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The Sunday Briefing: "vladobu6i" Wins Sunday Million and Finishes Third in Sunday Warm-Up

Posted at 10:45 2012-08-07 by Mickey Doft

Another online-poker Sunday is in the books as several of online poker's best put up impressive showings. Kevin "WizardofAhhs" Thurman, Brendon "brendon1717" Rubie, Sam "aaajack" Chartier, Joseph "subiime" Cheong, and Dan "Danny98765" Smith were among those who made final tables. The biggest score of the day, $153,358.52, went to "vladobu6i" for winning the Sunday Million only hours after finishing in third place in the Sunday Warm-Up for $50,293.51.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,270$1,254,000

Among those who made deep runs in the Sunday Million this week were Jack "jackellwood" Ellwood (50th - $2,181.96) and Tom "tollgate" Grigg (58th - $1,993.86). PokerStars Team Online's Kevin "WizardofAhhs" Thurman found his way to the final table but was eliminated in seventh place. A six-handed deal followed (after nearly an hour of negotiations). Coming out of that deal, the chip leader, "vladobu6i," held off the field for the victory.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
*1vladobu6i$153,358.82
*2kinglune$77,277.89
*3jjthomas1212$113,448.05
*44better$73,622.25
*5galaxyseven$95,629.30
*6Kenny "ynd!" Shih$80,558.09
7Kevin "WizardofAhhs" Thurman$27,588
8Pi$toL_789$15,048
9ZISIMO7$9,718.50

*denotes six-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,029$605,800

Notable finishes in the Sunday Warm-Up included David "PizzicatoXev" Montague (18th - $1,968.85), Allan "Sifosis" Bække (31st - $1,393.34), and Jon "TherookieQQ9" Plens (41st - $1,272.18). "UncaJ5" emerged victorious for just over $95,000.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
1UncaJ5$95,111.29
2matmatmat$70,878.60
3vladobu6i$50,293.51
4tikidiii$34,833.50
5xal1959$26,049.40
6Banisher666$19,991.40
7badaboemba$13,933.40
8Aneris "baneris" Adomkevičius$7,875.40
9Aloysius P57$4,846.40

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30759$379,500

The Sunday 500 produced an excellent final table but also saw many notables make deep runs. Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (11th - $4,098.60), William "Altrum Altus" Reynolds (16th - $2,580.60), Daniel "GotURead" Reijmer (22nd - $1,821.60), Steven "Zugwat" Silverman (24th - $1,821.60), and Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks (27th - $1,821.60) all finished just shy of the table.

The final table itself included Brendon "brendon1717" Rubie, Sam "aaajack" Chartier, and Joseph "subiime" Cheong, but Mads "madsamot" Åmot came away with the outright win worth $68,689.50.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mads "madsamot" Åmot$68,689.50
2GypsycatchR$49,335
3Tudor "a.S.e High" Purice$37,001.25
4Joseph "subiime" Cheong$27,703.50
5Ben "barcs69" Barclay$19,544.25
6Sam "aaajack" Chartier$15,749.25
7CoooKay$11,954.25
8Sheeter 200$8,386.95
9Brendon "brendon1717" Rubie$4,857.60

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9941$307,600

Several notable players, as usual, made deep runs in the $109 Sunday Rebuy. Among them were Ashley "DYBYDX" Mason (11th - $3,229.80), Hugo "adametes" Adametes (14th - $2,614.60), Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (19th - $1,384.20), and Michael "WatchOutFish" Benvenuti (21st - $1,384.20). "#1StefanLiv" emerged victorious from the 941-player field to pocket $57,675.

PlacePlayerPrize
1#1StefanLiv$57,675
2foxinfox$41,526
3deuces85$30,760
4GUTSHOTBOB69$23,070
5Mariachi$16,149
6Malle1000$13,073
7Steven "Zugwat" Silverman$9,997
8ctlime$6,921
9nereik$4,337.16

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,730$273,000

The Bigger $109 attracted a field of 2,730, creating a prize pool of $273,000. Matt "VegasDietz" Dietrich found his way to the final table but finished in fourth place. A three-handed deal was made after his elimination, and "donkno2" went on to take it down for $32,586.99.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1donkno2$32,586.99
*2luckyluck653$31,027.42
*3Be@trixKiddo$35,121.50
4Matt "VegasDietz" Dietrich$15,970.50
5remboy44$12,148.50
6TonaaliAnttu$9,418.50
7Zuckerz$6,688.50
8TY3OB_KAMPAH$3,958.50
9d1rdyharry$2,320.50

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,542$231,300

Notable results in the Bigger $162 included Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen (13th - $1,503.45), George "gkap13" Kapalas (16th - $1,063.98), and Chris "NigDawG" Brammer (23rd - $925.20). At the final table, "nagoya2005" defeated Dan "Danny98765" Smith heads-up for the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
1nagoya2005$38,743.02
2Dan "Danny98765" Smith$28,334.25
3SOYDELAU$21,395.25
4Alex "epwew" Cantori$15,728.40
5PutItAllYin$11,333.70
6Marwetz$9,020.70
7Ifold2ndnuts$6,707.70
8Sam "SamSquid" Grafton$4,394.70
9wex_69$2,382.39

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,276$255,200

Brian "Halfrek" Elgaard (22nd - $1,071.84) and Carter "cswidler" Swidler (26th - $1,071.84) made deep runs in the Sunday 2nd Chance. After a heads-up deal, Tim "blumenkind53" Ulrich took it down for $38,950.19.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Tim "blumenkind53" Ulrich$38,950.19
*2Biologist$38,069.17
3juarnes$24,244
4Ravic85$18,119.20
5lThe Muckerl$12,760
6Timorm1$10,208
7bar-bar9999$7,656
8pampa27$5,104
9never4getbet$2,934.80

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$130,260$302,600

It isn't often that a familiar name goes deep in the Sunday Storm, but Pierre "Zoutechamp" Neuville (31st - $393.38) put up a solid showing. The 30,260-player field was topped by "cynar60" after a six-handed deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1cynar60$23,511.43
*2xAnGeLxEyEzx$11,676.19
*3pashka148$12,421.05
*4Leo090554$12,758.55
*5erick14$11,776.55
*6DaniaMania$12,748.22
7SClowCountry$3,177.30
8DANA1337$2,118.20
9Alte13$1,497.87

*denotes six-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,539$153,900

Several notable players made deep runs in the Sunday Kickoff. Jesse "On The Mac" McKenzie (21st - $615.60) fell a bit short of the final table, while Jack "jackellwood" Ellwood and Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff finished in fourth and ninth place, respectively. "Sir_winalot9" had the outright victory, adding $25,778.52 to his bankroll.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Sir_winalot9$25,778.52
2OATES 007$18,852.75
3Fanov$14,235.75
4Jack "jackellwood" Ellwood$10,465.20
5Amsterdemon$7,541.10
6fromdust1989$6,002.10
7sanuk7$4,463.10
8komisch99$2,924.10
9Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff$1,585.17

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

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