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The Sunday Briefing: Andre Akkari and Kyle Julius Victorious on Double Vision Sunday

Andre Akkari and Kyle Julius

After having its debut in October, PokerStars Double Vision Sunday returned this weekend and did not disappoint. Nine players emerged with six-figure scores on Sunday, none bigger than 2012 PCA runner-up Kyle "KJulius10" Julius. He won the Sunday Million II outright for $177,391.58. Also enjoying Sunday's festivities was Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari. He took down the Sunday Warm-Up II for an outright win worth $118,473.37.

Others to tackle tournament fields on Sunday include Steve "Illini213" Barshak, Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, and Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks.

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$157,852$1,570,400

A five-handed deal took place in the Sunday Million, guaranteeing each player a six-figure score. On the final hand, "adrian_114iz" min-raised the button. A call from "uWi$hIamDeaD" delivered a {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop which both players proceeded to check. The {9-Diamonds} turn got the action going and afer a bet, three raises, and a call, the chips were in the middle of the table. With {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, "uWi$hIamDeaD" flopped a full house and needed to dodge two outs because "adrian_114iz" tabled {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. The river was the {Q-Spades}, securing the win for "uWi$hIamDeaD."

To read more about this week's Sunday Million, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
*1uWi$hIamDeaD$139,159.47
*2adrian_114iz$165,116.06
*3PopaDama$135,523.55
*4Kaksnel$108,703.80
*5Jeb Gees$119,549.33
6insovietrus$47,112
7AQUA RAIDER$31,408
8DCARLOS17$18,059.60
9TMMPOKPOK$12,170.60

*denotes five-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Daniel "GotURead" Reijmer (17th - $4,161.56), Jared "jvengrin" Vengrin (23rd - $3,454.88)

PokerStars Sunday Million II ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$155,671$1,134,200

Kyle "KJulius10" Julius entered the final table of the Sunday Million II with the chip lead. Tim "weygang" English was second, so it was of little surprise that the two established pros found their way to heads-up play.

Julius began heads-up play with a slight chip lead but found himself trailing after doubling up English on the sixth hand. At the 250,000/500,000/50,000 level, English (17.6m) min-raised on the button. A call from Julius (39m) landed a {K-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Spades} flop where Julius check-called 1.111 million to see the {3-Diamonds} turn. It was more of the same for Julius who check-called 2.777 million. When the {A-Spades} hit the river, Julius checked to English who shoved for abut 12.7 million. Julius called with {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, but English tabled {K-Spades}{5-Diamonds} to double up.

Eight hands later, though, Julius reclaimed the lead. English's button min-raise was three-bet by Julius. A call from English led to an {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop which both players checked. The {9-Clubs} turn fell and Julius bet about 1.8 million, only to see English raise to roughly 4.2 million. Julius called, the {3-Spades} river popped off, and Julius checked. English shoved with the bigger stack, but was snapped off by Julius with {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for the rivered set. With {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, English's top pair was second best.

The tournament ended 27 hands later with your standard race when English three-bet all-in for about 20 big blinds holding {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Julius showed {K-Spades}{J-Spades} and took it down when the board completed {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}.

To read more about the Sunday Million II, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
1Kyle "KJulius10" Julius$177,391.58
2Tim "weygang" English$132,134.30
3kinamon8$93,401.37
4padjes$64,082.30
526071985$48,203.50
6Engelberth "engelberth.v" Varela$36,861.50
7vwborat18$25,519.50
8p.s.newreg$14,177.50
9DONTSTAKEME$9,073.60

Notable Finishes: Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser (47th - $2,041.56), Jim "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy (52nd - $2,041.56)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$154,176$835,200

Steve "Illini213" Barshak took down the Sunday Warm-Up outright, closing it out with a little bit of good luck. He four-bet shoved {A-Spades}{3-Spades} and was called by "Woher" who tabled {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and looked to take the big chip lead. However, the board rolled out {K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{A-Diamonds} as Barshak made a pair of aces on the river to seal the victory.

