PokerStars has brought many moments of excitement for poker players from around he world by giving them the opportunity to turn their dreams of fame and success into reality just by using their poker skills and having fun with fellow poker players. Here we are listing the five most spectacular prizes won by poker players in the tournaments of the first edition of PokerStar Championshipto this day.
Jason Koon ($1,662,780)
Kicking off with a poker player from Weston, West Virginia, we list Jason Koon with his impressive performance at the first stop of this year’s PokerStars Championship which was the Bahamas which took place on January 6th. Koon trusted his instincts and managed to win $1,650,300 at the $98,000+2,000 No-Limit Hold’em PokerStars Championship Super High Roller. This is his best cash from a live tournament so far and it successfully swelled his lifetime earnings to $9,488,395. The total amount he won from this year’s edition of the Championship is $1,662,780.
Nick Petrangelo ($1,859,419)
Next up is another USA poker player who performed very well at the Bahamas stop of the PokerStars Championship. Petrangelo won $740,032 at the $25,000 + 750 No-Limit Hold’em – PokerStars Championship High Roller, which can also be defined as his second best career prize so far. The event took place on January 12th and it added to his overall lifetime earnings, which are currently estimated to $8,955,732 and counting. The total sum he pocketed from PokerStars Championship is $1,859,419.
Steve O’Dwyer ($2,413,091)
Steve O’Dwyer comes from Colorado Springs, Colorado and he climbed the poker throne at the Macau stop of the PokerStars Championship. The HK$388,000 + 12,000 No-Limit Hold’em – PokerStars Championship Super High Roller took place on April 1st, but it was no joke that O’Dwyer won the first place on the leader board and the impressive sum of HK$8,460,830 (US$1,088,783). This is one of his best performances so far in his poker career and he added the prize to the total of $2,413,091 he won from the PokerStars Championship.
Daniel Dvoress ($2,984,232)
The Monte Carlo stop of the PokerStars Championship saw many professional poker players and they demonstrated their full potential, one of them being Dvoress, who won €832,800 (US$908,595) at the €100,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller Eight Max. The event was scheduled for April 27th and it brought the biggest cash in his career to this moment, adding up to the total earnings from the Championship which amount to $2,984,232.
Bryn Kenney ($3,725,102)
The poker player from Long Beach, New York, also took part in the Monte Carlo 11-days tournament and defeated the competition claiming the first place and the €1,784,500 (US$1,946,911) coming with it. Bryn Kenney went home from the €100,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller Eight Max as the winner and made April 27th a memorable date in his calendar. He also managed to amass total PokerStars Championship earnings of the impressive $3,725,102.