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Sunday Briefing: Chris Moorman Wins the Sunday Warm-Up

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  • Chris Moorman was among the big winners on Apr. 15 after taking down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up.

  • Steven van Zadelhoff wins an 888poker Sunday Major and reaches the final table of another.

The legendary 888poker sponsored Chris “Moorman1” Moorman secured the 360th victory of his online poker tournament career on Apr. 15 when he triumphed in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. Moorman is now rapidly approaching $15 million in online cashes.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up

DateApril 15
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants1,262
Prize pool$252,400
ITM215

Chris Moorman marched to his 360th online poker tournament victory on Apr. 15 in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. Let that figure settle in for a moment. Moorman has won 360 tournaments, an incredible figure to say the least.

This latest victory added $39,343 to Moorman’s coffers and took his total online tournament winnings to $14,747,857 meaning he is $252,143 away from eclipsing the $15 million barriers.

Moorman locked horns with Brazil’s Dennys “dennysramos2” Ramos heads-up and the Brit, playing out of Canada, proved too much for Ramos to handle. The Brazilian took home $28,551 for his runner-up finish, the fourth-largest online cash of his career.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Chris “Moorman1” MoormanUnited Kingsom$39,343
2Dennys “dennysramos2” RamosBrazil$28,551
3WithUsuraCroatia$20,719
4Bruno “great dant” VolkmannBrazil$15,036
5Marko9999Finland$10,911
6girafganger7Belgium$7,918
7Lensballs1014Canada$5,746
8diffsamBulgaria$4,170
9LendGambleUnited Kingdom$3,026

PokerStars Sunday Million

DateApril 15
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$1,000,000
Entrants5,598
Prize pool$1,119,600
ITM998

Tommy “88pro88” Lawrence secured by far the largest cash of his poker career this weekend when he came out on top of a 5,598-strong field to take down the PokerStars Sunday Million.

Lawrence, who hails from Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, could brag about two figure scores from poker until this week but now has a six-figure score that dwarfs his previous best achievement.

The up-and-coming grinder was part of a three-way chop in online poker’s biggest weekly tournament. Lawrence not only scooped $131,164 in prize money, but he also secured a $30,000 Platinum Pass for the PSPC in 2019.

Also part of the three-way deal were second-placed “chonseSTEEE” and fellow Brit “designerboy” who saw $97,728 and $107,896 added to their PokerStars accounts respectively.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Tommy “88pro88” LawrenceUnited Kingdom$131,164*
2chonseSTEEECanada$97,728*
3designerboyUnited Kingdom$102,896*
4Shean “Alexlai11” LaiIreland$52,257
5EpistokratGermany$36,672
6Bigfish112392Philippines$25,735
7ManuelFelAustria$18,060
8BellboneBrazil$12,674
9Dan “dougiedan678” MacaulayUnited Kingdom$8,894

*reflects a three-way deal


888poker $100,000 Whale

DateApril 15
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants89
Prize pool$100,000
ITM8

Steven “Kale333” van Zadelhoff recently broke through the $8 million in online poker tournament winnings barrier and has begun the march to $9 million by winning the 888poker $100,000 Whale for $32,500.

The $1,050 buy-in tournament attracts some of online poker elite players, which makes winning it more prestigious. Van Zadelhoff had to lock horns with Swedish superstar Niklas “tutten7” Astedt heads-up but he used all of his cunning and guile to emerge victorious for what was his 226th career win.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Steven “Kale333” van ZadelhoffMalta$32,500
2Niklas “tutten7” AstedtSweden$21,000
3lovevalenceMalaysia$15,000
4SkallePer58Sweden$10,000
5DosPoochiesCanada$7,500
6B.MitchellSweden$5,500
7PBD03Canada$4,500
8stevachenko7Switzerland$4,000
Steven van Zadelhoff
Steven van Zadelhoff

888poker $100,000 Mega Deep

DateApril 15
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants455
Prize pool$100,000
ITM48

German players dominated the 888poker $100,000 Mega Deep this week with no fewer than four players from the country reaching the nine-handed final table. Unsurprisingly, it was one of that quartet of player who walked away with the $19,250 top prize.

“Streusalz” bested a field of 455 in the $215 buy-in event with their fellow Germans "IbetUfold_x" and "cube.com11" falling in fourth, fifth and ninth-place. Busting in seventh-place was the talented Dutchman Steven “Kale333” van Zadelhoff who collected $2,750 to add to the $32,500 he won from taking down the $100,000 Whale.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1StreusalzGermany$19,250
2GOLDENRUBY13Canada$14,250
3UrShitStormSweden$10,750
4IbetUfold_xGermany$7,750
5cube.com11Germany$5,250
6alexos888Canada$3,750
7Steven “Kale333” van ZadelhoffMalta$2,750
8tdantasBrazil$2,250
9herocaller94Germany$1,750

partypoker Super Sunday Championship Event: $500K Gtd

DateApril 15
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$500,000
Entrants2,090
Prize pool$500,000
ITM280

Brazil’s Leonardo “LeoMattosAK” Mattos took full advantage of a substantial overlay in the partypoker Super Sunday Championship Event to beat his previous largest online tournament cash by almost three times.

The tournament had an $82,000 overlay, possibly because so many partypoker players were still in or traveling back from the MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona, and Mattos eventually walked away with $83,500. Mattos was joined on the final table by fellow Brazilian Camila “CamilaKons” Maiara Kons who banked $25,250, which was also her largest cash and one that pushed her over the $1.2 million in winnings barrier.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Leonardo “LeoMattosAK” Mattos$83,500
2FearTheBeard13$58,850
3AntiReapCity$38,000
4Camila “CamilaKons” Maiara Kons$25,250
5MERCY4NERDS$17,725
6weichhart$12,200
7JustTheNuts18$8,380
8bougafish$5,375

partypoker Super Sunday Super High Roller

DateApril 15
Buy-in$2,600
Guarantee$150,000
Entrants62
Prize pool$155,000
ITM8

Michael “mczhang” Zhang added $50,375 to his ever-growing bankroll by winning the partypoker Super Sunday Super High Roller on Apr. 15. A compact but star-studded field of 62 took to the partypoker virtual felt to create a prize pool that surpassed the $150,000 guarantee by $5,000.

Zhang, who won the €50,100 Super High Roller at partypoker MILLIONS Germany in Rozvadov for €800,000, defeated “ABOUDIABY2” heads-up for the title in this online event after coming out on top of a final table that housed the likes of Niklas “Drulitooo” Astedt and Mike “thebattler33” Kachan.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael “mczhang” Zhang$50,375
2ABOUDIABY2$34,100
3Mike “thebattler33” Kachan$22,475
4Niklas “Drulitooo” Astedt$13,950
5DamianLillard$10,850
6JohnBoy_$8,525
7maniakboy$7,362
8Party__Animal$7,362
Michael Zhang
Michael Zhang

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