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Super Poker Sunday 06/27: LOL_FAILURE Succeeds at Winning PokerStars Sunday Million

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The Sunday majors do seem to be at the mercy of two things: the 2010 World Series of Poker and summertime. Another week saw another dip in attendance for the majority of tournaments, and whether people are saving their money for the WSOP or spending their time away from their laptops to enjoy the warm weather, some of them are staying away from the Sunday set. But that’s what tournament guarantees are for, right?

The results of the Sunday tournaments showed only one sponsored pro making it near a final table this week, and that was Roberto Romanello, who finished in fourth place at the Sunday Brawl on Full Tilt Poker. The other big stories of the week involved money and consistency. The money went to LOL_FAILURE, who certainly didn’t fail by winning the Sunday Million on PokerStars; he took home $228,150 for the victory and claimed by far the biggest prize of the weekend. The consistency prize went to Pokerklemi, who final tabled two tournaments, taking second for the Full Tilt Double Deuce and fourth for the PokerStars Quarter Million.

Everyone who made a final table on Sunday deserves some kudos for their accomplishments, though, and their names are listed below, along with the stats of the tournaments.

PokerStars

Sunday Warm-Up

The action on this PokerStars Sunday kicked off with the ever-popular Warm-Up and its $750K guarantee, but the tournament saw a massive decrease in the number of players willing to compete this week. The 3,258-player field was nearly 1K less than the week before, and when the $200 + $15 buy-ins were tabulated, Stars had to put in some money to make the prize pool an even $750K. But that did allow 495 players to be paid from that money, and it was golferen50 who beat Mrsgardener to take down nearly $118K in first place cash.

1st place:    golferen50 ($117,750.00)
2nd place:   Mrsgardener ($87,750.00)
3rd place:    bigguy1322 ($61,875.00)
4th place:    Netstorm ($43,125.00)
5th place:    naupen07 ($31,875.00)
6th place:    croll103 ($24,375.00)
7th place:    Xamlo ($16,875.00)
8th place:    jesse6520 ($9,375.00)
9th place:    pececada ($6,000.00)

Sunday 1/4 Million
Another tournament to see a sizable decrease in registration, the Quarter Million found only 25,153 players willing to put up the $10 + $1 buy-in to compete for the massive $250K prize pool. The drop was well over 1,500 players from the week before, though the number was still high enough to push the prize pool to $251,530. That allowed the top 3,600 players to take home some profit for their work throughout the day, and it gave castoroy14 the top prize of $23,912.90 for beating ANIBAL425 and winning the tournament.

1st place:    castoroy14 ($23,912.90)
2nd place:   ANIBAL425 ($17,446.12)
3rd place:    scouseman101 ($11,318.85)
4th place:    Pokerklemi ($9,055.08)
5th place:    RounderII ($6,791.31)
6th place:    YourMomma33 ($4,527.54)
7th place:    PollMast ($3,144.12)
8th place:    OBXRentals ($2,138.00)
9th place:    Pog-Mo-hone ($1,257.65)

D.N.G. Sunday Special
When this tournament was added to the list of major Sunday tournaments as an offshoot of its daily popularity, it received an amazing response. Though that has tamped down a bit, the turnout is still enough to keep it going and draw thousands of players with its $300K guarantee for the low buy-in of $50 + $5. This week, 5,686 players came out for it, and though PokerStars kicked in some extra money to make the prize pool an even $300K, the top 855 players were able to cash out. But it was the top three players who made a deal to split the biggest prizes, and petinvest7 ultimately took home more than $32K for the win.

1st place:    petinvest7 ($32,082.95)
2nd place:    Logon66 ($23,731.62)
3rd place:    keldrimees ($25,785.43)
4th place:    China Pig 22 ($14,700.00)
5th place:    GDStyle ($11,700.00)
6th place:    bigj99678 ($8,700.00)
7th place:    thewh00sel ($5,700.00)
8th place:    Noodlebomber ($3,600.00)
9th place:    shadow_wins ($2,100.00)

Sunday Million
The Sunday Million took a rare hiatus last week to allow players the opportunity to satellite into the WSOP Main Event, but it was back this week on its regular schedule. Attendance wasn’t what was hoped for, though, as only 6,640 players signed up for the $1.5 million guarantee. When the $200 + $15 buy-ins were calculated, Stars had to kick in some extra money to make the prize pool as promised, and that gave 990 players payouts for their play. In the end, LOL_FAILURE had anything but failure as he defeated thedylan1 to take down a whopping $228K for winning the tournament.

