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The Sunday Briefing: Nick Maimone and Ben Wilinofsky Among Sunday's Winners

Nick Maimone

Eight players earned six figures on the final Sunday in November, with the biggest individual prize ($141,084.59) going to "910suited44" for a runner-up showing in the Sunday Million. Taking it down was "brusYvo,", earning $136,467.65 after a five-handed deal was worked out. Over on Full Tilt Poker, Nick "FU_15" Maimone (pictured above) won the $500K Guarantee for $103,452. Other Sunday winners include Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky, Fabian Quoss, and Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,865$1,373,000

Coming up a bit short of the Sunday Million final table this week were Orjan "Aftret" Skommo (13th - $5,766.60), Caio "caio_pimenta" Pimenta (15th - $5,766.60), Mario "Pokerccini" Puccini (24th - $3,212.82) and Michal "wywrotX" Wywrot (41st - $2,594.97). A five-handed deal locked up six-figure pay days for four of the remaining five with "brusYvo" outlasting the field to notch the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1brusYvo$136,467.65
*2910suited44$141,084.59
*3Belinda20$91,480.08
*4Kam1kazemaus$123,429.44
*5gabriel171$113,855.04
6dr. greenish$43,936
7lacoste44$30,206
8a Bull 67$16,476
9Nav84$10,460.75

*denotes five-handed deal

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

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,347$669,400

Among those who had solid showings in the Sunday Warm-Up were Tom "tollgate" Grigg (18th - $1,706.97), Doug "imcastleman" Dicken (23rd - $1,706.97) and Scott "BigRiskky" Clements (25th - $1,706.97). After a heads-up deal, "yard_warrior" emerged victorious for $93,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1yard_warrior$93,000
*2Asul$90,416.50
3kyu1301$55,225.50
4elektrikman$38,490.50
5CasChr$28,449.50
6ShaiStar$21,755.50
7BastianX$15,061.50
8omerady$8,367.50
9andyhin22$5,355.20

*denotes heads-up deal

To read more about this week's Sunday Warm-Up, check out the PokerStarsBlog.com.

Full Tilt $500K Guarantee ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$162,796$559,200

Notable showings in Full Tilt's $500K Guarantee included Adrian "Adrian900123" Marin (12th - $4,920.96), João "joao bauer" Divino Dorneles Neto (13th - $3,634.80), Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant (17th - $2,628.24) and Chris "Moormanl" Moorman (24th - $1,789.44). Maimone overcame a significant chip disadvantage three-handed to take it down outright for $103,452.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Nick "FU_15" Maimone$103,452
2TJ "DarkHorse19" Ulmer$72,696
3PREDADOR-88$49,768.80
4Ben "kidcardiff" Warrington$36,907.20
5BrazyCrain$27,960
6Obvamentz_IMO$20,746.32
7Vincent1204$14,818.80
8CSWAMI$10,512.96
9newPOKface$7,101.84

PokerStars MicroMillions-98 ($22 Main Event - $1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$20+$261,072$1,221,440

The MicroMillions wrapped up with its Main Event, a $20+$2 affair which drew a massive field of 61,072 entrants. A three-handed deal at the final table ensured six-figure scores for each, and when the dust settled, "axel397" had earned the win for more than $140,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1axel397$140,062.92
*2Senter268$105,000
*3numeromis$125,000
4supersimu$55,233.51
5Keiruja$35,989.12
6Royal-Pisher$22,083.63
7davaman$13,802.27
8IvanLiberman$8,293.57
9PSG96$5,220.90

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30736$368,000

Keven "Stammdogg" Stammen (13th - $3,238.40), Pius Heinz (16th - $2,502.40) and Martin ""0PIGGYBANK"" Finger (17th - $2,502.40) each made the final two tables of the Sunday 500. As for the final table, "Sasuke234" took it down for $55,190.25 after a three-handed deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Sasuke234$55,190.25
*2Blk Hemi50,137.75
*3KeyserMM$45,000
4AJacejackAJ$28,864
5OBigO$18,952
6all in 2526$15,272
7Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen$11,592
8Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes$8,132.80
9Tommie "GodFatti" Janssen$4,710.40

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9974$313,700

Matthias "goodvibe1" Neu (13th - $2,666.45), Torsten “jektiss” Brinkmann (15th - $2,666.45) and Michael "Skämmes" Tureniec (16th - $2,039.45) posted deep runs in the $109 Sunday Rebuy. A heads-up deal took place before then, seeing "NeoForastero" outlast "Uncaj5".

