6+ victory for an online legend, SCOOP High Roller champ claims title, and the biggest win of the night goes to Brazil (no surprises there). Catch up on all the results from Day 21 of the Blowout Series on PokerStars as we look ahead to the $1,050 Big Blowout today (17/1).
Srinivasan still supreme: We’ve been watching Canada’s Shyam “G’s zee” Srinivasan crush online poker tournaments for as long as we can remember. With just shy of $10 million in online poker winnings, for a long time, he was battling at the top of online poker’s all-time money list. But while many of his past contemporaries have left the game for good, Srinivasan continues to put up big results and he’s clearly keen to learn new tournament formats, too. Last night Srinivasan took down the $109 medium-edition of Event 79, a 6+ 6-Max tournament, for $9,105, defeating the 412-strong field to win his first Blowout Series title.
Brazil’s “flipmm” banks big: Brazil added one more title to their total tally (which now stands at 26) after Victor “flipmm” Gomes de Castro was triumphant in the two-day $109 NLHE (#74-M). Outlasting a total of 3,681 entries, de Castro won $52,696–the biggest cash of the evening and his second-largest ever. He now has $2.1 million in career earnings.
Success for SCOOP HR champ: Having won the $5,200 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) for $253,819 back in May 2020, Ukraine’s Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak is no stranger to grinding big online tournaments over several days. He proved his prowess again last night, winning the $1K edition of #74 for $32,458, no easy feat considering the final table included high-stakes regulars like Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, Simon “simon1171” Higgins, and “VladTheSlaye”. The tournament had 161 total entries.
|Event||Entries||Prize pool||Winner||Country||Total prize|
|Event #74-L: $11 NLHE||17,892||$175,342||serkancan||Germany||$9,184*|
|Event #74-M: $109 NLHE||3,681||$368,100||flipmm||Brazil||$52,696|
|Event #74-H: $1,050 NLHE||161||$161,000||Anjeyyy||Ukraine||$32,458|
|Event #77-L: $2.20 NLHE, Deep Stacks||14,405||$30,000||GerSchwa||Germany||$2,885*|
|Event #77-M: $22 NLHE, Deep Stacks||8,290||$165,800||fr3nne||Sweden||$15,312*|
|Event #77-H: $215 NLHE, Deep Stacks||1,281||$256,200||Witalijuz||Lithuania||$40,190|
|Event #79-L: $11 6+ Hold’em, 8-Max||3,152||$30,889||weeman235||UK||$3,758*|
|Event #79-M: $109 6+ Hold’em, 8-Max, $50K Gtd||412||$50,000||G’s zee||Canada||$9,105|
|Event #79-H: $1,050 6+ Hold’em, 8-Max, $75K Gtd||86||$86,000||LeROYal 09||Ireland||$20,551|
|Event #80-L: $5.50 NLHE, Turbo, Progressive KO, $50K Gtd||16,701||$81,834||salavat00||Russia||$5,330†|
|Event #80-M: $55 NLHE, Turbo, Progressive KO||5,759||$287,950||yuhei33||Japan||$27,488†|
|Event #80-H: $530 NLHE, Turbo, Progressive KO||487||$243,500||jucetoor18||Mexico||$32,529†|
Tournaments completed: 237
Total entries: 1,850,167 (inc. 266,246 re-entries)
Total prize pools: $75,578,008
First-place prizes: $9,185,992 (inc. bounties)
Tournaments ongoing: 3
Starting today: 17
Note: Stats refer to completed tournaments only
A shorter-than-usual stream for Lex Veldhuis last night, not surprising after hands like this didn’t go his way.
Sorry short one. Busted 90% of my big tournaments in unspectacular fashion. UFC is early today so gonna have a beer and watch that. Will play $5k tomorrow to make up for shorter stream <3 see you 2 pm
— Lex Veldhuis (@LexVeldhuis) January 16, 2021
COUNTRIES LEADER BOARD
No new countries entered the list yesterday, but Japan and Lithuania both clinched their second of the series to move up a peg. Brazil still leads, moving to 26 titles in total, with the UK closest behind on 21.
26 titles – Brazil
21 – UK
19 – Russia
17 – Canada
16 – Netherlands
15 – Germany
10 – Romania
9 – Austria, Sweden
7 – Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Ukraine
5 – Finland, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico
4 – Argentina, Estonia, Finland, Latvia
3 – Czech Republic, Norway, New Zealand, Croatia
2 – Japan, Lithuania
1 – Belarus, Belgium, Chile, Guernsey, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Panama, Philippines, Slovenia, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Vietnam.
It’s going to an ENORMOUS Sunday with all eyes on the $1,050 Big Blowout, the final $5M guaranteed event of the debut Blowout Series. There are satellites running throughout the day so make sure you try and win your seat into one of the biggest events of 2021 so far.
The High Rollers will also be out in force for the $5,200 buy-in $1M guaranteed High Roller side event. But for those of us with more modest bankrolls, try the $150K guaranteed $22 PKO.
Event #81-L: $5.50 Freezeout Mini Sunday Starter, 6-Max
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $35,000, $125,000, $225,000
Event #82-L: $22 NLHE, Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $150,000, $300,000, $350,000
The Big Blowout: $1,050 NLHE, $5M Gtd
Event #83-L: $11 PLO 6-Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $100,000, $175,000, $200,000
Event #76-L: $2.20 NLHE, 7-Max, Progressive KO, Hyper-turbo, Freezeout
Buy-ins: $2.20, $22, $215
Guarantees: $12,500, $100,000, $125,000
Side Event: $5,200 NLHE High Roller, $1M Gtd
Event #84-L: $2.20 NLHE, 8-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown
Buy-ins: $2.20, $22, $215
Guarantees: $50,000, $150,000, $300,000
Event #85-L: $5.50 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $65,000, $250,000, $300,000