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Sunday Briefing: 'jayser1337' Takes Down $1M Powerfest Event

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  • “jayser1337” had a fantastic Sunday, winning a $1 million guaranteed tournament at partypoker.

The $20 million guaranteed Powerfest Series kicked off at partypoker May 7 with the first 24 of 301 scheduled events.

Event 13 was a $215 buy-in tournament with a massive $1 million prize pool, which attracted 3,354 entrants and left partypoker nursing a $329,200 overlay. Taking full advantage of the extra money was “jayser1337” who took down the tournament and banked a cool $140,400 after being involved in a deal with runner-up “DonAndresPL” who scooped $125,000.

Another massive prize is now in the partypoker account of “collony87” after triumphing in the $300K Gtd Super High Roller. Collony87 outlasted 127 opponents and turned $2,600 into $78,400.

The United Kingdom's “kashmir_uzi” also became a Powerfest champion after winning the $300K Gtd High Roller for $58,299, “ManniUndMats” secured the $46,653 first-place prize in the $200K Gtd High Roller and “AllinIvey1” won another $200K Gtd event and walked away with $34,185.

PokerStarsSpring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) commenced on Sunday and there will be a daily article covering this huge festival coming at you on PokerNews each day, so we will concentrate on PokerStars’ Sunday Majors in the Sunday briefing this week.

Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrell returned to the virtual felt with a victory in the $1,050 Sunday Grand. Carrell defeated fellow Brit “C12SLY” heads up and won $51,489, which meant SLY had to make do with the $38,293 runner-up prize.

Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars on May 7 included:

  • Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt – winner of the Big $162 for $7,421
  • Zachary “Zackattak13” Koric – winner of the $215 Weekender for $9,191
  • Joe “Dyzalot” Morneau – winner of the Big $109 for $29,095
  • “CrescitEundo” – winner of the Hot $162 for $18,578
  • “Kot_Spartac” – winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $43,217
  • “freddopizza” – winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $17,777
  • Johann “johann2707” Diaz – winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $7,198
  • “flaszeczka” – winner of the Big $215 for $26,164
  • Stewart “Stew_233” Kilpatrick – winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $23,880
  • “klagylo” – winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $31,867
  • “AJacejackAJ” – winner of the Hot $215 for $21,341
  • “subsnw10” – winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $9,888

It wasn’t only partypoker and PokerStars where major festivals kicked off. 888poker got in on the act, too.Click this link to read all about Day 1 of the XL Inferno Series, including the $53,014 won by Brazil’s Alexandre “Xandee1991” Almeida in the $300,000 Opening Event.

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