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The end of April brings a few special twists to the Sunday Tournament Report, most notably the PokerStars monthly Turbo Takedown.  The $1,000,000 guarantee event can only be bought into with 5000 Frequent Player Points (FPPs) which players earn playing in real-money cash games, SNG’s, and Multi-Table Tournaments.  The Takedown has a different pay out structure, with 10% going to 1st place and paying nearly half the field.  The tournament is more of a reward for those loyal to PokerStars throughout the month.

The first tournament of the day was the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up.  The $200+$15 Event has been easily beating its guarantee of $750,000 this year and it was more of the same yesterday.  4,077 players created a prize pool of over $815,000.   The final table was with out any huge names however there were many solid tournament grinders on hand.  Second place finisher, “GripDsNutz” has had tremendous success in online tournaments, with nine five-figure scores to his name prior to this tournament including a win in the $200k guarantee on FullTilt last month for over $76,000.  Reaching heads-up play he was guaranteed to eclipse that score as he took on relatively unknown “confused28” for first place.  As we saw last week, tournament experience does not always translate into victory as the inexperienced confused28 was able to outlast GripDsNutz and take home the title and over $128,000.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
4077 Entrants; $815,400 prize pool

1. confused28 $128,017.81
2. GripDsNutz $95,401.81
3. Pommy Blez $67,270.51
4. Tagult $46,885.51
5. Artanis11 $34,654.51
6. Gags30 $26,500.51
7. Big Huni $18,346.51
8. YouSoNaive $10,192.51
9. JACKPOT786 $6,523.21

The Sunday Million ($1.5M Guaranteed) rebounded from a poor showing last week.  While the tournament was unable to reach its guarantee last Sunday, it found just enough participants this week to do so.   The tournament saw a chop occur three-handed between “antesvante,” “strip23,” and “maxpudim.” At the same time antesvante was making that deal he was also reaching the final table in the Sunday Mulligan on PokerStars.  While he busted early in the Mulligan he most likely didn’t care as he was busy taking home over $210,000 for his victory in the million.  This was by far and away his best score as it was only his second 5-figure score of his career. Below are the final table stacks, bust-out hands, and chop-adjusted pay-outs.

Seat 1: strip23 (14592445 in chips)
Seat 2: igoturchips4 (7322496 in chips)
Seat 3: chinchati (5985984 in chips)
Seat 4: maxpudim (7237043 in chips)
Seat 5: raulbcn (9921496 in chips)
Seat 6: flex212derde (6252513 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (15820000 in chips)
Seat 8: Schlede18xD (3547582 in chips)
Seat 9: alphalogos (5260441 in chips)

Seat 1: strip23 (16758299 in chips)
Seat 2: igoturchips4 (5892284 in chips)
Seat 3: chinchati (5985984 in chips)
Seat 4: maxpudim (9867189 in chips)
Seat 5: raulbcn (8791496 in chips)
Seat 6: flex212derde (5642725 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (16540000 in chips)
Seat 8: Schlede18xD (3427582 in chips)
Seat 9: alphalogos (3034441 in chips)
strip23: posts small blind 150000
igoturchips4: posts big blind 300000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
chinchati: folds
maxpudim: folds
raulbcn: folds
flex212derde: folds
antesvante: raises 410000 to 710000
Schlede18xD: raises 2687582 to 3397582 and is all-in
alphalogos: folds
strip23: calls 3247582
igoturchips4: folds
antesvante: folds
*** FLOP *** [9c Th Tc]
*** TURN *** [9c Th Tc] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [9c Th Tc 2s] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
strip23: shows [Ad Ah] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
Schlede18xD: shows [Qh Qd] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
strip23 collected 8075164 from pot

