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Another solid Sunday of tournament action is in the books. Attempting to make up for a sub-par Sunday last week, PokerStars was in full swing as the majority of their major events easily eclipsed their respective guarantees. The Sunday Million continued its struggles, as the tournament fell 136 entries short of making $1,500,000.

The day started with the Sunday Warm-Up, a $750,000 guarantee freeze-out which tends to attract an international audience because of its earlier starting time. The Warm-Up has supplanted the $750k on FullTilt as the week’s second biggest event. This week, nearly 4,400 players entered, creating a massive $875,800 prize pool. Heads-Up play came down to Victor “THUGer” Jenssen and “Maudi138tt”. The experience edge seemed to be with THUGer, as in the past he nearly shipped this very event, taking 4th for $30,290 in 2008. He also has won the $109r on Stars twice, both netting him $10k+ scores. Unfortunately a heads-up battle never materialized, as the players decided to chop and leave just $10,000 on the table. In the end Maudi138tt won when both players flopped straight draws but he had a pair to go along with his.

Seat 1: Maudi138tt (36114601 in chips)
Seat 3: THUGer (7675399 in chips)
THUGer: posts small blind 200000
Maudi138tt: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
THUGer: raises 400000 to 800000
Maudi138tt: calls 400000
*** FLOP *** [7d 6h 5d]
Maudi138tt: bets 400000
THUGer: raises 2150000 to 2550000
Maudi138tt: raises 32724601 to 35274601 and is all-in
THUGer: calls 4285399 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (28439202) returned to Maudi138tt
*** TURN *** [7d 6h 5d] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [7d 6h 5d Qc] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Maudi138tt: shows [8s 7c] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
THUGer: shows [Ah 8c] (a pair of Queens)
Maudi138tt collected 15350798 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
4,379 Entrants; $875,800 prize pool

1. Maudi138tt $119,462.22
2. THUGer $120,000
3. NutsErryTime $72,253.51
4. FatFatJesper $49,482.71
5. Wawa711 $37,221.51
6. FATMIKE79 $28,463.51
7. jornxx $19,705.51
8. PokerikdeB $10,947.51
9. FlopeDeNuts $7,006.41

Unlike the Warm-Up, for once the Million was not chopped! The tournament did fail to reach its guarantee for consecutive weeks, however, for once there was going to be a $200,000+ first place check. One of the more notable names making the final table was “drag0nslay3r”, a tourney grinder who final-tabled the $215r and Sunday500 in February. In the end “sumai”, a player with out a $2,000+ registered score to his name, took down the Million and $225,000. Below are the final table chip counts, bust-out hands, and pay-outs:

Seat 1: bedias (9399457 in chips)
Seat 2: BeSje (2558188 in chips)
Seat 3: 44-Skadoo (8986373 in chips)
Seat 4: zwacke (7752730 in chips)
Seat 5: drag0nslay3r (8754629 in chips)
Seat 6: DHUSTLER15 (4896710 in chips)
Seat 7: sumai (5315384 in chips)
Seat 8: PFC_Jablohme (16502143 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (9474386 in chips)

Seat 1: bedias (9159457 in chips)
Seat 2: BeSje (2784564 in chips)
Seat 3: 44-Skadoo (8738185 in chips)
Seat 4: zwacke (5472730 in chips)
Seat 5: drag0nslay3r (10734829 in chips)
Seat 6: DHUSTLER15 (11033420 in chips)
Seat 7: sumai (3155184 in chips)
Seat 8: PFC_Jablohme (13687245 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (8874386 in chips)
zwacke: posts small blind 200000
drag0nslay3r: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DHUSTLER15: folds
sumai: folds
PFC_Jablohme: folds
brummieboy: folds
bedias: folds
BeSje: raises 2000000 to 2400000
44-Skadoo: raises 6298185 to 8698185 and is all-in
zwacke: folds
drag0nslay3r: raises 1996644 to 10694829 and is all-in
BeSje: calls 344564 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1996644) returned to drag0nslay3r
*** FLOP *** [7d As 7h]
*** TURN *** [7d As 7h] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [7d As 7h Ts] [Jd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
drag0nslay3r: shows [Ac Ks] (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
44-Skadoo: shows [Js Ad] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
44-Skadoo collected 11907242 from side pot
BeSje: shows [8d 8c] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
44-Skadoo collected 8793692 from main pot

