Eight more tournaments wrapped on Monday night in the 2021 Turbo Series at PokerStars. Here’s a full rundown of all the action.
Garagnani grabs another: We have grown accustomed over the years to seeing the name “pvigar” on final tables of major poker tournaments. It’s the PokerStars alias for Pedro Garagnani of Brazil, and pvigar has won more than $3.7 million in online tournaments recorded by Pocket Fives. Those victories include tournaments during WCOOP (in 2017), Winter Series (in 2020), multiple times in the High Roller Club and — as of last night — the Turbo Series too. Garagnani was the last man standing in Event #75 – $215 NLHE, PKO, which meant a paycheck of $40,967, including $16,303 in bounties, was heading his way. This was a pretty tough field, as you’d expect for a $215 buy-in tournament, with 1,922 entries and the likes of Sebastian “p0cketOO” Sikorski and the much-decorated “drupa-lucker” at the final table. But this one was Garagnani’s, and another title for Brazil.
Moldova on the board: By and large, players from the usual countries won last night in Turbo Series. There were two for the Netherlands and Russia and one for Brazil. However, just as the sun was coming up over Moldova, “karateli2020” put his country on the map too with a victory over a field of 3,853 in the $22 PKO event that rounded off Monday night’s action. This was worth $4,675 from the main prize pool, plus another $3,828 in bounties, and was the first success this series for Moldova.
|Name||Entries||Prize pool||Winner||Country||Total prize|
|Event #72 $11 NLHE||6,768||$66,326||Marquitostras95||Netherlands||$9,428.64|
|Event #73 $109 NLHE, 6-Max||1,871||$187,100||maxsnel123||Netherlands||$25,681.47*|
|Event #74 $22 NLHE, Freezeout||6,222||$125,000||ForzaMila355||Russia||$17,767.11|
|Event #75 $215 NLHE, PKO||1,922||$384,400||pvigar||Brazil||$40,966.99†|
|Event #76 $109 PLO8, 6-Max||664||$75,000||LUMPEN1||Russia||$10,885.80*|
|Event #77 $11 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO, Short PKO||5,204||$50,999||hemulisamuli89||Finland||$5,184.41†|
|Event #78 $55 NLHE, 8-Max||3,216||$200,000||zatarra666||Sweden||$28,797.76|
|Event #79 $22 NLHE, PKO||3,853||$77,060||karateli2020||Moldova||$8,503.11†|
Entries: 283,690 (inc. 56,984 re-entries)
Prize pools: $15,920,200.70
First place payouts: $2,177,136.70 (inc. $392,327.13 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 79
Tournaments starting today: 8
Fintan “easywithaces” Hand knew exactly what he was doing in the following pot. He was bluffing, and was even singing about it. But did a gutsy river check-shove work? Find out…
As for Spraggy, he was misclicking. But sometimes it works out…
One victory for Brazil and a bagel for the UK means that the South Americans are back out on top alone. Netherlands and Russia claimed two wins each, moving them right behind. The new countries added to the board — Moldova and Finland — mean we now have 26 nationalities represented in this series.
10 – Brazil
9 – UK
8 – Netherlands, Russia
5 – Canada
4 – Germany
3 – Austria, Greece, Poland, Sweden
2 – Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Romania
1 – Argentina, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Ukraine
There’s a popular “Splash Rebuy” event kicking off tonight, which means all kinds of crazy action in the opening stages as players get knocked out, rebuy, and get knocked out again. The $530 buy-in PKO will attract all the big names with its $350K guarantee.
All times ET:
10:00 Event #80 $109 NLHE, PKO, $125K Gtd
11:30 Event #81 $11 NLO8, 6-Max, Splash Rebuy, $30K Gtd
13:00 Event #82 $215 NLHE, 4-Max, $200K Gtd
14:30 Event #83 $55 NLHE, 8-Max, $250K Gtd
15:30 Event #84 $215 NLHE, Fat Tuesday SE, $100K Gtd
16:00 Event #85 $530 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO, $350K Gtd
16:30 Event #86 $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Time KO, $25K Gtd
17:30 Event #87 $109 NLHE, $125K Gtd
19:00 Event #88 $11 NLHE, 6-Max, $50K Gtd