Seat 1: strip23 (23155881 in chips)
Seat 2: igoturchips4 (9404568 in chips)
Seat 3: chinchati (3615984 in chips)
Seat 4: maxpudim (4574905 in chips)
Seat 5: raulbcn (10901496 in chips)
Seat 6: flex212derde (5482725 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (14160000 in chips)
Seat 9: alphalogos (4644441 in chips)
maxpudim: posts small blind 200000
raulbcn: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
flex212derde: folds
antesvante: raises 520000 to 920000
alphalogos: folds
strip23: folds
igoturchips4: folds
chinchati: raises 2655984 to 3575984 and is all-in
maxpudim: folds
raulbcn: folds
antesvante: calls 2655984
*** FLOP *** [3s 4c 6s]
*** TURN *** [3s 4c 6s] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [3s 4c 6s 3d] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
antesvante: shows [5h 5c] (a straight, Three to Seven)
chinchati: shows [Ad As] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
antesvante collected 8071968 from pot

Seat 1: strip23 (17291934 in chips)
Seat 2: igoturchips4 (15014568 in chips)
Seat 4: maxpudim (3304905 in chips)
Seat 5: raulbcn (9031496 in chips)
Seat 6: flex212derde (7950883 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (17417332 in chips)
Seat 9: alphalogos (5928882 in chips)
alphalogos: posts the ante 50000
alphalogos: posts small blind 250000
strip23: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
igoturchips4: folds
maxpudim: folds
raulbcn: folds
flex212derde: raises 833333 to 1333333
antesvante: folds
alphalogos: raises 1666667 to 3000000
strip23: folds
flex212derde: raises 4500000 to 7500000
alphalogos: calls 2878882 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1621118) returned to flex212derde
*** FLOP *** [3h Ah Ks]
*** TURN *** [3h Ah Ks] [7s]
alphalogos said, “omg”
*** RIVER *** [3h Ah Ks 7s] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
alphalogos: shows [Qd Qs] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
flex212derde: shows [Qc Ac] (three of a kind, Aces)
flex212derde collected 12607764 from pot

Seat 1: strip23 (18396256 in chips)
Seat 2: igoturchips4 (9706354 in chips)
Seat 4: maxpudim (15399240 in chips)
Seat 5: raulbcn (1440863 in chips)
Seat 6: flex212derde (10895198 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (20102089 in chips)
strip23: posts small blind 300000
igoturchips4: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
maxpudim: folds
raulbcn: raises 780863 to 1380863 and is all-in
flex212derde: folds
antesvante: folds
strip23: folds
igoturchips4: calls 780863
*** FLOP *** [7s 4s 4h]
*** TURN *** [7s 4s 4h] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [7s 4s 4h Qc] [6s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
igoturchips4: shows [6c Js] (two pair, Sixes and Fours)
raulbcn: shows [9h Jh] (a pair of Fours)
igoturchips4 collected 3421726 from pot

Seat 1: strip23 (28196256 in chips)
Seat 2: igoturchips4 (9147217 in chips)
Seat 4: maxpudim (15399240 in chips)
Seat 6: flex212derde (13870396 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (9326891 in chips)
strip23: posts small blind 400000
igoturchips4: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
maxpudim: folds
flex212derde: folds
antesvante: raises 8446891 to 9246891 and is all-in
strip23: folds
igoturchips4: calls 8267217 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (179674) returned to antesvante
*** FLOP *** [Qc Tc Jd]
*** TURN *** [Qc Tc Jd] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [Qc Tc Jd Ad] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
igoturchips4: shows [7d 7c] (a pair of Sevens)
antesvante: shows [9h 8h] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
antesvante collected 18934434 from pot

Seat 1: strip23 (13987603 in chips)
Seat 4: maxpudim (13939240 in chips)
Seat 6: flex212derde (10710396 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (37302761 in chips)
maxpudim: posts small blind 500000
flex212derde: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
antesvante: raises 36202761 to 37202761 and is all-in
strip23: folds
maxpudim: folds
flex212derde: calls 9610396 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (26592365) returned to antesvante
*** FLOP *** [Jc 3h 2c]
*** TURN *** [Jc 3h 2c] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 3h 2c Kh] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
flex212derde: shows [As 9c] (a pair of Deuces)
antesvante: shows [Kd Tc] (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
antesvante collected 22120792 from pot

