Chris Moorman of the United Kingdom is among the vaunted ranks of online poker royalty, earning more than $16.7 million over his career. On November 29, Moorman added to his riches, taking home $251,828 from the High Roller MILLION$ at GGPoker.
There were 491 poker players on the final day and 350 of them went home with their share of the $1,659,500 prize pool. All-star players like Pascal Hartmann, Bryan Paris, Niklas Astedt, Daniel Dvoress, Andras Nemeth, and Andrey Pateychuk cashed in, but Moorman proved himself king.
All nine finalists were guaranteed $14,289, the amount won when “cbkme” fell out in ninth place. The next casualties, Poland’s “KennyKaarten” and “guysneves” banked $30,435 and $20,854 respectively.
Seth Davies fell out of the game in sixth place, with $44,418, before India’s “Oye Como Va” locked in $64,825. Fourth-place “shreeOHM” walked away with a hefty $94,608.
One of two Brazilian poker players reached the top three; Brazilian “donkey”, took third place with $138,073, leaving fellow Brazilian “SolverJail” to face Moorman in a heads-up match. However, a deal was struck, with SolverJail winning $243,769 and Moorman winning yet another big online poker tournament, putting $251,828 in his bank account.
Dario Sammartino Leaves the Table with $100,466
Dario Sammartino took home $100,466 after winning the $5,250 buy-in High Rollers Blade Closer.
The small field of 58 entrants meant only the seven finalists won a piece of the $290,000 prize money. Unfortunately, Daniel Hindin made it to the final table but sadly went home empty-handed.
Russia’s Anatoly Filatov placed seventh-place, collecting $12,037 before Alex Kolonias and Stephen Chidwick fell out; but these two poker aces did take home $23,098 and $16,675.
Top Poker player Daniel Dvoress finished fourth-place grabbing $31,997 before leaving the table. Russia’s “danludan” placed third winning $44,324, leaving Sammartino and Seth Davies to fight one-on-one for the title.
Sammartino triumphed, adding $100,466 to his bankroll. Davies left the table happy, with $61,399 as runner-up.
Some of the highlights from GGPoker’s latest tournaments included:
- THEfryboy – places first in the Global MILLION$ winning $123,583
- im_doo places first in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 taking home $134,486
- Darren Elias – takes first place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5,250 winning $94,878
- UknowWhoIam – the first-place winner in the High Rollers Blade Prime $5,250 winning $93,217
- Laszlo Molnar – takes first place in the GGMasters $150 winning $85,906
- David Szep – the first-place winner in the High Rollers Blade Opener $5,250 winning $87,449
- L Bianchini – takes first place in the High Rollers Marathon $840 winning $57,123
- Rui Ferreira – first-place in the Sunday High Rollers $1,500 winning $69,071
- Rui Ferreira – also took first place in the High Rollers PLO Bounty $2,100 winning $46,634
- Sperma – won first place in the Sunday Main Event $200 winning $50,447
- Arie Muller – took first place in the High Rollers Main Event $1,050 winning $43,784
- BBRS999 – first-place in the Sunday Bounty King $315 for $44,809*
- Knighter – first place winner in the Bounty Hunters Main Event $210 winning $42,001
- Vlada2108 – won first place in the Sunday Forty Stack $400 winning $35,207
- MickeyMouse – first place winner in the Sunday Special $125 winning $34,416
- leeel – took first-place in the Bounty Hunters Sunday Special $105 winning $26,361
- Soy Boy – first place winner in the Sunday Monster Stack $200 winning $26,732
- Sean Winter – took first place in the High Rollers PLO Main Event $1,050 winning $24,964
- playforfan – first place winner in the Bounty Hunters High Roller $525 winning $25,109
Tuen Mulder Wins PartyPoker High Roller Big Game
Five Team PartyPoker members placed in the top 20 of the High Roller Big Game. However, Dutch poker superstar Teun Mulder led the field to become the tournament’s champion.
The top 20 from the field of 147 poker champs each won their share of $375,750. Jordan Drummond (6th – $17,848), Kristen Bicknell (9th – $9,957), Isaac Haxton (11th – $8,454), Roberto Romanello (14th – $6,951), and Dzmitry Urbanovich (19th – $5,824) were the PartyPoker team members who cashed in.
Once Drummond cashed in his chips, Pascal Hartmann and Adrian Mateos quickly left the table, but Mateos did turn his $2,600 into $31,938. While David Yan has been on a winning stream lately, but he only placed third, winning $44,458.
Mulder and fellow Dutchman Pascal Teekens met heads-up, but it was Mulder who came out the winner. Mulder put $84,806 in the bank and Teekens padded his bankroll with $61,051.
November 30 on PartyPoker awarded very generous prizes:
- AlexGelinski – won first-place in the $215 Deepstack, $11,408
- tuliomaravilha – first place winner in the $55 Gladiator, $16,623
- CAPM_Crunch – won first place in the $777 Magnificent 777, $18,343
- Anderson71 – first-place winner in the $215 Warrior, $18,525
- Leonardo Nascimento – won first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game, $18,652
- GebGeb – first-place winner in the $109 One Shot, $19,095
- Eqn778 – won first-place in the $109 Weekender, $19,369
- TheBigPapa99 – first place winner in the $320 The 300, $27,798
- Pharaon – won first-place in the $1,111 High Roller One Shot, $41,513
- Sam Grafton – wins first-place in the $530 Big Game, $47,942
PokerStars Sunday High Roller Declares Georgios “Geokarak” Karakousis Champion
Georgios “Geokarak” Karakousis of Greece seized the Sunday High Roller championship after toppling a field of 374 PokerStars entrants.
Seven of the nine finalists walked out with a five-figure prize. “Old brock” came in eighth with $9,298 and Julian “HealTheWorld” Thomas grabbed $7,611 for ninth-place.
The final table was a shark-infested mire, but with every elimination, the waters cleared. “Saruuky”, “FStar4” and Daan “DaanOss” Mulders were the first to fall, before Audrius “Stakelis24” Stakelis of Lithuania took fourth for $29,075.
Finishing third for $38,663, Mike “munchenHB” Telker, leaving Sweden’s “JoseGuti” heads-up with Karakousis. However, JoseGuti didn’t have a winning hand, finishing as runner-up with $51,413. Seizing the title of champion, Karakousis banked the top prize of $68,368.
Some of the biggest wins at PokerStars.
- Cripple86 – took first-place in the $109 Sunday Kickoff winning $11,430
- Mikensonas – first-place winner in the $215 Fat Sunday taking home $13,746
- Peter “Belbacsi” Traply – placed first in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up winning $22,105
- Niklas “Lena900” Astedt – first-place winner in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic taking $22,333
- Hartige – seized first-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown winning $28,198
- Davi “DaviMMaker” Cola – first-place winner in the $109 Bounty Builder taking $31,225
- Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht – winning first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for $32,635
- Lordof0512 – took first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder winning $34,691
- Adrovan “AadrovanRj21” Rodrigues – first-place winner in the $215 Bounty Builder for $35,751
Three Big Victories at 888poker
“AHDPIOXA77” of Russia was the big winner at 888poker after taking down the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. Best of all, the tournament surpassed its guarantee with a prize pool of $102,950. AHDPIOXA77 also won big, with $17,388.
Finished first out of 296 entrants was Ben “xLIVEPROx” Warrington in the $25,000 Sunday Challenge. Warrington bankrolled a total of $6,465, $3,026 from the main prize pool, and $3,439 in bounties.
The $30,000 Sunday Sale Whale saw “torresfan03” take the top prize, winning $8,142 of the $35,400 prize pool.