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This past Sunday saw a sharp drop-off in major tournament attendance since the conclusion of FTOPS XIII.  Many of the tournaments that had been crushing their guarantees lately failed to even come close to enough entrants, forcing PokerStars to pay-out nearly $40,000 in overlay in the Million and Sunday500 combined.  Two sponsored professionals made final tables yesterday including Barry Greenstein in the Sunday Second Chance and Lee Watkinson in the Sunday Mulligan.  Greenstein failed to make much final table noise while Watkinson nearly shipped the Mulligan, taking 3rd for just over $25,000.

The day began with the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars seeing a decent drop in entrants. The past few weeks the tournament has surpassed 4,000 players, but yesterday only 3,911 professionals and amateurs alike ponied up the $200+$15 buy-in fee. Heads-up play came down to “calvo1989” and “Payacan”, neither of whom had a $10,000+ score to their name. In fact, it seems calvo1989 was quite the 180man grinder, having won 6 $12 180mans in the past five weeks. Payacan had seen a bit more success on PokerStars, taking 2nd in a $55 tournament Monday for $9,575.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
3911 Entrants; $782,200 prize pool

1. calvo1989 $122,805
2. Payacan $91,517
3. Dsavo $64,532
4. Blue Knight $44,977
5. El Tiltor $33,244
6. saufar $25,422
7. kiehndk $17,600
8. Colombian80% $9,778
9. Prezidento $6,258

The Sunday Million saw a steep drop in attendance as the tournament failed to reach the 7,500 entrants necessary to reach their guarantee. The final table was also a bit of a letdown, as once play became 6-handed the entire table agreed quickly to a chip-chop. Once again the winner of the Million did not earn the most money, as that honor went to 3rd place finisher “shawry5” who took home nearly $147,000 with the chop. Champion “tysonduke23” was only guaranteed $87,000 after the chop, but earned an additional $30,000 for taking down the table. The final-table stacks, bust-out hands, and adjusted pay-outs can be found below:

Seat 1: dmytro1 (2972552 in chips)
Seat 2: Sheeeeep (4301581 in chips)
Seat 3: shawry5 (9963830 in chips) out of hand
Seat 4: Faraday (7192984 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (12804233 in chips)
Seat 6: Specialk66 (11313744 in chips)
Seat 7: rmpvieira (7925749 in chips)
Seat 8: DDfromDS (10117803 in chips)
Seat 9: jornxx (7717524 in chips)

Seat 1: dmytro1 (3655104 in chips)
Seat 2: Sheeeeep (6548162 in chips)
Seat 3: shawry5 (13396278 in chips)
Seat 4: Faraday (12665968 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (19397466 in chips)
Seat 6: Specialk66 (908011 in chips)
Seat 7: rmpvieira (5619168 in chips)
Seat 8: DDfromDS (5982319 in chips)
Seat 9: jornxx (6137524 in chips)
tysonduke23: posts small blind 150000
Specialk66: posts big blind 300000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
rmpvieira: folds
DDfromDS: raises 345750 to 645750
jornxx: folds
dmytro1: folds
Sheeeeep: folds
shawry5: folds
Faraday: folds
tysonduke23: folds
Specialk66: raises 232261 to 878011 and is all-in
DDfromDS: calls 232261
*** FLOP *** [Jc Js Ks]
*** TURN *** [Jc Js Ks] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Jc Js Ks 4s] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Specialk66: shows [Qc 6s] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
DDfromDS: shows [Ac 3h] (two pair, Kings and Jacks – Ace kicker)
DDfromDS collected 2176022 from pot

Seat 1: dmytro1 (8570208 in chips)
Seat 2: Sheeeeep (3013058 in chips)
Seat 3: shawry5 (11905291 in chips)
Seat 4: Faraday (12665968 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (18707466 in chips)
Seat 7: rmpvieira (6720155 in chips)
Seat 8: DDfromDS (7280330 in chips)
Seat 9: jornxx (5447524 in chips)
tysonduke23: posts small blind 150000
rmpvieira: posts big blind 300000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DDfromDS: folds
jornxx: folds
dmytro1: folds
Sheeeeep: raises 2683058 to 2983058 and is all-in
shawry5: folds
Faraday: calls 2983058
tysonduke23: folds
rmpvieira: folds
*** FLOP *** [Qh Jd 7s]
*** TURN *** [Qh Jd 7s] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [Qh Jd 7s 2s] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Sheeeeep: shows [Ac 8d] (high card Ace)
Faraday: shows [Kc Kd] (a pair of Kings)
Faraday collected 6656116 from pot

