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The Sunday Briefing: "No Limit NL" Wins Sunday 500; Seiver, Aguiar Make Final Tables

Sunday Briefing

Even though the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up remain on hiatus during the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), the other Sunday Majors are running according to schedule. Several notables posted solid showings as Scott "gunning4you" Seiver, Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber, Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver, and Jon "FatalError" Aguiar were among those who made final tables.

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30958$479,000

The $500+$30 buy-in Sunday 500 attracted a field of 958, creating a prize pool of $479,000. Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko, Scott "gunning4you" Seiver, Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber, Martin "AABenjaminAA" Hruby, and Steve "mcnallyville" McNally were among the notables at the stacked final table. The event was taken down by "No Limit NL," who pocketed $83,729.20.

PlacePlayerPrize
1No Limit NL$83,729.20
2Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko$60,833
3Scott "gunning4you" Seiver$45,505
4tpleta$34,009
5Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber$23,950
6dadowiec$19,160
7Pessagno$14,370
8Martin "AABenjaminAA" Hruby$9,580
9Steve "mcnallyville" McNally$5,508.50

Notable Finishes: Matt "ch0ppy" Kay (12th - $4,550.50), Tom "hitthehole" Middleton (15th - $3,592.50), Anton "antesvante" Wigg (16th - $2,634.50), Seth "SFisch4" Fischer (19th - $2,011.80), Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (20th - $2,011.80)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,213$412,800

This week's $109 Sunday Rebuy saw 26 fewer entrants than last week. The prize pool, however, was still a massive $412,800. Dan Kelly (23rd) and Jude Ainsworth (18th) were among the notables to cash outside of the final table. For the win, "Malle1000," defeated Elio "smokrokflock" Fox heads-up taking home the $75,542.40 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Malle1000$75,542.40
2Elio "smokrokflock" Fox$54,902.40
3akport$41,280
4Adrian "Adrian900123" Marin$30,960
50-Totoro$21,672
6Ginobili1988$17,544
7Ryokan$13,416
8cemarq$9,288
9fuddebuf$5,779.20

Notable Finishes: Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth (18th - $2,518.08), Dan "djk123" Kelly (23rd - $1,857.60)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$55,159$257,950

A field of 5,129 ponied up the $50+$5 buy-in for the Bigger $55 on Sunday, creating a prize pool of $257,950. Among the final table finishers were Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver and Jon "FatalError" Aguiar, but "po77a" who came out on top for $40,469.64.

PlacePlayerPrize
1po77a$40,469.64
2Skipper-dawn$30,051.17
3starplayeren$21,280.87
4mrlogik$14,575.17
5-t1me2sh1ne-$10,962.87
6Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver$8,383.37
7247cat$5,803.87
8DAMA PIK929$3,224.37
9Jon "FatalError" Aguiar$2,063.60

Notable Finishes: Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer (13th - $1,160.77)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,344$334,400

The Bigger $109, also saw fewer players this week, down 188 players from last week. "MADSAMx" defeated "susie00" during heads-up play to add $52,501.42 to his bankroll.

PlacePlayerPrize
1MADSAMx$52,501.42
2susie00$39,124.80
3eatyourstac$27,761.88
4com 157$19,228
5Mike "m8675309a" Adamo$14,379.20
6Velouxiotis$11,035.20
7Dilith$7,691.20
8syvers007$4,347.20
9freshleo111$2,675.20

Notable Finishes: Jamie "pokerjamers" Armstrong (11th - $2,090), Ravi "govshark" Raghavan (26th - $902.88)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,822$273,300

The Bigger $162 attracted a field of 1,822, creating a prize pool of $273,300. Dan Colpoys (19th) and Ken Smaron (10th) finished just shy of the final table. "DaHussstla" earned top honors in this event, besting a final table that included Nick "chilenocl" Yunis and Assani "jwvdcw" Fisher to earn the $43,728.65 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1DaHussstla$43,728.65
2RasA86$32,796
3Hagge07$24,597
4highdro420$17,969.47
5Nick "chilenocl" Yunis$12,981.75
6Assani "jwvdcw" Fisher$10,112.10
7jenbizzle$7,379.10
8MVPAT$4,782.75
9humbe50$2,733

Notable Finishes: Ken “kenny05” Smaron (10th - $2,131.74), Dan "APowers1968" Colpoys (19th - $1,038.54)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,480$296,000

Attendance for the Sunday 2nd Chance dropped by 67 players this week compared to last week. Rasmus Vogt (14th), Griffin Benger (12th) and Ashley Mason (11th) all cashed but were not able to procure a seat at the final table. Brazilian João "IneedMassari" Simão topped the 1,480-player field outright and took home $50,320.

PlacePlayerPrize
1João "IneedMassari" Simão$50,320
2iamarigold$37,000
3santana31$28,090.40
4anonymstruts$20,128
5PokerSavage1$14,652
6guinor$11,692
7Jeroen0210$8,732
8BadBeatXOXO$5,772
9PedroKL$3,196.80

Notable Finishes: Ashley "DYBYDX" Mason (11th - $2,545.60), Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (12th - $2,545.60), Rasmus "mrvogt" Vogt (14th - $1,983.20)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$131,939$319,390

The Sunday Storm also took a bit of an attendance hit this week with 3,400 less participants than last week. "Jollyholl914" outlasted the field to pocket $27,784.01 for the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
1jollyholl914$27,784.01
2J. D. Daan$19,939.51
3EastHarv$13,414.38
4kremienok007$10,220.48
5WNW810$7,026.58
6jlopes777$4,311.76
7doubles1987$2,954.35
8abeyy$2,076.03
9trolllol202$1,453.22

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,301$130,100

The Sunday Kickoff easily surpassed its guarantee this week, with 1,301 entrants creating a prize pool of $130,100. Following a heads-up deal, "b2k-Snick" emerged victorious and walked away with $20,379.59.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1b2k-Snick$20,379.59
*2rosko58$18,000
3Face333X$12,346.49
4Kabotajoe$8,846.80
5angelos1$6,439.95
6Fibonachi88$5,138.95
7T3G3S$3,837.95
8hotmark777$2,536.95
9raghand82$1,405.08

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Martin "AABenjaminAA" Hruby (17th - $624.48)

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