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The Sunday Briefing: Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser Among Those Victorious on Sunday

Tournament Results

With July just ended, several players can look back with fond memories of PokerStars, having closed out the month with big scores. Among those to lock up first-place finishes on Sunday were Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser, Chris "d0r1t0s" McClung, and Jiří "horyna" Horáček. Also taking place on Sunday was the rare nine-handed deal.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,811$1,362,200

The Sunday Million's numbers were up for the fifth straight week and the attendance is creeping toward 7,000. With ten players remaining, the biggest name left in the field was Fabrizio "SixthSenSe19" Gonzalez, who, unfortunately, was eliminated on the final-table bubble. On the short stack with {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}, Gonzalez got it in against "JoaoCastro91's" {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The flop fell {K-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} to leave Gonzalez drawing thin, finding no help on the turn, and drawing dead to the river.

When play reached heads-up between "jclever16" and "PSMozak", a key hand shifted control in one direction. The blinds were 400,000/800,000 and "jclever16" started the action with a min-raise on the button. "PSMozak" called from the big blind and the flop came down {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. With a check-raise in mind, "PSMozak" made it 2,400,000 to go after "jclever16" bet 800,000. The latter, however, put in a re-raise to 4,800,000. "PSMozak" called to see the {2-Hearts} turn and then checked. A bet of 5,600,000 came from "jclever16" with "PSMozak" calling, landing the {3-Hearts} on the river. "PSMozak" fired 8,000,000, but "jclever16" moved all-in for a little more than 20,000,000. A call from "PSMozak" revealed {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for trips, but it was run down by "jclever16's" {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a flush. The match ended shortly thereafter with "jclever16" taking it down.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
1jclever16$207,195.03
2PSMozak$153,247.50
3prrrak4783$108,976
4JoaoCastro91$74,921
5Sniper0612$57,212.40
6Pippa83$43,590.40
7gittermaster$29,968.40
8SOLYPLAYA$16,346.40
9DinRin$10,557.05

Notable Finishes: Fabrizio "SixthSenSe19" Gonzalez (10th - $7,628)

PokerStars Red Spade Open ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$531,743$1,587,150

This weekend, PokerStars ran a special $55 exclusive tournament with a $1,000,000 guarantee. The tournament, know as the Red Spade Open, was a success as a whopping field of 31,743 entered to create a prize pool of more than $1.5 million. When play reached the final table, a deal was agreed upon by all who made it to guarantee huge scores across the board. Notching first place in the end was "VL-Hannibal" for $164,397.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1VL-Hannibal$164,397
*2SUPERSERJ1K$54,893
*3mathematik98$72,695
*4TimoDeee$82,625
*5cccondorrr$77,452
*6luigy666$122,473
*7MDT-Lekiam$100,544
*8Arshik07$55,285
*9coachdonutsg$67,981

*denotes nine-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,274$654,800

Although the Sunday Warm-Up had a small drop in attendance compared to last week, the 3,274 entrants still created a prize pool of $654,800, well above the $500,000 guarantee. The final table was a skilled one that included Aaron “JeanGrae” McCready and Nick "OU THE NICK" Hahn and the two met up in a big way with five players remaining. After McCready min-raised on the button, Hahn shoved from the big blind with the bigger stack. McCready called for his tournament life immediately with {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}, well ahead of Hahn's {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. However, the board ran out {10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades} to give Hahn a straight and eliminate McCready in fifth place for $27,829.

A deal was made between the final three players, and Hahn was next to bow out, finishing in third place. That left "Päffchen" and "omalos" to duke it out for the title. In the end, it was "omalos" who emerged victorious. On the final hand "Päffchen" three-bet shoved with {8-Spades}{7-Spades}, but ran into "omalos'" {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. The board ran out {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs} to seal the deal for "omalos."

If you want an even more in-depth recap of the action of the PokerStars Warm-Up, head on over to PokerStarsBlog.com.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1omalos$82,314.51
*2Päffchen$78,901.71
*3Nick "OU THE NICK" Hahn$72,221.06
4Jossel2008$37,651
5Aaron “JeanGrae” McCready$27,829
6abeainy$21,281
7kharak$14,733
8BMW 330XD$8,185
9BOOOOMMMMMMM$5,238.40

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30718$359,000

Following up his 44th-place finish in the WSOP Main Event, Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser closed out July with a win in the Sunday 500, topping a field of 718 for $61,149. He defeated a final table that included Jeff "jeff710" Hakim and Pierre "Zoutechamp" Neuville.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser$61,149
*2ja50$50,500
3Jeff "jeff710" Hakim$35,003
4san the one$26,207
5kiaraliam$18,489
6sviestas$14,899
7Buffet1986$11,309
8Greenstone25$7,934
9Pierre "Zoutechamp" Neuville$4,595

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Neil “Visionary129” McFayden (10th - $3,877), Maxim Lykov (14th - $3,159), Joao Mathias “joaoMathias” Baumgarten (16th - $2,441)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9947$312,600

Always one of the toughest final tables to reach on Sundays, the $109 Sunday Rebuy was won this week outright by Chris "d0r1t0s" McClung for $58,613.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Chris "d0r1t0s" McClung$58,613
2Dodorox$42,201
3Alex "skalexjung" Jung$31,260
4bedoyiya$23,445
5tilt9$16,412
6Dan "danloulou" Smyth$13,286
7sebwin$10,160
8copernic67$7,034
9EnKaLdPoTeT$4,408

Notable Finishes: Ben "delaney_kid" Delaney (22nd - $1,407), Yann "yadio" Dion (23rd - $1,407), Toni Judet (24th - $1,407)

PokerStars Sunday Storm

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$131,771$317,710

The Sunday Storm continues to draw massive numbers week after week, drawing more than 31,000 yesterday. Topping the field was Jiří "horyna" Horáček, earning $22,870 after a deal between the final four players was struck.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Jiří "horyna" Horáček$22,870
*2Laura2461986$18,129
*3Kiselkas4$13,890
*4narzis7777$16,098
5rss777$6,990
6mick dundeen$4,289
7Kungfu_PTL$2,939
8xxxdarkusxxx$2,065
9HT-Max$1,446

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,176$235,200

It was a close call for PokerStars Team Online Pro Javier "El_Cañonero" Dominguez, finishing runner-up in the Sunday 2nd Chance. Earning the victory for defeating the 1,176-player field was "LePlein" for $42,336.

PlacePlayerPrize
1LePlein$42,336
2Javier "El_Cañonero" Dominguez$30,176
3alexandrapau$22,579
4MSilence$16,934
5PreshaDrop$11,760
6nailay0235$9,408
7argenpoker$7,056
8HowDoWeDo$4,704
9axe38$2,822

Notable Finishes: Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick (11th - $2,234), Michael "ShiFtYFiNGeR" Guzzardi (16th - $1,294)

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,314$131,400

The Sunday Kickoff once again crushed its $75,000 Guarantee, drawing 1,3412 people for a $131,400 prize pool. "Szicsek87" earned top honors and a $22,338 payday for the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Szicsek87$22,338
2Aloysius P57$16,425
3Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart$12,470
4It.happ3ns$8,935
56Thor6$6,504
6MOSCOW-72$5,190
7DaniWeb911$3,876
8Tasdron61$2,562
9pokerpluisje$1,419

Notable Finishes: Yann "yadio" Dion (21st - $526)

*PokerStars data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com and OfficialPokerRankings.com.

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