Sunday Scoop: Wheeler Jacks Sunday 500

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Noted online player Jason “jdtpoker” Wheeler led the way for the pros on another busy edition of Sunday tournaments.

Wheeler took down the coveted PokerStars Sunday 500 for nearly $70k on a day where Aaron “aejones” Jones and Vanessa Selbst also recorded deep runs.

Perhaps inspired by recent Main Event winner Pius Heinz, German players also had a very successful day winning the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars. 

Here’s a closer look at some of the biggest tournaments held online yesterday:

PokerStars Sunday 500

Thanks to its relatively high buy-in the PokerStars Sunday 500 is always a bastion for the high-stakes online pros and this week was no exception with Vanessa Selbst, Pat Pezzin and Max Lykov making deep runs.

The event drew a total of 757 players to create a prize pool that tipped the scales at $378,500.

Jason “jdtpoker” Wheeler was the man of the hour as he outlasted everyone to take down the $68,508 first place prize. 

Originally from California, Wheeler is apparently now playing online poker in Mexico. He is most well known for finishing second in one of the $1,000 events at the 2009 WSOP for $418,122.

PokerStars Sunday Million

Once again the PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Sunday Million was the big dog on Sunday with a total of 7,030 players paying the $215 buy-in to create an impressive $1.4 million prize pool. 

The pros were out in full force with Jude Ainsworth, Vanessa Selbst, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Martin Hruby and Mickey "mement_mori" Peterson all looking to snag a piece of online poker’s biggest weekly online tournament.

As the numbers began to dwindle, German player tost89 began to separate himself from the majority of the field.

In the end there was a three-way chop but tost89 was the person who actually claimed the title for $170k. Lithuanian LaurisL91 finished second but thanks to the chop actually took down $178k.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up

It was another busy week for the Sunday Warm-Up as the event drew 3,735 looking to make a dent in the $747k prize pool.

Max Lykov, Victor Ramdin and George “gkap13” Kapalas would all make the money but Mickey Petersen would do one better and make it all the way to 205th place before busting. 

German player Heisstercamp would enter the final table as one of the chip leaders and put that stack to good use by winning the tournament for $117k.

PokerStars 2nd Chance

Online superstar Aaron “aejones” Jones nearly took down the PokerStars 2nd Chance outright but had to settle for second place to The Sudaka.

Thanks to a three-way chip Jones didn’t miss out on much as he took down $30k to The Sudaka’s $33,500.

The event drew 757 players, paid 108 places and offered a prizepool of $378,500.

iPoker $200,000 Guaranteed

Finally the weekly iPoker $200k Guaranteed proved to be a memorable event with 1,030 players looking to stack their way to a piece of the $206,000 prize pool.

The tournament (which includes Titan Poker and ChiliPoker) offered a first-place prize of $43,260 and apparently an online player named takis48 wanted it more than anyone else because he outlasted all 1,030 players to win it outright.

A player named LOLcharder30 took 21st place for $1,194 but we have our doubts it was the actual Christian Harder.

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