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The Sunday Briefing: "EireAbu" and Jonathan "jonyctt" Concepción Top Sunday Majors

Sunday Briefing

On a Sunday with many deals, the biggest of the Sunday Majors went to the wire without any agreements. "EireAbu" pocketed $219,600 for a win in the Sunday Million, and Jonathan "jonyctt" Concepción took home about $115,000 for a Sunday Warm-Up triumph. Others to earn Sunday Major victories include Igor "MagicGog" Bakay, David "dhilton12" Hilton, and Rayan "zebest_666" Chamas.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,320$1,464,000

Entering the final table of the Sunday Million with the chip lead, "EireAbu" rode three eliminations to begin heads-up play with about a 1.25:1 chip lead against "WallterBish." While the latter did manage to grab the chip lead, "EireAbu" reclaimed it following an {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop. The chips got into the middle as "EireAbu's" {9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} held against "WallterBish's" {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}.

The tournament ended the next hand as "WallterBish" three-bet shoved for about 19 big blinds with {K-Spades}{9-Clubs}. Holding {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}, "EireAbu" called and locked up the victory once the board ran out {J-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}.

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PlacePlayerPrize
1EireAbu$219,600
2WallterBish$161,581.68
3Paul "KingPaulie" Hockin$117,120
4leshark81$77,592
5dynoalot$60,024
6Theodoros "teo96" Aidonopoulos$45,384
7Ami "UhhMee" Barer$31,476
8yanko33$17,568
9RikardPM$11,346

Notable Finishes: Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick (13th - $6,075.60), Alvaro “VARICO” Ballesteros (44th - $2,752.32)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,647$729,400

With no overwhelming chip leader at the start of the Sunday Warm-Up final table, Jonathan "jonyctt" Concepción emerged from the pack. Holding a roughly 2.6:1 chip lead to begin heads-up play, Concepción defeated "pp2wins" at the 200,000/400,000/40,000 level.

Concepción opened to 800,000 on the button, only to watch "pp2wins" three-bet to 2,400,000 from the big blind. Concepción's next move was a four-bet shove, which led to an all-in call from "pp2wins" holding {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. With {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}, Concepción took it down when the board fell {9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

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PlacePlayerPrize
1Jonathan "jonyctt" Concepción$114,516.97
2pp2wins$85,339.80
3PRINCESPEACH$60,175.50
4chrisf44$41,940.50
5Bonds252525$30,999.50
65AULIU5$23,705.50
7inigovasko$16,411.50
8Rainsson$9,117.50
9D.man nr one$5,835.20

Notable Finishes: Shawn "jordankickz" Busse (22nd - $1,859.97), Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes (31st - $1,641.15)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30834$417,000

The Sunday 500 attracted 834 players, creating a prize pool of $417,000. Mike "Gags30" Gagliano earned the biggest payday in the Sunday 500, but "check_lol" notched the victory after a three-handed deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1check_lol$58,000
*2Mike "Gags30" Gagliano$63,000
*3ozzyfish007$48,719
4Mike "StrungOut1" Wasserman$30,232.50
5bally29$21,016.80
6pimmie$16,680
7jhwang21$12,510
8Barbosyan$8,340
9White_BBZyan$5,004

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Grayson "spacegravy" Physioc (12th - $4,170)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$56,201$310,050

The Bigger $55's 6,201 entrants smashed the tournament's $250,000 guarantee. A three-handed deal took place and "SlyderS1" emerged victorious for more than $33,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1SlyderS1$33,360.63
*2Rothalor$31,846.74
*3Martin "phasE89" Balaz$41,640.48
4eddywest$17,052.75
5FlushMan Dan$13,022.10
6FINLANDSHARK$9,921.60
7lightshirt$6,821.10
8MBacke$3,720.60
9chrisjester$2,402.88

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,287$328,700

The Bigger $109, now with a $200,000 guarantee, was down 23 players this week. Igor "MagicGog" Bakay was the last man standing after a four-handed deal, earning $27,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Igor "MagicGog" Bakay$27,000
*2WWoutje_$31,000
*3MisterJJW$40,630.45
*4Cristian "unluckybs" Dragomir$34,000
5gortsos$14,791.50
6Timo "heißtercamp" Pfützenreuter$11,504.50
7T0MyK$8,217.50
8TheMakaron$5,423.55
9redacesfull$3,484.22

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Trung "dynastyzz" Tran (10th - $2,465.25), Tom "tollgate" Grigg (20th - $690.27)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,612$241,800

The Bigger $162 attracted a field of 1,612, creating a $214,800 prize pool. "LoveWrecked" topped the field, taking it down outright for $43,524.

PlacePlayerPrize
1LoveWrecked$43,524
2iwonthurtyou$31,434
3zhivago2$24,180
4jenbizzle$18,135
5Lifesucksyah$12,694.50
6kooks999$10,276.50
7inca7bar$7,858.50
8!mpudicus$5,440.50
9vongericke$3,385.20

Notable Finishes: Jeremy "00psiedaisy" Fitzpatrick (25th - $846.30)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,371$274,200

After a three-handed deal in the Sunday 2nd Chance, David "dhilton12" Hilton earned top honors for $37,386.21.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1David "dhilton12" Hilton$37,386.21
*2gast117$33,389.17
*3boodeca$36,875.54
4Nick "FU_15" Maimone$19,084.32
5VIP1009$13,572.90
6skalala$10,830.90
7Frenzy09$8,088.90
8f430f1$5,346.90
9OllowainTim$3,016.20

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Ryan "mizarkshzark" Gatrel (14th - $1,891.98), Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino (15th - $1,891.98)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,161$377,900

In one of the two smaller Sunday Majors that did not have a deal take place, the $109 Sunday Rebuy was won outright by "A12Begemotov" for just shy of $70,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1A12Begemotov$69,155.70
2FaceStealer$50,260.70
3Steve "BetrThanPhil" Tripp$37,790
4ReadOnYou$28,342.50
5Dishboy_SWE$19,839.75
6uknowProsky*$16,060.75
7JPCOELHO$12,281.75
8hip2012$8,502.75
9Shane "shaniac" Schleger$5,290.60

Notable Finishes: Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (18th - $2,305.19), Mike "munchenHB" Telker (20th - $1,700.55), Matt "ch0ppy" Kay (22nd - $1,700.55)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$138,940$389,400

Four players earned five figures in the Sunday Storm. "Gorby3975" took the biggest piece of the $389,400 prize pool, $29,437, for the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Gorby3975$29,437.69
*2BLaTnOTa$13,152.05
*3maxts$15,151.14
*4lipeabruzzi$20,915.34
51kArAKuLa1$7,359.66
6bisayiro$4,731.66
7j_peso4$3,309.90
8xamini$2,258.52
9Lassiole$1,654.95

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,870$187,000

Rayan "zebest_666" Chamas got things started this weekend in the Sunday Majors, taking down the Sunday Kickoff. After a heads-up deal, Chamas came away with $27,180 for the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Rayan "zebest_666" Chamas$27,180
*2Rotlicht6.0$25,180
3Spilor$16,830
4veg777$12,295.25
52402Dennis$8,882.50
6de bluffer$6,919
7BregovicGO$5,049
8csufi74$3,272.50
9xihui$1,870

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen (14th - $1,150.05)

*PokerStars Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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