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History was made in the Caribbean on Friday, as longtime PocketFiver Darren darrenelias Elias (pictured) became the first person ever to win back-to-back World Poker Tour Main Events in the same season. --- PocketFives' news coverage is brought to you by William Hill Poker, one of the largest skins on the iPoker Network. The poker room offers a generous welcome package including a 200% deposit bonus up to $2,000 and a superb VIP program. PocketFivers will love playing in the site's €1 million guaranteed iPOPS series, which runs through November 9. Visit William Hill today! --- Elias won the WPT Borgata Poker Open in September in Atlantic City and followed that up with a victory in the WPT Caribbean event in St. Maarten on Friday. According to WPT officials, "Elias [also]becomes the first player to win multiple WPT Main Events in the same season since Season III. Both Tuan Le and Daniel Negreanu won a pair of events in Season III and Negreanu was crowned WPT Player of the Year." The first person ever to win back-to-back WPT Main Events was Marvin Rettenmaier (pictured), who took down the Season X WPT World Championship and the Season XI WPT Merit Cyprus Classic, but failed to secure both titles in the same season. The Caribbean event marked Elias' seventh WPT in the money finish. Incredibly, four of those are final tables. He finished fifth in the 2011 Borgata Poker Open Main Event for $230,000 and followed that up a few months later with a third place showing in Jacksonville for $147,000. Elias' Borgata Poker Open Main Event win in September was worth $843,000, bringing his all-time live earnings to north of $2.5 million, according to the Hendon Mob. Elias was nearly a 5:1 dog entering heads-up play in St. Maarten against Christophe Rosso, but doubled up twice to claim the chip lead. Rosso turned in two double-ups of his own and on the final hand, he moved all-in before the flop with 7-6, but ran into Elias' aces. Rosso actually made two pair on the turn, but the river paired the board, giving Elias aces-up for the record-setting title. Here were the WPT Caribbean final table results: 1st Place: Darren darreneliasElias - $127,680 2nd Place: Christophe Rosso - $64,900 3rd Place: George Griffith - $42,100 4th Place: Mike Linster - $28,950 5th Place: Ziga Jamnikar - $22,280 6th Place: Dan Agentu Murariu - $17,370 Online, Elias has $3.4 million in career tournament winnings and won the PokerStars Sunday Second Chance two weeks ago for $49,000. He has two monster wins online: a WCOOP High Roller victory in 2012 for $574,000 officially and a WCOOP Main Event final table two years prior for $396,000. Elias has five six-figure scores in his PocketFives profile. Congrats to Elias for his historical finish in St. Maarten. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
The PokerStars $109 Sunday Million reverted to a special Progressive Knockout format on Sunday, and the change seemed popular with a massive 16,281 entrants creating a $1,628,100 prize pool. With a $70,097 top-prize, and bounties on each player's head, there was still a possible six-figure payday to play for. Russia's 'Disel59' secured by far their biggest online score to date after banking $36,908 + $7,606 in bounties for third place. 'Bykladjo' was the final player to lose the bounty on their head, and departed as runner-up for $50,859 + $8,675, as 'Newcomer113' won the prestigious gold medal alongside $70,097 + $35,971. Austria's Thomas 'WushuTM' Muehloecker continued his recent run of good form to win the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller after a heads-up battle against Alex 'bigfox86' Foxen. After 'ARTSchGamble' was eliminated in third place from the 84 entrants field for $23,732, the two top ten ranked players battled it out for the victory. Foxen, currently #5 ranked in the online rankings, ultimately lost out to world #6 Muehloecker, and banked $30,867 in second place, with the Austrian gaining another gold and $40,146. Former Sunday Million bronze medalist 'krasark' topped a 947 player-field in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller to win over $66,000. 'ATrevorA' was awared with $20,960 + $10,140 in bounties for a third-place finish, before Brazil's #1 'GeraldoCesar' hit the rail as runner-up for $28,595 + $6,994, with 'krasark' securing $28,595 + $6,994 and the gold medal. Lithuania's 'BalticMoose' added the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up title to achievements list less than six-months after victory in the Sunday Million. 'BalticMoose' saw off a field of 746 players to win the $25,349 first-place prize, with 'livinmydream1' taking $18,395 as runner-up, and 'Stroposoz' securing $13,349 in third. 