The Sunday Briefing: Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee Makes Four Final Tables

Kevin MacPhee

The April Fools' Day edition of online poker Sunday was no joke as four players emerged with six-figure scores. Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee also enjoyed an excellent all-around Sunday. In addition to two final tables made on the regular online docket, MacPhee final-tabled two Sunday Majors to earn nearly $60,000. David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin and David "David_Wain" Wain also earned victories in major events.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,536$1,507,200

Entering the final of the Sunday Million with less than 20 big blinds and the second shortest stack was no problem for "Lurkio77," who more than tripled up without a showdown before the first player even fell. Making it to heads-up play with "Lurkio77" was "diegokeep," though the former began the duel with about a 3.3-to-1 chip lead. "Diegokeep" closed the gap was unable to pull ahead in the end.

On the final hand of the tournament, "Lurkio77" put in a cagey river check with {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} on an {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{Q-Spades} board. "Diegokeep" held {K-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for a straight and moved all in, but "Lurkio77" called with the full house to take it down.

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PlacePlayerPrize
*1Lurkio77$196,000
*2diegokeep$137,391.16
*3Kiri Dogue$110,518.03
*4Mihay28$123,018.10
5domino020$87,759.35
6Mjolner101$46,723.20
7Alex "RedIceRap" Gerlach$32,404.80
8MissOracle$18,086.40
9Ilkinopoulos$11,680.80

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Mario "Pokerccini" Puccini (31st - $3,134.97), James "croll103" Carroll (63rd - $2,381.37)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,506$701,200

Headlining the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up was Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee who entered second in chips. However, MacPhee bowed out in fourth place when he shoved for 10 big blinds holding {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and found no help against his opponent's {A-Diamonds}{2-Spades}.

"AA d@n¡ KK" grabbed a big chip lead heads-up against "scorpchess" after the chips got in on an {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Clubs} board. Holding {9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, "AA d@n¡ KK" bested the {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} of "scorpchess" when the river brought the {J-Clubs}. On the next hand, "scorpchess" called all in with {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs} but fell to the {J-Spades}{7-Clubs} of "AA d@n¡ KK" when the board came down {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{A-Clubs}.

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PlacePlayerPrize
*1AA d@n¡ KK$94,000
*2scorpchess$80,500
*3wpr101$75,478.97
4Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee$40,319
5Fanov$29,801
6ale6ka$22,789
7Mindkaos$15,777
8Andrei "kytra" Simon$8,765
9badambrown$5,609.60

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Michael "PapaGreggio" Hawkins (12th - $4,207.20), Steve "BetrThanPhil" Tripp (39th - $1,437.46)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30853$426,500

The Sunday 500 saw a slight increase in numbers this week, too, with 14 more players registering. Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee made his second Sunday Major final table of the day, but it was "magom1968" who claimed the $76,770 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1magom1968$76,770
2Timo "heißtercamp" Pfützenreuter$55,445
3Soccermom96$41,370.50
4Rafael "LiroLa" Monteiro$30,921.25
5Anton Marcus$21,495.60
6Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee$17,060
7wwwoowww$12,795
8BgsaPnaples$8,530
9jtexaspoker$5,118

Notable Finishes: Aaron "AaronBeen" Been (10th - $4,265), João "joaobarb" Barbosa (17th - $2,559)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$56,060$303,000

This week's Bigger $55 cracked the 6,000-player mark, drawing a field of 6,060. After a three-handed deal, "crevaai" came away with the win and top prize of nearly $40,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1crevaai$39,677.33
*2Renato76$38,000
*3cerilloin$30,017.96
4stackNcash$17,119.50
5Stunts25$12,877.50
6rashy21$9,847.59
7didibearrrr$6,817.50
8mrnj1$3,787.50
9Nty9Problems$2,424

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano (10th - $1,802.85)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,253$325,300

The Bigger $109 saw a bump in participation as 186 more players registered this week compared to last week. The outright win went to "DalconOpeaN," who earned $51,236.16.

PlacePlayerPrize
1DalconOpeaN$51,236.16
2FRAMEKINGS$38,222.75
3KasparovAKs$27,325.20
4DudeAbides79$18,704.75
5kryking$14,150.55
6mysto20$10,897.55
7MSilence$7,644.55
8Ice B$4,398.05
9clayton0719$2,765.05

Notable Finishes: Michael "mossified84" Skomac (28th - $780.72)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,724$258,600

The Bigger $162 also saw a climb in attendance this week with 116 additional players. "GiftedGonzo" was the sole survivor, earning more than $42,000 for the outright win.

PlacePlayerPrize
1GiftedGonzo$42,423.33
2donkno2$31,032
3donvito1st$23,274
4yuanj$17,326
5slava.harito$12,283.50
6janwillen111$9,697.50
7Pumpingpoker$7,111.50
8OMGJayGatsby$4,525.50
9blueszu66$2,586

Notable Finishes: Chris "BigDawG" Brammer (13th - $1,603.32)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,444$288,800

Many notable players made deep runs in the Sunday 2nd Chance, but it was "Rens02" who outlasted them all for $49,096.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Rens02$49,096
2RaphaCosta$36,100
3REIPOKERXX$27,407.12
4jorjo2007$19,638.40
5strflushtome$14,295.60
6GulMandag$11,407.60
7supreamdream$8,519.60
8adam001$5,631.60
9jonath3501$3,119.04

Notable Finishes: Ozenc "ozenc" Demir (13th - $1,963.84), Steve "Illin213" Barshak (17th - $1,386.24), Nico "PKaiser" Fierro (18th - $1,386.24), Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver (20th - $1,155.20), Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler (22nd - $1,155.20)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,054$341,100

With 30 additional entrants and $6,300 more in the prize pool, this week's $109 Sunday Rebuy eclipsed last week's numbers. "Fr0zZy" took it down for close to $64,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1fr0zZy$63,866.40
2ToxToxTox$46,337.85
3flo-sch99$34,710
4pirlo3625$26,032.50
5Flying Smile$18,222.75
6wizowizo$14,751.75
7Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas$11,280.75
8nikov$7,809.75
9Tim "Tmay420" West$4,859.40

Notable Finishes: Steve "Stev0L_" Leonard (10th - $3,471), Elio "smokrokflock" Fox (15th - $2,776.80)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$134,973$349,730

It's pretty rare that a big name makes the final table of the Sunday Storm, let alone earns the victory, but that was the case this week. David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin topped the massive 34,973-player field for more than $30,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin$30,424.32
2pgpmendonca$21,833.64
3mjsa111$14,688.66
4hukbair$11,191.36
5diplomat.one$7,694.06
6Ferblink.Rc$4,721,35
7Smooth_Strok$3,235
8Mr.looting$2,273.24
9doug_bln$1,591.27

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,542$152,400

The Sunday Kickoff saw a solid boost in attendance this week as 266 more players took part. David "David_Wain" Wain topped the 1,542-player field outright for $25,527.

PlacePlayerPrize
1David "David_Wain" Wain$25,527
2John806$18,669
3xPOPOVICIx$14,097
4FISHyFINGA$10,363.20
5flaake08$7,467.60
6Mark "eppy12588" Epstein$5,943.60
7Paokgeorge$4,419.60
8colomo1$2,895.60
9Zandman8$1,569.72

Notable Finishes: Jack "jackellwood" Ellwood (35th - $525.78)

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

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