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Sunday Scoop: Sands, Karr Go Big
McLean Karr and David Sands highlighted another busy Sunday of online tournaments yesterday.
It was the first Sunday since WCOOP ended on PokerStars so most poker fans were expecting a bit of a drop, especially considering the live tournaments that are currently ongoing.
It didn’t really pan out that way as thousands of players took to the virtual tables and both the PokerStars Sunday Million and the big iPoker $200k drew big fields.
Here’s a closer look at the notable events that took place this weekend:
PokerStars Sunday Million
Despite PokerStars EPT London this weekend keeping most big-name poker players busy, the Sunday Million still managed to draw 6,593 players to create a $1.3 million prize pool.
German player p3rc4 outlasted everyone and beat I7AXA to take down an epic $102,019 first-place prize.
Established online grinder Alex “Assassinato” Fitzgerald essentially bubbled the final table, coming in 11th place for $7,385.
PokerStars $125k Guaranteed Sunday 2nd Chance
Despite the huge prize pool, it was some of the smaller Sunday events that drew the most attention as three noted poker pros took down tournaments.
Former WPT Shooting Star winner McLean Karr took down the $125k Guaranteed Sunday Second Chance for $38k.
Karr, who plays on PokerStars as “PureProfitFo”, beat a field of 1,047 players including a very tough final table with Dave “SexSeen” Sands and Dan “GotURead” Reijmer.
PokerStars Sunday 500
As usual the Sunday 500 was a huge event for pros on PokerStars and the controversial Veronica “Princesa” Dabul outlasted 716 players to take the first place prize of $64k.
Dabul is currently being sued by the Wynn for allegedly using an illegal technique at the craps table with fellow pro Leo Fernandez. The casino claims the pair won $700k using the method.
Dave Sands also made an appearance in the event, coming in eighth place for $7,900.
PokerStars Bigger $162
Dave Sands was absolutely relentless in his pursuit of a major tournament win yesterday and he was finally able to reel in a big one when he won the PokerStars Bigger $162 for $35,611.
It was a very impressive Sunday for Sands as he made three final tables for a total of $47,739 in profit.
Sands, who is sometimes known as “Doc” Sands, also finished 30th in this year’s WSOP Main Event for $242k.
iPoker $200k Guaranteed
Online player woodenleg1 apparently needed only one leg to win the massive tournament as he outlasted everyone to take down the $43,890 first-place prize.