How Much Are The Biggest Live Tournament Scores by 888poker Ambassadors?
888poker has a stable of ambassadors that not only represent the brand online, but also represent in the live arena. The 888poker ambassadors have more than $15.2 million in live tournament winnings between them. Here are the five biggest scores enjoyed by this talented bunch of poker players.
Sofia Lövgren: $279,524 in live tournament winnings
Sofia Lövgren is more of a cash-game player, but she has still amassed more than a quarter of a million dollars from her tournament endeavors, including a career-best $75,109 score in Las Vegas in the summer of 2016.
|June 2016||$1,500 WSOP Millionaire Maker||12th||$75,109|
|October 2013||£10,300 EPT London High Roller||16th||£21,540 ($34,925)|
|October 2012||€5,300 EPT San Remo Main Event||30th||€19,000 ($24,532)|
|July 2012||$1,000 WSOP NLHE||24th||$14,321|
|April 2010||€3,500 Irish Open||29th||€9,800 ($13,215)|
Kara Scott: $658,222 in live tournament winnings
Kara Scott may be better known for her role in front of the camera as the hostess of the World Series of Poker, but the Canadian is equally adept at the poker table.
Scott’s largest tournament cash weighs in at €312,600, her reward for being the runner-up to Christer Johansson in the 2009 Irish Open. Scott also enjoyed deep runs in both the 2008 and 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing 104th and 238th.
|April 2009||€3,500 Irish Open||2nd||€312,600 ($413,612)|
|July 2008||$10,000 WSOP Main Event||104th||$41,816|
|July 2009||$10,000 WSOP Main Event||238th||$32,963|
|October 2013||€7,500 WPT Paris||14th||€19,685 ($26,937)|
|June 2013||$1,500 WSOP NLHE||17th||$18,700|
Bruno Kawauti: $805,481 in live tournament winnings
Most of Bruno Kawauti’s big tournament scores stem from his play at the WSOP or his play in his native Brazil. He excels in both places. Kawauti’s largest tournament cash to date weighs in at $451,398, his winnings after finishing 15th in the WSOP Main Event in 2013, falling agonizingly close to becoming a November Niner.
|July 2013||$10,000 WSOP Main Event||15th||$451,398|
|July 2016||R$2,600 BSOP Main Event||2nd||R$302,000 ($92,483)|
|July 2012||$10,000 WSOP Main Event||110th||$52,718|
|November 2015||R$10,000 LAPT Grand Final||7th||R$120,700 ($32,399)|
|July 2013||$1,100 WSOP PLO||3rd||$17,564|
Nicolau Villa-Lobos: $1,197,557 in live tournament winnings
Nicolau Villa-Lobos is another Brazilian star who represents 888poker online and live, and one who had his breakout year in 2013, the year that he secured four of his five largest cashes to date, including one worth €450,000 ($608,248).
|October 2013||€25,600 WSOPE High Roller||2nd||€450,000 ($608,248)|
|January 2013||£770 UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event||1st||£101,000 ($162,319)|
|July 2012||$10,000 WSOP Main Event||77th||$88,070|
|September 2013||€5,300 EPT Barcelona Main Event||18th||€40,940 ($54,765)|
|October 2013||£5,250 EPT London Main Event||13th||£32,810 ($53,198)|
Bruno Politano: $1,296,196 in live tournament winnings
Brazil’s Bruno Politano shot to fame in 2014 when he navigated his way to the final table of the WSOP Main Event. Sadly for Politano and his army of friends, his tremendous run came to an end with an eighth-place finish, although he had almost a million reasons to be smiling despite his bust out.
|July 2014||$10,000 WSOP Main Event||8th||$947,172|
|October 2013||R$2,200 BSOP Florianopolis||3rd||$R105,000 ($47,493)|
|February 2015||R$6,000 BSOP Sao Paulo High Roller||3rd||R$115,000 ($41,269)|
|April 2016||R$1,200 888poker Festival Main Event||4th||R$137,020 ($38,618)|
|February 2011||R$5,000 LATP Sao Paulo Main Event||8th||$R45,440 ($27,206)|
Chris Moorman: $4,409,823 in live tournament winnings
Chris Moorman may have the most wins of all tournament players in online poker history, but he is only second on the all-time winnings list among his fellow 888poker ambassadors despite having more than $4.4 million in winnings.
Moorman has come close to winning a WSOP bracelet several times including having two runner-up finishes and a third-place finish during the 2011 WSOP and WSOPE.
|October 2011||€10,400 WSOPE Main Event||2nd||€800,000 ($1,068,690)|
|March 2014||$10,000 WPT LA Poker Classic||1st||$1,105,460|
|June 2011||$10,000 WSOP NLHE 6-Max||2nd||$716,282|
|June 2011||$2,500 WSOP NLHE 6-Max||3rd||$217,800|
|August 2016||€1,100 Estrellas Main Event||3rd||€241,300 ($271,187)|
Dominik Nitsche: $6,587,651 in live tournament winnings
Topping the winnings list of the 888poker stable is German sensation Dominik Nitsche; winning three WSOP bracelets will help a player do that! Nitsche is based in the UK, but spends a large amount of time travelling to live events around the globe where he has accumulated almost $6.6 million in winnings. He shows no signs of slowing down.
|July 2012||$1,000 WSOP NLHE||1st||$654,797|
|June 2016||$50,000 Super High Roller||2nd||$629,808|
|October 2013||€10,450 WSOPE Main Event||3rd||€400,000 ($540,664)|
|July 2015||$10,400 NLHE Bellagio Cup||2nd||$479,732|
|April 2009||$5,200 LAPT Mar del Plata||1st||$381,030|
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