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Another Sunday, another huge day of tournaments on PokerStars and FullTilt. Both sites had successful days, as every tournament was able to reach its guarantee, a great sign for the future. FTR would be remiss not to mention a smaller event, won by former FTR writer, David “Dthorne04” Thorne, for a few pennies shy of $16,000. Perhaps even more impressive, he was able to own PokerStars sponsored pro Gavin Griffin heads-up, battling for quite some time before taking home the title. Congratulations to Dave on his success!

The first event of the day on PokerStars was the Sunday Warm-Up, a $215 tournament which has consistently generated the day’s 2nd largest prize pool for some time now, overtaking the $750k on FullTilt. Those opening the final table may have thought they stumbled across a high-stakes cash game, as three players, “brianm15”, “supa4real”, and Tom “kingsofcards” Marchese, all made deep runs. Marchese is definitely the more notable of the three, as he is a fixture in both PokerStars and FullTilt’s High Stakes games, playing all the way up to $500/$1000 blinds against the likes of Tom Durrrr Dwan, Phil Ivey, and Patrik Antonius.

A bit of drama was taken out of the final table, as the final four players decided to chop the remaining prize pool, leaving only $10,000 to be played for. At the time of the chop brianm15 was way behind in chips; however, he mounted a furious comeback, taking down the win, and $85,000.

Seat 5: witcherd (18235011 in chips)
Seat 9: brianm15 (25884989 in chips)
brianm15: posts small blind 150000
witcherd: posts big blind 300000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
brianm15: raises 380000 to 680000
witcherd: raises 1007000 to 1687000
brianm15: calls 1007000
*** FLOP *** [4h 2s 5c]
witcherd: bets 1248700
brianm15: calls 1248700
*** TURN *** [4h 2s 5c] [3s]
witcherd: checks
brianm15: checks
*** RIVER *** [4h 2s 5c 3s] [Kh]
witcherd: checks
brianm15: bets 5200000
witcherd: raises 10069311 to 15269311 and is all-in
brianm15: calls 10069311
*** SHOW DOWN ***
witcherd: shows [5d Qh] (a pair of Fives)
brianm15: shows [Ad 9c] (a straight, Ace to Five)
brianm15 collected 36470022 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
4,412 Entrants; $882,400 prize pool

1. brianm15 $85,000
2. witcherd $113,400
3. Supa4real $88,000
4. pocktnizzles $77,484
5. bboooommmmmm $37,502
6. kingsofcards $28,678
7. BillieD $19,854
8. jordie1982 $11,030
9. jouby44 $7,059

The Sunday Million was able to squeak past its guarantee once again, as 7,856 players created by far and away the biggest prize pool of the day. A former runner-up of the Million, “TheCronic420” made another final table appearance before busting in 6th place for over $47,000. Just as in the Warm-Up a deal was struck at the final table, this time between the final three. Below you will find the final-table stacks, bust-out hands, and chop-adjusted pay-outs:

Seat 1: danistiofi (4170681 in chips)
Seat 2: mehmet deniz (2964590 in chips)
Seat 3: vuki (4842144 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (20791810 in chips)
Seat 5: madkins318 (15163969 in chips)
Seat 6: bigclout1 (2389658 in chips)
Seat 7: TheCronic420 (3949733 in chips)
Seat 8: BleedBlue33 (22120827 in chips)

Seat 1: danistiofi (4956364 in chips)
Seat 2: mehmet deniz (5229180 in chips)
Seat 3: vuki (6314151 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (20653809 in chips)
Seat 5: madkins318 (7628486 in chips)
Seat 6: bigclout1 (1157309 in chips)
Seat 7: TheCronic420 (6200286 in chips)
Seat 8: BleedBlue33 (23049239 in chips)
Seat 9: kiramm (3371176 in chips)
danistiofi: posts small blind 200000
mehmet deniz: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
vuki: folds
n1nj4.br: raises 500000 to 900000
madkins318: folds
bigclout1: raises 217309 to 1117309 and is all-in
TheCronic420: folds
BleedBlue33: folds
kiramm: folds
danistiofi: folds
mehmet deniz: calls 717309
n1nj4.br: calls 217309
*** FLOP *** [Jh 2d 2h]
mehmet deniz: checks
n1nj4.br: checks
*** TURN *** [Jh 2d 2h] [3c]
mehmet deniz: checks
n1nj4.br: checks
*** RIVER *** [Jh 2d 2h 3c] [Th]
mehmet deniz: checks
n1nj4.br: bets 19496500 and is all-in
mehmet deniz: folds
Uncalled bet (19496500) returned to n1nj4.br
*** SHOW DOWN ***
n1nj4.br: shows [Jc Jd] (a full house, Jacks full of Deuces)
bigclout1: shows [Kh Ks] (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
n1nj4.br collected 3911927 from pot

