The Sunday Briefing: "drUPSWING" Wins 8th Anniversary Sunday Million for $1,038,540

  • Brett CollsonBrett Collson
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Two Germans battling for millions of dollars is nothing new in this age of poker. Over the past few years, we've seen players like Philipp Gruissem, Tobias Reinkemeier, Fabian Quoss, Niklas Heinecker, Max Altergott, and Martin Finger dominate the high-stakes scene, raking in tens of millions of dollars in the process.

On Sunday, it was two lesser-known Germans playing for the million-dollar top prize in the massive 8th Anniversary Sunday Million. PokerStars tagged an $8 million guaranteed prize tool to the special event, and once again the expectations were exceeded a 46,586 players generated a prize pool of $9,317,200.

"DrUPSWING" and Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling were the last two players standing early Monday morning, and after they negotiated a deal it was DrUPSWING who won the title and a prize of $1,038,540. Sperling collected $877,090, and each of the other seven final tablists walked away with six-figure scores.

For more on the 8th Anniversary Sunday Million final table, visit the PokerStars Blog.

Others finding success on the virtual felt on Sunday were Peter "Apathy123" Jetten, Steve "HR_Dub" Williams, Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek, and Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger.

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, partypoker and WSOP.com:


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Sunday Million 8th Anniversary ($8M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1545,586$9,317,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1DrUPSWING$1,038,540*
2Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling$877,090*
3cynfarAA$554,373
4MRJ1111$374,458
5Kukoc69$283,522
6temp0r2k$221,749
7pinkfinger$172,647
8Uninc257$137,242
9Patrick "pads1161" Leonard$110,874

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Egor " Yoggi744" Gerasimchuk (19th - $22,174)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+154,183$836,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1valkyri3$117,654*
2Peter "Apathy123" Jetten$111,057*
3po82m$69,019
4Danya Kop$47,267
5caaaaamel$35,555
6Michael "RichieRichZH" Friedrich$27,189
7Nick "FU_15" Maimone$18,823
8iamtheboss12$10,457
9cocojamb0$6,692

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: John "kleath" Leathart (14th - $3,764)


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$250K Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,519$303,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Baron23$60,760
2azorean82$40,405
3ACAB84$28,861
4Basje$21,569
5APD0290$16,101
6Carter "cswidler" Swidler$11,848
7BruceWayneRises$8,810
8Konstantintt$6,379
9Snuuurb$4,526

Notable Finishes: Jude "j_thaddeus" Ainsworth (12th - $3,038), Karolis "karolis666" Grybauskas (17th - $1,670), Nick "PureCash25" Rampone (19th - $1,215)


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Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,226$245,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Steve "HR_Dub" Williams$40,180*
2Iammoron$41,520*
3FishMobRep$23,294
4Santiniii$17,409
5selinantis$12,995
6xintikx$9,562
7thereal_bandito$7,110
8Christian Kruel$5,149
9nador82$3,678

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Anton "antesvante" Wigg (14th - $1,863), Michael "m_hawk_1" Hawkins (16th - $1,422), Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad (19th - $1,054), Joe "bigegypt" Elpayaa (21st - $1,054), Shyam "S_Dot111" Srinivasan (22nd - $1,054)


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PartyPoker 200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,192$221,712
PlacePlayerPrize
1PantyShart$21,444
2MehIFold$20,000
3gortatleva$18,086
4crom31$8,203
5gijapporo$5,875
6TurtleManyeyeye$4,323
7Andreich_SPB$3,214
8peter_jane$2,660
9k0elh$2,128

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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+301,043$521,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1hhecklen$90,010
2dragonwarrior$65,187
3tupac_srj$49,542
4Keith "Kungfumonk" Johnson$36,296
5VC VEM!!$25,814
6Maxim Lykov$20,599
7Zackattak13$15,384
8Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo$10,169
9ShipTheFliip$5,736

Notable Finishes: Martin "Face333X" Schleich (13th - $3,598), Derek "derek8" Lerner (18th - $2,555), Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (22nd - $1,290)

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+91,171$354,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek$64,910
2ely_cash41$47,175
3hotmark777$35,470
4TransSib$26,602
5Oleg "Fukuruku" Vasilchenko$18,621
6husajn54$15,074
7Ori "OriQ9s" Hasson$11,527
8Goran "mandza17" Mandic$7,980
9Paul "padjes" Berende$4,965

Notable Finishes: Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika (12th - $3,547), Joe "bigegypt" Elpayaa (16th - $2,163)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,905$381,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Harleyy30040$62,503
2Antichamber$45,720
3alberto.m7$34,290
4B00mslang$25,527
5Leon "flippetyflop" Louis$18,097
6vatser$14,287
7Motideler$10,477
8BFE22$6,667
9Pierroulecho$3,810

Notable Finishes: Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt (11th - $3,009), Connor "blanconegro" Drinnan (19th - $1,485), Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (23rd - $1,485)


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Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,921$404,946
PlacePlayerPrize
1softcored$62,126*
2Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger$58,548*
3raidalot$38,672
4ZLucky93$28,346
5JokerTor$20,247
6Dmitry "veryking" Vitkind$16,197
7DeathCo1ectr$12,148
8sanzale16$8,098
9aladim35$5,669

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Manuel "young_diam18" Blaschke (11th - $3,442), Valentino "K0VAK" Konakchiev (12th - $3,442), Eric "psuNYY51" Ladny (20th - $1,214)

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