The $5,200 Titans Event at Poker Stars can be removed from the Armenia-based Russia’s list of to-win poker tournaments, as Artur “mararthur1” Martirosian has won a number of them over the course of his long and illustrious career. The Titans Event’s $87,884 top prize this weekend was won by Martirosian, the latest poker superstar to triumph.
For the $5,200 Titans Event on February 19, Poker Stars hosted a small but impressive field of 49 players. Jonathan “Proud flop” Proud foot busted in seventh place, popping the money bubble and leaving the six remaining players in the money. Only the top six finishers received a share of the $250,000 prize pool.
The player known as Rayan “Beriuzy” Chamas was the first to win some money. With $13,223, Chamas finished in sixth place. After the untimely passing of Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone, who helped himself to an additional $19,313 to his bankroll, the final five became four. David “Miss Oracle” Yan ($28,207) and Talal Shakerchi ($41,198) left, further reducing the player count.
“Sintoras” and Martirosian fought head-to-head for the title and the top prize of $87,884. Sintoras was left with a $60,172 consolation prize going into the night because Martirosian completed the task.
The $1,050 Sunday High Roller was won by “977sanek977” out of 124 participants who competed for the largest portion of the $124,000 prize pool. The best players flock to tournaments with such high buy-ins, and this one was no exception.
The first casualty at the final table was Sweden’s “Hendurr,” his exit in 10th accompanied $3,122. Australia’s Stevan “random_chu” Chew ($3,567) and Anatoly “NL_Proit” Filatov ($8,313), both from Indonesia, were the next players to leave, and Vojta “vojta555cz” Skalak finished sixth for $9,004.
“A.Wesker999” ($5,041) was next to the bust. He was joined as a spectator by “Sergey260594” ($7,468) and “_m0ney2_89” of Belarus ($16,022). “977sanek977” was left in a position to face Jonathan “Proud flop” Proud foot, the Titans Event’s breakout star. Although the final bounty payment was greater than the main prize pool, both players retained $12,030. In the end, 977sanek977 defeated proud foot head-to-head and was awarded a bounty of $15,890, bringing their total score to $27,920.
Tomi Brouk Wins the Party Poker Grand
The Grand, a $1,050 buy-in, $75,000 guaranteed tournament in which the top 13 finishers received a return on their investment, was won by Finnish high-stakes specialist Tomi Brouk.
Following luminaries like David Yan and Team Party Poker’s Jaime Staples’ exit during the initial payout levels, Patrick Lauber was the last player to leave empty-handed.
The last table was a cosmopolitan undertaking with eight nations addressed. The first to go bust was Matias Terrana ($2,880) from Brazil. Belgium’s Yannick De Raeve ($3,184) followed suit, while Andrei Kotelnikov ($4,912), Josh Hopkins ($4,011), and Vladimir Minko ($3,438) lasted a little longer but were unable to advance to heads-up.
Thomas Jensen of Denmark took fourth place with $6,382
Gavin Cochrane, better known for his skills in Pot-Limit Omaha, took third place with $8,684 and won the event’s final four-figure prize. Brouk faced Malta’s Anthony Burguiere head-to-head, and he prevailed to win the $18,806 grand prize, leaving Burguiere with a $12,344 second-place check.
Party Poker was left with a $4,269 overlay on the prize pool after 128 players competed for $215 in the most recent installment of The Big Saturday. The overlay helped those who finished in the top 23 places, with “Drogbaa” getting the most benefit because they were the last player standing and won the most money, $6,491.
Drogbaa eliminated all 127 of their rivals, including “Leonel_pepsi,” who finished second and received $4,322 for their efforts.