888poker Regular “algsxr” Becomes a PokerNews Online Championship Champion

888poker regular “algsxr” from Canada recently achieved a notable victory in the PokerNews Online Championship, standing out in the $109 PKO 6-Max event. On February 27, amidst intense competition, “algsxr” not only clinched the title but also pocketed an additional $3,231 in prize money. This win came from a $12,000 guaranteed event that drew 135 players, including a trio of entries for “algsxr” themselves. This participation inflated the prize pool to $13,500, from which “algsxr” secured nearly a quarter.

After outlasting competitors like “Capone3830,” “netopia15,” “PasHTeT25,” and “MatheusCG,” “algsxr” found themselves in a heads-up duel against Austria’s “Knoxtod” for the championship. Both players had already secured $1,468 from the regular prize pool, but the showdown was for the progressive bounty payments. Ultimately, “algsxr” prevailed, adding $1,763 worth of bounties to their earnings for a total prize of $3,231, while “Knoxtod” took home a runner-up payout of $2,265.

$12,000 PKO 6-Max Final Table Results:

$12,000 PKO 6-Max Final Table Results

PokerNews Online Championship Main Events Progress

Both Main Events in the PokerNews Online Championship are advancing well, with their prize pools steadily approaching the set ambitious guarantees.

In the $215 buy-in Mystery Bounty Main Event, featuring a $300,000 guarantee, 312 contenders have participated, but only 44 have advanced to Day 2. Currently leading the pack is “KITCHEN_TE9,” which has impressively transformed its initial 10,000 chip stack into a leading pile of 180,739 chips.

For those aiming to secure a position in the top ten chip counts, amassing more than 100,412 chips is necessary. The competition continues with two additional Day 1 flights scheduled for February 28, offering participants another chance to vie for the title.

$12,000 PKO 6-Max Final Table Results:

$12,000 PKO 6-Max Final Table Results

Top 10 Chip Counts in the $300,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event

The $25 buy-in Mystery Bounty Main Event, boasting a $50,000 guarantee, has attracted a staggering 890 entrants so far. Of these, 123 have successfully made it through to Day 2. The leaderboard is currently dominated by Germans “PocketJulios” and “palapourperd,” who are neck and neck with 292,788 and 271,891 chips, respectively.

For aspirants wishing to commence Day 2 among the top ten, a formidable stack of over 176,082 chips is required. The event promises more action with three more flights set to run on February 28.

$50,000 Mystery Bounty Mini Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts:

$50,000 Mystery Bounty Mini Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

Top 10 Chip Counts in the $50,000 Mystery Bounty Mini Main Event

So Far in the PokerNews Online Championship

Apart from “algsxr,” four other 888poker enthusiasts have claimed victories in the PKO 6-Max events on the third day of the inaugural series. “Fishmir” emerged victorious in the $11 buy-in event with a $1,323 prize, “ingeruRO14” triumphed in the $320 High Roller pocketing $5,690, and “888BIDO” won the $55 buy-in event, earning $3,086.

PokerNews Online Championship results

Upcoming in the PokerNews Online Championship

The series continues on February 28 with three more events, all formatted as Deep Stack. Competitors in the $8.80 Mini, $33 Mid, or $109 editions will commence with 30,000 chips and face 12-minute blind levels, starting at 40/80/10a, offering a blend of strategy and depth to the gameplay. This unique format ensures an engaging and challenging experience for participants, highlighting the PokerNews Online Championship as a prestigious and eagerly awaited event in the poker calendar.

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