Sunday Briefing: Steven van Zadelhoff Wins partypoker Title Fight
Steven van Zadelhoff of the Netherlands is having a year to remember. The Malta-based Dutchman can seemingly do no wrong at the virtual felt.
Van Zadeloff won the PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker Main Event in September and got his hands on $1,624,502, and since then has recorded more than a hundred cashes and dozens of victories.
His latest win came in the $250,000 guaranteed Title Fight at partypoker. Van Zadelhoff, playing as "DBergllin," was one of 1,050 entrants in partypoker's biggest weekly tournament, a $215 buy-in event. Van Zadelhoff took full advantage of the $40,000 overlay by topping the field and walking away with the tournament's $43,000 first-place prize.
One of partypoker's other majors is the $150,000 guaranteed Main Event. "nicekitty" won the Main Event this weekend, defeating Charlie "chazcombes" Combes heads-up to scoop $25,455, which left Combes to bank $18,150 for his runner-up finish.a
There were also victories for "MentulaMagna" in the $100K Gtd High Roller worth $19,636, for Vitaliy "Wital11" Pankov in the $100K Gtd Main Event Warm Up worth $15,121, for "Nemekiss1" in the $100K Gtd Title Fight Warm Up worth $17,715, for "oi-oi-oi" in the $100K Gtd High Roller Warm Up which was worth $19,878 and for Sam "TonyYeboah96" Lunt in the $50K Gtd Main Event Kick-Off worth $9,425.
PokerStars' Biggest Results
The biggest online win of the weekend happened at PokerStars where the $215 Sunday Million ended in a heads-up chop. Germany's "tobtheking1" finished as the tournament's runner-up and secured a $112,465 payout, while Canada's "pokerjeff370" emerged victorious and added $142,465 to his lifetime winnings.
There was a familiar name at the top of the $2,100 Sunday High Roller leaderboard, that of Viktor "Isildur1" Blom. The popular Swede topped a field of 102 players to win the $46,721 first-place prize. Blom also went on to win the $530 Omania High Roller for $14,492 after defeating fellow Swede Johannes "Greenstone25" Korsar heads-up.
Some of the other notable PokerStars victories included:
|$530 Bounty Builder High Roller||SitPro2011||$58,829*|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||tizzle26||$39,406|
|$109 Bounty Builder||dartazzzz||$31,889*|
|$215 Bounty Builder||Mikhail "zinkAA" Galitskiy||$31,639*|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic||martinnp||$27,381|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown||Gustavo "gustavo5454" Koundhadjian||$18,616|
|Hotter $109||Damian "pampa27" Salas||$18,319|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||Powergolf||$16,735|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic NLO8||Phil "Infestus176" Ward||$7,886|
|$109 Sunday Wrap-Up||Daniel "DanielT999" Tighe||$7,106|
|$109 Omania Weekend Special||KingPaulie||$6,383|
|$109 Sunday Starter||Z-ENERGIES||$6,290|
|$215 Triple Threat||ohhenry83||$6,285|
|$109 Bubble Rush||Miguel "inca7bar" Silva||$5,066|
*includes bounty payouts
MalakiasCF Harpoons 888poker Whale
"MalakiasCF" is $52,250 richer than a couple of days ago thanks to him triumphing in the 888poker $120,000 Whale. Some 83 players entered the $1,050 buy-in event and it was MalakiasCF who came out on top to secure $33,000.
The UK-based Spaniard also won the $100,000 Mega Deep for a cool $19,250, which rounded off a highly successful day at the virtual felt.
Malta's "sitiolibre29" was the victor in the $100,000 Wonderland Main Event, a result that netted him $21,384 for his $109 buy-in, while in the $50,000 Wonderland Mini Main Event, Ian "Simpioni" Simpson turned $55 into $12,546.
A shoutout also to Rafael "rafitia" Freitas of Brazil who won the $30,000 Sunday Great 8 for $6,812.
The Stars Group owns a majority shareholding in iBus Media
Be sure to complete your PokerNews experience by checking out an overview of our mobile and tablet apps here. Stay on top of the poker world from your phone with our mobile iOS and Android app, or fire up our iPad app on your tablet. You can also update your own chip counts from poker tournaments around the world with MyStack on both Android and iOS.