April is a crazy month for online poker tournament grinders with every major site running its own major series or festival. The tournaments on April 11 threw up some massive results, as you are about to discover.
Dawid “INSERTC0IN” Smolka took down the $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews Live Reporting team. Smolka, who hails from Poland, walked away with a gargantuan $293,549 when bounties are taking into consideration.
A field of 357 players created a $1,785,000 prize pool. Half that sum went on the heads of each player, the remaining 50% was divided up among the top 53 finishers.
Nobody at the nine-handed final table took home less than $40,000 for the efforts, thanks, in part, to the massive bounties on the finalists’ heads. India’s Kartik “Mandovi” Ved was the first casualty of the final table. He took home a combined $45,221.
Dennys Ramos and “QuantumKey” were the next to fall. They collected $41,153 and $55,413 respectively. Austria’s “Diamond Hands” fell in sixth for $55,310 before Rodrigo Selouan helped himself to an $89,684 haul.
The flying Finn Eelis Parssinen crashed out in fourth for $84,661, before Preben Stokkan‘s tournament ended abruptly in third for a $89,888 prize. Stokkan’s exit left Smolka and Andrii Derzhypilskiy heads-up. There was no deal struck despite a colossal difference in the payouts. This meant Smolka got his hands on $293,549 when he won the one-on-one battle with his Ukrainian opponent, leaving the runner-up to reel in a $158,800 score.
GGPoker Spring Festival H-38: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Dawid “INSERC0IN” Smolka||Poland||$110,697||$182,852||$293,549|
|9||Kartik “Mandovi” Ved||India||$16,471||$28,750||$45,221|
Bao Qiang “Yummers18” Ho Bags Six-Figure Prize
Singapore’s Bao Qiang “Yummers18” Ho won the $525 edition of the tournament Smolka triumphed in. Ho came out on top of a 2,745-strong field to pad his bankroll with an impressive $119,502.
Ho locked up the top prize when he defeated “Xyc888” of China heads-up, resigning the second-place finisher to a $65,560 consolation prize.
Earlier at the final table, several household names bit the dust. Tomas “CoronaMyAss” Jozonis fell in eighth for $14,388 with the Uruguayan star Fabrizio Gonzalez running out of steam in seventh for $15,204. Brazilian Victor Bergara collected $31,047 for his fifth-place finish, with Canada’s Jon Nixon banking $49,406 after he bowed out in third.
GGPoker Spring Festival M-38: $525 Bounty Hunters Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Bao Qiang “Yummers18” Ho||Singapore||$55,537||$63,965||$119,502|
|8||Tomas “CoronaMyAss” Jozonis||Austria||$8,266||$6,122||$14,388|
Other Notable Victories at GGPoker on April 11
- DDimancescu – first-place in the $1,050 GGMasters High Rollers for $161,066
- bluejays85 – first-place in the $524 Sunday 500 for $85,838
- Come on!! – first-place in the $250 Sunday Main Event for $80,263
- slavik26rus3 – first-place in the $150 GGMasters for $73,369
- Yuri Dzivielevski – first-place in the $2,100 Sunday Heater Bounty Turbo for $72,235*
- Little Pepe – first-place ni the $1,050 Sunday Kickoff for $54,164
- Eelis Parssinen – first-place in the $3,150 Blade Bounty King for $53,244*
- Stefan Schillhabel – first-place in the $300 Sunday marathon for $51,864
- Michael Zhang – first-place in the $2,625 Blade Mulligan for $43,096
- CfOrTh3G0ldB – first-place in the $210 Bounty Hunters Sunday Special for $37,167*
- quackhouse – first-place in the $315 Sunday Bounty King for $36,181*
- Vlad Martynenko – first-place in the $2,625 Blade Closer for $36,063
- Krasimir Yankov – first-place in the $840 Sunday High Rollers Bounty Special for $30,018*
- Artur Martirosian – first-place in the $525 Sunday High Rollers Second Chance for $29,267
- Erwann Pecheux – first-place in the $210 Sunday Heater Bounty Turbo for $27,662*
*includes bounty payments
Pedro Padilha’s Hot Run Continues
Pedro “PaDiLhA SP” Padilha became a SCOOP champion for the fourth time last week and now has a Sunday Supersonic gong to his name. Padilha netted $20,391 for this victory in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic, a healthy prize in its own right but even more attractive considering Padilha secured it with only 1 hour 49 minutes of poker!
