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FTOPS XIII came to an end yesterday, and with it a huge day of tournaments commenced.  Both the FTOPS Main Event and $2500 two-day event were slated to finish Sunday and both produced exciting finishes.

The first event finishing yesterday was the $2,500 two-day event, which was full of big name professionals including Phil Ivey and 38 other FullTilt sponsored professionals.  One of those pros, Brian “Stinger88” Hastings, made it all the way down to heads-up.  Stinger is considered one of the toughest online cash game players and can regularly be seen playing $500/$1000 PLO on FullTilt.  His opponent, “psutennis11”, nearly shipped the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars last week, finishing 2nd.  In the end it was psutennis11 who took down the 2-day event and over $453,000.

FullTilt FTOPS Event #22 $2M Guaranteed
850 Entrants; $2,125,000 prize pool

1. psutennis11 $453,688
2. Brian Hastings $297,500
3. GreatDANbino $212,500
4. debbiedds $161,500
5. CrazyIvan24 $114,750
6. bob2bob $73,313

The FTOPS Main Event exploded yesterday, with over 5,300 players creating a $2,653,000 prize pool, $453,663 of which going to first place.  A record-breaking 60 FullTilt Red Pro’s played the event, including Eli Elezra, Gus Hansen, Ryan Daut, and Allen Cunningham. Three professionals, James Akenhead (98th), Diego Cordovez (44th), and Martin Klaeser (68th) finished inside the top 100.  James Obst, most well known as AndyMcleod (TheFatFISH on FullTilt), made yet another final table appearance in a Major Event. Unfortunately he had to “settle” for a mere $127,211 cash for 5th place. Eventual winner “Poligraph” took down a huge first-place check, much bigger than his previous best, a $10k cash in the Super Turbo in June.

FullTilt FTOPS Main Event $2.5M Guaranteed
5,306 Entrants; $2,653,000

1. Poligraph $453,663
2. Inoriisss $315,707
3. Kamdidi $225,505
4. InsomniacSloth $169,792
5. TheFatFISH $127,211
6. highrollr19 $87,549
7. pagoda 1 $57,040
8. Slick Nittany $39,795
9. locoenlacabeza $27,857

Rounding out a big Sunday on FullTilt was the $200,000 guaranteed Mulligan.   Ben “ANIMAL5050” Pappas, a solid tournament player took second place for nearly $43,000. This was his 2nd best score, just behind a 2nd place finish for $60k in the $109r on PokerStars.  “Azhl” took down the title, and his first ever $10k score on FullTilt, earning nearly $66,000 for the win.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,534 Entrants; $306,800 prize pool

1. AzhL $65,962
2. ANIMAL5050 $42,952
3. AAjoeyAA $31,064
4. RedSoxFan83 $24,928
5. oopsULu412 $18,807
6. Jims619 $13,806
7. redfishtoo $8,897
8. sweepybreedy $6,443
9. fatmolle75 $4,562

PokerStars has been cruising in August, which is a great sign heading into yet another WCOOP series. First up yesterday was the Sunday Warm-Up, which keeps growing. Once again more than 4,000 players entered the tournament, creating a $815,200 prize pool. “plz be live” took down the title and $127,986, well above his previous high score of $5,600.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
4,076 Entrants; $815,200 prize pool

1. plz be live $127,986
2. Dago40 $95,378
3. cailloulefou $67,254
4. BenDana-1 $46,874
5. Aftret $34,646
6. hugo1006 $26,494
7. GAKingChaser $18,342
8. PiMaster $10,190
9. Bojinator $6,522

The Sunday Million took a slight step back this weekend yet it was still able to ease past its guarantee with a $1.57M prize pool. “HectorPva”, another unknown player, took down the title and more than $230,000. Below are the final table stacks, bust-out hands, and pay outs:

Seat 1: Slims (11568134 in chips)
Seat 2: HectorPva (9884677 in chips)
Seat 3: KJB11 (7581872 in chips)
Seat 4: a2z1to3 (1848005 in chips)
Seat 5: ParisTilt0n (3305070 in chips)
Seat 6: umacorso (7000001 in chips)
Seat 7: PedrinhoxX (11762579 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (13358324 in chips)
Seat 9: mertge (12321338 in chips)

