The Sunday Briefing: Team PokerStars' Pessagno Takes Down Sunday 2nd Chance

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Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno

It was a busy day on the virtual felt on Sunday. Not only did the 22nd installment of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) kick off, which saw Tom “hitthehole” Middleton win Event #1 for $61,000, but there was a full slate of tournaments over on PokerStars. Interestingly, Middleton had some success there as well, finishing 16th in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $2,105.40.

Other notables who had success on Sunday were Bryan “bparis” Paris and Team PokerStars’ Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno. The former topped a field of 3,273 to take down the PokerStars Bigger $109 for $46,783.06, and the latter won $38,002.01 for his victory in the PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$158,389$1,677,800

Renato “leguito” Almeida took third in the Sunday Million.
Renato “leguito” Almeida took third in the Sunday Million.

PlacePlayerPrize
1rumrun1$246,808.79
2GoldRU$180,363.50
3Renato “leguito” Almeida$125,835
4programmed$83,890
5mysya 555$67,112
6Gustavo9911$50,334
7davidas75$33,556
8Gallerhead$18,445.80
9Skrigepas$13,002.95

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,509$701,800

Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy took 4th in the Sunday Warm-Up.
Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy took 4th in the Sunday Warm-Up.

PlacePlayerPrize
1matt86ck$100,001.48*
2aJarov$76,478.88*
31471983$73,712.51*
4Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy$40,353.50
5roosi88$29,826.50
6instigator85$22,808.50
7Scott “stpauli111” Hall$15,790.50
8Bussic$8772.50
9FishingCh621$5,614.40

*Denotes three-handed deal.

Notable Finishes: Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis (14th - $3,158.10), Tom “hitthehole” Middleton (16th - $2,105.40), Vanessa Selbst (84th - $1,052.70)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30973$486,500

Matt “ch0ppy” Kay took second in the Sunday 500.
Matt “ch0ppy” Kay took second in the Sunday 500.

PlacePlayerPrize
1SugarTitSSS$85,040.20
2Matt “ch0ppy” Kay$61,785.50
3jonito21$46,217.50
4FaceStealer$34,541.50
5Gmelkonyan$24,325
6pleasepick$19,460
7Koln4ever$14,595
8aaajack$9,730
9Schappuscha$5,594.75

Notable Finishes: Jeremiah “Believer82” Vinsant (15th - $3,648.75) Ana Marquez (23rd - $2,043.30), Vanessa Selbst (37th - $1,556.80)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsRebuysPrize Pool
$100+$99791,320$313,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1Fresh_oO_D$58,034.50
2lu777589$42,035.80
3gaudas1986$31,370
4TryToExploit$23,527.50
5APD0290$16,469.25
6DreamOnDream$13,332.25
7guennsen001$10,195.25
8robinho$7,058.25
9superkid-bam$4,391.80

Notable Finishes: Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen (25th - $1,411.65), Elio “smokrokflock” (28th - $1,097.95), Jon “PearlJammer” Turner (94th - $690.14)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$55,802$290,100
PlacePlayerPrize
1gbmantis$45,383.07
2oli_woofer$33,796.65
3VIT789$23,933.25
4Brian “AKBigFish” James$16,390.65
5Joshk1981$12,329.25
6bicko2$9,428.25
7JBzzzr$6,527.25
8JackHererBR$3,626.25
9richAAmEl$2,320.80

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,273$327,300

Bryan “bparis” Paris won the Bigger $109.
Bryan “bparis” Paris won the Bigger $109.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Bryan “bparis” Paris$46,783.06*
2meteze$43,225.85*
32erpaar$27,493.20
4LoveWrecked$18,819.75
5skejtak$14,237.55
6HetaGunnar42$10,964.55
7AlimauryCano$7,691.55
8pitodus$4,425.09
9sk2ll_m0dR$2,782.05

*Denotes heads-up deal.

Notable Finishes: Maxim Lykov (36th - $785.52), Andre “aakkari” Akkari (200th - $294.57)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$122,011$301,650
PlacePlayerPrize
1Mefisto6661$37,273.55*
2FACUMDP$38,289.75*
3Pappe_Ruk$36,048.11*
4Ozgur “phaplap” Arda$19,833.48
5Weird.Fear$14,328.37
6kincar1975$11,161.05
7Improved$8,144.55
8Alan “fizix87” Brown$5,278.87
9heißtercamp$3,016.50

*Denotes three-handed deal.

Notable Finishes: Clark “snake8484” Hamagami (16th - $1,327.26), Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer (23rd - $1,116.10)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno won the Sunday 2nd Chance.
Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno won the Sunday 2nd Chance.

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,620$324,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno$38,002.01*
2Gord0nGeck0$33,375.19*
31banditpanda$35,000*
4Jonathan “whollyflush” Prested$39,115*
5Feiolis$15,876
6theczar19$12,636
7yargen$9,396
8$MYT1ME$$6,156
9tron1ft8$3,369.60

*Denotes four-handed deal.

Notable Finishes: Tobias “PokerNoob999” Reinkemeier (30th - $1,134), Toni Judet (93rd - $648)

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,487$148,700

Larry Sharp
Larry Sharp

PlacePlayerPrize
1Cheetahpl$24,907.52
2Larry “BBOY3110” Sharp$18,215.75
3DustHL$13,754.75
4prz68$10,111.60
5barcakent$7,286.30
6vesevese23$5,799.30
7fiscardddd$4,312.30
8cristi888$2,825.30
9A_PIRAT$1,531.61

*Lead picture courtesy of PokerNews Brazil.

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