Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at 888poker in July

Sergio "trujustrus" Cabrera

Sundays are the biggest day of the week at the world's second-largest real-money online poker network, 888poker. Many of the regularly scheduled tournaments feature bigger guaranteed prize pools compared to what takes place during the week. To make things even better, each Sunday features a handful of special added tournaments including the Mega Deep and the Sunday Challenge each weekend, plus the Whale and the Baby Whale on alternating Sundays.

During the early part of July, many of the guaranteed prize pools were lowered as this is the slow time of the year for online poker players. With a lot of the big names heading to poker's center stage in Las Vegas to compete in the World Series of Poker, and many recreational players choosing to enjoy the summer weather - the tournaments were a bit smaller. As the month moved on, many of the guarantees began to increase again with players coming back home and on to the grind again.

Canada's "birdgamecray" shipped the single biggest prize at 888poker in July after he took down the Whale on July 24 for a healthy score of $30,503. Big names on the final table in this included Spanish poker player living in the United Kingdom Sergio "trujustrus" Cabrera (2nd - $22,374), Canada's Shyam "Sdot111" Srinivasan (6th - $6,712), and Brazil's Leonardo "narizinhodzi" Alcantara (8th - $3,729).

Cabrera added to his big month at 888poker when the following Sunday on July 31 he took fourth place in the Sunday Challenge for $7,569.

Brazil's Pedro "gusma" Madeira took down the other Whale during the month on July 10 after outlasting a star-studded final table to bank $21,500. Also on the final table were Sweden's Simon "Isildur1337x" Mattsson (5th - $6,000), the PocketFives current top ranked online poker tournament player in the world Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet (6th - $5,000), American poker refugee residing in Mexico Stephen "SpewWOkid87" Buell (8th - $3,000), and Sweden's Emil "Ejsenhoven1" Olsson (9th - $2,000).

Olsson had a much bigger win earlier in the month after he took down the Baby Whale on July 3 for $16,074. Hungary's Peter "breeth" Turmezey shipped this tournament two weeks later for an even bigger sum of $17,117, while in the final Baby Whale on July 31, it was "Juanfran1973" snagging the top prize of $21,071.

Meanwhile, former top-ranked online poker tournament player in the world according to the PocketFives Rankings, United Kingdom's Patrick "d1sclosure" Leonard, also won big during the month by shipping the Mega Deep on July 17 for $21,357.

Other players to ship the Mega Deep during July included "Roycieboy" (July 3 - $21,773), "saiyajin1337" (July 10 - $19,958), "Kaggis" (July 24 - $24,368), and "TomYamKai" (July 31 - $26,738).

Sunday Challenge winners included "penfolds6" (July 3 - $15,112), Brazil's Rodrigo "selouan1991" Selouan (July 10 - $14,184), "HoobertM" (July 17 - $15,330), "anmols94" (July 14 - $16,476), and "Toilet_Po8L" (July 31 - $18,643)

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


Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 101

The $50,000 Baby Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20July 3262$78,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Emil "Ejsenhoven1" Olsson$16,073.70
2Fabiano "FranciscoAI" Kovalski$11,790.00
3DonkMaster99$8,881.80
4Jonas "KTBFFH89" Jorgensen$6,681.00
5amaze1$4,558.80
6_whitebear_$3,537.00
7Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro$2,751.00
8MoonNoir$1,965.00
9Al_Robbya$1,493.40

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 102

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15July 3576$115,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Roycieboy$21,772.80
288ACHTUNG$15,955.20
3SickManJFS$11,750.40
4Danilo "Dr.B00M" Maritani$8,870.40
5germaxii$6,220.80
6Rick "WhosToClaim" Trigg$4,896.00
7Jefffryyy$3,744.00
8hardcore007$2,592.00
9fullshroom$1,762.56

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 103

$80,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8July 3621$80,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1penfolds6$15,112.00
2Jonas "KTBFFH89" Jorgensen$10,960.00
3Pokerz510$8,080.00
4wudsikurdukk$6,080.00
5Flávio "fjreis" Reis$4,272.00
6Kannwas$3,400.00
7AviewToKill$2,600.00
8imagetyouu$1,800.00
9Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov$1,200.00

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 104

The $100,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35July 10166$100,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Pedro "gusma" Madeira$21,500.00
2_rudinhos_$15,500.00
3eijseijs$11,750.00
4PairDrawGood$8,750.00
5Simon "Isildur1337x" Mattsson$6,000.00
6Jonathan "chut_up" Van Fleet$5,000.00
7ShipCompany$4,000.00
8Stephen "SpewWOkid87" Buell$3,000.00
9Emil "Ejsenhoven1" Olsson$2,000.00

