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The Sunday Briefing: James "Asprin1" Akenhead Takes Down Sunday Million for $213,750

James Akenhead

It was an exciting Sunday on PokerStars as several notable players turned in excellent results. U.K. superstar James "Asprin1" Akenhead's was the biggest earner of the day, collecting $213,750 for his win in the Sunday Million. Akenhead was joined in the winner's circle by Douglas "Dowgh-Santos" Ferreira, Bradley "BaZa88" Bower, TJ "1BigAceHole" Ulmer, and Matthew "bigace223" Ezrol.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,125$1,425,000

Having started the final table of the Sunday Million third in chips and with nearly 40 big blinds, James "Asprin1" Akenhead was in good position to challenge for the win. After his {K-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} bested "pnp23's"{Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} with seven players remaining to double up, Akenhead appeared primed to take down the title. He rode that momentum into heads-up play with a 4-to-1 chip lead, but "pnp23" got a double-up of his own to close the gap.

The two players then paused the action to discuss a potential deal but couldn't agree on terms — and the cards went back in the air. It didn't take long for Akenhead to reclaim a big chip lead en route to finishing his opponent off. The chips went into the middle in a race situation, with Akenhead holding {K-Clubs}{J-Hearts} against "pnp23's" pocket eights. A {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop and {10-Clubs} turn left Akenhead needing to catch the river to take it down. Sure enough, the {K-Spades} sealed the deal for Akenhead, who earned $213,750 for his first-place showing.

To read more about this week's Sunday Million, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
1James "Asprin1" Akenhead$213,750
2pnp23$157,277.25
3Giuseppe “Ansgar2000″ Pantaleo$114,000
4Gambler4444$75,525
5sigopi$58,425
6Milana Jones$44,175
7shibinha$30,637.50
8tyxerakias$17,100
9philipoo$11,043.75

Notable Finishes: Mario "Pokerccini" Puccini (33rd - $2,964)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,569$713,800

Entering the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up with a stack of less than 20 big blinds, eventual champion "RasA86" had a long way to go before securing the win. As fate would have it, "RasA86" got to heads-up play against "vonBaranow", who had a sizable chip lead with 100 big blinds at the start of the final table. The stacks to start the heads-up duel were fairly close, with "vonBaranow" holding a slight lead, one that would not last long. After handing over the chip lead, "vonBaranow" made a stand with {A-Spades}{7-Hearts} but ran into "RasA86's" {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. A {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{3-Hearts} board gave "RasA86" a set, locking up the victory for more than $112,000.

To read more about this week's Sunday Warm-Up, check out PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
1RasA86$112,067.77
2vonBaranow$83,514.60
36Thor6$58,888.50
4respect82$41,043.50
5t6naver$30,336.50
6fabi8913$23,198.50
7sevshi$16,060.50
8neckbr4ke$8,922.50
9salaliitto$5,710.40

Notable Finishes: Steve "BetrThanPhil" Tripp (30th - $1,606.05)

PokerStars TCOOP-19: $215 NL Hold'em (Hyper-Turbo) ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+$4.202,724$574,219.20

The 19th event of the inaugural Turbo Championship of Online Poker was its biggest buy-in to date. Earning the win was "alberto ka" for more than $90,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1alberto ka$90,728.44
2daitemillion$68,142.59
31banditpanda$48,808.63
4StoyanB$33,591.82
5Xcellent58$25,552.75
6TotalBiz$19,810.56
7J. The Greek$14,068.37
8The Temple55$8,326.17
9YUD1006$4,880.86

Notable Finishes: Jonathan "Iftarii" Jaffe (19th - $1,780.07), Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano (20th - $1,780.07)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30800$400,000

The Sunday 500 was the final Sunday major to wrap up early Monday morning. The event was taken down by "ALIN76poker" after a heads-up deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1ALIN76poker$64,500
*2Rocks_Strato$59,500
3Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk$38,800
4southrnctowl$29,000
5gugo117$20,160
6M.nosbocaJ$16,160
7Mayu "marroca5" Roca$12,160
8SGE1977$8,200
9hahila$5,000

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Vojtech "Vojta_R" Ruzicka (14th - $3,400)

PokerStars Bigger $55 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$55,730$286,500

