Sunday Scoop: Black Friday Birthday Party

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One year after Black Friday online poker is clearly thriving outside of the US. Just look at the 136,444 players who played in yesterday’s $11 Sunday Storm.

No less than six six-figure scores were recorded in the week’s biggest online poker tournaments with plenty of big names getting a piece of the cash.

In total over $3.92 million was awarded across Sunday’s four biggest events, and we’ve got the details below.

Ironic13 Turns $11 into $166k in Sunday Storm Anniversary

Black Friday wasn’t the only thing celebrating a birthday yesterday as the $11 Sunday Storm on PokerStars finally got one year under its belt.

To celebrate PokerStars slapped a $1 million guarantee on the event, a guarantee that would be easily broken.

All told a staggering 136,444 players bought into this event, with Ironic13 from Mexico outlasting them all to take down the $166,575 first-place prize.

Surprisingly this event did not end in a deal, with second place finisher dirty gunnar of Norway taking $97,557.

Here are the final table results:

  • 1. Ironic13 (Mexico) - $166,575
  • 2. Dirty gunnar (Norway) - $97,557
  • 3. MikeLiv88 (United Kingdom) - $59,353
  • 4. Tzahi2008 (Israel) - $42,297
  • 5. ElmanOne (Russia) - $33,428
  • 6. Lika 672 (Russia) - $27,288
  • 7. Ottoskorzeny (Serbia) - $21,831
  • 8. Paganno (Spain) - $17,055
  • 9. CharlieGore8 (Hungary) - $10,915

TCOOP Champ Adds Sunday Million Title

In January of this year Canadian online player jmc8609 took down TCOOP event 7, a $22 buy-in rebuy tournament that earned the Canuck $75,678.

jmc8609 bested that result yesterday, winning the Sunday Million and pocketing a massive $212,000.

7,289 players built a prize pool of $1,457,800 and in the end it was a four-way deal that decided where the bulk of the money would go.

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Rupert Elder, 2011 EPT San Remo champ.

Jmc8609 held an enormous chip lead, roughly five times his nearest competition, and almost 12 times the shortest stack.

The Canadian locked up $192,000 in the chop, and ended up taking down the $20,000 left on the table for the winner.

Just missing out on the deal was former EPT winner Rupert “ElRupert” Elder who finished fifth for just under $60,000.

Here are the final table results for the Sunday Million, adjusted to reflect the deal:

  • 1. jmc8609 (Canada) - $212,000*
  • 2. MVPAT (Canada) - $103,618*
  • 3. ep20allin (Spain) - $122,330*
  • 4. Kucin3d (Poland) - $135,511*
  • 5. Rupert “ElRupert” Elder (United Kingdom) - $59,769
  • 6. Seastar912 (Canada) -$45,191
  • 7. Spidermike17 (Canada) - $31,342
  • 8. PapaGreggio (Australia) - $17,493
  • 9. Moukari6 (Finland) - $11,297

WCOOP Winner Clinches Sunday Warm-Up

Polish player sosickPL added another major title to his record yesterday, taking down the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars for over $104,000.

sosickPL won Event 32 in last year’s WCOOP for a very healthy $78,000.

This week he defeated 3,316 other players and made the victory official with a suck-out on the final hand of the tournament.

BatiaZ777 from Israel was at a roughly six to one chip disadvantage but managed to get all-in with J-J against T-5. The board ran out 9-7-3-6-8, giving sosickPL the straight and the win.

  • 1. sosickPL (Poland) - $104,154.70
  • 2. BatiaZ777 (Israel) - $77,617.80
  • 3. luciodog (United Kingdom) - $54,730.50
  • 4. MilanRabsz (Poland) - $38,145.50
  • 5. skipjack21 (Germany) - $28,194.50
  • 6. caaaaamel (Germany) - $21,560.50
  • 7. Mounty15 (Sweden) - $14,926.50
  • 8. thomber26 (Norway) - $8,292.50
  • 9. bananajoe42 (Switzerland) - $5,307.20

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