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SUPER POKER SUNDAY 10/18: Vivek Rajkumar Takes Full Tilt $1 Million Guaranteed Title

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The third Sunday in October found an increase in the number of players in most of the Sunday majors. One of the highlights of the week was Full Tilt Poker’s once-a-month $1 million guarantee that takes the place of the $750K weekly guarantee. And it was in that tournament that one of its pros, online and live poker phenom Vivek Rajkumar,  dominated the event and ended up taking the title. It was an exciting week on the interwebs, and the major tournaments are recounted here for your reading pleasure.

PokerStars

Sunday Warm-Up

The first of the PokerStars Sunday tournaments was the Warm-Up, and it again saw an increase in players, this week by more than 100 players ready and willing to put up the $200 + $15 to play. The total field of 4,412 brought the prize pool well past the $750K guarantee to $882,400 for the last 630 players in the event. But when it came down to the last two, brianm15 was able to take down witcherd to claim more than $138K in prize money for first place.

1st place:    brianm15 ($138,430.92)
2nd place:    witcherd ($102,799.61)
3rd place:    Supa4real ($72,798.01)
4th place:    pocktnizzles ($49,855.61)
5th place:    bboooommmmmm ($37,502.01)
6th place:    kingsofcards ($28,678.01)
7th place:    BillieD ($19,854.01)
8th place:    jordie1982 ($11,030.01)
9th place:    jouby44 ($7,059.21)

Sunday 1/4 Million
The best deal in Sunday poker was again found on PokerStars with its $10 + $1 buy-in tournament and $250K guarantee. A slight decrease in the number of players still found an impressive 28,170 of them at the tables, which bumped the prize pool to $281,700. After the first few hours of players busting at an incredible rate of speed, there were 4,500 in the money, and when it came down to the final two, OomGovert won the last hand against fra_kollarb to take home more than $25K on his initial $11 investment.

1st place:    OomGovert ($25,353.01)
2nd place:    fra_kollarb ($17,437.24)
3rd place:    mikelong11 ($12,676.51)
4th place:    hazeshazes ($9,859.51)
5th place:    ppppp788 ($7,042.51)
6th place:    DEBOOKIE ($4,225.51)
7th place:    idou240 ($2,817.01)
8th place:    MrPrsonality ($2,112.76)
9th place:    oshik7 ($1,408.51)

Daily Eighty Grand Sunday Special

The Sunday special edition of the Daily Eighty Grand is quickly becoming one of the most popular of the Sunday PokerStars tournaments with its $200K guarantee and $50 + $5 buy-in. This week saw another surge in the field as 4,952 players took to the felt and created a prize pool of $256,450. Payment was made to the last 765 players in the game, but it was gator93 who stayed strong at the final table and beat lexusde8e for the top prize of nearly $33K.

1st place:    gator93 ($32,825.61)
2nd place:    lexusde8e ($22,952.28)
3rd place:    xioma ($15,258.78)
4th place:    BRedd81 ($12,694.28)
5th place:    Krillekruka ($10,129.78)
6th place:    Triiple13 ($7,565.28)
7th place:    tobias fuke ($5,000.78)
8th place:    MarleyGroup ($3,077.41)
9th place:    LESTER121 ($1,846.45)

Sunday Million
The most highly anticipated of the Sunday tournaments got underway with its $1.5 million guarantee, and the number of registrants jumped by several hundred players from the week before. There were 7,364 players willing to pony up the $200 + $15 buy-in, which pushed the prize pool just past the guarantee to $1,571,200 for the final 1,170 players in the tournament. The final three players struck a financial deal before playing it out, and the short-stacked vuki came back to beat n1nj4.br in a decisive heads-up match to take more than $173K and the respect of short stacks everywhere.

1st place:    vuki ($173,427.67)
2nd place:    n1nj4.br ($173,959.00)
3rd place:    kiramm ($178,965.36)*
4th place:    BleedBlue33 ($79,188.49)
5th place:    madkins318 ($62,848.01)
6th place:    TheCronic420 ($47,136.01)
7th place:    danistiofi ($31,424.01)
8th place:    mehmet deniz ($18,068.81)
9th place:    bigclout1 ($12,176.81)

Sunday 500
The highest stakes tournament offering on PokerStars found 1,009 players willing to pay the $500 + $30 buy-in to compete for the $500K guarantee, and the number of players pushed the prize pool just above expectations to $504,500. The last 144 players in the tournament were paid, and late into the night, it was McMang who beat hitthehole to win the weekly title and more than $88K in prize money.

1st place:    McMang ($88,186.60)
2nd place:    hitthehole ($64,071.50)
3rd place:    HITTHEPANDA ($47,927.50)
4th place:    holdplz ($35,819.50)
5th place:    #1PEN ($25,225.00)
6th place:    1337Gambl0r ($20,180.00)
7th place:    Sykoen ($15,135.00)
8th place:    Bruut99 ($10,090.00)
9th place:    mmoossmmooss ($5,801.75)

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl
The first of the Full Tilt Sunday majors on tap also saw an increase in its number of registrants from the week before by well over 100 players. Those who took advantage of the deal and bought in for $240 + $16 had the opportunity to collect $40 bounties on their way to looking for a share of the $521,200 prize pool, quite an increase over the $400K guarantee, which was also an increase from the usual $350K guarantee the Sunday Brawl usually offers. The last 279 players in the tournament were promised a payout, but it was the nine finalists who sought the biggest payouts. Notably (or possibly not), famed hip-hop music producer Irv Gotti finished in eighth place, though it cannot be confirmed as of yet if the player was actually Mr. Gotti. In the final heads-up match, pez102 who ultimately defeated YrrsiN to take home the massive $105K in prize money for first place.

