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The Sunday Briefing: Yann "yadio" Dion Among Sunday's Winners

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The one-year anniversary of Black Friday loomed large over many in the poker world on Sunday, but the show must go on for those players outside the U.S. Six players earned six-figures plus, and "jmc8609" topped the $200,000 mark with a victory in the Sunday Million. Dan "APowers1968" Colpoys and Yann "yadio" Dion also notched victories on Sunday.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,289$1,457,800

The Sunday Million attracted 7,289 entrants and amassed a prize pool of $1,457,800. While the field was being whittled down to the final table, a few notable players made very deep runs but could not hang on — Steve "Stev0L_" Leonard (29th), Stefan "random_chu" Chew (27th), and Richard Toth (17th).

Michael "PapaGreggio" Hawkins and Rupert "ElRupert" Elder were able to hang on until the final table, before they were eliminated in eighth and fifth place finishes, respectively.

It came to a close at the 400,000/800,000/80,000 level when "MVPAT" (31,238,400) opened to 1,600,000 on the button. A call from "jmc8609" (41,651,600) in the big blind landed an {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop that "jmc8609" fired at immediately with 2,000,000. "MVPAT" popped it to 6,222,422, but that did not phase "jmc8609" who re-raised to 11,000,000. "MVPAT," holding {Q-Spades}{9-Spades}, then shoved all in, and "jmc8609" called with {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for trips. Looking to dodge spades, "jmc8609" did just that as the {K-Diamonds} turn and {5-Diamonds} river brought the tournament to an end.

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PlacePlayerPrize
*1jmc8609$212,000
*2MVPAT$103,618.50
*3ep20allin$120,330.20
*4kucin3d$135,511
5Rupert "ElRupert" Elder$59,769.90
6seastar912$45,191.80
7spidermike17$31,342
8Michael "PapaGreggio" Hawkins$17,493.60
9moukari6$11,297.95

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Richard Toth (17th - $4,081.84), Stefan "random_chu" Chew (27th - $3,396.67), Steve "Stev0L_" Leonard (29th - $3,032.22)

PokerStars Sunday Storm 1st Anniversary ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$1136,444$1,364,440

The Sunday Storm 1st Anniversary surpassed its $1 million guarantee after a field of 136,444 paid the $10+$1 buy-in for a shot at a six-figure payday. The tournament lasted just under 12 hours, and when the dust settled, "Ironic13" was the sole survivor of the field, pocketing $166,575.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Ironic13$166,575.68
2dirty gunnar$97,557.46
3MikeLiv88$59,353.14
4Tzahi "tzahi2008" Dagan$42,297.64
5ElmanOne$33,428.78
6lika 672$27,288.80
7Ottoskorzeny$21,831.04
8paganno$17,055.50
9Charliegore8$10,915.52

Notable Finishes: Halfrek (46th - $866.88)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,317$663,400

The PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up attracted 3,317 players, 20 more than last week, to make the prize pool $663,400. Because of that massive field, a six-figure score was awarded for the first time in a few weeks. Earning the outright win was "sosickPL" for $104,154.70.

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PlacePlayerPrize
1sosickPL$104,154.70
2BatiaZ777$77,617.80
3luciodog$54,730.50
4MilanRabsz$38,145.50
5skipjack21$28,194.50
6caaaamel$21,560.50
7Mounty15$14,926.50
8thomber26$8,292.50
9bananajoe42$5,307.20

Notable Finishes: Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan (23rd - $1,691.67), Tom "hitthehole" Middleton (29th - $1,492.65), Joseph "subiime" Cheong (36th - $1,492.65), Brendon "brendon1717" Rubie (37th - $1,359.67)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30886$443,000

The last of the Sunday majors to wrap up was the Sunday 500. Team PokerStars Pro Ana Marquez came close to besting the 886-player field, but took second place to "scorpchess" who earned $79,740 for the win.

