Online poker tournament specialists love Sundays because it's when the biggest events take place, giving them the chance to secure a big payday and sign the week off in style.
One player who certainly did that was the Netherlands’ “BOOMALOOM,” who won not one but two majors, both at partypoker. In the early hours of Monday morning, BOOMALOOM secured a $28,278 payday by taking down the $150,000 guaranteed Main Event. This alone was a great achievement, but an hour later, BOOMALOOM won the $150,000 guaranteed High Roller for $25,173.91 after a heads-up chop with the talented Jordan “JWPRODIGY” Westmoreland.
There were big scores galore over at PokerStars this weekend as well where the Sunday Million ended in a four-way chop. Columbia’s “darluna” scooped the lion’s share of the $1,210,200 prize pool, grabbing $159,483.14 while Costa Rica’s “Toroo13” collected $105,505.94 for his second-place finish. “untouchble10” of Moldova banked $128,463.80, with Polish grinder “dulek_jason” walking away with $90,147.18 for fourth place.
Over in the Sunday Warm-Up it was Pim “PIPI tapis!” de Goede who claimed top honors and $80,706.69 from his Maltese home while Benson “BBOY3110” Nikkerson edged closer to $4 million in lifetime online winnings by adding the $39,519.90 first-place prize of the Sunday Rebuy to his tally.
This week’s Bigger $109 ended in a heads-up chop with Germany’s “happyfister” finishing the runner-up ($30,967.06) and Belgium’s “BillLewinsky” taking home $37,544.48 for the win. Meanwhile, there was a near $60,000 score for “Setherson2” who defeated Sweden’s “FoxyLisa” heads-up in the Sunday 500 for a $59,178.75 addition to their bankroll; Hungary’s Balazs “birs320” Botond finished fourth for $24,026.25.
Israel had two PokerStars Sunday Major champions this week courtesy of “agnaton” winning the Bigger $162 for $33,048.00 and Asi “Raistj” Moshe chopping the Sunday 2nd Chance for $36,575.98 before going on to defeat “CrazyB15” heads-up; Chris “Moorman1” Moorman fell in third place for $21,010.20.
The top four finishers in 888poker's $150,000 Whale added a five-figure score to their list of poker accomplishments, with Sweden’s “AQW100” taking the tournament down for $33,782.19. The other big winners were Russia’s “kinsQ” ($25,314.82), “ZeroNineee” ($19,204.35), and “TeamShippo" ($14,403.26).
It was a similar story in the $120,000 Mega Deep, which ended in a three-way chop. “23norab” fell in fourth place for $11,413.40 leaving the final three players to split the remaining prize pool almost equally.
Felipe “mr.salgado” Salgado is credited with the victory, a finish worth $21,069.78, with “dulek_jason,” fresh off his fourth-place in the PokerStars Sunday Million, finished second for $21,187.39. “blowjob1987” collected $21,091.03 for his third-place finish.
Lastly for 888poker, congratulations to “duduki07” who won the $100,000 Sunday Challenge for $19,644.29, defeating Germany’s “demonized1” one-on-one, the latter winning $14,109.16 for finishing runner-up.
Wrapping up the Sunday Briefing this week are a couple of wins at Full Tilt. The first was enjoyed by Brazil's “Fox__MEF” who took down the Sunday Brawl for $6,849.61 (including bounties), and the second by Russia’s “midnightGuest” who beat Mark “dipthrong” Herm heads-up to get their hands on the $12,629.42 first-place prize in the Sunday Major; Herm walked away with $9,401.55.