Swedes Dominate the $5,200 PokerStars Titans Event

Swedes Dominate the $5,200 PokerStars Titans Event

The $5,200 Titans Event is one of the toughest online poker tournaments PokerStars runs. The high buy-in usually results in an all-star cast featuring some of the biggest names in the industry fighting it out for a near six-figure score. This weekend Titans Event drew in 73 entrants, who created a $365,000 prize pool; Swedish players walked away with more than $123,000 of the pot.

Only nine players received a slice of the pie, and three of those call Sweden home. After Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel, Rodrigo "SELOUAN1991" Selouan, "Phemo," and "CPUrul0r" crashed out, all three Swedes that reached the final table were still in with a shout.

The elimination of Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson in fifth, a finish worth $31,005, reduced the Swedish count by one, but both "mamamamama70" and Niklas "Lena900" Astedt were still going strong.

Lithuanian grinder Gediminas "Gedis92" Uselis bowed out in fourth before Ramiro "ramastar88" Petrone saw his latest deep run end in a third-place finish.

The heads-up Swedish duo struck a deal, resulting in almost $10,000 being removed from first place and awarded to second. Astedt ultimately finished as the runner-up and won $83,707 leaving Astedt's fellow countryman to scoop the title and $88,599.

$5,200 Titans Event Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryPrize
1mamamamama70Sweden$88,599*
2Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$83,707*
3Ramiro "ramastar88" PetroneUruguay$55,268
4Gediminas "Gedis92" UselisLithuania$41,395
5Simon "C. Darwin2" MattssonSweden$31,005
6CPUrul0rAustria$23,223
7PhemoAustria$17,394
8Rodrigo "SELOUAN1991" SelouanBrazil$13,028
9Jakob "Succeeed" MiegelAustria$11,379

*reflects a heads-up deal

Leonard Maue Takes Down a $200K Gtd Carnival Series Event

Leonard "Grozzorg" Maue helped himself to a $39,729 score and the title of champion by taking down the Carnival Series 49-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Semi-Turbo. A field of 199 entrants battled it out for the lion's share of the $200,000 prize pool.

Tam PokerStars' Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot was the unfortunate soul who popped the money bubble. Talbot's untimely demise locked in some prize money for the likes of Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane, Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks, and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet.

Five of the nine finalists secured five-figure payouts; "Hendurr,"Dominykas "Mikensonas" Mikolaitis, "13santoy13" and Costa Rica-based Dutchman Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs being those who missed out on a $10,000+ prize.

Austrian "ibotown" fell in third, with "al_capone23" and Klemens "klem90" Roiter joining them on the sidelines, and leaving Maue heads-up against Niklas "Lena900" Astedt, who had earlier finished second in the $5,200 Titans Event.

Astedt had to make do with his second bridesmaid finish of the night, his second-place haul weighing in at $29,641. Maue walked away the victory and with $39,729 to show for his efforts.

Carnival Series 49-H: $1,050 NLHE Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryPrize
1Leonard "Grozzorg" MaueAustria$39,729
2Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$29,641
3Klemens "klem90" RoiterAustria$22,114
4al_capone23Switzerland$16,498
5ibotownAustria$12,309
6Joris "BillLewinsky" RuijsCosta Rica$9,183
713santoy13Canada$6,851
8Dominykas "Mikensonas" MikolaitisLithuania$5,111
9HendurrSweden$4,420

Other PokerStars Results

"luckyfluke" turned $530 into $44,046 by being the last player standing in a 7-Max PKO Carnival Series event. This was the largest single haul at PokerStars outside the Titans Event.

"OliveWaguy" will forever be known as the Carnival Series Pot-Limit Omaha Mystery Bounty Main Event champion. They banked $9,148 for outlasting 612 opponents and had that prize boosted by $3,803 worth of mystery bounty payments.

The three No-Limit Hold'em Mystery Bounty Main Events conclude on February 5, so return to PokerNews on February 6 to discover who took those down.

EventEntrantsPrize PoolChampionPrize
$530 Carnival Series 7-Max PKO466$233,000luckyfluke$44,046*
$530 Carnival Series The Acai352$176,000yipyiphupbup$29,860*
$109 Carnival Series NLHE1,784$178,40020Bi$26,938
$1,050 Sunday High Roller97$97,000Phemo$25,628*
$530 Bounty Builder267$133,500Pharmatrader$24,449*
$109 Carnival Series Fenomeno1,284$128,400Julien "Stroposoz" Achard-Stropoli$20,069
$109 Sunday Cooldown747$80,000Dowgh-Santos$14,940*
$215 Sunday StacKOsaurus346$69,200Chipz4J$13,301*
$215 Carnival Series Mystery Bounty PLO Main Event613$122,600OliveWaguy$12,951*
$1,050 Sunday Warm-Up36$36,000Sintoras$12,655
$109 Sunday Kickoff585$58,500On3MoreT1m3_$9,186

*includes bounty payments.

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