Poker professionals crowded the final tables this week. Brian “Sn8wman” Hawkins, ranked in the top 100by pocketfives.com, won the Poker Stars Sunday Million for a cool $278,000. High stakes HU and 6 max cash game regular Suck My Ace received 6th for about $62,000. The winner of the Sunday Warm Up was amateur fridhem, who took just about $120,000 for his win. Amazingly, four top tier pros found themselves at the final table of the $200 with rebuys. Three players ranked in the top 10 of tournament players, rdcrsn (10th) who received 1st for $45,855, jcamby33 (4th) placed 2nd for $32,608, and westmenloAA (2nd) placed 3rd for $22,418. And just when you think the final table couldn’t get any harder, Empire2000, highly respect 25/50 cash game player, placed 4th for $16,304. The Sunday $5200 winner-take-all freezeout was won by Poker Stars endorsed professional Dario Minieri for $100,000.
In the Full Tilt 750k guaranteed, jonnyblaze23 took the top prize of about $156,000. In the Sunday Mulligan, nevrtimetheodds received $42,458 for his win, beating out third place finisher and mid stakes cash game player Smart LAG, who won about $20,000 for his efforts. In the Bodog 100k guaranteed, the winner was JohnnyGstaks, a p5’s triple crown winner, who took $25,000 for the win. In Party Poker’s 300k guaranteed, casinoice scored around $65,000 for his win. Finally, in the UltimateBet 200k guaranteed, thebubble1 got just above $48,000 for his victory.
Congratulations to all the winners this week!