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Sunday Briefing: Dario Sammartino Scoops $718,000

Dario Sammartino


  • Another big weekend in online poker tournaments was highlighted by Dario Sammartino winning $718,000.

The $21,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller event of the 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) saw 143 entries processed and a $2,931,500 prize pool created. A huge slice of that money, $718,217.50, is now nestled in the PokerStars account of Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino.

Sammartino defeated Henrik "hhecklen" Hecklen heads up to leave Hecklen with the $498,355 runner-up prize. Fourteen others shared the mammoth-sized prize pool, each walking away with the amounts shown in the table below:

1Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino$718,217.50
2Henrik "hhecklen" Hecklen$498,355
4Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes$263,835
5Martin "nizmo jiz" Kozlov$190,547.50
7Jason "jakoon1985" Koon$117,260
8Brian "tsarrast" Rast$87,945
10Chun "SamRostan" Lei Zhou$73,287.50
11Andreas "Hoegh93" Hogh$73,287.50
12Nicolas "chilenocl" Yunis$73,287.50
13Mikael "ChaoRen160" Thuritz$58,630
14Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast$58,630
15Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias$58,630
16Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich$58,630

PokerNews will have a recap of the latest SCOOP events coming soon, but the $21,000 buy-in event and the huge prizes awarded was too great to leave out of the Sunday Briefing.

Big Scores in Non-SCOOP Events

There were some big scores enjoyed in standard PokerStars Sunday tournaments as well, particularly the $110,250 that "daskalos20" won for taking down the Sunday Grand. Another was the $64,780 awarded to "Fresh_oO_D" who triumphed in the pot-limit Omaha edition of the Sunday Grand.

Others included:

  • "Yarpiz" — won the $215 Bounty Builder for $19,408.85
  • "kiilitom" — won the Big $109 for $37,717.69
  • "ersevi6" — won the Hot $162 for $22,453.23
  • "bar-bar9999" — won the Super-Sized Sunday for $55,361.88
  • Kevin "torino2000" Killeen — won the $109 Bounty Builder for $17,933.20
  • Johannes "Greenstone25" Korsar — won the Hot $109 for $25,304.93
  • Nicolas "Legadzo" Cardyn — won the Big $215 for $38,816.90
  • "Keiruja" — won the Sunday Cooldown for $30,416.80
  • "SuchADegen" — won the Sunday Supersonic for $51,4693.70
  • "MountainRo$e" — won the Hot $215 for $27,084.95

Patrick Leonard Wins a Powerfest Event

Patrick Leonard, the newest member of partypoker's ambassadors, won the $200,000 guaranteed High Roller this week and banked $48,549.68 for his efforts.

Four other partypoker tournaments boasted of guarantees larger than $100,000 on Sunday, including the $300,000 guaranteed High Roller won by "Gargurgel" for $55,141.50. Another was the $250,000 guaranteed won by "gingasnapped" for $39,460.

Additionally, two more were the $100,000 guaranteed Super High Roller and the $100,000 guaranteed freezeout won by "WWWpartyCOM" for $49,787.11 and "DONKAROO1" for $20,230.38, respectively.

Sebastian Sikorski Secures an 888poker Super XL Title

Over at 888poker, the Super XL series was in full swing and the legendary grinder Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski took down the $200,000 Super Whale for $43,134.20 following a three-way chop.

Other winners included "jewelrunna" in the $150,000 Super Mega Deep for $33,786.98, "EvnomiYa" in the $60,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $13,235.40, "ncqqqqqq" in the $250,000 Opening Event for $56,725.06, and "Ozzy_M" in the $110,000 Sunday Challenge for $17,927.52.

Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for more results from big online poker tournaments, including continued coverage of the 2016 PokerStars SCOOP.

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