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A big weekend in online poker tournaments has come to an end.  Bolstering tournaments across the board was the start of FTOPS XIV, FullTilt’s bi-annual tournament series.  There were three events finishing up late last night, for more thorough reports on Events 8, 9, and 10, please visit the FlopTurnRiver News Section for complete write-ups on the winners.

PokerStars seemed to benefit from FTOPS XIV, as all of their major tournaments easily bested their respective guarantees yesterday. Sunday started with the $750k Warm-Up which has been obliterating its guarantee as of late. This week was no exception, as the Warm-Up once again exceeded a $900,000 prize pool, as more than 4,500 players entered the early-afternoon event.

The final three players decided upon a deal, leaving only $10,000 on the table after all was said and done. Heads-up play came down to “jackson18249” and “DaHussstla”. The experience edge had to be with jackson18249, as he had final-tabled a major in the past, taking 3rd in the Mulligan in July for over $35,000. DaHussstla appeared unfazed by his opponent, as he was able to take down the extra $10,000 when he won the quintessential flip, AJ vs. 99:

Seat 2: DaHussstla (30517346 in chips)
Seat 8: jackson18249 (15262654 in chips)
DaHussstla: posts small blind 200000
jackson18249: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DaHussstla: raises 400000 to 800000
jackson18249: raises 1400000 to 2200000
DaHussstla: raises 28277346 to 30477346 and is all-in
jackson18249: calls 13022654 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (15254692) returned to DaHussstla
*** FLOP *** [3h 5s Qc]
*** TURN *** [3h 5s Qc] [Qs]
*** RIVER *** [3h 5s Qc Qs] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jackson18249: shows [9d 9s] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
DaHussstla: shows [Ad Js] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
DaHussstla collected 30525308 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
4,578 Entrants; $915,600 prize pool

1. DaHussstla $103,868.28
2. jackson18249 $127,196.23
3. Slayer_pol $94,781.77
4. Shippotamus $51,731
5. jphilli $38,913
6. Falfaris $29,757
7. Thrasymachus $20,601
8. lukro8 $11,445
9. Frank NoLuck $7,325

The Sunday Million is out of the dog house for one week. For one of the few times this entire year, the Million was not chopped yesterday! That’s right, there would be a $200,000+ winner and that honor went to “Justin1836”. Making this even more special, was the fact that this was his first ever $10,000+ recorded score. Justin outlasted Nick “agriffrod” Mitchell for the win and over $236,000. Mitchell, a top-100 ranked professional, took home $173,514 for 2nd place. This was the 19th five-figure score of his career, besting his previous high cash, a $66,200 prize. Below are the final-table stacks, bust-out hands, and non-chop adjusted pay-outs:

Seat 1: tnetter (13124166 in chips)
Seat 2: Lucelsar (3030095 in chips)
Seat 3: huebiheftig (7499506 in chips)
Seat 4: gibler321 (6241755 in chips)
Seat 5: Osorno01 (13777775 in chips)
Seat 6: Justin1836 (5536385 in chips)
Seat 7: popotibo (8654580 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (12522107 in chips)
Seat 9: fpmj (8483631 in chips)

Seat 1: tnetter (12244166 in chips)
Seat 2: Lucelsar (3670095 in chips)
Seat 3: huebiheftig (7259506 in chips)
Seat 4: gibler321 (6321755 in chips)
Seat 5: Osorno01 (12897775 in chips)
Seat 6: Justin1836 (5616385 in chips)
Seat 7: popotibo (8734580 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (12602107 in chips)
Seat 9: fpmj (9523631 in chips)
Lucelsar: posts small blind 200000
huebiheftig: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
gibler321: folds
Osorno01: folds
Justin1836: folds
popotibo: folds
agriffrod: folds
fpmj: raises 400000 to 800000
tnetter: folds
Lucelsar: folds
huebiheftig: raises 6419506 to 7219506 and is all-in
fpmj: calls 6419506
*** FLOP *** [5s Kh 5d]
*** TURN *** [5s Kh 5d] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [5s Kh 5d Ad] [9c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
huebiheftig: shows [Qc Qh] (two pair, Queens and Fives)
fpmj: shows [As Ac] (a full house, Aces full of Fives)
fpmj collected 14999012 from pot

