It’s been an incredible weekend of poker, with Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira and “MITS 304” picking up huge scores in both the Bounty Builder Series and High Roller Club, and “B4NKR0LL3R” returning to take down yet another major tournament. Let’s take a look at the highlights:
- Obscene doubles for Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira and “MITS 304”
- “B4NKR0LL3R” earns third major in a fortnight
- “lo-fi dream” improves vision with Sunday Million win
- High Roller Club continues to cause heart palpitations
“RuiNF” and “MITS 304” hit obscene doubles
What happens when you combine the Bounty Builder Series and High Roller Club into a weekend of high stakes poker madness? For many, the answer might be “go bust”.
Not so for multi-COOP winner Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira and Cypriot pro “MITS 304”, both of whom scored huge doubles this weekend.
Ferreira came first in the $2,100 Bounty Builder Series 161 event for $23,459. It seemed he knocked most of the opposition out along the way, earning himself an additional $35,406 in bounties.
The second big score for Ferreira was a second place finish in the $2,100 Sunday HR tournament for $25,994. He was denied first place by fellow COOP champ Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov, who won the heads-up to earn $37,966.
MITS 304 was also on fire, starting a hot run with a first-place victory in the $109 Bounty Builder Series Event #171 for $33,906, also earning $19,910 in bounties.
MITS 304 followed this up with a huge win in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up, cutting a deal with “anteen” heads-up and then taking first place for $25,966.
But that wasn’t all for MITS 304. He also hit another major final table, coming fifth place in the BBS 177 event for $15,518 and another $10,281 in knockouts. We’re not sure whether to call it a double or a triple?
Either way, an unbelievable weekend for both players!
Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira total final table prizes: $85,667
“MITS 304” total final table prizes: $105,581
Bounty Builder Series
It wasn’t just Ferreira and MITS 304 who crushed the competition in the Bounty Builder Series.
Super-reg “B4NKR0LL3R” continued his mean streak, picking up their third major in a fortnight. Just two weeks ago, B4NKR0LL3R took a huge double in the form of the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-up.
B4NKR0LL3R took down one of the biggest Bounty Builder Series tournaments of the weekend, Event #177, earning $41,249 for first place, plus an incredible $60,796 in bounties. Conor “1_conor_b_1″ Beresford finished second at the end of an extremely tough final table.
Also successful in the Bounty Builder Series was “sabouvasile1” from Romania, who has been hitting decent final table results of late. sabouvasile1 won $9,826 in the $109 Bounty Builder Series #159.
Platinum Pass winner “SvenCalls” took $7,903, plus $4,406 bounties in the unusual three-max, Win The Button event.
“Testotiikeri” from Finland had a major win in the $215 Bounty Builder Series 162, earning $18,906 and $13,655 in knockouts. Other major Saturday first place finishes went to “creepers74”, “VICTOR TXR1”, “proh1t” and “SimbaUp”.
Sunday yielded the biggest PKO results.
Greek player “Nutselas” came first in the massive Event #174. The $55 tournament attracted 13,414 entries players for a prize pool of $670,700. Nutselas earned $35,994 and $16,815 bounties, while Brazilian player “EduardoGarl@” came second for $35,935 and $3,369 in knockouts.
Also picking up huge scores were German player “RUMUKULUS”, who earned $40,890 and $29,286 in bounties for winning Event #178.
Lithuanian player “Stakelis24” was another player who made the most of the PKO format. Stakelis24 took down the $1,050 turbo Event 180 for $33,278, also earning $51,093 in bounties to make for one of the biggest wins of the weekend.
Here are the top Bounty Builder Series results.
|Event #177: $2,100 NLHE||B4NKR0LL3R||UK||$41,249||$60,796|
|Event #178: $215 NLHE||RUMUKULUS||Germany||$53,808||$29,286|
|Event #174: $55 NLHE [8-Max]||Nutselas||Greece||$35,944||$16,815|
|Event #180: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo]||Stakelis24||Lithuania||$33,278||$51,093|
|Event #171: $109 NLHE||MITS 304||Cyprus||$33,906||$19,910|
|Event #176: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo]||xubarbaz||Canada||$26,437||$16,552|
|Event #161: $2,100 NLHE||RuiNF||Netherlands||$23,459||$35,406|
|Event #162: $215 NLHE||Testotiikeri||Finland||$18,906||$13,655|
BBS Main Event gathering momentum
The Bounty Builder Series Main Event is currently on break, with all to play for when the tournament resumes.
With a total of 5,976 entries, the prize pool has reached an epic $2.988 million. That’s $180,665 for first place and loads of potential for big bounties.
There were 398 players left at the interval. “kotuhorosko” stands in first place, but there’s not much between players in terms of chips. German player “TRICKITZI” has already earned over $3k in knockouts, but again the bigger bounties will be on offer after the break.
Good luck to all survivors and warriors still left in the Main Event!
Sunday major highlights
Despite fierce competition from the Bounty Builder Series, the Sunday Million reached its million dollar guarantee. Was the field softer with the high rollers spread elsewhere?
That’s up for debate and takes nothing away from eventual winner “lo-fi dream”, whose dreams may have just reached a higher definition. After making good use of a re-entry, lo-fi dream picked up his or her biggest win ever of $108,822.
Second place “n1ksis” and third place “Eduardo850” also had re-entries, which they definitely won’t be regretting after taking $78,965 and $57,305, respectively.
Elsewhere in the Sunday majors, “robertscom” from Russia slogged his way through the Marathon to earn $13,554.
“ApocheliuS” from Austria, whose greatest success so far came in the Winter Series last year, came first in the Warm-Up for $26,912. “tangananator” from Mexico came second for $19,524, while last week’s Sunday Million winner Christian “eisenhower1” Jeppsson managed sixth place.
“Sr. Huana” from Brazil took down the Sunday Storm this week, turning an $11 buy-in into $14,390.
In the Sunday Supersonic, “mard0n” from the UK came first for $17,707 after just over two hours of play. Top rated pro and high rolling regular Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson from Sweden proved his skills in the NLO8 version of the event, coming first for $4,283, though this could well be considered pocket money.
High Roller Club
The High Roller Club continued to provide action that makes normal hearts palpitate. These players can hack it, we’re sure!
Aside from those mentioned involving RuiNF and MITS 304, “T-Macha” earned $20,010 in the Daily Warm-Up on Saturday while multi-COOP champion Patrick “pads1161” Leonard from the UK took $20,295 in the new HR Sunday Marathon.
In the Sunday HR Bounty Builder, “PhilRoyal888” from the UK took first place for $34,124, also bagging $34,442 in bounties. PhilRoyal888 has taken down some almighty tournaments in their time, including the Sunday Warm-Up back when first place was over $100k.
“bebaimis777” from Lithuania added $23,366 to his or her total winnings for first place in the HRC Sunday Supersonic. bebaimis777 smashed through a final table that included second place “FreelancerZZZ” and third place Preben “prebz” Stokkan.
|$2,100 Sunday HR||NL_Profit||Russia||$37,966|
|$530 Bounty Builder HR [PKO]||PhilRoyal888||UK||$34,124 (+ $34,442 bounties)|
|HRC $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max]||MITS 304||Cyprus||$25,966|
|HRC $1,050 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||bebaimis777||Lithuania||$23,336|
|HRC $530 Sunday Marathon||pads1161||UK||$20,295|