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Super Poker Sunday 08/15: David Williams Grabs First Win as PokerStars Pro

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The August 15th edition of the Sunday majors was an exciting one for the world of online poker. Not only was the Full Tilt Online Poker Series capturing the attention of many poker enthusiasts around the world, but David Williams was making his presence known as a Team PokerStars Pro.

FTOPS XVII was rounding out its whirlwind run on Sunday with its final tournaments, including the Main Event, and while that will be recorded in a separate article, it was the talk of the internet. However, it did cut into the regular Full Tilt Poker weekend offerings, as the Sunday Brawl and the $750K Guarantee were on a second week of hiatus to allow players to put their money towards the FTOPS tournaments.

David Williams was the big news of the Sunday regulars, as it was his first week playing the Sunday tournaments as a Team PokerStars Pro. And he came out swinging, grabbing a victory in the Sunday Second Chance event on PokerStars for nearly $58K. One might say that his PokerStars sponsorship has suited him well thus far.

Other stars of the night included Ansgar2000, who took home more than $136K for winning the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars, as well as blumenkind53 for winning the Sunday Million title, though it was the second place finisher - RAZZER777 - who walked away with $168 and the most money due to a four-way chop at that final table. All in all, there were six players in those two tournaments who walked away with six-figure payouts. To take a look at all who final tabled this week and the statistics for those tournaments, it’s all listed below for your convenience.

PokerStars

Sunday Warm-Up

As always, the first tournament on the Sunday PokerStars roster of major events was the Warm-Up, and the $200 + $15 buy-in event drew 4,337 players to the tables with the lure of a $750K guarantee. The increase of nearly 100 players from the prior week was significant and pushed the prize pool up to $867,400, out of which the top 630 players were paid. And at the final table, the top two players were guaranteed six-figure payouts, which ended up going to Ansgar2000 and hierki. And it was Ansgar2000 who went on to win the tournament and grab more than $136K for the victory.  PokerWorks Writer, Jeremy “Chipsteela” Menard made it to 9th place in this tourney, congratulations “endlessj.”

1st place:    Ansgar2000 ($136,079.62)
2nd place:    hierki ($101,052.10)
3rd place:    bigfr0g ($71,560.50)
4th place:    Ramux ($49,008.10)
5th place:    kittevajen ($36,864.50)
6th place:    Al K. Holick ($28,190.50)
7th place:    justpartime6 ($19,516.50)
8th place:    Shamus888 ($10,842.50)
9th place:    EndlessJ ($6,939.20)

Sunday 1/4 Million
Though it is the biggest tournament on the internet each week with tens of thousands of players, it is one of the fastest to wrap up. This week, the $250K guarantee set up for any player with the $10 + $1 buy-in was another big one, as there were 29,547 players willing to give it a shot in the Quarter Million tournament. That boosted the prize pool up to $295,470 and set aside five-figure prize amounts for the top four finishers, though a total of 4,500 players received some sort of payment for their poker play. When the event finally did get to its last stage, spectators witness nielsoogbal defeated The Borsh to win the tournament and take home well over $26K for the small initial investment.

1st place:    nielsoogbal ($26,613.80)
2nd place:    The Borsh ($18,289.59)
3rd place:    AdarcoA ($13,296.15)
4th place:    FeltFiend11 ($10,341.45)
5th place:    PokerThun ($7,386.75)
6th place:    NiGhtlyFever ($4,432.05)
7th place:    pituabe ($2,954.70)
8th place:    $onntagskind ($2,216.02)
9th place:    bewin_13508 ($1,477.35)

D.N.G. Sunday Special
One of the cheaper ways to get in on the big guarantees each Sunday found its registration number fluctuating again, this time down about 50 players from the week before. For $50 + $5, players had the opportunity to get in on the $300K guarantee of the DNG Sunday Special, and there were 6,705 of them interested in doing so. That boosted the prize pool up to $335,250, out of which the top 990 finishers were paid. And when the tournament ended late into the night, DaCus3 defeated Reraiseallin to grab nearly $42K for the victory.

