mikealtolusso Wins ACR $100K Gtd PKO Event

mikealtolusso won the $100,000 Gtd PKO High Roller event online at Americas Cardroom

The $100,000 guaranteed High Roller PKO tournament at Americas Cardroom was huge. A field of 271 players paid $600+$30 and created a $162,600 prize pool, including “mikealtolusso”. He bought in twice and the decision to fire a second bullet was a good one. Why? Because he took down the tournament for more than $31,000.

“Fearentino” burst the money bubble when he busted in 37th place. He burst the bubble but managed to collect $1,687.50 worth of bounties. That’s the beauty of PKO events, you can win money without actually cashing in the tournament.

Those surviving 36 players locked up a min-cash of $609.75. mikealtolusso was pleased to cash but he had plans to win an even larger prize. Those plans worked out just fine.

$1,544.70 was the least anyone at the final table could walk away with. That plus any bounty payments the scooped along the way. “LeetRunGood” fell in ninth place and won the $1,544.70 on offer plus an additional $3,271.88 in bounty payments.

Eighth place and $2,032.50 went to “itsluigi” who had re-entered twice. Itsluigi sent enough opponents to the rail to add $2,943 to his prize money.

Each player gained more elbow room when “FaFaFlunky44” fell by the wayside. Seventh place, when bounties were added to it, weighed in at $5,395.

Final Table Is Short-Handed; mikealtolusso Has His Eyes on the Top Prize

“CALICHEM” crashed out in sixth for $3,808 to reduce the player count again. Dylan “domoAlyGato” Linde joined him on the rail in fifth place. Linde is a superb poker player, one with more than $4.2 million in live winnings. His online poker tournament winnings top the scales at more than $6 million. Linde made do with $5,240 in this event.

Mikealtolusso must have started to really believe he could win with Linde out of the way. That dream got closer when “donkeyPROZ” lost his stack. Fourth-place netted donkeyPROZ a combined $9,619.

A five-figure score awaited the final three players thanks to the PKO element. “Autocorekt” saw his tournament end abruptly in third, a finish worth $11,796. This left mikealtolusso and “TonyHartonismyBFF” to lock horns heads up. First and second-place prizes were almost identical, but the difference in bounties was huge.

TonyHartonismyBFF crashed and burned in second place. Bounty of $4,729 was added to his $14,410 runner-up prize. Mikealtolusso banked $14,410 plus a huge $17,296 from the bounty prize pool. PKO champions win their own bounty, hence the size difference.

$100,000 GTD High Rollers PKO 8-Max Final Table Results

Place Player Prize Bounties Total Prize
1 mikealtolusso $14,410 $17,296 $31,706
2 TonyHartonismyBFF $14,410 $4,729 $19,139
3 Autocorekt $9,186 $2,610 $11,796
4 donkeyPROZ $6,910 $2,709 $9,619
5 Dylan “domoAlyGato” Linde $4,715 $525 $5,240
6 CALICHEM $3,658 $150 $3,808
7 FaFaFlunky44 $2,845 $2,550 $5,395
8 itsluigi $2,032 $2,943 $4,975
9 LeetRunGood $1,544 $3,271 $4,815

Day 1B of The Venom PKO took place while mikealtolusso was on his way to winning the $100K event. The Venom PKO is a $2,650 buy-in progressive knockout event with an astronomical $5 million guarantee. This princely sum makes The Venom the biggest PKO event in online poker history.

Some 730 players bought in on Day 1B and only 122 players made it through.

Day 1A took place on October 23 and drew in a crowd of 297 entrants. Forty-seven of those hopefuls punched their Day 2 tickets.

Two more starting flights remain on the schedule. Day 1C starts at 17:00 on October 30. Day 1D, the final flight, shuffles up and deal at 18:00 on November 1.

“whitegold333” is the man to catch after the first two flights. He bagged up 6,293,643 chips and $6,250 worth of bounties. Mikealtolusso is also through to Day 2. He has 888,756 chips and a $1,562 bounty. Can he go all the way and win The Venom? We don’t have long to wait to find out.

Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

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