Sunday Briefing: Victories for Chance Kornuth and Andras Nemeth

Sunday Briefing: Victories for Chance Kornuth and Andras Nemeth

Chance Kornuth and Andras Nemeth

There were some incredible results in the online poker tournament world on Mar. 17 with several well-known and established players taking down major events. Chance Kornuth and Andras Nemeth were among those big winners, let’s take a look at this week’s edition of the Sunday Briefing.

PokerStars $109 Sunday Million

Date March 17th
Buy-in $109
Guarantee $1,000,000
Entrants 10,360
Prize pool $1,036,000
ITM 1,826

This week’s $109 Sunday Million attracted a field of 10,360 who created a $1,036,000 prize pool that was shared among the top 1,826 finishers. Scraping into the money banked $182 while the champion was set to receive more than $108,000.

$7,727 was the least anyone at the final table could win, and this was the sum “MkMyWishFish” walked away with after busting in ninth-place. Each of the other eight finalists was now guaranteed a five-figure score with Germany’s “DirtyTowel” turning their $109 into $10,747 after falling in eighth-place.

Talented Austrian “[email protected]” crashed out of the Sunday Million in seventh-place and collected $14,947 while German grinder “waterboy1921” secured a $20,789 prize following their bust out in sixth-place.

The prize money kept on growing with Sweden’s “ShipitFTW911” padding their bankroll with $28,914 before a brace of Brazilians busted in fourth and third-place. “danilo18_BR” finished in fourth-place for $40,213 with “Leo Borgheti” locking up $55,929 and the bronze medal.

Romania’s “luigy666” and Croatia’s “QTsN€v€rF0ld” fought for the first-place finish and the lion’s share of the prize pool. It was the Romanian who emerged victoriously, and they helped themselves to $108,192 with this week’s Sunday Million runner-up winning $77,787.

Place Player Country Prize
1 luigy666 Romania $108,192
2 QTsN€v€rF0ld Croatia $77,787
3 Leo Borgheti Brazil $55,929
4 danilo18_BR Brazil $40,213
5 ShipitFTW911 Sweden $28,914
6 waterboy1921 Germany $20,789
7 [email protected] Austria $14,947
8 DirtyTowel Germany $10,747
9 MkMyWishFish United Kingdom $7,727

PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller

Date March 17th
Buy-in $2,100
Guarantee $200,000
Entrants 110
Prize pool $220,000
ITM 13

It was a case of third time’s a charm for Andras “probirs” Nemeth in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller after his third-bullet secured him first-place and $50,695.

Nemeth’s fellow Hungarian “KuuL” burst the bubble after falling in 14th place meaning everyone remaining won at least $5,445. This sum increased to $6,137 by the time the final table was reached and was the amount collected by “anteen” of Sweden.

Netherlands-based British star Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford saw his tournament end in an eighth-place finish worth $7,990 before Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden banked $10,404 after exiting in seventh-place. Vousden’s countryman Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro then busted in sixth-place to turn his $2,100 into $13,547.

Any of the final five players would have made a worthy champion, but fifth-place was as far as Russia’s “DRONCHEK” would progress to, a finish worth $17,368. The Russian was joined on the rail first by Niklas “Lena900” Astedt ($22,966) and “WATnlos” ($29,903) to set up an intriguing heads-up match between Nemeth and Dmitry “yurasov1990” Yurasov.

Nemeth dispatched his opponent in second-place, which was worth $38,935, and banked the $50,695 top prize for himself.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Andras “probirs” Nemeth Hungary $50,695
2 Dmitry “yurasov1990” Yurasov Belarus $38,935
3 WATnlos Austria $29,903
4 Niklas “Lena900” Astedt Sweden $22,966
5 DRONCHEK Russia $17,638
6 Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro Finland $13,547
7 Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden Finland $10,404
8 Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford Netherlands $7,990
9 anteen Sweden $6,137
Andras Nemeth
Andras “probirs” Nemeth from Hungary won for $50,695


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partypoker Sunday High Roller Gladiator: $250K Gtd

Date March 17th
Buy-in $2,100
Guarantee $250,000
Entrants 119
Prize pool $250,000
ITM 16

Chance “ChanceSeeYou” Kornuth was a big winner at partypoker after he topped a field of 119-entrants in the partypoker Sunday High Roller Gladiator: $250K Gtd event.

