The ChampionChip Games by 888poker comprised 25 different tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $2.20-$55. The series boasting $735,500 in guaranteed prize pools recently wrapped up after a week full of action.

The series catered to a combined 30,140 players while awarding $760,800 in prize money. Players from Germany and Russia captured four titles apiece, while the Brazilian and Ukrainian contingents claimed three titles each.

Meanwhile, two titles went to players from Canada, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Sweden, while Denmark and Ireland claimed sole titles.

Russia’s “kuzya174” Wins Main Event

Russia’s “kuzya174” Wins Main Event

The premier tournament on the schedule was the $50 buy-in, $500,000 GTD ChampionChip Main Event. It featured numerous starting flights throughout the month.

Each Day 1 starting flight for the ChampionChip Main Event started players with 10,000 in chips and played a dozen 10-minute levels. Satellites for those flights started for as little as $0.50.

All told, the tournament attracted 8,130 players who rebought 930 times for a 9,060-entry field.

On Monday, August 16, more than 1,400 players returned for Day 2 action and to play down to a winner.

Of those, the top 1,000 players got a piece of the $500K prize pool including the following -

  • “gambl3rinh0” (124th - $650)
  • “Hcostea” (79th - $900)
  • “FloatingLand” (55th - $1,000)
  • “BrunoZika1” (30th - $1,250)
  • “SutedAces” (17th - $1,550)
  • Final table bubble boy “ac3play” (10th - $2,150)

The action was streamed on the 888pokerTV Twitch channel while live updates were also offered by PokerNews. According to the latter, Russia’s “kuzya174” began the final table with the chip lead while Leonardo “leosouza9” Souza sat second in chips.

Fittingly, those two wound up battling in heads-up play for nearly 30 minutes in a back-and-forth affair.

  • After 8 hours and 39 minutes of play, the final hand took place in Level 44 (800/000/1,600,000/200,000)
  • Souza raised to 3.2 million and “kuzya174” called to see a 10♥6♥4♠ flop.
  • The latter checked and then moved all-in after the former bet.
  • Souza called off with the A♦Q♠ and was up against the Q♥2♥ flush draw of “kuzya174”

ChampionChip Games Main Event FT Heads-Up

The 6♦ turn was of no consequence. But the 7♥ river was as “kuzya174” made a heart flush for the win, which mean Souza had to settle for second place and $43,500 in prize money.

2021 ChampionChip Main Event Final Table Results

1st – “kuzya174” (Russia) … $60,000

2nd – Leonardo “leosouza9” Souza (Brazil) … $43,500

3rd – “SupremeBro” (Ukraine) … $32,000

4th – “88valentin88” (Romania) … $22,000

5th – “Lamego10” (Brazil) … $14,250

6th – “fddonato” (Brazil) … $9,500

7th – “Arsen242” (Armenia) … $6,500

8th – “Rankower.bsp” (Argentina) … $4,350

9th – “RIVALeo” (Brazil) … $3,000

In other Main Event news, the $16.50 buy-in Event #23: $25,000 Mini Main Event surpassed its guarantee. 1,284 players rebought 494 times to create a $26,670 prize pool.

Coming out on top of the 1,778-entry field was Ireland’s “COsmyn11”. He bested Russia’s “karach09090” in heads-up play to walk away with a $3,684.21 top prize.

Additionally, the $5.50 buy-in Event #24: $10,000 Micro Main Event wrapped with Brazil’s “pok3rm3t4l” topping a 1,708-entry field. They won the title and accompanying $1,381 first-place prize.

Here is a look at some other big winners and storylines that transpired during the ChampionChip Games by 888poker.

ChampionChip Opening Ceremony

ChampionChip Opening Ceremony

The series kicked off on Sunday, August 8 with the $33 buy-in Event #1: $30,000 Opening Ceremony. This event had no problem surpassing its guarantee as 1,053 players rebought 321 times to create a $41,200 prize pool.