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 105

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15July 10528$105,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1saiyajin1337$19,958.40
2_rudinhos_$14,625.60
3Tomi "wellyxx" Brouk$10,771.20
4Kannwas$8,131.20
5HoobertM$5,702.40
6hondacivic6$4,488.00
7Yovilin$3,432.00
8jestemKoniem$2,376.00
9popsnpoker$1,615.68

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 106

$65,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8July 10604$75,088
PlacePlayerPrize
1Rodrigo "selouan1991" Selouan$14,184.12
2Jerry6662003$10,287.05
3Enrico "HateH4teHate" Camosci$7,583.88
4Alexander "s3c3_1978" Ivanov$5,706.68
5InJeBakkes$4,009.69
6delfina_47$3,191.24
7bajna_postav$2,440.36
8t8ofdiamonds$1,689.48
9i8phishfood$1,126.32

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 107

The $80,000 Baby Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20July 17279$83,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1Peter "breeth" Turmezey$17,116.65
2HatorriHanz$12,555.00
3stigbygeln$9,458.10
4Ivan Karlo "nomoney4ever" Banic$7,114.50
5Allan "Bigdaft37" Peers$4,854.60
6bigblindbets$3,766.50
7JuliaG0ld$2,929.50
8OMGsete$2,092.50
9xCALLmeNUTSx$1,590.30

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 108

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15July 17565$113,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Patrick "d1sclosure" Leonard$21,357.00
2TAPIS_TAPIR$15,650.50
3Konstantin "PushThemOver" Zerdev$11,526.00
4telperion$8,701.00
5tenshj$6,102.00
6joaoTRETA182$4,802.50
7Mike "aggr0vated" Phillips$3,672.50
8Sorin "Ixi0n888" Morariu$2,542.50
9blowjob1987$1,728.90

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 109

$65,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8July 17604$81,156
PlacePlayerPrize
1HoobertM$15,330.36
2helga1949$11,118.37
3Aleksandr "EvnomiYa" Mordvinov$8,196.75
4t8ofdiamonds$6,167.85
5Sergio59rus$4,333.73
6haze1607$3,449.13
7Cosmin “xKosssx” Calea$2,637.57
8baenaoo$1,826.01
9Hodor83$1,217.34

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 110

The $100,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35July 24264$149,160
PlacePlayerPrize
1birdgamecray$30,503.22
2Sergio "trujustrus" Cabrera$22,374.00
3tinchoarce$16,855.08
4Wilmy_x$12,678.60
5AhCacao$8,651.28
6Shyam "Sdot111" Srinivasan$6,712.20
7svenskeren14$5,220.60
8Leonardo "narizinhodzi" Alcantara$3,729.00
9fishbones11$2,834.04

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 111

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15July 24645$129,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Kaggis$24,368.10
2WadoIchimonj$17,673.00
3nsmirnov$13,029.00
4Imyurfriend$9,804.00
5FATdIsAsTrrr$6,888.60
6uarebad_lol$5,482.50
7igotprice$4,192.50
8VisorX$2,902.50
9prebzzz$1,935.00

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 112

$80,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8July 24682$87,874
PlacePlayerPrize
1anmols94$16,476.37
2FouEnculePL$11,862.99
3asiarat$8,787.40
42good2beTru$6,590.55
5Jan-Eric "OverTheTop43" Schwippert$4,613.38
6Anthony "robertstack" Diotte$3,734.64
7Jason "VAMOS_USSR" Lavallee$2,855.90
8AshTheSlave$1,977.16
9KimberSlice$1,239.02

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 113

The $80,000 Baby Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20July 31366$109,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Juanfran1973$21,070.62
2TeamShippo$15,646.50
3LvckyLvke$11,529.00
4ImSoTight$8,784.00
5Groggggggggy$6,148.80
6solidier19$4,666.50
7sonmonedass$3,568.50
8Sam "sammygrinder" Grafton$2,470.50
9Oliver__$1,822.68

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 114

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15July 31713$142,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1TomYamKai$26,737.50
2_Antikk_$19,251.00
3uR4iseM3Up$14,260.00
4poBHblu$10,695.00
5NoelHayes666$7,486.50
6Ben "jenbizzie" Jones$6,060.50
7Norbert "wantme1234" Berent$4,634.50
8WowAceDude$3,208.50
9KimberSlice$2,010.66

Sergio Cabrera, Pedro Madeira, Patrick Leonard, Emil Olsson, & Peter Turmezey Win Big at... 115

$80,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8July 31789$101,598
PlacePlayerPrize
1Toilet_Po8L$18,643.23
2Harry "HLodge" Lodge$13,309.33
3FoldDearDonk$10,058.20
4Sergio "trujustrus" Cabrera$7,569.05
5RiFFRaFF82$5,283.09
6Gerald "FU_I_M_ICM" Karlic$4,267.11
7Satsugai$3,251.13
8OMGsete$2,235.15
9Pelfort$1,320.77

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

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