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Sunday Briefing: Bonomo, Van Zadelhoff Win Big

Sunday Briefing

There were victories too for Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo, Steven “SvZff” van Zadelhoff, and Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao. Let’s check out this week’s edition of the Sunday Briefing.

Natural8 Sunday Blade $10K

DateFebruary 24th
Buy-in$10,000
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants46
Prize pool$446,200
ITM6

Natural8 hosted a massive $10,000 buy-in event, the Sunday Blade $10K, which attracted a field of 46 players, who created a $446,200 prize pool shared among the top six finishers.

Macau’s “Chun Lei Zhou” was the first player to cash, banking $21,340 for their sixth-place finish. The Macau-based player was joined on the sidelines by Ukrainian superstar SanityWaterline who took home $31,771 after busting in fifth-place.

Fourth-place and $17,301 made its way to Brazil when “baita” busted before “ImLividBuddy” turned their $10,000 into a $70,423 prize after busting in third-place.

This exit left “FkTheseGuysBro”, and “ravenoustrashdog” to lock horns heads-up for the title. Despite more than $65,000 difference between first and second place, there was no deal, meaning "FkTheseGuysBro" walked away with a huge $170,515 when he defeated his final opponent, resigning the runner-up to a $104,848 score.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1FkTheseGuysBroCanada$170,515
2ravenoustrashdogMexico$104,848
3ImLividBuddyThailand$70,423
4baitaBrazil$47,301
5SanityWaterlineUkraine$31,771
6Chun Lei ZhouMacau$21,340

Natural8 Sunday Blade $5K

DateFebruary 24th
Buy-in$5,000
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants78
Prize pool$370,500
ITM11

"FkTheseGuysBro" gave himself the chance of another massive score when they reached the final table of the Sunday Blade $5K, a $5,000 buy-in event that saw 78 players take to the Natural8 felt. Unfortunately for "FkTheseGuysBro", they ran out of steam in eighth-place and had to make do with a $13,449 prize instead of a $90,367 haul.

There was another familiar name at the final table, that of United Kingdom based Belgian star “girafganger7”. The Belgian is currently ranked number one for online poker tournaments in the UK and will likely have cemented his place there with a third-place finish in this event worth a cool $52,437.

Girafganger7’s exit left “Shark Bait” of Canada and “FuTimReilly” of Austria to play heads-up for the title. Again, like in the Blade $10K, there was no deal struck despite a large gulf in the prizes. When Shark Bait busted in second-place, they collected $68,837 from the $370,500 prize pool, leaving FuTimReilly to boost their bankroll with a colossal $90,367.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1FuTimReillyAustria$90,367
2Shark BaitCanada$68,837
3girafganger7United Kingdom$52,437
4PokerBluff1Hungayr$39,944
5BlackGhost222Austria$30,427
6Santa11Austria$23,178
7ravenoustrashdogMexico$17,656
8FkTheseGuysBroCanada$13,449

partypoker The Big Game: $1M Gtd

DateFebruary 24th
Buy-in$5,200
Guarantee$1,000,000
Entrants196
Prize pool$1,000,000
ITM32

Canada’s “RPILON” was partypoker’s biggest winner this weekend courtesy of taking down The Big Game $1M Gtd. A field of 196 players exchanged $5,200 for one million chips and the chance to win more than $200,000.

Team partypoker’s Dzmitry “Dzmitry_Urbanov” Urbanovich burst the final table bubble, leaving the final eight players knowing they had locked up at least $23,000 and were only a handful of eliminations away from a six-figure prize.

Tom “Fugilee” Simm and “LintyontheLash”, both from the UK, were early casualties and were joined on the rail as a spectator by Germany’s “Colette1986”, “Don_Marato” and “FMylife”.

Roman “SanityWaterline” Romanovskiy, fresh from a $31,771 score at Natural8, banked a massive $105,500 in this tournament after busting in third-place. There was a near $56,000 difference between first and second-place, but neither player discussed a deal. This meant “drakeonne” of Brazil was awarded $148,000 for the second-place finish with “RPILON” of Canada turning their $5,200 into a gargantuan $203,900 prize.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1RPILONCanada$203,900
2drakeonneBrazil$148,000
3Roman “SanityWaterline” RomanovskyiUkraine$105,500
4FMylifeUnited Kingdom$78,000
5Don_MaratoBelarus$55,000
6Colette1986Germany$42,000
7LintyontheLashUnited Kingdom$31,000
8Tom “Fugilee” SimmUnited Kingdom$23,000

partypoker Sunday High Roller Gladiator: $200K Gtd

DateFebruary 24th
Buy-in$2,100
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants120
Prize pool$246,000
ITM16

The $200K Gtd Sunday High Roller Gladiator event smashed its guarantee by $46,000 and Team partypoker’s Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao took full advantage of the juicy prize pool by topping a field of 120 entrants to secure a combined score worth $65,215.

Any of the eight players at the final table could have won this event, there was a wealth of talent. Andrey “ifearpanic” Pateychuk, Niklas “Drulitooo” Astedt, “haddoken”, “MOTHERSMATTERS”, “RovoDice” and Sam “DeanMalenko” Greenwood all fell at the final table to leave “skitzo793” and Simao to play one-on-one for the title.