Some of the bounty payments in this PKO tournament were substantial, although none were bigger than Kornuth’s haul. The popular Canadian won $23,543 for his first-place finish, and this was boosted by $43,279 worth of bounties, including that of second-place finisher “madgenius87” of Austria who won a combined $28,046 for their $2,100 buy-in.

We have to give a shout out to sixth-place finisher “ojanOmaha” of Sweden because they had been accumulating bounties throughout the tournament. By the time they busted in sixth-place, the Swede had secured $7,776 worth of bounties, making a total prize of $14,499, $500 more than fifth-place finisher “PokerBrothersTM” walked away with.

The man of the hour, however, was Kornuth who shone at the final table and added another major title to his already impressive resume.

Place Player Country Prize Bounty Prize Total Prize
1 Chance “ChanceSeeYou” Kornuth Canada $23,543 $43,279 $66,822
2 madgenius87 Austria $23,518 $4,528 $28,046
3 skitzo793 Canada $16,807 $3,412 $20,219
4 Algorhtym Sweden $11,765 $4,462 $16,227
5 PokerBrothersTM Belarus $8,740 $5,250 $13,990
6 ojanOMaha Sweden $6,723 $7,776 $14,499
7 RovoDice Latvia $5,378 $5,446 $10,824
8 onehundredeyes Austria $4,370 $1,968 $6,338
Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth won for a total score of $66,822

partypoker Sunday High Roller Deepstack: $200K Gtd

Date March 17th
Buy-in $1,050
Guarantee $200,000
Entrants 195
Prize pool $200,000
ITM 32

High stakes tournament regular “Chelsea72” was crowned partypoker Sunday High Roller Deepstack: $200K Gtd champion after outlasting 194-opponents in the $1,050 buy-in tournament.

Thirty-two 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.

Dutch player “GewoonBoef” was the first casualty at the eight-handed final table and thus collected $4,600 and they were joined on the sidelines by “Gb618” of Brazil ($6,200) and Canada’s “KERRMODE” ($8,400), the latter being the last player not to win a five-figure sum.

Kyle “KPitts34” Julius was the next player to head to the showers, although doing so having secured an $11,000 addition to his bankroll. Fourth-place and $15,600 went to Kenny “Spacey1891” Hallaert before “HeavensEdge222” came unstuck in third-place for $21,100.

Chelsea72 found themselves heads-up against Viktor “Isildur1” Blom but was unfazed by their superstar opponent and ran out a worthy winner. First-place netted Chelsea72 $40,780 while Blom added $29,600 to his partypoker account and will no doubt use these funds in some high stakes cash games in the future.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Chelsea72 Austria $40,780
2 Viktor “Isildur1” Blom Sweden $29,600
3 HeavensEdge222 Mexico $21,100
4 Kenny “Spacey1891” Hallaert United Kingdom $15,600
5 Kyle “KPitts34” Julius Canada $11,000
6 KERRMODE Canada $8,400
7 Gb618 Brazil $6,200
8 GewoonBoef Netherlands $4,600
Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom finished runner-up for $29,600


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Natural8 Sunday Blade $5K

Date March 17th
Buy-in $5,000
Guarantee $200,000
Entrants 59
Prize pool $280,250

“ImLividBuddy” from Thailand continued their impressive run at Natural8 with a victory in one of two Sunday Blade $5Ks that ran on Mar. 17.

The Thailand-based grinder is a regular in the biggest buy-in tournaments on Natural8. They banked another $97,088 after outlasting 58-opponents in this event, defeating the United Kingdom’s “chan593” heads-up for the title, resigning the runner-up to a $59,335 consolation prize.

Each of the seven players who cashed in the Sunday Blade $5K walked away with at least $11,633. Hungary’s “PokerBluff1” busted in seventh-place for $11,633 and “ExclusiveA” of the Netherlands banked $16,114 after falling in sixth-place.

Fifth-place and $22,322 went to “AlfredDelia” of Canada before “FuTimReilly” netted $30,921 when their run ended in fourth-place. Austria’s “LlinusLLove” collected $42,834 after busting in third-place.