The Bigger $55 had a star-studded final table as Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger and Steve "mcnallyville" McNally finished in third and seventh place, respectively. Douglas "Dowgh-Santos" Ferreira took it down for $40,000 after a heads-up deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Douglas "Dowgh-Santos" Ferreira$40,000
*2peter bosen$37,356.85
3Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger$23,206.50
4Humlae79$16,086.97
5donut604$12,033
6selma_x2x$9,168
7Steve "mcnallyville" McNally$6,303
8G.Kalarc$3,581.25
9Tino_Sp$2,234.70

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,869$286,900

The Bigger $109 field dropped by 151 players from last week, but the guarantee was still nearly tripled. After a five-way deal, "pellompogos" took the top prize of more than $37,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1pellompogos$37,994.26
*2kaju85$21,159.87
*3D.Nowitzki$25,187.91
*4jimmyjames4$24,933.73
*5Clark "snake8484" Hamagami$26,915.66
6LuckyStar518$10,902
7BentBetJent$8,033.20
8SKWINNER$5,164.20
9superkid-bam$3,184.59

*denotes five-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger (42nd - $516.42)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,586$237,900

The Bigger $162 saw a slight attendance increase this week, drawing nearly 1,600 players. Bradley "BaZa88" Bower topped them all, earning $42,822 in the process.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Bradley "BaZa88" Bower$42,822
2ManyManyM0re$30,927
3BrazillianEye$23,790
4Assnacke$17,842.50
5Run dat Game$12,489.75
6Ryan "ryanghall" Hall$10,110.75
7meteze$7,731.75
8MrKlout$5,352.75
9PAAD72$3,330.60

Notable Finishes: Jimmie "AlusivPnkBny" Guinther (18th - $1,308.45)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,324$264,800

A solid group of players reached the final table of the Sunday 2nd Chance. On the heels of a third-place finish in the Sunday Warm-Up last week, "LiroLa" bested Ashley "DYBYDX" Mason heads-up to notch the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
1LiroLa$45,704.48
2Ashley "DYBYDX" Mason$33,100
3Alexander "AlexKP" Petersen$25,156
43max$18,430.08
5t0ruKmKt0666$13,107.60
6Isetit$10,459.60
7Carter "cswidler" Swidler$7,811.60
8respect82$5,163.60
9Puropoker123$2,912.80

Notable Finishes: Mick "BIGMICKG" Graydon (12th - $2,356.72)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,071$364,500

The $109 Sunday Rebuy saw a nice boost this weekend as 69 more entrants added $38,500 more to the prize pool. TJ "1BigAceHole" Ulmer came away with the outright win for $67,068.

PlacePlayerPrize
1TJ "1BigAceHole" Ulmer$67,068
2TheMagican$48,660.75
3ronaldo_dick$36,450
4lehout$27,337.50
5Reraiseallin$19,136.25
6Mario "Pokerccini" Puccini$15,491.25
7Mike "Timex" McDonald$11,846.25
8alexxi99$8,201.25
9fviana$5,103

Notable Finishes: Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks (10th - $3,645), Daniel "GotURead" Reijmer (12th - $3,645), Mayu "marroca5" Uribe (17th - $2,259.90), David "dave798111" Allan (19th - $1,640.25), Jordan "Octavian_C" Rich (20th - $1,640.25), Josh "JBT449" Bergman (23rd - $1,640.25), Soren "Kongsgaard" Kongsgaard (25th - $1,640.25)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$136,015$360,150

For the fourth straight week, players at the Sunday Storm final table struck a deal. After a four-way deal, "Nicolasik" emerged as the champion to collect a prize of nearly $26,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Nicolasik$25,901.97
*2euskozbaba$19,754.62
*3ptrkantonius$16,513.29
*4cryd0$18,291.73
5Goldantelope$7,923.30
6hugo1006$4,862.02
7Mint Berry C$3,331.38
8raydawg58$2,340.97
9ToBeAsAChamp$1,638.68

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,509$150,900

The Sunday Kickoff was down 88 entrants from last week, but it still crushed its guarantee by more than double. After a four-handed deal, Matthew "bigace223" Ezrol came away with the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Matthew "bigace223" Ezrol$18,114
*2SlevinRO$15,739
*3giumas987$19,077.72
*4tupacmn$15,050
5eyikrut$7,394.10
6KumoZing$5,885.10
7bigbear17$4,376.10
8pelikanazo$2,867.10
9gbudding$1,554.27

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Victor "vic_dias" Dias (10th - $1,267.56)

*PokerStars Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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