The Sunday Briefing: "Sykoen" Wins Big On Half Price Sunday

  • Nikhil Shetty
Sunday Briefing

Hope you like things at a discount, because Sunday was Half Price Sunday at PokerStars. For half the buy-in, some of your favorite Sunday Majors were offered and as a result, huge prize pools were generated. Taking home the biggest pay day was "Sykoen," winning the Sunday Million for $194,835.64. Other Sunday winners include Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino and Jeremy "00psiedaisy" Fitzpatrick.

PokerStars Half Price Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$7.5020,216$2,021,600

The Half Price Sunday Million drew a whopping 20,216 entrants to create a $2,021,600 prize pool. Notable finishes include Anton "antesvante" Wigg (29th - $3,234.56) and Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier (82nd - $1,718.36).

A three-handed deal took place and in the end, "Sykoen" earned the victory. With well more than half the chips in play when the deal was made, "Sykoen" earned $40,000 more than the competition before taking it down. Holding {A-Spades}{8-Clubs}, "Sykoen" held up against the {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} of "woody1234322" when the board rolled out {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{10-Clubs}{K-Spades}.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Sykoen$194,835.64
*2woody1234321$134,635.49
*3smokyoner$124,005.63
4FeaNoR4eG$80,864
5vJIMBOv$60,648
6Maestro Shao$40,432
7Voveriux$28,403.48
89GLMyBr9$18,194.40
9dtaria$12,129.60

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Half Price Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$7.5010,453$1,045,300

The Half Price Sunday Warm-Up more than doubled its guarantee as a field of 10,453 generated a prize pool of $1,045,300. A six-handed deal took place and while there was no seven-figure score, each player earned over $62,000. Outlasting the field was "jkfrankfurt" for $89,594.24.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1jkfrankfurt$89,594.24
*2Stiv24$86,361
*3Bubasfil$73,559.96
*4Aetsirc$73,256.75
*5KOSDAV21$62,495.16
*6sporic13$63,276.65
7WinterF$20,906
8OLEGOS970$10,453
9jacksonroble$6,585.39

*denotes six-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Liam “moffo47” Moffett (25th - $2,090.60)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30657$328,500

Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino took down the Sunday 500, earning $60,279.75 for his win. Notable finishes included James "BizBills" Bills (10th - $3,613.50), JC "PrtyPsux" Alvarado (36th - $1,412.55), and Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald (39th - $1,248.30).

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino$60,279.75
2KeyserMM$43,033.50
3mrAndreeew$32,521.50
4MillWall1723$24,473.25
5alig8or$17,082
6softcored$13,797
7Swerve_king$10,512
8Laudrup1111$7,227
9Ryan "Daut44" Daut$4,270.50

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9853$271,800

Adam "squee451" Sherman (13th - $2,446.20), Nicolas "niccc" Chouity (20th - $1,359), and Jeremy "00psiediasy" Fitzpatrick (23rd - $1,359) were among the notable result in the $109 Sunday Rebuy. The outright victory went to "GetItQuietly" for $50,962.50.

PlacePlayerPrize
1GetItQuietly$50,962.50
2blakjak19$36,693
3TryToExploit$27,180
4-t1me2sh1ne-$20,385
5Schwaixi$14,269.50
6g.karolis$11,551.50
7VersuMcFold$8,833.50
8Ricky "RonaldKosh" Fohrenbach$6,115.50
9MauroMau739$3,832.38

Notable Finishes: Adam "squee451" Sherman (13th - $2,446.20), Nicolas "niccc" Chouity (20th - $1,359), Jeremy "00psiediasy" Fitzpatrick (23rd - $1,359)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,786$278,600

Bigger $109 attracted a field of 2,786, creating a prize pool of $278,600. Jeremy "00psiedaisy" Fitzpatrick navigated his way through the field to win and pocket the first-place prize of $44,019.09.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jeremy "00psiedaisy" Fitzpatrick$44,019.09
2riddez$33,061.46
3Aprilz1stson$23,681
4LockDown120$16,298.10
5Renseriet$12,397.60
6youbetchaya$9,611.70
7B_Lindberg$6,825.70
8Min-raiseFTW$4,039.70
9BOOOMMMM$2,368.10

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,379$206,850

Notable finishes in the Bigger $162 included Daniela "zapiello" Zapiello (13th - $1,375.55) and Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira (15th - $1,375.55). Team PokerStars Pro Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth finished runner-up, to "capoch", who collected $34,554.81 for the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
1capoch$34,554.81
2Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth$25,235.70
323noraB$19,030.20
4Mazurite$14,065.80
5smokingace66$10,135.65
6gzp74$8,067.15
7nicastri$5,998.65
8ggrigorop$3,930.15
9OBigO$2,151.24

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,101$220,200

Among the notable finishes in the Sunday 2nd Chance were Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey (14th - $1,761.60) and Alex "AlexKP" Petersen (16th - $1,321.20). "11plus11" emerged victorious adding $39,636 to his bankroll.

PlacePlayerPrize
111plus11$39,636
2Ifold2ndnuts$28,626
3engantil$21,399.40
4Eu_Duque$15,964.50
5MORTIIIIIII$11,098.08
6NeoForastero$8,808
7Hoobiee$6,606
8gardze_wami$4,404
9soandre$2,642.40

PokerStars Half Price Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$5+$.5058,438$300,000

A massive field of 58,438 entered the Half Price Sunday Storm. At the final table, a four-handed deal took place. "tammaister" grabbed the lion's share from the deal, winning $19,050.53.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1tammaister$19,050.53
*2DJ Dagositno$8,315.69
*3Jenjels$11,666.63
*4BSNT_LG$8,403.15
5vc322$5,205
6karfimo112$3,471
7~*Schneeky*~$2,412
8D.man nr one$1,641
9MasterGooose$975

PokerStars Half Price Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$4.506,415$320,750

PokerStars Team Online's Charlotte "Sjlot" van Brabander bubbled the final table of the Half Price Sunday Kickoff, finishing in 10th place for $1,908.46. "Trupadur_lol" emerged victorious after a three-handed deal for $40,584.11.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1trupadur_lol$40,584.11
*2Mortan23$37,265.88
*3tigernok.mn$36,099.30
4Josek$18,122.37
5psykurac$13,631.87
6pokerass12$10,424.37
7Jonkletijn$7,216.87
8ivansitto$4,009.37
9Laisvis$2,566

*denotes three-handed deal

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

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