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SUPER POKER SUNDAY 11/08/09: Kevin Saul Just Misses Sunday500 Title on PokerStars

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As the World Series of Poker played its Main Event final table in Las Vegas and the World Poker Tour held its Foxwoods event, tens of thousands of players were seated in the comfort of their homes and focused on their computer screens for the online poker Sunday majors. While tracking the other events via online updates, a number of players seemed to be inspired by the excitement and pushed through to their own final tables. And though Justin1836 stood out from the rest by taking the biggest prize of $236K for winning the Sunday Million, it was Kevin “BeLOWaBOVe” Saul who was the most well-known and just missed out on winning the Sunday500 by one spot. But since everyone who final tabled an event this weekend in the Sunday majors deserves a mention, they are all listed below.

PokerStars

Sunday Warm-Up

To get the big money action going on PokerStars on November 8, the Sunday Warm-Up offered a $750K guarantee for the average buy-in of $200 + $15. Though there were nearly 200 people less than the prior week, the field of 4,578 players still caused the prize pool to soar past the guarantee and land at $915,600. The last 675 players standing received a payout, but it was at the final table that the final three players came to an agreement on a chip-chop deal, after which DaHussstla beat out jackson18249 to take nearly $104K, though second place paid more than $127K as a result of the deal.

1st place:    DaHussstla ($103,868.28)
2nd place:    jackson18249 ($127,196.23)
3rd place:    Slayer_pol ($94,781.77)
4th place:    Shippotamus ($51,731.40)
5th place:    jphilli ($38,913.00)
6th place:    Falfaris ($29,757.00)
7th place:    Thrasymachus ($20,601.00)
8th place:    lukro8 ($11,445.00)
9th place:    Frank NoLuck ($7,324.80)

Sunday 1/4 Million
The most well-attended tournament in online poker kept up its reputation this week but still saw a hit in its numbers. The Sunday 1/4 Million with its $250K guarantee and $10 + $1 buy-in found its number of entrants decreased by well over 500 players, though there were still 28,568 players looking to cash in for a minor investment. With that, the prize pool still eclipsed the guarantee when it came to $285,680, and payouts were made to the top 4,500 finishers. And when the masses were eliminated and two remained, it was The EditorSA who took the loss to AUgrissle, the latter of whom took home well over $25K.

1st place:    AUgrissle ($25,731.38)
2nd place:    The EditorSA ($17,683.59)
3rd place:    tbremer99 ($12,855.60)
4th place:    gdafunk ($9,998.80)
5th place:    Callblind ($7,142.00)
6th place:    mandy1234567 ($4,285.20)
7th place:    Jinn_Rooh ($2,856.80)
8th place:    Lopushok75 ($2,142.60)
9th place:    Geier84 ($1,428.40)

Daily Eighty Grand Sunday Special

One of the fastest growing tournaments in popularity on PokerStars seems to be the Daily Eighty Grand Sunday Special, the once-a-week $50 + $5 version of the daily tournament. Though there was a slight decrease in registration this week, consistent with other tournaments, the field still consisted of 5,210 players looking to cash in on the $200K guarantee. But the players took the prize pool to $260,500 for the last 765 of them to split according to their finishes, and in the end, it was chopra who defeated kellogs182 to take home more than $33K for the win.

1st place:    chopra ($33,344.00)
2nd place:    kellogs182 ($23,314.75)
3rd place:    maros12 ($15,499.75)
4th place:    MaxPowerFish ($12,894.75)
5th place:    Mzungu ($10,289.75)
6th place:    MrRabit ($7,685.75)
7th place:    dezznutss ($5,079.75)
8th place:    yadio ($3,126.00)
9th place:    D0naldLuck ($1,875.60)

Sunday Million
Another tournament, another slight decrease in registration, though that didn’t stop the poker world from tuning in to find out who would make it to the ever-popular Sunday Million final table. There were 7,887 players who bought in for $200 + $15 to take a shot at the massive $1.5 million guarantee, but the size of the field brought the prize pool up to $1,577,400. The last 1,170 players in the event were paid for their troubles, but it was Justin1836 who bested agriffrod in the heads-up portion of the tournament to take the coveted Sunday Million title and massive $236K prize.

