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Sunday Briefing: Brazil's 'Drudz777' Wins the Sunday Million

Sunday Briefing
  • "Drudz777" won the PokerStars Sunday Million this week and banked $133,595 after a heads-up deal.

A field of 5,219 players took to the PokerStars virtual felt on April 23 for the latest edition of the $215 Sunday Million, which meant the $1 million guarantee was surpassed by $25,800. The lion’s share of the prize pool, namely $261,840, went to the final two players in the tournament after they agreed to a deal when the tournament was in its final throes.

Finland’s “mahmuttt88” was the second-place finisher in the Sunday Million this weekend and netted himself $128,245 after the aforementioned deal. Second-place was originally set at $107,974 so the deal banked him almost $21,000 more than was on the payout sheet.

The eventual champion was “Drudz777” who hails from Brazil. Thanks to the deal, Drudz777 added $133,595 to his PokerStars account when the tournament ended at 09:46 CET on April 24.

Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars this Sunday included:

  • “neXOTa” – winner of the $109 Sunday Starter for $6,539
  • Zachary “Zachattak13” Korik – winner of the Big $162 for $4,727
  • “S3d3m2” – winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $17,800
  • “Face333X” – winner of the Hot $162 for $7,293
  • “1mDonuts” – winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $13,690
  • “ex6tenceLV” – winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $53,438
  • Chris “Moorman1” Moorman – winner of the $215 Weekender for $7,935
  • “ludako123” – winner of the Big $109 for $24,769
  • “lbd.pkr” – winner of the Hot $162 for $15,335
  • “Rebel FishAK” – winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $40,731
  • “Nasstrom” – winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $16,112
  • “TheFan83” – winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $9,537
  • “Jonxlafamix” – winner of the Hot $109 for $9,481
  • “airlewis” – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE for $55,493
  • “KumariOy” – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $31,415
  • “Ticiz” – winner of the Big $215 for $26,199
  • “Talibaf” – winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $23,087
  • Sebastian “Pauli elTopo” Pauli – winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $29,000
  • Ariel “ArielBahia” Celestino – winner of the Hot $215 for $19,817
  • “Yattago” – winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $9,782

The biggest prize at partypoker this Sunday went to “Kar98k” after taking down the $300,000 Gtd Title Fight tournament for a cool $50,790. Another large cash, one weighing in at $28,290, was awarded to “virophage” after winning the $150,000 Gtd Main Event in the early hours of Monday morning.

Sam “Sammy_squid” Grafton continued in his rich vein of form by securing the $34,549 first-place prize in the $150,000 Gtd High Roller, “hitaremchok” triumphed in the $100,000 Gtd High Roller for $26,665 and “RosszRaccoon” won the $26,418 top prize of the $100,000 Gtd Title Fight Warm-Up.

Also at partypoker, “onehundredeyes,” “Makemineadouble” and “Compagnacci” chopped the $100,000 Gtd Super High Roller for scores of $34,142, $33,830 and $33,301, respectively. In the $50,000 Gtd Turbo High Roller, “SiguiendoElFlow” came out on top and banked $13,406.

Over at 888poker, “bigblindbets” walked away with the $19,350 winner’s prize in the $100,000 Baby Whale and “888pruha” won the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $8,944. There were also victories for “Avskedad” in the $50,000 Sunday Crocodile and for Ewald “HUEHUAHUEHUA” Mahr Olivera in the $80,000 Sunday Challenge which were worth $11,139 and $15,580.

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