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Sunday Briefing: May 14 Was a Massive Day at the Virtual Felt

Sunday Briefing
  • "LebleuPetit" won the $5,200 buy-in Powerfest event at partypoker and banked a cool $248,983.

May 14 was a massive day for online poker tournament players thanks to the PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP), the 888poker XL Inferno Series, and the partypoker Powerfest being in full swing.

PokerNews is recapping the action from SCOOP and the XL Inferno each day, but to discover the other huge scores enjoyed by players from all around the globe, keep the Sunday Briefing close by.

At PokerStars, Germany’s “Manni1822” took down the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE after defeating Daniel “w00ki3z” Cates heads up for the title. Manni1882 banked a cool $53,014 while Cates added $39,428 to his PokerStars account balance.

In the pot-limit Omaha edition of the Sunday Grand, Lithuania’s “Grazvis1” emerged victorious after outlasting a field of 235 entries to win $45,408 for a $1,050 investment.

Earlier on Sunday, “NVladislav” won the $109 Sunday Starter for $8,919, Hungary’s Peter “twirlpro" Turmezy secured the $19,927 top prize in the $215 Bounty Builder, Hugh “bigbluffzinc” Drummond triumphed in the $215 Weekender for $14,149, and “luismi1912” of Honduras won the Big $109 for $30,301.

The Russian player known as “Maksimus1978” won the maximum available in the Hot $162, namely $18,706. This weekend’s $700 Super-Sized Sunday ended in a three-way chop. Germany’s “nilsef” finished third for $39,042, Doug “dlanger610” Lang was the runner-up and scooped $34,694 and “cold_smile” came out on top of the 902 strong field and walked away with $38,460.

Another tournament to end in a three-way split of the prize pool was the $109 Bounty Builder where “kavlleas08” of Greece became the champion and enjoyed a $14,360 score, “josef_shvejk” finished second for $12,821 and “trillerGTO” was the third-place finisher for $13,818.

Rounding out the non-SCOOP PokerStars results are the wins for “Reikka89” in the Hot $109 worth $15,181, “Pimmss” of the Netherlands who took down the Big $215 for $19,937, “fer_90_1” who triumphed in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $27,019, “NikolasDLP” who won the Hot $215 for $23,701 and Brazil’s Fabiano “Kovalski1” Kovalski who took $44,015 in the $215 Sunday Supersonic.

Over at partypoker, Powerfest had more than $5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The biggest cash haul of the night weighed in at a whopping $248,983. That went to “LebleuPetit” after winning the $5,200 Final Phase event which saw its $1 million guarantee beaten by an impressive $307,001.

Some of the more notable partypoker victories included:

  • “Tiltao” – winner of the $100K Progressive KO for $10,564
  • “untaktik” – winner of the Title Fight Warm Up for $29,785
  • “Algorhytm” – winner of the $200K Gtd High Roller for $48,370
  • “stealthstack01” – winner of the $215 Final Phase for $54,389
  • “fiszz” – winner of the $55 Final Phase for $15,054
  • “WinYourFears99” – winner of the $1,050 Final Phase for $123,557
  • “Mrakobes20” – winner of the $1M Gtd for $123,510
  • “SolanaStar” – winner of the $200K Gtd for $37,888
  • “DuduPa1986” – winner of the $300K Gtd High Roller for $56,429
  • “PerSidenius” – winner of the $300K Gtd Super High Roller for $89,073
  • “RosenheimCops” – winner of the $75K Gtd High Roller for $19,396

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