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The Sunday Briefing: Jason "TeamWispy" Helder Wins Sunday Million

Jason Helder

It was back to business as usual on the virtual felt this weekend as the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up were back up and running following the conclusion of the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker. The day's big winner was Jason "TeamWispy" Helder, winning the Sunday Million outright for $201,962.16. Chris "NigDawG" Brammer was victorious on Sunday, too.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,639$1,327,800

Phil "Jackal69" Shaw (12th - $7,435.68), Janos "szusza84" Toth (44th - $2,509.54), and Lars "Dsavo" Bonding (48th - $2,310.37) all made deep runs in the Sunday Million.

Despite entering the final table with 15 big blinds, Jason "TeamWispy" Helder navigated his way to the heads-up duel with "parrish09," who began the final table with nearly half the chips in play. Helder began with a slight chip lead and despite losing it for a bit, he regained the lead and soon emerged victorious. With {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, Helder bested "parrish09's" {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} when the board ran out {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Spades}{J-Clubs}.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jason "TeamWispy" Helder$201,962.16
2parrish09$149,377.50
3Carlito1983$106,224
4meexxxx$73,029
5hose66$55,767.60
6ERGUOTOU2$42,489.60
7AtnirTPT$29,211.60
8Justice182$15,933.60
9depasseL$10,290.45

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

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,312$662,400

David "My Brim Low" Ivers (14th - $2,980.80) and Geoff "GeoffRas22" Rasmussen (17th - $1,987.20) just missed out on the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up. A three-handed deal was made at the final table, and in the end, Sweden's "_slowb0y_1" emerged victorious for $87,773.98.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1_slowb0y_1$87,773.98
*2Ben "gs08bjohnson" Jenkins$71,000
*3Nicky "Cod Meharly" Evans$77,372.52
4verybadday$38,088
5igor gas$28,152
6Maskus$21,528
7staszeq$14,904
8Flow_Bambow$8,280
9SuitedConex4$5,299.20

*denotes three-handed deal

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

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30807$403,500

Notable finishes in the Sunday 500 included Andras "probirs" Nemeth (18th - $2,622.75), Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes (22nd - $1,856.10), and Balazs "birs320" Botond (26th - $1,856.10). "Rehabilitate" outlasted the field for $72,630.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Rehabilitate$72,630
2mypokerf$52,455
3Jannick "EDWARDHOPPER" Wrang$39,139.50
4Big_Nemo$29,253.75
5keminhofesta$20,336.40
6Grizzlypower$16,301.40
7GIV19$12,266.40
8sirgenutz$8,271.75
9David "Betudontbet" Emmons$5,043.75

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9927$304,600

The $109 Sunday Rebuy attracted 927 entrants, creating a prize pool of $304,600. Bryan "theczar19" Piccioli (13th - $2,589.10), Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson (17th - $1,979.90), and Ashley "DYBYDX" Mason (24th - $1,370.70) posted impressive showings in the event. A five-handed deal was made at the final table and "AverageGreg" grabbed the victory, along with more than $46,253.73.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1AverageGreg$46,253.73
*2Daviant$25,880.51
*3BriDge2PaiN$27,693.99
*4MrKloutt$32,063.36
*5toode$35,638.41
6Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff$12,945.50
7orzechinho19$9,899.50
8ManiacRazor$6,853.50
9kung_ivo$4,294.86

*denotes five-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,896$289,600

Flavius "puicachamp" Puica (12th - $1,810) and Nicolas "Nocturnick" Leger (19th - $868.80) fell just short of the Bigger $109 final table. Following a four-handed deal, "Tim Piper" emerged with the win for nearly $33,988.50, besting a field of 2,896.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Tim Piper$33,988.50
*2C. Darwin2$32,433.75
*3Skrigepas$24,431.57
*4Lundsild$30,341.10
5kingniki111$12,597.60
6harddecision$9,701.60
7SAMSCOTT3$6,805.60
8umbroSS$4,199.20
9Darwinsfish$2,461.60

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,562$234,300

Among those who made deep runs in the Bigger $162 were Steve "Stev0L_" Leonard (10th - $1,968.12), Nick "FU_15" Maimone (20th - $937.20), and Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen (24th - $937.20). British online-tournament specialist Chris "NigDawG" Brammer topped the field outright for $39,245.52.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Chris "NigDawG" Brammer$39,245.52
2N1SLY$28,701.75
3mil_pool88$21,672.75
4Phily88$15,932.40
5lehout$11,480.70
6BWFCLEE$9,137.70
7ZERGA_77$6,794.70
8squintster$4,451.70
9powx4$2,413.29

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,242$248,400

Jon "LUFCBas" Spinks (21st - $1,043.28) and Seth "Setherson2" Davies (22nd - $1,043.28) put up solid showings in the Sunday 2nd Chance. A three-handed deal took place and "Fresh_oO_D" outlasted his opponents for the first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Fresh_oO_D$37,354.29
*2amig0man$28,699.77
*3paaskebaesen$32,511.06
4Pachila25$17,636.40
5andreasbar$12,420
61_conor_b_1$9,936
7LillaLejonet$7,452
8OBVAMENTS$4,968
9Davewave92$2,856.60

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$135,175$351,750

The $10+$1 buy-in Sunday Storm attracted a field of 35,175, with a prize pool of $351,750. A heads-up deal took place and in the end, "TakeGoodCare" bested "g1ebster" for $29,215.52.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1TakeGoodCare$29,215.52
*2g1ebster$23,327.55
3Antony944$14,773.50
4ramvaal$11,256
5bbbiccchhhai$7,738.50
6Bernd8410$4,748.62
7Annoula0105$3,253.68
8ultimateturn$2,286.37
9Abbi Stoore$1,600.46

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,673$167,300

Nick "FU_15" Maimone (27th - $652.47) made a solid showing in this week's Sunday Kickoff, but "them3ntalist" held strong, defeating the 1,673-player field for $27,445.79.

PlacePlayerPrize
1them3ntalist$27,445.79
2chipdonky247$20,076
3Christian "C.K." Kruel$15,057
4Jorgo V$11,209.10
5dimi asg$7,946.75
6specht1988$6,273.75
7Amtsmann$4,600.75
8Vienna Buddy$2,927.75
9Stollinho$1,673

*PokerStars Sunday Million data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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