Seat 1: dmytro1 (5730208 in chips)
Seat 3: shawry5 (13965291 in chips)
Seat 4: Faraday (13199026 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (15797343 in chips)
Seat 7: rmpvieira (14400556 in chips)
Seat 8: DDfromDS (7612806 in chips)
Seat 9: jornxx (3604770 in chips)
shawry5: posts small blind 200000
Faraday: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
tysonduke23: folds
rmpvieira: folds
DDfromDS: folds
jornxx: raises 3164770 to 3564770 and is all-in
dmytro1: folds
shawry5: folds
Faraday: calls 3164770
*** FLOP *** [7s Kd 6d]
*** TURN *** [7s Kd 6d] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [7s Kd 6d Tc] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Faraday: shows [Ah Ks] (a pair of Kings)
jornxx: shows [7c 8h] (a pair of Sevens)
Faraday collected 7609540 from pot

Seat 1: dmytro1 (14774332 in chips)
Seat 3: shawry5 (20759882 in chips)
Seat 4: Faraday (12924296 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (6737343 in chips)
Seat 7: rmpvieira (14588532 in chips)
Seat 8: DDfromDS (4525615 in chips)
DDfromDS: posts the ante 50000
dmytro1: posts small blind 250000
shawry5: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Faraday: folds
tysonduke23: raises 6187343 to 6687343 and is all-in
rmpvieira: folds
DDfromDS: calls 4475615 and is all-in
dmytro1: folds
shawry5: folds
Uncalled bet (2211728) returned to tysonduke23
*** FLOP *** [5d Ks Ad]
*** TURN *** [5d Ks Ad] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [5d Ks Ad 3d] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
tysonduke23: shows [5h 5s] (three of a kind, Fives)
DDfromDS: shows [Kh 3h] (two pair, Kings and Threes)
tysonduke23 collected 10001230 from pot

Seat 1: dmytro1 (1708407 in chips)
Seat 3: shawry5 (6867443 in chips)
Seat 4: Faraday (25788592 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (27917026 in chips)
Seat 7: rmpvieira (12028532 in chips)
tysonduke23: posts small blind 300000
rmpvieira: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
dmytro1: raises 1048407 to 1648407 and is all-in
shawry5: folds
Faraday: folds
tysonduke23: folds
rmpvieira: calls 1048407
*** FLOP *** [Qc 3c 2c]
*** TURN *** [Qc 3c 2c] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 3c 2c 7c] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rmpvieira: shows [6h 8c] (a flush, Queen high)
dmytro1: shows [3d Ah] (a pair of Threes)
rmpvieira collected 3896814 from pot

Seat 3: shawry5 (6147443 in chips)
Seat 4: Faraday (23868592 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (30437026 in chips)
Seat 7: rmpvieira (13856939 in chips)
shawry5: posts small blind 300000
Faraday: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
tysonduke23: folds
rmpvieira: raises 600000 to 1200000
shawry5: folds
Faraday: raises 8400000 to 9600000
rmpvieira: raises 4196939 to 13796939 and is all-in
Faraday: calls 4196939
*** FLOP *** [5c As Qd]
*** TURN *** [5c As Qd] [3c]
*** RIVER *** [5c As Qd 3c] [Ks]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Faraday: shows [Ac Kd] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
rmpvieira: shows [Kc 9h] (a pair of Kings)
Faraday collected 28133878 from pot

Seat 3: shawry5 (5727443 in chips)
Seat 4: Faraday (37785531 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (30797026 in chips)
tysonduke23: posts small blind 300000
shawry5: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Faraday: raises 1200000 to 1800000
tysonduke23: folds
shawry5: raises 3867443 to 5667443 and is all-in
Faraday: calls 3867443
*** FLOP *** [Ks Td 2h]
tysonduke23 said, “gg”
*** TURN *** [Ks Td 2h] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [Ks Td 2h Jc] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
shawry5: shows [5d 5h] (two pair, Jacks and Fives)
Faraday: shows [Ah Kh] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
Faraday collected 11814886 from pot

