Lucas Blanco, Fabiano Kovalski, and Noah Vaillancourt Win Big in April at 888poker

  • Jason GlatzerJason Glatzer
Lucas "duchasp4rati" Blanco

Online poker tournaments are bigger than normal on Sundays at the world's second-largest real-money online poker network 888poker. In addition to regular tournaments featuring larger guaranteed prize pools when compared to what takes place during the week, the online poker room showcases a few special tournaments, including the $120,000 Mega Deep and the $100,000 Sunday Challenge each weekend, plus the $150,000 Whale and the $100,000 Baby Whale on alternating Sundays.

A few players stood out from all the rest thanks to big wins and multiple final tables in major tournaments. Spain's Lucas "duchasp4rati" Blanco, who now resides in the United Kingdom, was one of those players. He first took down the $150,000 Whale for $34,766 on April 17 before one week later snagging another $14,207 with a third-place finish in the $100,000 Baby Whale.

Brazil's Fabiano "ChicoShove" Kovalski also earned his way to a great month on 888poker thanks to two final tables in major tournaments on the same day, April 3, with a victory in the $120,000 Mega Deep for $30,842 and an eighth-place finish in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge for $2,533.

Noah "elguillermo" Vaillancourt was also one of the stars of the month on 888poker with a win in the $120,000 Mega Deep for $30,263 on April 10 before one week later taking ninth place in the $150,000 Whale for $3,144.

While not notching a win, another Spaniard living in the United Kingdom deserves a mention for making two final tables in major tournaments this month on 888poker. Joel "CrackdeI29" Jordana took fifth place in the $100,000 Baby Whale for $8,246 before adding a bigger cash of $19,404 for a second-place finish in the same tournament two weeks later.

A few other notable players scored big this month on 888poker with wins in major tournaments including Austria's Jan-Eric "OverTheTop43" Schwippert winning the Sunday Challenge on April 3 for $22,237, Australia's Timothy "WallyMatera" English winning this same tournament on April 17 for $21,083, and Czech Republic's Jan "hownorez" Nakládal shipping the $100,000 Baby Whale for $26,334 on April 24.

Here is a look at the results of the biggest Sunday tournaments in April on 888poker:


Lucas Blanco, Fabiano Kovalski, and Noah Vaillancourt Win Big in April at 888poker 101

The $150,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35Apr. 3385$217,525
PlacePlayerPrize
1Wes.C.Addle$41,743.04
2aIderfaIder$30,997.31
3kungfupoker1$22,840.12
4Tudor "aSeHigh88" Purice$17,402.00
5BigNich09$12,181.40
6nelisschuif$9,244.81
7Themulletman$7,069.56
8Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov$4,894.31
9ForzaMilan00$3,610.91

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The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Apr. 3852$170,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Fabiano "ChicoShove" Kovalski$30,842.40
2VirusuXRoM$22,152.00
3sally_os$16,614.00
4harrrrmonica$12,439.20
5ureMySpons0r$8,775.60
6Elia001$7,071.60
7Lukas "suk12cz" Soucek$5,367.60
8gaffy55$3,765.84
9PairDrawGood$2,181.12

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$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Apr. 3926$123,542
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jan-Eric "OverTheTop43" Schwippert$22,237.56
2ZDamian$16,060.46
3Jae "NEONTIGER" Kim$11,983.57
4Nigel.Farage$8,956.79
5Turbsy2$6,226.51
6Jack "lrdvoldemort" O'Neill$4,991.09
7Mowlschbazd$3,755.67
8Fabiano "ChicoShove" Kovalski$2,532.61
9Steve "SpewWOkid87" Buell$1,544.27

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The $100,000 Baby Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20Apr. 10509$152,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1olibalint$28,860.30
2derharry69$21,148.95
3TRlCEPS$15,575.40
4uarebad_lol$11,757.90
5Joel "CrackdeI29" Jordana$8,245.80
60aceAce$6,489.75
7KarachoKarl$4,962.75
8TurTurist$3,435.75
9Jimmy "123_THC" Molloy$2,336.31