Seat 1: bedias (9081790 in chips)
Seat 3: 44-Skadoo (12261407 in chips)
Seat 4: zwacke (4123505 in chips)
Seat 5: drag0nslay3r (3658104 in chips)
Seat 6: DHUSTLER15 (7993420 in chips)
Seat 7: sumai (6320368 in chips)
Seat 8: PFC_Jablohme (13497020 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (16704386 in chips)
PFC_Jablohme: posts small blind 250000
brummieboy: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
bedias: folds
44-Skadoo: folds
zwacke: folds
drag0nslay3r: raises 3108104 to 3608104 and is all-in
DHUSTLER15: raises 4335316 to 7943420 and is all-in
sumai: folds
PFC_Jablohme: folds
brummieboy: folds
Uncalled bet (4335316) returned to DHUSTLER15
*** FLOP *** [Ac 6d 9s]
*** TURN *** [Ac 6d 9s] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [Ac 6d 9s 8c] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
drag0nslay3r: shows [Th 3s] (high card Ace)
DHUSTLER15: shows [Qh Ks] (high card Ace – King kicker)
DHUSTLER15 collected 8366208 from pot

Seat 1: bedias (5538285 in chips)
Seat 3: 44-Skadoo (12331407 in chips)
Seat 4: zwacke (1276642 in chips)
Seat 6: DHUSTLER15 (14901524 in chips)
Seat 7: sumai (12180736 in chips)
Seat 8: PFC_Jablohme (6577020 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (20834386 in chips)
sumai: posts small blind 300000
PFC_Jablohme: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
brummieboy: folds
bedias: folds
44-Skadoo: folds
zwacke: raises 616642 to 1216642 and is all-in
DHUSTLER15: folds
sumai: folds
PFC_Jablohme: calls 616642
*** FLOP *** [5c 5h 8c]
*** TURN *** [5c 5h 8c] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [5c 5h 8c 6c] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
PFC_Jablohme: shows [7c Tc] (a flush, Ten high)
zwacke: shows [Js Kd] (a pair of Fives)
PFC_Jablohme collected 3153284 from pot

Seat 1: bedias (9696570 in chips)
Seat 3: 44-Skadoo (17170632 in chips)
Seat 6: DHUSTLER15 (7049814 in chips)
Seat 7: sumai (5684936 in chips)
Seat 8: PFC_Jablohme (4953662 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (29084386 in chips)
DHUSTLER15: posts small blind 500000
sumai: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
PFC_Jablohme: raises 3853662 to 4853662 and is all-in
brummieboy: folds
bedias: folds
44-Skadoo: calls 4853662
DHUSTLER15: folds
sumai: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ac Qd 7d]
*** TURN *** [Ac Qd 7d] [3c]
*** RIVER *** [Ac Qd 7d 3c] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
PFC_Jablohme: shows [Tc Kc] (high card Ace)
44-Skadoo: shows [8h Ad] (a pair of Aces)
44-Skadoo collected 11807324 from pot

Seat 1: bedias (6311634 in chips)
Seat 3: 44-Skadoo (22024294 in chips)
Seat 6: DHUSTLER15 (79942 in chips)
Seat 7: sumai (18239744 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (26984386 in chips)
sumai: posts small blind 500000
brummieboy: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
bedias: folds
44-Skadoo: folds
sumai: calls 500000
brummieboy: checks
*** FLOP *** [4s 6c 6d]
sumai: checks
brummieboy: bets 1400000
sumai: folds
Uncalled bet (1400000) returned to brummieboy
*** TURN *** [4s 6c 6d] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [4s 6c 6d Ah] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
brummieboy: shows [4h 9d] (two pair, Sixes and Fours)
brummieboy collected 2080232 from side pot
DHUSTLER15: shows [8c Jh] (a pair of Sixes)
brummieboy collected 399710 from main pot

Seat 1: bedias (6211634 in chips)
Seat 3: 44-Skadoo (21924294 in chips)
Seat 7: sumai (17139744 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (28364328 in chips)
bedias: posts the ante 100000
44-Skadoo: posts the ante 100000
sumai: posts the ante 100000
brummieboy: posts the ante 100000
brummieboy: posts small blind 500000
bedias: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
44-Skadoo: folds
sumai: folds
brummieboy: raises 27264328 to 28264328 and is all-in
bedias: calls 5111634 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (22152694) returned to brummieboy
*** FLOP *** [5h Qd Ks]
*** TURN *** [5h Qd Ks] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [5h Qd Ks 7c] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
brummieboy: shows [Kh 4d] (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
bedias: shows [Qh Jd] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
brummieboy collected 12623268 from pot