Seat 1: danistiofi (4716364 in chips)
Seat 2: mehmet deniz (500695 in chips)
Seat 3: vuki (6274151 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (25248427 in chips)
Seat 5: madkins318 (6135646 in chips)
Seat 7: TheCronic420 (6693126 in chips)
Seat 8: BleedBlue33 (23009239 in chips)
Seat 9: kiramm (5982352 in chips)
mehmet deniz: posts small blind 200000
vuki: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
n1nj4.br: folds
madkins318: raises 600000 to 1000000
TheCronic420: folds
BleedBlue33: folds
kiramm: folds
danistiofi: folds
mehmet deniz: calls 260695 and is all-in
vuki: folds
Uncalled bet (539305) returned to madkins318
*** FLOP *** [5c 7h Ts]
*** TURN *** [5c 7h Ts] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [5c 7h Ts 4d] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mehmet deniz: shows [Js Qd] (a pair of Fours)
madkins318: shows [Ad Ks] (a pair of Fours – Ace kicker)

Seat 1: danistiofi (2717364 in chips)
Seat 3: vuki (15498302 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (22955387 in chips)
Seat 5: madkins318 (5336341 in chips)
Seat 7: TheCronic420 (4963126 in chips)
Seat 8: BleedBlue33 (17145887 in chips)
Seat 9: kiramm (9943593 in chips)
TheCronic420: posts small blind 250000
BleedBlue33: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
kiramm: folds
danistiofi: raises 2167364 to 2667364 and is all-in
vuki: folds
n1nj4.br: folds
madkins318: folds
TheCronic420: folds
BleedBlue33: calls 2167364
*** FLOP *** [Td 8h 8d]
*** TURN *** [Td 8h 8d] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [Td 8h 8d Qd] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BleedBlue33: shows [Ad Qc] (a flush, Ace high)
danistiofi: shows [As 5s] (a pair of Eights)
BleedBlue33 collected 5934728 from pot

Seat 3: vuki (14188302 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (25765387 in chips)
Seat 5: madkins318 (4026341 in chips)
Seat 7: TheCronic420 (3403126 in chips)
Seat 8: BleedBlue33 (21583251 in chips)
Seat 9: kiramm (9593593 in chips)
BleedBlue33: posts small blind 300000
kiramm: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
vuki: folds
n1nj4.br: folds
madkins318: folds
TheCronic420: raises 2743126 to 3343126 and is all-in
BleedBlue33: raises 6256874 to 9600000
kiramm: calls 8933593 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (66407) returned to BleedBlue33
*** FLOP *** [2s 6c 6d]
*** TURN *** [2s 6c 6d] [3c]
*** RIVER *** [2s 6c 6d 3c] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BleedBlue33: shows [8h 8d] (two pair, Eights and Sixes)
kiramm: shows [Kd Ks] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
kiramm collected 12380934 from side pot
TheCronic420: shows [Kc 5c] (a pair of Sixes)
kiramm collected 10389378 from main pot

Seat 3: vuki (13107303 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (28586386 in chips)
Seat 5: madkins318 (2646341 in chips)
Seat 8: BleedBlue33 (10669658 in chips)
Seat 9: kiramm (23550312 in chips)
n1nj4.br: posts small blind 300000
madkins318: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
BleedBlue33: folds
kiramm: folds
vuki: raises 1200000 to 1800000
n1nj4.br: folds
madkins318: raises 786341 to 2586341 and is all-in
vuki: calls 786341
*** FLOP *** [7s 3c Kh]
*** TURN *** [7s 3c Kh] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [7s 3c Kh 7c] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
madkins318: shows [Ac Td] (a pair of Sevens)
vuki: shows [5s 5c] (a full house, Fives full of Sevens)
vuki collected 5772682 from pot

Seat 3: vuki (15153644 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (30866386 in chips)
Seat 8: BleedBlue33 (10129658 in chips)
Seat 9: kiramm (22410312 in chips)
n1nj4.br: posts small blind 300000
BleedBlue33: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
kiramm: raises 900000 to 1500000
vuki: folds
n1nj4.br: folds
BleedBlue33: raises 8569658 to 10069658 and is all-in
kiramm: calls 8569658
*** FLOP *** [Td 9h 6c]
*** TURN *** [Td 9h 6c] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [Td 9h 6c Ah] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BleedBlue33: shows [Kh Ac] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
kiramm: shows [6h 6d] (a full house, Sixes full of Tens)
kiramm collected 20679316 from pot

