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With FTOPS XI coming to an end there were a bunch of big buy-in, large guarantee poker tournaments running Sunday.  PokerStars upped the ante by making their Million a $2.5M Guarantee (typically $1.5M) and the Sunday Warm-Up a $1.25M Guarantee (typically $750k Guaranteed) and FullTilt would run three FTOPS events (2-day event, Main Event, and $120 KO Event) along with the Sunday Mulligan.  All in all this Sunday had about as much action as a tournament grinder could ask for.

The day started with the completion of FTOPS Event #22.  The $5,000+$200 buy-in, two-day tournament hosted 500 of the world’s best online poker players.  FlopTurnRiver will be covering the event in its entirety in a different news entry. A lot of big names made the final table including “holla-atcha-boy,” “gboro780,” and “Roothlus.”  After all the dust settled it was “fyrtuk,” a relatively unknown player whose biggest cash up to this date was just over $20,000 in the $1M Guarantee on FullTilt.

FTOPS XI Event #22 $2M Guaranteed
500 Entrants; $2,500,000 prize pool

1. fyrtuk $625,000
2. Roothlus $387,500
3. the best woman $281,250
4. Wu_Wizard $218,750
5. utreg $162,500
6. donivan31 $118,750
7. holla-atcha-boy $77,500
8. Egarim $62.500
9. gboro780 $48,750

The $120+$9 Knock-Out event replaced the Sunday Brawl.   The lower buy-in attracted a huge field of 9,061 players, created just over a $906,000 prize pool.  39 FullTilt Red Professionals entered the event with Michael Tureniec and Marco Liesy both making deep runs inside the top-100.  Some other the bigger named pros playing were Mike Matusow, Andrew Black, and Isaac Baron.  Unfortunately for the railbirds there were no well-known names making final table runs.  In the end it came down to “girlyhurly” and “AAs to QQs” with girlyhurly coming out on top.  Here’s the final hand and results:

Seat 1: AAs to QQs (15,072,072)
Seat 2: girlyhurly (30,232,928)
AAs to QQs posts the small blind of 140,000
girlyhurly posts the big blind of 280,000
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
AAs to QQs raises to 777,777
girlyhurly calls 497,777
*** FLOP *** [6d 9d 8s]
girlyhurly checks
AAs to QQs bets 999,999
girlyhurly has 15 seconds left to act
girlyhurly raises to 3,080,000
AAs to QQs has 15 seconds left to act
AAs to QQs raises to 8,680,000
girlyhurly raises to 29,420,151, and is all in
AAs to QQs calls 5,579,295, and is all in
girlyhurly shows [Qh 9c]
AAs to QQs shows [Ad Ac]
Uncalled bet of 15,160,856 returned to girlyhurly
*** TURN *** [6d 9d 8s] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [6d 9d 8s Qc] [2c]
girlyhurly shows two pair, Queens and Nines
AAs to QQs shows a pair of Aces
girlyhurly wins the pot (30,144,144) with two pair, Queens and Nines

FTOPS Event #24 $750k Guaranteed
1080 Entrants; $906,100 prize pool

1. girlyhurly $144,885.39
2. AAs to QQs $90,610
3. Doglamina $54,366
4. Akaperion $40,774.50
5. hro1707 $31,713.50
6. massicci $24,464.70
7. Y2JohnK6 $18,122
8. MantaRays $13,591.50
9. pongu06 $9,967.10

The Sunday Mulligan finished a long time before the final table of the FTOPS Main Event began. There were some big names making deep runs including “UFman2,” “THAY3R,” and “Thorladen.”  Unfortunately only one of them made the final table, THAY3R, and he had to settle for 9th place.  FullTilt Professional Roy Winston made a final table appearance but went out early, busting in 7th place.  In the end the battle for over $66,000 was left to “Hesperides” and “DressedinBlack.”  The play went back and forth with Hesperides ultimately taking home the title.  This was one of many deep runs for the champion has he has a 2nd place finish in the Brawl and the $80k re-buy on FullTilt.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,542 Entrants; $308,400 prize pool

1. Hesperides $66,306
2. DressedinBlack $43,176
3. cswilder $31,225.50
4. Jeebus1 $25,057.50
5. villus $18,904.92
6. PureProfitFour $13,878
7. Roy Winston $8,943.60
8. Sibist $6,476.40
9. THAY3R $4,585.91

PokerStars 25 billion hand celebration ended this Sunday with a huge prize to the winner of the hand plus some bigger guarantee tournaments.  The Sunday Warm-Up and Million both saw a ton of money added to their respective prize pools causing huge entry numbers and an overall lagging of the PokerStars server.  Once everything settled down there was a ton of money to play for.

