With the World Series of Poker now in the rear view poker players worldwide are back at the online tables in force again.
The Sunday majors on 888poker in particular are picking up speed and prize pools have grown to six-figure numbers.
This past Sunday some notable pros made their mark as 888poker Team Pro Dominik Nitsche made a final table, Chris "NigDawg" Brammer made $3k/hr and “TomYamKai” celebrated his second win in one week.
Nitsche 3rd in $80k Sunday Challenge
Dominik Nitsche travels to and plays in so many different places you sometimes think there are two of him.
This past weekend he spent it at home in Edinburgh, and what happens? He plays online and almost wins another one.
In the Sunday Challenge, a $90 buy-in with $80,000 guarantee, Nitsche finished in third place early Monday morning.
Comfortable on the road or at home.
Three months after Nitsche took down the Super XL Mini Main Event, he's back at a final table. Watch for him and fellow 888pro Chris Moorman to rack up results over the coming weeks as they’ll be playing more Sunday majors shortly.
Nitsche cashed over $9k in the event which was eventually won by Silver CaiFuXi Nõmmik from Estonia. Final-Table Payouts:
- 1. Silver CaiFuXi Nõmmik - $14,274 (Estonia)
- 2. links1111 - $15,211 (Slovakia)
- 3. Dominik 888Dominik Nitsche - $9,142 (Germany)
- 4. _rudinhos_ - $6,857 (Poland)
- 5. OBigO - $4,799 (United Kingdom)
- 6. REFpussy - $3,885 (Mexico)
- 7. THEPWNER - $2,971 (Netherlands)
- 8. Nemekiss - $2,057 (Mexico)
- 9. ravenbyrne - $1,289 (United Kingdom)
TomYamKai wins $120k Whale
The $600 buy-in “Whale” is one of the biggest tournaments on 888poker and runs every two weeks. TomYamKai from Finland took it down for over $30k, making this the most profitable week in his career.
Not only was this one of his biggest cashes on 888poker yet, it also came only a week after he won the $100k Mega Deep for almost $27k. Second place went to C_SWAMI from Canada, another experienced player on who’s also already had plenty of success on 888poker.
The Whale drew 279 players to the tables and generated a prize pool of $157,635.
- 1. TomYamKai - $32,236 (Finland)
- 2. C_SWAMI - $23,645 (Canada)
- 3. BadModafoka1 - $17,812 (United Kingdom)
- 4. krokopp - $13,398 (Switzerland)
- 5. ekziter1 - $9,142 (Belarus)
- 6. dccnesquick - $7,093 (Netherlands)
- 7. Grisildur - $5,517 (Sweden)
- 8. Deeepz - $3,940 (Switzerland)
- 9. UrShitStorm - $2,995 (Sweden)
Brammer binks Turbo Mega Deep
British pro Christopher Brammer has become active at the tables again and he went on to win the $40k guaranteed Mega Deep event.
242 players generated a prize pool of $48,400 and Brammer received almost $10k for first place. The tournament only took three hours, which means his hourly rate was over $3k in this one. A nice way to make an easy living.
Brammer played eight tournaments on 888poker plus 36 events on other platforms, so it looks like we might hear more from the Brit again after soon.
Big names at $100k Mega Deep final table
The $215 buy-in version of 888poker’s Mega Deep tournament found a winner in SickmanJFS from Uruguay last weekend. Only one month ago, Sickman finished this event in third place, making this one probably his favorite online tournament at the moment.
Second place went to 33ReNate from Mexico, who celebrated his biggest cash on 888 so far. Martin MakeToney Kozlov finished in third place.
The Australian just had a memorable WSOP with seven cashes including a final table in a $3k 6-max event plus his first bracelet in the $10k 6-max NLHE Championship event for $665,709!
At that final table he had to overcome Jack Salter, Nick Petrangelo, Chris Ferguson, Justin Bonomo and finally Davidi Kitai to secure the win.
Nicolas PKaiser Fierro from Chile, who has won more than $9 million online, also made the final table of the Mega Deep and finished in 7th place. Last year, he managed to win this very event three times!
- 1. SickManJFS - $25,875 (Uruguay)
- 2. 33ReNate - $18,630 (Mexico)
- 3. Martin MakeToney Kozlov - $13,800 (Australia)
- 4. icallyamet - $10,350 (United Kingdom)
- 5. 974kWRT - $7,245 (Ukraine)
- 6. trino11 - $5,865 (Bulgaria)
- 7. Nicolas PKaiser Fierro - $4,485 (Chile)
- 8. Runnerboy23 - $3,105 (United Kingdom)
- 9. Xorkoth - $1,945 (United Kingdom)
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