Stadium Series Monday update: Lex makes final tables and ‘spirrevip’ picks up biggest ever win

July 20, 2020inPoker

The second Weekly Finals are now well underway, and Heat 15 came to an end Saturday night. Lex Veldhuis made the final tables, whilst “spirrevip” outlasted a tough final table to earn their biggest ever win.


STADIUM SERIES NEWS BULLETIN

spirrevip outlasts tough field in $1,050 Heat 15-H: In the high stakes version of the Heat 15, Lex Veldhuis made the final table, joining elite players like “krakura” and “pm_marke” in the race for the top spots. Lex eventually crashed out in eighth for a total of $9,204. WCOOP and two time SCOOP winner Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak finished third, leaving pm_marke from the Netherlands and “spirrevip” from Norway to battle it out. Spirrevip already final tabled Heat 01-M for $16k earlier in the series. This time, spirre had their work cut out to make it through pm_marke, who’s successes include a huge win in the Bounty Builder High Roller. Both players claimed $41k in prize money, with spirrevip earning the final bounty and earning their biggest ever win, $68,262 for first.

TheGrinderØ and t1ler_back earn Stadium Series titles: “TheGrinderØ” from Brazil made the most of their third entry to Heat 15-M, besting second place “T_Dot_D” to earn a total of $35,662 for the win. “t1ler_back” from Belarus came first in the low stakes version of the Heat. They picked up an incredible $5,098 from knockouts, bringing their total for the tourney up to $13,839.


TODAY’S RESULTS

Tournament Entries Prize pool Winner Country Prize
Heat 15-L: $11, PKO, $200K Gtd 13,383 $200,645 t1ler_back Belarus $13,839
Heat 15-M: $109, PKO, $350K Gtd 2,843 $406,800 TheGrinderØ Brazil $35,662
Heat 15-H: $1,050, PKO, $500K Gtd 370 $500,000 spirrevip Norway $68,262

*denotes deal


STAT TRACKER

Tournaments completed: 48
Tournaments ongoing: 6
Entries so far: 284,488 $
Prize pools so far: $15,896,194.50
First place prizes so far: $2,061,285.75

*Entries and prizes includes only completed tournements


TWITCH WATCH

Lex made the final table of Heat 15-H, and is still going strong in the Heat 16-H, where he sits sixth in chips on the final table. Both Lex and Spraggy are still in the $1,050 Weekly Final, with Day 2 starting shortly. Tune in to the streamer’s channels to see the action live, or head over to the PokerStars twitch channel for coverage of the Finals.

From today until the end of the Stadium Series (Tuesday 4th August), the cards-up live stream on the central PokerStars Twitch channel has a new, later start time of 13:30 ET (18:30 BST)

For now, here’s Lex winning a nice pot in the 15-H shortly before he busted the final table:


AS IT STANDS

The second Weekly Finals are now underway, with the medium and high stakes events both offering huge guarantees of $1.5 million. Here’s how the Finals look at the end of Day 1:

Weekly Final Low: $11 Freezout
Entries: 43,212
Prize pool: $500,000
Leader: AlisonWonderleg (Germany) | 616 players left

Weekly Final Medium: $109 Freezout
Entries: 11,292
Prize pool: $1.5 million
Leader: Manu8866 (Brazil) | 247 players left

Weekly Final High: $1,050 Freezout
Entries: 1,347
Prize pool: $1.5 million
Leader: Pseudo Fruto (Brazil) | 159 players left

Heat 16 also kicked off on Sunday and is currently on break at the end of Day 1. Buy-ins and guarantees have jumped up yet another gear, so this was the first Heat with buy-ins of $22, $215 and $2,100. Here’s how those tourneys stand:

Heat 16-L: $22 NLHE
Entries: 10,832 (inc. 3,123 re-entries)
Prize pool: $275,000
Leader: AanaKKonda (Brazil) | 92 players left

Heat 16-M: $215 NLHE
Entries: 2,509 (inc. 712 re-entries)
Prize pool: $501,800
Leader: Bit2Easy (UK) | 26

Heat 16-H: $2,100 NLHE
Entries:
243 (65 re-entries)
Prize pool:
$500,000
Leader: Bomber&Granater (Austria) | 6 players left

With only six players remaining in Heat 16-H, Lex Veldhuis currently sits fifth place in chips with everything left to play for when the game resumes. Check out his Twitch Channel to see him stream his performance later.


STARTING TODAY

Heat 17: 6-Max, PKO
Starting time:
1:05pm ET (18:05 BST)
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $275k, $500k, $500k


MORE ABOUT STADIUM SERIES:
OFFICIAL SITE | OVERVIEW | START PLAYING
SCHEDULE & RESULTS | LIVE COVERAGE | ALL BLOG REPORTS
WHO’S WHO? MATCHING NAMES TO SCREEN-NAMES


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