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- The humongous $530 Big Blowout
- Grade-A trolling from Spraggy and Lex
- Clips of the week
Humongous $530 Big Blowout
From Sunday through to Tuesday, all eyes were on the $530 edition of the Big Blowout, which smashed it’s $5 million guarantee when 12,938 entries created a $6.47 million prize pool.
Ben “spraggy” Spragg reached the money before falling in 853rd for $1,487 after this final hand.
Of all the PokerStars Ambassadors who played, it was Lex Veldhuis who ran deepest, ultimately busting in 464th for $1,961.
The best of the best played this tournament, but in the end, it was a $22 satellite qualifier who took it down.
“Gwolde” of the Netherlands is by no means a poker newbie. Back in the early stages of Blowout Series, Gwolde won a $109 buy-in Deep Stacks tournament (Event #20-M), banking $35,856. But they still opted to get in for cheap, winning their seat in a $22 satellite.
Now he or she is a two-time Blowout Series champion and $721,691 richer.
Here’s the final hand:
If you’d like to see how the entire final night played out (featuring Andras “probirs” Nemeth and Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro) you can watch entire $530 Big Blowout final table right here:
Grade-A trolling from Spraggy and Lex
Alright alright, well played. https://t.co/Pzikr3rWPt
— Lex Veldhuis (@LexVeldhuis) January 11, 2021
But trolling is a two-way street.
Clips of the week
We think it’s pretty funny. Lex probably does too, right?
I believe it was the philosopher Limp Bizkit who said: “It’s just one of those days.”
A pretty reasonable outcome.
Great work, Arlie.
Had a crazy stream last night, hit 50K unique viewers for the first time ever on my channel. Huge shout out to @spraggy and @apestyles for the raids, 2021 is going to be a wild one!! @PokerStars pic.twitter.com/tvfvYWNzh8
— Arlie Shaban (@ArlieShaban) January 12, 2021
He saw the king and the queen, but not the seven in-between.
Ugly turn of events for Lex in the $10K.
The ideal way to start a tournament.
The ideal way to end a tournament.
Just a level up from the rest.
Send the tissues.
Just a casual royal flush for pyefacepoker, no biggie.
He’s got heart.
A snap with WHAT ON ACTUAL EARTH.
In a chip lead pot with 12 left? Man, that’s rough.