The Sunday Briefing: Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth Among Sunday's Winners

Jude Ainsworth

The final Sunday of October proved to be excellent for several notable players, including Team PokerStars Pro Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth. The Irishman took down the Bigger $55 and earned $45,938.21 for his showing. Others to lock up first-place finishes on Sunday include Ryan "ryanghall" Hall in the $109 Sunday Rebuy,

Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey

and in the Bigger $162, and Bruno "Bruno GT" Gonzalez Terra in the Sunday Kickoff.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,063$1,412,600

A four-handed deal took place in the Sunday Million this week. Holding the chip lead when it was made was "Kipu," who was also on top of the counts when the final table began. A key hand for "Kipu" occurred with six players remaining. In the small blind with {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}, "Kipu" was happy to see action as "rastafari898" picked up {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Relatively short-stacked, "rastafari898" got it in with the big ace but was unable to overcome "Kipu's" kings.

Riding that momentum, "Kipu" began heads-up play with about a 1.7:1 chip lead. Eventual runner-up "vonBaranow" got off to a rocky start heads-up but managed a bit of a comeback. However, holding {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}, "vonBaranow" ran into "Kipu's" superior {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. A {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} board was all she wrote, giving the victory and the top Sunday score to "Kipu."

To read more about this week's Sunday Million, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Kipu$190,000
*2vonBaranow$149,679.16
*3EireAbu$130,000
*4Thostyle$86,000
5Markus "MarkusG91" Garberg$57,916.60
6rastafari898$43,790.60
7PHANTER8$30,370.90
8el_Hufter$16,951.20
9mensi124$10,947.65

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah (14th - $5,862.29)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,267$653,400

Entering the final table third in chips, "Pokerfred99" started to make a move toward the top with seven players remaining. After min-raising on the button, "Pokerfred99" was faced with a decision after "freshleo111" shoved from the big blind. With chips to spare, "Pokerfred99" called with {A-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and was up against {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. The board ran out a safe {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} to give "Pokerfred99" the boost that led to making it to heads-up play.

Holding more than a 3:1 chip lead versus "akb1," "Pokerfred99" took it down a few minutes into heads-up play after calling "akb1's" all-in with {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Tabling {Q-Spades}{6-Hearts} "akb1" hoped to survive, but was unable to do so as the board ran out {A-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades} to secure the victory for "Pokerfred99."

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PlacePlayerPrize
1Pokerfred99$102,584.70
2akb1$76,447.80
3MikeCzechl$53,905.50
4stormi22$37,570.50
5BrightStripe$27,769.50
6totaloser$21,235
7freshleo111$14,701.50
8Pimola$8,167.50
9tvasimf$5,337.20

Notable Finishes: Vincent "Vingtcent" Van Der Fluit (33rd - $1,470.15), Ricky "RonaldKosh" Fohrenbach (43rd - $1,339.47)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30837$418,500

The last of the Sunday Majors to wrap up, the Sunday 500, saw 837 entrants create a prize pool of $418,500. It was taken down by online tournament regular "shuriken555" outright for $75,330.

PlacePlayerPrize
1shuriken555$75,330
2d-mon-d$54,405
3Palau777$40,594.50
4zugzwang16$30,341.25
5delegator$21,092.40
6Naza114$16,470
7shevliak$12,555
8Tom "7tHEcROw7" MacDonald$8,370
9skatpelz$5,022

Notable Finishes: Elio "smokrokflock" Fox (13th - $3,348)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9900$297,300

The $109 Sunday Rebuy drew 12 more entrants and about $9,900 more in prize pool money this week than last week. In the end, Ryan "ryanghall" Hall outlasted Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva for the $55,743.75 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ryan "ryanghall" Hall$55,743.75
2Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva$40,135.50
3lukro8$29,730
4Engel251$22,297.50
5Schappuscha$15,608.25
6Firbolg$12,635.25
7LaPelos77$9,662.25
8dtfmano18$6,689.25
9simonek1323$4,191.93

