Brazilian grinder Rodrigo “seijistar” Seiji took down the $5,200 Titans Event at PokerStars in November 2022 and saw his bankroll swell by $93,118. Fast-forward to July 23, and Seiji did it again! He triumphed in another Titans Event, and helped himself to another $82,083 in prize money.
A compact yet stellar field of 60 entrants fought it out over a $300,000 prize pool, which the top seven finishers shared.
Leonard “Grozzorg” Mauethe 2023 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event runner-up, bowed out in seventh for $13,055. Ukrainian superstar Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak joined Maue on the sidelines with the $18,116 sixth-place prize in tow.
Fifth place and $25,139 went to Estonia’s “MakuFz” before Ognyan “cocojamb0” Dimov saw his latest deep run end in a fourth-place exit worth $34,885 to the Bulgarian.
Heads-up was set soon after when Austria-based Greek superstar Alexandros “Pwndidi” Theologis ran out of luck and steam, and had to console himself with a $48,409 third place score.
Theologis’ untimely demise left Seiji in a one-on-one battle with the 2013 PCA Main Event champion Dimitar “Kuul” Danchev. The heads-up duo struck a deal to make the payouts closer to one another, before Seiji defeated his Bulgarian opponent to clinch the title and $82,083. Danchev’s bridesmaid finish came with a $78,309 payday.
$5,200 Titans Event Final Table Results
|1||Rodrigo “seijistar” Seiji||Brazil||$82,083*|
|2||Dimitar “Kuul” Danchev||Bulgaria||$78,309*|
|3||Alexandros “Pwndidi” Theologis||Austria||$48,409|
|4||Ognyan “cocojamb0” Dimov||Bulgaria||$34,885|
|6||Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak||Ukraine||$18,116|
|7||Leonard “Grozzorg” Maue||Austria||$13,055|
*reflects a heads-up deal
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MacDonald Swoops in for the Sunday Million Win
Tom “7tHEcROw7” MacDonald is $77,774 richer than a few days ago, thanks to coming out on top of a 10,425-strong field in the latest installation of the $109 Sunday Million PKO.
MacDonald eventually found himself heads up against Poland’s “DrawindDead” after two days of intense action, and after navigating his way past more than 10,000 opponents.
The final hand essentially played itself due to the cost of the blinds and the cards involved. With blinds of 4,000,000/8,000,000/1,000,000a, “DrawindDead” min-raised to 16,000,000 only for MacDonald to three-bet to 54,400,000. “DrawinDead ripped it in for 206,371,184, and MacDoanld snapped off his opponent. MacDonald flipped over ace-king, which was way ahead of the suited king-jack of “DrawindDead.” Both players flopped a king, but MacDonald’s hand remained true, and he added the Sunday Million title to his long list of poker accomplishments.
$109 Sunday Million Final Table Results
|1||Tom “7tHEcROw7” MacDonald||United Kingdom||$23,568||$54,206||$77,774|
Other PokerStars Results
There were also victories for the likes of Samuel “€urop€an” VousdenSwedish legend Niklas “Lena900” Astedtand Titans Event finalist Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak over the weekend.
|$530 Bounty Builder High Roller||310||$155,000||mortens22||$30,847*|
|$1,050 Sunday High Roller||95||$95,000||Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden||$28,588*|
|$109 Sunday Fenomeno||988||$98,800||Gerson “Gerson’GR'” Braga||$16,207|
|$109 Sunday Warm Up||899||$89,900||stajmak1896||$14,994|
|$1,050 Sunday Supersonic High Roller||34||$34,539||Niklas “Lena900” Astedt||$14,432|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown||944||$99,400||HellRazor_KK||$13,943*|
|$1,050 Sunday Warm Up||36||$36,000||drew.derzh||$12,655|
|$1,050 Sunday Cooldown||25||$30,000||Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak||$12,216*|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic||296||$60,608||nellinhoo||$11,565|
|$109 Bounty Builders||677||$67,700||buttonko||$9,818*|
|$530 PLO Sunday High Roller||30||$15,000||Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche||$6,282|
*includes bounty payments
Brouk Bags the Grand Title at PartyPoker
The Grand at party poker may have seen its guarantee dwindle in recent weeks but that has not put off some of poker’s biggest names for ponying up $1,050 to play in it each week.
The latest edition of the Grand saw 46 entrants compete for a slice of the $46,000 prize pool. Having won the Titans Event at PokerStars, Rodrigo Seiji busted in ninth place in this PartyPoker tournament and popped the money bubble.
Seiji’s elimination locked in cashes for such luminaries as Joakim Andersson ($2,421), Josh Hopkins ($2,705), Joakim Einarsson ($3,043), and Jerry Odeen ($3,512).
Any of the final four would have made a worthy champion, but only one of them would ultimately claim that title. New Zealand’s Joshua McCully ($4,528) was cut down in fourth, with Niklas Astedt’s latest deep run ending in a third place finish ($6,258).
Finland’s Tomi Brouk went on to defeat Matthew Stump of Canada, and reeled in $14,702 for this victory, leaving Stumpf to bank a $9,267 runner-up score.
The Grand: $40K Gtd Final Table Results
|4||Joshua McCully||New Zealand||$4,528|
Gandalf Sax Guy Conjures Up Sunday Party Win
A field of 1,091 PartyPoker players bought into the sunday party this week, ensuring the $100,000 guarantee was surpassed. Standing tall and proud at the conclusion of this flagship event was “Gandalf Sax Guy” who produced a bit of magic on their way to victory.
First place came with a total prize weighing in at $13,992, with some $7,564 of that sum stemming from the bounties on other players’ heads! The wizard-loving grinder eliminated 15 opponents from the tournament, including runner-up “Rawzw3,” who banked $6,799 in total.
Shout out to third place finisher “Dona MariAA” who walked away with $7,925 thanks to $3,676 worth of bounty payments, the second-most of the entire tournament.
The Sunday Party: $100,000 Gtd Final Table Results
|1||Gandalf Sax Guy||$7,564||$6,248||$13,992|
Other PartyPoker Results
|tournament||buy in||entrants||prize pool||champion||Prize|
|The Big Saturday||$215||122||$24,600||IPlayForFun||$5,322|
|The Sunday Carnival||$22||1,667||$33,340||KKZ1N||$3,887*|
|Daily Legends Gladiators||$33||551||$16,530||v1nce_||$2,669*|
*includes bounty payments
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