Sunday Scoop: Iacofano Closes Out Sunday Million
Former US-based pro Kevin “iaco4” Iacofano made his second appearance at the Sunday Million final table this weekend and rectified past mistakes by winning it for $197k.
There was plenty of action to be had on Sunday as major tournaments like the Million, Warm-Up and 500 drew over 10,000 players combined.
Toni Judet nearly made the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up while Swede Emil Ohlsson took down the 500 for $69k.
Here’s a closer look at the big notable tournaments yesterday:
PokerStars Sunday Million
Kevin “iaco4” Iacofano dusted off a field of 7,184 players to take $197,000 in this week’s Sunday Million.
It was sweet redemption for Iacofano who finished runner-up in the Sunday Million after mounting an improbable comeback with just 10 big blinds left in the final five tables back in April.
There were plenty of Team PokerStars Pros on hand for this week’s contest including Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Jonathan Duhamel, Liv Boeree, Ike Haxton, Ana Marquez, Nacho Barbero and Shane “Shaniac” Schleger.
Johnny Lodden got bragging rights over his teammates by making the deepest run, which eventually saw him finish 68th.
Iacofano entered the final table as one of the middle stacks with 8.8 million but had some serious work cut out for him as chip-leader dulek_jason was on a rampage with 15.7 million.
By the time heads-up rolled around Iacofano had nearly closed the gap on dulek_jason with 33 million to dulek_jason’s 37 million.
After making a two-way deal, Iacofano quickly took control of the match and finally busted dulek_jason when he made two-pair against dulek_jason’s second-pair.
Here are the complete final-table results:
- 1. Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano (United Kingdom) $197,052.26*
- 2. dulek_jason (Poland) $177,052.27*
- 3. 19VICTOR89 (Sweden) $114,944.00
- 4. WATnlos (Germany) $76,150.40
- 5. Franzimoore (Czech Republic) $58,908.80
- 6. tomc1s (Sweden) $44,540.80
- 7. Mellow-Peach (Lithuania) $30,891.20
- 8. austin.xd (Peru) $17,241.60
- 9. Taffyfella (United Kingdom) $11,135.20
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
Romanian Team PokerStars Pro Toni Judet narrowly missed out on the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up on Sunday.
The Sunday Warm-Up was firing yesterday with 3,552 players creating a $710,400 prizepool.
Team PokerStars Pros Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen, Maxim Lykov, Fatima Moreira de Melo, George Danzer and Liv Boeree all made the cash in this week’s Sunday Million.
Judet outlasted all of them, however, and appeared to be a good bet to make the final table before finally falling in 13th place for $3,196.
Online player $kill Game, who has been popping up in online results a lot lately, also made a deep run that eventually saw him finish in 49th place for $1,349.
Meanwhile the United Kingdom’s salfshb powered his way to first place for a total score of $111,533.
Here’s a look at final-table payouts:
- 1. salfshb (United Kingdom) $111,533
- 2. Butros (United Kingdom) $83,116
- 3. zamyak (Australia) $58,608
- 4. jurata_PL (Poland) $40,848
- 5. Stjemeskud (Denmark) $30,192
- 6. jdimindtrix (Romania) $23,088
- 7. gmcrafter (Chile) $15,984
- 8. DuduPoker-BR (Brazil) $8,880
- 9. PPP-30NA (Iran) $5,683
PokerStars Sunday 500
Life just gets better and better for recent WPT Copenhagen winner Emil Ohlsson.
The Swedish poker pro outlasted 826 players to win this week’s elite Sunday 500 for $69,809.
As usual the Sunday 500 was populated heavily with pros including Andrey Pateychuk, George Danzer, Mickey Petersen, Angel Guillen, Mike “Timex” McDonald, Calvin Anderson and $kill Game all looking to cash in on the contest.
Ohlsson beat Canadian Jeremiah “Believer82” Vinsant heads-up to claim this week’s title. Vinsant had to settle for the $49k that came attached to second place.
It’s been a very solid year for Ohlsson as he took down $230k for winning WPT Copenhagen so he’s now up well over $300k on the year.
Here are the complete final-table payouts:
- 1. Emilohlsson (Sweden) $69,809
- 2. Believer82 (Canada) $49,480
- 3. icntplypkr (United Kingdom) $48,801
- 4. Infiniti312 (Russia) $29,942
- 5. stepan666666 (Russia) $20,815
- 6. Ansgar2000 (Germany) $16,520
- 7. AverageGreg (Canada) $12,390
- 8. ItsMyReality (Russia) $8,260
- 9. asdf78 (Germany) $4,956