Seat 1: Slims (13288134 in chips)
Seat 2: HectorPva (9044677 in chips)
Seat 3: KJB11 (6741872 in chips)
Seat 4: a2z1to3 (1203750 in chips)
Seat 5: ParisTilt0n (4025070 in chips)
Seat 6: umacorso (6800001 in chips)
Seat 7: PedrinhoxX (3208510 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (22836648 in chips)
Seat 9: mertge (11481338 in chips)
a2z1to3: posts small blind 200000
ParisTilt0n: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
umacorso: folds
PedrinhoxX: raises 2768510 to 3168510 and is all-in
chicagoali: folds
mertge: folds
Slims: folds
HectorPva: folds
KJB11: folds
a2z1to3: folds
ParisTilt0n: calls 2768510
*** FLOP *** [As 2c 5c]
*** TURN *** [As 2c 5c] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [As 2c 5c 8d] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ParisTilt0n: shows [9s 9h] (three of a kind, Nines)
PedrinhoxX: shows [Qc Ac] (a pair of Aces)
ParisTilt0n collected 6897020 from pot

Seat 1: Slims (14268134 in chips)
Seat 2: HectorPva (9744677 in chips)
Seat 3: KJB11 (6531872 in chips)
Seat 4: a2z1to3 (4325000 in chips)
Seat 5: ParisTilt0n (7473580 in chips)
Seat 6: umacorso (3852501 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (24777448 in chips)
Seat 9: mertge (7656788 in chips)
chicagoali: posts small blind 250000
mertge: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Slims: folds
HectorPva: folds
KJB11: folds
a2z1to3: folds
ParisTilt0n: raises 1055555 to 1555555
umacorso: raises 2246946 to 3802501 and is all-in
chicagoali: folds
mertge: folds
ParisTilt0n: calls 2246946
*** FLOP *** [Ah Qs 9s]
*** TURN *** [Ah Qs 9s] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [Ah Qs 9s 9h] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ParisTilt0n: shows [Jd Jc] (a full house, Jacks full of Nines)
umacorso: shows [As Kd] (two pair, Aces and Nines)
ParisTilt0n collected 8755002 from pot

Seat 1: Slims (14768134 in chips)
Seat 2: HectorPva (8294677 in chips)
Seat 3: KJB11 (6381872 in chips)
Seat 4: a2z1to3 (4175000 in chips)
Seat 5: ParisTilt0n (12276081 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (26227448 in chips)
Seat 9: mertge (6506788 in chips)
HectorPva: posts small blind 250000
KJB11: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
a2z1to3: folds
ParisTilt0n: folds
chicagoali: folds
mertge: raises 5956788 to 6456788 and is all-in
Slims: folds
HectorPva: raises 1787889 to 8244677 and is all-in
KJB11: folds
Uncalled bet (1787889) returned to HectorPva
*** FLOP *** [Ks Qs 2d]
*** TURN *** [Ks Qs 2d] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [Ks Qs 2d 3d] [8c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
HectorPva: shows [Kc Ac] (a pair of Kings)
mertge: shows [Ad Qh] (a pair of Queens)
HectorPva collected 13763576 from pot

Seat 1: Slims (13898134 in chips)
Seat 2: HectorPva (14271465 in chips)
Seat 3: KJB11 (4511872 in chips)
Seat 4: a2z1to3 (1095000 in chips)
Seat 5: ParisTilt0n (13902858 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (30950671 in chips)
a2z1to3: posts small blind 300000
ParisTilt0n: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
chicagoali: raises 1200000 to 1800000
Slims: folds
HectorPva: folds
KJB11: folds
a2z1to3: calls 735000 and is all-in
ParisTilt0n: folds
Uncalled bet (765000) returned to chicagoali
*** FLOP *** [9s 3d Kh]
*** TURN *** [9s 3d Kh] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [9s 3d Kh Js] [8c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
a2z1to3: shows [4s 2s] (high card King)
chicagoali: shows [Th Ah] (high card Ace)
chicagoali collected 3030000 from pot

