Sunday Online Grind Shows no Signs of Slowing Down

There were no signs yesterday that the online grind was planning to slow down anytime soon, with huge fields and prizepools across the board as big series’ and weekly regular MTTs filled up the schedule.

By: Andrew Burnett

PokerStars’ SCOOP series is well underway, with some of the biggest winners detailed in our latest news articles, but we’ll take a look instead at a couple of PKO events on the Spring Championship of Online Poker menu.

First up, the $55 buy-in Sunday Cooldown Medium, which saw over 9000 entries and a $450k prizefund, 50% clear of the $300k guarantee.

Multiple five-figure scores were on the cards, although the bounty payments varied considerably at the final tables, 5th-placed Brazilian fabincastro1 grabbing the 2nd-best headhunting bonus to top the $10k total payout mark.

Greece’s gloupwths and Peru’s Chapex met heads-up to decide the Cooldown champ, and it was the latter who won out, adding a $14,367 Bounty payment to the $26,700 split of the regular money.

Moving up to the highstakes version of the Sunday Cooldown and 1425 entries came in for the $530 buy-in SCOOP event – another PKO and this time $712k up for grabs in prizemoney.

As BigBadWolfLT showed, it’s possible to go through pretty much the whole tournament and cash in 25th without landing a single bounty, but $1574 was a nice triple your money run for the Lithuanian player.

A couple of UK players made it to the final table, Sam 'SamSquid' Grafton bagging 6th place and roughly $12,400, with T-Macha going even better, finishing 3rd and adding $16k in bounties to a $28k cash from the regular prizepool.

That left Germany’s SBastin and Finnish pro Tapio 'PikkuHUMPPA' Vihakas to decide the title – both securing $47k from the prizepool - and it was Vihakas who emerged victorious, adding a $43,632 Bounty for a huge winning day.

Over on partypoker, the $1million GTD Big Game final saw a packed field, even though the WPT Online Series was offering stiff competition on the site for the $5200 buy-in money.

A $1,341,520 prizepool meant there was more than $¼million up top for the winner, and three 6-figure payouts in total.

partypoker highstakes reg LittleRussia didn’t quite bag one of those, but 4th place and $98,601 isn’t a cash to be sniffed at, with aaabbb going one spot better for a $135,493 payday.

Heads-up play saw Amadeus_Mozart take on mogvision, with $69k or so difference between 1st and 2nd. The classical music fan had to settle for 2nd best this time, pocketing $193,178 while mogvision grabbed the Big Game title and a whopping $266,962.

The PLO Phased event saw 229 entries at $1050 apiece, meaning yet another guarantee toppled, and JariKurri- took the first of five 5-figure payouts, worth $13,957.

DunderBlubb’s podium finish was worth $25,643 in 3rd, leaving Kaikki rahat and sleinantis to chop the top two spots, the former taking first for $47,198.

AmericasCardRoom was just as busy as their global colleagues, the $215 Sunday Special almost doubling the guarantee with 1184 entries and more than $40k up top.

LeetRunGoot grabbed 5th place for the first of the 5-figure payouts while Doub1eD19 bagged a $20k+ score in 3rd. That meant KRL54 and findflow would be battling heads-up for the title.

Eventually findflow took it down, a $42,264 cash and Sunday Special bragging rights, with KRL54 pocketing a healthy consolation prize of $30,381.

The $125k GTD 4 HR LR (think about it!) drew in 950 entries, meaning another chunk of money in the offing above the guarantee.

ACR reg PGAFan53 was among the leaders, eventually bowing out in 5th place for just over $5k, with BaddaBingBaddaBoom taking $13,632 for 3rd place.

Heads-up saw MrBubbleso0O take down the win for $30,970 with runner-up Da Nuts n Hugs taking $19,522.

That’s it for another roundup of the Sunday grind, but we’ll be covering all the biggest and best of the online action throughout the week, so make sure you check in!


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