Sunday Briefing: WATnlos Adds High Roller Title to Sunday Million Win
PokerStars Sunday High Roller
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.
|5||Niklas “Lena900” Astedt||Sweden||$15,591|
|7||Christopher “lissi stinkt” Frank||Germany||$8,942|
|8||Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov||Russia||$6,772|
PokerStars Sunday Million
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.
|8||master beto||Costa Rica||$12,350|
*reflects a heads-up deal
partypoker Super Sunday Championship Event
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.
|1||Balazs “zhuex” Ujvari||$83,500|
partypoker Super Sunday Main Event-H
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.
|1||Rick “tHeClaImEr1” Trigg||$33,740|
888poker The $100,000 Whale
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.
|4||Jon “chut_up” Van Fleet||Canada||$10,000|
|5||Anton “VnilaVader” Herrmann||Sweden||$7,500|
|6||Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert||United Kingdom||$5,500|
|7||Roman “Romeopro33” Romanovsky||Ukraine||$4,500|
888poker The $50,000 Sunday Challenge
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.
|4||Craig “craigbor18” Borrer||United Kingdom||$4,000|
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