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Sunday Briefing: L1VeYRdrEamS Wins Almost $400,000

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  • L1VeYRdEamS banked almost $400,000 by winning the PokerStars Turbo Series Main Event.

“L1VeYRdrEamS” walked away with almost $400,000 after he came out on top of a 2,711-strong field in the PokerStars Turbo Series 72: $1,050 NLHE Twin Turbos Main Event.

PokerStars Turbo Series 72: $1,050 NLHE Twin Turbos Main Event

DateMarch 4th
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$2,500,000
Entrants2,711
Prize pool$2,711,000
ITM377

“L1VeYRdReamS” banked a cool $396,217 and became the PokerStars Turbo Series Main Event champion after outlasting a star-studded field of 2,711 players. The bumper crowd ensured that the $2.5 million guarantee was surpassed by $211,000.

Everyone at the final table was guaranteed at least $26,414 for their efforts and it was Brazil’s Victor Pedote "2vitinhorrn15” dos Santos who collected this sum.

By the time “calculer”, China’s “jokepoker333”, and Switzerland’s “Sburki” had busted, the minimum prize any of the five remaining players could win was $102,302. Yet, despite rapidly increasing blinds and massive prizes on offer, there was no deal talked about.

aDrENalin710” and “mickl58,” both from Russia, fell in fifth and fourth place before Austria's James “HealTheWorld” Gatz crashed out in third place for a $201,329 score. This left Argentina’s Ramiro “ramatar88” Petrone and "L1VeYRdReamS" to battle it out heads-up for the title.

"L1VeYRdReamS" eventually emerged victoriously and added the massive $396,217 to his bankroll, plus a $30,000 Platinum Pass for the PokerStars Players Championship. The Canada-based Australian won the Sunday Million in May 2017 for $150,179, but this latest score blows that completely out of the water.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1L1VeYRdEamSCanada$396,217
2Ramiro “ramastar88” PetroneArgentina$282,436
3James “HealTheWorld” GatzAustria$201,329
4mickl58Russia$143,514
5aDrENalin710Russia$102,302
6SburkiSwitzerland$72,924
7jokepoker333China$51,983
8calculer_United Kingdom$37,055
9Victor Pedote “vitinhorrn15” dos SantosBrazil$26,414

PokerStars Sunday Million

DateMarch 4th
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$1,000,000
Entrants6,235
Prize pool$1,247,000
ITM1,106

It was a case of third time lucky for Norway’s “Aftret” after he took down the Sunday Million for $168,357. The Norwegian had reached the final table of the Sunday Million on two previous occasions but had never been able to get across the finishing line.

After treading water for the first hour of the final table it seemed Aftret would again fall short of victory in online poker’s biggest weekly tournament. Five eliminations in the first hour meant Aftret had laddered to a score of at least $82,908.

Aftret then went on a mini heater after the final four players returned from a break, doubling through “Pyha Karu” and then turned a full house in a hand against “SWE_NIXON” to claim the chip lead.

Pyha Karu fell in fourth-place at the hands of “Pipin811” before "SWE_NIXON"’s king-ten couldn’t get there against Aftret’s ace-jack. This sent the tournament into the heads-up stage.

The final hand saw Aftret opened to 1.28 million with ace-six of spades and "Pipin811" three-bet to 3.6 million with pocket fours. Aftret called and the flop fell ace-ten-three rainbow. "Pipin811" led for 3 million and was called. The turn was a deuce and "Pipin811" made it 6.6 million to continue and was called. "Pipin811" moved all-in for 7.3 million on the eight of diamonds river and was called by Aftret who won with a pair of aces and he got his hands on his first Sunday Million title.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1AftretNorway$168,357
2Pipin811Argentina$118,142
3SWE_NIXONSweden$82,908
4Pyha KaruEstonia$58,182
5Alexey5758Belarus$40,830
6levaitomHungary$28,653
7WellChiefUnited Kingdom$20,108
8siriku1Lithuania$14,111
9gzp74Hungary$9,903

PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller

DateMarch 4th
Buy-in$2,100
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants167
Prize pool$334,000
ITM23
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1hotmark777Lebanon$61,428*
2kofi89Uruguay$57,070*
3Chris “Apotheosis92” KrukCanada$39,061
4dragutin82Serbia$29,770
5MrMaximizeCanada$22,689
6Keith “Kungfumonk” JohnsonUnited Kingdom$17,293
7OverTheTop43Austria$13,180
8BillLewinskyNetherlands$10,045
9Simon “C. Darwin2” MattssonSweden$7,655

*reflects a heads-up deal


888poker $100,000 Whale

DateMarch 4th
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants135
Prize pool$135,000
ITM12

888poker ambassador Martin Jacobson reached another final table on his sponsor's site, although he couldn’t quite finish the job and take down the $100,000 Whale.

Jacobson, a former World Series of Poker Main Event champion, was one of 135 entries in the $1,050 buy-in tournament. The talented Swede navigated his way to the nine-handed final table where he met fellow Swede Simon “Isildur1337x” Mattsson. Mattsson was the second player eliminated from the final table and collected $4,725.

Jacobson’s tournament ended in fifth-place, a finish worth $9,450, and he was followed to the sidelines by “Gull553”, “birdgamecray”, and finally “IEATFISHES,” the latter falling in second-place after losing heads-up against Canada’s “McNugget123.”

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1McNugget123Canada$37,125
2IEATFISHESFinland$24,975
3birdgamecrayCanada$18,900
4Gull553United Kingdom$12,825
5Martin “Mjacobson888” JacobsonUnited Kingdom$9,450
6Black88Russia$7,087
7MisterN411Netherlands$5,737
8Simon “Isildur1337x” MattssonSweden$4,725
9KimberSliceCosta Rica$4,050

888poker $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep

DateMarch 4th
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants539
Prize pool$107,800
ITM56

This week’s $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep champion is no other than “eltxupacabra” who banked $20,482 for his $215 investment. Eltxupacabra triumphed over 538 opponents on his way to victory, including fourth-place finish Alexandre “Cavalito_” Mantovani.

"eltxupacabra"’s heads-up opponent was Malta-based grinder “POTITOOOOOOO” who fell at the final hurdle for $15,902.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1eltxupacabra $20,482
2POTITOOOOOOOMalta$15,092
3pokerdave128United Kingdom$11,319
4Alexandre “Cavalito_” MantovaniBrazil$8,805
5f0rmEiTseGaLUnited Kingdom$5,930
6levrarkesUnited Kingdom$3,773
7J.k.f.m.deGermany$2,695
8papafritas1Canada$2,156

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