Blowout Series: All the news from Day 21

January 17, 2021inPoker

6+ victory for an online legend, SCOOP High Roller champ claims title, and the biggest win of the night goes to Brazil (no surprises there). Catch up on all the results from Day 21 of the Blowout Series on PokerStars as we look ahead to the $1,050 Big Blowout today (17/1).


Shyam “G’s zee” Srinivasan

Srinivasan still supreme: We’ve been watching Canada’s Shyam “G’s zee” Srinivasan crush online poker tournaments for as long as we can remember. With just shy of $10 million in online poker winnings, for a long time, he was battling at the top of online poker’s all-time money list. But while many of his past contemporaries have left the game for good, Srinivasan continues to put up big results and he’s clearly keen to learn new tournament formats, too. Last night Srinivasan took down the $109 medium-edition of Event 79, a 6+ 6-Max tournament, for $9,105, defeating the 412-strong field to win his first Blowout Series title.

Brazil’s “flipmm” banks big: Brazil added one more title to their total tally (which now stands at 26) after Victor “flipmm” Gomes de Castro was triumphant in the two-day $109 NLHE (#74-M). Outlasting a total of 3,681 entries, de Castro won $52,696–the biggest cash of the evening and his second-largest ever. He now has $2.1 million in career earnings.

Success for SCOOP HR champ: Having won the $5,200 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) for $253,819 back in May 2020, Ukraine’s Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak is no stranger to grinding big online tournaments over several days. He proved his prowess again last night, winning the $1K edition of #74 for $32,458, no easy feat considering the final table included high-stakes regulars like Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, Simon “simon1171” Higgins, and “VladTheSlaye”. The tournament had 161 total entries.


Event Entries Prize pool Winner Country Total prize
Event #74-L: $11 NLHE 17,892 $175,342 serkancan Germany $9,184*
Event #74-M: $109 NLHE 3,681 $368,100 flipmm Brazil $52,696
Event #74-H: $1,050 NLHE 161 $161,000 Anjeyyy Ukraine $32,458
Event #77-L: $2.20 NLHE, Deep Stacks 14,405 $30,000 GerSchwa Germany $2,885*
Event #77-M: $22 NLHE, Deep Stacks 8,290 $165,800 fr3nne Sweden $15,312*
Event #77-H: $215 NLHE, Deep Stacks 1,281 $256,200 Witalijuz Lithuania $40,190
Event #79-L: $11 6+ Hold’em, 8-Max 3,152 $30,889 weeman235 UK $3,758*
Event #79-M: $109 6+ Hold’em, 8-Max,  $50K Gtd 412 $50,000 G’s zee Canada $9,105
Event #79-H: $1,050 6+ Hold’em, 8-Max,  $75K Gtd 86 $86,000 LeROYal 09 Ireland $20,551
Event #80-L: $5.50 NLHE, Turbo, Progressive KO,  $50K Gtd 16,701 $81,834 salavat00 Russia $5,330†
Event #80-M: $55 NLHE, Turbo, Progressive KO 5,759 $287,950 yuhei33 Japan $27,488†
Event #80-H: $530 NLHE, Turbo, Progressive KO 487 $243,500 jucetoor18 Mexico $32,529†

*denotes deal
†inc. bounties


Tournaments completed: 237
Total entries: 1,850,167 (inc. 266,246 re-entries)
Total prize pools: $75,578,008
First-place prizes: $9,185,992 (inc. bounties)
Tournaments ongoing: 3
Starting today: 17

Note: Stats refer to completed tournaments only


A shorter-than-usual stream for Lex Veldhuis last night, not surprising after hands like this didn’t go his way.


No new countries entered the list yesterday, but Japan and Lithuania both clinched their second of the series to move up a peg. Brazil still leads, moving to 26 titles in total, with the UK closest behind on 21.

26 titles – Brazil
21 – UK
19 – Russia
17 – Canada
16 – Netherlands
15 – Germany
10 – Romania
9 – Austria, Sweden
7 – Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Ukraine
5 – Finland, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico
4 – Argentina, Estonia, Finland, Latvia
3 – Czech Republic, Norway, New Zealand, Croatia
2 – Japan, Lithuania
1 – Belarus, Belgium, Chile, Guernsey, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Panama, Philippines, Slovenia, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Vietnam.


It’s going to an ENORMOUS Sunday with all eyes on the $1,050 Big Blowout, the final $5M guaranteed event of the debut Blowout Series. There are satellites running throughout the day so make sure you try and win your seat into one of the biggest events of 2021 so far.

The High Rollers will also be out in force for the $5,200 buy-in $1M guaranteed High Roller side event. But for those of us with more modest bankrolls, try the $150K guaranteed $22 PKO.

Event #81-L: $5.50 Freezeout Mini Sunday Starter, 6-Max
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $35,000, $125,000, $225,000

Event #82-L: $22 NLHE, Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $150,000, $300,000, $350,000

The Big Blowout: $1,050 NLHE, $5M Gtd
Buy-ins: $1,050
Guarantee: $5,000,000

Event #83-L: $11 PLO 6-Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $100,000, $175,000, $200,000

Event #76-L: $2.20 NLHE, 7-Max, Progressive KO, Hyper-turbo, Freezeout
Buy-ins: $2.20, $22, $215
Guarantees: $12,500, $100,000, $125,000

Side Event: $5,200 NLHE High Roller, $1M Gtd
Buy-ins: $5,200
Guarantee: $1,000,000

Event #84-L: $2.20 NLHE, 8-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown
Buy-ins: $2.20, $22, $215
Guarantees: $50,000, $150,000, $300,000

Event #85-L: $5.50 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $65,000, $250,000, $300,000


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