$150k Win for BtchrByTrade as Big Buy-In Sunday Grind Pays Off

The highstakes Sunday online grind saw plenty of big winners yesterday, partypoker, ACR and Global Poker all witnessing a busy start to the December MTTs, with BtchrByTrade taking down the partypoker Big Game for a $150k score…

By: Andrew Burnett


We’ll kick off this week’s roundup, however, with Global Poker, the unique US-facing site hosting its traditional Sunday Scrimmage and Teaser tournaments.

Some 266 entries appeared for the flagship Scrimmage, producing a SC$53,200 prizepool with a SC$10k+ top prize, some familiar names in the chase as the final table was set.

Wisconsin’s pga_hopeful made a welcome return to the Global Poker big league, an 8th place finish for SC$1,276.80, with Texan reg Logan08 taking SC$2340.80 for a fine 6th place run.

Heads-up for the Scrimmage bragging rights and the big money we saw California’s RoooooooooO battling Arizona’s DeucesFull…the latter taking home SC$10,267.60

1 DeucesFull  SC 10,267.60
2 RoooooooooO  SC 7,714
3 ThaGMen21  SC 5,852
4 Westlysniper  SC 4,389
5 TiseriousX  SC 3,032.40
6 Logan08  SC 2340.80
7 Flawless  SC 1,808.80
8 pga_hopeful SC 1,276.80
9 HumblePie85  SC 957.60

The Sunday Teaser also cracked its guarantee, although just by a single entry, the 251 runners chasing a top prize of close to SC$5k.

Three of Illinois’ finest made the final table of nine, although Puplik’s 6th place for SC$1,104.40 was the best they could muster between them.

The Teaser title went to one of the site’s best-known players, GodsBigToe, aka TwitchTV poker streamer Jarred Gavin, who fought off the challenge of Oregon’s Hhella Tight to land the SC$4,844.30 winner’s payout.

1 GodsBigToe  SC 4,844.30
2 Hhella Tight  SC 3,639.50
3 Gatton2019  SC 2,761
4 Crystalblaze  SC 2,070.75
5 Treymond Green SC 1,430.70
6 Puplik  SC 1,104.40
7 Milfy37  SC 853.40
8 Tdubz224  SC 602.40
9 Jscrilla662  SC 451.80

Heading over to ACR, the other big player in the US market, the $200k GTD saw an extra 26 entries appear over the break-even figure, a total of $226,000 in the prizepool.

The $1050 buy-in tournament saw highstakes reg NickVanExel finishing in 10th spot, a $3,616 payday, with the delightfully-named IeatURbankr0L doing just that with a 4th place run worth $16,385.

Heads-up came down to a battle between ChristinePoker and cspoker, and it was the latter who took the $48,590 first prize, runner-up Christine securing $29,945.

The ACR Sunday Special PLO was another attractive tournament on the weekend grind, a $35k guarantee attracting 170 entries, with 27 paid spots.

One of those went to serial casher Groothedegen, who streams his poker adventures on TwitchTV and took $595 for his 13th place yesterday.

TRUMPING_YOU continued some recent fine form for a 9th place cash of $840, but the big money was reserved for the top two spots, supportthekids emerging victorious against danyellie to take the $8,050 first prize.



Over on partypoker, we had a couple of huge tournaments on the schedule, none more so than the $500k GTD High Roller Sunday Big Game, won last week by Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates.

This Sunday’s version saw a huge turnout, $660,000 in the prizepool after 132 entries registered at $5200 apiece, making the top prize more than $150,000.

Joni Jouhkimainen was among those running deep, taking $14,652 in 11th place, with partypoker Team pro Roberto 'R_Romanello' Romanello – aka The Welsh Wizard – landing 8th and $19,800.

The difference between first and second was a whopping $43k, but there was no word of a deal being made as bitw1 and BtchrByTrade battled for top honours.

In the end, BtchrByTrade prevailed and scooped the $151,734 up top, with bitw1 taking a six-figure consolation prize, $108,900, as runner-up.



To finish off, we had the High Roller Sunday Masters, exactly 200 entries paying $1050 each and again featuring some of the site’s very best players.

Highstakes crusher FromHolland1945 had to settle for a relatively low 14th place and $2960 payday, but Madgenius111, Brachiosaurus and El_Cucuy all made it to the final table.

The title and $40,780 went to TyAngry, who saw off another of partypker’s biggest winners, Quantum_Leap, the runner-up spot worth $29,600.



That’s it for our look at the biggest sites and biggest winners of the Sunday grind, but we’ll be back again next week of course to keep you up-to-date with best of the online MTTs.

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