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Super Poker Sunday 07/11: Lower numbers but Puffinmypurp Takes Top Prize

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There were many reasons that the Sunday majors could have seen another dip in registration numbers, but the decreases were coming almost weekly for some tournaments and sending nearly every one of the major tournaments into a position of providing an overlay just to make the guarantees. But with the summer in full swing, Las Vegas full of the WSOP, and several current live options for players, there were many reasons that the dip may be temporary.

All in all, there were very few tournaments that eclipsed their guarantees, but two of the big Sunday events continued to live up to their financial promises and award significant money to the players. The $750K Guaranteed on Full Tilt brought its A-game and set its first prize at nearly $133K, an amount that was won by vengrinj. But it was the Sunday Million that outdid the rest by offering six-figure payouts to its top three players, and it was puffinmypurp who walked away with the top payout of $228,150. Life changing money, indeed.

Though tens of thousands of players cashed out in the Sunday majors, only a select few were able to make final table appearances, take full advantage of the overlays, and possibly change their poker bankrolls in a serious way. All of the details of those tournaments and players are listed here:

PokerStars

Sunday Warm-Up

It was the first of the Sunday tournaments on PokerStars, signified by its Warm-Up name. And it was the first to be completed. Attendance was down again, however, at a low that forced the site to kick in money to meet the $750K guarantee and provide an overlay for the players, all of whom bought in for $200 + $15 or qualified through satellites. When all was said and done, the $750K prize pool was ready to pay the last 432 players, and at the final table, the last four of them decided to work out a deal to split the money more evenly. That ended up giving more money to the third place finisher than the second, but it gave Akustikus $90K for the ultimate win.

1st place:    Akustikus ($90,000.00)
2nd place:    Fled ($71,000.00)
3rd place:    DONNAN123 ($79,890.00)
4th place:    Dang_Girl85 ($70,000.00)
5th place:    SirSwish6 ($32,250.00)
6th place:    OMGSHIPIT ($24,750.00)
7th place:    xAndorx ($17,250.00)
8th place:    Mr_Lanne ($9,750.00)
9th place:    Mighty_L ($6,000.00)

Sunday 1/4 Million
As always, the best bargain of any Sunday tournament could be found on PokerStars in the form of the Quarter Million. For a guarantee of $250K, players could get in on the action for only $10 + $1. But again, the tournament saw a significant dip in registration with only 21,063 players in the field, and the rare occasion occurred when PokerStars kicked in some money and provided the field with an overlay to make the prize pool an even $250K. A whopping 3,150 players ended the night with money in their account for their efforts, but it was mingyu5 who won the tournament and took home $25K for it.

1st place:    mingyu5 ($25,000.00)
2nd place:    Psito ($18,577.50)
3rd place:    VINDOG1 ($12,500.00)
4th place:    AceFromNY ($10,000.00)
5th place:    massatack ($7,500.00)
6th place:    jdsoares ($5,000.00)
7th place:    TrstMEclkFLD ($3,512.50)
8th place:    torstenhoefs ($2,250.00)
9th place:    JRaos420 ($1,500.00)

D.N.G. Sunday Special
While most of the Sunday tournaments boast of buy-ins around the $200 level, the DNG was added to the schedule with a much better deal. For only $50 + $5, players had a shot at a piece of the $300K guarantee. But the tournament saw another decrease in registration this week, and the 4,660-player field required Stars to add money to the prize pool to make the $300K. That gave payouts to the top 720 players, and at the final table, the last three of them divvied up the majority of the prize money, which left Faraday with a bit more money for second place than the $28K that bedias received for the win.

1st place:    bedias ($28,016.94)
2nd place:    Faraday ($28,653.15)
3rd place:    Thibavol ($26,429.91)
4th place:    Gajai ($14,850.00)
5th place:    yyy LLleroJl ($11,850.00)
6th place:    crisakasa ($8,850.00)
7th place:    Wild4Holdem ($6,000.00)
8th place:    jackmeplz69 ($3,600.00)
9th place:    Rabienco ($2,280.00)

Sunday Million
Always the biggest tournament on the internet each week, the Sunday Million remained that way with its $1.5 million guarantee, but it was not immune to the suffering registration numbers. This week, only 6,375 players came out for the event and forced PokerStars to put in some extra money to meet the guarantee and give the players an overlay. All in all, payouts were made to the final 990 players standing, and it was at the final table that puffinmypurp was able to hang in there, defeat SLIMOO1, and take home the massive $228,150 first place prize.

