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Andrii Novak Helps Himself to $91K Score on GGPoker

Andrii Novak

Ukrainian superstar Andrii Novak helped himself to a $91,016 prize at GGPoker this weekend, his reward for coming out on top of a 1,981-strong field in the $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event.

Half the $1 million prize pool went onto the heads of all the entrants in the form of a progressive bounty. The remaining 50% was shared among the top 278 finishers.

All nine finalists locked up five-figure prizes when bounties were included. “JustaMortal” was the first of those nine finalists to fall by the wayside. “Fangio”, Aleks Trofimov, and “JoaoSymon” followed that early casualty to the rail.

Polish sensation Dominik Panka ran out of steam in fifth-place, a finish worth $23,800 in total. Possible Breaking Bad fan “HEIZENBERG_G” was the fourth-place finisher and banked $35,975.

Heads-up was set when “BocaRosa” fell in third for $32,726. This left Novak heads-up against “Bcb20” of Turkey. Novak brushed aside his opponent and saw a massive $91,016 head to his GGPoker account, thanks to the near $50,000 bounty payment. The runner-up walked away with $59,415 reasons to be proud of their performance.

Bounty Hunters HR Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryTotal Prize
1Andrii NovakUkraine$91,016
2Bcb20Turkey$59,415
3BocaRosaBrazil$32,726
4HEIZENBERG_GSouth Africa$35,975
5Dominik PankaPoland$23,800
6JoaoSymonBrazil$15,233
7Aleks TrofimovRussia$12,524
8FangioGermany$12,834
9JustaMortalCosta Rica$10,221

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David Coleman Comes Out On Top in the Sunday 500 High Rollers

David Coleman
David Coleman

David Coleman spends most of his time crushing US-facing online poker site but he headed to Canada so he could play at GGPoker. It proved to be a fantastic decision because he won the Sunday 500 High Rollers and helped himself to a $125,383 reward.

It was a compact field of 108 entrants but a field that contained some of the biggest names from the poker world. Plenty of those names navigated their way to the final table, including Anatoly Filatov (9th - $14,176), Fedor Holz (8th - $18,616), Joaquim Andersson (7th - $24,447), and David Yan (6th - $32,105).

Mexico’s “TheRayGuy” (5th - $42,160) and Estonia’s “bungakat” (4th - $55,365) were the next to fall, which left Coleman to contest with Jason Koon and Nick Petrangelo three-handed, which isn’t the nicest spot to be in.

Coleman not only held his own but shone brightly, and emerged a worthy champion. Petrangelo crashed out in third fort $72,706, while Koon collected $95,478 for his exit in second. Coleman was the man of the event and we’re sure he’ll put the $125,383 prize to good use.

Sunday 500 High Rollers Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1David ColemanCanada$125,383
2Jason KoonCanada$95,478
3Nick PetrangeloCanada$72,706
4bungakatEstonia$55,365
5TheRayGuyMexico$42,160
6David YanNew Zealand$32,105
7Joaquim AnderssonAustria$24,447
8Fedor HolzAustria$18,616
9Anatoly FilatovEstonia$14,176

Other notable victories from GGPoker on February 21

*includes bounty payments

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Aleksejs Ponakovs is the High Roller Big Game Champion

Aleksejs Ponakovs
Aleksejs Ponakovs

Aleksejs Ponakovs is the latest superstar to take down the High Roller Big Game at partypoker. This $2,600 buy-in event always attracts stellar names, and this week was no different. Just look at the nine finalists from the 128 starters.

Roberto Romanello finished in ninth for $8,827, which left the remaining players to book in a prize worth five-figures.

Bujtas Laszlo, Matthias Eibinger, and David Yan joined Romanello on the sidelines with Yan securing a $14,814 payout.

Ami Barer crashed and burned in fifth before Team partypoker pro Patrick Leonard busted in fourth for a $24,950 addition to his bankroll. Leonard’s fellow Brit Ashley Windsor exited in third for $35,286 to set up a mouth-watering one-on-one battle between Ponakovs and Elio Fox.

The heads-up match could have gone either way but it was Ponakovs who emerged victoriously once the dust settled. This resulted in Ponakovs collecting $79,925 and Fox the $51,428 runner-up prize.

High Roller Big Game Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Aleksejs PonakovsEstonia$79,925
2Elio FoxMexico$51,428
3Ashley WindsorUnited Kingdom$35,286
4Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom$24,950
5Ami BarerCanada$18,514
6David YanNew Zealand$14,814
7Matthias EibingerAustria$12,523
8Bujtas LaszloHungary$10,645
9Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom$8,827

Other notable results from partypoker on February 21

*includes bounty payments

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888poker Sunday Sale Proves a Major Hit

888poker
888poker

888poker ran its Sunday Sale promotion on February 21 resulting in a handful of the site’s most popular Sunday tournaments having their buy-ins slashed.

The $100,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep was one such tournament. Some 2,092 players bought in for the bargain price of $55 to ensure those who finished in the money shared $104,600.

“MrSweden” finished at the top of the pile and turned their $55 into $17,666 after defeating Argentina’s “TheFreston” heads-up. The Argentinian collected $12,572, the tournament’s only other five-figure prize.

The $30,000 Sunday Sale Whale ended in a heads-up chop between “mylly8” of Finland and “cherrywine” of Pakistan. That deal saw the former scoop $8,016 and the latter $7,597 for their $215 investment.

Brazil’s “IneedDrinho” was the last player standing in the $30,000 Sunday Challenge PKO. They banked $7,595 for their impressive victory, which was made up of a $4,696 top prize and $2,898 worth of bounty payments.

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Michel “FreeLancerZZ” Dattani Wins Turbo Series High Roller

Michel Dattani
Michel Dattani

Michel “FreeLancerZZ” Dattani won the Turbo Series 03: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller event and walked away with a massive $152,743 prize. Dattani’s haul would have been $15,000 more had he not struck a deal with Russia’s “CrazyLissy” when heads-up; CrazyLissy banked $144,863.

The rest of the final table read like a who’s who of the poker world, as you’d expect for a $5,200 buy-in.

Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira and Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo were the final table’s first casualties before Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski and David “MissOracle” Yan ran out of steam, the latter locking up $61,471.

Joni “bustoville” Jouhkimainen dusted his stack off in fourth, which netted him the tournament’s last five-figure prize, namely $78,959.

Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet busted in third-place for $101,421, before Dattani and CrazyLissy struck the aforementioned deal to conclude the event.

Turbo Series 03: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Michel “FreeLancerZZ” DattaniMalta$152,743*
2CrazyLissyRussia$144,863*
3Jon “apestyles” Van FleetCanada$101,421
4Joni “bustoville” JouhkimainenFinland$78,959
5David “MissOracle” YanNew Zealand$61,471
6Yuri “theNERDguy” DzivielevskiBrazil$47,857
7Juan “Malaka$tyle” PardoUnited Kingdom$37,258
8Rui “RuiNF” FerreiraBrazil$29,006

Other notable PokerStars results from February 21

*includes bounty payments

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