Cosmin Voinea of Romania Wins the PokerStars Blowout Series

After more than four hours of play during Day 3 of the PokerStars Blowout Series: $215 NLHE, 8-Max, The Big Blowout, Cosmin “UnHuman3” Voinea claimed a big victory after vanquishing both “W.Slomczynski” and “Flush098765” during the final hand.

A six-way deal allowed Voinea, with $50,000 in chips, to claim $456,346 for the win. The 31,855 entries resulted in a humungous $6,371,000 prize pool.

While Voinea has collected a mere $32,695 in live tournament cashes, the Romanian really dominates the online market. He came to the table with a hefty chip lead and he was losing for a time, in the end, he won it back and then finished off every opponent.

Among those vanquished by Voinea at the final table were “Olegent”, “Anchises1”, “Jepser8”, “DoEasyMoney”, “Hepburn1” and fellow Romanian Sergiu “seserman01” Cornea.


The PokerStars Blowout Series Day 3 Final Table 

Twenty-three players returned on Day 3, and “Hepburn1” immediately doubled through mrnappa. “mrnappa” was left short, but went on to quickly bust “Flush098765.”

Next to fall was “blagodete1” to “Flush098765.” Next to fall were “finnyk” and “Baroness139.” “Magdebob1993,” the Day 1 chip leader, was eventually eliminated by “DoEasyMoney.” “Vespillo77” and “M4GPI3” were the next to fall, getting the field down to two final tables.

Voinea’s first victim of the day was Brazil’s Gustavo “gremistaAK” Pinto. Next to be eliminated was Francis “NoHayMiedo” Cruz. The next tragedy came when “leeeee7” lost all of their chips to “€plov2”. Next, Voinea took out “Eduardnho11,” then kicking out “mickyray2010” and “komisz” before the final table bubble.

The final table bubble lasted nearly 40 minutes with several double-ups and big pots happening before “€plov2” bubbled with ace-jack to Voinea’s ace-ten. The tournament was finally down to the final table. Voinea held more than twice the chips as “Olegent,” who ended in second place.


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The PokerStars Blowout Series Final Table Action

It only took fifteen minutes before Voinea put his remaining chips all-in against “W.Slomczynski” but just couldn’t win. But a few minutes later, “DoEasyMoney” was put out of the game by “Hepburn1,” who soon fell when their queens ran into the aces of “Jepser8”. 

Thirty-minutes of six-handed play went on before every player chose to look at the ICM numbers. At that point, the final six agreed upon the player with $50,000 left as the winner.

The first to go was “Anchises1,” thanks to “Flush098765.” That duo was third in chips when discussing the deal, and both collected the third-largest prize.

“Jepser8” flopped two pairs against “W.Slomczynski” top pair when their chips went in but “W.Slomczynski” two pairs was counterfeited.

Next, “Flush098765” took out “Olegent” with pocket sixes for almost 45 minutes of three-handed play. During that time, the chip lead went back and forth several times. A few times, the stacks evened out before Voinea doubled up with jack-ten against “W.Slomczynski’s” eights. That jack on the turn put Voinea back into a dominating chip lead.

Voinea put pressure on the two other players, before “W.Slomczynski” shoved 14 big blinds in with ace-eight. The next big play was when “Flush098765” reshoved for 22 big blinds with ace-jack. At that point, Voinea called them both with an ace-queen. The board ran out seven-trey-nine-ten-king, giving each a straight draw on the turn. However, with the higher kicker, Voinea held out to claim the win.


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