1st place:    DaCus3 ($41,910.07)
2nd place:    Reraiseallin ($28,429.20)
3rd place:    Flotzka ($19,109.25)
4th place:    Elia001 ($15,421.50)
5th place:    Jottenn ($12,069.00)
6th place:    SirSwish6 ($8,716.50)
7th place:    10IsTheYear ($5,866.87)
8th place:    boboc791 ($3,855.37)
9th place:    JaspudUF ($2,346.75)

Sunday Million
It is the father of all poker tournaments, and it absolutely rules the roost on Sunday nights. The Sunday Million boasts of a $1.5 million guarantee for the standard Sunday buy-in of $200 + $15, but recent registration numbers have been escalating the prize pools. This week was no different, as the 8,294-player field brought the prize pool up to $1,658,800, which was enough to pay out the top 1,260 players. During the final table madness, the final four players came to a chip-chop agreement for the remainder of the money, guaranteeing them all six-figure payouts. And in the end, though RAZZER777 took the most money for second place, blumenkind53 secured the victory and nearly $161K for it.

1st place:    blumenkind53 ($160,781.86)
2nd place:    RAZZER777 ($168,720.26)
3rd place:    YouHave2outs ($151,081.10)
4th place:    The Pot SWE ($149,101.66)
5th place:    D0CKENFL0P ($66,352.00)
6th place:    lolriverdnky ($49,764.00)
7th place:    Charlie Ivey ($33,176.00)
8th place:    legreat00 ($18,246.80)
9th place:    bogg ($12,855.70)

Sunday 500
With its high-stakes nature, one would imagine the Sunday 500 wouldn’t be one of the most sought after each week on the Sunday schedule, but it is. This week experienced another slight increase in the number of players, as 1,150 of them bought in with $500 + $30 to take their shots at the $500K guarantee. And the final numbers pushed the prize pool to $575K and made it possible to pay out the final 171 finishers with close to $100K reserved for first place. And when the final table played itself out, it was Sirocko who beat out ice320 for that top prize.

1st place:    Sirocko ($97,750.00)
2nd place:    ice320 ($71,875.00)
3rd place:    tbl4653 ($54,567.50)
4th place:    yadio ($39,100.00)
5th place:    pbdrunks ($28,462.50)
6th place:    KaraSmith ($22,712.50)
7th place:    basebal1b ($16,962.50)
8th place:    df1986 ($11,212.50)
9th place:    ScHnibL0r ($6,210.00)

Sunday 2nd Chance
So many players bust from their Sunday tournaments and seek that one last chance to take down a big one. PokerStars offers that in the form of the $200 + $15 buy-in Second Chance tournament each week. The $250K guarantee brings in a solid number of players, and this week that number rose to 1,628, prompting the prize pool to also rise, and it landed at $325,600. Solid five-figure payouts were the story of the final table, though a total of 198 places did get paid in all. But the big story of this tournament was the winner dwilliams, who is the latest big signing to Team PokerStars. And David Williams took home nearly $58K along with his latest online poker title.

1st place:    dwilliams ($57,728.88)
2nd place:    deoxyribo ($42,328.00)
3rd place:    nadalon ($32,560.00)
4th place:    Karan Radia ($24,420.00)
5th place:    -DrawingDad- ($17,094.00)
6th place:    iowrus ($13,838.00)
7th place:    sizzlinbetta ($10,582.00)
8th place:    adametes ($7,326.00)
9th place:    arodss3 ($4,558.40)

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl

For the second week in a row, the Brawl was removed from the Sunday schedule to make room and allow players the opportunity to compete in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series. It was the final night for FTOPS XVII, and with one of the tournaments being the Main Event, organizers didn’t want players to be conflicted as to where to use their bankrolls. With much concentration on FTOPS, the Brawl was put on hiatus for the night but will be ready to return next week.

$750,000 Guarantee
The other Full Tilt tournament to sacrifice itself for the good of FTOPS XVII was the $750K Guarantee, as it took its second week off from its weekly schedule to give players the chance to compete for millions of dollars in the big semi-annual tournament series. But players needn’t fear, as the big guarantee will return to its regularly scheduled time slot next week.

