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Check Out the Sunday Majors at 888poker Including August's Big Winners

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  • Learn about the Sunday Majors at 888poker and see who finished on top in August.

  • "INSOMHIAC" and "Paeffchen" scored the biggest single tournament cashes at 888poker in August.

You're no doubt aware that the biggest day of the week for online poker tournament is Sunday, which is when every relevant online poker site host major tournaments with huge prize pools.

This is especially true at 888poker. As the world second largest real-money online poker room, 888poker not only hosts a plethora of lower buy-in tournaments with decent prize pools, but also at least two major events each and every Sunday.

As if this wasn't enough, after some weeks of very good numbers, 888poker decided to give their guarantees an extra boost - adding more cash to the guarantees already on tap.

The $100,000 Mega Deep starts off early in the day at 12:30 ET with a structure that provides hours and hours of play. This event not only features a deep-stacked structure with 10,000 starting chips and blinds increasing every 30 minutes, but also just about every week exceeds its $100,000 posted guarantee giving players a chance at a huge payday for a $200+15 buy-in.

On Saturday, Sept. 13, 888poker will run a super-sized version of their Mega Deep tournament, offering a $150,000 guarantee for the same $200+15 buy-in, giving you a lot more value for your money.

The Sunday Challenge 1R saw its $100,000 guaranteed prize pool reduced to $75,000 during the summer months due to the lower volume, but earlier this week 888poker issued a note announcing that now that grinders are getting back to their computers, they've decided to bring back the old guarantee prize pool and once again offer the same, old, nice $100,000 prize pool.

This tournament also provides great value with a deep structure and takes place later in the day at 15:35 ET. Players start out with 5,000 chips for their $82+8 buy-in and are also given the opportunity for one rebuy for an additional $90. Although many players choose to take the optional rebuy to build their stack to 10,000, the structure is slightly faster than the Mega Deep with 15-minute blinds.

Many players try to play both of the aforementioned tournaments for a fraction of the cost by qualifying via one of the many satellites tournaments running on 888poker throughout the week. Satellites for the Mega Deep start at just $2, and there are free paths including a First Depositors Challenge Freeroll for the Sunday Challenge.

Here's a look at the final table results during the month of August for the Mega Deep and Sunday Challenge.

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Aug. 2585$117,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Nicolas "PKaiser” Fierro$22,215
2doit12345$16,111
3TheGrindler$11,878
4Tudor "aSeHigh88” Purice$8,938
5klar1$6,280
6BYLIA$4,998
7OverTheTop43$3,822
8pnin.$2,646
9uarebad_lol$1,764

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Aug. 9585$117,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Paeffchen$23,159
2kpnuts134$16,796
3cosmokramr26$12,383
4Gustavo "GustavoBSOP” Henrique Monteiro da Luz$9,318
5Jon "FundMyMatiz” Spinks$6,547
6R1valdo10$5,211
7Leqenden$3,985
8PacultPeda$2,759
9John "tog_go_bog_e” Daly$1,839

$75,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$82+8Aug. 9658$85,526
PlacePlayerPrize
1PORNOKROLIK$16,074
2ejkcg$11,573
3Steven "82782345” van Zadelhoff$8,573
4Pokerz510$6,429
5Presto136$4,501
6Fukuruku$3,643
7junkaj$2,786
8Pokeraar1$1,929
94TheGlory8$1,209

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Aug. 16635$127,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1INSOMHIAC$23,990
2Alexandru "DemRadulesqu” Papazian$17,399
3Andy "wiisssppppaa” Taylor$12,827
4WestCliff26$9,652
5uarebad_lol$6,782
6Razvan "b91pit” Bordei$5,398
7LegitNit$4,128
8Felipe "mr.salgado” Salgado$2,858
9Allatiders$1,905

$75,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$82+8Aug. 16661$87,248
PlacePlayerPrize
1DerEinzahlR$16,339
2Aaron "YoureMagical” Gustavson$11,764
3hownorez$8,714
4ZeroNineee$6,536
5blindh3at$4,575
6Higor "T.R.N” Alves$3,704
7CT_Poker95$2,832
8AdrianFaz$1,961
9Presto136$1,229

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Aug. 23539$107,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1LCfish$20,374
2Me_Chupas$14,930
3Shak888$10,996
4SpitOnGraves$8,301
5LeslieGroves$5,821
6Dominic "lolnicehand” Coombe$4,582
7Eddie "Poker3ddie” Hughes$3,504
8Fabrizio "sevensense” Gonzalez$2,426
9glammc$1,649

$75,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$82+8Aug. 23661$87,248
PlacePlayerPrize
1gull314$14,344
2BezSpinki$10,403
3Fizhh$7,669
4BringItOn313$5,771
5PaKManSam$4,055
6Aaron "YoureMagical” Gustavson$3,227
7Romeopro33$2,468
8MakeToney$1,709
9thx_itakeit$1,139

The $100,000 Mega Deep

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Aug. 30595$119,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1poker_mom74$22,479
2Doughnuz$16,303
3fraallan$12,019
4Dennis "CasinoPro888” Berglin$9,044
5Jakub "ARE_U_SHURR” Wojtas$6,355
6Tomi "wellyxx” Brouk$5,058
7pelbonek$3,868
8Alexsey "APonakov” Ponakov$2,678
9yukeepplayin$1,785

$75,000 Sunday Challenge 1R

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$82+8Aug. 30664$88,970
PlacePlayerPrize
1Zbigniew1963$16,622
2paramufc$11,968
3Alex "alexdimitrov” Dimitrov$8,865
4Dominic "lolnicehand” Coombe$6,649
5Sam "sammygrinder” Grafton$4,654
6Maher43$3,768
7Pedro "gusma” Madeira$2,881
81majomf_sz$1,995
9DStanojev$1,250

*Special thanks to PocketFives.com and SharkScope for some of the data in this article.

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