The $2.5M Gtd Monster Series kicked off in style on June 2nd and it was an opening day to remember for Brazil’s “Ineedcagari” as they triumphed in not one but two Monster Series events!

Some $649,596 was awarded on Monster Series Day 1, with Ineedcagari securing a large chunk of that money. Let’s check out the biggest winners of the day.

$2.5M Gtd Monster Series: The Story So Far

Events completed: 18
Events remaining: 90
Prize money awarded: $649,596

$2.5M Gtd Monster Series Day 1 Recap

Monster Series #03-H: $150K Gtd 8-Max PKO

Entries: 3,299
Buy-in: $55
Prize pool: $173,197
Places paid: 440

A huge field of 3,299 took part in the Monster Series #03-H: $150K Gtd 8-Max PKO on Monster Series Day 1 and created a guarantee-busting prize pool of $173,197. It was Brazil’s Ineedcagari who got their hands on the lion’s share of this prize money, namely the $10,050 top prize and an additional $8,469 from the bounty prize pool.

The Brazilian defeated “kuzja06” of Russia heads-up to secure the title with the Russian padding their own bankroll with a prize made up of $10,032 from the main prize pool and $1,372 worth of bounties.

Everyone at the eight handed final table won more than $1,300 for their $55 investment, with bounties included, but we have to single out “LUCK4LUCK” of Estonia for the fact they won $1,626 from the bounty prize pool with only our worthy champion getting their hands on more scalps.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 Ineedcagari Brazil $10,050 $8,649
2 kuzja06 Russia $10,032 $1,372
3 luckbox91 Germany $6,473 $731
4 HABIDERI Germany $4,254 $1,037
5 l.leden Denmark $2,943 $873
6 Mike FagDonald Germany $2,017 $1,450
7 LUCK4LUCK Estonia $1,389 $1,626
8 Trem.minieiro Brazil $894 $482

Monster Series #02-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack

Entries: 2,592
Buy-in: $55
Prize pool: $129,600
Places paid: 344

One of the largest prizes of Monster Series Day 1 came in the $55 buy-in Monster Series #02-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack event that saw a field of 2,592 compete for a slice of the $129,600 prize pool. This was shared among the top 344 finishers.

Each of the eight finalists won at least $1,321 and the top two finishers each turned their initial investments into a five-figure prize. Third placed “NiniGehtInsKino” almost won five figures, their prize weighed in at $9,534.

Second place went to Brazil’s “moonrock99” who collected $14,819 for their impressive run. The player of the hour, however, was Germany’s “OhhYeahYeah” who was probably making similar noises to their username when they realised they had secured a $20,947 payout.

Place Player Country Prize
1 OhhYeahYeah Germany $20,947
2 moonrock99 Brazil $14,819
3 NinoGehtInsKino Germany $9,534
4 TigerVSyou Sweden $6,337
5 besttreider1 Russia $4,406
6 Bustelini Netherlands $3,006
7 luckbox91 Germany $2,073
8 omariojunior Brazil $1,321

Monster Series #01-H: $75K Gtd 8-Max Grind

Entries: 2,502
Buy-in: $33
Prize pool: $75,060
Places paid: 344

Ineedcagari helped themselves to another $10,858 by taking down their second event of Monster Series Day 1, the Monster Series #01-H: $75K Gtd 8-Max Grind tournament.

The tournament ended in a heads-up deal with Ineedcagari banking $10,858 and the runner-up, “faby.r” of Colombia, walking away with $9,857 for a $33 buy-in, which is impressive to say the least. The big prizes were made possible by 2,502 players turning out in force and creating a $75,060 prize pool.

All but one of the finalists won at least $1,200 for their effort with “barilyn monroe” winning $765 for their eighth place exit. Others who navigated their way to the final were “tryingyourluck”, “AvanzaBank”, “bandolero420”, “TAVITOPOKER” and “Ajichay”, the latter scooping $5,522 for their third place finish.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ineedcagari Brazil $10,858*
2 faby.r Colombia $9,857*
3 Ajichay Azerbaijan $5,522
4 TAVITOPOKER Colombia $3,670
5 bandolero420 Malta $2,552
6 AvanzaBank Sweden $1,741
7 tryingyourluck Brazil $1,200
8 barilyn monroe Brazil $765

*reflects a heads-up deal

$2.5M Gtd Monster Series Day 1 Results

Event Champion Prize
Monster Series #01-H: $75K Gtd 8-Max Grind Ineedcagari $10,858
Monster Series #01-M: $15K Gtd 8-Max Grind Sportik891 $2,377
Monster Series #01-L: $1.5K Gtd 8-Max Grind Mirqzen $255
Monster Series #02-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack OhhYeahYeah $20,947
Monster Series #02-M: $30K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack SashaM73 $5,065
Monster Series #02-L: $3K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack Coalaa $560
Monster Series #03-H: $150K Gtd 8-Max PKO Ineedcagari $18,699*
Monster Series #03-M: $50K Gtd 8-Max PKO Mangal88 $4,480*
Monster Series #03-L: $5K Gtd 8-Max PKO eksliss $580*
Monster Series #04-H: $25K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack Turbo omirp7 $5,466
Monster Series #04-M: $10K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack Turbo drknock $2,070
Monster Series #04-L: $1K Gtd 8-Max Deepstack Turbo Pro4on $235
Monster Series #05-H: $50K Gtd 8-Max PKO Fast wnr00 $8,468*
Monster Series #05-M: $10K Gtd 8-Max PKO Fast HomenBroca $1,358*
Monster Series #05-L: $1K Gtd 8-Max PKO Fast Percyeus86 $136*
Monster Series #06-H: $25K Gtd 6-Max PKO Battle Hyper murvlx $3,424*
Monster Series #06-M: $10K Gtd 6-Max PKO Battle Hyper Paladin0 $1,364*
Monster Series #06-L: $1.5K Gtd 6-Max PKO Battle Hyper ART_Temon $231*

*includes bounty payments

$2.5M Gtd Monster Series Day 2 Schedule

Monday 3rd June sees another 12 Monster Series events, all of which are six-max, scheduled that have combined guarantees worth $235,000. Check out the full listing of events in the table below:

Time (CET) Event Buy-in
17:30 Monster Series #07-H: $50K Gtd 6-Max Deepstack $55
17:30 Monster Series #07-M: $20K Gtd 6-Max Deepstack $11
17:30 Monster Series #07-L: $3K Gtd 6-Max Deepstack $2.20
20:00 Monster Series #08-H: $75K Gtd 6-Max PKO $55
20:00 Monster Series #08-M: $25K Gtd 6-Max PKO $11
20:00 Monster Series #08-L: $5K Gtd 6-Max PKO $2.20
21:30 Monster Series #09-H: $20K Gtd 6-Max Deepstack Turbo $27.50
21:30 Monster Series #09-M: $7.5K Gtd 6-Max Deepstack Turbo $7.50
21:30 Monster Series #09-L: $1K Gtd 6-Max Deepstack Turbo $1.50
22:00 Monster Series #10-H: $25K Gtd 6-Max PKO Fast $33
22:00 Monster Series #10-M: $7.5K Gtd 6-Max PKO Fast $5.50
22:00 Monster Series #10-L: $1K Gtd 6-Max PKO Fast $1.10

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