Dutch star Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder was the first of the six finalists to bite the dust. He was joined on the rail by “RPILON” and “fkiw”, the latter winning $9,228, the last four-figure sum of the tournament.
“Powergolf” crashed and burned in third, a finish good for $12,019, which left Padilha and “pwnagerrr” heads-up. Padilha clinched the title, leaving pwnagerrr to console themselves with a $15,655 prize.
$1,050 Sunday Supersonic Final Table Results
|1||Pedro “PaDiLhA SP” Padilha||Brazil||$20,391|
|6||Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder||Netherlands||$5,439|
Other Notable PokerStars Victories on April 11
The biggest PokerStars results revolved around the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) as you may expect. You can feast your eyes on those result in our dedicated SCOOP recap. The results below are the highlights from PokerStars’ non-SCOOP events.
[*] Dimitar “Bashov” Bashov – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $32,106*
[*] Grozzorg – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $23,079*
[*] Faboulus888 – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $20,979*
[*] mathiijs992 – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $20,704
[*] bah23 – first-place in the Hotter $215 for $13,652*
[*] allindonksGG – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $8,312
[*] sbj1000 – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $7,447*
Foxen Takes Down a partypoker POWERFEST High Roller
Ninety-one of the world’s best poker tournament players bought into the POWERFEST #03 – High Roller event for $5,200, and Alex Foxen outlasted them all.
Alexander Tarnok burst the money bubble when he dusted off his stack in 15th place, paving the way for such luminaries as Juan Pardo Dominguez, Ole Schemion, and Jon Van Fleet to bag one of the payouts.
Kevin Macdonald of Canada’s time at the seven-handed final table was short-lived because he was the first out of the door. Michael Addamo finished in sixth before Joakim Andersson helped himself to the $31,252 fifth-place prize.
Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell busted in fourth for $42,474 and was joined on the sidelines by David Peters whose exit in third place yielded a $60,049 payout.
Foxen found himself heads-up against Christoph Vogelsang in a real battle of two poker Goliaths. Foxen came out on top and got his hands on $137,317, resigning Vogelsang to the still substantial $87,991 second-place prize.
POWERFEST #03 – High Roller Final Table Results
|2||Christoph Vogelsang||United Kingdom||$87,991|
|6||Michael Addamo||Uinted Kingdom||$24,379|
Hutter Becomes a POWERFEST Champion
Barry Hutter took down the $2,100 POWERFEST #01 – High Roller Opener event, another tournament that attracted some of the best players in the business.
Hutter navigated his way through the 281-strong field, including bulldozing his way past the likes of Andrii Derzhypilskyi, Claas Segebrecht, and Wietse Hasper at the final table. Brazil’s Bruno Volkmann was also at the final table, but he could only muster a fourth-place finish worth $35,114.
The UK’s Kevin Kai Ga was the third-place finisher, which left Hutter heads-up against Sami Kelopuro. It is rare to see Kelopuro lose when he’s down to the final two players, but this was one of those occasions. The Finn walked away with $74,530, meaning Hutter became a POWERFEST champion, an accolade that came with a $107,718 score.
POWERFEST #01 – High Roller Opener Final Table Results
|3||Kevin Kai Ga||United Kingdom||$52,295|
Other Notable Victories at partypoker on April 11
- Aliaksei Boika – first-place in the $2,600 High Roller Big Game for $62,367
- Dassoo – first-place in the POWERFEST #01 – $215 Opener for $53,228
- Maxim Mamonov – first-place in the $530 Big Game for $36,397
- WhaledShark – first-place in the $320 The 300 for $17,345*
- Albulena Musliu – first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $16,369
- LampionWarrior – first-place in the $55 Gladiator for $12,550*