This weekend on PokerStars, the Turbo Series gave away over $5.5 million in prizes, the HR Series came to a conclusion with the Wrap-up event, and pros came out to play in the HR Club. Here are the highlights.
- Turbo Series results from Day 6 and 7
- Thomas “WushuTM” Muhlocker takes down Turbo Series HR event
- Sunday Million title for Christopher Brammer
- Huge score for “Fiilismies” in HRS Wrap-up
- High Roller Club wins for Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit and “dodi papa”
It’s been an immense weekend in the Turbo Series, with over events and collective prize pools exceeding $5.5 million.
Among Saturday’s big winners was “poker@luffyD” from Latvia, who outlasted elite pros like “WushuTM” and “steakaddict.” on the final table to come first in the $530 Event 46. poker@luffyD, who’s previous accomplishments include a Sunday Million second place and 2018 SCOOP win, adds $61k and a Turbo Series title to their poker record.
Saturday’s biggest event was the $1,050 Daily Cooldown, offering a prize pool of $476k. UK player “disquesi!” came first for $36k, also collecting a massive $42k in bounties. disquesi! came first in a Turbo Series Supersonic event last time around, so this win makes it two years in a row for them.
Sunday offered several huge Turbo Series results:
- “Jwoodypoker” from the UK took their biggest ever score, $36k in the special edition $22 Double Deuce. They finished first after an ICM split between the final four players.
- “JackRipperJr” from Denmark came first in the $530 Event 52 for $46k.
- “SnzJoker” from Russia won the $109 PKO, taking $40k for first and $17.8k in bounties.
- “PagaOVelhinho” from Brazil came first in Event 56 for $67k.
The Turbo Series also brought special PKO editions of the Sunday Supersonics. “Leqenden” from Belarus finished first in the $215 event, earning $39k and $20.5k bounties, all in under three hours. “UsoGotPwned” from the UK won the $22 version for $17k, plus $8.4k bounties.
Without a doubt the biggest event of the Turbo Series this weekend, the $5,200 HR Event yielded a $900k prize pool, offering huge sums for the players who made the final table, and an impressive first prize.
Out of 180 entries, many of them high stakes pros, Thomas “WushuTM” Muhlocker and Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson were the two left standing, both of them considered to be among the top poker players in the world. All is fair in love and poker, and the pair agreed to an ICM split. Muhlocker emerging victorious for $160,706, with Mattsson taking $156,361.
Amazingly, this is not Muhlocker’s biggest ever win. He already has huge scores in SCOOP and HRC tournaments, as well as live events. This Turbo Series victory slots in at number three on their online record. It’s also a huge moral victory. Muhlocker came fourth in the same event last year for $93k. This year they came back and took it down.
Check this out for a final table full of talent that most of us would probably never want to be on:
|Thomas “WushuTM” Muhlocker||Austria||$160,706*|
|Simon C. Darwin2 Mattsson||Sweden||$156,361|
|Sam “SamSquid” Grafton||United Kingdom||$107,480|
|Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves||United Kingdom||$64,702|
|Sergi “srxakgirona” Reixach||United Kingdom||$50,201|
|Kenny “kenny05” Smaron||Costa Rica||$38,950|
|Simon “simon1471” Higgins||United Kingdom||$30,220|
The Sunday Million reached a prize pool of $3.4 million this weekend. The two-day tournament had 341 players left at the end of Day 1, all looking to battle it out for the $238k first prize.
It was UK reg Christopher “NigDawgG” Brammer, previous Super Tuesday and WCOOP winner, who finished he tourney in first place. No easy feat when you consider the number of runners. Out of a total of 34,077 entries, Brammer claimed the monumental top prize of $238,333. “rarmiro” from Argentina came second for $176,078, and “bluedarkch” from China finished third for $130,099.
Next week’s $109 Sunday Million, on April 19., will come with a $3 million guarantee. Check the “Tourney” tab on PokerStars or search for “Sunday Million”. Here are the final table results from this weekend:
|Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||UK||$238,333|
Elsewhere in the Sunday majors, “sebasnato” from Mexico picked up $39k for first place in the Warm-up. “lil-lj1981” from Cyprus, who’s record includes a Sunday Million and Winter Series final table, earned $30k for first in the Mini-Million. “lucaromanoo1” from Brazil weathered the Storm to turn $11 into $32,920.
“nies91” from the Netherlands was another big weekend winner. They came first in the Sunday Cooldown, earning $21,955, plus $11,741 in bounties.
The (extended) High Roller Series came to its conclusion on Sunday with the PKO Wrap-up. Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford, winner of last week’s HRS Main Event, finished second for over $67k total.
It was “Fiilismies” from Finland, a regular top finisher in HRS and SCOOP events, who came out on top. Not only that, but they did so in style. Fiilismies earned $65k for first place, also claiming over $125k in bounties for a dominant display. That’s an insane amount of knockouts. We’ll leave it up to our analytics team to report back on the exact number.
In the High Roller Club, “dodi papa” from Hungary claimed first place in the Saturday Bounty Builder for a total of $70k, a touch more than their previous biggest ever win in the Winter Series.
The Sunday HR Bounty Builder was a two-day event with $1 million guaranteed. SCOOP winner and High Roller regular “clapjkspit” from Hungary came first for $89,421, also claiming $47,127 in bounties. “Damsbo2604” from Denmark took second place for $89k, plus $16,663 in bounties.
Prolific Italian pro Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit, earned $49.6k in the HR Sunday Wrap-up. This would top most player’s lists, but Kanit has finished strongly in WCOOP and even has a $1.3 million SCOOP Main Event win to his name. Pocket money it may be, but still a decent win.
In the HR Supersonic, “elhilario” from Argentina and “dantegoyaf” from Brazil chopped the pot evenly heads up. Both took $34.7k for the split, before elhilario bagged the extra cent (and bragging rights) for first place.
This wasn’t the only win of the evening for dantegoyaf. They also took down the $530 Omaha event, adding a further $12k to their weekend total.
Also among those to pick up wins in the HRC were “suequinh23” from Ecuador, “rencai268” from Thailand, and Romanian pro “steakaddict.”.
Here are the top High Roller results from the weekend:
|HR Series 40: $5,200 PKO Wrap-up||Fiilismies||Finland||$65,895 + $125,234 bounties|
|HRC: $530 Sunday Bounty Builder||clapjkspit||Hungary||$89421 + $47,127 bounties|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up||Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic||elhilario||Argentina||$34,709*|
|HRC: $530 Saturday Bounty Builder||dodi papa||Hungary||$31,947|