1st place:    LOL_FAILURE ($228,150.00)
2nd place:    thedylan1 ($168,750.00)
3rd place:    elvisthewing ($120,000.00)
4th place:    ImDaNuts ($82,500.00)
5th place:    PokerSavage1 ($63,000.00)
6th place:    Mr Brizza ($48,000.00)
7th place:    nielsoogbal ($33,000.00)
8th place:    spiderman443 ($18,000.00)
9th place:    spadesarmada ($11,625.00)

Sunday 500
The high stakes option on the PokerStars Sunday roster boasted of its usual $500K guarantee for the $500 + $30 buy-in, and this week found 922 players up for the challenge. The site had to kick in some extra money to make up the prize pool difference, though, and give the players an overlay. With the $500K pool intact, payouts were made to the top 135 players, and the final three in the tournament came to a chop agreement that ended up paying second place finisher Kovalski1 nearly $76K and winner AT11211 just under $67K.

1st place:    AT11211 ($66,840.76)
2nd place:    Kovalski1 ($75,794.53)
3rd place:    doubledave22 ($59,514.71)
4th place:    Roxx Box ($36,000.00)
5th place:    Bruno GT ($25,000.00)
6th place:    PrimordialAA ($20,000.00)
7th place:    J0hnny_Dr@m@ ($15,000.00)
8th place:    1BigAceHole ($10,000.00)
9th place:    Callisto 5 ($6,000.00)

Sunday 2nd Chance
The last of the big tournaments on the Sunday roster was the Second Chance event, which offered a $250K guarantee for a $200 + $15 buy-in. There were 1,274 players looking for that last chance to win on Sunday, and that created a prize pool of $254,800. When all was said and done, the top 144 players cashed, but MCMATTO beat THAY3R to win the tournament and take home more than $46K for it.

1st place:    MCMATTO ($46,501.00)
2nd place:    THAY3R ($33,862.92)
3rd place:    gavonater ($25,480.00)
4th place:    TheJaguar1 ($19,110.00)
5th place:    POKERDUUDE ($13,377.00)
6th place:    Supa4real ($10,829.00)
7th place:    Blue Knight1 ($8,281.00)
8th place:    Pizzz Fold ($5,733.00)
9th place:    I_M_ICM ($3,567.20)

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl

To launch players into the Sunday action on Full Tilt Poker, the Brawl was ready with its $240 + $16 knockout tournament and $400K guarantee. The $40 bounty on each player makes it exciting with money-making opportunities everywhere in the event, though the $420,200 prize pool had all eyes on it. The final 234 players were guaranteed payouts for their work, and as a select few made it to the final table, Full Tilt Pro Roberto Romanello was going strong and ended up with a fourth place finish. Kenny05 and 19isthisit66 made it to heads-up, and the latter won the first prize of nearly $86K.

1st place:    19isthisit66 ($85,699.79)
2nd place:    kenny05 ($55,466.40)
3rd place:    popeye86 ($41,179.60)
4th place:    R Romanello ($31,094.80)
5th place:    whitehorse5 ($21,850.40)
6th place:    TUTKU_IRMAK ($14,286.80)
7th place:    BrandonPL ($9,664.60)
8th place:    Armzz ($6,723.20)
9th place:    quetwelv ($5,042.40)

$750K Guarantee
After taking a week off for a WSOP mega satellite last week, the $750K Guarantee was back on this week. And there were 3,125 players who were happy to have it back. But when their $200 + $16 buy-ins were added up, Full Tilt had to kick in some extra money to make the $750K guarantee, which gave those players an overlay. In the end, though 522 players took pieces of that, it was zombiebird who defeated Brendooor to take the majority of it with the nearly $133K in first place money.

