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This Sunday saw a huge boom in online poker tournaments.  With FTOPS XI now in full force there was a ton of guaranteed money up for grabs.  Three FTOPS Events plus the Sunday Mulligan highlighted FullTilt’s day.  PokerStars continues to see improved participation throughout its entire Sunday line-up with every tournament hitting their respective guarantees this weekend.

FlopTurnRiver will be providing complete write-ups on the majority of FTOPS events, make sure to look out for them in the poker news section.   For those looking for the results of the three FTOPS event they can be found below:

FTOPS Event #8 $240+$16 KO 6-max $600k Guaranteed
4,411 Entrants; $882,200 prize pool

1. ChanceW $168,517.84
2. RSGII $103,217.40
3. USCphildo $71,634.64
4. Michael1123 $52,932
5. Alfa Alex $38,816.80
6. TPEHEP $26,466

FTOPS Event #9 $500+$35 Heads-Up Matches
1,332 Entrants;  $660,000 prize pool

1. Luie Sojo $115,844
2. Plz_Stop_Lookin $69,264
3. rivercrime $35,298
4. bigdogpckt5s $35,298
5. hickey987 $18,648
6. yahueyu $18,648
7. Pokerccini $18,648
8. Cappuccio816 $18,648

FTOPS Event #10

1. gboro780 $275,600.70
2. BUSTYOU79 $166,938.75
3. Shoomie $107,352
4. Jerms13 $83,868.75
5. nevermo $63,101.25
6. ilovemypuppy $36,742.50
7. TorontoToro $36,742.50
8. J4d3dr4g0n $27,956.25
9. Drow $20,767.50

The Sunday Mulligan on FullTilt saw a nice boost in participation this week with 1,400 entrants creating a $280,000 prize pool.  For the first time in a while a FullTilt Red Pro took down a Sunday Major.  Matt Vengrin, an unheralded professional sporting an FTOPS Gold Jersey was able to hold off a final table including “negroblanco” and “max_pot” for the victory.  Vengrin, also known as “Plattsburgh” has won the Sunday Million and the $215r on PokerStars.  Here’s the final hand:

Seat 2: Matt Vengrin (3,558,036)
Seat 3: macqueen56 (641,964)
Matt Vengrin posts the small blind of 17,000
macqueen56 posts the big blind of 34,000
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Matt Vengrin raises to 68,000
macqueen56 raises to 637,964, and is all in
Matt Vengrin calls 569,964
macqueen56 shows [8d Ah]
Matt Vengrin shows [Kh Qs]
*** FLOP *** [9s 4h 6s]
*** TURN *** [9s 4h 6s] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [9s 4h 6s Ks] [7s]
macqueen56 shows Ace King high
Matt Vengrin shows a flush, King high
Matt Vengrin wins the pot (1,283,928) with a flush, King high

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,400 Entrants; $280,000 prize pool

1. Matt Vengrin $61,600
2. macqueen56 $39,200
3. The2Kid2 $28,350
4. changeover $22,750
5. mcnutz21 $17,164
6. negroblanco $12,600
7. barcs69 $8,120
8. max_pot $5,880
9. ZENFUL $4,200

PokerStars was able to maintain excellent participation numbers despite three FTOPS events running at the same time.  First up, as always, was the Sunday Warm-Up.  The biggest name making it to the final table was D1rtyR1v3r, one of the top-ranked online professionals around.  This cash was his 31st 5-figure score of his online career and his biggest.  Unfortunately he had to settle for 3rd place and just under $47,000.  “Watte” and “Big4aday” were able to make it to heads-up play and agreed on a chop which left $10,000 on the table.  Eventually Watte was able to take over the chiplead and went on to “win” the tournament by a mere $1,000.  Up until this point neither player had made much noise on PokerStars lately, making these huge cashes a welcome sight.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
4,394 Entrants; $878,800

1. Watte $96,678.55
2. Big4aday $95,778.65
3. kamizen $52,728.00
4. cballs25 $43,940.00
5. pro-tilt77 $35,152.00
6. D1rtyR1v3r $26,364.00
7. KrownKickin $17,576.00
8. bergeroo $10,985.00
9. wynnkid $7,118.28

