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The Sunday Scoop: Halloween Can't Scare Online Grinders
For many the Halloween weekend meant costumes and fireworks but for online poker players it was just another Sunday of big winners and massive prize pools.
A four-way chop in the Sunday Million and smashed guarantees across the board highlighted this Sunday’s big buy-in online MTT offering.
Here’s a rundown of all the action:
PokerStars Sunday Million ($1m Gtd)
The UK’s Kipu came out on top in a four-way deal at the final table of this week’s Sunday Million. Kipu took down $190,000 in total after outlasting the 7,063 who bought into this event.
1,080 places in total were paid.
Here are the full final table payouts, adjusted to reflect the chop.
- 1. Kipu (United Kingdom) $190,000*
- 2. vonBaranow (Brazil) $149,679.16*
- 3. EireAbu (Ireland) $130,000*
- 4. Thostyle (Germany) $86,000*
- 5. MarkusG91 (Norway) $57,916.60
- 6. rastafari898 (Germany) $43,790.60
- 7. PHANTER8 (Germany) $30,370.90
- 8. el_Hufter (Netherlands) $16,951.20
- 9. mensi124 (Germany) $10,947.65
Just missing the final table was Canadian Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah. Leah continues to pile results on a big year that includes a WCOOP bracelet and part of the five-way chop in the WCOOP main event for $560,000.
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500k Gtd)
This week’s Sunday Warm-Up broke its guarantee and awarded over $653,000, thanks to 3,267 buy-ins. Germany’s Pokerfred99 finished in the number one spot, defeating akb1 of Mexico to earn $102,584.
Other notable finishes included 2011 WCOOP bracelet winner Vingtcent of the Netherlands (33rd) and 2011 WCOOP main event winner Thomas “Kallllle” Pedersen (299th).
495 players in total finished in the money with the payouts starting at $300.56.
PokerStars Sunday 500 (250k Gtd)
837 chipped in their $500 to build a prize pool of $418,500, well in excess of the event’s quarter-million guarantee.
Germany’s shuriken555 went the distance, securing $75,330 and topping the list of 126 who got paid.
Among those who cashed were Tom “kingsofcards” Marchese, Team PokerStars Online player Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen and Team PokerStars Pro Greece George “gkap13” Kapalas.
iPoker $200k Guaranteed
Numbers were up this week in the $200,000 guarantee on the iPoker network, which includes Titan Poker, Winner.com Poker and ChiliPoker. 1,038 bought in which was up from the 953 who played one week ago.
Topping the guarantee by just under $10,000, the tournament paid 150 in total with $44,016 reserved for first.
lkmlkm took the number one spot after almost eleven and a half hours of play. He defeated MassEffect2 heads-up.