Seat 3: 44-Skadoo (7446450 in chips)
Seat 7: sumai (19041038 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (47152512 in chips)
44-Skadoo: posts the ante 120000
sumai: posts the ante 120000
brummieboy: posts the ante 120000
44-Skadoo: posts small blind 600000
sumai: posts big blind 1200000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
brummieboy: folds
44-Skadoo: raises 6126450 to 7326450 and is all-in
sumai: calls 6126450
*** FLOP *** [4s 7s Jd]
*** TURN *** [4s 7s Jd] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [4s 7s Jd Qc] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
44-Skadoo: shows [Kd 5s] (high card King)
sumai: shows [As 6s] (a flush, Ace high)
sumai collected 15012900 from pot

Seat 7: sumai (46134976 in chips)
Seat 9: brummieboy (27505024 in chips)
brummieboy: posts small blind 700000
sumai: posts big blind 1400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
brummieboy: raises 25965024 to 27365024 and is all-in
sumai: calls 25965024
*** FLOP *** [3s 9c Jd]
*** TURN *** [3s 9c Jd] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [3s 9c Jd 4s] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sumai: shows [5c 5s] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
brummieboy: shows [Kd 6s] (a pair of Fours)
sumai collected 55010048 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed
7,364 Entrants; $1,500,000 prize pool

1. sumai $225,000
2. brummieboy $165,555
3. 44-Skadoo $120,000
4. bedias $79,500
5. DHUSTLER15 $61,500
6. PFC_Jablohme $46,500
7. zwacke $32,250
8. drag0nslay3r $18,000
9. BeSje $11,625

The $500k Guaranteed came back after a lackluster first Sunday in October, with exactly 100 more entries than last week. Mario “Pwnasaurus” Silvestri was on hand at the final table, and eventually took 7th for just under $15,000. For a player of Silvestri’s caliber, $15,000 is merely a blip on the radar. On PokerStars alone he has 12 scores higher than yesterday’s cash, including a win in the Second Chance in March of 2008 for $52,896. Finishing one spot worse, in 8th, was “KidPokerJD”, who also shipped the Second Chance in 2008, taking home just under $50,000 for his efforts. Heads-up play came down to “bliiz” and “F_H_ES”, two experienced players. Bliiz shipped a huge $109r win last year for nearly $70,000, and had five other $10,000+ scores to his name entering the final table. F_H_E_S has had success, albeit on a smaller scale, including 8 $10K+ cashes including a win in the $109r for $10,166. In the end bliiz was able to take down the title and over $87,000, the biggest pay-day of his career.

PokerStars Sunday $500k Guaranteed
1,015 Entrants; $507,500 prize pool

1. bliiz $87,594.50
2. F_H_E_S $63,437.50
3. D.J.777 $48,212.50
4. jrozema $35,322
5. roskolnikov $ $25.121.25
6. Bake ‘n Rake $20,046.25
7. Pwnasaurus $14,971.25
8. KidPokerJD $9,896.25
9. hitthehole $5,582.50

The final table of the $215 re-buy continues to be one of the strongest each weekend. Although the tournament itself has been losing entries, it is still worth covering because of all the big name, highly-ranked professionals who consistently make the final nine great to watch. More big names were on hand this weekend including Michael “Skämmes” Tureniec, who took down more than $200,000 in chopping the Million in July. Tureniec is quite stout on the live scene as well, having nearly won the 2008 European Poker Championships Main Event, taking home 2nd place for just under $1,000,000. This week, he was once again the runner-up, as “FatsoFat6969” was able to take him down for the title. The $36,162 first place check was the 3rd biggest of his career, behind a 2nd place in the Super Tuesday and a 3rd in the $109r, all last year.

