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The Sunday Briefing: Athanasios Polychronopoulos Wins PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance

Athanasios Polychronopoulos

Many of online poker's top tournament talents have made their way to the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, but the Sunday Majors still provided massive payouts this week. Several notables picked up big scores, including Benn "risk2Dupside" Skender, Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes, Alexandru "tilt21sted" Papazian and Jason "jadedjason" James.

Landing in the winner's circle this week was two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Athanasios "Athanasios9" Polychronopoulos. The New York City native, who now lives in Canada, took down the PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance for $46,049 after outlasting a field of 1,334. It marked the second largest score ever at PokerStars for Polychronopolous; his biggest came from a third-place finish in the 2010 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Main Event-M ($303,188).

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, partypoker and WSOP.com:


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Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+158,666$1,733,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1TroopTroop1$234,028*
2Alexandru "tilt21sted" Papazian$176,579*
3Nelisschuif7$160,659*
4Gottonik$86,660
5Leonmen44$69,328
6ertho435$51,996
7fotis060105$34,664
8jude187$19,065
9matze_widi$13,432

*Denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk (12th - $9,185), Viktor "HokuzzPokuzz" Strahl (37th - $3,206)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,633$726,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1heytie$114,077
2FOO-92$85,012
3Turist093$59,944
4random_chu$41,779
5bechis$30,880
6Hellmosca$23,614
7Joe "ender555" Ebanks$16,348
8Alexander "BIack88" Trofimov$9,082
9teknotom$5,812

Notable Finishes: Andrew "stato_1" Hulme (18th - $2,179), Ryan "toetagU" Fair (19th - $1,852), Mads Amot (22nd - $1,852), Tommy "TMoney0209" Miller (26th - $1,852)


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$250K Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,412$282,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1BILLGATESTILTIN$56,480
2Jason "jadedjason" James$37,559
3roo_400$26,828
4abeainy$20,050
5bajen1999$14,967
6derdings$11,013
7lordjosejose$8,189
8Leanod$5,930
9Fresa4ever$4,207

Notable Finishes: Bryan "bparis" Paris (19th - $1,129)


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Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,138$227,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Benn "risk2Dupside" Skender$32,814*
2Kumasha$28,143*
3Jozinho$36,500*
4BruceWayneRises$16,159
51SteadyEddy1$12,062
6Pal73$8,876
7miserd00d$6,600
8sandybarr$4,779
9LORDXFLVCKO$3,414

*Denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Kevin "Wu_Wizard" MacPhee (12th - $2,276), Charlie "chaz_man_chaz" Combes (15th - $1,729), Nick "Grippolio" Grippo (16th - $1,320)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,205$241,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1pura.vida$36,503.98*
2Azamat Bagatov$35,434.53*
3humlan11$15,785.50
4Grey Area$13,375.50
5Crippledeckz$10,965.50
6JJanssen1960$8,555.50
7BringCabbage$6,145.50
8evianwater1$3,976.50
9freebieZ$2,771.50
10TEECRAMES$2,169.00

*Denotes heads-up deal


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30801$400,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Assad91$72,090
2Elay99$52,065
3Yattago$38,848
4hauptschule$29,036
5Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas$20,185
6Martin "nizmo jiz" Kozlov$16,180
7Adrzejeczek$12,175
8masensio$8,210
9beahar$5,006

Notable Finishes: Maxim "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov (10th - $4,205), Matt "FaceStealer" Volosevich (11th - $4,205), Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist (13th - $3,404), Pavel "3P3NIPA" Plesuv (21st - $1,842), Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth (24th - $1,842)

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,052$317,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes$47,490*
2cocjambo$45,844*
3Maxim "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov$39,448*
4Roman "RomeOpro" Romanovsky$23,775
5blackjak19$16,642
623noraB$13,472
7Tommy "TMoney0209" Miller$10,302
8micide$7,132
9Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan$3,328

Notable Finishes: Michael "mossified84" Skomac (12th - $3,328), Lauri "IMS DURNK" Pesonen (13th - $2,694), Dmitry "OhRaisyDaisy" Budnikov (15th - $2,694), Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff (20th - $1,426), Thiago "XTheDecanoX" Nishijima (24th - $1,426), Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser (25th - $1,426), Faraz "The-Toilet 0" Jaka (26th - $1,426)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,334$266,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Athanasios "Athanasios9" Polychronopoulos$46,049
2jveiradias8$33,500
3Elmagico19A1$23,346
4dhutt$18,569
5bossamtisch$13,206
6Casey "sobizzle21" Sobczewski$10,538
7Keven "Stammdogg" Stammen$7,870
823noraB$5,202
9JNJ007$2,934

Notable Finishes: Kevin "Civell" Vandersmissen (10th - 2,374), Adam "Roothlus" Levy (14th - $1,840), Jerry "hummylun" Wong (16th - $1,307), Kory "s00tedj0kers" Kilpatrick (19th - $1,120), David "dpeters17" Peters (27th - 1,120)


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Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,463$308,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Icgodinho$54,679
2Farey2008$40,092
3CryMoar$30,840
4George "jorj95" Lind$23,130
5Justas "selinantis" Semaska$16,191
6MidniteKowby$13,107
7StaceOP$10,023
8jedi9000$6,939
9YUGA1979$4,317

Notable Finishes: Ilkin "Ilkinopoulos" Amirov (10th - $2,929), Anton "ekziter" Astapau (16th - $1,696), Aidan "whereisdonny" Tam (27th - $1,048)


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$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1586$17,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1VPIHokie1970$4,902
2stronague$2,828
3pokerkat$1,720
4Piejay$1,376
5tomslick333$1,186
6FromBehind$1,014
7NCIKKKK$842
8BShriver5$584
9mondesi$464

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