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The Sunday Briefing: Sunday Million Attendance Grows, "kevsteele" Wins $128,792

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Another Sunday down, another round of PokerStars Sunday tournaments in the books. Attendance numbers for the PokerStars Sunday Million were up again and three players added six-figures to their bankrolls. The PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up also saw a massive field, bringing first-place prize money near the $100,000-mark, but the winner had to settle for $99,000 instead.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$156,182$1,236,000

With attendance numbers up from last week, the Sunday Million ended up offering three six-figure pay days to those who battled it out over 11 hours on the virtual felt. "Aricontre" may have taken the largest chunk of prize money after a deal was struck five ways, but "kevsteele", who began the final table as one of the shorter stacks, battled back and won the title. For that, he earned $20,000 more than was guaranteed when the chop was made. On the final hand of the night, "manuelmendes" found himself in a dominating spot, holding pocket kings over "kevsteele's" pocket nines. Sometimes it's just not your night, however, and his kings were cracked when the board rolled out {10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

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

PlacePlayerPrize
*1kevsteele$128,792.58
*2manuelmendes$109,523.92
*3aricontre$165,227.63
*4pyszalek$77,936.40
*5hvete$64,517.58
6Renatoart$39,564.80
7DavoDam$27,200.80
8r0xer88$14,836.80
9Drawzee$9,582.10

*denotes five-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Dan "javahound" Tarnopol (34th - $2,584)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,175$635,000

There may have been $500,000 guaranteed for the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up, but with 3,175 entrants, the prize pool shot up to $635,000. First place was guaranteed just short of $100,000. Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann played his way to the final table and finished fourth after holding the chip lead for a bit. In his final hand, Heitmann min-raised from the cutoff and called a 7.8 million chip shove from "detee" in the big blind. Heitman showed tens and was ahead of his opponent's ace-ten. The board rolled out {2-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}{q-Spades}{5-Spades} giving "detee" a straight on the river, eliminating Heitmann. Heads-up play was between "detee" and "jc_bluej". After two big pots and about half an hour, "jc_bluej" was staring at all the chips in his corner, taking the title, and $99,695 first-place prize money.

If you want an even more in-depth recap of the action of the PokerStars Warm-Up, head on over to PokerStarsBlog.com.

PlacePlayerPrize
1jc_bluej$99,695
2detee$74,295
3JcostUmoney$52,387.50
4Jan Heitmann$36,512.50
5POED1$26,987.50
6Ronzie99$20,637.50
7utvekklo2$14,287.50
8777RENGEN777$7,937.50
9Lionel466$5,080

Notable Finishes: Georgios "gkap13" Kapalas (17th - $1,905)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30613$306,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1limbolambon$57,469
2bigoots$41,378
3Biffmeister$30,650
4Roma-Tilt$22,988
5NaskoXX$16,091
6antonionel$13,026
7filthyfish$9,961
8huiiiiiiiiiiii$6,896
9bEatNick"OG"$4,322

Notable Finishes: Felipe "Improved" Montenegro (12th - $3,372)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,024$204,800
PlacePlayerPrize
*1hayekizate$30,500
*2bigpeaj$16,995
*3Lokkem$19,639
*4Kiirovits$11,946
*5Pocket55ives$21,959
*6dal_elama$15,579
7MDGR$6,226
8blablonae$4,198
9bassiejj$2,560

Notable Finishes: David "dave798111" Allan (23rd - $942)

*denotes six-handed deal

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9784$252,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1George "timoros" Vasilakis$44,470
2kbp00$36,929
3NANORM1963$25,240
4fviana$18,930
5GS_LT$13,251
6Exan13$10,727
7pawnUz$8,203
8pablox55$5,679
9glissario$3,559

Notable Finishes: Rayan "rkruok" Nathan (15th - $2,272), Jay "shaihulud" Kinkade (24th - $1,262)

PokerStars Sunday Storm

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$129,553$295,530
PlacePlayerPrize
*1corgex$26,660
*2ALEX.NAUMOV$21,240
3DECOPEL798$13,151
4niet2maar3$10,196
5longgiatoc$7,240
6araber1011$4,433
7spyrosR21$3,103
8Lowkey01$2,069
9batoon635$1,463

*denotes heads-up deal

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,438$143,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1extasyman$24,022
2Magic Masi$17,544
3Astor626$13,230
4Skipper-dawn$9,778
5super_taste$7,046
6soandre$5,608
7Dollmio$4,170
8mike beast78$2,732
9s miah$1,496

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

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