The Sunday500 saw a large rise in entrants this week as the tournament easily passed it’s guarantee. 1205 players paid the $500+$30 buy-in, creating a $602,500 prize pool.  As always there were plenty of big names making deep runs.  Making their presence felt at the final table were cash game specialist “holla@yoboy” and well known tournament profressional “akat11”.  Unfortunately both players were eliminated in the middle of the pack, finishing 4th and 5th respectively.  There was a three-way chop, unfortunately the numbers have escaped this report.  Heads-Up came down to “kevboystar” and “BobbyFi”.  BobbyFi has had much success on PokerStars in the past, including a victory in the $1k Monday for $68,250. KevBoyStar was nearly as fortunate in the same tournament, however, he had to settle for a 2nd place finish and just under $50,000.  Here’s the final hand and payouts:

Seat 4: KevBoyStar (6668368 in chips)
Seat 8: BobbyFi (5381632 in chips)
BobbyFi: posts small blind 50000
KevBoyStar: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
BobbyFi: raises 100000 to 200000
KevBoyStar: calls 100000
*** FLOP *** [6s Ad 4d]
KevBoyStar: checks
BobbyFi: bets 300000
KevBoyStar: raises 500000 to 800000
BobbyFi: raises 4371632 to 5171632 and is all-in
KevBoyStar: calls 4371632
*** TURN *** [6s Ad 4d] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [6s Ad 4d Td] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
KevBoyStar: shows [5s Ah] (a pair of Aces)
BobbyFi: shows [Js Jc] (a pair of Jacks)
KevBoyStar collected 10763264 from pot

PokerStars Sunday 500 $500k Guaranteed
1205 Entrants; $602,500 prize pool

1. KevBoyStar $108,450
2. BobbyFi $78,325
3. kb the kid19 $60,250
4. akat11 $45,187.50
5. holla@yoboy $31,631.25
6. troster16 $25,606.25
7. Antoshka $19,581.25
8. Jagz7 $13,566.25
9. tbt 4653 $8,435

Even though FTOPS ran 3 events today, including a $500 buy-in, PokerStars still boasted the tournament with the largest prize pool.   8748 players created just under a $1,750,000 pool, $211,876 of which was supposed to go to first place.  As has been happening with a disturbing frequency lately there was another final table chop at the million.  This week the chop came very early, with 6 players still left.  The biggest name at the final table was young high-stakes cash game professional ADZ124.  He was fortunate enough to hit a 3-outer early during the final table which allowed him to be 2nd in chips once the chop happened. “mozitas” who went out in 9th place finished 2nd in the Stars Sunday 500 last month.  Here are the final table stacks, bust-out hands, and payouts:

Seat 1: mozitas (1766392 in chips)
Seat 2: hartwith (4412884 in chips)
Seat 3: THE_ALPACA (14761002 in chips)
Seat 4: ADZ124 (8699484 in chips)
Seat 5: sln112 (13073692 in chips)
Seat 6: crminalface (12847901 in chips)
Seat 7: gimmedat717 (5494416 in chips)
Seat 8: cannibal23 (22212339 in chips)
Seat 9: $uBzEr0-AK (4211890 in chips)

Seat 1: mozitas (1046392 in chips)
Seat 2: hartwith (4412884 in chips)
Seat 3: THE_ALPACA (16596354 in chips)
Seat 4: ADZ124 (8734484 in chips)
Seat 5: sln112 (10458340 in chips)
Seat 6: crminalface (12847901 in chips)
Seat 7: gimmedat717 (13198832 in chips)
Seat 8: cannibal23 (15252923 in chips)
Seat 9: $uBzEr0-AK (4931890 in chips)
ADZ124: posts small blind 150000
sln112: posts big blind 300000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
crminalface: calls 300000
gimmedat717: folds
cannibal23: folds
$uBzEr0-AK: folds
mozitas: raises 716392 to 1016392 and is all-in
hartwith: folds
THE_ALPACA: folds
ADZ124: folds
sln112: folds
crminalface: calls 716392
*** FLOP *** [3d 7d 3c]
*** TURN *** [3d 7d 3c] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [3d 7d 3c 4h] [9s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
crminalface: shows [2s 2h] (two pair, Threes and Deuces)
mozitas: shows [Jd As] (a pair of Threes)
crminalface collected 2752784 from pot

