Huge WSOP Winter Circuit Scores Through First Four Ring Events

Four GGPoker players now have a coveted gold World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit rung after triumphing in the opening four ring-awarding events of the $150 million guaranteed WSOP Winter Circuit festival.

Israel’s “Corenkas” is the biggest winner of the series so far, thanks to them taking down an abdominal snowman-sized $10,300 Super MILLION$ for almost $1.1 million. Amazingly, the Israeli grinder will not be the biggest winner by the time the final event is done and dusted!

#1: BIG 50 Bounty MILLION$ Kick-Off

The WSOP Winter Circuit’s opening event was the BIG 50 Bounty MILLION$ Kick-Off, and what a tournament to get things underway. Over several flights, some 34,683 players turned out and created a $1,595,418 prize pool, and all for a buy-in of only $50.

With bounties included, none of the nine finalists walked away with less than $9,200 for their $50 investment. Raymundo “RayOrtega” Ortega ($9,207) was the first casualty under the spotlights. “Grindation” ($11,625), “ChiMuDao” ($17,293), “Argrich_” ($18,827), and Adrovan “Gboro21” Rodrigues ($22,789) joined the list of busted players.

The final four players struck a deal that removed the huge pay jumps. That quartet of players locked in between $38,006 and $41,072 from the main prize pool, leaving the still massive bounties left to play for.

“TopDagas” crashed out in fourth for a combined $45,163 before “Sava_Kov” busted in third for $47,835. Heads-up pitted Viliyan “Mozak” Petleshkov of Macedonia against Russia’s “zzverevzz.” The one-on-one battle went the way of the Macedonian, who added $35,013 worth of bounties to his score, for a total prize tipping the scales at $73,019. Zzverevzz headed into the night with a $47,835 consolation prize.

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Viliyan “Mozak” Petleshkov Macedonia $35,013 $38,006 $73,019*
2 zzverevzz Russia $6,612 $38,146 $44,758*
3 Sava_Kov Croatia $6,763 $41,072 $47,835*
4 TopDogas Austria $8,570 $36,593 $45,163*
5 Adrovan “Gboro21” Rodrigues Brazil $3,644 $19,145 $22,789
6 Argrich_ China $4,602 $14,225 $18,827
7 ChiMuDao China $6,724 $10,569 $17,293
8 Grindation Cyprus $3,773 $7,852 $11,625
9 Raymundo “RayOrtega” Ortega Mexico $3,373 $5,834 $9,207

*reflects a four-way deal

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#2: $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Roller

This week’s Super MILLION$ was even larger than usual, with 722 entrants creating a $7,220,000 prize pool and a near $1.1 million top prize.

Israel’s “Corenkas” was the player that emerged victoriously and who scooped the $1,095,775 top prize. Winning the Super MILLION$ is a superb result in its own right, but Corenkas took down this $10,300 buy-in affair despite sitting down at the final table ninth in chips with only 17 big blinds at their disposal.

PokerNews published a full recap of this event’s final table action. Check it out here.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Corenkas Israel $1,095,775
2 Biao Ding Hong Kong $845,129
3 Aleksejs Ponakovs Latvia $651,876
4 Mike Watson Canada $502,857
5 Barak Wisbrod Israel $387,947
6 Anatoly Filatov Turkey $299,340
7 Mark Radoja Mexico $231,015
8 Elio Fox Mexico $178,329
9 libre Hong Kong $137,702

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#3: $2,100 Bounty Hunters Championship

Progressive Knockout tournaments are popular at GGPoker and often smash their guarantees. So combining a PKO format with a $2,100 buy-in was always going to create some incredible prizes.

Event #3: $2,100 Bounty Hunters Championship drew in 567 entrants, who locked horns over a $1,134,000 prize pool. All but one of the finalists captured a total prize worth more than $21,000, with the top two finishers seeing six-figure sums land in their GGPoker account.

“soldzerjan” ($21,769) was the final table’s first casualty. Zhao Zi Long ($13,409) busted next. Amazingly, Long did not claim a single scalp during their deep run to an eighth-place finish.

