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Spring has come but the online tables were still buzzing over the weekend on 888poker.
The ongoing 2017 WSOP satellites were stacked with entrants and so were the Sunday Majors.
Australian pro Jonathan Karamalikis took home the biggest prize on 888poker this weekend as he swept to a win in the $600 buy-in Whale.
888poker pro Parker Talbot, meanwhile, just missed qualifying for the WSOP while fellow pro Chris Moorman won The Monsoon for the secont time in 2 months.
Whale Rider Jonathan Karamalikis
Australian poker pro Jonathan monster_dong Karamalikis took home the largest prize of the weekend after winning the $600 buy-in Whale.
Karamalikis, who already has over $2.5 million in live and over $600k in online winnings, got the best of the 215 players in the tournament and added over $26k to his bankroll.
It was quite a good weekend for monster_dong overall as he also cashed in the $80k guaranteed Sunday Challenge and the $40k guaranteed Turbo Mega Deep.
888poker ambassador Dominik Nitsche also made a deep run in the event but busted just three spots off the money. It wasn’t the German’s best weekend as he couldn’t cash in the Crocodile or in both Mega Deeps, either.
The second largest winner’s check went to jareth3542 from Britain, who triumphed in the 647-player, $120k guaranteed Mega Deep and turned his $600 buy-in into $24,400.
Talbot Misses, Moorman cruises
As the exclusive online provider of World Series of Poker satellites, if you want to get to Vegas on the cheap your path has to run through 888poker.
As you might expect, then, the poker players out angling for a $12k package via 888 satellite are plentiful.
That includes the pros themselves, including newly signed Parker 888tonkaaaaP Talbot.
He played a $1k direct satellite to the WSOP main event – and bubbled. 39 players played for four tickets and Talbot finished 5th.
Chris Moorman didn’t pay a visit to the tables on the weekend as he was busy playing in the 888poker Easter Edition live event at the Aspers Casino in London, where he was joined by Talbot and Sofia Lövgren.
However, Moorman did fire up The Monsoon last Thursday and – you guessed it – went all the way. We’ve lost count as to how many tournaments he’s won but this one turned $55 into $3.3k.
It was the second time Moorman has won The Monsoon in two months.
Watch Your Weiner-Bacon
Pimmelspeck from Germany, whose name roughly translates as Weiner-bacon (you decide if that’s funny), made the final table of The Whale for $10.6k.
He’s already made more than $20k on 888poker this year. Do you know who Pimmelspeck is? Drop us a line in the comments. We’ll try to find out in Las Vegas this summer.
As he’s already secured himself a ticket for the ME on 888poker he’s bound to be there, too.
Further up on the salary scale DrMikee from Uruguay is cruising at around $100k profit this year. DrMikee started out with three Top 4 finishes in the XL series back in January – good for $100k in winnings – and hasn’t had any real drawbacks since.
Last week he came close to the big money again, finishing 20th in The Whale. He also played 13 $500 heads-ups on Friday, winning eight of them for a quick profit of $1,500.
Watch out for DrMikee during the $7.5m XL Inferno; he’s bound to go deep again.
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