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July is turning into a great month for online tournaments, with this past Sunday building on last week’s success.  Every tournament managed to reach their guarantee for another week, which is a great sign as FullTilt approaches yet another Online Poker Series (FTOPS XIII).

The Sunday Warm-Up kicked off a big Sunday with a huge $860,600 prize pool. The tournament has been killing its guarantee recently and this past Sunday proved it should not be slowing down any time soon. Aaron “aguskb” Gustavson was fortunate enough to find himself at one of the tournament’s weaker final table, and he took full advantage of the opportunity. Gustavson took down first place and over $135,000, by far and away the biggest score of his career. He had won a big tournament before, taking down one of the smaller $109r for nearly $17,000.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
4,303 Entrants; $860,600 prize pool

1. Aguskb $135,011
2. Daddddymufff $100,260
3. HEMIpowerSWT $71,000
4. Jane Smith $48,624
5. UNCGuy $36,576
6. Wackworm $27,970
7. dippedydawg $19,364
8. ILAN17 $10,758
9. blend84 $6,885

The Sunday Million is on a roll lately, and this past weekend was no exception. After being replaced as the biggest online tournament last weekend (due to the $500+$35 on FullTilt) the Million fought back with a vengeance, as over 8,300 players created a $1,688,400 prize pool. The final table was nearly over before it started, as a sudden wave of eliminations left only “skammes” and “Danneville” left to battle it out for the $245,422 first-place prize. The more experienced of the two, skammes, had nearly a 3:1 chiplead when heads-up play began but it soon evaporated leaving the two players nearly even in chips. At that time both decided to chop and leave $30,000 to play for, which was eventually won by Danneville, who before last night had little recorded success on PokerStars. Below are the final-table stacks, bust-out hands, and pay-outs:

Seat 1: KingGorn (7320978 in chips)
Seat 2: BREAKURFACE (9112220 in chips)
Seat 3: FreeLancerZZ (6546888 in chips)
Seat 4: Skämmes (18407722 in chips)
Seat 5: asbo22 (13017771 in chips)
Seat 6: buttonsAAAA (4997590 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (12275378 in chips)
Seat 8: ThePokerBody (6394602 in chips)
Seat 9: domino16 (5346851 in chips)

Seat 1: KingGorn (5185853 in chips)
Seat 2: BREAKURFACE (9507345 in chips)
Seat 3: FreeLancerZZ (6006125 in chips)
Seat 4: Skämmes (16802172 in chips)
Seat 5: asbo22 (8412494 in chips)
Seat 6: buttonsAAAA (4036104 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (10953853 in chips)
Seat 8: ThePokerBody (15409204 in chips)
Seat 9: domino16 (7106850 in chips)
Danneville: posts small blind 250000
ThePokerBody: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
domino16: folds
KingGorn: raises 642475 to 1142475
BREAKURFACE: folds
FreeLancerZZ: folds
Skämmes: folds
asbo22: folds
buttonsAAAA: raises 2843629 to 3986104 and is all-in
Danneville: folds
ThePokerBody: folds
KingGorn: calls 2843629
*** FLOP *** [9s 6h 3d]
*** TURN *** [9s 6h 3d] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [9s 6h 3d 4h] [8h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
KingGorn: shows [Kd Kh] (a pair of Kings)
buttonsAAAA: shows [Jc As] (high card Ace)
KingGorn collected 9172208 from pot

Seat 1: KingGorn (9421957 in chips)
Seat 2: BREAKURFACE (8807345 in chips)
Seat 3: FreeLancerZZ (6956125 in chips)
Seat 4: Skämmes (16614397 in chips)
Seat 5: asbo22 (8212494 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (12791628 in chips)
Seat 8: ThePokerBody (14459204 in chips)
Seat 9: domino16 (6156850 in chips)
BREAKURFACE: posts small blind 250000
FreeLancerZZ: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Skämmes: folds
asbo22: folds
Danneville: folds
ThePokerBody: folds
domino16: folds
KingGorn: folds
BREAKURFACE: raises 900000 to 1400000
FreeLancerZZ: raises 5506125 to 6906125 and is all-in
BREAKURFACE: calls 5506125
*** FLOP *** [2c 2d 9h]
*** TURN *** [2c 2d 9h] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [2c 2d 9h Ad] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BREAKURFACE: shows [Ac Qs] (a full house, Deuces full of Aces)
FreeLancerZZ: shows [Jc Kd] (three of a kind, Deuces)
BREAKURFACE collected 14212250 from pot

