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The Sunday Briefing: Jason Koon Wins the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up

Jason Koon

Jason "jakoon1985" Koon is no stranger to six-figure scores. Koon has two scores already this year on the live felt (fourth place in a $25K High-Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $271,950 and runner-up in WSOP Event #3 for $128,660), and on Sunday, he notched an online-six-figure score with a win in the Sunday Warm-Up. Joining Koon in the winner's circle on Sunday were Mike "Gags30" Gagliano, Rafael "LiroLa" Monteiro, and Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,783$1,356,600

Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff (22nd - $3,174.44), Steven "Zugwat" Silverman (31st - $2,835.29), and Kevin "KevBoyStar" Stani (33rd - $2,835.29) each posted solid showings in the Sunday Million. A four-handed deal took place, and in the end, "sexylady409" was the sole survivor. The key hand occurred when, with three players left, "sexylady409" shoved from the small blind for about 43 big blinds with {K-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Chip leader "luizsanchez4" called from the big blind with {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} but failed to hold up when the {K-Diamonds} spiked on the river, giving "sexylady409" a commanding lead before taking it down a few hands later.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1sexylady409$132,928.76
*2luizsanchez4$155,104.05
*3Paulkopopo$125,763.48
*4WushuTM$128,305.21
5Fellipe "FellipeNunes: Nunes$56,977.20
6Jengeleg$43,411.20
7gladius_85$29,845.20
8PikkuHUMPPA$16,279.20
9dijana123$10,513.65

*denotes four-handed deal

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

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,499$699,800

Marc "dean23price" Wright (14th - $3,149.10) and David "Betudontbet" Emmons (23rd - $1,784.49) were among the notables who came up just short of the Sunday Warm-Up final table. Jason "jakoon1985" Koon won the tournament outright for $109,896, adding another big score to his impressive résumé.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jason "jakoon1985" Koon$109,869.77
2jurata_PL$81,876.60
3sneker$57,733.50
4hasuzlasu$40,238.50
5TryToExploit$29,741.50
6Veritas0086$22,743.50
7pasty71$15,745.50
8papafast1$8,747.50
9buckguy2200$5,598.40

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

Full Tilt $500K Guarantee ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$163,088$617,600

Several notables put up impressive showings in this week's Full Tilt $500K Guarantee. Daniel "dDeoxyribo" Strelitz (11th - $5,424.88), David "Davidp18" Peters (28th - $1,420.48), Ronald "ScarJo" Lee (32nd - $1,420.48), and Jeff "YoungSupremacy" Hakim (36th - $1,420.48) were among them. Sebastian "p00cket00" Sikorski and Aaron "ArtOfSunTzu" McCready were among those who made it to the final table where "AAjkula" emerged victorious for $88,756.65.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1AAjkula$88,756.65
*2HenrikX$74,035.83
*3WALTER1952$86,717.92
4NotsoHidden$40,761.60
5FaceMyAlterEgo$30,880
6timorm1$22,912.96
7Sebastian "p00cket00" Sikorski$16,366.40
8Aaron "ArtOfSunTzu" McCready$11,610.88
9pedrohennn$7,843.52

*denotes three-handed deal

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+$161,166$233,200

Joao "Naza114" Vieira (11th - $2,332) and Marco "Salsicha" Alves (12th - $2,332) fell a bit shy of the Sunday Brawl final table. Following a three-handed deal, the 1,166 field was conquered by Mike "Gags30" Gagliano, who won $36,588.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Mike "Gags30" Gagliano$36,588.67
*2timorm1$32,232.44
*3america_lol$31,035.13
4tnotmotnotgwcrf$16,557.20
5Semenov Andrey$12,359.60
6JimyT$9,094.80
7LoverJohnny$6,762.80
8o daskalos$4,897.20
9Philipp "philbort" Gruissem$3,498

