The Big Blowout at PokerStars: 7 finalists received 6-figure winnings
The Blowout Series at PokerStars pleases players with tournaments of large guarantees. In one of the events with a $5 000 000 guaranteed prize pool, there were so many people willing to play and re-enter it that the claimed guarantee was broken.
Of the total number of 12 938 participants registered, 1 823 lucky players entered the ITM zone. They shared the prize pool of $6 and a half million.
Shortly before the final table started, Sami Kelopuro from Finland, who earlier managed to win the tournament of the same series (but for $10 300), left the game. This time, Sami took 10th place and received $29 000 in prize money.
There were few well-known players at the final table, and perhaps the most famous of them was Hungary’s Andras Nemeth. The Hungarian is one of the most profitable online tournament players. In this event, "probirs" (Nemeth’s nickname) took eighth place, for which he was awarded $77 000.
All players who managed to make it into the top 7 received six-figure prize money. The tournament winner became a user with the "Gwolde" nickname from the Netherlands; this participant won the biggest part of the prize pool. Gwolde increased his poker earnings by almost $722 000 so that they can now afford to play even more expensive tournaments.
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