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Super Poker Sunday 04/04: PokerStars Awards 273K to acechipchase for Sunday Million Win

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Holiday weekends sometimes have little effect on the registration numbers in Sunday online poker tournaments, but other times there are quite significant discrepancies. April 4 was Easter, a holiday celebrated in various ways and for various reasons across the globe, and it prompted a serious decrease in players available for some of the tournaments, especially the cheaper buy-ins like the Double Deuce on Full Tilt and ¼ Million on PokerStars. UltimateBet also suffered its biggest decrease in a very long time as it dove back into the overlay territory.

But at the same time that some tournaments saw a registration down turn, others like the Sunday Million soared. Several hundred more players showed up for that tournament on PokerStars this week and, as usual, distributed the biggest prize of the week as acechipchase took down the $273K in first place money. Six-figure payouts were also given to the second and third place finishers in that tournament, as well as to the winners of the Sunday Brawl and the $750K Guarantee, both on Full Tilt Poker. And due to the complexities of deal-making at the tables, a six-figure prize went to the second place finisher of the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars, while the winner walked away with nearly $50K less.

There were some recognizable names at the final tables of the night, but Full Tilt had two of their pros make deep runs. Adam Schoenfeld finished in eighth place in the $750K Guarantee and Damian Salas came close to a win in the Sunday Mulligan but ended up taking second; solid showings for both, nevertheless.

For all of the names and numbers that emerged from the end of the Sunday majors this week, take a gander below.

PokerStars

Sunday Warm-Up

The first tournament of the PokerStars roster for Easter Sunday brought a decrease in the usual number of players by several hundred. The $200 + $15 buy-in event with the $750K guarantee brought 4,314 names to the registration list, and though that number was less than in weeks prior, it still pushed the prize pool well past the guarantee to $862,800 where it landed. That allowed for 630 players to get paid. When the final table was reduced to just four players, they made a deal for the remainder of the money, which meant that in the end, though vtiger beat kakagun for the title, second place paid $47K more than first.

1st place:    vtiger ($79,664.87)
2nd place:    kakagun ($127,043.14)
3rd place:    mschili-26 ($81,745.17)
4th place:    instigator 85 ($67,350.13)
5th place:    Proludo ($36,669.00)
6th place:    zefir_max ($28,041.00)
7th place:    Ruguebye ($19,413.00)
8th place:    santicua ($10,785.00)
9th place:    hummylun ($6,902.40)

Sunday 1/4 Million
For the second week in a row, the biggest poker tournament on the internet saw its registration numbers go down significantly. After a 1,400-player hit last week, it took a 2,600-plus hit this week. The Sunday 1/4 Million with its bargain basement buy-in of only $10 + $1 saw 32,201 players at the tables, and though that was a drop, it still pushed the prize pool past the $250K guarantee to $322,010. The field dwindled quickly as usual, and the top 5,400 finishers were in the money. But several five-figure payouts awaited the top four finishers, and when B-scrubs101 ultimately defeated vm1124, that player walked away with more than $26K for the win.

1st place:    B-scrubs101 ($26,662.87)
2nd place:    vm1124 ($18,354.57)
3rd place:    Lukiitas ($13,524.42)
4th place:    NestaRasta ($10,304.32)
5th place:    Nicksac ($7,084.22)
6th place:    joakiiiii ($3,864.12)
7th place:    Vonom ($2,898.09)
8th place:    urbanracer ($2,093.06)
9th place:    tibster ($1,529.54)

D.N.G. Sunday Special
Unlike many others feeling the Easter Sunday crunch, this tournament saw a rise in the number of players interested in the action. And those who came to play with their $50 + $5 saw some changes to the tournament, as what used to be called the Daily Eighty Grand Sunday Special was changed, as was the daily events, to the Daily Ninety Grand, and the usual $200K Sunday guarantee was upped to $300K. Altogether, a total of 6,834 players took an interest and pushed the prize pool beyond that $300K to $341,700, out of which 1,080 players were paid. And in the end, billyk7 took out arturxx to claim the newly-named title and the $42K in prize money.

