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Lithuania's "arbaarba" Rounds Off Inaugural Blowout Series with $740K Score

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The inaugural Blowout Series has concluded at PokerStars.

The festival was a huge success with a whopping $60 million guaranteed across 88 events, each boasting the customary PokerStars Low, Medium, and High tiers.

Lithuania's "arbaarba" capped off the festival on Tuesday evening by shipping the Blowout Series :$1,050 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] for $739,976 for huge win.

Their massive haul came after agreeing to a three-way deal with Fernando "fviana" Viana and Lonnie "thx4urm0n3y" Hallett, who shipped a Blowout Series event earlier in the week.

Meanwhile, Viana earned a bit more than the winner as his runner-up performance was worth $771,416 thanks to a three-way deal made at the final table.

Check out below for the highlights of the final week of the Blowout Series at PokerStars.

Lithuania's "arbaarba" Wins the PokerStars Blowout Series: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] ($739,976)

After three hours of play on Day 3, Day 2 chip leader "arbaarba" was victorious in the PokerStars Blowout Series $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] after they agreed to a three-way deal with Fernando "fviana" Viana and Lonnie "thx4urm0n3y" Hallett.

"arbaarba" claimed the extra $50,000 for the winner to add $739,976 to their bank roll. The tournament attracted 5,292 unique players who reentered 1,630 times to get to a prize pool of $6,922,000 with the lion-share being handed out on the final table.

"arbaarba" has had many deep runs in several tournaments which also includes a win in the Big $55 for example. Viana held the chip lead during the deal discussion and also got to claim the biggest prize in this tournament and the series on PokerStars. Viana has won more than $5,600,000 in online tournaments with notable scores during the SCOOP but more recently in the Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - High $5,200 NLHE for $721,235.

Hallett was the third player involved in the deal and has already won a title in the past weeks but might sound familiar to the readers who follow the Sunday Million results as he has won two of them in the past. The three players were joined on the final table by "milanov888", Vlad "dariepoker" Darie, Eike "Mr. Havener" Onodera, "adkaf", "xMFPx", and "Gordon_dReid".

Blowout Series: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] Final Table Results

2Fernando "fviana" VianaBrazil$771,416*
3Lonnie "thx4urm0n3y" HallettCanada$646,189*
5Vlad "dariepoker" DarieRomania$238,483
6Eike "Mr. Havener" OnoderaBrazil$167,361
8"xMFPx"United Kingdom$82,422

*Reflects a three-way deal

Read more about the PokerStars Blowout Series: $1,050 NLHE – The Big Blowout! in the PokerNews live report

Blowout Series Recent Results

The final week featured many big names winning Blowout Series events including Mateusz "matt86ck" Warowiec, Sean "Kappustahead" Ripp, Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone, Konstantinos "[email protected]" Misailidis, Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, Hristivoje "All In PAV" Pavlovic, Lonnie "thx4urm0n3y" Hallett, Ami "UhhMee" Barer, Vitor "flipmm" Castro, Andrey "Anjeyyy" Novak, Juanki "B4NKR0LL3R" Vecino, Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis, Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan, Julio "jucetoor18" Torres, Ole "wizowizo" Schemion, and Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank.

Blowout Series 61-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$179,920
WinnerMateusz "matt86ck" Warowiec (Poland)
First-place Prize$20,825 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 61-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE]

Prize Pool$312,600
WinnerSean "Kappustahead" Ripp (Canada)
First-place Prize$47,630

Blowout Series 61-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Super Tuesday SE]

Prize Pool$400,000
WinnerMatt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone (Canada)
First-place Prize$74,625 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 64-L: $22 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Prize Pool$163,540
WinnerKonstantinos "[email protected]" Misailidis (Greece)
First-place Prize$22,964

Blowout Series 64-M: $215 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Prize Pool$229,200
Winnerkirdface (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$36,758

Blowout Series 64-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Prize Pool$206,000
WinnerKorrinho (Austria)
First-place Prize$47,470

