$5million GTD BIG BLOWOUT set to top off PokerStars Winter Series

PokerStars Winter Blowout Series is entering its final week and there’s still $15million up for grabs, with one more $5million BIG BLOWOUT tournament still to look forward to – a $1050 buy-in, NLHE 8-max this coming Sunday.

By: Andrew Burnett


The $60million GTD online poker festival kicked off on December 27th, with 88 tournaments across Low, Medium and High buy-ins.

Among the big winners so far have been some of the biggest names in poker, with Niklas ‘Lena900’ Astedt (twice), Rui ‘RuiNF’ Ferreira, ‘Mike SirWatts’ Watson, Tim ‘tim0thee’ Adams, Ole ‘wizowizo’ Schemion, and Andras ‘Probirs’ Nemeth all lifting Blowout titles.

Brazil’s Luis ‘NetoGamboa’ Gamboa scooped close to $100k from an $11 buy-in the Low version of the New Year’s Bash, while the biggest payday so far was Cosmin ‘Unhuman3’ Voinea’s takedown of the $215 NLHE Big Blowout. The Romanian player scooped $456,346 from the $6.37million prizefund after a 6-way deal!

Even that monster win looks set to be smashed in the final week, with the $530 version playing down to a final table as this is written.

With $818,000 waiting up top, Sami ‘Lrslzk’ Kelopuro and Andras ‘Probirs’ Nemeth have just busted in 11th and 8th respectively.

For anyone looking to get involved for the final week, there are still plenty of NLHE, PLO and HORSE tournaments across various buy-ins still to come, with PKO, 8-max, DeepStack and Hyper-Turbo among the formats.

The Blowout Series grand finale for those who can afford it or win their way in via the satellites is the $1,050 buy-in, NLHE 8-Max Big Blowout, with yet another $5million guaranteed, kicking off on Sunday 17th.

We’ll bring you the best of the Blowout action, and the schedule is here if you want to join in the fun!

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