USA SUNDAY MAJORS: WSOP.com Wins for Altman and Hunichen

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Brian Altman and Chris Hunichen
Brian 'JAckBogle' Altman (left) and Chris '2fly2die' Hunichen (right) had big Sundays on WSOP.com (photos: WPT)

Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were once again roaring with legal online poker action on Sunday, as thousands of players flocked to the virtual felt in an attempt to score big paydays. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest results that were had from the U.S. online poker scene.

The action on WSOP.com across Nevada and New Jersey was exciting. The site had several huge tournaments play out, including the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller, the WSOP.com $150,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, and the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD ‘Keep It 100.’ All three of these events had six-figure guarantees that were beat.

The WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller drew a field of 104 entries and 57 reentries to generate a prize pool of $153,755. Winning the event was a player we’ve become accustomed to seeing in the winner’s circle on WSOP.com, Brian ‘JackBogle’ Altman. He topped all competitors to win the $33,287.95 first-place prize. Altman beat Chris ‘2fly2die’ Hunichen in heads-up play, with Hunichen taking home $24,939.06 in prize money. Shaun ‘nyjets23’ O’Donnell finished third and Scott ‘2Due4U’ Blumstein took fourth.

Speaking of Hunichen, he was the winner of the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD ‘Keep It 100’ tournament for $22,093.20. This event drew 386 entries and 260 reentries. Also in this event, Ryan ‘hagzzz021’ Hagerty took second place for $16,343.80, Jared ‘darrensrabbi’ Jaffee was third for $12,054.36, and Eric ‘circleball’ Baldwin placed fourth for $8,863.12.

The ‘Keep It 100’ initiative is a new promotion from WSOP.com, beginning on Tuesday, May 5. The $215 buy-in event has a $100,000 prize pool guarantee and it will run daily until the guarantee isn’t met. Sunday’s edition was the sixth edition of the tournament.

Also on WSOP.com, ‘GladiusIII‘ won the $150,000 GTD NL Sunday Special for $27,222.36, beating out Robert ‘bustinballs’ Kuhn in heads-up play.

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In New Jersey, the PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special attracted a field of 248 entries to generate a $46,128 prize pool. Finishing in first place was ‘Crav1us,’ who took home $9,433.33 for the victory. ‘JinYangPP’ placed second for $6,919.20.

Over on partypoker NJ in the Garden State, ‘rumpthumper’ and ‘ChekyoRaySon’ chopped the Sunday $35,000 Guaranteed. After the deal, ‘rumpthumper’ took $7,012.78 and ‘ChekyoRaySon’ won $6,158.53.

Pennsylvania online poker had some big prize pools and winners, too. In the PokerStars PA $100,000 GTD Sunday Special, ‘Gambolll’ chopped with ‘LilAlch’ and took home $15,517.57. ‘LilAlch’ earned $14,064.47. The site’s $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller saw ‘aldrich801’ finish first for $8,031.20. Lastly, the $20,000 GTD Nightly Stars had a prize pool of nearly $28,000 and ‘c202020’ won it for $5,242.40.

USA Sunday Majors Results

WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller
Buy-in: $1,000
Entries: 104 entries + 57 reentries
Prize pool: $153,755

  1. Brian ‘JackBogle’ Altman – $33,287.95
  2. Chris ‘2fly2die’ Hunichen – $24,939.06
  3. Shaun ‘nyjets23’ O’Donnell – $18,681.23
  4. Scott ‘2Due4U’ Blumstein – $14,022.45
  5. Kyle ‘Kdruck’ Draucker – $10,516.84
  6. helionic – $7,887.63
  7. wubalubadubb – $5,904.19
  8. Yong ‘LUCKYSPEWY1’ Kwon – $4,382.01

WSOP.com $100,000 GTD ‘Keep It 100’
Buy-in: $215
Entries: 386 entries + 260 reentries
Prize pool: $129,200

  1. Chris ‘2fly2die’ Hunichen – $22,093.20
  2. Ryan ‘hagzzz021’ Hagerty – $16,343.80
  3. Jared ‘darrensrabbi’ Jaffee – $12,054.36
  4. Eric ‘circleball’ Baldwin – $8,863.12
  5. nokilok – $6,886.36
  6. bobbadabing – $5,258.44
  7. chaipoker – $3,992.28
  8. lolololol – $3,036.20
  9. Matt ‘berkey11_s4y’ Berkey – $2,261

WSOP.com $150,000 GTD NL Sunday Special
Buy-in: $215
Entries: 582 entries + 320 reentries
Prize pool: $180,400

  1. GladiusIII – $27,222.36
  2. Robert ‘bustinballs’ Kuhn – $20,168.72
  3. Ryan ‘N.O.Xplode’ Hall – $14,883
  4. Takaw – $10,896.16
  5. ct188 – $8,460.76
  6. Brian ‘bexel’ Sherrier – $6,494.40
  7. FLOPEMDEAD – $4,906.88
  8. xxlr8 – $3,734.28
  9. Glenn ‘deemsta’ Poole – $2,832.28

PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special
Buy-in: $200
Entries: 248 entries
Prize pool: $46,128

  1. Crav1us – $9,433.33
  2. JinYangPP – $6,919.20
  3. TRott17 – $5,212.46
  4. jokerlevynj – $3,920.88
  5. Pokerkid1989#1 – $2,675.42
  6. JETSgoJETS – $2,075.76
  7. epdawg5 – $1,614.48
  8. Fort Matilda – $1,153.20
  9. el binko – $876.43

partypoker NJ Sunday $35,000 Guaranteed
Buy-in: $215
Entries: 196
Prize pool: $26,028.80

  1. rumpthumper – $7,012.68*
  2. ChekyoRaySon – $6,158.53*
  3. Chips_Jammed – $3,880.80
  4. Gohednpopoff – $3,214.40
  5. roystalin – $2,783.20
  6. Pokerplaya86 – $2,391.20
  7. Burritoboy28 – $1,999.20
  8. Cholie – $1,607.20
  9. skoops555 – $1,215.20

*Denotes a deal.

PokerStars PA $100,000 GTD Sunday Special
Buy-in: $100
Entries: 1,186 entries
Prize pool: $108,874.80

  1. Gambolll – $15,517.57*
  2. LilAlch – $14,064.47*
  3. ShadoeWolf5 – $8,896.26
  4. tich213 – $6,396.49
  5. fellwear42069 – $4,599.12
  6. NARDOELS – $3,306.81
  7. Schwibbs1 – $2,377.61
  8. SammyTheTank – $1,709.53
  9. Tonya Hardingg – $1,229.16

*Denotes a deal.

PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller
Buy-in: $250
Entries: 172 entries
Prize pool: $40,076

  1. aldrich801 – $8,031.20
  2. 4TH3K1D$ – $5,826.03
  3. DJHSMHBDH – $4,226.41
  4. nsully10 – $3,065.99
  5. liftship – $2,224.18
  6. deadtosolve – $1,613.50

PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Nightly Stars
Buy-in: $100
Entries: 304 entries
Prize pool: $27,907.20

  1. c202020 – $5,242.40
  2. NotGi1-t – $3,842.44
  3. TYCA45 – $2,816.50
  4. WHATWHYNO – $2,064.49
  5. bigdoritoTito – $1,513.26
  6. ALmerle – $1,109.21
  7. $stacksMcGee – $813.05
  8. ZSafern2019 – $595.96
  9. Jackvybo09 – $436.84