Sunday Briefing: Big Day For Muehloecker

Thomas Muehloecker

There were so many massive online poker tournament scores on April 12. The Irish Open Main Event crowned its champion and awarded more than €460,000. The first three Poker Masters events ran and several festivals created huge scores.

Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive prizes won.

Turbo Series 54: $ 5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller at PokerStars

Date April 12
Buy-in $ 5,200
Guarantee $ 750,000
Entrants 180
Prize pool $ 900,000
ITM 23

Thomas “WushuTM “Muehloecker was the last man standing in the Turbo Series 54: $ 5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller at PokerStars. Some 180 players bought in for $ 5,200 ensuring the $ 750,000 guarantee was surpassed by $ 150,000.

The final table was ridiculously stacked. Simon “simon1471” Higgins, fresh from an Irish Open runner-up finish, busted in eighth for $ 30,220. Former EPT High Roller champ Kenny “Kenny05” Smaron followed suit, before Sergei “srxakgirona” Reixach fell in sixth place.

In-form Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves ducked out in fifth for $ 64,702 with Austria-based Belarusian Ryhor “Grisha813” Karapanau collecting $ 83,391 for his fourth-place exit.

British star Sam “SamSquid” Grafton finished in third and secured a $ 107,480 prize before the heads-up duo struck a deal before locking horns. That deal meant Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson banked $ 153,361 when he finished in second place, leaving Muehloecker to pad his bankroll with $ 160,706.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker Austria $ 160,706*
2 Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson Sweden $ 153,361*
3 Sam “SamSquid” Grafton United Kingdom $ 107,480
4 Ryhor “Grisha813” Karapanau Austria $ 83,391
5 Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves United Kingdom $ 64,702
6 Sergei “srxakgirona” Reixach United Kingdom $ 50,201
7 Kenny “Kenny05” Smaron Costa Rica $ 38,950
8 Simon “simon1471” Higgins United Kingdom $ 30,220

*reflects a heads-up deal

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$ 1,050 Sunday Warm-Up at PokerStars

Date April 12
Buy-in $ 1,050
Guarantee $ 250,000
Entrants 258
Prize pool $ 258,000
ITM 31

Mustapha “lasagnaaammmm” Kanit found himself in the winner’s circle when he topped a field of 258 in the $ 1,050 Sunday Warm-Up. Victory in this tournament netted the talented Italian $ 49,610.

Kanit sent Russia’s “Futti18” to the rail as the tournament’s bridesmaid; Futti18 banked $ 37,691.

Earlier at the final table, Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver, formerly ranked first in the world for online MTTs, fell in fifth for $ 16,529 with “B4NKROLL3R” locking up the $ 28,635 third-place prize.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Mustapha “lasagnaaammmm” Kanit United Kingdom $ 49,610
2 Futti18 Russia $ 37,691
3 B4NKR0LL3R United Kingdom $ 28,635
4 Sintoras Germany $ 21,756
5 Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver Costa Rica $ 16,529
6 Fernando “VC VEM!!” Araujo Brazil $ 12,557
7 cocojamb0 Bulgaria $ 9,540
8 neymar-jr Brazil $ 7,248

POWERFEST: Big Game $ 1M Gtd Phase Final at partypoker

Date April 12
Buy-in $ 5,200
Guarantee $ 1,000,000
Entrants 242
Prize pool $ 1,314,665
ITM 40

The player known as “onehundredeyez” took down the massive POWERFEST edition of the partypoker Big Game. The aforementioned Muehloecker’s old partypoker alias was “onehundredeyes” before the enforced change last year, which is worth bearing in mind.

First-place in this huge event, which had a $ 1,314,665 prize pool, weighed in at $ 241,082! Which makes it surprising there was no heads-up deal because second-place, won by “Discipline13” was $ 174,451, over $ 66,000 less!

One other player turned their $ 5,200 into a six-figure prize. That was “Kanchenjunga” who finished in third for $ 122,358. partypoker high stakes regular “GimmeHummus” netted the $ 89,043 fourth-place prize.

Place Player Prize
1 onehundredeyez $ 241,082
2 Discipline13 $ 174,451
3 Kanchenjunga $ 122,358
4 GimmeHummus $ 89,043
5 HugoBarbaro $ 62,996
6 PauliBet $ 47,247
7 nobodyknowsnada $ 33,315
8 TheseApples $ 24,229

partypoker MILLION at partypoker

Date April 12
Buy-in $ 215
Guarantee $ 1,000,000
Entrants 6,505
Prize pool $ 1,301,024
ITM 792

The partypoker MILLION smashed its guarantee out of the park with $ 1,301,024 being awarded to the top 792 finishers.

It ended in a four-handed deal, a deal that saw more than $ 482,000 distributed. “RoseBtn” officially finished in fourth spot and collected $ 94,965. Third-place and $ 106,195 went to “badunkadonk” before “Testosterone1” got their hands on $ 111,810.

“Ladderless77” can now afford some ladders because they finished in top spot and saw $ 170,000 transferred to their partypoker account.

