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The Sunday Briefing: Fierro, Dion, Hallaert, and Hicks Make Final Tables

Nico Fierro

With the World Series of Poker in the rear-view mirror, online-poker Sunday's usual numbers are making a comeback. Among those who posted final table finishes this weekend were Yann "yadio" Dion, Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert, Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks, and Nico "PKaiser" Fierro. The biggest prize of the weekend, $168,360.86, went to "FONBET_RULIT" for winning the Sunday Million.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$155,986$1,197,200

Jesper "KipsterDK" Hougaard (14th - $5,147.96), Benn "risk2Dupside" Skender (32nd - $2,514.12), and Kevin "kev19" Tanner (51st - $2,095.10) were among those who made deep runs in the Sunday Million.

As for the winner, with about a 2:1 chip lead in heads-up play, "FONBET_RULIT" min-raised on the button. "Leqenden" three-bet shoved from the big blind for about 20 big blinds holding {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}, "FONBET_RULIT" called with {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and it was off to the races. The board rolled out {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, offering no help to "Leqenden" and securing the victory for "FONBET_RULIT."

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

PlacePlayerPrize
*1FONBET_RULIT$168,360.86
*2Leqenden$154,886.02
3EMPTY1SEAT$96,973.20
4NNNQQQ$67,222.78
5rajako$50,282.40
6NoHayMiedo*$38,310.40
7GulMåndag$26,338.40
8TerjePower18$14,965
9CHINESE30$9,338.16

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$152,815$563,000

Several notable players made deep runs in the Sunday Warm-Up. Niki “RealAndyBeal” Jedlicka (12th - $3,518.75), Marty "TheLipoFund" Mathis (19th - $1,548.25), and Tom "tollgate" Grigg (29th - $1,351.20) each finished a bit short of the final table, while Yann "yadio" Dion made it and finished in ninth place for $4,785.50. Earning the win, though, was Rafael "rmpvieira" Vieira for $88,672.50.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
1Rafael "rmpvieira" Vieira$88,672.50
2Olorionek$66,152.50
3JohnyK91$47,292
4MathPok$32,372.50
5VandaVanda$24,490.50
6ADRIANOARHS$18,860.50
7Tomascibak$13,230.50
8Showtime43$7,611.76
9Yann "yadio" Dion$4,785.50

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30754$377,000

Two of the most notable Kennys in online poker made the final table of the Sunday 500 as Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert and Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks finished in third and fourth place, respectively. Besting them, and the entire field, was "mbiessek" for $68,237.

PlacePlayerPrize
1mbiessek$68,237
2Rigoletto$49,010
3Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert$36,757.50
4Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks$27,521
5faithless$19,415,50
6joaommr$15,645.50
7dadwiec$11,875.50
8SilverSurfR1$8,331.70
9aramesko$4,825.60

Notable Finishes: Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins (25th - $1,809.60)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9849$279,900

We don't know a lot about Australian online player "Wage N Warz,", however a second straight appearance at the $109 Sunday Rebuy final table has grabbed our attention. After finishing last week in fourth place, this week the Aussie earned a fifth-place finish. "Chaesi" defeated Alex "AlexKP" Petersen to earn the triumph and more than $52,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Chaesi$52,481.25
2Alex "AlexKP" Petersen$37,786.50
3Bumi3$27,990
4Luigi da BP$20,992.50
5Wage N Warz$14,694.75
6WhEDa$11,895.75
7FacisTT$9,096.75
8Dadddumufff$6,297.75
9jacksonroble$3,946.59

Notable Finishes: Giuseppe "Ansgar2000" Pantaleo (27th - $1,399.50), Mathew "MatFrankland" Frankland (30th - $1,147.59)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,627$262,700

A heads-up deal took place in the Bigger $109 that saw "meteze" outlast Fabio "binhoeiji" Eiji for the title of champion. Sunday Warm-Up final tablist Yann "yadio" Dion made a deep run here, as well, finishing in 11th place for $1,707.55.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1meteze$37,197.85
*2Fabio "binhoeiji" Eiji$31,174,60
3GS_LT$22,329.50
4grigorq77$15,367.95
5Thielon123$11,690.15
6Gruaiggorm$9,063.15
7PizzicatoXev$6,436.15
8Kabira$3,809.15
9m8675309a$2,232.95

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,463$219,450

A heads-up chop took place in the Bigger $162 with the official victory going to Sweden's "claffit01."

PlacePlayerPrize
*1claffit01$31,820.51
*2mwnnj$31,820.51
3MarxVanCrazy$20,299.12
4NOBMERLIN$14,922.60
5Stavros "IDOLLS" Kalfas$10,753.05
6SRIMATAJI$8,558,55
7twomountains$6,364.05
8THE CUBE$4,169.55
9pupon$2,260.33

*denotes heads-up chop

Notable Finishes: James "Asprin1" Akenhead (19th - $877.80)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,171$234,200

Online notable Nico "PKaiser" Fierro posted a solid showing in the Sunday 2nd Chance, but fell a bit short of first place with a fourth-place showing worth $16,862.40. Following a heads-up deal, "DjDanielLem" came away with the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1DjDanielLem$37,547
*2LetsFlipIt$34,656.86
3pustelga$22,483.20
4Nico "PKaiser" Fierro$16,862.40
5badblood1$11,710
6megafish_rus$9,368
7tassen1$7,026
8Bandano$4,684
9marktb$2,810.40

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Luke "Bananazoo" Chiciak (23rd - $1,030.48), Veronica "Princesa" Dabul (26th - $1,030.48)

PokerStars Sunday Storm Special Edition (MicroMillions-097) ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$141,717$417,170

The Sunday Storm saw an attendance boost this week since it was a part of the MicroMillions. Emerging from massive 41,717-player field was "jeffezaa", earning more than $33,513.29 for the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1jeffezaa$33,513.29
*2Umek300$25,706.56
3Bamibal1$16,219.56
42cool4any1$12,957.30
5lofty880$9,720.06
60verc00ked$6,482.82
7PeterPanse$4,501.26
8! DOIIIING !$3,062.02
9se-god$1,802.17

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,371$137,100

Getting things going this week was "6Thor6," who took down the Sunday Kickoff, earning nearly $22,902.66 in the process.

PlacePlayerPrize
16Thor6$22,902.66
2el_Nun0$16,726.20
3VipCucka$12,613.20
4KLOPINA$9,322.80
5teo96$6,717.90
6pbychkov$5,346.90
7tabzzy$3,975.90
8Kommunizm14$2,604.90
9$trateGema$1,425.84

Notable Finishes: Zach "HustlerGrune" Gruneberg (19th - $548.40)

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