Seat 2: hartwith (13890768 in chips)
Seat 3: THE_ALPACA (15746354 in chips)
Seat 4: ADZ124 (10383968 in chips)
Seat 5: sln112 (4987923 in chips)
Seat 6: crminalface (11857684 in chips)
Seat 7: gimmedat717 (15675284 in chips)
Seat 8: cannibal23 (7174239 in chips)
Seat 9: $uBzEr0-AK (7763780 in chips)
THE_ALPACA: posts small blind 250000
ADZ124: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sln112: folds
crminalface: folds
gimmedat717: folds
cannibal23: raises 6624239 to 7124239 and is all-in
$uBzEr0-AK: folds
hartwith: folds
THE_ALPACA: raises 8572115 to 15696354 and is all-in
ADZ124: folds
Uncalled bet (8572115) returned to THE_ALPACA
*** FLOP *** [9c 7h Th]
*** TURN *** [9c 7h Th] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [9c 7h Th Jc] [Ah]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
THE_ALPACA: shows [Kh Ac] (a pair of Aces)
cannibal23: shows [As 5h] (a pair of Aces – lower kicker)
THE_ALPACA collected 15148478 from pot

Seat 2: hartwith (13890768 in chips)
Seat 3: THE_ALPACA (22920593 in chips)
Seat 4: ADZ124 (11483968 in chips)
Seat 5: sln112 (4987923 in chips)
Seat 6: crminalface (11857684 in chips)
Seat 7: gimmedat717 (14575284 in chips)
Seat 9: $uBzEr0-AK (7763780 in chips)
THE_ALPACA: posts small blind 250000
ADZ124: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sln112: raises 4437923 to 4937923 and is all-in
crminalface: folds
gimmedat717: folds
$uBzEr0-AK: folds
hartwith: folds
THE_ALPACA: folds
ADZ124: calls 4437923
*** FLOP *** [Kh Qd 9s]
*** TURN *** [Kh Qd 9s] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [Kh Qd 9s 8d] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ADZ124: shows [9h 9d] (a full house, Nines full of Kings)
sln112: shows [As Qs] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
ADZ124 collected 10475846 from pot

Table ‘137384020 877’ 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 2: hartwith (13800768 in chips)
Seat 3: THE_ALPACA (24630593 in chips)
Seat 4: ADZ124 (17691891 in chips)
Seat 6: crminalface (10357684 in chips)
Seat 7: gimmedat717 (14585284 in chips)
Seat 9: $uBzEr0-AK (6413780 in chips)
crminalface: posts small blind 300000
gimmedat717: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
$uBzEr0-AK: folds
hartwith: folds
THE_ALPACA: raises 900000 to 1500000
ADZ124: folds
crminalface: calls 1200000
gimmedat717: folds
*** FLOP *** [3d 6h 5d]
crminalface: bets 8797684 and is all-in
THE_ALPACA: calls 8797684
*** TURN *** [3d 6h 5d] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [3d 6h 5d Jc] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
crminalface: shows [6s Ad] (a pair of Sixes)
THE_ALPACA: shows [Ts Tc] (a pair of Tens)
THE_ALPACA collected 21555368 from pot

Seat 2: hartwith (24721536 in chips)
Seat 3: THE_ALPACA (35108277 in chips)
Seat 4: ADZ124 (17511891 in chips)
Seat 7: gimmedat717 (1804516 in chips)
Seat 9: $uBzEr0-AK (8333780 in chips)
THE_ALPACA: posts small blind 300000
ADZ124: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
gimmedat717: raises 1144516 to 1744516 and is all-in
$uBzEr0-AK: folds
hartwith: folds
THE_ALPACA: raises 1455484 to 3200000
ADZ124: folds
Uncalled bet (1455484) returned to THE_ALPACA
*** FLOP *** [Jh 6d Td]
*** TURN *** [Jh 6d Td] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [Jh 6d Td Qh] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
THE_ALPACA: shows [9d Qd] (a flush, Queen high)
gimmedat717: shows [Ts Js] (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
THE_ALPACA collected 4389032 from pot

Table ‘137384020 877’ 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 2: hartwith (18788969 in chips)
Seat 3: THE_ALPACA (48045360 in chips)
Seat 4: ADZ124 (9438111 in chips)
Seat 9: $uBzEr0-AK (11207560 in chips)
THE_ALPACA: posts small blind 400000
ADZ124: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
$uBzEr0-AK: folds
hartwith: folds
THE_ALPACA: raises 47165360 to 47965360 and is all-in
ADZ124: calls 8558111 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (38607249) returned to THE_ALPACA
*** FLOP *** [3s Th 6h]
*** TURN *** [3s Th 6h] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [3s Th 6h 2d] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
THE_ALPACA: shows [Qc 6d] (a pair of Sixes)
ADZ124: shows [Ad 8d] (high card Ace)
THE_ALPACA collected 19036222 from pot