Seat 1: KingGorn (9321957 in chips)
Seat 2: BREAKURFACE (16013470 in chips)
Seat 4: Skämmes (18614397 in chips)
Seat 5: asbo22 (7612494 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (12691628 in chips)
Seat 8: ThePokerBody (13109204 in chips)
Seat 9: domino16 (6056850 in chips)
asbo22: posts small blind 250000
Danneville: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ThePokerBody: folds
domino16: folds
KingGorn: folds
BREAKURFACE: folds
Skämmes: raises 637775 to 1137775
asbo22: raises 6424719 to 7562494 and is all-in
Danneville: folds
Skämmes: calls 6424719
*** FLOP *** [7c As Jh]
*** TURN *** [7c As Jh] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [7c As Jh 2d] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
asbo22: shows [8s Kh] (high card Ace)
Skämmes: shows [Ah Jc] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Skämmes collected 15974988 from pot

Seat 1: KingGorn (8521957 in chips)
Seat 2: BREAKURFACE (17543470 in chips)
Seat 4: Skämmes (27146891 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (15001628 in chips)
Seat 8: ThePokerBody (8959204 in chips)
Seat 9: domino16 (6246850 in chips)
domino16: posts small blind 300000
KingGorn: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
BREAKURFACE: raises 750000 to 1350000
Skämmes: raises 2150000 to 3500000
Danneville: folds
ThePokerBody: folds
domino16: folds
KingGorn: folds
BREAKURFACE: raises 13983470 to 17483470 and is all-in
Skämmes: calls 13983470
*** FLOP *** [3c 2s 3d]
*** TURN *** [3c 2s 3d] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [3c 2s 3d Qh] [6h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BREAKURFACE: shows [Kd As] (a pair of Threes)
Skämmes: shows [Ts Tc] (two pair, Tens and Threes)
Skämmes collected 36226940 from pot

Seat 1: KingGorn (6281882 in chips)
Seat 4: Skämmes (45672661 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (16439403 in chips)
Seat 8: ThePokerBody (8119204 in chips)
Seat 9: domino16 (6906850 in chips)
ThePokerBody: posts small blind 300000
domino16: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
KingGorn: raises 5621882 to 6221882 and is all-in
Skämmes: folds
Danneville: folds
ThePokerBody: folds
domino16: calls 5621882
*** FLOP *** [6d Qc 8d]
*** TURN *** [6d Qc 8d] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [6d Qc 8d Kc] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
domino16: shows [6s 6c] (three of a kind, Sixes)
KingGorn: shows [Ah 8c] (a pair of Eights)
domino16 collected 13043764 from pot

Seat 4: Skämmes (44592661 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (15659403 in chips)
Seat 8: ThePokerBody (7579204 in chips)
Seat 9: domino16 (15588732 in chips)
Danneville: posts small blind 300000
ThePokerBody: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
domino16: folds
Skämmes: folds
Danneville: raises 14999403 to 15599403 and is all-in
ThePokerBody: calls 6919204 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (8080199) returned to Danneville
*** FLOP *** [Th Js 7c]
*** TURN *** [Th Js 7c] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [Th Js 7c Tc] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Danneville: shows [Jh Qh] (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
ThePokerBody: shows [Ac Kd] (a pair of Tens)
Danneville collected 15278408 from pot

Seat 4: Skämmes (46032661 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (20105274 in chips)
Seat 9: domino16 (17282065 in chips)
Skämmes: posts small blind 300000
Danneville: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
domino16: raises 1200000 to 1800000
Skämmes: raises 2400000 to 4200000
Danneville: folds
domino16: raises 13022065 to 17222065 and is all-in
Skämmes: calls 13022065
*** FLOP *** [Kc Ts 3h]
*** TURN *** [Kc Ts 3h] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Kc Ts 3h Ks] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Skämmes: shows [9c 9s] (a full house, Kings full of Nines)
domino16: shows [Jd Ah] (three of a kind, Kings)
Skämmes collected 35224130 from pot