Blowout Series 65-L: $5.50 PLO8 [8-Max]

Prize Pool$22,398
WinnerMK RED DEVIL (Turkmenistan)
First-place Prize$2,810 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 65-M: $55 PLO8 [8-Max]

Prize Pool$67,500
WinnerSpider91_PL (Poland)
First-place Prize$8,253 (three-way deal)

Blowout Series 65-H: $530 PLO8 [8-Max]

Prize Pool$94,000
WinnerPIPON777 (Latvia)
First-place Prize$18,648

Blowout Series 66-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$126,518
WinnerROBAZAN (Russia)
First-place Prize$6,738 + $3,155 in bounties

Blowout Series 66-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$306,200
WinnerVortzah is back (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$18,932 + $15,557 in bounties

Blowout Series 66-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$310,000
WinnerPatrick "pads1161" Leonard (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$25,517 + $23,121 in bounties

Blowout Series 67-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$39,577
WinnerSamuel13korn (Brazil)
First-place Prize$5,564

Blowout Series 67-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$146,450
WinnerIClickIBrick (Romania)
First-place Prize$21,200

Blowout Series 67-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo]

Prize Pool$197,500
Winner13nutcracker13 (Greece)
First-place Prize$36,254

Blowout Series 68-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$160,495
WinnerCayJay1802 (Canada)
First-place Prize$7,427 + $3,856 in bounties

Blowout Series 68-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Thursday Thrill SE]

Prize Pool$440,400
WinnerThe Borsh (Russia)
First-place Prize$27,025 + $14,618 in bounties

Blowout Series 68-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]

Prize Pool$539,000
WinnerOld brock (Austria)
First-place Prize$41,737 + $28,417 in bounties

Blowout Series 69-L: $11 HORSE

Prize Pool$25,215
WinnerValue858Vn (Vietnam)
First-place Prize$3,727 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 69-M: $109 HORSE

Prize Pool$50,200
WinnerCamilancefieldg (Canada)
First-place Prize$9,488

Blowout Series 69-H: $1,050 HORSE

Prize Pool$58,000
Winnerrompsa (Finland)
First-place Prize$18,850

Blowout Series 70-L: $2.20 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive Total KO]

Prize Pool$19,000
WinnerBoshnika (Russia)
First-place Prize$1,267

Blowout Series 70-M: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive Total KO]

Prize Pool$228,820
Winnerbizool (Belgium)
First-place Prize$11,677

Blowout Series 70-H: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive Total KO]

Prize Pool$289,000
WinnerHristivoje "All In PAV" Pavlovic (New Zealand)
First-place Prize$32,904

Blowout Series 71-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$40,238
WinnerGiulyPL (Poland)
First-place Prize$5,657

Blowout Series 71-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$153,212
WinnerKoook69 (Germany)
First-place Prize$22,240

Blowout Series 71-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, HRC Supersonic SE]

Prize Pool$191,070
WinnerLonnie "thx4urm0n3y" Hallett (Canada)
First-place Prize$34,928

Blowout Series 72-L: $5.50 PLO8 [6-Max]

Prize Pool$16,812
WinnerJackASS 005 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$2,191 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 72-M: $55 PLO8 [6-Max]

Prize Pool$54,450
Winnerdimadondolad (Russia)
First-place Prize$8,786

Blowout Series 72-H: $530 PLO8 [6-Max]

Prize Pool$82,000
Winnerchorizo72 (Denmark)
First-place Prize$16,620

Blowout Series 73-L: $2.20 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$26,168
Winnermadmax0977 (Germany)
First-place Prize$1,183 (three-way deal) + $586 in bounties

Blowout Series 73-M: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$191,960
Winnerr4fuel (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$11,297 + $3,392 in bounties

Blowout Series 73-H: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$210,200
WinnerAmi "UhhMee" Barer (Canada)
First-place Prize$14,700 + $3,392 in bounties

Blowout Series 74-L: $11 NLHE

Prize Pool$175,342
Winnerserkancan (Germany)
First-place Prize$9,184 (six-way deal)

