USA SUNDAY MAJORS: Angel ‘chromeking’ Lopez Takes Down WSOP $100K

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Angel 'chromeking' Lopez notched a pair of big scores over the weekend in the USA Sunday Majors. (photo: Borgata)

The action in the WSOP.com Online Championships and PokerStars Bounty Builder series continued this past weekend, giving players in the Regulated States of America no shortage of opportunities to battle for five-figure paydays.

Running right alongside of the World Series of Poker gold bracelet events, the WSOP.com Online Championships continues to deliver massive prize pools for players in Nevada and New Jersey. On Sunday, five tournaments topped the six-figure prize pool mark with some paydays equalling that of a final table finish in a bracelet event.

It was a big day for Angel ‘chromeking’ Lopez who found himself nearly winning two of the biggest tournaments on Sunday’s WSOP.com schedule. First, he bested the 151-player (76 rebuys) field of WSOP.com OC #81 ($100,000 High Roller) for a $44,180.78 score. Gordon ‘veilleux’ Vayo, who had a big day in his own right, finished in second place for $33,319.85. Another well-known pro, Justin ‘tamaratibles’ Young, grabbed the third spot and added $24,800.20 to his bankroll.

At the same time Lopez was locking up his victory he was also making a deep run in the $500 buy-in WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday. Lopez fell in heads-up play to Michael ‘SammyTwizz’ Azzaro who took down the tournament for a $33,413.85 payday. Lopez settled for second place and added $19,491.41 to his win for a two-tournament total of $63,672.19. Sasidhar ‘samiam22’ Bobba was the third member of the podium, earning $11,137.95 for third place.

‘mazeltov’ was to be congratulated for their first-place finish in WSOP.com OC#80 ($200,00 NLH Sunday Special Edition) which was good for a $41,965.29 score. Then there was Gordon Vayo again, finishing as the runner-up for the second time on Sunday, locking down $31,091.58. His pair of runner-up finishes brought him $64,411.43 in total. ‘phenom7’ fell in third place which was good for $22,943.25.

Melissa ‘pokerdad1960’ Schubert outlasted the 1,190-player (748 rebuys) field in the WSOP.com $100,000 Player Appreciation tournament to collect the $30,132.02 first-place prize. Landon ‘ActionDealer’ Tice settled for second place and $18,579.44 while Hung ‘nowitsover’ Truong always walked away with five-figures, winning $13,372.20 for third place.

Also of note, longtime online grinder Jon ‘havuuuuuc’ Turner took down the WSOP.com OC #80 ($75,000 NLH Sunday 55) for $26,038. And recently profiled New Jersey grinder Frank Marasco took down another tournament, winning the WSOP.com $25,000 WSOP Bracelet Second Chance Deepstack for $9,087.82.

In Pennsylvania, the PokerStars Bounty Builder Series saw no shortage in players looking for action with multiple major tournaments bringing in over 1,000 entries.

One of those was the PokerStars PA Bounty Builder 35 ($100 NLHE Sunday Special), 1,166 entries put up the $100 buy-in to create a prize pool of $107,038.80. ‘wofaab’ walked away with the win, earning $7,351.48 for first plus another $5,798.24 in bounties. ‘3JackOFF’ was the runner-up and banked $7,350.33 and an additional $2,527.35 in bounties. Finally is was ‘sid1m’ who took home the bronze, winning $4,361.25 and another $2,899.68 in bounties.

The PokerStars PA $25 NLHE Mini Special Championship Belt Event also gathered a big crowd as 1,151 entries pushed the prize pool to $26,185.25. ‘uwillmiss’ did not miss and took down the Championship Belt and $1,795.23 for first with an additional $1,061.78 in bounties.

A pair of PA online grinders also took down PA Bounty Builder titles as ‘SleazyAmishGirl’ ended up winning the PokerStars PA Bounty Builder 37: $250 NLHE Sunday High Roller for $3,685.98 and an additional $5,220.55 in bounties. While ’AndrewYang2020’ went the distance in PokerStars PA Bounty Builder 31: $100 NHE [Marathon] for $2,586.37 plus $3,006.32 in bounties.

The PokerStars Bounty Builder was also running in New Jersey where ‘stacks8080’ grabbed a victory in the PokerStars NJ Bounty Builder Series 27: $200 NLHE Sunday Special for $3,669.98 and $4,529.33 in bounties.

Then in the PokerStars NJ Bounty Builder 29: $500 NLHE Sunday High Roller, ‘jordanofpkr’ dunked on the competition by winning the $3,182.82 first-place prize and another $4,229.99 in bounties.

