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Sunday Briefing: Andrew Chen Wins the Super-Sized Sunday

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  • Andrew Chen broke through the $2 million winnings barrier this weekend by winning the Super-Sized Sunday.

With the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in full swing in Las Vegas, it is easy to forget that millions of dollars are being won each day in online poker tournaments. Sunday, as you know, is the biggest day on the online poker calendar, and it was a big day for the grinders mentioned in this article.

Andrew “achen” Chen took his online poker tournament winnings past the $2 million mark on Jun. 11, according to when he came out on top of a 599-strong field in the PokerStars Super-Sized Sunday. Chen, of Canada, walked away with $35,158 in prize money and an additional $26,228 in bounty payments, which made this result Chen’s fifth-largest online tournament score.

The largest sum of money won this weekend was the $176,212 awarded to Hungary’s “kZhh” after he triumphed in the Sunday Million. The Hungarian defeated India’s Sharad “Keenyle” Rao heads-up to leave his opponent having to console himself with the $121,949 runner-up prize.

Some of the other notable PokerStars victories on Jun. 11 included:

  • “jksisme” – winner of the $109 Sunday Starter for $5,025
  • “Takaovi” – winner of the Big $162 for $5,050
  • “mypokerf” – winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $16,157
  • “girafganger7” – winner of the Hot $162 for $6,743
  • “xenomorph101” – winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $14,634
  • “Belqi” – winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $47,532
  • “SsicK_OnE” – winner of the Big $109 for $20,842
  • Anton “antesvante” Wigg – winner of the Hot $162 for $12,044
  • “Brauliocsp” – winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $15,390
  • “Biocid” – winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $7,759
  • Rafael “heatbr” Watanbe do Prado – winner of the Hot $109 for $16,538
  • “carpediem200” – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE for $39,642
  • Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier – winner of the $1,050 Sunday PLO for $24,729
  • “Optimuus12” – winner of the Big $215 for $16,797
  • “UhhRooj” – winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $20,519
  • fr0zZy” – winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $25,715
  • “macker888” – winner of the Hot $215 for $15,590

Over to the results at 888poker now where Ukraine’s “Sambist1990” turned $215 into $20,034 by winning the $100,000 Mega Deep, defeating the United Kingdom’s “ckb4714” heads-up to secure the title.

Another $215 buy-in tournament was the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep which was won by “Oduvanchik15” for $9,589, while Sweden’s “KURDEdersim” won the $30,000 Sunday Crocodile for $7,300.

The largest 888poker score this week went to Switzerland’s “fishermen90” who took down the $1,050 Sunday Whale. The victory netted him $38,640 of the $168,000 prize pool.

In the $25,000 Sunday Tornado, Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov and “GangstaGo” chopped the tournament when heads up to bank $5,220 and $4,029 with “Benettinho” triumphing in the $60,000 Sunday Challenge and adding $12,020 to their bankroll.

Finally, over to partypoker where “DeanMalenko” walked away with the $46,528 first-place prize of the $2,600 Super High Roller and where “EnlightQ” won the $250K Gtd Title Fight for $42,625. Another large score was the $25,400 that “TorTor2012” won by becoming the $150K Gtd Main Event champion, and yet another was the $28,545 won by “GangsterOfLov63” who won the $150K Gtd High Roller.

“TorTor2012” not only won the Main Event, but also the $100K Gtd High Roller for $21,501, “ABCpoker911” won the $100K Gtd Title Fight Warm Up for $21,956 while “StarStrength” won the $50K Gtd Progressive KO Weigh-In for $4,939.

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