Sunday Briefing: Kenny Hallaert Wins 888 Whale, Secures Triple Crown
Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert seems to be in the form of his life. After winning the PokerStars $1,050 Super Tuesday on Aug. 1 for more than $60,000 and the partypoker $15K Gtd Eliminator on Aug. 2, the popular Belgian secured his second PocketFives.com Triple Crown by taking down the 888poker $120,000 Whale on Sunday.
Completed my Triple Crown today in style!! It was a good 10 day grind.Couple of days off now. https://t.co/3cJlne6YEa— Kenny Hallaert (@SpaceyFCB)
Hallaert came out on top of a 117-strong field to turn his $1,050 investment into $44,250. As this was his third victory on three different sites within seven days, Hallaert added a second Triple Crown accolade to his name. If Hallaert keeps up his current form, he should break through the $4 million in winnings barrier well before the year ends as he currently has amassed $3.8 million.
This weekend's $100,000 Mega Deep at 888poker ended in a heads-up chop between "Leqenden" and "1LevelAbove." The former finished second and collected $16,571 while the latter was crowned champion and banked a cool $17,226.
Also at 888poker, "Konrad115" won the $35,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $9,613 and Brazil's "Duchasi" turned $109 into $14,061 by triumphing in the $60,000 Sunday Challenge.
Over at PokerStars, the $215 Sunday Million ended in a three-way chop, with the final three players locking up more than $110,000 each. Finland's "Sanderssi" finished in third-place for $110,833, the United Kingdom's "diidums" bust in second-place for $118,315 and Canada's "thx4urm0n3y" emerged victorious with $168,000 to show for his victory.
Here's a look at some of the other notable winners at PokerStars from Sunday.
|$700 Super-Sized Sunday||piet33||$77,378|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||Carlos "boladegude" Galvao||$47,685|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE||Mad4it4life||$44,402|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic||Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff||$33,158|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO||pkrbt||$25,191|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown||Gwindor1||$19,889|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||Brian "bfizz11" Fite||$18,648|
|$109 Sunday Wrap-Up||Guilherme "VinceVegaMFR" Cheveau||$8,493|
|$109 Sunday Starter||Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy||$5,807|
Finally, over to partypoker where "ManniUndMats" took down the $100K Gtd Super High Roller for $52,604, which happened to be the biggest cash haul at the site over the weekend.
Another large score, namely $31,272, is now in the partypoker account of Simon "HellmuthTheGr8" Mattsson courtesy of winning the $150K Gtd High Roller, while "Irrelevant" banked $30,358 after the $250K Gtd Title Fight ended in a five-way chop.
In the $150K Gtd Main Event, it was "AntiReapCity" who was crowned champion and banked $23,500. "mateee" won the $100K Gtd Title Fight Warm Up for $22,281 and "Nikas3274" won the $50K Gtd Weigh-In PKO for $4,825.
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