Canada, Brazil and Argentina are now on the board in the 2021 Turbo Series at PokerStars after a barnstorming Tuesday night session. Here are all the details…
Canadians at the double: The biggest individual prize handed out on Tuesday night went to Canada’s “maggiemiko“, who won $29,979 from the main prize pool of the $530 NLHE PKO, and added another $25,701 in bounties, for a total $55,680 score. Tatiana “Mysters_Y” Barusova finished in fifth. maggiemiko’s result was one of two overnight victories for Canadian players, who finally put North America on the mark for this tournament series. Earlier, “kturani” won the $55 PLO 6-Max for $8,333, beating a field of 1,020 entries.
Familiar names add new successes: Marius “mariusas91” Daniel, who picked up $35,635 for victory over a field of 4,542 entries in the $55 6-Max hold’em. Daniel is a previous winner of the $109 Bounty Builder on PokerStars, but this new victory surpasses his previous top mark. Elsewhere, the Netherlands based Portuguese player Renato “faaaarst” Ribeiro added another title to his name too. Ribeiro won the Fat Tuesday Special Edition, which had a $215 buy-in and 579 entries, earning him $20,453.56. His adopted countryman “jonhf90” — a native Dutchman — won the $109 NLHE, which wrapped in the small hours of Wednesday morning. From a field of 1,631 entries, jonhf90 topped the lot and banked $30,394.
Hot for FishOnHeater: Hungary’s “FishOnHeater” has been to two SCOOP final tables, and one during WCOOP, and has also won the PokerStars Big $55 and the Sunday Second Chance. This player’s results list points to a consistent tournament grinder, and $2.2 million in online cashes, according to Pocket Fives. FishOnHeater added an all-time Top 10 score on Tuesday evening with a win in the Turbo Series $109 PKO event, banking a total $21,766, including bounties, after beating a field of 1,584 entries. The final opponent was “GTraian”, of Romania, but the heater continued for FishOnHeater who won a first Turbo Series title.
“Lg#born2win” top dog again: Brazil-based “Lg#born2win” first appeared on our radar with victory in the $109 buy-in Super Tuesday Special Edition during last year’s WCOOP. The buy-in was officially a “low” designation during that tournament series, but it still earned Lg#born2win $63K. The same player is back in the spotlight this week with victory in Turbo Series, specifically Event #20 – $215 NLHE, 5-Stack. This tournament attracted 614 players and had a guaranteed $150K prize pool, with Lg#born2win emerging victorious from some Brazil-heavy final stages. There were four Brazilians in the top seven, but Lg#born2win outdid them all, and then also beat “Lifedusi” of the Netherlands heads up for the $26,290 first prize.
|Name||Entries||Prize pool||Winner||Country||Total prize|
|Event #18 $109 NLHE, PKO||1,584||$158,400||FishOnHeater||Hungary||$21,765.67†|
|Event #19 $55 PLO, 6-Max||1,020||$51,000||kturani||Canada||$8,333.46|
|Event #20 $215 NLHE, 5-Stack||614||$150,000||Lg#born2win||Brazil||$26,289.56|
|Event #21 $55 NLHE, 6-Max||4,542||$250,000||mariusas91||Romania||$35,635.07|
|Event #22 $215 NLHE, Fat Tuesday SE||579||$115,800||Faaaarst||Netherlands||$20,453.56|
|Event #23 $530 NLHE, 8-Max, PKO||604||$350,000||maggiemiko||Canada||$55,680.47†|
|Event #24 $22 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO, Short PKO||3,516||$70,320||Misha_Panama||Belarus||$8,170.34†|
|Event #25 $109 NLHE||1,631||$200,000||jonhf90||Netherlands||$30,394.28|
|Event #26 $22 NLHE, 6-Max||3,093||$61,860||piton832||Argentina||$8,923.39|
There’s a $25 million guarantee on this tournament series, and we’re already a fifth of the way there. That’s right: prize pools have already pushed through the $5 million mark, and we’re only on Day 3.
Entries: 80,022 (inc. 13,215 re-entries)
Prize pools: $5,284,605.37
First place payouts: $776,466.37 (inc. $62,975.60 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 26
Tournaments starting today: 8
It was a frustrating night for Spraggy, but he was playing well. He breaks down this hand quite beautifully…
…but then back-to-back bad beats demonstrate just how tough this game can be.
The Americas have belatedly shaken out of their torpor, with Brazil and Argentina winning a first title of the series, and Canadians claiming two. We also welcomed Belarus to the leader board, which is now topped by the Netherlands and Russia in a two-way tie.
3 titles – Netherlands, Russia
2 – Austria, Canada, Hungary, Malta, Poland
1 – Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Romania, Sweden, UK, Ukraine.
The pick of tonight’s tournaments is the $1,050 buy-in NLHE 8-Max PKO, with a tasty $400K guarantee. That’s where you’ll find most of the game’s most recognisable players. If you fancy something very different, however, Event 32 is another Time KO event, which gets done in an hour, start to finish.
All times are ET
10:00 – Event #27 $55 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO, $125K Gtd
11:30 – Event #28 $530 8-Game, 6-Max, $50K Gtd
13:00 – Event #29 $22 NLHE, $150K Gtd
14:30 – Event #30 $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, PKO, $400K Gtd
16:00 – Event #31 $109 NLHE, $150K Gtd
16:30 – Event #32 $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Time KO, $25K Gtd
17:30 – Event #33 $109 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO, Hyper, $100K Gtd
19:00 – Event #34 $55 NLHE, 8-Max, $100K Gtd