The Sunday Scoop: Pearljammer, j.thaddeus Book Big Scores

Jon Turner
PokerStars Sunday 500 winner Jon “Pearljammer” Turner.

With no FTOPS or WCOOP events on the schedule this week, Sunday majors like the PokerStars Sunday Million and the Full Tilt $750k Guaranteed were the most hotly contested in online poker once again.

The Sunday Million drew 7,638 players creating a $1,527,600 prize pool.

But while sola100 claimed the $229,143.87 first prize, the biggest news may have been a third-place showing by darrenelias, just one week removed from his sixth-place finish in the WCOOP main event.

Full Tilt’s $750k Guaranteed drew 3,291, meaning the site had to kick in $91,800 to make the guarantee. In the end, RolldUpTrips took down the title and $96,759.43.

But it was pros like Jon “Pearljammer” Turner and Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth who literally stole the headlines this week.

Ainsworth won the PokerStars Sunday Second Chance, beating a field of 1,330 to grab the $48,305.60 first prize, while Turner booked close to a six-figure score winning the PokerStars Sunday 500 for $87,400.00.

Hafiz “hafizzle” Khan (4th) and Travis “TravestyFund” Rice (7th) also made the final table there.

In the meantime, a player by the name of GODBLESSAMERIC grabbed six figures from the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl, taking home the title and $105,641.20.

And although the UB $200K Guaranteed drew just 908, forcing an $18,400 overlay, J4D3DR4G0N still walked away with $44,920 for the win there.

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