The penultimate Sunday of 2020 was massive in the online poker world with massive scores all round. Poker’s biggest names cleaned up at the tables and padded their bankrolls significantly.
Here are just some of the highlights from December 20, 2020.
Sergei Denisov Crowned High Roller Big Game Champion at partypoker
The High Roller Big Game at partypoker is always a star-studded affair and this weekend was no different. Any of the 123-entrants could have laid claim to the lion’s share of the $318,500 prize pool.
The likes of Pascal Lefrancois, Sergio Aido, Daniel Dvoress, and Roberto Romanello all fell before the final table. That final table was the home to such luminaries as Steve O’Dwyer, Pavlo Kolinkovskiy and Romanello’s Team partypoker teammate Kristen Bicknell.
Flying Dutchman Jans Arends was the sixth-place finisher while Alexsandr Nosov and Barry Hutter ran out of steam before the heads-up stage. Heads-up was set when Estonian grinder Aleksejs Ponakovs fell by the wayside and banked $34,448 for his demise in third place.
Denisov and Christian Jeppsson battled one-on-one for the title and it was Denisov who came out of that rumble unscathed. First-place weighed in at $78,026 while Jeppsson added $50,207 to the $213,928 he won at GGPoker during the week.
The High Roller Big Game Final Table Results
Check out these other highlights from partypoker:
- Tanya Banger – first-place in the $530 Big Game for $43,504
- hummylun – first-place in the $1,111 The High Roller One Shot for $42,327
- Teenager – first-place in the $320 The 300 for $21,769*
- expecto_patronu – first-place in the $109 Weekender for $18,920*
- BuddyRW – first-place in the $215 Warrior for $18,558*
- BeastFromDaEas – first-place in the $111 The One Shot for $16,814
- Pedro Aires – first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $17,395
- samurei – first-place in the $55 Gladiator for $13,494*
- AKMaki95 – first-place in the $215 Deepstack for $10,587
- IgorHKR – first-place in the $77 Magnificent 77 for $6,097*
- Thanx4coming – first place in the $88 The 88 for $4,687
*includes bounty payments
David Yan Secures Sunday $500K Title at GGPoker
New Zealand’s David Yan is $146,676 richer this morning after triumphing in the Sunday $500K at GGPoker. Yan was one of 134 entrants in the $5,000 buy-in event and was the last man standing after an 8.5 hour battle.
Each of the nine finalists locked up at least $15,000 for their initial investment. “Banjicarlos” of Hungary being the first player to fall, their ninth-place exit awarding $15,454.
Joachim Andersson and Isaac Baron were the next pair to fall. They scooped $20,475 and $27,126 respectively.
Then came the exit of Canada’s “Pusha T” for $35,937 before GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz ran out of steam in fifth for $47,611. Alex Kolonias collected $63,077 for his fourth-place finish with Stephen Chidwick’s exit in third netting the British star $83,567 and sending the tournament into the heads-up stage.
Here, Yan faced Aleskei Barkov for the title and he got the job done, securing the $146,676 and resigning Barkov to a $110,713 consolation prize.
WSOPC High Rollers: $5,000 Sunday $500K Final Table Results
|1||David Yan||New Zealand||$146,676|
|4||Alex Kolonias||United Kingdom||$63,077|
Ole Schemion Takes Down yet Another Major Tournament
Germany superstar Ole Schemion got his hands on yet another title when he finished first from 280-entrants in the WSOPC Series edition of the Sunday High Rollers. Victory awarded a prize worth $81,862.
Schemion eventually found himself heads-up against the legendary figure of Chris Moorman. Either players would have made a worthy champion but only one of these Goliaths of poker could call themselves that.
The day belonged to Schemion who brushed aside his final opponent to lock up the top prize. Moorman reeled in the $61,387 which is not a sum to be sniffed at.
WSOPC Series: $1,500 Sunday High Rollers Final Table Results
|2||Chris Moorman||United Kingdom||$61,387|
|9||Alex Theologis||United Kingdom||$8,186|
You won’t believe the size of some of these other scores enjoyed at GGPoker on December 20. There was another six-figure score for Joaquin Melogno less than a week after he triumphed in the Super MILLION$.
