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Sunday Briefing: Big Day For Muehloecker

Thomas Muehloecker

There were so many massive online poker tournament scores on April 12. The Irish Open Main Event crowned its champion and awarded more than €460,000. The first three Poker Masters events ran and several festivals created huge scores.

Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive prizes won.

Turbo Series 54: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller at PokerStars

DateApril 12
Buy-in$5,200
Guarantee$750,000
Entrants180
Prize pool$900,000
ITM23

Thomas “WushuTM “Muehloecker was the last man standing in the Turbo Series 54: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller at PokerStars. Some 180 players bought in for $5,200 ensuring the $750,000 guarantee was surpassed by $150,000.

The final table was ridiculously stacked. Simon “simon1471” Higgins, fresh from an Irish Open runner-up finish, busted in eighth for $30,220. Former EPT High Roller champ Kenny “Kenny05” Smaron followed suit, before Sergei “srxakgirona” Reixach fell in sixth place.

In-form Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves ducked out in fifth for $64,702 with Austria-based Belarusian Ryhor “Grisha813” Karapanau collecting $83,391 for his fourth-place exit.

British star Sam “SamSquid” Grafton finished in third and secured a $107,480 prize before the heads-up duo struck a deal before locking horns. That deal meant Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson banked $153,361 when he finished in second place, leaving Muehloecker to pad his bankroll with $160,706.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Thomas “WushuTM” MuehloeckerAustria$160,706*
2Simon “C. Darwin2” MattssonSweden$153,361*
3Sam “SamSquid” GraftonUnited Kingdom$107,480
4Ryhor “Grisha813” KarapanauAustria$83,391
5Luke “Bit2Easy” ReevesUnited Kingdom$64,702
6Sergei “srxakgirona” ReixachUnited Kingdom$50,201
7Kenny “Kenny05” SmaronCosta Rica$38,950
8Simon “simon1471” HigginsUnited Kingdom$30,220

*reflects a heads-up deal

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$1,050 Sunday Warm-Up at PokerStars

DateApril 12
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$250,000
Entrants258
Prize pool$258,000
ITM31

Mustapha “lasagnaaammmm” Kanit found himself in the winner’s circle when he topped a field of 258 in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up. Victory in this tournament netted the talented Italian $49,610.

Kanit sent Russia’s “Futti18” to the rail as the tournament’s bridesmaid; Futti18 banked $37,691.

Earlier at the final table, Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver, formerly ranked first in the world for online MTTs, fell in fifth for $16,529 with “B4NKROLL3R” locking up the $28,635 third-place prize.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Mustapha “lasagnaaammmm” KanitUnited Kingdom$49,610
2Futti18Russia$37,691
3B4NKR0LL3RUnited Kingdom$28,635
4SintorasGermany$21,756
5Chris “ImDaNuts” OliverCosta Rica$16,529
6Fernando “VC VEM!!” AraujoBrazil$12,557
7cocojamb0Bulgaria$9,540
8neymar-jrBrazil$7,248

POWERFEST: Big Game $1M Gtd Phase Final at partypoker

DateApril 12
Buy-in$5,200
Guarantee$1,000,000
Entrants242
Prize pool$1,314,665
ITM40

The player known as “onehundredeyez” took down the massive POWERFEST edition of the partypoker Big Game. The aforementioned Muehloecker’s old partypoker alias was “onehundredeyes” before the enforced change last year, which is worth bearing in mind.

First-place in this huge event, which had a $1,314,665 prize pool, weighed in at $241,082! Which makes it surprising there was no heads-up deal because second-place, won by “Discipline13” was $174,451, over $66,000 less!

One other player turned their $5,200 into a six-figure prize. That was “Kanchenjunga” who finished in third for $122,358. partypoker high stakes regular “GimmeHummus” netted the $89,043 fourth-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1onehundredeyez$241,082
2Discipline13$174,451
3Kanchenjunga$122,358
4GimmeHummus$89,043
5HugoBarbaro$62,996
6PauliBet$47,247
7nobodyknowsnada$33,315
8TheseApples$24,229

partypoker MILLION at partypoker

DateApril 12
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$1,000,000
Entrants6,505
Prize pool$1,301,024
ITM792

The partypoker MILLION smashed its guarantee out of the park with $1,301,024 being awarded to the top 792 finishers.

It ended in a four-handed deal, a deal that saw more than $482,000 distributed. “RoseBtn” officially finished in fourth spot and collected $94,965. Third-place and $106,195 went to “badunkadonk” before “Testosterone1” got their hands on $111,810.

