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The Sunday Briefing: Griffin Benger and Michael Tureniec Win Majors in Bahamas

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Fun in the sun might be the typical way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the Bahamas. But for poker players, Sundays are all about business. And two well-known poker pros made the most of their day on the virtual felt this week by winning Sunday Majors at PokerStars.

Michael Tureniec and Griffin Benger (pictured) didn't find much success at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure this month, each failing to cash in the $10,000 Main Event and the $25,000 High Roller. But the two pros won back their buy-ins and then some on Sunday. Tureniec took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for more than $106,000 after a heads-up deal, and Benger won the PokerStars Sunday 500 outright for $74,430.

Other winners this week were Wade "ricestud" Townsend (PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy), Alexander "Aleseed" Sidorin (PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance), and Ben "jenbizzle" Jones (PokerStars Sunday Supersonic). The biggest earner on Sunday was "Epiphany77" who secured $201,711 in a three-handed deal at the PokerStars Sunday Million final table. Epiphany77 eventually finished runner-up to "D_DIGGLER99", who locked up $189,044.

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+157,989$1,597,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1D_DIGGLER99$189,044*
2Epiphany77$201,711*
3schmuggel15$144,511*
4pixigirl123$80,529
5MorrisB1$63,912
6crazyalex696$47,934
7rashevski2$31,956
8holy h3ll$18,374
9Sergio "trujustrus" Cabrera$12,382

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Vasily "Ravic85" Tsapko (12th - $8,548), Phillip "bergeroo" Huxley (14th - $6,931), Evan "SenorPokes" Jarvis (18th - $4,234), Jonas "Telefonkiosk" Lindlof (19th - $3,515), Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo (20th - 3,515), Joao "joaobarb" Barbosa (34th - $3,195)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,665$733,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "Skämmes" Tureniec$106,012*
2Mateus#9$94,829*
3bdklizm$60,472
4jude187$42,147
5Rikimarro$31,152
6RerereraiZ$23,822
7Hyggemorfar$16,492
8Martin "phasE89" Balaz$9,162
9sami stan$5,864

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Nick "Rounder63" Carillo (11th - $4,398), Charlie "ZIJOINT" Combes (14th - $3,298), Ravi "govshark2" Raghavan (26th - $1,869)


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$250K Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,444$288,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1LimitPro911$57,760
2RedPantPro$38,410
3Baden1$27,436
4Covish$20,504
5daPHUNNIEman$15,306
6leopeluca$11,263
7silent_0ne69$8,375
8argos94$6,064
9Alonon7$4,303

Notable Finishes: Jason "NovaSky" Koon (10th - $2,888), Brian "brianm15" England (20th - $1,155), Peter "breeth" Turmezey (23rd - $1,155)


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Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,186$237,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1TobyDammit$47,440
2Matthias "goodvibe" Neu$31,595
3StephCute$22,534
4barry manilow$16,841
5DEX1337$12,571
6zegosh$9,250
7Langers1990$6,878
8rustoopid$4,981
956vn11$3,558

Notable Finishes: Tom "hitthehole" Middleton (16th - $1,375), Peter "breeth" Turmezey (22nd - $1,019), Nick "PureCash25" Rampone (25th - $1,019)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,124$224,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1anjali1986$43,836
2TheMoist$23,266
3FergieTime5$14,724
4HooodFlatter$12,476
5Pivovich$10,228.40
6OneOfTheseDays$7,980
7Flusgd72$5,732
8pinktacoeater$3,709
9SnipeDonkey$2,585
10dkjktif$2023.20

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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30827$413,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger$74,430
2Niclas "mezzias" Adolfsson$53,755
3Crank No1$40,109
4peterwhoooo$29,978
5gorodski$20,840
6gottama$16,540
7jose_torro$12,405
8Skarvurin$8,270
9Simon " pokerbrat13" Charette$4,962

Notable Finishes: Andreas "gnetaren" Samuelsson (14th - $3,308), Patrick "pmahoney22" Mahoney (17th - $2,481), Mateusz "uczniak" Zbikowski (18th - $2,481), Nick "Rounder63" Carillo (19th - $1,860), John "kleath" Leathart (22nd - $1,860), Elio "smokrokflock" Fox (25th - $1,860)

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+91,023$310,100
PlacePlayerPrize
1Wade "ricestud" Townsend$57,368
2Andrew "Drewfus81" St. Jean$41,553
3B4d3m3!st3r$31,010
4Kent "ForzaVaxholm" Lundmark$23,257
5LIKE A G6$16,280
6Thomas "GaggleoKings" Ambler$13,179
7Sheeeeep$10,078
8Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis$6,977
91337Gambl0r$4,341

Notable Finishes: Oliver "sk2ll_m0dR" Weis (10th - $3,256), Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro (16th - $2,015), Daniel "ShippityShip" Neilson (17th - $2,015), John "kleath" Leathart (18th - $2,015), Oleg "Fukuruku" Vasilchenko (19th - $1,396), Daniel "42ayay" Erlandsson (20th - $1,395), Erik "Snusarn" Backlund (24th - $1,395), Mads "MadsMP" Pedersen (26th - $1,395)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,309$261,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Alexander "Aleseed" Sidorin$40,644*
2Kevin "torino2000" Killeen$31,183*
3Jamie "TheChronic420" Rosen$30,953*
4akshay21$18,221
5Khiem "akia86" Nguyen$12,959
6Epiphany777$10,341
7dtfmano18$7,723
8Dominic "Bounatirou" Nitsche$5,105
9JasonX85$2,879

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak (11th - $2,330), Edison "V_RouNder" Nguyen (19th - $1,099), Matthias "mattidm" De Meulder (20th - $1,099), Manuel "young_diam18" Blaschke (23rd - $1,099)


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Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,451$305,870
PlacePlayerPrize
1Ben "jenbizzle" Jones$54,231
2Darren "darrenelias" Elias$39,763
3habalasvegas$30,587
4linguisona$22,940
5Sheeeeep$16,058
6Skarvurin$12,999
7aaarman87$9,940
8jonwayne69$6,682
9Nutter17$4,282

Notable Finishes: Timothy "highland" Finne (11th - $2,905), Paul "bottswild" Varano (12th - $2,905), Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek (13th - $2,294), Nicholas "Frenzuh" Immekus (14th - $2,294), Maurice "MaurichSch" Schepp (16th - $1,682), Orjan "Aftret" Skommo (19th - $1,039), Tommy "TMoney0209" Miller (20th - $1,039)


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$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1568$15,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1rprops$4,350
2foxylilangel$2,550
3KBWSOP$1,800
4TimTebow$1,500
5chequesplay$1,200
6underrolled$1,035
7Maxine$885
8Forthekids$735
9nevada$525

Special thanks to Stanislav Serov

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