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The Sunday Briefing: Sam “siola” Iola Takes Home Largest of Eight Six-Figure Scores

The Sunday Briefing: Sam “siola” Iola Takes Home Largest of Eight Six-Figure Scores 0001

Sure to be a memorable month, November kicked off with an online poker bang. A few hours after the New York Yankees locked up Game 4 of the World Series, Sam “siola” Iola locked up the biggest payday of the Sunday Majors, collecting $186,860.54 for his win in the PokerStars Sunday Million. The final table combatants struck a deal with six players remaining, locking up at least $100k for four of them.

Meanwhile at Full Tilt, "whatzthebet" outlasted the field in the $750,000 Guarantee and pocketed $91,255.79. While he gets credit for the win, Dustin “yogano83” Lehman actually banked about $9,000 more than "whatzthebet" because of yet another deal, this one by the final three entrants.

PokerStars Sunday Million
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $1,592,400
Entrants: 7,962

*1. Sam “siola” Iola - $187,860.54
*2. spitznspots - $121,318.48
*3. Ryan “mizarkshzark” Gatrel - $100,000
*4. Lounatic0815 - $160,000
*5. TEACH604 - $96,000
*6. monkeyboxes - $60,000
7. wader - $31,848.01
8. sandman201 - $18,312.61
9. RickoT - $12,341.11

*denotes six-way deal leaving $30,000 to the eventual winner

Notable Finishes: Joe “hoodini10” Udine (13th - $6,369.61), Ilya “ilushan” Gorodetsky (25th - $3,503.29), Josh “josh prager” Prager (26th - $3,503.29), Daniel “puntnko” Kochan (38th - $2,945.95), Jim “BreakRibs” Kilarjian (45th - $2,945.95).

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $949,400
Entrants: 4,747

*1. Daniel “DCal Zone” Didech - $138,000
*2. akia86 - $121,546.99
3. SebbyGl - $78,325.51
4. Brughtality - $53,641.11
5. Loverat - $40,349.51
6. kregme1 - $30,855.51
7. oli4ever - $21,361.51
8. KvicKiller - $11,867.51
9. CMOT_Donkey - $7,595.21

*denotes two-way deal leaving $10,000 to the eventual winner

Notable Finishes: marlin5555 (19th - $2,364.01), Steven “PiKappRaider” Burkholder (33rd - $2,088.69), Jim “BreakRibs” Kilarjian (51st - $1,784.88)

PokerStars Sunday 500
Buy-in: $500+30
Prize Pool: $515,500
Entrants: 1,031

1. cypriots - $88,975.30
2. w00ki3z. - $64,437.50
3. sheckwave - $48,972.50
4. Steve Oss - $35,878.80
5. mendieta19 - $25,517.25
6. Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb - $20,362.25
7. Oxota - $15,207.25
8. Bruno “Bruno GT” Gonzalez Terra - $10,052.25
9. Steve “gboro780” Gross - $5,670.50

Notable Finishes: Jason “TheMasterJ33” DeWitt (10th - $4,587.95), Jeff “ICuRaRook” Sluzinski (13th - $3,556.95).

PokerStars $215 Rebuy
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $200,800
Entrants: 286

1. Zach “HustlerGrune” Gruneberg - $41,164
2. Tyler “brainwash” Cornell - $30,120
3. Johnny “BabyGrand” Josephy - $22,690.40
4. Nick “GripDsNutz” Grippo - $17,068
5. Todd “koolkeith13” Lewis - $11,847.20
6. Ara “melikman” Melikian - $9,036
7. Ryan “late_entry” Gentry - $7,028
8. Kyle “knecht_poker” Knecht - $5,020
9. sexygee - $3,514

Notable Finishes: Paul “ComeOnPhish” Lieu (10th - $3,212.80), Huck “octane190” Seed (11th - $3,212.80), Jeff “jeff710” Hakim (16th - $2,208.80), Eric “sheets” Haber ($2,208.80)
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Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee
Buy-in: $200+16
Prize Pool: $771,800
Entrants: 3,859

*1. whatzthebet - $91,255.79
*2. Dustin “yogano83” Lehman - $100,000
*3. Nick “PureCash25” Rampone - $82,000
4. Ame-Stram-Gram - $42,603.36
5. John “Pimpnuho” Feore Jr. - $31,952.52
6. luckylow15 - $23,694.26
7. cokers66 - $17,751.40
8. pscoot - $13,892.40
9. BeerMe - $10,342.12

*denotes three-way deal leaving $7,500 to the eventual winner

Notable Finishes: mrvogt (14th - $5,479.78), Niklas Heinecker (19th - $2,855.66), Pocketownage420 (32nd - $2,315.40), Scott “SCTrojans08” Freeman (39th - $1,813.73)

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl
Buy-in: $240+16
Prize Pool: $549,000
Entrants: 2,745

1. Jeff “Biggest Donkey” Banghart - $111,447
2. Michael Tureniec - $71,919
3. tedlogan19 - $53,253
4. Kingphil30 - $40,077
5. katiemother - $27,999
6. koemeester - $18,666
7. ANIMAL5050- $12,627
8. blueszu66 - $8,784
9. aka_advanced - $6,588

Notable Finishes: Lee Watkinson (10th - $4,117.50), Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen (17th - $2,031.30), Nick “agriffrod” Mitchell (29th - $1,427.40).

Ultimate Bet $200K GTD
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $204,200
Entrants: 1,021

1. Ross “ZESTFULYCLEAN” Myers - $45,597.86
2. THE1SICKNESS - $27,260.70
3. LADYMAGMA - $18,480.10
4. GRAPEAPE177 - $13,170.90
5. JUSTINTUCK - $11,128.90
6. JEAN_CHRIS - $9,086.90
7. ACSLATAH - $7,044.90
8. LUCCA BRASSI - $5,002.90
9. Matthias “TECHNICS_” Neu - $3,471.40

Notable Finishes: Josh “-HALIGON-” Ewing (10th - $2,144.10), Ryan “RYANGHALL” Hall (17th – 1,266.04).

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