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Sunday Briefing: De Meulder Brothers Crush PokerStars Sunday Events

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  • Check out the biggest online cashes from Mar. 25 including one weighing in at a massive $158,476.

There were plenty of players enjoying big scores on the last Sunday of March and one of the biggest was the $158,476 won by Finland’s “Timonpoika” in the $5,200 buy-in High Rollers event at PokerStars Former Team Pros Matthias and Christophe De Meulder both had big scores on PokerStars as well.

PokerStars High Rollers 19: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max $500K Gtd

DateMarch 25th
Buy-in$5,200
Guarantee$500,000
Entrants151
Prize pool$755,000
ITM17

The High Rollers 19: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max $500K Gtd attracted some of the best online poker tournament players in the world, as you would expect to be the case from a tournament commanding a $5,200 buy-in.

With only 17 spots paid, there were a lot of disappointed players from the 151 starters. The likes of Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson, Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, and Team PokerStars Pros Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree all fell short of the money.

“Tankanza” was the unfortunate soul to burst the money bubble, falling in 18th place after firing three bullets. His exit paved the way to a prize of at least $12,011.

This prize had increased to $26,841 by the time the eight-handed final table was set. Estonia’s Matthias “blueskyyM” Tikerpe fell in eighth-place and he was joined on the rail by “ceremore” of Switzerland, “DeuceofDuc0” of the Netherlands, and the Hungarian star Andras “probirs” Nemeth.

Fourth-place and $74,040 went to the Russian grinder known simply as “Black88,” while Moldova’s “silentm0de” banked a cool $95,418 for busting in third. This left the legendary Mike “SirWatts” Watson and Timonpoika to lock horns heads-up, a battle that Watson lost meaning he had to walk away with the still very respectable consolation prize of $122,969.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1TimonpoikaFinland$158,476
2Mike “SirWatts” WatsonCanada$122,969
3silentm0deMoldova$95,418
4Black88Russia$74,040
5Andras “probirs” NemethHungary$57,451
6DeuceofDuc0Netherlands$44,579
7ceremoreSwitzerland$34,591
8Matthias “blueskyyM” TikerpeEstonia$26,841
Mike Watson
Mike “SirWatts” Watson finished runner-up for $122,969

PokerStars Sunday Million

DateMarch 25th
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$1,000,000
Entrants6,227
Prize pool$1,245,400
ITM1,106

This week’s Sunday Million once again smashed its guarantee with 6,227 entries processed, and a $1,245,400 prize pool created. This huge sum was distributed among the top 1,106 finishers with a min-cash worth $340, a final table appearance boosting this sum to $9,890, and the original first-place prize locked in at $168,138.

Dietrich “2pacnrw16” Fast was the final table’s first casualty and he was joined by “nice2meatYa”, “5agittariu5”, “steeple3000”, Brazil’s Luan “Pseudo Fruto” Felipe, “zidix” of Hungary and Finland’s “gypsymagi820”.

Matthias “mattidm_uk” De Meulder and “komarolo22” struck a deal heads-up that saw the former lock up $127,644 and when Uruguay’s komarolo22 sent him to the rail in second-place, komarolo22 secured a $158,485 payday.

Matthias De Meulder's brother, Christophe "chrisdm" de Meulder, meanwhile won the $33 rebuy on PokerStars, banking $11.724.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1komarolo22Uruguay$158,485*
2Matthias "mattidm_uk" De MeulderBelgium$127,644*
3gypsymagi820Finland$82,802
4zidixHungary$58,108
5Luan “Pseudo Fruto” FelipeBrazil$40,778
6steeple3000Canada$28,617
75agittariu5Slovakia$20,082
8nice2meatYaCzech Republic$14,093
9Dietrich “2pacnrw16” FastAustria$9,890

