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After an extremely poor showing last week, PokerStars managed a huge comeback this Sunday, crushing guarantees in their five biggest tournaments. The Sunday Million saw a huge rebound, with nearly 9,000 players joining the weekend’s largest tournament. With the WCOOP starting in a few days, let’s hope the tournaments keep getting bigger and better!

First up was the Sunday Warm-Up Final Table which was graced by well-known tournament professional “apestyles” whose 3rd place finish for $67,650 was his biggest and 10th $20k+ score of his career. He’s made four other major final tables including a 5th in the Million in March ($57k) and 6th in FTOPS #17 ($34k) this past May. Taking home the title was “CuCbKu” who until yesterday did not have a $10,000+ score to his name, in fact his biggest cash was a 13th place finish in this very event in July.

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up $750k Guaranteed
4,100 Entrants; $820,000 prize pool

1. CuCbKu $128,740
2. Jarfish $95,940
3. apestyles $67,650
4. heiBtercamp $47,150
5. J0hnny_Dr@m@ $34,850
6. Monterpol $26,650
7. Morph2oo6 $18,450
8. MarcMcFly $10,250
9. gargamelesp $6,560

The Sunday Million drew a huge crowd, and created a prize pool of nearly $1,800,000. First place was slated to receive over $250,000, that was until the final five players decided to chop after Gbror780 busted in 6th place for just under $54,000. Steve “Gboro” Gross is arguably the best online tournament player in the world, and he was on a fast track to win the tournament until his AK was outflopped by AQ for a t20,000,000 pot. The $50k+ score was the 4th of his career, way behind his win in FTOPS#10 for over $275,000 and taking 2nd in the $1M on FullTilt for $126,000. Gross also finished 2nd in a SCOOP event earlier this year for $128,000 which helped bring his career earning to over $3,000,000. After the five-way chop “angiebug4”, who took the smallest amount, dominated the field to scoop the additional $30,000. Even with the side-money, he was only the 4th highest earner in the event, potentially costing himself over $100,000 because of the chop. Below are the final-table stacks, bust-out hands, and chop-adjusted pay-outs:

Seat 1: CesarSPA (25965082 in chips)
Seat 2: Whitfield74 (11059972 in chips)
Seat 3: siggen001 (6636233 in chips)
Seat 4: suckabig1 (10878506 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (12135863 in chips)
Seat 6: gboro780 (6947850 in chips)
Seat 7: Spoli4tor (5149512 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (6437316 in chips)
Seat 9: SebiXXXX (4719666 in chips)

Seat 1: CesarSPA (29725082 in chips)
Seat 2: Whitfield74 (10439972 in chips)
Seat 3: siggen001 (6476233 in chips)
Seat 4: suckabig1 (9398506 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (11255863 in chips)
Seat 6: gboro780 (8127850 in chips)
Seat 7: Spoli4tor (4269512 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (5757316 in chips)
Seat 9: SebiXXXX (4479666 in chips)
BigBradley: posts small blind 200000
SebiXXXX: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
CesarSPA: folds
Whitfield74: folds
siggen001: raises 800000 to 1200000
suckabig1: folds
angiebug4: folds
gboro780: folds
Spoli4tor: folds
gboro780 said, “can someone get rahme on the horn”
BigBradley: raises 4517316 to 5717316 and is all-in
SebiXXXX: folds
siggen001: calls 4517316
*** FLOP *** [Ks Js 8c]
*** TURN *** [Ks Js 8c] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [Ks Js 8c Kc] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BigBradley: shows [9c 9s] (two pair, Kings and Nines)
siggen001: shows [9d 9h] (two pair, Kings and Nines)
BigBradley collected 6097316 from pot
siggen001 collected 6097316 from pot

Seat 1: CesarSPA (35434594 in chips)
Seat 2: Whitfield74 (9679972 in chips)
Seat 3: siggen001 (7216233 in chips)
Seat 4: suckabig1 (9238506 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (10695863 in chips)
Seat 6: gboro780 (7967850 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (5977316 in chips)
Seat 9: SebiXXXX (3719666 in chips)
siggen001: posts small blind 200000
suckabig1: posts big blind 400000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
angiebug4: folds
gboro780: folds
BigBradley: folds
SebiXXXX: folds
CesarSPA: raises 600000 to 1000000
Whitfield74: raises 1800000 to 2800000
siggen001: folds
suckabig1: folds
CesarSPA: raises 32594594 to 35394594 and is all-in
Whitfield74: calls 6839972 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (25754622) returned to CesarSPA
*** FLOP *** [Kh Td 4h]
*** TURN *** [Kh Td 4h] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [Kh Td 4h 6h] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
CesarSPA: shows [Jc As] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Whitfield74: shows [Ks Kc] (three of a kind, Kings)
CesarSPA collected 20199944 from pot

