SUNDAY MAJORS: Dominik Nitsche Headlines Big Winners

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Dominik Nitsche was among the big winners on Sunday. (WPT photo)

Germany’s ‘strongwill81‘ came through a 12,371 player-field to turn $109 into $124,602 in the PokerStars Sunday Million. Once again the revamped buy-in meant for five-figure total entrants and resulted in the six-figure first-place prize. ‘Biffinio‘ took the bronze medal for $65,614.91 before ‘AlexS1‘ battled it out with the eventual champion.

‘strongwill81’ in name and nature ultimately came through the final test and banked $124,602 as champion, with ‘AlexS1’ having to settle for $90,415 as runner-up.

Dominik ‘Bounatirou Nitsche added $53,481 to his bankroll after he won the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $53,481.The prize pool was worth $244,000 after 122 entrants took part and when the field was reduced to the final three ‘Secret_M0d3‘ collected the bronze medal worth $31,679. ‘huang33‘ was unable to get the better of Nitsche heads-up and banked $41,161 as runner-up, with the German Pro collecting $53,481 for his win.

Sweden’s ‘vic_xcite‘ won the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for over $79,000 following a heads-up victory over the UK’s Jonathan ‘Gil3000’ Gill. 1,060 entrants created a total $530,000 prize pool with ‘abarone68‘ collecting $23,167  + $8,456 in bounties for third place. Gill, who finished in 10th place in the Sunday Million last week, banked over $47,000 for his silver medal run.

This week’s PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up title went to ‘D.Nowitzki‘ following a heads-up match against Dan ‘NukeTheFish!’ Wilson. There was $34,269 up top after 1,056 entrants created a $211,200 prize pool. High-stakes player Roman ‘RomeOpro’ Romanovsky was able to achieve an 8th place finish for $3,404 and after the battles continued it was ‘papan9_p$’ who picked up a spot on the podium in third place for $17,715. Wilson, who has over $3.6m in online earnings, was then the final player to hit the rail and banked $24,639 in second place, with ‘D.Nowitzki’ taking home $34,269 and the title.

madgenius87‘ beat out a total field of 191 entrants to claim victory in the partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller. There was a top prize of $44,260 up for grabs and after ‘honestman36‘ departed in third place for $23,200, ‘onehundredeyes‘ was unable to get the better of ‘madgenius87’ and was eliminated in second place for $31,800, with the latter claiming the win.

It was just another Sunday for partypoker ambassador Anatoly ‘NL_Profit’ Filatov who was once again able to find himself on a high stakes final table. This time around the Russian secured second place in the partypoker $3,150 Super Sunday High Roller for $46,800 after Conor ‘ADRIEN_BRODY’ Beresford had fallen in third place for $32,400, and ‘SchelampigaUhu‘ had come through the 80 player field to bink the $68,400 top prize.

Below are this week’s Sunday Majors results:

PokerStars $109 Sunday Million $1M Guaranteed
12,371 entrants, $1,237,100 prize pool

  1. strongwill81 – $124,602.88
  2. AlexS1 – $90,415.92
  3. Biffinio – $65,614.91
  4. Guillaume479 – $47,616.84
  5. Thasos_18 – $34,555.54
  6. eblumin – $25,077.13
  7. readas_reada – $18,198.48
  8. GuiTiradente – $13,206.78

PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $150k Gtd
122 entrants, $244,000 prize pool 

  1. Bounatirou – $53,481.38
  2. huang33 – $41,161.58
  3. Secret_M0d3 – $31,679.76
  4. kimokh – $24,382.13
  5. caescilius – $18,765,55
  6. C.Darwin2 – $14,442.79
  7. IneedMassari  -$11,115.81
  8. iamivar – $8,555.20
  9. Lrslzk – $6,584.46

PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $400k Gtd
1,060 entrants, $530,000 prize pool

  1. vic_xcite – $37,051.86
  2. Gil3000 – $37,674.03
  3. abarone68 – $23,167.25
  4. cwirek1982 – $16,981.51
  5. emptyspot – $12,447.39
  6. Greenstone25 – 9,123,89
  7. progery81 – $6,687.77
  8. malinga – $4,902.12
  9. Powergolf – $3,593.26

PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $175k Gtd
1,056 entrants, $211,200 prize pool

  1. D.Nowitzki – $34,269.08
  2. NukeTheFish! – $24,639.24
  3. papan9_p$ – $17,715.81
  4. valdemaar74 – $12,737.83
  5. zyax – $9,158.60
  6. emptyspot – $6,585.13
  7. elmo1991 – $4,734.76
  8. RomeOpro – $3,404.35
  9. BamsyBear – $2,447.76

partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd
191 entrants, $200,000 prize pool

  1. madgenius87 – $44,260
  2. onehundredeyes – $31,800
  3. honestman36 – $23,200
  4. benderbei1 – $16,600
  5. j2805667 – $11,600
  6. nipa3p3 – $9,000
  7. proudflop – $7,000
  8. blackaces93 – $5,500

partypoker $530 KO Series #38-HR – $300k Gtd
739 entrants, $378,737 prize pool

  1. JimyTransaction – $25,884.97 + $32,825
  2. Juste1Canard – $25,847.55 + $10,609
  3. The1n0nlyJonG – $17,373.01 + $5,791
  4. digvalley – $11,772.09 + $7,264
  5. Uhtredsan – $8,309.71 + $3,031
  6. onehundredeyes – $5,987.88 + $5,243
  7. dartazz – $4,277.06 + $1,663
  8. ucantrybut – $2,973.57 + $2,444

partypoker $3,150 Super Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd
80 entrants, $240
,000 prize pool

  1. SchelampigaUhu – $68,400
  2. NL_Profit – $46,800
  3. ADRIEN_BRODY – $32,400
  4. ucantrybut – $21,600
  5. joaosimaobh – $16,800
  6. orud74 – $13,200
  7. DeanMalenko – $11,400
  8. PartyRainer – $10,200

partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Grind – $200k Gtd
197 entrants, $200,000 prize pool

  1. iveybluffallin – $40,780
  2. rrinKS – $29,600
  3. malapisk – $21,100
  4. arsep – $15,600
  5. Specter_Litt – $11,000
  6. iTILTuu – $8,400
  7. barrm111 – $8,400
  8. HungarysHero – 4,600