Over at PokerStars yesterday we saw a 7 way chop in the $700 main event which saw a huge 5,060 players contesting for their share of a $3.3m prize pool. The event was finally taken down by Swedish player "frma1103" who, after the chop received $326,880 for his first place finish.
Perhaps a more interesting story however was the player who finished in 7th place as Russian player "SennaBoris79" had qualified for the main event courtesy of a $27 qualifier and, after the chop, ended up with $193,069.50 and decided today to try his luck at the $50/$100 NLHE tables against some fierce competition.
This isn't the first time a player has scooped a big tourney win from humble beginnings only to jump into the highstakes tables and (usually) take a pretty big beating.
Playing against highly skilled players including Tobias "KTPOKP" Kuder, Diogo "phounderAA" Veiga, Cort "thecortster" Kibler-Melby, Trueteller, Jacob "Lottenice" Rasmussen and k0b0Ldm4k1 it looked like this shot at the big time was heading the same way as SennaBoris79 quickly lost a buy in before rallying in a 90 hand 1.25 hour session yesterday morning before walking away a $27k winner. His biggest hand of the session can be seen below;
Dream flop for SennaBoris79 as he manages to extract some value on every street from TrueTeller - $20.9k pot
We thought we'd seen the last of SennaBoris79 but once again he cropped up this morning looking for more action and didn't have to look far to get it! It looked like the run good might be over for Senna as he lost close to three buy ins in the first two hours of his 2.75 hour session and seemed very much like the mark at the table before once again rallying with three decent pots in the latter stages of play before leaving the table a $30k winner.
His biggest pot of the day can be seen below;
Only an amateur seriously scared of losing a big five figure pot would call on this dream board - $53.8k pot
Once again, Boris left soon after hitting a decent run of cards - now close to $60k in profit at the high stakes cash games. Only time will tell whether the brave amateur will cut and run or be back for more. Either way we only hope for his sake he has made a pretty sizeable withdrawal!