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Another two Grand Prix KO Autumn champions have been crowned after the $215 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed 6-Max Championship and the $22 buy-in $75,000 guaranteed Mini 6-Max Championship events concluded in the early hours of October 14.

Both Marijan Rankic of Slovenia, and Brazil’s Fernando Tragueta became poker champions, wrote their names into PartyPoker’s history books, and padded their bankrolls with chunky prizes, giving them plenty of ammunition for the remaining PKO events on the schedule.

The $215 6-Max Championship drew in 948 PartyPoker players from all corners of the globe. Only 140 of those punched their Day 2 tickets, and Croatian grinder Marijan Rankic outlasted them all.

The Day 2 field was littered with household names, such as Fabio Sperling, Daniel Smyth, Martins Adeniya, Tomas Fara, and final table bubble boy Boris Angelov.

With bounties included, each of the finalists locked in more than $5,000 for their efforts. Estonia’s Jesus Ucero was the six-handed final table’s first casualty. He headed into the cold of the night with $5,144 in tow.

Sander Totuli, a regular in PartyPoker tournaments, fell in fifth for $6,361 before Denmark’s Jonathan Harlin saw his $215 turn into $10,112 as his deep run ended in a fourth-place finish.

Third place and $11,750 went to Joao Vieira, with Vieira’s untimely demise leaving Rankic heads-up against Adam Hari, representing Hungary. Both players banked near as damn it $14,000 from the main prize pool, but the final bounty payment was also worth five figures. The $12,554 final bounty went to Rankic, meaning his victory came with $26,554, while Hari consoled himself with a $15,269 runner-up prize.

Grand Prix KO Autumn #02 6-Max Championship Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Marijan Rankic Slovenia $12,554 $14,000 $26,554
2 Adam Hari Hungary $1,292 $13,977 $15,269
3 Joao Vieira United Kingdom $2,343 $9,407 $11,750
4 Jonathan Harling Denmark $3,903 $6,209 $10,112
5 Sander Totuli Brazil $2,234 $4,127 $6,361
6 Jesus Ucero Estonia $1,992 $3,152 $5,144

Tragueta Takes Down Mini 6-Max Championship

The Mini 6-Max Championship was only mini in name because a staggering 3,351 PartyPoker players bought in for $22 and fought it out for the lion’s share of $75,000. Almost one-tenth of that pot is now nestled in the account of Brazil’s Fernando Tragueta, a worth champion if ever we saw one.

The bumper crowd ensured everyone at the final table took home more than $1,700 for their $22 investment. Jan Nielsen ($1,717), Anatoly Zuev ($1,616), Victor Martins ($2,797), and Baptiste Scorsone ($3,991) hit the showers one after another, leaving Tragueta heads-up against Martin “Marty” Mathis.

You may recall Mathis won the PartyPoker LIVE MILLIONS South America Main Event for $873,700 in 2019. Mathis may have been the favourite for victory going into the heads-up clash, but Tragueta defied the odds, eliminated Mathis in second-place, and claimed $7,139 in cold hard cash for himself. Mathis had to make do with a $5,403 runner-up score.

Grand Prix Autumn #03 Mini 6-Max Championship Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Fernando Tragueta Brazil $2,304 $4,835 $7,139
2 Martin Mathis Mexico $579 $4,824 $5,403
3 Baptiste Scorsone Malta $972 $3,019 $3,991
4 Victor Martins Brazil $782 $2,015 $2,797
5 Anatoly Zuev Kazakhstan $242 $1,374 $1,616
6 Jan Nielsen Denmark $743 $974 $1,717

Check Out the Weekend’s Grand Prix KO Autumn Action

It’s getting colder and colder out there with each passing day, so why not keep warm with some red-hot Grand Prix KO Autumn series action this weekend?

PartyPoker players are spoiled for choice when it comes to massive PKO tournaments to play. Just check out the table below to see which events you can enter over the weekend! Day 1s run at several times throughout October 14-16, will you make it through to Day 2 with a massive stack?

Event Buy-in Guarantee Day 2?
#04 – Main Event $109 $500,000 Oct. 24
#05 – Mini Main Event $11 $100,000 Oct. 24
#06 – 7-Max High Roller $320 $250,000 Oct. 17
#07 – Super 50 $55 $150,000 Oct. 17
#08 – 7-Max Championship $215 $200,000 Oct. 20
#09 – Mini 7-Max Championship $22 $75,000 Oct. 20

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