Turbo Series: Two titles in a day for girafganger7, redemption for luk9r, plus the latest results

No surprises here: Former world number one online tournament player girafganger1 became the first to win two Turbo Series title in a single day. Read on for the details on those twin wins. Plus, all the other news from Day 9.


girafganger bags two Turbo Series titles in one day

Winning two Turbo Series titles isn't unprecedented. €urop€an pulled off the feat last year with victories in Events #26 and #47, and Niklas "Lena900" Åstedt won one event last year and a second last week. But two in the same day? girafganger7 is a trailblazer in that territory.

First girafganger7 -- a former world number one and currently the top-ranked player in the United Kingdom -- struck a heads-up deal in Event #69, $215 NL Hold'em 4-Max. The heads-up match lasted until just shy of 6pm ET. In the end Canada's exitonlyKK took second place and $30K, while girafganger earned $37K for the win.

Two and a half hours later girafganger7 was facing down twice as many opponents at the final table of Event #71, $215 NL Hold'em Fat Tuesday SE. The numbers were different but the result was the same, even down to the heads-up deal. Juan Carlos "B4NKR0LL3R" Vecino took second and $24K this time around, while girafganger's second win on the day was worth $26K.

Two Turbo Series titles and more than $63K in winnings -- even for the best, that's a pretty nice haul. Congrats to girafganger7 on a huge Turbo Series Day 9.

luk9r earns redemption with $44K win

Last year victory was within sight for Austria's luk9r in Turbo Series Event #11, a $215 Bubble Rush NL Hold'em tourney. Unfortunately, it ended in second place for $29K at the hands of Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy.

Yesterday luk9r made the final table of Event #70, a $55 NL Hold'em 8-Max tournament with re-entries, on a single bullet. The player from Austria did what couldn't be done last year, running true and closing out the win heads-up against Ukraine's vip1010si to earn the title and more than $44K.

Here are the full results from yesterday's play, including title victories for regulars like Damián "pampa27" Salas and Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani.

Day 9

Turbo Series Event #67 ($109 NL Hold'em, Progressive KO)
Entrants: 1,968
Total prize pool: $196,800
Places paid: 323

1. Choreografas (Lithuania) $14,743.74 + $12,676.76 in bounties
2. SmileTheHero (Austria) $10,508.76 + $4,191.30
3. ZacAynsley (United Kingdom) $7,491 + $1,171.49
4. Kirito777 (Canada) $5,339.84 + $2,731.91
5. Daniloks (Brazil) $3,806.42 + $2,179.29
6. goldfinge585 (Greece) $2,713.35 + $1,278.91
7. first16 (Ukraine) $1,934.17 + $659.38
8. Marker777s (Russia) $1,378.74 + $212.50
9. aikanasnx (Lithuania) $982.81 + $1,477.34

Turbo Series Event #68 ($11+R NL Omaha Hi/Lo, 6-Max, Splash)
Entrants: 1,232 (3,159 rebuys, 369 add-ons)
Total prize pool: $46,648
Places paid: 203

1. golf9797 (Ireland) $7,318.78
2. cestar2 (Croatia) $5,098.73
3. FAL1st (Russia) $3,552.65
4. Medzel (Denmark) $2,475.39
5. Jlallukka (Finland) $1,724.78
6. Shom1k (Russia) $1,201.78
7. crasher77 (Germany) $837.37

Turbo Series Event #69 ($215 NL Hold'em, 4-Max)
Entrants: 1,344 (828 entries, 516 re-entries)
Total prize pool: $268,800
Places paid: 187

1. girafganger7 (United Kingdom) $37,204.49*
2. exitonlyKK (Canada) $30,779.92*
3. shancezA (Romania) $16,578.53
4. MisterBustt (United Kingdom) $10,454.14
5. tocholocura (Argentina) $6,592.18

Turbo Series Event #70 ($55 NL Hold'em, 8-Max)
Entrants: 6,245 (4,509 entries, 1,736 re-entries)
Total prize pool: $312,250
Places paid: 1,039

1. luk9r (Austria) $44,377.25
2. vip1010si (Ukraine) $31,629.51
3. -Open$hove- (Hungary) $22,546.57
4. swirii (Poland) $16,071.97
5. Bjuran (Sweden) $11,456.63
6. mattidm_uk (Belgium) $8,166.64
7. ParlimenT96 (Romania) $5,821.46
8. DaanOss (Netherlands) $4,149.70
9. mr.gers68 (Austria) $2,958.03

