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The Sunday Briefing: Diego "diegokeep" Cardoso Wins Sunday Million

Posted at 21:30 2012-05-29 by Mickey Doft

A busy weekend in the poker world included the start of the 2012 World Series of Poker, the final day of LAPT Punta del Este, and the return of the PokerStars Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-up to the online tournament schedule after a few weeks taking a back seat to SCOOP. Nobody was more happy to see the Sunday Million return than Diego "diegokeep" Cardoso. He finished second in the flagship event at the beginning of April and decided he'd be happier winning it this time around, doing so for $195,933.52.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,977$1,395,400

After finishing runner-up in the Sunday Mullion on April 1, Diego "diegokeep" Cardoso picked up that elusive win this weekend. He entered the final table as chip leader and found himself heads-up with "Grindation," who happened to enter second in chips. Cardoso began heads-up with the lead and while he did lose it during the duel, he recovered to earn the victory.

On the final hand, Cardoso was in the big blind and called a min-raise with {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. He check-called the {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop as well as the {Q-Hearts} turn. The {6-Spades} river fell and he checked again, ultimately check-raising his way to the victory.

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PlacePlayerPrize
*1Diego "diegokeep" Cardoso$195,933.52
*2Grindation$167,381.17
3jozunabot18$111,632
4montjeu8$73,956.20
5Luigi da BP$57,211.40
6Houbanan$43,257.40
7dlflorin$30,001.10
8DOCTORB911$16,744.80
9narje$10,814.35

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Henrique "Henrique.P" Pinho (53rd - $2,414.04), Smith "sjco22" Collins (91st - $1,367.49)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$152,996$599,200

The final table was bubble boy in the Sunday Warm-Up was Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis. His 10th-place finished earned him $3,745. After a heads-up deal, "orange6" bested "herby5" for the triumph.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1orange6$86,155.43
*2herby5$78,025.95
3Ciejas$49,745.58
4chrispker23$34,454
5SteenD$25,765.60
6bartels30$19,773.60
7belmondo78$13,781.60
8lonxs$7,789.60
9Palmero92$4,793.60

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30724$362,000

Following a three-handed deal in the Sunday 500, "Aloysius P57" outlasted the others to collect $54,140.84. Notable finishes include Douglas "Dowgh-Santos" Ferreira (14th - $3,185.60), Laurence "rivermanl" Houghton (20th - $1,737.60) and Pat Pezzin (25th - $1,737.60).

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Aloysius P57$54,140.84
*2Mr Luiz 29$51,918.30
*3mbiessek$41,817.86
4ForzaVaxholm$26,426
5FrenchDawg$18,643
6Max Lykov$15,023
7Flavio "flavioreis88" Reis$11,403
8readas_reada$8,000.20
9ljzaaa$4,633.60

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9831$274,700

The outright victory in the $109 Sunday Rebuy went to "ICM Yklee" who earned more than $51,000. Among those making deep runs were Mike "munchenHB" Telker (12th - $3,021.70), Andrei "extasyman" One (28th - $1,126.27) and Randal "RandALLin" Flowers (37th - $933.98).

PlacePlayerPrize
1ICM Yklee$51,506.25
2Master DENy$37,084.50
3Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich$27,400
4Piter127$20,602.50
5philipoo$14,421.75
6montjeu8$11,674.75
7shevliak$8,927.75
8P-Halt$6,180.75
9Murilo "muka_gaming" Ruiz$3,873.27

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,851$285,100

A heads-up deal took place in the Bigger $109. Eventual runner-up "JessyPop" collected the biggest payday ($40,008.51), but the victory went "schippi11."

PlacePlayerPrize
*1schippi11$38,871.07
*2JessyPop$40,008.51
3marquitos74$24,233.50
4Master DENy$16,678.35
5T3G3S$12,686.95
6mendezoo$9,835.95
7Malle1000$6,984.95
8IDUCASSE1032$4,133.95
9Magardan$2,423.35

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Andrei "extasyman" One (31st - $741.26)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,526$228,900

After a heads-up deal in the Bigger $162, "PatMike888" defeated "Milana Jones" for the victory. Finishing just short of the final table were Tobias "PokerNoob999" Reinkemeier (11th - $1,922.76) and Andras "probirs" Nemeth (16th - $1,052.94).

PlacePlayerPrize
*1PatMike888$34,381.27
*2Milana Jones$32,000
3Givemeaflush$21,173.25
4peelme1$15,565.20
5EEE27$11,216.10
6robinho$8,927.10
7AliceInChain$6,638.10
8Oohlala10$4,349.10
9marcel_ve$2,357.67

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,220$244,000

Online tournament regulars "PokerSavage1" and OMGitshunt" were the last two standing in the Sunday 2nd Chance, and "Pokeravage1" ultimately took it down for $42,651.20. Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (18th - $1,342) and Andrew "PageUpV" Buechner (21st - $1,024.80) also had nice showings.

PlacePlayerPrize
1PokerSavage1$42,651.20
2OMGitshunt$30,988
3hooked123$23,180
4nAturezA$17,324
5Garbagecat$12,200
6TaShaZerg$9,760
7BigMeech99$7,320
8bigpumpkin777$4,880
9YerSoLucky$2,806

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$132,574$325,740

A six-handed deal in the Sunday Storm guaranteed five-figure scores for each of the top six finishers. Hungary's "Mr Athos" came away with the win for nearly $19,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Mr Athos$18,591.38
*2alexxxx364$14,539.15
*3$DonMastery$$14,114.90
*4jos_maci$11,991.90
*5kiwinho83$12,460.84
*6dubstu$12,648.03
7edengaia$3,013.09
8ifff.mac$2,117.31
9Donaflush$1,482.11

*denotes six-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,270$127,000

"Uncaj5" got things started Sunday with an outright victory in the Sunday Kickoff for $21,590.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Uncaj5$21,590
2-ANALNATSHA-$15,875
3TheKhopMan$12,052.50
4osmar2$8,636
5soso8088$6,286.50
6APOEL1981$5,016.50
7Affret$3,746.50
823noraB$2,476.50
9dalix88$1,371.60

*PokerStars Sunday Million data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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