Seat 1: strip23 (30596932 in chips)
Seat 4: maxpudim (18278480 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (27064588 in chips)
strip23: posts small blind 500000
maxpudim: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
antesvante: raises 1500000 to 2500000
strip23: folds
maxpudim: raises 15678480 to 18178480 and is all-in
antesvante: calls 15678480
*** FLOP *** [8d 4s 9s]
*** TURN *** [8d 4s 9s] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [8d 4s 9s 4c] [Qc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
maxpudim: shows [Ad 5d] (a pair of Fours)
antesvante: shows [Ac Qs] (two pair, Queens and Fours)
antesvante collected 37156960 from pot

Seat 1: strip23 (30663117 in chips)
Seat 7: antesvante (45276883 in chips)
antesvante: posts small blind 700000
strip23: posts big blind 1400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
antesvante: raises 2100000 to 3500000
strip23: raises 27023117 to 30523117 and is all-in
antesvante: calls 27023117
*** FLOP *** [2d Td Jh]
*** TURN *** [2d Td Jh] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [2d Td Jh 5d] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
strip23: shows [6c 6s] (a pair of Sixes)
antesvante: shows [Jd Qh] (a pair of Jacks)
antesvante collected 61326234 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed
7594 Entrants; $1,518,800 prize pool

1. antesvante $213,459.50
2. strip23 $160,644.17
3. maxpudim $142,850.31
4. flex212derde $80,496.41
5. igoturchips4 $62,270.81
6. raulbcn $47,082.81
7. alphalogos $32,654.21
8. chinchati $18,225.61
9. Schlede18xD $11,770.71

The Sunday500 saw a big name reach heads-up play in Christian “charder30” Harder.  Harder, fresh off a 4th place finish in the $25,000 Five-Star Classic Main Event for over $571,000, took little time in reaching heads-up of the toughest field of the weekend. Meeting him there was Randall “TwinMSU” Brooks, a high-stakes tournament grinder whose best score before Sunday was a win in the Nightly $100k on PokerStars for just over $30,000.  In the end it was TwinMSU taking home the title and over $87,000 while Charder had to settle for 2nd and $63,500.

Seat 1: TwinMSU (9667308 in chips)
Seat 5: charder30 (262692 in chips)
charder30: posts small blind 30000
TwinMSU: posts big blind 60000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
charder30: raises 196692 to 256692 and is all-in
TwinMSU: calls 196692
*** FLOP *** [8h Kh 5d]
*** TURN *** [8h Kh 5d] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [8h Kh 5d 8c] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TwinMSU: shows [Ac 2s] (two pair, Eights and Deuces)
charder30: shows [3c 6c] (a pair of Eights)
TwinMSU collected 525384 from pot

PokerStars Sunday 500 $500k Guaranteed
993 Entrants; $500,000 prize pool

1. TwinMSU $87,400.00
2. charder30 $63,500
3. Lanfear23 $47,500
4. Mazelucky $35,500
5. gibler321 $25,000
6. Taktix $20,000
7. sms9231 $15,000
8. 0120 $10,000
9. JNCA77 $5,750

A familiar face made it to heads-up play in the Sunday $215r in the form of Jeff “yellowsub86” Williams.  Williams is a well-known high-stakes tournament and cash-game player who made a deep run in last year’s WSOP Event#5 taking second for over $406,000.  Williams has nearly $700,00 in cashes on PokerStars alone including multiple wins in the $109r and three 2nd-place finishes in the $215r, including yesterday.  Handing Williams that third runner-up finish was “beaverFE\/ER”, another high-stakes professional who took down the Sunday 500 last October for nearly $93,000.  This was his first win in a major rebuy event and his second-best score of all-time.