WSOP.com OC #79: $100,000 Player Appreciation
Buy-in: $100
Entires: 1,190 (748 rebuys)
Prize pool: $178,296

  1. Melissa ‘pokerdad1960’ Schubert – $30,132.02
  2. Landon ‘ActionDealer’ Tice – $18,578.44
  3. Hung ‘nowitsover’ Truong – $13,372.20

WSOP.com OC#80: $200,000 NLH Sunday Special Edition
Buy-in: $320
Entries: 537 (390 rebuys)
Prize pool: $278.100

  1. mazeltov – $41,965.29
  2. Gordon ‘veilleux’ Vayo – $31,091.58
  3. phenom7 – $22,943.25

WSOP.com $15,000 WSOP Bracelet Warm-Up Deepstack
Buy-in: $100
Entries: 202 (85 rebuys)
Prize pool: $26,117

  1. Matthew ‘trsttheprcss’ Paston – $5,014.46
  2. James ‘weweweasel’ Constantino – $3,742.56
  3. d2fbabymuttz – $2,799.74

WSOP.com OC #80: $75,000 NLH Sunday 55 [R&A]
Buy-in: $55
Entries: 660 (1201 rebuys, 355 add-on)
Prize pool: $110,800

  1. Jon ‘havuuuuuc’ Turner – $26,038
  2. William ‘swaggyb’ Corvino – $13,850
  3. SIRRRRR – $9,085.60

WSOP.com OC #81: $100,000 NLH High Roller
Buy-in: $1,000
Entries: 151 (76 rebuys)
Prize pool: $216,785

  1. Angel ‘chromeking’ Lopez – $44,180.78
  2. Gordon ‘veilleux’ Vayo – $33,319.85
  3. Justin ‘tamaratibles’ Young – $24,800.20

WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday
Buy-in: $500
Entries: 156 (109 rebuys)
Prize pool: $123,755

  1. Michael ‘SammyTwizz’ Azzaro – $33,413.85
  2. Angel ‘chromeking’ Lopez – $19,491.41
  3. Sasidhar ‘samiam22’ Bobba – $11,137.95

WSOP.com $25,000 WSOP Bracelet Second Chance Deepstack
Buy-in: $100
Entries: 385 (199 rebuys)
Prize pool: $53,144

  1. Frank ‘spaghettiii’ Marasco – $9,087.62
  2. John ‘PokerBull197’ Dombroski – $6,722.71
  3. lagrock – $4,958.33

PokerStars PA Bounty Builder 31: $100 NHE [Marathon]
Buy-in: $100
Entries: 348
Prize pool: $31,946.40

  1. AndrewYang2020 – $2,586.37 + $3,006.32
  2. UnitedWeZag – $2,586.09 + $854.86
  3. kevinc519519 – $1,611.31 + $325.61

PokerStars PA Bounty Builder 35: $100 NLHE Sunday Special
Buy-in: $100
Entries: 1,166
Prize pool: $107,038.80

  1. wofaab – $7,351.48 + $5,798.24
  2. 3JackOFF – $7,350.33 + $2,527.35
  3. sid1m – $4,361.25 + $2,899.68

PokerStars PA Bounty Builder 36: $25 NLHE Mini Special Championship Belt Event
Buy-in: $25
Entries: 1,151
Prize pool: $26,185.25

  1. uwillmiss – $1,795.23 + $1,061.78
  2. bwb5026 – $1,794.23 + $508.32
  3. BlueEyedDragon – $1,064.56 + $605.95

PokerStars PA Bounty Builder 37: $250 NLHE Sunday High Roller
Buy-in: $250
Entries: 180
Prize pool: $41,940

  1. SleazyAmishGirl – $3,685.98 + $5,220.55
  2. bigdoritoTito – $3,685.83 + $1,048.50
  3. donkeypoker101 – $2,431.61 + $233

PokerStars NJ Bounty Builder Series 27: $200 NLHE Sunday Special
Buy-in: $200
Entries: 202
Prize pool: $40,000

  1. stacks8080 – $3,669.98 + $4,529.33
  2. s3lfreliance – $4,668.89 + $1,582.46
  3. TheMan182124 – $2,445.78 + $186

PokerStars NJ Bounty Builder 29: $500 NLHE Sunday High Roller
Buy-in: $500
Entries: 40
Prize pool: $18,800

  1. jordanofpkr – $3,182.82 + $4,229.99
  2. jumbomom5 – $3,182.79 + $1,821.26
  3. NJtrader1 – $1,512.84 + $646.25

partypoker NJ Sunday $35K GTD
Buy-in: $215
Entries: 195
Prize pool: $39,000

  1. odo23 – $7,800
  2. Michael ‘UFOLDIWIN’ St. John – $5,304
  3. Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov – $3,861