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Sunday Briefing: WATnlos Adds High Roller Title to Sunday Million Win

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  • Austria's WATnlos now has a PokerStars Sunday High Roller title to keep the Sunday Million win company.

“WATnlos” of Austria added the PokerStars Sunday High Roller title to their long list of online poker accomplishments, which include winning the Sunday Million.

PokerStars Sunday High Roller

DateApril 8
Buy-in$2,100
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants98
Prize pool$200,000
ITM13

WATnlos was one of a 73 unique entrants field, with an additional 25 re-entries between them, in the Apr. 8 edition of the PokerStars Sunday High Roller. Only 13 of these 98 entrants were paid, so spare a thought for “TonyYayo5” who busted in 14th place to burst the bubble and did so after firing two $2,100 bullets.

Places 10 through 13 collected $5,000 for their efforts, with the least amount of money awarded at the final table being $5,819, the sum given to Japan’s “masatotan,” the ninth-place finisher.

The rest of the final table read like a who’s who of online poker, with a couple of former Sunday Million champions, SCOOP Super High Roller winners, and elite grinders.

Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov of Russia fell in eighth-place and was followed to the rail by Germany’s Christopher “lissi stinkt” Frank. Sixth-place, and the first five-figure score of the tournament, went to “bencb789” and he was joined on the sidelines by a brace of talented Swedish players in Nikas “Lena900” Astedt and “anteen.”

Latvia’s “APonakov,” a former Sunday Million winner, busted in third-place to guarantee an Austrian one-two finish. "WATnlos" and “sk2ll_m0dR” locked horns heads up but it was the former who emerged victoriously and got their hands on $47,398.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1WATnlosAustria$47,398
2sk2ll_m0dRAustria$35,895
3APonakovLatvia$27,184
4anteenSweden$20,587
5Niklas “Lena900” AstedtSweden$15,591
6bencb789Austria$11,807
7Christopher “lissi stinkt” FrankGermany$8,942
8Artem “veeea” VezhenkovRussia$6,772
9masatotanJapan$5,819
Christopher Frank
Christopher “lissi stinkt” Frank, seventh for $8,942

PokerStars Sunday Million

DateApril 8
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$1,000,000
Entrants5,455
Prize pool$1,091,000
ITM998

This weekend’s PokerStars Sunday Million ended in a heads-up chop after a long, drawn-out heads-up battle. The tournament spanned more than 14 hours and ended with Germany’s “Kenu V” walking away with $136,284 and a $30,000 Platinum Pass for the upcoming PokerStars Players Championship.

Kenu V’s heads-up opponent was “peterwhooo” who won $114,464 as part of the deal. The Brazilian led for much of the final one-on-one clash, but it was the German opponents who came out trumps.

Four of the final table’s players took advantage of the re-entry system and navigated their way to the final nine after firing two bullets. “SU1990”, “master beto”, “54kgPozitiva” and "peterwhooo" all fired a second $215 bullet, and it reaped in the rewards with those players winning between $8,667 and $114,464.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Kenu VGermany$136,284*
2peterwhoooBrazil$114,464*
354kgPoztivaRussia$72,563
4NebelwaldGermany$50,922
5Onew4214Russia$35,736
6Cechi86Czech Republic$25,078
7UKPokerNinjaUnited Kingdom$17,599
8master betoCosta Rica$12,350
9SU1990Germany$8,667

*reflects a heads-up deal


partypoker Super Sunday Championship Event

DateApril 8
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$500,000
Entrants2,178
Prize pool$500,000
ITM280

Hungary’s Balazs “zhuex” Ujvari secured the largest cash prize of his online poker tournament career when he came out on top in the partypoker Super Sunday Championship Event, a $215 buy-in tournament with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Ujvari’s previous largest cash weighed in at $31,418, the prize for finishing third in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up in Jan. 2017. Now he can brag of a cash haul more than 2.5 times that size thanks to being awarded a cool $83,500 for this victory, which also happened to be the biggest prize won at partypoker this weekend.

All eight players at the final table were guaranteed $5,375 but like in the majority of tournaments; the big money was up top. Ujvari eventually won the tournament after sending “CooperKupp” to the rail in second-place, a finish that netted the runner-up $58,850 for their $215 investment.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Balazs “zhuex” Ujvari$83,500
2CooperKupp$58,850
3Ilove2fish$38,000
4VengaLerenda$25,250
5uBetiWin19$17,725
6insincere88$12,200
7melianthinarum$8,380
8CiccionaLA$5,375

partypoker Super Sunday Main Event-H

DateApril 8
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants1,667
Prize pool$200,000
ITM216

British grinder Rick “tHeClaimEr1” Trigg added $33,740 to his lifetime winnings after winning the partypoker Super Sunday Main Event-H, a $109 buy-in tournament with a $200,000 guarantee. Just 1,667 players turned out for this particular tournament, which meant an overlay of $33,300. Trigg took full advantage of the added cash.

Trigg, who recently became a father, has more than $7.6 million in online winning following a long and illustrious career. This latest win, achieved after eliminating “Hallgeir72” in second-place, pushed his winnings at partypoker past the $650,000 mark.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Rick “tHeClaImEr1” Trigg$33,740
2Hallgeir72$23,940
3ToniErdmann$15,560
4crawfaldo$10,380
5arwis86$7,360
6Handsome_Jack$5,160
7FuzzzyDuck$3,580
8sluuvtanuuv$2,360

888poker The $100,000 Whale

DateApril 8
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants93
Prize pool$100,000
ITM8

Canada’s “papafritas1” was the winner of the 888poker $100,000 Whale this weekend. The Canadian topped a field of 93 to secure the $32,500 first-place prize.

The final table was a star-studded affair with the likes of Roman “romeopro33” Romanovsky, Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert, Anton “VnilaVader” Herrmann and Jon “chut_up” Van Fleet all present. That quartet of players fell in places seventh through fourth to leave the waters a little less shark-infested.

Papafritas1 came out on top after a heads-up battle with Finnish player “wellyxx” who collected $21,000 for their second-place finish.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1papafritas1Canada$32,500
2wellyxxFinland$21,000
3lasochobiArgentina$15,000
4Jon “chut_up” Van FleetCanada$10,000
5Anton “VnilaVader” HerrmannSweden$7,500
6Kenny “SpaceyFCB” HallaertUnited Kingdom$5,500
7Roman “Romeopro33” RomanovskyUkraine$4,500
8KannwasAustria$4,000
Jon Van Fleet
Jon “chut_up” Van Fleet fourth for $10,000

888poker The $50,000 Sunday Challenge

DateApril 8
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$50,000
Entrants416
Prize pool$50,000
ITM40

Sweden’s “1LevelAbove” showed they were one level above the opposition after they triumphed in the 888poker $50,000 Sunday Challenge. The $109 buy-in tournament saw a total field of 416 compete for a slice of the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool, but it was the Swede who won the lion’s share of it, namely $9,750.

1LevelAbove eliminated Russia’s “M9yM9so” in second-place, which resigned the Russian to the $7,250 runner-up prize, still a healthy return on a $109 investment.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
11LevelAboveSweden$9,750
2M9yM9soRussia$7,250
3cube.com11Germany$5,500
4Craig “craigbor18” BorrerUnited Kingdom$4,000
5wh4ishat3Malta$2,750
6mne_d0edet1Russia$2,000
7NZhero007New Zealand$1,500
8nortelCanada$1,250

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