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Sunday Run-down: Russia’s Anatoly Filatov steals two PartyPoker Majors

65   //    12 Nov 2018, 14:10 IST

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Some players are so well established that they do not need a formal introduction. Anatoly Filatov is one such player who stole not one but two titles at PartyPoker’s major tournaments. Let me walk you through the events that took place on this happening Sunday.

PartyPoker Sunday Bounty Hunter High Roller: $200K Gtd

It all started with PartyPoker’s Sunday Bounty Hunter High Roller which hosted a total of 186 entries, where Filatov earned his first title. Out of the 186, only 24 of them managed to earn any prize money, one of whom was Filatov’s fellow team PartyPoker member Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell. Bicknell finished 19th to take home $1,373 plus $910 worth of bounties.

The first one who left the felts was “SiguiendoElFlow”, trailing him was Britain’s Dan “ROTTsFEARestFC” Charlton. A few hands later “TigerVSyou” bid adieu securing sixth-place. Thanks to the perk of bounty element in the tournament that “TigerVSyou” took more money than “funnyboy7777”, the one who finished at fifth- place.

Soon after, “KryptoKing420” and “Dork Pork” left the table, securing 4th and 3rd positions.

The game was now a heads-up battle between “x_zola25” and Filatov. Eventually, Filatov emerged as the winner, walking away with a combined $52,933 top prize. 

Table 1
Table 1

PartyPoker Sunday Main Event High Roller: $100K Gtd

The tournament went on, with a number of events in the schedule. However, the only player who proved to be unstoppable was Filatov. After winning almost $53k, Filatov made Sunday his day and went on to win Sunday Main Event High Roller: $100K Gtd for $20,491.

Filatov survived till the end taking down 220 initial entries. This feat was achieved by defeating Jans “Graftekkel” Arends.

Apart from them, several known faces did well at the event including Niklas “Drulitooo” Astedt, Kenny “Spacey1891” Hallaert and Jason “Jason_Koon” Koon. USA’s Jason “Jason_Koon” Koon moved to another final table, finishing at 6th place for $4,221.


All in all, Filatov became the star of the day as with this victory his lifetime online winnings went up towards $3.8 million.

Table 2
Table 2

PokerStars Sunday Million

Romania’s “behindme93” has been crowned as the winner of PokerStars Sunday Million, online poker’s biggest weekly event. He achieved this by kicking out a total of 5,386 opponents.

A huge prize pool worth $1,079,400 was created. The game ended with a nine-handed final table, with Romania’s “haidee” becoming the first one to finish, taking home $8,578.

The players left behind were assured of earning five-figure score. It was Mexico’s Zackary “zackmorris99” Morris who met his Waterloo and managed to bag $12,224, securing 8th position.

Apart from them, the table saw “Salomon444”, “swatek1983” and “rodrigoruas” leaving the felts. Britain’s Luke “LFmagic” Fields joined them soon after, securing 4 th position.

Third place was secured by Russia’s champ, Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov heading home with $71,822 prize money. The table now had Bulgaria’s “gettingpwned” and behindme93 to battle it out in a heads-up play. The two players decided to make a deal for the remaining prize pool which left an additional $20,000 for the winner.

After a few hands, behindme93 was crowned as the winner enjoying the $131,018 top prize.

Table 3
Table 3


*reflects a heads-up deal

PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller

This event saw UK-based Norwegian Preben “prebz” Stokkan, although after a three-way battle towards the end. Stokkan won $40,354, trailing him were Germany’s Claas “Ssick_OnE” Segebrecht and “naliuj90”, securing 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

The event saw big names entering the final table due to a big buy-in ($2,100) amount including “hotmark777”, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, Damian “pampa27” Salas, “anteen” and “MITS 304” of Cyprus.

Table 4
Table 4

*reflects a three-handed deal

888Poker $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep

“derharry69” made Malta proud when he turned $215 into $20,097 and was crowned as the winner at the event. Having Britain’s Charlie “chazcombes” Combes and Sam “sammygrinder” Grafton on the final table made this victory to be devoured for a longer time.

Table 5
Table 5

888poker $50,000 Whale

It was Malta’s “HateH4teHate” who climbed up the ladder, ousting a total of 76 players to claim the 1st position for $26,600 top prize. “NoMamesWeyyy” of Mexico was the first one to be sent home, joining him were “2good2beTru”, “wellyxx” and Sweden’s “Madeon1994”.

Sweden’s “SalasFiesta” was the one who left the felts to turn the game into a heads-up play between “FlatTopTony” of Canada and “HateH4teHate” contesting to win the top prize worth $26,600.

That sweet money is now resting in 888poker account of HateH4teHate, which means that FlatTopTony banked $17,100. 

Table 6
Table 6