2022 888poker XL Winter Series

Dimov Demolishes Winter Series High Main Event Final Table

Ognyan Dimov

All three Winter Series Main Events crowned their champions at PokerStars on January 11 and there were some familiar names among them. Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov dominated the $5,200 High Main Event from start to finish to become a worthy recipient of $384,447.

Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin and Jamie "Ship It 2020" O'Connor chopped the $530 Medium Main Event before Tremzin came out on top, while "skol555" was crowned the $55 Low Main Event, a result worth $129,067.

Dimov sat down at the final table of the $5,200 High Main Event with 42 million chips when all but one of his eight opponents had less than 10 million each. The final table was a star-studded affair, as you would expect, because only the best players manage to navigate their way through most of a 429-strong high-stakes field.

Guillaume Nolet
Guillaume Nolet

Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov was the first finalist out of the door. Mustafov padded his bankroll with $38,929. Brazilian Pedro "gusmaa" Gusma and Guillaume "Nolet20" Nolet were the next players relieved of their stacks. The talented duo took home $48,183 and $64,826 respectively.

Austria's Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier busted in sixth and netted $87,218, which was the tournament's last five-figure award. Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov ($117,343), Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy ($157,874), and the 2019 Winter Series Main Event champion "ArtHouse2011" ($212,405) saw their tournament's end abruptly, and the Main Event progressed to the heads-up stage.

ere, Dimov battled with Argentinian Alejandro "KKruchitAAs" Rodriguez. The final hand saw both players flop top pair, but the ace-jack of Rodriguez was far stronger than the jack-deuce. That only remained true until both the turn and river were deuces. Dimov expertly extracted all of Rodriguez's chips with his full house, and he got his hands on the $384,447 top prize.

Winter Series $5,200 High Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Ognyan "cocojamb0" DimovBulgaria$384,447
2Alejandro "KKruchitAAs" RodriguezArgentina$285,771
3ArtHouse2011Ireland$212,405
4Peter "twirlpro" TurmezyHungary$157,874
5Sergei "Futti18" KoliakovRussia$117,343
6Jens "Fresh_oO_D" LakemeierAustria$87,218
7Guillaume "Nolet20" NoletCanada$64,826
8Pedro "gusmaa" GusmaBrazil$48,183
9Fahredin "FeriBo" MustafovBulgaria$38,929

Tremzin Triumphs in the Medium Main Event

Gleb Tremzin
Gleb Tremzin

A field of 3,936 players created a $1,968,000 prize pool in the Winter Series $530 Medium Main Event, and Russia's Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin walked away with the largest slice of the pie.

The final table was an eclectic mix of seasoned professionals and relative unknowns, each guaranteed $18,758 for their efforts, but who knew a top four finish would turn their $530 investment into six figures.

One-by-one the players fell by the wayside. "HappyBustDay" was the first player eliminated; they scooped $18,758. Scott "stpauli111" Hall and Ivan "zufo16" Zufic followed suit but with $26,315 and $36,917 to show for their efforts.

Austrian grinder "kobyy" crashed out in sixth for $51,788 with "mau5trapp1" bowing out in fifth for the tournament's last five-figure prize, namely $72,652.

With $100,000+ scores now on the line, things were definitely serious. Each wrong decision would ultimately prove extremely costly. "Alavirien," the first of two Maltese players to bust in the top four, collected $101,919 before fellow Malta resident "JManana" headed to the cashier to find $142,978 in their.

Tremzin and British pro Jamie "Ship It 2020" O'Connor struck a deal that saw them both receive $233,479, but that left $15,000 more for the eventual champion. Tremzin ousted his final opponent to become the event's champion and its biggest prize winner.

Winter Series $530 Medium Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Gleb "Ti0373" TremzinRussia$248,479*
2Jamie "Ship It 2020" O'ConnorUnited Kingdom$233,479*
3JMananaMalta$142,978
4AlavirienMalta$101,919
5mau5trapp1Moldova$72,652
6kobyyAustria$51,788
7Ivan "zufo16" ZuficMexico$36,917
8Scott "stpauli111" HallMexico$26,315
9HappyBustDayMorocco$18,758

*reflects a heads-up deal

skol555 Scoops Low Main Event

PokerStars Winter Series

The Winter Series Low Main Event paid out an impressive $1,270,700 despite costing only $55 to enter. This was possible because 25,414 players bought in with re-entries included.

All but one of the nine finalists saw their $55 investment swell to at least five figures. "Vatal" of Greece being that player; their demise in ninth came with an $8,603 shot in the arm.

When the dust had settled at the end of a frantic final table, it was Lithuania's "skol555" who had left all their opponents in their wake. Their prize? A most impressive $129,067. The Lithuanian had fired four bullets in total, but that $220 outlast was now worth almost $130,000. Runner-up "FrankieFishGab" of Norway cannot be too down with finishing second because their bankroll now has an extra $91,992 in it.

Winter Series $55 Low Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1skol555Lithuania$129,067
2FrankieFishGabNorway$91,992
3FeaNoR4eGUkraine$65,575
4ivan limeiraBrazil$46,744
5tsuligoSlovenia$33,320
6tim_pro_405!Ukraine$23,752
7SjroojePoland$16,931
8Daniel StatagerDenmark$12,068
9VatalGreece$8,603
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