Seat 1: CesarSPA (38888333 in chips)
Seat 3: siggen001 (14582466 in chips)
Seat 4: suckabig1 (9308506 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (8385863 in chips)
Seat 6: gboro780 (9757850 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (5997316 in chips)
Seat 9: SebiXXXX (3009666 in chips)
SebiXXXX: posts small blind 250000
CesarSPA: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
siggen001: folds
suckabig1: folds
angiebug4: folds
gboro780: folds
BigBradley: folds
SebiXXXX: raises 2459666 to 2959666 and is all-in
CesarSPA: calls 2459666
*** FLOP *** [9h 4h Qd]
*** TURN *** [9h 4h Qd] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [9h 4h Qd 8s] [8h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SebiXXXX: shows [Ks 6s] (a pair of Eights)
CesarSPA: shows [4d Ac] (two pair, Eights and Fours)
CesarSPA collected 6269332 from pot

Seat 1: CesarSPA (34150683 in chips)
Seat 3: siggen001 (14682466 in chips)
Seat 4: suckabig1 (8208506 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (7285863 in chips)
Seat 6: gboro780 (9607850 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (15994632 in chips)
siggen001: posts small blind 250000
suckabig1: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
angiebug4: folds
gboro780: raises 600255 to 1100255
BigBradley: raises 14844377 to 15944632 and is all-in
CesarSPA: folds
siggen001: folds
suckabig1: folds
gboro780: calls 8457595 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (6386782) returned to BigBradley
*** FLOP *** [3h Qd As]
*** TURN *** [3h Qd As] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [3h Qd As 6h] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gboro780: shows [Ad Kh] (a pair of Aces)
BigBradley: shows [Ah Qs] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
BigBradley collected 20165700 from pot

Seat 1: CesarSPA (34150683 in chips)
Seat 3: siggen001 (14682466 in chips)
Seat 4: suckabig1 (8208506 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (7285863 in chips)
Seat 6: gboro780 (9607850 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (15994632 in chips)
siggen001: posts small blind 250000
suckabig1: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
angiebug4: folds
gboro780: raises 600255 to 1100255
BigBradley: raises 14844377 to 15944632 and is all-in
CesarSPA: folds
siggen001: folds
suckabig1: folds
gboro780: calls 8457595 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (6386782) returned to BigBradley
*** FLOP *** [3h Qd As]
*** TURN *** [3h Qd As] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [3h Qd As 6h] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gboro780: shows [Ad Kh] (a pair of Aces)
BigBradley: shows [Ah Qs] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
BigBradley collected 20165700 from pot

Seat 1: CesarSPA (33900683 in chips)
Seat 3: siggen001 (8346603 in chips)
Seat 4: suckabig1 (7208506 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (14871726 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (25602482 in chips)
siggen001: posts small blind 250000
suckabig1: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
angiebug4: calls 500000
BigBradley: folds
CesarSPA: raises 1500000 to 2000000
siggen001: folds
suckabig1: raises 5158506 to 7158506 and is all-in
angiebug4: folds
CesarSPA: calls 5158506
*** FLOP *** [Ah 3c 3d]
*** TURN *** [Ah 3c 3d] [Qs]
*** RIVER *** [Ah 3c 3d Qs] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
suckabig1: shows [9s 9d] (two pair, Nines and Threes)
CesarSPA: shows [Ac Ks] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
CesarSPA collected 15317012 from pot

Seat 1: CesarSPA (45679189 in chips)
Seat 3: siggen001 (6066603 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (22463452 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (15720756 in chips)
angiebug4: posts small blind 300000
BigBradley: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
CesarSPA: folds
siggen001: raises 5406603 to 6006603 and is all-in
angiebug4: raises 16396849 to 22403452 and is all-in
BigBradley: folds
Uncalled bet (16396849) returned to angiebug4
*** FLOP *** [5c Js 4d]
*** TURN *** [5c Js 4d] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [5c Js 4d 8s] [9h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
angiebug4: shows [Ah Ad] (a pair of Aces)
siggen001: shows [Kc Tc] (high card King)
angiebug4 collected 12853206 from pot

