Moron Leaves Stars in His Wake on Way to Banking $119K at PokerStars

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Ignacio “Nacho124441” Moron left some of the best online poker tournament players in his wake on the way to reeling in a $119,260 prize in the PokerStars Bounty Builder Series. The popular $5,200 buy-in Titans Event got a progressive knockout makeover for the Bounty Builder Series, and it was Moron that adapted best to the new format.

A field of 103 entrants ensured the $400,000 guarantee was blown out o the water; PokerStars paid out $515,000. Joao “Naza114” Vieira was the unfortunate bubble boy, busting in 14th place. However, Vieira helped himself to $8,750 worth of bointy payments before he busted, so he did not go home empty-handed.

The final table was set once Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph, “hello_totti,” David “MissOracle” Yan, and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion bowed out.

Bounty Builder Series 140: $5,200 NLHE Titans Event

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Ignacio “Nacho124441” Moron Mexico $66,796 $52,464 $119,260
2 David “dpeters17” Peters Mexico $22,500 $52,464 $74,964
3 WhatifGod Sweden $1,250 $35,031 $36,281
4 Preben “prebz” Stokkan United Kingdom $12,578 $26,917 $39,495
5 Renan “Internett93o” Bruschi Brazil $13,750 $20,682 $34,432
6 Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis Belgium $5,625 $15,891 $21,516
7 DingeBrinker Estonia $6,250 $12,210 $18,460
8 Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane United Kingdom $11,406 $9,382 $20,788
9 Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo Andorra $6,250 $7,905 $14,155

Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo‘s quest for victory ended in a ninth-place finish worth a combined $14,155. Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane and Estonia’s “DingeBrinker” lost their stacks, and collected prizes worth $20,788 and $18,460, respectively.

One of Several Final Tables for Veldhuis

Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis

Team PokerStars Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis‘ impressive run ended in a sixth-place finish worth $21,516 before Renan “Internett93o” Bruschi crashed out in fifth, a finish good for $34,432. Veldhuis would later finish third in a $215 NLHE 8-Max event for an additional $9,455, and fifth in another $15 buy-in affair for $5,872.

Heads-up was set after United Kingdom-based Norwegian Preben “prebz” Stokkan and Swede’s “WhatifGod” saw their tournaments end abruptly. They talented duo scooped prizes amounting to $39,495 and $36,281.

Moron found himself in a one-on-one battle with David “dpeters17” Peters for the title and the now huge final bounty payments. Both players secured $52,464 from the main prize pool, but those last bounties made up almost $67,000! Moron defeated Peters in the heads-up clash to walk away with a cool $119,260 and to leave Peters to lick his wounds with a $74,964 consolation prize.

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Other PokerStars Highlights from March 19, 2023.

Tournament Entrants Prize pool Champion Prize
Bounty Builder Series $530 NLHE 8-Max 699 $349,500 hello_totti $48,030*
Bounty Builder Series $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Freezeout 192 $192,000 lgammil€120 $39,009*
Bounty Builder Series $215 NLHE 8-Max Semi-Turbo 1,166 $233,200 Luan Pseudo Fruto” Felipe $34,714*
Bounty Builder Series $215 NLHE 8-Max 1,105 $221,000 agnaton $30,375*
Bounty Builder Series $109 NLHE 7-Max Hyper 808 $83,878 baaaaddyyyy $24,115*
Bounty Builder Series $109 NLHE 7-Max 2,437 $243,700 AntagSS $22,217*
$109 Sunday Fenomeno 1,317 $131,700 RoBnbly Par9 $20,413
$1,050 Sunday Supersonic 52 $52,824 Deiv4za $20,186
Bounty Builder Series $215 PLO Main Event 497 $100,000 matty44487 $16,988*

Malinov Mauls Opposition in the PartyPoker Grand

This week’s PartyPoker Grand saw 77 players create a guarantee-busting $76,960 prize pool that Bulgarian grinder Atanas Malinov grabbed the lion’s share of. Each of the nine finalists turned their $1,050 investment into at least $2,647, with the champion walking away with $18,677 for their efforts.

The Grand is played as a real-name tournament, so PokerNews knows each of the nine players that made up the final table. Georgi Sandev was the ninth-place finisher, a result worth $2,647, while Jonathan Proudfoot and Carlos Villamarin crashed and burned with prizes of $3,006 and $3,421 in tow.

Finnish star Tomi Brouk busted in sixth for $3,940, with Artjoms Visockis and Pedro Garagnani falling in fifth and fourth-place, respectively, for prizes tipping the scales at $4,777 and $6,234.

The Grand progressed to the heads-up stage when Hungary’s Attila Szathmari saw his tournament end, and his PartyPoker account swell by $8,573.

Malinov locked horns with Peter Crolla heads-up. Crolla fell at the final hurdle, and had to make do with a $12,227 runner-up prize, leaving Malinov to collect $18,677 and the title of champion.

The Grand Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Atanas Malinov Bulgaria $18,677
2 Peter Crolla United Kingdom $12,227
3 Attila Szathmari Hungary $8,573
4 Pedro Garagnan Brazil $6,234
5 Artjoms Visockis Latvia $4,777
6 Tomi Brouk FInland $3,940
7 Carlos Villamarin Canada $3,421
8 Jonathan Proudfoot Ireland $3,006
9 Georgi Sandev Bulgaria $2,647

There will be more big scores at PartyPoker over the next couple of weeks because the Grand Prix Spring edition kicked off last week. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the latest news and stories emanating from the Grand Prix Spring series.

PivoSolver Captures 888poker PKO Rumble Title

“PivoSolver” was one of 888poker’s biggest winners this weekend courtesy of taking down the $109 buy-in $12,000 guaranteed PKO Rumble. 888poker is gearing up for three weeks of intense poker action during The Festival, and PivoSolver has plenty of ammunition for that series.

The champion took home $3,120 with bounties included after defeating “gui.hrimbano” heads-up. The second-place finisher won $1,427, and was one of four Brazilians at the final table. “rafapradogj” ($1.103), “n10s99” ($705), and “didmindin” ($510) were the other Samba stars.

$12,000 Sunday PKO Rumble 109 Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 PivoSolver Kazahkstan $1,842 $1,277 $3,120
2 gui.hrimbano Brazil $150 $1,277 $1,427
3 rafapradogj Brazil $343 $759 $1,103
4 n10s99 Brazil $162 $543 $705
5 ovidiu_maciu Romania $699 $387 $1,087
6 Swann97 United Kingdom $50 $277 $327
7 didmindin Brazil $312 $197 $510
8 Illraise Canada $165 $140 $306
9 pinvoypuzec Montenegro $75 $128 $203


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