1st place:    Justin1836 ($236,614.05)
2nd place:   agriffrod ($173,514.00)
3rd place:    fpmj ($118,305.00)
4th place:    Osorno01 ($79,500.96)
5th place:    tnetter ($63,096.00)
6th place:    gibler321 ($47,322.00)
7th place:    popotibo ($31,548.00)
8th place:    Lucelsar ($18,140.10)
9th place:    huebiheftig ($12,224.85)
    
Sunday 500

For the highest stakes option of all of the Sunday tournaments, PokerStars offers its $500K guarantee for a buy-in of $500 + $30. Out of the big events this week, this was the only one that found an increase in its registration. The final tally of players was 1,091, which was exactly 60 more than the prior week and a jump from what the numbers had been for many months. The guarantee was then bypassed for a $545,500 prize pool to be split amongst the top 162 players, and the final table consisted of high rollers but none better known than Kevin “BeLOWaBOVe” Saul, who ended up finishing second to BoyArgentina.

1st place:    BoyArgentina ($92,735.00)
2nd place:    BeLOWaBOVe ($68,187.50)
3rd place:    gmauerer ($51,767.95)
4th place:    G8vMyLfeAway ($37,094.00)
5th place:    TiltMeBig ($27,002.25)
6th place:    Shhh00kem ($21,547.25)
7th place:    knecht_poker ($16,092.25)
8th place:    TheMuppet ($10,637.25)
9th place:    gavz101 ($5,891.40)

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl

This tournament was taken from the usual lineup on November 8 in lieu of a compatible Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) event.

$750,000 Guarantee

This tournament was also removed from the lineup on November 8 to allow players the chance to compete in a similar FTOPS event.

The Sunday Mulligan

What was left on the normal Sunday schedule was the Sunday Mulligan. The late-starting $200 + $16 tournament offered a $200K guarantee, and there were 1,349 players looking for their shot at it, which was an increase of several hundred players from the week before. The prize pool was adjusted accordingly and set at $269,800 for the top 126 players, and while Full Tilt Pro Christian Kruel finished in ninth place, the grand prize went to HhCMotU23 for defeating sheppey and winning the event.

1st place:    HhCMotU23 ($54,628.81)
2nd place:    sheppey ($42,499.19)
3rd place:    the_nutshot2 ($27,654.50)
4th place:    TheReReMaster ($21,921.25)
5th place:    pento143 ($16,862.50)
6th place:    FU_15 ($12,141.00)
7th place:    swd805 ($7,824.20)
8th place:    BloodtypeGoose ($5,665.80)
9th place:    Christian Kruel ($4,154.92)

$200K Double Deuce
With its growing popularity, the Double Deuce is another left on the lineup for the Full Tilt Sunday majors, and all of the focus on the site because of FTOPS brought a big increase in registration this week. Nearly 1,000 more players signed up to compete in the $20 + $2 tournament with the $200K guarantee, and the 11,407-player field pushed the prize pool to $228,140. When the final table eventually came to a close, Jotagran49 took out Simonlav to capture the title and more than $35K in prize money.

1st place:    Jotagran49 ($35,361.70)
2nd place:    Simonlav ($23,954.70)
3rd place:    cape47 ($16,882.36)
4th place:    elymint ($12,137.05)
5th place:    highlite11 ($8,897.46)
6th place:    pupon ($6,387.92)
7th place:    ArgentinaBoy ($4,562.80)
8th place:    eam132 ($3,262.40)
9th place:    pigin1984 ($2,306.50)

UltimateBet

$200K Guaranteed

The biggest tournament of the week on UltimateBet found another solid field this week, though it was a few short of the numbers it received the week before. There were 1,005 players signed up for the $200 + $15 tournament with a $200K guarantee, and the prize pool subsequently went up to $201,000 for the top 99 players. And in the end, with the majority of the payouts awaiting the final table players, it was SPYDER97 who rather decisively defeated BIGBMAN29 in the heads-up portion of the night to claim the title and nearly $45K in prize money.

1st place:    SPYDER97 ($44,883.30)
2nd place:    BIGBMAN29 ($26,833.50)
3rd place:    RYANWELCH16 ($18,190.50)
4th place:    RDOGG04 ($12,964.50)
5th place:    -HH7- ($10,954.50)
6th place:    ACFORKP ($8,944.50)
7th place:    VICIOUSVINNY ($6,934.50)
8th place:    WILD DUCK ($4,924.50)
9th place:    NEVERTILT22 ($3,417.00)

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