Seat 1: tnetter (12204166 in chips)
Seat 2: Lucelsar (3430095 in chips)
Seat 4: gibler321 (6281755 in chips)
Seat 5: Osorno01 (12857775 in chips)
Seat 6: Justin1836 (5576385 in chips)
Seat 7: popotibo (8694580 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (12562107 in chips)
Seat 9: fpmj (17263137 in chips)
gibler321: posts small blind 200000
Osorno01: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Justin1836: folds
popotibo: folds
agriffrod: folds
fpmj: folds
tnetter: folds
Lucelsar: raises 2990095 to 3390095 and is all-in
gibler321: folds
Osorno01: calls 2990095
*** FLOP *** [3c Ks Ts]
*** TURN *** [3c Ks Ts] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [3c Ks Ts 8h] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Osorno01: shows [9s Js] (high card King)
Lucelsar: shows [5c 7c] (high card King – lower kicker)
Osorno01 collected 7300190 from pot

Seat 1: tnetter (11564166 in chips)
Seat 4: gibler321 (13283510 in chips)
Seat 5: Osorno01 (18407870 in chips)
Seat 6: Justin1836 (4736385 in chips)
Seat 7: popotibo (7854580 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (7800352 in chips)
Seat 9: fpmj (15223137 in chips)
tnetter: posts small blind 200000
gibler321: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Osorno01: folds
Justin1836: folds
popotibo: raises 600555 to 1000555
agriffrod: folds
fpmj: calls 1000555
tnetter: folds
gibler321: folds
*** FLOP *** [3h 8h 3c]
popotibo: checks
fpmj: bets 7200000
popotibo: calls 6814025 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (385975) returned to fpmj
*** TURN *** [3h 8h 3c] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [3h 8h 3c 6d] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
popotibo: shows [8c 9h] (two pair, Eights and Threes)
fpmj: shows [As 8s] (two pair, Eights and Threes – Ace kicker)
fpmj collected 16509160 from pot

Seat 1: tnetter (9508616 in chips)
Seat 4: gibler321 (5031776 in chips)
Seat 5: Osorno01 (11847870 in chips)
Seat 6: Justin1836 (9956882 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (19365704 in chips)
Seat 9: fpmj (23159152 in chips)
Osorno01: posts small blind 400000
Justin1836: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
agriffrod: folds
fpmj: folds
tnetter: folds
gibler321: raises 4151776 to 4951776 and is all-in
Osorno01: raises 4151776 to 9103552
Justin1836: folds
Uncalled bet (4151776) returned to Osorno01
*** FLOP *** [6h 7s 2s]
*** TURN *** [6h 7s 2s] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [6h 7s 2s Qh] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Osorno01: shows [Tc Ts] (a pair of Tens)
gibler321: shows [8s Ac] (high card Ace)
Osorno01 collected 11183552 from pot

Seat 1: tnetter (9428616 in chips)
Seat 5: Osorno01 (6877376 in chips)
Seat 6: Justin1836 (20313764 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (20885704 in chips)
Seat 9: fpmj (21364540 in chips)
Justin1836: posts small blind 400000
agriffrod: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
fpmj: folds
tnetter: raises 8548616 to 9348616 and is all-in
Osorno01: folds
Justin1836: raises 10885148 to 20233764 and is all-in
agriffrod: folds
Uncalled bet (10885148) returned to Justin1836
*** FLOP *** [Qc Ac Th]
*** TURN *** [Qc Ac Th] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [Qc Ac Th 4h] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Justin1836: shows [Ks Kd] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
tnetter: shows [5s 7s] (a pair of Queens)
Justin1836 collected 19897232 from pot

Seat 5: Osorno01 (12074752 in chips)
Seat 6: Justin1836 (29022380 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (21365704 in chips)
Seat 9: fpmj (16407164 in chips)
Osorno01: posts small blind 400000
Justin1836: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
agriffrod: folds
fpmj: folds
Osorno01: raises 6400000 to 7200000
Justin1836: raises 21742380 to 28942380 and is all-in
Osorno01: calls 4794752 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (16947628) returned to Justin1836
*** FLOP *** [6h 5c 7c]
*** TURN *** [6h 5c 7c] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [6h 5c 7c 5d] [8h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Osorno01: shows [Jc Qs] (a pair of Fives)
Justin1836: shows [2h Ah] (a pair of Fives – Ace kicker)
Justin1836 collected 24309504 from pot

Seat 6: Justin1836 (34798592 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (31517080 in chips)
Seat 9: fpmj (12554328 in chips)
Justin1836: posts small blind 500000
agriffrod: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
fpmj: raises 11454328 to 12454328 and is all-in
Justin1836: raises 22244264 to 34698592 and is all-in
agriffrod: folds
Uncalled bet (22244264) returned to Justin1836
*** FLOP *** [2c 6s Th]
*** TURN *** [2c 6s Th] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [2c 6s Th 2s] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Justin1836: shows [9h Ac] (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
fpmj: shows [8h 7h] (a pair of Deuces)
Justin1836 collected 26208656 from pot

