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Sunday Briefing: "DaGoddfather" Wins Second Sunday Million Title

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  • This weekend, "DaGoddfather" won the PokerStars Sunday Million for the second time, banking $168,945.98.

Any online poker tournament player worth their salt wants to win the PokerStars Sunday Million. Not only does achieving such a feat come with a huge cash prize, but the champion also has bragging rights among peers.

In August 2011, "DaGoddfather" was part of a three-way chop in the Sunday Million before he went on to claim victory for $163,877.79. Fast forward almost five years, and he has gone and done it again, this time topping a field of 5,401 players to bank $168,945.98.

DaGoddfather's win puts him in an elite club of only nine others who have won the Sunday Million twice in the 10 years it has been running. Jesper "KipsterDK" Hougaard, and Rob "robtinnion" Tinnion are just two of the 10 double Sunday Million winners.

Jonathon "whollydflush" Prested finished in second place in this week's Sunday Million for a $125,843.30 score.

Another big winner at PokerStars this weekend was Greg "SeeYouAnte18" Chambers, who won the $1,050 Sunday Grand outright for $85,995, while Doug "dlanger610" Lang triumphed in the Sunday Warm-Up and collected $58,370.91 after a heads-up chop with "lipeabruzzi."

Some of the other sizable wins at PokerStars this Sunday included:

  • "123456987cac" — winner of the Big $162 for $6,750.73
  • Juan "Jbittar" Valadares Bittar — winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $23,967.93
  • Ty "puffinmypurp" Reiman — winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $15,312.93
  • Joao "joaoMathias" Mathias — winner of the Big $109 for $29,009.32
  • Nick "GripDsNutz" Grippo — winner of the Hot $162 for $17,097.47
  • "42ayay" — winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $42,790.30
  • "MarcJSA" — winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $15,604.23
  • "indewulf" — winner of the Hot $109 for $19,369.61
  • Adam "fishbones11" Fyshe — winner of the Big $215 for $25,029.45
  • "ElCameleonFR" — winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $26,384.68
  • Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski — winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $41,894.79
  • "Genyss13" — winner of the Hot $215 for $21,466.16

Joao Simao Wins the partypoker Super High Roller

A popular addition to the partypoker Sunday tournament offering is the $2,600 Super High Roller. This week, 77 entries were processed, almost doubling the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, and Joao “joaosimaobh” Simao won the event to scoop $52,515.17.

The $530 High Roller ended in a four-way chop this week with "FergieTime5" being the official champion and recipient of $26,052.94. Others involved in the deal, in finishing position order, were "good player" ($25,217.64), "P0L4R1C3" ($24,029.75), and "semislaktarn" ($22,610.94).

Also, "AUSS1E_FISH" won the $150,000 guaranteed Main Event for $24,384.06 and Christopher "CSWAMI99" SwamiNathan took down the $75,000 Weigh-In for $13,498.80.

Harley0617 Dominates the Sunday Brawl

Over at Full Tilt, "Harley0617" took down the Sunday Brawl, and his $6,206.23 prize was more than double that of second place thanks in part to him busting 10 players on his way to victory, which paid him $2,731.23 on top of his winnings.

Other Full Tilt winners included "MegaOlegator" who won the Sunday Major for $7,500, "Dannyfpoole" who win the T-Rex for $2,475.52, and "Bad10boy10" who is now the reigning Turbo Multi-Hundo champion, a win worth $1,920.

Brit Wins Whale-Sized Prize at 888poker

The $150,000 Whale returned to 888poker this week and was harpooned by "preyondaline." A cool $32,236.35 went to the winner, the largest score at 888poker this Sunday.

Sweden’s "govand87" secured the title of $120,000 Mega Deep champion, and banked $26,775, with "wellyxx" winning the $70,000 Sunday Crocodile for $14,430.15.

Lastly for the 888poker results and this week's Sunday Briefing, mentions to "KTBFFH89" and "chisna" who chopped the $100,000 Sunday Challenge for $16,491.90 and $14,958.10.

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