The Sunday Briefing: Alexander Roumeliotis Dominates; SCOOP Main Event Begins

  • Brett CollsonBrett Collson
Alexander Roumeliotis

Sunday marked one of the biggest days of the year on the virtual poker felt, and nobody capitalized more than Sweden's Alexander "Sussie Smith" Roumeliotis. The high-stakes heads-up specialist took down the $21,000 buy-in Heads-Up High Roller at the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), besting a field of 41 that included the likes of Phil Ivey, Philipp Gruissem, Ike Haxton, Phil Galfond, Viktor Blom and Jason Mercier.

Roumeliotis (pictured) defeated Canada's "carrycakes" heads-up to claim the $294,175 top prize. Also finishing in the money were Ole "wizowizo" Schemion, Rachid Ben "SkaiWalkurrr" Cherif, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, and nosebleed cash game regular "Trueteller."

Roumeliotis could have taken his huge score and called it a day, but he continued his online grind in Event 45: NL Hold'em Wrap-Up Turbo Re-Entry, where he ultimately reached the final table. After a five-way deal that secured another $173,636 for Roumeliotis, the Swede bowed out in fifth place. His two deep runs resulted in close to $470,000 in earnings in less than 24 hours at the tables.

Among the other notables who found success on Sunday were Connor "blanconegro" Drinnan, Konstantin “BongBob” Bücherl, Steven "Zugwat" Silverman, Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis, and Lukas "Lukethafluke" Berglund.

The $10,300 SCOOP-High Main Event also got underway on Sunday. A field of 657 players generated a prize pool of $6,570,000, and a massive $1,235,160 will go to the winner on Monday. Sixty survivors will return on Monday at 2 p.m. ET to play down to a champion, including Calvin Anderson, Mike McDonald, Shannon Shorr, Taylor Paur, Eugene Katchalov, Phil Ivey, Keven Stammen, Ben Lamb, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. We'll have a full recap of the SCOOP Main Event after the completion of play on Tuesday.

In the meantime, here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and partypoker:


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SCOOP Event 40-H [Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha] ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$5,000+200166$830,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1wilhasha$199,200
2YaAaRnY$137,365
3Connor "blanconegro" Drinnan$103,750
4conejin_20$70,550
5Chelsea77$53,950
6Ben “benba” Lamb$37,350

Notable Finishes: Kyle "KJulius10" Julius (8th - $24,900), Brian "brianm15" England (11th - $14,525), Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis (12th - $14,525), Jason Mercier (14th - $10,375), Ami "UhhMee" Barer (15th - $10,375), Brock "t soprano" Parker (17th - $10,375), Artem "Artem205" Metalidi (19th - $7,885)


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SCOOP Event 41-H [NL Hold'em Heads-Up, High-Roller] ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$20,500+50041$840,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1Alexander "Sussie Smith" Roumeliotis$294,175
2carrycakes$168,100
3Rachid Ben "SkaiWalkurrr" Cherif$84,050
3KTPOKP$84,050
5Trueteller$52,531
5Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang$52,531
5Ole "wizowizo" Schemion$52,531
5Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi$52,531


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SCOOP Event 42-H [NL Hold'em 4-Max] ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100336$672,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1MO G Kush$182,112
2Konstantin "BongBob" Bücherl$111,693
3Steven "Zugwat" Silverman$60,594
4floebbi$37,363

Notable Finishes: Yann "yadio" Dion (7th - $16,047), Phil "takechip" D'Auteuil (8th - $16,047), Chris "Apotheosis92" Kruk (10th - $11,000), Mayu "marroca5" Roca (12th - $11,000), Ashley "DYBYDX" Mason (13th - $8,171), Peter "Apathy123" Jetten (18th - $6,820), GeorgeDanzer (19th - $6,820), Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (23rd - $6,034), Eugene Katchalov (25th - $5,517)


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SCOOP Event 45-H [NL Hold'em Wrap-Up Turbo Re-Entry] ($750K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+501,789$1,789,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1krzyeyeskila$228,947*
2Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis$164,423*
3Emil "Emilohlsson" Ohlsson$129,740*
4Charles "Chaz D 87" Davies$177,881*
5Alexander "Sussie Smith" Roumeliotis$173,636*
6lennart$67,087
7El Braulin$49,197
8Jon "PearlJammer" Turner$31,307
9nimuuuh$17,890

*Reflects five-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Patrick "PSCProdigy" Crivell (19th - $6,977), Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen (20th - $6,977), Taylor "tRaMp$d0PrAy" Paur (23rd - $6,977)


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+301,059$529,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1Zareta$77,613*
2peterwhooo$79,965*
3WhatIfGod$50,302
4zdravko$36,853
5masensio$26,210
6paulwiter$20,915
7BIack88$xxx
8Josh "brikdog24" Brikis$10,325
9stinger5158$5,824

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas (11th - $4,712), Torsten "jetkiss" Brinkmann (15th - $3,653), Athanasios "Athanasios 9" Polychronopoulos (17th - $2,594), Ben “KidCardiff6” Warrington (19th - $2,223), Doug "WGC|Rider" Polk (23rd - $2,223)


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,326$413,100

PlacePlayerPrize
123noraB$75,018
2NegroVente1$54,529
3huiiiiiiii$41,310
4Pocket W4tch$30,982
5Raistj$21,687
6Copiaad$17,556
7Artem "FaNjkEEE" Kobylynskyi$13,425
8dhutt$9,294
9Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka$5,783

Notable Finishes: Joe "ender555" Ebanks (11th - $3,924), Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde (15th - $3,098), Cam "murballz66" Murray (16th - $2,272), Matt "plattsburgh" Vengrin (21st - $1,652)

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.


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$250K Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,381$276,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1bbvisbadforme$55,240
2Zanos_blizko$36,734
3Jonathan "xMONSTERxDONGx" Karamalikis$26,239
4mahmuttt88$19,610
5M Daley1$14,638
6ArielBahia$10,771
7seed89$8,009
8Tenkamusou$5,800
9Nazya$4,115

Notable Finishes: Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen (16th - $1,519), Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis (20th - $1,104), Ben "SPRAGGS" Spraggons (24th - $1,104), Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene (27th - $1,104)


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Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,227$245,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1Lukas "Lukethafluke" Berglund$49,080
2monkeybudgie$32,687
3TheHoboKing$23,313
4canadiense$17,423
5Amadi_0017$13,006
6Maria "Femmeonfelt" Ho$9,570
7alfgenius$7,116
8David "Davidp18" Peters$5,153
9Yann "yadio1111" Dion$3,681

Notable Finishes: Elio "smokrokbyflock" Fox (12th - $2,454), Marcin "pyszalek" Wydrowski (13th - $1,865), Jareth "hteraaj2001" East (16th - $1,423), Jon "kleath" Leathart (18th - $1,423), Spencer "UH Big Tex" Hudson (20th - $1,055), Nikolay "NikolasDLP" Prohorskiy (25th - $1,055)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,031$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Casy2967$27,400
2TEECRAMES$16,500
3Dueces6$9,800
4GirlPowerrrr$7,400
5gates101$5,300
6jupiterjazz$3,900
7Yamaha_125$2,900
8banditpandaa1$2,400
9vadimvalm$2,400

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