Huge names hit the tables of the Heat 19-H, a top American live pro earned themselves a Stadium Series title to add to their huge list of accolades, and a $1 million mid-week tourney kicked off its first day.
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Heat-19 was a No Limit Hold ‘em 6-Max event running at buy-ins of $22, $215 and $2,100. With huge prize pools, the higher stakes mid-week heat offered big scores up top and attracted top pros to the field.
Regs abound in tough Heat 19-H final table: With a $2,100 buy-in, we expected the high stakes heats to attract top talent, and 19-H did not disappoint. Among those on the final table were Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, “Anjeyyy” and “wonderboy222”, all big name pros and feared opposition in anyone’s books. None of these players made the top few spots, but life didn’t get any easy as the game progressed. In the end, Poland’s “Radogoszcz” made a heads-up deal with Michiel “utreg” Brummehuis from the Netherlands. Brummehuis has been on the circuit a long time, with big wins dating back to 2011 and a recent SCOOP title to his name. He finished second for $79,226. Radogoszcz, who’s previous results include a SCOOP title and regular High Roller Club wins, locked up first place for a whopping $89,216.
“Ko5t” outlasts final table of Brazilians to win Heat 19-L: Four out of the six final table players in the 19-L hailed from Brazil, a demonstration of a country who’s love for and knowledge of poker is clearly on the rise. Despite this, “ko5t” from Russia outlasted them all after striking a deal with second place “darkziu”. Both took a similar amount, with ko5t earning slightly more for finishing first, a score of $23,243 in total.
|Heat 19-L: $22, 6-Max, $200K Gtd||6,597||$200,000||Ko5t||Russia||$23,243*|
|Heat 19-M: $215, 6-Max, $400K Gtd||1,238||$400,000||Jacob Schindler||Mexico||$59,926|
|Heat 19-H: $2,100, 6-Max, $500K Gtd||164||$500,000||Radoguszcz||Poland||$89,216*|
*denotes deal was made
Tournaments completed: 63
Tournaments ongoing: 3
Entries so far: 379,248
Prize pools so far: $24,159,394.50
First place prizes so far: $3,204,294.56
*Entries and prizes include only completed tournaments
Things don’t always go the way our favorite Twitch streamers want. This is poker, after all; it’s a brutal game. Here’s a reminder from Spraggy on the toughness of poker, told in the moment he busts the $2,100 19-H event:
The PokerStars Central Twitch channel took us all the way to the end of the Heats, capturing the moments that the latest winners made their mark on history. Here’s an interesting final hand between “utreg” and “Radogoszcz” in the $2,100 19-H:
AS IT STANDS
Heat 20 is now ongoing, with the special edition Thursday Thrill offering a $1 million prize pool! That’s crazy for a mid-week event, so be sure to check in for those results in our Monday update.
Heat 20-L: $22, 8-Max PKO
Entries: 15,117 (inc. 4,751 re-entries)
Prize pool: $302,340
Leader: Pbussade (Brazil) | 48 players left
Heat 20-M: $215, 8-Max PKO
Entries: 3,666 (inc. 1,042 re-entries)
Prize pool: $750,000
Leader: Sinturas (Germany) | 47 players left
Heat 20-H: $2,100, 8-Max PKO, Thursday Thrill SE
Entries: 464 (inc. 105 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1 million
Leader: DotComRicher (Canada) | 63 players left
Heat 21, No Limit Hold ‘em, Deep Stack
Starting time: 1:05pm ET (18:05 WET)
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $200k, $400k, $500k