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The Sunday Briefing: Ankush Mandavia and Thayer Rasmussen Win Sunday Majors

  • Brett CollsonBrett Collson
Ankush Mandavia

The online poker tournament action had some more buzz over the weekend with the sixth edition of the PokerStars MicroMillions series in full swing. More than 20 micro-buy-in tournaments took place, all of which attracted huge field to create paydays as big as $30,000.

For a full look at the weekend's MicroMillions 6 winners, check out the story at Learn.PokerNews.com.

The usual Sunday Majors slate was also in play, and a handful of notables claimed big scores. Heads-up specialist Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia (pictured) showed off his true range of abilities by winning the $109 Sunday Rebuy for nearly $50,000 after a four-way deal at the final table. Joining Mandavia in the winner's circle on Sunday was Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen, who bested a tough final table to take down the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl for $50,320.

The biggest earner over the weekend was Germany's Tim "blumenkind53" Ulrich, who locked up $180,000 in a three-way deal at the PokerStars Sunday Million final table. Ulrich was looking to claim his second career Sunday Million title but ultimately finished in third place. The eventual winner was "liv_hbk."

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

PokerStars Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+157,349$1,487,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1liv_hbk$164,994*
2Running Goot$161,412*
3Tim "blumenkind53" Ulrich$180,000*
4DonkingDonks$78,853
5Madcandle$60,999
61mDonuts$46,121
7orba88$31,987
8Balda23$17,853
9m0ura0886$11,530

*Denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Steve "Stov0L_" Leonard (11th - $8,182), Chris "Genius28" Lee (20th - $3,466)

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,502$700,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1tnapoleao$109,963
2Ysjah$81,946
3user223$57,783
4tasos80$40,273
5moumaife84$29,767
6sasri$22,763
7foundinflood$15,759
8nevezu4iy$8,755
9woody1234321$5,603

Notable Finishes: Jakob "mendieta19" Carlsson (14th - $3,151), Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe (21st - $1,786)

Full Tilt $250K Guarantee ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,480$296,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1threat89$53,045*
2pyxlius$45,522*
3DMaradona$28,120
4Konstantintt$21,016
5miserd00d$15,688
6Crazy Elior$11,544
7landa-borne2rule$8,584
8Sando85$6,216
9Durden123$4,410

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Billy “DurangoDan35” Kopp (10th - $2,960), Bryan "enterthewu19" Piccioli (14th - $2,190), Ben Jenkins (19th - $1,184)

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,258$251,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen$50,320
2offconstantly20$33,513
3Yann "yadio1111" Dion$23,902
4Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes$17,863
5detlefDjoost$13,334
6Hixx$9,812
7Dani_Sinishtaj$7,296
8kunkles27$5,283
9BrandyBrandi$3,774

Notable Finishes: Getty "gettym" Mattinsgley (17th - $1,459)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30807$403,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1TUTI88$72,630
2stinmichel$52,455
3fuddebuf$39,139
4StatusUp$29,253
5trickyone14$20,336
6hopezACE$16,301
7iisZet$12,266
8Zimmy86$8,271
9alextoon1$5,043

Notable Finishes: Stefan "Mattssons" Mattsson (10th - $4,236), Brian “brianm15″ England (12th - $4,236), Alexander "AlexKP" Petersen (22nd - $1,856)

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,060$333,300
PlacePlayerPrize
1Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia$49,551*
2HokuzzPokuzz$39,738*
3Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler$40,417*
4CandyJohnson$34,442*
5SamDMND$17,498
6shinbunshi$14,165
7filushh$10,832
8salamandryko$7,499
9Gambler4444$4,666

*Denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Cam "murballz66" Murray (22nd - $1,499), Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde (29th - $1,166)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,311$262,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1Fellini33$33,837
2noirduck$29,170
3thebeach76$27,646
4Dick_Fosbury$30,535
5engelberth.v$12,978
6lanestars$10,356
7Phoenix_8899$7,734
8gpvpy$5,112
9Tommy C 06$2,884

Notable Finishes: Tommy "TMoney0209" Miller (12th - $2,333), Saul "iCeVeNoM" Khalili (24th - $1,101), Jordan "iMsoLucky0" Morgan (25th - $1,101)

PokerStars Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,404$295,963
PlacePlayerPrize
1zhivago2$40,157*
2stathos$42,341*
3kaju85$30,164*
4Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes$30,879*
5Spraggs$15,538
6eddymaksoud$12,578
7xxMatSon$9,618
8asafdavid$6,659
9dl184$4,143

*Denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Larry "BBOY3110" Sharpe (11th - $2,811), Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis (20th - $1,035)

WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1575$15,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Wreckless$4,350
2yogurteater$2,550
3nvmike1989$1,800
4BeTheLight$1,500
5foxorfarmer$1,200
6Fade2Black$1,035
7ihavefaith$885
8gotaquarter$735
9BachoB$525
10thesandman$420

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