Seat 4: Skämmes (38623612 in chips)
Seat 7: Danneville (44796388 in chips)
Danneville: posts small blind 400000
Skämmes: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Danneville: raises 1600000 to 2400000
Skämmes: raises 4000000 to 6400000
Danneville: raises 38316388 to 44716388 and is all-in
Skämmes: calls 32143612 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (6172776) returned to Danneville
*** FLOP *** [5c 3s 8h]
*** TURN *** [5c 3s 8h] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [5c 3s 8h 2s] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Skämmes: shows [6c 6h] (a straight, Deuce to Six)
Danneville: shows [Qs As] (a flush, Ace high)
Danneville collected 77247224 from pot and won (77247224) with a flush, Ace high

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed
8,342 Entrants; $1,688,400

1. Danneville $222,503
2. Skammes $202,271
3. domino16 $125,130
4. ThePokerBody $83,420
5. KingGorn $66,736
6. BREAKURFACE $50,052
7. asbo22 $33,368
8. FreeLancerZZ $18,352
9. buttonsAAAA $12,930

There was a time earlier when the $500k on PokerStars was struggling.  The tournament had been barely reaching 900 entrants, forcing Stars to pay nearly $50,000 in overlay multiple times.  For some reason the tournament has seen a revival this July, including yesterday when nearly 1,100 players participated, creating a $546,000 prize pool. Some very good players made the final table including “gray31” who shipped the Nightly $100k on PokerStars for over $25,000 this January.  Another high-stakes player, “goleafsgo41”, made an early final table exit in 6th place.  The $21,000+ score was the 4th biggest of his career, well behind a near-victory in the Super Tuesday this past March where he earned $43,450.

Taking down the title was “floes”, who outlasted “Bob1Preston” for the win. This was Bob1Preston’s biggest registered score on PokerStars by far, eclipsing a $6,000 cash in 2007. The $92,820 first-place prize was floes’ biggest cash, and the 27th time he’s made more than $10,000 on PokerStars alone.

Seat 4: floes (6968185 in chips)
Seat 9: Bob1Preston (3951815 in chips)
Bob1Preston: posts small blind 40000
floes: posts big blind 80000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Bob1Preston: raises 132000 to 212000
floes: calls 132000
*** FLOP *** [Th 5s 9s]
floes: checks
Bob1Preston: bets 234000
floes: raises 456000 to 690000
Bob1Preston: raises 1110000 to 1800000
floes: raises 4948185 to 6748185 and is all-in
Bob1Preston: calls 1931815 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3016370) returned to floes
*** TURN *** [Th 5s 9s] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [Th 5s 9s 6c] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
floes: shows [Ts Kc] (a pair of Tens)
Bob1Preston: shows [3s 6s] (a pair of Sixes)
floes collected 7903630 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $500k Guaranteed
1,092 Entrants; $546,000 prize pool

1. floes $92,820
2. Bob1Preston $68,250
3. gray31 $51,815
4. HAWKBHOY $37,128
5. el salla $27,027
6. goleafsgo41 $21,567
7. RooktakesE5 $16,107
8. ptartaglio $10,647
9. kartt $5,897

Just like the $500k, the $215r saw a slew of good players reach the final table. Making his second final table of the day was Skammes, who you’ll remember finished 2nd in the million for over $200,000. Unfortunately he busted in the middle of the pack here, finishing in 5th for a “measly” $11,210. Other big names included AmirSF, EndlessJ, VerySexual, and holdplz.  Besides those names heads-up play came down to a pair of experienced, well-known players, “All_in_at420” and “Dusnumbri”.  All_in_at420 has a bunch of huge scores to his name including a win in the Sunday $500, Second Chance, and $215r.  Overall he has more than $1,100,000 in scores on PokerStars alone.  His opponent, Dusunmbri, nearly shipped the Sunday Million last week, finishing in 5th place for over $64,000.  In the end, Dusunmbri was able to take down the title and nearly $39,000:

Seat 3: All_in_at420 (518716 in chips)
Seat 6: Dusnumbri (1009784 in chips)
Dusnumbri: posts small blind 5000
All_in_at420: posts big blind 10000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dusnumbri: raises 20000 to 30000
All_in_at420: raises 50000 to 80000
Dusnumbri: raises 928784 to 1008784 and is all-in
All_in_at420: calls 437716 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (491068) returned to Dusnumbri
*** FLOP *** [Kh Jh 6h]
*** TURN *** [Kh Jh 6h] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [Kh Jh 6h 7h] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
All_in_at420: shows [Ad 8d] (high card Ace)
Dusnumbri: shows [Qs Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
Dusnumbri collected 1037432 from pot

