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Sunday Briefing: Fabia Bonatto Wins the Sunday Million for $173K

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  • Fabio “FLBonatto” Bonatto secured a near $173,000 score by winning the PokerStars Sunday Million.

  • Andras "probirs" Nemeth bested a tough final table to win the PokerStars Sunday High Roller.

Coming at you slightly later than usual due to the Easter holidays is this week’s Sunday Briefing, which highlights some of the biggest results from 888poker partypoker and PokerStars’ major online tournaments held on Apr. 1.

As is usually the case, it was PokerStars where the biggest cash prize was won, one weighing in at a shade under $173,000. Let’s discover who got their hands on that substantial haul.

PokerStars Sunday Million

DateApril 1
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$500,000
Entrants6,406
Prize pool$1,281,200
ITM1,160

Brazil’s Fabio “FLBonatto” Bonatto was the recipient of a cool $172,955 prize this weekend after he triumphed over 6,405 opponents in the PokerStars Sunday Million. Hailing from Curitiba, Parana in Brazil, Bonatto already has a SCOOP title under his belt and now he's a Sunday Million gong too.

Bonatto went into the nine-handed final table as the chip leader, an enviable position to be in, but he also had plenty of work to do because his eight opponents were all vying for the huge cash prize and a $30,000 Platinum Pass that PokerStars had added to the prize pool.

Russia’s “MrLuckDrago” was the first player to fall at the final table after he lost a coinflip with ace-queen against the pocket eights of “7DonCool7”. Another 50/50 scenario claimed the tournament life of “Kobasteris” the Lithuanian king-queen failed to improve against the pocket tens in the hand of “NisT_777.”

Malta’s “69sBigLick” was then eliminated, and he was followed to the rail by NisT_777, Romania’s “grecu2006”, 7DonCool7 and the Austria’s “sub230212,” which left Bonatto and Arunas “BalticMoose” Sapitavicius to lock horns heads-up.

The final hand saw a preflop raising war break out that saw Sapitavicius all-in with ace-jack against the pocket deuces of Bonatto. The Brazilian flopped a set of twos, then turned a full house to send his opponent to the rail in second-place.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Fabio “FLBonatto” BonattoBrazil$172,955
2Arunas “BalticMoose” SapitaviciusLithuania$121,370
3sub230212Austria$85,173
47DonCool7Germany$59,772
5grecu2006Romania$41,946
6NisT_777Russia$29,436
769sBigLickMalta$20,657
8KobasterisLithuania$14,496
9MrLuckDragonRussia$10,173

PokerStars Sunday High Roller

DateApril 1
Buy-in$2,100
Guarantee$200,000
Entrants128
Prize pool$256,000
ITM17

Andras Nemeth is no stranger to major online final tables, but this latest victory in the PokerStars Sunday High Roller must rank high in his list of achievements if only because of the standard of player who reached the final table of this week’s tournament.

After the likes of Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer, Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov and David “dpeters17” Peters had crashed out in the money places, Nemeth had to contend with a final table that was littered with stars.

“Bigfish112392” of the Philippines crashed out in ninth-place and was joined on the rail by “papan9_p$” of the Czech Republic. Seventh-place, and the first five-figure score of the tournament went to Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood before former Supernova Elite “iambest2” fell in sixth-place.

Next to head to the rail was the talented Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit before Grayson “gray31” Ramage exited in fourth-place to leave the final table slightly less shark infested. Third-place and $32,468 went to the partypoker ambassador Joao “IneedMassari” Simao, leaving Nemeth and “vojta555cz” to battle it out heads-up for the title.

