Big name pros have made themselves known this weekend, both in the Sunday majors and the High Roller Club. Here are the highlights:
- Sunday Million for “SamuraiUA” after three way split
- Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves and “plush0” win big in Bounty Builders
- “Carlos levis” scores impressive double
- HRC titles for Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit, “Watnlos” and “PagaOVelhinho”
- “zanazana01” wins over $125k in BB event
This week’s 2-day Sunday Million reached a total prize pool of $3,176,200. There were 313 players left when the tournament went on break, with a huge top prize of $227,842 up for grabs.
“clucaspoker” from the UK, who’s previous successes include first places in both the Sunday Storm and Marathon, came onto the final table with a commanding chip lead. Canadian reg Adam “ISmellToast” Crawford and “SamuraiUA” from the Ukraine also had decent stacks. Several players were hovering around the 10 – 15bb mark, suggesting a quick succession of busts would be likely.
First to go was “denisboxxx”, who’s A-K ran into pocket Kings. Next was “Tadevosan”, followed by “johnen5”. “2Much$4U_08” and Adam Crawford all fell victim to short stack dynamics within the first 20 minutes or so of the final table, leaving just four to battle it out.
clucaspoker still help the chip lead as play went back and forth. “Afghan999k” had played a relatively tight game throughout. Finding themselves short stacked, they made a shove for survival, but were called off by SamuraiUA.
The final three players then struck up a deal. clucaspoker took by far the most from the split. “LeModano” from Austria took a decent chunk, then went on to finish third place for a total of $154,237.
Heads-up, SamuraiUA made several double-ups to bring the stacks to even. With the blinds creeping higher, it was a simple hand that would end it all. clucaspoker ran their pocket 7s into SamuraiUA’s pocket Js. Jacks held, and it was game over!
Here are the final table results:
In the Mini-Sunday Million, “Steffenliee” from Norway turned their $22 buy-in into $31,276 after outlasting a field of 18,113 entries.
One of the most impressive displays came from Brazilian poker pro and coach “Carlos levis”, who has enjoyed a steady stream of MTT wins in recent years, showing particular skill in Bounty Builder tournaments.
Carlos levis earned not one, but two of their biggest ever scores this weekend. They secured first place in the Sunday Warm-up for an incredible $39,040, then finished second in the $215 Bounty Builder, earning a total of $27,778 including bounties. A commendable double victory.
“Carlos levis” combined total: $66,818
UK pro Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves outlasted Carlos levis in the $215 Bounty Builder to claim first place and one of the biggest wins of the weekend outside of the High Roller Club, $24,687 and an additional $23,491 in bounties.
“plush0” also added to their growing resume. They took down the $109 Bounty Builder for $33,422, plus $14,187 in bounties.
Top ranked Swedish pro Michael “Skammes” Tureniec scored big in the Saturday KO. He took $13,104 for first place, plus $15,749, which he added to millions of dollars in lifetime poker winnings.
Also in the majors, Brazilian “pvss” earned $21k in the Sunday Marathon after an astounding 16 ½ hours play; “glnas” from Brazil earned a total of $34,800 in the Sunday Cooldown; and multi-time SCOOP and WCOOP winner “merla888” from Belgium earned $33,555 in under two and a half hours in the $215 Supersonic.
Here are the top results from the weekend majors:
|$215 Bounty Builder||Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves||UK||$24,687 + $23,491 bounties|
|$109 Bounty Builder||plush0||Russia||$33,422 + $14,187|
|$215 Sunday Warm-up||Carlos levis||Brazil||$39,040|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic||merla888||Belgium||$33,555|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown||glnas||Brazil||$23,825 + $10,900 bounties|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||Steffenliee||Norway||$31,276|
You can also find coverage of the action from Lex Not Live here, including the Main Event, with $21k going to first place.
UK pro Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit scored big again in the High Roller Club. After cutting a heads-up deal with second place “papan9-p$”, he took down the HR Sunday Warm-up for $39,025.
Austrian “WATnlos”, a regular winner in the HRC, bagged the $2,100 HR tournament for $37,787.
“Nacho124441” slugged it out in the HR Sunday Marathon, coming first for $25,800 after 11 hours of high calibre play. Meanwhile “PaGaOVelhinho” from Brazil, who recently won the Turbo Series Event 56, picked up a massive $42k in under 2 ½ hours in the HR Sunday Supersonic.
Bulgarian pro Dimitar “KuuL” Danchev was on his third entry when he came through a tough field in the HR Sunday Cooldown. He earned $16,967 for first, plus $24,257 in bounties.
The 2-day Sunday Bounty Builder HR had 38 players left at the break. “cantstopmeAA” from Canada had already earned over $7k in bounties by that point. They went on to finish second for $73,982, with $27,646 in bounties bringing their total up to over $100k. “zanazana01” from Sweden came first, earning $57,365 bounties to bring their total to over $130k.
Here are the top results from the High Roller Club:
|HRC: $530 Bounty Builder 2-day event||zanazana01||Sweden||$73,983 + $57,365 bounties|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Supersonic||PaGaOVelhinho||Brazil||$42,060|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Cooldown||KuuL||Bulgaria||$16,967 + $24,257 bounties|
|HRC: $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up||Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit||UK||$39,025|
|HRC: $2,100 Sunday HR||WATnlos||Austria||$37,787|
|HRC: $530 Sunday Marathon||Nacho124441||Mexico||$25,800|
The Micro Millions series concluded with the Main Event, the $11 Sunday Storm 9th Anniversary. The tournament reached a prize pool of $1,261,779, with over $100k set for first place. There were 383 players left at the time of the break. In the end, the top five players made a split to smooth out the prizes up top. “TTPlayer18” from Germany finished first for $71,113.