Seat 2: hartwith (14246116 in chips)
Seat 3: THE_ALPACA (73233884 in chips)
THE_ALPACA: posts small blind 500000
hartwith: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
THE_ALPACA: calls 500000
hartwith: raises 13146116 to 14146116 and is all-in
THE_ALPACA: calls 13146116
*** FLOP *** [7c 2d Qh]
*** TURN *** [7c 2d Qh] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [7c 2d Qh 4d] [Jd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hartwith: shows [8s 7s] (a pair of Sevens)
THE_ALPACA: shows [8d 8h] (a pair of Eights)
THE_ALPACA collected 28492232 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed

1. THE_ALPACA ($174,501.47)
2. hartwith ($99,707.25)
3. $uBzEr0-AK ($69,581.45)
4. ADZ124 ($107,432.21)
5. gimmedat717 ($96,668.08)
6. crminalface ($87,389.30)
7. sln112 ($30,618.00)
8. cannibal23 ($20,120.40)
9. mozitas ($12,247.20)

The Second Chance also saw a nice boost in number of entrants, with 1686 players creating a $337,200 prize pool.  Talented tourney professional “VerySexual” made a deep run but busted on the final table bubble.  His elimination left “xxjondxx” as the biggest name at the final table.  Jon had 8 $20k+ scores coming into the final table and did not disappoint, getting to heads-up play and eventually taking home the title. This was the biggest score of his career by $21,000. Runner-Up “CPT CRUX” is no stranger to deep runs in this event. Last July he made a similar run only to fall short as well, finishing in 3rd place for just over $38,000.  Here’s the final hand and payouts:

Seat 2: xxjondxx (3769724 in chips)
Seat 9: CPT CRUX (1288276 in chips)
CPT CRUX: posts small blind 50000
xxjondxx: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
CPT CRUX: raises 1178276 to 1278276 and is all-in
xxjondxx: calls 1178276
*** FLOP *** [Ts Ac 8c]
*** TURN *** [Ts Ac 8c] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [Ts Ac 8c 6d] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
xxjondxx: shows [Ah 9s] (a pair of Aces)
CPT CRUX: shows [Kh 9d] (high card Ace)
xxjondxx collected 2576552 from pot

PokerStars Second Chance $250k Guaranteed
1686 Entrants; $337,200 prize pool

1. xxjondxx $59,786
2. CPT CRUX $43,836
3. TorontoToro $33,720
4. Avenjur $25,290
5. Spinvis $17,703
6. LosChief $14,331
7. bzemoney420 $10,959
8. Gubler_1 $7,587
9. szywin $4,721

The final event of the day is the $215 re-buy on PokerStars.  This week 356 players re-bought 624 times and 254 of them took advantage of the add-on at the first break.  All in all a $246,800 prize pool was created.  “USCPhildo” who was busy making a deep run in an FTOPS event made a short appearance at the final table before busting in 9th.  Finishing in 8th was “Randers”, a tournament professional who won a WCOOP event this past September.  Brian “SNo0oWMAN” Hawkins made it all the way to heads-up play before busting in 2nd place, good for just over $36,000.   Feeling sorry for the runner-up in this case in extremely different as in January 2008 he took down the Sunday Million for over $278,000 in prize money.  Eventual champion “nofingclue11” is also no stranger to Sunday Million success as he has a 5th place finish in the event for just over $59,000.  Here’s the final hand and payouts:

Seat 7: SNo0oWMAN (774380 in chips)
Seat 9: nofingclue11 (1203620 in chips)
nofingclue11: posts small blind 25000
SNo0oWMAN: posts big blind 50000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nofingclue11: raises 1148620 to 1198620 and is all-in
SNo0oWMAN: calls 719380 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (429240) returned to nofingclue11
*** FLOP *** [As 7s Qc]
*** TURN *** [As 7s Qc] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [As 7s Qc 7h] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SNo0oWMAN: shows [Ah 2h] (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
nofingclue11: shows [7c Kd] (three of a kind, Sevens)
nofingclue11 collected 1548760 from pot

PokerStars $215r $200k Guaranteed
356 Entrants; $246,800 prize pool

1. nofingclue11 $48,126
2. SNo0oWMAN $36,403
3. jokkee_apart $27,148
4. Allingomes $20,731
5. einstein0077 $14,191
6. mendieta19 $11,106
7. Tardeea $8,638
8. Randers $6,170
9. USCphildo $4,319