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Sunday Briefing: Julio Lins Wins Massive PokerStars Sunday Million

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  • Julio “powerpokerBR” Lins reentered the Sunday Million and ended up taking it down for more than $180,000.

This weekend’s PokerStars Sunday Million saw a bumper field of 6,014 entries who created a prize pool of $1,202,800. This princely sum was distributed among the top 1,007 finishers, with the top prize weighing in at an impressive $180,234.

It was Brazil’s Julio “powerpokerBR” Lins who triumphed this week, taking full advantage of the re-entry format and going all the way with his second bullet. The $180,235 Lins won is by far his largest online poker tournament score, one almost six times the size of his previous best, which was a second-place finish in a $109 rebuy at PokerStars in 2012 for $37,260.

Another big winner on Sunday was Jordan “JWPRODIGY” Westmorland. Playing from Indonesia, Westmorland walked away with the $35,435 first-place prize of the $1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE to ensure a profitable weekend at the virtual felt.

Some of the other notable victories at PokerStars on July 2:

  • “SP_Braga81” – winner of the $109 Sunday Starter for $5,591
  • “kacakwalker” – winner of the Big $162 for $4,959
  • “paok4zapre” – winner of the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $18,079
  • “admiralph” – winner of the Hot $162 for $6,570
  • Zachary” Zacattak13” Korik – winner of the $215 Bounty Builder for $14,381 and $11,736 in bounties
  • “Gujral” – winner of the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $44,117
  • Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver – winner of the Big $109 for $20,716
  • “Re8uZ” – winner of the Hot $162 for $12,098
  • “solanj” – winner of the $700 Super-Sized Sunday for $30,767 and $22,083 in bounties
  • “steve3331” – winner of the $109 Bounty Builder for $15,390 and $9,256 in bounties
  • “NY17PATS14” – winner of the $109 Bubble Rush for $6,133
  • “NEED100KFAST” – winner of the Hot $109 for $15,964
  • “SwalzB” – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $18,022
  • “Def.zorb” – winner of the Big $215 for $17,905
  • “MITS 304” – winner of the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $20,130
  • Miroslav “Nethos” Forman – winner of the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $30,259
  • “eijseijs” – winner of the Hot $215 for $15,302
  • “phinster” – winner of the $109 Sunday Wrap-Up for $6,907

Over at partypoker, “eet_smakelijk” took down the $100K Gtd Super High Roller to turn his $2,600 into $35,471, which happened to be the largest cash at partypoker this weekend.

A similarly-sized $34,503 was awarded to “Z-ENERGIES” who triumphed in the $200K Gtd Title Fight, while the talented “bossamtisch1” walked away with the $25,395 first-place prize of the $150K Gtd Main Event.

Also at partypoker, “blodders03” won the $150K Gtd High Roller for $28,781, “girafganger” won the $100K Gtd High Roller for $20,201, “samyboyt6969” became the $100K Gtd Title Fight Warm Up champion and collected $22,398 and “Gatharone” won the $40K Gtd Title Fight II for $8,852.

Finally, the results from tournaments at 888poker, including the victory for Akira “Clutch_Hero” Ohyama in the $80,000 Baby Whale worth $18,898 and the win for “badass114” in the $40,000 Turbo Mega Deep that earned the Norwegian $9,200.

Canada’s “spektah888” won the $6,804 top prize of the $30,000 Sunday Crocodile, and “monster_dong” topped a field of 453 players to scoop the $9,862 first-place prize of the $50,000 Sunday Challenge.

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