Sweden’s Anton Wigg is one of the best poker tournament players in the world. Wigg has almost won it all when it comes to poker, including a European Poker Tour title and more than $10 million during his long and illustrious career.
December 13 saw Wigg hit the tables for the Sunday grind and it worked out well for him thanks to taking down a pair of tournaments for combined scores in excess of $90,000.
The first of these victories came at GGPoker in the Sunday Special $125. A bumper field of 1,844 entrants created a $212,060 prize pool and Wigg locked up the lion’s share of the pot, namely $31,928.
Wigg defeated Brazil’s “Kingtale” heads-up to lock up the title, resigning the runner-up to a $22,758 consolation prize.
Wigg also finished as runner-up to Timothy Adams in the WSOPC Series: $1,500 Sunday High Rollers and received a $44,147 haul.
While Wigg’s victory was impressive, it wasn’t the biggest prize won at GGPoker on December 13. That honour went to Finland’s “MKnaapinen” who triumphed in the High Roller MILLION$.
The Finn struck a deal with “zufo16” when the 468-strong field had been whittled down to only two. The runner-up banked $228,682 as part of the deal with the champion padding their bankroll with $234,363.
Check out some of the highlights from GGPoker from December 13:
- Joao Vieira – first-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 for $163,897
- Ole Schemion – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5,250 for $93,217
- Severcity – first-place in the GGMasters $150 for $84,468
- Bert Stevens – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Blade Bounty King for $73,189*
- Michael Addamo – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Prime for $69,745
- Christian Rudolph – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Opener for $59,678
- Timothy Adams first-place in the WSOPC Series: $1,500 Sunday High Rollers for $59,091
- [email protected] – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $315 Bounty King Circuit for $56,903*
- PUYA – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Mulligan for $54,840
- KennyKaarten – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $500 Sunday Fifty Stack for $54,532
- Kabuzzi – first-place in the High Rollers Marathon $840 for $47,078
- Steve Austin – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $400 Sunday Forty Stack for $46,464
- LatinasDaddy – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $210 Bounty Hunters Main Event for $46,202*
- Kojaque – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $300 Sunday Marathon for $44,635
- Gergo Nagy – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade PLO for $43,228
- Q6d6 – first-place in the Sunday main Event $200 for $40,808
- archercard – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $200 Sunday Monster Stack for $39,679
- xBGx – first-place in the High Rollers PLO Bounty $2,100 for $39,545*
- Alex Theologis – first-place in the WSOP Series: $840 Sunday terminator for $36,857*
- allin donk – first-place in the High Rollers Main Event $1,050 for $36,526
- Riddick Bowe – first-place in the WSOPC Series; $300 Sunday triple Chance for $32,512
- Man14c – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $1,050 Deepstack Bounty Turbo for $28,728*
- Davidi Kitai – first-place in the WSCOPC Series: $800 The Closer HR for $21,897
*includes bounty payments
$60K Score For Wigg at PokerStars
Wigg’s second impressive first-place finish came at PokerStars in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller 8-Max. This tournament regularly attracts some of the best players in the business and the December 13 edition certainly did that.
Any of the eight finalists would have made a worthy champion but it was Wigg who shone the brightest.
Netherlands’ “Floesoe” was the final table’s first casualty, a finish worth $8,007. Then came the demise of Team PokerStars’ Lex “L.Veldhuis” Veldhuis in seventh before Sergio “zcedrick” Aido and Sergei “Futti18” Koliakov fell by the wayside.
Joao “Naza114” Vieira, fresh from a huge victory at GGPoker, collected the $25,403 fourth-place prize before Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker’s exit in third-place, worth $33,903, left Wigg heads-up with Russian star “CrazyLissy”.
Wigg got the job done and banked the $60,388 top prize, leaving his Russian opponent to reel in a $45,248 payout.
$1,050 Sunday High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Anton “Bomber&Granater” Wigg||Austria||$60,388|
|3||Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker||Austria||$33,903|
|4||Joao “Naza114” Vieira||Netherlands||$25,403|
|5||Sergei “Futti18” Koliakov||Russia||$19,034|
|6||Sergio “zcedrick” Aido||United Kingdom||$14,262|
|7||Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis||Netherlands||$10,686|
These are some of the other highlights from December 13 at PokerStars.
- ChipHunterTH – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $34,619*
- Murilo “muka_gaming” Ruiz – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $34,201*
- ezynow99 – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $33,708*
- amadeous92 – first-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $31,245*
- Andras “probirs” Nemeth – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for $29,990*
- nilsef – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $21,362
- Felipe “ultraviol3nt” Olivieri – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $21,282
- darogio – first-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $18,397
- Leqenden – first-place in the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $15,128
- pycadasgalax – first-place in the Hotter $109 for $11,139
- Gambler4444 – first-place in the Bigger $109 for $7,651
- pxe11 – first-place in the Hotter $109 PKO for $6,834*
*includes bounty payments
Octopokes Wins The $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep
There’s action aplenty at 888poker right now thanks to the XL Winter Series being in full swing. The highlights from Sunday’s event will be recapped separately, which leaves us with two of 888poker’s biggest non-festival tournaments.
“Octopokes” became the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep champion after topping the 985-strong field in the $109 buy-in tournament. Octopokes netted $18,750 for finishing top of the pile, something achieved after beating fellow Brit “woolinator” heads-up. Woolinator won $13,500 for their second-place finish.
The other big victory was “KwiacurVr6” who is the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO champion. Victory weighed in at $2,521 plus $3,398 worth of bounties for a combined score worth $5,919.
Gostisa Becomes High Roller Big Game Champion
Rok Gostisa added credit to claims he’s one of the best high roller tournament players in the world by adding the High Roller Big Game title to his long list of poker-related accomplishments.
Gostisa won this week’s event and secured a $77,076 payment. The victory wasn’t an easy task because the nine-handed final table was the home to some legitimate superstars.
Christian Rudolph and Rui Ferreira’s time at the finale table was short-lived and they were the first to bust. Cedric Schwaederle and Pascal Lefrancois joined them on the rail before Yuri Dzvielevski and Steve O’Dwyer crshed and burned; O’Dwyer won $29,027 for his demise in fourth-place.
Bruno Volkmann fell in third, which left Gostisa and Julian Stuer heads-up. The heads-up duo didn’t strike a deal, so Gostisa locked up $77,076 when he defeated Stuer, resigning the runner-up to the $55,486 second-place prize.
These partypoker players walked away with big scores at partypoker on December 13.
- SpankyMcfarland – first-place in the $1,111 High Roller One Shot for $44,066
- Alessandro Giannelli – first-place in the $530 Big Game for $38,040
- jsmackers – first-place in the $320 The 300 for $27,296*
- Niklas Astedt – first-place in the €1,050 IPM Omaha High Roller for €27,131
- tdlvechicknbn – first-place in the $777 Magnificent 777 for $18,855*
- Mario Frittelli – first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $17,988
- GIN SONIC – first-place in the $109 Weekender for $17,809
- ZeFlopinho – first-place in the $111 One Shot for $16,970
- TukTuk – first-place in the $215 Warrior for $16,010*
- Goodgirlsxxx – first-place in the $55 Gladiator for $14,244*
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