Gavin Cochrane Shines in the PokerStars Titans Event

Gavin Cochrane

British poker pro Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane is best known for his Pot-Limit Omaha prowess, but Cochrane is no slouch at No-Limit Hold'em either. Over the weekend, Cochrane swapped his usual four hole cards for two, and did so with superb results.

Eight-one players bought into the $5,200 Titans Event, the biggest buy-in weekly tournament at PokerStars. Those 81 entrants created a $405,000 prize pool, of which a cool $82,607 is now nestled in Cochrane's account. The top 11 finishers secured a min-cash of $10,221, with Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski being the unfortunate soul who popped the all-important money bubble.

Each of the nine finalists were guaranteed no less than $12,761 for their efforts, and it was Canada's "uwintakeit" that collected this sum. "xMAESTROx" and "MiJatoEsLima" also busted, banking sums of $15,933 and $20,617, respectively.

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Sixth place and $26,6778 went to Bruno "great dant" Volkmann before Volkmann's fellow Brazilian Rodrigo "seijistar" Seiji Sirichuk joined the list of eliminated players, doing so with $34,521 to show for his efforts.

Ukrainian superstar Andrey "Anjeyyy" Novak crashed and burned in fourth for $44,669, prompting the final trio of grinders to strike a deal to lessen the pay jumps. As a result of the deal, Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski netted $71,644 for his third-place finish, while Niklas "Lena900" Astedt scooped a $75,124 when he lost the heads-up battle with Cochrane. The British champion walked away with $82,607 and the title of Titans Event champion.

$5,200 Titan Event Final Table Results

1Gavin "gavz101" CochraneUnited Kingdom$82,607*
2Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$75,124*
3Mikita "fish2013" BadziakouskiUkraine$71,644*
4Andrey "Anjeyyy" NovakUkraine$44,669
5Rodrigo "seijistar" Seiji SirichukBrazil$34,521
6Bruno "great dant" VolkmannBrazil$26,678

*reflects a three-handed deal

Jouhkimainen Triumphs in the Omaha Week Main Event

Joni Jouhkimainen
Joni Jouhkimainen

The $530 buy-in high edition of the Omaha Week Main Event drew in a 198-strong crowd, and it was the Finnish PLO expert Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen that claimed the tournament's top prize.

The Main Event played on six-handed table, but the final table was seven-max. Niklas "Lena900" Astedt bowed out in seventh, Astedt's fellow Swede "ShipitFTW911" joined the list of busted players. Then came the untimely demises of "terror777727," "boomer101214," and "Fruble," which left Jouhkimainen heads-up against "abrilnob" of Argentina.

Jouhkimainen got the job done and his hands on the $19,663 top prize, resigning his Argentinian opponent to the $14,512 consolation prize.

Omaha Week 23: 23-H $530 PLO 6-Max Main Event Final Table Results

1Joni "bustoville" JouhkimainenFinland$19,663
7Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$3,490

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Sunday Million Title Heads to Bulgaria

There was additional value in this weekend's Sunday Million because the $109 buy-in $1 million guaranteed PKO tournament overlaid to the tune of $25,900 courtesy of 9,741 PokerStars players buying in.

All but one of the nine players that navigated their way to the final table reeled in a five-figure score, although ninth-place finisher "sucratess88" netted $9,259, so wasn't far away from $10,000+.

The three last-standing players captured prizes in excess of $50,000! "Mr. Havener" won $51,965 after falling in third, a superb score helped by accumulating $11,636 worth of bounties; only the eventual champion won more from the bounty prize pool.

Runner-up "Can'tStopMee" of Romania is now $57,246 richer than a few days ago, while Bulgarian "Ilewxa" gets to add their name to the long list of Sunday Million champions. They also have $80,775 reasons to be delighted with their performance.

$109 Sunday Million Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal prize
3Mr. HavenerBrazil$11,636$40,329$51,965
7StackBeast1United Kingdom$1,504$9,411$10,915

Other PokerStars Results

Pedro Garagnani
Pedro Garagnani

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani was another big winner at PokerStars this weekend after he won the $1,050 Sunday High Roller event. Garagnani collected $34,116 with bounty payments included.

*includes bounty payments

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