'SunTzu' won the biggest Sunday prize on offer at partypoker after a battling win in the 95 player field $2,100 Sunday High Roller Gladiator. After Kenny 'SpaceyFCB' Hallaert exited in fourth place for $9,293 + $5,643 in bounties, and 'El_Cucuy' took the bronze for $13,423 + $6,956, 'SunTzu' secured the win for $19,112 + $25,725, after 'CalmDownMan' saw their run ended in second place, good for $19,093 + $19,949. American pro Darren Elias won the partypoker $320 Sunday Gladiator for $15,615 + $17,097 in bounties. Elias, who has a combined $10.7m in live and online earnings, topped a 743 player field with 'powerrrrr' taking second place for $15,592 + $3,298, and 'oooUsoooWacist' banking $10,480 + $5,796 in third. Over on GG Poker, the Sunday action once again saw a host of high-stakes wins including over $200,000 in cashes for 'ImLividBuddy.' The Canadian based player won the Sunday Blade $5k for $88,861, topping a 54 player-field after 'HE22' hit the rail in second for $54,306, and 'ImLividBuddy' followed it up with a bronze medal worth $124,381 in the Sunday Blade $25k. The final two players then agreed to a money-deal before 'PyramidOfSkulls' exited in second place with the lion's share of the prize pool worth $295,681, and 'RockyMarciano' took first place for $236,366. PokerStars $109 Sunday Million $1M Guaranteed - PKO 16,281 entrants, $1,628,100 prize pool Newcomer113 - $70,097 + $35,971 (in bounties) Bykladjo - $50,859 + $8,675 (in bounties) Disel59 - $36,908 + $7,606 (in bounties) kapertje - $26,784 + $10,562 (in bounties) MikeyGG3 - $19,437 + $4,420 (in bounties) marcelutz111 - $14,105 + $3,385 (in bounties) Ko1ya777 - $10,236 + $7,632 (in bounties) Tatizechini - $7,428 + $345 (in bounties) MAXSOMAN - $5,391 $4,656 (in bounties) PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $100k Gtd 84 entrants, $168,000 prize pool WushuTM - $40,146 bigfox86 - $30,867 ARTSchGamble - $23,732 veeea - $18,247 Greenstone25 - $14,029 Bounatirou - $10,787 Lafleur71 - $8,293 cmontopdeck - $6,376 house800 - $5,618 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300k Gtd 947 entrants, $473,500 prize pool krasark - $39,011 + $27,382 (in bounties) GeraldoCesar - $28,595 + $6,994 (in bounties) ATrevorA - $20,960 + $10,140 (in bounties) GamadGADOL - $15,363 + $1,941 (in bounties) needdollarz - $11,261 + $4,648 (in bounties) DonKiShove - $8,254 + $5,812 (in bounties) HakanSukker - $6,050 + $3,765 (in bounties) Vamoclan - $4,435 + $5,281 (in bounties) Pardal77 - $3,250 + $3,085 (in bounties) PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $100k Gtd 746 entrants, $149,200 prize pool BalticMoose - $25,349 livinmydream1 - $18,395 Stroposoz - $13,349 GlammAA - $9,687 ezynow99 - $7,030 danipesis - $5,102 kirdface - $3,702 BetForNympho - $2,686 JopperHarryN - $1,949 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller $50k Gtd 107 entrants, $107,000 prize pool Bijzettafel - $26,215 AndreyBolkonsky - $18,725 sixtybananas - $13,375 MortenVM_ - $9,362 xMTT_KINGx - $6,995 BRAER_71RUS - $5,350 BreakingTheLAW - $4,280 Dandelion32892 - $3,477 partypoker $530 Sunday HR Terminator - $100k Gtd 163 entrants, $166,260 prize pool Sundaynightking - $13,827 + $21,368 (in bounties) Soothsayer - $13,811 + $11,456 (in bounties) Zevs Zevs - $10,082 + $1,430 (in bounties) cheveuxbleu - $7,213 + $6,272 (in bounties) RayStantz - $5,041 + $3,055 (in bounties) Baccarat - $3,911 + $1,040 (in bounties) Vamoos - $3,042 + $4,062 (in bounties) DontDo_IT - $2,390 + $2,470 (in bounties) partypoker $2,100 Sunday High Roller Gladiator $100k Gtd 95 entrants, $194,750 prize pool SunTzu - $19,112 + $25,725 (in bounties) CalmDownMan - $19,093 + $19,949 (in bounties) El_Cucuy - $13,423 + $6,956 (in bounties) SpaceyFCB - $9,293 + $5,643 (in bounties) mararthur1 - $7,228 + $1,837 (in bounties) Goku. - $5,421 + $2,100 (in bounties) kgroqigmqtbmqom - $4,388 + $1,050 (in bounties) BreakingTheLAW - $3,614 + $1,575 (in bounties) partypoker $320 Sunday Gladiator - $150k Gtd 743 entrants, $228,844 prize pool DarrenElias - $15,615 + $17,097 (in bounties) powerrrrr - $15,592 + $3,298 (in bounties) oooUsoooWacist - $10,480 + $5,796 (in bounties) MrAlllll89 - $7,101 + $474 (in bounties) Bahbababa - $5,012 + $3,711 (in bounties) BRAER_71RUS - $3,612 + $4,382 (in bounties) Egan Bernal - $2,580 + $1,836 (in bounties) Bounatirou - $1,793 + $2,747 (in bounties) 888poker $100,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep $109 1,143 entrants – $111,300 prize pool dutchfish81 - $20,145 KaizenStyle - $14,469 ContaSagrada - $10,851 Romazottie - $8,124 cTJfOwdaj - $5,731 IMMarius - $4,618 alexos888 - $3,505 pinedinho - $2,459 GGPoker Sunday Blade $25k - $250k Gtd 32 entrants, $784,000 prize pool RockyMarciano - $236,366* PyramidOfSkulls - $295,681* ImLividBuddy - $124,381 MiMosa1 - $78,291 pihler13 - $49,279 GGPoker Sunday Blade $5k - $250k Gtd 54 entrants, $200,000 prize pool ImLividBuddy - $88,861 HE22 - $54,306 SasukeUchiha - $39,204 Philmx - $28,301 Nomadic - $20,430 fantazisto - $14,748 Nator - $10,647 *denotes money-deal