Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January

  • Jason GlatzerJason Glatzer
Adrian "ADRI_ATM" Mateos

Sundays are typically the biggest day of the week at the world's second-largest real-money online poker network 888poker with many regularly scheduled tournaments boasting bigger than normal guaranteed prize pools.

Those coincides with a handful of special tournaments including the Mega Deep and the Sunday Challenge each weekend, plus the Whale and the Baby Whale on alternating Sundays.

In January, Sundays were even more special thanks to a special $500,000 Super Whale on Jan. 15 followed by huge tournaments the next two Sundays as part of the fifth edition of the Super XL Series.

Belarus' "Enigmasility" was easily the biggest single winner of the month after taking down Event #57 $1,500,000 Super XL - Main Event on Jan. 29 for $262,200. Big names on the final table included Dennis "CasinoPro888" Berglin (seventh - $45,000), Tomas "poohmancz" Petru (eighth - $30,000) and Adrian "ADRI_ATM" Mateos (ninth - $17,250).

Mateos banked double his ninth-place win a week earlier when he shipped Event #13 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep for $34,524. The Spanish poker pro tweeted to his more than 10,000 Twitter followers his joy about winning big after a huge 16-hour poker session.

Ukraine's Aleks "fNx_R" Trofimenko also managed a huge win after outlasting a field of 1,512 players to win Event #58 $200,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event for $55,590. On the same day, Australian poker player Corey "Corlusion" Kempson won Event #60 $100,000 Super XL - Sunday Challenge for $21,997.

Players also won big before the Super XL. On Jan. 15, "Slaaasch" and "ZDamian" agreed to a heads-up deal in the $500,000 Super Whale awarding the duo $79,382 and $74,090, respectively.

Other winners of big Sunday events during January included American poker refugee Mark "PennyHrdaway" Darner taking down the $50,000 Sunday Challenge 1R on Jan. 1 for $11,698, Finland's Olii "Jarildur1" Ikonen taking first place as part of a three-way deal in the $100,000 Whale on Jan. 8 for $26,523 and American poker refugee Sam "WishuluckBRO" Phillips shipping the $80,000 Sunday Challenge 1R for $16,448.

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


Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 101

The $50,000 Baby Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20Jan. 1266$79,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1ROLDY18$16,319
2SalsaFiesta$11,970
3Andreas "r4ndomr4gs" Berggren$9,017
4Zachary "DuduPa1986" Korik$6,783
5niftinger$4,628
6TomYamKai$3,591
7tomekatos$2,793
8Dioszilla$1,995
9HelloImElmo$1,516

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 102

The $80,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 1495$99,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1imjustagirl$18,810
2Marty "weneedit" Mathis$13,860
3penfolds6$10,148
4Robin "inho" Ylitalo$7,722
5easylimp888$5,445
6Grekzorba$4,208
7kamexxx$3,218
8Oliver "sk2ll_m0dR" Weis$2,228
9Karel "lucinka123" Kratochvíl$1,643

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 103

$50,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 1486$61,542
PlacePlayerPrize
1Mark "PennyHrdaway" Darner$11,693
2Doyleb102$8,616
3888444222$6,308
4bienemajo$4,800
5b.szaszko$3,385
6HelloImElmo$2,616
7Andreas "KURDEdersim" Samuelsson$2,000
8Aleks "alexdimitrov" Dimitrov$1,385
9Richard "ChipsFool" Hoadley$1,022

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 104

The $100,000 Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35Jan. 8267$150,855
PlacePlayerPrize
1Olii "Jarildur1" Ikonen$26,523*
2floatmasta$22,196*
3Jerry "Perrymejsen" Ödeen$21,806*
4Dimitar "trino11" Yosifov$12,823
5duffmonbrah$8,750
6grandepike$6,788
7JamieSimmo$5,280
8DangerMaus17$3,771
9InJeBakkes$2,866

*Reflects three-way deal


Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 105

The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 8726$145,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1stockfish9$26,644
2WayOutOfHere$19,021
3salue7$14,375
4Stephen "AngrySanchez" Malone$10,817
5Thomas "WushuTM" Muhlocker$7,550
6grandepike$6,098
7Michael "OneH1tWonder" Cano$4,646
8bahiafeliz$3,194
9JacktheCpt$1,888

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 106

$80,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 8700$87,722
PlacePlayerPrize
1Sam "WishuluckBRO" Phillips$16,448
2Simon "Isildur1337x" Mattsson$11,842
3peterpan_33.$8,772
4Mike "IHaveAsthma" Wasserman$6,579
5Chuchi1997$4,605
6Bryan "DePittsterje" Paris$3,728
7ILovePancake$2,851
8Pedro "pedrohennnn" Correa$1,974
9Tomi "wellyxx" Brouk$1,237

