-up in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, was suing PokerStars for the winnings the online poker site withheld from him from a 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker tournament that was worth nearly $700,000. That story made headlines everywhere within the poker world, but it made even bigger news in November when a November 12 California court filing revealed that Vayo had voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit. What really kicked things up a notch, though, were two things. First that the lawsuit was dropped amid accusations of forgery committed by Vayo. Second, PokerStars was seeking repayment of their attorney fees for nearly $300,000 - quite the tipping of the scales. READ: Vayo Dismisses PokerStars Lawsuit; Stars Counters Alleging Forgery Jack Sinclair Beats Laszlo Bujtas to Win WSOP Europe Main Event A former eighth-place finisher in the WSOP Main Event in 2017 for $1.2 million, Jack Sinclair was back in the World Series of Poker spotlight in November 2018, only this time in Europe. Sinclair made his way to the 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event final table and emerged victorious atop the 534-entry field to win the €1.222 million ($1.277 million) first-place prize. To claim victory, Sinclair had to defeat one of online poker's toughest players in heads-up play, Laszlo 'omaha4rollz' Bujtas. The victory earned Sinclair the largest payday of his poker career and first WSOP gold bracelet. READ: Jack Sinclair Beats Laszlo Bujtas to Win WSOP Europe Main Event Patrick Serda Wins WPT Montreal for C$855,000 The World Poker Tour was in action in Canada in November for the Season XVII WPT Montreal. The event attracted 792 entries, and it was Patrick 'prepprepprep' Serda who came out on top after entering the final table with the chip lead. Serda defeated the first female winner of an open WPT Main Tour event, Ema Zajmovic, in heads-up play to take home the C$855,000 ($652,801) first-place prize, denying Zajmovic her second World Poker Tour title. READ: Patrick Serda Wins WPT Montreal for C$855,000 Big Titles Won at partypoker Caribbean Poker Party in the Bahamas While the WSOP and WPT were busy dishing out titles in colder climates, partypoker LIVE was down in the Bahamas for the much-anticipated partypoker Caribbean Poker Party tournament festival. The series was full of big buy-in events, notables faces capturing huge sums of cash, and nine seven-figure prizes awarded. The first big tournament of the series to find its winner was the $25,500 buy-in partypoker MILLIONS World. The event generated 394 entries and fell just short of its $10 million guarantee, but enormous prizes were still to be had, including the $2 million first-place prize that Roger Teska took home after he defeated Steve O'Dwyer in second place. O'Dwyer scored $1.3 million for the runner-up result, and third-place finisher Charles La Boissonniere also took home seven figures, winning $1 million. READ: Roger Teska Battles Back to Win partypoker MILLIONS World for $2M We then saw a $3.685 million winner come from the partypoker $250,000 Super High Roller Championships event, and it was Steffan Sontheimer earning a new career-best score. The event generated a field size of 34 entries for a prize pool of $8.235 million. Sontheimer beat out Sean Winter in heads-up play, and David Peters finished in third place. Winter and Peters took home $2.43 million and $1.42 million, respectively. READ: Steffan Sontheimer Wins partypoker $250K SHR Championships For $3.68M In the $5,300 buy-in Main Event, another $10 million prize pool guarantee was on the line. The event fell short of the guarantee with just 1,815 entries, but the top three spots still gave out a million dollars or more each. Winning the event was Portugal's Filipe Oliveira, taking home the $1.5 million top prize. Craig Mason finished second for $1.2 million, and Marc MacDonnell took third for $1 million. READ: Filipe Oliveira Wins 2018 partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event Sweden's 'lena900' Wins Another Monthly PLB Title in November Sweden's 'lena900' stayed hot and won another PocketFives Monthly PLB title in November after cashing 191 times for a total of $585,250. It was a dominating performance for 'lena900,' who racked up more than 4,900 points. The closest competitor was 'girafganger7' with a monthly point total of less than 3,900. A couple of the notable November scores for 'lena900' included a third-place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Million on November 25 for $80,555 and 569.39 points and a win in the partypoker Sunday Super High Roller: $100K Gtd on November 18 for $41,480 and 387.30 points. READ: Top-Ranked ‘lena900’ Wins November Monthly PLB Title
  18. The online poker world had a lot going on on Sunday. The PokerStars Sunday Million 13th Anniversary and the final day of both partypoker POWERFEST and 888poker XL Blizzard, but those didn't distract some of online poker's top-ranked players from putting up big results in some of the other Sunday Majors. 2018 PocketFives POY 'Lena900' came through a 150 player-field to win the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller Cooldown for over $56,000. 'vic_xcite' took third place for $18,997.89 + $3,000 in bounties, before 'Kraskata85' was the final player to lose their bounty and departed with $24,457 + $16,031 as runner-up. 'Belabacsi' won the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $42,025. PockerFiver Rhys 'floppinhel' Jones took fourth place for $16,060, before 'PAAdentr00!!' exited in third place $22,131 and paved the way for heads-up to begin. 'TheZQ' then fell at the final hurdle and banked $30,496, as 'Belabacsi' took the title. The PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller had a bumper $811,500 prize pool this week after 1,623 entrants took part. 'pitaoufmg' was the last player standing for $61,606 + $44,220 in bounties after they sent 'Remi Lebo_10' to the rail in second place for $44,707 + $14,039, with 'marcelomig' banking $32,444 + $6,604 in third. 'A23456789' defeated partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard to win the partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Terminator for just over $45,000. Alex 'FkTheseGuysBro' Foxen departed in fifth place for $6,167 + $3,055 in bounties, and was shortly followed out the door by girlfriend and partypoker ambassador Kristen 'krissyb24' Bicknell in fourth place for $8,746 + $7,247. 