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The Sunday Briefing: Melanie Weisner and Bryn Kenney Close 2012 with Final Tables

Melanie Weisner

The 2012 season for Sunday Majors ended yesterday with four players earning six-figure paydays to close out the year. Pocketing the biggest score, "ante_geia_AA", who won the PokerStars Sunday Million for $243,955. Also winning tournaments on Sunday, Jono "Spyver" Beck, Damian "pampa27" Salas and Zsolt "Vzsolt800" Vasvenszki. Notables who made final tables and won five figures included Ben "ShankingYou" Palmer (on both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker), Melanie "Callisto 5" Weisner, Rupert "ElRupert" Elder and Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$158,292$1,658,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1ante_geia_AA$243,955
2Yukon2000$178,278
3Flavio "flavioreis88" Reis$124,380
4aakiss1990$82,920
5Afterpub$66,336
6Mr_Bean122$49,752
7Rumtschech$33,168
8obina9$18,242
922tinga$12,853

Notable Finishes: Jason "jadedjason" James (29th - $3,316.80), Michael "PapaGreggio" Hawkins (31st - $3,316.80), Steve "BetrThanPhil" Tripp (50th - $2,819.28)

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

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,446$689,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1inwooke$108,205
2DEXX_RJ$80,636
3Ozgur "phaplap" Arda$56,859
4stiene222$39,629
5Ben "ShankingYou" Palmer$29,291
6Veritas0086$22,399
7grussiova$15,507
8LUNARI29$8,615
9Truthislie$5,514

Notable Finishes: Jesse "On the Mac" McKenzie (21st - $1,757.46), Billy "b8chatz" Chattaway (40th - $1,412.86), Ben "bennybunny18" Richardson (42nd - $1,412.86), Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis (46th - $1,309.48)

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

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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$162,533$506,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1nebo_blizko$96,254
2FActorCubE$66,719
3ggera555$47,114
4DonSeppone1$35,462
5FETTSTUHL$26,343
6Manuel "young_diamond18" Blaschke$19,251
7Ben "bonafidedonkey" Palmer$13,678
8Jakub "Olorion" Michalik$9,625
9Mario_Basler$6,586

Notable Finishes: Dani "Ansky451" Stern (10th - $4,559.40), Jaroslaw "YanniYankievich" Jaskiewicz (12th - $4,559.40), Thiago "DecanoBR" Nishjima (20th - $1,671.78), Peter "breeth" Turmezey (23rd - $1,671.78), Zach "CrazyZachary" Clark (26th - $1,671.78)

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+$16863$200,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jono "Spyver" Beck$40,000
2Mat "checktrap11" Cuthbertson$26,640
3fokker44$19,000
4bond25459$14,200
5darek1987pl$10,600
6JoHNChY$7,800
7Jim "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy$5,800
8John00Flemming$4,200
9MakeYouDumber$3,000

Notable Finishes: Ryan "ryanghall" Hall (15th - $1,520), Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (22nd - $860), Ashley "AshTheDonkey" Mason (23rd - $860), Rayan "rkruok" Nathan (25th - $860)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30772$386,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Damian "pampa27" Salas$69,480
2D.Donnini$50,180
3Matthias "blueskyyM" Tikerpe$37,442
4Rhys "floppinhel" Jones$27,985
5young_diam18$19,454
6yarik1903$15,594
7b00ster7777$11,734
8freshleo111$7,913
9Seppula18$4,825

Notable Finishes: Michael "moneyinbag" Aron (10th - $4,053), David "dpeters17" Peters (12th - $4,053), Faraz "The-Toilet 0" Jaka (13th - $3,281), Andrew "achen" Chen (14th - $3,218)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9934$291,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1Zsolt "Vzsolt800" Vasvenszki$54,731
2bossamtisch$39,406
3megafish_rus$29,190
4Melanie "Callisto 5" Weisner$21,893
5Phantomes124$15,325
6pistecaloze$12,406
7iwonthurtyou$9,487
8ManiacRazor$6,568
9GeoManousos$4,116

Notable Finishes: Steve "HR_Dub" Williams (10th - $3,063.95), Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (13th - $2,481.15), Marty "TheLipoFund" Mathis (18th - $1,897.35), Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (21st - $1,313.55)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,990$299,000
PlacePlayerPrize
*1mexican222$42,524
*2Rupert "ElRupert" Elder$40,000
3Flush098765$25,116
45typesofmeat$17,489
5R.J_Legit$13,007
6Colombian80%$10,017
7mrcl921$7,027
8Jon "LUFCBas" Spinks$4,336
9GeoManousos$2,542

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin (21st - $897), Rasmus "bigoots" Sibast (26th - $897)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,618$242,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1Zihuatanejo3$39,815
2yeres$29,124
3Carteio$21,843
4NestaRasta$16,261
5Elbeto87$11,529
6CSWAMI$9,102
7TheMatadorCC$6,675
8mmoreno9$4,247
9psjebemvas$2,427

Notable Finishes: Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (10th - $1,917.33), Dan "danloulou" Smyth (12th - $1,917.33)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,351$270,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Konandoel23$46,637
2Javier "MuckeDBoY" Tazon$33,775
3sk2ll_m0dR$25,669
4wozzle9$18,806
5Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney$13,375
6alienface#9$10,673
7Cory "UGOTPZD" Carroll$7,971
8SsicK_OnE$5,269
9MrBigfishAA$2,972

Notable Finishes: Matt "mjw006" Wakeman (10th - $2,404.78), Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey (14th - $1,864.38), Ryan "ryanghall" Hall (23rd - $1,134.84)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$138,560$385,600
PlacePlayerPrize
*1Mojje87$35,635
*2xArcibaldsx$14,575
*3Faranius$14,575
*4DaniaMania$10,298
*5Arty_the_Cat$10,000
6egon1971$4,685
7Ruopolo1982$3,2778
8PiggoBank$2,236
9fkdl$1,639

*denotes five-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,656$165,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1bosmaniak$27,167
2Meth0d Max$19,872
3chrisnjenny$14,904
4schweinix$11,095
5AsjBaaaf$7,866
6Yattago$6,210
7CrazyLissy$4,554
8Michael "WatchOutFish" Benvenuti$2,898
9oradeanul$1,656

Notable Finishes: Orjan "Aftret" Skommo (12th - 1,308.24), Caio "Pessagno" Pessagno (24th - $645.84)

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