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With one Sunday before PokerStars big Porsche giveaway, tournaments saw their lowest participation in a long time.  Only three of the eight majors reached their guarantee including the Warm-Up, Brawl, and Mulligan.  The Sunday Million saw quite a drop in attendance, missing their guarantee by over 300 participants.  Hopefully the running of the Turbo Takedown next Sunday brings some more players to PokerStars.  This week some big names made deep runs, only to find themselves out early at the final tables.

Getting the day going was the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up.  The tournament just barely reached its guaranteed, by 30 entrants.   The final table was devoid of many big names including the final two players, “HustlerGrune” and “erot1”.  Neither player had a $20,000 score to their name, and going into heads-up play they were each guaranteed at least a $88,000 pay day. The final hand came down to a bit of a cooler, with QQ holding against 88 for the win and a $118,692 score for HustlerGrune.

Seat 1: HustlerGrune (23433804 in chips)
Seat 7: erot1 (14366196 in chips)
HustlerGrune: posts small blind 125000
erot1: posts big blind 250000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
HustlerGrune: raises 400775 to 650775
erot1: raises 1349225 to 2000000
HustlerGrune: raises 21408804 to 23408804 and is all-in
erot1: calls 12341196 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (9067608) returned to HustlerGrune
*** FLOP *** [Td Ad 5c]
*** TURN *** [Td Ad 5c] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [Td Ad 5c Th] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
erot1: shows [8d 8s] (two pair, Tens and Eights)
HustlerGrune: shows [Qs Qc] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
HustlerGrune collected 28732392 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
3780 Entrants; $756,000 prize pool

1. HustlerGrune $118,692
2. erot1 $88,452
3. BAnAnlEBAnAn $62,370
4. G8vMyLfeAway $43,470
5. megas $32,130
6. Ruguebye $24,570
7. 1$ickDisea$E $17,010
8. Kaerm $9,450
9. gsbets $6,048

The Sunday Million saw a PokerStars sponsored professional make the final table in Andree “Aakkari” Akkari.  Unfortunately, for all of his fans, he busted in 9th place earning nearly $12,000 for a hard days work.   “Philipoo” and “KipsterDK” were set to battle it out for first place.  While first place paid $225,000 it did not come within $40,000 of KipsterDK’s best score, a $272,000 win in a $530 buy-in event in April 2008.  That experience seemed to pay off as he was able to take down another huge win and bring his career earning on PokerStars to nearly $600,000.  Below are the final table stacks, bust-out hands, and payouts:

Seat 1: Pokermon1960 (9819248 in chips)
Seat 2: Poker Man (5373406 in chips)
Seat 3: praetoriancz (14946016 in chips)
Seat 4: bbs99 (21412617 in chips)
Seat 5: aakkari (1261881 in chips)
Seat 6: philipoo (3663455 in chips)
Seat 7: TUGA_ACE (5094173 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (4759680 in chips)
Seat 9: guideguy (5439524 in chips)

Seat 1: Pokermon1960 (10600473 in chips)
Seat 2: Poker Man (3273406 in chips)
Seat 3: praetoriancz (15466016 in chips)
Seat 4: bbs99 (21787617 in chips)
Seat 5: aakkari (1566881 in chips)
Seat 6: philipoo (5291910 in chips)
Seat 7: TUGA_ACE (3419173 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (5975000 in chips)
Seat 9: guideguy (4389524 in chips)
aakkari: posts small blind 125000
philipoo: posts big blind 250000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
TUGA_ACE: folds
KipsterDK: folds
guideguy: folds
Pokermon1960: raises 750000 to 1000000
Poker Man: folds
praetoriancz: folds
bbs99: folds
aakkari: raises 541881 to 1541881 and is all-in
philipoo: folds
Pokermon1960: calls 541881
*** FLOP *** [2s Jc 7s]
*** TURN *** [2s Jc 7s] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [2s Jc 7s Jh] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
aakkari: shows [Kc Ad] (a pair of Jacks)
Pokermon1960: shows [5h 5d] (two pair, Jacks and Fives)
Pokermon1960 collected 3558762 from pot