“Ladderless77” can now afford some ladders because they finished in top spot and saw $170,000 transferred to their partypoker account.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ladderless77$170,000*
2Testosterone1$111,810*
3badunkadonk$106,195*
4RoseBtn$94,965*
5GreatOfPokerUni$39,681
6RentouUutua$26,905
7kremito$18,877
8Earth$12,086

*reflects a four-handed deal

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GG Phased: $250 $500K gtd at GGPoker

DateApril 12
Buy-in$250
Guarantee$500,000
Entrants2,744
Prize pool$651,700
ITM368

The $250 high roller phased tournament is always well-attended at GGPoker and this week was no different. A field of 2,744 fought it out for a share of $651,700. The top 368 finishers secured a payout, but it was the final four players who benefited the most as they struck a deal that divided up more than $240,000.

Austria’s “TerryTate” was the first deal maker to get some prize money, namely $60,115. A similar amount, $60,101, went to “jerbi9999” from sunny Malta. Dutch player “Outchea” won the biggest prize, $64,098, despite finishing in second place. This left “mach 5 retard” to pad their bankroll with $61,397.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1mach 5 retardCanada$61,397*
2OutcheaNetherlands$64,098*
3jerbi9999Malta$60,101*
4TerryTateAustria$60,115*
5IgutuIndia$25,182
6Gytus “MontePacis” LazauninkasLithuania$18,106
7CheckEtoFoldUkraine$13,018
8WaitANDplayBrazil$9,360
9gr1nd3rrrSwitzerland$6,730

*reflects a four-handed deal


GGS 129-HR: $5K Sunday Main at GGPoker

DateApril 12
Buy-in$5,000
Guarantee$300,000
Entrants104
Prize pool$494,000
ITM15

The $5,000 Sunday Main, part of the GGSeries, attracted a field of 104 entries who were all outlasted by “CallthePolice”. First-place was worth $113,140 of the $494,000 prize pool, an impressive return indeed.

Everyone at the nine-handed final table walked away with at least $13,694 although only the champion netted six-figures.

Runner-up “neymar90” won $85,191 with Albania’s “Trashdawg” turning their $5,000 into $64,146 when they ran out of steam in third place.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1CallthePoliceCanada$113,140
2neymar90Moldova$85,191
3TrashdawgAlbania$64,146
4Multi AccountCanada$48,300
5babatalzeubiArgentina$36,368
6Richard ReidCanada$27,384
7JadeitoUnited Kingdom$20,619
8KaraliusCroatia$15,526
9WayneoUnited Kingdom$13,694

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$25,000 Sunday Challenge at 888poker

DateApril 12
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$25,000
Entrants364
Prize pool$36,400
ITM36

888poker continued its resurrection with the $25,000 Sunday Challenge again beating its guarantee. Some 364 players bought in and it was the UK’s “Bazzurk888” who was the only player with chips in front of them when the curtain came down.

First-place this week weighed in at $7,443. All but two of the finalists added four-figure prizes to their lifetime winnings. “LikitySplit” of Canada won the biggest of the remaining prizes because second-place was worth $5,460 this time around.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Bazzurk888United Kingdom$7,443
2LikitySplitCanada$5,460
3EIendur1Sweden$4,113
4IlikepugsSweden$3,094
5TydaraxGermany$2,111
6big_bluff99Canada$1,638
7AnOnlineGuyUnited Kingdom$1,274
8Malte64Sweden$910
9Bubbleboy_AASweden$691

PKO Series #31- $200,000 Main Event at 888poker

DateApril 12
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants2,535
Prize pool$253,500
ITM207

The PKO Series ended at 888poker with a $200,000 guaranteed Main Event. The guarantee was not only hit, it was beaten by $53,500 when 2,535 players entered the fray.

Nobody won less than $1,994 when bounties were taken into consideration and the final three players now have five-figure prizes to brag about.

Third-place went to Russia’s “NSP14” whose $11,661 prize was bolstered by $2,785 worth of bounties. Their exit set up a one-on-one battle between “ALLCasH90” of Belarus and “petty1997” of Brazil.

The latter won the final fight and scooped $21,408 for their victory plus $9,036 from the bounty prize pool. Second-place, with bounties included, weighed in at $19,732.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal prize
1petty1997Brazil$21,408$9,036$30,444
2ALLCasH90Belarus$15,235$4,497$19,732
3NSP14Russia$11,661$2,785$14,446
4TOPTegUkraine$8,238$989$9,227
5marioo1985United Kingdom$6,020$1,341$7,361
6fabriorenatosBrazil$4,816$437$5,253
7guydeet39Canada$3,612$1,196$4,808
8James “jamesc127” CurrieUnited Kingdom$2,408$862$3,270
9dovester123Canada$1,368$626$1,994

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