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The Sunday Briefing: Sorel Mizzi Takes Second in Sunday Rebuy

Posted at 19:00 2012-05-08 by Mickey Doft

The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) kicked off on Sunday, but many of the regularly scheduled Sunday Majors ran as they usually do. Several notables posted excellent showings. Andras "probirs" Nemeth and Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen posted wins, while Sadan "the_snail03" Turker and Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi were among the runner-ups.

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30961$480,500

With the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up essentially beefed up to SCOOP status this week, the Sunday 500 had the biggest prize pool of the regular Sunday Majors. A tough final table that included Jose "nachobarbero" Barbero, Rupert "ElRupert" Elder and Taylor "tRaMp$d0PrAy" Paur was topped by Hungarian pro Andras "probirs" Nemeth for more than $75,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Andras "probirs" Nemeth$75,056.42
*2montecarlo13$69,958.48
3mypokerf$45,647.50
4pezler06$34,115.50
5Klebanov999$24,025
6Jose "nachobarbero" Barbero$19,220
7Rupert "ElRupert" Elder$14,415
8respect82$9,610
9Taylor "tRaMp$d0PrAy" Paur$5,525.75

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Hunter "HEMIpowerSWT" Frey (11th - $4,564.75), Felipe "Improved" Montenegro (16th - $2,642.75), Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi (18th - $2,642.75)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,239$416,600

The $109 Sunday Rebuy saw an excellent bump this week as 270 additional players added $87,300 to the prize pool. Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi held the chip lead for much of the final table and at the start start of heads-up play, but he came up short as "paulitschMC" fought back to claim the $76,029 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1paulitschMC$76,029.50
2Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi$55,366.14
3highdro420$41,660
4pappadogg$31,245
5Rory "Mafews" Mathews$21,871.50
6Rick "ThEcLaiMEer" Trigg$17,705.50
7Skipper-dawn$13,539.50
8Olembe$9,373.50
9Rafael "LiroLa" Monteiro$5,832.40

Notable Finishes: Mathew "Matfrankland" Frankland (21st - $1,791.38), Hunter "HEMIpowerSWT" Frey (24th - $1,791.38)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,532$353,200

Just like last week, a four-handed deal took place in the Bigger $109. What was different, though, was that 478 more players took part in this week's affair. Outlasting the field was "vip25459" for more than $48,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1vip25459$48,200.53
*2herkulidis$30,880.04
*3Vombat88$38,464.07
*4nord96$28,858.67
5Sasuke234$15,120.49
6Mr. Klean$11,479
7alainniala$7,947
8nano88$4,415
9wallaceallin$2,825.60

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer (21st - $935.98), Dan "djk123" Kelly (27th - $935.98)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,880$282,000

It isn't every week that the Bigger $162 sees three notable players make the final table. Scott "gunning4you" Seiver took seventh place, while Tim "Tmay420" West finished in fourth. Both came up short to Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen, who collected $45,120 for the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen$45,120
2mumu12345$33,840
3FairLaw$25,380
4Tim "Tmay420" West$18,451.50
5Anjeyyy$13,395
6Zareta$10,434
7Scott "gunning4you" Seiver$7,614
8harbour$4,935
9PushMeDirty$2,820

Notable Finishes: Jack "jackellwood" Ellwood (21st - $1,043.40), Joseph "subiime" Cheong (24th - $1,043.20)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,547$309,400

The Sunday 2nd Chance picked up 88 additional players this week and, like many other of this week's majors, a four-handed deal took place. "MilesLogaNL" emerged from the pack to claim a first-place prize of nearly $43,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1MilesLogaNL$42,930.39
*2diouf999$29,607.23
*3I_M_ICM$28,474.03
*4Kecinpulach$37,924.42
5Kuatro$15,160.60
6Kihlstrom$12,066.60
7David "dave798111" Allan$8,972.60
8Biologist$5,878.60
9erman18$3,217.76

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Renato "leguito" Almeida (11th - $2,629.90), Andre "aakkari" Akkari (18th - $1,485.12)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$135,339$353,390

Even though the Sunday Storm dipped by more than 2,000 players this week, it still easily covered its guarantee. The last five players remaining agreed to a chop, and "roman141014" ultimately claimed victory for more than $21,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1roman141014$21,201.39
*2Abrupt guy$15,128.87
*3haldi80$20,321.91
*4albert_dork$16,437.62
*5jjblokdijk$13,636.39
6Zaiiiiippi$4,770.76
7JMcKW$3,268.85
8arianguapo$2,297.03
9PeterJonas$1,607.92

*denotes five-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,373$137,300

Down 137 players from last week, the Sunday Kickoff saw a four-handed deal worked out. Among the final four was Sadan "the_snail03" Turker, but he finished runner-up to "Evilduke11."

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Evilduke11$17,000
*2Sadan "the_snail03" Turker$14,500
*3Terence999$15,900
*4valkyri3$14,254.67
5KvicKiller$6,727.70
6necora75$5,354.70
71_conor_b_1$3,981.70
8Dominykas "Domce" Karmazinas$2,608.70
9rubak787$1,427.92

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Nicky "Cod Meharly" Evans (21st - $549.20)

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