1st place:    pez102 ($105,803.60)
2nd place:   YrrsiN ($68,277.20)
3rd place:    XXJNRXX ($50,566.40)
4th place:    DonT11 ($38,047.60)
5th place:    Sammy Slam A ($26,581.20)
6th place:    jse81 ($17,720.80)
7th place:    Vluff S4S ($11,987.60)
8th place:    Irv Gotti ($8,339.20)
9th place:    chinchati27 ($6,254.40)

$1 Million Guarantee

Being the last Sunday of the month, Full Tilt increased its usual $750K guarantee fare to $1 million, and along with it went the buy-in, which was upped to $500 + $35. The higher price was taken up by a solid field of 2,326 players, which boosted the prize pool even higher to $1,163,000. That was to be split among the last 351 players, but it was the final table that had the poker world watching as Full Tilt Pro and well-known player Vivek Rajkumar sat in first or second on the leaderboard for its duration. When heads-up play kicked in, fans were in for a battle that found the two coming to a financial agreement and finally ended with Vivek Rajkumar defeating krasark to win the title.

1st place:    Vivek Rajkumar ($179,999.99)
2nd place:    krasark ($164,306.16)
3rd place:    bdubs3737 ($85,713.10)
4th place:    tyme2bamb0l1111 ($68,384.40)
5th place:    aheggem ($51,753.50)
6th place:    bedias ($37,216.00)
7th place:    thugmoneymkr ($27,330.50)
8th place:    smokrokbyflock ($21,399.20)
9th place:    psutennis11 ($16,282.00)

The Sunday Mulligan
Another tournament that saw an increase in the number of players was the Sunday Mulligan, which found 1,282 players buying in for $200 + $16 each to compete for the $200K guarantee. The resulting prize pool, however, was $256,400, which was divvied up among the last 117 players based on their finishes. Notable Matt “All In At 420” Stout came close but took fifth from the final table. But at the end, it was kvista who took out AKat11 to take first place and the $56K that went with it.

1st place:    kvista ($56,408.00)
2nd place:    AKat11 ($35,896.00)
3rd place:    leguito ($25,409.20)
4th place:    The_End_15 ($20,832.50)
5th place:    WhoIsThisGuy ($16,025.00)
6th place:    MrQuist ($11,538.00)
7th place:    All In At 420 ($7,692.00)
8th place:    Big Dann ($5,769.00)
9th place:    Timvd20 ($4,102.40)

$200K Double Deuce
The best investment for a poker player on Sunday, if one can plow through the massive field, is surely the Double Deuce, with its $20 + $2 buy-in for the chance at a $200K guarantee. This week showed a slight increase over the previous week’s field with 10,718 players at the tables, and that pushed the prize pool to $214,360 for the last 1,350 players. When it finally ended late into the night, it was ppucca who struck a financial deal with Chezebby before winning the title and nearly $29K for first place.

1st place:    ppucca ($28,947.69)
2nd place:    Chezebby ($26,785.91)
3rd place:    JetYourchips ($15,862.64)
4th place:    slikone ($11,403.95)
5th place:    CEJM 2008 ($8,360.04)
6th place:    Henrich1 ($6,002.08)
7th place:    PageUpV ($4,287.20)
8th place:    woodpigeon ($3,065.35)
9th place:    Tommy Cash 99 ($2,167.18)

UltimateBet

$200K Guaranteed

UltimateBet’s biggest tournament of the week found a jump of exactly 70 players this week, bringing the total number of players to 988 for the $200K guarantee. The $200 + $15 buy-in from each of them still gave UB the chance to put more in the prize pool to create an overlay and keep the prize pool at $200K. After the top 99 players found themselves in the money, the final table consisted of a final table regular with JBLAZE20, a familiar name and one who just final tabled the Sunday Mulligan on Full Tilt two weeks prior. But his finish in fifth place was followed by several others, most notably the elimination of HARRYXX in second to give CHAMANARA the title and almost $45K in first place money.

1st place:    CHAMANARA ($44,660)
2nd place:    HARRYXX ($26,700)
3rd place:    HIAMYANNI ($18,100)
4th place:    KAKERLIJER ($12,900)
5th place:    JBLAZE20 ($10,900)
6th place:    DONK_STAR ($8,900)
7th place:    TIMBURT ($6,900)
8th place:    123EXPLODE ($4,900)
9th place:    MLNHSR ($3,400)

Bodog

$100K Guaranteed

Attendance stayed right around its average this week for Bodog’s biggest offering of the week. There were 469 players in search of their share of the $100K guaranteed prize pool, not to mention the nice overlay kicked in by site itself to make up the prize pool. The last 63 of the players standing received more than their $150 + $12 buy-in back, but it was northkato who ended up defeating yegonsk to take down the $25K first prize.

1st place:    northkato ($25,000)
2nd place:    yegonsk ($15,000)
3rd place:    B Pars ($9,500)
4th place:    ftpbob2bob ($7,000)
5th place:    antesvante ($5,500)
6th place:    spilsner ($4,500)
7th place:    oakmoney ($3,500)
8th place:    170mmachamp ($2,200)
9th place:    duke7777 ($1,700)

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