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The Sunday Briefing: Pieter "JopperHarryN" van Gils Wins Sunday Million

Posted 22 days ago by Mickey Doft

Four players earned six-figure scores this weekend on the virtual felt, and many notable players also put on impressive showings. The biggest prize of the weekend went to Pieter "JopperHarryN" van Gils, who won the Sunday Million for $165,811.40. Among the many notables to make final tables on Sunday were Daniel "Garnerus" Gomez, David "WhooooKidd" Baker, and Brandon "oncommand" Meyers. Also, James "j_t_s80" Broom and Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira found themselves in the winner's circle on Sunday.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$200+$15 6,377 $1,275,400

This week's Sunday Million attracted 6,377 players and generated a prize pool for $1,275,400. Among those who finished in the top 100 were Bradley "BaZa88" Bower (78th - $1,645.26) and Aaron "JeanGrae" McCready (87th - $1,453.95). Pieter "JopperHarryN" van Gils entered the final table with a mere 15 big blinds, but rallied in a big way. On the final hand, van Gils trailed with {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} against the {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} of "gigibaston," but sealed the deal when the board rolled out {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} to give him a winning two pair.

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Place Player Prize
*1 Pieter "JopperHarryN" van Gils $165,811.40
*2 gigibaston $151,743.82
*3 Nicl "NickGoff79" Goff $121,951.67
4 horserat $70,147
5 $trateGema $53,566.80
6 Daniel "Garnerus" Gomez $40,812.80
7 KKcrawlerKK $28,058.80
8 eamonn2009 $15,304.80
9 Luanto 14 $9,884.35

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$200+$15 3,187 $637,400

Jan Heitmann (12th - $3,824.40) and Dan "APowers1968" Colpoys (17th - $1,912.20) fell just shy of the Sunday Warm-Up final table. "Manta_Rays" took it down outright for a first-place prize set at just more than six figures — $100,072.70 to be exact.

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Place Player Prize
1 Manta_Rays $100,072.70
2 FEL777 $74,575.80
3 ELLA368 $52,585.50
4 superf1sh $36,650.50
5 Baverx $27,089.50
6 Mike "m8675309a" Adamo $20,715.50
7 iamtheboss12 $14,341.50
8 NCSU2012 $7,967.50
9 idvalentina $5,099.20

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$500+$30 710 $355,000

The Sunday 500 attracted a field of 710, creating a prize pool $55,000 over it's $300,000 guarantee. Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen (11th - $3,834) came up just short of the final table in 11th place. Following a heads-up deal, James "j_t_s80" Broom emerged victorious for $60,746.94.

Place Player Prize
*1 James "j_t_s80" Broom $60,746.94
*2 boytakas $49,658.06
3 Face333x $34,612.50
4 shakshoka.dr $25,915
5 David Buetta $18,282.50
6 John "johne147" Eames $14,732.50
7 Gambler4444 $11,182.50
8 ASIAAN $7,845.50
9 terrific28 $4,544

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$100+$9 943 $300,300

Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja (11th - $3,153.15), Tamer "youaremelon" Alkamli (13th - $2,552.55), Steve "Stev0L_" Leonard (19th - $1,351.35), Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro (26th - $1,351.35), and Dan "djk123" Kelly (27th - $1,351.35) were among the players to make deep runs in the $109 Sunday Rebuy. Following a three-handed deal,
Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira came away with the victory for $44,693.86.

Place Player Prize
*1 Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira $44,693.86
*2 SEFI123 $44,565.35
*3 42ayay $37,617.54
4 RedIceRap $22,522.50
5 Paffchen $15,765.75
6 VernonH $12,762.75
7 gangst3rn1 $9,759.75
8 JohnyK91 $6,756.75
9 Daviant $4,234.23

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$50+$5 4,666 $233,300

David "WhooooKidd" Baker began heads-up play in the Bigger $55 with about a 4:1 chip disadvantage. He fought back valiantly but came up short to "dadowiec" who took it down for $36,360.17.

Place Player Prize
1 dadowiec $36,360.17
2 David "WhooooKidd" Baker $27,296.10
3 No7Luck $19,247.25
4 905masterK $13,414.75
5 starplayeren $9,915.25
6 empurial $7,582.25
7 tikidiii $5,249.25
8 Grezzil69 $2,916.25
9 ReifesEisen $1,866.40

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$100+$9 2,720 $272,000

Leandro "leopeluca" Csome (10th - $1,768) and William "hellzito" Arruda (24th - $843.20) were among the notable finishes in the Bigger $109. The $109 buy-in event attracted 2,720 entrants, and after a heads-up deal, "betorjbrazil" rallied to grab the victory.

Place Player Prize
*1 betorjbrazil $34,354.24
*2 bartek901 $41,000
3 David Buetta $23,120
4 LexaLucky666 $15,912
5 danger0us $12,104
6 great dant $9,384
7 Phily88 $6,664
8 dafnuni $3,944
9 trbdlalf $2,312

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$150+$12 1,472 $220,800

The Bigger $162 attracted a field of 1,472, creating a prize pool of $220,800. Shannon "basebal1b" Shorr made a deep run, finishing 16th for $1,015. A heads-up chop took place at the final table, and "heidi-bean" and "pingo_ce" collected $32,016 each for their efforts.

Place Player Prize
*1 heidi-bean $32,016
*2 pingo_ce $32,016
3 arxigos $20,424
4 dadowiec $15,014.40
5 Meff1 $10,819.20
6 Luigi da BP $8,611.20
7 OMGitshunt $6,403.20
8 rebelwinner1 $4,195.20
9 KRfishONE $2,274.24

*denotes heads-up chop

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$200+$15 1,165 $233,000

Nicolas "niccc" Chouity (26th - $1,025.20) put up a decent showing in the Sunday 2nd Chance this week, but "BoskoRock" earned the outright win for $41,940, besting a final table that included Brandon "oncommand" Meyers, Thiago "tnapoleao" Napoleao, and James "BizBills" Bills.

Place Player Prize
1 BoskoRock $41,940
2 tilt9 $29,893.90
3 Brandon "oncommand" Meyers $22,368
4 Wenderr $16,776
5 softcored $11,650
6 Thiago "tnapoleao" Napoleao $9,320
7 James "BizBills" Bills $6,990
8 VyruAlus $4,660
9 PieniFisu $2,796

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$10+$1 34,098 $340,980

This week's Sunday Storm contained the rare no-deal as "tanya1232" took it down outright, besting a 34,098-player field for nearly $29,672.59.

Place Player Prize
1 tanya1232 $29,672.59
2 fishsalad $21,287.38
3 John23_wins $14,321.16
4 TeamMCOrypuk $10,911.36
5 Drak1964 $7,501.56
6 smoke22222 $4,603.23
7 cabeza73 $3,154.06
8 ApokerslaveA $2,216.37
9 DarioNo$had $1,551.45

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$100+$9 1,639 $163,900

The $109 buy-in Sunday Kickoff got things started with a 1,639-player field. David "DonkCommited" Miscikowski ($737.55) finished just a bit shy of the final table in 17th place. The outright win went to "ZKostas" for $26,888.02.

Place Player Prize
1 ZKostas $26,888.02
2 A.Tricarico $19,668
3 192.168.7734 $14,751
4 Button_F1 $10,981.30
5 honeycookie $7,785.25
6 lmn467 $6,146.25
7 MAMOHT_T $4,507.25
8 vovan123456 $2,868.25
9 praktor77 $1,639

*Sunday Million data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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