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SUPER POKER SUNDAY 01/31: OX45AL Won $550K-Plus in Record-Setting Sunday Million

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To say that it was a big Sunday would be a gross understatement. While each set of Sunday majors offers millions upon millions of dollars for online poker players, the January 31st events offered so much more. Not only did Full Tilt run a promotion that doubled its weekly guarantees for the entire week, making the Sunday guarantees simply amazing, but the Sunday Million offered a $2 million guarantee instead of its usual $1.5 million, but so many players came out for the festivities that the prize pool soared to nearly $4 million.

That’s a BIG Sunday.

In the end, players took home more money than most of them had ever seen. The most life-changing money was awarded to OX45AL, the winner of the massive Sunday Million Special Edition who grabbed more than $550K for the win. In fact, five people in that tournament alone received six-figure payouts. The Full Tilt $750K Guaranteed, which turned into a $1.5 Million Guaranteed for doubles week, awarded its top two players more than $200K each. It was one of the most exciting Sundays in online poker history.

With that, let’s give a little shout-out to everyone who made final tables on January 31.

PokerStars

Sunday Warm-Up

The kick-off tournament to an excitement-filled Sunday on PokerStars saw the Warm-Up with its biggest field ever. Though the Warm-Up always exceeds its guarantee, to do it by such a wide margin was a perfect way to start off a day of records all around for PokerStars. The $200 + $15 tournament with a $750K guarantee brought a record-setting 5,268 players to the tables, which created a prize pool of $1,053,600. That amazing amount was distributed to the top 765 players finishing the event, but it was at the final table that SHOGUN1000 defeated Rawhide0728 for the first prize of nearly $165K.

1st place:    SHOGUN1000 ($164,817.24)
2nd place:    Rawhide0728 ($122,744.40)
3rd place:    androo11 ($86,922.00)
4th place:    Reds Fan ’73 ($59,528.40)
5th place:    Stenbek ($44,778.00)
6th place:    JAMES-OO7 ($34,242.00)
7th place:    Le Dolce ($23,706.00)
8th place:    1234palleB ($13,170.00)
9th place:    smokingjoep ($8,248.80)

Sunday 1/4 Million
It is the most well-attended poker tournament with the biggest guarantee in the world of online poker. The Sunday 1/4 Million offers a $250K guarantee each week for a mere $10 + $1 buy-in, and attendance is always in the tens of thousands. This week, registration increased by more than 4K players, bringing the grand total to 38,823 and the subsequent prize pool up to $388,230.00. There were 5,400 players who left the event with more than they came with, but it was redeemer333 who took out roosi88 to claim the biggest prize of all - $32K.

1st place:    redeemer333 ($32,165.46)
2nd place:    roosi88 ($22,129.11)
3rd place:    bef99hwk ($16,305.66)
4th place:    money445 ($12,423.36)
5th place:    doberbrit ($8,541.06)
6th place:    orrkid13 ($4,658.76)
7th place:    urraco454 ($3,494.07)
8th place:    cubbierae ($2,523.49)
9th place:    jager1987 ($1,844.09)

Daily Eighty Grand Sunday Special
One of the most popular tournaments on the Sunday schedule gained a few more followers this week, as the Daily Eighty Grand Sunday Special offered its usual Sunday fare of a $200K guarantee for the low, low buy-in of $50 + $5. There were 6,207 takers, and the 900 who lasted the longest received a payout for their poker efforts. There were five players at the final table who parlayed their two-figure buy-ins into five-figure payouts, but it was THE?CLUU who beat dymarko for the top prize of almost $39K.

1st place:    THE?CLUU ($38,952.22)
2nd place:    dymarko ($26,534.92)
3rd place:    Darren1712 ($17,845.12)
4th place:    piratapok ($14,741.62))
5th place:    JaspudUF ($11,638.12)
6th place:    TheCronic420 ($8,534.62)
7th place:    DEUCE MARK ($5,586.30)
8th place:    sbpats36 ($3,724.20)
9th place:    My Brim Low ($2,172.45)

$1 Million Turbo Takedown
It happens on the last Sunday of each month, and it gives regular PokerStars players the chance at a $1 million prize pool for simply accumulating Frequent Player Points throughout the month. For 3,000 FPP’s, they can enter the tournament that sees 5,000 players receive a minimum payout of $78 and a maximum payout of $60,000 and a brand new Audi TT RS Coupe . The final table was a long, drawn-out one that finally resulted in a showdown between SixthSenSe19 and Laurens123 for the top prize. The battle ultimately ended after a long fight with SixthSenSe19 on top.

