Our trio of Big Game tournaments awarded some massive prize this week. The champions of The High Roller Big Game, The Big Game, and Mini Big Game shared almost $130,000 between them!
Davison Tops Star-Studded High Roller Big Game
The High Roller Big Game drew in a 118-strong crowd this weekend and the top 20 finishers shared the $300,000 prize pool.
Recent Mike Sexton Classic champion Daniel Dvoress bust in 21st place and popped the all-important money bubble, locking up at least $5,309 for the surviving players. Pascal Hartmann and Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton were the first players to bust in the money places. Alexandre Reard, Nathan Talsma, and Roberto Romanello followed that duo to the rail.
Jans Arends, Andrii Novak and high stakes specialist Matthias Eibinger crashed out before Koray Aldemir, Christian Rudolph, and Russian pro Artur Martirosian followed suit.
Only two of the nine finalists didn’t walk away with a five-figure haul for their $2,600 investment. Christoph Vogelsang and Pim Gieles being those stars.
Daan Mulders and fellow Dutchman Wietse Hasper were the next casualties before Shawn Daniel ran out of steam in fifth-place. Marius Gierse’s tournament ended in a fourth-place finish before Vladimir Kravchenko’s exit in third left only Ami Barer and Robert Davison in the hunt for the huge top prize.
Barer would have been the favourite to win with the neutrals thanks to the Canadian having won several million dollars from poker. Davison overcame the odds to claim the $73,494 top prize for himself and resign Barer to a $47,291 consolation prize.
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The High Roller Big Game Final Table Results
Vamos! Vicente Locks Up Big Game Title
Brener Vicente of Brazil is the latest in a long line of partypoker players to win the $530 Big Game. A field of 485 entrants ensured the $200,000 guarantee was smashed by $34,100 and it was the top 79 finishers who got their hands on a slice of this prize pool.
Dominic Nitsche burst the money bubble, paving the way for such luminaries as Preben Stokkan, Niklas Astedt, Sam Grafton, and Anton Wigg to pad their bankrolls with some prize money.
Nobody at the final table won less than $3,844 for their efforts, with the final four finishers scooping five-figure prizes.
Adrian Mateos was the first player to net this juicy amount, namely $13,155. British pro Ben Jones fell in third for $19,863, which left Jeppe Bisgaard and Vicente heads-up for the title. The final two players struck a deal that saw Vicente crowned champion and collect $37,563, with Bisgaard officially finishing in second place with a prize of $32,517.
The Big Game Final Table Results
*reflects a heads-up deal
Esparza Outlasts Monster-Sized Field in Mini Big Game
Abel Esparza helped himself to the $18,424 top prize in the Mini Big Game after he outlasted a massive field of 2,493 opponents. Esparza’s heads-up opponent, Matheus Graciolli, was the tournament’s other recipient of a five-figure prize, namely $12,506.
A special mention for everyone else who reached the final table, which was no mean feat considering the size of the field. Daniil Nabokov (9th – $1,397), Kyle Jones (8th – $1,795), Michele Tocci (7th – $2,266), Eric Neves (6th – $2,928), Jamie Munro (5th- $3,843), Jakub Maryska (4th – $5,652), and Mauricio Silveira (3rd – $8,529).
You can win your way into this week’s tournament for a mere $5.50 outlay, good luck!
The Mini Big Game Final Table Results
Other Weekend Highlights
There were plenty of big scores enjoyed on February 7, thanks in part to the new PLO Daily Legends tournaments. Check out some of the highlights below.
OelaPaloema – first-place in The High Roller One Shot for $49,678*
arowana – first-place in The 300 for $24,057*
MrLuckyMan – first-place in The Weekender for $17,445*
SeeUiN1HouR – first-place in The One Shot for $14,293*
Muilpeertje – first-place in The Gladiator for $13,215*
Killer K – first-place in The Great Game for $8,584
Vindruvan_ – first-place in The Fortress for $4,960*
Oksiee – first-place in The Steel Wheel for $2,700*
AllMeMaybe – first-place in The Chieftain for $1,680
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