Stadium Series is getting serious. We’re into the third week, where the buy-ins are now $55, $530 and $5,100 — and that means some big names playing for big prizes. Read all the latest…


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Weekly Finals left with nine: The three Weekly Finals, which began on Sunday night, are now at their final tables. See “Eye on the Finals” section below.

Mark Radoja saw off the Fedor Holz challenge

Radoja’s star shines brightest: There was a huge $1 million guarantee on the high buy-in $5,200 Heat 24, the first of seven seven-figure guarantees coming up in Stadium Series this week. The big prizes duly drew the big names, with the 196-entry field ending in one of the toughest final tables of the year. All of Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden, Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi, Alexandros “mexican222” Kolonias, and “WATnlos” made the last eight, but fell short of the podium, leaving Sam “SamSquid” Grafton, Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz and Mark “AceSpades11” Radoja to do battle over the biggest chunk of prizes. Grafton, who has been commentating on Stadium Series for the PokerStars broadcast, was moonlighting as a player for this event, and banked $119,510 for third. Then Holz perished, winning $155,222.20. That left the biggest prize with Radoja, whose $201,606 payday was the second biggest of Stadium Series so far.


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Bow down to the KKing The “medium” buy-in during this week of Stadium Series action is the equivalent of the “high” buy-in during the festival’s opening week. It means that anyone stumping up $530 to enter a tournament with more than 1,500 entries is more or less guaranteed a six-figure payout. So it was for Brazil’s “KKing James”, who won the first daily “medium” heat with this entry fee, and who banked $114,803.79 as a result. There were 1,503 entries, including 440 re-entries, and three Brazilians in the last four. This prize was the largest of KKing James’s career, pushing his total online earnings to $1,606,493, according to Pocket Fives.

Adding Stadium success to Summer Series win: Germany’s “gangst3rn1” might have fired three bullets in the $55 low buy-in Heat 23, but by the end of the tournament he or she will have mighty glad about it. gangst3rn1 ended as the champion, turning that $165 investment into $53,890.83. It was the biggest prize from the 7,626-entry field, of which 2,137 were re-entries. But the three that gangst3rn1 proved to be the wisest investment — and this German player adds a Stadium Series title to Summer Series victory from only a matter of weeks ago.


LATEST RESULTS

NAME ENTRIES PRIZE POOL WINNER COUNTRY TOTAL PRIZE
Heat 23-L: $55, $300K Gtd 7,626 $381,300.00 gangst3rn1 Germany $53,890.83
Heat 23-M: $530, $750K Gtd 1,503 $751,500.00 KKing James Brazil $114,803.79
Heat 23-H: $5,200, $1M Gtd 196 $1,000,000.00 AceSpades11 Canada $201,606.00

EYE ON THE FINALS

Here’s the lowdown on the Weekly Finals:

Adam “Adamyid” Owen: aiming for Stadium Series success

Low: There’s a very familiar name at the top of the pile in the $22 low buy-in Weekly Final, where Adam “Adamyid” Owen has a clear lead among the final nine. The former EPT Barcelona final table player, multiple ‘COOP champion and mixed games specialist has battled through a field of 48,104 entries, with only nine of them left. Owen has recently started streaming on Twitch, so this should make for good viewing tonight as Owen aims for Stadium Series glory.

Weekly Final – Low
Dates: July 26-28, 2020
Buy-in: $22
Entries: 48,104
Prize pool: $962,080

1 – Adam “Adamyid” Owen (Mexico) – 358,056,998
2 – jfaraclan (Romania) – 199,172,339
3 – Kiing Ptk (Brazil) – 170,305,558
4 – raion64rus (Russia) – 142,175,146
5 – ocoringAK (Brazil) – 97,844,722
6 – tautietis11 (Lithuania) – 83,718,201
7 – plett54 (Canada) – 66,059,666
8 – Abrisssbirne (Germany) – 60,965,652
9 – dafata14 (Ukraine) – 24,301,718

Blinds resume at 1,750,000/3,500,000 (450,000 ante)

Medium: Five out of nine seats at the final table of the $22 events are occupied by Brazilian players, underlining the Latin Americans’ brilliant dominance in these kinds of events. “royalmaf67” is the best among them by a long distance, sitting with around 30 percent of the total chips in play, and close to double the stack of his nearest challenger, Austria’s “luk9r”.

Weekly Final – Medium
Dates: July 26-28, 2020
Buy-in: $215
Entries: 7,113
Prize pool: $1.5 million

1 – royalmaf67 (Brazil) – 116,022,247
2 – luk9r (Austria) – 63,018,839
3 – alexfull13 (Romania) – 56,081,872
4 – Marcelosrf (Brazil) – 34,103,076
5 – edugurps (Brazil) – 24,670,400
6 – exitonlyKK (Canada) – 17,135,399
7 – rollingdrone (Poland) – 16,404,413
8 – M.Flush.N (Brazil) – 14,407,172
9 – PETER_3BET (Brazil) – 13,806,582

Blinds resume at 700,000/1,400,000 (175,000 ante)

High: Ukraine’s “VladTheSlaye” lived up to his name in the $2,100 buy-in high event, chopping his way to the top of the nine left of a 768-strong field. Popular Twitch streamer Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot is second, with Phil “Grindation” McAllister, sitting in sixth place. There’s $261,489 on the line for first in this one, which is the biggest Stadium Series prize yet.

Weekly Final – High
Dates: July 26-28, 2020
Buy-in: $2,100
Entries: 768
Prize pool: $1,536,000

1 – VladTheSlaye (Ukraine) – 21,772,013
2 – Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot (Canada) – 17,581,939
3 – LeslieGroves (Russia) – 8,282,882
4 – Dönig (Austria) – 7,599,608
5 – thx4urm0n3y (Canada) – 5,909,052
6 – Phil “Grindation” McAllister (UK) – 5,130,570
7 – alexxt7 (Romania) – 3,895,096
8 – losero88 (UK) – 1,627,075


STAT TRACKER

Prize pools have now passed $30 million in this year’s Stadium Series, with more than $4 million given out to tournament winners.

Tournaments completed: 75
Tournaments ongoing: 6
Entries so far: 561,680
Prize pools so far: $30,822,874.5
First place prizes so far: $4,181,440.24


TWITCH WATCH

One of the most interesting hands Lex Veldhuis played last night was one for which we have the least information. It was a big pot against Jens “Graftekkel” Arends in the $5K, in which Arends shoved the river and Veldhuis had a tough decision. What would you do in this spot?


AS IT STANDS

There’s a $5K every day this week (as well as a $530 and a $55, of course) so expect the big names to come out every night. Heat 24 is at its half-way stage, with the state of play as follows:

Heat 24-L: $55, 6-Max PKO, $250K Gtd
Entries: 5,119 (inc. 2,129 re-entries)
Prize pool: $362,400
Leader: alex_gr80 (Russia) | 47 players left

Heat 24-M: $530, 6-Max PKO, $500K Gtd
Entries: 1,098 (inc. 334 re-entries)
Prize pool: $549,000
Leader: Kaloryfer147 (Germany) | 47 players left

Heat 24-H: $5,200, 6-Max PKO, $500K Gtd
Entries: 90 (inc. 26 re-entries)
Prize pool: $500,000
Leader: Anjeyyy (Ukraine) | 11 players left


STARTING TODAY

Heat 25 – No Limit Hold’em
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200
Guarantees: $200,000, $500,000, $500,000

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