Gr8DSip wins Battle of the Planets Triple Shootout

The Battle of the Planets Triple Shootout is not something for nothing, although it might feel like it to the people who win thousands of dollars for doing what they'd normally be doing anyway.

Everyone knows, there are tons of people out there who do little else but play SNGs all day long. There are others who play SNGs as often as their other lives allow them. These are the people who fight in the PokerStars Battle of the Planets SNG Leader Board competition and stand to make a lot more money by finishing at the top of their buy-in divisions.

Once a month, PokerStars throws these players a really big bone...a $50,000 freeroll Triple Shootout. The top ten players from each of the Battle of the Planets divisions get a seat. The top 81 players get paid. The winner takes in more than $12,000. As I said, it's not something for nothing, but it's a whole lot of something for something the SNG warriors would be doing already.

This month's competition, not surprisingly, saw some big SNG names in the field. The final table looked like this.


Out of the 407 players who competed in this month's Triple Shootout, the top nine were in line for some big money after winning two consecutive SNGs. The man who came out on top, though, was the United States' Gr8DSip. For his effort, he picked up $12,500.

PokerStars' HostBob is my man when it comes to the details and intricacies of the Battle of the Planets. Over the next couple of days, he'll bring us the nitty gritty and down and dirty of the latest Battle of the Planets scrum. In the meantime, here are the final table results from this month's Battle of the Planets Triple Shootout.

PokerStars Battle of the Planets Triple Shootout Final table Results

1. Gr8DSip (United States) $12,500.00
2. BIGMICKG (Ireland) $7,000.00
3. Rafael_bahia (Brazil) $4,500.00
4. basbo (Netherlands) $3,350.00
5. david400 (United Kingdom) $2,735.00
6. ulmi_diem (Germany) $2,200.00
7. jansen222 (Netherlands) $1,700.00
8. Kevin_2384 (United States) $1,200.00
9. SnM61185 (United States) $775.00