Germany’s Philipp Krieger helped himself to the largest partypoker Players Championship UK score of the series so far courtesy of triumphing in the PPC UK #08 Mini Main Event on April 24. The $109 buy-in tournament saw 2,498 players buy-in across numerous Day 1s, but only 371 of those starters made it through to the final day, each of them securing at least a min-cash.
Each of the Day 2 players received at least $219 for their efforts, but this amount increased to almost $3,000 by the time the nine-handed final table was set. The final table was a cosmopolitan affair with eight countries represented.
Mexico lost its horse in the race when Nikita Kalinin crashed out in ninth for $2,837. Brazilian William Barbosa ($3,643), Germany’s Niko Wieland ($4,599), and Joao Gaspar of Malta ($5,944) joined Kalinin on the sidelines.
Ivan Balzano was the last recipient of a four-figure prize; the Argentinian collected $7,799 after his demise in fifth place.
Fourth-place and $11,469 went to Artem Voziianov, who calls Kazakhstan home, before Viktor Popov of Bulgaria saw his tournament end in a third-place finish worth $17,306. Popov’s exit left Philipp Krieger heads-up against Swedish grinder Max Herulf. The one-on-one battle went Krieger’s way, and he secured a $37,382 payout, leaving Herulf to walk away with a $25,377 consolation prize.
PPC UK #08 Mini Main Event Final Table Results
Other Recent PPC UK Champions
|#07 Mix-Max Knockout||449||$50,000||Guilherme Dos Santos||$7,689*|
|#09 6-Max Turbo||317||$21,873||Goran Sunjka||$3,657|
|#10 7-Max Turbo Knockout||242||$40,000||David Farkas||$6,709*|
|#12 Omaha||100||$30,000||Niki Murmisto||$6,257|
Remaining PPC UK Online Events
Do not miss the last handful of online PPC UK events because there is some juicy value in there, not least in the online Day 1 of the £500,000 guaranteed Main Event.
Seventy-six players bought into the Main Event Day 1 on April 24, but only 11 of them punched their Day 2 tickets. Christopher Brammer (1,159,360) and Euan McNicholas (1,035,076) were the only players who managed to turn their 100,000 starting stacks into more than one million chips.
|Mon 25 Apr||20:05||PPC UK #13 6-Max: $30K Gtd||$109||Online|
|Tue 26 Apr||20:05||PPC UK #14 Deepstack Turbo: $20K Gtd||$75||Online|
|Wed 27 Apr||20:05||PPC UK #11 Main Event Day 1: £500K Gtd||£550||Online|
|20:05||PPC UK #15 7-Max Knockout: $50K Gtd||$109||Online|
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