Seat 1: CesarSPA (49679189 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (23530055 in chips)
Seat 8: BigBradley (16720756 in chips)
angiebug4: posts small blind 300000
BigBradley: posts big blind 600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
CesarSPA: folds
angiebug4: raises 4200000 to 4800000
BigBradley: raises 11860756 to 16660756 and is all-in
angiebug4: calls 11860756
*** FLOP *** [8d Ad 6h]
*** TURN *** [8d Ad 6h] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [8d Ad 6h 5h] [9c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
angiebug4: shows [Kc 5c] (a pair of Fives)
BigBradley: shows [3s 3c] (a pair of Threes)
angiebug4 collected 33501512 from pot

Seat 1: CesarSPA (28088378 in chips)
Seat 5: angiebug4 (61841622 in chips)
angiebug4: posts small blind 400000
CesarSPA: posts big blind 800000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
angiebug4: calls 400000
CesarSPA: raises 2400000 to 3200000
angiebug4: calls 2400000
*** FLOP *** [2h Ac 7d]
CesarSPA: bets 4800000
angiebug4: calls 4800000
*** TURN *** [2h Ac 7d] [6c]
CesarSPA: bets 20008378 and is all-in
angiebug4: calls 20008378
*** RIVER *** [2h Ac 7d 6c] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
CesarSPA: shows [Ks 7h] (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
angiebug4: shows [6h 8h] (three of a kind, Sixes)
CesarSPA said, “lol”
angiebug4 collected 56176756 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Million $1.5M Guaranteed
8,993 Entrants; $1,798,600 prize pool

1. angiebug4 $126,921
2. CesarSPA $208,845
3. BigBradley $173,454
4. siggen001 $131,719
5. suckabig1 $100,530
6. gboro780 $53,958
7. SebiXXXX $35,972
8. Whitfield74 $19,785
9. Spoli4tor $12,590

Another well-known player was present at the Sunday500 final table in the form of “rivermanl”. After an epic battle with “faithless” in which the chip-lead swung back and forth multiple times, rivermanl was able to take down the title and over $88,000. This was his 2nd biggest score of his career, well behind the $137,000 he earned for winning FTOPS Event #8 last November. This was also his 4th major victory, having also won the Second Chance and $215r on PokerStars within the past 12 months. Thayer “THAY3R” Rasumssen, a top-100 ranked professional, made the final table and busted in 6th place for just over $20,000.

Seat 5: rivermanl (7463896 in chips)
Seat 7: faithless (2826104 in chips)
rivermanl: posts small blind 80000
faithless: posts big blind 160000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
rivermanl: calls 80000
faithless: raises 2650104 to 2810104 and is all-in
rivermanl: calls 2650104
*** FLOP *** [Qh 3d Tc]
*** TURN *** [Qh 3d Tc] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [Qh 3d Tc 4h] [9s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
faithless: shows [Kc 7s] (high card King)
rivermanl: shows [6h As] (high card Ace)
rivermanl collected 5652208 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $500k Guaranteed
1,029 Entrants; $514,500 prize pool

1. rivermanl $88,803
2. faithless $64,313
3. omgfml $48,878
4. WARN-YOU $35,809
5. DeuceBuster $25,468
6. THAY3R $20,323
7. CPT CRUX $15,178
8. sharam_nuts $10,033
9. MisterJJW $5,660

One major where cash-game players seem to shine in the $215r on PokerStars. The re-buy and add-on structure allows for much deeper stack play than normal freeze-outs, which can give an edge to those used to playing with 100BB’s or more. “Brianm15” was just another high-stakes cash game professional who was able to outlast a strong field and take down the title, winning over $41,000 in the process. This was the biggest non-SCOOP score of his career, having reached the final table of the Main Event last year (taking 8th for $100,000). At the cash-game tables, Brianm15 is up nearly $300,000 on PokerStars alone within the past 12 months. Other well known professionals “YanniYankiev” and “Wretchy” reached the final table but busted early, finishing in 8th and 9th place respectively.

Seat 2: brianm15 (1063657 in chips)
Seat 6: Green Aker (545343 in chips)
Green Aker: posts small blind 8000
brianm15: posts big blind 16000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Green Aker: raises 16000 to 32000
brianm15: calls 16000
*** FLOP *** [8d 3s Ks]
brianm15: checks
Green Aker: checks
*** TURN *** [8d 3s Ks] [Jd]
brianm15: checks
Green Aker: bets 48000
brianm15: raises 64000 to 112000
Green Aker: raises 399743 to 511743 and is all-in
brianm15: calls 399743
*** RIVER *** [8d 3s Ks Jd] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
brianm15: shows [Js Kd] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
Green Aker: shows [Qs Kc] (two pair, Kings and Threes)
brianm15 collected 1090686 from pot

PokerStars Sunday $215r $150k Guaranteed
295 Entrants; $200,400 prize pool

1. brianm15 $41,082
2. Green Aker $30,060
3. Pkaiser $22,645
4. anfo500 $17,034
5. isuckoutonu $11,823
6. Thrasymachus $9,018
7. tag34 $7,014
8. YanniYankiev $5,010
9. Wretchy $3,507

Yet another top-100 ranked MTT Professional found himself heads-up in a major. This time it was “The-Toilet 0” who ended heads-up against “th’Kick” in the $200k Second Chance. After easily overtaking his much less experienced opponent, The-Toilet 0 took down the title and his 7th $30k+ score of his career, earning just over $50,000. This was his 3rd biggest score, well behind a win in the $400k Super Tuesday on Stars for $78,000.