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 107

$500,000 Super Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$300+20Jan. 151,188$515,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1Slaaasch$79,382*
2ZDamian$74,090*
3alexxv14$48,992
4anteen$35,893
5Hitchsslap$25,527
6ScratchyR$20,370
7booobich$15,213
8ducktrouble$10,056
9MedioGuerras$5,673

*Reflects heads-up deal


Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 108

The $120,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 15664$132,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1LCfish$24,900
2Ioannis "8varethika" Panagiotopoulos$17,928
3_zufurduo_$13,280
4Steve "SpewWOkid87" Buell$9,960
5Francisco "chiconogue" Nogueira$6,972
6DedoDeGorila$5,644
7Brahmeiro$4,316
8weltmaschine$2,988
9Achileys34$1,872

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 109

$80,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 15686$86,574
PlacePlayerPrize
1BadModafoka1$16,233
2swedebua14$11,687
3FerDJin$8,657
4germaxii$6,493
5Andrey "GangstaGo" Novak$4,545
6Mudcat33$3,679
7Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov$2,814
8Jack "lrdvoldemort" O'Neill$1,948
9HatorriHanz$1,221

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 110

Event #13 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 22959$191,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Adrian "ADRI_ATM" Mateos$34,524
2grownupguy83$24,934
3GoFighTer$18,605
4Marco "Karabaja7" Duric$13,906
5victoronizuk$9,667
6JacktheCpt$7,672
7eze88888$5,754
8ErocHB$3,836
9allesrigged$2,302

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 111

Event #14 $250,000 Super XL - Tune Up

Buy-inDatePlayersPrize Pool
$150+10Jan. 221,454$316,200
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1ForSjovtDenmark$53,754
2SalsaFiestaSweden$39,525
3HappyMonkey9United Kingdom$30,007
4888_deGermany$21,502
5Dimitar "trino11" YosifovBulgaria$15,652
6iikka12Finland$12,490
7f0rmEITseGalUnited Kingdom$9,328
8HuwwielSweden$6,166
9Patrick "omgpatbrooks" BrooksUnited Kingdom$3,415

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 112

Event #17 $200,000 Super XL - Whale

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$565+35Jan. 22392$221,480
PlacePlayerPrize
1Wes.C.Addle$42,502
2Lawrence "cjacksallin" Chung$31,561
3Andrey "GangstaGo" Novak$23,255
4Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez$17,718
5ThEtRaIN96$12,403
6SergeyMavrod$9,413
7diosmono69$7,198
8jcubillos11$4,983
9weltmaschine$3,677

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 113

Event #18 $100,000 Super XL - Sunday Challenge

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 221,054$127,828
PlacePlayerPrize
1gonzAAr$23,009
2beebsterizer$16,400
3SergeyRusko$12,271
4fgbcvo$9,204
5eze88888$6,391
6Liskacha$5,113
7Vitor "VitorBrasil" Peixoto Moreira$3,835
8Oscar "Ipoo1" Kroon$2,557
9ImSoTight$1,534

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 114

Event #55 $150,000 Super XL - Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 291,080$216,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1HappyHour4U$38,880
288TIGER889$27,713
3FItip4ldI$20,736
4REFpussy$15,552
5Renato "Curioso24" Lezama Nuñez$10,800
6pvss10$8,640
7Pedro "PaDiLhA10" Padilha$6,480
8Lanfear9$4,320
9Jack "lrdvoldemort" O'Neill$2,592

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 115

Event #57 $1,500,000 Super XL - Main Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$1,000+50Jan. 291,096$1,500,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Enigmasility$262,200
2GoMore21$190,500
3Gusfraba99$142,500
4spider4444$106,500
5MechaREcorta$75,000
6ROLDY18$60,000
7Dennis "CasinoPro888" Berglin$45,000
8Tomas "poohmancz" Petru$30,000
9Adrian "ADRI_ATM" Mateos$17,250

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 116

Event #58 $200,000 Super XL - Mini Main Event

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$150+10Jan. 291,512$328,650
PlacePlayerPrize
1Aleks "fNx_R" Trofimenko$55,509
2dobrydmi$39,504
3Rodrigo "selouan1991" Selouan$30,236
4firgli$21,362
5BMars4Life$15,611
6F4sKiL$12,489
7InJeBakkes$9,367
8PairDrawGood$6,244
9Johannes "TrollKonst8" Korsar$3,549

Adrian Mateos Among Big Sunday Winners at 888poker in January 117

Event #60 $100,000 Super XL - Sunday Challenge

Buy-inDateEntriesPrize Pool
$82+8Jan. 291,014$122,208
PlacePlayerPrize
1Corey "Corlusion" Kempson$21,997
2IamKenji1967$15,679
37obi490$11,732
4Kuncito1997$8,799
5Aleks "alexdimitrov" Dimitrov$6,110
6Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov$4,888
7larimetran$3,666
8LABOMBA1961$2,444
9Mowlschbazd$1,466

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




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