Seat 1: Slims (11558134 in chips)
Seat 2: HectorPva (18286465 in chips)
Seat 3: KJB11 (2471872 in chips)
Seat 5: ParisTilt0n (11507858 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (34805671 in chips)
KJB11: posts small blind 300000
ParisTilt0n: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
chicagoali: folds
Slims: folds
HectorPva: folds
KJB11: raises 1811872 to 2411872 and is all-in
ParisTilt0n: calls 1811872
*** FLOP *** [2d Ts Qd]
*** TURN *** [2d Ts Qd] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [2d Ts Qd Qh] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
KJB11: shows [Js Ks] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
ParisTilt0n: shows [9h Tc] (a full house, Tens full of Queens)
ParisTilt0n collected 5123744 from pot

Seat 1: Slims (9678134 in chips)
Seat 2: HectorPva (16786465 in chips)
Seat 5: ParisTilt0n (17679730 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (34485671 in chips)
ParisTilt0n: posts small blind 400000
chicagoali: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Slims: raises 8798134 to 9598134 and is all-in
HectorPva: raises 7108331 to 16706465 and is all-in
ParisTilt0n: folds
chicagoali: folds
Uncalled bet (7108331) returned to HectorPva
*** FLOP *** [6c Kh 9s]
*** TURN *** [6c Kh 9s] [Jd]
*** RIVER *** [6c Kh 9s Jd] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Slims: shows [Qd Ah] (a pair of Sixes)
HectorPva: shows [As Ad] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
HectorPva collected 20716268 from pot

Seat 2: HectorPva (20985711 in chips)
Seat 5: ParisTilt0n (17058396 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (40585893 in chips)
ParisTilt0n: posts small blind 400000
chicagoali: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
HectorPva: raises 950000 to 1750000
ParisTilt0n: calls 1350000
chicagoali: calls 950000
*** FLOP *** [3s 6h 4c]
ParisTilt0n: checks
chicagoali: checks
HectorPva: bets 3200000
ParisTilt0n: raises 12028396 to 15228396 and is all-in
chicagoali: calls 15228396
HectorPva: folds
*** TURN *** [3s 6h 4c] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [3s 6h 4c 2s] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ParisTilt0n: shows [5c 5h] (a straight, Deuce to Six)
chicagoali: shows [5d 7d] (a straight, Three to Seven)
chicagoali collected 39146792 from pot

Seat 2: HectorPva (45562752 in chips)
Seat 8: chicagoali (33067248 in chips)
HectorPva: posts small blind 600000
chicagoali: posts big blind 1200000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
HectorPva: raises 1200000 to 2400000
chicagoali: calls 1200000
*** FLOP *** [Kd As 3d]
chicagoali: checks
HectorPva: bets 2400000
chicagoali: calls 2400000
*** TURN *** [Kd As 3d] [5h]
chicagoali: checks
HectorPva: bets 6000000
chicagoali: calls 6000000
*** RIVER *** [Kd As 3d 5h] [2d]
chicagoali: bets 22147248 and is all-in
HectorPva: calls 22147248
*** SHOW DOWN ***
chicagoali: shows [3h 8c] (a pair of Threes)
HectorPva: shows [Ad 3c] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
HectorPva collected 66134496 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed
7,863 Entrants; $1,572,600 prize pool

1. HectorPva $235,890
2. chicagoali $172,986
3. ParisTilt0n $117,945
4. Slims $79,259
5. KJB11 $62,904
6. a2z1to3 $47,178
7. mertge $31,452
8. umacorso $18,085
9. PedrinhoxX $12,188

Some big names in online poker were on hand for the final table of the Sunday500 including winner Ravi “govshark2” Raghavan, a top-50 ranked online professional.  The $100,000 first place check was his second biggest score behind a win in the Million for $184,5000 last October.  Along with those two huge scores he has six other $20,000 cashes to his name.  Finishing in 2nd was lesser known “GulahPapyrus” who took 5th place in this event earlier this year.

