Sunday Briefing: OLD TIME GIN Rides a Huge Heater
Poker players are known for going on the occasional heater and it appears this is the case for Canada’s “OLD TIME GIN” who seems in unstoppable form right now.
PokerStars Sunday Million
OLD TIME GIN is enjoying the run of his life at the PokerStars tables where he seems to have developed an almost unnatural ability to go deep in some of the poker site’s biggest and toughest tournaments.
On Feb. 27, OLD TIME GIN took down the Super Tuesday for a $54,731 score, and then on Mar. 11 he took down the Sunday Warm-Up for an additional $41,588. A week later, on Mar. 18, OLD TIME GIN secured a $161,237 payday by triumphing over 5,970 opponents in the Sunday Million, a result that also netted him a $30,000 Platinum Pass.
Sunday Million Final Table
Everyone at the nine-handed final table was guaranteed at least $9,484 for their efforts and this is the sum collected by Ukraine’s “aJarov.” With aJarov out of the way, the remaining eight players locked up at least a five-figure score.
“Anaheimteam”, “jani890311”, “aapetrone91”, “Tuonizza”, “MCajiang”, and “Mandrake1317” all crashed out, which left OLD TIME GIN and his fellow Canadian “imas.jr” to lock horns heads-up. There was no deal struck so when OLD TIME GIN busted his fellow countryman, the runner-up walked away with $113,148 and OLD TIME GIN got his hands on $161,237.
|1||OLD TIME GIN||Canada||$161,237|
|8||Renato “Anaheimteam” Araujo||Brazil||$13,515|
PokerStars Sunday High Roller
While OLD TIME GIN was busy taking down the Sunday Million, a field of 119 elite poker players took to the PokerStars virtual felt for the $2,100 Sunday High Roller. Only 17 of these 119 hopefuls received prize money, which made the 18th-place finish by “anti-durrr” an expensive bubble.
Eight different countries were represented at the final table, going some way to show that poker is a global game. Only one player, and therefore country, could win and that was Russia courtesy of Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov coming out on top to secure the $52,166 first-place prize.
Vezhenkov took full advantage of the re-entry format, progressing to the final table and then top spot with his second bullet. Being able to re-enter also worked well for the fifth-place finisher “OverTheTop43” as he turned his second $2,100 investment into $17,466.
|1||Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov||Russia||$52,166|
|2||Connor “blanconegro” Drinan||Mexico||$39,682|
|4||Oliver “sk2ll_m0dR” Weis||Austria||$22,961|
|7||Patrick “pads1161” Leonard||United Kingdom||$10,107|
888poker $100,000 Whale
Over at 888poker, the $100,000 guaranteed Whale saw some of online poker’s biggest names reach its final table.
After finishing fourth in the PokerStars Sunday High Roller, Oliver “sk2ll_m0dr” Weis secured the $8,680 fifth-place prize on offer in the 888poker Whale tournament. Someone who joined Weis at the PokerStars final table went on to win the Whale for a cool $34,100, namely the British superstar Patrick “d1sclosure” Leonard. As a result, Leonard now has more than $4.6 million in online poker tournament winnings and will most likely hit the magic $5 million mark before the year is out.
Leonard defeated Uruguay’s Fabrizio “DrMiKee” Gonzalez heads-up for the title, resigning the runner-up to a $22,940 haul.
|1||Patrick “d1sclosure” Leonard||United Kingdom||$34,100|
|2||Fabrizio “DrMiKee” Gonzalez||Uruguay||$22,940|
|5||Oliver “sk2ll_m0dr” Weis||Germany||$8,680|
|9||Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovsky||Ukraine||$3,720|
888poker $100,000 Mega Deep
Malta may have a population of less than 450,000 inhabitants, yet two of its residents reached the final table of the 888poker $100,000 Mega Deep on Mar. 18 to win a combined $21,500.
“oXr13” was the eighth-place finisher and he won $2,250 but the star of the show was Roberto “DrunkSpewer” Morra, who came out on top of a 484-strong field to add $19,250 to his 888poker bankroll.
|1||Roberto “DrunkSpewer” Morra||Malta||$19,250|
|3||Preben “prebzzz” Stokkan||Norway||$10,750|
|4||Mark “hudmutt” Wilson||Sweden||$7,750|
Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H: $500K Gtd PKO
“Mwhldwn” added $93,190 to his lifetime online poker tournament winnings thanks to winning the $500,000 guaranteed Super Sunday Bounty High at partypoker. The $1,050 buy-in tournament fell 49 players short of the guarantee, which served as a bonus for the 64 players who finished in the money places as partypoker added $49,000 to the prize pool to ensure the guarantee was met.
A handful of household names joined mwhldwn on the final table, namley Andras “probirs” Nemeth and Sweden’s Johannes “SLARVBOGMAJS” Korsar, who finished fourth and third respectively for scores of $19,568 and $34,046.
|3||Johannes “SLARVBOGMAJS” Korsar||$25,254||$8,792|
|4||Andras “probirs” Nemeth||$17,568||$2,000|
Super Sunday Main Event: $500K Gtd
Another huge score at partypoker weighed in at $82,010, which was the first-place prize awarded in the $500,000 guaranteed Super Sunday Main Event. Some 2,258 players exchanged $215 for 100,000 chips and the chance to become a Power Series champion.
When the dust had settled, only one player had chips in front of them and that was “Mike__420” of Canada. According to PocketFives.com, the Canadian previously had $153,286 winnings at partypoker. He has now added to that by approximately 50 percent with this massive cash haul; Mike__420 now has lifetime online winnings in excess of $1.7 million.
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