Wei Zhao was another serial winner. He triumphed in two GGPoker events, finished second in another and reached the final table of a fourth!
WSOPC Series: $1,050 High Rollers Main Event
One of Parssinen’s victory came in the WSOPC Series: $1,050 High Rollers Main Event where 666 players created a $666,000 prize pool.
All nine finalists walked away with a five-figure prize. Thomas Muehloecker was the first finalist to bust. Muehloecker’s ninth-place exit resulted in a $12,186 score.
“Drsaplumbr” and former WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess were the next out of the door, before Ireland’s “Kenniro” and Timothy Cramer of Canada fell by the wayside. Cramer’s fellow Canadian Farid Jattin busted in fourth for $46,493. The three surviving players struck a deal before playing out for the title.
“Graf Tekkel” crashed out in third and won $84,905, which was the largest prize of the tournament. Parssinen then busted “kimokh” when heads-up to claim the title and pad his bankroll with $79,118, leaving his Hungarian opponent to walk away with $79,999.
*reflects a three-handed deal
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High Rollers Blade Opener $5,250
The High Rollers Blade Opener $5,250 only attracted 40 players but those players were some of the best in the world. The compact field meant only the top five finishers received a slice of the $200,000 prize pool and it was Joaquim Andersson who won the first slice of the pie, namely $20,735.
Elio Fox finished in fourth for $27,650 with Bert Stevens running out of steam in third-place, a finish worth $36,872. Heads-up pitted Parssinen against Marius Gierse and the duo struck a deal. Parssinen got his hands on all the chips in play and won $59,484 with Gierse scooping $55,526.
|2||Marius Gierse||Costa Rica||$55,256*|
*reflects a heads-up deal
WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Blade Bounty King
Victory in the WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Blade Bounty King completed Parssinen’s hat trick. The flying Finn outlasted 85 opponents and got his hands on the lion’s ahare of the $258,000 prize pool.
Parsinnen’s victory weighed in at an impressive $75,046 with more than $53,000 of that prize stemming from bounty payments. Others who reached the final table but fell by the wayside included Bert Stevens, Andras Nemeth, Wei Zhao, Aleksei Barkov, and runner-up “Norweg1anB4nk”.
|5||Alex Theologis||United Kingdom||$3,000||$15,158|
Other Notable Victories at GGPoker on January 10
- Kenneth Smaron – first-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 for $149,121
- Aleksei Barkov – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $5,000 Sunday 500K for $144,487
- JESUSUAAZY – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event for $122,290*
- Anatoly Filatov – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Prime for $66,770
- Joaquin Andersson – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Mulligan for $62,551
- Wei Zhao – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Bounty King Omaha for $58,154*
- B0RNT0W1N – first-place in the GGMasters $150 for $52,669
- Connor Drinan – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Opener for $47,642
- Arsenii Malinov – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $500 Sunday Fifty Stack for $42,796
- TheRayGuy – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $315 Bounty King Circuit for $42,761*
- Andrii Derzhypilskyi – first-place in the High Rollers Marathon $840 for $42,454
- Shankar Pillai – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $840 Sunday Terminator for $40,237*
- Wei Zhao – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade PLO for $36,826
- TaroMisaki – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $210 Bounty Hunters Special for $34,443*
- for3ver – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $400 Sunday Forty Stack for $34,158
- Bada Bing! – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $300 Sunday Marathon for $32,807
- Ankush Mandavia – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $1,050 Deepstack Bounty Turbo for $30,097
- d1eg0 – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $800 Deepstack Pot Limit Omaha for $28,307
- Joni Jouhkimainen – first-place in the High Rollers Sunday PLO Main Event $2,100 for $26,749
- Leandro Bianchini – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $300 Sunday Triple Chance for $24,747
- Nicolo Molinelli – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $800 The Closer HR for $23,372
- Sergi Denisov – first-place in the Sunday HR Six Shooter Turbo $1,260 for $18,597*
*includes bounty payments
Schemion Excels in the PokerStars Blowout Series
Ole Schemion secured a Blowout Series title on January 10 when he came out on top in the $215 NLHE 6-Max Freezeout. The six-handed final table was a star-studded affair as you’d expect from such a prestigious event.
“AzizMancha” was the first star to bust and was the only finalist not to bank a five-figure prize, $9,100. British pro Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor fell in fifth for $13,061 before Brazil’s “Eduardo850” saw their tournament end in fourth-place, a finish worth $18,745.
Third-place and $26,903 went to Slovenian “marjan1231” which left Schemion heads-up against another Brazilian in the shape of Ricardo “rickyibrah45” Rocha. Schemion swept aside his final opponents and locked up $55,417, leaving the runner-up to collect $38,612.