The Sunday Mulligan
One of the two regular events on the Sunday schedule through FTOPS was the fan-favorite Mulligan. And it was the very last of the Sunday majors to wrap up. When it started in the afternoon hours, the $200 + $16 buy-in brought 1,610 players to the tables seeking pieces of the $200K prize pool. But the final numbers boosted the prize pool all the way to $322K and was sufficient enough to pay out the last 162 players standing. It was at the final table that oldschool043 and m_hawk_1 decided to solidify a financial arrangement, and oldschool043 went on to win the tournament and grab more than $59K for the victory.

1st place:    oldschool043 ($59,424.43)
2nd place:    m_hawk_1 ($53,597.57)
3rd place:    kdj07 ($32,522.00)
4th place:    becomelegendary ($25,760.00)
5th place:    merlin231 ($19,320.00)
6th place:    Thibavol ($13,846.00)
7th place:    brin1285 ($9,016.00)
8th place:    AD_84 ($6,440.00)
9th place:    Yettiman ($4,508.00)

$200K Double Deuce
What seems to be an excellent bargain on Sundays hasn’t seemed to gain much traction with registration numbers lately. Full Tilt Poker offers a $200K guarantee for the low buy-in of only $20 + $2, and there has even been an overlay for the past several weeks, this one being no different. The 9,761-player field prompted Full Tilt to add a bit of cash to the prize pool to make it an even $200K, and that allowed 1,350 players to cash out. In the end, the top two players struck a payout agreement before FOBMPOS defeated LebanonJon to take the title and exactly $29K in prize money.

1st place:    FOBMPOS ($29,000.00)
2nd place:    LebanonJon ($23,000.00)
3rd place:    Ur3OutsRGolden ($14,800.00)
4th place:    M CORLEONE ($10,640.00)
5th place:    A1degen ($7,800.00)
6th place:    thatsme27 ($5,600.00)
7th place:    FckMyLifeObv ($4,000.00)
8th place:    smw85 ($2,860.00)
9th place:    TheGrinders ($2,022.00)

UB Poker

$200K Guaranteed

The most popular offering on the UB Poker Sunday roster is always the $200K Guaranteed, and this week saw it maintain its solid numbers for another week. Though there were 40 fewer players than the week before, the $200 + $15 buy-in drew 1,053 this week, which hoisted the prize pool just over the guarantee to $210,600. It allowed payouts to be made to the final 99 players, and excitement built as the final table neared and UB-sponsored pro Billy Kopp was close to making it, though he ended up finishing in 11th place. When the tournament finally wrapped up, MARAHAJA1928 and RDCRSN seemed to make a deal before the former officially took first place and reportedly won over $47K.

1st place:    MARAHAJA1928 ($47,026.98)
2nd place:    RDCRSN ($28,115.10)
3rd place:    ERIK WRIGHT ($19,059.30)
4th place:    ESKOTEIRO ($13,583.70)
5th place:    MACHIAVILIAN ($11,477.70)
6th place:    MOSSIFIED84 ($9,371.70)
7th place:    MISSOUKAJOE ($7,265.70)
8th place:    FILKGB1181 ($5,159.70)
9th place:    MCLEGEND ($3,580.20)

Bodog

$100K Guaranteed

It was another solid week for the big Sunday event on Bodog, though it didn’t match up to the previous week that surpassed its $100K guarantee. Even so, there were 635 players in the $150 + $12 tournament, which forced Bodog to contribute to the prize pool to make it $100K but also gave the players the overlay to which they’ve become accustomed. The full amount made it workable to pay the top 90 players, and the final table eventually brought Rataveli and FortKnoxx to heads-up action where the former beat the latter to take more than $23K in first place money.

1st place:    Rataveli ($23,600.00)
2nd place:    FortKnoxx ($13,600.00)
3rd place:    graytambar ($9,100.00)
4th place:    jagov21 ($7,000.00)
5th place:    Kevin Blackwood ($5,700.00)
6th place:    Big Daddy Rocks ($4,500.00)
7th place:    kogoj ($3,300.00)
8th place:    OGHowie ($2,200.00)
9th place:    Husulah707 ($1,300.00)

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