1st place:    SixthSenSe19 ($60,000.00 & Audi)
2nd place:    Laurens123 ($40,000.00)
3rd place:    dimast1 ($30,000.00)
4th place:    crownrsv ($25,000.00)
5th place:    ALBANIANCHIP ($20,000.00)
6th place:    KieFeR 427 ($17,500.00)
7th place:    Platon79 ($15,000.00)
8th place:    NTHEBASEMENT ($12,500.00)
9th place:    nambsher ($10,000.00)

Sunday Million
The biggest tournament of each Sunday got bigger. The Sunday Million Special Edition offered an exceptional guarantee of $2 million, and that was only the beginning. Players came out in force for the event and set new records, as 19,377 players registered for the $200 + $15 buy-in event - the most ever in the Sunday Million. And the resulting prize pool was $3,875,400, which also set a record for the biggest Sunday Million prize pool in the history of the tournament. A total of 3,150 players cashed out of the event, and it was at the final table that the top five finishers took home six-figure payouts. And in the end, OX45AL was able to comeback from a heads-up deficit, defeat celofyz33, and take home the $550,011.29 first place prize.

1st place:    OX45AL ($550,011.29)
2nd place:    celofyz33 ($332,540.00)
3rd place:    eMarkM ($244,616.42)
4th place:    OBVAMENTS ($166.270.00)
5th place:    S.Takmaziyan ($133,016.00)
6th place:    Kostya 77777 ($99,762.00)
7th place:    Gmelkonyan ($66,508.00)
8th place:    austinlewis ($44,227.82)
9th place:    hunter10999 ($29,928.60)

Sunday 500
The high-stakes tournament offered by PokerStars each Sunday typically finds itself with just enough people to make the guarantee of $500K. But this week, the $500 + $50 tournament found an impressive field of 1,567 ready to take part, which created an actual prize pool of $783,500. That allowed 234 of the players to cash out for more than they paid to play. At the final table, rubenrtv of Team PokerStars finished in ninth place, but it was during the heads-up battle that Doommy who finally beat C.K. to take down the $125K first place money and weekly tournament title.

1st place:    Doommy ($125,360.65)
2nd place:    C.K. ($94,020.00)
3rd place:    vikt777 ($70,515.00)
4th place:    papamat25 ($51,515.12)
5th place:    TMoney0209 ($37,216.25)
6th place:    Highpothead ($28,989.50)
7th place:    IAmSoSo ($21,154.50)
8th place:    bigegypt ($13,711.25)
9th place:    rubenrtv ($7,835.00)

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl

In the first of the four Sunday majors on Full Tilt, all with their double guarantees in effect, it was the Sunday Brawl up with its double guarantee of $800K. The buy-in stayed the same, at $240 + $16, with that extra $40 per person up for grabs as an elimination bounty. The field of 4,088 players pushed the prize pool up to $817,600, which made for payouts for the top 450 players. And when the action reached the final table and ultimately heads-up action, it was ozram who eliminated swingindoubleds to take the top prize of nearly $162K and the weekly title.

1st place:    ozram ($161,884.80)
2nd place:    swingindoubleds ($99,747.20)
3rd place:    mcpickl ($71,948.80)
4th place:    mrvogt ($50,691.20)
5th place:    SoooSick ($36,792.00)
6th place:    Dahladino ($24,528.00)
7th place:    COCHOTE ($16,352.00)
8th place:    MRIBAS ($11,446.40)
9th place:    blumenkind53 ($8,176.00)

$1.5 Million Guarantee

It wasn’t the ordinary monthly event that sees Full Tilt increase the guarantee and the buy-in; it was simply a benefit of double guarantees week across the board, which meant that the usual $750K guarantee was doubled to $1.5 million and players had the chance to play for the usual $200 + $16 buy-in. Such an offer attracted 7,578 players for a resulting prize pool of $1,515,600, and out of that crowd of participants, the last 900 standing received payment for their tournament efforts. The final two players at the end of the night came to a chip-chop agreement for the division of the last of the money, and playing for the win resulted in BankOfSweden taking a slightly larger share and the weekly event title.

