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The Sunday Briefing: Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano Finishes Runner-Up in Sunday Million

Posted at 08:35 2012-05-02 by Mickey Doft

The live poker scene has been very busy the last two weeks and starting next week, action on the virtual felt will pick as the 2012 Spring Championship Of Online Poker is nearly upon us. Still, there was work to be done this weekend. Three players earned six-figure scores, including Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano for finishing runner-up in the Sunday Million. Meanwhile, Daniel "DazzleO" Ospina, Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey, Scott "stpauli111" Hall, and James "Jaylee18" Lee earned victories across the Sunday Majors.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,376$1,475,200

Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano was the story of the this week's Sunday Million. With five tables left, Iacofano had less than 10 big blinds. He made a furious comeback, however, and entered the final table second in chips. He found himself heads-up with "CC2332," who began the final table as the chip leader.

On the final hand, "CC2332" called a three-bet from Iacofano in position to see a {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} flop. Iacofano continuation bet the flop, "CC2332" called, and the {A-Spades} hit the turn. This time, Iacofano check-called a bet and did so again on the {4-Hearts} river, which was for his tournament life. "CC2332" tabled {Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a full house, besting Iacofano's {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} to take down the Sunday Million.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
*1CC2332$176,959.47
*2Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano$175,559.15
*3ugulala55$149,609.38
4MaryPop_SP$78,185.60
5triathlon4$60,483.20
6Obafemi 9$45,731.20
7AW 500$31,716.80
8Oldrich "oldrich88" Siml$17,702.40
9Mikael666$11,432.80

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jim "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy (23rd - $3,437.21), Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (37th - $2,773.37), Ben "delaney_kid" Delaney (47th - $2,552.09)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,371$674,200

Holding the chip lead heads-up in the Sunday Warm-Up, "SDK13" picked up {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} and looked to close it out. At the 125,000/250,000/25,000 level, "SDK13" (18.9mil) opened with a min-raise to 500,000 on the button. "Slaktaren007" (14.7mil) called out of the big blind to see the flop land {J-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. A check from "Slaktaren007" led to a bet of 750,000 from "SDK13." A check-raise to 1,750,000 came from "Slaktaren007," but that was quickly countered with a re-raise to 4,250,000 by "SDK13."

"Slaktaren007" slowed things down with a call, landing the {7-Spades} on the turn. A check from "Slaktaren007" resulted in "SDK13" betting 10,250,000. "Slaktaren007" called all in for about 10,000,000 and revealed {J-Hearts}{7-Clubs} for a leading two pair. The {K-Spades} river changed nothing and "Slaktaren007" took it down the tournament two hands later winning, $97,481.34.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Slaktaren007$97,481.34
*2SDK13$81,394.40
*3Catafract80$61,477.37
4Aleks "Berkyy" Brkovic$38,766.50
5Radiihead$28,653.50
6instigator85$21,911.50
7bubys$15,169.50
8Brian "Halfrek" Elgaard$8,427.50
9Frederik "arsenalfca" Pedersen$5,393.60

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Phidias "ael1979" Georgiou (10th - $4,045.20), Jason "TeamWispy" Helder (29th - $1,516.95), Jonathan "Iftarii" Jaffe (35th - $1,516.95)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30876$438,000

Even though the Sunday 500 was down 10 entrants from last week, it still annihilated its guarantee. A three-handed deal took place at the final table and "garampon" from Argentina earned the victory, pocketing $57,310.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1garompon$57,310.68
*2jusc$58,804.70
*3de bluffer$62,150.62
4George "gkap13" Kapalas$31,755
5Ezu1$22,075.20
6Steve "Stev0L_" Leonard$17,250
7FairLaw$13,140
8acalld$8,760
9nikolaus64$5,256

Notable Finishes: David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin (12th - $4,380), Leandro "leopeluca" Csome (14th - $3,504), James "croll103" Carroll (18th - $2,628), Daniel "GotURead" Reijmer (20th - $1,971)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9969$329,300

Numbers in the $109 Sunday Rebuy were down from last week, with 969 players entering, creating a prize pool of $329,300. There was no shortage of notable players however, as the final table was stacked. Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey, emerged on top of the field, winning outright for $61,743.75.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey$61,743.75
2Anders "andersmeli" Meli$44,455.50
3Ian "staknchips83" Gillespie$32,930
4Mark "eppy12588" Epstein$24,697.50
5nizmo jiz$17,288.25
6Skipper-dawn$13,995.25
7fiinfint$10,702.25
8Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde$7,409.25
9Rens02$4,643.13

