Sunday Briefing: Yet Another Big Weekend for Andras Nemeth
Hungarian superstar Andras Nemeth enjoyed yet another big Sunday only a week after banking more than $475,000 from a Natural8 High Roller event. While this weekend was not as big in terms of numbers, Nemeth took down a major event at PokerStars and reached the final table of another Natural8 $5,000 buy-in tournament.
Sunday 500 at PokerStars
Andras “probirs” Nemeth took down the Sunday 500 at PokerStars to pad his bankroll with $23,843.
Nemeth was one of 248 entries in the $530 buy-in Sunday 500 and was the last man standing in the competition. The Hungarian found himself heads -up against Brazil’s Renato “bauruzito” Valentim and it was a battle he emerged victorious from to resign his South American opponent to the $17,906 consolation prize.
Earlier at the final table, Mexico-based grinder “ROFLshove” ran out of steam and busted in ninth place for $2,412 and was followed to the rail by “GamadGADOL” and “mraink” of Malta and Canada who walked away with prizes of $3,212 and $4,278.
Romania’s Nedelcu “Narcisus90” Narcis was the next to fall, his sixth-place finish banking him $5,696 with “Corlusion” fell in fifth place for $7,584; the final finishing position not to pay out five figures.
Poland’s “PAX176” busted in fourth place for $10,999 with the penultimate elimination being that of Preben “prebz” Stokkan which was worth $13,448.
|1||Andras “probirs” Nemeth||Hungary||$23,843|
|2||Renato “bauruzito” Valentim||Brazil||$17,906|
|3||Preben “prebz” Stokkan||United Kingdom||$13,448|
|6||Nedelcu “Narcisus90” Narcis||Romania||$5,696|
$109 Sunday Million PokerStars
Brazilian players dominated the latter stages of this week’s Sunday Million with five of them reaching the nine-handed final table and one of them being crowned champion.
Entry figures for this week’s $109 buy-in tournament were the lowest they have been since the switch from a $215 to $109 buy-in, probably because of the ongoing World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The field of 8,984 left an overlay of $101,600, much to the delight of the 1,610 players who cashed in the event.
Rafael “LiroLa” Lopes Monteiro was the first Brazilian to bust, his ninth-place netting him $8,367. “KaikeSilva” fell next and collected $11,530 for their eighth-place finish, while “KKing James” saw their tournament come to an abrupt end in fourth place for $41,575.
Third place and $57,290 went to “igoretH10” of Brazil to leave Russia’s “evgeny0777” and Matheus “pimenta7” Pimenta to battle heads-up for the title and a six figure prize. It was the South American who came out of the battle unscathed to collect $108,784, leaving the Russian to scoop $78,944.
|1||Matheus “pimenta7” Pimenta||Brazil||$108,784|
|5||Coco de Coc||Germany||$30,171|
|9||Rafael “LiroLa” Lopes Monteiro||Brazil||$8,367|
Sunday High Roller Gladiator at partypoker
Over at partypoker, two big progressive knockout tournaments produced some large scores. The $2,100 buy-in Sunday High Roller Gladiator surpassed its $150,000 guarantee by $34,500 when 90 entries were processed.
Team partypoker’s Jeff “JeffGross” Gross navigated his way to the eight-handed final table but was the first player to be eliminated, his eighth place securing a $4,735 payday. Gross was joined on the rail soon after by Swedish legend Niklas “Drulitooo” Astedt whose seventh-place exit banked him a total of $8,094.
Finland’s “rdcrsnn” finished in sixth place but won more than the fifth-place finisher “morant3” of Ireland thanks to the bounty element. The Finn walked away with a $12,419 haul while the Irish player locked up a prize worth $9,997 in total.
Brazil’s Gustavo “Quatroe3ehFLIP” Mastelotto ran out of steam and crashed out in fourth place for $13,529 and when “ojanOmaha” of Sweden exited in third place for $15,079, a one-on-one encounter between “SpiritDNA” of the United Kingdom and Denmark’s “x_zola25” began.
SpritDNA came out on top to bank the top prize of $18,106 plus $28,284 worth of bounties for a combined prize worth $46,390, while x_zola25’s total prize weighed in at $25,700.
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||Bounty Prize||Total Prize|
|4||Gustavo “Quatroe3ehFLIP” Mastelotto||Brazil||$8,804||$4,725||$13,529|
|7||Niklas “Drulitooo” Astedt||Sweden||$4,157||$3,937||$8,094|
|8||Jeff “JeffGross” Gross||Canada||$3,423||$1,312||$4,735|
Sunday Gladiator at partypoker
The $320 buy-in edition of the Sunday Gladiator had a larger prize pool than it’s $2,100 buy-in bigger brother thanks to 625 players taking part and creating a pot with $192,500 in it.
