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The Sunday Briefing: Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek Wins Sunday Warm-Up

Casey Jarzabek

This week may not have had double the excitement like last week's Double Vision Sunday, but several players still managed to have terrific Sundays on the PokerStars virtual felt. The biggest prize of the day went to "Spyver," who won the Sunday Million for $190,459.14. The Sunday Warm-Up was won by online-tournament standout Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek. Dean "dean23price" Price and Stevan "random_chu" Chew also notched first-place finishes on Sunday.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,585$1,317,000

This week's Sunday Million saw more than 6,500 players take to the felt to generate a prize pool of more than $1.3 million. When it was over, three players had secured a six-figure payday and "Spyver" of the United Kingdom had taken down his first Sunday Million title.

The final table was reached about 10 hours after play began with "Spyver" leading the way and keeping his lead en route to the victory. With three players remaining, Spain's "agovque69" asked to discuss a deal but made his exit moments later when his {A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} couldn't improve against "Spyver's" {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}.

That set up a heads-up match with the Brit holding a 5 to 1 lead over Canada's "GoldenOne306." The Canadian doubled up on the first hand of heads-up play, but "Spyver" finished him off moments later. With a little more than 20 big blinds in his stack, "GoldenOne306" raised the button and then called a three-bet shove for all his chips with {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. Unfortunately, he was dominated by his opponent's {K-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} to give "Spyver" the title and a top prize of $190,459.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Spyver$190,459.14
*2GoldenOne306$158,019.06
3agovque69$105,360
4777taxist777$72,435
5nobbit$55,314
6radek0444$42,144
7karlson666$28,974
8makemyday000$15,804
9westy1983$10,206.75

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Chris "Moorman1" Moorman (25th - $3,081.78), Ryan "ryanghall" Hall (30th - $2,752.53)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,395$679,000

Entering the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up with the chip lead was a man who is no stranger to deep tournament runs — Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek. For the first half of the final table, Jarzabek was stuck in reverse. It wasn't until five-handed play when he picked up steam. Down to a 15-big-blind stack, Jarzebek was in the big blind when a shorter stack shoved on the button and the player in the small blind called. Holding {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}, Jarzabek put his chips in the middle and looked to build up his stack against the button's {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and the small blind's {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} to give Jarzabek a pair of aces to bring him back into contention.

A deal between the final three players went down and despite being the short stack when the deal was made, Jarzabek battled back to seal the win. On the final hand, he four-bet with {A-Hearts}{7-Spades}. His opponent, "TTycho," called all-in for about 35 big blinds with {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. The board ran out {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} to secure the victory for Jarzabek.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek$83,000
*2TTycho$82,063.50
*34betUr3bet$77,000
4aleksandr274$39,042.50
5Mr. OPW$28,857.50
6FRAMEKINGS$22,067.50
7wulko333$15,27750
8punkrott$8,487.50
9BeSje$5,432

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Joao "vovo_leo" Studart (16th - $2,037), Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (49th - $1,290.10)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30712$356,000

After coming up a bit short of a Sunday Major final table earlier in the day, Dean "dean23price" Price more than broke through in the Sunday 500. He took it down outright for $64,436.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Dean "dean23price" Price$64,436
2Alexander "AlexKP" Petersen$46,280
3Run dat Game$34,710
4Rybin sergey$25,988
5Momo J5$18,334
6uaredead lol$14,774
7Big_Nemo$11,214
8d-mon-d$7,867.60
9Gmelkonyan$4,556.80

Notable Finishes: Dan "djk123" Kelly (20th - $1,708.80), Tobias "PokerNoob999" Reinkemeier (22nd - $1,780.80)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$55,323$266,150

The Bigger $55 attracted a field of 5,323, creating a prize pool of $266,150. The biggest name at the final table was Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger. Holding a short stack when the final table began, Lichtenberger made a furious comeback but ultimately finished runner-up to "pampa27."