Seat 4: Faraday (28191896 in chips)
Seat 5: tysonduke23 (46118104 in chips)
Faraday: posts small blind 300000
tysonduke23: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Faraday: raises 1200000 to 1800000
tysonduke23: raises 44258104 to 46058104 and is all-in
Faraday: calls 26331896 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (17926208) returned to tysonduke23
*** FLOP *** [Ad 3h 6h]
*** TURN *** [Ad 3h 6h] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [Ad 3h 6h Qc] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
tysonduke23: shows [9c As] (three of a kind, Aces)
Faraday: shows [Kh Jd] (a pair of Aces)
tysonduke23 collected 56383792 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed
7431 Entrants; $1,500,000 prize pool

1. tysonduke23 $117,009.38
2. Faraday $119,401.50
3. shawry5 $146,483
4. rmpvieira $122,947.31
5. dmytro1 $92,818.62
6. DDfromDS $99,395.10
7. jornxx $32,250
8. Sheeeeeep $18,000
9. Specialk66 $11,625

The Sunday500 had a few big names make the final table yesterday including highly-ranked Joe “ender555” Ebanks. His 3rd place finish last night earned him $48,000, which was his highest recorded score of all time. Ebanks has won the $109r on PokerStars three times as well as both the $75k and $65k on FullTilt. Taking 7th place was “Bdbeatslayer”, another well known professional who nearly shipped the Million in June, taking 5th for $61,500. “Jane Smith”, who fell to “BrokenXJ08” during heads-up play, took down his 2nd biggest score behind a runner-up finish in the Million over three years ago.

Seat 1: BrokenXJ08 (6676576 in chips)
Seat 9: Jane Smith (2803424 in chips)
BrokenXJ08: posts small blind 40000
Jane Smith: posts big blind 80000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
BrokenXJ08: raises 160000 to 240000
Jane Smith: calls 160000
*** FLOP *** [Qd Ad As]
Jane Smith: checks
BrokenXJ08: bets 190000
Jane Smith: raises 2365424 to 2555424 and is all-in
BrokenXJ08: calls 2365424
*** TURN *** [Qd Ad As] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [Qd Ad As 9d] [Ah]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Jane Smith: shows [Kd 8d] (a flush, Ace high)
BrokenXJ08: shows [Ac Td] (four of a kind, Aces)
BrokenXJ08 collected 5606848 from pot

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

1. BrokenXJ08 $90,000
2. Jane Smith $64,150
3. ender555 $48,000
4. Operga $36,000
5. BKiCe $25,000
6. KJulius10 $20,000
7. Bdbeatslayer $15,000
8. adamyor125 $10,000
9. LucaLuca $6,000

The $215r saw one of the bigger names in online tournaments, “JohnnyBax”, make the final table.  His 5th place finish earned him just over $10,000, well shy of his career high, a $68,250 cash for winning the Super Tuesday on Pokerstars in April.  Heads-up play came down to “jasius” and “cabbie182”, two solid tournament grinders without huge scores to their name.  In the end jasius was able to win a crucial coin flip, taking down a massive pot which led to the victory:

Seat 3: jasius (621250 in chips)
Seat 7: cabbie182 (807750 in chips)
cabbie182: posts small blind 5000
jasius: posts big blind 10000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
cabbie182: raises 30000 to 40000
jasius: calls 30000
*** FLOP *** [4c 2c 4d]
jasius: checks
cabbie182: bets 766750 and is all-in
jasius: calls 580250 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (186500) returned to cabbie182
*** TURN *** [4c 2c 4d] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [4c 2c 4d 8h] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jasius: shows [Tc 8c] (a flush, King high)
cabbie182: shows [5s 2s] (two pair, Fours and Deuces)
cabbie182 is sitting out
jasius collected 1242500 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $215r $150k Guaranteed
267 Entrants; $178,000 prize pool

1. jasius $36,490
2. cabbie182 $26,700
3. leoe29 $20,114
4. nipsman $15,130
5. JohnnyBax $10,502
6. Slapnasty $8,010
7. JRD312 $6,230
8. miraginox $4,450
9. jeff710 $3,115

The final tournament on PokerStars this past Sunday was the Second Chance, a $200k guaranteed NL Freeze-Out.  Barry “barryg1” Greenstein, also known as the “Robin Hood of Poker” because of all of his charitable donations, made an appearance at the final table.  Greenstein has won three WSOP bracelets, one of each in 2-7 NL, Pot-Limit Omaha, and Razz.  While NL may not be his best game, he proved his skills during this past season of High Stakes Poker, battling relentlessly with young phenom Tom “Durrrr” Dwan.