1st place:    billyk7 ($42,029.10)
2nd place:    arturxx ($28,463.61)
3rd place:    Santiniii ($19,135.20)
4th place:    laddn ($15,718.20)
5th place:    LStrelec ($12,301.20)
6th place:    sysik330 ($8,884.20)
7th place:    DillingerRob ($5,979.75)
8th place:    wibe510 ($3,929.55)
9th place:    superMikeyGG ($2,391.90)

Sunday Million
While most other tournaments saw downswings in their numbers, the most-watched tournament on Sundays saw the opposite. Nearly 400 more players entered the Sunday Million this week than last, all looking at the $1.5 million guarantee and ponying up their $200 + $15 buy-ins to take a shot at it. But with 9,749 players in the running, the prize pool shot up to $1,949,800 and allowed payouts for the top 1,440 players. The final table ran through with no deals made, and ultimately it was acechipchase who won a tough heads-up battle against RuberbandMan to grab the title and a whopping $273K to go with it.

1st place:    acechipchase ($272,977.58)
2nd place:    RuberbandMan ($198,879.60)
3rd place:    Coyotee_gyn ($140,385.60)
4th place:    DaGrin_Reapr ($97.490.00)
5th place:    echaos ($77,992.00)
6th place:    LastChance11 ($58,494.00)
7th place:    melikman ($38,996.00)
8th place:    acecatcher26 ($19,498.00)
9th place:    Nielsml ($13,258.64)

Sunday 500
Last to start and last to finish is almost always the Sunday 500. The high stakes tournament offers a $500K guarantee for those able to buy in for $500 + $30. This week saw a bit of a rise in registration numbers, as there were 1,106 participants, which hoisted the prize pool to $553,000. When the tournament neared its end, a total of 162 players were paid, and BadcardsAA was able to take down deuces85 for the title and $94K in prize money.

1st place:    BadcardsAA ($94,010.00)
2nd place:    deuces85 ($69,125.00)
3rd place:    molswi47 ($52,479.70)
4th place:    AMBlues19 ($37,604.00)
5th place:    smokrokflock ($27,373.50)
6th place:    masterpice ($21,843.50)
7th place:    jambeyang ($16,313.50)
8th place:    Adog26 ($10,783.50)
9th place:    xthesteinx ($5,972.40)

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl

The first on the schedule of major Sunday offerings on Full Tilt Poker saw a sharp decrease in the number of players. Upwards of 400 fewer looked to take advantage of the $400K guarantee this week, so the final registration number sat at 2,497, all of whom paid $240 + $16 to play and join in the excitement of the $40 bounties placed on the head of each player. The number of players still brought the prize pool beyond the guarantee to $499,400 and provided payout opportunities for 234 players. And at the final table, a five-figure payout awaited the winner. When ambiguosity ended up defeating craz6dragon to end the tournament, it was the former who took home nearly $102K for the victory.

1st place:    ambiguosity ($101,852.63)
2nd place:    craz6dragon ($65,920.80)
3rd place:    CashMoney125 ($48,941.20)
4th place:    gremista59 ($36,955.60)
5th place:    boxing87 ($25,968.80)
6th place:    Clearvoyant ($16,979.60)
7th place:    fleksnes ($11,486.20)
8th place:    Mabst ($7,990.40)
9th place:    dpPL ($5,992.80)

$750,000K Guarantee
The biggest guarantee of the Full Tilt Sunday lineup boasted of $750K for the usual buy-in of $200 + $16, and there were 3,910 players ready and willing to go for it. The numbers were tallied and presented an actual prize pool of $782,000 for the participants, though only the top 522 of them received any portion of it. The most significant chunk of money, the only six-figure payout of the tournament, was reserved for the ultimate winner, and after Full Tilt Pro Adam Schoenfeld finished in eighth place and heads-up finally ensued, it was 007Paghman who took out Tomgus456 to claim that $138K.

