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It was set up to be another spectacular Sunday in the online poker world, but PokerStars took the reigns and ensured that players would flock to its site rather than Full Tilt, where FTOPS was wrapping its series. PokerStars upped the ante, so to speak, for its Sunday Million by increasing the guarantee to $2.5 million, and the field grew to an astounding 18,283 players, which made the prize pool soar to over more than $3.6 million and set new Sunday Million records for field size and prize pool. It was a stellar day for Stars all around, and Zadman5311 benefited the most with a $282K payday from the Sunday Million.
All of the final table results are here for your viewing pleasure.
The day of big tournaments began well on PokerStars with the Sunday Warm-Up and an increase of several hundred players from the prior week. The $750K guarantee with the $200 + $15 buy-in brought 4,763 players to the tables, which pushed the prize pool well past the guarantee to land at $952,600. Payouts were given to the last 720 players in the tournament, but it was at the final table where the last two players standing were guaranteed six-figure cashes, and egor2077 took out Titantom32 in the end to grab more than $149K in prize money.
1st place: egor2077 ($149,017.54)
2nd place: Titantom32 ($110,977.90)
3rd place: FUTURE102 ($78,589.50)
4th place: xQ024 ($53,821.90)
5th place: olle101 ($40,485.50)
6th place: fabregarp ($30,959.50)
7th place: timdmd ($21,433.50)
8th place: funywiteshss ($11,907.50)
9th place: smerks ($7,620.80)
Sunday 1/4 Million
Players were anxious to hit the tables at a cheap price with so many high buy-in events around the internets, and they weren’t shy about sidling up to the Sunday 1/4 Million, where $10 + $1 got them the chance at the $250K guarantee. Attendance was up by several thousand players this week, and the 31,928-player field brought the prize pool up to $319,280. A total of 5,400 of the finalists cashed in the tournament, but the big money was - as always - at the final table, where R4D3K ultimately took down pokEarl to claim the $26K first prize.
1st place: R4D3K ($26,454.41)
2nd place: pokEarl ($18,198.96)
3rd place: raphaelbilly ($13,409.76)
4th place: leves77 ($10,216.96)
5th place: Bluedog428 ($7,024.16)
6th place: siquinte ($3,831.26)
7th place: Stahihaken ($2,873.52)
8th place: johannes1946 ($2,075.32)
9th place: TOPO888 ($1,516.58)
Daily Eighty Grand Sunday Special
As had been the case almost every week for months, the Sunday Special version of the popular daily tournament grew in popularity, this time by more than 600 players. The big jump was in response to the $200K guarantee set up for the event with only a $50 + $5 buy-in required, and the turnout was 5,880 players. That brought the prize pool up to $294,000, which would be split amongst the final 855 players in the tournament, though the last five players standing were looking at five-figure payouts. In the end, though, cadoro defeated tony6733 to take down the top prize of more than $37K.
1st place: cadoro ($37,044.00)
2nd place: tony6733 ($25,578.00)
3rd place: pPp.izzy ($17,346.00)
4th place: croll103 ($14,406.00)
5th place: Hustlaaaaaa ($11,466.00)
6th place: hansou ($8,526.00)
7th place: manu7313 ($5,586.00)
8th place: ATHIED87 ($3,528.00)
9th place: 2outerjames ($2,058.00)
PokerStars outdid itself with the Sunday Million this week by increasing the guarantee to $2.5 million, more than $1 million more than usual. And the players came out in astounding droves for it, ready to ante up the $200 + $15 buy-in. The result was a field of 18,283 players and a resulting $3,656,600 prize pool, both of which set records for the largest field and prize pool in Sunday Million history. The last 2,700 players received a chunk of that incredible stash, but it was at the final table that a six-way chop guaranteed the last six players six-figure payouts. But the chip leader stayed in place throughout the rest of the action and took down the first prize more than $282K.
1st place: Zadman5311 ($282,662.86)
2nd place: m8675309a ($200,844.74)
3rd place: call110 ($250,037.00)
4th place: ZyeD3 ($144,353.10)
5th place: waWe ($205,477.38)
6th place: Guldlemmen4 ($177,650.76)
7th place: The Omaholic ($54,849.00)
8th place: MATPOC28 ($32,090.40)
9th place: E-Daddie ($21,939.60)
Another increase in field size set the stage for a solid Sunday 500 when 1,228 players came out for the high-stakes $500 + $30 tournament with its $500K guarantee. The prize pool jumped, however, to $614,000 when registration was complete, and 180 players took pieces of that prize money. But it was mysterio6044 who ultimately defeated ohnistun to claim the $102K top prize.