The Sunday Warm-Up, typically a $750,000 Guarantee attracting somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 entrants saw 6,241 people enter today.   This meant PokerStars was 9 players short of reaching its guarantee, forcing the site to pay out a measly $1800 in overlay.  The final table appeared void of any big names, as “FatalError” busted in 15th place.  When all was said and done the heads-up match came down to “Mug 1515” and “oscarleon.”  Both players started heads-up play virtually even and decided upon an even chop, with $20k left for first, eventually won by Mug 1515.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $1.25M Guaranteed
6,241 Entrants; $1,250,000 prize pool

1. Mug 1515$141,875
2. oscarleon $121,875
3. Patrolman35 $71,875
4. varbut $59,375
5. wandsworth $46,875
6. philipoo $34,375
7. OllowainTim $22,500
8. pierrott77 $15,000
9. chuck2003 $8,750

The Sunday500 continues to grow into one of the biggest prize pools every Sunday.  This week 1,163 entrants created a $581,500 prize pool with nearly $105,000 going to the eventual winner, “PearlHammer.”  There were some notable names making deep runs including high-stakes SNG and Cash game pro “Genius28” and final tablist “mrvogt.”  Mrvogt has a fourth place finish in the Sunday Million and a win in the $109r on PokerStars alone.  Playing on FullTilt under the same moniker he won FTOPS Event #3 this past November.  Fortunately for the final table field he never picked up any momentum and busted in 5th place.  Heads-Up play came down to “catostar” and PearlHammer.  Eventually PearlHammer would get the best of his opponent when his Aces held against a big draw:

Seat 1: PearlHammer (6553012 in chips)
Seat 8: catostar (5076988 in chips)
catostar: posts small blind 80000
PearlHammer: posts big blind 160000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
catostar: raises 190000 to 350000
PearlHammer: raises 460000 to 810000
catostar: calls 460000
*** FLOP *** [7h 8s Kc]
PearlHammer: bets 825000
catostar: calls 825000
*** TURN *** [7h 8s Kc] [Jc]
PearlHammer: checks
catostar: bets 1600000
PearlHammer: raises 3302012 to 4902012 and is all-in
catostar: calls 1825988 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1476024) returned to PearlHammer
*** RIVER *** [7h 8s Kc Jc] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
PearlHammer: shows [Ah As] (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
catostar: shows [Tc 8c] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
PearlHammer collected 10153976 from pot

PokerStars Sunday500 $500k Guaranteed
1163 Entrants; $581,500 prize pool

1. PearlHammer $104,902.60
2. catostar $75,885.75
3. parksy1066 $58,150
4. puntnko $43,612.50
5. mrvogt $30,528.75
6. PurpleHazze $24,713.75
7. mojave14 $18,898.75
8. aLFisoNob $13,083.75
9. Raccagoesmad $8,141

The $200 re-buy has been easily beating its $200k guarantee lately.  This week 360 players re-bought 590 times and 246 took advantage of the first break add-on to create a $239,200 prize pool with $46,444 going to first.  High-stakes cash game professional ADZ124 appears on our report for the second straight week along with other well known pros “bufo523,” “Jagz7” and “drag0nslay3r.”  The favorites entering the final table had to be “JohnnyBelow,” a top-ranked online MTT professional as well as “Moorman1,” one of the best players in the world.  JohnnyBelow has two major wins to his name including the Sunday Brawl and Wednesday Quarter Million.  JohnnyBelow made it all the way to heads-up play against “TWOBE1ASK1” and just could not pull out the victory.

PokerStars $215r $200k Guaranteed
360 Entrants; $239,200 prize pool

1. TWOBE1ASK1 $46,644
2. JohnnyBelow $35,282
3. ADZ124 $26,312
4. drag0nslay3r $20,092.80
5. Jagz7 $13,754
6. bufo523 $10,764
7. IONA06 $8,372
8. Grey fox 33 $5,980
9. Moorman1 $4,186

The Sunday Million was tough to follow this week.  With the 25 billion hand celebration going on the PokerStars server started to lag.  The report will reflect the final table bust out hands it was able to retrieve.  It appears that 7-handed a deal was struck, which, once again could prove why a deal at major final tables should not be allowed.  The final 7 played for $30k for the eventual winner.  Here are the final table stacks, elimination hands, and results.

