Headlines from the weekend…

  • Jakub Grzegorzek conquers Madrid main event
  • Nicholls, Behor win EPT Open Madrid titles
  • UFC KO Series wraps up
  • SCOOP wrecking ball wins in HRC
  • All the big results from the weekend

ONLINE QUALIFIER JAKUB GRZEGORZEK WINS EPT OPEN MADRID MAIN EVENT

A week ago Jakub Grzegorzek was just a guy from Poland holding a satellite ticket to play in the EPT Open Madrid Main Event. Today he’s €176,357 richer after outlasting the 1,151-player field at Casino Gran Madrid de Torrelodones.

EPT Open Madrid Main Event champ Jakub Grzegorzek

“I’m extremely happy. Still in shock but I’m sure it will hit me within a few hours. It was an awesome experience,” said Grzegorzek after lifting his first live event trophy.

In taking down the top prize, Grzegorzek earned a massive return on his initial online investment of €162. Michael Kosmis, Grzegorzek’s heads-up opponent, also qualified for the tournament online.

PLACE PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE
1st Jakub Grzegorzek Poland €176,357
2nd Michael Kosmis Germany €140,373
3rd Liu Yu Cheng China €83,200
4th Giuseppe Rosa Italy €62,550
5th Ivaylo Panev Bulgaria €47,620
6th Andras Kovacs Hungary €35,030
7th Paul Lozano Italy €26,570
8th Tiago Pereira Portugal €18,970

EPT OPEN MADRID WRAPS UP

The end of the Main Event also marked the end of the EPT Open Madrid schedule. The festival was a success by any measure, drawing 4,407 entries from more than 60 countries across 23 events.

Anthony Nicholls of the United Kingdom enjoyed a particularly successful week in Spain. He won the High Roller event and then cashed in 12th place in the Main Event, taking home a total of €45,635 between the two cashes.

“I’ve worked towards this for over 10 years. I was at the second ever EPT and winning this trophy is a dream I’ve had for several years,” said Nicholls after closing out an intense day of poker.

EPT Open Madrid High Roller champ Anthony Nicholls

Israel’s Yehonatan Behor also walked away a big winner, earning €18,400 for his victory in the EPT Cup.

EPT Open Madrid EPT Cup champ Yehonatan Behor


A week of KOs comes to a close

UFC KO SERIES FINISHES UP TODAY

This weekend saw a final flurry of events in the first UFC KO Poker Series, which will wrap up today with the conclusion of the $109 Main Event. There are still around 180 players left in that tournament, which drew 19,495 players to build a $1.94 million prize pool, at the time of this writing. The winner will earn more than $101,000 (plus KO bounties, naturally).

The biggest winner in the series this weekend was Rory “DeosOner” Young. The past WCOOP champion defeated Ukraine’s ihor888888 heads-up in Event #57 to earn about $65,000 between the winner’s purse and bounties.


SCOOP crusher and HRC winner Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak

KRAKUKRA RETURNS IN HRC

Another familiar name popped up in the High Roller Club results this weekend. Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak, who won three of the four SCOOP 2019 leaderboards, took down the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $23,853.

It’s no surprise to see Maslak here, not only because he’s a regular but because of the work ethic he described to us while SCOOP was still running. “I understand one good thing — you just have to work more and complain less,” he told us at the time.


BIGGEST RESULTS FROM THE UFC KO POKER SERIES

TOURNAMENT PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE BOUNTIES
UFC KO 57: $530 HR Rory “DeosOner” Young Mexico $35,345 $29,647
UFC KO 60: $215 NLHE doungara Greece $27,129 $18,429
UFC KO 61: $55 NLHE chron1c Ireland $26,922 $14,668
UFC KO 63: $109 SUNDAY COOLDOWN SE Staute Brazil $17,111 $11,507
UFC KO 64: $2,100 SUNDAY COOLDOWN SE SsicK_OnE Germany $21,507 $33,812
UFC KO 65: $215 SUNDAY SUPERSONIC SE XxJoaoFeraxX Brazil $18,668 $13,842
UFC KO 56: $22 NLHE AH1707 Belgium $17,302 $6,705

TOP 5 RESULTS FROM THE HIGH ROLLER CLUB

TOURNAMENT PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE
$2,100 SUNDAY HR kirbynator Canada $43,942
$1,050 SUNDAY WARM-UP koquito5 Argentina $27,398
$1,050 SUNDAY SUPERSONIC Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak Russia $25,853
$530 SUNDAY 500 Sintoras Germany $16,792
$530 OMANIA HR anteen Sweden $10,391

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