Player_1234 Strikes Again As Sunday Grind Smashes Guarantees

The new decade has kicked off with a surge on player numbers hitting the online sites, many of the Sunday grind events across the biggest sites smashing their guarantees yet again – with one player in particular hitting huge back-to-back wins

By: Andrew Burnett

That huge double came in the partypoker Sunday High Roller Big Game yesterday, the anonymous crusher Player_1234 scooping a massive $144,550, having also taken down the Sunday Masters just last week for close to $37k.

The Big Game this week likely had a boost from the MILLIONS Live UK taking place, the Main Event finishing last night with a $1million win for Anton Suarez.

The $5200 buy-in, $500k online tournament wasn’t quite as lucrative, but there was a $590,000 prizepool up for grabs and 118 players chasing it, the top two looking at six-figure paydays.

Some well-known (nick)names appeared at the deep end, Achtungdiekurve cashing yet again and SpankyMcFarland pocketing close to $20k for 8th.

Lone1 added a 5th spot worth $38,350 to last week’s Big Game runner-up spot, itself worth a hair under $100k, and autopilot’s 3rd place for $73,750 was extremely noteworthy.

Heads-up, it was Player_1234 facing another of partypoker’s beasts, PayAndPlay – the latter having to settle for 2nd place and $103,250.

The $1050 buy-in High Roller Sunday Masters this week saw PayAndPlay in the money once again, this time 7th spot at another stacked final table.

A total of 153 entries had cleared the $150k guarantee by $3k, with $35k up top, with Quantum_Leap grabbing the first of the 5-figure payouts in 4th place.

Sunrunn3r managed 3rd place for $18,360 and that left mararthur and zootopia to battle it out heads-up. The victory went to zootopia, good for $35,174, with the runner-up paid over $25k.

Over on Americas CardRoom, the guarantees were falling as well, the $125k Sunday Special attracting 837 entries at $215 apiece.

The $42k or so extra in the prizefund meant first place was worth over $30k and the battle for it was a fierce one.

Phomylife managed a very creditable 4th spot and the first 5-figure payout of the tournament, with StannisLives pocketing $16,572 for 3rd spot.

Heads-up saw angel zera overcome 22Doutrinador for the win, the latter settling for $21,929 for second place, angel walking off with $30,717 and an ACR title.

The $200k GTD this week produced 258 runners, a whopping $58k over the guarantee and a sizeable $55k for the win.

Coccobato fought to 6th place and a $10k+ Sunday payday, while krissyb24! – none other than partypoker Team pro Kristen Bicknell – grabbed a 5th place worth $14,190.

The win went to PatrickStar5, a $55,470 cash after seeing off Sr_Patata heads-up, that second place worth $34,185.

That’s it for another week at the highstakes online grind. We’ll be back again next Monday with all the best of the action, so stay tuned.


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