Seat 1: pokthemonkey (16964770 in chips)
Seat 2: GreenEyes017 (14769480 in chips)
Seat 3: aurora446 (8190098 in chips)
Seat 4: Ferl0k (37996441 in chips)
Seat 5: DaMith (7790429 in chips)
Seat 6: A6540 (7836702 in chips)
Seat 7: TakenItEasy2 (13284072 in chips)
Seat 8: Somal (8141332 in chips)
Seat 9: Jay094 (17696676 in chips)

Seat 1: pokthemonkey (18814770 in chips)
Seat 2: GreenEyes017 (15019480 in chips)
Seat 3: aurora446 (9490098 in chips)
Seat 4: Ferl0k (35796441 in chips)
Seat 5: DaMith (6790429 in chips)
Seat 6: A6540 (5886702 in chips)
Seat 7: TakenItEasy2 (14234072 in chips)
Seat 8: Somal (9141332 in chips)
Seat 9: Jay094 (17496676 in chips)
A6540: posts small blind 250000
TakenItEasy2: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Somal: folds
Jay094: folds
pokthemonkey: raises 700000 to 1200000
GreenEyes017: folds
aurora446: calls 1200000
Ferl0k: folds
DaMith: raises 5540429 to 6740429 and is all-in
A6540: folds
TakenItEasy2: folds
pokthemonkey: folds
aurora446: calls 5540429
DaMith said, “nh”
*** FLOP *** [7s 9h Jc]
*** TURN *** [7s 9h Jc] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [7s 9h Jc 9s] [Td]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
aurora446: shows [Kh Ks] (two pair, Kings and Nines)
DaMith: shows [Qd Qh] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
aurora446 collected 15880858 from pot

Table ‘138953585 1’ 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: pokthemonkey (18914770 in chips)
Seat 2: GreenEyes017 (20299480 in chips)
Seat 3: aurora446 (19850527 in chips)
Seat 4: Ferl0k (34256441 in chips)
Seat 6: A6540 (9033404 in chips)
Seat 7: TakenItEasy2 (6657370 in chips)
Seat 8: Somal (17502664 in chips)
Seat 9: Jay094 (6155344 in chips)
Jay094: posts small blind 300000
pokthemonkey: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
GreenEyes017: folds
aurora446: folds
Ferl0k: folds
A6540: folds
TakenItEasy2: folds
Somal: folds
Jay094: raises 5495344 to 6095344 and is all-in
pokthemonkey: calls 5495344
*** FLOP *** [Th Js 6d]
*** TURN *** [Th Js 6d] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [Th Js 6d 9s] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Jay094: shows [8c As] (high card Ace)
pokthemonkey: shows [Ks Ac] (high card Ace – King kicker)
pokthemonkey collected 12670688 from pot

Seat 1: pokthemonkey (17065901 in chips)
Seat 2: GreenEyes017 (30391400 in chips)
Seat 4: Ferl0k (41143591 in chips)
Seat 7: TakenItEasy2 (11443780 in chips)
Seat 8: Somal (32625328 in chips)
Ferl0k: posts small blind 500000
TakenItEasy2: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Somal: folds
pokthemonkey: folds
GreenEyes017: raises 29291400 to 30291400 and is all-in
Ferl0k: folds
TakenItEasy2: calls 10343780 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (18947620) returned to GreenEyes017
*** FLOP *** [6d 5h Qd]
*** TURN *** [6d 5h Qd] [As]
*** RIVER *** [6d 5h Qd As] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TakenItEasy2: shows [8d Ah] (two pair, Aces and Fives)
GreenEyes017: shows [Ad Ks] (two pair, Aces and Fives – King kicker)
GreenEyes017 collected 23687560 from pot

Seat 1: pokthemonkey (32176422 in chips)
Seat 2: GreenEyes017 (44117402 in chips)
Seat 4: Ferl0k (40470760 in chips)
Seat 8: Somal (15905416 in chips)
Ferl0k: posts small blind 600000
Somal: posts big blind 1200000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
pokthemonkey: folds
GreenEyes017: raises 1200000 to 2400000
Ferl0k: folds
Somal: raises 13385416 to 15785416 and is all-in
GreenEyes017: calls 13385416
*** FLOP *** [9h 2s 8s]
*** TURN *** [9h 2s 8s] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [9h 2s 8s 9c] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Somal: shows [2d Ad] (two pair, Nines and Deuces)
GreenEyes017: shows [Kc 8c] (two pair, Nines and Eights)
GreenEyes017 collected 32650832 from pot