First and second-place prizes are almost the same in partypoker’s PKO events with the heads-up duo essentially playing for what is a sizable bounty payment. And sizable it was as skitz0793 banked $22,568 from the main prize pool and $5,414 worth of bounties, with Simao collecting $22,592 for winning the tournament, a figure boosted by $42,623 from the bounty prize pool.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBounty PrizeTotal Prize
1Joao “joaosimaobh” SimaoBrazil$22,592$42,623$65,215
2skitzo793Canada$22,568$5,414$27,982
3Sam “DeanMalenko” GreenwoodCanada$16,129$7,153$23,282
4RovoDiceLatvia$11,290$6,496$17,786
5MOTHERSMATTERSSweden$8,387$3,018$11,405
6haddokenSweden$6,451$1,575$8,026
7Niklas “Drulitooo” AstedtSweden$5,161$2,231$7,392
8Andrey “ifearpanic” PateychukRussia$4,193$4,200$8,393
Joao Simao
Joao Simao

PokerStars $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up 8-Max

DateFebruary 24th
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$250,000
Entrants280
Prize pool$280,000
ITM34

Dutchman Steve “SvZff” van Zadelhoff emerged victorious from the PokerStars $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up 8-Max event to get his hands on a $53,445 prize.

It was a tough final table and any of the eight finalists would have been worthy champions. After “Fukuruku” and Johannes “Greenstone25” Korsar busted, everyone was guaranteed a five-figure score for their efforts.

There were three South Americans in the final six and one of that Latin American flair almost danced its way to victory.

Christoper “NigDawG” Brammer from the UK fell in third-place for $29,945 leaving the last South American, “kofi89” of Uruguay, to battle with van Zadelhoff for the top prize and the glory of winning such a prestigious event.

It was the Dutchman who had the last laugh, defeating his final opponent to scoop the lion’s share of the prize pool and leaving the Uruguayan to pad their bankroll with $40,005. It was the perfect early birthday present for van Zadelhoff who turns 40-years-old this Friday.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Steven “SvZff” van ZadelhoffMalta$53,445
2kofi89Uruguay$40,005
3Christopher “NigDawG” BrammerUnited Kingdom$29,945
4bukharkov777Russia$22,415
5sonmonedasArgentina$16,778
6elmelogno4Uruguay$12,559
7Johannes “Greenstone25” KorsarSweden$9,400
8FukurukuUkraine$7,036
Steven van Zadelhoff
Steven van Zadelhoff

PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller

DateFebruary 24th
Buy-in$2,100
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants127
Prize pool$254,000
ITM15

Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo overcame a ridiculously strong final table in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller, adding another $55,673 to his lifetime winnings.

The nine-handed final table read like a who’s who of online poker with Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro, Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov, Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell, Sergei “srxakgirona” Reixach, and Andras “probirs” Nemeth falling by the wayside in positions ninth-through fifth.

Netherlands’ “Pimmss” was the fourth-place finisher and netted $25,381 while Russian grinder “Kot_Spartac” busted in third-place for a $32,978 score.

Bonomo found himself heads-up against Austrian pro “WATnlos” and let’s be honest, it was only ever going to end one way; with a Bonomo victory. That is exactly what happened: Bonomo triumphed over his opponent to secure a $55,673 prize, with WATnlos having to console themselves with a $42,848 addition to their bankroll.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Justin “ZeeJustin” BonomoCanada$55,673
2WATnlosAustria$42,848
3Kot_SpartacRussia$32,978
4PimmssNetherlands$25,381
5Andras “probirs” NemethHungary$19,534
6Sergei “srxakgirona” ReixachMexico$15,034
7Kristen “krissyb24” BicknellCanada$11,571
8Artem “veeea” VezhenkovRussia$8,905
9Sami “Lrslzk” KelopuroFinland$6,854
Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

888poker $100,000 RakeLESS Sunday

DateFebruary 24th
Buy-in$300
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants426
Prize pool$127,800
ITM45

888poker ran another rake free tournament on Feb. 24, a $300 buy-in with $100,000 guarantee. It was well-received as 426 players bought in to create a $127,800 prize pool shared among the top 45 finishers.

Ironically, the player known as “TooMuchRake” was the last player standing, turning their rake-free $300 into a $24,729 prize after defeating Malta’s “Farrugia_1” heads-up for the title.

The top four finishers all walked away with a five-figure cash prize. UK’s “plomaha” finished in third-place and secured a $14,058 payout, while “SkallePer58” from Sweden banked $10,543 when their tournament ended in fourth-place.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1TooMuchRake $24,729
2Farrugia_1Malta$18,531
3plomahaUnited Kingdom$14,058
4SkallePer58Sweden$10,543
5A3connectRussia$7,284
6MFA1770Poland$5,623
7APOARSLANSweden$4,345
8velkommeninnNorway$3,067
9CalmRevolverRussia$2,236

888poker $50,000 Whale

DateFebruary 24th
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$50,000
Entrants67
Prize pool$67,000
ITM6

A compact field of 67 entrants took to the 888poker virtual felt in the $50,000 Whale, ensuring the guarantee was surpassed by $17,000.

Brazil’s “BeeTheBeagle” busted in sixth-place for $3,685 and “Hateeeeem” from the UK turned their $1,050 into $5,025 when they fell in fifth-place. The Brit was joined on the sidelines first by “BrIliant” and then “matokr” who walked away $6,700 and $10,050 richer than they started.

This left the Swedish superstar Niklas “tutten7” Astedt to fight one-on-one with “Fltip4ld” of the UK and surprisingly the Swede succumb to his opponent and was the tournament’s runner-up, a finish worth $16,750. The champion scooped $24,790.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1FItip4ldIUnited Kingdom$24,790
2Niklas “tutten7” AstedtSweden$16,750
3matokr $10,050
4BrIliant $6,700
5HateeeeemUnited Kingdom$5,025
6BeeTheBeagleBrazil$3,685

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