Online News: Austria’s Stefan “BoBomb14” Nemetz scoops up $10M The Venom title; 888poker’s Millions SuperStorm boasts over $2M in cash prizes; Natural8 – GGNet hosts $1M GTD Short Deck 6+ Series; Partypoker continues to cut its roster of pros

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Austria’s Stefan “BoBomb14” Nemetz scoops up $10M The Venom title

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Seven-figure prize guarantees have become a regular offering across major online poker sites more so in the past year or two with action on the virtual felt buzzing left and right. Similar to its summer of 2021 festival, US-friendly Winning Poker Network’s flagship series returned earlier this month to once again host its $10,000,000 The Venom tournament. The multi-day event attracted a total of 3,782 entries across five starting flights throughout the weekends of January and February. With each posting the $2,650 buy-in, the generated prize pool recorded $9,455,000 signifying an inevitable overlay valued at $545,000 in order to reach its $10M promise.

Stefan Nemetz, Photo Credit – WSOP/ PokerNews

Day 2 began with 642 players and only 591 making the minimum payout of $4,000. Out of the massive field, 62 runners advanced to Day 3 with the remaining 8 players making the final table. A whopping $1.18M was originally set for the champion but was eventually agreed that a 50% ICM-based deal was to be arranged in order to significantly reduce the blow of the listed six-figure pay jumps. In the end, it was Austria’s Stefan “BoBomb14” Nemetz who captured the title along with a career-best score of $782,062 for his impressive performance. The 25 year old’s  latest win appears to be his largest one yet with his best cash prior stood at $73,795 for finishing 9th at World Poker Tour’s Venetian Main Event back in March 2021.

$10M GTD The Venom Final Table Results

Rank Player Country ICM-based winnings (USD) Original payout (USD)
1 Stefan “BoBomb14” Nemetz Austria $782,062 $1,180,000
2 100kunderrisk Malta $793,748 $900,000
3 Francois “SeT4x4” Pirault UK $622,762 $649,000
4 Padishar USA $354,023 $405,000
5 galaxycygnus USA $367,024 $230,000
6 ImHereToFold Czech Republic $287,618 $129,000
7 Mario “livinmydream” Mosbock Austria $230,790 $95,000
8 Kylejf USA $224,969 $75,000

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888poker’s Millions SuperStorm boasts over $2M in cash prizes

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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, 888poker is awarding its loyal customer base with a thrilling three-week series showcasing low buy-in events with huge prize guarantees. The 888poker Millions SuperStorm running through March 8, delivers over $2,000,000 in cash prizes with a $1 million GTD SuperStorm Main Event starting on the 27th. Multiple starting flights lineup the schedule, inviting players to try their luck several times and secure a spot on Day 2 happening this coming March 7. For those eager to skip paying the $1,050 price tag full price, they will be glad to know that freerolls and a number of affordable satellites are available on the daily. 

The Millions SuperStorm Main Event final table is set to conclude the series with its full gameplay live streamed on 888pokerTV’s Twitch channel for everyone welcome to join the excitement. Aside from the Main Event, final tables for both Events 1 and 2 will likewise be live streamed on the same broadcast channel on dates February 21st and 28th respectively. 

​​2022 Millions SuperStorm Schedule of Events

Date Event Buy-in Day 1 time Mon-Sat Day 1 time Mon-Sat Day 2 time
13.2-20.2 888Millions Event #1 – $200,000 GTD (Day 1) $109 20:00 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 20.2 21:30
13.2-20.2 888Millions Event #2 – $50,000 GTD (Day 1) $11 20:30 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 20.2 21:00
20.2-27.2 888Millions Event #3 – $300,000 GTD (Day 1) $215 20:00 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 27.2 21:30
20.2-27.2 888Millions Event #4 – $100,000 GTD (Day 1) $33 20:30 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 27.2 21:00
27.2-7.3 888Millions Event #5 – $1,000,000 GTD (Day 1) $1,050 20:00 17:00, 20:00 7.3 21:30
27.2-6.3 888Millions Event #6 – $150,000 GTD (Day 1) $55 20:30 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 6.3 21:00
13.2 – 6.3 888Millions Daily PKO Event – $15,000 GTD $55 21:00 21:00 X

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Natural8 – GGNet hosts $1M GTD Short Deck 6+ Series

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Running its Short Deck special for a second time, Natural8 – GGNetwork is back yet again to offer Asia’s popular variant, Short Deck 6+ in the form of a full fledged series. The $1,000,000 GTD festival is kicking off this Sunday for a total of eight action-packed days of battling gameplay. Designed for players of all levels, skills and bankrolls, this year’s Short Deck Series sees 72 events on schedule with buy-ins ranging from $52.50 through $10,3000 for its two Super High Roller events on Sunday.

2022 $1M GTD Short Deck Series Highlights

$525 Bounty Main Event
Final Stage: February 27, 2022, Sunday
Prize Pool: $200,000 GTD

$52.50 Bounty Mini Main
Final Stage: February 27, 2022, Sunday
Prize Pool: $100,000 GTD

$10,300 Super High Roller [3-Stack]
Date: February 20 and 27, 2022, Sunday
Prize Pool: $100,000 GTD

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Partypoker continues to cut its roster of pros – Gross as latest casualty

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The trend continues on through 2022 as partypoker ends more partnerships with their sponsored pros to start the year. It was only a few months ago when well-known ambassador Isaac “Ike” Haxton bid his goodbyes to the major brand after years of service, and this time, it’s poker streamer Jeff Gross as the latest casualty. 

Following the exit of bracelet winner Mikita Badziakouski and Brazilian pro Joao Simao, Gross ended his three year partnership with partypoker revealing sentiments of not being able to commit to a fixed streaming schedule at the moment. Gross however, showed appreciation for the huge opportunity and assured poker fans that he will remain in the scene despite the decision. Currently left on the partypoker’s roster are personalities Kevin Hart, John Duthie, Patrick Leonard, Carl Froch, Yuri Dzivielevski, Benjamin Pollak along with Twitch streamers Jaime Staples, Matt Staples, Courtney Gee, Monica Zukowicz, and Lilian ‘Clae’ Erdmann

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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