PlacePlayerPrize
1scorpchess$79,740
2Ana Marquez$57,590
3ashafiq$42,971
4WUJEC$32,117.50
5Luke "lb6121" Schwartz$22,327.20
6schmette$17,720
7Caio "caio_pimenta" Pimenta$13,290
8Elio "smokrokflock" Fox$8,680
9KeyserMM$5,316

Notable Finishes: Vojtech "Vojta_R" Ruzicka (12th - $4,430), Igor "lechuckpoker" Kurganov (14th - $3,544), Eugene Katchalov (22nd - $1,993.50)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,158$315,800

Slightly up from last week, the Bigger $109 attracted an additional 46 players to this week's affair. A three-handed deal took place at the final table with "todietryin" pocketing a cool $30,000 for third place while "touchmynuts1" and "KromN" earned $41,686 for the top two spots.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1KromN$41,686.26
*2touchmynuts1$41,686.27
*3todietryin$30,000
4BananaMama79$18,158.50
5diBasio$13,737.30
6Mashkazavrrr$10,579.30
7Francis "The Lag rat" Anderson$7,421.30
8kleopl$4,269.61
9Havana85$2,684.30

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Kevin "WizardOfAhhs" Thurman (23rd - $868.45), Aaron "AaronBeen" Been (26th - $868.45)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,682$252,300

Attendance for the Bigger $162 dipped by 67 players this week, but still $100,000 clear of its guarantee. "23noraB" topped the field for an outright win for $41,390.

PlacePlayerPrize
123noraB$41,390.04
2ROSTBURK$30,276
3ActionJunk$22,707
4kraken989$16,904.10
5maryhadalamb$11,984.25
6hlamberg$9,641.25
7inca7bar$6,938.25
8Noobladonk$4,415.25
9hownorez$2,523

Notable Finishes: Michael "Skämmes" Tureniec (37th - $731.67)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,420$284,000

Although it was down 35 players this week, the Sunday 2nd Chance still easily surpassed it guarantee. The 1,420 players who entered went to battle for their share of the $284,000 prize pool. Joseph "subiime"Cheong and Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver finished in ninth and sixth respectively, and Dan "APowers1968" Colpoys topped the field to take down the $48,280 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Dan "APowers1968" Colpoys$48,280
2JNandez87$35,500
3KeyserMM$26,951.60
4Gribnogrib$19,312
5jimmyboy2034$14,058
6Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver$11,218
7southrnctowl$8,378
8AAxPokerxAA$5,538
9Joseph "subiime"Cheong$3,067.20

Notable Finishes: Michal "wywrotX" Wywrot (21st - $1,136)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,009$337,400

The two most notable players at the final table of the $109 Sunday Rebuy ended up being the last two standing on Sunday. Yann "yadio" Dion bested fellow Canadian Michal "wywrotX" Wywrot for the $62,419 first-place prize.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Yann "yadio" Dion$62,419
2Michal "wywrotX" Wywrot$45,211.60
3Angelical20$33,740
4Diego "Mr.Bittar" Bittar$25,305
5OhRaisyDaisy$17,713.50
6Nakkehai$14,339.50
7pappadogg$10,965.50
8Jackal69$7,591.50
9NeoForastero$4,723.60

Notable Finishes: Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane (13th - $2,867.90), Jordan "Jymaster11" Young (17th - $2,193.10), Chris "Moorman1" Moorman (23rd - $1,518.30)

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,453$145,300

The Sunday Kickoff's numbers were up this week, 47 more entrants than last week, creating a prize pool of $145,300. At the final table, a heads-up deal took place between "T3G3S" and "DonFriida." The top prize, $22,400, and title went to "DonFriida."

PlacePlayerPrize
*1DonFriida$22,400
*2T3G3S$19,737.27
3Fanov$13,440.25
4ElTigreChino$9,880.40
5MuppetKing$7,119.70
6Flush098765$5,666.70
7wheelthing$4,213.70
8Noseblow$2,760.70
9playboy99999$1,496.59

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Nick "FU_15" Maimone (20th - $581.20)

*PokerStars Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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