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The Sunday Briefing: Anton "Antoshka" Smolyanskiy Captures WCOOP Title

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Several players pocketed big paydays on Sunday, none bigger than Anton "Antoshka" Smolyanskiy. He took down PokerStars' WCOOP 21, a $200 No-Limit Hold'em event, for $280,000. He defeated a field of 10,492 to do so. Over on Full Tilt Poker, the big winner of the day was "crf88" for winning the $750,000 Guarantee for $132,787.50. Also earning six figures was Nathan "evenkeal777" Tuthill for winning The Sunday Brawl for $113,071.

PokerStars WCOOP 21 - $200 No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200 + $1510,492$2,098,400
PlacePlayerPrize
*1Anton "Antoshka" Smolyanskiy$280,000
*2UndrAAge$206,214.26
*3vic_xcite$190,000
4ganatodoAA$104,920
5buriedatsea$83,936
6ohnistun$62,952
7puicachamp$41,968
8Sircall$23,082.40
9XBraumeister$14,688.80

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jon "PearlJammer" Turner (37th - $3,777.12)

Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200 + $163,417$750,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1crf88$132,787.50
2Leo "Pechorin" Wolpert$80,250
3666Upswing666$52,500
4ApesAreFun$41,400
5BSCHOOO$31,050
6grostic007$23,025
7notre_damer$17,250
8Justin "gardyone" Gardenhire$13,500
9Mike "SPIN101" Spinasanta$10,050

Notable Finishes: Jonathan "driverseati" Tamayo (19th - $2,775), Mark "dipthrong" Herm (34th - $2,250)

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240 + $162,785$557,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Nathan "evenkeal777" Tuthill$113,071
2delrayorange$72,967
30m3rta$54,029
4Alex "TheAssassinato" Fitzgerald$40,661
5Buckguy2200$28,407
6Ravn Jahn$18,938
7walchy$12,811
8Trond Eidsvig$8,912
9Steve "fishfinder22" Bungay$6,684

Notable Finishes: Somyung Sim (11th - $4,177.50), Sam "aaajack" Chartier (19th - $1,671)

Full Tilt Sunday Mulligan

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200 + $161,351$270,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1sonagrl$59,444
2John "johne147" Eames$37,828
3DPalma44$27,357.75
4not2u$21,953.75
5Kevin "ItsTime2Win" Pionkowski$ 16,563.26
6diamondnuts$12,159
7coldsmoke1$7,835.80
8Mor Z$5,674.20
9gautchos$4,053

Notable Finishes: Clark "Snake8484" Hamagami (21st - $932.19)

Full Tilt $200,000 Guarantee (Rebuy)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150 + $13746$377,250
PlacePlayerPrize
1Luke "IWEARGOGGLES" Staudenmaier$90,540
2G3N371X$56,587.50
3erhnam$42,440.63
4bootyaddict$32,066.25
5reelhugefish$24,521.25
6Dominik "bastet2004" Stopka$16,976.25
7no not baxter$11,694.75
8Bryan "bparis" Paris$9,054
9pork no chop$6,790.50

Notable Finishes: Brandon Adams (11th - $3,772.50), Joseph Cheong (13th - $2,829.38), Zach "HustlerGrune" Gruneberg (14th - $2,829.38)

Ultimate Bet $200K GTD

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200 + $15991$200,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1LUCKY89BLUNT$44,660
2BAGOFBOOM$26,700
3Russell “RCRANE082985” Crane$18,100
4Faraz “THE_TOLIET” Jaka$12,900
5Sebastian “SEBBAU” Bauer$10,900
6Matt “MATT_VENGRIN” Vengrin$8,900
7Dave “HOLLYWOODDAVE” Stann$6,900
8JKNACK10$4,900
9David “LISA798111” Allan$3,400

Speaking of big tournament action, check out our $10,000 Sunday Million Freeroll on PokerStars. This is the fourth big Sunday Major freeroll we have had in as many months and this time the qualification target has been slashed.

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