PokerStars $215r $150k Guaranteed
278 Entrants; $190,000 prize pool

1. Dusnumbri $38,950
2. All_in_at420 $28,500
3. AmirSF $21,470
4. EndlessJ $16,150
5. Skammes $11,210
6. 1BigAceHole $8,550
7. VerySexual $6,650
8. IONA06 $4,750
9. holdplz $3,325

Rounding out a solid day of tournaments on PokerStars was $200k Second Chance, which once again obliterated its guarantee this week by $88,000.  This is one of the few tournaments on PokerStars that seems to never struggle, yet Stars took $50,000 off the guarantee during the WSOP and has yet to put it back. Hopefully PokerStars realizes its error and fixes the problem before entries begin to drop.

Seat 8: LuKeYnOeY (971557 in chips)
Seat 9: GAKingChaser (3348443 in chips)
LuKeYnOeY: posts small blind 25000
GAKingChaser: posts big blind 50000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LuKeYnOeY: raises 50000 to 100000
GAKingChaser: raises 3243443 to 3343443 and is all-in
LuKeYnOeY: calls 866557 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (2376886) returned to GAKingChaser
*** FLOP *** [8c 3c 4c]
*** TURN *** [8c 3c 4c] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [8c 3c 4c Tc] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
GAKingChaser: shows [As Th] (two pair, Tens and Eights)
LuKeYnOeY: shows [9h Qs] (a pair of Eights)
GAKingChaser collected 1943114 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $200k Guaranteed
1,440 Entrants; $288,000 prize pool

1. GAKingChaser $52,070
2. LuKeYnOeY $37,728
3. jakehekejnr $28,800
4. zakooza $21,600
5. BleedBlue33 $21,600
6. jovo_kk21 $15,120
7. tnetter $9,360
8. Anbessa9 $6,480
9. Fiskin1 $4,032

The Brawl continues to crush as this past week the prize pool swelled to over $500,000, which has to be a first for a weekend with out a promotion running.  For those unaware, the Sunday Brawl is a KO (Knock-Out) tournament which pays $40 to a player every time he/she eliminated another competitor.  Twenty-six FullTilt sponsored professionals played the event, including Allen Cunningham, David Pham, and Isaac “menlo” Baron.   Unfortunately none of the pros made a deep run. The best, Niklas Heinecker, finished in 161st place.

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,600 Entrants; $52,000 prize pool

1. 21boo21 $105,560
2. Vincent1204 $68,120
3. bullrotx313 $50,440
4. lakenut42 $37,960
5. artbrancusi $26,520
6. s33dsnb33r $17,680
7. qasem2000 $11,960
8. JohnnyM77 $8,320
9. Edelweys $6,240

The $750k saw a nice boost from last week’s $1.5M $500+$35 event, which was part of FullTilt’s “FIVE” Promotion.  Over 4,400 players entered this week, creating an $880,200 prize pool, barely supplanting the Warm-Up on PokerStars as the weekend’s second biggest tournament.  A huge amount of FullTilt Red Pros played, 46 to be exact.  The big turn out failed to result in much success, as none of the professionals made it inside the top 200 finishers.  Players like Jeff Madsen, Lee Watkinson, and Eic Freohlich all played but failed to make the money.

FullTilt Sunday $750k Guaranteed
4,401 Entrants; $880,200 prize pool

1. KtownCicero $155,435
2. HITTHEPANDA $94,093
3. crazyz987 $61,614
4. feltingfools $48,411
5. wvumaniac2 $36,352
6. jba1986 $26,934
7. kishotti $20,245
8. 00s $15,844
9. chkrazethedevil $11,795

One of FullTilt’s newest professionals, Mike “Timex” McDonald, made a deep run in the Sunday Mulligan, reaching the final table before busting in 5th place for just under $19,000.  McDonald, a world-class tournament professional, has shipped the $109r twice on PokerStars and also took down the Absolute Poker $100k last month.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,348 Entrants; $269,600 prize pool

1. Liinda14 $59,312
2. robert07 $37,744
3. czGLoRy $27,634
4. TheGuerreiro $21,905
5. Mike McDonald $16,850
6. the alternate $12,132
7. Anguz $7,818
8. matthew66 $5,662
9. MrQuist $4,152