1st place:    zombiebird ($132,787.50)
2nd place:    Brendooor ($80,250.00)
3rd place:    MTstackin88 ($52,500.00)
4th place:    BP7000 ($41,400.00)
5th place:    fowler22 ($31,050.00)
6th place:    seiwertsystem ($23,025.00)
7th place:    godolob ($17,250.00)
8th place:    rage4dorder ($13,500.00)
9th place:    scatterbrain123 ($10,050.00)

The Sunday Mulligan
It was one of the few tournaments that saw a drop in registration this week, as the Sunday Mulligan and its $200K guarantee wasn’t as popular as some of the other tournament options. Only 1,120 players bought in for $200 + $16, but those numbers did add up to a slightly higher-than-planned prize pool of $224,000. That allowed the top 108 players to be paid. When the tournament was reduced to only two players, macqueen56 and cswidler ended up coming to a financial agreement before playing it out, at which point macqueen56 won more than $45K.

1st place:    macqueen56 ($45,116.39)
2nd place:    cswidler ($37,203.61)
3rd place:    no not baxter ($23,632.00)
4th place:    SCNoodle ($18,480.00)
5th place:    InescapableD ($14,000.00)
6th place:    melikman ($10,080.00)
7th place:    hattrick8810 ($6,720.00)
8th place:    Aeronamic ($5,040.00)
9th place:    HenrikX ($3,584.00)

$200K Double Deuce
It was another surprising drop for the best buy of all of the Sunday tournaments. A $200K prize pool is guaranteed for anyone willing to put up $20 + $2 to play, but this week saw another dip as only 8,884 players signed up for the opportunity. After Full Tilt contributed to the prize pool to make it an even $200K, the top 1,350 finishers went on to cash for a profit. And when the tournament was reduced to only two players, linds3236 and Pokerklemi came to an agreement for the rest of the money, and the former took down $27K for the win.

1st place:    linds3236 ($27,000.00)
2nd place:    Pokerklemi ($25,000.00)
3rd place:    G3N371X ($14,800.00)
4th place:    Antagonistical ($10,640.00)
5th place:    adryon ($7,800.00)
6th place:    DiabloMan31 ($5,600.00)
7th place:    PhisherMan702 ($4,000.00)
8th place:    Yo 24442 ($2,860.00)
9th place:    LXAchopper602 ($2,022.00)

UltimateBet

$200K Guaranteed

It seemed simply destined to be a rocky summer for the $200K Guaranteed on UB. After a rise last week, registration dipped again as only 906 players signed up for the big Sunday event. Combined with the $200 + $15 buy-in, an overlay awaited the players, especially the 90 who were paid from that prize pool of $200K. And when the tournament wrapped, it was BKAPLAN78 who succumbed to DOCTORDOKTOR, and the latter took home nearly $45K in first place prize money.

1st place:    DOCTORDOKTOR ($44,920.00)
2nd place:    BKAPLAN78 ($26,900.00)
3rd place:    DISBMYSN ($18,300.00)
4th place:    WP_MONK ($12,900.00)
5th place:    JUSTIN SCOTT ($10,900.00)
6th place:    BUTT_PHANTOM ($8,900.00)
7th place:    KOSTENKIS ($6,900.00)
8th place:    DAVIDPERKINS ($4,900.00)
9th place:    IMALUCKYSAC ($3,400.00)

Bodog

$100K Guaranteed

Registration for the big Bodog Sunday offering increased, as players saw the promise of a big overlay and came out in greater numbers for it. There were 532 players signed up for the $100K guaranteed prize pool, and once the $150 + $12 buy-ins were tabulated, Bodog kicked in for the rest and created that $100K pool and an overlay for the players. The top 63 players were paid for their efforts, but it was at the final table that the biggest payouts awaited. Finally, snoopy566 beat schub75 to take down the $25K first place prize and end the tournament.

1st place:    snoopy566 ($25,000.00)
2nd place:    schub75 ($15,000.00)
3rd place:    Whoopee ($9,500.00)
4th place:    horde0fem ($7,000.00)
5th place:    trade2night ($5,500.00)
6th place:    PokerKaiser ($4,500.00)
7th place:    bigbaldguy ($3,500.00)
8th place:    teller10 ($2,200.00)
9th place:    BertieWooster ($1,700.00)

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