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Sunday Briefing: "Lucky_Jew_17" Wins Sunday Million Second Time in Two Months

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There were some incredible results in the online poker tournament world on April 21 with several well-established players winning big. Niklas Astedt, who appeared at three major final tables, and Roman Romanovsky, who finished runner-up in two major events, were among those big winners. Let’s take a look at this week’s edition of the Sunday Briefing.

PokerStars $109 Sunday Million

DateApril 21
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$1,000,000
Entrants11,212
Prize pool$1,121,200
ITM2,042

This week’s $109 Sunday Million attracted a field of 11,212 to create a $1,121,200 prize pool. The top 2,042 finishers secured at least a min-cash of $177.

For the second time in less than two months, Russia's "Lucky_Jew_17" won the Sunday Million after more than 14 hours of play. On March 3, this player won the event for $117,222 and this weekend added another $114,039 in winnings after winning it again.

Falling just short of the winner's circle was Sweden's Niklas "lena900" Astedt in second place for $82,752. Meanwhile, Brazil's Rafael "sombrero21" Roglio notched his biggest tournament cash at PokerStars after finishing in sixth place for $22,921.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Lucky_Jew_17Russia$114,039
2Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$82,752
3blockstelNetherlands$60,053
4Tiu [email protected]Brazil$43,580
5Havana85Germany$31,626
6Rafael "sombrero21" RoglioBrazil$22,951
7BruinBeerNetherlands$16,655
8A222RNRussia$12,087
9cbobocRomania$8,771

PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller

DateApril 21
Buy-in$2,100
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants128
Prize pool$256,000
ITM15

The PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller attracted 128 entrants to generate a $256,000 prize pool with 15 players walking away with at least a min-cash of $5,462.

After nearly nine hours of play, Jonathan "apestyles" Van Fleet added to his more than $10 million in online earnings in a big way by winning the event for $56,112. Michael "Imluckbox" Addamo finished one spot behind in second place for a runner-up prize of $43,186.

Meanwhile, Astedt earned his second mention this report with a fifth-place performance worth $19,688. Other notables at the final table included Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden (fourth - $25,581), Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson (sixth - $15,153), and Hristiyan "cskar4e1" Panchev (seventh - $11,662).

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jonathan "apestyles" Van FleetCanada$56,112
2Michael "Imluckbox" AddamoThailand$43,186
3WATnlosAustria$33,238
4Samuel "€urop€an" VousdenFinland$25,581
5Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$19,688
6Scott "Aggro Santos" MargeresonMexico$15,153
7Hristiyan "cskar4e1" PanchevBulgaria$11,662
8hello_tottiRussia$8,976
9comprisSweden$6,908
Jon Van Fleet
Jonathan \"apestyles\" Van Fleet won for $56,112

$20,000 Sunday Challenge at 888poker

DateApril 21st
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$20,000
Entrants264
Prize pool$26,400
ITM27

Canada’s “ccyrenne” became a poker champion on Apr. 21 when they triumphed over 265-opponents in the $20,000 Sunday Challenge, turning their $109 investment into a cool $5,676.

Twenty-seven players reached the money places and shared the $26,400 prize pool. $528 was the least any of the nine finalists could win, the sum awarded to the first casualty under the spotlights “junkarbo14” of Sweden.

“rickybarbosa” was the next player to fall and the last player not to collect a four-figure prize. Russia’s Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov, a three-time PokerStars Sunday Million champion, fell in seventh-place for $1,056 beofre being joined on the rail by “YSoSerious7” of the Ukraine, Bahrain’s “GGhrayeb” and “luishi64” who hails from Brazil.

This left three players in the hunt for the top prize. Those three became two with the elimination of the United Kingdom’s “HomoDeus”, a finish worth $3,102.

Heads-up saw ccyrenne and Russia’s “Lucky_Frutti” lock horns heads-up and it was the former who emerged victorious. Lucky_Frutti had to console themself with the $4,092 runner-up prize, leaving ccyrenne to collect the $5,676 top prize and the glory.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1ccyrenneCanada$5,676
2Lucky_FruttiRussia$4,092
3HomeDeusUnited Kingdom$3,102
4luishi64Brazil$2,310
5GGhrayebBahrain$1,584
6YSoSerious7Ukraine$1,320
7Artem “veeea” VezhenkovRussia$1,056
8rickybarbosa $792
9junkarbo14Sweden$528

888poker $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep

DateMarch 17th
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants477
Prize pool$100,000
ITM45

The $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep at 888poker provided extra value to the 45 players that cashed after the 325 players and 152 re-entries fell 23 entries short of meeting the $100,000 guarantee.

After nearly ten and a half hours of play, Germany's "polomichi18" shipped the event for $19,350. Also on the podium were "ROBBIEMAC01" in second place for $14,500 and Maxime "MaximeC25" Canevet in third place for $11,000.

