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Sunday Briefing: Kenny “LoneHixx” Hicks Wins Sunday Million; Weisner Wins Sunday 500

Kenny Hicks


  • Kenny Hicks won the PokerStars Sunday Million for $133,405.

  • Melanie Weisner won the PokerStars Sunday 500 for $53,148.

  • Jonathan Karamalikis took down the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic for $47,385.

There was a familiar name at the top of the PokerStars Sunday Million results page this weekend, as Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks outlasted a tough field of 5,727 to get his hands a six-figure prize.

Hicks emerged triumphant in the early hours of Monday morning, doing so with $133,405.67 to show for his victory. His prize could have been more substantial, but a deal was struck with four players remaining in the $215 buy-in event.

The deal involved, in the order they were eliminated, Sweden"s “slayertompa" ($100,420.20), Norway's "JanekJorgman" ($135,141.73), and Russia's "_m0ney2_89" ($97,384.80).

Amazingly, Hicks went on to finish second in the Sunday Kickoff on PokerStars for an additional $21,612 to make it an even more amazing weekend for him.

Germany's "XingsMaster" also had a profitable Sunday thanks to taking down the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars for a cool $74,828.91, while Canada's "StackedOff" secured a $39,217.50 payday by winning the Sunday Rebuy, also on PokerStars.

There were more Canadian flags at the top of several other PokerStars Sunday majors, with "ctecstron'my" winning the Bigger $109 for $37,920 and Melanie "Callisto 5" Weisner walking away with $53,148.75, after a heads-up chop, in the Sunday 500. Both of those events were also part of the PokerStars offering.

Other big PokerStars wins included:

  • "Busyman919" who won the Sunday Kickoff for $28,816.65
  • "Elay99" who won the Bigger $162 for $23,400
  • "EvnomiYa" who won the Sunday 2nd Chance for $37,404
  • "bah23" who won the Sunday 6-Max for $20,655.18
  • Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamalikis who won the Sunday Supersonic for $47,385.42

FTOPS Continues on Full Tilt

Over at Full Tilt, the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) continued with two more high-stakes tournaments.

FTOPS Event #16 was a $250 buy-in, $125,000 guaranteed affair attracting 596 entries. Topping them all, after a three-way chop, was "ll LIKE A G6 ll" of the Czech Republic who scooped $20,736.57. Also part of that chop were Peter "Belabacsi" Traply ($21,965.34) and the UK's "Rikki MacK" ($12,914.72).

FTOPS Event #17, a $100 buy-in, one-rebuy, one-add on turbo six-max tournament saw its $30,000 guarantee almost doubled, with the lion's share of the prize pool, $13,969.17 to be exact, now nestled in the Full Tilt account of Ireland's "Cumin At Me Bro."

Diotte Has Himself a Party

As Hicks did earlier at PokerStars, Anthony "muchofkingusto" Diotte helped himself to a major win and final table at partypoker. First, Diotte won Powerfest #39, a $50,000 guaranteed tournament, for $8,000. He then followed that up with a sixth-place finish in the $150,000 Guaranteed Main Event for an additional $6,460.

"oops86" took down the Main Event for a welcome addition of $27,420.80 to his bankroll.

A similar-sized score was had by "TheRepoMan86" in the $150,000 Guaranteed High Roller, winning $28,057.80.

"JohnyK91" Wins the Baby Whale

Completing the Sunday Briefing for another week are the biggest results from 888poker, where Greece's "JohnyK91" won the $100,000 Baby Whale for $26,334 after beating the UK's Mat "checktrap11" Cuthbertson heads-up. Cuthbertson received $19,404.

Russia's "Mr_Yuve" claimed top honors in the $120,000 Mega Deep, capturing $27,304.80, with "IWant2Gamble" adding $12,616.20 to his lifetime winnings courtesy of a victory in the $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep.

Last, but not least, a mention of Sweden's "Eljseijs" for his victory in the $100,000 Sunday Challenge for a $20,476.30 score.

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