Sunday, August 28, 888poker launched the latest edition of ChampionChip Games. The 24-event series offered affordable buy-ins, mostly under $30, with massive guarantees. It ran through September 6 and catered to a combined 26,028 entries and awarded $486,299 in prize money!

As a whole, the series was dominated by Brazilian players, who captured an astounding 10 titles! Players from the United Kingdom had four victories, Ukrainians three, and players from Belarus nabbing two titles.

Additionally, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Montenegro, Sweden, Thailand, Romania, Estonia, and Germany all accounted for a single title apiece.

Check out some of the more notable storylines from the 2022 ChampionChip Games on 888poker below:

UK’s The_Hoff_Man Mounts Big Comeback to Win ME

UK’s “The_Hoff_Man” Mounts Big Comeback to Win Main Event

Throughout the entire ChampionChip Games, Day 1 flights were held for the $60 buy-in, $200K GTD Main Event. The tournament attracted 3,386 players who rebought 484 times. The generated $212,850 prize pool was paid out to the top 420 finishers.

Among those to crack the top 100 were the following players –

  • “boxyfox” (82nd - $340.56)
  • “Proosty” (67th - $383.13)
  • “iStacked256” (49th - $425.70)
  • “AUTISPOSTI” (40th - $468.27)
  • “vigge1111” (31st - $510.84)
  • “HazyHirsch” (24th - $681.12)
  • “kryingkid” (18th - $893.97)
  • “Sheesh25” (14th - $1,149.39)
  • final table bubble “Ramy6911”

At that point, the final nine players went on an overnight hiatus with New Zealand’s “bowladay” and their stack of 7.7 million leading the way. Canada’s “bybababy” sat second with 6.1 million, while the next three players – “Zlodei228” (4,565,627), “excimiii” (4,349,428), and “ChePushila77” (4,274,313) – had more than four million.

“Orcafalke” (3,696,552) and “birineu” (3,531,445) both had over three million, while the UK’s “The_Hoff_Man” (2,491,490) and Brazil’s “manel9595” (1,996,770) rounded out the pack.

The final table was live streamed on our 888pokerTV Twitch channel, and despite having the big stacks, “bowladay” bowed out in sixth place for $5,001.97. “bybababy” followed them out the door in fifth place for $6,875.05.

On the flip side, “The_Hoff_Man” mounted a nice comeback from the second-shortest stack at the final table. They and wound up defeating Moldova’s “Zlodei228” in heads-up play to win the prestigious title and $26,202.59 top prize.

2022 ChampionChip Games Main Event Final Table Results

1st – “The_Hoff_Man” (United Kingdom) … $26,202.59

2nd – “Zlodei228” (Moldova) … $18,709.51

3rd – “Orcafalke” (Germany) … $13,366.98

4th – “ChePushila77” (Mexico) … $9,556.96

5th – “bybababy” (Canada) … $6,875.05

6th – “bowladay” (New Zealand) … $5,001.97

7th – “birneu” (Brazil) … $3,661.02

8th – “manel9595” (Brazil) … $2,681.91

9th – “excimiii” (N/A) … $1,979.50

Germany’s “joehighfritz” Denies a Brazilian in Mini ME

Germany’s “joehighfritz” Denies a Brazilian in Mini Main Event

On Sunday, September 4, the $16.50 buy-in Event #22: Mini Main Event took place. That tournament attracted 1,087 players who rebought 347 times. The resulting 1,434-entry field amassed a $21,510 prize pool that was reserved for the top 180 finishers.

Among those to make relatively deep runs were the following players –

  • “Proosty” (46th place for $64.53)
  • “raptor797” (30th place for $83.88)
  • “YoureMagical” (24th place for $101.09)
  • “Onlyflips” (15th place for $178.53)
  • final table bubble “thesheep12” (10th place for $230.15)

After 9 hours and 51 minutes of play, Germany’s “joehighfritz” was able to do something not many players had been able to do during the 2022 ChampionChip Games.

Deny a Brazilian a title! That’s right, “joehighfritz” bested Brazil’s “WGBrunelli” in heads-up play to claim the title and $3,143.15 top prize.

ChampionChip Games Mini Main Event Final Table Results

1st – “joehighfritz” (Germany) … $3,143.15

2nd – “WGBrunelli” (Brazil) … $2,297.26

3rd – “Izabela01” (Romania) … $1,688.53

4th – “Falouss333” (Turkey) … $1,241.12

5th – “dankretli” (Brazil) … $918.47

6th – “bledj3” (Sweden) … $684.01

7th – “Persuiter09” (United Kingdom) … $514.08

8th – “asdE3131234s” (Ukraine) … $389.33

9th – “Tema_Dem” (Ukraine) … $296.83

In other “Main Event” news, Sunday also saw the $5.50 buy-in Event #23: Micro Main Event play out. That tournament saw 1,313 players rebuy 570 times and coming out on top of the 1,883-entry field was Brazil’s “ErikyDani”. They turned their small buy-in into a $2,071.50 payday!

First Two-Time Winner of Series Crowned

First Two-Time Winner of Series Crowned

On Sunday, August 28, “Britopoker22” was one of 1,426 players to enter the $5 buy-in “Made to Amaze” tournament. With 470 re-entries, an 1,896-entry field awarded a $10,000 prize pool to the top 240 finishers.

