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The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for $203K

The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for $203K 0001

Many of poker's top online talents are making their way to Las Vegas for the 2014 World Series of Poker, but there was still plenty of action across PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker on Sunday. Both sites ran their usual slate of major tournaments, and several pros hit paydirt.

Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu was the biggest earner on Sunday after winning the PokerStars Sunday Million. The Romanian bested a field of 6,676 to claim the $203,088 top prize. Finishing third in that event was Norway's "fullhouseiii," who reached his second Sunday Million final table in three months. He finished runner-up to Lauri "IMS DURNK" Pesonen in February for $169,598 and added another $106,816 to his bankroll on Sunday.

Among the other notables who locked up big scores on Sunday were Lars "Dsavo" Bonding, Joao Mathias, Ami "UhhMee" Barer, Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson, Evgeny "evgen sochi" Korchagin, and Jim "reelhugefish" Gilbert, who managed to make two major final tables at PokerStars on Sunday.

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


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 101

Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+156,676$1,335,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu$203,088
2XXL#1kfcfan$150,210
3fullhouseiii$106,816
4ruscittobr$73,436
5shermanash$56,078
6pAYtAXiSnICE$42,726
7mat1i$29,374
8macblack1$16,022
9ILTAA$10,347

Notable Finishes: Timothy "Vichyn88" Harold (21st - $3,124), Clark "snake8484" Hamagami (44th - $2,523)


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 102

Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+152,915$583,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Casharrie$91,822
2Lars "Dsavo" Bonding$68,502
3Jim "reelhugefish" Gilbert$48,972
4Evgeny "evgen sochi" Korchagin$33,522
5Vyacheslav "vip25429" Bordartsev$25,360
6Gratidude$19,350
7joben19$13,700
8GaborMarton$7,882
9lundkok86$4,955

Notable Finishes: Grzegorz "gegor7878" Wyraz (22nd - $1,603), Michael "micide" Kraus (25th - $1,603), Pavel "Taska85" Kellner (27th - $1,603), Denis "bondseller" Razin (51st - $1,107)


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 103

Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30779$389,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1armenioz$70,110
2Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson$50,635
3Kent "ForzaVaxholm" Lundmark$37,781
4NELU STOGU$28,238
5Joel "jbrown8777" Brown$19,630
6Matt "FaceStealer" Volosevich$15,735
7Jon "PearlJammer" Turner$11,840
8Artur "ARTSchGamble" Scerbak$7,894
9Mark "waggy5757" Wagstaff$

Notable Finishes: Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja (12th - $4,089), Grayson "gray31" Ramage (16th - $2,531), Pascal "pistecaloze" Vos (17th - $2,531), Alex "Allingomes" Gomes (20th - $1,791), Matthias "goodvide1" Neu (22nd - $1,791)


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 104

Full Tilt $250K Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,137$250,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1jokerWSOP$44,857
2Joao Mathias$38,442
3Ami "UhhMee" Barer$23,750
4ur_jst_ignorant$17,750
5thegr8str8$13,250
6tangentangent$9,750
7Rhys "floppin_ell" Jones$7,250
8Austrain_Master$5,250
9Andrew "achen" Chen$3,750

Notable Finishes: Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika (12th - $2,500), Chris "Getting Daize" Oliver (20th - $1,075), Steve "HR Dub" Williams (21st - 1,075)


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 105

Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+15958$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1zzDaGR1NDzz7$40,000
2Alex "AD_84" Debus$26,640
3TheSonOfBink$19,000
4TakeIt2NextLVL$14,200
5Tacuara7$10,600
6tatamati$7,800
7Kutanoid$5,800
8pendall$4,200
9setherson22$3,000

Notable Finishes: Keven "Stammdogg" Stammen (12th - $2,000), Reed "badbeatme" Hensel (15th - $1,520), Matt "NoBadBeatsPlz" Kay (19th - $860), Ondrej "Vinkyy" Vinklarek (24th - $860)

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


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 106

$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9879$260,900

PlacePlayerPrize
1Epiphany77$44,972*
2Mario "Epakfailer" Alina$32,242*
3Yuri "theNERDguyMartins$33,015*
4Robby "PlayaPlz" Lipkin$19,567
5Mr.Bittar$13,697
6sirgenutz$11,088
7masterscott$8,479
8Malak$tyle$5,870
9Nick "Rounder63" Carrillo$3,678

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler (14th - $2,348), Dylan "WhiteRabbito" Honeyman (15th - $2,348), Eric "psuNYY51" Ladny (17th - $1,826), Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika (20th - $1,304), Alexander "BIack88" Trofimov (21st - $1,304), Rocco "Sephirot88" Palumbo (22nd - $1,304), Jason "TeamWispy" Helder (24th - $1,304), Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (25th - $1,304)


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 107

Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,238$247,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mikael Hansen$43,280
2Kirill "Yoo4" Shugai$25,841
3danger0us$30,935
4HeadShotFryoV$30,048
5dave798111$12,380
6litofcas11$9,904
7bossamtisch$7,428
8Pthelegend$4,952
9Wenderr$2,847

Notable Finishes: Dmitry "gosuoposum1" Demyanenko (10th - $2,352), Rick "ThEcLaiMer" Trigg (12th - $2,352), Michael "Skammes" Tureniec (19th - $1,039), Carlos "Carster" Chadha (20th - $1,039), Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky (22nd - $1,039), Jerry "hummylun" Wong (25th - $1,039)


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 108

Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,395$294,066

PlacePlayerPrize
1KornHizzle20$52,932
2cristofanell$38,228
3PokerSavage1$29,406
4AB_Poker_12$22,054
5Marc "Aduobe4" Daubach$15,438
6Neanderthal4$12,497
7mickop$9,557
8Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich$6,616
9Jim "reelhugefish" Gilbert$4,116

Notable Finishes: Mick "BIGMICKG" Graydon (13th - $2,205), Mike "Timex" McDonald (17th - $1,617), Jordan "JWPRODIGY" Westmorland (18th - $1,617), Chad Eveslage (19th - $1,029)


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 109

$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1589$25,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1thekid4665$7,125
2sonofa_nh$4,125
3Ezzed$2,500
4PoBoy1$2,000
5RUA11$1,725
6AngelCharlie$1,475
7Wrybagel$1,225
8echerf$850
9unclejimmy$675


The Sunday Briefing: Bogdan "Lionet" Diaconu Wins PokerStars Sunday Million for 3K 110

$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1585$17,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1zentrain$4,845
2CindrllaMan$2,805
3Christina "lindeyloo" Lindley$1,700
4legum$1,360
5Guypie$1,173
6FMyWife$1,003
7allprowi$833
8ship_ou$578
9ValueBet$459

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