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The Sunday Briefing: Darren Elias Wins Another Major at PokerStars

Darren Elias

Only a month removed from the biggest victory of his career at the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open, Darren Elias picked up another title on Sunday — this time on the virtual felt. Elias (pictured) won the PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance tournament outright for $49,062.

The online victory marked the first in nearly six months for the New Jersey native Elias, who finds refuge in Canada to play online. Elias also boasts two World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) titles as well as a Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) triumph, and has career online cashes of more than $3.4 million according to PocketFives.com.

Other notables picking up wins on Sunday were Jonathan "xMONSTERxDONGx" Karamalikis and Simon "pokerbrat13" Charette. The latter took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for nearly $100,000 after defeating Nick "PureCash25" Rampone heads-up for the win.

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+157,142$1,428,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1smak777$137,435*
2kingplayer19$128,261*
3Chew_on_This$138,632*
4Thomas198713$157,564*
5Adrovan "AadrovanRj21" Rodrigues$58,564
6Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot$44,280
7Jochum "groengras" Weenink$30,170
8sulopoika$17,140
9asdrice2312$11,070

*Reflects four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Ivan "vandir4rek" Soshnikov (19th - $3,328)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,037$607,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1Simon "pokerbrat13" Charette$95,362
2Nick "PureCash25" Rampone$71,065
3i need sheet$50,426
4tormos$34,925
5angrymoron$26,118
6nherrego$20,044
7keramiken$13,970
8maxxmeister$7,896
9hamanof$4,859

Notable Finishes: Bernardo "bedias" Dias (14th - $2,885)


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30852$426,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1bearsfan775$50,306*
2Glyu_M99$55,357*
3Re8uZ$43,597*
4Harel82$55,006*
5adkaf$21,470
6Igor_Novg$17,040
7Jordan "JWPRODIGY" Westmorland$12,780
8skillspug$8,520
9vindog03$5,112

*Reflects four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja (10th - $4,260), Hiren “hustla16” Patel (11th - $4,260), Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis (14th - $3,408), Yann "yadio" Dion (15th - $3,408), Johnny Lodden (21st - $1,917), Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski (25th - $1,917)

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


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PartyPoker 250K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,213$250,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1poker1177754$39,125
2railthe23price$28,350
3Palmero93$20,375
4remzijAA$15,500
5Bu5t1nJ1e8er$12,725
6KidVicious18$10,200
7MilaKoenis$7,700
8LarFag648$5,200
9MrsPainba1l$3,950


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9941$283,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1j_peso4$53,062
2jvieiradias8$38,205
3Roman “Roma-Tilt” Korenev$28,300
4Patrick “pads1161” Leonard$21,225
5Ässnacke$14,857
6Valentino "K0VAK" Konakchiev$12,027
7aramesko$9,197
8thegr8str8$6,367
9Ben "vindog03" Vinson$ $3,990

Notable Finishes: Joe "ender555" Ebanks (11th - $2,971), Joe "bigegypt" Elpayaa (12th - $2,971), Emil "emilohlsson" Ohlsson (15th - $2,405), David "davidv123" Vamplew (27th - 1,273)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,443$288,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1Darren "darrenelias" Elias$49,062
2kavlleas08$36,075
3John "bullyon" Buglion$27,388
4Poker Own U$19,624
5Josh "JBT449" Bergman$14,285
6Kamikaze485$11,399
7blacka pie$8,513
8Pardal77$5,627
9Tonzera$3,116

Notable Finishes: Manig "swordfish007" Loeser (14th - $1,962)


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The Sunday Major ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,010$202,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1ItalianCrusher$40,400
2Dieter1964$26,906
3detlefDjoost$19,190
4WMACHINE$14,432
5Pat023$10,706
6Ryan "HITTHEPANDA" Franklin$7,878
7tcrames88$5,858
8TheF4tDuck$4,242
9HUNGLIKE$2,020

Notable Finishes: Alex "MrKlout" Balaguer (12th - $2,020), Geoff "GeoffRas22" Rasmussen (16th - $1,171), Garrett Greer (23rd - $868)


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Sunday Brawl ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+15609$121,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jonathan "xMONSTERxDONGx" Karamalikis$25,882
2Kask123$17,661
3MustacheDude$13,398
4Kalinoshki$10,321
5MrBigStack$7,551
6FarSeerCantDie$5,359
7MysterySten$3,897
8regal1992$2,923
9RuDyBoY X$2,192

Notable Finishes: Sebastian "thereal_bandito" Saffari (20th - $609)


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$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15110$xxx

PlacePlayerPrize
1Str8FlushGuy$7,000
2treeetop$4,050
3Mkmar$2,325
4iheartboobs$1,825
5UncleTony$1,575
6BiggDaddy$1,325
7Ashisit$1,050
8binkedit88$700
9SizeLarge$525


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$15,000 Guaranteed Weekly Sunday (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+1562$15,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1G.Becks$4,350
2ColHansLanda$2,550
3BachoB$1,800
4Peaches$1,500
5SirJWAB$1,200
6mlawson$1,035
7Stacked$885
8fishn.chips$735
9movado13$525

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