'FranBenitez91' took away $11,829 + $4,761 in third place, before Leonard lost the final bounty battle and exited as runner-up for $16,585 + $6,378. This week's PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller title went to the UK's Ben 'jenbizzle' Jones after he got the better of Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer heads-up. The tournament saw 159 entrants create a $318,000 prize pool and the final table featured well-known names such as 'LLinusLove', Kristen 'krissyb24' Bicknell and Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan. The bronze medal went to former PocketFives #1-ranked Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard for $38,004, and when the heads-up battle was over, O'Dwyer had to settle for $49,360 as runner-up with Jones taking the win alongside $64,110. Roman 'SanityWaterline' Romanovsky took the lion's share of the GGPoker Blade Series #007 $10k $329,800 prize pool but it was 'pihler13' who took the title. Five places were paid with 'FNC_Broxah' taking fifth for $20,730, and 'RuiNF*' banking $32,934 in fourth before world #1-ranked Andras 'PokerBluff1' Nemeth took the bronze medal worth $52,322. Ukraine's Romanovsky, who was knocked off the online poker rankings top-spot by Nemeth this week, then secured a heads-up deal worth a staggering $131,692, before departing in second place, as 'pihler13' took the win for $92,120. PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $225k Gtd 159 entrants, $318,000 prize pool jenbizzle - $64,110.81 MrTimCaum - $49,360.65 pads1161 - $38,004.18 ale6ka - $29,260.48 BIack88 - $22,528.48 blanconegro - $17,345.31 krissyb24 - $13,354.66 LLinusLove - $10,282.11 SinKarma - $7,916.51 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller Cooldown [8-Max, Turbo, PKO], $225k Gtd 150 entrants, $300,000 prize pool Lena900 - $31,485.36 + $25,531.24 Kraskata85 - $24,457.18 + $16,031.25 vic_xcite - $18,997.89 + $3,000 huang33 - $14,757.19 + $4,687.50 FreeLancerZZZ - $11,463.10 + $16,875.01 1_conor_b_1 - $8,904.31 + $5,125 unclewolfy - $6,916.71 + $2,625 kofi89 - $5,372.76 + $6,406.25 IAMSoSo - $4,427.32 + $1,000 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller PKO, $500k Gtd 1,623 entrants, $811,500 prize pool pitaoufmg - $61,606.47 + $44,220.54 (in bounties) Remi Lebo_10 - $44,707.40 + $14,039.27 marcelomig - $32,444.13 + $6,604.01 heyalisson - $23,544.69 + $10,864.96 bukharkov777 - $17,086.37 + $5,203.13 ale6ka - $12,399.55 + $1,640.63 Kroko-dill - $8,998.35 + $4,101.56 unclewolfy - $6,530.09 + $1,109.38 Siton11 - $4,738.87 + $13,815.91 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $175k Gtd 1,348 entrants, $269,000 prize pool Belabacsi - $42,025.09 TheZQ - $30,496.88 PAAdentr00!! - $22,131.57 floppinhel - $16,060.88 Agame_DD - $11,655.37 BetForNympho - $8,458.29 kot_spartac - $6,138.17 0$kar15 - $4,454.46 Arwis - $3,232.61 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Terminator $200k Gtd 206 entrants, $210,120 prize pool A23456789 - $16,605.86 + $29,079.38 (in bounties) Patrick_Leonard - $16,585.22 + $6,378.12 FranBenitez91 - $11,829.92 + $4,761.25 Krissyb24 - $8,746.29 + $7,247.50 FkTheseGuysBro - $6,167.25 + $3,055 Hahaha_Owned - $4,709.54 + $3,217.50 WWWpartyCOM - $3,476.09 + $780 Melania_Trump - $2,579.03 + $2,437.50 partypoker $530 Sunday HR Bounty Hunter - $200k Gtd 388 entrants, $198,850 prize pool Chelsea72 - $14,758.76 + $20,907.92 Jarildur1 - $14,738.94 + $3,789.86 spera9k1 - $10,119.58 + $4,706.56 Alien_Army - $7,105.24 + $2,395.32 probirs - $5,081.32 + $2,112.31 TullaMoreFan12 - $3,703.33 + $1,952.34 Doyle_B - $2,616.02 + $1,566.79 trackomat - $1,905.49 + $3,018.76 andstar555 - $1,393.73 + $3,018.76 partypoker $530 Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter $150k Gtd 320 entrants, $164,000 prize pool Kraaaaaut - $12,582.27 + $14,531.96 floppymcsets - $12,566.24 + $6,021.12 rafaelmoraesgm - $8,819.43 + $3,309.98 drew.derzh - $6,418.10 + $4,651.20 phbbc - $4,540.69 + $574.22 jaimelavinde - $3,405.52 + $2,830.10 chenlingseng - $2,401.33 + $1,935.93 Melania_Trump - $1,746.42 + $2,469.16 partypoker $109 Sunday Clasico- $75k Gtd 617 entrants, $75,000 prize pool Beloved1 - $12,492.39* nelisschuif - $11,115.12* zoobanana - $6,667.50 BOOMDUZE - $4,590 PeremPruneR - $3,210 rd2mtl - $2,332.50 dennysramos2 - $1,680 Yoshiaki97 - $1,192.50 GGPoker Blade Series #007 $10k $200,000 Gtd 34 entrants - $329,800 prize pool pihler13 - $92,120.47* SanityWaterline - $131,692.24* PokerBluff1 - $52,322.77 RuiNF* - $32,934.25 FNC_Broxah - $20,730.27 GGPoker Blade Series #004 $5k $200,000 Gtd 59 entrants - $280,250 prize pool nbvcxz - $69,136.93* RuiNF* - $87,287.36 mbtremendo - $42,834.05 KenBrynney - $30,921.80 FuTimReilly - $22,322.38 Omilly - $16,114.48 FNC_Broxah - $11,663 GGPoker Blade Series #009 $5k $250,000 Gtd 65 entrants - $308,750 prize pool NOMAMES - $95,936.06 KenBrynney - $60,374.30 DownswingPeters - $45,676.19 nbvcxz - $34,556.31 Nator - 26,143.59 FkTheseGuysBro - $19,778.92 PyramidOfSkulls - $14,963.75 AceKing41 - $11,320.84
  19. The 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro is in the books, and several huge winners emerged from the high-stakes poker series held at the Maestral Resort & Casino along the Adriatic Sea. Chief among them was Bryn Kenney, who won more than $4.1 million total and jumped to No. 4 on poker's all-time money list, per Hendon Mob. Kenney only cashed twice in the series, but both times he won the tournament. In the first, Kenney topped a field of 79 entries to win the HK$500,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event for HK$11.23 million ($1.43 million). In the second, he topped a field of 75 entries in the HK$1 million Main Event to win HK$21.3 million ($2.71 million). With those two wins, Kenney improved to just shy of $34.8 million in career live tournaments earnings, of which he's won more than $9.1 million in 2019 alone. Kenney’s previous best year on the live tournament felt was in 2017 when he won more than $8.5 million. Other big winners to come out of the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro include Rui Cao ($3.61 million), Paul Phua ($3.59 million), Nikita Badziakouski ($2.91 million), and Daniel Dvoress ($2.71 million). Both Phua and Dvoress cashed five times in the series and a total of 12 players earned combined prizes of more than $1 million. Top 10 Triton Poker Series Montenegro Money List Bryn Kenney - $4,145,235 Rui Cao - $3,611,013 Paul Phua - $3,594,983 Nikita Badziakouski - $2,912,467 Daniel Dvoress - $2,717,155 Arnaud Romain - $2,130,372 Daniel Tang - $1,976,217 Sam Greenwood - $1,943,613 Peter Jetten - $1,865,303 Ben Lamb - $1,192,009 Just outside of the top 10 were Kenneth Kiang and Seng 'Ivan' Leow, who cashed for $1.08 million and $1.06 million from the series, respectively. Triton Poker Series Montenegro Results HK$250,000 Eight-Handed NL Turbo Entries: 45 Prize Pool: HK$10,575,000 Steve O'Dwyer - HK$3,708,784 ($472,788) Isaac Haxton - HK$2,901,216 ($369,841
