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Sunday Briefing: Dan “djk123” Kelly Wins Fifth WCOOP Title

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  • Dan "djk123" Kelly won his fifth WCOOP title this week. Discover which event he took down and for how much.

With the PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP), partypoker’s Powerfest and 888poker’s Super XL Series all running alongside each other, it is no surprise that there were dozens of massive online tournament scores this Sunday.

One of the biggest sums of money was won by Dan “djk123” Kelly who won the PokerStars WCOOP Event 49: $700 Mix-Max for $88,102.30 after a heads-up chop with Patrick “pmahoney22” Mahoney. It was Kelly’s fifth WCOOP title and will go toward cementing his place as one of tournament poker’s greatest all-around players.

Also winning a WCOOP event was Russia’s “clinc3” who walked away with Event 55’s title, a $530 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, and its $138,352.44 first place prize. Clinc3 defeated Connor “blanconegro” Drinan heads up for the victory. Drinan scooped $100,401.29 with the legendary Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, finishing third for $72,861.10.

Other notable scores from PokerStars tournaments this Sunday include:

  • Luis “luis_faria” Faria – won the $109 Sunday Starter for $6,526.73
  • “84BUKTOP84” – won the Big $162 for $5,933.82
  • Pedro “FlipMaster08” Paulo – won the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $21,179.02
  • T.J. “1BigAceHole” Ulmer – won the Hot $162 for $9,742.15
  • Kyle “KJulius10” Julius – won the $215 Bounty Builder for $19,408.85
  • Cristian “progre69” Sampaoli – won The Weekender for $19,559.36
  • Gunti “poker@luffyD” Aleskinu – won the Big $109 for $33,887.35
  • Vicente “vicenfish” Delgado – won the Hot $162 for $20,941.23
  • “Kafrou” – won the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $33,258.25
  • “Rick7BR” – won the $109 Bounty Builder for $17,245.41
  • “uknowProsky*” – won the $109 Bubble Rush for $9,390.96
  • “lehout” – won the Hot $109 for $20,206.57
  • Daniel “mrGR33N13” Colman – won the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE for $65,662.42
  • “WRUUUUM” – won the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $54,018.16
  • “yurasov1990” – won the Big $215 for $33,944.58
  • “Carster” – won the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $23,776.31
  • “BeerAndCoke” – won the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $42,524.62
  • Georgios “GeoManousos” Sotiropoulos – won the Hot $215 for $24,533.92

Across to partypoker now where the $10 million guaranteed Powerfest saw more than $1,100,000 of prize pools played for.

“MarioMikeAA” helped himself to the $8,417.02 first place prize in the $25,000 Gtd Freezeout, with “DiSTEFANO_” securing a $12,028.95 payout in the $50,000 Gtd Freezeout.

One of the biggest partypoker scores of the weekend went to Andy “TheFatFish” McLeod who won the $200,000 Gtd High Roller for $48,827.10, while “HardyHar” banked the $21,175.30 top prize in a $100,000 Gtd Freezeout.

Online legend Chris “Therealmoorm” Moorman triumphed in the $100,000 Gtd Rebuy, adding $19,350 to his huge online winnings total. While Moorman was grinding away, “trucking_67” was busy clinching the $57,806.76 first place prize of the $300,000 Gtd High Roller with “MagicGog” taking down the $200,000 Gtd for $34,923.27.

Lastly for partypoker, a trio of chunky scores. One went to “AlaBlakvar” who banked $9,699.70 by winning the $50,000 Gtd 6-Max Turbo; another is now in the account of “petdet3ctive” who won the $50,000 Gtd High Roller 6-Max Turbo for $19,582.77; and the last one weighed in at $51,750, the top prize in the $2,600 Super High Roller.

Completing the Sunday Briefing this week is the Super XL Series action at 888poker where Canada’s “LCfish” won the $200,000 Super XL Mega Deep for a massive $40,630.04 score, and where Michael “AcesJoker88” Acevedo turned $160 into a colossal $59,283.90 by outlasting 1,602 opponents in the $300,000 Super XL Opening Event. LCfish would later finish as the runner-up in the $80,000 Sunday Challenge for $11,783.61

A similar amount was won by the UK’s Adam “Adamyid” Owen who came out on top in the $250,000 Super XL Whale, a $600 buy-in event, for $57,129.97.

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