Scott Margereson Wins Big as Stephen Chidwick Shines
Scott Margereson gave himself a near $80,000 Christmas present by taking down the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Prime at GGPoker.
Margereson entered the $2,500 buy-in event along with 142-opponents. This bumper crowd created a $339,625 prize pool, smashing the $300,000 guarantee. All but one of the nine finalists walked away with a five-figure prize. Julian Stuer finished in ninth and walked away with $7,725.
The final table grew less shark-infested with each elimination. Nick Petrangelo, Dario Sammartino, Jans Arends and David Yan fell by the wayside. Alex Papazian crashed out in fourth before Aleskei Barkov busted in third to send the tournament into the heads-up stage.
Heads-up pitted Margereson against Artur Martirosian and the British star shone brightest, defeating his Russian opponent to help himself to the $77,253 top prize and resign Martirosian to a $57,931 consolation prize.
|5||David Yan||New Zealand||$24,429|
Stephen Chidwick continued his impressive form with several deep runs in GGPoker events.
A fourth-place finish in the High Rollers Blade Closer: $5,250 saw Chidwick win $20,970 with his third-place finish in the WSOPC High Rollers: $5,000 Sunday $500K netting the superstar $83,567. He also finished eighth in the High Rollers Sunday PLO Main Event for $4,462. Finally, Chidwick finished second in the $5,250 High Rollers Blade Opener for $35,917.
These are some of the other results from December 20 enjoyed by our players.
- Chris Moorman – second-place in the WSOPC Series: $1,500 Sunday High Rollers for $61,387
- grantymore – seventh-place in the GGMasters $150 for $12,113
- WanYu – fourth-place in the WSCOP Series: $800 The Closer HR for $11,322
- goezongomes – third-place in the Sunday High Rollers Six Shooter $1,260 for $10,404*
- Gavin Cochrane – first-place in the High Rollers Sunday PLO Main Event $2,100 for $7,795
- PavelNedved – seventh-place in the WSOPC Series: $300 Sunda Triple Chance for $5,955
- Estudiante – eighth-place in the Sunday Main Event $200 for $4,764
Luke Reeves Wins Sunday Warm-Up at PokerStars
Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves won the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up at PokerStars and walked away with $17,544 for his efforts. Victory in such a tournament is never easy, especially this week were the final table was stacked beyond belief. Just look at the superstars who navigated their way to the final table this week.
|1||Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves||United Kingdom||$17,544|
|2||Brunno “botteonpoker” Albuquerque||Brazil||$13,134|
|3||Ole “wizowizo” Schemion||Austria||$9,833|
|4||Artur “mararthur1” Martirosian||Russia||$7,362|
|5||Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver||Costa Rica||$5,511|
|6||Jans “girafganger7” Arends||United Kingdom||$4,126|
|9Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot||United Kingdom||$2,083|
There some other results to shout about at PokerStars his weekend, these are the highlights:
- ChinChin8 – second-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $23,626*
- BenArfaa10 – sixth-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller for $14,439
- Patrick “pads1161” Leonard – seventh-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller for $10,819
- Dynamite321 – fifth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $9,830*
- Matthew “mattybenn” Benn – second-place in the Hotter $215 for $8,387*
- DuTTiFruTTi9 – fourth-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $8,368
- AnthonyDesai – fifth-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $6,072
- Kashmir_uzi – first-place in the $215 NLO8 Sunday Supersonic for $5,836
- Tom “Jabracada” Hall – seventh-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $4,977*
- 4Kings_Hit – first-place in the $109 Sunday KOmania for $4,286*
- Patrick “pads1161” Leonard – seventh-place in the $530 Sunday Marathon for $2,051
The three Big Game tournaments at partypoker saw some of our players run deep.
Team partypoker pro Roberto Romanello narrowly missed out on a final table appearance in the $2,600 High Roller Big Game, finishing 10th for $7,328.
Christopher Brammer busted from the $530 Big Game in seventh-place and won $6,138 while Tom Hall finished third in the $55 Mini Big Game for an $8,052 addition to his bankroll.
Lastly, the results at 888poker where “RussellV” finished seventh in the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO, a finish worth $930.
It was even better in the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep where four of our stars reached the final table. Unibet Poker ambassador Ian “Simpioni” Simpson finished eighth for $2,250, “1whyyyyyyyyyy” crashd out in fifth for $5,250.
“catchme94” exited in fourth for $7,500 while Jack “JBHInfinity” Hardcastle won $10,000 for his third-place finish.
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