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The Sunday Briefing: Bertrand Grospellier and David "Bakes" Baker Make Final Tables

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

Online poker's biggest stars were out in full force over the weekend. Full Tilt Poker's FTOPS XXV continued with several events, and David "Bussa Buss" Baker, John "bullyon" Buglion and Maksim "MAMOHT_T" Viktorovich were among the notables who scooped big paydays.

Over at PokerStars there was a massive overlay in the Sunday Warm-Up this week. Registration for the tournament was closed once the tournament began, resulting in only 1,204 players being able to participate. Germany's "KeyseyMM" took advantage of the $260,000 in overlay, winning the tournament outright for $85,000.

PokerStars issued the following statement about the Warm-Up via Twitter on Sunday:

Due to technical problems, the Sunday Warm-Up had no Late Registration. As a result players who wished to late reg will not be able to play. There is a substantial overlay in the event for those playing. We apologize for the inconvenience for those who wanted to play but couldn't.

Team PokerStars Pro Christophe "chrisdm" de Meulder made the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Million, ultimately finishing in sixth place for $49,242. Fellow Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier also made a final table, placing fifth in the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy.

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


The Sunday Briefing: Bertrand Grospellier and David "Bakes" Baker Make Final Tables 101

Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+158,207$1,641,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1Monchonidas$163,000
2insanocut$163,000
3Filurn$186,599
4zetheriver$120,000
5Gronî$65,656
6Christophe "chrisdm" de Meulder$49,242
7Haerdin$32,828
8REM_Fireman$18,876
9$K-a-R-e$229$12,720

*Reflects four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jordan "jmaster11" Young (29th - $3,282)


The Sunday Briefing: Bertrand Grospellier and David "Bakes" Baker Make Final Tables 102

Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,204$500,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1KeyserMM$85,000
2jpgossn$62,500
3petter85$47,450
4FeriBo$34,000
5MRCOLLE$24,750
6JRL2012$19,750
7bingogobernd$14,750
8Pokerfan89Gr$9,750
9DBerglin$5,400

Notable Finishes: Mike "RichieRichZH" Friedrich (10th - $4,300), Carter "cswidler" Swidler (21st - $2,000)


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FTOPS Event #15: No-Limit Hold'em Knockout ($350K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$120+95,061$506,100

PlacePlayerPrize
1OzztM$86,543
2Timvn2008$60,225
3JOBYTOYCE$43,018
4David "Bussa Buss" Baker$32,390
5Nicolas “PokerKaiser” Fierro$24,267
6mrsaik123$16,701
7bananasplit4me$10,881
8Farzinem$7,591
9decamps$5,314

Notable Finishes: Stefan "YrrsiN" Huber (13th - $2,783), Mike "SirWatts" Watson (16th - $2,024), Mike "RichieRichZH" Friedrich (22nd - $1,366), Rory “Mafews” Mathews (24th - $1,366)


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FTOPS Event #16: No-Limit Hold'em Super Stack ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+202,261$678,300

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jonas "donut604" Mackoff$117,785*
2John "bullyon" Buglion$100,423*
3ans_1000$63,081
4Hopez$47,481
5Maksim "MAMOHT_T" Viktorovich$35,271
6gifuhornet$25,775
7HosniMubarak$18,314
8AlGooohr$12,887
9vladobu6i$8,817

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Mark "dipthrong" Herm (16th - $3,255), Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves (17th - $3,255), John "kleath" Leathart (21st - $2,238)


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PartyPoker 200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,078$200,508

PlacePlayerPrize
1weakwire1$23,012.35*
2m0nkeyman77$21,000*
3ocnits$9,824.89
4midein87$7,418.79
5trucking_67$5,313.46
6anjali1986$3,909.90
7Iver-god$2,907.36
8VytenisN$2,406.09
9HUSitNGo$1,924.87

Reflects heads-up deal*


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30990$495,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz$75,000*
2ollie_p$74,391*
3Foldingonce$47,025
4Matt "FaceStealer" Volosevich$35,145
5Adameka$24,750
6tkcasino$19,800
7palenque88$14,850
8Joe "bigegypt" Elpayaa$9,900
9pon&dots$5,692

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Jason "jadedjason" James (10th - $4,702), Valdemar "Luigi da BP" Kwaysser (12th - $4,702), António "apalma2156" Palma (13th - $3,712), Shawn "buck21" Buchanan (15th - $3,712), Mike "Tumex" McDonald (21st - $2,079)

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


The Sunday Briefing: Bertrand Grospellier and David "Bakes" Baker Make Final Tables 107

$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,232$375,900

PlacePlayerPrize
1hauptschule$68,601
2Alex "MrKloutt" Casals$49,957
3Rivera_net$37,590
4Bryan "bparis" Paris$28,192
5Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier$19,734
6nativexpres2$15,975
7Carlos "TryToExploit" Garcia$12,216
8Glissario$8,457
923noraB$5,262

Notable Finishes: Karolis "g.karolis" Grybauskas (17th - $2,255), Brandon "oncommand" Meyers (26th - $1,616)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,487$297,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1teo96$50,558
2GM_VALTER$37,175
3BrightStripe$28,223
4flopped6810$20,223
568ioweyou1$14,721
6ekmelogno4$11,747
7Steve "mcnallyville" McNally$8,773
8buckguy$5,799
97He__D__ASH$3,221

Notable Finishes: Nick "PureCash25" Rampone (24th - $1,189)


The Sunday Briefing: Bertrand Grospellier and David "Bakes" Baker Make Final Tables 109

$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15133$26,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1Deuxexmachin$7,315
2RIP_Neiko$4,256
3jamesd944$2,420
4iGetLost$1,888
5hurricane89$1,622
6ricecakes124$xxx
7Gary "GB2005" Bogdanski$1,037
8gftfw$665
9Jakep474$478


The Sunday Briefing: Bertrand Grospellier and David "Bakes" Baker Make Final Tables 110

$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15110$22,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Kudos88$6,160
2Ponzi_Scheme$3,564
3BeTheLight$2,046
4ValueTown$1,606
5tedlawson04$1,386
6BShriever5$1,166
7T54_T97s$924
8PokerStars$616
9Pweda287$462

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