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The Sunday Briefing: David "betudontbet" Emmons Wins PokerStars TCOOP Main Event

Sunday Briefing

The inaugural PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) came to a close Sunday with the last six events on the slate, two of which generated seven-figure prize pools. The $700 Main Event attracted 3,667 players to create a prize pool of more than $2.4 million, and the $2,100 High Roller event saw 814 players generate a prize pool of more than $1.6 million. David "betudontbet" Emmons was the biggest earner after defeating Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver heads-up in the Main Event for nearly $383,000. Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton and António "apalma2156" Palma also won majors on Sunday.

PokerStars TCOOP Main Event ($1.5M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+$353,667$2,438,555

The first TCOOP Main Event was a massive success as the $1.5 million guarantee was smashed by nearly $1 million. Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver, one of the most feared online tournament players in the world, joined David “Betudontbet” Emmons and seven others at the final table after just four and a half hours of play.

Emmons held a sizable lead going into the final table and used his stack to have his way at the final table. After a couple of discussions about a deal fell through, Emmons went on to defeat Oliver heads up for the title and $382,855. On the final hand of the tournament, Emmons moved all-in from the button with {A-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Oliver called instantly with {K-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. The board gave Emmons a pair of aces, sending Oliver to the rail with $285,311 for second place.

To read more about the TCOOP Main Event, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
1David “Betudontbet” Emmons$382,855
2Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver$285,311
3Didak04$201,181
4Gala_Terry$140,217
5mmbittencour$103,639
6DimaDima13$79,253
7swissman29$45,867
8zyxel888$30,482
9MON3Y$HOT$19,508

Notable Finishes: Bartolome "amatos" Gomila (17th - $7,316), Paul "paulgees81" Volpe (30th - $$5,486), Ben "Chong94" LeFew (34th - $5,487), Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro (43rd - $4,999)

PokerStars TCOOP High Roller ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+$100814$1,628,000

Denmark's "AlexKP" fell just short of his second TCOOP title of the series with a second-place finish in the $2,100 TCOOP High Roller. "AlexKP" took the biggest share of a four-way chop at the final table, collecting nearly $240,000, but Norway's "Icallany" won the heads-up duel to earn the distinction as the first TCOOP High Roller champ.

To read more about the TCOOP Main Event, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
1Icallany$210,259*
2AlexKP$239,104*
3Madridcash$167,762*
4Serkules$166,756*
5RuiNF$83,842
6Ken "kenny05" Smaron$67,562
7rUbEnhEnAo92$51,282
8David "davidv1213" Vamplew$35,978
9Ondrej "Vinkyy" Vinklarek$20,838

Notable Finishes: Maxim Lykov (15th - $14,326), Caio Pimenta (20th - $7,814), Joseph "subiime" Cheong (23rd - $7,814), Carter Swidler ($24th - $7,814)

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,302$1,460,400

Three players earned six-figure paydays in the Sunday Million this week. Chile's "curiplop" took the largest share of a three-way deal at the final table, but Brazil's "CharlesTY." went on to win the event for $168,000. Two well-known Brazilians, Andre "aakkari" Aakkari and Alexandre "allingomes" Gomes, finished 25th and 27th, respectively.

PlacePlayerPrize
1CharlesTY.$168,000*
2curiplop$181,080*
3hownorez$148,000*
4bas0r$77,401
5K0VAK$59,876
6Chikakaa$45,272
7Meewams$31,398
8Joroy70$17,524
9rasputoon$11,318

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Andre "aakkari" Aakkari (25th - $3,403), Alexandre "allingomes" Gomes (27th - $3,403), Jim "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy (30th - $3,037), Clark "snake8484" Hamagami (43rd - $2,746), Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick (45th - $2,746)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30843$421,500

Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton bested a field of 843 to add another tournament victory to his stellar resume. 2010 PokerStars EPT Grand Final champ Nic "niccc" Chouity also reached the final table but was ousted in sixth place for $16,800.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton$75,870
2Face333X$54,795
3Soccermom96$40,885
4isuckoutonu$30,559
5medmar$21,243
6Nicolas "niccc" Chouity$16,860
7DwnByBaBrdge$12,645
8BADBEATGEE$8,430
9Openshove85$5,058

Notable Finishes: Steve Paul "stevejpa" Ambrose (15th - $3,372), "Halfrek" (18th - $2,529)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,589$238,350

The Bigger $162 annihilated its guarantee again Sunday as 1,589 players created a prize pool of $238,350. "Padjes" of the Netherlands took home the top prize of $42,903 for winning the tournament outright.

PlacePlayerPrize
1padjes$42,903
2JCSeelbach$30,985
3Sheeter 200$23,835
4Battmeister$17,876
5Kedrila$12,513
6vovo_leo$10,129
7joeyspann$7,746
8Bwd26$5,362
9Leanod$3,337

Notable Finishes: Christopher "NigDawG" Brammer (17th - $1,310), Jon "PearlJammer" Turner (30th - $524)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,392$

Portuguese poker pro António "apalma2156" Palma took home the top prize in the PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance, outlasting 1,391 runners to earn $47,328. Mike "munchenHB" Telker, Carter "cwsidler" Swidler and Chris "Moorman1" Moorman made deep runs but ultimately fell short of the final table.

PlacePlayerPrize
1António "apalma2156" Palma$47,328
2Biologist$34,800
3Heibtercamp$24,420
4guinor$18,931
5RuiNF$13,780
6JamieGoldFTW$10,996
711_kert_11$8,212
8kwil20$5,428
9ok72$3,006

Notable Finishes: Mike "munchenHB" Telker (16th - $1,336), Carter Swidler (26th - $1,113), Chris "Moorman1" Moorman (27th - $1,113)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$136,869$368,690

Nearly 37,000 players participated in the Sunday Storm this week. Germany's "Robert_Eh" and Spain's "yukor" agreed to a heads-up deal, and the former went on to win the title and $28,804.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Robert_Eh$28,804*
2yukor$26,281*
3ZM636$15,485
487bowser$11,798
5Fairikson$8,111
6PookyKK$4,977
7LUKAS_BLAST$3,410
8Tobi190184$2,396
9bagfri$1,677

*denotes heads-up deal

*PokerStars TCOOP Main Event and High Roller data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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