Aussies Online: The Grind Continues For PapaGreggio

Posted at 03:31 2011-10-05

While we may not have seen the big scores of the 2011 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker with that event now in the bag, there were still plenty of grinders taking to the felt during the week and plenty of big scores heading to the shores of Australia.

The Aussie army of online players wouldn’t be blamed for taking a much needed break from grinding after the long and gruelling WCOOP but cut to the very next Monday morning and it was business as usual for Michael ‘PapaGreggio’ Hawkins as he could be seen dominating the 2600-player field in the PokerStars Bigger $109.

It took over nine hours of play before there were only three players remaining and a chop was agreed to, with Hawkins taking home $33,182 for his effort. Hawkins would go on to finish in 2nd place to well-known player Caio "Pessagno" Pessagno.

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($100,000 Guaranteed) Results

1st: Caio "Pessagno" Pessagno - $30,278.02*
2nd: Michael "PapaGreggio" Hawkins - $33,182.21*
3: K0VAK - $33,649.77*
4rd: kurtx - $15,080
5th: XBOCT - $12,480
6th: nineallday00 - $9,880
7th: judgelee11 - $7,280
8th: dunc13 - $4,680
9th: gjelle - $3,276
*denotes deal


It was a busy few days on PokerStars for Brad ‘BaZa88’ Bower last week, as two big final tables were made in only a couple of days.

The first score for Bower would come with a 1st place finish in the PokerStars $109 Rebuys event on Sunday. Bower would take home the lion’s share of the guaranteed $50,000 prizepool, pocketing $13,652. The next day would see Bower taking to the final table of one of the biggest weekly tournaments in the $215 Sunday 2nd Chance. Bower would fall short of another victory, this time receiving $8,456 for his 6th place finish.


Jesse ‘On The Mac’ McKenzie continues to add to his impressive 2011 which includes big scores both live and online, including a win in the Sunday Million for a hefty six figure score a few months ago.


While it was a far cry from the $215 buy-in of that Sunday Million victory it is still impressive to note that McKenzie had to go up against 8,527 players in the $2.22 Rebuys 3x Turbo Saturday Splash. McKenzie fell just one place short of a victory to see his small investment turned into a $10,696 pay day.


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The Aussie grinders were back to it after the WCOOP ended last week The Aussie grinders were back to it after the WCOOP ended last week

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