Sam Greenwood helped himself to a $141,384 prize this weekend when he won the $1,050 GGMasters High Roller event at GGPoker.
Greenwood was one of 1,000 players who parted company with $1,050 for the chance to become the tournament’s champion. The final table of the GGMasters High Roller is usually packed with household names, but this week’s was quite unusual as the final table was mostly made up of relatively unknown grinders.
“Serenity Now” and “ObellaCiao” were the first casualties of the final table. They scooped prizes worth $14,138 and $18,853 respectively. Brazil’s Pedro Garagnani ($25,142), “alwayspush” ($33,527), and Austria’s “lhjgkfdasjz” ($44,709) were the next trio to fall.
Polish player “ZryjGruz” ($59,621) busted in fourth, with the elimination of “Tawkone” ($79,506) sending the tournament heads-up where both players locked in six-figure hauls.
Greenwood defeated San Marino’s “Fantastik55” and claimed the $141,384 top prize. Fantastik55 walked away with the $106,023 runner-up score.
$1,050 GGMasters High Rollers Final Table Results
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Mokhammad Triumphs in the Omaholic Super High Roller
A compact field of 93 entrants competed in the $10,300 Omaholic Super High Roller and Kamel Mokhammad outlasted them all. First-place in this huge event weighed in at $217,850 which is a fantastic yield for a day’s work.
Mokhammad defeated Finnish PLO specialist Eelis Parssinen heads-up to bank the top prize. Parssinen walked away with $171,479 for his runner-up finish, while Ronny Kaiser, the former EPT Estonia champion, won $134,978 after his exit in third.
One other players, “JNandez87”, netted six-figures. Their fourth-place finish saw $106,247 make its way to his GGPoker account.
Shout-outs for the other finalists who fought valiantly but could not quite get the job done. Isaac Haxton ($32,105), Gavin Cochrane ($40,787), Belarmino Souza ($51,817), Samuli Sipila ($65,829), and David Mezei ($83,631) being those finalists who fell short this time.
Event #53: $10,300 Omaholic Super High Roller Final Table Results
|8||Gavin Cochrane||United Kingdom||$40,787|
Other Notable Scores at GGPoker
- Artur Martirosian – first-place in the $5,250 Sunday 500 High Rollers for $130,026
- TheProjector – first-place in the $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event for $100,041*
- Heinekiller = first-place in the Global MILLION$ for $96,347
- Christian Rudolph – first-place in the $5,250 High Rollers Sunday Blade Closer for $69,966
- CATHEB – first-place in the $150 GGMasters for $65,329
- Anton Wigg – first-place in the $3,150 Sunday High Rollers Bounty King for $64,399*
- Nick Petrangelo – first-place in the $5,250 High Rollers Sunday Blade Opener for $55,734
- Phil_Galfond – first-place in the Event #50: $840 Omaholic Hundred Stack for $43,735
- Christian Rudolph – first-place in the $2,625 High Rollers Blade prime for $43,288
- BIG HAI – first-place in the $525 Sunday High Rollers Second Chance for $42,348
- MR BTC – first-place in the $1,050 Omaholic High Roller for $39,706
- David Coleman – first-place in the $2,625 High Rollers Blade opener for $39,546
- Bert Stevens – first-place in the $2,625 High Rollers Blade Mulligan for $39,546
- Testosterone – first-place in the $315 Sunday Bounty King for $38,071*
- Danilo Velasevic – first-place in the $250 Sunday Main Event for $37,761
- ISILDUR99 – first-place in the $310 Bounty Hunters Sunday Special for $37,350*
- Alex Theologis – first-place in the $840 Sunday High Rollers Bounty Special for $32,787*
- szagos – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Rollers Deep Bounty Turbo for $32,050*
- food4fish – first-place in the Event #51: $525 Omaholic Bounty Bash HR for $31,528*
*includes bounty payments
LABOMBA1961 Takes Down 888poker Big Shot 525
The new tournaments at 888poker are proving popular with 184 players turning out for the Big Shot 525 event this weekend. Four of the players who navigated their way through shark-infested waters and reached the final table saw five-figuyre sums head to their accounts.
“Arcuiro” of Brazil finished in fourth for $10,000 before “casual_win” of the United kingdom saw their $525 investment swell to $13,000. Heads-up pitted “AlwaysTimed” and “LABOMBA1961” heads-up, and it was the latter who emerged from the battle victoriously, doing so with $22,000 extra in their bankroll. Second-place weighed in at $17,000, which is still a great return on a few hours grinding.
$100,000 Big Shot 525 Final Table Results
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PlumpySouyon Crowned Big Shot 109 Champion
This week’s Big Shot 109 Main Event was won by Malta-based star “PlumpySouyon”. The prize for first place came in at a cool $21,915 and the Maltese players secured this princely sum after sending “Reggie_Degen” to the rail in second-place, a finish worth $16,020.
Only one other finalist got their hands on a five-figure payout. Third place finisher “i2Strong4U” collected a n $11,775 prize.