) Linus Loeliger - HK$1,720,000 ($219,262) Kok Beh - HK$1,240,000 ($158,073) Sam Greenwood - HK$1,005,000 ($128,115) [caption id="attachment_624174" align="alignnone" width="1354"] Bryn Kenney won two tournaments at the recent Triton Poker Series in Montenegro (photo: Triton Poker)[/caption] HK$500,000 Six-Handed NL Entries: 79 Prize Pool: HK$37,130,000 Bryn Kenney - HK$11,230,000 ($1,431,376) Daniel Dvoress - HK$7,430,000 ($947,028) Seng 'Ivan' Leow - HK$5,070,000 ($646,222) Sergio Aido - HK$3,820,000 ($486,897) Jason Koon - HK$2,970,000 ($378,556) Christoph Vogelsang - HK$2,300,000 ($293,158) Richard Yong - HK$1,820,000 ($231,977) Daniel Tang - HK$1,410,000 ($179,719) Cheong Ieng - HK$1,080,000 ($137,657) HK$100,000 Short Deck NL Ante Only Entries: 70 Prize Pool: HK$6,580,000 Winfred Yu - HK$2,040,000 ($259,952) Isaac Haxton - HK$1,370,000 ($174,576) Peter Jetten - HK$920,000 ($117,233) Leon Tsoukernik - HK$700,000 ($89,199) Steffen Sontheimer - HK$540,000 ($68,811) Ihor Shkliaruk - HK$420,000 ($53,520) Tam Lon - HK$330,000 ($42,051) Jordi Urlings - HK$260,000 ($33,131) HK$1,000,000 NL Main Event Entries: 75 Prize Pool: HK$70,500,000 Bryn Kenney - HK$21,300,000 ($2,713,859) Daniel Tang - HK$14,100,000 ($1,796,498) Peter Jetten - HK$9,600,000 ($1,223,148) Nikita Badziakouski - HK$7,260,000 ($925,005) Sam Greenwood - HK$5,650,000 ($719,873) Paul Phua - HK$4,440,000 ($560,609) Erik Seidel - HK$3,460,000 ($440,842) Matthias Eibinger - HK$2,680,000 ($341,462) Jason Koon - HK$2,050,000 ($261,193) HK$250,000 NL Turbo Entries: 37 Prize Pool: HK$8,972,500 Henrik Hecklen - HK$3,410,000 ($434,500) Alex Foxen - HK$2,200,000 ($280,323) Timothy Adams - HK$1,460,000 ($186,032) Daniel Dvoress - HK$1,052,500 ($134,109) Michael Watson - HK$850,000 ($108,306) HK$1,000,000 Short Deck NL Main Event Entries: 98 Prize Pool: HK$92,120,000 Rui Cao - HK$26,300,000 ($3,351,130) Paul Phua - HK$17,100,000 ($2,178,871) Arnaud Romain - HK$11,800,000 ($1,503,549) Daniel Dvoress - HK$9,070,000 ($1,155,694) Kenneth Kiang - HK$7,200,000 ($917,420) Ming Liu - HK$5,620,000 ($716,097) Choon Siow - HK$4,400,000 ($560,645) Isaac Haxton - HK$3,400,000 ($433,226) Timofey Kuznetsov - HK$2,630,000 ($335,113) Nikita Badziakouski - HK$2,300,000 ($293,065) Guang Lu - HK$2,300,000 ($293,065) HK$200,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Entries: 37 Prize Pool: HK$6,956,000 Hing Chow - HK$2,640,000 ($336,383) Ben Lamb - HK$1,706,000 ($217,375) Viacheslav Osipov - HK$1,130,000 ($143,982) Henrik Hecklen - HK$820,000 ($104,483) Wai Chan - HK$660,000 ($84,096) HK$200,000 Short Deck NL Ante Only Turbo Entries: 64 Prize Pool: HK$12,032,000 Quek Sheng - HK$3,700,000 ($471,416) Peter Jetten - HK$2,500,000 ($318,524) Paul Phua - HK$1,700,000 ($216,596) Kenneth Kiang - HK$1,292,000 ($164,613) Wai Chan - HK$980,000 ($124,861) John Gabe Patgorski - HK$770,000 $98,105) Daniel Dvoress - HK$610,000 ($77,720) Rui Cao - HK$480,000 ($61,157) [caption id="attachment_624175" align="alignnone" width="1354"] John Juanda was among the winners at the recent Triton Poker Series in Montenegro (photo: Triton Poker)[/caption] HK$250,000 Short Deck NL Ante Only Entries: 65 Prize Pool: HK$15,275,000 John Juanda - HK$4,720,000 ($601,358) Daniel Dvoress - HK$3,160,000 ($402,604) Wai Yong - HK$2,150,000 ($273,924) Peter Jetten - HK$1,620,000 ($206,398) Sergey Lebedev - HK$1,250,000 ($159,258) Daniel Cates - HK$980,000 ($124,858) Christopher Soyza - HK$780,000 ($99,377) Paul Phua - HK$615,000 ($78,355) HK$750,000 Short Deck NL Ante Only Entries: 52 Prize Pool: HK$38,122,500 Nikita Badziakouski - HK$13,300,000 ($1,694,397) Sam Greenwood - HK$8,600,000 ($1,095,625) Qiang Wang - HK$5,700,000 ($726,170) Paul Phua - HK$4,400,000 ($560,552) Andrew Robl - HK$3,422,500 ($436,021) Xuan Tan - HK$2,700,000 ($343,975) [caption id="attachment_624173" align="alignnone" width="1354"] Ben Lamb was another big name to score a victory at the recent Triton Poker Series in Montenegro (photo: Triton Poker)[/caption] HK$500,000 Short Deck NL Ante Only Entries: 42 Prize Pool: HK$20,080,000 Ben Lamb - HK$7,650,000 ($974,634) Arnaud Romain - HK$4,920,000 ($626,823) Seng 'Ivan' Leow - HK$3,250,000 ($414,060) Xuan Tan - HK$2,350,000 ($299,397) Timofey Kuznetsov - HK$1,910,000 ($243,340) HK$300,000 NL/Short Deck Mix Entries: 27 Prize Pool: HK$7,857,000 Daniel Cates - HK$3,930,000 ($500,682) Jason Koon - HK$2,367,000 ($301,556) Rui Cao - HK$1,560,000 ($198,744) Effect On Poker’s All-Time Money List The big results coming out of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro caused plenty of shifting towards the top of poker’s all-time money list. As already mentioned, Kenney jumped to No. 4 overall. Jason Koon, who cashed three times in Montenegro for just under $1 million, slid up one spot ahead of Antonio Esfandiari to be No. 8. Isaac Haxton, who, like Koon, won just under $1 million from this series, is now No. 13 and Badziakouski jumped to No. 15. John Juanda, who won an event in Montenegro for just more than $600,000, actually dropped back to No. 14. Then, looking a bit further down the leaderboard, Phua can now be found at No. 62 on the list after winning $3.59 million in Montenegro. High roller and super high roller events are as plentiful as they have ever been on the poker circuit. Numerous stops have $25,000 or $50,000 buy-in events, and some even push the envelope even further with $100,000 price tags on the schedule. Then, there are several festivals a year that are solely dedicated to ultra high-stakes players, such as the Triton Poker Series festivals. If there was ever a 'steroid era' in poker, similar to what baseball went through for an extended period of time, most commonly referred to as the latter half of the 1990s and into the 2000s. It's not that poker players are using performance-enhancing drugs to boost their earnings, but rather that there’s such an injection of these super high buy-in small-field events that are causing grand shifts in money lists. It doesn’t appear that these events and festivals are going anywhere, so poker will need to go through a bit of a market correction and rankings adjustments to correctly account for the juiced results.