*reflects a heads-up deal

Matthias De Meulder
Matthias De Meulder

Sunday Rebuy

DateMarch 25th
Buy-in$33
Guarantee$75,000
Entrants910
Prize pool$75,000
ITM170
positiegebruikersnaamlandprijs
1Christophe "chrisdm" de MeulderBelgië$11,724
2Sam "SamSquid" GraftonGroot-Brittannië$8,310
3Gandalf MRGroot-Brittannië$5,890
4kyzyldurrrRusland$4,175
5Feri$taHOekraine$2,960
6indiandurrIndia$2,098
7Cmon_GasguetCanada$1,487
8jpousZwitserland$1,054
9tatueDenemarken$747
Christophe De Meulder
Christophe De Meulder

888poker $100,000 Whale

DateMarch 25th
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants119
Prize pool$119,000
ITM9

The 888poker $100,000 Whale ended in a three-way chop this week with the top three finishers walking away with more than $77,000 combined.

Austria’s “Kannwas” collected $24,310 as part of the deal, slightly more than the $23,923 “josef_shvjek” won for his runner-up finish. Sweden’s “B.Mitchell” banked the biggest prize, namely $29,115 and the title of champion.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1B.MitchellSweden$29,115*
2josef_shvejkRussia$23,923*
3KannwasAustria$24,310*
4summuNNNUK$11,900
5bahrainsharkBahrain$8,925
6hellohelloooRussia$6,545
7J0hnmccle3anUK$5,355
8purplegerbilFinland$4,760
9SkallePer58Sweden$4,165

*reflects a three-handed deal


888poker $50,000 Sunday Challenge

DateMarch 25th
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$50,000
Entrants466
Prize pool$50,000
ITM48

The $50,000 Sunday Challenge failed to hit its guarantee, but that did not bother “Fukuruku” one iota because he or she took full advantage of the additional $3,400 in the prize pool winning the tournament for $9,625.

Fukuruku of Ukraine defeated “tinchoarce” heads-up for the title after a final table battle that saw the likes of Ben “F3nix35” Dobson and Bogdan “Ph4N888” Nicolae bust in sixth and fourth place.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1FukurukuUkraine$9,625
2tinchoarceArgentina$7,125
3n0sferatvHungary$5,375
4Bogdan “Ph4N888” NicolaeRomania$3,875
5Jonr84UK$2,625
6Ben “F3nix35” DobsonUK$1,875
7abmarinRussia$1,375
8tupastacerdoUK$1,125

partypoker Sunday Major-SHR: $200K Gtd

DateMarch 25th
Buy-in$2,600
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants128
Prize pool$320,000
ITM16

The player known as “skitzo793” won the largest first-place prize at partypoker this weekend after outlasting 127 opponents in the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller. The $200,000 guarantee was surpassed by $120,000 which meant some big prizes were on offer.

Skitzo793 beat Swedish superstar Simon “HellmuthTheGr8” Mattsson heads-up, a result that netted the Swede $56,000 while Andras “probirs” Nemeth secured a $40,000 payout for finishing third.

partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard bubbled the final table when he busted in ninth-place for $8,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1skitzo793$78,400
2Simon “HellmuthTheGr8” Mattsson$56,000
3Andras “probirs” Nemeth$40,000
4MisterN411$28,000
5STUDcK65$20,800
6WWWpartyCOM$16,000
7Jon “sordykrd” Van Fleet$12,800
8D0nKanaille_$10,400
Simon Mattsson
Simon Mattsson

partypoker Sunday Major-HR: $200K Gtd

DateMarch 25th
Buy-in$530
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants443
Prize pool$221,500
ITM56

The top two finishers in the partypoker $200,000 guaranteed High Roller walked away with the same prize when they decided to end the tournament with an even chop for the remaining prize pool. “BuyThaPot” goes into the record books as the runner-up, a finish worth $36,326, with “dj_inferno” also collecting $36,326 as part of the deal.

It was another good turnout for the High Roller as 443 entries ensured the $200,000 guarantee was beaten by $21,500. The new Mega Sats may have had an influence on this attendance.

PlacePlayerPrize
1dj_inferno$36,326*
2BuyThaPot$36,326*
3IN INFINITY$20,821
4nix0k0ftis$14,619
5Boy-George$10,454
6siddhartha90$7,619
7Darya_Kurt$5,382
8madridgalaxy$3,920

*reflects a heads-up deal


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