Two fortunate 888Poker players have won big this weekend as the $50k & $300k jackpots fell in BLAST Poker action, and 888Poker Ambassador Chris Moorman finishes second in the Commerce Poker Series Main Event.
Fed up of listening to news stories droning on and on about PokerStars?
I’m fed up of writing them, so here is a reminder that there is another online poker room in the marketplace and they are doing rather well.
888Poker launched BLAST Poker – their version of super-duper fast lottery style poker – back in the summer. It’s ideal for people like me who have to install a colostomy bag just to eke out a few extra minutes from a day that includes writing stuff like this, being taught how to live by a teenage son and walking around the front room with a seven week old daughter screaming in your lughole.
And this weekend, there were two big winners as two lucky blighters playing in $5 & $30 buy-in versions hit the $50,000 & $300,000 jackpots. A Malaysian player called Mn79Ben hit the $50,000 jackpot when his pocket queens held against the ropey looking A6. Mn79Ben earned $30,000 for a few minutes work: mario868116 from Russia won the second place prize of $10,000, with the fourth and fifth place finishers taking home $5k each.
Swedish player bucopepic took the $180,000 first prize when the lottery ticker on his game showed $300,000. The Swede was all-in on the final hand holding 65s and flopped the straight. His Russian opponent sreutov earned $60,000, and the fourth and fifth place finishers took home $30k each.
Here is 888Poker Ambassador Kara Scott talking about BLAST Poker with PokerNews superstar Sarah Herring.
A Close Shave For Chris Moorman
888Poker Ambassador, Chris Moorman, has been advertising the 888Poker brand in California this week. The greatest multi-table tournament (MTT) online poker player in the history of the game has been competing in the Commerce Poker Series at the Commerce Casino and he has just had a close but no trophy to dump into the bin because of luggage constraints moment.
Moorman – who already has $4.4m in live tournament earnings and a World Poker Tour (WPT) title on his resume – was competing in the $1,650 buy-in Commerce Poker Series Main Event. The UK-pro finished in second place for $85,510 – his highest score since finishing third in the €1,000 Estrellas Main Event at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Festival in Barcelona earlier in the year.
It takes one hell of a man, or woman, to topple a man of Chris Moorman’s quality, and he came in the shape of defending champion Scott Stewart. In September, the Californian resident defeated 408 entrants to capture the $105,245 first prize and now has another $97,800 plus a $10,000 LAPC Main Event seat in his locker after topping a 345 competitor field, defending his trophy in the process.
Final Table Results
1. Scott Stewart – $97,800 + $10k LAPC Seat
2. Chris Moorman – $85,510
3. Sameer Aljanedi – $48,550
4. Aaron Kaiser – $31,440
5. William Sinclair – $24,230
6. David “ODB” Baker – $20,050
7. John Hulett – $16,820
8. Yong Han – $13,780
9. Andy Stracuzzi – $10,780