Some prominent PokerStars events featured Brazilian flags atop their prize podiums. Good names in national poker took advantage of the hectic Monday schedule to get the week off to a winning start. The day’s highlight goes to Ricardo Rocha, who won a major competition.
The professional, a member of NeTTeam, dominated the competition to win the US$55 Mini Bounty Builder HR. Ricardo beat off 4,592 opponents to claim victory in a PokerStars tournament played under the handle “rickyibra45,” and he was well rewarded for his efforts. After everything was said and done, he had the title and $23,877 in his bank account.
Breno Drumond, another well-known pro, also had a good Monday. The Samba musician and Samba Hop teacher from Minas Gerais, Brazil, didn’t give a hoot about the other contestants and won the $109 Bounty Builder. Breno2728″ won $13,348 after defeating 908 competitors. “LaviniaPortella” quadrupled her money, taking home $8,105 with the victory.
The Mini Sunday Million, which began on Sunday and concluded yesterday, was a repetition of past events. When a total of 10,071 players entered the $109 tournament, “MaskzSick” and “CONCURSEIRONATO” doubled up at the top and won $13,283 and $12,378.