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The Sunday Briefing: Carter Swidler Makes Supersonic Final Table While Playing PCA Main Event

Carter Swidler

Apparently, playing for a $1.4 million top prize at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event wasn't enough action for Carter "cswidler" Swidler on Sunday.

Swidler was in the money on Day 3 of the prestigious tournament in the Bahamas and decided to fire up the PokerStars mobile app to play the Sunday Supersonic, a weekly Sunday tournament with a turbo format. It probably wasn't the highest EV decision he's ever made, but as it turned out Swidler made the final table, ultimately placing fourth for $22,000.

"I don't ever do that," Swidler told PokerNews on Monday, "but I set my alarm for 6:25 to play the Supersonic knowing that it would take a really short amount of time. I somehow ran up a stack."

Swidler said multi-tabling caused him to lose some focus in the Main Event, but his tablemates were keeping an eye on his online escapades as well.

"It looked really strong when I was opening because I was playing on my phone and all the guys at my table were watching me play for $50K. Every time I raised it got through."

Here's a picture of Swidler playing the SuperSonic on his phone, courtesy of Pratyush Buddiga:

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Swidler is still alive in the PCA Main Event as of Monday afternoon. Follow his progress on the PokerNews Live Reporting Page.

Other notables pocketing big scores online on Sunday were Bernardo "bedias" Dias, Matt "papamat25" Iles, Kiryl "angrymoron" Radzivonau and Alex "mistakooll" Keating, who won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for nearly $100,000.

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, partypoker and WSOP.com:


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Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+157,225$1,445,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1NNNXX$180,000*
2kettlingur$94,000*
3alina23a$131,664*
4Mossos$122,000*
5dennishtm$100,000
6uyra99$44,795
7Bernardo "bedias" Dias$31,067
8fred_volpe$17,340
9-demis- 13$11,198

*Reflects five-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (13th - $5,996), Brian "Bfizz11" Fite (19th - $3,366), Stefan "random_chu" Chew (24th - $3,366)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,135$627,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Alex "mistakooll" Keating$98,298
2antifulltilt$82,500
3aufzuckerter$52,041
4a Bull 67$36,052
5pellomogos$26,841
6Nili84$20,377
7thewattsy$14,107
8anteen$7,837
9elpipsi87$5,016


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30782$391,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Dmitry "yurasov1990" Yurasov$69,930
2Matt "papamat25" Iles$50,505
3LBBigSlickAK$37,684
4bloczek60$28,166
5Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja$19,706
6Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee$15,695
7dm85$11,810
8ROSTBURK$7,964
9alberto ka$4,856

Notable Finishes: Amit "AMAK316" Makhija (13th - $3,302), Ozgur "phaplap" Arda (15th - $3,302), Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen (18th - $2,525), Martin “0PIGGYBANK” Finger (20th - $1,787), Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (24th - $1,787)

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


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$186+$14940$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Alekslem$27,782*
2Kahout88$27,317*
3Kagbdarod$16,360
4Doc.Holiday$12,650
5V_ELIMINATOR$10,280
6cubraka$8,280
7NoSc00pForU$6,280
8ld3f1x89$4,360
9amaze1$3,320

*Reflects heads-up deal


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Sunday Supersonic ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,238$291,747

PlacePlayerPrize
1Kiryl "angrymoron" Radzivonau$43,979
2IwiNyallLo$e$39,874
3OMGImsosick$29,174
4Carter "cswidler" Swidler$21,881
5Odintsov Spb$15,316
6Kalapaavo74$12,399
7wudsikurdukk$9,481
8instigator85$6,564
9JeffBaas$4,084


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The Sunday Major ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15910$182,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Antichamber$36,408
2IRUN MAAN$24,864
3sumdumjer$18,665
4maksimus78$14,208
5LimitPro911$10,300
6JJamess$7,281
7Mike "SirWatts" Watson$5,328
8George Manousos$4,084
9Peter "Belabacsi" Traply$3,019

Notable Finishes: Karolis "karolis666" Grybauskas (14th - $1,509)


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Sunday Brawl ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+15573$114,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1bird42042$24,352
2luisXIV$16,617
3joaquinho$12,606
4seonkett1$9,626
5Dudator$7,105
6Olycrawford$5,042
7Arknight87$3,667
8FrankMotta$2,750
9smokestackin$2,062

Notable Finishes: Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (14th - $1,088), Steve "Illini213" Barshak (17th - $802), Mike "SirWatts" Watson (27th - $573)


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$25,000 Guaranteed Winter Poker Classic Main Event (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15118$42,550

PlacePlayerPrize
1Don_Key$11,914
21mytime1$7,234
3duckduck$4,510
4BenKand88$3,659
5lindleyloo$3,234
6Sgt.Pepper$2,255
7Rocroe$1,829
8rhin0$1,404
9rrst10$1,148

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