Mattsson Denied Twice in Major PokerStars Online Events

Simon Mattsson

The poker community's attention returned to the online world following the completion of the incredible PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) in The Bahamas. it appears a handful of those who fought it out in the PCA and PSPC didn't get their fill in the live world because they were present and correct in some of the high-stakes tournaments held at PokerStars.

The $5,200 Titans Event attracts some of the biggest names in the business. This week's event drew in 68 entries who created a $340,000 prize pool that the final nine finishers shared. The likes of Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker, David "dpeters17" Peters, Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz, and Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian, who were all present at correct in The Bahamas, bought into the Titans Event but fell short of the money places.

Christian Rudolph
Christian Rudolph

Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane was the first player to fall inside the money places. Cochrane's min-cash was worth $10,600. Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph ($12,135), "drew.derzh" ($16,202), and David "MissOracle" Yan ($21,632) were the next casualties. Yan gave his bankroll a significant boost at the PCA, taking down the $50,000 PCA 6-Handed High Roller for $485,690.

"Jesper8" of Austria fell in fifth ($28,881), Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos returned from live duty to finish fourth ($38,560), with the tournament progressing to heads-up following the exit of "Sintoras" ($51,482) in third.

Heads-up saw "uwinitakeit" lock horns with Swedish superstar Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson. The Swede ultimately had to make do with a $68,735 consolation prize, leaving uwinitakeit to help themselves to a $91,769 addition to their bankroll.

$5,200 Titans Event Final Table

2Simon "C. Darwin2" MattssonSweden$68,735
4Adrian "Amadi_017" MateosUnited Kingdom$38,560
6David "MissOracle" YanNew Zealand$21,632
8Christian "WATnlos" RudolphAustria$12,135
9Gavin "gavz101" CochraneUnited Kingdom$10,600

Mattsson Finishes as a Bridesmaid Again

Simon Mattsson
Simon Mattsson

Mattsson had to make do with another runner-up finish when he entered the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up High Roller. The tournament saw 43 players take to the virtual felt and fight it out for a slice of the $43,000 prize pool.

Canada's "13santoy13" fell in seventh and popped the money bubble, opening the doors for such grinders as "Stumpfed" ($2,274), Peter "Belebacsi" Traply ($3,321), and "Succeed" ($4,851) to see a return on their four-figure investments.

Poland's "filusPL" saw their tournament end I third ($7,086), leaving Mattsson heads-up against the United Kingdom's "xMFPx." The heads-up duo struck a deal, leaving Mattsson to finish second for $12,121 and the champion to reel in $13,344.

$1,050 Sunday Warm-Up High RllerFinal Table Results

1xMFPxUnited Kingdom$13,344*
2Simon "C. Darwin2" MattssonSweden$12,121*
5Peter "Belabacsi" TraplyHungary$3,321

*reflects a heads-up deal

Other Results from PokerStars Tournaments

TournamentEntrantsPrize poolChampionPrize
$530 Bounty Builder High Roller509$254,500rbh4970$48,023*
$1,050 Sunday High Roller106$106,000Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis$25,735*
$109 Sunday Fenomeno1,372$132,700LICO01$21,265
$109 Bounty Builder1,256$125,600Tomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva$18,726*
$109 Sunday Cooldown1,362$136,200Viejolobo66$16,990*
$1,050 Sunday Supersonic39$39,618David "MissOracle" Yan$15,544
$215 Sunday Supersonic367$75,146Fernando "fviana" Viana$13,801
$109 Sunday Kickoff590$59,000N1lmar$10,415

*includes bounty payments

"Brapan30" Takes Down First Ever Big Saturday at PartyPoker

New Party schedule

This weekend saw the launch of three new PartyPoker majors following the online poker site's revamp of its tournament schedule. Two of those new events crown their champion on February 6 (both smashed their respective guarantees), while the Big Saturday concluded on February 4.

The Big Saturday saw 160 players create a guarantee-busting $32,255 prize pool, which is a great start for a new tournament. All but two of the finalists walked away with scores tipping the scales at four figures or more. "Way2Cold2Fold" ($786) and "billyboyspuff" ($915) being those two players.

"AAzulay" ($1,075), "antiZZZ" ($1,282), "uffgepasst77" ($1,556), "mardaturan" ($2,073), and "Benibennn" ($3,027) fell by the wayside, leaving "Brapan30" and "AlbertoBalsalm" heads-up for the title of The Big Saturday champion. That honour went to the former, with Brapan30 claiming the $6,158 top prize, leaving AlbertoBalsalm to collect a $4,328 second-place prize.

The Big Saturday Final Table Results


Sklenicka Triumphs in The Grand

Michael Sklenicka
Michael Sklenicka

Michael Sklenicka took down The Grand, PartyPoker's $1,050 buy-in real-name tournament. Seventh-four players took to the tables, with 13 of those starters helping themselves to a slice of the $75,000 prize pool.

Team PartyPoker's Jaime Staples was the first player to cash, but he was outshone by his brother, Matt, who navigated his way to the final two. Matt Staples and Sklenicka battled for the lion's share of the prize pool, and the fight went Skelenicka's way. His reward? $18,816.

Before Skelenicka triumphed, players such as Artur Martirosian, Niklas Astedt, Joshua McCully, and WPT World Championship winner Eliot Hudon busted at the final table.

$1,050 The Grand Final Table Results

1Michael SkelnickaCzech Republic$18,816
2Matthew StaplesCanada$12,344
3Nikolay DimitrovBulgaria$8,684
4Eliot HudonCanadac$6,382
5Jonathon KayUnited Kingdom$4,912
6Joshua McCullyNew Zealand$4,011
7Niklas AstedtSweden$3,483
8Gavin CochraneUnited Kingdom$3,184
9Artur MartirosianMexico$2,890
  • Simon Mattsson was a bridesmaid twice in PokerStars Sunday Majors this weekend.

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