Artur Martirosian Clinches $87K Score Online at PokerStars

Artur Martirosian

There are few online poker tournaments that Artur “mararthur1” Martirosian has not won at some stage in his long and illustrious career, and you can knock the $5,200 Titans Event at PokerStars from the Armenia-based Russia’s to-win list. Martirosian is the latest poker superstar to take down the Titans Event, with this weekend’s tournament awarding an $87,884 top prize.

$5,200 Titans Event Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Artur “mararthur1” Martirosian Armenia $87,884
2 Sintoras Germany $60,172
3 Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi United Kingdom $41,198
4 David “MissOracle” Yan New Zealand $28,207
5 Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone Argentina $19,313
6 Rayan “Beriuzy” Chamas Canada $13,223

A compact yet stellar field of 49 players descended on PokerStars for the February 19 edition of the $5,200 Titans Event. Only the top six finishers won a slice of the $250,000 prize pool, and it was Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot that busted in seventh place, popping the money bubble and leaving the six surviving players in the money.

Rayan “Beriuzy” Chamas was the first player to collect some prize money. Chamas’ sixth-place finish came with $13,223. The final five became four with the untimely demise of Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone, who helped himself to a $19,313 addition to his bankroll. The player count reduced further with David “MissOracle” Yan ($28,207) and Talal Shakerchi ($41,198) bowing out.

Martirosian and “Sintoras” fought it out heads-up for the title and the $87,884 top prize. Martirosian got the job done, leaving Sintoras to head into the night with a $60,172 consolation prize.

“977sanek977” Secures Sunday High Roller Title

Jonathan Proudfoot
Jonathan Proudfoot finished second

The $1,050 Sunday High Roller was contested by 124 entrants who fought it out for the largest slice of the $124,000 prize pool. Such high buy-in tournaments attract the cream of the crop, and this event was no different.

Sweden’s “Hendurr” was the final table’s first casualty; his exit in ninth came with $3,122. Indonesia-based Australian Stevan “random_chu” Chew ($3,567) and Anatoly “NL_Proit” Filatov ($8,313 were the next players heading for the exits before Vojta “vojta555cz” Skalak bowed out in sixth for $9,004.

Next to bust was “A.Wesker999” ($5,041), who was joined in the role of a spectator first by “Sergey260594” ($7,468) and then by “_m0ney2_89” of Belarus ($16,022). Those eliminations left “977sanek977” heads-up against the bubble boy of the Titans Event, Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot. Both players locked in $12,030 from the main prize pool, but the final bounty payment was larger than that payout. Eventually, 977sanek977 defeated Proudfoot heads-up and received a $15,890 bounty payment, taking their total score to $27,920.

$1,050 Sunday High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 977sanek977 Montenegro $15,890 $12,030 $27,920
2 Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot Ireland $1,000 $12,030 $13,030
3 _m0ney2_89 Belarus $7,953 $8,069 $16,022
4 Sergey260594 Kazahkstan $1,250 $6,218 $7,468
5 A.Wesker999 Latvia $250 $4,791 $5,041
6 Vojta “vojta555cz” Skalak Czech Republic $5,312 $3,692 $9,004
7 Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov Estonia $5,468 $2,845 $8,313
8 Stevan “random_chu” Chew Indonesia $1,375 $2,192 $3,567
9 Hendurr Sweden $1,250 $1,872 $3,122

Other PokerStars Results Worth $10,000+

Christian Rudolph
Christian Rudolph

There were victories on February 19 for the likes of Leandro “leitalopez” Bustillo, Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead, Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph, and Jans “Graftekkel” Arends. Congratulations!

Event Entrants Prize Pool Champion Prize
$530 Bounty Builder High Roller 482 $250,000 Play4livin $36,304*
$109 Sunday Cooldown 1,245 $125,000 AadrovanRj21 $17,447*
$109 Sunday Warm-Up 1,276 $127,600 Leandro “leitalopez” Bustillo $17,117
$109 Bounty Builder 1,059 $105,900 LaviniaPortella $16,171*
$109 Sunday Fenomeno 1,236 $125,000 Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead $16,232
$1,050 Sunday Warm-Up 37 $40,000 Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph $15,694
$1,050 Sunday Cooldown 34 $34,000 cocacolas79 $14,237*
$1,050 Sunday Supersonic 31 $31,491 Jans “Graftekkel” Arends $13,641
$215 Sunday Supersonic 352 $72,075 kaaeaan $13,237
$109 Sunday Kickoff 631 $63,100 davidgradic$11,014  
$215 Bounty Builder 292 $58,400 brazil5card $10,704*

*includes bounty payments

Tomi Brouk Takes Down the PartyPoker Grand

Tomi Brouk
Tomi Brouk

Finnish high-stakes specialist Tomi Brouk took down The Grand at PartyPoker, a $1,050 buy-in $75,000 guaranteed tournament that saw the top 13 finishers see a return on their investment.

Patrick Lauber was the last player that went home empty-handed, with such luminaries as David Yan, and Team PartyPoker’s Jaime Staples crashing out during the first payout levels.

The final table was a cosmopolitan affair with eight countries represented. Brazil’s Matias Terrana ($2,890) was the first to bust. Yannick De Raeve ($3,184) of Belgium followed suit, while Vladimir Minko ($3,438), Josh Hopkins ($4,011), and Andrei Kotelnikov ($4,912) lasted a little longer but failed to navigate their way to heads-up.

Denmark’s Thomas Jensen ($6,382) finished fourth, with Gavin Cochrane ($8,684), better known for his Pot-Limit Omaha prowess, finished in third and scooped the last four-figure prize of the event.

Brouk found himself heads-up against Malta’s Anthony Burguiere, and he defeated his final opponent to claim the $18,806 top prize, leaving Burguiere to bank a $12,344 second-place payout.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Tomi Brouk Finland $18,806
2 Anthony Burguiere Malta $12,344
3 Gavin Cochrane United Kingdom $8,684
4 Thomas Jensen Denmark $6,382
5 Andrei Kotelnikov Mexico $4,912
6 Josh Hopkins Canada $4,011
7 Vladimir Minko United Kingdom $3,483
8 Yannick De Raeve Belgium $3,184
9 Matias Terrana Brazil $2,890

“Drogbaa” Devours The Big Saturday

The Big Saturday

The latest installment of The Big Saturday saw 128 players enter for $215, leaving PartyPoker with a $4,269 overlay on the prize pool. Those players finishing in the top 23 places benefited from the overlay, with “Drogbaa” benefiting the most because were the last player standing and received the lion’s share of the prize pool, namely $6,491.

Drogbaa left all 127 of their opponents in their wake, including runner-up “Leonel_pepsi,” who reeled in a $4,322 payout for their efforts.

Place Player Prize
1 Drogbaa $6,491
2 Leonel_pepsi $4,322
3 olespengefabrik $2,997
4 Jose Exotico $2,148
5 SkytPoker $1,620
6 For_Tuna $1,316
7 RinxFrinX $1,128
8 derlangegrindJr $974
9 bartholin8 $825

Other PartyPoker Results

Event Entrants Prize Pool Champion Prize
Super $320 123 $40,000 AdiosMF $10,824
Super $530 63 $31,500 Leonel_pepsi $10,281
Super $215 186 $40,000 Danmark78 $8,075
Super $55 1,152 $57,600 POTRIPPER111 $7,087
Super $33 1,059 $31,770 sensy10 $3,740

Prizes include bounty payments