The Sunday Briefing: Diego "diesanser" Sanchez Earns Sunday Million Victory

  • Mickey DoftMickey Doft
Diego Sanchez

Last week's biggest individual prize in the Sunday Majors went to Diego "diegokeep" Cardoso for winning the PokerStars Sunday Million. This week, Diego "diesanser" Sanchez accomplished the same feat, earning $189,431.05 for his efforts. Other Sunday winners include Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky and Petter "n1bbe" Jidne.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,634$1,326,800

A three-handed deal was made in the Sunday Million, and when it was made, Diego "diesanser" Sanchez held the chip lead with nearly 60 percent of the chips. As part of the deal, the three players left $30,000 to play for, and Sanchez locked that up after winning a race to emerge victorious. "Pokerger1337" got it in with {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} against Sanchez's {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, pairing Sanchez and giving him the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Diego "diesanser" Sanchez$189,431.05
*2Pokerger1337$140,661.79
*3buffyslayer1$127,126.22
4Phily88$72,974
5georgeskl$55,725.60
6marianoprg$42,457.60
7EMPTY1SEAT$29,189.60
8yryryryr$15,921.60
9habib253$10,282.70

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Haibo "faith8" Chu (19th - $3,104.71)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($750K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,175$635,000

With 179 more entrants this week, the Sunday Warm-Up came so close to offering a six-figure first-place payday. Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer came up just short of the win with a third-place finish. Denmark's "UsleSvend" earned the outright victory for $99,695.

PlacePlayerPrize
1UsleSvend$99,695
2jess1947$74,295
3George Danzer$52,387.50
4ctlime$36,512.50
5mmoneymike1$26,987.50
6jamilg$20,637.50
7tabzzy$14,287.50
8rumnchess$7,937.50
9dnshvskpp$5,080

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30705$352,500

Among the many notables who fell just short of the final table in the Sunday 500 were Aaron "JeanGrae" McCready (11th - $3,807), Max “HotKarlMC” Heinzelmann (13th - $3,102), Laurence "rivermanl" Houghton (18th - $2,397), and Mark "scrubbyz" Zajdner (21st - $1,692).

Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky defeated Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas heads-up to earn the $63,802.50 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky$63,802.50
2Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas$45,825
3Mr Luiz 29$34,368.75
4Rasmus "mrvogt" Vogt$25.732.50
5rosko58$18,153.75
6Greenstone25$14,628.75
7zitinio$11,103.75
8jackziyang$7,790.25
9Alex "MrKlout" Balaguer$4,512

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9897$294,200

With 66 more entrants this week, the $109 Sunday Rebuy generated an additional $19,500 to the prize pool. The biggest beneficiary was "sammycon23," who bested the field and added $55,162.50 to his bankroll.

PlacePlayerPrize
1sammycon23$55,162.50
2gosuoposum1$39,717
3needcashquik$29,420
4bob43155$22,065
5mendezoo$15,445.40
6murallin$12,503.50
7gigaplayer$9,561.50
8huiiiiiiiiiii$6,619.50
9Andras "and217" Kovacs$4,148.22

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,908$290,800

Notable finishes in the Bigger $109 include Michael "Skämmes" Tureniec (13th - $1,454) and Timo "heißtercamp" Pfützenreuter (21st - $872.40). A five-handed deal took place and when the chips settled, Petter "n1bbe" Jidne was the last man standing, earning $34,057.68.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Petter "n1bbe" Jidne$34,057.68
*2blueskyyM$28,590.88
*3lonxs$20,043.68
*4Radiihead$29,330.86
*5bjullis$22,323.8
6GS_LT$9,741.80
7TopLad14$6,833.80
8Martin "AABenjaminAA" Hruby$4,216.60
9Gabfield$2,471.80

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,471$220,650

Earning the outright victory in the Bigger $162 was "Piggysnipz," who pocketed $36,959.40. Among those who made deep runs were Steve "Stev0L_" Leonard (17th - $1,014.99), Elad "Gambit360" Nosimaj (21st - $882.60), and Laurence "rivermanl" Houghton (22nd - $882.60).

PlacePlayerPrize
1Piggysnipz$36,959.40
2TATITA MDQ$27,029.62
3Jinjo$20,410.12
4MaRLaCa_309$15,004.20
5Bradley "BaZa88" Bower$10,811.85
6DYNAMO_3$8,605.35
7djaro55$6,398.85
8Shankar825$4,192.35
900ElFito00$2,272.69

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,208$241,600

The Sunday 2nd Chance attracted 1,208 players, creating a prize pool of $241,600. The solid final table included Brian "AKBigFish" James and Greg "gregior" Howard, who finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Taking it down outright was "damsco0" for $43,488.

PlacePlayerPrize
1damsco0$43,488
2GringoBrasil$30,997.28
3jusc$23,193.60
4auuuuuutsch!!$17,395.20
5BRzROLL$12,080
6Brian "AKBigFish" James$9,664
7Greg "gregior" Howard$7,248
8Obafemi 9$4,832
9nostoper$2,899.20

Notable Finishes: Yann "yadio" Dion (22nd - $1,063.04)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$133,443$334,430

The Sunday Storm saw a solid increase of 869 players this week. A three-handed deal took place at the final table, and in the end "SPARGO-51" was the sole survivor for $29,915.07.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1SPARGO-51$29,915.07
*2Shevuk83$17,406.84
*3SamurayRus$16,692.46
4atticus 35$10,701.76
5Blini2208$7,357.46
6cepo-yo$4,514.80
7altannamar$3,093.47
8jmskns69$2,173.79
9cybress62$1,521.65

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,502$150,200

Also seeing a nice boost in attendance this week was the Sunday Kickoff. The field grew by 232 more players than last week. Following a heads-up deal, "stknsidewayz" earned top honors and the $21,780 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1stknsidewayz$21,780.47
*2CapitanB$21,777.53
3Pavel_Frants$13,893.50
4Marshall252$10,213.60
5todietryin$7,359.80
6Dachish$5,857.80
7Bravo-tmb$4,355.80
8Nassos21$2,853.80
9JJEKKW$1,547.06

*denotes heads-up deal

*PokerStars Sunday Million data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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