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The Sunday Briefing: Olivier Busquet Wins WCOOP $10,000 High Roller Heads-Up Event

Olivier Busquet

The third Sunday of the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker was good for many of online poker's best. Olivier "Adonis112" Busquet earned a win (and a bracelet) in the $10,300 NLHE High Roller Heads-Up event for $224,000, while Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, Grayson "gray31" Ramage, Ryan "RJules12" Julius, and Kevin "BeL0WaB0Ve" Saul each tasted victory in other Sunday tournaments.

PokerStars WCOOP 43: $10,300 NLHE High Roller Heads-Up ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10,300+$30064$640,000

The second high-roller event of the 2012 WCOOP saw 64 players battle in a heads-up tournament. Olivier "Adonis112" Busquet topped the field, earning $224,000 for his triumph. His path to victory included wins against "Also11," Brian "$tinger 88" Hastings, "sanpri," Bertand "ElkY" Grospellier, "kotkis," and "Helio TYF."

PlacePlayerPrize
1Olivier "Adonis112" Busquet$224,000
2Helio TYF$128,000
3Sussie Smith$64,000
4kotkis$64,000
5Eugene Katchalov$40,000
6Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist$40,000
7K_0_S_T_Y_A$40,000
8Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier$40,000

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$301,085$542,500

The Sunday 500 saw a talented bunch make deep runs. Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney (13th - $3,689), Matt "mjw006" Wakeman (16th - $2,604), and Ben "ShankingYou" Palmer (19th - $2,170), finished a bit short of the final table while Jamie "pokerjamers" Armstrong, Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber, Nick "agriffrod" Mitchell, and Aaron "JeanGrae" McCready each earned a seat there. "shimmysham99", however, defeated everyone for $92,225.

PlacePlayerPrize
1shimmysham99$92,225
2msroj$67,812.50
3Jamie "pokerjamers" Armstrong$51,483.25
4Mossop7$36,890
5Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber$26,853.75
6Nick "agriffrod" Mitchell$21,428.75
7MaltLiquor40$16,003.75
8Aaron "JeanGrae" McCready$10,578.75
9mercedesgu68$5,859

PokerStars WCOOP 2nd Chance $1,050 NL Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+$50472$472,000

Among the notable finishers in the $1,050 WCOOP 2nd Chance event were Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas (10th - $5,664), Luis "mestrefilipe" Andrade (14th - $4,720), Marc "dean23price" Wright (15th - $4,720), and Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamalikis (17th - $3,776). Following a three-handed deal, "C. Darwin2" claimed the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1C. Darwin2$62,140
*2David "dpeters17" Peters$70,000
*3xSuPrA$72.000
4Pollopopeye$36,816
5ragingquads_$25,960
6Jarcon86$20,060
7Frank "roo_400" Billard$15,340
8mrAndreeew$10,620
9Dane "WatchTheSea" Miller$7,835.20

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,303$430,600

Notable finishes in the $109 Sunday Rebuy included Ana Marquez (10th - $4,090.70), Steve "BetrThanPhil" Tripp (13th - $3,229.50), and Andras "probirs" Nemeth (14th - $3,229.50). A three-handed deal took place in which "grekos1981" secure $62,122.43 before going on to win the event.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1grekos1981$62,122.43
*2Sure_Shot-TP$59,562.36
*3eisenhower1$56,411.37
4Gambler4444$32,295
5Jamil "Jamil11" Wakil$22,606.50
6uaredead lol$18,300.50
7nikov$13,994.50
8Tom "hitthehole" Middleton$9,688.50
9Paul “Paolo69” Foltyn$6,028.40

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,256$352,600

Jon "FatalError" Aguiar (10th - $2,168.49), Chris "Bushman" Bush (12th - $2,168.49), Michael "bEatNicK"OG"" Stroh (13th - $1,639.59), Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (16th - $1,110.69), and Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen (17th - $1,110.69) each finished just short of the Bigger $109 final table. Kevin "BeL0WaB0Ve" Saul was the short stack with four players left but came out on top for $55,360.51.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Kevin "BeL0WaB0Ve" Saul$55,360.51
2@cey@lone$41,254.20
3Cro 7206$29,265.80
4koka77$20,274.50
5tormos$15,094.80
6beukie555$11,459.50
7Pizdariki$7,933.50
8Andras "probirs" Nemeth$4,407.50
9right_on!^*7$2,820.80

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$122,049$307,350

Usually good for a deep run in a Sunday Major just about every week, George "gkap13" Kapalas (13th - $1,844.10) finished just shy of the Bigger $162 final table. A tough final table saw a heads-up deal take place between Grayson "gray31" Ramage and James "BizBills" Bills. The former took it down, earning $45,250 for his victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Grayson "gray31" Ramage$45,250
*2James "BizBills" Bills$40,809.05
3Aidan "whereisdonny" Tam$27,661.50
4maddogmoz$19,716.50
5guyguy12$13,830.75
6jaggalo1231$10,757.25
7Frank "roo_400" Billard$7,683.75
8torowe$5,378.62
9akasherin$3,073.50

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars WCOOP 2nd Chance $109 NL Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,360$336,000

Notable finishes in the $109 WCOOP 2nd Chance event went to Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi (19th - $902.20) and Jason "TeamWispy" Helder (21st - $907.20). Ryan "RJules12" Julius earned top honors, topping the field for $52,752.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ryan "RJules12" Julius$52,752
2Bryan "IKnewwwIt" Leskowitz$39,312
3ok72$27,894.72
4poker@luffyD$19,320
5spitznspots$14,448
619911512$11,088
7Ty4YrChips$7,728
8dinammo$4,368
9klauniq$2,688

PokerStars WCOOP 2nd Chance $1,050 NL Hold'em Heads-Up

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+$50128$128,000

The smaller of the day's heads-up events saw min-cashes from Aaron "aejones" Jones (11th - $2,560), Jamie "pokerjamers" Armstrong (14th - $2,560), and Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb (16th - $2,560). Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist made his second deep heads-up run of the day but fell short as Ole "wizowizo" Schemion bested him in the championship match.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ole "wizowizo" Schemion$38,400
2Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist$23,040
3C. Darwin2$12,800
4nikov$12,800
5poluyter$5,120
6apalma2156$5,120
7Jason "Taknapotin" Somerville$5,120
8AJacejackAJ$5,120

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$133,259$332,590

Unlike most Sundays, this version of the Sunday Storm didn't see a deal at the final table. "PoookerS777" topped the massive 33,259-player field outright for nearly $29,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1PoookerS777$28,928.62
2antony59$20,763.59
3T 54 T 97s$13,968.78
4meterfanger$10,642.88
5squrm123$7,316.98
6Cardaddick$4,469.96
7lefy cz$3,076.45
8Anubis1$2,161.83
9Atovar$1,513.28

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,573$157,300

Online-tournament guru Marc "dean23price" Wright made the final table of the Sunday Kickoff and took seventh place while "anayat" topped the field outright for $26,348.02.

PlacePlayerPrize
1anayat$26,348.02
2KING BAIT$19,269.25
3Herr_Jude$14,550.25
4benjimurry$10,696.40
5roaden$7,707.70
6UncaJ5$6,134.70
7Marc "dean23price" Wright$4,561.70
8UkraineKid$2,988.70
9drftIn$1,620.19

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