  20. Winning a World Series of Poker gold bracelet is widely considered by many to be poker’s ultimate achievement. For some players, it defines his or her career. For others, it’s the one prize eluding some of the game’s best. For years, Stephen Chidwick was considered the best poker player without a WSOP gold bracelet. At the 2019 WSOP, Chidwick bucked that monkey off his back like the most turbulent bull does to a rider at a rodeo when he won the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller for $1.618 million. Shawn Buchanan was another player in the "best without a bracelet conversation," but, like Chidwick, he broke through at the 2019 WSOP, winning the $800 buy-in WSOP.com Online NL Six-Handed. Now that Chidwick and Buchanan have each won an elusive gold bracelet, let's take a look at who are the best players remaining without a bracelet entering the 2020 WSOP. Patrick Antonius CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 15 2 0 $929,518 Widely considered one of the best all-around players in poker for quite some time, Patrik Antonius is still missing a WSOP gold bracelet from his résumé. He's come close a couple of times, finishing in the top 10 on four occasions and placing at the final table twice, but he's never scored better than third place. Antonius has been known to pass on tournaments for cash games these days, but he's still a threat to win a bracelet in the bigger buy-in WSOP events when he does compete. Niklas Astedt CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 6 0 0 $110,645 Sweden's Niklas Astedt is one of the top-ranked online poker players in the world, but his live success hasn’t been too plentiful, especially at the WSOP. Astedt’s skills should not be overlooked, though. His first WSOP cash came in 2014 and his highest WSOP finish was a 26th-place result in the 2019 WSOP $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller. He's also cashed in the WSOP Main Event on two occasions, with a 182nd-place finish in 2016 and a 899th-place finish in 2019. Mikita Badziakouski CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 4 4 1 $3,161,362 Mikita Badziakouski plays some of the biggest buy-in events around the world, and his career to date includes more than $26.1 million in live tournament earnings. At the WSOP, Badziakouski has four cashes. Each cash has been a final table appearance and each has come at WSOP Europe. If there's a high roller event on the WSOP schedule, Badziakouski will likely be in the field and a threat to win the gold bracelet. Darren Elias CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 28 3 0 $645,659 With four World Poker Tour titles and more than $7.5 million in live tournament earnings, it’s a matter of when, not if, Darren Elias will finally win WSOP gold. His first WSOP cash came in 2009. He has three WSOP final table appearances and two finishes in third place, although he’s never made it to heads-up play. The two times Elias finished in third came from the same event, the $10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Championship in 2017 and 2019. Alex Foxen CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 39 4 0 $808,918 Alex Foxen has been around the WSOP for a much shorter time than some of the players on this list, with his first WSOP cash coming in 2015. He has, however, built up quite the reputation as one of the best tournament poker players in the game today and it seems very much just a matter of time before he finds himself in the WSOP winner’s circle with his first gold bracelet. Already, Foxen has racked up 39 WSOP cashes and four final tables ahead of 2020. His highest finish to date was a third-place finish at the 2017 WSOP in a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event. Matt Glantz CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 61 13 1 $3,232.669 Pennsylvania's Matt Glantz has been around the WSOP block a few times, but he’s still looking for that first gold bracelet. Glantz first cashed in a WSOP in 2000 and he’s been producing everything but wins since, including 13 final table appearances. Glantz has reached heads-up play once and finished third on three occasions. At the 2019 WSOP, Glantz picked up his third WSOP Main Event cash. Mark Gregorich CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 69 11 1 $1,168,497 Mark Gregorich is another player on this list who has been around for quite some time, earning his first WSOP cash back in 1999. He has 69 cashes and 11 final table appearances at the WSOP, with one runner-up finish that came in the 2003 WSOP $5,000 Limit Hold’em event. Gregorich also has a trio of third-place finishes at the WSOP to date. Nick Guagenti CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 37 3 0 $583,181 Ohio's Nick Guagenti has 37 WSOP cashes with the first coming in 2006. He has three final table appearances. Guagenti's highest WSOP result came in 2019 when he took third in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event for $85,265. His best finish in terms of money won came from his 46th-place finish in the 2017 WSOP Main Event, for which Guagenti won $145,733. Guagenti is a regular in mid- and high-stakes cash games in his region, and he also has 15 cashes on the WSOP Circuit. Christian Harder CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 53 2 0 $1,050,784 Christian Harder’s first WSOP cash came in 2009. He’s won titles elsewhere in the poker world, just not at the WSOP just yet. He’s been close before with a pair of fourth-place finishes and is known to put in a high amount of volume in the big bet games of No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. Maurice Hawkins CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 29 3 0 $623,240 Maurice Hawkins has been a longtime grinder of the WSOP and WSOP Circuit, racking up 29 WSOP cashes and 110 WSOP Circuit cashes. He has a whopping 14 WSOP Circuit gold rings, but Hawkins has yet to win a WSOP gold bracelet. Hawkins has three WSOP final tables and they've come in big-field NL tournaments. With as many big-field NL events that are on the WSOP schedule these days, one has to figure that Hawkins is going to break through and win one at some point. Isaac Haxton CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 27 7 1 $2,923,424 Isaac Haxton is widely considered as one of the best minds in poker, and he’s certainly lived up to that with more than $27.6 million in live tournament earnings, millions more won in cash games, and who knows how much won online. The one thing he doesn’t have is a WSOP gold bracelet. Haxton has seven WSOP final table appearances and one runner-up result. The second-place finish came to Vitaly Lunkin in the 2009 WSOP $40,000 No Limit Hold’em. Maria Ho CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 55 5 1 $1,644,554 Maria Ho is another long-time regular at the WSOP, with cashes dating back to 2005. She has five final table appearances and one runner-up finish in WSOP events, and she’s known to mix it up in most of the games. Ho’s runner-up finish came to Allen Bari in the 2011 WSOP $5,000 No Limit Hold’em. Ho has been the last woman standing in the WSOP Main Event on two occasions, 2007 and 2014, and she finished sixth in the 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event. Ali Imsirovic CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 10 3 1 $583,986 Ali Imsirovic is one of the newest kids on the block in all of poker, not just the WSOP, and he’s quickly acquired a reputation of one of the game’s best when it comes to No Limit Hold’em tournaments. Imsirovic’s first WSOP cash came in 2017, so there isn’t a ton of sample to draw from, but he’s already made three WSOP final tables in top-level events and has one runner-up finish. Given his success in his young poker career, Imsirovic is considered one of the favorites any time he enters a high buy-in, No Limit Hold’em event. Rainer Kempe CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 31 3 0 $1,142,997 Rainer Kempe has won more than $21.3 million in his poker career and he’s been in the winner’s circle many times, but he’s yet to win a WSOP gold bracelet. His WSOP career is still pretty young, though. His first WSOP cash came in 2015, but over a short period of time he’s already earned 31 in-the-money finishes and more than $1.1 million in earnings. Kempe has been to a WSOP final table three times to date. Jason Koon CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 42 7 1 $1,789,462 For all of the poker success that Jason Koon has enjoyed over the course of his career, he’s still searching for his first WSOP gold bracelet. Koon has more than $31.1 million in live tournament earnings to date and his first WSOP cash came back in 2009. He has seven WSOP final table appearances and one runner-up result. Koon is similar to Haxton and Imsirovic in the sense that he’ll almost always be one of the favorites any time he enters a high buy-in, No Limit hold’em tournament. Timofey Kuznetsov CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 0 0 0 $0 Timofey Kuznetsov, also known as ‘Trueteller,’ is highly regarded in the poker community as one of the best, especially within the high-stakes community. He has zero WSOP cashes to date, but he simply doesn’t play a lot of tournaments. That said, Kuznetsov is still one of the best players in poker without a WSOP gold bracelet. Maria Lampropulos CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 27 0 0 $136,731 Maria Lampropulos first cashed a WSOP event in 2016 and that first year she walked away with five WSOP cashes in total. She followed that up with six cashes in 2017 and seven cashes in 2018. At the 2019 WSOP and WSOP Europe festivals, she cashed nine time. With partypoker MILLIONS and PCA Main Event wins on her résumé, both for seven-figure paydays, Lampropulos has shown she has the chops to compete in some of the biggest events in the world. Toby Lewis CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 24 0 0 $409,171 Toby Lewis’ first WSOP cash came in 2011 when he took 11th in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em Championship. He’s racked up 24 WSOP cashes to date, but he’s never reached a WSOP final table. Tom Marchese CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 26 4 1 $1,295,638 A player with more than $19.1 million in live tournament earnings, Tom Marchese is often considered one of the better tournament players poker has to offer. He's yet to score a WSOP gold bracelet, though, but he has come close a few times, with four WSOP final tables and one runner-up finish. The time Marchese finished second was at the 2015 WSOP in the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em tournament. Steve O‘Dwyer CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 18 2 0 $675,717 Like Haxton and like Koon, Steve O’Dwyer has a ton of live tournament winnings. O’Dwyer has scored more than $30.4 million from the live felt, plus plenty more online, and his first WSOP cash came in 2007. O’Dwyer is a player who put in more WSOP volume at the beginning of his career compared to what he does now, which could be holding him back in terms of winning his first gold bracelet. At this point in his career, it seems that if O'Dwyer does win a gold bracelet, it will come at WSOP Europe or a similar international WSOP stop. Adam Owen CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 34 5 0 $570,961 Adam Owen is another one of the younger guns on this list, but he’s widely regarded as one of the best all-around players in the game these days. Having earned his first WSOP cash in 2014, Owen has racked up 34 WSOP cashes to date, including five final tables and three third-place finishes. Owen has shown a propensity to perform well in the $10,000 buy-in championship events at the WSOP and many think that’s where he’ll earn his first gold bracelet from. Felipe Ramos CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 31 4 0 $526,047 One of best poker players to come out of Brazil is Felipe Ramos, with 31 WSOP cashes dating back to his first in 2009. Ramos is known as a solid player who can compete across all variants, and the more tools you have in your shed, the better when it comes to chasing gold bracelets. Ramos has four WSOP final tables and they've all come in Omaha. Three of those four final tables were in Pot Limit Omaha. Dario Sammartino CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 41 10 0 $9,927,947 Italy’s Dario Sammartino first cashed in a WSOP event in 2011 and he’s been performing very well ever since, except winning a WSOP gold bracelet is something he’s yet to achieve. Sammartino has found the money in WSOP events 41 times to date. Of those, he’s reached the final table on 10 occasions. Sammartino's biggest claim to World Series of Poker fame was a runner-up finish in the 2019 WSOP Main Event for $6 million. He's also one of the few players to have made the final table of both the WSOP Main Event and WSOP Europe Main Event in his career. Sammartino has learned how to play all the games and play them well, so don’t be surprised to see him finally win WSOP gold much sooner than later. Ole Schemion CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 6 1 0 $469,735 Although his WSOP results don’t pop off the page, Ole Schemion is one of the best players out there and an absolute force when it comes to poker tournaments. He’s amassed more than $16.3 million in live tournament earnings, numerous high roller victories, and one World Poker Tour title. He’s still in search of his first WSOP gold bracelet, though. In terms of winning WSOP gold, it’s very likely just a volume game for Schemion. If he puts in the volume, he’ll get it eventually and probably in the near future. It also works to his benefit that WSOP Europe looks as though it will remain at King’s Casino in Rozvadov where Schemion has shown success before, including a sixth-place finish in the 2019 WSOP Europe €100,000 Diamond High Roller for €341,510. Jake Schindler CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 33 4 0 $1,050,644 The first of two players named Jake on this list, Jake Schindler has 33 entries and four final tables at the WSOP entering 2020. His best finish was a third-place result in the 2014 WSOP $3,000 No Limit Hold'em for $212,373. Over his entire poker career, Schindler has more than $25 million in live tournament earnings. Jake Schwartz CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 60 3 1 $658,477 Jake Schwartz earned his first WSOP cash in 2012 and has built up 60 in-the-money finishes since. He was first widely known as a No Limit hold'em player but he's since branched out and has been playing more of the games. In 2013, Schwartz earned the top WSOP finish of his career when he took second in the $1,500 NL Shootout, earning $202,035. To date, he has two other WSOP final table appearances in addition to that one. Shannon Shorr CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 79 9 2 $2,217,846 When is Shannon Shorr going to finally win a WSOP gold bracelet? Shorr first cashed in a WSOP event back in 2006, which seems like ages ago when you consider he’s still very much on the younger side of poker players. Ever since that first WSOP cash, not a year has gone by that Shorr hasn’t racked up multiple WSOP cashes. Plus, he’s been very close on several occasions with nine final table appearances and two runner-up finishes. He also has a pair of third-place finishes. Shorr can play all of the games very well. Before Chidwick winning his bracelet, Shorr was right there at the top of this list with Chidwick. Dan Smith CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 36 10 1 $9,884,615 Another high roller with a knack for all the games, Dan Smith has been close to winning WSOP gold before but it just hasn’t happened for him yet. His first WSOP cash came in 2010. Since then, he’s earned 36 total WSOP cashes and won more than $9.8 million at the WSOP. He has 10 final table appearances, six third-place finishes, and one second-place finish in WSOP events. Like some of the other high rollers on this list, with Smith it feels like more of a volume game than anything. Christoph Vogelsang CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 13 6 0 $8,668,735 Christoph Vogelsang has come close at the WSOP on a handful of occasions, including two third-place finishes in a pair of the biggest events the WSOP has ever offered. In 2014, Vogelsang placed third in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop for $4.48 million. In 2019, he took third in the WSOP Europe €250,000 Super High Roller for more than $1.3 million. If there's a big buy-in event at the WSOP, Vogelsang is considered a threat to win it. Mike Watson CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 63 11 4 $2,917,143 Mike Watson has been knocking at the WSOP gold bracelet door for several years now. His first WSOP cash came in 2007 and he’s put up more than 60 cashes to date since. Of the 11 WSOP final table appearances Watson has on record, four of the times he’s finished runner-up. Interestingly, Watson did win the €50,000 Majestic High Roller at the 2012 WSOP Europe, but it was an added non-bracelet event for the high rollers. Had that event been in a later year, it very likely would have been for a gold bracelet. Watson usually plays a high volume of events and can play all the games, much like Shorr, and it’s only a matter of time before he finally scores a WSOP gold bracelet. Jerry Wong CASHES FINAL TABLES RUNNER-UPS WINNINGS 38 7 0 $1,899,225 Jerry Wong may be most well known for reaching the now-defunct WSOP November Nine in 2016, when he finished eighth for more than $1.1 million, but he has plenty of other success at the WSOP. With 38 total WSOP cashes and seven final table appearances, the only thing left for Wong to do is win a gold bracelet. One would think that has to be on the horizon soon for Wong, who has the ability to compete highly in all of the games. His WSOP final table appearances have come in No Limit Deuce to Seven, Pot Limit Omaha, Big Bet Mix, Razz, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, H.O.R.S.E., and No Limit Hold'em.