“Nikki beagle” ($22,719), Anatolii “Tolya089” Uizhakov ($28,370), and “RanThisTable” ($39,358) bowed out, before Ivan “uPayMyOnix” Limeira ($45,475) and “ZYN1111” ($67,870) ran out of steam, and sent the tournament into the heads-up stage.

Canada’s “Full Boat Fox” faced the legendary David Peters heads-up, with both players locking in more than $57,000 from the main prize pool, but both guaranteed in excess of $100,000 when they added the bounties to their payout.

Peters would have been the neutral’s favorite to come away with the victory. However, he had to make do with a $103,606 consolation prize, leaving Full Boat Fox to help themself to an impressive $147,297 haul.

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Full Boat Fox Canada $89,691 $57,606 $147,297
2 David Peters Canada $46,113 $57,493 $103,606
3 ZYN1111 China $22,726 $45,144 $67,870
4 Ivan “uPayMyOnix” Limeira Brazil $10,062 $35,413 $45,475
5 RanThisTable Brazil $11,578 $27,780 $39,358
6 Anatolii “Tolya089” Uizhakov Russia $6,578 $21,792 $28,370
7 Nikki beagle Poland $5,625 $17,094 $22,719
8 Zhao Zi Long Turkey   $13,409 $13,409
9 soldzerjan Slovenia $11,250 $10,519 $21,769

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#4: $525 “Winter is Coming” Bounty 6-Handed NLH

The fourth WSOP Circuit ring-awarding event of the amazing $150 million guaranteed schedule was the $525 “Winter is Coming” Bounty 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em. Some 2,248 GGPoker players bought in and created a $1,124,000 prize pool.

That chunky prize pool meant nobody at the seven-handed final table walked away with less than $17,000. Sweden’s “YouAteMyHamster” was the seventh-place finisher, a result worth $17,009.

No hamster’s were harmed writing this recap.

Ido “idollar” Aboudi ($33,697), Felipe “Obaralhaco” Monteiro ($41,165), and Montenegro’s “LanaRhodes69” ($48,093) fell by the wayside, leaving Luiz “Infxtanibus” De Melo and “Ha KoLeHu” of Finland heads-up. Both heads-up players banked more than $46,000 from the main prize pool, and fought it out for a similarly sized final bounty payment. The Finn got the job done and their hands on the $46,218 last bounty, for a total haul worth $92,405. De Melo scooped $58,321 for their second-place finish.

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Ha KoJleHu Finland $46,218 $46,187 $92,405
2 Luiz “Infxtantibus” De Melo Brazil $12,248 $46,073 $58,321
3 LanaRhodes69 Montenegro $14,338 $33,755 $48,093
4 Filipe “Obaralhaco” Monteiro Brazil $16,464 $24,701 $41,165
5 Ido “idollar” Aboudi Israel $15,622 $18,075 $33,697
6 Eder Campana Brazil $8,192 $13,226 $21,418
7 YouAteMyHamster Sweden $7,330 $9,679 $17,009

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Upcoming WSOP Winter Circuit Ring-Awarding Events

There is still plenty of action left in the $150 million guaranteed WSOP Winter Circuit online at GGPoker. You still have the chance to enter the $1,500 Merry MILLIONAIRE MAKER, which has $5 million guaranteed, with at least $1 million going to the eventual champion. However, you must hurry if you want to play because it concludes on December 12.

FLIP & GO players have a $100 buy-in $1 million guaranteed event to get their teeth into; the Flip Stage runs from December 10-18.

Check out the table below for the schedule of the next five ring-awarding events.

Date Time (GMT) Event Guarantee
December 10-12 Various #6: $1,500 Merry MILLIONAIRE MAKER $5,000,000
December 10-18 Various #9: $100 Jingle Bells FLIP & GO NLH $1,000,000
December 11 5:00 p.m. #5: $1,050 GGMasters HR Winter Freezeout $1,225,000
December 13 6:00 p.m. #7: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship $500,000
December 15 6:00 p.m. #8: $320 “Santa’s Sled” Ultra Deepstack Turbo Bounty $500,000

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