Eight more tournaments wrapped on Friday night in the 2021 Turbo Series at PokerStars. Here’s a full rundown of all the action heading into the weekend.
Victory for Vilmunen: Turbo or not, if there are mixed games to be played you better believe Finland’s Jani “kiiski” Vilmunen is going to be in the mix. He already has two WCOOP titles worth a combined $403K–both in High non-NLHE events–plus a TCOOP win for almost $10K in an $82 Stud Hi/Lo event. Vilmunen added a Turbo Series title to his CV last night, finishing first in Event #110 – $215 NLO8 6-Max PKO for $9,019 plus $12,861 in bounties, taking his total purse to $21,881. The tournament had 575 total entries. This is the second title for Finland this series.
Success for SCOOP champ: Four years ago Ukraine’s “drew.derzh” was playing for pennies on PokerStars. Three years ago they won a SCOOP title for $106K. And last night they took down Event #112 of the Turbo Series–the $530 6-Max Daily Supersonic–for $36,444. drew.derzh has had a rapid ascension through the tournament ranks and speaking of rapid, it took them just two hours and twenty minutes to work through the 380-entry field.
|Name||Entries||Prize pool||Winner||Country||Total prize|
|Event #106 $22 NLHE, 6-Max, 3-Stack, $50K Gtd||1,754||$50,000||shermdog50||Canada||$7,559.81|
|Event #107 $55 NLHE, Heads-Up Total KO, $75K Gtd||2,300||$120,474||Naked:D||Ukraine||$10,607.53†|
|Event #108 $11 NLHE, 8-Max, Big Spider, $100K Gtd||10,887||$111,809||PuNiShEr2891||Greece||$14,659.00|
|Event #109 $109 NLHE, 8-Max, PKO, $200K Gtd||2,840||$294,820||lostmyG||Estonia||$35,861.45†|
|Event #110 $215 NLO8, 6-Max, PKO, $75K Gtd||575||$117,737||kiiski||Finland||$21,881.50†|
|Event #111 $55 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO, Short PKO, $30K Gtd||2,008||$105,179||daveyt86||UK||$13,262.25†|
|Event #112 $530 NLHE, 6-Max, Daily Supersonic SE, $200K Gtd||380||$200,000||drew.derzh||Ukraine||$36,444.38|
|Event #113 $55 NLHE, 7-Max, Freeze 7, $50K Gtd||1,205||$63,118||grzegorzczer||Poland||$7,084.39*|
The juicy prize pools keep on coming…
Entries: 361,542 (inc. 80,264 re-entries)
Prize pools: $21,151,431.69
First place payouts: $2,916,757.95 (inc. $556,733.13 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 113
Tournaments starting today: 8
A nice bink for Fintan “easywithaces” Hand in the Heads-up Total KO, but his celebrating costs him.
It was all about Ukraine on Friday with two new titles taking them up to four total (one of those titles even saw a Ukraine vs Ukraine heads-up!). Meanwhile, the UK edged out in front with one more title added. Can Brazil dominate the weekend to take the lead?
16 – UK
14 – Brazil
11 – Netherlands
9 – Russia
7 – Canada
5 – Germany, Sweden
4 – Austria, Greece, Poland, Ukraine
3 – Estonia, Moldova, Romania
2 – Argentina, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Malta, Mexico
1 – Belarus, Denmark, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway.
A few interesting variants in today’s line-up. Check out what they all mean here.
All times ET:
10:00 – Event #114 $22 NLHE ,$65K Gtd
11:30 – Event #115 $109 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO, Zoom, $150K Gtd
13:00 – Event #116 $11 NLHE, Splash Rebuy, $150K Gtd
14:30 – Event #117 $530 NLHE, $200K Gtd
16:00 – Event #118 $55 8-Game, 6-Max, $50K Gtd
16:30 – Event #119 $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Time KO, $25K Gtd
17:30 – Event #120 $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, PKO, Daily Cooldown SE, $250K Gtd
19:00 – Event #121 $109 NLHE, $100K Gtd