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The Sunday Briefing: "kofi89" Wins Tournament Number One Billion at PokerStars ($330,000)

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PokerStars celebrated another huge milestone on Sunday by hosting Tournament Number One Billion, a $109 buy-in event which carried a massive $2 million guaranteed prize pool. The event was a huge hit as a total of 34,081 players generated a prize pool of $3,408,100. And, in addition to the guarantee, for the first 2.5 hours of the tournament more than $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to randomly selected tables.

After nearly 15 hours of play it was Uraguay's "kofi89" who emerged victorious with the outright win for $329,586. Germany's "kaveh001" finished runner-up for a still-superb payday of $241,566, while former Sunday 500 winner Joas "No Limit NL" Mudde placed fourth for $129,780.

Others finding success across the major tournaments on Sunday were Michael "SilentPurple" MacHugh, Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek and Steve "Illini213" Barshak. Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, partypoker and WSOP.com:


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Tournament Number One Billion ($2M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+934,081$3,408,100

PlacePlayerPrize
1kofi89$329,586
2kaveh001$241,566
3zardy912$177,050
4Joas "No Limit NL" Mudde$129,780
5svendottke$95,120
6dzambur$69,729
7BlindRazorJJ$51,121
8KiepDoDen007$37,455
9StepaPupkin$27,469

Notable Finishes: Karolis "g.karolis" Grybauskas (41st - $2,317)


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Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+157,389$1,477,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1leonid6691$221,674
2BOLDONEALLAN$163,104
3Lubczyk88$118,224
4Michael "SilentPurple" MacHugh$78,323
5JhonyFonseca$60,589
6LuckyDave83$45,811
7joquannez$31,772
8Solidthought$17,733
9Epkathy0901$11,452

Notable Finishes: Ken “kenny05” Smaron (19th - $3,443), Keith "DaMurdera3" Ferrera (26th - $3,443), Peter "Apathy123" Jeten (35th - $3,073), Billy "Patrolman35" Kopp (50th - $2,556)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,428$685,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1CMRolfes1990$99,398*
2ModzillaPL$88,456*
3K1ngdomCome$56,562
4gardze_wami$39,422
5Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek$29,138
6O''Pazzzo"$22,282
7Nelis020$ $15,426
8Sergio "trujustrus" Cabrera$8,570
9QuadVQuadMe$5,484

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Marshall "vvirtue" Virtue (17th - $2,056)


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30806$403,000

PlacePlayerPrize
11745g$65,465*
2carpediem200$59,465*
3E1 Cañero$39,091
4Steve "Illini213" Barshak$29,217
5bulkir$20,311
6rbhatia3$16,281
7IgorKarkarof$12,251
8Grizzlypower$8,261
9TTimallin$5,037

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks (10th - $4,321), Steve "betrthanphil" Tripp (12th - $4,231), TJ “WhatArunAA” Slifka (24th - $1,853), Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes (26th - $1,853)

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+91,042$301,900

PlacePlayerPrize
1scrooch025$47,291
2ThoNapalm$42,839
3neeno1990$36,364
4CesarMorales$22,642
5jpvr$15,849
6Jazzer32$12,830
7donvito1st$9,811
8Artem "FaNjkEEE" Kobylynskyi$6,792
9someguy9$4,226

Notable Finishes: Aidan "whereisdonny" Tam (10th - $3,169), Kevin "Civell" Vandersmissen (16th - $1,962), Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (19th - $1,358), Ivan "vandir4rek" Soshnikov (22nd - $1,358), Will "molswi47" Molson (25th - $1,358)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,018$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1fiatpando0$31,800
2trust_me__$22,780
3MuyGlaseado69$16,330
4TyHardin$12,520
5lek1997$10,200
6KlittyHo$8,200
7kyngen12$6,200
8IEatBears$4,300
9NutsKillUrself$3,280


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,364$272,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1eijseijs$37,690
2agnik80$35,649
341g3r$33,760
4Patrick “Pads1161” Leonard$18,986
5softcored$13,503
6Andreas "gnetaren" Samuelsson$10,775
7klinger63$8,047
8LuisFigo1014$5,319
9Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja$3,000

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno (10th - $2,427), Thomas “SirSwish6” Conway (15th - $1,882), Jordan “Jymaster11” Young (17th - $1,336), Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker (27th - $1,145)


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$15,000 Guaranteed Weekly Sunday (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+1594$17,390

PlacePlayerPrize
1G.Becks$4,956
2HESSE$2,869
3Handsomemaxx$1,739
4captn$1,391
5ReddishApe$1,199
6Akonvict$1,026
7KingKingy$852
8Acquittal$591
9PaulDewald$469

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