The Sunday Briefing: Griffin Benger Continues his Heater

The Sunday Briefing

Another Sunday Funday has passed and that means another #EhGame edition of the Sunday Briefing. This week, yet again, the spotlight was directed up north when Canadians all over the map logged in and dominated the Sunday major line-up.

blue1084” had Canada’s largest cash of the day, receiving the biggest chunk of a seven-player (yes seven ...) chop of the PokerStars Sunday Million. “blue1084 walked away with $143,384 after finishing runner-up. The second-place finish brought blue1084’s career PokerStars winnings up to $220,000, multiplying his best previous cash by almost 20 times!

Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger continued to live up to his "super-sized" reputation Sunday after becoming the #1 ranked PokerStars player in the world on officialpokerrankings.com earlier last week. Benger took down the $635 Full Tilt Super Sized Sunday beating Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad heads-up, adding $36,400 to his already fantastic 2014 resume.

Griffin BengerFinally won the @RandALLin invitational yesterday for 33k to continue this wonderful heater. #SuperSighSunday

The Team IveyPoker pro has earned on the positive side of $683,000 in these three and a half months of 2014 and has brought his career earnings up to $6.4 million.

Benger’s newest title came about 12 hours after he busted the EPT Sanremo High Roller in 6th, piling on another $92,400. Max Greenwood finished runner-up in the High Roller event for ~$277,000 and Jason Lavallee busted just outside the final table in 11th.

Newfoundland’s Danny “DannyN13” Noseworthy shipped Full Tilt’s The T-Rex for $25,340 after a three-way chop with fellow Maritimer Russell “rdcrsn” Carson, who busted in third earning $19,200. Mike McDonald also made the final table finishing in 9th for $2,200.

Danny NoseworthyFinally hunted that T-Rex avatar baby! http://t.co/da9G8xVM5d

Noseworthy, a Tournament Poker Edge team pro and instructor, now has over $110,000 in online earnings so far in 2014 and over $1.5 million lifetime!

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker:


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Sunday Million

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2157,819$1,563,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1pececada*$105,017
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blue1084

*$143,384
3p0kermannet1*$95,632
4CosmoE10-4*$102,981
5superfolde*$78,262
6Abbe77*$107,110
7Whitfield74*$111,045
8DixyDix$17,983
9okman_321$12,119

*Reflects seven-way deal

Canadian notables: “pickledoe” 20th for $3,440, “foundinflood” 25th for $3,440, “BIGBADBRAD58” 31st for $3,127, and “VinnyL15” 33rd for $3,127.


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Sunday Warm-Up

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2153,074$614,800

PlacePlayerPrize
11banditpanda*$73,926
2veyrassois*$74,678
3TGSM89*$70,880
4chrismarion$35,351
5globallud$26,319
6AceHighTwice$19,981
7Indianeren05$13,833
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n3xD

$7.685
9SwalzB$4,918

*Reflects three-way deal

Canadian notables: “birdyy420” 13th for $2,858, “nutzho” 17th for $1,936, “Frank9288” 20th for $1,629, and “slinker91” 21st for $1,629.


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Sunday 500

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$530803$401,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mike “Sowerss” Sowers*$61,204
2Nice2GrindeU*$54,804
3sergito80*$47,401
4Nba-Slam$29,108
5Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitshe$20,235
6Chaz D 87$16,220
7anteen$12,205
8
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1stalenuts1

$8,230
9NormyDozer$5,018

*Reflects three-way deal

Canadian notables: Carter “cswilder” Swidler 14th for $3,412, “TheRiverHawk” 17th for $2,609, “takechip” 22nd for $1,846, and “chefka” 26th for $1,846.


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Sunday 2nd Chance

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2151,410$282,000

PlacePlayerPrize
14Antei4$47,940
2Mike “Sowerss” Sowers$35,250
3Mix0 Mi$26,761
4sup-sport777$19,176
5Pendall$13,959
6PokerSavage1$11,139
7sesala$8,319
8ceccatoheff$5,499
9LuisFigo1014$3,045

Canadian notables: “PJPK68” 12th for $2,481, “WhatArunAA” 13th for $1,917, Yann “yadio” Dion 14th for $1,917, “sohoskiracer” 16th for $1,353, and “wywrot” 21st for $1,128.


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Canadian Live Major Qualifier

PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event package winners ($3,300)
- youaremelon
- Carster
- fishy316

EPT Grand Final package winners (€14,000)
- Shyram "G's zee" Srinivasan
- Earl Hindman
- jeff710


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$250,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2151,299$259,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1JohnnyNawalony*$46,500
2Padilha10*$40,065
3risk2Dupside$24,681
4
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game153

$18,445
5Gooner_For_ARS$13,769
6Frysboxen$10,132
7KOMIJENDO$7,534
8Phemo$5,455
9UHBigTex$3,897

*Reflects heads-up deal

Canadian notables: “Humbadee” 19th for $1,117.


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The Sunday Brawl

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$255986$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1
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dhutt24

$40,000
2ale6ka$26,640
3Buckguy2200$19,000
4benzidebuc$14,200
5Phil Ivey 18$10,600
6shebliak87$7,800
7BruceWayneRises$5,800
8phounder$4,200
9Padhilha10$3,000

Canadian notables: “Francix” 16th for $1,160 and “HardcoreParkour” 19th for $860.


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Super Sized Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$635212$127,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1
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Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger

$33,072
2Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad$20,988
3
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swish3113

$15,900
4
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SheMustSayYes

$12,402
5RdyStdyFold$9,222
6
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CSWAMI

$6,678
7Adebisi69$4,452
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negroblanco

$3,498
9ALL_THE_F_TIME$2,671

Canadian notables: “quantum leaper1” 11th for $1,590, “cswilder” 12th for $1,590, and “hustla16” 19th for $763.

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