Sunday Briefing: Another Incredible Result For Hartmann

Pascal Hartmann

Pascal Hartmann is enjoying a purple patch of form and can seemingly do nothing wrong. Hartmann won the GGPoker High Rollers Blade Mulligan a couple of weeks ago for $95,537 and the same Sunday that he banked $63,109 in the partypoker High Roller Big Game and netted $71,015 in a Bounty Hunter Series event.

That incredible form continued on October 25 when Hartmann triumphed in another GGPoker event. He finished first from 99-entrants in the $10,300 buy-in BHS 339: Super MILLION$ Bounty Hunters event.

This victory, which came after battling with Michael Addamo and Isaac Haxton three-handed, weighed in at a massive $252,439 with bounties included. A cool $172,500 of that sum stemmed from eliminating foes! Nobody is going to be happy to find Hartmann at their table with him running this hot.

Amazingly, Hartmann also finished fourth in the $5,250 High Rollers Blade Mulligan for an additional $27,562.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Pascal HartmannAustria$79,939$172,500$252,439
2Isaac HaxtonCanada$79,838$55,937$135,775
3Michael AddamoCanada$66,023$6,250$72,273
7Farid JattinCanada$30,799$19,375$51,174
9Felipe RamosBrazil$21,035$5,000$26,035

“rabblerouser” helped themselves to a similar-sized score by triumphing in the High Roller MILLION$ event. Some 490 players fought it out for a slice of the $1,500,000 prize pool but it was the aforementioned Canadian who secured the biggest prize.

First-place weighed in at a colossal $275,594 with the second and third place finishers each padding their bankrolls with six-figure prizes. Joao Vieira finished in third and saw his lifetime winnings swell by $129,391 while runner-up “UknowWhoIam” walked away with a $188,837 consolation prize.

3Joao VieiraNetherlands$129,391

Check out some of the other highlights from the GGPoker Sunday schedule on October 25:

  • Beanboozled – first-place in the Global MILLION$ $1M Gtd for $117,701
  • sp!ke – first-place in the BHS 336: GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 Bounty Edition for $107,580*
  • L Levinkas – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5,250 for $99,358
  • Artur Martirosian – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Opener $5,250 for $65,183
  • Ami Barer – first-place in the High Rollers Blade PLO $5,250 for $65,183
  • David Peters – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Prime $5,250 for $63,974
  • rdcrsn – first-place in the Sunday High Rollers $1,500 for $63,273
  • Decenti – first-place in the BHS 333: Main Event Special Edition $210 for $53,293*
  • Sundazed – first-place in the BHS 340: Sunday Bounty King Special Edition $315 for $53,090*
  • Forrest_LI – first-place in the High Rollers Marathon $840 for $52,467
  • KennyKaarten – first-place in the BHS 343: Six Shooter High Roller $1,260 for $46,387*
  • Ori Hasson – first-place in the BHS 335: GGMasters $157.50 Bounty Edition for $44,274*
  • zoujiaxin – first-place in the BHS Event: High Roller $840 for $44,227*
  • Yuro Dzivielevski – first-place I the BHS 337: PLO High Roller $2,100 for $43,532*
  • SexyBaldGuy – first-place in the BHS 334: Bounty High Rollers SE $525 for $41,398*
  • China in Box – first-place in the Sunday Main Event $200 for $40,955
  • George Wolff – first-place in the High Rollers Main Event $1,050 for $38,114
  • meiiYunqi – first-place in th eBHS 331: Sunday Battle of Marathon $315 for $35,805*
  • vayacondios – first-place in the Sunday Forty Stack $400 for $35,586
  • ImDumbDumb – first-place in the Sunday Monster Stack $200 for $28,197

*includes bounty payments

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There was plenty t shout about over at PokerStars too. Swedish legend Niklas “Lena900” Astedt came out on top of a 250-strong field in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller 8-Max and saw his initial investment grow to $48,071.

The final table was a star-studded affair, housing the likes of Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos, Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski and Thomas “MarToMchat” Boivin. Astedt’s final opponent was Hungary-based Frenchman Benjamin “BC1989RF” Chalot who took home $36,522. You may recall Chalot is the reigning partypoker MILLIONS Online champion.