To read more about the Sunday Warm-Up, head over to PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
1Steve "Illini213" Barshak$131,027.94
2Woher$97,300.80
3Gentamicina3$68,904
4Erik_Ikast$47,188.80
5Timur Valeev$35,496
6selmita44$27,144
7SteenD$18,792
8JamsLaNoche$10,440
9stato_1$6,681.60

Notable Finishes: Bryan Huang (19th - $2,088), Jonanthan "TherookieQQ9" Plens (28th - $1,837.44), Phidias "ael1979" Georgiou (35th - $1,837.44)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up II ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$153,773$754,600

When play of the Sunday Warm-Up II was on the final-table bubble, a bust at both tables not only left eight players remaining, but also put Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari third in chips. He navigated his way down to the final three players before getting his chips in with {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} against the {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} of "cyberkanguru." A {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop appeared to spell the end for Akkari, but he spiked the {3-Diamonds} on the turn to win the hand and survive.

After "cyberkanguru" exited in third place, Akkari found himself at a slight 1:1.45 chip disadvantage against "tonkaaaa." However, Akkari was the sole survivor after the 85-hand heads-up duel. Among those hands was an Akkari double with {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} against {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Akkari had three-bet shoved with his better ace and held up through the {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} board.

Still, "tonkaaaa" held the lead before the key hand took place. With {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}, Akkari three-bet from the big blind and "tonkaaaa" called to see a {Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop. The chips soon were in the middle as Akkari's overpair held up against the {j-Spades}{9-Clubs} of "tonkaaaa."

It ended 22 hands later when "tonkaaaa" shoved for about 13 big blinds with {K-Spades}{5-Clubs}. A call from Akkari with {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} would prove to be the last action of the match as the final board came down {J-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} to seal the deal for the Brazilian pro.

To read more about Akkari's Sunday Warm-Up II victory, check out Martin Harris' in-depth recap at PokerStarsBlog.com

PlacePlayerPrize
1Andre "aakkari" Akkari$118,473.37
2tonkaaaa$88,288.20
3cyberkanguru$62,254.50
4dimka1089$43,389.50
5KingOfFilth$32,070.50
6eddymaksoud$24,524.50
7Finik73$16,978.50
8stofzuiger73$9,432.50
9instigator85$6,036.80

Notable Finishes: Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (12th - $4,527.60), Chris "NigDawG" Brammer (16th - $2,263.80)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$30860$430,000

The last Sunday Major to conclude was the Sunday 500. Of the 860 entrants, Luke "lb6121" Schwartz bested the field for a pay day of about $68,815.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Luke "lb6121" Schwartz$68,815.71
*2Se7enTr3y$64,484.29
3KingGr$41,710
4kirbynator$31,175
5biurtyj$21,672
6David "davidv1213" Vamplew$17,200
7jenbizzle$12,900
8berg5528$8,600
9OMGitshunt$5,160

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Kyle "KJulius10" Julius (11th - $4,300), Mike "SirWatts" Watson (14th - $3,440)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$93,310$331,000

A heads-up deal took place in the Bigger $109 where once again, the guarantee was more than tripled. Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks came out on top for more than $45,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks$45,092.91
*2GAWA9$43,615.09
3matiko09$26,645
4instigator85$18,205
5Lui$starPRO$$14,895
6im#1gangster$11,585
7WhatCards$8,275
8Horst1990$5,461.50
9no_voy_nada$3,508.60

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Danny "THE__D__RY" Ryan (13th - $1,820.50), Mike "SirWatts" Watson (21st - $695.10)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+$121,651$247,650

The Bigger $162 attracted a field of 1,651, more than doubling its guaranteed prize pool. The tournament was won outright by "jensjensen4", who defeated David "malicous222" Randall heads-up for the first-place prize of $43,908.