Notable Finishes: Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (11th - $3,121.65), Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich (12th - $3,121.65), Nick "FU_15" Maimone (21st - $1,337.85)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$55,927$296,350

Team PokerStars Pro Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth notched a win in the Bigger $55, topping a field of 5,927 en route to winning the $45,938.21 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth$45,938.21
2mayrogata$34,080.25
3Paris Dedes$24,004.35
4vincelis$16,640.05
5Tom "7tHEcROw7" MacDonald$12,446.70
6welsher1$9,483.20
7hugoito11$6,519.70
8avitohol295$3,704.37
9777toome$2,311.53

Notable Finishes: Jamie "Bear4rms" Sykes (17th - $829.78)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,668$266,800

Another Sunday Major with very similar number to last week was the Bigger $109. This week's installment attracted 10 more players than last week, more than doubling the $100,000 guarantee. After a heads-up deal, "1Lacky7" took it down for $38,685.52.

PlacePlayerPrize
*11Lacky7$38,685.52
*2zugzwang16$37,485.88
3Luckyliu$23,478.40
4cDShiva$15,474.40
5gamatos$12,806.40
6Torsten “jektiss” Brinkmann$10,138.40
7Devil_DuckDK$7,470.40
8KiteCeara$4,802.40
9napalm77-1$3,361.68

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee (14th - $1,734.20)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,534$230,100

The Bigger $162 attracted 1,534 entrants, creating a prize pool of $230,100 — more than doubling the $100,000 guarantee. In a lengthy heads-up battle between two online tournament notables, Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey topped Steve "mcnallyville" McNally in the Bigger $162 after the two agreed to a deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey$35,806.71
*2Steve "mcnallyville" McNally$35,731.38
3Deasy08$23,010
4westy1983$17,257.50
5POWOFOO$12,080.25
6piet33$9,779.25
7Mihay28$7,478.25
8Aik2k$5,177.25
9Withnail160$3,221.40

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Adam "Roothlus" Levy (10th - $2,185.95)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,309$261,800

The field in the Sunday 2nd Chance increased by 224 players this week, creating a prize pool of $261,800. The lion's share of it, $45,168.68, went to "AB_illusive " who won the event outright.

PlacePlayerPrize
1AB_illusive$45,168.68
2powerpokerBR$32,725
3WaGe N Warz$24,871
4Jonathan "Poker Own U" Bardier$18,221.28
5KingKaizers$12,959.10
6grekos1981$10,341.10
7andalusxxx$7,723.10
8nickpica$5,105.10
9Grekzorba$2,789.80

Notable Finishes: Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver (11th - $2,330.02), Andrei "extasyman" One (16th - $1,282.82), Paul "paulgees81" Volpe (17th - $1,282.82), Aaron "AaronBeen" Been (18th - $1,282.82)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$131,179$311,790

The Sunday Storm saw over 31,000 entrants take to the felt, creating a $311,790 prize pool. A five-handed deal took place, with "T0MyK" getting near original first-place money despite finishing runner-up to "donno105."

PlacePlayerPrize
*1donno105$15,769.76
*2T0MyK$26,940.75
*3babbelz$15,065
*4A9Hearts$12,066.05
*5Tschangoasyl$12,967.27
6Mainst*r$4,676.85
7Kanimaan$3,273.79
8DapperDan098$2,182.53
9tavrosole$1,543.36

*denotes five-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,297$129,700

Brazilian Bruno "Bruno GT" Gonzalez Terra took down the first Sunday Major of the weekend, the Sunday Kickoff. For topping the field of 1,297, he earned $22,049.09.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Bruno "Bruno GT" Gonzalez Terra$22,049.09
2daaannn999$16,212.50
3DiaNseR_SAD$12,308.53
4NKJH$8,819.60
5roojanehoor$6,420.15
6GoldenGlaze$5,123.15
7spartakrus1$3,826.15
8groggs74$2,529.15
9pablotenisis$1,400.76

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

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