BOOMswitch & DrunkenBR Put On a Show During BIG SUNDAY

Blog - 18 Aug 2021

The BIG Sunday that everyone was looking forward to proved even bigger than expected, guarantees smashed as players battled for more than €125,000 in guaranteed prizemoney.

Most of the site’s biggest names put in an appearance, with Bryan 'BOOMswitch' Paris - winner of September’s King Of HighStakes promo – Greek reg Thief83, one of the most active grinders on HighStakes, and Brazilian crusher DrunkenBR to the fore.

The fields throughout the day saw a nice balance between regs and recs, some of the stats making for interesting reading:

  • Jack Of HighStakes players qualified for a total of €12,500 worth of buy ins towards BIG Sunday events
  • Satellite winners made up €60,000 worth of the €125,000 in guarantee's (€72.5k if we include the Jack Of HighStakes winners above)
  • King Of HighStakes TLB winners won €20,000 worth of entries to the BIG Sunday online festival.

In all, from the €125,000 guaranteed there were €92,500 of buy-ins from free site promos, something to keep in mind for the next running of the BIG Sunday in November.

Back to the here and now, a quick look at some of the individual tournaments and talking points from Sunday’s action.

First up, Marc 'PlayinWitDreams' Kennedy who completely whiffed the big money prizes up for grabs, a complete reversal from his excellent showing last timeout in August!


Someone who definitely didn’t miss was, as mentioned, Bryan 'BOOMswitch' Paris – taking down the inaugural running of the Sunday 650 for a sweet €4320 payday.


The Sunday 350 – another newbie on the schedule – was another roaring success, used2bcool lifting the €3437 first prize as the guarantee was smashed.

1 used2bcool €3,437.31
2 ritta1979 €2,474.98
3 TheBluffer €1,649.98
4 40NTARIS €962.34
5 Blanka69 €755.39

Guarantee's will be tripled for these two tournaments in the November BIG Sunday, although not all the new tournaments made the grade this time.

The Sunday 500 strangely saw a big overlay, but rather than reduce the guarantee the plan is to smash it next time - introducing more satellites for it moving forwards and increasing the prizefund!

The Sunday 1000 beat its guarantee and featured two winners fighting it out for a share of almost €11k.

DrunkenBR edged out used2bcool for the victory, taking €6552 from the overall €16,380 prizefund, the runner-up taking an excellent €4095 as compensation.

1 drunkenBR €6,552
2 used2bcool €4,095
3 Blanka69 €3,276
4 ih8u2 €2,457

One more BIG Sunday highlight to finish with, the €10,000 GTD 500 Second Chance, which saw an eventual prizefund of €12,450, and it would be ih8u2 taking it down for a €4600 cash

1 ih8u2 €4,600.37
2 40NTARIS €3,312.41
3 LovepokerGR €2,208.28
4 ThieF83 €1,287.95
5 used2bcool €1,010.99

All-in-all an excellent day’s poker, and HighStakes have already confirmed the next BIG Sunday, November 10th the date for your diaries.

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