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The Sunday Briefing: Mikal "mikal12345" Blomlie Wins Third WCOOP Title at PokerStars

The Sunday Briefing: Mikal "mikal12345" Blomlie Wins Third WCOOP Title at PokerStars 0001

It was another busy slate of tournaments on the virtual poker felt this weekend. The 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) rounded out its first week of action at PokerStars, and the MiniFTOPS series continued going strong at Full Tilt Poker.

Mikal "mikal12345" Blomlie captured his third career WCOOP title on Sunday by winning Event $19: $109 No-Limit Hold'em. The Norwegian pro bested a field of 7,801 players to earn $109,566 after a heads-up deal with Timothy "weygang" English. The victory leaves Blomlie one WCOOP win shy of Dan "djk123" Kelly's record of four.

Winning his first WCOOP title on Sunday was Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro, who took down Event #20: $320 NL Hold'em Progressive Super-Knockout for $91,870. The feared Finnish pro also collected more than $23,000 in bounties, giving him another six-figure score for his impressive poker résumé.

Over in the United States, partypoker was scheduled to host the $200,000 Guaranteed Main Event of its Garden State Super Series (GSSS) tournament series. However, the site fell victim to technical issues and the tournament was cancelled after numerous attempts to fix the problems failed.

A partypoker representative issued the following statement on the TwoPlusTwo forum Sunday evening:

"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this will have caused. We have been humbled by this experience and appreciate the enormous burden we have placed on the players tonight and are so sorry. We will diligently work to make certain that we overcome these technical challenges in the future."

Partypoker's other $200K Guaranteed event (for non-U.S. players) did run as scheduled on Sunday. Here's a full look at the results from that event, as well as the major tournaments on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and WSOP.com:


PokerStars

WCOOP Event #19: NL Hold'em ($600K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+97,801$780,100

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mikal "mikal12345" Blomlie$109,566*
2Timothy "weygang" English$96,852*
3LameR25$62,408
4csikken$42,905
599NvrLosez$32,764
6Jaguarrr$24,963
7LaKabii$17,162
8pokerleo10$9,361
9RSRMCA$6,045

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Leandro "leopeluca" Csome (13th - $3,276), Krzysztof “NegPL” Nega (23rd - $1,825)


PokerStars

WCOOP Event #20: NL Hold'em Progressive Super-Knockout ($750K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+203,901$1,170,000

PlacePlayerPrizeBounties
1Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro$91,870$23,621
225yrsthedeal$68,462$6,259
3BIGMICKG$48,274$11,236
4Turko_man$33,646$5,691
5Possu81$24,868$546
6psjebemvas$19,017$2,671
7XingMaster$13,165$10,586
8mathiace$7,314$7,257.
9wildricky101$4,681$4,195

Notable Finishes: Jon "PearlJammer" Turner (17th - $1,755)


PokerStars

WCOOP Event #21 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+20809$242,700

PlacePlayerPrize
1akuza84$42,788
2SilentPurple$31,551
3Vai_q_bate$24,270
4Caio "caio_pimenta" Pimenta$16,989
5dafnuni$12,135
6PartyTownUSA$7,281

Notable Finishes: Soren "Kongsgaard" Kongsgaard (8th - $4,372), Dylan "Pokerl)evil" Hortin (10th - $3,155), Brian "brianm15" England (16th - $2,111), Tommie "Godfatti" Janssen (18th - $2,111), Andrew "foucault82" Brokos (19th - $1,626), Eugene Katchalov (22nd - $1,626), Roy "GodlikeRoy" Bhasin (24th - $1,626)


PokerStars

Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+301,023$511,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1rompsa$71,083*
2Turko_man$65,240*
3pysekee86$64,491
4Joao Mathias$35,600
5bossamtisch$25,319
6WICKED617$20,204
7MonkeyBudg$15,089
8m8675309a$9,974
9Demonic16$5,626

*Denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin (16th - $2,506), Josh "JBT449" Bergmann (21st - $2,148)

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.


PokerStars

$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,329$402,700

PlacePlayerPrize
1bencb789$71,130
2gdub2003$53,146
3Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov$40,270
4GOGOGOGOGO#1$30,202
5yeres$21,141
6Harleyy30040$17,114
7gardze_wami$13,087
8MONEY$HOT$9,060
9C.Darwin2$5,637xxx

Notable Finishes: David "MissOracle" Yan (10th - $3,825), Rick "TheClaimer" Trigg (24th - $1,610), James "Andy McLEOD" Obst (26th - $1,610)


partypoker

200K Guaranteed Sunday

PlacePlayerPrize
1Nild0n$21,487*
2onlyGoodMusic$18,141*
3Never_Tilt$14,071*
4JWPRODIGY11$7,400
5BamBamPoGubam$5,300
6aggr0vated$3,900
7Anomander_R$2,900
8asdfaa288$2,400
9nilm4r$1,920

*Reflects three-handed deal


Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Major ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,142$228,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1paigowpro$45,680
2s3c3$30,442
3insanocut$21,698
4f3nix35$16,216
5PrettyFlacko$12,105
6Al Robbya$8,907
7kirigrbot$6,623
8scrubbyz$4,796
9Holy$3,426

Notable Finishes: Sebastian "p00cket00" Sikorski (15th - $1,735), Dennis "el_klonkador" Bejedal (17th - $1,324), Bernardo "bedias" Dias (26th - $982)


Full Tilt Poker

Sunday Brawl ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+15811$162,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1jellyfish223$33,251
2dante-sp$22,708
3D LivesWithMommy$17,047
4David "My Brim Low" Ivers$12,976
5pingueen$9,407
6Connor "negroblanco" Drinnan$6,650
7thereal_bandito$4,866
8Anton "antesvante" Wigg$3,733
9timorm1$2,757

Notable Finishes: Thiago "DecanoBR" Nishijima (15th - $1,378), Chris "hattrick8810" Odle (16th - $1,005), Alen “lilachaa” Bilic (20th - $713)


WSOP

$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15114$25,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1itWasThatOr0$7,000
2LuckySpewy1$4,050
3Jakep474$2,325
4ickytoy1$1,825
5jrmoney81$1,575
6wolverine17$1,325
7JingboSlice$1,050
8myGAME$700
9skopje$525


WSOP

$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1585$15,725

PlacePlayerPrize
1Volmy$4,482
2DiaperChangr$2,955
3shaunsaville$1,573
4mnbass1$1,258
5scross$1,085
6satpilot$928
7Impervious$771
8stiverson530$535
9bcmclawh$425

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