PlacePlayerPrize
1pampa27$41,637.58
2Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger$31,006.47
3NF2AB$21,957.37
4David "[Esmone_PT]" Abreu$15,037.47
5paramio33$11,311.37
6MrWeesy$8,649.87
7Harrierz$5,988.37
8Platsch73$3,326.87
9What0ver9000$2,129.20

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,658$265,800

Another week, another smashing of the guarantee in the Bigger $109. The 2,658 entrants more than doubled the $100,000 guarantee, creating a prize pool of $265,800. Following a three-handed deal, "icedavid" defeated PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann to earn a first-place prize of $37,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1icedavid$37,000
*2Jan Heitmann$31,000
*3tormos$31,276.30
4beaneh$15,416.40
5100mile$12,758.40
6kroko 2008$10,100.40
7bangOutNow$7,442.40
8hulinada$4,784.40
9dodo765$3,349.08

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Russell "rdcrsm" Carson (18th - $1,196.10)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,384$207,600

This week's Bigger $162 drew a field of 1,384 to the virtual felt, an increase of eight players from last week. Stevan "random_chu" Chew took it down, winning $32,544.92, following a three-handed deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Stevan "random_chu" Chew$32,544.92
*2jalman69$26,820.26
*3FUN4FRASER$26,124.50
4Xyxas37$15,570
5theNERDguy$10,899
6pitaoufmg$8,823
7SKWINNER$6,747
8paxan955$4,671
9TuckYouIn$2,906.40

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Georgios "gkap13" Kapalas (29th - $539.76), Aaron "JeanGrae" McCready (30th - $539.76)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,085$217,000

Unlike many of the day's other majors, there was no deal in the Sunday 2nd Chance. In the end, "xxxALBxxx" outlasted the 1,085-player field for a $39,060 payday.

PlacePlayerPrize
1xxxALBxxx$39,060
2sosickPL$28,210
31banditpanda$21,049
4a1b2c3987$15,732.50
5William "Altrum Altus" Reynolds$10,936.80
6Naropa$8,680
7EEE27$6,510
8Ronald "ronaldgrauer" Grauer$4,340
9MikiOpasniy$2,604

Notable Finishes: Bryan "bparis" Paris (13th - $1,736), John "kleath" Leathart (14th - $1,736), Laurence "rivermanl" Houghton (17th - $1,302)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9888$287,400

The 888 entrants in the $109 Sunday Rebuy created a prize pool of $287,400. "Kihlström" defeated a tough final table, which included online tournament stars "Sirocko" and Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Kihlström$53,887.50
2Sirocko$38,799
3Thierry "BOKPOWER" van den Berg$28,740
4Alex "Assassinato"Fitzgerald$21,555
5vongericke$15,088.50
6upstrick77$12,214.50
7matusow2$9,340.50
8Artem "FaNjkEEE" Kobylynskyi$6,466.50
9Spoetter$4,052.34

Notable Finishes: Dean "dean23price" Price (20th - $1,437), Jamie "TheCronic420" Rosen (21st - $1,437)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$132,106$321,060

This week, the Sunday Storm saw an uptick in attendance, up 86 players from last week's affair. There was a heads-up deal this time around and coming out on top was "simultanka1," earning $25,0982.91.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1simultanka1$25,982.91
*2VINIVINT$21,982.91
3mthigpen947$13,484.52
4U_Balab$10,273.92
5ara202$7,063.32
6Thostyle$4,334.31
7Knitterfalte$2,969.80
8Nanu881$2,086.89
9donpin$1,460.82

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,386$138,600

The first Sunday Major of the week, the Sunday Kickoff, drew a field of 1,386 and saw a four-handed deal go down. Emerging victorious was "camikater," who took home $19,026.89.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1camikater$19,026.89
*2-t1me2sh1ne-$12,000
*3Yovengo$15,817.27
*4westmonk420$15,394.17
5What0ver9000$6,791.40
6Hasn82$5,405.40
7Vituperio$4,019.40
8NEphEws$2,633.40
9jack17_at$1,441.44

*denotes four-handed deal

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

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