Nemeth came out on top to win the $56,111 top prize, and his Czech opponent walked away with a $42,683 consolation prize.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Andras “probirs” NemethHungary$56,111
2vojta555czCzech Republic$42,683
3Joao “IneedMassari” SimaoBrazil$32,468
4Grayson “gray31” RamageCanada$24,698
5Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” KanitAustria$18,787
6iambest2Austria$14,291
7Sam “Str8$$$Homey” GreenwoodCanada$10,871
8papan9_p$Czech Republic$8,269
9Bigfish112392Philippines$6,290

partypoker Super Sunday Main Event

DateApril 1
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$500,000
Entrants2,295
Prize pool$500,000
ITM312

This weekend’s Super Sunday Main Event-H: $500K Gtd at partypoker ended in a heads-up deal that saw the final two players walk away with a combined $140,010.

Current world number five, according to PocketFives.com, “PhileasFogg” fell in eighth-place and was joined on the payout list by “ZeKick” who last week won a massive $413,157 score in the PokerStars High Rollers Main Event. The Swiss grinder added another $8,125 to his winnings.

“HanzooKid” and “electrofarha” found themselves heads-up in the early hours of Apr.2 and decided to strike a deal for the remaining prize pool. Electrofarha is credited with the victory and the $70,760 prize, with HanzooKid banking $69,249.

PlacePlayerPrize
1electrofarha$70,760*
2HanzooKid$69,249*
3Iveybluffallin$37,350
4A03A993$24,850
5President_Trump$17,350
6p1ngp00ng$11,850
7ZeKick$8,125
8PhileasFogg$5,225

*reflects a heads-up deal


partypoker Sunday Major-SHR: $250K Gtd

DateApril 1
Buy-in$2,600
Guarantee$250,000
Entrants99
Prize pool$250,000
ITM16

Another of partypoker’s big tournaments saw 99 players exchange $2,600 for the chance to become the Sunday Major-SHR: $250K Gtd champion. Team partypoker’s Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello came close to reaching the final table, but ultimately fell in 11th place for a $6,250 prize.

Everyone at the eight-handed final table was guaranteed $8,125, but with $61,250 up top, nobody wanted to claim that sum. One by one the player count reduced until only “SchelampigaUhu” and Mike “thebattler33” Kachan remained. Kachan brushed aside his final opponent to get his hands on $61,250, which happens to be his best online cash to-date.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mike “thebattler33” Kachan$61,250
2SchelampigaUhu$43,750
3Alien _Army$31,250
4David “JeanClaude1970” Peters$21,875
5Drulitooo$16,250
6Chelsea72$12,500
7onehundredeyes$10,000
8skitzo793$8,125

888poker $100,000 Whale

DateApril 1
Buy-in$1,050
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants102
Prize pool$102,000
ITM9

Dominik “888Dominik” Nitsche secured a $30,600 payday on Apr. 1 thanks to him taking down the $1,050 buy-in Whale tournament. Nitsche found himself heads-up against Brazilian Joao “Jaolito85” Marcos for the chunky prize and he emerged victorious to leave his South American opponent to collect the $20,400 runner-up prize.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Dominik “888Dominik” NitscheUK$30,600
2Joao “Jaolito85” MarcosBrazil$20,400
3DosPoochiesCanada$15,300
4lasochobiArgentina$10,200
5jt7bl2fCanada$7,650
6MisterN411Netherlands$5,610
7stakkebilleNetherlands$4,590
8sweet_dr34msRussia$4,080
9Niklas “tutten7” AstedtSweden$3,570

888poker $50,000 Sunday Challenge

DateApril 1
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$50,000
Entrants486
Prize pool$50,000
ITM48

Malta’s “chicco988” and Canada’s “jesseb888” struck a deal in the $50,000 Challenge when the duo were the last two players standing in the $109 buy-in tournament at 888poker. The original top prize was meant to be $9,625, but chicco988 walked away with $9,184 after the deal, which benefited jesseb888 as they collected $7,565 instead of the original $7,125.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1chicco988Malta$9,184*
2jesseb888Canada$7,565*
3pvss10Brazil$5,375
4_JoinMyStackGermany$3,875
5alexos888Canada$2,625
6Wlas76Belarus$1,875
7Mozgolom26Russia$1,375
8playboy1983Switzerland$1,125

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