Sunday Briefing: Half-Price Sunday Million Creates Huge Turnout

Sunday Million

PokerStars reduced the buy-in for the Sunday Million from $215 to $107.50 on Dec. 10 and it proved a popular move with a staggering 18,973 players buying in, which created a $1,897,300 prize pool.

Some 3,140 players received prize money for the efforts, with the likes of Adrienne “talonchick” Rowsome, Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier, Rafael “GM_VALTER” Moraes, Rafael “zugzwang16” Porzecanski, Tom “hitthehole” Middleton and Dara “SlowDoke” O’Kearney reaching the money places, with the latter falling in 12th place for $9,368.

Everyone at the final table was guaranteed $13,142 and that was the sum “just_two_ace” collected for busting in ninth. The Russian player was followed to the sidelines by “longbreath”, “jagdtreiba”, “Ticiz”, “Killuckkk”, and “roddc”.

Third-place went to Sweden’s “mamamamama70” who had reached the final table of the Super Tuesday in October. The Swede fell in third place when his ace-deuce was beaten by a seven-high straight made by Brazil’s “SitPro2011”.

SitPro2011 ran out a worthy winner when Malta-based “Kelevrafckj” moved all-in for 15 big blinds with ace-deuce and SitPro2011 called with ten-seven of clubs. SitPro2011 improved to a pair of tens on the flop and his hand remained best to send his opponent to the rail in second place.

Sunday Million Final Table Results


Some of the other big wins at PokerStars on Dec. 10 included:

$530 Bounty Builder High Rollerjonybulan$61,097*
$2,100 Sunday High Rollerflong78$47,398
$215 Sunday Warm-UpB0neShaker$39,514
$215 Bounty BuilderNorbert “wantme1234” Berent$33,554*
Sunday 500hello_totti$28,921
$109 Bounty BuilderMarius “mariusas91” Daniel$28,199*
$215 Sunday SupersonicAlex “dynoalot” Difelice$27,830
Bigger $109Sr.Rouquinho$25,270
Bigger $215UltimoRJ$20,587
Hotter $109germaxi$18,825
Hotter $215Saquird$18,225
$109 Sunday KickoffRomans “RovoDice” Voitovs$15,500
$109 Sunday CooldownMachadada RS$14,605
$530 Omania High RollerAlex “Ahhh Is It?” Lindop$13,413
$215 NLO8 Sunday Supersonicvrash21$8,047
Hotter $162koquito5$7,003
$109 OmaniaMarco “Salsicha” Alves$6,833
$215 Triple ThreatDaniAnnaLevi$6,740
$109 Sunday Wrap-UpTim “TTWIST” Kelly$6,705
$109 Bubble RushCoolhandluke83$5,741
$109 Sunday Starterread me pro$5,500
Bigger $162Sinorelo$5,140

*includes bounty payments

Big Scores at partypoker

“Dreamlivewsop” collected a substantial $43,875 prize by taking down the $100K Gtd Super High Roller at partypoker. The $2,600 buy-in event saw 42 entries processed and a $105,000 prize pool played for.

“TheTryangle” was the unfortunate soul to burst the money bubble paving the way for the final six players to collect at least $5,182. Dreamlivewsop took on “girafganger” heads-up for the title and emerged victorious to leave the runner-up to collect $22,269.

Some of the other notable partypoker wins included:

$100K Gtd High Rollerletsgodancing$21,992
$100K Gtd Title Fight Warm UpOllie1049$21,025
$100K Gtd High Roller Warm UpRedDwarf9$20,201
$100K Gtd Main Event Warm Upzo0preme$15,201
$50K Gtd Title Fight Kick-Offbenderbei1$10,195
$20K Gtd High Roller TurboChaisurvirat$9,493
$50K Gtd Main Event Kick-Offhaegar54$9,425
$20K Gtd Title Fight TurboChaisurvirat$7,524
$20K Gtd Main Event TurboPeitodePeru$6,246

Biggest Results from 888poker

Over at 888poker, the $15,000 Turbo Mega Deep ended in a heads-up deal between eventual champion “Klonkfisken” and the ironically named John “Dealm8ker69” Cook who walked away with $5,127 and $4,754.

Also at 888poker, Russia’s “abmarin” won the $80,000 Mega Deep for $16,362, “aandy48” turned $109 into $10,106 by winning the $50,000 Sunday Challenge, and “Razielskat” took down the $12,000 Sunday Monsoon for $3,210.

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  • This week's Sunday Million attracted 18,973 entries and was won by 'SitPro2011' for $197,162.

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