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The Sunday Briefing: Tom "tollgate" Grigg Puts Up Impressive Sunday Showings

Tom Grigg

A busy online poker Sunday with six six-figure scores also boasted impressive all-around showings. Tom "tollgate" Grigg final tabled the Sunday Warm-Up and Sunday 500, while also making a deep run in the Sunday Million. Alex "AlexKP" Petersen made deep runs to the final two tables in three Sunday Majors, and Oldrich "oldrich88" Siml, Thiago "tnapoleao" Napoleao, Paul "KingPaulie" Hockin, Brian "AKBigFish" James, and Murilo "muka_gaming" Ruiz each earned victories on Sunday.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,194$1,438,000

A four-handed deal in this week's Sunday Million guaranteed "VyruAlus" the biggest Sunday payday, but "koka77" actually added the title to his resume, rising from short stack to victor. It ended on a {K-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} board when "kaltrapuf" called all in on the river with {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}, but could not defeat the "koka77's" {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}.

To read more about this week's Sunday Million, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
*1koka77$124,244.87
*2kaltrapuf$123,571.54
*3VyruAlus$166,282.56
*4leroy112$151,886.70
5Franky054$58,990.80
6nicknick2233$44,602.80
7robinho$30,934.20
8MammaPoker$17,265.60
9DWAAYNE$11,150.70

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Tom "tollgate" Grigg (22nd - $3,352.40), Kevin "kevsteele" Steele (34th - $2,992.70)

PokerStars MicroMillions Main Event ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$20+$254,065$1,081,300

The PokerStars MicroMillions Series concluded Sunday after a 10-day run. The biggest event of the bunch was the $20 Main Event guaranteeing $1,000,000. "Zabaleta1" grabbed the biggest piece of the prize pool, earning $140,000 for the win after a three-handed deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Zabaleta1$140,000
*2dannyboi1987$90,781.72
*3sebastion86$111,183.84
4scanonerest$51,048.17
5zhenjkoTy3$33,174.28
6DashkaShkoda$20,414.94
7Anton Marcus$12,759.34
8Gleb Zheglov$7,655.60
9Maggus$5,103.73

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,272$654,400

Tom "tollgate" Grigg's excellent Sunday began with a fifth-place finish in the Sunday Warm-Up. A three-handed deal was struck, and unlike the Sunday Million, the chip leader at the time of the deal went on to take it down. On the final hand, "Xading's" {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} won a race against "DALO013's" {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} when the board ran out {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{10-Spades}.

To read more about this week's Sunday Warm-Up, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Xading$98,331.65
*2DALO013$60,000
*3akport$74,962.85
4Sharker_PL$37,628
5Tom "tollgate" Grigg$27,812
6jason jiang$21,268
7Madcandle$14,724
8EspBju$8,180
9swissman29$5,235.20

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jonathan "jonyctt" Concepción (13th - $2,944.80)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30839$419,500

Online poker star Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney earned a third-place finish in the Sunday 500 this week, but it was "pirlo3625" who took it down outright for $75,510.

PlacePlayerPrize
1pirlo3625$75,510
2Douglas "Dowgh-Santos" Ferreira$54,535
3Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney$40,691.50
4jennyfuchs$30,413.75
5Kid_Poker47$21,142.80
6Allinpri$16,780
7Tom "tollgate" Grigg$12,585
8uaredead lol$8,390
9allucan3at$5,034

Notable Finishes: Alex "AlexKP" Petersen (14th - $3,356), Luke "lb6121" Schwartz (15th - $3,356)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,067$306,700

The Bigger $109 gained 119 entrants this week and the biggest beneficiary of the $306,700 prize pool that was created was Oldrich "oldrich88" Siml. After a heads-up deal, he took it down for more than $45,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Oldrich "oldrich88" Siml$45,343.62
*2pokerwille$39,000
3shakentoucan$25,762.80
4Igor "lechuckpoker" Kurganov$17,635.25
5mura27$13,341.45
6evo.com$10,274.45
7samohhh$10,274.45
8tripletti$7,207.45
9Tyren0$4,146.58

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Mark "eppy12588" Epstein (27th - $843.42)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,608$241,200

Thiago "tnapoleao" Napoleao came out on top in this week's Bigger $162, topping a final table that included Russell "rdcrsn" Carson for nearly $37,000 after a heads-up deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Thiago "tnapoleao" Napoleao$36,396.98
*2idvalentina$32,115.88
3BIack88$21,708
4srxakgirona$16,160.40
5peterhammer$11,457
6bullstopper$9,045
7Russell "rdcrsn" Carson$6,633
8DeanoSupremo$4,221
9LordGregoire$2,412

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Alex "AlexKP" Petersen (13th - $1,495.44)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,364$272,800

The Sunday 2nd Chance had an approximate 200-player drop this week, but still had no problem crushing its guarantee. Paul "KingPaulie" Hockin came out on top after a three-handed deal, pocketing about $41,000 for the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Paul "KingPaulie" Hockin$41,008.20
*21banditpanda$32,093.08
*3Turko_man$34,000
4I_Mr_U_Bean$18,986.88
5MAKKAPAKK$13,503.60
6stema2$10,775.60
7Sussie Smith$8,047.60
8AugustasN$5,319.60
9RivrMeADream$3,000.80

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jack "jackellwood" Ellwood (11th - $2,427.92), Felipe "Improved" Montenegro (14th - $1,882.32), Alex "AlexKP" Petersen (17th - $1,336.72)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,024$334,800

Although it gained 11 entrants this week, the $109 Sunday Rebuy had a $5,600 dip in its prize pool. A heads-up deal took place and Brian "AKBigFish" James earn top honors for $55,038.03.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Brian "AKBigFish" James$55,038.03
*2jaybeastie$51,763.17
3treezer$33,480
4totaloser$25,110
5Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski$17,577
6Paolo69$14,229
7san the one$10,881
8valkyri3$7,533
9tostein19$4,687.20

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: John "kleath" Leathart (21st - $1,506.60)

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,276$127,600

Getting things started this weekend was the Sunday Kickoff. The $109 buy-in event attracted 1,276 players, creating a prize pool of $127,600. Murilo "muka_gaming" Ruiz outlasted the field and pocketed $21,692 for his efforts.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Murilo "muka_gaming" Ruiz$21,692
2grind4fame$15,950
3Fofan10$12,109.24
4hzkto$8,676.80
5B08TheKing$6,316.20
6MSilence$5,040.20
7-ANALNATSHA-$3,764.20
8svoloch7777$2,488.20
9AgroEsco$1,378.08

*PokerStars Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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