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Sunday Briefing: Jeff Gross Takes Third in PokerStars Sunday 500

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  • There were some huge scores in this weekend's Sunday Majors, read all about them in the Sunday Briefing.

  • PokerStars Sunday Million ends in a four-way chop.

  • Inaugural Super High Roller at partypoker smashes its guarantee.

Online poker's richest weekly tournament, the PokerStars Sunday Million, ended in a four-way chip this week, and each of the four players involved added more than $103,000 to their bankrolls.

Israel's "jerbi9999" fell in fourth place and collected $103,558.31, Germany's "MG10tze" bust in third place for $104,171.55, and his fellow countryman "konigkunde" took second for $103,564.06. The eventual champion was Australia's Nelson "FeCoNiCuZn" Maccini, who banked $166,377.34 for the victory.

Another player taking full advantage of the big Sunday prize pools was the Brazilian star "GM_Valter," who walked away with the $61,013.75 first-place prize of the Sunday 500, a result that took his lifetime online tournament winnings closer to the $4 million mark, according to

Also in that Sunday 500, Jeff "kidwhowon" Gross took third for $32,917.50, all while streaming on Twitch and attracting a couple thousand viewers to his channel.

Other large PokerStars scores this Sunday included:

  • "hunter_az533" — winner of the Sunday Kickoff for $27,872.00
  • Mike "m8675309a" Adamo — winner of the Sunday Warm-Up for $58,452.38
  • "kinder162" — winner of the Hotter $162 for $17,146.58
  • "benatias" — winner of the Bigger $109 for $35,004.02
  • Georgios "gkap13" Kapalas — winner of the Bigger $162 for $23,675.90
  • "TheGreatPike" — winner of the Sunday 2nd Chance for $34,395.00
  • "TanTanSWE" — winner of the Sunday 6-Max for $21,168.00
  • "333ball" — winner of the Sunday Supersonic for $43,421.35

Inaugural partypoker Super High Roller Smashes Guarantee

partypoker has made a number of changes to its tournament offerings of late, with one major change being the creation of a $2,600 Super High Roller event. This new tournament is scheduled to run every Sunday and was a big hit this week with the $100,000 guarantee being smashed by some $242,500 after 137 entries created a $342,500 prize pool.

"WinYourFears99" was the last player standing and collected $78,775, with "MrWhippy124" being the runner-up for $54,800.

The player known as "Cri.du.Chat" was crowned the $150,000 Guaranteed Main Event champion, an accolade coming with a $24,984.45 prize this week, while "OurodeTolo" won the $150,000 High Roller for a sizeable score of $40,328.75.

"yolosnap" took down the $50,000 Guaranteed Weigh-In, turning $109 into $14,190.63.

Full Tilt Sunday Major Chopped

The Full Tilt Sunday Major saw 197 players exchange $250 for the chance of glory, but it was "abduladarula" and "McNallyville" who grabbed the most of that by chopping the remaining prize pool when they were heads-up. The former banked $8,548.22, with the latter claiming $8,205.65.

Canada’s "RedPantRed" walked away with $5,993.45, including almost $2,600 of bounty payments, after winning the Sunday Brawl.

$150,000 Whale Gets Harpooned

This week saw the return of the $150,000 Whale at 888poker, and the bi-weekly tournament beat its guarantee by $29,670. Two British players finished first and second in "duchasp4rati" and "hammy261", securing paydays of $34,766.14 and $26,052.15, respectively.

It was Finland's "CoconuTreee" who finished on top of the $120,000 Mega Deep, his reward a princely $26,974.50 while "wallymatera," "Boogleman," and "Aponakov" chopping the $100,000 Sunday Challenge to win between $14,500.50 and $17,404.23.

With the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars and the $7.8 million guaranteed Powerfest coming up at partypoker soon, there are plenty of opportunities for online poker tournament specialists to win big.

As always, PokerNews will bring you the news of those massive scores when they happen.

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