Seat 1: Pokermon1960 (6422354 in chips)
Seat 2: Poker Man (938406 in chips)
Seat 3: praetoriancz (16826016 in chips)
Seat 4: bbs99 (25932617 in chips)
Seat 6: philipoo (4921910 in chips)
Seat 7: TUGA_ACE (2859173 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (10715000 in chips)
Seat 9: guideguy (3154524 in chips)
bbs99: posts small blind 150000
philipoo: posts big blind 300000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
TUGA_ACE: folds
KipsterDK: folds
guideguy: folds
Pokermon1960: folds
Poker Man: raises 608406 to 908406 and is all-in
praetoriancz: folds
bbs99: folds
philipoo: calls 608406
*** FLOP *** [9h Kd 4h]
*** TURN *** [9h Kd 4h] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [9h Kd 4h Kh] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
philipoo: shows [Jh 3h] (a flush, King high)
Poker Man: shows [Ah 3d] (a pair of Kings)
philipoo collected 2206812 from pot

Seat 1: Pokermon1960 (7232354 in chips)
Seat 3: praetoriancz (16226016 in chips)
Seat 4: bbs99 (25632617 in chips)
Seat 6: philipoo (6670316 in chips)
Seat 7: TUGA_ACE (1749173 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (10055000 in chips)
Seat 9: guideguy (4204524 in chips)
bbs99: posts small blind 150000
philipoo: posts big blind 300000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
TUGA_ACE: raises 1419173 to 1719173 and is all-in
KipsterDK: folds
guideguy: folds
Pokermon1960: calls 1719173
praetoriancz: folds
bbs99: folds
philipoo: folds
*** FLOP *** [5s 8h 4c]
*** TURN *** [5s 8h 4c] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [5s 8h 4c 7d] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TUGA_ACE: shows [Ac Tc] (high card Ace)
Pokermon1960: shows [Ah Jh] (high card Ace – Queen+Jack kicker)
Pokermon1960 collected 4098346 from pot

Seat 1: Pokermon1960 (7411527 in chips)
Seat 3: praetoriancz (13891016 in chips)
Seat 4: bbs99 (26972617 in chips)
Seat 6: philipoo (3220316 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (17510000 in chips)
Seat 9: guideguy (2764524 in chips)
praetoriancz: posts small blind 200000
bbs99: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
philipoo: raises 500000 to 900000
KipsterDK: folds
guideguy: raises 1824524 to 2724524 and is all-in
Pokermon1960: folds
praetoriancz: folds
bbs99: folds
philipoo: calls 1824524
*** FLOP *** [Jh 9s Qc]
*** TURN *** [Jh 9s Qc] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [Jh 9s Qc Ac] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
philipoo: shows [2s As] (a pair of Aces)
guideguy: shows [Kd Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
philipoo collected 6289048 from pot

Seat 1: Pokermon1960 (7441527 in chips)
Seat 3: praetoriancz (11971016 in chips)
Seat 4: bbs99 (18962457 in chips)
Seat 6: philipoo (10289680 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (23105320 in chips)
praetoriancz: posts small blind 250000
bbs99: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
philipoo: folds
KipsterDK: folds
Pokermon1960: raises 1000000 to 1500000
praetoriancz: folds
bbs99: raises 3000000 to 4500000
Pokermon1960: raises 2891527 to 7391527 and is all-in
bbs99: calls 2891527
*** FLOP *** [As 5c Kd]
*** TURN *** [As 5c Kd] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [As 5c Kd 7d] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
bbs99: shows [Ah 8d] (a pair of Aces)
Pokermon1960: shows [6h 5h] (a pair of Fives)
bbs99 collected 15283054 from pot

Seat 3: praetoriancz (8521016 in chips)
Seat 4: bbs99 (6934304 in chips)
Seat 6: philipoo (20199360 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (36115320 in chips)
philipoo: posts small blind 400000
KipsterDK: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
praetoriancz: folds
bbs99: raises 6054304 to 6854304 and is all-in
philipoo: calls 6454304
KipsterDK: folds
*** FLOP *** [7s 6h Js]
*** TURN *** [7s 6h Js] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [7s 6h Js 8s] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
philipoo: shows [Td Ah] (a pair of Aces)
bbs99: shows [Qd 6d] (a pair of Sixes)
philipoo collected 14828608 from pot

Seat 3: praetoriancz (12664064 in chips)
Seat 6: philipoo (10793664 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (48312272 in chips)
philipoo: posts small blind 500000
KipsterDK: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
praetoriancz: raises 2000000 to 3000000
philipoo: folds
KipsterDK: raises 45212272 to 48212272 and is all-in
praetoriancz: calls 9564064 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (35648208) returned to KipsterDK
*** FLOP *** [Jc 4c 3c]
*** TURN *** [Jc 4c 3c] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 4c 3c 4d] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
KipsterDK: shows [Ts Ah] (a pair of Fours)
praetoriancz: shows [Qs Td] (a pair of Fours – lower kicker)

