Sunday Scoop: Watson, Hall Final Table PokerStars 500

Mike Watson
Mike "SirWatts" Watson

For yet another week the PokerStars Sunday Million reigned supreme as the biggest tournament yesterday but it was another online event that made headlines.

Noted Canadian poker pros Mike “SirWatts” Watson and Ryan Hall both made the final table of the big buy-in PokerStars Sunday 500.

That’s not to say the Sunday Million was a snorefest as the eventual winner took down $191k.

It was a busy weekend for online poker all around and over on the iPoker Network the popular $150k Guaranteed smashed its guarantee.

Here’s a complete rundown of three of the biggest online tournaments yesterday.

Griffin Benger
Another deep run for Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger.

PokerStars Sunday 500

Brazilian KKremate outlasted 775 players including Canadian pros Ryan “ryanghall” Hall and Mike “SirWatts” Watson to win the PokerStars Sunday 500 for $69,750 on Sunday.

No slouch himself, KKremate has won over $1.4 million playing on PokerStars and had already recorded two Sunday 500 final tables before yesterday.

Meanwhile Hall narrowly missed out on heads-up coming in third place for $37,587.

Watson, who has over $3.4 million in live tournament earnings including a WPT title, finished in fourth place for $28,093.

Incredibly the final table nearly had another high-profile Canadian poker pro as online poker monster, and former Counter-Strike player, Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger, finished 26th for $1,782.

Some of the other notable players to make the money included Mickey “mement_mori” Peterson (43rd), Nick “FU_15” Maimone (50th) and James “Andy McLEOD” Obst (81st).

Here are the complete final table payouts:

1. KKremate - $69,750
2. Ikks41 - $50,375
3. Ryanghall - $37,587
4. SirWatts - $28,093
5. Educa-p0ker - $19,530
6. I_Mr_U_Bean - $15,655
7. Padjes - $11,780
8. JESUS-RJ - $7,943
9. Theanomaly21 - $4,843

Daniel Negreanu and J.P. Kelly
Daniel Negreanu made a Sunday Million appearance.

PokerStars Sunday Million

As usual the PokerStars Sunday Million crushed it as far as volume and payouts this week with a total of 6,280 players competing for a $1.2 million prizepool.

Swiss player BeN-Cls ended up winning the tournament outright for a $191,037 pay day.

Lex Veldhuis, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Andre Akkari, Liv Boeree and Humberto Brenes were among the numerous players to play the massive tournament.

Daniel Negreanu, who made a quick trip up to Canada this week, also played in the event but finished before the money.

Russian Team PokerStars pro Ivan Demidov went on a very impressive run that eventually saw him finish in 27th place.

Demidov got unlucky in his final hand as his ace-ten was cracked by an opponent’s king-queen.

BeN_Cls entered the final table as one of the middle stacks but put in a dominant performance that saw him take out numerous players.

Here are the complete final table payouts for the PokerStars Sunday Million:

1. BeN-Cls - $191,037
2. Casinocasino - $141,300
3. Apollys - $100,480
4. 20shark - $69,080
5. Tgassen - $52,752
6. Danylaroo2 - $40,192
7. Battleg0d - $27,632
8. CaughtUbluff - $15,072
9. Extasyman - $9,734

iPoker $150k Guaranteed

The iPoker $150k Guaranteed, which takes place across Titan Poker, William Hill Poker, Poker and numerous other sites, drew a total of 949 players to create a guarantee-busting $189,000 prizepool.

It’s rare to see a ton of well-known poker pros in the iPoker $150k guaranteed and this week was no exception with the relatively unknown crazytooth eventually taking down the $32,759 first-place prize.

Here's a complete look at the final table payouts:

1. crazytooth - $32,759
2. Miagi2 - $23,725
3. Oppaafarshat - $18,031
4. PappaVogt - $14,210
5. Stemcgefc - $9,395
7. 7furlong - $5,599
8. Spaccamarone22 - $3,701
9. Morgy88 - $2,087


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