Tom Hall Outlasts 10,005 Opponents to Win PokerStars Sunday Million
Table Of Contents
- $109 Sunday Million Final Table Results
- Lefrancois Victorious in the Titans Event as Neymar Cashes Again
- $5,200 Titans Event Final Table Results
- "Grindmaster" Emerges Victoriously in the PartyPoker Sunday Party
- $100,000 Sunday Party Final Table Results
- "roblanot737" Turns $22 Into $4,069 with Sunday Carnival Victory
- Sunday Carnival Final Table Results
British star Tom "Jabracada" Hall pushed his recorded online poker tournament winnings towards $5.6 million after taking down the latest edition of the PokerStars Sunday Million. Some 10,006 players bought in for $109 and created a $1,000,600 prize, with Hall walking away with $82,079 of that princely sum, with bounty payments included.
With bounties included, none of the nine PokerStars players who navigated their way to the final table could win less than $9,640. That is the sum now nestled in the account of Kazakhstan's "p1amor," the ninth-place finisher.
Belarusian "Heretic66688" fell in eighth for $12,504, with "L.vBethoven" turning their $109 investment into a much more substantial $14,563. Sixth place and $17,301 went to "mhugge" before "FirstSamurai" busted in fifth for a $19,280 addition to their bankroll.
Hall edged closer to an impressive victory when "Lordof0512" crashed out in fourth, a finish good for $31,734, and closer still when the tournament progressed to the heads-up stage after the untimely demise of "RulerPro," who secured a $39,473 payout.
Brazil's Guilherme "GZingano" Zingano was the only player standing between Hall and the Sunday Million title. Both players guaranteed themselves over $52,500 from the main prize pool, leaving the large final bounties to play for. Hall defeated his Brazilian opponent, leaving the runner-up to bank $60,072 in total, and locking in an $82,079 score for himself.
$109 Sunday Million Final Table Results
|1||Tom "Jabracada" Hall||United Kingdom||$29,484||$52,595||$82,079|
|2||Guilherme "GZingano" Zingano||Brazil||$7,484||$52,588||$60,072|
Hall is one of the most consistent tournament pros in the world. He has racked up countless live and online poker results over the past 18 months, including a live victory in the GUKPT Luton Main Event (£90,965), a third-place in a $500 No Limit Hold'em Turbo online event at the 2023 WSOP ($41,048), and becoming a WSOP bracelet winner by triumphing in the $500 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack online event ($176,920).
Lefrancois Victorious in the Titans Event as Neymar Cashes Again
This weekend's Titans Event at PokerStars drew in 53 entries, who established a $265,000 prize pool. Only the top six finishers won a slice of that pie, so spare a moment to think about the seventh-place finisher and unfortunate "bubble boy" Niklas "Lena900" Astedt.
As is usually the case, the final table of the Titans Event was a star-studded affair, but the player who busted in sixth was a superstar outside of poker. Brazilian soccer ace, Neymar "neymar-jr" Jr who has been playing plenty of online poker at PokerStars while recovering from an ACL injury, bowed out in sixth for $14,016, the latest in several deep runs by the PokerStars ambassador.
Fifth place and $20,471 went to Neymar's fellow Brazilian Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski before David "MissOracle" Yan's world came crashing down, and he had to make do with the $29,900 fourth-place prize.
Canada's "Stumpfed" was eliminated in third for $43,670, which left Bruno "great dant" Volkmann heads-up against French-Canadian Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois. Either player would have made a worthy champion, but the nature of tournament poker meant there had to be a runner-up. Volkmann was that man, his second-place finish coming with $63,782. Lefrancois took down the Titans Event and saw $93,157 land in his PokerStars account.
$5,200 Titans Event Final Table Results
|1||Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois||Canada||$93,157|
|2||Bruno "great dant" Volkmann||Brazil||$63,782|
|4||David "MissOracle" Yan||New Zealand||$29,900|
|5||Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski||Brazil||$20,471|
|6||Neymar "Neymar-jr" Jr||Brazil||$14,016|
"Grindmaster" Emerges Victoriously in the PartyPoker Sunday Party
The PartyPoker player known as "Grindmaster" is almost $11,000 richer than a couple of days ago courtesy of coming out on top in the $100,000 guaranteed Sunday Party. The Sunday Party is a $109 buy-in two-day PKO event, which this week saw 984 players buy-in; "Grindmaster" outlasted them all.
It was a case of four-figure scores all round at the nine-handed final table, not least because five of those finalists secured $1,000+ from the bounty prize pool.
Sixth-place finisher "Mrpotatohead." Won a combined prize worth $2,616, of which $1,243 was from the 14 bounties they collected before busting. "Darth Sirius," the fourth-place finisher, netted $3,884 in total, with "justfknhold" banking $5,959.
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The other two players who helped themselves to four-figure bounty payments were the heads-up duo: "Grindmaster" and "Knopfnusuesser." Both secured more than $6,000 from the main prize pool, and both had been actively eliminating foes on their way to the final showdown.
"Grindmaster" captured the all-important final elimination, and saw $4,826 worth of scalps added to the $6,049 regular prize pool prize, for a combined score weighing in at $10,875. The runner-up headed into the night with a still respectable $8,691.
$100,000 Sunday Party Final Table Results
"roblanot737" Turns $22 Into $4,069 with Sunday Carnival Victory
The $22 buy-in $30,000 guaranteed Sunday Carnival recently switched to a new format, where the tournament runs over a single day instead of two, and the first three levels span 20-minutes each before dropping to seven-minutes. The change looks popular, with 1,673 entrants ensuring the guarantee was surpassed by $3,460.
With bounties included, four players turned their affordable $22 buy-in into four-figure hauls.
"Alien1212" banked $1,275 for their fifth-place finish, "Madds7" reeled in a $1,486 score after busting in fourth, and the heads-up duo of "roblanot737" and "Lisa521" also won big.
"Lisa521" fell at the final hurdle, their second-place finish coming with a $1,962 score. While a great prize for a $22 investment, it was less than half the $4,069 "roblanot737" received thanks, in part, to the champion claiming the tournament lives of 15 opponents before snatching the victory.
Sunday Carnival Final Table Results