  21. It's been almost five years since Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard last held down the #1 spot on the PocketFives Rankings. If Sunday is any indication, he just might be back on top very, very soon. The PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller once again attracted many familiar names with one of them being the eventual victor, Leonard. The final table featured the likes of Tomi 'elmerixx' Brouk, Steve 'Mr. Tim Caum' O'Dwyer, 'Lrslzk', 'WATnlos' and 'anteen' who all departed before 'Radioromashka' banked $23,315 in third. World ranked #5 Leonard then got the better of 'imluckbox' heads-up to win the $37,895, with the runner-up awarded $29,724. Czech Republic's Jakub 'Olli444' Oliva secured his biggest online with victory in the PokerStars $109 Sunday Million for $97,937. Oliva took his online earnings over $1.6m after topping the 11,300 player-field once a three-handed money deal was agreed. Poker superstar Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion bowed out in fifth place for $31,874, and 'USARtist' departed in fourth place for $43,922. The final three then looked at the numbers and settled before 'llewxa' exited with the bronze medal and $83,922. 'Goatse213' took away $77,365 in second place and Oliva secured the largest share of the prize pool as well as the gold medal honor. 'Pwndidi' topped a 963 player-field to win the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for over $63,000. 'w3c.RaY' fell in third place for $21,314 + $4,511 in bounty prizes before the final battle saw 'NY17PATS14' become the last player to lose out, and departed in second for $36,568* + $10,203 following a heads-up deal. 'Pwndidi' took the gold for $32,180, as well as a massive $31,780 in bounties. Former Sunday Million champion 'blackaces93' added the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up to their list of accolades after seeing off a 749 player-field. 'BetForNympho' saw their investment return $13,403 in third place, before 'chenjungchou' banked $18,469 as runner-up. 'blackaces93' was awarded $25,451 victory and further increased their online poker prestige. The partypoker Powerfest series got underway on Sunday, July 28 with 'DaslstMirWurst', 'PauliBet', and 'UniqueDNA' among the big winners. The largest prize of the day went to 'PauliBet' after they won the partypoker Powerfest #03-SHR $5,200 $500k Gtd for a massive $154,350. After 163 players entered, the prize pool hit $630,000, with $78,750 awarded to 'tdlvechicknbn' in third place. 'Paulibet' then secured the top prize and Powerfest accolade after a final battle victory over 'aaabbb' who banked $110,250 as runner-up. 'DaslstMirWurst' won $32,728 + $50,170 in the partypoker Powerfest #04-HR: $2,100 $400k Gtd PKO after a heads-up defeat of 'vaueffell'. Also among the winners was partypoker pro Roberto Romanello with the Welshman awarded $17,237 + $3,281 for his fourth place finish. 'UniqueDNA' saw their title come in the partypoker Powerfest #02-HR: $1,050 $300k Gtd Deep. A top prize of $73,332 was awarded to the winner with 'bybyblyat' scoring $52,920 in second, and 'Lone1' departing with $36,666 in third. Below are this week's results: PokerStars $109 Sunday Million $1M Guaranteed 11,300 entrants, $1,130,000 prize pool Olli444 - $97,937* Goatse213 - $77,365* llewxa - $83,922* USARtist - $43,922 wizowizo - $31,874 Dj_Sun_Rusma - $23,131 esbjerdr - $16,786 moneymach301 - $12,181 IlDepredator - $8,840 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $85k Gtd 78 entrants, $156,000 prize pool pads1161 - $37,895 imluckbox - $29,724 Radioromashka - $23,315 anteen - $18,288 skitzo333 - $14,345 WATnlos - $11,252 Lrslzk - $8,825 Mr. Tim Caum - $6,922 elmerixx - $5,430 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300k Gtd 963 entrants, $481,500 prize pool Pwndidi - $32,180* + $31,780 NY17PATS14 - $36,568* + $10,203 w3c.RaY - $21,314 + $4,511 daaaaaaan - $15,623 + $7,127 xs169747 - $11,451 + $781 x_zola25 - $8,394 + $7,848 D_DIGGLER99 - $6,152 + $1,750 smir9david - $4,510 + $5,687 pkrbt - $3,305 + $1,687 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $100k Gtd 749 entrants, $149,800 prize pool blackaces93 - $25,451 chenjungchou - $18,469 BetForNympho - $13,403 komarolo22 - $9,726 Schublade1 - $7,058 fellatiado - $5,122 maucchi - $3,717 Vamoclan - $2,697 neeno1990 - $1,957 partypoker Powerfest #04-HR: $2,100 $400k Gtd PKO 203 entrants, $416,150 prize pool DaslstMirWurst - $32,728 + $50,170 vaueffell - $32,687 + $24,609 Fukeduhard - $23,315 + $4,200 R_Romanello - $17,237 + $3,281 CarpePiscis - $12,154 + $8,071 Kroat.. - $9,281 + $8,859 I-Am-Benjami - $6,850 + $1,575 Brachiosaurus - $5,082 + $9,154 S1imShady - $3,613 + $787 partypoker $1,050 Sunday HR Terminator - $100k Gtd 111 entrants, $113,220 prize pool BRAER_71RUS - $10,449 + $19,971 Noname69 - $10,437 + $6,695 Patrick_Leonard - $7,459 + $3,656 eGGplant - $5,221 + $3,380 BreakingTheLAW - $3,879 + $520 CarpePiscis - $2,983 + $1,917 DasIstMirWurst - $2,387 + $1,170 Thenut21 - $1,939 + $2,015 partypoker Powerfest #03-SHR $5,200 $500k Gtd 126 entrants, $630,000 prize pool PauliBet - $154,350 aaabbb - $110,250 tdlvechicknbn - $78,750 Van_Vian_Van - $55,125 PunchlineEnBeta - $40,950 SunTzu - $31,500 Renato_nomura - $25,200 Player2341 - $20,475 partypoker Powerfest #02-HR: $1,050 $300k Gtd Deep 378 entrants, $378,000 prize pool UniqueDNA - $73,332 bybyblyat - $52,920 Lone1 - $36,666 tjena - $26,271 PhatToad - $18,711 El_Cucuy - $13,872 HORN3T - $9,639 josef_shvejk - $7,030 888poker $100,000 $215 Sunday Mega Deep 454 entrants – $100,000 prize pool BuyUADrank - $19,350 nixokoftis - $14,500 TheColdCallr - $11,000 KKurbel - $8,250 Jesusisback - $5,700 GramNaKartke - $4,400 Raar1010 - $3,400 AliasGrus - $2,400 *Denotes money-deal
