The final Sunday before the 2016 World Series of Poker saw some massive prize pools created across the major online poker sites, which resulted in some bankroll-boosting scores for those fortunate, and skilful, enough to take one of the titles.
"Viking8844" won the largest sum of money thanks to being crowned the PokerStars Sunday Million champion. This week, such a result was worth $178,173.58, as there were no deals agreed to, which meant runner-up "tudobem88" collected a six-figure score, one weighing in at $132,716.80.
Another player finding themselves in the winner's circle was Jordan "JWPRODIGY" Westmorland who collected the $69,851.60 first-place prize in the $1,050 Sunday Grand. Joining Westmorland at the final table were Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro (9th - $6,042.40) and Peter "Belabacsi" Traply (3rd - $38,220).
Talking of Kelopuro, the popular pro won the $700 Super-Sized Sunday Progressive KO for $38,029.98 plus $13,492.75 in bounties.
Other large Sunday scores from the action at PokerStars include:
- "kalaloom" — winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $21,758.52
- "manuverd0n" — winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $61,824
- Kurt "kurt23x" Fitzgerald — winner of the Big $109 for $26,495.05
- "Syous" — winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $47,080
- "Fukuruku" — winner of the Big $215 for $27,772.27
- "MacintoshFan" — winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $22,063.59
- "Dark_Temple2" — winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $40,094.31
Rick Trigg Wins the partypoker $150,000 Main Event
Over at partypoker, British star Rick "tHeClaImEr1" Trigg took his lifetime online tournament winnings past the $6.4 million mark by winning the $150,000 guaranteed Main Event. Trigg topped a field of 1,554 entrants to get his hands on the $24,864.13 first-place prize.
The $150,000 High Roller is a partypoker tournament that continues to prove popular with players prepared to stump up $530 to play. This week, 386 players took to the felt and wee outlasted by "k2Schogori", who banked $37,635 for his win.
Partypoker's other high roller event is a $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee, a guarantee smashed by some $85,000 this weekend. "D0nKanaille_" was the main beneficiary of this swollen prize pool, as their win was worth a cool $50,469.11.
"Speil13" Captures the 888poker Whale
The Whale tournament at 888poker had a $120,000 guarantee this week, and it was surpassed by some $56,280. "Speil13" defeated Daniel "xXGlamBabeXx" Wilson heads-up to claim the $34,110.18 winner's prize, leaving Wilson to bank a $25,560.60 score.
In the $100,000 Mega Deep, Jakub "Olli4.4.4" Oliva finished as the last man standing, a finish worth $26,887.50 with "I_own_coys85" winning the $80,000 Sunday Challenge for $18,406.88.