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Sunday Briefing: Sam Grafton Wins the Sunday Grand

Sam Grafton
  • Sam Grafton was among the big winners in the weekend's Sunday Majors.

  • Chris Hunichen reached the final table of three PokerStars Sunday tournaments.

Popular British grinder Sam “SamSquid” Grafton helped himself to his fourth largest online poker tournament cash on March 27 when he took down the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE at PokerStars for $52,633.

Grafton outlasted 275 opponents on his way to securing the huge prize, coming out on top of a final table that also featured Igor “IgorKurganov” Kurganov, Aaron “AaronBeen” Been, Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert and Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen, the latter finishing third for $29,112.

Hunichen added $39,982 in prize money and $11,746 to that princely sum by being the last player standing in the $700 Super-Sized Sunday, then won $14,152 by finishing fifth in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for a remarkable set of results.

Some of the other victories at PokerStars included:

  • Sebastian “DSMaverick” Delorean - winner of the $109 Sunday Starter for $5,837
  • “Duke672778” - winner of the Big $162 for $4,969
  • “PalomoBuchon” - winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $19,501
  • “bluto357” - winner of the Hot $162 for $7,148
  • “EL GRAN TORO” - winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $15,887
  • “darius8989” - winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $52,953
  • Benjamin “lulDocuments” Lukas - winner of the $215 Weekender for $8,040
  • “3NEP” - winner of the Big $109 for $22,400
  • “GiVeMeBaLLs” - winner of the Hot $162 for $14,730
  • “DSmunichlife” - winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $15,704
  • “MedStudent91” - winner of the $215 Sunday Million for $152,454
  • “NEWFlat” - winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $9,165
  • “DeLaBijen” - winner of the Hot $109 for $18,509
  • Mayu “marroca5” Roca Uribe - winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $28,756
  • “fishbones11” - winner of the Big $215 for $25,213
  • “TakiToRivers” - winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $23,112
  • “LosJanosTata” - winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $34,998
  • “ex6tenceLV” - winner of the Hot $215 for $18,614
  • Alfred “Kzzon” Karlsson - winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $9,506

Over at partypoker, “PhileasFogg” won the $2,600 Super High Roller and banked an impressive $52,604. “Roman883444444” triumphed in the $300,000 Gtd Title Fight and turned $215 into $48,300.

At this weekend’s $150,000 Gtd Main Event, “Brttyy” outlasted 1,646 players to win $26,085 and “gregOorOowicz” won the $150K Gtd High Roller, walking away with $35,753.

In the Title Fight Warm-Up, a $215 buy in event with a $100,000 guarantee, “poker381984” won $25,596. “TorTor2012” took down the $100K Gtd High Roller for $25,182. “k2Schogori” won the $50K Gtd Eliminator for $5,273 and Andreas “bushuset” Berggren triumphed in the $50K Gtd Weigh-In for a $4,800 bankroll boost.

At 888poker, “B_thebenlar” walked away with the $25,012 first-place prize of the $120,000 Mega Deep, “rafasdad” banked the $8,957 top prize of the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep and Germany’s “luckyr1ver” won the $50,000 Sunday Crocodile and its $11,801 first-place prize.

Sweden’s “cuadrado12” triumphed in the $25,000 Sunday Tornado and secured a $5,633 payout, while “Graftekkel” and Yordan “YordanPetrov” Petrov chopped the $80,000 Sunday Challenge and won $13,185 and $14,318, respectively.

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