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Sunday Briefing: "needdollarz" Takes Down Sunday Million

Sunday Briefing


  • Check out the biggest scores from the June 26 edition on online poker's Sunday majors.

The June 26 edition of the PokerStars Sunday Million ended in a three-way chop that saw the trio involved walk away with between $116,000 and $159,000.

Daniel "danistheking" Carter finished in third place, but scooped the second largest sum, banking $122,069.02 after deal negotiations. Runner-up "THCHunter" collected $115,999.87, while Russia’s "needdollarz" got his wish by securing a $159,387.24 payday.

The Super-Sized Sunday boasted a prize pool of $307,230, second only to the Sunday Million, with the lion's share being credited to Poland's "rudisf". He collected $29,033.50 for the win, plus an additional $9,720 in bounty payments as the tournament is a progressive knockout.

Other large scores won from PokerStars’ Sunday majors include:

  • "cily200" — winner of the Sunday Kickoff for $19,788
  • "RuckusTheJam" — winner of the Sunday Warm-Up for $49,600
  • "Some1Nebo" — winner of the Big $109 for $16,782.05
  • "Subv" — winner of the Sunday Grand for $47,444
  • "LFFF22" — winner of the Big $215 for $22,927.22
  • "ArtimanG" — winner of the Sunday Cooldown for $20,417.09
  • Slade "likely2cash" Fisher — winner of the Sunday Supersonic for $25,321.15

"hunt1986" Wins partypoker Main Event

This week’s partypoker $150,000 Main Event overlaid by almost $10,000, but "hunt1986" was not complaining as he took down the $109 buy-in tournament for $24,984.45.

Earlier in the day, "ThundrXpress" added $10,283.29 to his lifetime winnings by triumphing in the $50,000 Weigh-In tournament.

"mcgag" and "D0nKanaille_" won the$530 High Roller and $2,600 High Roller events at partypoker this weekend, bagging sizeable scores of $30,750 and $44,400, respectively. Shout to "HungarysHero" who finish fourth in the $530 and third in the $2,600 for combined scores of $30,375.

"SamSaymon" Harpoons the Whale

888poker's $100,000 Whale returned this week and saw its guarantee smashed by some $27,690. Russia's "SamSaymon" took full advantage of the large prize pool and claimed the biggest slice worth $26,112.60.

It was the Czech Republic's "Achileys34" who emerged victorious in the $100,000 Mega Deep for $22,327.80, while "s.janowski" walked away with the $16,479.75 first-place prize in the $80,000 Sunday Challenge.

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