Stadium Series is into its stride with six tournaments now wrapped, nearly 100,000 entries already and $2.67 million in prize money distributed. Here’s the latest from the newest tournament series.
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Austrians dominate Heat 1-H: Austria’s “Klem90” won the biggest prize of Stadium Series so far when he or she outlasted a 1,597-entry field to pick up $121,808.38 by winning Heat 1-H. Remarkably, all three podium places went to players based in Austria, with Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker pushed into second place ($87,252) and former SCOOP champion “Mastermandel” in third. There were also two Brits at the final table, with Niall “Firaldo87” Farrell and James “OP-Poker James” Mackenzie (in from a $50 satellite) finishing in sixth and seventh, respectively. Of the top 10 finishers, only Farrell fired more than one bullet in the event.
Russia at the double: The low and medium buy-in versions of Heat 1 went to players from Russia, with “kovalalexroman” taking $12,570.01 (after a heads up deal) in the $5.50 buy-in event and “NEWFlat” winning $71,470.67 in the $55 tournament. Both events comfortably beat their guarantees, with 28,261 entries to the low buy-in building a prize pool of $138,478.90 and 10,914 entries of $55 putting $545,700 on the line in the medium.
Hand looks to better PS colleagues: PokerStars’ streaming ambassadors have got off to a brilliant start in the Stadium Series, with Arlie “Prince Pablo” Shaban making the final in Heat 2-M, finishing seventh for $6,433.77, and James “OP-Poker James” Mackenzie winning $16,456.04 last night. At the same time, recently-crowned SCOOP champion Fintan “easywithaces” Hand was setting himself up for another brilliant result. Hand sits in fourth spot of the 48 remaining overnight in Heat 3-H, the $530 PKO event. Hand has already won $1,078 in bounties and has 3.2 million chips, more than double the tournament average. There were 712 entries building a prize pool of $356,000, with $26,175 up top — plus bounties. Follow Hand as he streams the conclusion on Twitch tonight: www.twitch.tv/easywithaces
HOW DOES FINTAN DO IT?
Sometimes poker is all about marginal decisions, grinding it through the fallow times, building a stack patiently. Other times it’s about getting aces in a three-way all-in
Three tournaments concluded overnight:
|Heat 01-L: $5.50, 8-Max, $125K Gtd||28,261||$138,478.90||kovalalexroman||Russia||$12,570.01*|
|Heat 01-M: $55, 8-Max, $400K Gtd||10,914||$545,700.00||NEWFlat||Russia||$71,470.67|
|Heat 01-H: $530, 8-Max, $750K Gtd||1,597||$798,500||klem90||Austria||$121,806.38|
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AS IT STANDS
The following tournaments are ongoing and conclude today:
Heat 3-L — $5.50 PKO
Entries: 20,029 (inc. 7,393 re-entries)
Prize pool: $98,142.10
Leader: rusti4ka (Russia) | 48 players left
Heat 3-M — $55 PKO
Entries: 7,020 (inc. 2,318 re-entries)
Prize pool: $351,000
Leader: jmsantos11 (Netherlands) | 48 players left
Heat 3-H — $530 PKO
Entries: 712 (inc. 217 re-entries)
Prize pool: $356,000
Leader: Sebkad (Germany) | 48 players left
Heat 4 — No Limit Hold’em (1.05pm ET)
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $75,000, $200,000, $350,000