Seat 3: beaverFE\/ER (889667 in chips)
Seat 7: yellowsub86 (657833 in chips)
beaverFE\/ER: posts small blind 10000
yellowsub86: posts big blind 20000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
beaverFE\/ER: raises 24444 to 44444
yellowsub86: raises 611389 to 655833 and is all-in
beaverFE\/ER: calls 611389
*** FLOP *** [8c 7s Ad]
beaverFE\/ER said, “gg”
*** TURN *** [8c 7s Ad] [Kc]
yellowsub86 said, “gg”
*** RIVER *** [8c 7s Ad Kc] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
yellowsub86: shows [3h 3c] (a pair of Threes)
beaverFE\/ER: shows [Ah Ac] (three of a kind, Aces)
beaverFE\/ER collected 1315666 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $215r $200k Guaranteed
297 Entrants; $200,000 prize pool

1. beaverFE\/ER $41,000
2. yellowsub86 $30,000
3. dpresstein $22,600
4. DrunkPPlaya $17,000
5. LVSEO $11,800
6. JohnnyBax $9,000
7. shaniac $7,000
8. badbeatninja $5,000
9. s00tedj0kers $3,500

The Sunday Second Chance has had consistent participation the entire year, easily beating its guarantee on a weekly basis.  This Sunday 1,305 players created a $261,000 prize pool.  This week the final table was a bit weak without many big names making deep runs.  Heads-up play came down to “JayGray77” and “zetagreg.” Neither player has had huge success on Stars but they were both winning players.  A final hand cooler allowed JayGray77 to secure the victory and take home over $47,000 for first place.

Seat 3: zetagreg (1526270 in chips)
Seat 8: JayGray77 (2388730 in chips)
JayGray77: posts small blind 20000
zetagreg: posts big blind 40000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
JayGray77: raises 65500 to 105500
zetagreg: raises 1416770 to 1522270 and is all-in
JayGray77: calls 1416770
*** FLOP *** [Ad 6h 5c]
*** TURN *** [Ad 6h 5c] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [Ad 6h 5c 3s] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
zetagreg: shows [8c 8h] (a pair of Eights)
JayGray77: shows [Qh Qs] (a pair of Queens)
JayGray77 collected 3052540 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $250k Guaranteed
1305 Entrants; $261,000 prize pool

1. JayGray77 $47,397.60
2. zetagreg $34,452
3. g3gray $26,100
4. ElMastermind $19,575
5. shack232 $13,702.50
6. aylinka18 $11,092.50
7. bluffdeez503 $8,482.50
8. Hickboy $5,872.50
9. +¤lHSKl¤+ $3,654

The Turbo Takedown rounded out the day’s events on PokerStars.  The Takedown runs once a month and is a $1,000,000 “freeroll” for players who have earned 5,000+ FPPs throughout the month.  The tournament is a great way for players to spend their FPPs as the tournament pays 4,000 spots which is almost nearly half the field.

PokerStars Turbo Takedown $1M Guarnateed
8949 Entrants; $1,000,000 prize pool

1. JustFriendsF $90,000
2. Soitanai $70,000
3. gwaag $40,000
4. wtfichigo $32,500
5. UHAVE_3_Outs $25,000
6. heelman247 $20,000
7. Judius $15,000
8. 1488311 $10,000
9. willempy $5,500

FullTilt ran their three Sunday Majors, the Brawl, $750k, and Mulligan.  Once again the two smaller events were able to reach their guarantee while the $750k fell short for the second week in a row.   The first event of the day, the Sunday Brawl, is a $240+$16 “KO” Event which pays $40 to a player each time he/she eliminates a fellow competitor. This week 18 Full-Tilt sponsored professionals played including Isaac “Menlo” Baron, Scott Fischman, and TheWacoKidd.  Unfortunately none of the pros made a deep run leaving the final table devoid of any big names.  Taking home the title was “bonvivant21,” a player who before this win had never recorded a $1,000 score on FullTilt.  Needless to say this victory will go a long way in paying some bills.  Second-place finisher “fredde74” also was a total unknown, as this score was his only cash in the past few months on FullTilt.

