Sunday Briefing: 'JohnyK91' Wins Two PokerStars Majors
The majority of online poker players will never experience the joy of winning a Sunday Major due to the size of the fields involved and the fact they attract some of the best poker players in the business. "JohnyK91" of the Netherlands isn't like the majority of poker players, however, because he won not one but two PokerStars Sunday tournaments on Oct. 29 for more than $67,000.
JohnyK91 was one of the 1,518 players to pay $215 to enter the Sunday Warm-Up, which were enough players to surpass the $300,000 guarantee. After slightly more than 11 hours of intense action, JohnyK91 defeated Armenia's "BUYNI" heads-up to get his hands on $46,341.
Approximately seven hours after the Sunday Warm-Up started, JohnyK91 bought into the Hotter $215 along with 587 other PokerStars players. This turbo-structured tournament only took three and a half hours to complete and when the final hand was dealt, JohnyK91 was the last man standing and he collected an additional $20,728.
While JohnyK91 most definitely enjoyed a profitable Sunday thanks to this brace of victories, his wins were blown out of the water by the $158,014 "APonakov" won for taking down this weekend's Sunday Million. APonakov was one of four players involved in a deal; "callmuckty" was fourth for $80,098, "jakl&haid" finished third for $82,620 and "Stubastian" collected $83,706 for finishing as the tournament's runner-up.
Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars included:
|$2,100 Sunday High Roller||roo_400||$69,662|
|Sunday 500||Connor "blanconegro" Drinan||$49,153|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic||OempaLoempah||$32,757|
|$215 Bounty Builder||mikki696||$31,692*|
|Bigger $109||Gunti "poker@luffyD" Aleskinu||$28,601|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown||Golem1989||$20,908|
|Hotter $109||Don Perry||$20,311|
|$530 Omania High Roller||Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof||$19,453|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||-shameLi-||$17,410|
|$109 Sunday KOMania||DagobertQuad||$9,327*|
|$215 NLO8 Sunday Supersonic||chiconogue||$8,999|
|$215 Triple Threat Turbo||Perfect1232||$8,694|
|$109 Sunday Wrap-Up||Pora "pora adrian" Dumitru Adrian||$8,650|
|$109 Bubble Rush||tua133||$6,389|
|$109 Sunday Starter||Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa||$6,253|
*Includes bounty payments
Over at partypoker, Russell "rdcrsnn" Carson gave his bankroll a significant boost be securing the $52,246 first place prize of the $2,600 Super High Roller. Carson topped a field of 88 entrants to win yet another tournament; "fren96" was the runner-up and banked $38,677.
Another large score went to "Drulitooo" courtesy of winning the $530 High Roller ($200K Gtd). A larger field of 452 took to the partypoker virtual felt but it was Drulitooo who walked away as a champion, a result worth $41,866.
Some of the other notable wins at partypoker included:
|$215 Title Fight Warm Up - $150K Gtd||Mcathbv||$38,294|
|$530 High Roller Warm Up - $150K Gtd||P0L4R1C3||$37,235|
|$215 Title Fight Turbo - $50K Gtd||Stejeoir||$14,705|
|$530 High Roller Turbo - $20K Gtd||dimanrebuy||$13,655|
|$109 Main Event Turbo - $25K Gtd||fapfapfap44||$8,916|
|$215 Title Fight II - $30K Gtd||BuyThaPot||$7,218|
|$109 Main Event II - $30K Gtd||MishoKovach||$5,970|
|$109 Rocky - $20K Gtd||rudiqa1||$5,433|
Finally, over to 888poker where it was a German one-two in the $150,000 Gtd Whale. "Imyurfriend" came out on top and turned $1,050 into $32,867 after a heads-up deal with "DerEinzahlR" who walked away with $30,132.
There was a four-handed chop in the $100,000 Gtd Mega Deep where all four players took home at least $12,301. The biggest score, however, went to Canada's "Chocolatey" who scooped a cool $14,975.
In the $35,000 Gtd Turbo Mega Deep, "whymebe" won the $8,047 top prize, while in the $25,000 Gtd Sunday Crocodile it was "Nodeal00" who emerged victorious to get their hands on $6,385. Lastly, a shoutout to "88TIGER889" who defeated Chris "888Moorman" Moorman heads-up in the $60,000 Gtd Sunday Challenge to bank a cool $13,129 for his $109 investment.
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