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The Sunday Scoop: Near Miss for Nico Behling
German poker player Nico “mad.afurable” Behling nearly claimed his first PokerStars Sunday Million title during another busy weekend of online poker.
The Sunday Million continues to smash its guarantee as 10,077 players came out to play creating a $2.01 million prizepool.
Behling and Swiss player Ronald “ronaldgruer” Gruer, who is currently ranked fourth in CardPlayer's Online Player of the Year race, made competition at the final table fierce.
Gruer eventually finished in fifth place for $80,616 while Behling crashed out third, narrowly missing a shot at heads up.
Behling has over $245,000 in online tournament earnings and a final table appearance at the 2008 Aussie Millions, but a major online title has always eluded him.
In the end, orionrg won this week's Sunday Million for $255,429 after a two-way chop.
In the other big PokerStars tournaments, online grinder Ben “ANIMAL5050” Pappas took the Sunday 500 title for $87,400 while Brazilian atcasanova won the Sunday Warm-Up for $146,854.
Over on Full Tilt Poker, the $750,000 Guaranteed garnered the attention of 4,196 players who combined to form a prizepool of $839,000. Online player mohamedali13 beat a table of unknown players to win $148,196.
live fox won the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl for $116,319 while SCOOP final table finisher Ben “kidcardiff” Warrington came in fifth-place for $29,223.