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Sunday Briefing: Ukraine's "LEXER1986" Wins Sunday Million for $185K

Sunday Briefing


  • Ukraine’s "LEXER1986" who took down January 10, 2016 edition of the Sunday Million for $185,661.70.

With the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in full swing, it would be easy to forget that the online poker world is still rolling along and that huge prizes are played for while a large section of the community is battling in the Bahamas.

The biggest prize of the weekend is nestled in the PokerStars account of Ukraine’s “LEXER1986” who took down the January 10, 2016 edition of the Sunday Million. LEXER1986 outlasted 5,988 opponents, including Canada’s “AlexS1” to get his hands on the juicy $185,661.70 first-place prize.

Australia’s Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman was another PokerStars players helping himself to a sizable sum on Sunday thanks to winning the Sunday 500 for a cool $57,468.75. Wakeman defeated Bulgaria’s Dimitar “trionojnika” Yosifov heads-up for the title.

It was a star-studded table that saw “TanTanSWE” finish third for $30,650.00, Ondrej “Vinkyy” Vinkalrek bust in fifth place for $16,091.25, and Ryan “I need sheet” Yu fall in sixth place for $13,026.25.

Other notable PokerStars Sunday Majors scores include:

  • “Mortan23” who won the Sunday Warm-Up for $54,009.54 after a four-way deal
  • “Ron Jov 7” who won the Sunday Rebuy for $38,367.00
  • “fred_volpe” who finished third in the Sunday Rebuy for $20,706.00
  • “Apotheosis92” who won the Bigger $109 for $38,320.72
  • “RodRish” who won the Sunday 2nd Chance for $36,540.00
  • “ShellyCalls” who won the Sunday Supersonic for $45,726.01

Over at PokerStars sister site, Full Tilt, Roger “Snusarn1” Wassberg helped himself to $9,508.35 by winning the Sunday Brawl; his winnings were boosted by him busting 17 opponents along the way, each worth $50 cash.

The final table of the $250 buy-in Sunday Major would not have looked out of place in a tournament 10-times the size, just take a look at who was at it.

1Juan “Malakastyle” Pardo Dominguez$12,090.00
4Antonio “jonwayne69” Gonzalez$4,800.00
5Joao “joaoMATHIAS” Mathias Baumgarten$3,600.00
7Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis$2,100.00

888poker, which will soon run the $2,000,000 guaranteed Super XL Series, continues to run some awesome tournaments with ever-growing prize pools.

One such prize pool, $154,000 to be exact, saw the lion’s share distributed to “OTwenty” and “peterpan_33.” after they chopped the $120,000 Mega Deep for $24,479.11 and $23,953.89 respectively.

Finland’s “nastymake” emerged victorious in the $50,000 TURBO Mega Deep for a $11,726.10, with Denmark’s “B0H7J1M1RS3” winning the $100,000 Sunday Challenge for $19,937.15; the Dane recently broke through the $3 million mark for online tournament winnings.

The $150,000 Guaranteed High Roller at partypoker was chopped heads-up this week with the duo walking away with $25,316.94 and $23,088.07. The champion was “OurodeTold,” which translates as Fools Gold, with the runner-up being “trixibelle1.”

Also in the winner’s circle was Akira “Clutch_Hero” Ohyama, who defeated “JWPRODIGY11” heads-up for the $9,205 first-place prize in the $50,000 Weigh-In.

Rounding out the Sunday Briefing this week is the largest score on partypoker this week, one worth $27,990.00. This is the tidy sum claimed by “NightCatX” who finished on top of a 1,555-strong field in the $109 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed Main Event.

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