Among those to make deep runs in the 1,374-entry field were the following players –

  • “gambl3rinhO” (49th - $115.41)
  • “ChipsFool” (32nd - $136.02)
  • “potpocket” (19th - $193.73)
  • “fastfingers” (9th - $568.83),
  • “Sonnenlaufer” (4th - $2,378.39)
  • “craigaces21” (3rd - $3,235.77)

After 9 hours and 46 minutes of play, it was Canada’s “donkeybabe99” besting Russia’s “PV4817777” in heads-up play to win the title and $6,022.86 first-place prize.

Two other events took place on the first day of action and both were won by Ukrainian players:

  1. First, “DorianMD” topped a 928-entry field to win the $5.50 buy-in Event #2: $7,500 High Jump (R&A) for $1,297.50.
  2. Fellow countryman “dolphin15” turned a $2.20 buy-in into a $548.70 payday after besting a 1,228-entry field in Event #3: $3,000 Triple Jump (Extended R&A).

Event #1: $30,000 Opening Ceremony Final Table Results

1st – “donleybabe99” (Canada) … $6,022.86

2nd – “PV4817777” (Russia) … $4,402.29

3rd – “craigaces21” (United Kingdom) … $3,235.77

4th – “Sonnenlaufer” (N/A) … $2,378.39

5th – “dozent44” (Germany) … $1,760.09

6th – “RandomFX01” (United Kingdom) … $1,310.79

7th – “Pavanatto23” (Brazil) … $985.15

8th – “OMEGAlodon” (Germany) … $746.08

9th – “fastfingers” (Ireland) … $568.83

Brazil’s” coconutsss” a Boxing Champ

The premier tournament on Monday was the $22 buy-in, Event #4: $15,000 Boxing (PKO 6-Max), which drew 633 players. They rebought 222 times to create an 855-entry field and $17,100 prize pool.

Among those to finish in the top 72 places and earn a payday were the following –

  • “Ove_Pipcorn” (41st for $42.75 + $48.13 in bounties)
  • “YoureMagical” (32nd for $47.02 + $57.51 in bounties)
  • “Batmec” (15th for $79.51 + $187.55 in bounties)
  • “redpoker” (7th for $179.55 + $163.76 in bounties)
  • “Mais1Print” (3rd for $876.37 + $387.97 in bounties)

It took nearly nine hours of play before Brazil’s” coconutsss” bested Russia’s “PodPalmoi” in heads-up play to win the title.

He bagged $1,410.83 and the $1,256.39 PKO bounty for a total payout of $2,667.22.

In other Monday news, the $5.50 buy-in Event #5: $5,000 Karate (PKO 6-Max) saw Germany’s “socialbeats” top a 963-entry field to win a $812.82 top prize

While Russia’s “optimum888” bested 818 entrants to win the $3.30 Event #6: $3,000 Judo (PKO 6-Max) for $433.48.

Brazil’s “Pavanatto23” Wins Weightlifting Gold

Brazil’s “Pavanatto23” Wins Weightlifting Gold

On Tuesday, the $55 buy-in Event #7: $20,000 Weightlifting surpassed its guarantee by drawing 351 players who rebought 129 times. The 480-entry field resulted in a $24,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 60 finishers.

Among those to cash the tournament were the following players –

  • “pactamah23” (47th - $139.20)
  • “CondorStyle” (34th - $141.60)
  • “cherrywine” (22nd - $156)
  • “Batman175” (14th - $213.60)
  • “Lik3az0mbY” (10th - $285.60)

After 8 hours and 25 minutes, it was Brazil’s “Pavanatto23” beating Canada’s “MrYoungShark” in heads-up play to win the title and $4,629.60 top prize.

Event #7: $20,000 Weightlifting Final Table Results

1st – “Pavanatto23” (Brazil) … $4,629.60

2nd – “MrYoungShark” (Canada) … $3,350.40

3rd – “MrHvam” (Denmark) … $2,438.40

4th – “fishANchips1” (United Kingdom) … $1,766.40

5th – “Sizzlinbetta” (Mexico) … $1,286.40

6th – “Spreewa” (Germany) … $950.40

7th – “tarzan191” (Romania) … $698.40

8th – “SteveyBG” (Mexico) … $518.40

9th – “Dallmad” (Belarus) … $384

Also wrapping up on Tuesday, August 10 was the $22 buy-in Event #8: $15,000 Wrestling.

