Endless Action in PokerStars Winter Series
It was another action packed weekend at US-licensed online poker rooms with the recent Winter Series coming to an end at PokerStars New Jersey. To add even more fun to the mix, the New Year Kick Off Series also started at WSOP.com, giving North American players plenty of choice in great tourneys to partake in.
Ultimately, it was Ryan “ISlowRollYou” Hohner who won the Winter Series Main Event and pocketed $18,252 for his efforts. However, he was not the biggest winner of the weekend by a long shot. That record went to player “Acesrkings”, who scooped the New Year Kick Off Series #1 $100,000 NLH Sunday Special to take home $28,861.
“sri50k” Wins WSOP $15k DeepStack
The WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack smashed its original guarantee with a field of 180 participants and 188 re-buys, not to mention 154 add-ons. These all created a combined prize pool worth a cool $23,751, with 30 players cashing for a minimum of $216 each.
After almost eight hours of grueling grinding, Sridhar “sri50k” Sangannagari scooped the top title for $6,413 after beating Daniel “RedsoxNets5” Sewnig during a heads-up battle. The latter took home $3,741 for his runner-up finish and admirable performance. Heading up the pack was “captainonde” in third place for $2,138.
Next was the New Year Kick-off Series #1 $100,000 NLH Sunday Special, which took the place of the WSOP $100,000 GTD Sunday with an identical $100,000 guarantee. One notable difference was the more affordable buy-in of $215, which attracted 229 entries and 117 re-buys for a prize pool of $117,800.
After an intense 10.5 hours of play, it was “Acesrkings” who won the tourney and pocketed the top prize of $28,861. In second place was Keith “T1mB3y_B33F” Donovan with $16,198 in winnings, and William “SlaweelRyam” Romaine in third for a $9,895 prize.
Wins by “BigRiskky”, “ISlowRollYou”
The WSOP.com $30,000 Weekly Sunday also attracted plenty of attention with its prize pool of $49,035 and 61 entrants. Nine players managed to make it to the money for at least $1,330 each, and after more than 5 hours of play, Scott “BigRiskky” Clements beat 60 other competitors to the $14,220 top prize. Close on his heels was David “bewater” Goodman, who he beat in heads up play. Goodman went home with $8,336.
Last but not least was the iconic PokerStars NJ Winter Series 13: $200 NL Hold’em [Progressive KO, 6-Max] $18,000 Gtd, which attracted a field of 143 competitors; 82 entrants and 61 re-entries. The prize pool on offer was a tempting $26,072, and 18 players in total made the money for at least $173 each.
Over seven hours later and Michael “J3[email protected]” Gagliano scooped the top win of $6,780. Finally, Ryan “ISlowRollYou” Hohner shipped the final PokerStars NJ Winter Series 14 – Main Event: $400 NL Hold’em, $80,000 Gtd tournament, taking home $18,252 and another amazing career accolade to boot!