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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

Place Player Country Prize
1 Philipp Krieger Germany $37,382
2 Max Herulf Sweden $25,377
3 Viktor Popov Bulgaria $17,306
4 Artem Voziianov Kazakhstan $11,469
5 Ivan Balzano Argentina $7,799
6 Joao Gaspar Malta $5,944
7 Niko Wieland Germany $4,599
8 William Barbosa Brazil $3,643
9 Nikita Kalinin Mexico $2,837

Other Recent PPC UK Champions

Event Entrants Prize pool Champion Prize
#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.

Date Time Event Buy-in Venue
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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