After 7 hours and 35 minutes of play, it was Brazil’s “Britopoker22” finishing as the last player standing to claim a $1,381 top prize.

Just three days later, the Brazilian was back at in the $22 buy-in Event #13: Marathon Deepstack. This tournament saw 498 players rebuy 130 times to create a 644-entry field.

That meant a $12,880 prize pool was paid out to the top 96 finishers, including the following –

  • “MorayEEEEEL” (94th place for $47.65)
  • “alyssonspfc” (66th place for $48.94)
  • “leon_dies10” (41st place for $51.52)
  • “YoureMagical” (22nd place for $68.26)
  • final table bubble “jonaa1994” (10th place for $148.12)

After 9 hours and 19 minutes of play, “Britopoker22” did it again by besting “Martin_015” in heads-up play to claim a $2,228.62 first-place prize. They become the first two-time winner of the 2022 ChampionChip series.

ChampionChip Games Event #13 Final Table Results

1st – “Britopoker22” (Brazil) … $2,228.62

2nd – “Martin_015” (Armenia) … $1,625.45

3rd – “LendaFlavio” (Brazil) … $1,187.53

4th – “DanielZgranu” (Canada) … $866.82

5th – “ivanmfilho” (Brazil) … $637,56

6th – “DALWHINNIE” (United Kingdom) … $472.69

7th – “gutolpacheco” (Brazil) … $350.33

8th – “Pastoris40” (Sweden) … $261.46

9th – “RandyMarshh” (Austria) … $195.77

H2: ChampionChip Games Winners

Date

Tournament

Buy-In

Total

Entries

Prize Pool

Winner

Country

Prize

Sunday,

August 28

Event #1:

Opening Ceremony

$33

1194

$35,820

dkfdyulr

Ukraine

$4,234.80

Sunday,

August 28

Triple Threat 22

(PKO)

$22

1071

$21,420

SlevinK161

Kazakhstan

$2,795.81

Sunday,

August 28

Triple Threat 11

(PKO)

$11

1,509

$15,090

ssudunagunta

United Kingdom

$1,824.03

Sunday,

August 28

Event #2: Sailing

$7.70

817

$7,700

pereko

Brazil

$1,257.41

Sunday,

August 28

Made to Amaze

$5

1896

$10,000

Britopoker22

Brazil

$1,381

Sunday,

August 28

Event #3:

High Jump R&A

$1

693

$2,000

mixerAA

United Kingdom

$346

Monday,

August 29

Event #4:

Boxing (PKO 6-Max)

$22

815

$16,300

Zaika_A

Mexico

$2,298.56

Monday,

August 29

Event #5:

Karate (PKO 6-Max)

$5.50

697

$4,000

Neto_Peruzzo

Brazil

$680.33

Monday,

August 29

Event #6:

Judo (PKO 6-Max)

$3.30

567

$2,500

pravedn1k

Ukraine

$514.83

Tuesday,

August 30

Event #7:

Weightlifting

$55

416

$20,800

zxcdsaqwe

Montenegro

$4,012.32

Tuesday,

August 30

Event #8:

Wrestling

$22

538

$12,000

SoCruelFold

Belarus

$2,194.80

Tuesday,

August 30

Event #9:

Hammer Throw

$11

516

$6,000

Nzol888

Ukraine

$900.45

Wednesday,

August 31

Event #10:

Shooting (PKO 8-Max)

$16.50

991

$14,865

DSNeher

Brazil

$2,125.56

Wednesday,

August 31

Event #11:

Fencing (PKO 8-Max)

$8.80

773

$6,184

SFir1

Belarus

$986.55

Wednesday,

August 31

Event #12:

Taekwondo (PKO 8-Max)

$3.30

648

$2,500

Chillaxarn

Sweden

$465.40

Thursday,

September 1

Event #13:

Marathon Deepstack

$22

644

$12,880

Britopoker22

Brazil

$2,228.62

Thursday,

September 1

Event #14:

Triathlon Deepstack

$11

578

$6,000

CapitaineObv

Thailand

$988.75

Thursday,

September 1

Event #15:

Decathlon Deepstack

$5.50

645

$4,000

cif05

Romania

$692

Friday,

September 2

Event #16:

Surfing (6-Max)

$11

767

$7,670

LCaue2020

Brazil

$1,273.06

Friday,

September 2

Event #17:

Sailing (6-Max)

$5.50

593

$4,000

ViniRabbit

Brazil

$820

Friday,

September 2

Event #18:

Swimming (6-Max)

$2.20

543

$2,000

playiuri_007

Brazil

$360.66

Saturday,

September 3

Event #19:

Sport Climbing (PKO)

$22

729

$14,580

Inaii

Estonia

$2,108.17

Saturday,

September 3

Event #20:

Mountain Biking (PKO)

$11

513

$6,130

Persuiter09

United Kingdom

$805.85

Saturday,

September 3

Event #21:

Skateboarding (PKO)

$3.30

688

$2,500

Gabinzinha.zo

Brazil

$383.70

Sunday,

September 4

Event #22:

Mini Main Event

$16.50

1434

$21,510

joehighfritz

Germany

$3,143.15

Sunday,

September 4

Event #23:

Micro Main Event

$5.50

1883

$15,000

ErikyDani

Brazil

$2,071.50

Tuesday,

September 6

Event #24:

Main Event

$60

3870

$212,850

The_Hoff_Man

United Kingdom

$26,202.59