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Poker News - PokerStars sees big action on Sunday - PokerListings.com

Sundays are always big at PokerStars, but this week was exceptional as the site also tacked on a few special events that saw it promising more than $4 million in guaranteed tournament prizes in one 24-hour period.

Not only were the usual Sunday events on deck May 25, PokerStars also found a new Battle of the Planets champion and put up $1 million for a Turbo Takedown, and Barry Greenstein hosted a Masterclass.

Sunday Million

The biggest winner of the day wasn't necessarily the biggest money winner this week at the end of the Sunday Million. The final three players chopped the prize pool, and even though tapatapa from Brazil got the biggest cut, first place actually went to rythman from Sweden.

The results of the final table were:

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1strythmanSweden$137,253.56
2ndtapatapaBrazil$139,725.80
3rdKtheKingBrazil$90,758.80
4thHasuwispCanada$56,658
5thEvilLondonSweden$43,302.90
6thjojo1983United Kingdom$31,027
7thdeepak1Denmark$22,258.50
8thjorgeezyUnited States$13,490
9thbrowsefUnited States$8,363.80

Sunday Warm-Up

The Sunday Warm-Up also finished with a three-way deal this week, but the biggest money in this case did go to the player declared the winner.

Telefonkiosk from Sweden came out on top, although he split the remaining prize pool with WhooooKidd and N1Stunnor, both from the United States, when play got down to three.

The final-table results were:

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1stTelefonkioskSweden$82,336.56
2ndWhooooKiddUnited States$60,222.56
3rdn1stunnorUnited States$55,336.34
4thandersbisseDenmark$30,530
5thExsectumGermany$23,935.52
6thTonimonntanaGermany$17,707.40
7thSkalexjungGermany$12,822.60
8thLegendusNetherlands$8,059.92
9thVegaskingSweden$4,762.68

$1 million Turbo Takedown

Starting this month, PokerStars is adding the $1 million Turbo Takedown to its monthly calendar, offering players a shot at a $1 million prize pool for a buy-in of 5,000 Frequent Player Points.

On Sunday that added up to a $100,000 payday for Schmid189 from Austria. He topped a field of more than 12,000 players who gave up their player points to play, though 4,000 of them also walked away with some cash for their efforts.

The players who made the final table were guaranteed at least $5,500 in cash, getting a return of at least more than the $1 per player point they used to enter.

The final-table results were:

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1stSchmidl89Austria$100,000
2ndPokergudenUnited States$60,000
3rdL_SprewellSpain$40,000
4thbiggboss120Netherlands$32,500
5thnevada_nlNetherlands$25,000
6thLFmagicUnited Kingdom$20,000
7thjolanUnited States$15,000
8thStompatoFrance$10,000
9thstonz0steelUnited States$5,500

Barry Greenstein's Masterclass

Barry Greenstein hosted his third Masterclass on Sunday, which offers up a single-table H.O.R.S.E. tournament for players who put up 60,000 FPPs.

Not only do participants play for a $7,500 prize pool, they get to play against Greenstein, who answers questions and shows his hole cards at every opportunity to help players learn more about the game. Players also receive an autographed copy of his book, Ace on the River.

When it's all said and done, PokerStars replays the event with all the hole cards exposed so as many people as possible can see how a master plays as well.

This time around, Greenstein finished in seventh place and it was vectile, a player from the United States, who came out the winner.

"The wife says I'm crazy to waste my FPP vs. you," vectile told Greenstein when the event began, according to PokerStars.

His wife's lack of confidence wasn't enough to keep vectile from a win, though. He takes home $3,750 for first place.

The players who cashed in the event were:

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1stvectileUnited States$3,750
2ndHipPocketUnited States$2,250
3rdbetgoUnited States$1,500

Poker fans can watch the replay of the event on PokerStars starting June 1.

Battle of the Planets Triple Shootout

Once a month, PokerStars throws players another big bone - a $50,000 freeroll Triple Shootout for the top 10 players from each of the Battle of the Planets divisions.

The top 81 players get paid in the event and the winner takes in more than $12,000. This month that winner was Gr8DSip from the United States.

The final-table results were:

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1stGr8DSipUnited States$12,500
2ndBIGMICKGIreland$7,000
3rdRafael_bahiaBrazil$4,500
4thbasboNetherlands$3,350
5thdavid400United Kingdom$2,735
6thulmi_diemGermany$2,200
7thjansen222Netherlands$1,700
8thKevin_2384United States$1,200
9thSnM61185United States$775

The usual other events were on hand as well for the PokerStars Sunday lineup. The $5,200 Freezeout went to westmenloAA, from the United States, who pocketed $65,000. The final-table results of the other regular Sunday tournaments were as follows:

Sunday Hundred Grand

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1stomar mieteParaguay$18,343.06
2ndxLittlemanxUnited States$9,171.53
3rdJustAplayer2United States$6,355.71
4thAvsaknadSweden$4,545.54
5th#6JAMUnited States$2,735.37
6thHIMSA joeUnited States$1,830.29
7thFraenulumUnited Kingdom$1,468.25
8thJody'sthemanIreland$1,186.67
9thtomiviGermany$905.09

Sunday Second Chance

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1stHouseeLoverSweden$41,004
2ndfratboy247United States$29,614
3rdmcnallyvilleUnited States$22,780
4thvishnu24France$17,085
5thJAMES-OO7Netherlands$11,959.50
6thTaTaTunesUnited States$9,681.50
7thEddie7481United States$7,403.50
8thrakeboyNorway$5,125.50
9thM.O.P.Germany$3,189.20

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Based on finishing order and two-way deal.

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1stiamhivUnited States$31,069.50
2ndMrCasinoUnited States$31,069.50
3rddrews51United States$17,754
4thrdcrsnCanada$12,912
5thfloesUnited States$9,684
6th$kill GameUnited States$8,070
7thender555United States$6,456
8thJohnSackCanada$4,842
9thbbbbb33United States$3,228

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