  22. If the opening days of the European Poker Tour stop in Barcelona are any indication, it's going to be a helluva week of poker in the Spanish city. Spanish grinder Sergi Reixach is proof of that. Playing the first €100,000 buy-in event of his career, Reixach topped the 64-entry field in the €100,000 Super High Roller event on Monday, beating a final table that included Luc Greenwood, Danny Tang, Steve O'Dwyer, and eventual runner-up Sam Grafton to win €1,816,210 ($2,015,000 US). Rui Ferreira started the final table with just 11 big blinds, but he took on the role of spectator for the first elimination. Mikalai Vaskaboinikau moved all in from UTG for 720,000 and Reixach moved all in over the top from late position. Vaskaboinikau turned over [poker card="9h"][poker card="9s"] but found out he was behind the [poker card="td"][poker card="th"] of Vaskaboinikau. The board ran out [poker card="6h"][poker card="2c"][poker card="2s"][poker card="tc"][poker card="as"] to give Reixach a full house and eliminate Vaskaboinikau in ninth. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] Ferreira's spectator status lasted just another 20 minutes before he became Reixach's second victim of the day. Reixach raised to 110,000 from the hijack before Ferreira moved all in for 650,000 from the big blind. Reixach called and turned over a[poker card="ac"][poker card="kh"] which put him ahead of Ferreira's [poker card="ah"][poker card="8c"]. The flop came [poker card="qc"][poker card="5h"][poker card="4d"] and Ferreira was unable to improve. Nothing changed for him through the [poker card="9h"] turn and [poker card="2d"] river and he was out in eighth place. Nearly an hour later, Tsugunari Toma raised from the cutoff before Steve O'Dwyer moved all in for 500,000. Toma called and turned over [poker card="ah"][poker card="4h"] while O'Dwyer showed [poker card="5d"][poker card="5h"]. The [poker card="qh"][poker card="8s"][poker card="2s"] flop kept O'Dwyer ahead but the [poker card="ac"] turn gave Toma top pair and after the [poker card="2c"] river, O'Dwyer was out in seventh. Reixach went got back to work and this time sent of the Greenwood brothers packing. Action folded to Greenwood in the hijack and he moved all in for 1,005,000. Reixach moved all-in from the small blind and then showed [poker card="ad"][poker card="qc"]. Greenwood was slightly ahead with [poker card="6h"][poker card="6s"]. The [poker card="qs"][poker card="3s"][poker card="2c"] flop changed things though and Greenwood was left wanting through the [poker card="5c"] turn and [poker card="qd"] river on his way to a sixth place finish. Reixach was involved in the next elimination as well - but only briefly. Reixach raised to 160,000 from UTG and Sam Grafton called from the hijack before Toma moved all in from the small blind for 755,000. Reixach folded but Grafton called. Toma showed [poker card="ac"][poker card="jd"] and Grafton tabled [poker card="8c"][poker card="8d"]. The [poker card="9c"][poker card="3d"][poker card="2c"][poker card="3c"][poker card="2s"] runout failed to save Toma and he was out in fifth place. Four-handed play lasted just 20 minutes before Grafton sent another player to the rail. Kahle Burns raised to 650,000 from the button and Grafton responded by moving all in from the big blind. Burns called all-in and showed [poker card="kh"][poker card="qc"] which put him well ahead of Grafton's [poker card="ks"][poker card="9s"]. The [poker card="as"][poker card="9h"][poker card="5d"] flop gave Grafton middle pair and Burns was unable to regain the lead after the [poker card="3s"] turn and [poker card="ad"] river and was eliminated in fourth. Another 20 minutes passed and the tournament was heads-up. From the button, Danny Tang moved all in for 690,000 and Reixach called from the small blind. Grafton folded his big blind and Tang revealed [poker card="ac"][poker card="8h"] only to find himself dominated by Reixach's [poker card="ad"][poker card="qh"]. The [poker card="9c"][poker card="9d"][poker card="2h"] flop gave Tang some chop outs but he was happy to see the [poker card="8c"] turn only to have the [poker card="as"] river give Reixach a better two-pair to eliminate Tang in third. Reixach began heads-up play with a slight chip lead and it took nearly three hours for him to finish off Grafton. From the button, Reixach called before Grafton raised to 600,000. Reixach called and then called again after Grafton bet 325,000 on the [poker card="kc"][poker card="js"][poker card="3h"] flop. The turn was the [poker card="5d"] and both players checked. The river was the [poker card="7h"] and Grafton moved all in for 1,725,000 and Reixach snap-called. Grafton showed [poker card="qc"][poker card="6s"] while Reixach happily tabled [poker card="kd"][poker card="8d"] to eliminate Grafton and win the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller for a career-best €1,816,210 score. Final Table Payouts Sergi Reixach - €1,816,210 Sam Grafton - €1,303,950 Danny Tang - €847,570 Kahle Burns - €639,560 Tsugunari Toma - €496,740 Luc Greenwood - €384,980 Steve O'Dwyer - €304,250 Rui Ferreira - €235,950 Mikalai Vaskaboinikau - €180,070
  23. Daniel Dvoress entered the final table of the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas with a less-than-stellar heads-up record. The Canadian poker pro had just one career live win and five runner-up finishes before Monday. He managed to avoid repeating that history by beating Wai Leong Chan heads-up to win the SHRB Bahamas and the $4,000,000 first-place prize. It took just over two hours of play for the first elimination to happen and a failed bluff played a key role. From UTG, Justin Bonomo raised to 90,000 with [poker card="tc"][poker card="9c"], Erik Seidel called from the button with [poker card="7d"][poker card="7h"] and Seth Davies defended his big blind with [poker card="th"][poker card="9h"]. The [poker card="5d"][poker card="5s"][poker card="3h"] flop got Davies to check before Bonomo bet 80,000. Seidel called and Davies folded. The turn was the [poker card="7c"] and Seidel called after Bonomo slid out a bet of 250,000. The river was the [poker card="8c"] and Bonomo bet 545,000 to leave himself a single 5,000 chip behind. Seidel raised and Bonomo folded. He was eliminated on the next hand when his [poker card="7d"][poker card="6c"] was unable to beat Chan's [poker card="ac"][poker card="4c"]. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zgone="888poker NJ"][ptable zone="GG Poker"] Just 30 minutes later, Jason Koon moved all-in for 540,000 from UTG with [poker card="3d"][poker card="3s"] and Kathy Lehne called from the cutoff with [poker card="ad"][poker card="ks"]. The [poker card="js"][poker card="ts"][poker card="6s"] flop was no help for Koon and the [poker card="5s"] turn gave Lehne a flush and left Koon drawing dead as the [poker card="jd"] completed the board. Another 45 minutes passed before the next player hit the rail. Steve O'Dwyer moved all in from the hijack for 655,000 with [poker card="as"][poker card="9d"] and Seidel called from the small blind wiht [poker card="ad"][poker card="td"]. The [poker card="5h"][poker card="5s"][poker card="3c"][poker card="kh"][poker card="7h"] runout offered no reprieve for O'Dwyer and he was eliminated in sixth place. On the next hand, action folded to Dvoress in the small blind and he completed with [poker card="qc"][poker card="3d"] before Davies checked behind with [poker card="kd"][poker card="7c"]. The flop came [poker card="qd"][poker card="9c"][poker card="9s"] and both players checked. The turn was the [poker card="8d"] and Davies called Dvoress' bet of 100,000. The river was the [poker card="2c"] and Dvoress fired out a bet of 900,000 and Davies called all-in and was eliminated in fifth place. Dvoress then doubled through Seidel after making a set of threes on a [poker card="qs"][poker card="7s"][poker card="3h"] flop against Seidel's [poker card="ks"][poker card="2s"]. The [poker card="kd"] and [poker card="7h"] completed the board and Seidel called Dvoress' shove to double into the chip lead. One hand later, Dvoress raised to 125,000 with [poker card="kc"][poker card="jh"] as the first to act and Seidel called off his last 105,000 from the big blind with [poker card="7h"][poker card="6c"]. The [poker card="qd"][poker card="9h"][poker card="8c"][poker card="3s"][poker card="kh"] runout ended Seidel's tournament with a fourth-place result. Three-handed play lasted almost three hours before Lehne's run at history ended two places short of a title. Already the first woman to enter a Super High Roller Bowl event (2015), Lehne became the first woman to cash in a SHRB after Wai Kin Yong bubbled on Sunday and was working towards becoming the first female winner in SHRB history before Chan derailed all of that. Dvoress opened to 200,000 from the button the with [poker card="8s"][poker card="4s"]. Lehne called from the small blind with [poker card="ac"][poker card="ad"] before Chan moved all-in from the big blind for 2,800,000 with [poker card="6c"][poker card="6d"]. Dvoress folded and Lehne called instantly. The [poker card="ks"][poker card="ks"][poker card="qd"] flop kept Lehne ahead, as did the [poker card="7d"] turn. The [poker card="6h"] river however gave Chan a full house and eliminated Lehne in third place. Heads-up play began with Dvoress holding 63% of the chips in play. Over the next 90 minutes, Dvoress secured the rest of the chips to win the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas and pick up a career-best score in the process. Down to just 1,745,000, Chan moved all-in from the button with Jx7x and Dvoress called from the big blind with [poker card="ad"][poker card="9d"]. The flop gave Chan a pair of sevens, but Dvoress managed to pair his nine on the river to eliminate Chan in second-place. Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas Payouts Daniel Dvoress - $4,080,000 Wai Leong Chan - $2,677,500 Kathy Lehne - $1,785,000 Erik Seidel - $1,275,000 Seth Davies - $1,020,000 Steve O'Dwyer - $765,000 Jason Koon - $637,500 Justin Bonomo - $510,000
  24. Kahle Burns almost won the Global Poker Index Player of the Year title in 2019. On Wednesday, the 31-year-old Australian took a step towards being a contender in 2020 by beating Igor Kurganov heads-up to win the partypoker UK MILLIONS $25,000 High Roller and $350,000. The first day of the two-day event ended with 23 entries and registration still open. By the time registration closed on Day 2, the field had swelled to 37 to produce a total prize pool of $925,000. [ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="NJ Online Poker Promos"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] Once down to a final table of nine players, Burns was in pole position with the chip lead. Rainer Kempe was eliminated in ninth, Yair Bitoun went out in eighth, and Leon Tsoukernik busted in seventh to leave players on a $75,000 bubble. Luke Reeves, who started the day as the chip leader and came to the final table second in chips, was eliminated by Kurganov on the bubble. Five minutes later, Kurganov sent Steve O'Dwyer packing. Action folded to O'Dwyer in the cutoff and he moved all-in for 2,540,000 with [poker card="ks"][poker card="jh"] and Kurganov called from the button with [poker card="ah"][poker card="8c"]. The board ran out [poker card="8d"][poker card="7s"][poker card="2c"][poker card="tc"][poker card="2s"] to eliminate O'Dwyer in fifth place and prevent him from defending the title he won in 2019. Preben Stokkan was the next to go. From the cutoff, Stokkan moved all-in for 1,280,0000 with [poker card="ah"][poker card="8h"], Kurganov folded his button before Ben Heath moved all-in over the top for [poker card="ac"][poker card="kd"]. Burns folded [poker card="ad"][poker card="6d"] in the big blind leaving Stokkan and Heath to see a runout of [poker card="7d"][poker card="4h"][poker card="3s"][poker card="jc"][poker card="5d"]. Preben was unable to improve and was sent hom in fourth place. Winning that pot offered Heath no real momentum and he started three-handed play as the shortest stack. Just 20 minutes later, his tournament was over after a blind vs blind battle. Burns folded his button, and Kurganov raised to 5,000,000 with [poker card="ks"][poker card="5s"]. Heath took his time before calling all-in with [poker card="jc"][poker card="9s"]. The [poker card="td"][poker card="6h"][poker card="4h"] flop was no help and neither the [poker card="7c"] turn or [poker card="7h"] river failed to save Heath from a third-place result. Kurganov started heads-up play with a 2.7-1 chip lead over Burns. Over the next hour-and-a-half, Burns battled back to take a nearly 3-1 lead of his own before finishing Kurganov off for good. On the final hand, Kurganov called from the button with [poker card="4c"][poker card="4h"] and Burns raised to to 1,400,000 with [poker card="as"][poker card="th"]. Kurganov moved all-in for 9,875,000 and Burns called instantly. The [poker card="kh"][poker card="qc"][poker card="9h"] flop gave Burns more outs. He found one of those on the [poker card="jh"] and made Broadway to eliminate Kurganov and win his first title of 2020. The inconsequential river was the [poker card="tc"]. partypoker MILLIONS UK High Roller Final Table Payouts Kahle Burns - $350,000 Igor Kurganov - $222,250 Ben Heath - $150,000 Preben Stokkan - $100,000 Steve O'Dwyer - $75,000
  25. 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
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