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,136 Entrants; $427,200 prize pool

1. bonvivant21 $87,127.44
2. fredde74 $56,390.40
3. omalos $41,865.60
4. PureProfitFour $31,612.80
5. amelia13 $22,214.40
6. -GROMOV DMITRY- $14,524.80
7. dadham9 $9,825.60
8. poppiekimmie $6,835.20
9. MrRenniW $5,126.40

The $750k was unable to reach its guarantee for the 2nd straight week; however, the smaller field did not lack talent.   Thirty Full-Tilt Red Pro’s entered the event including RamVaswani, Paul Sexton, and Stuart Paterson.  The final table was full of strong players including “titantom32” and “dajatt13” who made it to heads-up play.  Titantom32 is a top-ranked tournament pro who has twelve $20,000+ scores to his name including a win in the Sunday500 on PokerStars last August and the Super Tuesday last month.  That wealth of tournament experience did not come in handy as the lesser-known dajatt13 was able to outlast titantom32 for the victory and over $132,000.  This score was by far and away his best score, easily eclipsing a $22,725 score for a 4th place finish in the Sunday Second Chance on PokerStars last month.

Seat 5: titantom32 (3,216,114)
Seat 8: dajatt13 (7,259,886)
titantom32 posts the small blind of 40,000
dajatt13 posts the big blind of 80,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
titantom32 has 15 seconds left to act
titantom32 raises to 190,000
dajatt13 raises to 6,100,000
titantom32 calls 3,016,114, and is all in
dajatt13 shows [Qc Ac]
titantom32 shows [9c 9d]
Uncalled bet of 2,893,886 returned to dajatt13
*** FLOP *** [7h 3d 5h]
*** TURN *** [7h 3d 5h] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [7h 3d 5h 6d] [Ah]
dajatt13 shows a pair of Aces
titantom32 shows a pair of Nines
dajatt13 wins the pot (6,432,228) with a pair of Aces

FullTilt Sunday $750k Guaranteed
3,492 Entrants; $750,000 prize pool

1. dajatt13 $132,787.50
2. titantom32 $80,250
3. Duffman08 $52,500
4. JonnyMalc $41,400
5. OwChS $31,050
6. officehound $23,025
7. Luho Pickle $17,250
8. CWahl4 $13,500
9. dmmicke $10,050

The final event of the day, the Sunday Mulligan, saw “thechemist83” and “YAGOTANYGUM” battling heads-up for the $52,000+ first place prize.  Coming up just short in third place was Steve “MrSmokey1” Bilarakis, best known for winning a WSOP bracelet two years ago. Thechemist83 is no stranger to tournament success having five $20,000+ scores to his name coming into this final table.  For the first time this Sunday, the more well known player took down the title as a cooler propelled thechemist83 to the victory.

Seat 2: thechemist83 (2,311,500)
Seat 7: YAGOTANYGUM (1,201,500)
YAGOTANYGUM posts the small blind of 17,000
thechemist83 posts the big blind of 34,000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
YAGOTANYGUM raises to 74,000
thechemist83 calls 40,000
*** FLOP *** [Qh 4h 6h]
thechemist83 checks
YAGOTANYGUM has 15 seconds left to act
YAGOTANYGUM bets 78,000
thechemist83 calls 78,000
*** TURN *** [Qh 4h 6h] [Jc]
thechemist83 checks
YAGOTANYGUM has 15 seconds left to act
YAGOTANYGUM bets 180,000
thechemist83 has 15 seconds left to act
thechemist83 has requested TIME
thechemist83 raises to 2,155,500, and is all in
YAGOTANYGUM has 15 seconds left to act
YAGOTANYGUM calls 865,500, and is all in
thechemist83 shows [Js Qs]
YAGOTANYGUM shows [4s 6d]
Uncalled bet of 1,110,000 returned to thechemist83
*** RIVER *** [Qh 4h 6h Jc] [3c]
thechemist83 shows two pair, Queens and Jacks
YAGOTANYGUM shows two pair, Sixes and Fours
thechemist83 wins the pot (2,403,000) with two pair, Queens and Jacks

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,171 Entrants; $234,200 prize pool

1. thechemist83 $52,695
2. YAGOTANYGUM $33,373.50
3. MrSmokey1 $24,708.10
4. THE UTE $19,321.50
5. weeminer $14,637.50
6. JohnnyBax $10,539
7. DevilTruck $7,026
8. anesvante $5,269.50
9. Tim0thee $3,747.20