Notable Finishes: Jame "jcamby33" Campbell (10th - $3,457.65), Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (11th - $3,457.65), Chris "NigDawG" Brammer (12th - $3,457.65), Alex "AlexKP" Peterson (13th - $2,799.05), Shawn "jordankickz" Busse (18th - $2,140.45), Ami "UhhMee" Barer (19th - $1,481.85), Spencer "UH Big Tex" Hudson (21st - $1,481.85), Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver (24th - $1,481.85)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$55,798$289,900

Fresh off a 45th-place finish at The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final, Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger wasted little time in making another deep run — this time, online. He took fifth place in the Bigger $55, pocketing $12,320. "Heroes1983" came away with the win, good for $45,352.

PlacePlayerPrize
1heroes1983$45,352.54
2Erebgil_bg$33,773.35
3Pr0fiteer$23,916.75
4Verand1000$16,379.35
5Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger$12,320.75
6robanta$9,421.75
7afganelis$6,522.75
80point5$3,623.75
9kelavi$2,319.20

Notable Finishes: James "mig.com" Mackey (13th - $1,290.05), Allan "Sifosis" Bække (18th - $855.20)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,054$305,400

Like last week, a four-handed deal took place in the Bigger $109. Daniel "DazzleO" Ospina defeated Jackson "jackson18249" Baber heads-up to earn the victory, along with about $41,065.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Daniel "DazzleO" Ospina$41,065.99
*2Jackson "jackson18249" Baber$29,879.47
*3MallsanPoker$28,021.06
*4sergito80$28,233.02
5ocnits$13,284.90
6checktrap11$10,230.90
7Bostero10$7,176.90
8Jamie "Bear4rms" Sykes$4,129
94k.falc$2,595.90

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Bradley "BaZa88" Bower (13th - $1,450.65)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,701$255,150

The field for the Bigger $162 grew slightly this week as 19 more players participated than last week. Scott "stpauli111" Hall bested the field to add $41,857 to his bankroll.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Scott "stpauli111" Hall$41,857.97
2Matejk992SLO$30,618
3dimjr161$22,963.50
4jpa_25$17,095.05
5adam_0925$12,119.62
6uknowProsky*$9,568.12
7Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov$7,016.62
8jeto09$4,465.12
9juanchiski$2,551.50

Notable Finishes: Nick "FU_15" Maimone (12th - $2,015.68), Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick (16th - $1,158.17)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,459$291,800

The Sunday 2nd Chance gained an additional 71 entrants on last week's number. Luke "lb6121" Schwartz made a deep run and finished 13th, but the top prize of $49,606 went to "Grekzorba."

PlacePlayerPrize
1Grekzorba$49,606
2Kaksnel$36,475
3TNichum$27,691.82
4TITO1888$19,842.40
5aJarov$14,444.10
6lollasen$11,526.10
7TRiggA_miK3$8,608.10
8MrGamblerr$5,690.10
9fcarrico$3,151.44

Notable Finishes: Francis "The Lag rat" Anderson (11th - $2,509.48), Luke "lb6121" Schwartz (13th - $1,955.06)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$137,980$379,800

Despite slipping 425 entrants compared to last week, the Sunday Storm still easily covered it guarantee. A three-handed deal took place that saw "poisonivy753" take it down for about $25,750.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1poisonivy753$25,750.95
*2Andrew "PageUpV" Buechner$25,451.80
*3przem77$21,482.51
4Jimtonic82$12,153.60
5PIMPEMM$8,355.60
6Dee_Jay1985$5,127.30
7bocha next$3,513.15
8kukino3569$2,468.70
9arvinian$1,728.09

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,510$151,000

For the second consecutive week, a Brit captured the Sunday Kickoff title. Phil "Grindation" Mcallister took it down last week and James "Jaylee18" Lee earned top honors this week for more than $5,292.

PlacePlayerPrize
1James "Jaylee18" Lee$25,292.50
2Nau86-1$18,497.50
3TheMakaron$13,967.50
4dido aju$10,268
5jusc$7,399
6Liam "MON3Y$HOT" O'Rourke$5,889
7Ryan "PROTENTIALmn" Laplante$4,379
8Tecio$2,869
9the_fragger$1,555.30

Notable Finishes: Kurt "kurt23x" Fitzgerald (12th - $1,268.40)

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

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