Americas Cardroom Sunday Recap Includes $26K Win for "Phellmuth"

The Sunday Majors at Americas Cardroom saw players land some awesome scores including $26,800 for Phellmuth in the $150,000 GTD Warm Up 8-Max.

By: Charles Rettmuller

Phellmuth topped a field of 1,600 entrants who bought in for $100 + $9, increasing the prize pool to $160,000. It took almost 12 hours of MTT grinding for Phellmuth to claim the title, getting past a final table that saw "Claude-Francois" finish 4th for $10,800.

Landing ahead of Claude-Francois were "WinstonDoodler" ($15,040) and runner-up "Tamaie02" ($19,808). The cut-off for a min-cash was 180th place.

1 Phellmuth $26,800
2 Tamaie02 $19,808
3 WinstonDoodler $15,040

The largest prize pool in yesterday's MTT action was the $200,000 GTD. That guarantee wasn't reached when 191 entrants paid the $1,050 buy-in within 12 levels of late registration.

The $9K overlay was covered by ACR, negating almost all of the rake for the event. It resulted in first place prize money of $45,000 that went to reg "afacking2".

Among the final tablists was Parker "KKtexasdollyKK" Talbot, whose deep run ended in 6th place for $9,000. Landing two places ahead of Talbot was another long time Winning Poker Network regular, "carpetfries" ($15,500). Take a look at the top three finishers below.

1 afacking2 $45,000
2 dursty54 $27,000
3 Steam Raize $20,600

The $125,000 GTD Sunday Special produced an overlay for the second week in a row. The 50th annual WSOP currently running in Las Vegas is among the possible reasons for lower than usual participation.

It was "Sharp2015" who claimed the title and the lion's share of prize money of $23,750. The winner was among 521 entrants at the $200 + $15 entry fee.

At the final table once again was Parker "KKtexasdollyKK" Talbot, this time landing 5th for $6,875. A total of 63 players finished in the money, with "ChristinePoker" and "Schrutefarm" among them. Here's the best three:

1 Sharp2015 $23,750
2 ProBrock $17,500
3 varsagod26 $12,812

Also during yesterday's action, nine players won a seat to the $5,000,000 GTD Venom tournament that will be held next month. The event was Step 6 of 6, with 3 seats guaranteed.

Each seat is worth $2,650 and those nine winners will now participate in the biggest online poker tournament ever offered by a US-facing poker site, with $1 million guaranteed to the winner! Here's the 9 players who won. Congrats and good luck next month!

  1. ratGod
  2. peanuts11
  3. oliniwin
  4. PBD03
  5. mrpink209
  6. BreakYourNuts
  7. Sleeper Cell
  9. yayBINGOnight


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