Sunday Briefing: Petrangelo Wins PokerStars Sunday High Roller
Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo took down the $2,100 buy-in PokerStars Sunday High Roller for another trophy on his mantle. But that sure wasn't the only online tournament this weekend that had the railbirds on the edge of their seats.
Sunday is now known as Super Sunday at partypoker with several large events taking place, including the Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter events. This week was even bigger for partypoker players because the site added almost $2 million to its guarantees as an apology for the connectivity problems on the final day of the KO Series a couple of weeks ago.
Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H: $1M Gtd PKO
Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H: $1M Gtd PKO attracted 4,540 entries, which left partypoker nursing a $92,000 overlay. Several members of Team partypoker progressed to the money places, including the current Global Poker Index Female Player of the Year Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell and former tennis legend Boris “Boris__Becker” Becker.
Everyone at the eight-handed final table was guaranteed $5,181 plus any bounty money they had collected on the way, but the show belonged to the “arrowhead76” who eliminated 14 players on his way to victory, including runner-up Damien “UveBeenStakt” Wain, to get his hands on $83,729 and an additional $34,036 in bounty payments.
|2||Damien “UveBeenStakt” Wain||$58,449||$14,509|
|3||Fernando “nandinhojah” Araujo Abreu||$37,510||$1,498|
Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-SHR: $1M Gtd PKO
The other $1 million guaranteed tournament at partypoker this Sunday was a $5,200 buy-in Super High Roller PKO event that saw 201 players enter, which meant the guarantee was surpassed. There were some massive prizes on offer in this event but Team partypoker’s Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao didn’t get his hands on any because he fell in 35th place with 32 places paid.
Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello fell in 12th place for $8,944 plus $9,218 in bounties. The tournament ended in a heads-up deal between “xkgdrds1” and “onehundredeyes” who collected $96,348 and $80,480 respectively, plus a further $95,996 and $66,250 in bounty payments.
PokerStars Sunday Million
Sweden’s “TY4Stacks2” won hir or her second PokerStars Sunday Million title after topping a field of 6,279 in the Mar. 11 edition, seven years after triumphing in online poker’s biggest weekly tournament.
TY4Stacks2 went into this final table with almost a third of the chips in play and in a great position to win what was set to be a near $170,000 score. One by one the players fell by the wayside. Norway’s “Kurtkaare” was the first to fall and was the last player not to lock up a five-figure score.
The United Kingdom’s “AAgoodfold” fell in fourth-place when his ace-ten failed to improve against “G_Curlin”’s pocket aces and the final three players paused the tournament to discuss a deal.
Those discussions took more than 10-minutes, but they eventually bore fruit and the players left $25,000 on the table to play for.
G_Curlin fell in third before Jamie “Dustitutes” Clossick was eliminated in second-place to see TY4Stacks2 crowned Sunday Million champion for the second time in his or her career.
|2||Jamie “Dustitutes” Clossick||United Kingdom||$121,287*|
|7||Marco “Salsicha” Aureilo||Brazil||$20,250|
|8||Alex “komarolo22” Komaromi||Uruguay||$14,211|
*reflects a three-handed deal
PokerStars Sunday High Roller
Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo bested a star-studded final table to win the $2,100 Sunday High Roller for a cool $63,233 at PokerStars. This final table was probably one of the toughest ever assembled online with it being the home to the likes of former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacosbon, Connor “blanconegro” Drinan, Alexsandr “EvnomiYa” Mordvinov, Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton, and the eventual runner-up Johannes “Greenstone25” Korsar.
Petrangelo is regarded as one of the best poker tournament players of his generation, and with this latest victory, he has gone some way to cement himself among online poker’s elite players.
|1||Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo||Canada||$63,233|
|2||Johannes “Greenstone25” Korsar||Sweden||$49,717|
|4||Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton||Canada||$28,879|
|5||Aleksandr “EvnomiYa” Mordvinov||Russia||$22,010|
|6||Connor “blanconegro” Drinan||Mexico||$16,775|
|8||Damian “pampa27” Salas||Argentina||$9,744|
|9||Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson||United Kingdom||$7,426|
888poker $100,000 Whale
It was a Russian one-two in the 888poker $100,000 Whale with “sweet_dr3ams” taking on “josef_shvejk” heads-up for the title and the $33,550 top prize. It was the former who emerged victorious to leave his fellow countryman to collect the $22,570 consolation prize.
Earlier at the final table, Sami “d1441n1” Kelopuro bust in eighth-place for $4,270, Niklas “tutten7” Astedt fell in seventh-place for $5,185, Anton “VnilaVader” Herrmann collected $6,405 for his sixth-place finish, while Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovsky and Matas “SeRG3nt” Cimbolas saw their tournament end in fifth and fourth place for scores of $8,540 and $11,590.
|3||Anton “anteen” Bertilsson||Sweden||$17,080|
|4||Matas “SeRG3nt” Cimbolas||United Kingdom||$11,590|
|5||Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovsky||Ukraine||$8,540|
|6||Anton “VnilaVader” Herrmann||Sweden||$6,405|
|7||Niklas “tutten7” Astedt||Sweden||$5,185|
|8||Sami “d144n1” Kelopuro||Finland||$4,270|
888poker $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep
Sweden’s “ChicknWaffle” is $19,250 richer today than he or she was yesterday thanks to winning the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep at 888poker.
The Swede outlasted a field of 486 entrants on the way to victory and had to contend with the likes of Ramiro “lasochobi” Petrone and Ukraine’s Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovsky at the eight-handed final table.
ChicknWaffle’s heads-up opponent was the German “OINKOinkOink” who was resigned to the $14,250 second-place prize.
|7||Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovsky||Ukraine||$2,750|
|8||Ramiro “lasochobi” Petrone||Argentina||$2,250|
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