Conor Beresford Wins Two GGPoker High Stakes Events

Conor Beresford

Former world number one for online poker tournaments, Conor Beresford, returned to form in the most spectacular of way, taking down a brace of high-stakes events at GGPoker. Beresford’s pair of victories resulted in $157,086 topping up his bankroll.

The talented British star’s largest score came in the WSOPC Series: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Sunday HR, which saw a star-studded yet compact field of 58 entrants compete for a slice of the $290,000 prize pool.

Only seven of the nine finalists won a slice of the main prize pool, Rui Ferreira being the first of those in-the-money players; Ferreira netted $18,117 with bounties included.

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

A finalist in the Super MILLION$ last week, Jason Koon navigated his way to the latter stages of this tournament. However, his run ended in a sixth-place finish worth $14,397. Pedro Garagnani and David Coleman fell by the wayside, albeit with $21,942 and $25,289 to keep them company.

The penultimate elimination was that of Dutch grinder "Driekus888." They won $31,829, with their exit leaving Beresford heads-up against the Russian legend that is Artur Martirosian. Beresford got the job done and his hands on $90,270, leaving Martirosian to collect a $55,553 consolation prize.

WSOPC Series: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Sunday HR Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrize
1Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom$59,375$90,270
2Artur MartirosianRussia$24,687$55,553
3Driekus888Netherlands$7,187$31,829
4David ColemanCanada$5,625$25,289
5Pedro GaragnaniBrazil$6,250$21,942
6Jason KoonCanada$1,875$14,397
7Rui FerreiraBrazil$8,125$18,117

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Victory Number Two For Hot-Running Beresford

Beresford found himself on top of the pile in the WSOPC Series: $888 Crazy Eights HR, outlasting 420 opponents on his way to scooping $66,816.

The first of three Brazilian finalists, "morgota" was the first player who busted from the final table. Their ninth-place finish came with $6,681 in prize money. Beresford’s fellow Brit, Jonathan Proudfoot, busted in eighth for $8,910, which was the tournament’s last five-figure payout.

Daniel Dvoress
Daniel Dvoress

Daniel Dvoress ($11,881) and fellow Canadian "Pen15" ($15,844) were joined by Brazilian stalwart Bruno Volkmann ($21,129) and Austrian Claus Thaler ($28,176.

Beresford found himself heads-up against samba star Dennys Ramos after Alex Theologis bowed out in third ($37,573). The heads-up duo fought it out and it was Beresford who came out on top. He received $66,816 while Ramos walked away with $50,105 to show for his substantial efforts.

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WSOPC Series: $888 Crazy Eights HR Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom$66,816
2Dennys RamosBrazil$50,105
3Alex TheologisAustria$37,573
4Claus ThalerAustria$28,176
5Bruno VolkmannBrazil$21,129
6Pen15Canada$15,844
7Daniel DvoressCanada$11,881
8Jonathan ProudfootUnited Kingdom$8,910
9morgotaBrazil$6,681
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Beresford was not the only British player to reel in a monster-sized score because Stephen Chidwick triumphed in the WSOPC Series: $5,250 Deepstack Sunday HR. Chidwick overcame some of the world’s best players, including Isaac Haxton, Nick Petrangelo, and Aleks Ponakovs at the final table. He then defeated Marius Gierse heads-up to become the recipient of $80,929.

Chidwick also netted $151,289 for a fifth-place finish in the WSOPC Series: $25,500 Sunday Million Super HR.

Some of the other GGPoker highlights involving our players included:

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Results From 888Poker and PokerStars

888poker continued to be a happy hunting ground for players sporting a Union Jack next to their alias. Richard Kellett found himself in the winner’s enclosure last week, this week saw "casual_win" take down the $2,100 buy-in Big Shot High Roller for an impressive $28,000.

It was not only GGPoker and 888poker where our players helped themselves to some chunky scores because some of our stars tore it up at PokerStars, too.

"WhatA298" entered the Winter Series 106-H: $530 NLHE 7-Max, Hyper, Sunday Supersonic] alongside 695 opponents. A shade over 2.5 hours later, WhatA298 was the last player standing, and received $64,024 for their efforts.

Some of the other PokerStars results worthy of you casting your beady eye over included:

*includes bounties

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