Seat 6: Justin1836 (48452920 in chips)
Seat 8: agriffrod (30417080 in chips)
Justin1836: posts small blind 500000
agriffrod: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Justin1836: raises 1000000 to 2000000
agriffrod: raises 3055555 to 5055555
Justin1836: raises 43297365 to 48352920 and is all-in
agriffrod: calls 25261525 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (18035840) returned to Justin1836
*** FLOP *** [3c 8c 4d]
*** TURN *** [3c 8c 4d] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [3c 8c 4d Tc] [Qc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
agriffrod: shows [Ah Th] (a pair of Tens)
Justin1836: shows [Ad 6c] (a flush, Queen high)
Justin1836 collected 60834160 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $1.5M Guaranteed
7,887 Entrants; $1,577,400 prize pool

1. Justin1836 $236,614
2. agriffrod $173,514
3. fpmj $118,305
4. Osorno01 $79,501
5. tnetter $63,096
6. gibler321 $47,322
7. popotibo $31,548
8. Lucelsar $18,140
9. huebiheftig $12,225

The Sunday 500 had perhaps the best final table of any event yesterday, as Kevin “BeL0WaB0Ve” Saul made a deep run, eventually getting heads-up with Alex “BoyArgentina” Queen. Both players have had a nice amount of success online, Queen’s coming at the hands of a 2nd place finish in the Warm-Up in April for nearly $70,000. Saul has been crushing live and online tournaments for some time. He nearly won the WCOOP High-Roller Event in September, taking 3rd for over $337,000. He also won a FTOPS Event in August for over $57,000. Even with those scores, his live success has been even greater. In 2007 he won the WPT Bellagio Cup III, beating Mike Matusow heads-up for a $1,342,320 first place prize. Earlier this year he final tabled the PCA, taking 8th for $214,000.

A tough final hand gave Queen the victory and the biggest score of his career, a shade over $92,000:

Seat 1: BeL0WaB0Ve (5229146 in chips)
Seat 7: BoyArgentina (5680854 in chips)
BeL0WaB0Ve: posts small blind 40000
BoyArgentina: posts big blind 80000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
BeL0WaB0Ve: calls 40000
BoyArgentina: raises 5592854 to 5672854 and is all-in
BeL0WaB0Ve: calls 5141146 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (451708) returned to BoyArgentina
*** FLOP *** [Jh 9s Ks]
*** TURN *** [Jh 9s Ks] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [Jh 9s Ks 9h] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BoyArgentina: shows [Tc 9c] (a full house, Nines full of Tens)
BeL0WaB0Ve: shows [7h Ac] (a pair of Nines)
BoyArgentina collected 10458292 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $500k Guaranteed
1,091 Entrants; $545,500 prize pool

1. BoyArgentina $92,735
2. BeL0WaB0Ve $68,188
3. gmauerer $51,768
4. G8vMyLfeAway $37,094
5. TiltMeBig $27,002
6. Shhh00kem $21,547
7. knecht_poker $16,092
8. TheMuppet $10,637
9. gavz101 $5,891

The Sunday $215 rebuy had plenty of familiar faces making the final table. One of the world’s more controversial tournament professionals, Chad “lilholdem954” Bautista, was on hand and finished in 4th place for just under $19,000. Bautista now has over $2,000,000 in cashes on PokerStars alone, including 17 $20k+ scores, most of which have come from wins in the $109r. In fact Bautista might just hold the record for wins in the $109r with a mind-boggling 16 victories. Joining him was $215r final-table resident Thorladen. Thor seems to make the final table of this event every other week, and has won it twice in the past, both times for more than $50,000. Speaking of records, this was the 11th time Thorladen has been at the $215r final table, which also must be an all-time high.

Taking home the title was “dj_ponytale”, a high-stakes tourney professional who nearly won the Sunday500 a year ago, taking second for $66,858. The $45,756 first-place check was only the 4th biggest score of his career on PokerStars, behind the Sunday500 runner-up and two scores in $320 events. Finally, top-50 ranked “rivermanl” once again made a deep run in the $215r, this time taking home 3rd place and just over $25,000.

Seat 2: dj_ponytale (1612716 in chips)
Seat 6: xxCelticFCxx (189284 in chips)
dj_ponytale: posts small blind 12500
xxCelticFCxx: posts big blind 25000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
dj_ponytale: raises 1585216 to 1610216 and is all-in
xxCelticFCxx: calls 161784 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1423432) returned to dj_ponytale
*** FLOP *** [7c Qd 6c]
*** TURN *** [7c Qd 6c] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [7c Qd 6c 6s] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
xxCelticFCxx: shows [As 3s] (a pair of Sixes)
dj_ponytale: shows [7s Kc] (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
dj_ponytale collected 378568 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $215r $150k Guaranteed
324 Entrants; $223,200 prize pool

