Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang received $94,468 after he led a packed field with many talented players in a $5,200 buy-in Titans Event at PokerStars. It had 68 poker titans who created a $350,000 prize pool that was shared among the top nine finalists.
The finishers included Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo, Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle, Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph. Rolle and Veldhuis from PokerStars fell short of the nine finishers despite buying in.
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura was among the first titans to get a return from their investments. But, he exited the tournament holding the ninth position and received $10,911, and the final table was set after he departed.
Mamamama70 from Sweden became the first finalist to leave the tournament. He finished eighth and got $12,492. Nacho124441 from Mexico and Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank exited the tournament after mamamama70. Each of them received $22,268 and $16,679.
Danish grinder x_zola25 was the next player to exit the event, and he finished in the fifth position with a $29,731 payout. The payouts were growing tremendously with each event exit at this stage.
Matas "NoTilit" Cikinas ended the tournament being the fourth player and won $39,694, while Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi finished in third place and got $52,996.
Vogelsang Clashes With Philippe D'Auteuil
Vogelsang faced Philippe "takechip" D'Auteuil, a Canadian pro, in a one-on-one battle whose payout was about $24,000.
Even so, the two heads-up players failed to strike a deal as D'Auteuil got a $70,756 consolation prize after he lost to Vogelsang, who received $94,468. He is preparing for the $10 million guaranteed Sunday Million that will take place this weekend.
Results for the $5,200 Titans Event
These are the positions of the event's finalists;
- Cristoph "26071985" Vogelsang
- Philippe “takechip”D’Auteuil
- Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi
- Matas “No Tilit” Cikinas
- Christopher “lissi stinkt” Frank
- Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
rftg77 from Finland Wins $128,126 GGPoker Score
PokerStars wasn't the only poker operator that offered massive prizes as GGPoker also had huge payouts. The $1,050 GGMasters High Rollers, a GGPoker tournament, attracted 922 entries and has a $1 million pool prize.
The competition ended in a heads-up battle between rftg77 and SensiticePea from Mexico. The Finnish player was the last remaining player at the final table, and he won $128,126 while the Mexican pro finished second and received $118,980.
Aleks Ponakovs was the first titan to exit the final table. He received $13,988 for finishing in the ninth position, while Tomi2120 from Iceland finished eighth with $18,703. Gaurav "Haversham" Sood and Marco Fontanella exited after Tomi2120 and received $33,377 and $24,992, respectively.
Ilya Antaski, a talented Belarusian, received $44,559 after finishing fourth, while danzio finished third and got $59,471. King Anne, from China, was the runners-up, and he received $79,356 prize money and struck a deal with rftg to end the event.
Below are the $1,050 GGMasters High Rollers final table results:
- King Anne
- Ilya Antaski
- Gaurav "Haversham" Sood
- Marco Fontanella
- Aleks Ponakovs