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Sunday Briefing: 'Zema007' Triumphs in the partypoker Title Fight

Sunday Briefing
  • 'Zema007' won this week's $200K Gtd Title Fight at partypoker for a $35,948 score.

After a large number of the poker community stayed up to watch Floyd Mayweather improve his boxing record to 50 wins from 50 fights by defeating Conor McGregor, their attention shifted to trying to improve their own poker records in online poker’s Sunday Majors.

One tournament, the $200,000 guaranteed Title Fight at partypoker, attracted 1,045 entries who created a $209,000 prize pool. The top 136 finishers received prize money for the efforts, a min-cash weighing in at $480.70, a final table appearance coming in at $2,717 and $35,948 reserved for the eventual champion.

That champion turned out to be Russia's “Zema007” who defeated “dsemo” heads-up to scoop the large prize, leaving the runner-up to collect $25,748.80.

Some of the other notable wins at partypoker on Aug. 27 included:

$100K Gtd Main EventRodrgio “seijistar” Seiji$22,604
$100K Gtd High Rollerjosicz$22,476
$75K Gtd Title Fight Warm-Upgmurrrr$17,832
$35K Gtd PKO Weigh-InSandaiKitetsu$3,267

The biggest prize of the weekend went to Russia’s “Dimitri005” courtesy of him winning the PokerStars Sunday Million. Some 5,593 entries were processed and a $1,118,600 prize pool created.

The nine-handed final table was an international affair with eight different nationalities represented. Once only four players remained, the tournament was paused so the quartet could discuss a deal and those negotiations were successful.

Greece’s “Akyllas1” banked $88,660 after finishing fourth, “Wh0AndDeni,” who had reentered during late registration, finished third for $87,717 and Ukraine’s “Sox[tyol]” was the runner-up for $110,850. Dimitri005 secured a $132,436 score for his victory and, of course, bragging rights among his peers.

Check out some of the biggest wins at PokerStars this weekend:

$215 Sunday Warm-Upgordosvaner$39,737
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHERobin “robinho” Ylitalo$32,543
$700 Super-Sized SundaySsicK_OnE$30,590
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLOOLD TIME GIN$21,052
$215 Sunday Supersonicsawik04$19,923
$109 Sunday CooldownCULATER01$19,881
Big $109GamadGADOL$19,204
$109 Sunday KickoffKoszi90$16,539
$109 Sunday Wrap-Uptensai717$7,987
$109 Sunday StarterBranec1$4,155

Finally, over to 888poker where “tutten7” won the $80,000 Baby Whale to turn $320 into $19,027, where “InJeBakkes” triumphed in the $30,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $7,742, where “Nemekiss" took down the $80,000 Mega Deep for $15,200 and the United Kingdom’s “Roulette69” topped a field of 433 in the $50,000 Sunday Challenge to bank $11,039.

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