Sunday Briefing: Sunday Million Ends in a Three-Way Chop
On Sunday, while the action at the 2016 World Series of Poker was heating up in Las Vegas, the online poker world was busy awarding huge cash prizes to those lucky and skilful enough to reach the final tables of the various Sunday majors.
The largest prizes stemmed from play at PokerStars, with the Sunday Million dishing out three six-figure scores. “kingarthurcc” of China won the Sunday Million and took home $132,304.01 with Belgium’s “carnic777” finishing second, scooping $140,453.19, and Argentina’s “nicolasb” busting in third for $129,488.80 thanks to a three-way chop.
In the $1,050 Sunday Grand, it was Bulgaria’s Aleks “grinder1992” Dimitrov who walked away with top honors, scoring $62,751.3. “Subv” won $46,597.50 for his runner-up finish, and former Team PokerStars Pro Ana “ana marquez” Marquez finished third for $34,335.
Other larger PokerStars scores on Sunday included:
- “e.u.e.w.b.” — winner of the Sunday Kickoff for $19,094.53
- “PeroQmaloSoy” — winner of the Sunday Warm-Up for $56,544
- “Swoop_007” — winner of the Big $109 for $25,375.08
- Shankar “Shankar825” Pillai — winner of the Super-Sized Sunday for $31,513.50
- “I_M_ICM” — winner of the Big $215 for $22,458.93
- “phatlat” — winner of the Sunday Cooldown for $19,217.81
- “daskalos20” — winner of the Sunday Supersonic for $36,218.67
Ian Simpson Triumphs in the $400,000 GPPT Online
Over at partypoker, British grinder Ian “Simpioni” Simpson helped himself to the $51,891 first place prize in the $400,000 Grand Prix Poker Tour Online tournament. As part of a special promotion for UK and Irish players, Simpson’s victory also bagged him a VIP package to Las Vegas worth a cool $25,000.
Also securing a decent payout were “Cassiopak18” thanks to winning the Weigh-In for $10,642.46, Ireland’s Gary “garyt20” Thompson who won the Main Event for $24,150.15, “luckyman14777” who netted $33,150 after winning the High Roller, and “MechaCorta” who took down the Super High Roller for $53,879.20.
A Quartet of Big Results at 888poker
The majors at 888poker created some five-figure scores this weekend including one worth $18,924.30. That princely sum is now nestled in the 888poker account of “kimberslice” after they topped a field of 326 in the $80,000 Baby Whale.
Australia’s “dinhjo35” walked away with the $24,481.44 first place prize of the $100,000 Mega Deep, while “uarebad_lol” finished on top in the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep for an $8,314.07 addition to their bankroll.
Completing our round up of the Sunday results for this week is the $16,880.62 won by the UK’s “4bettor,” the prize for winning the $80,000 Sunday Challenge.