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The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Apr. 10836$167,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Noah "elguillermo" Vaillancourt$30,263.20
2THEPWNER$21,736.00
3WAFAL$16,302.00
4LCfish$12,205.60
5pekojizonno$8,610.80
6asolisbri$6,938.80
7Guntis "luffEEE" Aleskins$5,266.80
8Christoph91$3,695.12
9Pony_Pouncer$2,140.16

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$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Apr. 10894$118,308
PlacePlayerPrize
1KarachoKarl$21,295.44
2asiarat$15,380.04
3Michael "OneTime_" Donofrio$11,475.87
4Jeff "YoungSuprmcy" Hakim$8,577.33
5OlNKOinkOink$5,962.72
6ballage87$4,779.64
7Sanjay2777$3,596.56
8Martins "Jovelli" Kleinsi$2,425.31
9Nicolas "chilenocl1" Yunis$1,478.85

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The $150,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35Apr. 17385$179,670
PlacePlayerPrize
1Lucas "duchasp4rati" Blanco$34,766.14
2hammy261$26,052.15
3Martin "MakeToney" Kozlov$19,763.70
4Magicooo22$14,822.77
5Andreas "r4ndomr4gs" Berggren$10,241.19
6OMGmadafaka$7,905.48
7Bunkervogel$6,108.78
8Ozgur "phaplap" Arda$4,312.08
9Noah "elguillermo" Vaillancourt$3,144.22

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The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Apr. 17735$147,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1CoconuTree$26,974.50
2Steven "Kale333" van Zadelhoff$19,257.00
3dondraper444$14,553.00
4McNugget123$10,951.50
5uR4iseM3Up$7,644.00
6Sebastian "DSAMaverick" Delorean$6,174.00
7Martin "B0H7J1M1R1S3" Hansen$4,704.00
8trojanmouse$3,234.00
9TheF4tDog$1,911.00

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$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Apr. 17884$117,128
PlacePlayerPrize
1Timothy "WallyMatera" English$21,083.04
2Ravi "Boogleman" Shaymardanov$15,226.64
3Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs$11,361.41
4Tacuara87$8,491.78
5Corey "Corlusion" Kempson$5,903.25
6mixer_jr$4,731.97
7FU_I_M_ICM$3,560.69
8Arvydas "Merfinis" Merfeldas$2,401.12
9WarnerBrosss$1,464.10

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The $100,000 Baby Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20Apr. 24462$138,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jan "hownorez" Nakládal$26,334.00
2Joel "CrackdeI29" Jordana$19,404.00
3Lucas "duchasp4rati" Blanco$14,206.50
4Maxim "hateVAMOS" Lykov$10,810.80
5askmetoprom$7,623.00
6Nemekiss$5,890.50
7mikedonks$4,504.50
8Rayan "Zebest7r" Chamas$3,118.50
9Rafael "konnhand" Garcia$2,300.76

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The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Apr. 24735$147,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jack "lrdvoldemort" O'Neill$29,647.80
2Alexandru "Farcasanu" Farcasanu$21,294.00
3Simon "Isildur1337x" Mattsson$15,970.50
4BuddhaLund$11,957.40
5derharry69$8,435.70
6rascada$6,797.70
7WeirdFreeBrd$5,159.70
8Munnangur$3,619.98
9goslow45$2,096.64

Lucas Blanco, Fabiano Kovalski, and Noah Vaillancourt Win Big in April at 888poker 112

$100,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Apr. 24900$118,350
PlacePlayerPrize
1szaaadi$21,303.00
2THEPWNER$15,385.50
3kraftatze$11,479.95
4checkfoldm8$8,580.37
5chadhimself$5,964.84
6niftinger$4,781.34
7mayothedon$3,597.84
8elviejito82$2,426.17
9RevenantT$1,479.37

*Special thanks to PocketFives.com and Poker Pro Labs for some of the data in this article.

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