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.
“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.
|3rd||Liu Yu Cheng||China||€83,200|
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.
Israel’s Yehonatan Behor also walked away a big winner, earning €18,400 for his victory in the EPT Cup.
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.
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
|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
|$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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