Felip Ramos

The $40 million guaranteed Bounty Hunter Series kicked off GGPoker this weekend and Felipe Ramos got the series off to a flying start by taking down a $10,300 buy-in event.

BHS 012: Super MILLION$ Bounty Hunters saw 94 players pay $10,300 for the chance of glory and a possible massive payout. The top 13 finishers received a slice of the main prize pool, with Mark Radoja busting in 14th to burst the money bubble; Radoja did collect $5,000 worth of bounties, however.

The final table was a star-studded affair. “Gr4vyB04t” was the first finalist to bust, their ninth place finished yielded a total prize worth $30,827.

Then came the eliminations of Andras Nemeth and Austria’s “MarkHateley”, the latter managing to finish seventh despite not claiming one cent in bounties.

“TheodoreRhye” and “DanBiz” followed the bustees to the rail before Pascal Hartmann ran out of steam in fourth and banked $71,015. It turned out to be a solid day at the office for Hartmann as he also won a GGPoker tournament later.

George Wolff crashed out in third for $71,791, which left Vietnam’s “ilike2goktv” and Ramos to lock horns heads-up. Brazil’s Ramos got the job done and banked $128,437 worth of bounties for a combined prize worth $212,334. His Vietnamese runner-up banked $153,478.

Place Player Country Bounties Total Prize
1 Felipe Ramos Brazil$128,437 $212,334  
2 ilike2goktv Vietnam $69,687 $153,478
3 George Wolff Canada$2,500 $71,791  
4 Pascal Hartmann Austria$13,750 $71,015  
5 DanBiz Poland$36,250 $83,576  
6 TheodoreRhye Germany$6,875 $45,987  
7 MarkHateley Austria$ $32,323  
8 Andras Nemeth Hungary$2,500 $29,213  
9 Gr4vyB04t Ireland$8,750 $30,827  

The High Roller MILLION$ paid out some massive prizes on October 11, with the final table alone awarding almost $850,000!

China’s “degenkaliu” got their hands on the lion’s share of that impressive sum, namely $275,594. The Chinese grinder defeated Japan’s “Qoomame” heads-up to secure the title in a battle of the Far East. Qoomame, while disappointed not to win, must be delighted with the $188,837 second-place prize they secured.

One other player saw their initial investment turn into six figure. Third-place finisher “GFsantos” of Brazil walked away with a cool $129,391.

Place Player Country Prize
1 degenkaliu China $275,594
2 Qoomame Japan $188,837
3 GFSantos Brazil $129,391
4 Niklas Astedt Canada $88,658
5 NeedLuck Moldova $60,748
6 FreshlyBaked United Kingdom $41,625
7 dakine808 Macau $28,521
8 Brahman33 Ukraine $19,542
9 Over rainbow Argentina $13,390

Some of the other huge results in GGPoker’s Sunday schedule included:

  • HEADC0ACH – first-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 for $166,989
  • Hamiltonian – first-place in the Global MILLION$ for $131,801
  • Pascal Hartmann – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5,250 for $95,537
  • Philippe DAuteuil – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Prime $5,250 for $89,582
  • gold-digger – first-place in the GGMasters $150 for $71,608
  • Juan Pardo Dominguez – first-place in the Sunday High Rollers $1,050 for $61,886
  • ZONEDin – first-place in the High Rollers Marathon $840 for $52,555
  • Mclovin86 – first-place in the BHS 010: PLO High Roller $2,100 for $50,670*
  • Ioannis Konstas – first-place in the BHS 016: Six Shooter High Roller $1,260 for $50,456*
  • geladinhaRLS – first-place in the BHS 013: Sunday Bounty King Special $315 for $43,257*
  • L Levinskas – first-place in the High Rollers Main Event $1,050 for $38,146
  • Pablo Silva – first-place in the BHS 009: Bounty High Roller SE $525 for $37,982*
  • Nodennuevo – first-place in the BHS 006: Sunday Battle of Marathon $315 for $36,133*
  • MAMOHT_T – first-place in the Sunday Forty Stack $400 for $33,670
  • Gaztambide – first-place in the Sunday Special $125 for $30,153

*includes bounty payments

$40 Million Guaranteed Bounty Hunters Series Hits GGPoker

Mark Davis Wins the High Roller Big Game at partypoker

Ireland’s Mark Davis is fast becoming a regular in partypoker’s high stakes tournaments and it’s easy to see why. He’s put in some incredible results of late and added the High Roller Big Game title to his CV on October 11.

Davis topped a 104-strong field in the $5,200 buy-in event which saw $513,500 paid out to the top 16 finishers. The likes of Niklas Astedt, Thomas Muehloecker and Alex Foxen all cashed, Foxen was the player who burst the final table bubble.

Each of the finalists locked up at least $18,229 for their efforts. Partypoker’s Team Online Jeff Gross collected that sum.

Alexandre Mantovani Espirito Santo, Simon Mattsson, and 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino each fell by the wayside in succession. Timothy Adams busted in fourth with the hot-running Pascal Hartmann collecting another $63,109 for his demise in third.

