Poker News: Brandon Holmes Wins PokerStars Event, Dylan Rowe Takes WPT500 at partypoker

PokerStars Divine Fortune Slots Jackpot

There were a number of big winners in the past week as a flurry of poker tournaments took place. Let’s take a look back and recap three big winners who found success.

Holmes Scores $175k Win In PokerStars Casino

Brandon Holmes couldn’t have wished for a better birthday gift. While celebrating his 48th birthday, he decided to place down a small $10 bet on the Divine Fortune slot machine that was located in the Stars Casino (PokerStars). To his surprise, that small bet ended up hitting on the $175,000 progressive jackpot. Divine Fortune is known for doling out huge paydays.

The full-time firefighter and part time paramedic who also happens to own his own company, simply played a few rounds of the slot machine just to kill some time. He was readying up to participate in the MiCOOP poker tournament and thought that he could have some luck on the slot machine.

To his surprise, he landed on the mega jackpot. Normally, waiting rooms are dull and boring. For Holmes, he’ll never complain about one of those again.

Dylan Rowe Takes The Victory At The WPT500 at partypoker

Dylan Rowe is six figures richer after surviving a giant field of 2,420 poker entries in order to win first place in the WPT #01 WPT500 at partypoker. The $530 buy-in event originally presented itself with a $1 million guarantee but ended up expanding to $1,211,000. With the win, Rowe ended up picking up the largest piece of the pie with a $181,545 check.

For Rowe, this was a massive win as he only has one other recorded victory throughout his career. That was in a WPT side event that took place in New Zealand at the SkyCity Casino when he won the NZ$550 No Limit Hold’em WPT New Zealand Six Max Shot Clock and collected $16,640.

Each of the 361 players that had moved onto the second day of the event were able to secure a prize of at least $1,086. Andrii Novak ended up being the runner-up in the event and earned himself a nice $123,255 payday.

Jaffee Captures Yet Another Gold Ring In WSOP

The  WSOP Silver Legacy Online Circuit Series came to a conlusion this past week but no one was as successful in the events as poker player Jared Jaffee. Jaffee ended up claiming first place in the $75,000 GTD NLH BIG $500 Kick-Off event, overcoming a field of 179 players and 293 entries. The top 42 finishers made money from the event but Jaffee claimed the largest chunk with his $27,229 cash prize and a gold ring.

This actually happened to be Jaffee’s third career gold ring and his second in a month, so he’s on a bit of a heater right now. He won the $50,000 GTD NLH Freezeout Event during the Planet Hollywood Circuit in order to win $23,804. With his very first gold ring coming in 2017 during the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino which saw him win $211,220.