The Sunday Scoop: Mizzi Just Warming Up

Sorel Mizzi
Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi.

The stars of the game went shopping for big scores on a busy Boxing Day in the world of online poker Sunday.

Not satisfied with the huge 2010 he's had playing live, including $1,895,430 in tournament earnings and Bluff Magazine's Player of the Year honors, Canadian Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi went looking to bolster his online poker numbers in the post-holiday haze.

Playing in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for only the second time since he won it earlier this year, Mizzi found himself deep again yesterday.

Unfortunately for him, the run didn't end with a second Sunday Warm-up title as the Titan Poker pro was bounced third ($72,039.00).

Once he was gone, Scandies proFile and MuppetKing chopped for $114,358.59 each, leaving a $10k prize for first that proFile would end up collecting.

As usual, the 4,366-player field the Warm-Up drew paled in comparison to the 8,947 who came out for PokerStars' Sunday Million.

All told, a $1,789,400 guarantee-smashing prize pool was created.

Canadian Team PokerStars Pro Pat Pezzin made a run at the title finishing 16th ($4,473.50) and by the time it got down to the final three in the final Sunday Million of 2010, a chip-chop deal was struck leaving $30,000 for first.

pageh656 had the lead at the time and ended with it, collecting a total of $249,054.88 as jpous ($165,518.36) and Dick_Fosbury ($162,065.77) finished second and third.

In the meantime, the PokerStars Sunday 500 drew a healthy 1,050.

diicman grabbed the title and nearly six-figure $90,615 first-place prize, but it was no easy task.

Well known pros Phil "USCphildo" Collins ($36,540) and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet ($25,987.50) both made the final table, finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Over on Full Tilt, a crowd of 3,955 hopefuls helped the $750k Guaranteed easily avoid overlay, creating a $791,000 prize pool that paid 522 spots.

When all was said and done, rob131986 took the title and 140,046.55 first-place prize.

Meanwhile, The Sunday Brawl drew 2,574 players making for a $514,800 prize pool from which banana skirt took $104,504.40 and the title.

Yevgeniy “bballer88″ Timoshenko finished sixth for $17,503.20.

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