Seat 3: vuki (39085290 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (18080060 in chips)
Seat 9: kiramm (21394650 in chips)
vuki: posts small blind 500000
n1nj4.br: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
kiramm: raises 20294650 to 21294650 and is all-in
vuki: raises 17690640 to 38985290 and is all-in
n1nj4.br: folds
Uncalled bet (17690640) returned to vuki
*** FLOP *** [5h 6s 3s]
*** TURN *** [5h 6s 3s] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [5h 6s 3s 2d] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
vuki: shows [Qh Qs] (two pair, Queens and Threes)
kiramm: shows [Kd Js] (a pair of Threes)
vuki collected 43889300 from pot

Seat 3: vuki (62679940 in chips)
Seat 4: n1nj4.br (15880060 in chips)
n1nj4.br: posts small blind 500000
vuki: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
n1nj4.br: raises 14780060 to 15780060 and is all-in
vuki: calls 14780060
*** FLOP *** [Ks 4s 8h]
*** TURN *** [Ks 4s 8h] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 4s 8h 9c] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
vuki: shows [6d 6c] (a pair of Sixes)
n1nj4.br: shows [6h Qs] (high card King)
vuki collected 31760120 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed
7,856 Entrants; $1,571,200 prize pool

1. vuki $173,472
2. n1nj4.br $173,959
3. kiramm $178,956
4. BleedBlue33 $79,188
5. madkins318 $62,848
6. TheCronic420 $47,136
7. danistio fi $31,424
8. mehmet deniz $18,069
9. bigclout1 $12,177

There were plenty of big names to be found at the Sunday500 final table yesterday. Headlining a solid group were Anthony “holdplz” Spinella and “HITTHEPANDA”, two solid players ranked just outside the top-50 online tournament professionals. Spinella has had some previous success in the $500k, finishing 5th for $25,000 in May. He also has a win in FullTilt’s biggest Sunday re-buy event, the $200k gtd., for $88,714. HITTHEPANDA nearly shipped the $750k on FullTilt in July, taking 2nd for $94,093, and has had numerous success in re-buy events, including a victory in the $109r on PokerStars. Joining them was another top-100 ranked pro, Tom “hitthehole” Middleton, who took 2nd in the $500k this week. The $64k cash was the biggest of his career, crushing a $23,000 cash on Titan Poker for winning their Friday $100k Guaranteed. In the end it was lesser-known “McMang” taking home the title, the biggest of his career, eclipsing a win back in 2004 in a Sunday Major on Stars.

Seat 5: McMang (9087333 in chips)
Seat 8: hitthehole (1002667 in chips)
hitthehole: posts small blind 40000
McMang: posts big blind 80000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
hitthehole: raises 914667 to 994667 and is all-in
McMang: calls 914667
*** FLOP *** [4s Ad 7c]
*** TURN *** [4s Ad 7c] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [4s Ad 7c 7h] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
McMang: shows [Js Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Sevens)
hitthehole: shows [5h 8h] (a pair of Sevens)
McMang collected 2005334 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $500k Guaranteed
1,009 Entrants; $504,500 prize pool

1. McMang – $88,187
2. hitthehole – $64,072
3. HITTHEPANDA – $47,928
4. holdplz – $35,820
5. #1PEN – $25,225
6. 1337Gambl0r – $20,180
7. Sykoen – $15,135
8. Bruut99 – $10,090
9. mmoossmmooss – $5,802

Unfortunately a few of the bigger names making the $215r final table were unable to mount much of a charge. Chris “herdgolf86” Tipper and Joe “ender555” Ebanks, two well known professionals, finished in 6th and 8th place respectively. Tipper took home just under $8,000 for his efforts, way behind his biggest score, a $102,663 win in the Super Sunday on FullTilt in February. Ebanks, currently ranked 11th in the world by a major tournament site, has shipped the $109r on Stars and nearly won the $500k in August, taking 3rd for $48,000. Runner-up this week, “MaltLiquor40”, has won the $109r numerous times and has over $500,000 in earnings on PokerStars alone. Eventual champion “MSUJenny” has had some past success on Stars, taking 2nd in the $109r in July for just under $18,000.

