Brazilians Smash Biggest PokerStars 50/50 Events on Week 2

PokerStars 50/50 Series

The 50/50 Series continues at PokerStars with the 50-event online festival heading towards its third and final week. Players hailing from Brazil took down the two biggest tournaments on the second week of action, with each banking more than $14,000 for their $50 investments.

bubbleboybr Binks an 8-Max PKO Event

Event #19 of the PokerStars 50/50 Series drew in 2,801 entries in total, leading to a $127,305 prize pool. Brazilian grinder "bubbleboybr" not only made it past the money bubble but emerged victoriously from the final table, doing so with a cool $14,620 to show for their efforts.

Those who reached the nine-handed final table must have played aggressively throughout because there were some substantial bounty payments made. Eighth place finished "CAMISA1088," also of Brazil, won $777 from the main prize pool but an additional $1,711 worth of bounties, which meant they walked away with more prize money than "mareniuc1984" and "schwalta14" of Germany who busted in sixth and fifth-place respectively.

The eventual champion found themselves heads-up against Ukraine's "Rikaflaren." Both players locked in $7,124 for their efforts, but bubbleboybr added $7,495 from the bounty prize pool to their main prize pool payout.

50/50 Series 19: $50 NLHE 8-Max PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal Prize
4Matheus "bolonhax" FreitasBrazil$705$3,013$3,718
6mareniuc1984United Kingdom$825$1,531$2,356
9SukoutonmeAADomincan Republic$621$554$1,175

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@tetaschell Takes Down An 8-Max PKO for Almost $15,000

Five of the nine finalists in Event #27 hailed from Brazil, so it was fitting that one of the South American contingents came away with the lion's share of the $128,350 prize pool.

After samba stars "GuileGM" and "Mat.huszcz" crashed out and scooped $1,336 and $1,397, Croatia's Ivan "BanicIvan" Banic followed suit in seventh place, a finish good for $1,916.

Everyone else was now guaranteed more than $2,000 for their efforts, and the prize money continued increases with each passing elimination. "telon567," "tosati's," and Danish player "TchamiLove" all ran out of steam, leaving "@tetaschell" fighting it out three-handed against Finland's "JesseOjala" and Luan "Pseudo Fruto" Felipe.

The latter dusted off their stack in third place and received $6,477 for their efforts. Felipe's exit left @tetaschell as the only Brazilian in the field, and they did not let their country down because they defeated JesseOjala in the one-on-one battle and secured a $14,936 payout. The Finnish runner-up padded their bankroll with $8,166.

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50/50 Series 27: $50 NLHE 8-Max PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal Prize
3Luan "Pseudo Fruto" FelipeBrazil$2,216$4,261$6,477
7Ivan "BanicIvan" BanicCroatia$816$1,100$1,916

Other PokerStars 50/50 Results From Week 2

EventEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize
#18: NLHE 8-Max1,737$78,946BoostedAAnimal$11,988
#19: NLHE 8-Max PKO2,801$127,305bubbleboybr$14,620*
#20: NLHE PKO2,217$100,762andypr0$9,589*
#21: NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO1,796$81,628aceofspades528$12,183*
#22: NLHE1,433$65,129PayMeMyBills$8,806
#23: NLHE 8-Max PKO2,801$127,305JePushEnClio$12,574*
#24: PLO8 6-Max PKO543$24,679chaume623$4,113*
#25: NLHE 8-Max Turbo1,619$73,583nanatopai$11,173
#26: NLHE 8-Max1,596$72,538Ayronn$9,444
#27: NLHE 8-Max PKO2,824$128,350@tetaschell$14,936*
#28: NLHE1,650$74,992PuglieseA$9,019
#29: NLHE 5-Max Turbo Total PKODonkPlayer19$8,010  

*includes bounty payments

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Remaining PokerStars 50/50 Series Schedule

Don't worry if you've recently missed out on PokerStars 50/50 glory because there are still plenty of events to get your teeth into. You don't want to miss Event #35 on June 27 because it comes with an impressive $150,000 guaranteed prize pool!

The 50/50 Series tournaments run Monday through Thursday, so check out the schedule in the table below and see which events you plan to win this week.

DateTime (BST)Event
Thu 23 Jun5:05 p.m.#30 Progressive KO Mini bounty Builder HR SE, $80K Gtd
 6:35 p.m.#31 Thursday Rumble, $50K Gtd
 8:05 p.m.#32 Thursday Finisher, $40K Gtd
 9:05 p.m.#33 Progressive KO, $50K Gtd
Mon 27 Jun5:05 p.m.#34 Monday Starter, $50K Gtd
 6:05 p.m.#35 Progressive KO Mini Bounty Builder HR SE, $150K Gtd
 7:05 p.m.#36 Progressive KO Big Knockouts, $75K Gtd
 8:05 p.m.#37 Progressive KO Chubby Monday, $80K Gtd
 9:05 p.m.#38 Progressive KO Triple Threat SE, $30K Gtd
Tue 28 Jun5:05 p.m.#39 Tuesday Grind, $30K Gtd
 6:35 p.m.#40 Progressive KO Tuesday Unique, $65K Gtd
 8:05 p.m.#41 Progressive KO Tuesday Cooler, $50K Gtd
 9:05 p.m.#42 Progressive Total KO, $15K Gtd
Wed 29 Jun5:05 p.m.#43 Wednesday Marathon, $25K Gtd
 6:35 p.m.#44 Progressive KO, $12.5K Gtd
 8:05 p.m.#45 Progressive KO Chubby Wednesday, $65K Gtd
 9:05 p.m.#46 Progressive KO Last Player Standing, $35K Gtd
Thu 30 Jun5:05 p.m.#47 Thursday Starter, $40K Gtd
 6:35 p.m.#48 Thursday Highlight, $40K Gtd
 8:05 p.m.#49 Progressive KO Thursday Cooler, $50K Gtd
 9:05 p.m.#50 Progressive KO Series Wrap-Up, $35K Gtd
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