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Sunday Briefing: Matas Cimbolas Wins the PokerStars Sunday 500

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  • Matas Cimbolas and Chris Hunichen won PokerStars Sunday Majors this weekend. Find out which in the Sunday Briefing.

It may have been Easter Sunday for some on March 27, but that did not stop thousands of poker players from trying their luck in online poker’s biggest weekly tournaments.

One player whose decision to grind online paid off was Lithuanian star Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas, who walked away with the title of Sunday 500 champion on PokerStars, a result that earned him $51,780.46 after a three-handed deal.

Also part of that deal were Brazil's "nicofellow" ($56,180.65) and Russia's "StaceOP" ($44,817.89). The United Kingdom's Peter "Se7enTr3y" Akery finished fourth for $27,302.00.

The biggest cash of the day went to Sao Paulo's Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio, who topped a field of 7,124 players in the Sunday Million. Otavio scooped the massive $213,724.92 after defeating Canada's "extragloves" heads up, leaving the Canadian to collect the $157,255.17 consolation prize.

Other champions in PokerStars' Sunday majors included:

  • Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen — winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $26,953.64
  • "miki21221" — winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $58,000.00
  • Fernando Vianna "fviana" da Costa — winner of the $109 Sunday Rebuy for $37,214.10
  • "s-trans" — winner of The Bigger $109 for $35,145.35
  • Brian "bg_atlanta" Ganon — winner of The Bigger $162 for $30,625.93
  • "42ayay" — winner of the $215 Sunday 2nd Chance for $39,846.33
  • "GadMO" — winner of the $162 Sunday 6-Max for $23,404.17
  • "beukie555" — winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $46,944.90

Mackoff Brawls His Way To the Top On Full Tilt

Over at Full Tilt, Jonas "donut604" Mackoff busted 11 opponents on his way to winning the Sunday Brawl, taking his total winnings for the tournament to $6,444.93, while Australia's Matt "rocky2810" Wakeman walked away with the $10,422.79 first-place prize in the Sunday Major.

Three Big Wins On 888poker

The three biggest tournaments at 888poker this Sunday paid out their champions a combined $74,189.40.

"kiskutya23" won the $100,000 Sunday Challenge for $18,337.70, with "breeth" winning the $100,000 Baby Whale for $27,189.00. The third big score went to "joker2006," who won the $120,000 Mega Deep for $28,662.70.

Marci Closes the Deal On partypoker

Completing the Sunday Briefing this week are the results enjoyed at partypoker. Although the Powerfest series ended last week, there were still some large prize pool played for at partypoker on Sunday.

The $50,000 Weigh-in saw a $68,800 prize pool, with $11,579.04 of that amount going to "DieguiitO", while the $150,000 Guaranteed Main Event broke the guarantee by $12,700, much to the delight of "Cocadas88" who turned his $109 into $28,846.71.

Lastly, Maszat "SaintJust_" Marci won the $150,000 Guaranteed High Roller in the early hours of Monday morning to add $35,295.00 to his bankroll.

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