Blowout Series 74-M: $109 NLHE

Prize Pool$368,100
WinnerVitor "flipmm" Castro (Brazil)
First-place Prize$52,696

Blowout Series 74-H: $1,050 NLHE

Prize Pool$161,000
WinnerAndrey "Anjeyyy" Novak (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$32,459

Blowout Series 75-L: $5.50 NLHE [4-Max, Turbo]

Prize Pool$73,970
Winnerivan00st (Croatia)
First-place Prize$8,461

Blowout Series 75-M: $55 NLHE [4-Max, Turbo]

Prize Pool$189,700
WinnerPaSu9090 (Ireland)
First-place Prize$27,127

Blowout Series 75-H: $530 NLHE [4-Max, Turbo]

Prize Pool$200,000
WinnerJuanki "B4NKR0LL3R" Vecino (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$36,884

Blowout Series 76-L: $2.20 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$19,869
Winner777filin777 (Russia)
First-place Prize$1,146 + $622 in bounties

Blowout Series 76-M: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$153,438
WinnerPocok85 (Hungary)
First-place Prize$9,604 + $5,134 in bounties

Blowout Series 76-H: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$199,436
WinnerMakeItSence? (Germany)
First-place Prize$14,252 + $13,931 in bounties

Blowout Series 77-L: $2.20 NLHE [Freezeout]

Prize Pool$30,000
WinnerGerSchwa (Germany)
First-place Prize$2,886 (four-way deal)

Blowout Series 77-M: $22 NLHE [Freezeout]

Prize Pool$165,800
Winnerfr3nne (Sweden)
First-place Prize$15,313 (four-way deal)

Blowout Series 77-H: $215 NLHE [Freezeout]

Prize Pool$256,200
WinnerWitalijuz (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$40,191

Blowout Series 78-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Saturday KO SE]

Prize Pool$309,582
WinnerBoyVn99 (Czech Republic)
First-place Prize$12,911 + $6,527 in bounties

Blowout Series 78-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Saturday KO SE]

Prize Pool$634,100
Winnerefkinis24 (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$38,338 + $26,941 in bounties

Blowout Series 78-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, HRC Saturday KO SE]

Prize Pool$338,000
WinnerAudrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$27,551 + $35,812 in bounties

Blowout Series 79-L: $11 6+ Hold'em [6-Max]

Prize Pool$30,890
Winnerweeman235 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$3,759 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 79-M: $109 6+ Hold'em [6-Max]

Prize Pool$50,000
WinnerShyam "G's zee" Srinivasan (Canada)
First-place Prize$9,106

Blowout Series 79-H: $1,050 6+ Hold'em [6-Max]

Prize Pool$86,000
WinnerLeROYal 09 (Ireland)
First-place Prize$20,551

Blowout Series 80-L: $5.50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$81,835
Winnersalavat00 (Russia)
First-place Prize$3,746 + $1,585 in bounties

Blowout Series 80-M: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$287,950
Winneryuhei33 (Japan)
First-place Prize$17,231 + $10,258 in bounties

Blowout Series 80-H: $530 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$243,500
WinnerJulio "jucetoor18" Torres (Mexico)
First-place Prize$18,885 + $13,645 in bounties

Blowout Series 81-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Prize Pool$46,330
Winnerexport8585 (Sweden)
First-place Prize$6,392

Blowout Series 81-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout, Sunday Kickoff SE]

Prize Pool$186,500
Winnermjeg1410 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$26,675

Blowout Series 81-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max]

Prize Pool$312,000
WinnerTom_Poker_NL (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$54,856

Blowout Series 82-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$412,360
WinnerMaty25 (Argentina)
First-place Prize$18,326 + $6,570 in bounties

Blowout Series 82-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Prize Pool$881,000
Winnerdasslo007 (Luxembourg)
First-place Prize$53,620 + $34,107 in bounties

Blowout Series 82-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, 8-Max]

