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Sunday Briefing: Joao Mathias Baumgarten Harpoons 888poker Whale

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  • Joao Mathias Baumgarten emerged victorious while Vladimir “vovtroy” Troyanovsky won two PokerStars events.

The $120,000 guaranteed Whale tournament returned to 888poker this weekend and saw 95 players exchange $1,050 for 15,000 tournament chips and a shot at glory.

The top 12 finishers each received at least $4,025 for their efforts but it was Brazil’s Joao "joao_mathias" Mathias Baumgarten who came away with the lion’s share of the prize pool after a heads-up chop with Sweden’s "nutflopper.” Mathias secured a $28,043 payday while "nutflopper" banked $27,616.

“Ksomahnisuos” emerged victorious in the $30,000 Turbo Mega Deep and turned $215 into $8,096 while Germany’s “CllsDntMttr” walked away with $15,697 for their $215 investment in the $80,000 Mega Deep.

In the $30,000 Sunday Crocodile, it was Brazil’s Guilherme “Anao19” Schreiber who claimed the first-place prize, namely $6,450. Then in the $60,000 Sunday Challenge, “Pepepepepe” secured an $11,400 payout by topping a field of 475.

Over at PokerStars, Russia’s Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov came out on top of a 5,554-strong field in the $215 Sunday Million to win a massive $166,530 prize; the runner-up was “Lui Martins” of Brazil who took home $115,248.

The $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE saw 182-players take to the PokerStars virtual felt and they were all outlasted by “BCE_MOE_05” of Russia who claimed the $36,129 first-place prize.

Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars on July 9 included:

  • “crinu_negru” – winner of the $109 Sunday Starter for $5,300
  • “neeno1990” – winner of the Big $162 for $5,080
  • “DRUNK&UGLY” – winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $14,843
  • “treeqy” – winner of the Hot $162 for $6,482
  • “untouchable10” – winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $13,993 and $10,562 in bounties
  • “MoshiMoshi84” – winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $33,683
  • “dori1919” – winner of the Big $109 for $19,610
  • “vip25459” – winner of the Hot $162 for $9,058
  • “huang33” – winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $30,002 and $28,488 in bounties
  • “xiaofeyu” – winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $14,322 and $7,748 in bounties
  • “Stacy99” – winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $5,313
  • “XxKira89xX” – winner of the Hot $109 for $14,712
  • Vladimir “vovtroy” Troyanovsky – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $18,134
  • “XTTAVOOX” – winner of the Big $215 for $15,986
  • Russell “rdcrsn” Carson – winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $14,560
  • Vladimir “vovtroy” Troyanovsky – winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $22,979
  • “IcaLm” – winner of the Hot $215 for $14,430
  • Rodrigo “sonmonedas” Perez – winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $8,023

Finally, across to the biggest results at partypoker, which include a $36,999 score for “eet_smakelijk” who won the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller by coming out on top of a 33-strong field.

A similarly sized score was enjoyed by “yarik1903” who won the $200,000 Gtd Title Fight for $36,429 while “wvwale44-“ turned $109 into $25,455 by winning the $150,000 Gtd Main Event, which overlaid by some $16,600 this week.

In the $40,000 Gtd Drago, Andreas “bushuset” Berggren walked away with $6,708 after a heads-up deal, “amaze1” won the $5,348 top prize of the $50,000 Gtd Weigh-In, “BetinOleg” is now $18,850 richer after winning the $100,000 Gtd Title Fight Warm Up, “Doyle_B” claimed the $24,116 top prize of the $125,000 Gtd High Roller and “fuzzynaval3” won the $75,000 Gtd. High Roller for $16,362.

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