Sunday Briefing: Fedor Holz Wins Summer Series High Roller
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The final events of the PokerStars Summer Series took place this weekend and they threw up some fantastic results. A couple of the tournaments, including the Main Event, are still running due to being two-day events, but some of the world’s best players got their hands on a title and a significant chunk of change.
Summer Series 167: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $500K Gtd
Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz is so good at poker he can win a $5,200 buy-in online event whilst retired. Is there anything this man can’t do? Holz bulldozed his way through 148-opponents to bet the lion’s share of the $745,000 prize pool.
It appears that being based in Austria was a prerequisite for reaching the final table of this event because three of the eight finalists are registered as playing from Austria. All three of those players finished in the top five.
Russian sensation Artur “mararthur” Martirosian was the first finalist to lose their stack. He banked $26,055 for his eighth-place exit. British star Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford saw his tournament end in seventh-place for $33,656 before Lithuania’s Gediminas “Gedis92” Uselis fell by the wayside in sixth for a $43,476 addition to his bankroll.
“nailuj90” crashed out in fifth and turned their $5,200 into $56,161 before Hungarian grinder Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas helped himself to the $72,547 fourth-place prize.
“WATnlos” scooped the final five-figure prize, namely $93,714, when their tournament ended abruptly in third, which left Joao “Naza114” Vieira and Holz to fight it out one-on-one for the title. Holz claimed the victory and the $156,377 top prize, leaving Vieira to net $121,057.
|1||Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz||Austria||$156,377|
|2||Joao “Naza114” Vieira||Netherlands||$121,057|
|4||Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas||Hungary||$72,547|
|6||Gediminas “Gedis92” Uselis||Lithuania||$43,476|
|7||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||United Kingdom||$33,656|
|8||Artur “mararthur” Martirosian||Russia||$26,055|
High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max], $100K Gtd
There was another superstar at the top of the payout table in the High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max] event, Ole “wizowizo” Schemion being that man.
Schemion topped a field of 110 entrants to scoop the $25,347 top prize. Victory wasn’t an easy task, it never is in these tournaments, with several of the world’s best players navigating themselves in the top 13 spots where the $110,000 prize pool was distributed.
The likes of Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro, Pablo “pabritz” Brito Silva, and Andras “probirs” Nemeth all reached the money but fell before the final table.
Such luminaries as Bruno “great dant” Volkmann, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt and Joni “bustoville” Jouhkimainen were at the final table but ultimately fell short, the latter exiting in third for a $14,964 score.
|1||Ole “wizowizo” Schemion||Austria||$25,347|
|3||Joni “bustoville” Jouhkimainen||Finland||$14,964|
|5||Niklas “Lena900” Astedt||Sweden||$8,835|
|6||Viktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov||Russia||$6,788|
|7||Bruno “great dant” Volkmann||Brazil||$5,216|
Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars on June 21 included:
- “Wazaahun” – first-place in the $109 Sunday Million for $117,425
- “vasiokkk91” – first-place in the Summer Series 142: $109 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up for $48,217
- “giftyra” – first-place in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller For $39,235
- Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for $35,102*
- Anton “anteen” Bertilsson – first-place in the Summer Series 147: $215 PLO 6-Max for $24,251
- Parker “tonkaaa” Talbot – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $22,699
- Viktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov – first-place in the Bigger $109 for $14,745
It was a big day for Michael Addamo over at partypoker as he won two High Roller Club events for more than $600,000! Addamo’s first victory came in the $25,500 buy-in Main Event, which saw 39 players compete for a share of $1 million.
Addamo navigated his way through a star-studded final table where only the top five finishers received a slice of the seven-figure prize pool. Sergi Reixach was the unfortunate soul who burst the bubble, paving the way for a $62,000 min-cash for the remaining players.
Timothy Adams was the man who secured this sum and he was soon joined on the rail by Juan Pardo, and Pascal Lefrancois, the latter netting a $165,000 prize.
Heads-up pitted Slovenia’s Rok Gostisa and Addamo against each other in a fight for a huge top prize. Addamo held a massive chip lead and finished the one-on-one battle in a single hand. This resulted in the Aussie star banking $407,500 and Gostisa collecting the $265,000 runner-up prize.
Addamo went on to win the $10,300 buy-in High Roller Club Mix-Max 2nd Chance for another $204,000. He topped a field of 51 grinders to complete a stellar day. Reixach, bubble boy in the Main Event, finished second here for $130,531 to make amends for his previous shortfall.
partypoker is a happy hunting ground for Jon Van Fleet. He won the inaugural MILLIONS Online a couple of years ago and has secured several major tournament titles since. His latest triumph came in the $5,200 Big Game, which saw its $1 million guaranteed surpassed by $37,530.
Van Fleet got his hands on the $211,552 top prize after besting a final table that housed the likes of Mark Radoja, Pascal Lefrancois, Sami Kelopuro, Jans Arends, Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell, and runner-up Laszlo Bujtas. What a great result.
The biggest prize at GGPoker on June 21 went to the United Kingdom’s “MickeyM” who won the High Roller MILLION$ $2M Gtd event for a whopping $285.986. Some 674 players made it through to Day 2 and MickeyM outlasted them all.
The top four finishers all won more than $100,000 each! Albania’s “NeverGambol” fell in fourth for $103,588 with “Cirquit” of Sweden banking $145,319 for their third-place finish. The runner-up was “SACKMAN69” of Canada who turned their $500 into an impressive $203,861.
Check out these other notable victories from GGPoker:
- “AAAAkid” – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan for $116,403
- Chad Evelsage – first-place in the High Rollers Big Game Hunter for $108,168*
- Ami Barer – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Closer for $95,537
- Farrid Jattin – first-place in the High Rollers Blade PLO $5K for $88,945
- Timothy Adams – first-place in the High Rollers Blade opener for $79,845
- “BleyBley” – first-place in the GGMasters for $71,974
- “YallaHabibi” – first-place in the Bounty Hunters Main Event for $65,035*
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