Seat 3: GulahPapyrus (1458176 in chips)
Seat 5: govshark2 (10361824 in chips)
GulahPapyrus: posts small blind 65000
govshark2: posts big blind 130000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
GulahPapyrus: raises 1170000 to 1300000
govshark2: raises 1170000 to 2470000
GulahPapyrus: calls 145176 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1024824) returned to govshark2
*** FLOP *** [5h 6c Ac]
*** TURN *** [5h 6c Ac] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [5h 6c Ac 9s] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
govshark2: shows [Ah 9c] (a full house, Aces full of Nines)
GulahPapyrus: shows [Qd Jd] (a pair of Aces)
govshark2 collected 2916352 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $500k Guaranteed
1,182 Entrants; $591,000 prize pool

1. govshark2 $100,470
2. GulahPapyrus $73,875
3. Paffchen $56,086
4. Eninga $40,188
5. SlimsChicken $29,255
6. YlonSchwartz $23,345
7. 6BLUFFMANIAC $17,435
8. shiptosails $11,525
9. LION8HART $6,383

Peter “Apathy123” Jetten highlighted the $215r final table yesterday.  Jetten took 2nd place in last year’s WSOP PLO Championship for $528k and nearly won the $20,000 European High Roller Event last October, taking 4th for $346,000.  “Gboro780”, a top-ranked professional and mainstay at Sunday final tables, finished in 5th while another well known professional, “tmay420”, was the first to bust at the final table, taking 9th.

Seat 4: JERRRY (97432 in chips)
Seat 8: Apathy123 (1505568 in chips)
JERRRY: posts small blind 10000
Apathy123: posts big blind 20000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
JERRRY: raises 75432 to 95432 and is all-in
Apathy123: calls 75432
*** FLOP *** [8h Ad 5h]
*** TURN *** [8h Ad 5h] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [8h Ad 5h 6s] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Apathy123: shows [As 8c] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
JERRRY: shows [9h Jh] (high card Ace)
Apathy123 collected 194864 from pot

PokerStars $215r $150k Guaranteed
281 Entrants; $199,800 prize pool

1. Apathy123 $40,959
2. JERRY $29,970
3. cdbr3799 $22,577.40
4. eatyourstac $16,983
5. gboro780 $11,788.20
6. Fred_Brink $8,991
7. viirusss $6,993
8. isuckoutonu $4,995
9. Tmay420 $3,496.50

Seat 5: ael1979 (1160596 in chips)
Seat 6: sexygee (3312404 in chips)
sexygee: posts small blind 20000
ael1979: posts big blind 40000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sexygee: raises 40000 to 80000
ael1979: calls 40000
*** FLOP *** [Kh 2s 9c]
ael1979: checks
sexygee: bets 82000
ael1979: calls 82000
*** TURN *** [Kh 2s 9c] [Qc]
ael1979: checks
sexygee: bets 212122
ael1979: raises 782474 to 994596 and is all-in
sexygee: calls 782474
*** RIVER *** [Kh 2s 9c Qc] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ael1979: shows [5c Kc] (a pair of Kings)
sexygee: shows [Jd Kd] (a pair of Kings – Queen+Jack kicker)
sexygee collected 2321192 from pot

Closing out another nice day for PokerStars was the Sunday Second Chance.  Although the tournament guarantee was dropped a few months ago, this event has not slowed down one bit.  In fact, the tournament seems to be growing each week and is creeping up on the $300,000 prize pool mark.  The two biggest names making the final table yesterday were PokerStars pro JC Alvarado and high-stakes limit professional “Vandiesel”.  Both players made nice runs but busted in 4th and 3rd place respectively.   “sexygee”, another solid player, was able to outlast “ael1979” for the title and nearly $54,000.  This was his second biggest score, behind a SCOOP win in April for only $500 more.

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $200k Guaranteed
1,491 Entrants; $298,200 prize pool

1. sexygee $53,795.28
2. ael1979 $38,915.10
3. Vandiesel $29,820
4. JC Alvarado $22,365
5. Gorre187 $15,655.50
6. bgitty $12,673.50
7. TIJO $9,691.50
8. Sick’nSocial $6,709.50
9. Magic_Pig $4,174.80