Big Wins Galore at 888poker This Past Week

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Scores of online poker tournament specialists have bagged themselves large scores this week thanks to some of the value-packed events held at 888Poker, the world’s second-largest online poker site.

Last Wednesday, Ukraine’s “r2rka” topped a field of 613 in the $25,000 Wednesday Challenge 2nd Chance, turning $35 into a wallet-popping $4,769.34, defeating Germany’s “waldi9999” heads-up for the title, leaving the latter to make do with the still sizable $3,458.97 runner-up prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1r2rka$4,769.34
2waldi9999$3,458.97
3patadecamelo$2,550.04
4robertstack$1,918.84
5TheeWoolf$1,348.24
6DaPenguin213$1,073.04
7Ejsenhoven1$820.56
8RayCharlz$568.08
9elf88.74$378.72

The first five-figure score of the past seven days went to “Vocaaas” of the Czech Republic after they won the $40,000 Quarterback, outlasting 200 opponents in the $215 buy-in tournament.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Vocaaas$10,255.50
2marioallin58$7,393.50
3Gr33nApples$5,604.75
4Alldayloser$4,173.75
5DEOSONER$2,862
6JstLikeThat$2,385
7nemekiss$1,908
8haze1607$1,431
9AhCacao$954

Also on Thursday, there was an Austrian one-two in the $20,000 Thursday Challenge, a superb event costing a mere $12 to enter, yet one that saw the final six finishers bank more than $1,000 each, proving you don’t have to risk a lot to win big at 888poker.

PlacePlayerPrize
1vick_mackey$4,561.65
2bsnt_lg$3,284.38
3WAFAL$2,432.88
4joaovalliro$1,824.66
5tguedes$1,277.26
6sryigotodds$1,033.97
7emersoncds$790.68
8cjy149$547.39
9ImBillieJean$343.03

Towards the weekend, “Darkknight79” won $4,002 by taking down the $20,000 Friday Challenge, with “5d2031826” triumphing in the $20,000 Octopus on Saturday for $5,635, but it was Sunday where some mega money was won, as is usually the case in the world of online poker tournaments.

Finland’s “TomYamKai” entered the $100,000 Mega Deep for $215, and 13-hours later was the only player with chips in front of them. Their prize? A cool $26,737.50, and the title of $100,000 Mega Deep champion.

PlacePlayerPrize
1TomYamKai$26,737.50
2_antikk_$19,251
3uR4iseM3Up$14,260
4poBHblu$10,695
5NoelHayes666$7,486.50
6jenbizzle$6,060.50
7wantime1234$4,364.50
8WowAceDude$3,208.50
9kimberslice$2,010.66

Another big Sunday tournament at 888poker is the $80,000 Baby Whale, which commands a $320 buy-in unless you manage to win your way to it via the plentiful satellites running throughout the week. This week’s winner banked more than $21,000 for their victory as the prize pool easily surpassed the guarantee.

PlacePlayerPrize
1juanfran1973$21,070.62
2TeamShippo$15,646.50
3LvckyLvke$11,529
4ImSoTight$8,784
5groggggggggy$6,148.80
6soldier19$4,666.50
7sonmonedass$3,568.50
8sammygrinder$2,470.50
9Oliver__$1,822.68

It wasn’t only the Baby Whale sporting an $80,000 guarantee this weekend because the Sunday Challenge, costing only $90 to enter, had the same target, too. This guarantee was obliterated when 789 buy-ins were processed, taking the prize pool to an impressive $101,598, the lion’s share of which is now nestled in the account of Czech Republic’s “Toilet_Po8L.”

PlacePlayerPrize
1Toilet_Po8L$18,643.23
2Hlodge$13,309.33
3FoldDearDonk$10,058.20
4trujustrus$7,569.05
5RiffRaff82$5,283.09
6FU_I_M_ICM$4,267.11
7satsugai$3,251.13
8OMGsete$2,235.15
9pelfort$1,320.77

By far the biggest score of the current week came on Tuesday night when “prebzzz” took down the $50,000 Volcano, a $600 buy-in high roller tournament that attracts some of the best poker players in the business.

PlacePlayerPrize
1prebzzz$18,193
2clikinbutonz$12,656
3pipedreamkim$9,610.65
4b8chatz$7,119
5PRoyal888$4,746
6ZeusLazer$3,955
7BadModafoka1$3,164
8OMGsete$2,373
9checktrap11$1,977.50

If you want to get involved in any of the tournaments mentioned above, all you need is an 888poker account, your poker skills, and a little luck. 888poker has a superb offer for PokerNews readers at the moment, one that gives you a free $20 when you create a new 888poker account and deposit $10 using the bonus code POKERNEWS10.

This free $20 offer ends on August 10, so those of you wanting to get your hands on some free cash need to hurry or you’re leaving plenty of value on the table, and we all know that is a bad thing to do.

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