Isaac Haxton netted almost $100,000 while the likes of Dario Sammartino and Christian Jeppsson also bagged massive prizes.
- Joaquin Melogno – first-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 for $145,343
- Isaac Haxton – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5,250 for $97,878
- Dario Sammartino – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Closer $5,250 for $89,582
- Palkit Goyal – first-place in the WSOPC #5: $600 Pot Limit Omaha for $82,052
- Scott Margereson – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Prime for $77,253
- Christian Jeppsson – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Blade Bounty King for $75,084*
- HyperMania – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $315 Bounty King Circuit for $63,990*
- Sami Kelopuro – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Bounty King Omaha for $58,882*
- Ami Barer – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Opener $5,250 for $58,440
- tr1cksR4kids – first-place in the GGMasters $150 for $55,137
- Yuri Dzivielevski – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade opener for $51,653
- David Miscikowski – furst-place in the Sunday Main Event $200 for $50,946
- gemlok – first-place in the WSPOC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Closer for $49,949
- Vlad Martynenko – WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Mulligan for $49,400
- Astor – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $500 Sunday Fifty Stack for $48,949
- Limchik2019 – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $210 Bounty hunters Main Event for $46,323*
- 7high – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $840 Sunday Terminator for $44,787*
- weedsmoker93 – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $300 Sunday Marathon for $42,747
- Ivan Zufic – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $400 Sunday Forty Stack for $41,724
- Alex Theologis – first-place in the High Rollers Marathon $840 for $40,497
- Amterq – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade PLO for $38,137
- NEONPILS99 – first-place in the High Rollers Sunday PLO Main Event $2,100 for $37,813
- Aliaksei Boika – first-place in the High Rollers Main Event: $1,050 for $37,736
- Martin Pineiro – first-place in the Sunday Special $125 for $34,252
- Anton Wigg – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $1,050 Deepstack Bounty Turbo for $33,593*
- Joni Jouhkimainen – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $800 Deepstack Pot Limit Omaha for $33,316
- OClicador – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $300 Sunday Triple Chance for $29,329
- Ioannis Konstas – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $800 The Closer HR for $26,850
- lasagnaamm first-place in the Bounty Hunters Sunday Special $125 for $22,632*
- AntreVolt – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $126 Deepstack Bounty Turbo for $21,375*
*includes bounty payments
Damian Salas’ Hot Run Continues
Damian Salas is enjoying a purple patch of form. He won the international edition of the WSOP Main Event for more than $1.5 million last week and then hit the online grind again.
Salas won the $1,050 Sunday High Roller at PokerStars for an additional $54,682. That prize would have been more substantial but Salas struck a deal when heads-up. The deal was between Salas and Lithuania’s “efkinis24” who banked $52,270.
Others who reached the final table including Peter “Belabasci” Traply, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, Preben “prebz” Stokkan and Russian grinder Artur “mararthur1” Martirosian.
$1,050 Sunday High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Damian “pampa27” Salas||Argentina||$54,682*|
|4||Artur “mararthur1” Martirosian||Russia||$25,720|
|5||Preben “prebz” Stokkan||United Kingdom||$19,271|
|7||Patrick “pads1161” Leonard||United Kingdom||$10,819|
|8||Ognyan “cocojamb0” Dimov||Bulgaria||$8,106|
|9||Peter “Belabasci” Traply||Hungary||$6,797|
Just look at these other PokerStars highlights:
- heatbr – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $34,143*
- bauruzito – first-place in the $21 Bounty builder for $32,660*
- 2outerjames – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $31,191*
- jwolter – first-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown PKO for $30,048*
- Jon “aplestyles” Van Fleet – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown PKO for $26,003*
- Thomas “MarToMchat” Boivin – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $22,576
- propofol-san – first-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $21,896
- Soenkeh – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $21,878
- Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $17,544
- Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov – first-place in the $215 Fat Sunday for $13,847
- Goran “mandza17” Mandic – first-place in the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $13,788
- ruustam4uk – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $11,798
- SmallKindB – first-place in the $530 Sunday Marathon for $9,678
- Andrey “Lucky_Jew_17” Parugaev – first-place in the Hotter $109 PKO for $8,744*
- Serebity_p – first-place in the Bigger $109 for $8,191
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