SUNDAY MAJORS: Huge Fields Across The Board Send Prize Pools Soaring

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Every major online operator saw a spike in players sending prize pools skyward.

Online poker is experiencing a big-time upswing. In light of current events, players from all over the world are finding themselves spending their days indoors and turning to online poker as a main source of entertainment.

Sunday’s have always been the biggest day of the week for online poker. However, this Sunday felt different. Records were smashed and guarantees were crushed as poker players took their minds off of current events by battling for big-time paydays.

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In the midst of a huge slate of POWERFEST events, partypoker’s weekly MILLIONS tournament saw 1,037 entries push the prize pool to $1,407,812, exceeding last week’s prize pool by more than $350,000. In the end, online pro ‘Zeds_dead_baby’ took home the top prize of $213,583.23. ‘Batata Palha’ wrapped up the tournament as the runner-up, earning $149,551.86. ‘fcknickchanges’ nearly booked a six-figure score as well, earning $95,942.38 for third place.

As PokerStars’ flagship Sunday Million was celebrating its 14th anniversary with a record-setting field, large numbers of players piled into the online sites other offerings to play at the same time. The field in the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder PKO exceeded last week’s by over 1000 runners. ‘u3meha’ won the $79,884.57 first-place prize plus an additional $63,190.66 in bounties for a total score of $143,075.23. ‘Robob1010’ also booked a six-figure score for second place, earning $79,882.09 and an additional $25,958.42 in bounties. Well-known online poker coach ‘bencb789’ finished in sixth place for a total score of over $22,000.

The PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder also saw an extraordinary field of 6,947 runners, up 2,460 from last week. The jolt boosted the prize pool to $694,700 and allowed the #11-ranked player in the world ‘papan9_p$’ to claim the $41,637.08 first-place prize. He added another $26,253.64 in bounties for a grand total of $67,890, which the #1-ranked Russian will add to their already impressive $5.825 million in career earnings. ‘hallway420’ finished in second place for $41,630.45 plus $3,868.23 in bounties.

One of the biggest winners of the day was GGPoker. Just one week after finally breaking through their $300,000 guarantee in their marquee $150 buy-in GG Masters event, Daniel Negreanu announced that they would be increasing the guarantee to $400,000. They picked the right week to make the change as 3,051 runners created a massive $421,038 prize pool, easily a new record for the GG Masters.

‘getplunted’ took the $400K GTD GG Masters down for a $60,753.75 payday. He was followed by ‘DaanOss’ banking $43,958.04 as the runner-up and ‘NuNuNu?!’ who took third for $30,375.95.

With 25 starting flights, the 888poker Millions Superstorm finale player out on Sunday. The 11,618 total entries helped them eclipse the $1 million mark, generating a prize pool of $1,068.856. It was ‘zaSPARTAK’ who turned their $100 investment into a six-figure score, taking home the top prize of $112,234.54. ‘Raise1In.’ settled for second place, multiplying their buy-in by 800x and earning $80,164.20.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-up
1,465 entries
$293,000 prize pool

  1. Impeccab1e – $44,724.43
  2. BillyIrvine – $32,156.16
  3. Vlada2108 – $23,120.54
  4. 1MTM91 – $16,623
  5. sahne110 $11,952.70
  6. ziototo94 – $8,594.10
  7. JDeox – $6,179.22
  8. MauriceSch – $4,442.90
  9. TerjePower18 – $3,194.49

PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder
2,103 entries
$420,600 prize pool

  1. Gedis92 – $26,910.92 + $18,913.00 in bounties
  2. Hasseh922 – $26,908.53 + $6,107.21 in bounties
  3. dodi papa – $15,965.47 + $9,026.95 in bounties
  4. Rowniwn – $11,380.72 + $3,239.85 in bounties
  5. andersbisse – $8,112.55 + $3,475.38 in bounties
  6. Kraskata85 – $5,782.89 + $2,359.38 in bounties
  7. Vasya Dojdik – $4,122.23 + $784.38 in bounties
  8. ha0444 – $2,938.47 + $3,453.92 in bounties
  9. RedPantRed – $2,094.65 + $3,003.13 in bounties

PokerStars $109 Bounty Builder
6,947 entries
$694,700 prize pool

  1. papan9_p$ – $41,637.08 + $26,253.64 in bounties
  2. hallway420 – $41,630.45 + $3,868.23 in bounties
  3. but chugga – $23,329.17 + $4,929.59 in bounties
  4. Koreanmonkey – $16,042.42 + $3,709.01 in bounties
  5. Shemowna – $11,031.62 + $553.13 in bounties
  6. TheLipoFund – $7,585.95 + $1,637.11 in bounties
  7. SerVlaMin – $5,216.50 + $3,802.01 in bounties
  8. GothenutsAA – $3,587.18 + $1,854.29 in bounties
  9. __P0o_P0o__ – $2,466.74 + $3,894.60 in bounties

PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder HR PKO
2,535 entries
$1,267,500 prize pool

  1. u3meha – $79,884.57 + $63,190.66 in bounties
  2. Robob1010 – $79,882.09 + $25,958.42 in bounties
  3. Garrin4e – $48,047.37 + $6,634.76 in bounties
  4. Namduong86 – $34,546.47 + $4,195.33 in bounties
  5. PislogiK – $24,839.26 + $7,608.39 in bounties
  6. bencb789 – $17,859.64 + $5,039.06 in bounties
  7. cmontopdeck – $12,841.23 + $5,906.25 in bounties
  8. tmavrodiev – $9,232.97 + $10,880.84 in bounties
  9. plthe… – $6,638.59 + $3,832.03 in bounties

partypoker MILLION
1,037 entries
$1,407,812 prize pool

  1. Zeds_dead_baby – $213,583.23
  2. Batata Palha – $149,551.86
  3. fcknickchanges – $95,942.38
  4. Kaikki rahat – $62,351.99
  5. chyluk – $42,713.01
  6. TheNakedMan – $29,916.45
  7. ozymandias_ – $20,258.41
  8. sextapesextape – $12,937.79

GGPoker GG Masters $150 NLHE
3,051 entries
$421,038 prize pool

  1. getplunted – $60,753.75
  2. DaanOss – $42,958.04
  3. NuNuNu?! – $30,375.95
  4. ThePunisherr – $21,479.04
  5. Majlo987 – $15,188.01
  6. spade7979 – $10,739.58
  7. Ironman3000 – $7,594.00
  8. JanPelikan – $5,369.79
  9. dontpotme – $3,797.00

888poker Sunday Mega Deep $100,000 Guaranteed
811 entries + 276 rebuys
$108,700 prize pool

  1. algsxr – $19,674.70
  2. 0nlyBet – $14.131.00
  3. pueeete – $10,598.25
  4. RasAIGhul – $7,935.10
  5. BehindSpace – $5,598.05
  6. KidPokerBC – $4,511.05
  7. mr.Frodo91 – $3,424.05
  8. tgrs20 – $2,402.27
  9. Guialves27 – $1,391.36

888poker Millions Superstorm $1,000,000 Guaranteed
10,540 entries + 1,078 rebuys
$1,068,856 prize pool

  1. zaSPARTAK – $112,234.54
  2. Raise1In. – $80,164.20
  3. Two.DV – $58,787.08
  4. AnOnlineGuy – $42,754.24
  5. AllanSheik – $28,859.11
  6. TheElIephant – $19,239.40
  7. RasAIGhul – $13,895.12
  8. paraRC – $9,299.04
  9. uiixx – $6,413.13