Championchip Main Event Highlights

The budget buy-in series finale gave away $500,000.

888poker’s low buy-in Championchip series finished last week, and final table highlights of the Main Event are now available on YouTube.

Over 9000 players ponied up the $55 buy-in but that was not enough to make the ambitious $500,000 guarantee, giving an overlay of almost $50,000.

With $60K up top, and commentary from David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall, it’s well worth a watch. Full coverage of the final table can be found on 888’s Twitch channel, 888pokerTV.

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OMG! Galfond Goes 4 for 4 in HU Challenges

The PLO Phenom claims another scalp, with Jungleman waiting in the wings.

Phil Galfond has bested another opponent in his ongoing series of heads-up challenges. He dispatched Brandon Adams with consummate ease, forcing the challenger to retire after less than a third of the scheduled hands had been played.

Galfond notified his followers on Monday evening, that Adams had withdrawn from the challenge.

Phil pockets $270,00 from the challenge itself, plus a cool $100,000 side bet. His only problem now may be finding someone willing to take him on.

Previously touted adversaries include Rob Yong, Luke Schwartz, and Fernando “JNandez” Habegger, though none of these match ups has yet come to fruition (discretion is the better part of valor boys!)

The most likely next opponent would seem to be Daniel “Jungleman” Cates.—Adams himself posting this NSFW rant from Jungleman. Let’s just hope he puts his money where his potty-mouth is.

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WSOP Online at the Halfway Mark

The 2021 WSOP Online at GGPoker is half done, with nearly $40 million in total prizes so far.

There are at least 74 online bracelets to be awarded in 2021, and with the domestic portions on in NJ/NV and PA giving away 42 between them, the online portion of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is getting to the end-game.

There have been 15 bracelets handed out on GGPoker so far in the 2021 WSOP Online and nearly $40 million in prizes collected, with 18 bracelets yet to hand out.

There are 17 events with final results in the bag, with two events still to play out their final days. In total, $38,178,414 has been collected across all 17 events so far, but a key stat is that all the guaranteed events so far have crushed their guarantee.

Seven of the events so far have been guaranteed, with $19 million guaranteed in total. More than $26 million was collected for those events however, meaning the guaranteed events beat the promises by more than 36%.

There have already been some huge prizes handed out along with the jewelry over at GGPoker. The massive $20 million guaranteed Main Event is still to come, but Day 1 flights are already running. There are also 7 games left on the schedule that cost less than $1,000 to enter, so there is something for everyone over at the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online.

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Kristen Bicknell Parts Ways with partypoker

The well-known Canadian professional poker player departs after serving partypoker for four years.

Yet another prominent professional poker player has parted ways with the online poker room: This time it is Kristen Bicknell bidding farewell to partypoker after serving as their ambassador for four years.

On Friday, the Canadian poker pro announced the decision on Twitter stating that it’s “been a great 4 years” working with partypoker. She further wrote that she will continue to help grow and promote poker in “Canada and around the world.”

Bicknell joined partypoker in June 2017. At the time, she was the highest-ranked live tournament female poker player. She continued her dominance in the field, winning the GPI Female Player of the Year award for three consecutive years.

Last year, she also took down the WSOP online bracelet event on GGPoker—her third career WSOP bracelet and the $356,412 first-place prize.

She is considered to be one of the well-respected players in the industry. Over the years, the Canadian female pro has amassed over $10 million in earnings across both live and online felts.

Her departure is a big loss to partypoker’s roster which is now reduced to a dozen of ambassadors and streamers.

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Jaime Staples, King of the Streams

The industrious social media star is constantly creating content.

Does Jaime Staples ever have a day off? It certainly doesn’t seem so. The Canadian MTT wiz never stops putting out new material across all of the socials.

If you’re looking for regular source of poker-related material, you won’t go far wrong with the partypoker sponsored pro.

Staples is constantly streaming, uploading, or tweeting, and the hard work has definitely paid off. He currently has 150,000 followers on Twitch, 38,000 on twitter.

He is just as prolific on YouTube. With 84,000 subscribers and over 26 million views, he is definitely one to follow. But then again, if you’ve any interest in poker, you probably do already.

Check out his recent upload, proving once and for all, that the pros are just as capable of filthy runner-runner suckouts as anybody else.

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