Seat 4: MSUJenny (789691 in chips)
Seat 6: MaltLiquor40 (588309 in chips)
MSUJenny: posts small blind 12500
MaltLiquor40: posts big blind 25000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
MSUJenny: raises 50000 to 75000
MaltLiquor40: raises 510809 to 585809 and is all-in
MSUJenny: calls 510809
*** FLOP *** [2h 8h 8s]
*** TURN *** [2h 8h 8s] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [2h 8h 8s Jc] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
MaltLiquor40: shows [3c 3s] (two pair, Eights and Threes)
MSUJenny: shows [Ad Kh] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
MSUJenny collected 1176618 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $215r $150k Guaranteed
264 Entrants; $171,200 prize pool

1. MSUJenny $35,096
2. MaltLiquor40 $25,680
3. Waters81 $19,345.60
4. FunkiMunki $14,552
5. agriffrod $10,100.80
6. herdgolf86 $7,704
7. PKaiser $5,992
8. ender555 $4,280
9. HYBRID400 $2,996

Wrapping-up a big day of events on PokerStars was the Sunday Second Chance. The $200,000 guaranteed event gives all tournament grinders one last shot at glory and a big Sunday pay-day. Taking full advantage of this opportunity was “SFisch4” and “hotstuff38”. SFisch4 seemed to be the more experienced of the two, as he/she has had quite a large amount of success on PokerStars, shipping the Quarter Million in June as well as the $109r last year. Hotstuff38 has seen a lot of success at lower stakes, and with this 2nd place finish nearly reached the $500,000 in winnings on PokerStars. The final hand was a bit eventful, as SFisch4’s AQ outran AK for the title:

Seat 2: SFisch4 (2615280 in chips)
Seat 3: hotstuff38 (1119720 in chips)
SFisch4: posts small blind 20000
hotstuff38: posts big blind 40000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
SFisch4: raises 45555 to 85555
hotstuff38: raises 1030165 to 1115720 and is all-in
SFisch4: calls 1030165
*** FLOP *** [Td 2d Js]
*** TURN *** [Td 2d Js] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [Td 2d Js 4h] [Kh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hotstuff38: shows [As Ks] (a pair of Kings)
SFisch4: shows [Ah Qc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
SFisch4 collected 2239440 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $200k Guaranteed
1,245 Entrants; $249,000 prize pool

1. SFisch4 $45,442.50
2. hotstuff38 $33,092.10
3. yonco46 $24,900
4. BWFCLEE $18,675
5. Shafeeq $13,072.50
6. cool0813 $10,582.50
7. Vi3tMoFoPro $8,092.50
8. TravestyFund $5,602.50
9. jooobs $3,486

FullTilt had another solid day of Sunday Majors, including a bit of a boost to their $750k, as they raised the buy-in (from $216 to $530) and the guarantee (from $750k to $1M) making it the 2nd biggest event of the day. The Brawl continues to roll on, as it was able to amass another $500,000+ prize pool, with 2,606 entrants. In fact, with the bigger $750k buy-in, the Brawl was the biggest major event on FullTilt entries-wise. Over 20 FullTilt sponsored professionals played in the Brawl including Mike “Timex” McDonald, Lee Watkinson, and Marco Liesy. Chad “M8kingmoves” Bautista made the final table but busted early, taking 6th (as jse81) for just under $18,000. The well-known, albeit controversial, poker pro is an online force, having six $20k+ scores to his name including a win in the $200k re-buy on FullTilt in February for nearly $85,000.

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,606 Entrants; $521,200 prize pool

1. pez102 $105,804
2. YrrsiN $68,277
3. XXJNRXX $50,556
4. DonT11 $38,048
5. Sammy Siam A $26,581
6. jse81 $17,721
7. Vluff S4S $11,988
8. Irv Gotti $8,339
9. chinchati27 $6,254

For the first time in a while a FullTilt Professional won a Sunday Major. Vivek Rajkuamr, winner of the WPT Bograta Open for $1,424,500, was able to take down the $1M post-chop for $180,000. Other big names making deep runs were Brian “Stinger88” Hastings who finished in 77th and Michael Craig who took 52nd. This was by far and away Rajkumar’s biggest online score, crushing his $18,188 cash for winning the $65k last December.

FullTilt Sunday $1M Guaranteed
2,326 Entrants; $1,163,000 prize pool

1. Vivek Rajkumar $180,000
2. krasark $164,306
3. bdubs3737 $85,713
4. tyme2gamb0l111 $68,384
5. aheggem $51,754
6. bedias $37,216
7. thugmoneymkr $27,331
8. smokrokbyflock $21,399
9. psutennis1 $16,282

Rounding out another nice day of tournament action on FullTilt was the appropriately named Sunday Mulligan. Matthew “all in at 420” Stout made the final table, busting in 7th for just under $8,000. Stout is a well-known professional most recognizable for his victories in the $500k, Second Chance, and $215r on PokerStars. He also won the $1k Monday on FullTilt last week for $85,750. A true sign that some online sites rankings are a bit off, he is not even considered a top-100 tournament professional!

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,282 Entrants; $256,400 prize pool

1. kvista $56,408
2. AKat11 $35,896
3. leguito $26,409
4. The_End_15 $20,833
5. WhoIsThisGuy $16,025
6. MrQuist $11,538
7. All In At 420 $7,692
8. Big Dann $5,769
9. Timvd20 $4,102