888poker XL Eclipse

Sunday Briefing: 'nipa3p3' Wins $283K at partypoker

  • "nipa3p3" won an impressive $283,500 by taking down the $5,200 Championship Event at partypoker.

It was a big day at partypoker thanks to several high-stakes tournaments on the Powerfest schedule, including two events with prize pools of at least $1 million. Over at PokerStars, regular events continued alongside WCOOP, with Ryan “PROTENTIALmn” Laplante taking down the Big $215.

Powerfest Goes Big at partypoker

Powerfest resumed at partypoker with twenty-two more events taking place on Sept. 17.

Event 219 was the $5,200 Championship Event Final Phase with a $1.5 million guarantee. A total of 281 players participated, which meant the guarantee was not met, but that did not bother the 60 players who navigated their way into the money.

partypoker sponsored pro Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello finished 41st for $5,100 while fellow Team partypoker member Johnny “JLoHarada” Lodden busted in 17th place for $15,150. While those are impressive sums of cash, they were blown out of the water by the prize awarded to the Czech Republic’s “nipa3p3” who walked away with an incredible $283,500 for his victory.

Amazingly this was not "nipa3p3"’s biggest online cash because he won the WCOOP edition of the Sunday Million at PokerStars in 2015 for more than $500,000.

Some of the other substantial wins at partypoker on Sept. 17 included:

TournamentPrize poolChampionPrize
$1,050 Championship Event: $1M Gtd$1,000,000ch1ck3nrobb3rr$127,397
$500K Gtd High Roller$525,000Chelsea72$128,625
$300K Gtd High Roller$345,000ILOVEBOOBISS$62,893
$500K Gtd Final Phase$500,000Christopher “CD_03” Day$54,177
$250K Gtd High Roller$299,500pokergrl1012$47,967
$250K Gtd NLHE$250,000Rafael “rafaelmoraegsm” Moraes$37,210

There will be several big scores on Sept. 18 because the $500K Gtd 2-Day event is down to the final 135 players and will crown its champion today. If there are no deals made, that champion will scoop $84,819.

XL Eclipse Continues at 888poker

All of the major tournaments at 888poker on Sunday were part of the XL Eclipse series. If you want to discover which players emerged victorious in those events, you can check out our dedicated recap article.

PokerStars Regular Event Highlights

Now over to PokerStars where the WCOOP entered its 12th day.
You can read about WCOOP here, but there were also several of PokerStars’ regular tournaments running alongside it.

Ryan “PROTENTIALmn” Laplante found himself in the winner’s circle after taking down the Big $215 for $24,465. Laplante was among the 720-strong field in the $215 buy-in event and eventually found himself heads-up against Martin “nizmo jiz” Kozlov for the title. Laplante came out on top to resign his heads-up opponent to the $17,754 consolation prize.

This latest victory, the 93rd tracked by our friends at PocketFives.com, took Laplante’s lifetime online winnings to more than $1.74 million, with more than $1.6 million of that total stemming from his play at PokerStars.

Also finishing a session victorious was Brazil’s Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz who won the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE. The Brazilian outlasted 232 opponents on his way to securing a $45,376 score, defeating Russia’s “EvnomiYa” heads-up to be crowned the tournament’s champion.

Some of the other notable PokerStars victories on Sept. 17 included:

TournamentPrize poolChampionPrize
$700 Super-Sized Sunday$542,640anrquist$79,513*
$215 Sunday Supersonic$255,540Velouxiotis$39,932
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO$202,000Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson$39,638
$215 Bounty Builder$248,400eijseijs$33,286*
$109 Bounty Builder$279,500anti-durrr$28,299*
Big $109$178,600vStalkur$26,891
$109 Sunday Cooldown$164,500gardze_wami$24,923
Hot $215$131,000stahl77$22,729
Hot $109$134,500axis_mundi78$18,397
Hot $162$103,500YacuTTi$17,958
$109 Sunday Wrap-Up$48,800ferris69$8,686
$109 Bubble Rush$43,800fabianod12$7,885
Hot $162$46,350zyax$7,665
Big $162$25,950FatBoyShrek$5,200
$109 Sunday Starter$30,900Perfect1232$5,044

*includes bounties

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