On September 2, 888poker launched the multi-flight $1,000,000 Guaranteed Big Shot Special Edition, which cost just $109 to enter. On top of that, players had the opportunity to win their way in for free, thanks to numerous freerolls.
The tournament concluded on Monday, September 27, as the surviving players from all Day 1 flights returned for Day 2 action.
The event itself attracted 7,935 players who rebought 667 times for a total field of 8,602 entries.
$1M Big Shot Cashes and Winners
The top 800 players got a piece of the $1,000,000 prize pool. Among those to make deep runs and finish in the top 100 were the following players –
- “SirHennie” (97th - $1,600)
- “xLIVEPROx” (84th - $1,700)
- “Alandersonal” (67th - $1,900)
- “PikeHaxton” (51st - $2,100)
- “Ilovetyumen” (35th - $2,500)
- “Martyn91” (20th - $2,800)
- “DosPoochies” (13th - $3,800)
- Fabrizio “DrMiKee” Gonzalez (10th - $5,000)
The final table was a stacked affair and included two Romanians –
- “RazvyB” (9th - $7,000)
- “Valentinian1” (6th - $25,000)
Two players from Malta –
- “Wejdene” (8th - $9,700)
- “Zanovic” (7th - $14,500)
One from Uruguay’s and one from the UK -
- “Onlyflips” (5th - $36,000) - Uruguay
- UK’s “SeT4x4” (4th - $53,000) – UK
Brazilian NaoInTendo Wins Top Honours
After Brazil’s “Dilerlol” bowed out in third place for $70,000, the title came down to fellow Brazilian Guilherme "NaoInTendo" Carvalho and 888poker regular “kiskutya23”.
After 7 hours and 11 minutes of play, the former came out on top to claim the prestigious title and $122,000 first-place prize.
- If you recognise Carvalho’s name, it may be because back in April, he final tabled the WPTDeepStacks London Event #4: $30,000 PKO on 888poker, ultimately finishing in eighth place.
A month before that, he also won a major online title for $112,960, which was the biggest score of his career. He has set a new mark by winning the Big Shot Special Edition.
$1M Big Shot Final Table Payouts
Congratulations to Guilherme "NaoInTendo" Carvalho, winner of the 888poker $1,000,000 Big Shot Special Edition!
What to Watch For Next at 888poker
Since 2014, we have been sending players to Vegas. Now, in 2021, we’ve got our bags packed and ready for the off, yet again!
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It’s shaping up to be a year to remember for players at 888poker.