The Sunday Briefing: Shane "shaniac" Schleger Final Tables Sunday Million

Shane Schleger

The 2012 Sunday Majors season kicked off Sunday with big numbers across the board, and four players earning six-figure scores. The largest prize went to "FMorbiducci" for a runner-up showing in the Sunday Million, from a final table that included Team PokerStars Online's Shane "shaniac" Schleger.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,296$1,459,200

When the final table of the Sunday Million began, three players were within five big blinds of the chip lead. PokerStars Team Online's Shane "shaniac" Schleger was among them, but by the time seven players remained he had lost about 40 percent of his stack. However, a seven-handed deal was worked out that guaranteed Schleger $84,000.

Schleger got his chips in shortly thereafter with {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} and appeared primed to double up against "Ifold2ndnuts'" {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}. However, the board ran out {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} to deliver a brutal river and send Schleger to the rail in seventh place.

Sure enough, "Ifold2ndnuts" made it all the way to heads-up play and went on win. On the final hand, "FMorbiducci" shoved with {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and was called by "Ifold2ndnuts," who was holding {A-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. The board came down {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{A-Hearts} to secure the victory for "Ifold2ndnuts."

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PlacePlayerPrize
*1Ifold2ndnuts$116,104.61
*2FMorbiducci$147,602.19
*3VEENSTRA.R$103,576.93
*4Outeiri$110,425.21
*5Tellef$70,093.80
*6tomdblade$78,642.14
*7Shane "shaniac" Schleger$84,000
8Pokerassss01$17,510.40
9NUMBJkE$11,308.80

*denotes seven-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Chris "NigDawG" Brammer (34th - $3,035.13)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,100$620,000

A couple of notable players were close to making the Sunday Warm-Up final table as Bryn Kenney came in 15th place, and two-time Sunday Million winner Juan Antonio “vietcong01” Barros finished in 14th place. As for those who did make it, "Flying Smile" held the chip lead at the start, with nearly double the amount of second place. "Jenbizzle" was the one in second on the chip leaderboard, and was on a mission at the final table, eliminating three players by the time action was three handed.

The rare, three-way all-in-for-the-tournament hand was played "jenbizzle," with a huge chip lead, shoved on the button with {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. "Flying Smile" called all-in for about 12 big blinds with {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}, but "lehai80" woke up with {K-Clubs}{K-Spades} in the big blind.

The kings held, leading to a heads-up match between "lehai80" (11.3m) and "jenbizzle" (19.7m). It came to an end when "lehai80" three-bet shoved for about 40 big blinds with {A-Spades}{2-Spades}, but was dominated by "jenbizzle's" {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}. The board came down {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} to lock it up for "jenbizzle."

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PlacePlayerPrize
1jenbizzle$97,340
2lehai80$72,540
3Flying Smile$51,460
4sevshi$35,650
5Spades4Fun$26,542
6colomo1$20,150
7AngleZero$13,950
8MFC_79$7,750
9H3nryy$4,960

Notable Finishes: Alexander "AlexKP" Petersen (10th - $3,813), Juan Antonio “vietcong01” Barros (14th - $2,883), Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney (15th - $2,883), Johnny "johnnylodden" Lodden (23rd - $1,643)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30712$356,000

The Sunday 500 attracted 712 entrants, creating a prize pool of $356,000. Ben "delaney_kid" Delaney and Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen were eliminated just shy of the final table, in 11th and 10th respectively. A three-handed deal took place at the final table, and Duy "dsnka" Le Thanh survived his opponents to take home $51,443.92.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Duy "dsnka" Le Thanh$51,443.92
*2elitelive$45,453.51
*3WushuTM$48,528.57
4nikov$25,988
5jknack10$18,334
692cata$14,774
7marlin5555$11,214
8muratfb$7,867.60
9Aboubacar$4,556.80

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen (10th - $3,844.80), Ben "delaney_kid" Delaney (11th - $3,844.80)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$55,682$284,100

