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Sunday Briefing: Ben “Ben86” Tollerene Wins the Sunday Grand

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  • Ben "Ben86" Tollerene won the PokerStars Sunday Grand NLHE for $62,457.85.

Ben “Ben86” Tollerene was one of the big winners this Sunday after taking down the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE tournament at PokerStars for $62,457.85.

Tollerene, who has been involved in a war of words with fellow high stakes guru Doug Polk, let his poker do the talking this weekend as he navigated his way through the 332-strong field, which included the likes of Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo, Chun Lei “SamRostan” Zhou and David “DonkCommitted” Miscikowski. That's when he got his hands on the star-studded tournament’s $62,457.85 first-place prize.

In the pot-limit Omaha edition of the $1,050 Sunday Grand, Tollerene finished in seventh place to add $8,768.03 to his PokerStars account; Germany’s “pantau77” walked away with the $38,656.96 first-place prize.

Some of the other Sunday champions at PokerStars this week included:

  • “highblaze” – winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $20,862.33
  • “42ayay” – winner of the Hot $162 for $6,916.93
  • “monzemann” – winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $15,348.03
  • “profit76” – winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $59,897.82
  • “TATOAAA” – winner of the $215 Weekender for $11,626.30
  • “adistakos83” – winner of the Big $109 for $28,336.85
  • Rafael “GM_VALTER” Moraes – winner of the Hot $162 for $15,837.41
  • “andersbisse” – winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $38,555.37
  • “NeedBeat” – winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $16,009.82
  • “JNETS” – winner of the $215 Sunday Million for $127,510.13
  • Ariel “ArielBahia” Celestino – winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $11,258.47
  • “ludako123” – winner of the Hot $109 for $20,716.94
  • Ferdi “ferdi123zzz” Ciorabai – winner of the Big $215 for $27,654.16
  • “ArdiVa” – winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $17,330.33
  • “GTGAO” – winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $36,687.88
  • Ramon “ZeDoBlefe11” Sorgatto – winner of the Hot $215 for $19,640.72
  • “phatlat” – winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $9,676.75

The biggest prize at partypoker this Sunday went to “ImagineKing” who defeated “omaha4rollz” heads up in the $2,600 Super High Roller for a cool $50,250. Partypoker’s other high roller, a $530 buy-in with a $200,000 guarantee, was won by “Nicholas_Brody” who banked an impressive $43,793.75.

“Colette1986” took down the $109 Main Event for $26,322.85 and finished fourth in the $530 6-Max Turbo for an additional $5,397.50 in the tournament won by partypoker ambassador Patrick “tiote22” Leonard for $15,996.04.

Two other big results at partypoker went the way of “ElGranArceda” and “DieguiitO” who won the $109 NL Hold’em Rebuy and the $109 Weigh-In for $9,868.50 and $23,485.25, respectively.

Across to 888poker where Poland’s “dulek_jason” and Sweden’s “Avsledad” dealt heads up in the $120,000 Whale before the latter finished second for $30,086.08 and the former was crowned champion despite winning the lesser amount of $26,796.99.

Germany’s “IvanoBalic2” emerged victorious in the $100,000 Mega Deep for a $26,644.20 score, with “jba888” winning the $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $9,061.73. “Jupp_shippts” took down the $40,000 Sunday Crocodile for $13,452. Completing the Sunday Briefing for another week is “whyfloatme” who won the $60,000 Sunday Challenge, turning $90 into $16,851.37.

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