Finn's Username Doesn't Check Out in the PokerNews Online Championship

Finn's Username Doesn't Check Out in the PokerNews Online Championship

What's in a name? Some poker players choose an alias to represent them at online poker sites that has some truth behind it or is their nickname away from the tables. Others select a name that is something of a reverse tell, giving the impression they are inexperienced. Finland's "lovelydonk" seems to fall into the latter category.

A name like "lovelydonk" conjures up an image of a happy-go-lucky player who doesn't know what they are doing. After bulldozing their way to victory in the $109 DeepStack PKO, part of the PokerNews Online Championship at 888poker, "lovelydonk" may need an alias change.

"lovelydonk" not only outlasted 168 opponents but demolished the field. They walked away with $4,183 in total, more than double the score of runner-up "RodrigobmzZ" despite both heads-up players locking in $1,573 from the regular prize pool.

You see, "lovelydonk" collected a staggering $2,609 worth of progressive bounties! The next highest bounty haul weighed in at $498, collected by recent PokerNews Online Championship winner "MikeyW94," going to show how aggressive "lovelydonk" was throughout the event.

We seriously doubt "lovelydonk" is either lovely or a donk!

$12,000 DeepStack PKO Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal Prize
3NightNuggUnited Kingdom$168$1,014$1,182
5MikeyW94United Kingdom$498$464$963

Remaining PokerNews Online Championship Main Events

The PokerNews Online Championship is rapidly nearing its conclusion, and that means the $300,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event and the $50,000 Mystery Bounty Mini Main Event only have a handful of flights remaining.

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

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds

PokerNews' Lukas "RobinPoker." Robinson is still the man to catch in the $215 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Main Event after amassing 190,445 chips. March 3 sees flights at 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m.

Four more flights take place on March 4, each with a turbo or hyper-turbo blind structure. Jump into the action at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. GMT.

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

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
8BluffyRabbitUnited Kingdom227,61691

Canada's "UhhJustFOLD" is the player at the top of the chip counts in the $25 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed Mystery Bounty Mini Main Event. Will they still top the counts once the last seven flights conclude?

March 3 has more flights at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. GMT. Can't get your grind on today? Enter the mix at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. GMT on March 4 instead.

PokerNews Online Championship Results So Far

Expand the table below to discover which 888poker players have excelled during the early stages of the inaugural PokerNews Online Championship.

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*
#14 Deep Stack Mini$8.80748$5,984smoky011$927
#15 Deep Stack Mid$33428$12,840Motik_13$2,348
#16 Deep Stack$109129$12,900MikeyW94$2,999
#17 Super KO Mini$111,147$11,470sumyfish$903*
#18 Super KO High Roller$32063$18,900pincha73$3,846*
#19 Super KO$109186$18,600Nowitzki_41$2,724*
#20 SNAP PKO 6-Max$16.50143$2,145shaormastyle$509*
#21 Mystery Bounty 6-Max Mini$111,334$13,340Trabuca$1,529*
#22 Mystery Bounty 6-Max Micro$5.501,052$5,260Bazinga888$529*
#23 Mystery Bounty 6-Max Mid$22690$13,800paitaon$2,059*
#24 Mystery Bounty 6-Max$109192$19,200betsoares$3,658*
#25 Cut to the Chase11168$2,000DOPABR$448
#26 DeepStack PKO Mini$111,145$11,450Marcothx$1,614*
#27 DeepStack PKO Mid$55348$17,400r1zzy$3,196*
#28 PLO Mystery Bounty$11198$2,000Johnmylove$556*
#29 DeepStack PKO$109169$16,900lovelydonk$4,183*

*includes bounty payments

Remaining PokerNews Online Championship Schedule

Day 8 of the PokerNews Online Championship at 888poker sees play switch to Mystery Bounty and PKO Rumble tournaments. The Mystery Bounty events come in buy-ins of $11, $22, and $55, which have guarantees of $12,000, $15,000, and a cool $40,000.

The PKO Rumble events have buy-ins of $109 and $525; both have $50,000 guarantees on their prize pools.

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-inGuarantee
Sun 3 Ma5:00 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 High 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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