Place Player Prize
1 Ladderless77 $ 170,000*
2 Testosterone1 $ 111,810*
3 badunkadonk $ 106,195*
4 RoseBtn $ 94,965*
5 GreatOfPokerUni $ 39,681
6 RentouUutua $ 26,905
7 kremito $ 18,877
8 Earth $ 12,086

*reflects a four-handed deal

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GG Phased: $ 250 $ 500K gtd at GGPoker

Date April 12
Buy-in $ 250
Guarantee $ 500,000
Entrants 2,744
Prize pool $ 651,700
ITM 368

The $ 250 high roller phased tournament is always well-attended at GGPoker and this week was no different. A field of 2,744 fought it out for a share of $ 651,700. The top 368 finishers secured a payout, but it was the final four players who benefited the most as they struck a deal that divided up more than $ 240,000.

Austria’s “TerryTate” was the first deal maker to get some prize money, namely $ 60,115. A similar amount, $ 60,101, went to “jerbi9999” from sunny Malta. Dutch player “Outchea” won the biggest prize, $ 64,098, despite finishing in second place. This left “mach 5 retard” to pad their bankroll with $ 61,397.

Place Player Country Prize
1 mach 5 retard Canada $ 61,397*
2 Outchea Netherlands $ 64,098*
3 jerbi9999 Malta $ 60,101*
4 TerryTate Austria $ 60,115*
5 Igutu India $ 25,182
6 Gytus “MontePacis” Lazauninkas Lithuania $ 18,106
7 CheckEtoFold Ukraine $ 13,018
8 WaitANDplay Brazil $ 9,360
9 gr1nd3rrr Switzerland $ 6,730

*reflects a four-handed deal


GGS 129-HR: $ 5K Sunday Main at GGPoker

Date April 12
Buy-in $ 5,000
Guarantee $ 300,000
Entrants 104
Prize pool $ 494,000
ITM 15

The $ 5,000 Sunday Main, part of the GGSeries, attracted a field of 104 entries who were all outlasted by “CallthePolice”. First-place was worth $ 113,140 of the $ 494,000 prize pool, an impressive return indeed.

Everyone at the nine-handed final table walked away with at least $ 13,694 although only the champion netted six-figures.

Runner-up “neymar90” won $ 85,191 with Albania’s “Trashdawg” turning their $ 5,000 into $ 64,146 when they ran out of steam in third place.

Place Player Country Prize
1 CallthePolice Canada $ 113,140
2 neymar90 Moldova $ 85,191
3 Trashdawg Albania $ 64,146
4 Multi Account Canada $ 48,300
5 babatalzeubi Argentina $ 36,368
6 Richard Reid Canada $ 27,384
7 Jadeito United Kingdom $ 20,619
8 Karalius Croatia $ 15,526
9 Wayneo United Kingdom $ 13,694

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$ 25,000 Sunday Challenge at 888poker

Date April 12
Buy-in $ 109
Guarantee $ 25,000
Entrants 364
Prize pool $ 36,400
ITM 36

888poker continued its resurrection with the $ 25,000 Sunday Challenge again beating its guarantee. Some 364 players bought in and it was the UK’s “Bazzurk888” who was the only player with chips in front of them when the curtain came down.

First-place this week weighed in at $ 7,443. All but two of the finalists added four-figure prizes to their lifetime winnings. “LikitySplit” of Canada won the biggest of the remaining prizes because second-place was worth $ 5,460 this time around.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Bazzurk888 United Kingdom $ 7,443
2 LikitySplit Canada $ 5,460
3 EIendur1 Sweden $ 4,113
4 Ilikepugs Sweden $ 3,094
5 Tydarax Germany $ 2,111
6 big_bluff99 Canada $ 1,638
7 AnOnlineGuy United Kingdom $ 1,274
8 Malte64 Sweden $ 910
9 Bubbleboy_AA Sweden $ 691

PKO Series #31- $ 200,000 Main Event at 888poker

Date April 12
Buy-in $ 109
Guarantee $ 200,000
Entrants 2,535
Prize pool $ 253,500
ITM 207

The PKO Series ended at 888poker with a $ 200,000 guaranteed Main Event. The guarantee was not only hit, it was beaten by $ 53,500 when 2,535 players entered the fray.

Nobody won less than $ 1,994 when bounties were taken into consideration and the final three players now have five-figure prizes to brag about.

Third-place went to Russia’s “NSP14” whose $ 11,661 prize was bolstered by $ 2,785 worth of bounties. Their exit set up a one-on-one battle between “ALLCasH90” of Belarus and “petty1997” of Brazil.

The latter won the final fight and scooped $ 21,408 for their victory plus $ 9,036 from the bounty prize pool. Second-place, with bounties included, weighed in at $ 19,732.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties Total prize
1 petty1997 Brazil $ 21,408 $ 9,036 $ 30,444
2 ALLCasH90 Belarus $ 15,235 $ 4,497 $ 19,732
3 NSP14 Russia $ 11,661 $ 2,785 $ 14,446
4 TOPTeg Ukraine $ 8,238 $ 989 $ 9,227
5 marioo1985 United Kingdom $ 6,020 $ 1,341 $ 7,361
6 fabriorenatos Brazil $ 4,816 $ 437 $ 5,253
7 guydeet39 Canada $ 3,612 $ 1,196 $ 4,808
8 James “jamesc127” Currie United Kingdom $ 2,408 $ 862 $ 3,270
9 dovester123 Canada $ 1,368 $ 626 $ 1,994


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