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Germany’s "Boene" Banks Career-Best Score During PokerStars KO Week

March 31, 2022
Sunday Million

KO Week is in full swing at PokerStars and one player, in particular, has got the week-long series off to the very best of starts. Germany’s "Boene" triumphed in the KO Week 04: $109 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Million SE and walked away with $98,976 to show for their efforts.

The KO Week edition Sunday Million drew in a crowd of 12,259, whose $109 buy-in created a $1,225,900 prize pool. Half that massive sum went on the heads of each entrant, with the top 1,759 finishers sharing the other 50%.

Sunday Million KO Week Edition Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal Prize
1BoeneGermany$31,797$67,179$98,976
2BatalinSergeBelarus$4,817$67,174$71,991
3mussum_nissaBrazil$7,875$39,856$47,731
4looserGirl27Germany$7,992$28,410$36,402
5cakinesoGermany$5,922$20,252$26,174
63curryCanada$9,817$14,436$24,253
7Jay.M80Canada$2,265$10,290$12,555
8ImpawnedAndorra$2,968$7,335$10,303
9b1edroPoland$3,954$5,229$9,183

"b1edro" was the first finalist to bust from the Sunday Million, losing a coinflip to "3curry." A min-raise to 700,000 from 3curry under the gun was called by "looserGirl27" in late position only for b1edro to squeeze all-in from the button for 3,685,738. 3curry re-shoved and looserGirl27 folded. It was queens for 3curry and ace-king of clubs for b1edro. A jack-high flop sent b1edro to the rail with $9,183 for their ninth-place finish.

3curry sent "Impawned" to the rail during the next level. They min-raised to 800,000 from under the gun before snap-calling when Impawned three-bet all-in from the button for 9,180,555. Impawned turned over king-queen of diamonds which was in a whole world of pain against the aces of 3curry. A king on the flop gave Impawned some hope but those hopes were dashed with bricks on the turn and river. Impawned collected $10,303 with bounties included.

Seventh-place and $12,555 went to Canada’s "Jay.M80". "BatalinSerge" min-raised to 1,000,000 with pocket eights in late position, "cakineso" called on the button with jack-nine of clubs, and Jay.M80 squeezed all-in for 3,833,376 from the small blind with pocket sixes; only BatalinSerge called. The five community cards ran safe for the Belarusian’s snowmen, and the final table lost another player.

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3curry was the next player heading for the exits despite being third in chips at the sttart of six-handed play. They min-raised to 1,000,000 from the cutoff, looserGirl27 raised to 5,000,000 from the big blind, and 3curry called. An eight-high flop with two spades saw looserGirl27 bet twice the size of the pot, putting 3curry to the test for their 15,599087 stack. 3curry tank-called with pocket nines only to be shown pocket tens. No two-outer for 3curry and they crashed out with $24,253 to show for their impressive, deep run.

Germany’s cakineso bit the dust in fifth place and reeled in a $26,174 score. cakineso lost all but 1.5 big blinds when they got their stack in with two pair on the flop only for BatalinSerge to turn a set of kings. That micro-stack went into the middle with king-six , "mussum_nissa" raised to isolate with pocket jacks, which turned a set to send cakineso home.

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Another Germany, looserGirl27, was the chip leader when four-handed play began but was the surprise fourth-place finisher. Nothing went right for them, as is evident by their exit hand. With blinds of 300,000/600,000/60,000a, looserGirl27 opened to 2,100,000 from the small blind, and Boene called in the big blind. The draw-heavy nine-jack-king flop saw looserGirl27 initially check but then check-raise to 7,200,000 when Boene fired a 1,465,200 bet. Boene responded with a call. The turn put an ace on the board, which now featured two hearts and two clubs. looserGirl27 thought for a few moments before jamming all-in for 17,898,541, a pot-sized bet. Boene instantly called and showed queen-ten for a Broadway straight; looserGirl27 could only muster jack-deuce. It was game over for looserGirl27 when a five appeared on the river. They scooped $36,402.

Heads-up was set when Brazil’s mussum_nissa crashed out in third, a finish worth $47,731. The Brazilian asked about a deal but both their opponents rejected the idea. Ironically, mussum_nissa ran into a cooler situation and bowed out. They min-raised to 1,400,000 on the button with king-queen, Boene three-bet to 4,900,000 from the small blind and called when mussum_nissa moved all-in for 18,952,568 in total. Boene showed the dominating ace-king, which held as the board ran out void of queens.

That hand gifted Boene a massive 90,739,449 to 31,850,551 chip lad over BatalinSerge and it proved a gap too large to bridge. The final hand saw mussum_nissa min-raise to 1,800,000, Boene make it 6,300,000, and mussum_nissa jam for 43,030,284; Boene caled. BatalinSerge flipped over pocket fives but Boene held a pair of queen in the hole. A nine-high board busted BatalinSerge in second place for $71,991 leaving Boene to bank a career-best score of $98,976.

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