The Bigger $55 drew a more notable final table than usual. Rafael "LiroLa" Monteiro, Alon "hamazriya" Nissim, Jamie "Bear4rms" Sykes, and Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan all made appearances at the final table. Srinivasan and Sykes were eliminated in eighth and seventh respectively, but Nissim and Monteiro were part of the four-handed deal that took place. The shortest stack when the deal was struck, "TheTravMan58," came away with the victory, pocketing $23,676.34.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1TheTravMan58$23,676.34
*2edvin08$27,486.02
*3Rafael "LiroLa" Monteiro$37,507.02
*4Alon "hamazriya" Nissim$28,311.99
5cybermitzu$12,074.25
6BGGB123$9,233.25
7Jamie "Bear4rms" Sykes$6,392.25
8Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan$3,551.25
9gollyheck$2,272.80

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,510$251,000

The Bigger $109 smashed its $100K guarantee by attracting a crowd of 2,510 for a $251,000 prize pool. Shaun Deeb was eliminated in 14th place, just missing out on the final table. "Dean6745" earned the outright victory, adding $41,415 to his bankroll.

PlacePlayerPrize
1dean6745$41,415
2iberbiber$30,797.50
3Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan$22,590
4DuRrDeNn$15,060
5Jonas "Telefoniosk" Lindlof$12,550
6msports.sk$10,040
7mamaozinho$7,530
8bearbeer123$5,020
9Turist093$3,263

Notable Finishes: Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb (14th - $1,631.50)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,324$198,600

The Bigger $162 nearly doubled it $100K guarantee as a field of 1,324 created a prize pool of $198,600. A four-handed deal went down and "zokete" came away with the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1zokete$26,212.22
*2Matthias "goodvibe1" Neu$27,143.34
*3xileviktor$22,692.23
*4dsnka$20,988.17
5Mejwon$10,426.50
6Flufferd$8,440.50
7Magic817$6,454.50
8vp1985$4,468.50
9chopi7$2,780.40

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Andrey "ThePateychuk" Patetchuk (20th - $794.40)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,101$220,200

The Sunday 2nd Chance final table included Kyle "First-Eagle" Weir, winner of the 10th Anniversary Sunday Million two weeks ago. He finished in fourth place on Sunday, and "Patq74" won the Sunday 2nd Chance outright for $39,636.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Patq74$39,636
2Rasmus "bigoots" Sibast$28,626
3rbg187$21,359.40
4Kyle "First-Eagle" Weir$15,964.50
5BoGronne$11,098.08
6Alexander "AlexKP" Petersen$8,808
7gabriel171$6,606
8beldarion$4,404
9popp6161$2,642.40

Notable Finishes: Chris "Moorman1" Moorman (12th - $2,202), Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert (18th - $1,321.20)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9805$265,100

As is usually the case, the $109 Sunday Rebuy's final table was stacked. Alex "joiso" Kostritsyn and Alex "Allingomes" Gomes came up just short of the win, finishing in third and fourth respectively. After a heads-up deal, "DimaDima13" took it down for more than $44,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1DimaDima13$44,339.43
*2Mollpan$41,155.32
3Alex "joiso" Kostritsyn$26,510
4Alex "Allingomes" Gomes$19,882.50
5Jonathan "Poker Own U" Bardier$13,917.75
6pako269$11,266.75
7obvisobv$8,615.75
8PAAD72$5,964.75
9TIETYMM$3,737.91

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald (10th - $2,916.10)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$134,287$342,870

The Sunday Storm drew a monstrous field of 34,827 and offered a result that was unusual. There was no chop on Sunday as "naozay" won outright for just less than $30,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1naozay$29,820.97
2gründling$21,405.37
3H1GHST4K3R$14,400.54
4juve1905$10,791.84
5dziad27$7,543.14
6Comitado$4,628.74
7Mt.Spewmore$3,171.54
8RmAW1337$2,228.65
9maliqq$1,560.05

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,228$122,800

The Sunday Kickoff got the 2012 Sunday Major season started by drawing a field of 1,228 and creating a prize pool of $122,800. "$trateGema" notched the win and took home the lion's share of the prize pool — $20,876.

PlacePlayerPrize
1$trateGema$20,876
2Bariga85$15,350
3cqeliane$11,653.72
4rouliroul$8,350.40
5arnohil$6,078.60
6fcsensy$4,850.60
7pokerRey888$3,622.60
8Andy-Veselof$2,394.60
9kombos$1,326.24

Notable Finishes: Scott "BigRiskky" Clements (19th - $491.20)

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

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