Notable players exiting earlier at the final table included Jonatan "Nammlleh" Hellman in fourth place for $8,250 and Andrey "drupalucker" Chernokoz in seventh place for $3,400.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1polomichi18Germany$19,350
2ROBBIEMAC01United Kingdom$14,500
3Maxime "MaximeC25" CanevetMalta$11,000
4Jonatan "Namlleh" HellmanSweden$8,250
5REFpussyMexico$5,700
6bluffing420sUnited Kingdom$4,400
7Andrey "drupalucker" ChernokozRussia$3,400
8poepKind.Unknown$2,400
9LizzyAleciaUnknown$1,750

partypoker Sunday High Roller Gladiator: $250K Gtd

DateApril 21
Buy-in$2,100
Guarantee$250,000
Entrants117
Prize pool$250,000
ITM15

After nearly eight hours of play, partypoker ambassador Patrick "Patrick_Leonard" Leonard and Roman "SanityWaterline" Romanovsky agreed to a heads-up deal in the Sunday High Roller Gladiator: $250K Gtd event to collect $47,421 and $43,415 respectively including bounties.

Leonard wasn't the only partypoker ambassador at the final table as he was joined by Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell who bowed out in fifth place for $18,927. Meanwhile, Niklas "Dulitooo" Astedt got a third mention this report with a seventh-place finish worth $7,831.

Other well-known players at the final table included Sami "LarsLuzak1" Kelopuro in fourth place for $16,163 and Conor "ADRIEN_BRODY" Beresford in eighth place for $7,068.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBounty PrizeTotal Prize
1Patrick "Patrick_Leonard" LeonardUnited Kingdom$23,927$23,494$47,421*
2Roman "SanityWaterline" RomanovskyUkraine$23,925$19,461$43,415*
3shorezydrewCanada$17,090$8,006$25,096
4Sami "LarsLuzak1" KelopuroFinland$11,963$4,200$16,163
5Kristen "krissyb24" BicknellCanada$8,887$10,041$18,927
6onehundredeyesAustria$6,836$4,725$11,561
7Niklas "Drulitooo" AstedtSweden$5,469$2,363$7,831
8Conor "ADRIEN_BRODY" BeresfordUnited Kingdom$4,443$2,625$7,068

*Reflects heads-up deal

Patrick Leonard
Patrick "Patrick_Leonard" Leonard won for $47,421*

partypoker Sunday High Roller Deepstack: $200K Gtd

DateApril 21
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants196
Prize pool$200,000
ITM32

After more than ten and a half hours of play, Russia's Andrey "ifearpanic" Pateychuk was crowned partypoker Sunday High Roller Deepstack: $200K Gtd champion after outlasting a field of 196 entrants in the $1,050 buy-in tournament.

A total of 32 places were paid with a min-cash weighing in at $2,080, a final table appearance boosting this amount to $4,600, and first-place being worth $40,780.

Finishing just off the podium was United Kingdom's Paul "Sentapied99" Senter in fourth place for $15,600.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Andrey "ifearpanic" PateychukRussia$40,780
2JimyTransactionCosta Rica$29,600
3RajonRandoCanada$21,100
4Paul “Sentapied99” SenterUnited Kingdom$15,600
5MechaCortaArgentina$11,000
6Hahaha_OwnedNetherlands$8,400
7Specter_LittUnited Kingdom$6,200
8BrunoTattagliaUnited Kingdom$4,600
Andrey Pateychuk
Andrey "ifearpanic" Pateychuk won for $40,780

Blade Series Main Event at Natural8

DateApril 21
Buy-in$500
Guarantee$500,000
Entrants1,015
Prize pool$500,000
ITM152

After eleven and a half hours of play, Hong Kong's Danny "retango" Tang outlasted a field of 1,015 entrants in the Blade Series Main Event at Natural8 to win $81,561.

A total of 152 entrants walked away at least doubling their $500 buy-in with a min-cash worth $1,087.

Joining "retango" on the podium was Costa Rica's "The Shaft" taking second place for $59,189 and China's "AFURI" taking third place for $42,953.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Danny "retango" TangHong Kong$81,561
2The ShaftCosta Rica$59,189
3AFURIChina$42,953
4ResolveCanada$31,171
5MeHatePokerIsrael$22,621
6Ginkgo BilobaBrazil$16,416
7PdawgLebanon$11,913
8STEAMY_SPIDERSChina$8,645
Danny Tang
Danny "retango" Tang won for $81,561

Blade Series #98 $10K at Natural8

DateApril 21
Buy-in$10,000
Guarantee$300,000
Entrants38
Prize pool$368,600
ITM5

After nearly six and a half hours of play, Canada's "Picasso16" shipped the Blade Series #98 $10K event for $157,239. Roman "SanityWaterline" Romanovsky earned his second mention this report with an impressive second runner-up finish in a big event, this time worth $92,905.

Also cashing in this event were "Nator" (third - $58,478), "oivens22" (fourth - $36,809), and "ST4Gaz3R" (fifth - $23,169).

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Picasso16Canada$157,239
2Roman "SanityWaterline" RomanovskyUkraine$92,905
3NatorMexico$58,478
4oivens22Canada$36,809
5ST4Gaz3RUnited Kingdom$23,169

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