Jans “Graftekkel” Arends won the 2023 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $10,300 Buy-In Event of the Thursday Thrill bagging $202,936. Many poker diehards expected him to go on vacation.
But, Arends signed up for the $5,200 Titans Event aiming for its top prize.
The tournament attracted 62 players who formed a $310,000 prize pool. Yet, only the nine top finalists got a share of the pool. Aliaksei “ale6ka” Boika burst the tournament’s money bubble after finishing 10th.
His exit earned each remaining finalist at least $9,664. Ole Schemion finished ninth with $9,664. Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche, Bruno Volkmann, and Andy Wilson followed him in eighth, seventh, and sixth place respectively.
“GodOf.com” finished fifth and “blowknockout” followed them in fourth place. FishOnHeater’s third place set up a heads-up match between Felipe Ketzer and Arends.
The duo has clashed in many events in the past. But luck was on Arends’ side as he sent Ketzer in second place with $62,670.
The Final Table Payouts
- Jans “Graftekkel” Arends from Austria-$83,672
- Felipe “ketzerfelipe” Ketzer from brazil-$62,670
- FishOnHeater from Mexico-$46,939
- blowknockout from Mexico-$35,158
- GodOf.com from Andorra-$26,333
- Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson from the United Kingdom-$19,723
- Bruno “great dant” Volkmann from Brazil-$14,773
- Dominik “Bounatriou” Nitsche from the United Kingdom-$11,064
- Ole “wizowizo” Schemion from Austria-$9,664
Vlad Darie Dominates the $1,050 Sunday High Roller PKO
Vlad “dariepoker” Darie excited their fans on Sunday when they won $22,080 in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller PKO event. Such events often attract many talented players.
Darie competed for the top prize with flerrehuve, Aliaksei “Boika, POKERPR02.0, and Roman “Gogac sniper” Hrabec. Lollypop78 exited the tournament in third place kicking off a tough battle of the blinds between Tr!pleeeee and Darie.
Each of the two finalists collected $9,900 from the main pool. However, Darie eliminated Tr!pleeeee as the runner-up with $15,954.
What Were the Event’s Biggest Prizes?
- Vlad “dariepoker” Darie from Romania- a $22,080 total prize; $12,234 bounties and a $9,846 prize
- Tr!pleeeee from Poland- a $15,954 total prize;$6,109 bounties and a $9,845 prize
- Lollypop78 from Germany- a $8,999 total prize; $2,375 bounties and a $6,624 prize
- flerrehuve from Sweden- a 9,958 total prize; $4,843 bounties and a $5,115 prize
- Granter777 from Andorra- a $5,386 total prize; $1,437 bounties and a $3,949 prize
- Aliaksei “al36ka” Boika from Slovenia- a $4,049 total prize; $1,000 bounties and a $3,049 prize
- HustlinFIN from Finland- a $5,604 total prize; $3,250 bounties and a $2,354 prize
- P0KERPR02.0 from Austria- a $1,818 total prize; $0 bounties and a $1,818 prize
- Roman “Gogac sniper” Hrabec from Austria- a $2,356 total prize; $875 bounties and a $1,481 prize