Seat 2: The-Toilet 0 (3051468 in chips)
Seat 8: th’Kick (1106532 in chips)
th’Kick: posts small blind 15000
The-Toilet 0: posts big blind 30000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
th’Kick: raises 30000 to 60000
The-Toilet 0: raises 2988468 to 3048468 and is all-in
th’Kick: calls 1043532 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1944936) returned to The-Toilet 0
*** FLOP *** [8c 2d Th]
*** TURN *** [8c 2d Th] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [8c 2d Th 5c] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
The-Toilet 0: shows [4s 4h] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
th’Kick: shows [9d Ac] (a pair of Fives)
The-Toilet 0 collected 2213064 from pot

PokerStars Sunday Second Chance $200k Guaranteed
1,386 Entrants; $277,200 prize pool

1. The-Toilet 0 $50,117
2. th’Kick $36,313
3. BgsaPnaples $27,720
4. acewipe3 $20,790
5. 1gr8ride $14,553
6. calamitas $11,781
7. kjell $9,009
8. BillieD $6,237
9. qexx42 $3,880

FullTilt continues to build off the success of August’s FTOPS XIII which set many tournament records. The Sunday Brawl got the day going with nearly 2,400 entrants creating a $478,800 prize pool. A few big names reached the final table including Bryn “OneUponAStar” Kenney, a high-stakes tournament and cash game professional who has been seen battling with the best players in the world at the highest stakes on FullTilt in both NL and PLO. Kenney wasn’t the only professional playing the Brawl, as 22 of FullTilt’s very own sponsored pros played including Lee Watkinson, John Phan, and Marco Liesy. In the end “PoutsoKefalos” outlasted “Jims619” for the title and nearly $98,000. This was his first recorded score over $10,000 on FullTilt and his 1st major final table.

FullTilt Sunday Brawl $350k Guaranteed
2,394 Entrants; $478,800 prize pool

1. PoutsoKefalos $97,651
2. Jims619 $63,201
3. HellaStacks_ $46,922
4. white_chocko $35,431
5. Javatinii $24,898
6. kennl $16,279
7. mightyscv $11,012
8. blackjustin77 $7,661
9. OneUponAStar $5,746

“Mich_alumni”, also known as AAPoker on FlopTurnRiver.com made a deep run in the $750k, chopping four-handed for nearly $99,000. This completes a great week for the tournament professional, as he shipped the $200k on Cereus for $45,000 late last Sunday. AAPoker was joined by 31 of FullTilt’s finest including Allen Cunningham, Nick Schulman, and Jordan Morgan. Eventual winner “ADCampbell” took down $104,930 after the chop, just a bit bigger than his previous biggest score, a $1,808 cash for finishing third in the Big Double last November.

FullTilt $750k Guaranteed
4,144 Entrants; $828,800 prize pool

1. ADCampbell $104,930
2. ypma $62,660
3. mich_alumni $98,967
4. clotilda $72,000
5. zsunset $34,229
6. kenneoin $25,361
7. quivan96 $19,062
8. shhhant $14,918
9. PatrickJ89 $11,106

The final event of the day finished strong, as the Mulligan on FullTilt surpassed the $250,000 prize pool mark with 1,261 entrants. Brandon Adams, Jeff Madsen, and David Pham were just three of the fourteen Red Pros playing in the event. Mandy B, another of the professionals nearly reached the final table, busting in 11th place. A few solid players made the final table including DecanoBR and locoenlacabeza who finished in 3rd and 4th place respectively.

FullTilt Sunday Mulligan $200k Guaranteed
1,261 Entrants; $252,200 prize pool

1. PAPAROACH4EVA $55,484
2. berdugo21 $35,308
3. DecanoBR $25,977
4. locoenlacabeza $20,491
5. uuhhhicall $15,763
6. meerkoet $11,349
7. JBlaze20 $7,566
8. xtiltx $5,675
9. Pot Odds 3 $4,035