Eighty players were paid, but nobody got their hands on more than the eventual champion, Sweden’s “STORTjavlaGL”. The Swede’s first-place finish saw them win $13,544 from the main prize pool and $19,782 from the bounty prize pool. A large part of that substantial bounty payment stemmed from busting “boulton1994” of the UK heads-up, which left the Brit to add $16,364 to their lifetime winnings.
A special mention has to go to the player who busted in sixth place. The UK’s “king_of_tainha” netted $3,309 worth of bounties during the tournament and only the champion managed to secure more.
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||Bounty Prize||Total Prize|
$20,000 Sunday Challenge at 888poker
A field of 250 entries took part in this weekend’s $20,000 Sunday Challenge to ensure the guarantee was surpassed by $5,000. All but two of the players who reached the final table turned their $109 into a four-figure prize, those player being Malta’s “PumpySouyon” and Canada’s “soHORNY1984”.
Charlie “chazcombes” Combes netted $1,000 for his seventh-place finish and the prize money escalated quickly from there. “DrunkSpewer” won $1,250 before “ZDamian” collected $1,500 for their fifth place finish.
“Macchow” saw their tournament end abruptly in fourth for $2,187 with the UK’s “xxAYADxx” being the penultimate elimination, their third place locking up a $2,937 prize. This set up a heads-up battle between “Stappy21” of Denmark and “TheColdCallr”. The Dane couldn’t quite get the job done and they fell at the final hurdle. Their untimely demise saw them have to make do with the $3,875 consolation prize, which left the champion to bank $5,375.
|7||Charlie “chazcombes” Combes||United Kingdom||$1,000|
$100,000 Sunday Mega Deep at 888poker
The $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep returned after the XL Inferno enforced an hiatus. It attracted a 480 strong field to the 888poker tables. Nobody at the final table won less than $1,750 and the top three finishers each won at least $11,000.
“Gregorypek34” and “pokerJoe332” were the first casualties of the nine-handed final table; they won prizes worth $1,750 and $2,400. This duo was then joined on the sidelines by “Madalina084” of Moldova who collected $3,400 and by “DvaBe” from the Ukraine whose sixth-place finish was worth $4,400.
The next two players to bust were “Waldolcimonj” and “xane7a” who saw their $215 investment swell to $5,700 and $8,250 respectively. Third place and the first five-figure prize of the night, namely $11,000, went to “WowAceDude” of Sweden.
Heads-up saw two players from Latin America trade blows for the title. Mexico’s “REFpussy” couldn’t quite defeat Brazil’s “rmilheiro” so had to make do with a $14,500 score, while rmilheiro now has $19,350 more in their 888poker account than they did 24 hours ago.
Sunday Blade $5K at Natural8
While on his way to winning the PokerStars Sunday 500, Andras Nemeth, unfortunately, burst the money bubble in the first of two Sunday Blade $5K events at Natural8. Nemeth’s demise meant the surviving five players were guaranteed $10,151 for their efforts.
This is the sum “Olekonjole” of Austria won when they lost all their chips to fall in fifth. The Austrian got some company on the rail in the shape of Mexico’s “godiswithme!” who netted $16,127.
$25,621 went to third place finisher “HectorHermano” of Finland and despite there being a $28,100 difference between first and second place, no deal was struck. The lack of a deal meant “PyramidOfSkulls” was awarded $40,705 for their second place exit, while the UK’s “chan593”, a regular in these high stakes games, locked up the $68,893 top prize.
Sunday Blade $5K at Natural8
The second Sunday Blade $5K drew in a field of 30 who created a $142,500 prize pool shared among the top four finishers.
“Chan593” won the earlier edition of the Sunday Blade $5K for $68,893 and added $14,871 more to it with a fourth-place exit in this event. The UK player was joined by Andras “PokerBluff1” Nemeth whose third place bust out netted him $24,197 to go with the similarly sized prize he won at Pokerstars.
Again, no deal was discussed heads-up so “Joeri_van_Heeten” of the Netherlands banked an impressive $64,059 for their victory while the runner-up, “SasukeUchiha” of Canada, saw $39,371 deposited into their Natural8 account.
|3||Andras “PokerBluff1” Nemeth||Hungary||$24,197|
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