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888poker Weekend Update: Sergio "zcedrick" Aido Ships The WHALE for $37,718

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  • Sergio "zcedrick" Aido wins huge! Ships The $150,000 WHALE on 888poker for $37,718!

  • Take a look at the biggest online poker tournament winners this past weekend on 888poker.

  • Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski wins big! Banks $20,284 in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge!

Sundays are the most exciting day of the week for online poker tournament players due to most online poker rooms offering major tournaments with bigger than normal prize pools.

As you might imagine, this is also the case at 888poker, the world's second largest real-money online poker room where they not only host many major tournaments, but also boost the prize pools on other events.

Sergio "zcedrick" Aido was the weekend's biggest winner on 888poker after he outlasted a 345-player field to ship The $150,000 WHALE for $37,718. The WHALE attracts some of the best tournament players in the world due to its hefty $600 buy-in.

Aido not only accumulated almost $2.3 million on online poker tournaments as tracked by PocketFives.com, but also has almost $1 million in live tournament cashes as tracked by The Hendon Mob. Originally from Spain, Aido's biggest tournament cash came in March 2013 when he won the UKIPT London Main Event for an impressive haul of £144,555 ($217,530).

Other notable players to score big in The WHALE include the UK's "OMGsete" (2nd - $28,264), Russia's Ravi "Boogleman" Shaymardanov (7th - $6,627), and Brazil's Bernardo "bsdias" Dias (9th - $3,411). Remarkably, Shaymardanov also appeared on the final table in The $70,000 Sunday Crocodile, where he took eighth for $1,856.

The WHALE takes place every other week, and on the weeks it doesn't run the biggest winner at 888poker is usually in The $150,000 Mega Deep. This weekend, The Mega Deep produced the second-largest winner when after the final cards were dealt Canada's "birdgamecray" beat Mexico's "B_thebenlar" to collect $28,960.

Also on the final table in that tournament were Brazil's Thiago "nicoferrow" Crema (4th - $11,680), Sweden's Johannes "TrollKonst8" Korsar (5th - $8,240), and American poker refugee Michael "OneTime_" Donofrio (7th - $5,040).

Meanwhile, in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R, it was Canada's Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski finishing on top of a 842-player field to bank $20,284. Sikorski is one of the top online tournament players in the game with almost $9 million in online tournament cashes on PocketFives.com, where he was also once ranked the #1 online poker player in the world.

Other well-known poker players at the final table in that event included India's Danish "danishshaikh" Shaikh (6th - $4,651), United Kingdom's Jono "spyver" Beck (7th - $3,530) and Ireland's David "daveybabey86" Costello (9th - $1,434).

Here is a look at the results of some of the Major tournaments on 888poker this past weekend:


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The $150,000 WHALE

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35Nov. 22345$194,925
PlacePlayerPrize
1Sergio "zcedrick" Aido$37,718
2OMGsete$28,264
3derharry69$21,442
4Me_Chupas$16,081
5TocaEquipar$11,111
6cosmokramr26$8,577
7Ravi "Boogleman" Shaymardanov$6,627
8ASB75$4,678
9Bernardo "bsdias" Dias$3,411

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The $150,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Nov. 22800$160,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1birdgamecray$28,960
2B_thebenlar$20,800
3poker_oh$15,600
4Thiago "nicoferrow" Crema$11,680
5Johannes "TrollKonst8" Korsar$8,240
6molnet63$6,640
7Michael "OneTime_" Donofrio$5,040
8not_the_same$3,536
9fraallan$2,048

888poker Weekend Update: Sergio "zcedrick" Aido Ships The WHALE for ,718 103

The $50,000 TURBO Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Nov. 22319$63,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1IbetUfold_x$12,345
2Simon "IggyGak" Rønnow Pedersen$9,251
3shablagoo$7,018
4Canette_15$5,264
5Ang625$3,637
6Anton "B.Mitchell" Wigg$2,807
7showtime90$2,169
8larsHendrik$1,531
9Ozgur "phaplap" Arda$1,117

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The $70,000 Sunday Crocodile

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$150+10Nov. 22550$82,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Francis "ImFranC" Cruz$15,593
2Duckface01 
3Phemo 
4Pedro "mrgruger" Goncalves 
5Andrey "andrey59" Luis$4,455
6SidePotSally$3,506
7Eddie "Poker3ddie" Hughes$2,681
8Ravi "Boogleman" Shaymardanov$1,856
9cjy149$1,262

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$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Nov. 22842$112,064
PlacePlayerPrize
1Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski$20,284
2Concrete1990$14,568
3IOwnU888$10,926
4SEWart777$8,181
5KTBFFH89$5,771
6Danish "danishshaikh" Shaikh$4,651
7Jono "spyver" Beck$3,530
8telmrock$2,477
9David "daveybabey86" Costello$1,434

Special thanks to PocketFives.com for some of the data in this article.

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