1st place:    007Paghman ($138,453.10)
2nd place:    Tomgus456 ($83,674.00)
3rd place:    HACPATb HA BAC ($54,740.00)
4th place:    reddevil84AA ($43,166.40)
5th place:    HeyImDro ($32,374.80)
6th place:    Pokerccini ($24,007.40)
7th place:    IrunDisBicth ($17,986.00)
8th place:    Adam Schoenfeld ($14,076.00)
9th place:    socialrunner ($10,478.80)

The Sunday Mulligan
As the second of the four Full Tilt majors to be completed this week, it may have been quick but didn’t lack excitement. The $200 + $16 tournament with its usual $200K guarantee brought 1,271 players to the tables, which pushed the prize pool a bit past the guarantee to where it landed at $254,200. After the final 135 players were in the money, action moved to the final table where Full Tilt Pro Damian Salas was making a run at the title. But the heads-up match between Salas and TightRJ__RJ ended with the latter taking it down. Salas settled for second, and TightRJ__RJ took home nearly $56K for the victory.

1st place:    TightRJ__RJ ($55,924.00)
2nd place:    Damian Salas ($35,588.00)
3rd place:    ColaCherry ($25,737.75)
4th place:    kinheim ($20,653.75)
5th place:    DonkCommited ($15,582.46)
6th place:    amak316 ($11,439.00)
7th place:    achen ($7,371.80)
8th place:    schlep001 ($5,338.20)
9th place:    Chances Cards ($3,813.00)

$200K Double Deuce
By far the best buy of the Full Tilt Sunday majors, it was, oddly enough, the one that took the biggest hit to its registration numbers. After a surge last week, this week found nearly 1,000 fewer players at the tables for the $200K guarantee. With a buy-in of only $20 + $2, there were only 10,314 interested players, which barely pushed the prize pool past the guarantee to where it landed at $206,280. There were 1,350 payouts made, but the biggest went to bushko, who grabbed nearly $32K after defeating HABEEBUBU in the heads-up portion of the tournament.

1st place:    bushko ($31,973.40)
2nd place:    HABEEBUBU ($21,659.40)
3rd place:    Gozan111 ($15,264.72)
4th place:    sstt360 ($10,974.10)
5th place:    peter2621 ($8,044.92)
6th place:    Joker336 ($5,775.84)
7th place:    piton4ik ($4,125.60)
8th place:    ohfashow ($2,949.80)
9th place:    brobrohood ($2,085.49)

UltimateBet

$200K Guaranteed

The big Sunday UB offering found itself with quite a decrease in registration this week after having maintained solid numbers that allowed the prize pool to climb a bit past the guarantee for numerous weeks running. But this week saw only 851 players in the $200 + $15 buy-in tournament, which pushed UltimateBet to add some money to the prize pool to make the $200K guarantee. The top 81 players were able to take advantage of the $29,800 overlay, and the final table was an exciting one with several well-known players, one of which was UB pro Adam “ROOTHLUS” Levy, who ultimately came in third place. The last two players took to the heads-up match where HHHUGO defeated ZCASHMONEY to grab the weekly title and $45,700 in prize money for the win.

1st place:    HHHUGO ($45,700.00)
2nd place:    ZCASHMONEY ($28,200.00)
3rd place:    ROOTHLUS ($18,500.00)
4th place:    XXCHOSEN1XX ($13,000.00)
5th place:    THEPRESCOTT ($11,000.00)
6th place:    CSPIRE ($9,000.00)
7th place:    SQUEE451 ($7,000.00)
8th place:    SWISSTARD ($5,000.00)
9th place:    BOO__ZER ($3,500.00)

Bodog

$100K Guaranteed

After maintaining a reasonable registration number for a few weeks, the biggest tournament that Bodog offers on Sunday found itself with 33 fewer players than last week. The $150 + $12 buy-in tournament with a $100K guarantee only brought 430 players to the tables, which made for a prize pool that required a supplement from Bodog to make the guarantee. That gave the players a $35,500 overlay. The final 63 players in the tournament were able to cash in on it, and the final heads-up battle of the night saw budda5 outlast redsoxkodak to take down the $25K first place prize.

1st place:    budda5 ($25,000.00)
2nd place:    redsoxkodak ($15,000.00)
3rd place:    looou49 ($9,500.00)
4th place:    blwm ($7,000.00)
5th place:    mapsfly ($5,500.00)
6th place:    jjbrut ($4,500.00)
7th place:    AkA_Salute ($3,500.00)
8th place:    JackOfAllTrades ($2,200.00)
9th place:    IaHawks ($1,700.00)

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