Last Sunday was so full of expensive tournaments with buy-ins starting from $ 1000 that it was probably the most expensive in 2021. In today’s article on Pokeroff, we will go over the most interesting events at PokerStars, GGPOKEROK, partypoker and PokerKing.
WCOOP on PokerStars: hairollers for $ 25K and $ 5K
Let’s jump ahead a bit and say that on August 29, there were two Super High Roller events on PokerStars and GGPOKEROK one hour apart. The first ones had a guarantee of $ 3M and the room failed to beat its room, even despite a few “hooked” professionals.
Even non-high rollers like Benjamin got buy-in to the $ 25K tournament “Spraggy“Spragg and Mason” Pye_Face21 “Pai (pyefacepoker on Twice) – in the end, none of the PokerStars pros were destined to get into the prizes. Mason Pye became the “hero of the day” at all, having lost with a full house against a royal flash!
The main sponsors of the $ 25K Super High Roller are:
- 3 entrances without ITM – Ben “bencb789” Rolle, Sam “SamSquid” Grafton, Samuel “€ urop € an” Woosden
- 4 entrances each without ITM – David “MissOracle” Yang and Juan “Malaka $ tyle” Pardo
WCOOP 34-H: $ 25,000 NLHE Finish Today, Aug 30. The chip leader at the time of publication is the Brazilian Fabiano “Kovalski1” Kowalski
Parallel to the $ 25K event, a $ 5200 turbo tournament was held, where the $ 500K guarantee was broken. Late in the evening, the amateur was declared the winner (at least that’s what the legend says) – Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi won his second WCOOP title and received $ 124K including a bounty. By the way, he won his first WCOOP title last year in the $ 1000 badugi event.
GGPOKEROK: Filatov in the final of the $ 25K tournament
How did the similar $ 25K super high roller for GGPOKERK come about? Significantly better than PokerStars – the $ 5M guarantee was more than beaten thanks to the huge number of entries (255).
You can never guess who was the main “sponsor” of this WSOP … Michael “imluckbox” We will give (Michael Addamo) who recently dabbled in for high stakes $ 500/1000. The Canadian, as if on tilt, was shipping the stacks one by one and during the late registration period managed to log in 8 times and did not even get a mincash. Implemented six more inputs into the event Wei Zhao (Wei Zhao), but the Chinese at least recaptured $ 66K for 18th place.
The final table of the $ 25,000 Super High Roller Championship NLH will take place today at 20:00 UTC – among the contenders for the first prize of $ 1.2M will be Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov. We hope that the Russian will be able to unwind with 20 bb and give battle to the chip leader Kayle Burns (Kale Burns), one of the most effective offline players 2020.
By the way, maybe we found a reason why Michael Addamo was “wasting money” in the $ 25K event – at the same time he contributed $ 145K in the regular GGPOKER $ 5250 Blade event.
In a similar tournament, the $ 5K Blade was split the same evening Bruno “great dant” Volkmann (Bruno Volkmann) и András “probirs” Nemeth (Andras Nemeth), which we’ll talk about later in the review.
The weekly $ 1,050 Sunday HR Main Event, where Patrick Leonard was victorious, ended at 7 a.m. Monday. In our telegram we already wrote about his two victories at WCOOP, so the summer season for him ends on a positive note.
Not without, of course, the weekly $ 10K Super MILLION $, which the high rollers did not pay attention to – six entries did not reach the $ 1.5M guarantee. The final 9-max will be played live on the GGPoker YouTube channel tonight, starting at 21:00 Moscow time.
The big chip leader is David Yang (David Yan), who has a real chance to grease a very expensive Sunday, and is followed by Arthur “mararthur1” Martirosyanwho literally yesterday brought the biggest tournament of his career and received $ 1.4M.
To prove that last Sunday was the most expensive in 2021, take Ben Roller as an example. Highroller made
- 3 entrances to the $ 25K WCOOP SHR
- 3 entries into the $ 25K WSOP SHR
- 3 entries to the $ 10K Super MILLION $
- 5 entries to the $ 5K Blade tournament (screenshot above)
If you add up all the buy-ins above, you get about $ 200K – and these are just the tournaments that the editorial staff of Pokeroff found. Surely BenCB spent a lot more and he is clearly not the only one.
WPT WOC Main Event kicks off at partypoker: Andras Nemeth as chip leader
Partypoker also has its own seasonal Major. Not as large as that of competitors, but accessible to a larger number of players. The $ 5,300 $ 5M Guaranteed WPT WOC Main Event will have three start days, the first of which took place yesterday, August 29th.
Day 1A has collected a solid number of entries (390) and has already covered the warranty by 39%. On the second day, which is scheduled for September 13, 59 players have already passed – the Hungarian Andras Nemeth is the chip leader with a stack of 134 bb.
Several representatives of the Russian-speaking community also experienced the first day:
- Arseniy Malinov – stack 58 BB
- Dmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich – stack 42 BB
- Yakov Fokin – 26 BB stack
- Alexander Nosov – 16 BB stack
- Maxim Chicherov – stack 13 BB
- Nikolay Gorbunov – 8 BB stack
Traditionally, you can qualify for the tournament through phase satellites from one cent. It is not necessary to start from the very beginning, you can choose any phase from the ladder: Central → $ 4.40 Phase 1 → $ 22 Phase 2 → $ 109 Phase 3 → $ 530 Phase Final. All phases, except for the last one, take place daily.
Two BOSS Main Events at PokerKing
Two Main Events of the OSS Series, which took place throughout August at PokerKing, became the icing on the cake.
622 entries collected two-day BOSS #39 $1M GTD with a buy-in of $ 2650. On the second day, 93 participants crossed over, including Chris Moneymaker and Jon Van Fleet. The first prize will be a hefty $ 217K.
Second Main BOSS #45 $2,5M GTD with a buy-in of $ 630 collected several times more entries (5489) and confidently broke the guarantee. 664 players will fight for the first prize of $ 395K today – they will play to the victory.