888Poker players hit $50k & $300k BLAST jackpots; Chris Moorman 2nd in Commerce Main Event

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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.

888Poker players hit $50k & $300k BLAST jackpots; Chris Moorman 2nd in Commerce Main EventFed 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


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