Still getting over WCOOP? Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of exciting action to report from the online felt. Here’s everything you need to know from the weekend on PokerStars.
- PokerStars Ambassador Igor Kurganov wins Sunday HR ($46K)
- Canada’s HR_Dub wins PKO edition Sunday Million ($96K)
- Michael “imluckbox” Addamo is High Roller Club’s big winner ($68K)
- Top results from the High Roller Club and Sunday majors
- All things WCOOP
IGOR KURGANOV WINS SUNDAY HR ($46K)
With the 2019 World Championship of Online Poker wrapping up last week, the High Roller Club once again resumes normal service as the go-to grind for the best players with the deepest pockets.
One of the club’s formidable talents is PokerStars Ambassador Igor Kurganov, who jumped straight back into the winner’s circle yesterday with victory in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller. That’s a tournament always chock-full of the game’s best and brightest, with 100 total entries (including 39 re-entries) taking a shot at the $200K prize pool.
Kurganov outlasted a tough final table which including Michael “imluckbox” Addamo (6th – $12,315) and Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche (4th – $20,878), before defeating Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves heads-up. Reeves would have to settle for $35,395, while Kurganov banked $46,086.
SUNDAY MILLION GOES PKO
As a special treat, this week’s $109 Sunday Million played out in the popular Progressive Knockout format, with a $25 bounty placed on the head of each player. A massive field of 14,446 entries (including 4,400 re-entries) assembled a $1,444,600 prize pool, which was then split between the final 2,582 players.
After a 14-and-a-half-hour session, only one player remained: Canada’s “HR_Dub”, who won the first-place prize of $67,141 whilst also collecting $28,805 in bounties along the way.
This isn’t “HR_Dub”s first taste of a massive score though. They took down a WCOOP event back in 2011 for $172,674.
A COOL $68K FOR MICHAEL ADDAMO
The High Roller Club’s biggest winner of the weekend was Michael “imluckbox” Addamo, whose $68,301.12 prize (including bounties) in the $2,100 Sunday Cooldown Turbo PKO just pipped the $67,923.20 won by “Buehlero” in the $530 Bounty Builder.
Addamo, now representing Thailand having moved there from his native Australia, is both a long-time online crusher and a regular on the high roller live circuit. He took down his first WCOOP title a couple of weeks ago for $259K, adding to the SCOOP title he won back in 2016.
TOP 5 RESULTS FROM THE HIGH ROLLER CLUB
|HRC: $2,100 SUNDAY COOLDOWN (TURBO PKO)||imluckbox||Thailand||$68,301.12†|
|HRC: $530 BOUNTY BUILDER||Buehlero||Austria||$67,923.20†*|
|HRC: $2,100 SUNDAY HIGH ROLLER||IgorKurganov||United Kingdom||$46,086.94|
|HRC: $1,050 SUNDAY SUPERSONIC (HYPER)||OLD TIME GIN||Canada||$35,208.40|
|HRC: $1,050 SUNDAY WARM-UP||MonkeyBudg||Ireland||$28,007.01*|
†inc. bounties, *inc. deal
TOP 5 RESULTS FROM THE SUNDAY MAJORS
|$109 SUNDAY MILLION (PKO EDITION)||HR_Dub||Canada||$95,946.96†|
|$215 SUNDAY WARM-UP||Cmw3011||United Kingdom||$25,743.80|
|$215 SUNDAY SUPERSONIC (HYPER)||teckidtq||Canada||$21,628.79|
|$22 MINI SUNDAY MILLION||hdjgkfkgsdl||United Kingdom||$19,793.23|
|$11 SUNDAY STORM||BajeCos||Romania||$15,811.00|
†inc. bounties, *inc. deal
ALL THINGS WCOOP
If you still need to scratch that WCOOP itch, we’ve got you covered.
Over the weekend we told the story of how the $55 WCOOP Main Event was won, and continue to bring you fascinating interviews with WCOOP winners, including Borys “GODofHU” Turitsa who defeated Lex Veldhuis heads-up live on Lex’s Twitch stream.
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