The last Sunday before the Spring Championship of Online Poker proved to be a busy one with thousands of players taking to PokerStars and the iPoker network.
With the EPT Grand Final down to its final day a number of pros hit the online felt including Victor Ramdin, Vanessa Selbst and Martin Staszko but the final tables of all the major events were full of relatively unknown players.
Here’s a more detailed look at what went down in the biggest online poker tournaments yesterday:
PokerStars Sunday Million
As usual the PokerStars Sunday Million reigned supreme in the online tournaments on Sunday.
This week a total of 7,376 paid the $215 buy-in to get it on the contest, which created a prizepool of $1.4 million.
As usual there were plenty of Team PokerStars Pros on hand for the event with Richard Toth, Martin Staszko and Victor Ramdin all in attendance.
As the final table approached, online players CC2332 and Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano began to distance themselves from the field. Iacofano has some live tournament experience and finished fourth in last year's EPT Copanhagen event for $183k.
Indeed it was those two players who would meet heads-up, although there was a three-way deal, with CC2332 eventually getting the best of iacog4. CC2332 took down $176k but iacog4 took nearly the same amount at $175k.
Here are the complete final table payouts (including the three-way deal):
1. CC2332 - $176,949
2. Iacog4 - $175,559
3. Ugulala55 - $149,609
4. MaryPop_SP - $78,185
5. Triathlon4 - $60,483
6. Obafemi 9 - $45,731
7. AW 500 - $31,716
8. Oldrich88 - $17,702
9. Mikael 666 - $11,432
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
Online poker’s second biggest weekly tournament didn’t disappoint this week with a total of 3,371 runners competing for a piece of the $674k prizepool.
Team PokerStars pros Shane Schleger and Vanessa Selbst both made it into the money although they bowed out far before the final table.
Although the final table was made up of virtually unknown players, Berkyy had made an appearance at a Sunday Million final table in 2010.
Unfortunately the Australian pulled out of a five-way deal that would have seen him paid $75k and ended up busting in fourth place for $38k.
The three-remaining players chopped with Sweden’s Slaktaren007 taking first place for $97k. SDK13 took second place for $81k.
Here are the complete final table payouts:
1. Slaktaren007 - $97,481
2. SDK13 - $81,394
3. Catafract80 - $61,477
4. Berkyy - $38,766
5. Radiihead - $28,653
6. Instigator85 - $21,911
7. Bubys - $15,169
8. Halfrek - $8,427
9. Arsenalfca - $5,393
PokerStars Sunday 500
The PokerStars Sunday is widely regarded as a “pro’s tournament” with it’s high $500 buy-in and it was certainly true this week with a stack of pros looking to crack the final table.
James “mig.com” Mackey, J.C. "PrtyPsux" Alvarado, Victor Ramdin, Dan “djk123” Kelly, Jonathan “PearlJammer, Turner, Kevin “WizardOfAhhs” Thurman, Shaun Deeb, Toni Judet, Annette_15, Randy “nanonoko” Lew and more were on hand for the elite online event although none of the aforementioned players made it anywhere near the final table payouts.
Instead Argentina’s garompon cruised to a first place payout of $78k. Lithuanian jusc took second place for $56k.
Here are the complete final table payouts (including a three-way deal):
1. garompon - $57,310
2. Jusc - $58,804
3. De bluffer - $62,150
4. Gkap13 - $31,755
5. Ezu1 - $22,075
6. Stev0L_ - $17,520
7. FairLaw - $13,140
8. acalld - $8,760
9. Nikolaus64 - $5,256
iPOPS #1: $200k Guaranteed
PokerStars isn’t the only player on Sundays and the iPoker Network, which includes Titan Poker, Winner.com Poker and ChiliPoker, is hosting the massive iPoker Online Poker Series.
The first event took place yesterday, instead of the usual weekly $200k guaranteed, and it drew 1,899, which created a slight overlay for value-conscious players.
Tdradiannnn took first place for a total of $32k while runner up breeolsen had to settle for $24k.
Here are the complete final table payouts:
1. tdradiannnn - $32,000
2. Breeolsen - $24,000
3. Deise05 - $18,000
4. UpYoursMush - $12,400
5. Plutuplasts - $9,000
6. Souris2a - $7,000
7. Jesper19 - $5,000
8. GerArez - $3,400
9. AMVC16 - $1,900
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