The Sunday Briefing: Faraz Jaka and Joe Serock Win Majors at PokerStars

  • PokerNews Staff
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While the action was lively over at Full Tilt Poker for the FTOPS XXII Main Event, PokerStars posted impressive traffic numbers of its own on Sunday. More than 9,498 entrants participated in the flagship Sunday Million, the most since the 7th Anniversary Sunday Million on March 3.

Two players walked away with more than $200,000 in prize money in the Sunday event after a three-way chop. "Chili197027" collected with the lion's share of the deal, locking up $222,000 as the chip leader before busting in third place after the terms were finalized. "Cecko80" went on to defeat "ollie_p" for the extra $20,000 for the winner and the honor of becoming the Sunday Million champion.

Among the notable winners on Sunday were former World Player Tour Player of the Year winners Faraz "The-Toilet 0" Jaka and Joe "floes" Serock. Jaka won the PokerStars Sunday 500 for $84,865, while Serock won the Bigger $162 for $46,656. Staying with the WPT Player of the Year theme, Paul Volpe, currently tied for first in the Season XI WPT POY standings, finished second in the PokerStars Bigger $109 for just over $39,000.

Here's a look at all of the results from the major tournaments on Sunday at PokerStars:

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$159,498$1,899,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1cecko80$205,462*
2ollie_p$184,688*
3chili197027$222,000*
4bits10$94,980
5Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro$75,984
6AndTheCircus$56,988
7misterious78$37,992
8Aaron "Aguskb" Gustavson$20,896
9EEE27$13,927

*Denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jeff "jeff710" Hakim (12th - $9,878), Jochum "groengras" Weenink (25th - $4,084), Taylor "tRaMp$d0PrAy" Paur (27th - $4,084)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,550$710,000
PlacePlayerPrize
*1VL-Hannibal$104,540
*2Flush098765$90,000
3Renster12$58,575
4sneker$40,825
5danface$30,175
6KippekontNL$23,075
7zinkAA$15,975
8Martin "moertelmu" Mulsow$8,875
9vip_1985Z$5,680

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Matej "Matejk992SLO" Kalcic (14th - $3,195), Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen (22nd - $1,811), Mike "StrungOut1" Wasserman (23rd - $1,811), Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer (26th - $1,811)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30971$485,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Faraz "The-Toilet 0" Jaka$84,865
2huhc$61,659
3Jordan "Jymaster11" Young$46,123
4lilachaa$34,471
5Leanod$24,275
6donki4$19,420
7$trateGema$14,565
8angelguillen$9,710
941g3r$5,583

Notable Finishes: James "jvans" Vanneman (16th - $2,670), Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad (22nd - $2,039), Chad "badbeatman06" Eveslage (24th - $2,039)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,096$351,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1Da3dalus$64,750
2highland$46,979
3kay3000$35,190
4Spokercal$26,393
5Ozgur "phaplap" Arda$18,475
6gabriel171$14,956
7Jeff "jeff710" Hakim$11,437
8Dustierthenu$7,918
9Rafael "rmpvieira" Vieira$4,927

Notable Finishes: Pratyush "Shane Gamble" Buddiga (10th - $3,519), Nick "FU_15" Maimone (18th - $2,182), Rupert "ElRupert" Elder (21st - $1,584), Ben "bennbunny18" Richardson (25th - $1,584)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,346$334,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1mystinen60$52,533
2Paul "paulgees81" Volpe$39,148
3Paul12907$27,778
4Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani$19,240
5Marco "4high20" Ruggeri$14,388
6Mohsin "sms9231" Charania$11,042
7west ham24$7,696
8Nanu881$4,350
9Pauli elTopo$2,677

Notable Finishes: Mayu "marroca5" Roca (18th - $1,087)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,944$291,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Joe "floes" Serock$46,656
2Kolkelini$34,992
3guyguy12$26,244
4Soccermom96$19,172
5Coyotee_gyn$13,851
6cberbel$10,789
7ICEMAN2710$7,873
8MilanRabsz$5,103
9marko 2701$2,916

Notable Finishes: Laurence "rivermanl" Houghton (17th - $1,283), Carter "cswidler" Swidler (18th - $1,283), Adam "Roothlus" Levy (25th - $1,079)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,605$321,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Zackattak13$53,623
2trato1212$39,162
3BoGronne$29,532
423noraB$21,828
5mdom$15,729
6nailuj90$12,519
7PaniicShow$9,309
8100mile$6,099
9Luciano S.H$3,338

Notable Finishes: JC "PrtyPsux" Alvarado (16th - $1,541), Michael "WatchOutFish" Benvenuti (25th - $1,284), Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamalikis (28th - $1,124)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$143,557$435,570
PlacePlayerPrize
1Leroy "CanDo.ca" Wong$35,331
2twinny81$24,392
3Kakalala$16,116
4Pokerfan89Gr$12,039
5Max-vol555$8,232
6piterpan641$5,292
7toty_antonio$3,702
8cligori$2,526
9aasdasd746$1,851

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