Sunday Briefing: 'Xavi666' Wins Almost $1.1 Million

Sunday Million
  • Panama's 'Xavi666' won the special edition Sunday Million. He started with $215.

PokerStars ran its 11th Anniversary special of the Sunday Million this weekend, which boasted of a $10 million guaranteed prize pool for only a $215 buy-in. Not only was the guarantee hit, the 55,835 entries were playing for a massive $11,167,000.

Germany’s “Jack17444” fired two bullets at the Sunday Million but was the unfortunate soul who burst the bubble, falling in 9,207th place. His elimination meant everyone else was in the money and had locked up at least $326.07.

By the time the nine-handed final table was reached, the minimum prize anyone was taking home weighed in at an impressive $78,086. Zac “RTAPEX” Vigar collected this sum and was followed to the rail by fellow Australian “NormyDozer,” a player who re-entered twice and banked $108,601.

Seventh place and $151,042 went to “v0nder” before the last remaining British player, Peter “peter804” Thompson, bust in sixth place for a bankroll-boosting $210,069.

Another player, “girafganger,” had fired multiple shots at this event but fell in fifth place for $292,163 while Columbia’s “gabito h261” secured a $406,341 payday by finishing in fourth place.

Each of the final three players were guaranteed more than half a million dollars, yet there was no deal struck. “TranBrothers” of Vietnam ended the tournament in third place and locked up a $565,140 score, leaving Sweden’s “Mouzen” and “Xavi666” of Panama to lock horns heads up.

At 10:39 a.m. BST, Xavi666 eliminated Mouzen in second place to be crowned Sunday Million 11th Anniversary champion, an accolade worth a gigantic $1,093,204; Mouzen banked $785,999 which will no doubt ease the pain of being runner-up.

Sunday Million 11th Anniversary Final Table Results

4“gabito h261”Columbia$406,341
6Peter “peter804” ThompsonUnited Kingdom$210,069
9Zac “RTAPEX” VigarAustralia$78,086

There were some other substantial tournament cashes at PokerStars on April 2:

  • “DarKTeodoR” – winner of the $109 Sunday Starter for $5,687
  • “girafganger7” – winner of the Big $162 for $4,959
  • “Geshpanec538” – winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $19,695
  • Niklas “Lena900” Astedt – winner of the Hot $162 for $7,235
  • “ddonkat” – winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $18,181
  • “Nacho124441” – winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $68,455
  • Pascal “Paffchen” Hartmann – winner of the $215 Weekender for $8,954
  • Marian “adkaf” Fridich – winner of the Big $109 for $30,000
  • Fabiano “Kovalski1” Kovalski – winner of the Hot $162 for $18,273
  • “ModzillaPL” – winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $49,474
  • “ViDss” – winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $19,993
  • Michael “pur3decided” Humphrey – winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $12,114
  • Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche – winner of the Hot $109 for $25,285
  • “iamivar” – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE for $59,507
  • Dario “Secret_M0d3” Sammartino – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $34,455
  • “purplflowerz” – winner of the Big $215 for $32,846
  • “chips4champ” – winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $21,247
  • Dimitar “trionojnika” Yosifov – winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $50,117
  • “prebz” – winner of the Hot $215 for $25,620
  • “sonmonedas” – winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $13,644

Over at 888poker, Sweden’s Jerry “perrymejsen” Odeen won the $120,000 Whale and turned $600 into a wallet-filling $29,116. Another Swede, Johannes “Trollkonst8” Korsar, won the $130,000 Mega Deep for a cool $28,882.

The Russian player “89rhino89” won the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $9,079, “kabotajoe” triumphed in the $60,000 Sunday Crocodile for $13,138, “pokerfan77” took down the $25,000 Sunday Tornado for $6,149 and “V.BlomFan60” walked away with $8,428 after winning the $30,000 Sunday Lightning 6-Max.

Lastly, for the 888poker results at least, Canada’s “edbtzuk” claimed the $17,392 top prize in the $80,000 Sunday Challenge.

While PokerStars was running its $10 million Sunday Million, partypoker hosted a $1 million guaranteed edition of its Title Fight tournament. A total of 4,033 entries meant partypoker had to nurse an overlay of $193,400 but Nicolas “JokerzFull” Fierro didn’t care because he was the last man standing and walked away with $153,820.

Before Fierro banked a huge prize, “WaWaDa” triumphed in the $40,000 Gtd. Drago for $8,404, “anthal” won the $100,000 Gtd. High Roller for $22,975, “PatKlebs” won the $100,000 Gtd. Title Fight Warm-Up for $31,429 and “Th3K1D_M8” secured the $5,315 first-place prize of the $50,000 Gtd. Weigh-In.

Also at partypoker, “MechCorta” won the $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller and scooped $50,221, British star Sam “Sammy_squid” Grafton turned $530 into $26,260 by winning the $150,000 Gtd. High Roller, William “Hellzito” Arruda outlasted a field of 2,152 in the $150,000 Gtd. Main Event for $31,708 and “chadi6969” won the $50,000 Gtd. PKO Eliminator for $6,348.

Wrapping up the Sunday Briefing for another week are the wins by “PhileasFogg” in the $50,000 Gtd Turbo High Roller worth $14,270, by “ex6tence” who took down the $25,000 Gtd Clubber for $4,823 and by partypoker ambassador Joao “soaosimaobh” Simao who won the $25,000 Gtd. High Roller for $11,161.

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