1st place:    BankOfSweden ($212,044.60)
2nd place:    extassyman ($210,050.00)
3rd place:    zhuoyu19791979 ($125,794.80)
4th place:    xTrumptightx ($93,967.20)
5th place:    SIGGYFREUD ($68,202.00)
6th place:    NLife ($48,499.20)
7th place:    nowa1 ($32,282.28)
8th place:    kmillionaire83 ($22,430.88)
9th place:    guillet76 ($15,762.24)

The Sunday Mulligan

Another benefactor of double guarantees week on Full Tilt was the Sunday Mulligan, where the usual $200K guarantee was bumped up to $400K while the buy-in of $200 + $16 remained the same. That brought 2,136 players to the tables for an actual prize pool of $427,200, out of which 234 players were paid according to their finishes in the tournament. And at the end, WormNorton defeated CoeJassidy in the heads-up match to take home more than $87K in prize money.

1st place:    WormNorton ($87,127.44)
2nd place:    CoeJassidy ($56,390.40)
3rd place:    ferndog79 ($41,865.60)
4th place:    Marsall1121 ($31,612.80)
5th place:    antesvante ($22,214.40)
6th place:    SThoro1985 ($14,524.80)
7th place:    UFman2 ($9,825.60)
8th place:    thechemist83 ($6,835.20)
9th place:    MSUsFinest ($5,126.40)

$400K Double Deuce
The Double Deuce is always the best Sunday buy for the buck, as a $20 + $2 buy-in always guarantees a $200K prize pool. But on this special double guarantees Sunday, players were treated to a $400K guarantee for the same exact buy-in, and 15,743 interested parties stepped to the tables. However, that did not surpass the guarantee, so they also received a bit of an overlay when Full Tilt kicked in the remainder of the prize pool. The last 2,475 players standing received a payout, but it was at the final table that chinut11 was able to beat iLittLe TuNa and parlay that $22 buy-in into a nearly $59K payday.

1st place:    chinut11 ($58,848.00)
2nd place:    iLittLe TuNa ($39,000.00)
3rd place:    saintpat6633 ($27,200.00)
4th place:    Yaksha ($19,200.00)
5th place:    AlZip ($13,600.00)
6th place:    pinnacle_11 ($10,000.00)
7th place:    geniochi ($7,400.00)
8th place:    SpadesUnlimited ($5,440.00)
9th place:    madwin1 ($3,840.00)

UltimateBet

$200K Guaranteed

For the second week in a row, the $200K Guaranteed was removed from the schedule so players could focus on the UltimateBet Online Championships (UBOC). With Sunday being the day for the grand final, players flocked there and didn’t have to divide their attention with the weekly tournaments. The $200K Guaranteed should return next week at its regularly scheduled time.

Bodog

$100K Guaranteed

It was a solid week for the big guarantee of the Bodog Sunday, with registration stopping closer to 500 players than it had in some time. The total number of players was 497 in the $150 + $12 tournament, and though Bodog still kicked in some money for the prize pool to make the $100K guarantee, the overlay was still a positive for the players. The top 63 players received payouts for their efforts, but it was down to pokerarg and fakker11 for the top prize and title. It should be noted that pokerarg finished in third place the week prior, and although this week only produced a second place finish, the back-to-back final tables was quite the accomplishment. But it was fakker11 who won the tournament, which was good for $25K.

1st place:    fakker11 ($25,000.00)
2nd place:    pokerarg ($15,000.00)
3rd place:    JackOfAllTrades ($9,500.00)
4th place:    chiquita ($7,000.00)
5th place:    iLLNuGWichee ($5,500.00)
6th place:    papadelpoker ($4,500.00)
7th place:    MuffinMuffinMan ($3,500.00)
8th place:    drodro ($2,200.00)
9th place:    budda5 ($1,700.00)

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