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30795$397,500

Among those who made deep runs in the Sunday 500 were Torsten “jektiss” Brinkmann (13th - $3,378.75) and Nick "gbmantis" Niergarth (17th - $2,583.75). The tough final table included Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski, Melanie "Callisto 5" Weisner, Amit "AMAK316" Makhija, and Marton "noirduck" Czuczor, but "AtnirTPT" outlasted them all.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1AtnirTPT$44,777.93
*2140tank a/a$47,441.62
*3boytakas$39,260.41
*4Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski$59,121.29
5Melanie "Callisto 5" Weisner$20,034
6Olya2Ace$16,059
7head07$12,084
8Amit "AMAK316" Makhija$8,148.75
9Marton "noirduck" Czuczor$4,968.75

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,056$341,900

Torsten “jektiss” Brinkmann (11th - $3,419), Robby "PlayaPlz" Lipkin (16th - $2,119.78), Ara "melikman" Melikian (25th - $1,538.55), and Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (26th - $1,538.55) made a run for it in the Bigger $109. A three-handed deal took place and "de bluffer" came away victorious for $48,976.18.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1de bluffer$48,976.18
*2Lena900$52,000
*3OMFGo_OSYLAR$41,767.07
4FrenchDawg$25,642.50
5binhoeji$17,949.75
6Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler$14,530.75
7bm820$11,111.75
83P3NIPA$7,692.75
9anguila$4,786.60

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,026$302,600

Making deep runs in the Bigger $109 were Andrew "achen" Chen (11th - $1,891.25) and Marco "4high20" Ruggeri (12th - $1,891.25). Online beast Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamalikis finished in seventh place, but "catostar" took it down for $47,659.79.

PlacePlayerPrize
1catostar$47,659.79
2xiangding57$35,555.50
3ROSTBURK$25,418.40
4Waaaghbozz$17,399.50
5langace666$13,163.10
6David Buetta$10,137.10
7Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamalikis$7,111.10
8gamatos$4,091.15
9czlol$2,572.10

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,675$251,250

Running deep in the Bigger $162 was Daniel "GotURead" Reijmer (18th - $1,130.61) and Scott "stpauli111" Hall (19th - $979.87). After a three-handed deal was worked out, Rafael "LiroLa" Monteiro bested Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler for the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Rafael "LiroLa" Monteiro$30,000
*2Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler$30,891.18
*3king2173$33,089.54
4William "hellzito" Arrude$16,833.75
5bloczek60$11,934.37
6T3TR15$9,421.87
7Cejakas14$6,909.37
8trujustrus$4,396.87
9Ryan "ryanghall" Hall$2,512.50

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,343$268,600

Valdemar "Luigi da BP" Kwaysser (11th - $2,390.54), Pat "obiedman" O'Brien (12th - $2,390.54), and Rupert "ElRupert" Elder (13th - $1,853.34) put up notable showings in the Sunday 2nd Chance. "Israel a" bested the field for a first place prize of $46,360.36.

PlacePlayerPrize
1israel a$46,360.36
2Jim "reelhugefish" Gilbert$33,575
3sabonis111$25,517
4Sharif1990$18,694.56
5RobertoEPT$13,295.70
6Ballertimes$10,609.70
7J_Dianda$7,923.70
8totya0611$5,237.70
9nathpk$2,954.60

PokerStars Sunday Storm - MicroMillions-032 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$139,785$397,850

Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva topped the 39,785-player field in the Sunday Storm, which this week was a part of the MicroMillions. Silva earned $32,807.05 for the victory.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva$32,807.05
2Cheese982$23,672.07
3manolpz1$15,468.40
4vovtroy$12,357.22
5samorukovsv$9,269.90
6Tark69$6,182.58
7pegaz587$4,292.80
8Pokeryoop$2,920.21
9WoWulam$1,718.71

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,605$160,500

The PokerStars Sunday Kickoff attracted 1,605 entrants, creating a prize pool of $160,500. Rich "ChipRich20" Hare (11th - $1,267.95) made a deep run, but finished just short of the final table. "phiIter" topped the field to take home $26,330.25.

PlacePlayerPrize
1phiIter$26,330.25
2apostolis20$19,260
3AleksHNL$14,445
4Kwalbert1$10,753.50
5stengel84$7,623.75
6Julien_w1985$6,018.75
7specht1988$4,413.75
8PAX176$2,808.75
9dionus77$1,605

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