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Sunday Briefing: 'Tomati25' Wins Half-Price Sunday Million at PokerStars

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  • Check out the biggest online poker tournament results from partypoker, PokerStars and 888poker on Aug. 13.

This weekend’s PokerStars Sunday Million saw its buy-in halved to a more affordable $107.50, yet the guaranteed prize pool remained at $1 million. By the time late registration closed, 18,747 players and an additional 3,545 re-entries had created a prize pool weighing in at $2,229,200.

The tournament took 13 hours to whittle the huge field down to the final table of nine and a further two hours for those nine to be reduced to the last player standing. The champion turned out to be "Tomati25" who walked away with a cool $228,754 after a 121-hand heads-up battle with the United Kingdom’s "Duraircwb."

Tomati25 went into the heads-up battle with a commanding lead and turned down a potential deal early into the match. It looked like that plan was going to backfire because Duraircwb won the next 12 pots before claiming the lead for himself.

Eventually, after flopping the nuts with {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, Tomati25 retook the lead and when Duraircwb moved all-in for 20.4 million chips with {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, Tomati25 instantly called with {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}. The five community cards fell {10-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Tomati25 took down the PokerStars Sunday Million.

Here's a look at of the other notable victories at PokerStars on Sunday.

EventChampionPrize
$215 Sunday Warm-Upelmerixx$46,983
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHEth'Kick$44,987
$700 Super-Sized SundayAlisson "heyalisson" Piekazewicz$36,410
$215 Sunday SupersonicTranBrothers$32,823
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLOanti-durrr$28,326
Big $109h.dogui$19,926
Big $215Carlos "Carloss86" Saguier$19,917
$109 Sunday KickoffAbziikzn$18,057
$109 Sunday CooldownSBGstyle$17,390
Hot $215panamara888$16,553
Hot $109bah23$16,008
$215 Bounty Builderrazvqq$14,719
$109 Bounty Builderuwinho312$14,525
Hot $162WATnlos$12,602
$109 Sunday Wrap-UpSamuel "SamuelBT" Tsehai$9,381
$109 Bubble RushRegis "capotinha' Kogler$6,895
Hot $162Tanveer "T_DOT_D" Dhanjal$6,306
Big $162eijseijs$4,878
$109 Sunday Starterbernardc$4,489

Over at partypoker, Andras "probirs" Nemeth triumphed in the $100K Gtd Super High Roller, a tournament with a $2,600 buy-in. Sixty-two players took to the felt this week to generate a $155,000 prize pool, the lion’s share ($55,279) of which is now nestled in probirs' account.

A similarly-sized score was enjoyed by "MARADONA88777" courtesy of winning the $250,000 Gtd Title Fight. A field of 1,362 ponied up the $215 buy-in to smash the guarantee by $27,400. MARADONA88777 walked away with $46,117 for his victory.

Here's a look at some of the other winners at partypoker:

EventChampionPrize
$109 Main EventBlocs$27,717
$530 High Roller ($150K Gtd)Conor "ADRIEN_BRODY" Beresford$27,420
$215 Title Fight Warm Upsamyboyt6969$24,574
$530 High Roller ($100K Gtd)Dennis "DBerglin" Berglin$21,971
$109 Weigh-Ingermaxi$4,759
$109 ClubberMW4AH$4,467
$215 EliminatorLCF_OKG_15$3,609

Finally, over to 888poker where "polarizedOMG" won the $100,000 Baby Whale for $19,845 and "Odyseus58" took down the $100,000 Mega Deep for $19,000.

Also at 888poker, "germaxi" won the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep for a $9,526 score, “KURDEdersim” walked away with the $6,450 first-place prize of the $30,000 Sunday Crocodile and "uR4iseM3Up" won the $60,000 Sunday Challenge for a $13,167 addition to his bankroll.

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