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Sunday Briefing: 'mdf92' Turns $215 into $212,109 at PokerStars

Sunday Briefing
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  • More than 20,000 players bought into the Half Price Sunday Million and "mdf92" outlasted them all.

PokerStars once again saw a massive turnout for its Sunday Million tournament thanks in part to halving the $215 buy-in to $107.50. A huge field of 20,540 entries saw the $1 million guaranteed prize pool more than double to $2,054,000 of which more than $212,000 was reserved for the champion.

That champion turned out to be “mdf92” who walked away with $212,109 for his efforts. Mdf92 took full advantage of the re-entry format of the half price Sunday Million and put his second bullet to good use. The champion was joined at the final table by a host of talented players including Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov who had won the Sunday Million twice previously. Vezhenkov eventually fell in sixth place for $39,036.

Mdf92 found himself heads up with Brazil’s “ladygambiti” with a massive lead of 169 million to 36.1 million. The deficit proved too much of a gap for the Brazilian to bridge.

As usual, there were some substantial scores at PokerStars this week. Here is a pick of the best of them.

EventChampionPrize
$215 Sunday Warm-UpSpaceBonyiga$42,866
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHEAllLoot4Me$34,026
$215 Sunday Supersonicmaxyshark$27,518
$700 Super-Sized Sundayplayboy99999$27,023
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLOekziter$22,402
Big $109x_zola25$19,441
$109 Sunday Cooldownsoldado310$19,422
Big $215Stevan “random_chu” Chew$16,624
$109 Sunday Kickofflawatchi1984$15,760
Hot $109ex6tenceLV$15,230
$215 Bounty BuilderCan’tStopMee$13,098
Hot $215Joe “jcada99” Cada$12,692
$109 Bounty BuilderGioPN$10,951
Hot $162charkovsky2$9,742
$109 Sunday Wrap-Updanino655$9,150
$109 Bubble Rushramastar88$6,142
$109 Sunday Starteronlymtt748$5,456
Hot $162Kippling25$5,426
Big $162gonzar15$4,251

Over to 888poker now, where Russia’s “EvnomiYa” triumphed in the $100,000 Whale to turn $1,050 into a most impressive $31,200; the Russian defeated the United Kingdom’s “FatStacksY0” heads up to leave the Brit to collect the $20,800 consolation prize.

Argentina’s “largomen1” won the $35,000 Turbo Mega Deep for a $8,575 score, “ILoveToPlay” walked away with the $5,375 first-place prize of the $25,000 Sunday Crocodile and “DonMaxiQQ” became the $50,000 Sunday Challenge champion, collecting $11,077.

Finally, the biggest single cash at partypoker on Aug. 20 went to “dnvz23” courtesy of taking down the $250K Gtd Title Fight for $43,000. A total of 1,044 players got into the $215 buy-in tournament, which left partypoker nursing a near $42,000 overlay, an overlay that dnvz23 took full advantage of.

Some of the other notable victories at partypoker included:

EventChampionPrize
$100K Gtd Main EventBRESTLEON$20,467
$100K Gtd High RollerWWWpartyCOM$19,878
$75K Gtd Title Fight Warm Upluckyzebra$16,808
$75K Gtd High RollerBenRichards1$15,624
$35K Gtd PKO Weigh-InRedDwarf9$3,676
$20K Gtd PKO EliminatorDzmitry “Dzmitry_Urbanovic” Urbanovic$2,474

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