The 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker grind was in full effect on Sunday. A total of eight events were in action, three of which played down to a winner, including a Progressive Knockout that boasted one of the largest prizes of the series thus far.
In Event 28-H ($1,050 NLHE, Progressive Knockout), 1,261 entries flooded the lobby to eclipse the $1 million guarantee with a prize pool of $1,261,000. In the end, Poland’s ‘MrTermo1021’ outlasted the entire field, captured the title, and walked away with the $84,966 first-place prize plus an additional $65,362.24 in bounties for a total score of $150,328.24. The decision to fire a second bullet paid off for Germany’s ‘nic81411’ who finished as the runner-up and banked $84,964.85 as well as $25,252.91 in bounties for the six-figure sum of $110,217.76. In third place was online pro Aleksejs ‘Aponakov’ Ponakovs, who added $51,888.57 plus $15,544.92 in bounties to his bankroll.
Canada’s ’FeelsAbitMeh’ was likely feeling better than their screen name lets on after besting the 1,029 player field of Event 26-H ($530 NLHE, 8-Max, Deep Stacks) and earning the $84,019.44 first-place prize. It must have felt even better to outlast a final table that included a number of top-tier online pros including worldwide #34-ranked Daniel ‘SmilleThHero’ Smiljkovic from Austria who finished as the runner-up for $59,891.35. Joining them in the top three was two-time SCOOP winner Thiago ‘KKremate’ Crema who finished in third place for $42,692.59.
The final event of the day to finish up was Event 36-H ($530, 8-Max, PKO, High Roller Club Special Edition). ‘Prof. Hitman’ survived through the large field of 1,188 runners and scored $40,001.19 for first place with another $32,004.74 in bounties added on for a total earn of $72,005.93. Finishing in second place was Brazil’s ‘€plov2’ who picked up $40,000.37 for their efforts and added another $20,301.75 in bounties for a total score of $60,302.12. ‘gettingpwned’ captured the bronze in this one for a total haul of $35,461.70, bounties included.
Other winners on Sunday included ‘Kein Geloel’ (Event 26-L), ‘JonzStars’ (Event 26-M), ‘p0wer_player’ (Event 28-L), ‘DGR.POKEHER’ (Event 28-M), ‘SthlmHero93’ (Event 36-L), and ‘masaldanha94’ (Event 36-M).
Event #26-H ($530 NLHE [8-Max, Deep Stacks])
Prize pool: $514,500
- FeelsAbitMeh – $84,019.44
- SmilleThHero – $59,891.35
- KKremate – $42,692.58
Event #28-H ($1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO])
Prize pool: $1,261,000
- Mr Termo1021 – $150,328.24
- nic81411 – $110,217.76
- Aponakov – $67,433.49
Event #36-H ($530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, High Roller Club SE])
Prize pool: $594,000
- Prof. Hitman – $72,005.93
- €plov2 – $60,302.12
- gettingpwned – $35,461.70