Along with the majors and High Roller Club events, the Bounty Builder Series kicked off for its first day of PKO madness on Sunday. Here are the highlights from a weekend brimming with poker action:
The Sunday Million has an overlay of around $150k this weekend, no doubt due to the huge amount of heated action available in the Bounty Builder Series. Nobody was complaining. Overlays mean extra value for players.
UK player ‘B4NKR0LL3R’ swept in on the additional value like a well-trained hawk, earning $105,728 for first place.
‘B4NKR0LL3R’ has been making a massive impact on the online tournament scene in recent years. Previous wins include a high stakes WCOOP final table and a recent Winter Series victory. The Sunday Million is their biggest score so far.
Amazingly, whilst the Sunday Million was still in play, ‘B4NKR0LL3R’ was busy winning the Sunday Wrap-Up, adding $4,341 to what would be a huge double score.
Greek player ‘0cream4’, a regular on the final tables in the High Roller Club, came second place in the Sunday Million for $76,727. Check out the full table of results below.
|B4NKR0LL3R||United Kingdom||$ 105,728.70|
|Pendos90||United Kingdom||$ 21,280.60|
The opening day of the Bounty Builder Series gave us some of the biggest cashes of the weekend. A total of 12 events ran on Sunday, offering combined guarantees of over $2.5 million.
The biggest cash of the evening went to ‘T021TP’ from Russia, who won $44,771 in the $215 Bounty Builder Series 006 event. They also dished out a good few beatings to other players, taking a huge $23,467 in bounties.
But that wasn’t even the biggest bounty haul of the night. Not by a long shot.
That title belongs to high rolling reg ‘pisky16’ from Canada, who added an immense $52,117 in bounties to their $39,550 first place cash in the $2,100 Bounty Builder 006 event.
‘pisky16’ had to battle through a frighteningly tough final table, including SCOOP winner and Sunday Million runner-up ‘1_conor_b_1’ in second, and top ranked Niklas ‘Lena900’ Astedt, who finished third.
Here are the full first place results from the first day of the Bounty Builder Series.
|Bounty Builder Series 001: $1.10 NLHE [6-Max], $10K Gtd||DouglasCRB||Brazil||$526.95||$500.53|
|Bounty Builder Series 002: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $100K Gtd||misiukas92||United Kingdom||$ 7,245.17||$3,832.44|
|Bounty Builder Series 003: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $200K Gtd||Xiaodongbei||China||$20,302.4||$13,817.83|
|Bounty Builder Series 004: $55 NLHE [Turbo], $175K Gtd||Andries12__||Netherlands||$16,875.76||$7,639.69|
|Bounty Builder Series 005: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $400K Gtd||pisky16||Canada||$39,550.7||$52,117.18|
|Bounty Builder Series 006: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $500K Gtd||T021TP||Russian Federation||$44,771.7||$23,467.85|
|Bounty Builder Series 007: $22 NLHE [8-Max], $225K Gtd||Wolldroppow||Germany||$16,489.25||$9,598.07|
|Bounty Builder Series 008: $109 NLHE [Turbo], $275K Gtd||JOKEWITHFIRE||Malta||$22,960.47||$14,750.78|
|Bounty Builder Series 009: $530 NLHE, $400K Gtd||Guizãoo_||Brazil||$35,129.13||$25,710.60|
|Bounty Builder Series 010: $55 NLHE, $250K Gtd||primkiller||Russian Federation||$20,745.43||$8,266.96|
|Bounty Builder Series 011: $5.50 NLHE, $50K Gtd||pa1ach||Russian Federation||$3,529.87||$1,714.99|
|Bounty Builder Series 012: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $200K Gtd||Kelvin_FP:AR||Brazil||$20,250.86||$25,749.99|
Running alongside the Bounty Builder Series were the usual line-up of weekend majors.
WCOOP final tablist and Winter Series runner-up ‘Grimeyyyy’ from the UK took down the $109 Sunday Kick-off for $11,087, beating WCOOP winner ‘Ahhh Is It?’ heads-up.
‘jason 13_2008’ outran opponents in the $55 Sunday Marathon for $13,693. Meanwhile, Warm-Up winner ‘papan9_p$’ added another MTT to their growing list, coming first in the $33 Sunday Re-buy for $4,376.
‘GaborMarton’ from Malta secured a major win, taking down the Sunday Warm-Up for $24,533. They came onto the final table with a chip lead and held it well. They faced off against WCOOP champ ‘tgc88070202’ in second place and Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis, who came third.
|L. Veldhuis||Netherlands||$ 12,920.23|
|¿¿toneecho??||United Kingdom||$ 9,376.22|
|deivid29||United Kingdom||$ 2,600.48|
‘CrackinNutz’ from Ireland claimed the Sunday Storm. They earned $15,709 from the $11 buy-in event, beating Ukrainian player ‘RaMiKoLm’ heads-up.
WCOOP and SCOOP winner Francisco ‘Tomatee’ Benitez from Uruguay took down yet another MTT final table, earning $8,730 for first in the Sunday Cooldown,
By this point, ‘¿¿toneecho??’ had hit not one, but two final tables. They came fourth in the Warm-Up for $9,376, and fourth in the Cooldown for $3,692.
Always one of the fastest wins of the night, as well as one of the biggest, ‘flippy298’ from Sweden blasted through the Sunday Supersonic, earning $19,093 in a little over two hours.
The High Roller Club featured a brand new tournament this week, the $530 Sunday Marathon. Much like its lower stake counterparts, the tournament has a slow structure for lots of deep stack play.
UK pro ‘MarToMchat’, who’s conquests include Sunday Million final tables, an EPT title and a Super Tuesday WCOOP victory, came first in the tournament for $18,647. ‘tinnoemulder’, who was runner up for the most High Roller Series cashes last year, finished second for $14,297.
COOP master ‘ramastar88’ from Uruguay had an excellent weekend. They won the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for $12,224, as well as coming second place in the HRC Sunday Supersonic for a further $19,010.
UK reg ‘Tyrion2205’ came first in the $530 Sunday Bounty Builder for $31,048, earning an additional $27,652 in knockouts.
Here are the top five results from the weekend’s High Roller Club events:
|High Roller Club: $530 Bounty Builder HR [Progressive KO], $200K Gtd||Tyrion2205||United Kingdom||$31,048.92 (+$27,652 bounty)|
|High Roller Club: $2,100 Sunday HR, $100K Gtd||WATnlos||Austria||$39,235.3|
|High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up [8-Max], $125K Gtd||girafganger7||United Kingdom||$27,398.28|
|High Roller Club: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $100K Gtd||€urop€an||Finland||$24,761.19|
|High Roller Club: $530 Sunday Marathon , $50K Gtd – New Tournament!||MarToMchat||United Kingdom||$18,647.69|