Taking down the title and nearly $48,000 was “SlippyJacks”, a player who is no stranger to success on PokerStars, having shipped a special $500 buy-in Sunday Million for over $240,000.  This was his third major win. He also shipped the $215r for $41,000 last December.

Seat 4: acehighdro (584112 in chips)
Seat 7: SlippyJacks (3372888 in chips)
acehighdro: posts small blind 25000
SlippyJacks: posts big blind 50000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
acehighdro: raises 529112 to 579112 and is all-in
SlippyJacks: calls 529112
*** FLOP *** [8s 6s Jh]
*** TURN *** [8s 6s Jh] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [8s 6s Jh 9d] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SlippyJacks: shows [Kd 7d] (a pair of Jacks)
acehighdro: shows [Qd 2d] (a pair of Jacks – lower kicker)
SlippyJacks collected 1168224 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $200k Guaranteed
1319 Entrants; $263,800 prize pool

1. SlippyJacks $47,906.08
2. acehighdro $34,821.60
3. snake555 $26,380
4. VSGPoker $19,785
5. chapmoney $13,849.50
6. IveGotToejam $11,211.50
7. barryg1 $8,573.50
8. looshle $5,935.50
9. Gorrioncillo $3,693.20

While PokerStars was struggling to reach their guarantees post FTOPS, FullTilt seemed to have little problem attracting enough players to their tournaments. The Sunday Brawl has been rolling lately, and this Sunday was no exception as 2,255 players created a $451,000 prize pool. For those unaware, the Brawl is a Knock-Out event which pays $40 to a player every time he/she eliminates a fellow competitor. Nearly 20 FullTilt sponsored professionals played in the event including Jordan Morgan, Lee Watkinson, and Marco Liesy.

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,255 Entrants; $451,000 prize pool

1. lcky4leafclover $91,981
2. PJShark $59,532
3. Kakafoni $44,198
4. IM_ICM $33,374
5. GPTBigGuy $22,452
6. Sir_DonaldRM $15,334
7. Alphaq1 $10,373
8. JanglingJack $7,216
9. All4non $5,412

The $750k is looking strong after a successful FTOPS XIII. This week over 4,000 players entered, creating an $808,000 prize pool, $100,985 of which went to winner “kuhnboy5” after a three-way chip-chop. Twenty-four FullTilt Red Pros played in the event including Steve Zolotow, Berry Johnston, and Keith Sexton.

FullTilt Sunday $750k Guaranteed
4,040 Entrants; $808,000 prize pool

1. kuhnboy5 $100,985
2. shuriken555 $82,607
3. techie_sims $102,027
4. AshTheDonkey $44,440
5. Jims619 $33,370
6. FlogMyLog $24,725
7. Psychoswir $18,584
8. SMTM17 $14,544
9. LEOMUSICA $10,827

The final event this Sunday was the Mulligan on FullTilt, a $200+$16 buy-in event giving all the tournament grinders a final shot at a big Sunday score. Nearly taking advantage of this opportunity was Lee Watkinson, a WSOP bracelet holder and member of the 2007 Main Event final-table, eventually busting in 8th for nearly $600,000. The $25,029 score was his highest record online cash, eclipsing a $12,864 cash for finishing 2nd in the $40k guaranteed just last week. Eventual winner “smerks” took down his biggest score on FullTilt, passing a $21,100 cash for a win in the Turbo $40k earlier this month.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,215 Entrants; $243,000 prize pool

1. Smerks $53,460
2. bunkapul $34,020
3. Lee Watkinson $25,029
4. SMOKE A LUUU $19,744
5. LOL_COLLUDAMENT $15,188
6. yeagohead $10,935
7. banaaane $7,290
8. Zonnywhoop $5,468
9. DevilRaise666 $3,888