1. dj_ponytale $45,756
2. xxCelticFCxx $33,480
3. rivermanl $25,221.60
4. lilholdem954 $18,972
5. EeeTee2008 $13,168.80
6. chipchucker5 $10,044
7. hossdrop65 $7,812
8. thorladen $5,580
9. FU_15 $3,906

Finishing off a big days of online tournaments on PokerStars was the Sunday Second Chance. The $200,000 guaranteed event continues to crush its guarantee, as once again the tournament easily exceeded $250,000! A former winner of the Sunday500, “hummylun”, was able to ship another Sunday major yesterday, as he won the Second Chance for just over $50,000. This score helped him cross the $500,000 plateau in earnings on PokerStars alone. In the crazy story of the week category, 3rd place finisher “Carrwreck11” admitted to only having $22 in his account just a few days before taking down a big score yesterday.

Seat 2: hummylun (2604008 in chips)
Seat 3: sheriiff* (1559992 in chips)
hummylun: posts small blind 15000
sheriiff*: posts big blind 30000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
hummylun: raises 30000 to 60000
sheriiff*: calls 30000
*** FLOP *** [6d 5h 7h]
sheriiff*: checks
hummylun: bets 90000
sheriiff*: calls 90000
*** TURN *** [6d 5h 7h] [4c]
sheriiff*: checks
hummylun: bets 123456
sheriiff*: raises 276544 to 400000
hummylun: calls 276544
*** RIVER *** [6d 5h 7h 4c] [Qd]
sheriiff*: bets 1006992 and is all-in
hummylun: calls 1006992
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sheriiff*: shows [8d Qh] (a straight, Four to Eight)
hummylun: shows [8c 9s] (a straight, Five to Nine)
hummylun collected 3119984 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $200k Guaranteed
1,388 Entrants; $277,600 prize pool

1. hummylun $50,190.08
2. sherriff $36,365.60
3. Carrwreck11 $27,760
4. 0120 $20,820
5. Sooooo $14,574
6. tzahi2008 $11,798
7. Wubanga $9,022
8. deoxyribo $6,246
9. newg_choier $3,886.40

FullTilt Professionals were out in “full” force in FTOPS Event #8 yesterday, as nearly 40 played in the $240+$16 6max KO tournament. Former WSOP Champion Huck Seed was on hand, as was 5-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham, and WPT Champion David Chiu. Fourth place finisher “loli82” won this very event (the Sunday Brawl) in March for over $97,000. Heads-up play was uneventful, as “elheroe” and “nirvanakc” decided to chop, as each player split right around $142,000. For a more in-depth write-up on the final table festivities check out BooG690’s blog post here.

FullTilt FTOPS Event #8 $800k Guaranteed
4,639 Entrants; $927,800 prize pool

1. elheroe $143,827.82
2. nirvanakc $141,953.14
3. Egitai $75,337.36
4. loli82 $55,668
5. yeza $40,832.20
6. LilPokerGirlie $27,834

Taking the place of the $750k Guaranteed was the $320 $1.5M Guaranteed FTOPS Event #10. For once, FullTilt nearly bested the Sunday Million on PokerStars, but ultimately fell short by just $20,000! Much like Event #8, some of the steam was taken out of the final table by a heads-up chop, handing $222k to “Jakivi” and $228k to “rakeinfools”. It’s hard to blame either of these players for making a deal, as neither had a $10,000+ score to their name on FullTilt prior to these huge cashes. That is what poker tournaments are all about, big scores and big fields.

FullTilt FTOPS Event #10 $1.5M Guaranteed
5,174 Entrants; $1,552,200 prize pool

1. Jakivi $222,137.99
2. rakeinfools $228,000.01
3. KAFFEPUNCH $131,937
4. rjmgrace $99,340.80
5. LucaG $74,427.99
6. Jeff1515 $51,222.60
7. lilkimmer77 $33,372.30
8. harliee $23,283
9. bryn2 $16,298.10

The Sunday Mulligan continues to roll along, as the tournament saw a nice boost from FTOPS XIV, coming close to the prize pool of the Second Chance on PokerStars. Fifteen FullTilt sponsored professionals were on hand, including Stuart Paterson, Aaron Bartley, and David Pham. Making the deepest run of all the pros was Christian Kruel, who actually made the final table, before busting in 9th place for a little over $4,000.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,349 Entrants; $269,800 prize pool

1. HcCmotU23 $54,628.81
2. sheppey $42,499.19
3. the_nutshot2 $27,654.50
4. TheReReMaster $21,921.25
5. pento143 $16,862.50
6. FU_15 $12,141
7. swd805 $7,824.20
8. BloodtypeGoose $5,665.80
9. Christian Kruel $4,154.92