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Steve GrossSunday was a frustrating day of close calls for a few of the Card Player Online Player of the Year candidates. Joe “hoodini10” Udine started the PokerStars Sunday Million in eighth place overall, but a deep run saw him with a chance to leap into second place. Unfortunately, a 13th-place finish meant that Udine was unable to do much damage on the leader board.

Current OPOY leader Steve “gboro780” Gross was already 1,436 points ahead of his nearest competition, but he had a chance to nearly put the race away for good when he final tabled both the Full Tilt $75,000 guaranteed and the PokerStars Sunday 500. His sixth place finish at Full Tilt was solid, but a costly coin flip at PokerStars saw his exit in ninth place. Undoubtedly disappointed, Gross still managed 170 points for the two scores.

Also at the Sunday 500 final table was third place resident Shaun “tedsfishfry” Deeb. After Gross was eliminated, he had a great opportunity to close the gap with a win of his own. Instead, Deeb was taken out in sixth place and only earned 360 points. His finish was enough to pass David “SirSands” Sands and move into second, but he is still a staggering 1,278 points behind Gross.

You can check out the final results for Sunday’s flagship events on Full Tilt, PokerStars, UltimateBet, and Cake below:

PokerStars — Sunday Million

Joe UdineBuy-In: $200+$15
Prize Pool: $1,592,400
Entrants: 7,962
Places Paid: 1,170

Final Table Results:

1. Sam “siola” Iola — $238,860
2. spitznspots — $175,164
3. Ryan “mizarkshzark” Gatrel — $119,430
4. Lounatic0815 — $80,256
5. TEACH604 — $63,696
6. monkeyboxes — $47,772
7. wader — $31,848
8. sandman201 — $18,312
9. RickoT — $12,341

Other Notable Cashes:

Joe “hoodini10” Udine (13th, pictured right), Ilya “ilushan” Gorodetsky (25th), Josh Prager (26th)

Full Tilt — $750,000 Guarantee

Scott FreemanBuy-In: $200+$16
Prize Pool: $771,800
Entrants: 3,859
Places Paid: 522

Final Table Results:

1. watzthebet — $91,255*
2. Dustin “yogano83” Lehman — $100,000*
3. Nick “PureCash25” Rampone — $82,000*
4. AmeStramGram — $42,603
5. John “Pimpnuho” Feore — $31,952
6. luckylow15 — $23,694
7. cokers66 — $17,751
8. pscoot — $13,892
9. BeerMe — $10,342

*Based on a three-way chop at the final table.

Other Notable Cashes:

mrvogt (14th), Niklas Heinecker (19th), Scott “SCTrojans08” Freeman (39th, pictured right)

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UltimateBet — $200,000 Guarantee

Matthias NeuBuy-In: $200+$15
Prize Pool: $204,200
Entrants: 1,021
Places Paid: 99

Final Table Results:

1. Ross “ZESTFULLYCLEAN” Myers — $45,597
2. THE1SICKNESS — $27,260
3. LADYMAGMA — $18,480
4. GRAPEAPE177 — $13,170
5. JUSTINTUCK — $11,128
6. JEAN_CHRIS — $9,086
7. ACSLATAH — $7,044
8. LUCCA BRASSI — $5,002
9. Matthias “TECHNICS_” Neu — $3,471 (pictured right)

Other Notable Cashes:

Ryan “RYANGHALL” Hall (17th)

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Cake Poker — $100,000 Guarantee

Pamela BrunsonBuy-In: $150+$12
Prize Pool: $164,550
Entrants: 1,097
Places Paid: 150

Final Table Results:

1. ITSTIME! — $32,959
2. venicepaul — $23,201
3. Pam “QUEEN_KITTY” Brunson (pictured right) — $15,566
4. toothie — $11,551
5. zas2kar — $7,832
6. i fckn suck — $5,940
7. EmoTearS — $4,360
8. teratolog2 — $3,274
9. the _brenn — $2,764

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