ImLividBuddy also won more than $108,000 when they triumphed in a $10,000 buy-in tournament that was exclusive to the GG Poker site on the same network as Natural8. Quite the weekend for them.

Place Player Country Prize
1 ImLividBuddy Thailand $97,088
2 chan593 United Kingdom $59,335
3 LlinusLLove Austria $42,834
4 FuTimReilly Austria $30,921
5 AlfredDelia Canada $22,322
6 ExclusiveA Netherlands $16,114
7 PokerBluff1 Hungary $11,633

Natural8 Sunday Blade $5K

Date March 17th
Buy-in $5,000
Guarantee $200,000
Entrants 46
Prize pool $218,500

An earlier Sunday Blade $5K attracted 46 runners who created a $218,500 prize pool that was shared among the top six finishers.

“FkTheseGuysBro” was the unfortunate player to bubble, paving the way for the final six players to cash. “ImLividBuddy,” who would later win another $5K and $10K event, finished in sixth-place for $10,450 and was joined on the rail by “oivens22” whose fifth-place finish banked $15,558.

“SasukeUchiha” fired five bullets, meaning he actually lost money despite cashing for $23,163 when he fell in fourth-place, with “Shark Bait” scooping $34,485 for their third-place exit.

Heads-up was between Canada’s “Picasso16” and Mexico’s “carsonwentz” but the battle didn’t last long as the last standing duo struck a deal for the remaining prize pool, the former walking away with the title and $67,797 with second-place now worth $67,045.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Picasso16 Canada $67,797*
2 carsonwentz Mexico $67,045*
3 Shark Bait Canada $34,485
4 SasukeUchiha Canada $23,163
5 oviens22 Canada $15,558
6 ImLividBuddy Thailand $10,450

*reflects a heads-up deal

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888poker $50,000 Whale

Date March 17th
Buy-in $1,050
Guarantee $50,000
Entrants 43
Prize pool $50,000

This weekend’s 888poker $50,000 Whale drew a compact crowd of 43 entrants who competed to finish in the top four places where $50,000 was paid out.

Russian star “josef_shvjek” was the first player to cash, their fourth-place bust out bagging them $5,000 for their $1,050 investment. Next to the cashier was Russia’s “Panzerfish” who walked away with a $7,500 prize and whose exit left “WalnutPix” of the United Kingdom and “tinchoarce” from Argentina to play one-on-one for the title.

No deal was struck despite there being a $7,500 difference between first and second-place, 50 percent of the second-place prize. This meant when WalnutPix busted as the runner-up, they netted $15,000 while the champion, tinchoarce, padded their bankroll with $22,500.

Place Player Country Prize
1 tinchoarce Argentina $22,500
2 WalnutPix United Kingdom $15,000
3 Panzerfish Russia $7,500
4 josef_shvejk Russia $5,000

888poker $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep

Date March 17th
Buy-in $215
Guarantee $100,000
Entrants 432
Prize pool $100,000
ITM 45

A field of 432-entrants took part in the 888poker $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep and were all outlasted by “paraRC” of the United Kingdom who is now enjoying having $19,350 in their 888poker account.

paraRC was one of four British players at the nine-handed final table, plus there was the popular Irish grinder and recent author Dara “Doked” O’Kearney; the Irishman crashed out in seventh-place for $3,400.

The first of the British players fell in fifth-place, “rivaldi13” walking away with $5,700. Next was Ian “Simpioni” Simpson whose tournament ended abruptly in fourth-place, which was good for $8,250.

“Tupastacerdo” then busted in third-place for an $11,000 score, leaving paraRC and Germany’s “IbetUfold” as the last players standing. The Germany lost the heads-up battle, but still secured a $14,500 payday, with paraRC banking the $19,350 top prize.

Place Player Country Prize
1 paraRC United Kingdom $19,350
2 IbetUfold Germany $14,500
3 tupastacerdo United Kingdom $11,000
4 Ian “Simpioni” Simpson United Kingdom $8,250
5 rivaldi13 United Kingdom $5,700
6 eltxupacabra   $4,400
7 Dara “Doked” O’Kearney Ireland $3,400
8 PokerJoe332 Croatia $2,400
9 aaurelio Brazil $1,750


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