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Sunday Briefing: 'NeverIsEasy' Wins $262K at partypoker

Sunday Briefing
  • "NeverIsEasy" is $262,544 richer after winning the $5,200 Powerfest Championship event at partypoker.

Sunday saw many big online winners with a variety of championship events taking place. The biggest cash prize awarded at partypoker this weekend weighed in at an impressive $262,544, an amount that is now nestled in the account of “NeverIsEasy”.

partypoker Championship Event

"NeverIsEasy" came out on top of a field of 350 players in the $5,200 Championship Event. The tournament had a $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool, which was smashed by an additional $226,500. This huge sum of money was distributed among the top 70 finishers, with the likes of Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell and Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello finishing in the money.

Everyone at the final table was guaranteed at least $42,299 for their efforts, but like in the majority of poker tournaments, the big bucks were reserved for the top three finishers.

With only four players remaining, the tournament clock was paused and the quartet of stars agreed upon a deal that locked up at least $154,988. “ACHSO8000” finished fourth for $154,988, “Chelsea72” busted in third for $176,938 and “GuyFromTiltBook” finished as the runner-up for $194,366. That left “NeverIsEasy” as the winner, walking away with a cool $262,544.

Big Winners of the Day at partypoker

Some of the other notable victories at partypoker on Sept. 24 included:

TournamentPrize poolChampionPrize
$5,200 Championship Event$1,726,500NeverIsEasy$262,544
$1,050 Championship Event$1,191,700sfpoker82$169,340
$215 Final Phase$501,040Ramiro “letsgodancing” Petrone$75,156
$530 High Roller$385,000TorTor2012$58,851
$55 Championship Event$168,850PomaL0$26,325
$109 Last Chance Tourney$112,600b0bb4n1337$16,974
$55 Final Phase$132,800Guntis “luffynated” Aleskins$16,865
$109 NLHE Freezeout$107,100FishOnHeater$16,589
$109 NLHE PKO$150,000tillwedie$11,104

PokerStars Sunday Majors Highlights

Over at PokerStars, the 2017 World Championship Of Online Poker saw the penultimate day play out alongside an array of high buy-in tournaments.

One such event, the $109 Sunday Cooldown, attracted a field of 1,568 players which created a $156,800 prize pool. The lion’s share of this money is now in the PokerStars account of Jack “jackziyang” Salter thanks to the talented Brit being part of a three-way deal before going on to emerge victorious for $21,805.

Another big winner at PokerStars was Denmark’s Alexander “AlexKP” Petersen. The Dane is an expert in pot-limit Omaha as is evident by him winning the $10,000 PLO Championship at the 2015 World Series of Poker, and he put his skills to the test this weekend in the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO. He outlasted 234 opponents including runner-up “BongBob” in the win. The heads-up duo struck a deal that banked "BongBob" $39,704 and Petersen $39,035.

Check out some of the other big scores from the major tournaments at PokerStars on Sep. 24.

TournamentPrize poolChampionPrize
$700 Super-Sized Sunday$651,700Woodstock37$82,095*
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE$250,000lissi stinkt$48,086
$215 Sunday Supersonic$275,402igrekstone$42,651
$215 Bounty Builder$263,000SpringSmile$37,482*
$109 Bounty Builder$291,200Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich$32,199*
Big $109$185,500klaniq$25,544
Hot $215$129,200Gedis92$22,417
Hot $109$126,400matze_widi$19,703
Hot $162$113,850Z-ENERGIES$19,343
Hot $162$57,000Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich$10,414
$109 Sunday Wrap-Up$55,400Anton “antesvante” Wigg$9,802
$109 Bubble Rush$40,000politm69$6,592
Big $162$33,000Fellipe “FellipeNunes” Alberto Nunes$6,453
$109 Sunday Starter$28,500torscotr06$5,418

*includes bounties

To discover the winners of the Sunday majors over at 888poker, head to this XL Eclipse recap article.

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