Online poker players from around the world keep grinding away on a daily basis but they work extra hard at the tables on most Sunday’s. This is because most of the top online poker rooms such as 888poker, partypoker and PokerStars run some really cool Sunday Tournaments which have bigger buy-ins when compared to daily online events.
We take a look at some of the recent winners at the Sunday tournaments that took place on September 15.
partypoker KO Series
There certainly was no lack of opportunity for partypoker players to win big last Sunday as they host a major tournament that brought in players from around the world. The KO Series featured mammoth prize pools, beginning with KO Series $35-HR: $750K GTD 8-Max event which attracted 352 players, each depositing $2,100.
The final table of the PKO event was comprised of eight players, among them were “Forrest_guuump” who finished 3rd for $44,093, and “zootopia” who collected $69,687 for his 2nd-place finish. The title went to “rifatpalevic” who took home $148,743 in total winnings.
The second $750K Gtd 8-Max event on the KO Series schedule was won by “dhilton13”. He outclassed “Hit-and-run” heads up to secure his victory which earned him the top prize of $49,539, plus $51,731 worth of bounties. All in all, he was able to convert his $320 buy-in to a massive $101,270 in total winnings. Hit-and-run walked away with $54,788 for finishing second.
PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)
The popular series featured at least two events with six-figure guarantees: the WCOOP -38-H: $2,100 NLHE Turbo, as well as the WCOOP-37-M: $530 6-Max PLO.
The first event attracted 219 entrants and created $438,000 in total prize pool. The final table was comprised of nine players, each taking home a five-figure prize. The biggest winner was Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah who defeated Swedish pro Andreas “mrAndreeew” Berggren to capture the first-place prize of $85,476, plus the WCOOP title. Not a bad result for Berggren either, as he was able to take home $65,483 as runner-up.
The $530 6-Max PLO was participated in by a total of 599 players, but ultimately it was Shaun Deeb who would clinch the title and the top prize of $52,371. The event generated $299,500 in total prize pool and Germany’s “killerrog” was able to take $36,587 of that for his second-place finish. Rounding out the top 6 were “bio846” (3rd, $25,560); “IAmSoSo” (4th, $17,857); “smokeyumyum” (5th, $12,475); and “Sir Gluttony” (6th, $8,715).
Shaun Deeb continues his impressive performance, as he now have eight WCOOP titles in his possession.
Sunday Winners at 888poker
888poker’s Sunday tournaments also turned out great especially for “Placebo36” who hails from the United Arab Emirates. He took down two events, first in the Rake or Break Whale event, followed up by another win in the $20,000 Sunday Challenge.
The Rake or Break event attracted 47 entries, which created a total prize pool of $23,500. Since it missed the initial target of $25,000, each participant was able to get their $30 rake back. Six players went home with cash, including Preben Stokkan from the UK who finished 3rd for $3,525, as well as fellow Brit “Hustlejg” who collected $5,875 for his second-place finish. Placebo took home $8,695 as the champ; but the celebration did not stop there as the UAE player also triumphed in the $20,000 Sunday Challenge, earning an extra $4,429.
Over at GG Poker, there was some nice prize money on offer as well. The GG Series resumed on September 15, and a $25,000 buy-in super high roller was among the main attractions. The event attracted 33 entries, creating a total prize pool of $808,500. The top five finishers were able to get a share of that, including “Picasso16” (3rd, $128,268), and “NOMAMES” (2nd, $203,780). When the dust settled, it was “OmarBingo” of Russia who captured the lion’s share of the prize worth $344,893.
A $10,000 buy-in event also took place on September 15 as part of the GG Series. The event attracted 40 players and the player who emerged on top was Canada’s “SasukeUchina” who took the first place prize of $165,514. Fellow Canadian “ImLividBuddy” finished second for $97,794 while UK’s “Pinger Slinger” took the 3rd spot for $61,556.