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Sunday Briefing: Andreas “daskalos20 Christoforou Secures His Largest-Ever Cash

Sunday Briefing: Andreas Christoforou
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  • Andreas Christoforou won the Sunday Million for $165,000, the largest tournament cash of his career.

Cyprus’ Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou helped himself to his largest-ever poker tournament score on Jun. 25 when he came out on top in the PokerStars Sunday Million and walked away with $165,000.

A total of 5,764 entries were processed in this weekend’s $215 buy-in event, which resulted in a $1,152,800 prize pool. Daskalos20 found himself heads-up with “cxde” of Slovakia and the last standing duo struck a deal that saw cxde net $127,329 and when Christoforou eventually won all of the chip in play, he banked $165,000.

The sum won by Christoforou is his seventh six-figure score. His previous largest online cash weighed in at $146,902, his reward for a fifth-place finish in the 2014 WCOOP Main Event, with his largest live score being for the equivalent of $137,019 which he collected for an eighth-place finish in the 2013 EPT Barcelona Main Event.

In total, Christoforou now has almost $3.2 million in online winnings and almost $520,000 in live tournament cashes.

Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars on Jun. 25 included:

  • “Leshi94” - winner of the $109 Sunday Starter for $5,092
  • Oscar “xXROMmMEOXx” Barriga Cueva - winner of the Big $162 for $4,304
  • “TanTanSWE” - winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $18,237
  • Manuel “fellatiado” Ruivo - winner of the Hot $162 for $6,743
  • “Lincownz” - winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $14,365 and $10,629 in bounties
  • “torcotr06” - winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $44,054
  • “seserman01” - winner of the Big $109 for $20,420
  • “TrunguyKGB” - winner of the Hot $162 for $11,855
  • “rudisf” - winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $33,104 and $28,725 in bounties
  • Farcasanu “alexxt7” Alexandru - winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $14,902 and $11,006 in bounties
  • “hdjgkfgsdl” - winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $6,329
  • Nick “FU_15” Maimone - winner of the Hot $109 for $15,685
  • “Brryann” - winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE for $38,114
  • Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane - winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $20,790
  • “Puggy22” - winner of the Big $215 for $17,763
  • “pellompogos” - winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $19,469
  • “HU4FU” - winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $29,505
  • “rojorulez” - winner of the Hot $215 for $14,357
  • Christian “chry1982” Sare - winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $8,116

Over at 888poker, it was Russia’s “EvnomiYa” who walked away with the $35,250 first-place prize of the $120,000 Whale while the $100,000 Mega Deep ended in a heads-up chop between “YSoSerious7” and “Dejavu.turn” who netted $17,884 and $15,115.

The $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep was taken down by “Burgerfrans” who collected $8,600 and it was David “Satchless” Mowery who triumphed in the $30,000 Sunday Crocodile for $6,450, while Austria’s “iBustYa888” took down the $60,000 Sunday Crocodile and turned $90 into $11,400.

Now for the biggest results from partypoker where the $250K Gtd Title Fight saw an overlay of more than $50,000. It was “SKOJAUTOMATEN” who took full advantage of the added prize money and walked away victorious and $43,000 richer.

In the $150K Gtd Main Event, UK-based Spaniard Oscar “OMGMenda” Serradell turned $109 into $25,395, “azkabante” won the $100K Gtd Super High Roller for a $44,533 score, and “JORD_GUBBEN” became the $150K Gtd High Roller tournament, an accolade that came with a $28,781 boost to his bankroll.

Also at partypoker, Chris “GettinDaize” Oliver won the $50K Gtd PKO Weigh-In for $5,117, “BBCgiants” won the $100K Gtd Title Fight Warm Up for $16,135 and “YumsYums” won the $100K Gtd High Roller for a $19,878 score.

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