Seat 6: philipoo (9593664 in chips)
Seat 8: KipsterDK (62176336 in chips)
KipsterDK: posts small blind 500000
philipoo: posts big blind 1000000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
KipsterDK: raises 61076336 to 62076336 and is all-in
philipoo: calls 8493664 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (52582672) returned to KipsterDK
*** FLOP *** [5h 6h 8c]
*** TURN *** [5h 6h 8c] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [5h 6h 8c Ks] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
philipoo: shows [Qc 9c] (high card King)
KipsterDK: shows [Ah 2c] (high card Ace)
KipsterDK collected 19187328 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed
7177 Entrants; $1,500,000 prize pool

1. KipsterDK $225,000
2. philpoo $165,555
3. praeoriancz $120,000
4. bbs99 $79,500
5. Pokermo1960 $61,500
6. guideguy $46,500
7. TUGA_ACE $32,250
8. Poker Man $18,000
9. aakkari $11,625

Another player with a tremendous amount of success was set to make another big score.  “fergwrx” had accumulated over $725,000 in prizes before last night as he headed into the final table of the Sunday 500.  Standing in this was a solid final table, including his heads-up opponent “ZEMBALOUIE”.   The last hand came down to a bit of a bad beat, with pocket 5’s busting pocket Tens for the win.  This was fergwrx’s biggest score and his 8th $20,000+ score of his career on PokerStars alone.

Seat 7: fergwrx (7364912 in chips)
Seat 9: ZEMBALOUIE (2305088 in chips)
fergwrx: posts small blind 50000
ZEMBALOUIE: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
fergwrx: calls 50000
ZEMBALOUIE: raises 200000 to 300000
fergwrx: raises 7054912 to 7354912 and is all-in
ZEMBALOUIE: calls 1995088 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (5059824) returned to fergwrx
*** FLOP *** [Qd 3h 9c]
*** TURN *** [Qd 3h 9c] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [Qd 3h 9c 5s] [Jd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ZEMBALOUIE: shows [Tc Th] (a pair of Tens)
fergwrx: shows [5h 5c] (three of a kind, Fives)
fergwrx collected 4610176 from pot

PokerStars Sunday500 $500k Guaranteed
967 Entrants; $500,000 prize pool

1. fergwrx $87,400
2. ZEMBALOUIE $63,500
3. mrvogt $47,500
4. makevelyces $35,500
5. VARICO $25,000
6. DRGN1 $20,000
7. stpauli111 $15,000
8. Judius $10,000
9. Uninc157 $5,750

One of the biggest names in online tournaments made an appearance at the final table of the PokerStars $215r last night.  Shaundeeb, winner of the PokerStars TLB last year, has been focusing more on bigger buy-in tournaments this year and it almost paid off in a big way yesterday.   Unfortunately Deeb busted in 5th place for a $12,000 pay day.  Heads-up came down to “jono3101” and “genetodd” with the more experienced jono3101 taking down the title and $43,000.  This was his biggest score, eclipsing a $36,000 cash last July in a $162 buy-in event.

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

1. jono3101 $43,000
2. genetodd $31,000
3. slimshaggy $23,500
4. 1tightwhitey $17,500
5. shaundeeb $12,000
6. NeverScaredB $10,000
7. JoeGall $8,000
8. capinhabr $6,000
9. bliiz $4,000

The final event of the day on Stars, as always, was the Sunday Second Chance.  The $250,000 guarantee tournament gives everyone a final shot at a large score each Sunday.  “MezmerizePLZ”, a high-stakes cash game regular made a nice run before busting in 4th place for over $18,000.  This was his 4th biggest score, as he typically only plays majors and WCOOP Event on PokerStars.  Heads-up came down to “BluNTzz549” and “SetofKs”, two players who have had strong success on PokerStars in the past despite not having a huge score to their name.   A rivered gutshot was all it took for SetofKs to take down the title and nearly $46,000 in first place money.

