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Sunday Briefing: Romania’s "profit76" Wins $437K

Sunday Briefing


  • Check out the biggest scores from the major online poker tournaments held on Sunday 24 May, 2016.

The Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars almost rounded off another great festival on Sunday, but some events are still playing out. PokerNews will have a recap of the latest in SCOOP action in a separate article, but we couldn't pass up mentioning this huge event.

The 51st event of SCOOP, a $1,050 no-limit hold'em tournament with a $1,500,000 guarantee, saw a total of 2,813 players enter across a number of flights, and 307 of them progressed to Day 2. By the time the final table was set, each of the nine hopefuls was guaranteed almost $30,000, but the eventual champion, who turned out to be Romania's "profit76", walked away with a massive $437,420.71. Here's how that final table finished.

2Rob "robtinnion" Tinnion$314,794.10
5Jack "jackziyang" Salter$114,022.98
6Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins$81,279.66
7Andreas "Hoegh93" Høgh$57,938.79

With SCOOP attracting players in large numbers, the prize pools of some of PokerStars' regular Sunday tournaments swelled, and some of the game's most recognizable players helped themselves to bankroll-boosting scores.

Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz took down the $700 Super-Sized Sunday Progressive KO for $55,331.84 plus almost $27,000 in bounty payments, while "DEX888" won the $1,050 Sunday Grand for $104,716 after besting a final table that included "goleafsgo41", Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit, and his heads-up opponent Michael "munchenHB" Telker, with the latter winning $76,309.

Other large PokerStars scores from Sunday include:

  • Bruno "brunodcm" Desimoni — winner of the Big $109 for $37,801.59
  • "skattefar" — winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $67,855
  • "Brunco chato" — winner of the Big $215 for $35,221.93
  • "Abrvalk998" — winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $26,400
  • "Graftekkel" — winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $47,535.92

"telmrock" Captures the 888 Baby Whale

Over at 888poker, British player "telmrock" walked away with top honors in the $100,000 Baby Whale, a result that came with a $23,776.41 prize. While "telmrock" was busy bossing his way to victory, the $150,000 Super XL Mega Deep was being chopped four ways:

2Richard "ChipsFools" Hoadley$27,109.14

Another big 888poker score went to one of their ambassadors, Dominik "888Dominik" Nitsche, who won the $150,000 Super XL Mini Main Event, turning $160 into a much more significant $36,541.50.

Lastly on 888poker, a mention to "2701marko" for winning the $110,000 Sunday Challenge for a cool $19,910.

Powerfest Ends With a Bang at partypoker

partypoker's Powerfest series ended on a high note this Sunday with several massive events wrapping matters up. One such tournament was the $1,050 High Roller Main Event, which saw 1,146 players create a $1,146,000 prize pool. The lion's share of this, more than $330,000, was shared among the final two players, "PCMPCM" and "jvieiradias8", who chopped for $168,055.44 and $162.612.61, respectively.

In that event, "ProLuckbox" finished third for $107,151 which was an excellent result in itself. However, they also finished third in the $215 Main Event and banked another $60,749.07 after a three-way chop involving runner-up "easylimppp" ($62,545.01) and winner "SnipeDonkey" ($62,716.68).

The biggest partypoker prize this weekend went to "Ch4nsey", who topped a field of 225 in the $5,200 Super High Roller Main Event to end Sunday with an extra $219,375.05 in his account. "DankMemes" and Jeffrey "jeff710" Hakim also secured six-figure scores for second- and third-place finishes.

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