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The Sunday Briefing: Dan Smith and Sami Kelopuro Scoop Major Tournament Wins

Dan Smith

Online poker's biggest names were out in full force over the weekend following the start of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP). The 50-event series features $15 million in guarantees, and more than $2 million was handed out across several events during the weekend.

Dan "Danny98765" Smith continued his domination of large tournament fields, taking down TCOOP Event #17 for $125,146. Smith, who won the PokerStars Sunday Million as well as a handful of live events over the past 18 months, bested a final table on Sunday that included Steven "Zugwat" Silverman, Spencer "UH Big Tex" Hudson and Magnus "Giffordonian" Martin.

Another well-known pro who won six-figures on Sunday was Nick "FU_15" Maimone, who earned more than $140,000 in cash despite not winning a tournament. Maimone recorded runner-up finishes in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up (chopping for $95,000) and the PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($43,858)

Over at Full Tilt Poker, Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro won the $250K Guarantee for $54,520. The feared Finnish pro, normally known for his cash game prowess, has been on a tear playing online majors over the past year. He final tabled the Sunday Million and won a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) event last spring, and made several deep runs in Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) events.

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+157,495$1,499,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Timvn2008$187,699*
2FNessy$176,482*
3KungFuDonk$146,032*
4Allan "Sifosis" Baekke$79,447
5peterwhooo$61,459
6vatser$46,469
7A.C.A.B 8708$32,228
8P0lak$17,988
9myownNICK$11,617

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Martin "kingroler" Meciar (19th - $3,492), Ivan "Skazo4nik777" Kotov (49th - $2,593)


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TCOOP Event #17: Turbo 1R 1A ($400K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+94,123$797,100
PlacePlayerPrize
1Dan "Danny98765" Smith$125,146
2Victor chuch$93,260
3Magnus "Giffordonian" Martin$65,760
4Phantomes124$45,833
5Kennethmedh$33,876
6jerbi9999$25,905
7krec23$17,934
8Spencer "UH Big Tex" Hudson$9,963
9Steven "Zugwat" Silverman$$6,376

Notable Finishes: Jon "PearlJammer" Turner (11th - $4,872)


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TCOOP Event #19: Sunday Supersonic Special ($600K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.203,235$683,938
PlacePlayerPrize
1AMasta89$86,907*
2Steven "Zugwat" Silverman$88,000*
3Kevin "Civell" Vandersmissen$69,910*
4Alexander "AlexM666" Moiseev$39,211
5CMoosepower$29,664
6Bambeklis$22,844
7Kaggis$16,025
8qbgoose$9,219
9blony_tair$5,796

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Phillip "bergeroo" Huxley (24th - $1,875), Andrey "Anjeyyy" Novak (27th - $1,875)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,532$706,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Rytis "RichieA7s" Praninskas$86,263*
2Nick "FU_15" Mamoine$95,529*
3danish7$70,039*
4cold_smile$40,618
5elmelogno4$30,022
6mentor1904$22,958
7vlaviusz$15,894
8Przemek "TranquilMind" Piotrowski$8,830
9b.j.1898$5,651

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Inge "mendezoo" Forsmo (12th - $4,328), Ben "gs08bjohnson" Jenkins (14th - $3,178), Will "dankness3" Jaffe (17th - $2,119), Brian "brianm15" England (18th - $2,119), Noah "dirty.brasil" Vaillancourt (19th - $1,801), John "kleath" Leathart (27th - $1,801)


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$250K Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,363$272,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro$54,520
2motty ben david$36,255
3Steve "StevoL_7" Leonard$25,897
4pokerjoe485$19,354
5oopsULu412$14,447
6MUFAZZA$10,631
7SonnyBlack87$7,905
8Betong$5,724
9swisstard$4,061

Notable Finishes: Grayson "swish3113" Ramage (13th - $2,017), Alexander "AlexM666" Moiseev (14th - $2,017), Nick "Rounder63" Carillo (20th - $1,090), Mike "SirWatts" Watson (25th - $1,090)


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Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,191$238,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1GM_VALTER$41,635
2checktrap11$37,732
3d_quang$22,629
4Leder Joe$16,912
5karp8$12,624
6darek1987pl$9,289
7prebzman$6,907
8Marcelo Asensio$5,002
9BgsaPnaples$3,573

Notable Finishes: Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (14th - $1,810), Dan "KingDan23" Smith (15th - $1,810), Jason "jdpc27" Wheeler (16th - $1,381), Mike "SirWatts" Watson (21st - $1,024), Joe "bigegypt" Elpayaa (24th - $1,024)

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


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$186+141,080$200,880
PlacePlayerPrize
1I_DO_PAGEANTS$22,381*
2LebleuPetit$21,712*
3gunny66$9,843
4TillyismyEX$7.432
5gimpazoid999$5,323
6TarpedTony$3,917
7Kirk_Enzi$2,912
8AcesSpades11$2,410
9Uninc157$1,928

*Reflects heads-up deal


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30766$383,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Matt "FaceStealer" Volosevich$68,940
2ShipTheFliip$49,790
3Daniel "DanielLUCKY" Carlsson$37,151
4el_chavitod8$27,767
5Tupeh$19,303
6elof24$15,473
7TiltMeHarder$11,643
8BrightStripe$7,851
9capinhabr$4,787

Notable Finishes: Maximilian "FizzimeiBua" Senft (12th - $4,021), Aidan "whereisdonny" Tam (21st - $1,761)


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,051$327,300
PlacePlayerPrize
1Bluf_To_Much$60,550
2Nick "FU_15" Maimone$43,858
3Nick "GripDsNutz" Grippo$32,730
4Keiruja$24,547
5DwnByDaBrdge$17,183
6Elmagico19A1$13,910
7Martin "nizmo jiz" Kozlov$10,637
8Christian "Gambler4444" Nolte$7,364
9Jakob "mendieta19" Carlsson$4,582

Notable Finishes: Matt "mjw006" Wakeman (11th - $3,436), Frank "Round42" Rusnak (15th - $2,782), Michael "StrungOut1" Wasserman (16th - $2,127), Artem "FaNjkEEE" Kobylinskiy (19th - $1,472), Georgios "gkap13" Kapalas (20th - $1,472), Dennis "el_klonkador " Bejedal (22nd - $1,472), Balasz "birs320" Botond (23rd - $1,472), Andrius " benislovas" Bielskis (24th - $1,472), Corey "rat sauce 89" Thompson (26th - $1,472)


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WSOP.com Online Championships (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30328$250,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1sizzlinbetts$63,750
2jtxo5$36,250
3Pupperpants$21,500
4hulksmash$16,500
5bSeck83$14,000
6flushoff11$11,500
7Deuxexmachin$8,750
8rules316$5,750
9KShekels$4,000

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$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1582$16,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Juantoo3fore$4,674
2whiteyslacks$2,706
3NVpoker_$1,640
4leona$1,312
5YahtzeePro$1,131
6legum$967
7foxylilangel$803
8VegasLink$557
9bunnight$442

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