Seat 5: BluNTzz549 (1673040 in chips)
Seat 9: SetofKs (1944960 in chips)
SetofKs: posts small blind 20000
BluNTzz549: posts big blind 40000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
SetofKs: raises 80000 to 120000
BluNTzz549: calls 80000
*** FLOP *** [Ac Ks 6h]
BluNTzz549: checks
SetofKs: checks
*** TURN *** [Ac Ks 6h] [6c]
BluNTzz549: bets 80000
SetofKs: calls 80000
*** RIVER *** [Ac Ks 6h 6c] [Ts]
BluNTzz549: bets 160000
SetofKs: raises 1580960 to 1740960 and is all-in
BluNTzz549: calls 1309040 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (271920) returned to SetofKs
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SetofKs: shows [Jc Qc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
BluNTzz549: shows [7h Ah] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
SetofKs collected 3346080 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $250k Guaranteed
1206 Entrants; $250,000 prize pool

1. SetofKs $45,750
2. BluNTzz549 $33,250
3. PAW717 $25,000
4. MezmerizePLZ $18,750
5. knickadam55 $13,125
6. WoodBrave $10,625
7. caicu $8,125
8. JDLade $5,625
9. xxxx9999xxxx $3,500

FullTilt kept their trend of reaching guarantees in the Brawl and Mulligan while missing the $750k alive yesterday with a nice showing in the two smaller tournaments. 17 FullTilt Sponsored Professionals played in the Brawl including Mike “Timex” McDonald, Scott Fischman, and Brad “Cool Million” Booth.   One big name in the SNG world, “spacegravy” made the final table but busted in 9th place.  He is best known for attempting to complete a prop bet involving winning an enormous amount of money at the $55+5 turbos on PokerStars.  He was unable to complete the bet but was still able to reach Supernova Elite status, which brings a large amount of bonuses.  Heads-up came down to “babbelz” and “RipperC”.  The final hand proved to be a tough one, with babbelz hitting a flush on the river to take home the title and over $82,000.

Seat 1: babbelz (5,110,713)
Seat 7: RipperC (889,287)
RipperC posts the small blind of 20,000
babbelz posts the big blind of 40,000
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
RipperC raises to 80,000
babbelz raises to 5,105,713, and is all in
RipperC calls 804,287, and is all in
babbelz shows [Kc 8c]
RipperC shows [Js Ah]
Uncalled bet of 4,221,426 returned to babbelz
*** FLOP *** [Tc Qd Ac]
*** TURN *** [Tc Qd Ac] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [Tc Qd Ac 2s] [6c]
babbelz shows a flush, Ace high
RipperC shows a pair of Aces
babbelz wins the pot (1,778,574) with a flush, Ace high

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,000 Entrants; $400,000 prize pool

1. babbelz $82,400
2. RipperC $54,400
3. Eeman2004 $40,400
4. bv4ever $31,600
5. enjoyj85 $23,600
6. AngryBeaver8 $16,400
7. MarMoss $10,000
8. ActionQueen $6,800
9. spacegravy $4,800

Once again the $750k fell short of its guarantee, this time by over 100 entrants.  FullTilt was not to be blamed as 36 FullTilt Red Pro’s played in the event including Andy Bloch, Brandon Adams, and Isaac “Menlo” Baron.  The final table failed to provide any big names, especially the final two competitors – “badboypony” and “tophy4life”.  Neither player has had much success on FullTilt in the past but that was all about to change, as 2nd place guaranteed at least a $80,250 day.  Taking home the title and over $132,000 was tophy4life, becoming his only notable score of his career.

FullTilt Sunday $750k Guaranteed
3,646 Entrants; $750,000 prize pool

1. tophy4life $132,787.50
2. badboypony $80,250
3. Chad Eveslage $52,500
4. hatrixX2 $41,400
5. cmdnst $31,050
6. IFold2Chex $23,025
7. rusoopid $17,250
8. Kauai Cass $13,500
9. Thakki $10,050

The final tournament this past Sunday was the $200k Guaranteed Sunday Mulligan.  Fourteen of FullTilt’s finest, including Rafe Furst, Stuart Paterson, and David Pham played in the day’s final major.  Pham made a nice run before falling in 25th place.  Three other pro’s made the money including Mike McDonald, Scott Fischman, and Michael Craig.  A player from last week’s report, “bdybldngpkrplyr”, made the final table and finished runner-up to “kkongo”, who had by far and away his biggest score of his career on FullTilt.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,063 Entrants; $212,600 prize pool

1. kkongo $47,835
2. bdybldngpkrplyr $30,827
3. dinosaurjr $22,854.50
4. BlackFours $17,539.50
5. njw11 $13,287.50
6. Ahvall $9,567
7. Meliska $6,378
8. stevie444 $4,783.50
9. eham5 $3,401.60