PlacePlayerPrize
1jensjensen4$43,908.68
2David "malicous222" Randall$32,194.50
3MON3Y$HOT$24,765
4domino020$18,573.75
5tanumfr$13,001.62
6dirkdiggler9$10,525.12
7gavonater$8,048.62
8Pushok1990$5,572.12
9MarkFSU1$3,467.10

Notable Finishes: David "My Brim Low" Ivers (23rd - $842.01), Andre "aakkari" Akkari (29th - $544.83)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$151,366$273,200

The Sunday 2nd Chance, attracted 1,366 entrants, up 113 players in attendance this week. Sorel Mizzi, Joseph Cheong, and Jim Collopy were among the notables who cashed, finishing 19th, 13th, and seventh respectively. "MaiseE" won the tournament outright for $47,154.32.

PlacePlayerPrize
1MaiseE$47,154.32
2Lucas "Bananazoo" Chiciak$34,150
3shrekhead568$25,954
4meteze$19,014.72
5Nemoqwe88$13,523.40
6FlipflopUK$10,791.40
7Jim "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy$8,059.40
8BackdoorNutz$5,327.40
9ryanryan19$3,005.20

Notable Finishes: Joseph "subiime" Cheong (13th - $1,885.08), Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi (19th - $1,147.44)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$91,158$395,600

The $109 Sunday Rebuy nearly doubled its guarantee with 1,158 entrants. "Wijken" earned an outright victory for more than $72,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1wijken$72,394.80
2MaltLiquor40$52,614.80
3Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis$39,560
4fr0zZy$29,670
5Str8$$$Homey$20,769
6jennyfuchs$16,813
7jeremaroto$12,857
8Gavin "bally29" Ball$8,901
9Bryan "Scarypooper5" Porter$5,538.40

Notable Finishes: Cyriel "Supa4real" Dohmen (10th - $3,956), Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamalikis (17th - $2,413.16)

PokerStars Sunday Storm ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$143,066$430,660

A five-handed deal took place in the Sunday Storm, which more than doubled its $200,000 guarantee. "RANDYTIGER" outlasted the 43,065 others about $25,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1RANDYTIGER$24,991.39
*2pilaa$14,640.59
*3loco0053$13,278.82
*4Guanedez$23,490.08
*5BANKRAUB$18,635.50
6jamilaragao$5,232.51
7politm69$3,660.61
8rulle1974$2,497.82
9Roman_024$1,830.30

*denotes five-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald (10th - $1,205.84), Steve "Illini213" Barshak (24th - $538.32)

PokerStars Sunday Storm II ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+$137,144$371,440

The second of the Sunday Storms drew a bit less than the first but still reached its usual field. A heads-up deal went down with "AltairSa" landing the top spot for more than $30,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1AltairSa$30,764.05
*2SiladuS$24,733.53
3speederll$15,600.48
4XXNOMAD$11,886.08
5Martonio$8,171.68
6JJoker-999-$5,014.44
7Igotoo$3,435.82
8Picotmaster$2,414.36
9tilt21sted$1,690.05

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Nicolas "Nocturnick" Leger (30th - $445.72)

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,390$239,000

The first Sunday Major to start and wrap up was the Sunday Kickoff. A three-handed deal took place and "willy3009" came out on top for more than $30,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1willy3009$30,245.63
*2bartleby666$28,745.64
*3Tom "tollgate" Grigg$28,745.63
4YepImOnTilt$14,340
5player0207$10,755
6Cinomed$8,365
7gangstino$5,975
8kirbyi17$4,063
9pravdaua$2,151

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Cyriel "Supa4real" Dohmen (40th - $561.65)

PokerStars Sunday Kickoff II ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$92,322$232,200

The Sunday Kickoff II drew slightly fewer players than its counterpart, but still more than tripled its guarantee. "SlyderS1" took it down following a heads-up deal.

PlacePlayerPrize
*1SlyderS1$33,258
*2CrAcky_Marty$31,758
3ImlykwagwanG$20,224.62
4Farley2008$13,932
5LanaPrincess$10,449
6thekevilfish$8,127
7dillinjah$5,805
8aJarov$3,947.40
9Stavros "IDOLLS" Kalfas$2,089.80

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Martin "AABenjaminAA" Hruby (12th - $1,625.40)

*PokerStars Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up data obtained from PokerStarsBlog.com

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