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Sunday Scoop: Lindsanity!
Famous online grinder George “Jorj95” Lind III highlighted busy day of Sunday tournaments yesterday.
All the major tournaments were firing with the PokerStars Sunday Million, Warm-Up and even the big iPoker $200k easily eclipsing their guarantees.
The day also saw some deep runs from noted pros Shane “shaniac” Schleger, Martin Staszko, Alex Kravchenko and Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver.
We’ve got the scoop on the biggest tournaments of the day:
$215 PokerStars Sunday Million
Like clockwork the PokerStars Sunday Million is the week’s biggest regularly scheduled tournament and this week was no exception.
The Sunday Million drew 7,768 players including PokerStars pros Andre Akkari, Victor Ramdin, Nacho Barbero, Pius Heinz and Johnny Lodden to create a prizepool of just over $1.5 million.
Adrienne “talonchick” Rowsome, Shane “shaniac” Schleger and Juan Pastor would all make the money but noted online grinder George “Jorj95” Lind would go one step further and make the final table.
Lind is famous for his impressive Sit & Go abilities on PokerStars and even made SuperNova Elite in just over two months in 2008.
This weekend Lind was playing for the first time since setting up his PokerStars account in Canada.
Lind didn’t last long at the final table, as he busted in ninth place, but he did pick up $12,040 for his efforts. It was Lind’s first appearance at the Sunday Million final table.
Russian Gorby3975 went on to win the tournament for $208,783.
Here are the complete final table results (two-way chop):
1. Gorby3975 - $208,783
2. Puicachamp - $195,156
3. Leanod - $116,520
4. Tatwaffe19 - $78,301
5. Jhwang21 - $62,144
6. Lynnstrait - $46,608
7. Matate - $31,072
8. Ond keso - $17,866
9. George “Jorj95” Lind III - $12,040
$215 PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
The PokerStars Sunday-Up didn’t disappoint with 3,668 players plunking down their $215 to get in on the action.
Team PokerStars Pros Alex Kravchenko, Martin Staszko and Javier Dominguez all took a shot at the $733,000 prizepool but online pro Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver outlasted them all.
The TCOOP Main Event runner-up finisher made a huge push to make the final table but eventually fell just short in 17th place for $2,200.
German TheJuneobv would eventually win the contest for $93,052 but thanks to a three-way chop, Canadian Zackattak13 actually won more, a total of $95k, for coming in second place.
Here are the complete final table results (includes three-way chop):
1. TheJuneobv - $93,052
2. Zackattak13 - $95,000
3. ZERGA_77 - $73,476
4. Danneville - $42,182
5. Pyszalek - $31,178
6. Donnanelly - $23,842
7. TerranUser - $16,506
8. Bigchampnr.1 - $9,170
9. Elmerixx - $5,868
iPoker $200k Guaranteed
The event lasted just under 10 hours and would eventually see online player ravenjetbyrne beat Sitoutpre heads-up for $35,802. Sitoutpre had to settle for $26,325.
Here are the complete final table payouts:
1. ravenjetbyrne - $35,802
2. Sitoutpre - $25,325
3. Eduardoda11 - $19,985
4. Vimsig - $14,320
5. MonnemaBuu - $10,424
6. Skinging - $8,318
7. Edmundo21 - $6,212
8. BoskoRock - $4,106
9. Poqwaslk - $2,274