Prize Pool$562,000
WinnerOle "wizowizo" Schemion (Austria)
First-place Prize$46,911 + $67,906 in bounties

Blowout Series 83-L: $11 PLO [6-Max]

Prize Pool$100,000
Winneranouchka.v (Belgium)
First-place Prize$10,062 (four-way deal)

Blowout Series 83-M: $109 PLO [6-Max]

Prize Pool$185,000
WinnerGET IN IN !! (Ireland)
First-place Prize$23,148 (three-way deal)

Blowout Series 83-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max]

Prize Pool$318,000
WinnerChristopher "lissi stinkt" Frank (Austria)
First-place Prize$59,582

Blowout Series Side Event: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]

The Blowout Series Side Event featured a $5,200 buy-in, along with a $1 million guarantee, to make it one of the biggest events on the schedule. A total of 225 entrants brought the prize pool up to $1,125,000.

Russia's "hello_totti" shipped the two-day event for $219,546. However, the bigger news might have been that PokerStars Ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis snagged his biggest score on his Twitch stream after taking fourth place for $97,257.

Prize Pool$1,125,000
Winner"hello_totti" (Russia)
First-place Prize$219,546

Blowout Series 84-L: $2.20 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$50,000
WinnerADRIANOARHS (Greece)
First-place Prize$2,502 + $1,061 in bounties

Blowout Series 84-M: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]

PokerStars Ambassador Arlie "Prince Pablo" Shaban notched his biggest online score of his poker career on Sunday evening after shipping the Blowout Series 84-M: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE] for $13,399 in prize money (after a three-way deal) plus $6,308 in bounties.

PokerStars Ambassadors Arlie Shaban and Lex Veldhuis Find Huge Success in Blowout Series

Prize Pool$311,440
WinnerArlie "Prince Pablo" Shaban (Canada)
First-place Prize$13,399 (three-way deal) + $6,308 in bounties

Blowout Series 84-H: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$635,600
WinnerJamil "Jamil11" Wakil (Canada)
First-place Prize$39,175 + $33,478 in bounties

Blowout Series 85-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Mini Sunday Supersonic SE]

Prize Pool$65,000
WinnerGnik86 (Germany)
First-place Prize$8,292

Blowout Series 85-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE]

Prize Pool$291,861
Winnermbos92 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$37,814 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 85-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, HRC Sunday Supersonic SE]

Prize Pool$413,730
WinnervanEs2k11 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$37,814 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 86-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]

Prize Pool$302,408
WinnerFelipe "altzera" Lobato Isaac Goncalves (Brazil)
First-place Prize$12,683 + $3,331 in bounties

Blowout Series 86-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]

Prize Pool$975,700
WinnerJustTrappedU (Austria)
First-place Prize$56,922 + $28,190 in bounties

Blowout Series 86-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]

Prize Pool$1,397,000
Winnerpaxantho (Greece)
First-place Prize$92,222 + $52,804 in bounties

Blowout Series 87-L: $2.20 NLHE [Turbo]

Prize Pool$27,738
WinnerJlep5 (Canada)
First-place Prize$3,398

Blowout Series 87-M: $22 NLHE [Turbo]

Prize Pool$232,420
Winner_Miazakii_ (Brazil)
First-place Prize$22,667 (four-way deal)

Blowout Series 87-H: $215 NLHE [Turbo]

Prize Pool$321,200
Winnerstajmak1896 (Germany)
First-place Prize$40,408 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 88-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Freezeout, Series Wrap-Up]

Prize Pool$67,251
WinnerFelipe "Badbomen" Campins (Argentina)
First-place Prize$6,354 (four-way deal)

Blowout Series 88-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Freezeout, Series Wrap-Up]

Prize Pool$206,744
Winnergotheapsofeh (Germany)
First-place Prize$25,753 (heads-up deal)

Blowout Series 88-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Series Wrap-Up]

Prize Pool$275,141
WinnerzinkAA (Russia)
First-place Prize$48,597

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