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Sunday Scoop: Near Miss for RaSZi in Warm-Up
Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis highlighted another busy Sunday in online poker.
It was the last weekend before the World Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars but that didn’t stop hordes of players from buying into the Sunday Million, Sunday Warm-Up and the rest of the big poker tournaments online.
This year’s WCOOP on Stars will alsohave 62 events on tap with over $30 million in guaranteed prizepools. The gigantic poker series begins next Sunday.
Meanwhile here’s a closer look at all the biggest events that took place this weekend:
PokerStars Sunday Million
A total of 6,624 players bought into this week’s Sunday Million, all chasing $1.3 million in cash.
As usual there were plenty of Team PokerStars Pros on hand for the event with Toni Judet, Marcel Luske and Christophe de Meulder all getting in on the action.
Irish PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth picked up bragging rights, however, as he outlasted all of his teammates by finishing in 61st place.
It took approximately 10 hours to reach the final table and chip leaders Bostero10 and LEXER1986 looked primed to run away with the contest.
Both players in fact did get to three-handed play but shorter stack NhPokah would eventually win it all for $141k.
LEXER1986 still picked up $152k for coming in second and Bostero $162k for third thanks to a three-way deal.
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
There were 3,161 players in this week’s PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up but perhaps none were watched as closely as Team PokerStars Pro Lex “Raszi” Veldhuis.
Veldhuis went on an absolute tear that would see him get all the way to the final 11 before finally hitting the rail when his A-Q failed him against T-2.
The Dutch pro picked up $3,888 for finishing in 11th place but just missed out on the serious cash at the final table.
With the rest of the table likely relieved that Veldhuis was no longer with them, online player WATnlos went to work on winning it all.
There would eventually be a five-way deal but WATnlos still claimed a tidy $60,847 for taking down the tournament.
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Online player hownorez was the ultimate winner taking down $42,252 for first place while roverice had to settle for $22k for second place.