Turbo Series Event #71 ($215 NL Hold'em, Fat Tuesday SE)
Entrants: 870
Total prize pool: $174,000
Places paid: 116

1. girafganger7 (United Kingdom) $26,021.13*
2. Juan Carlos "B4NKR0LL3R" Vecino (United Kingdom) $24,220.19*
3. D_DIGGLER99 (Canada) $14,957.44
4. KingKomeron (Croatia) $10,686.03
5. MunkeyHanger (United Kingdom) $7,634.40
6. Zar77262 (Russia) $5,454.25
7. jnfpoker (Canada) $3,896.67
8. GlitchSystem (Germany) $2,783.89
9. fumbo420 (Canada) $1,988.90

Turbo Series Event #72 ($530 NL Hold'em, 6-Max, Progressive KO)
Entrants: 1,040 (696 entries, 344 re-entries)
Total prize pool: $520,000
Places paid: 143

1. Damián "pampa27" Salas (Argentina) $42,485.83 + $32,105.36 in bounties
2. u3meha (Ukraine) $29,602.76 + $9,935.55
3. PokerDave476 (United Kingdom) $20,626.39 + $11,533.20
4. Dan "NukeTheFish!" Wilson (United Kingdom) $14,371.91 + $6,160.15
5. Francois2323 (Switzerland) $10,013.95 + $3,125
6. DanielLUCKY (Sweden) $6,977.46 + $4,769.52
7. Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah (Canada) $5,302.23 + $5,585.94

Turbo Series Event #73 ($109 NL Hold'em)
Entrants: 1,739
Total prize pool: $173,900
Places paid: 287

1. Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani (Canada) $26,312.05
2. AIK AIK AIK AIK (United Kingdom) $18,917.10
3. Nelepo10 (Brazil) $13,601.55
4. dvoikik (Armenia) $9,779.64
5. KronoPP (Hungary) $7,031.66
6. Robin "robinho" Ylitalo (Sweden) $5,055.82
7. biszibosz (Poland) $3,635.18
8. TastySashimi (China) $2,613.75
9. spe622 (Switzerland) $1,879.30

Turbo Series Event #74 ($11 NL Hold'em, 6-Max)
Entrants: 5,077
Total prize pool: $49,754.60
Places paid: 839

1. vavan199212 (Belarus) $7,083.31
2. saunters (Brazil) $4,931.74
3. allaster96 (Sweden) $3,436.29
4. polizos_00 (Greece) $2,394.31
5. kendoguk777 (United Kingdom) $1,668.29
6. KTLNX (Ireland) $1,162.42
7. ffcarvalho (Brazil) $809.94


ITM finishes

The leader board for most In-The-Money finishes remains competitive after nine days of Turbo Series action.

Zapahzamazki retained the top spot by earning two more cashes, a total of 21. Andreas "mrAndreeew" Berggren cashed twice to move back into a tie for second with biszibosz, who only cashed once but made it count with a seventh-place showing in Event #73, $109 NL Hold'em.

UserIDCountryEntriesITM FinishesCashed
ZapahzamazkiRussia10121$36,975.38
mrAndreeewSweden8419$52,116.33
bisziboszPoland6819$14,018.70
TanTanSWESweden7218$12,413.83
ekziterLatvia9517$41,794.43
luelue399Canada5517$37,068.92
22ehnutzzBrazil6217$26,824.08
SmertinSwitzerland5917$6,461.70
poker@luffyDLatvia6216$8,909.42
Cashine94Germany6516$5,841.07
Lena900Sweden9515$53,731.21
RagVoenBelarus5615$12,269.92
markovitsusEstonia7015$11,465.33
ameliaroy007Canada5315$6,791.31
tecaooBrazil6215$5,995.19
robinhoSweden9014$34,448.17
PessagnoBrazil6214$24,406.75
BelabacsiHungary5414$24,179.04
Naza114Netherlands5414$17,544.83
BitoksBrazil4314$15,715.16

KO count

Not much movement to report at the top of the KO leader board on Day 9. But toward the middle there's a familiar name making his first appearance of this series: Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah. He collected nearly $5,600 in bounties in Event #72, more than he earned for finishing in seventh place. He now has claimed 49 bounties during this Turbo Series, good for eighth place among the leaders.

Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah: mama said knock you out

UserIDCountryEntriesKOs Cashed
vidaniloAngola5475$11,668.11
TheHollandGreece6369$6,233.14
ekziterLatvia9551$41,794.43
kimokhLebanon8851$14,922.49
Denis XXX007Russia2951$7,768.07
Mortan23Faroe Islands5250$9,995.99
SzabcsiHungary2850$7,094.15
goleafsgoehCanada6949$18,879.62
johnut901Romania7448$4,329.12
FloooPitGermany2047$16,334.15
ZapahzamazkiRussia10146$36,975.38
SmilleThHeroAustria6346$17,123.66
heatbrBrazil4046$15,133.14
TiltMeBigSweden7642$60,533.09
Moorman1Canada4142$16,557.34
Mysters_YRussia5042$10,027.54
aniceboySwaziland4242$4,503.56
ll-GiugliaMalta6541$79,221.03
despedespi33United Kingdom7041$26,085.73
PessagnoBrazil6241$24,406.75

A successful day has Fintan leading the Ambassadors in KOs

The leader board for PokerStars Ambassadors remains the same, though Fintan "easywithaces" Hand did score another three KOs during his one tournament yesterday.

UserIDCountryEntriesKOsCashed
easywithacesIreland1114$1,236.83
SpraggyUnited Kingdom227$2,608.77
L. VeldhuisNetherlands137$497.26
xflixxGermany116$409.28

Turbo Series ROI-alty

A new entry in the Turbo Series ROI leader board today comes from the United Kingdom's AIK AIK AIK AIK. After winning a $7.50 satellite into Event #73, $109 NL Hold'em, AIK AIK AIK AIK outlasted more than 1,700 players to reach heads-up play. Finishing second against Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani there was worth nearly $19K to the U.K. player.

UserIDCountryTournament NameFinish Place Prize Satellite Buy-in ROI
Savva707RussiaTurbo Series 06: $22 NLHE, $65K Gtd 1$13,663.62$1.101,242,147%
idzakeUnited KingdomTurbo Series 65: $55 NLHE [8-Max], $200K Gtd 2$26,469.90$2.201,203,177%
atanas_1980BulgariaTurbo Series 01: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M Gtd 2$71,226.98$7.50949,693%
AnaLinDSwedenTurbo Series 21: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd 2$10,435.26$1.85564,068%
Ninoo166GermanyTurbo Series 39: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd 1$59,258.60$11.00538,715%
ThalamproGreeceTurbo Series 04: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Mini Sunday Supersonic SE], $200K Gtd 3$34,026.21$7.50453,683%
bobkin-ruRussiaTurbo Series 45: $22+R NLHE [Splash], $150K Gtd 4$9,829.47$2.85344,894%
NDnTCanadaTurbo Series 20: $22 NLHE [6-Max], $60K Gtd 6$1,760.58$0.54326,033%
Golaith13NetherlandsTurbo Series 05: $55 NLHE, $125K Gtd 1$22,086.61$7.50 294,488%
AIK AIK AIK AIKUnited KingdomTurbo Series 73: $109 NLHE, $125K Gtd 2$18,917.10$7.50252,228%
edujudo95asParaguayTurbo Series 43: $11 NLHE, $50K Gtd 5$2,768.36$1.10251,669%
AnderMolinoAustriaTurbo Series 14: $55 PLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd 1$13,683.71$5.50248,795%
LuCasino777SwedenTurbo Series 57: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Supersonic SE], $450K Gtd 3$25,551.19$11.00232,284%
eggabfNetherlandsTurbo Series 30: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K Gtd 1$55,813.67$27.50202,959%
SamBakuSVAzerbaijanTurbo Series 45: $22+R NLHE [Splash], $150K Gtd 3$13,900.97$7.50185,346%
Pawcio77777PolandTurbo Series 34: $109 NLHE, $125K Gtd 3$13,808.88$7.50184,118%
sahara6565CanadaTurbo Series 16: $55 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Gtd 2$33,160.95$18.75176,858%
josechoche12UruguayTurbo Series 36: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd 3$9,107.56$5.50165,592%
NestorFragosCanadaTurbo Series 41: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Total KO], $200K Gtd 2$12,088.82$7.50161,184%
psichic13GreeceTurbo Series 06: $22 NLHE, $65K Gtd 2$12,014.78$7.50160,197%

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Playing today

Here are the Turbo Series events we're watching today.

Day 10

Event #Buy-inFormatGuaranteed prize pool
82$215NL Hold'em$175,000
83$109FL Hold'em, 6-Max$40,000
84$109NL Hold'em, Progressive KO$500,000
85$55NL Hold'em, 6-Max, Win The Button$150,000
86$215NL Hold'em, Fat Thursday SE$100,000
87$530NL Hold'em, 8-Max$300,000
88$109NL Hold'em$200,000
89$11NL Hold'em, Progressive KO$40,000

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Jason Kirk
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