It attracted a 739-entry field and saw “jsj588” emerged victorious for $2,595 and Ukraine’s third title of the series.

Additionally, the $11 buy-in Event #9: $7,500 Hammer Throw saw Germany’s “Kikoness” best a 648-entry field to win a $1,297.50 first-place prize.

2021 ChampionChip Winners

Date

Tournament

Buy-in

Entries

Prize Pool

Winner

Country

Prize

8-Aug

Event #1: $30,000

Opening Ceremony

$33

1,374

$41,220

donkeybabe99

Canada

$6,022.86

8-Aug

Event #2: $7,500

High Jump (R&A)

$5.50

928

$7,500

DorianMD

Ukraine

$1,297.50

8-Aug

Event #3: $3,000

Triple Jump (Extended R&A)

$2.20

1228

$5,000

dolphin15

Ukraine

$548.70

9-Aug

Event #4: $15,000

Boxing (PKO 6-Max)

$22

855

$17,100

coconutsss

Brazil

$2,667.22

9-Aug

Event #5: $5,000

Karate (PKO 6-Max)

$5.50

963

$5,000

socialbeats

Germany

$812.82

9-Aug

Event #6: $3,000

Judo (PKO 6-Max)

$3.30

818

$3,000

optimum888

Russia

$433.48

10-Aug

Event #7: $20,000

Weightlifting

$55

480

$24,000

Pavanatto23

Brazil

$4,629.60

10-Aug

Event #8: $15,000

Wrestling

$22

739

$15,000

jsj588

Ukraine

$2,595

10-Aug

Event #9: $7,500

Hammer Throw

$11

648

$7,500

Kikoness

Germany

$1,297.50

11-Aug

Event #10: $15,000

Shooting (PKO 8-Max)

$16.50

838

$15,000

PopicuSTAR

Romania

$2,098.44

11-Aug

Event #11: $8,000

Fencing (PKO 8-Max)

$8.80

737

$8,000

artemur

Russia

$1,335.11

11-Aug

Event #12: $3,000

Taekwondo (PKO 8-Max)

$3.30

650

$3,000

Svampnacke

Sweden

$495.74

12-Aug

Event #13: $15,000

Marathon (Deepstack)

$22

737

$15,000

vigge1111

Sweden

$2,595

12-Aug

Event #14: $8,000

Triathlon (Deepstack)

$11

730

$8,000

surgicalkill

Canada

$1,384

12-Aug

Event #15: $5,000

Decathlon (Deepstack)

$5.50

877

$5,000

fishmunga2

UK

$816.50

13-Aug

Event #16: $7,500

Surfing (6-Max)

$11

850

$8,500

eksliss

Russia

$1,615

13-Aug

Event #17: $5,000

Sailing (6-Max)

$5.50

799

$5,000

Callitnow

Denmark

$832.08

13-Aug

Event #18: $2,000

Swimming (6-Max)

$2.20

661

$2,000

spencermccoy

UK

$400

14-Aug

Event #19: $15,000

Sport Climbing (PKO)

$22

870

$17,400

Ph4N888

Romania

$2,732.45

14-Aug

Event #20: $8,000

Mountain Biking (PKO)

$11

891

$8,910

CheckFold06

Germany

$1,206.74

14-Aug

Event #21: $3,000

Skateboarding (PKO)

$3.30

921

$3,000

komas791

Germany

$485.31

15-Aug

Event #23: $25,000

Mini Main Event

$16.50

1,778

$26,670

COsmyn11

Ireland

$3,684.21

15-Aug

Event #24: $10,000

Micro Main Event

$5.50

1708

$10,000

pok3rm3t4l

Brazil

$1,381

16-Aug

$500,000

ChampionChip Main Event

$50

9060

$500,000

kuzya174

Russia

$60,000

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