1st place: mysterio6044 ($102,568.70)
2nd place: ohnistun ($74,908.00)
3rd place: 19FMS86 ($56,488.00)
4th place: 1shark2007 ($41,752.00)
5th place: McMang ($30,086.00)
6th place: $30K ($23,946.00)
7th place: Zackattak13 ($17,806.00)
8th place: levinhostar ($11,666.00)
9th place: Christian “charder30” Harder ($6,385.60)
Full Tilt Poker
The Sunday Brawl
This tournament was taken from the usual lineup on November 15, for the second week in a row, in lieu of a compatible Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) event.
This tournament was also removed from the lineup on November 15, also for the second week in a row, to allow players the chance to compete in a similar FTOPS event.
The Sunday Mulligan
The popular Sunday Mulligan stayed in its regular timeslot for Sunday with its $200 + $16 buy-in and $200K guarantee. That lured 1,577 players to the tables, slightly more than 200 more than the week before, which created a prize pool of $315,400. The last 153 players standing received portions of that money, but it was Mark “newhizzle” Newhouse who defeated Crazy Marius and won nearly $68K in first prize money.
1st place: Mark “newhizzle” Newhouse ($67,811.00)
2nd place: Crazy Marius ($44,156.00)
3rd place: MattSuspect ($31,934.25)
4th place: lifestyleagain ($25,626.25)
5th place: elcastigador ($19,334.02)
6th place: Jeff “ActionJeff” Garza ($14,193.00)
7th place: roddiass ($9,146.60)
8th place: KingDan23 ($6,623.40)
9th place: epic jet ($4,690.00)
$200K Double Deuce
Remaining on the Sunday lineup due to its intense weekly popularity, the Double Deuce boasted of its usual $200K guarantee for the low, low buy-in of $20 + $2. A total of 12,620 players took to the tables for the tournament, which was an increase of more than 1,000 players from the prior week. The prize pool subsequently jumped to $252,400 to be split amongst the last 1,620 players standing, and it came down to a heads-up battle between gmlg and CrazYSixeS66, the former of whom took down the $39K top prize in the end.
1st place: gmlg ($38,950.37)
2nd place: CrazYSixeS66 ($26,249.60)
3rd place: mavreek ($18,425.20)
4th place: ilikesmoney ($13,377.20)
5th place: whirlyerik ($9,717.40)
6th place: Bassist31 ($6,941.00)
7th place: cageybe ($4,921.80)
8th place: dutchamerican ($3,584.08)
9th place: feltgelt ($2,524.00)
The UltimateBet star tournament of the week seems to be gaining momentum of late, and another positive week that surpassed the $200K guarantee was in the books. There were a total of 1,046 players in this week’s running of the tournament, and all having bought in for $200 + $15 took the prize pool just past the guarantee to $209,200. The final 99 players were paid, but it was SCHAPPUSCHA who took out JAYHOVAHVOL1 to take the title of UB champion and the nearly $47K prize that went with it.
1st place: SCHAPPUSCHA ($46,714.36)
2nd place: JAYHOVAHVOL1 ($27,928.20)
3rd place: SHEETSWORLD ($18,932.60)
4th place: MIKEIVEY ($13,493.40)
5th place: AMYGDYLA ($11,401.40)
6th place: CLASS_ACT ($9,309.40)
7th place: CHICAGOCARDS2 ($7,217.40)
8th place: JVONK424 ($5,125.40)
9th place: MEEELOSH ($3,556.40)
It was back! The biggest tournament of the week at Bodog had been on hiatus for several weeks, the first due to a glitch in the system and the last two due to conflicts with the Bodog Poker Open events. But it returned on November 15 with its $100K guarantee, and there were 515 players willing to put up the $150 + $12 buy-in. That created an overlay of $22,750 for the competitors, 63 of whom cashed in the tournament. And when the final table was complete, elenam lost out to he11raiser, who took first place and $25K for the feat.
1st place: he11raiser ($25,000.00)
2nd place: elenam ($15,000.00)
3rd place: Zwaffelaar ($9,500.00)
4th place: AWander ($7,000.00)
5th place: StinkyBritches ($5,500.00)
6th place: bigtone52 ($4,500.00)
7th place: thrtyftj ($3,500.00)
8th place: skeptix ($2,200.00)
9th place: perry_04 ($1,700.00)