Sunday Briefing: Johannes Korsar Shines at PokerStars

Johannes Korsar

Sweden’s Johannes “Greenstone25” Korsar broke through the $10 million barrier for online poker tournament winnings on Nov. 19 courtesy of winning a PokerStars Sunday Major and reaching the final table of another.

Korsar was one of 135 entrants in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller event, a tournament that attracts some of the best poker players in the business. Korsar is considered to be one of those elite grinders and is currently ranked 12th in the world by our friends at

After almost 10 hours of play, Korsar and Austria’s “WushuTM” struck a deal that saw the latter walk away with $50,370 and Korsar $53,827 and the title.

While Korsar was busy taking down the High Roller, he was also navigating his way through the 395-strong field in the Sunday 500. A double PokerStars win looked to be in the cards for the talented Swede, but he fell shy of victory, busting in third place for $19,337.

Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars on Nov. 19 included:

$215 Sunday Millionmoney_hunte$91,813
$530 Bounty Builder High Rollerklinger63$63,797*
$215 Sunday Warm-Uplil-lj1981$36,362
Sunday 500jricardosc$35,792
$215 Bounty BuilderHighCardAceK$32,711*
$109 Bounty BuilderLStrelec$31,341*
$215 Sunday Supersonic NLHEJonzStars$28,900
Bigger $109CrazyLissy$23,336
Hotter $109Fernando “fviana” Viana da Costa$18,667
$109 Sunday KickoffKenny “LoneHixx” Hicks$18,043
Hotter $215MiracleQ$17,956
$109 Sunday CooldownVinicius “jason13-2008” Steves$17,830
Bigger $215Skubidu888$17,683
$530 Omania High RollerSuhepxm$16,390
$215 NLO8 Sunday Supersonickofi89$8,207
$109 Sunday KOmania7Be/\eC7$8,170*
Hotter $162Renato “bauruzito” Almeida Prado Valentim$8,127
$215 Triple ThreatJordan “JWPRODIGY” Westmorland$7,092
$109 OmaniaJames “multious” Christopherson$6,997
$109 Sunday Wrap-Upbluto357$6,569
$109 Sunday StarterAl Magellan$5,857
$109 Bubble RushMCvisitor$5,684
Bigger $162bbbetts$5,456
$109 Sunday KOmanianilsef$5,301*

*includes bounty payments

888poker Highlights

Over now to 888poker where the Netherlands’ “MisterN411” turned $320 into $21,500 by outlasting 212 opponents in the $100,000 Baby Whale, and Canada’s Tim “REALTTWIST” Kelly won the $100,000 Mega Deep for $19,250.

Another of 888poker’s popular Sunday tournaments is the $30,000 Turbo Mega Deep, which was taken down this week by Steven “Kale333” van Zadelhoff for $7,350, a similar amount awarded to “YouCashMeOut” for winning the $25,000 Sunday Crocodile; this win was worth $6,675.

This weekend’s $60,000 Sunday Challenge was won by Argentina’s “germaxii” for $11,400 while the recently added $40,000 Sunday Great 8 ended in a heads-up chop between runner-up “Magicooo22” and champion “kozirok_bel” who scooped $8,168 and $9,176 respectively.

Big Winners at partypoker

And finally, at partypoker, Ozgur “BornInNorth” Arda won the $150K Gtd High Roller for a cool $26,946, which was the biggest score of the day at the site as the Main Event and Title Fight tournaments are now played over multiple days.

Sam “Prince_Phlip-it” Dearman won a similar amount to "BornInNorth", namely $26,775, for taking down the $150K Gtd Title Fight Warm Up, while “Tenzor” triumphed in the $100K Gtd Main Event Warm Up for a $21,314 score.

In the $50K Gtd Title Fight Kick-Off, it was “gotthereagain” who turned $215 into $14,006 and in the $100K Gtd High Roller Warm Up it was Alex “Dynoalot” Difelice who was crowned champion, an accolade that came with a $20,814 cash injection to his bankroll.

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  • Johannes Korsar won $2,100 Sunday High Roller and finished third in the Sunday 500 at PokerStars on Nov. 19.

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