1st place:    puffinmypurp ($228,150.00)
2nd place:    SLIMOO1 ($168,750.00)
3rd place:    mariocolci ($120,000.00)
4th place:    rcrane082985 ($82,500.00)
5th place:    drew5927 ($63,000.00)
6th place:    GripDsNutz ($48,000.00)
7th place:    rotiv azar ($33,000.00)
8th place:    acetoace ($18,000.00)
9th place:    FigFlopper01 ($11,625.00)

Sunday 500
For Sunday majors players, most of the buy-ins are hefty, but high stakes players are often looking for a bigger option, and that comes in the form of the Sunday 500, where the buy-in is $500 + $30 and the prize pool is guaranteed to be $500K. This week, there were 899 runners in the event, and their $500K prize pool included a significant overlay. There were 135 payments to be made to the top finishers, and in the end, anybodybut17 was able to defeat JBurleson to take home $90K for the win.

1st place:    anybodybut17 ($90,000.00)
2nd place:    JBurleson ($64,150.00)
3rd place:    shampusik ($48,000.00)
4th place:    gokeyforever ($36,000.00)
5th place:    CutiePi314 ($25,000.00)
6th place:    ErkeTrollet ($20,000.00)
7th place:    mikeAA1981 ($15,000.00)
8th place:    terrific28 ($10,000.00)
9th place:    pescador2409 ($6,000.00)

Sunday 2nd Chance
The last chance for a big Sunday tournament win always brings players to the tables, even when it costs $200 + $15 to take that chance. The $250K guarantee is enticing, though, and with 1,251 players in the event, the prize pool rose ever so slightly to $250,200. That gave 144 players the opportunity to make a little money before the night was over. And when it came down to only two players left standing, Telefonkiosk and AWice were able to come to a chop agreement before the former won it and grabbed more than $40K.

1st place:    Telefonkiosk ($40,192.71)
2nd place:    AWice ($38,720.37)
3rd place:    ALLEXarm ($25,020.00)
4th place:    morgtoobias ($18,765.00)
5th place:    Tsu_NiPferD ($13,135.50)
6th place:    cbtrader ($10,633.50)
7th place:    OkTime4PlanB ($8,131.50)
8th place:    quest1k ($5,629.50)
9th place:    rmpvieira ($3,502.80)

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl

The first of the Sunday majors on Full Tilt Poker kicked things off with the Brawl, the $240 + $16 knockout tournament that puts $40 bounties on each player’s head. But despite the excitement promised by the very nature of the tournament, there were only 1,904 interested players, which prompted Full Tilt to add a bit of money to the prize pool to make the $400K guarantee. That allowed 189 players to benefit and cash out of the tournament, but the final rankings showed CrazyLucky21 in the winner’s circle with more than $82K to show for it.

1st place:    CrazyLucky21 ($82,400.00)
2nd place:    greenerbets1 ($54,400.00)
3rd place:    mrjackets ($40,400.00)
4th place:    epicondyle57 ($31,600.00)
5th place:    tonsy cracky26 ($23,600.00)
6th place:    Angela1987 ($16,400.00)
7th place:    ApesAreFun ($10,000.00)
8th place:    ortho-jh ($6,800.00)
9th place:    Ramez 88 ($4,800.00)

$750K Guarantee
One of the first events to get underway on Sunday but one of the last to end was the $750K Guarantee, with its obvious guarantee for the average tournament price of $200 + $16. As with most tournaments this week, the 3,203 entrants did not make a bigger prize pool but did end up with an overlay when Full Tilt put extra money in the prize pool to make it $750K. In the end, there were 522 paid persons, but vengrinj came out with the best of it by winning and taking home just under $133K for it.