1Niklas “Lena900” AstedtSweden$48,071
2Benjamin “BC1989RF” ChalotHungary$36,522
5Bruno “great dant” VolkmannBrazil$16,016 
6Thomas “MarToMchat” BoivinUnited Kingdom$12,168 
7Yuri “theNERDguy2 DzivielevskiBrazil$9,245
8Remi Lebo_10Ukraine$7,023

Matas “bebaimis777” Cimbolas increased his hourly rate exponentially by triumphing in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic. The tournament started at 11:00 p.m. CET and finished at 01:09 CET, a mere two-hours and nine-minutes later.

During that time, Cimbolas outlasted 55 opponents and secured the $19,998 top prize for an hourly rate of almost $10,000 per hour! Nice work if you can get it!

Just check out how tough the six-handed final table was:

1Matas “Bebaimis777” CimbolasLithuania$19,998
3Simon “C.Darwin2” MattssonSweden$8,773
4Yuri “theNERDguy” DzivielevskiBrazil$5,810
6Niklas “Lena900” AstedtSweden$2,826

Some of the other highlights from PokerStars included:

  • David “deivid29” Tovar – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 213: $1,050 NLHE Turbo for $98,740*
  • DubbCitySauce – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 210: $215 NLHE for $64,210*
  • Pedro “pm_marke” Marques – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 202: $215 NLHE for $42,406*
  • Havlisak – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 207: $109 NLHE 6-Max Turbo for $41,524*
  • JustTrappedU – first-place in the Bounty Builder Series 203; $109 NLHE 8-max Turbo for $37,412*
  • Nes1989 – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $33,266*
  • poekk – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $26,414*
  • Im0rtal – first-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldwon for $24,548*
  • Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson – first-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $20,305
  • Tom “Jabracada” Hall – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $19,202
  • Gonzalo “gonzar15” Robles – first-place in the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $10,931

*includes bounty payments

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Over to partypoker now where one of the site’s ambassadors won a Sunday major. Isaac Haxton outlasted 99-opponents in the latest edition of the High Roller Big Game.

Those 100 entrants battled it out for a share of the $502,000 prize pool. Only the top 16 finishers won a prize with Roberto Romanello, Haxton’s teammate, falling in 17th to burst the money bubble.

Juan Pardo Dominguez popped the final table bubble while the likes of Stephen O’Dwyer, Niklas Astedt, Christoph Vogelsang and Ole Schemion fell by the wayside. Matthias Eibinger busted in third before Haxton defeated Joao Vieira heads-up to bag the $120,354 top prize.

1Isaac HaxtonCanada$120,354
2Joao VieiraNetherlands$86,268
3Matthias EibingerAustria$61,695
4Ole SchemionAustria$43,925
5Christoph VogelsangUnited Kingdom$32,630
6Carl LieSweden$25,100
7Niklas AstedtSweden$21,335
8Stephen O’DwyerNetherlands$17,821

The $530 buy-in edition of the Big Game saw 517 players create a $261,800 prize pool. Former WPT500 champion Fabio Sperling was the last player standing, a result worth a cool $48,190. Sperling defeated Canada-based Australian Stevan Chew heads-up to lock up the title; Chew banked $34,323 for his runner-up finish.

1Fabio SperlingUnited Kingdom$48,190
2Stevan ChewCanada$34,323
3Olivier Rebello-FrechetteCanada$23,397
4Alexandros TheologisUnited Kingdom$16,362
5David LopezUnited Kingdom$11,519
6Sergi DenisovRussia$8,325
7Andras NemethHungary$5,995
8Vikanty ShegalCanada$4,856

Some of the other chunky scores at partypoker on October 25 included:

  • Oil-trader – first-place in the $1,111 High Roller One Shot for $41,939
  • Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert – first-place in the $320 The 300 for $22,953*
  • hummylun – first-place in the $777 Magnificent 777 for $19,290*
  • Gytis – first-place in the $109 Weekender for $19,394*
  • Disco_Stu – first-place in the $111 One Shot for $16,970
  • Astupatapotaita – first-place in the $55 Gladiator for $16,083*
  • Leandro Wienskoski – first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $15,458

*includes bounty payments

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Finally, the goings-on over at 888poker where the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep missed its guarantee once again. A field of 901 left the tournament 99 players short of its guarantee, not that Argentina’s “JoaquinRuiz” cared because it meant they got to the $18,750 top prize sooner.

Second and third-place also won five-figure prizes. “SleepingZace” collected $13,500 for their runner-up finish while “DollaMagn3t” scooped $10,000.

The other result of note was Sweden’s “Ilikepugs” coming out on top in the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO event and winning a combined prize worth $5,358.

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