The Sunday Briefing: Big Tournaments, Huge Paydays

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Droves of players logged onto their online poker accounts on Sunday in hopes of winning big, and we've got a look at the results for you.

The PokerStars Sunday Million drew a field of 5,796 this weekend, an increase of 78 people from last week. Topping the field was Jesse "On The Mac" McKenzie for a first-place prize of $179,678.88. If you want detailed coverage of the Sunday Million action, check out the PokerStars Blog.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$155,796$1,259,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jesse "On The Mac" McKenzie$179,678.88
2rizih$133,308
3BOKINHA$93,895.20
4WuzThat$65,089.08
5marcley1969$48,686.40
6pellompogos$37,094.40
7Flyboys007$25,502.40
8lllothup$14,490
9Stu-Shami$9,041.76

Notable Finishes: Dan "javahound" Tarnopol (32nd - $2,434)

The PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up also saw an increase in the field this week, albeit by only three players. The last four players standing made a deal, and "Pkr_b777" emerged with the top prize of $85,908. Read more about the Sunday Warm-Up at the PokerStars Blog.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$152,920$584,000
PlacePlayerPrize
*1Pkr_b777$85,908
*2KUDUZ$52,888
*3breckster79$46,160
*4MVDC111$57,123
55damage$25,112
6Sasuke234$19,272
7davianvalek$13,432
8Juliane$7,592
9Goldenboys$4,672

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30527$263,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis$49,538
2eShaMeister$36,100
3donkno2$26,614
4PapaGreggio$20,026
5House of Hor$14,071
6"0PIGGYBANK"$11,199
7Miss Baxter$8,564
8dal_elama$5,929
9xxmcxx-1984$3,953

Notable Finishes: Dean "dean23" Price (17th - $1,976)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$15891$178,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1BaZa88$32,700
2flo-sch99$23,344
3armenioz$17,642
4PaccMR28$13,276
5TheFish9999$9,266
6ferden1$7,484
7jairsinho$5,702
8Negriin$3,920
9Bananazoo$2,317

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9709$216,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1Russchampion$40,777
2Koln4ever$29,715
3upstrick77$21,907
4Obar89$16,484
5Dan "javahound" Tarnopol$11,582
6BEGEMOTIK3$9,218
7JIZOINT$7,049
8pimenta7$4,880
9Klau5en$3,254

Notable Finishes: Anders "Donald" Berg (10th - $2,494), Joao Mathias “joaoMathias” Baumgarten (12th - $2,494)

PokerStars Sunday Storm

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$116,283$162,830
PlacePlayerPrize
1ganesch$16,601
2$mallBalls$11,398
3ShiftZerg$8,142
4Dnicee$6,513
5Murishani$4,885
6gittermaster$3,664
7gaylon80$2,524
8MatejK992SLO$1,628
9MagdaaR$1,140

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,274$127,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1KeyserMM$21,658
21wAyTo100k$15,925
3cliff47$12,090
4ship_th_chip$8,663
5Sergey43reg$6,306
6phudds$5,032
7Lionel466$3,758
8vipUK$2,484
9croat82$1,376

Notable Finishes: Anders "Donald" Berg (30th - $446)

*PokerStars data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com and officialpokerrankings.com

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