PokerStars $215r $150k Guaranteed
263 Entrants; $176,400 prize pool

1. FatsoFat6969 $36,162
2. Skämmes $26,460
3. simmsux $19,933.20
4. eatyourstac $14,994
5. nathalie111 $10,407.60
6. mustydog no $7,938
7. BobbyDick66 $6,174
8. SkaiWalkurrr $4,410
9. #1PEN $3,087

Finishing off a big day of tournaments on PokerStars was the Second Chance, which gave a few professionals a final shot at a big weekend score. Making the most of their opportunities were “Benba”, “THAY3R”, and “sketchy1”, all well-known tournament professionals. Thayer Rasmussen is a top-100 ranked online professional with a bevy of big scores to his name including three $50k+ cashes. His biggest score on PokerStars was a runner-up finish in the Super Tuesday in January for $61,919. Ben “Benba” Lamb is also no stranger to success, having shipped an FTOPS event in May for $146,287. He also nearly won a WCOOP event last month, taking home 2nd in the NL Omaha H/L event #40 for $30,866. Rounding out the trio of high-stakes professionals was sketchy1, who is no stranger to the Sunday Tournament Report. This past May he won the Mulligan on FullTilt for over $53,000 and has final-tabled the $109r on Stars numerous times with one victory. Unfortunately none of these pros were able to win the event, as Sketchy1 fell heads-up to “zedveron”, a solid tournament player who seems to excel at midstakes tournaments, having won the $11r and $109 FO on Stars with in the past year.

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $200k Guaranteed
1,183 Entrants; $236,600 prize pool

1. zedveron $43,297.80
2. sketchy1 $31,467.80
3. szusza84 $23,660
4. acehighdro $17,745
5. xxCelticFCxx $12,421.50
6. aaaaaaaa $10,055.50
7. THAY3R $7,689.50
8. Benba $5,323.50
9. danuts777 $3,312.40

FullTilt continues to put up consistent numbers each weekend, as their three majors, the Brawl, $750k, and Mulligan never seem to be in jeopardy of missing their respective guarantees. The Sunday Brawl, a $350,000 guaranteed Knock-Out event, pays $40 to a player every time he/she eliminates a fellow competitor. This week was more in the same for the Brawl, as it came awfully close to reaching a $500,000, as 2,483 players created a $496,600 prize pool. Twenty-four FullTilt sponsored professionals played the event including Isaac “Menlo” Baron, Michael “Skammes” Tureniec, and David “The Dragon” Pham. Unfortunately the pros showed just how crazy tournament variance can be, as none of the 24 were able to make the money.

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,483 Entrants; $496,600 prize pool

1. tong26 $101,281.57
2. endlessj83 $65,551.20
3. Dudderz $48,666.80
4. pocketrockets11 $36,748.40
5. Schlicker1337 $25,823.20
6. icudonk $16,884.40
7. MrRenniW $11,421.80
8. NIKOLAJ73 $7,945.60
9. ThelllestFlopz $5,959.20

The $750,000 has been very consistent lately, easily besting its guarantee but never removing the Warm-Up on PokerStars as the weekend’s 2nd biggest tournament. This week the prize pool took a slight hit, as 3,838 players, including 32 FullTilt Red Pros, created a $767,600 prize pool. Some of the more notable professionals on hand were WSOP Main Event winner Huck Seed, two-time bracelet winner Eric Froehlich, and bracelet winner Lee Watkinson. The tournament was chopped between the final three spots.

FullTilt Sunday $750k Guaranteed
3,838 Entrants; $767,600 prize pool

1. TheRyanKing07 $112,818.62
2. buttsauce33 $92,889.17
3. perlini1 $66,060.99
4. Paul Merson $42,371.52
5. henchness24 $31,778.64
6. AllTheAce $23,565.32
7. bigt439 $17,654.80
8. jesarah $13,816.80
9. RolinHand1 $10,285.84

A familiar name around these parts, Johan “busto_soon” Van Til nearly won the final event of the day, the Sunday Mulligan on FullTilt. Van Til, most well-known for his Sunday Brawl win last December, is also an accomplished high-stakes cash game player. On top of those exploits, there was also a rumor floating around last year that he had won over 100 WSOP seats through the PokerStars Steps system. His opponent was also no slouch. “Pocketownage420”, a high-stakes professional, won the FTOPS Main Event in May for over $432,000! He also nearly won the $1M Guarantee on Fulltilt last month, taking home second place for just under $140,000. Needless to say this was the best heads-up battle of the weekend. In the end Pocketownage420 took down the title and over $52,000 while Van Til took 2nd place and just under $33,000.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,157 Entrants; $231,400 prize pool 

1. Pocketownage420 $52,065
2. Busto_soon $32,974.50
3. Kroock $24,412.70
4. St3phenHendry $19,090.50
5. Crawfdad $14,462.50
6. magikstick8 $10,413
7. THE_TRASHMAN $6,942
8. BIGSHOT_OWNAGE $5,206.50
9. UgA7211 $3,702.40