1st place:    vengrinj ($132,787.50)
2nd place:    alwaysgamblin ($80,250.00)
3rd place:    PowellJam ($52,500.00)
4th place:    blanks plz ($41,400.00)
5th place:    StevoL_7 ($31,050.00)
6th place:    HU 4 LULZ ($23,025.00)
7th place:    valleyho ($17,250.00)
8th place:    p3cr4 ($13,500.00)
9th place:    LeonP ($10,050.00)

The Sunday Mulligan
The Mulligan continues to separate itself from the other Sunday tournaments by attracting a solid crowd each week. Though there were only 1,092 players in the event, their $200 + $16 buy-ins were added together to surpass the $200K guarantee to create a prize pool of $218,400. That ended up giving the top 108 players the chance to get paid. And when the tournament eventually wrapped up, linkocracy outlasted BLUEberLEEZ to take down the title and more than $49K in prize money.

1st place:    linkocracy ($49,140.00)
2nd place:    BLUEberLEEZ ($31,122.00)
3rd place:    matt777s ($23,041.20)
4th place:    karolis666 ($18,018.00)
5th place:    tonydatvguy ($13,650.00)
6th place:    hoodini10 ($9,828.00)
7th place:    daisyxoxo ($6,552.00)
8th place:    CzarBushov ($4,914.00)
9th place:    melikman ($3,494.40)

$200K Double Deuce
It was a good buy by any standards. The $200K guarantee in the Double Deuce was there for anyone with a $20 + $2 buy-in, and that was a tough bargain to beat. Yet and still, only 8,270 players signed up, which was another dip in registration this summer. But with the $200K guarantee in place, Full Tilt made sure that number stayed solid and allowed for payouts of the top 1,350 players. And when all was said and done, there was just one player - young_diamond18 - at the top of the leaderboard with all of the chips and $31K for the efforts.

1st place:    young_diamond18 ($31,000.00)
2nd place:    KCReaction23x ($21,000.00)
3rd place:    kickpokeraces ($14,800.00)
4th place:    gomdol99 ($10,640.00)
5th place:    Clapton175 ($7,800.00)
6th place:    Tel Aviv Tree ($5,600.00)
7th place:    ArmonTanzarian ($4,000.00)
8th place:    iblamethedealer ($2,860.00)
9th place:    M_Dart ($2,022.00)

UltimateBet

$200K Guaranteed

The big offering on UltimateBet this week was still a little low on attendance, as has been the case all summer, but with the $200K guarantee in place, players were guaranteed a solid prize pool. For $200 + $15, the standard Sunday fare, the 903-player field was treated to an overlay in the tournament, and the top 90 players who were paid from the $200K prize pool each got a little piece of that. But in the end, the biggest beneficiary was GULAHPAPYRUS, who defeated DANNYILLS to take down the weekly title and nearly $45K in prize money.

1st place:    GULAHPAPYRUS ($44,920.00)
2nd place:    DANNYILLS ($26,900.00)
3rd place:    PBAGANHA ($18,300.00)
4th place:    DEL PLUMAGE ($12,900.00)
5th place:    DICETOSSIN ($10,900.00)
6th place:    BLACKFEET279 ($8,900.00)
7th place:    PIRATE-PAB ($6,900.00)
8th place:    CHERLY7760 ($4,900.00)
9th place:    LEDERJOE ($3,400.00)

Bodog

$100K Guaranteed

There was another rise in registration for the big Bodog offering this week, as a total of 586 players signed up for the $150 + $12 tournament with the $100K guarantee. Each week, there is an overlay, though, and this was no different when Bodog kicked in some extra money for the prize pool to make the $100K. The top 63 players got paid, as usual, but this time the last two players standing were hahaustink and zugswang until the former busted the latter to grab the $25K in first place prize money.

1st place:    hahaustink ($25,000.00)
2nd place:    zugswang ($15,000.00)
3rd place:    DX72 ($9,500.00)
4th place:    mattlee3 ($7,000.00)
5th place:    blwm ($5,500.00)
6th place:    Alain Delon ($4,500.00)
7th place:    Tcrowley ($3,500.00)
8th place:    Aggi ($2,200.00)
9th place:    CYBEROUND ($1,700.00)

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