The Blowout Series took it easy on the final day of 2020 with six turbo events rounding off the year. Here’s what happened, as we prepare for more Blowout in 2021…
spayk88 takes the hyper: Just a very quick update from the Blowout Series after the final tournaments of 2020 wrapped on Thursday night. There were six of them in all, with winners coming from six different countries. Ukraine’s “spayk88” took the biggest prize in the shortest time, banking $22,356, including bounties, for outlasting a field of 803 entries in the $215 NLHE 6-Max Hyper-Turbo PKO, which took less than two-and-a-half hours to go start to finish.
Neat bookends for PIPON777: On January 3, 2020 — ie., about a year ago — Latvia’s “PIPON777” got his or her year off to a flying start with victory in the Winter Series $1,050 NL08 6-Max, banking close to $24K. There must be something this player likes about this time of year because PIPON777 was back at it on the final day of 2020. PIPON777 cut a heads-up deal with “exculibrus”, from Poland, when they were the last two of a 118-entry field in last night’s $530 NLHE Turbo (Event #14-H). PIPON777 won $10,708 to provide a perfect bookend to the year.
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New Year’s Bash starts today: If you only play one tournament today, make it the New Year’s Bash, which begins at 1.10pm ET. This is an amazing tournament whose buy-in is $11 but whose guarantee is a staggering $2 million! It’s very, very rare to see such an enormous guarantee on such a low buy-in tournament, so make sure you’re involved. Satellites are running all day.
Happy New Year!: Happy New Year from all of us at PokerStars Blog.
|Event||Entries||Prize pool||Winner||Country||Total prize|
|Event #14-L: $5.50 NLHE, Turbo||25,000||$122,500||Verre86||Canada||$12,478|
|Event #14-M: $55 NLHE, Turbo||2,045||$102,250||Helst||Sweden||$15,278|
|Event #14-H: $530 NLHE, Turbo||118||$59,000||PIPON777||Latvia||$10,708*|
|Event #15-L: $2.20 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO||9,221||$25,000||naa-rocha||Brazil||$2,398†|
|Event #15-M: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO||4,935||$103,388||katarina1011||Croatia||$9,721†|
|Event #15-H: $215 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO||803||$164,422||spayk88||Ukraine||$22,356†|
Events completed: 46
Total entries: 322,176 (inc. 56,379 re-entries)
Total prize pools: $14,648,910
First-place prizes: $1,720,234 (inc. bounties)
Tournaments starting today: 12
Note: Stats refer to completed tournaments only
COUNTRIES LEADER BOARD
Six different countries won the six titles available on Thursday, which meant a first appearance on the leader board for Ukraine, Latvia and Croatia. It also meant that Brazil tied the Netherlands with five titles at the top of the leader board.
5 titles – Brazil, Netherlands
4 – Sweden, UK
3 – Canada, Estonia, Mexico, Romania, Russia
2 – Germany, Ireland
1 – Argentina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Panama, Ukraine.
Event #16: NLHE, PKO
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $50,000, $200,000, $225,000
Event #17: NLHE, 8-Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $2 million, $200,000, $325,000
Event #18: NLHE, 6-Max, PKO
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $200,000, $325,000, $275,000
Event #19: NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $30,000, $100,000, $115,000