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Mateos and Astedt Lock Up PokerStars Sunday Major Titles

Adrian Mateos

Two of poker's biggest names triumphed in PokerStars Sunday majors this weekend, Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos and Niklas "Lena900" Astedt being that talented duo. let us take a look at what both superstars won.

Mateos Takes Down Sunday High Roller

A field of 191 players bought into the $1,050 Sunday High Roller on June 20 and created a $191,000 prize pool. The top 23 finishers won a slice of this pot, so spare a thought for "bauruzito" of brazil who fell in 24th place to burst the money bubble.

$2,313 was the least any of the in-the-money players took home, and this increased to $6,226 by the time the eight-handed final table was reached.

Hungarian grinder Peter "Belabacsi" Traply was the first casualty of the final table. Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk joined Traply on the rail with the tournament's last four-figure prize, $8,059, in tow.

Sixth-place and $10,431 went to Preben "prebz" Stokkan before "Grozzorg" ($13,501) and Germany's carb-filled "[email protected]" ($17,475) ran out of steam.

Heads-up was set when "dulek_jason" of Poland busted in third, a finish worth $22,618. The Pole's demise left Patrick "JaegsPL" Lauber and Mateos heads-up for the title. Mateos brushed aside his final opponent to claim the $37,890 top prize, leaving Lauber to console himself with the $29,274 second-place prize.

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$1,050 Sunday High Roller 8-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Adrian "Amadi_017" MateosUnited Kingdom$37,890
2Patrick "JaegsPL" LauberUnited Kingdom$29,274
3dulek_jasonPoland$22,618
4[email protected]Germany$17,475
5GrozzorgAustria$13,501
6Preben "prebz" StokkanUnited Kingdom$10,431
7Andrey "ThePateychuk" PateychukBelarus$8,059
8Peter "Belabacsi" TraplyHungary$6,226

Astedt Shines in the $1,050 Cooldown PKO

Niklas "Lena900" Astedt is that good it is more suprising when we do not see his name at the top of a tournament's payout than it is him being there. June 20 saw Astedt win yet another online poker tournament, the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown.

A compact field of 71 PokerStars players fought it out in the $35,000 guaranteed PKO event. Each elimination resulted in a bounty payment of at least $250 awarded. Only nine of the entrants received a portion of the main prize pool with the likes of Sam "SamSquid" Grafton (12th) busting close to the money bubble. Grafton's fellow Brit, Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot, was the tenth place finish.

Nobody at the final table walked away with less than $2,013 for their troubles when bounties were included.

"Amadeus7777," "davideriksso," and Swedish star "WhatifGod" were the first trio of finalists to bow out. Russia's "hello_totti" and the Netherlands' "Pimms" were the next to fall before Rodrigo "SELOUAN1991" Selouan saw his tournament end abruptly in third place.

Astedt and Thomas "MushuTM" Muehloecker found themselves heads-up in a real clash of the titans. Astedt got the job done and his hands on a total prize worth $20,212 thanks, in part, to $11,835 worth of bounties. Muehloecker headed into the night with $10,064 reasons to be happy with his performance.

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$1,050 Sunday Cooldown 8-Max Turbo PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$8,377$11,835$20,212
2Thomas "WushuTM" MuehloeckerAustria$8,377$1,687$10,064
3Rodrigo "SELOUAN1991" SelouanBrazil$5,370$4,093$9,463
4PimmsNetherlands$4,020$1,054$5,074
5hello_tottiRussia$3,010 $3,010
6WhatifGodSweden$2,253$1,312$3,565
7daviderikssoSweden$1,687$1,625$3,312
8Amadeus7777Austria$1,263$750$2,013

Other Notable Results From PokerStars Tournaments on June 20

*includes bounty payments

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Half Price Sunday Million Reaches Day 2

The Sunday Million was another PokerStars tournament that had its buy-in slashed this week. A bumper field of 21,436 players bought in for the affordable price of $54.50, which created a guarantee-busting $1,071,800 prize pool.

Only 129 of those starters remain in the hunt for what is a $110,529 top prize. Brazil's "climboulth" is the player to catch going into the final day courtesy of their 6,469,597 stack. The four players after the leader are tightly packed, so this tournament is there for the taking.

Each of the returning players is guaranteed at least $784.12 for their efforts so far. Reaching the final table increases that sum to $7,894.02 with the champion securing $110,529.48. Play resumes at 6:00 p.m. BST on June 21.

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1climboulthBrazil6,469,597
2Luis "luis_faria" FariaPoland4,990,500
3Glash0Romania4,885,418
4massive_snake97Bosnia & Herzegovina4,391,610
5Lucas "lucassacul94" RodriguesBrazil4,252,633
6ElJefee99Argentina4,124,369
7glnasBrazil3,878,530
8BozeyzUnited Kingdom3,601,188
9Old brockAuatria3,498,249
10DD.KingstarJapan3,436,474

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