$150,000 Big Shot 109 Main Event
|5||Matthew “ProPriced” Price||United Kingdom||$6,405|
Grafton Chops $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up With Salas
Over at PokerStars, a compact yet talented field of 68 players took their seats in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up. Any of the eight finalists would have made a worthy champion, but it was Sam “SamSquid” Grafton who gets to call himself a champion..
Grafton’s fellow Brit Patrick “pads1161” Leonard was the first finalist out of the door. He was joined on the sidelines by Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph, “I’MalliN.2IIi” and Sweden’s “flerrehuve”.
The final four read like a who’s who of the online poker world. Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet fell in fourth for $7,702 with Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo locking up the first five-figure sum of the tournament, namely $10,287 when he crashed out in third.
Grafton and reigning WSOP Main Event champion Damian “pampa27” Salas locked horns and butted heads one-on-one, but not before striking a deal that lessened the pay jumps. The deal meant Salas collected $14,702 when he lost to Grafton heads-up, leaving Grafton to bank $17,392.
$1,050 Sunday Warm-Up Final Table Results
|1||Sam “SamSquid” Grafton||United Kingdom||$17,392*|
|2||Damian “pampa27” Salas||Argentina||$14,702*|
|3||Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo||Andorra||$10,287|
|4||Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet||Canada||$7,702|
|7||Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph||Austria||$3,232|
|8||Patrick “pads1161” Leonard||United Kingdom||$2,419|
*reflects a heads-up deal
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Volkmann Secures a $60,000 Score
Bruno Volkmann won this weekend’s $1,050 Sunday High Roller and walked away with more than $60,000 for his efforts.
The Sunday High Roller attracts the very best players in the business week-on-week, and this week was no different. Renato “bauruzito” Valentim and Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit were the first finalists to dust off their stacks. Andrey “andrejyyy” Novak bit the dust in sixth before Germany’s “Speedy121182” and “Aasgaard23” of Norway fell by the wayside.
There was no deal struck in this event despite the final three players being evenly matched. Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche saw his tournament end in third place for $33,692, which left Volkmann and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion heads-up for the title.
Volkmann got the job done and claimed the $60,012 top prize, leaving Schemion to collect the $44,966 consolation prize.
$1,050 Sunday High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Bruno “great dant” Volkmann||Brazil||$60,012|
|2||Ole “wizowizo” Schemion||Austria||$44,966|
|3||Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche||United Kingdom||$33,692|
|6||Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak||Ukraine||$14,173|
|7||Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit||United Kingdom||$10,619|
|8||Renato “bauruzito” Valentim||Brazil||$7,957|
Other Notable Scores at PokerStars
- Rowniwn – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $35,650*
- Niklas “Lena900” Astedt – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for $35,386*
- Old brock – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $34,017*
- firgli – first-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $33,320*
- Mats Thrones – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $33,009*
- raftt – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $25,872
- Ivan “zufo16” Zufic – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $25,732
- H4nkH1ll – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $12,607
- Kobasteris – first-place in the $215 Fat Sunday for $11,701
- DeuceofDuc0 – first-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $19,499
*includes bounty payments
Dimov Demolishes High Roller Big Game Field
The High Roller Big Game title went to Bulgaria this weekend as Ognyan Dimov came out on top of a 139-strong field at partypoker. Dimov’s excellent result saw $82,964 head his way, making for a super Sunday.
Dimov defeated Malta-based Swedish sensation Joakim Andersson heads-up, resigning the Swede to a $54,695 score. All but one of the nine finalists locked up five-figures, Torben Sorensen ($9,100) being that player.
The final table was littered with stellar names who fell at the feet of Dimov. Such luminaries as Aleksejs Ponakovs ($11,046), Jans Arends ($13,056), Rok Gostisa ($15,508), David Yan ($19,468), and Simon Mattsson ($37,419) all tried and failed to dislodge Dimov from top spot.
$2,600 High Roller Big Game Final Table Results
|4||Duco Ten Haven||Netherlands||$26,357|
|5||David Yan||New Zealand||$19,468|
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Sverko Secures Big Game Title
The $530 Big Game saw 520 players buy in, but only Gregor Sverko had chips in front of him when the curtain came down on proceedings. Victory saw Sverko’s partypoker account receive a $45,228 payment, a price he claimed after defeating Joris Ruys of the Netherlands heads-up.
People talk about the luck of the Irish, but the pair of Irish stars at the final table ran out of luck before the heads-up section. Marc Macdonnell could only muster a sixth-place finish worth $7,943 while Reginald Corrigan fell in third and walked away with $21,696 in cold, hard cash.
$530 Big Game Final Table Results
Other Notable Scores at partypoker
- SunTzu – first-place in the $1,111 High Roller One Shot for $43,244*
- HorseOutside – first-place in the $320 The 300 for $23,656*
- AntonChigurh87 – first-place in the $109 Weekender for $21,384*
- dogofwar – first-place in the $111 One Shot for $16,093*
- John Coffey13 – first-place in the $215 Warrior for $14,770*
- Pablomcgo – first-place in the $55 Gladiator for $12,843*
- Peter Van Den Berg – first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $18,871