PlacePlayerPrize
*1NeoForastero$52,028.67
*2Uncaj5$48,041.63
3Daniel "M3RCURY" Johnsen$31,370
4Ryan "HITTHEPANDA" Franklin$23,527.50
5cDShiva$16,469.25
6allucan3at$13,332.25
7bearsfan775$10,195.25
8softcored$7,058.25
9rodos333$4,391.80

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,086$308,600

Among those who made deep runs in the Bigger $109 were Mark "scrubbyz" Zadjner (11th - $1,928.75), David "WhooooKidd" Baker (14th - $1,465.85) and Vincent "Vingtcent" Van Der Fluit (16th - $1,002.95). Earning the outright victory was "ova13" for $48,604.79.

PlacePlayerPrize
1ova13$48,604.79
2Ezu1$36,260.50
3James "j_t_s80" Broom$25,922.40
4Dollysz$17,744.50
5maxdragon11$13,424.10
6Skipper-dawn$10,338.10
7dasaldo$7,252.10
8Painkiller72$4,172.27
9paxrulez$2,623.10

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+$161,091$218,200

A tough Sunday Brawl final table was topped by Fabian Quoss. The accomplished pro earned $43,640 for his outright victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Fabian Quoss$43,640
2Marshall "vvirtue" Virtue$29,064.24
3Ben "ANIMAL5050" Pappas$20,729
4freddiewalli$15,492.20
5DAC48$11,564.60
6JIM_BALLAS1980$8,509.80
7Sam "MILF ISLAND" Rotar$6,327.80
8cheesies$4,582.20
9Globbaz82$3,273

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,609$241,350

Former EPT Berlin Champion Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky took down this week's Bigger $162, earning $39,594.08 for his triumph.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky$39,594.08
2JJ@mess$28,962
3MauriceSch$21,721.50
4Zackattak13$16,170.45
5Foutight$11,464.12
6akport$9,050.62
7Sobizzle21$6,637.12
8teruliro$4,223.62
9Banansen$2,413.50

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,333$266,600

The Sunday 2nd Chance final table drew several notables, but in the end it was Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe who came out on top following a heads-up deal, paying him $39,775.78.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe$39,775.78
*2Blk Hemi$39,564.38
3Hugo "padrinhao" Felix$25,327
4SOYDELAU$18,555.36
5Lockerl71$13,196.70
6CuAt69UsdSng$10,530.70
7moono-ca$7,864.70
8Nicky "shumeilove" Tao Jin$5,198.70
9Simon "pokerbrat13" Charette$2,932.60

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday Storm (MicroMillions-97) ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$145,928$459,280

No deal took place in the Sunday Storm this week, which was part of the latest MicroMillions. Topping the 45,928-player field was "xenayaro77" for $35,682.54.

PlacePlayerPrize
1xenayaro77$35,682.54
2SamBuLka$25,738.05
3ArKip$16,828.01
4Rkdel$13,438.53
5WinnerVad$10,076.60
6wrawras$6,723.85
7Poker151191$4,670.87
8Poondog69$3,178.21
9svenxxx18$1,864.67

To read more about MicroMillions-97, check out the PokerStarsBlog.com.

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,564$156,400

Chris "NigDawG" Brammer (10th - $1,313.76) and Shane "shaniac" Schleger (14th - $1,016.60) finished just short of the Sunday Kickoff final table. After a four-handed deal, "SquashBuddy" came away with the win for $22,631.37.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1SquashBuddy$22,631.37
*2Narcisus90$15,511.58
*3Fernando "fviana" Viana$17,427.40
*4Clemme_1982$14,887.76
5dackjaniel83$7,663.60
6Blunty2004$6,099.60
7CERBERA86$4,535.60
8Sobizzle21$2,971.60
9Mr. Unicef$1,610.92

*denotes four-handed deal

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