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Sunday Briefing: Kenny Hallaert Wins 888 Whale, Secures Triple Crown

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  • Belgium's Kenny Hallaert continued his superb run of form by winning the 888poker $120K Gtd Whale.

Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert seems to be in the form of his life. After winning the PokerStars $1,050 Super Tuesday on Aug. 1 for more than $60,000 and the partypoker $15K Gtd Eliminator on Aug. 2, the popular Belgian secured his second PocketFives.com Triple Crown by taking down the 888poker $120,000 Whale on Sunday.

Hallaert came out on top of a 117-strong field to turn his $1,050 investment into $44,250. As this was his third victory on three different sites within seven days, Hallaert added a second Triple Crown accolade to his name. If Hallaert keeps up his current form, he should break through the $4 million in winnings barrier well before the year ends as he currently has amassed $3.8 million.

This weekend's $100,000 Mega Deep at 888poker ended in a heads-up chop between "Leqenden" and "1LevelAbove." The former finished second and collected $16,571 while the latter was crowned champion and banked a cool $17,226.

Also at 888poker, "Konrad115" won the $35,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $9,613 and Brazil's "Duchasi" turned $109 into $14,061 by triumphing in the $60,000 Sunday Challenge.

Over at PokerStars, the $215 Sunday Million ended in a three-way chop, with the final three players locking up more than $110,000 each. Finland's "Sanderssi" finished in third-place for $110,833, the United Kingdom's "diidums" bust in second-place for $118,315 and Canada's "thx4urm0n3y" emerged victorious with $168,000 to show for his victory.

Here's a look at some of the other notable winners at PokerStars from Sunday.

EventWinnerPrize
$700 Super-Sized Sundaypiet33$77,378
$215 Sunday Warm-UpCarlos "boladegude" Galvao$47,685
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHEMad4it4life$44,402
$215 Sunday SupersonicSteven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff$33,158
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLOpkrbt$25,191
$109 Sunday CooldownGwindor1$19,889
$109 Sunday KickoffBrian "bfizz11" Fite$18,648
Big $109ECEpokerkid$12,000
$109 Sunday Wrap-UpGuilherme "VinceVegaMFR" Cheveau$8,493
$109 Sunday StarterVladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy$5,807

Finally, over to partypoker where "ManniUndMats" took down the $100K Gtd Super High Roller for $52,604, which happened to be the biggest cash haul at the site over the weekend.

Another large score, namely $31,272, is now in the partypoker account of Simon "HellmuthTheGr8" Mattsson courtesy of winning the $150K Gtd High Roller, while "Irrelevant" banked $30,358 after the $250K Gtd Title Fight ended in a five-way chop.

In the $150K Gtd Main Event, it was "AntiReapCity" who was crowned champion and banked $23,500. "mateee" won the $100K Gtd Title Fight Warm Up for $22,281 and "Nikas3274" won the $50K Gtd Weigh-In PKO for $4,825.

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