Darren Elias’ “The End Boss Poker Series” was held on the BetMGM platform from November 23 to 28 in three states: Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Every state hosted a seven-event series with buy-ins ranging from $150 to $1,060, and the series as a whole was a success, with a total of 1,737 competitors competing and $856,600 in prize money distributed. The “End Boss Poker Series” continues in New Jersey on Saturday with the $1,060 buy-in Event #6: $150K GTD Main Event 8-Max, which drew 179 players. This exceeded the guarantee, resulting in a $179,000 prize pool split among the top 24 finishers.
However, BetMGM Ambassador Darren “Darren Elias” Elias, for which the series is titled, was unable to get anything going and finished in 51st place, empty-handed. Similarly, by breaking on the bubble in 25th place, Keith “ClarkWesterfeld” Donovan failed to make any money. Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai, a three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, defeated Mike “MistaMenza” Menzer in heads-up play to win the championship for $42,942.10. Pillai was also given a complimentary admission to a special New Year Knockout Tournament.
The End Boss Poker Series in New Jersey attracted 717 players and paid $357,900 in prize money throughout its seven events. David “TheKing411” Coleman, Dan “mj23style” Sewnig, and Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib, to mention a few, were among the competitors. Elias’ best finish came in Event #5: $535 Saturday 6-Max NL for $5,600, when he finished third.
“The End Boss Poker Series” is a poker tournament series that takes place at the end of the year. Event #6: $100K GTD is a $1,060 buy-in event. Players in Michigan were offered the Main Event 8-Max NLH. The event had 113 participants, resulting in a prize pool of $113,000, exceeding the guarantee. After Corey “C0rgasm231” Paggeot and “Simsalabim” negotiated a heads-up deal, the winner emerged after 6 hours and 45 minutes of play.
On Sunday, participants in Pennsylvania battled in the $1,060 buy-in Event #6: $100K GTD Main Event of the End Boss Poker Series. The event had 123 participants and provided a prize money of $123,000 to the top 20 finishers. The title and $28,290 first-place award went to “AFA5671” and “Do psychedelics.”