Online Poker Boom: Massive Midweek Prizes

You're not going to believe the size of some of the payouts in these online poker tournaments

Online poker tournament players continued to rack up massive score as more countries go on COVID-19 lockdown.

Poker sites around the world are flush with players as they turn to online poker to continue their daily grind. Huge sections of the world’s population are under an enforced lockdown to help stem the spread of COVD-19. It appears plenty of those housebound people are online poker players judging by the influx of traffic.

Online Super Series $1M Gtd Final Table Results

The Online Super Series at Black Chip Poker saw its $1 million guaranteed event completed on March 30. Day 1 saw 2,365 players part company with $630 to create a $1,419,000 prize pool shared among the top 360 finishers.

Day 2 started with 365-players and concluded with “sonder” as the last player standing. First-place in this mammoth-sized online poker tournament was worth a cool $182,341. Even the runner-up won a six-figure prize. “clutchmaster” collected $117,067, a nice addition to their bankroll.

Everyone at the final table won at least $14,899.

“zonah” and “sambrosie” were the first casualties of the nine-handed final table. They secured prizes worth $14,899 and $19,866.

Sixth-place went to “StayActive”, which is great advice during these testing times. That finish resulted in a $27,670 score.

“minnman806” was the next to fall, their fifth-place exit locking up $37,603. “Riverking7777” joined the list of bustees but not before adding $49,665 to their Black Chip Poker account balance.

The prize money of this online event continued to increase with “rickrosstheb” banking $62,436. “WeakPPLuseHUDS” ran out of luck and busted in third-place for $83,721, which set up the heads-up clash between sonder and clutchmaster that the former triumphed in.

Place Player Prize
1 sonder $182,341
2 clutchmaster $117,067
3 WeakPPLuseHUDS $83,721
4 Ankush “rickrosstheb” Mandavia $62,436
5 Riverking7777 $49,665
6 minnman806 $37,603
7 StayActive $27,670
8 sambrosie $19,866
9 zonah $14,899

Two $100K Scores Online at partypoker

partypoker also awarded two more six-figure prizes lately as part of its POWERFEST series. Exactly 100 players piled into its $5,200 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament on March 31, creating a $500,000 prize pool.

The tournament ended in a heads-up chop between two of online poker’s best grinders. “Blackk88” is a Russian star who had to make do with second-place in this event. While disappointed with not winning, it’s hard to feel sorry for Blackk88 who banked $101,946!

Swedish online legend “Sundaynightking” was the last man standing. This latest, impressive victory, yielded a $108,053 score after the aforementioned deal.

Shout-out to “DasIstMirWurst” who finished in fourth-place for $43,750. They reached the final table of three other POWERFEST events yesterday! Amazing skills.

Place Player Prize
1 Sundaynightking $108,053*
2 Blackk88 $101,946*
3 Player654 $62,500
4 DasIstMirWurst $43,750
5 gastrader $32,500
6 SuperNutz $25,000
7 WatchMeDance $20,000
8 BoldPilot $16,250

*reflects a heads-up deal

Big Bounties at PokerStars

PokerStars’ Bounty Builder tournaments continue to increase in popularity and it’s easy to see why. This $530 buy-in high roller edition drew in a crowd of 907 entrants.

The top six finishers all won five-figure scores when bounty payments were added. Nobody, however, got near the total prize won by “manupochat” who was the tournament’s champion.

Online PKO tournaments tend to pay first and second-place the same amount from the main prize pool. The heads-up duo then fight it out for what is now a big bounty payment. The top two here both won $32,375 but manupochat banked an additional $44,479 worth of bounties. “SexyShmeiK” added $5,320 bounties to their prize.

Place Player Prize Bounties Total prize
1 manupochat $32,375 $44,479 $76,854
2 SexyShmeiK $32,375 $5,320 $37,695
3 TheGrinderO $20,074 $0 $20,074
4 fcb-serv $14,714 $7,855 $22,569
5 Anton720 $10,785 $4,554 $15,339
6 CallToTruco $7,906 $4,270 $12,176
7 BrightStripe $5,795 $2,199 $7,994
8 ziegfriedRO $4,247 $906 $5,153
9 wisopekeno $3,113 $4,656 $7,769

Online poker is booming with traffic at levels not seen for several years. Join in the fun and try win your share of the huge sums of money flying around right now. Reading this article will get you off to a solid start. Good luck!

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.


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