Sam Trickett Runs Deep in Powerfest PLO SHR as Guarantees Smashed Across the Board in Online Poker

The tables were chockful once again as the online Sunday grind offered poker players a safe haven from the realities of a lock-downed world.

By: Andrew Burnett

partypoker’s Powerfest series, ACR’s OSS XL and PokerStars’ Sunday Millions were all doing their best by offering players massive guarantees and plenty of action.

Let’s start with the Powerfest $250k GTD PLO 6-max, which featured some of the biggest names in the game.

The $5200 buy-in SHR, event number 136 on the partypoker series schedule that has seen an extra week added due to demand, attracted 83 entries to the 4-card biggie.

Dan 'Junglemandan' Cates was looking for a share of the eventual $415,000 prizepool but came up just short of the money in 14th, but Fernando 'JNandez_87' Habegger scraped in for an $11,370 cash.

Sam 'SamTrickett' Trickett was looking to add another PLO win to his Powerfest resume, having taken down a $104,000 score a few days ago.

This time he had to settle for 5th place and $25,937, with some new names edging him out as the money took a steep upwards curve.

LakersLebron23 took 4th for $36,312 and Robbery9999 pulled off a very decent heist of 3rd spot and $49,800.

That left kuukuna66 and Carnotaurus fighting for a share of over $200k, with the meat-eating bull – who had bagged the $2,100 Six Max PLO PKO the previous day for more than $38k - having to settle for 2nd this time and an $80,925 cash. The winner kuukuna66 the Powerfest PLO win and a whopping $129,814.

There was even more money at stake in the $5200 buy-in, $1million GTD SHR, some 319 entries chasing a prizepool that topped $1.4million, with $283k up top.

The biggest, or at least best-known names were nowhere to be seen at the deep end, but iRunStims has been crushing for a long while now on the red diamond site and yesterday saw them land a $104,612 payday for 4th place.

JailWallet was bulging after a $143,753 cash in 3rd, and when nomeansyes lost out heads-up to pocket $204,955, it meant we had a winner – NotDarwin taking the title and a massive $283,237 payout.

Americas CardRoom were also having a super-busy day, with the Online Super Series XL topping the bill, and guarantees smashed almost everywhere.

The $2650 buy-in, $150k SHR pulled in 122 entries, making a prizepool of $305,000 and offering $67k to the winner.

MARCUSBAGWELL, the all-caps ACR crusher, had to settle for $15,250 after busting out in 7th while another highstakes reg, Coccobatto, made it to 5th for $23,637.

Heads-up eventually saw ImWinninAnyway not quite living up to his name, but pocketing $47,275 after losing out to thatchingchong who took the OSS XL SHR title and $67,100.

The 8-Max Warm-Up saw the guarantee of $300k turn into a $600k prizefund when exactly 6000 entries were taken for the $109 buy-in starter.

Another $60k+ top prize was on offer, and it eventually came down to a heads-up fight between ACR reg groothedegen and CryptoKnight77.

The TwitchTV poker streamer came up out on top and bagged the $63,900 payout, with a none-too-shabby $38,112 for Crypto as runner-up.

Meanwhile, over on PokerStars, the numbers were still looking good even after a record-breaking turnout for last week’s 14th Anniversary Sunday Millions.

Back to ‘normal’ for the $1million guaranteed version yesterday, 23,132 entries was the final total for the $109 buy-in flagship event.

That meant, for the maths-challenged, $2.3million in the prizepool and 6-figures up top, which turned out to be two-fold as Roykus and lfmdcv made a heads-up deal after Floesoe fell in 3rd for $94,277.

Roykus won out to bag an extra $10k, making it a $159,915 payday, one of the biggest of the day anywhere.

1 Roykus  $159,915.80
2 lfmdcv  $149,034.71
3 Floesoe  $94,277.52
4 NUT3UK  $68,416.95
5 supernewf500  $49,650.19
6 chininhaltif  $36,031.20
7 fcrscccc $26,147.66
8 786 LUCKY $18,975.43
9 Thx4Paying  $13,770.28

We’ll be back again next Monday with a roundup of the weekend action, but in the meantime you can get yourself ‘in it to win it’ by checking out the latest online poker-room deals here.


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