Scottish poker player "CantWinAFlip" has played more than 3,000 tournaments at PokerStars over the years, but until this weekend that big win, a life-changing score, had eluded him. However, his decision to enter the $215 buy-in Sunday Million was one of the best he's ever made because he went all the way and took down the largest weekly online poker tournament.
"CantWinAFlip" was one of 5,593 entrants in this week's Sunday Million and helped to create a $1,118,600 prize pool, of which $174,951.74 was reserved for the eventual champion. That champion was "CantWinAFlip", as he danced his way to heads-up before defeating Russia’s "M.Strelskaya" for the title; the runner-up received a cool $130,316.90.
There was a familiar face in top spot of the Sunday Supersonic, a hyper-turbo tournament that takes around two hours from start to finish. Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit is more accustomed to playing in super high roller events in the live arena, but put in an online session this weekend, and ended up winning the Supersonic for $47,999.89 and a ridiculous hourly rate of $34,285.63.
The Netherlands "Riffa Kriffa" is a previous winner of the Supersonic, but this week he turned his attention to the Sunday Warm-Up and won that, too. This latest victory added $73,375.28 to his lifetime winnings, and was the second-largest sum won at PokerStars this Sunday.
Other PokerStars Sunday major victories were enjoyed by:
- "farmjim” — winner of the Sunday Rebuy for $37,034.83
- "Kozir" — winner of the Sunday Kickoff for $21,237.25
- "DuTTiFruTTi9" — winner of the Bigger $109 for $36,928.00
- "elmelogno4" — winner of the Sunday 500 for $58,353.00
- "SmallKindB" — winner of the Bigger $162 for $32,181.00
- "poosnack11" — winner of the Sunday 2nd Chance for $37,620.00
- "bigpapas1978" — winner of the Sunday 6-Max for $21,168.00
More FTOPS Results
Over at PokerStars' sister site, Full Tilt, there was a nice win for "AntonSergeevoch" in FTOPS Event #31, a $250 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed tournament. He collected $26,625.00 for his victory, while UK-based Portuguese grinder "Spitnick_PT" walked away with top honors in the $100 buy-in FTOPS Event #30 for $13,821.02 after bounties were factored in.
Plenty of Powerfest Action On partypoker
It wasn't only at Full Tilt where there was a major online festival taking place because partypoker's Powerfest was also in full swing.
One of its events, a $100,000 guaranteed $109-buy-in tournament was taken down by "tolispapaio", who added $20,681.60 to his bankroll. Another big winner, this time for $20,872.59, was "tone2toni", who triumphed in the Powerfest Week 2 Main Event, a tournament that boasted a prize pool of some $132,100.
On a non-Powerfest week, partypoker's biggest tournament is the $150,000 guaranteed Main Event, but this Sunday saw its guarantee increase to $250,000. Although it missed the guarantee, "enzal77" won't be bothered because he emerged victorious and added a cool $42,500 to his bankroll.
Lastly for partypoker results, a mention to "BetinOleg" who won the $150,000 guaranteed High Roller for a welcomed $32,132.20.
It's a Fiesta On 888poker
Completing the Sunday Briefing this week are the results from 888poker's biggest tournaments including a win in the $150,000 Whale worth $35,422.11 for Mexico’s "fiesta fiesta."
Pim "SuprNintend0" de Goede broke through the $2 million mark in lifetime winnings barrier courtesy of him taking down the $120,000 Mega Deep for $28,919.60, with "ineedpants" being now able to afford some thanks to becoming the $100,000 Sunday Challenge champion, a result worth some $19,660.94.
With Powerfest in its Heavyweight and then High Roller week and the FTOPS drawing to a conclusion this coming Sunday, there are ample opportunities to win big online and then feature in our Sunday Briefing article. Will you hit the headlines this week?