This weekend we had a well-known winner in the biggest weekly tournament, while the no.1 player in the world continued to crush against Sunday’s toughest field. All that info and more in our weekend review.
• Mike “munchenHB” Telker wins SUNDAY MILLION for $164K
• Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt wins Sunday High Roller for $50K
• Former ‘Open’ champion “izmer90” takes down Sunday Storm for $14K
SUNDAY MILLION TITLE FOR MIKE “MUNCHENHB” TELKER
Last night the USA’s Mike Telker (playing from Cyprus) added a SUNDAY MILLION title to his very impressive résumé, one which now boasts $9.92 million in career online earnings.
Mike Telker wins SUNDAY MILLION
Throughout his career, Telker has won just about everything going. With two SCOOP final tables for a combined $960K, as well as a 2014 WCOOP title ($353K) and a 2014 Super Tuesday victory ($124K), his list of results could rival just about anyone’s. However, a win in the milly had eluded him until yesterday.
Telker banked $164,789.54 for his victory, outlasting 6,103 entries. He defeated Brazil’s “djjazz222” heads-up ($115,641.35) for the title, having already overcome a final table which included the likes of Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth (5th – $39,966.47).
THE WEEKEND’S BIGGEST WINNERS:
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 Gtd||munchenHB||Cyprus||$164,789.54|
|$2,100 Sunday High Roller, $100K Gtd||Lena900||Sweden||$50,851.20|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $150K Gtd||Poeira4||Netherlands||$39,135.71|
|Sunday 500, $75K Gtd||Kirito777||Canada||$27,556.29|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $100K Gtd||Grozzorg||Germany||$23,911.86|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo], $60K Gtd||Vinkyy||Czech Republic||$17,846.24|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million, $175K Gtd||yamiyan||Russia||$17,746.98|
|$55 Sunday Marathon, $100K Gtd||baexy||Germany||$16,369.92|
|$11 Sunday Storm, $200K Gtd||izmer90||Belarus||$14,290.93|
|$1,050 Saturday KO [High Roller], $100K Gtd||dantegoyaF||Brazil||$13,417.52|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff, $60K Gtd||ShipitFTW911||Sweden||$12,730.24|
|$22 Mini Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $75K Gtd||Rick7BR||Brazil||$11,236.49|
|$33+R Sunday Rebuy, $50K Gtd||Fakhish||Russia||$10,080.41|
BEHIND THE HEADLINES
No stopping Lena900: Currently ranked as the no.1 online tournament player in the world (a position he has held on-and-off for the past couple of years), Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt won the Sunday High Roller for $50,851.
Niklas “lena900” Åstedt: no.1 in the world
The Swede now has $12.22 million in online winnings, putting him in second place all-time behind only Chris “moorman1” Moorman ($15.34 million).
Åstedt defeated a stacked final table, the results of which you’ll find below.
|1||Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt||Sweden||$50,851.20|
|2||Alex “bigfox86” Foxen||Canada||$38,681.75|
|3||Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo||Canada||$29,424.69|
|4||João “Naza114” Vieira||Netherlands||$22,382.96|
|5||Anthony “OempaLoempah” Chimkovitch||Belgium||$17,026.43|
|6||Ricardo “riversouza” Souza||Brazil||$12,951.77|
|7||Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood||Canada||$9,852.22|
|8||Connor “blanconegro” Drinan||Mexico||$7,494.45|
“izmer90” Storms it: Former ‘Open‘ champion “izmer90” took down the $11 Sunday Storm last night for $14,290. The Belarusian overcame a massive 23,369 entries en route to victory.
Team PokerStars Online’s Jaime Staples was on quite a streak, having racked up seven consecutive winning days streaming on Twitch for his biggest winning month ever as a poker pro. Alas, the run came to an end yesterday.
The streak is dead. A small loss on the day guys GG. Not sure if I'll stream tomorrow. Will feel it out.
— Jaime Staples (@jaimestaples) September 23, 2018
Sticking with the Staples, Jaime’s younger brother Matt had a more successful Sunday.
98th in the Sunday million for 1K, deepest run in the event so far. 10.5 hour stream and crossed the 800 sub mark. Sundays can be fun sometimes. https://t.co/fuIMp8bzkv
— Matthew Staples (@MattStaplesPKR) September 24, 2018
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