Seat 1: pokthemonkey (45385688 in chips)
Seat 2: GreenEyes017 (14534850 in chips)
Seat 4: Ferl0k (72749462 in chips)
pokthemonkey: posts small blind 700000
GreenEyes017: posts big blind 1400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
GreenEyes017 said, “NEVER ENDS!”
Ferl0k: raises 2800000 to 4200000
pokthemonkey: folds
GreenEyes017: raises 10194850 to 14394850 and is all-in
Ferl0k: calls 10194850
*** FLOP *** [7c 7h 8d]
*** TURN *** [7c 7h 8d] [Td]
GreenEyes017 said, “gg all”
*** RIVER *** [7c 7h 8d Td] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
GreenEyes017: shows [5h 5d] (two pair, Sevens and Fives)
Ferl0k: shows [8s 8h] (a full house, Eights full of Sevens)
Ferl0k collected 29909700 from pot

Seat 1: pokthemonkey (36818064 in chips)
Seat 4: Ferl0k (95851936 in chips)
pokthemonkey: posts small blind 1000000
Ferl0k: posts big blind 2000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
pokthemonkey: raises 2000000 to 4000000
Ferl0k: raises 4000000 to 8000000
pokthemonkey: calls 4000000
*** FLOP *** [3d 2d Kd]
Ferl0k: checks
pokthemonkey: bets 8000000
Ferl0k: calls 8000000
*** TURN *** [3d 2d Kd] [2h]
Ferl0k: checks
pokthemonkey: checks
*** RIVER *** [3d 2d Kd 2h] [Td]
Ferl0k: checks
pokthemonkey: bets 20618064 and is all-in
Ferl0k: calls 20618064
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pokthemonkey: shows [Jh Qc] (a pair of Deuces)
Ferl0k: shows [Kh Ad] (a flush, Ace high)
Ferl0k collected 73636128 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $2.5M Guaranteed
13,267 Entrants; $2,653,400 prize pool

1. Ferl0k $229,686.13
2. pokthemonkey $115,000.79
3. GreenEyes017 $101,281.68
4. Somal $114,755.14
5. TakenItEasy2 $120,811.78
6. aurora446 $126,987.04
7. A6540 $100,001.80.60
8. Jay094 $29,187.40
9. DaMith $18,573,80

The final event of the day was the PokerStars Sunday Second Chance.  This week nearly 1800 players entered created a prize pool of almost $360,000.  There were some well-known names making the final table including “ozenc” and “michaelsc.” Here were the stacks entering the final table:

Seat 1: gottalove_aa (689004 in chips)
Seat 2: iamgod1234 (706773 in chips)
Seat 3: michaelsc (833629 in chips)
Seat 4: darkdog08 (213944 in chips)
Seat 5: Gorrioncillo (609156 in chips)
Seat 6: crisbus81 (603437 in chips)
Seat 7: danskemann (432588 in chips)
Seat 8: drifto88 (470531 in chips)
Seat 9: ozenc (819938 in chips)

Heads-Up play came down to ozenc and “danskermann.”  Ozenc is no stranger to success in this tournament, having won the title just four months ago.  He also has a victory in a $500 HORSE Event on FullTilt for over $70,000. Danskemann is also an accomplished high-stakes tournament grinder with two victories in the PokerStars $109r including one this Sunday.  He had a chance for a $100,000 day if he could pull off the win in the Second Chance, but unfortunately he had to settle for second as ozenc was just too much:

Seat 7: danskemann (454680 in chips)
Seat 9: ozenc (4924320 in chips)
ozenc: posts small blind 20000
danskemann: posts big blind 40000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ozenc: raises 40000 to 80000
danskemann: raises 370680 to 450680 and is all-in
ozenc: calls 370680
*** FLOP *** [7c 7s 6s]
*** TURN *** [7c 7s 6s] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [7c 7s 6s 2s] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
danskemann: shows [Kc 6d] (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
ozenc: shows [Qc Ad] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
ozenc collected 909360 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $250k Guaranteed
1793 Entrants; $358,600 prize pool

1. ozenc $63,257.04
2. danskemann $46,618
3. iamgod1234 $35,860
4. drifto88 $25,998.50
5. crisbus81 $18,647.20
6. michaelsc $15,061.20
7. Gorrioncillo $11,475.20
8. gottalove_aa $7,889.20
9. darkdog08 $5,020.40