Sunday Briefing: Johannes Korsar Shines at PokerStars


Sweden’s Johannes “Greenstone25” Korsar broke through the $10 million barrier for online poker tournament winnings on Nov. 19 courtesy of winning a PokerStars Sunday Major and reaching the final table of another.

Korsar was one of 135 entrants in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller event, a tournament that attracts some of the best poker players in the business. Korsar is considered to be one of those elite grinders and is currently ranked 12th in the world by our friends at PocketFives.com.

After almost 10 hours of play, Korsar and Austria’s “WushuTM” struck a deal that saw the latter walk away with $50,370 and Korsar $53,827 and the title.

While Korsar was busy taking down the High Roller, he was also navigating his way through the 395-strong field in the Sunday 500. A double PokerStars win looked to be in the cards for the talented Swede, but he fell shy of victory, busting in third place for $19,337.

Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars on Nov. 19 included:

Tournament Champion Prize
$215 Sunday Million money_hunte $91,813
$530 Bounty Builder High Roller klinger63 $63,797*
$215 Sunday Warm-Up lil-lj1981 $36,362
Sunday 500 jricardosc $35,792
$215 Bounty Builder HighCardAceK $32,711*
$109 Bounty Builder LStrelec $31,341*
$215 Sunday Supersonic NLHE JonzStars $28,900
Bigger $109 CrazyLissy $23,336
Hotter $109 Fernando “fviana” Viana da Costa $18,667
$109 Sunday Kickoff Kenny “LoneHixx” Hicks $18,043
Hotter $215 MiracleQ $17,956
$109 Sunday Cooldown Vinicius “jason13-2008” Steves $17,830
Bigger $215 Skubidu888 $17,683
$530 Omania High Roller Suhepxm $16,390
$215 NLO8 Sunday Supersonic kofi89 $8,207
$109 Sunday KOmania 7Be/eC7 $8,170*
Hotter $162 Renato “bauruzito” Almeida Prado Valentim $8,127
$215 Triple Threat Jordan “JWPRODIGY” Westmorland $7,092
$109 Omania James “multious” Christopherson $6,997
$109 Sunday Wrap-Up bluto357 $6,569
$109 Sunday Starter Al Magellan $5,857
$109 Bubble Rush MCvisitor $5,684
Bigger $162 bbbetts $5,456
$109 Sunday KOmania nilsef $5,301*

*includes bounty payments

888poker Highlights

Over now to 888poker where the Netherlands’ “MisterN411” turned $320 into $21,500 by outlasting 212 opponents in the $100,000 Baby Whale, and Canada’s Tim “REALTTWIST” Kelly won the $100,000 Mega Deep for $19,250.

Another of 888poker’s popular Sunday tournaments is the $30,000 Turbo Mega Deep, which was taken down this week by Steven “Kale333” van Zadelhoff for $7,350, a similar amount awarded to “YouCashMeOut” for winning the $25,000 Sunday Crocodile; this win was worth $6,675.

This weekend’s $60,000 Sunday Challenge was won by Argentina’s “germaxii” for $11,400 while the recently added $40,000 Sunday Great 8 ended in a heads-up chop between runner-up “Magicooo22” and champion “kozirok_bel” who scooped $8,168 and $9,176 respectively.

Big Winners at parypoker

And finally, at partypoker, Ozgur “BornInNorth” Arda won the $150K Gtd High Roller for a cool $26,946, which was the biggest score of the day at the site as the Main Event and Title Fight tournaments are now played over multiple days.

Sam “Prince_Phlip-it” Dearman won a similar amount to “BornInNorth”, namely $26,775, for taking down the $150K Gtd Title Fight Warm Up, while “Tenzor” triumphed in the $100K Gtd Main Event Warm Up for a $21,314 score.

In the $50K Gtd Title Fight Kick-Off, it was “gotthereagain” who turned $215 into $14,006 and in the $100K Gtd High Roller Warm Up it was Alex “Dynoalot” Difelice who was crowned champion, an accolade that came with a $20,814 cash injection to his bankroll.

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