Sunday Briefing: Adrian Mateos Wins the $325K Title Fight

Less than a fortnight after securing the $150,000 Super XL Mega Deep title at 888poker for $34,524, Spain’s Adrian “ADRI_ATM” Mateos won the $325,000 guaranteed Title Fight at partypoker for $54,133.

Partypoker recently announced its Title Fight tournament, a $215 buy in weekly event, would have a progressive guarantee. The online poker site promised that if the $300,000 guarantee was hit on Feb. 12, the Feb. 19 edition would have $325,000 guaranteed and so on. The Feb. 12 Title Fight did hit its $300,000 guarantee, meaning $325,000 was guaranteed for Sunday’s tournament.

While this was great news for players, it wasn’t all smiles and rainbows for the partypoker management team because a field of 1,363 players left them nursing a sizeable overlay of some $52,400.

Mateos took full advantage of the overlay and showed the world he can rub shoulders with the best of them in the online poker world, despite his success in the live arena.

Also at partypoker, Maksim “MAMOHT_T” Viktorovich and “prettythug99” chopped the $150,000 Gtd Main Event and walked away with $23,174 and $21,009 respectively, while “JETFIRE68” banked the largest prize of the weekend, winning the $54,652 first-place prize of partypoker’s $100,000 Gtd Super High Roller.

In the $50,000 Gtd Weigh-In, Joni “TAUSKI” Paakkola was the last player standing and collected $11,359. “anthal” emerged victorious from the $150,000 Gtd High Roller, turning $530 into $39,180.

The biggest cash of the weekend went to Canada’s “thx4urm0n3y” with a win in the PokerStars$215 Sunday Million, a result worth a massive $145,747. A special mention to Sweden’s “tomc1s” who was the runner-up and also banked a six-figure score of $102,279.

Some of the more notable PokerStars cashes on Feb. 19 include:

  • Shravan “shravanc” Chhabria – winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $21,484
  • Rodrigo “sonmonedas” Perez – winner of the Hot $162 for $7,032
  • “DON_CHICHO21” – winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $14,068
  • Noah “dirty.brasil” Vaillancourt – winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $58,190
  • “Skubidu888” – winner of the Big $109 for $21,679
  • “TheU10” – winner of the Hot $162 for $14,438
  • “Palmero92” – winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $40,402
  • “$h1tter$” – winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $16,199
  • Joao Neto “joao bauer” Bauer – winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $9,796
  • “M@gic_master” – winner of the Hot $109 for $19,394
  • Vicente” vicenfish” Delgado – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE for $56,741
  • Leo “ISILDRooN” Nordin – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $33,645
  • Fernando “fviana” Viana da Costa – winner of the Big $215 for $21,582
  • “DonkCommited” – winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $17,078
  • “ROBBED6969” – winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $23,906
  • Renato “bauruzito” Almeida Prado Valentim – winner of the Hot $215 for $18,685
  • Zachary “Zackattak13” Korik – winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $9,435

It wasn’t only partypoker and PokerStars where the money was flowing. 888poker got in on the action and held some big value tournaments. One such event was the $25,000 Sunday Torpedo which ended in a three-way chop involving champion “Greenthumb77”, “hateh4tehate” and “PulledPorker”. The dealing trio collected $4,673, $4,876 and $4,197.

Another $25,000 guaranteed tournament was the Sunday Lightning 6-Max won by Sweden’s Oliver “Thanilo” Johansson for $7,038. The $50,000 Sunday Crocodile turned out to be the $64,200 Crocodile whose $12,319 first-place prize was awarded to “Mcnugget123”.

In the $80,000 Sunday Challenge, “ILovePancake” became the champion and collected $15,944. “TianWangXing” walked away with the $24,862 top prize of the $120,000 Mega Deep, which left the UK’s “MOI_est_JEAN” to bank the $28,423 first-place prize of the $120,000 Whale, the largest score at 888poker this weekend.

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