Sunday Scoop: Brazilian Scores $201k Victory

Ana Marquez
Ana Marquez

Brazilian Robert Chiro and Spain's Ana Marquez highlighted another busy Sunday of online poker yesterday.

Chiro became one of the few players to win a Sunday Million without a chop while Ana Marquez nearly made the final table of the elite PokerStars Sunday 500.

Johnny Lodden, Lex Veldhuis and Chris Moorman were also among the thousands of players to hit the virtual tables yesterday.

Here’s a look at the biggest tournaments that were held yesterday:

PokerStars Sunday Million

Another week, another huge Sunday Million field.

This week 6,609 players drew into the biggest weekly online tournament to create a prizepool of $1.3 million.

As usual the Team PokerStars crew was out in full force with Lex Veldhuis, Vicky Coren, Liv Boeree, Victor Ramdin and Humberto Brenes all looking for a big online score.

They fell short but John Duthie (667th) and Johnny Lodden (379th) both made their way into the cash. 

Brazilian Robert Chiro entered the final table as one of the middle stacks and put in a masterful performance on his way to victory.

Robert Chiro’s final test was a heads-up match against Canadian chrisf44 but the Brazilian made short work of his opponent and beat him in less than five hands.

In the end Robert Chiro took down $201k for his efforts while chrisf44 settled for $148k.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up

Romanian Adrian900123 outlasted a field of 3,535 players to take down first place for $90k in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up.

The $500k guarantee on the Warm-Up was easily smashed as the prizepool exploded up to $707k. Johnny Lodden, Vicky Coren, Jan Heitmann and Fatima Moreira de Melo all made appearances before busting out in the money.

When play finally got down to three-handed the last three players decided on a chop. Adrian900123 still took the most cash but Vingtcent won $84k and vincelis snagged an impressive $77k for third place.

PokerStars Sunday 500

Team PokerStars Pro Ana Marquez made a deep run in the PokerStars Sunday 500 but noted online grinder bearsfan775 would claw his way to first place.

The event drew 737 players to create a $368k prizepool. Pat Pezzin, Kevin “Stammdog” Stammen, Chris “Moorman1” Moorman and Victor Ramdin were among the many established pros to take a seat in the tournament.

Marquez put in an inspired performance before finally falling in 18th place to take down $2,505.

Bearsfan775 ended up taking down $66k for winning it all.

iPoker $200k Guaranteed

The Sunday $200k Guaranteed is the biggest tournament on the iPoker network (which includes Titan PokerWinner.com Poker and ChiliPoker) and it drew a massive field of 1,002 players this week. 

They weren’t playing for peanuts either as the total prizepool tipped the scales at $200,400.

In the end the awkwardly named Jzzed1nMyP4nts won the tournament for $42,084. Online poker player 8218 took second place for $22k.

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About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and capturing it all with his trusty Canon camera.

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