Turbo Series Day 5: ‘DingeBrinker’ wins $79K, ‘huluwa7’ tops star-studded final table in $530

April 10, 2020inPoker

The Turbo Series sped through eight more events on Thursday (Day 5), with “DingeBrinker” of Estonia making the most of the time — literally — by winning Event No. 30, a $215 buy-in no-limit hold’em “Progressive KO” event.

On a day full of big events, that one was the biggest with 3,134 total entries and a whopping $626,800 prize pool, well over the $400,000 guarantee.

Half that prize pool was reserved for bounties, and indeed just over half of the $79,094.16 “DingeBrinker” earned was comprised of bounties collected — over $40K worth (!) — to go along with the $38K-plus first prize. No other player at the final table won even $4K in bounties, with 14th-place finisher “192.168.7734” coming the closest by collecting just under $8K.

The event only took about five-and-a-half hours, which of course is quite typical in these fast-paced Turbo Series events. In fact, the quickest event on Thursday was the one with the highest buy-in — Event No. 33, a $530 NLHE 6-Max event.

“huluwa7” of China needed just four hours and 39 minutes to best a 756-entry field to win top honors and a $64,204.18 first prize, the largest piece of the $378,000 prize pool (again, beating the guarantee of $300K).

That probably sounds easier than it actually was, as “huluwa7” had to overcome some stiff competition at that final table. Before outlasting “Chermie” heads-up, “huluwa7” had to get through Bruno “great dant” Volkmann who went out in third, Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins who finished fourth, Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah who took fifth, and Dmitry “yurasov1990” Yurasov who finished sixth. 

That was Yuri Martins’ second final table of the day, in fact, as he earlier took fifth place in Event No. 29, the $109 fixed-limit Omaha hi-lo event won by “tjyrz777.”

Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins, here on his way to winning LAPT Brazil in 2015

Below find all the winners from Day 5 of the Turbo Series.


Tournament Winner Country Prize
28: $109 NLHE (4-Max) neeno1990 Austria $23,226.52
29: $109 FLO8 (8-Max) tjyrz777 China $8,663.58
30: $215 NLHE (Progressive KO) DingeBrinker Estonia $79,094.16*
31: $55 NLHE (8-Max) KB-XZ 333 Germany $42,014.29
32: $215 NLHE (Fat Thursday SE) APATOROWIEC9 Poland $39,249.26
33: $530 NLHE (6-Max) huluwa7 China $64,204.18
34: $109 NLHE silentm0de Moldova $31,092.87
35: $22 NLHE (Progressive KO) illbemillion Czech Republic $13,196.92*

*includes bounties

Fancy playing in the Turbo Series yourself?

Today there will be another packed Turbo Series schedule with seven events lined up for Day 6 (Friday, April 10), highlighted by a $215 NLHE 6-Max Progressive KO event with a $400,000 guarantee. Find all of the Turb Series events and satellites by looking under the “Turbo Series” tab on PokerStars.


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