The WSOP might be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean tournament poker elsewhere in the world has stopped. In fact, this week’s Big Winners features standout performers from Europe, the US, and online. Of course, we can’t ignore what’s happening in Las Vegas, which is why we’ve also picked out some early WSOP champions. So, to see who won what in the tournament world over the last seven days, scroll down for CardsChat’s Big Winners of the Week ending June 5. (Image: YouTube/PokerStars) WElcomeINnferNO
Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Main Event PokerStars
WElcomeINnferNO might want to keep his real name out of the spotlight, but we couldn’t ignore his victory in the $10,300 SCOOP main event. In his own words, the cash game pro ran “like god” on Wednesday’s final table. Speaking on PokerStars’ podcast, WElcomeINnferNO explained how almost every major pot went his way. With the chip lead on his side, he eliminated four players within 30 minutes. From there, it took just over 1.5 hours more complete his blitz of the final table and claim his first SCOOP title.
(Image: Artur Oliveira/Mundo Poker) Felipe Boianovsky
Millions Online KO Edition Partypoker
Partypoker ambassador Partrick Leonard might have held the chip lead going into Tuesday’s final table, but Brazil’s Boianovsky clearly hadn’t read the script. The Run It Once Coach wasn’t going to let Leonard claim another high-profile win in the inaugural Millions Online KO event, even if he did start the finale with the shortest stack. A total of 1,249 players entered the $1,050 MTT, and Leonard was the favorite at the start of play. However, Boianovsky soon changed that. After chipping up and taking out Patrick Hyllegaard, he went on a tear to scoop his first Millions title and a six-figure score.
(Image: Twitter/LodgePokerClub) Matt Lowry The Monthly Monster The Lodge Card Club$70,000 Lowry took advantage of the Lodge’s new and improved tournament schedule on Monday by winning the monthly $600 “monster” event. The Texan anted up at the poker pro-owned poker room and got the job done […]