The second Sunday in August was great value for players on 888poker. That’s because we once again hosted our famous “Sunday sale” promotion.

The promotion offered 50% off buy-ins for three of our most popular tournaments:

  • $100,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep - $55 instead of $109.
  • $20,000 Sunday Sale Whale - $160 instead of $320
  • $15,000 Sunday Sale Monsoon - $27.50 instead of $55

Not only did players get a chance to play, but they had the opportunity to watch the action. The $100,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep was streamed online. It was hosted by 888poker premier commentators David Tuchman and Nick Wealthall. Several 888poker Ambassadors joined them as guests including Vivian “Vivi” Saliba.

The trio of “Sunday Sale” tournaments all surpassed their guarantees. The trio wound up catering to 3,075 entries and awarded $154,275 in prize money.

Several 888poker Ambassadors joined them as guests including Vivian “Vivi” Saliba.

Lithuanian Victorious in Sunday Sale Mega Deep

The $55 buy-in Sunday Sale Mega Deep attracted 1,358 players who rebought 526 times. The $100,000 prize pool paid out the top 162 finishers.

Among those to cash after “888pruha” bubbled in 163rd place were –

  • “Avskedad” (129th - $170)
  • “N33dCoaching” (88th - $220)
  • “DorianMD” (54th - $280)
  • “truffaldino.” (27th - $400)
  • “CVriserio” (17th - $480).

“CVriserio,” who hails from Brazil, exited when the blinds were 125,000/250,000/31,250. “Barrellina” raised to 500,000 from middle position and “CVriserio” three-bet jammed for 3,622,432 from the cutoff.

“SNICKERS05” then moved all-in over the top from the big blind, and “Barrellina” got out of the way.


“CVriserio”: Q♠J♠

“SNICKERS05” was way out in front. He stayed there, thanks to the ace kicker on the 6♣Q♥5♠ flop. The 7♦ turn left the Brazilian looking for a jack on the river to stay alive.

But it wasn’t in the cards as the 9♠ peeled off instead.

That hand gave “SNICKERS05” the chip lead. Hue used it to navigate a tough final table that included a trio of Canadians – “dujoe123” (7th - $2,950), “xMSTRKRFTx” (6th - $3,950), and “LeetRunGoot” (5th - $4,950).

Making the final table even more dangerous to navigate were the aforementioned “Barrellina” (4th - $6,800), and “SanduDumitru” (3rd - $9,490).

“SNICKERS05” wound up making it to heads-up play. After 10 hours and 44 minutes in the tournament, they defeated Brazil’s “boraodota” to win the title and $17,000 top prize.

Sunday Sale Mega Deep Final Table

1st – “SNICKERS05” (Lithuania) … $17,000

2nd – “boraodota” (Brazil) … $12,500

3rd – “SanduDumitru” (N/A) … $9,490

4th – “Barrellina” (Ukraine) … $6,800

5th – “LeetRunGoot” (Canada) … $4,950

6th – “xMSTRKRFTx” (Canada) … $3,950

7th – “dujoe123” (Canada) … $2,950

8th – “Mittzab9221” (Romania) … $1,950

9th – “_zarkou_” (Finland) … $1,080

Moroccan Claims Sunday Sale Whale Title

The $160 buy-in Sunday Sale Whale saw 148 players rebuy 48 times. The total easily surpassed the $20,000 guarantee by creating a $29,400 prize pool.

After “elephant107” bubbled in 28th place, the top 27 finishers got paid including –

  • “CheersMates” (21st - $294)
  • “TripR0ad” (15th - $441)
  • “ilovefish888” (10th - $514.50)
  • “philipbird” (6th - $1,470)
  • “villagelife” (4th - $2,572.50)

After the UK’s “BeastPewtner” bowed out in third place for $3,454.50, the title came down to Canada’s “1ntens1v1st” and Morocco’s “BhadizUlue.”

It took 7 hours and 33 minutes of play in the tournament for a winner to emerge, and that proved to be the latter, who captured a $6,321 first-place prize.

You might recall that earlier this year, “BhadizUlue” finished second in the XL Blizzard Event #26: $30,000 DeepStack for $4,594 after a heads-up deal with “Aco_Zeko.”

Sunday Sale Whale Final Table

1st – “BhadizUlue” (Morocco) … $6,321

2nd – “1ntens1v1st” (Canada) … $4,557

3rd – “BeastPewtner” (UK) … $3,454

4th – “villagelife” (New Zealand) … $2,572.50

5th – “psyhogromor” (Ukraine) … $1,764

6th “philipbird” (UK) … $1,470

7th – “Klebersonw” (Brazil) … $1,176

8th – “TrollKonst8” (Sweden) … $882

9th – “moderator88” (Russia) … $588

TheRock1111 Weathers the Competition to Win Monsoon

The $27.50 buy-in Sunday Sale Monsoon had 745 players rebuy 250 times. It cruised past the $15,000 guarantee by creating a $24,875 prize pool.

That payout was distributed amongst the top 99 finishers including –

“pokerdave128” (86th - $62.18)

“Puccini12” (49th - $84.57)

“adam2865” (27th - $124.37)

“Podonokkk” (15th - $223.87)

“danimal19” (7th - $796)

“CADNCT” (3rd - $2,462.62)

After 9 hours and 7 minutes of play, “TheRock1111” bested Russia’s “Smithstudent” in heads-up play to win the title. He took home $4,564.99 for first place.

Sunday Sale Monsoon Final Table

1st – “TheRock1111” (N/A) … $4,564.99

2nd – “Smithstudent” (Russia) … $3,258.62

3rd – “CADNCT” (Russia) … $2,462.62

4th – “le_koala” (Mexico) … $1,853.18

5th – “tnevs_” (Brazil) … $1,293.50

6th – “HnThMn” (Finland) … $1,044.75

7th – “danimal19” (Canada) … $796

8th – “TuckaIF” (UK) … $547.25

9th – “gladkoff1989” (Russia) … $323.37

About the Author
Chad Holloway is a 2013 WSOP Bracelet winner who has previously worked for PokerNews as a managing editor and live reporter
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