“Korrinho” cool as ice in $2K freezeout, Twitch streamer wins Total KO, and debut wins for Belgium and Vietnam. Here’s all the latest from Day 19 of the PokerStars Blowout Series.


BLOWOUT BULLETIN

“Korrinho” cool as ice: The evening’s biggest prize came in a tournament which began back on Wednesday. The $2,100 NLHE Midweek Freeze (#64-H) reached its conclusion last night with Austria’s “Korrinho” triumphant for $47,469 and their first Blowout Series title. Korrinho defeated a tough final table which included the always red-hot Andras “probirs” Nemeth and Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden, both of whom have already won high roller events in this series.

Bruno “great dant” Volkmann

“great dant” denied second title: Like Nemeth and Vousden, Brazil’s Bruno “great dant” Volkmann also came close to winning his second title of the series last night. He won a $2,100 PKO earlier in the series for $87,189 (including bounties), and last night Volkmann ended up finishing second in the $530 8-Max Hyper-Turbo (#71-H) for $26,308, not bad for just over two hours’ work. It was Canada’s “Thx4urm0n3y” who clinched the victory, however, banking $34,928 as they outlasted the 375-entry field.

Total KO triumph for Twitch streamer: Progressive Total KO events really reward aggression like no other. After all, there’s no regular prize pool to battle over. It’s all about the bounties. Last night’s bounty daddy was Hristivoje “All In PAV” Pavlovic, who dominated the 1,445-strong field in the $215 6-Max Total PKO (#70-H) to win it all for $32,903. For comparison, “Kraskata85” finished second for $13,474. That’s quite a hefty bounty pay jump.

Good morning, Vietnam! (and Belgium): Two countries recorded their first Blowout Series champions last night. “bizool” took down the $22 6-Max Total KO Turbo for $11,676 and Belgium’s first title, while “Value858Vn” showed their mixed-game prowess in the $11 HORSE (#69-L), giving Vietnam their first victory and $3,726 to the champ.

Thursday Thrill concludes tonight: The $1,050 Blowout Series edition of the Thursday Thrill ended with seven players remaining, all of whom will return tonight to battle down to a champ. Poland’s “DrawindDead”–who is still fresh off their fifth-place finish in the $530 Big Blowout for $211K–is the overnight chip leader, while Markku “markovitsus” Koplimaa and the aforementioned Volkmann are both still in contention. There’s $41,736 plus heaps in bounties awaiting the winner.


LATEST RESULTS

Event

Entries

Prize pool

Winner

Country

Total prize

Event #64-L: $22 NLHE, Freeze

8,177

$163,540

klem@nso

Greece

$22,963

Event #64-M: $215 NLHE, Freeze

1,146

$229,200

kirdface

UK

$36,757

Event #64-H: $2,100 NLHE, Freeze

103

$206,000

Korrinho

Austria

$47,469

Event #69-L: $11 HORSE

2,573

$25,215

Value858Vn

Vietnam

$3,726

Event #69-M: $109 HORSE

502

$50,200

Camilancefieldg

Canada

$9,487

Event #69-H: $1,050 HORSE

58

$58,000

rompsa

Finland

$18,850

Event #70-L: $2.20 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO

19,000

$37,240

Boshnika

Russia

$1,266

Event #70-M: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO

11,441

$228,820

bizool

Belgium

$11,676

Event #70-H: $215 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO

1,445

$289,000

All In PAV

New Zealand

$32,903

Event #71-L: $5.50 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper

7,968

$40,238

GiulyPL

Poland

$5,656

Event #71-M: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper

2,925

$153,211

KoooK69

Germany

$22,240

Event #71-H: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper

375

$191,070

thx4urm0n3y

Canada

$34,928


STAT TRACKER

Tournaments completed: 210
Total entries: 1,690,400 (inc. 249,776 re-entries)
Total prize pools: $71,079,905
First-place prizes: $8,625,479(inc. bounties)
Tournaments ongoing: 3
Starting today: 15

Note: Stats refer to completed tournaments only


TOP TWEETS

Need we say more?


TWITCH WATCH

Lex Veldhuis, a.k.a. Lord Lex of the Fieldhouses, was back in costume yesterday. He might have looked triumphant, but the outfit brought him no luck on the tables.


COUNTRIES LEADER BOARD

Two more titles overnight for Brazil keep them in the lead, while the Netherlands clinch one to keep them on their toes. There were also two wins for Romania yesterday moving them up to seven in total.

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


STARTING TODAY

If short-handed poker is your bag, you’re in luck tonight. There’s a 4-Max Turbo and a 7-Max Hyper, both ensure you’ll play plenty of hands as the blinds rapidly rise (the $530 4-Max has a $200K guarantee, the largest of the night). For a slower-paced game, look out for Event 74, a classic freezeout with $11, $109, and $1,050 buy-ins.

Event #72-L: $5.50 PLO, 6-Max
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $12,500, $35,000, $70,000

Event #73-L: $2.20 NLHE, 8-Max, Progressive KO Freezeout
Buy-ins: $2.20, $22, $215
Guarantees: $15,000, $80,000, $85,000

Event #74-L: $11 NLHE
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $125,000, $300,000, $150,000

Event #75-L: $5.50 NLHE, 4-Max, Turbo
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $40,000, $125,000, $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

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