Jeffrey Cormier of Canada and Davis fought heads-up for the tournament’s six-figure top prize. Whether it was luck of the Irish or superior skill, Davis got the job done and scooped $123,111, resigning Cormier to an $88,244 consolation prize.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Mark Davis Ireland $123,111
2 Jeffrey Cormier Canada $88,244
3 Pascal Hartmann Austria $63,109
4 Timothy Adams Canada $44,931
5 Dario Sammartino Austria $33,377
6 Simon Mattsson Sweden $25,675
7 Alexandre Mantovani Espirito Santo Brazil $21,823
8 Jeff Gross Canada $18,229

The $530 edition of the Big Game attracted 491 entrants and it ended in a heads-up deal. Denison Barreiros Da Silva and Simon Feistle were the last two players in the tournament and they decided to strike a deal for the remaining prize pool. This mean Da Silva locked up the title and $42,384 while Germany’s Feistle netted $37,420.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Denison Barreiros Da Silva Brazil $42,384*
2 Simon Feistle Germany $37,420*
3 Vojtech Susta Germany $22,782
4 Sergi Denisov Russia $16,000
5 Kerry Panayiotou United Kingdom $11,350
6 Scott Hill Canada $8,250
7 Julian Selinger Germany $5,875
8 georgios Zisimopolous Malta $4,737

*reflects a heads-up deal

Check out these highlights from partypoker’s October 11 tournaments:

  • handsomeguy843 – first-place in The 300 for $32,011*
  • NewNameNewLuck – first-place in the Weekender for $26,018*
  • AndreyBolkonsky – first-place in The One Shot for $18,632
  • memcashed – first-place in the Gladiator for $15,801*
  • Steven Simpson – first-place in the Mini Big Game for $10,436

*includes bounties

$400K Worth of MTT Tickets Up For Grabs at partypoker

Schemion Becomes Bounty Builder Series Champion

PokerStars’ Bounty Builder Series shuffled up and dealt for the first time on October 11 and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion started it in the perfect way, taking down a $1,050 buy-in Sunday Warm-Up special edition.

Some 432 players bought in and Schemion outlasted them all. The field was ridiculously stacked, as you’d expect from such a prestigious tournament. Niklas “C. Darwin2” Astedt finished in ninth-place to set a star-studded final table.

Double WCOOP Main Event champion Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza was the final table’s first casualty before “kostelo” and “Juwmgou” saw their tournaments come to an abrupt end.

Renen “Internett93o” Bruschi busted in fifth for $16,691 with Sweden’s “WhatifGod” finishing in fourth. Romania’s “SoulRead93” headed for the exits ater crashing out in third, which set up a mouth watering heads-up clash between Schemion and Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph.

The two loose-aggressive star fought it out with no deal in place, which meant Rudolph had to make do with a combined prize worth $52,101 while Schemion claimed the title and $66,368 in total.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties Total Prize
1 Ole “wizowizo” Schemion Austria $33,747 $32,621 $66,368
2 Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph Austria $33,746 $18,355 $52,101
3 SoulRead93 Romania $21,389 $9,242 $30,631
4 WhatifGod Sweden $15,897 $3,500 $19,397
5 Renan “Internett93o” Bruschi Brazil $11,816 $4,875 $16,691
6 Juwmgou Brazil $8,782 $6,015 $14,797
7 kostelo Russia $6,527 $ $6,527
8 Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza Austria $4,852 $4,078 $8,930

Another super stacked final table gathered in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller, one that wouldn’t look out of place in a tournament with a buy-in 10-times the size.

Peter “Apathy123” Jetten’s time at the final table was limited because he busted in eighth. Giorgios “Geokarak” Karakousis finished in seventh and won the tournament’s last five-figure prize.

Peter “Belabasci” Traply and Anton “Bomber&Granater” Wigg were the next casualties, they scooped $12,168 and $16,016 respectively. Then came the exit of Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza in fourth, a finish worth $21,081.

Fabian “!$eveeeeeeen!” Gumz’s deep run ended in third for $27,747, leaving Scott “Aggros Santos” Margereson and recent WSOP Online bracelet winner Ivan “zufo16” Zufic heads-up. Zufic defeated Margerson after the pair struck a deal that flattened the payouts. First place now weighed in at $43,087 with second-place being worth $41,506.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ivan “zufo16” Zufic Croatia $43,087*
2 Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson Ireland $41,506*
3 Fabian “!$eveeeeeeen!” Gumz Austria $27,747
4 Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza Austria $21,081
5 Anton “Bomber&Granater” Wigg Austria $16,016
6 Peter “Belabasci” Traply Hungary $12,168
7 Giorgios “Geokarak” Karakousis Greece $9,245
8 Peter “Apathy123” Jetten Canada $7,023

Here are some of the other victories enjoyed at PokerStars on October 11:

  • Diego “TheGrinderØ” Falcone – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 015: $530 Sunday Cooldown for $52,248*
  • Luciano “Luciano S.H” Hollanda – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 009: $215 NLHE Turbo for $45,566*
  • Vlad “dariepoker” Darie – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 012: $109 NLHE for $41,518*
  • Dimitar “KuuL” Danchev – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $35,357*
  • Mastermandel – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 003: $109 NLHE for $32,892*
  • Thales “thaleskoppe” koppe – first-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $21,489*
  • Yuro “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersnic for $21,386
  • Simon “DaDumon” Grabenschweiger – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $20,905*
  • kZhh – first-place in the $215 Fat Sunday for $19,000
  • newguy89 – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $16,465

*includes bounties

Check out the full Bounty Builder Series schedule

Augustin12389 Takes Down Sunday Mega Deep

Argentina’s “Augustin12389” won the latest 888Millions Sunday Mega Deep $100,000 Gtd and saw their bankroll swell by $18,350. The Argentinian made full use of their second $109 bullet to top a field of 964-entrants. Their heads-up opponent, “GusKi14”, won $13,100, the only other five-figure prize of the event.

The United Kingdom’s “S24NBO” triumphed in the 888Millions Sunday Challenge PKO and turned $109 into a combined prize worth $6,249.

Finally, a major shout-out to Canada’s “Jefffrr8” who won the 888Millions Mini Main Event. The $75,000 guarantee was hit thanks to 1,501 entrants. The Canadian bulldozed their way to the title and the tournament’s $12,954 top prize.


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