Blowout Series 53-M: $215 NLHE 6-Max Freezeout Final Table Results
|1||Ole “wizowizo” Schemion||Austria||$55,417|
|2||Ricardo “rickyibrah45” Rocha||Brazil||$38,612|
|5||Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor||United Kingdom||$13,061|
Blowout Series 54-M: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Final Table Results
There was almost a second Blowout Series title for Schemion but he fell agonisingly short. Schemion had to make do with a runner-up finish in the $1,050 NLHE 8-Max event, another excellent result and one that saw Schemion’s bankroll swell by $63,492.
Only Erwin “Erdawi98” Wiechers of Netherlands outlasted Schemion. His victory saw the Dutch star reel in a cool $85,785. Winning an event of this calibre is impressive enough but having contended with the likes of Preben “prebz” Stokkan, Tyler “wonderboy222” Goatcher, and, of course, Schemion makes it all the more sweeter.
|1||Erwin “Erdawi98” Wiechers||Netherlands||$85,785|
|2||Ole “wizowizo” Schemion||Austria||$63,492|
|6||Tyler “wonderboy222” Goatcher||United Kingdom||$19,052|
|8||Preben Stokkan||United Kingdom||$10,436|
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Check out these other PokerStars results from January 10.
- “Tr1pleeeee” – first-place in the Blowout Series 56-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO for $88,617*
- Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone – first-place in the Blowout Series 54-L: $109 NLHE 8-Max for $82,972
- Andras “probirs” Nemeth – first-place in the Blowout Series 55-H: $1,050 NLHE for $73,050
- Daris “DEX888” Pedes – first-place in the Blowout Series 53-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max for $67,896
- Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller for $57,262
- Leocir “leocir25” Carneiro – first-place in the Blowout Series 52-H: $530 NLHE PKO for $55,943*
- “dadowiec” – first-place in the Blowout Series 55-M: $109 NLHE for $55,495
- “Jirvey” – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $36,015*
- Dan “Dannyz0r” Borlan – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $27,292*
- Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $22,333
- Matt “OLD TIME GIN” Stone – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $21,557
- “gangst3rn1” – first-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $19,640
*includes bounty payments
Over at 888poker, the United Kingdom’s “Gnacik” walked away with the site’s largest prize courtesy of taking down the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. Their first place finish saw their $109 investment swell to $19,139. Two other players turned their buy-in into a five-figure prize. Runner-up “AVR26” netted $13,663 with third-place finisher “M0ndicHT” collecting $10,325 for their third-place exit.
There were no five-figure prizes in the $30,000 Sunday Challenge PKO but Sweden’s “barfly7777” did scoop $7,307 with bounties included. This was more than twice the size of the $3,503 runner-up “justenufrope” netted.
Viktor Ustimov Wins the partypoker High Roller Big Game
Viktor Ustimov is almost $85,000 richer today after the Russian won the latest $2,600 buy-in High Roller Big Game. This is partypoker’s highest buy-in weekly tournament and it’s always jam packed full of talent. Just look at the final table finishing positions below.
Even when Christian Rudolph, Leonidas Kostagiolas and Steve O’Dwyer had busted, Wiktor Malinowski, Stephen Chidwick and Conor Beresford still remained. When they crashed out, Team partypoker pro Joni Jouhkimainen fell in third, leaving Ustimov and Enrico Camosci heads-up. Ustimov sent his final opponent packing and became the High Roller Big Game champion.
|4||Conor Beresford||United Kingdom||$26,898|
David Carrasco Crushes The Big Game
The $530 Big Game was also a star-studded affair. Such luminaries as Pascal Hartmann, Michael Tureniec, and Pavel Plesuv reached the final table but coulnd’t quite get the job done, the latter busting in sixth for $7,004.
David Carrasco of Croatia eventually found himself heads-up against British star Tyler Goatcher and he got his hands on the $39,512 top prize, resigning Goatcher to a $27,383 consolation prize.
|2||Tyler Goatcher||United Kingdom||$27,383|
- “oxido333” – first-place in the $530 KO Series Weekender for $55,584*
- “BISBM” – first-place in the $320 300 for $26,581*
- “Don.Danbury” – first-place in the $55 KO Series Mini Weekender for $18,102*
- “Freddan75” – first-place in the $15 Warrior for $13,594*
- Tommy Deane – first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $12,538
- viperAoE2 – first-place in the $55 Gladiator for $11,514*
- “blandik” – first-place in the $215 Deepstack for $9,149
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*includes bounty payments
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