888poker Regular algsxr Becomes a PokerNews Online Championship Champion

888poker Regular algsxr Becomes a PokerNews Online Championship Champion

You have likely bumped into Canada's "algsxr" if you frequent online poker tournaments at 888poker. It is also likely the Canadian has relieved you have your stack at some stage. That was certainly the case for many on February 27 because "algsxr" took down the $109 PKO 6-Max, part of the PokerNews Online Championship, and received another $3,231 in prize money.

The $12,000 guaranteed event saw 135 players buy-in, including a trio of entries for the eventual champion. Those entrants meant a $13,500 prize pool was up for grabs, and "algsxr" got their hands on almost a quarter of it.

After "Capone3830,""netopia15,""PasHTeT25," and "MatheusCG" crashed and burned, "algsxr" found themselves heads-up against "Knoxtod" of Austria for the title. Both players secured $1,468 from the regular prize pool, leaving the final progressive bounty payments up for grabs.

As is often the case at this stage of a tournament, "algsxr" came out on top, adding $1,763 worth of bounties to their haul, for a total prize worth $3,231; the runner-up captured a $2,265 payout.

$12,000 PKO 6-Max Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal Prize

PokerNews Online Championship Main Events Update

Both PokerNews Online Championship Main Events are progressing nicely, with their prize pools marching towards their ambitious guarantees.

In the $215 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Mystery Bounty Main Event, 312 players have bought in, but only 44 have punched their Day 2 tickets. "KITCHEN_TE9" is the player sitting at the top of the pile right now, having turned their 10,000 starting stack into a tournament-leading 180,739.

Currently, if you want to break into the top ten chip counts, you'll need to amass more than 100,412 chips.

Two more Day 1s take place on February 28; they shuffle up and deal at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. GMT.

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

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
7BrownBritUnited Kingdom112,08156

The $25 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed Mystery Bounty Main Event has drawn in 890 entrants so far, and 123 of those starters are through to Day 2. It is a German one-two right now, with "PocketJulios" and "palapourperd" neck-and-neck at the top of the counts. The former has 292,788 chips with second-place bagging up 271,891.

Fancy starting Day 2 in the top ten? Get your grind on and turn your 10,000 starting stack into more than 176,082, and you could do just that.

Three more flights run on February 28. They kick off at 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. GMT. Good luck.

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

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds

PokerNews Online Championship Results So Far

Four other 888poker players can now call themselves PokerNews Online Championship champions, having taking down the PKO 6-Max events on Day 3 of the inaugural series.

"Fishmir" triumphed in the $11 buy-in event for $1,323, while "ingeruRO14" came out on top in the $320 High Roller for $5,690. "888BIDO" is the $55 buy-on champion, a finish worth $3,086, and we already know all about "algsxr" and their victory in the $109 buy-in event.

EventBuy-inEntrantsPrize PoolChampionPrize
#1 Opening Event Mystery Bounty$111,733$17,330mAteus.dAne$1,931*
#2 Opening Event Mystery Bounty$55850$42,500brainiac1$4,334*
#3 Opening Event Mystery Bounty$1091,118$120,000yriy3$15,389*
#4 Opening Event Mystery Bounty$22795$15,900KovalevEvgen$1,827*
#5 Opening Event High Roller$52592$46,000dariotoma$11,334
#6 PKO Mini$111,111$11,110GemeValter$1,884*
#7 PKO Mid$33497$14,910jetskii$2,232*
#8 PKO$55283$14,150Sosiska$2,372*
#9 PKO$109169$16,900michel.mica$3,526*
#10 PKO 6-Max Mini$11928$10,000Fishmir$1,323*
#11 PKO 6-Max High Roller$32058$17,400ingeruRO14$5,690*
#12 PKO 6-Max Mid$55262$13,100888BIDO$3,068*
#13 PKO 6-Max$109135$13,500algsxr$3,231*

*includes bounty payments

Remaining PokerNews Online Championship Schedule

Three more events take place on February 28, each played as a Deep Stack. Regardless of whether you enter the $8.80 Mini, $33 Mid, or the $109 edition, you'll sit down with 30,000 chips and play at a 12-minute clock where the blinds start at only 40/80/10a.

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-inGuarantee
Wed 28 Feb5:00 p.m.PokerNews #14 Deep Stack Mini$8.80$5,000
6:00 p.m.PokerNews #15 Deep Stack Mid$33$10,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #16 Deep Stack$109$12,000
Thu 29 Feb5:00 p.m.PokerNews #17 Super KO Mini$11$10,000
6:00 p.m.PokerNews #18 Super KO High Roller$320$15,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #19 Super KO$109$15,000
7:30 p.m.PokerNews #20 SNAP PKO$16.50$2,000
Fri 1 Mar5:00 p.m.PokerNews #21 Mystery Bounty 6-Max Mini$11$10,000
6:00 p.m.PokerNews #22 Mystery Bounty 6-Max Micro$5.50$5,000
6:30 p.m.PokerNews #23 Mystery Bounty 6-Max Mid$22$10,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #24 Mystery Bounty 6-Max$109$12,000
7:30 p.m.PokerNews #25 Cut to the Chase$11$2,000
Sat 2 Mar5:00 p.m.PokerNews #26 Deep Stack PKO Mini$11$10,000
6:00 p.m.PokerNews #27 Deep Stack PKO Mid$55$12,000
6:30 p.m.PokerNews #28 PLO Mystery Bounty$11$2,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #29 Deep Stack PKO$109$12,000
Sun 3 Mar5:00 p.m.PokerNews #30 Mystery Bounty Mini$11$12,000
6:00 p.m.PokerNews #31 Mystery Bounty$55$40,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #32 Mystery Bounty Mid$22$15,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #33 The PKO Rumble$109$50,000
7:30 p.m.PokerNews #34 The PKO Rumble Hgh Roller$525$50,000
Mon 4 Mar5:00 p.m.PokerNews #35 Big Shot Mini$16.50$10,000
6:00 p.m.PokerNews #36 Big Shot Mid$55$12,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #37 Big Shot$109$12,000
9:00 p.m.PokerNews #38 Mystery Bounty Mini Main Event Day 2$25$50,000
9:00 p.m.PokerNews #39 Mystery Bounty Main Event Day 2$215$300,000
Tue 5 Mar5:00 p.m.PokerNews #40 Closing Event PKO Mini$11$10,000
6:00 p.m.PokerNews #41 Closing Event PKO High Roller$320$15,000
6:30 p.m.PokerNews #42 Closing Event PKO Mid$55$12,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #43 Closing Event PKO$109$12,000
7:00 p.m.PokerNews #39 Main Event Final Table


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