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Sunday Briefing: Matt "Poligraph" Waxman takes the FTOPS Main Event

Another big weekend on the online poker circuit saw several big winners emerge. Full Tilt’s FTOPS XIII concluded, crowning its biggest champions of this installment to date as Jake “psutennis11” Toole and "Poligraph" each earned pay days of close to half a million dollars. Toole won Event #22, a $2,500 NL Hold'em 6-max tournament, for $453,687.50, beating out well known CardRunners Pro Brian Hastings heads-up. Matt "Poligraph" Waxman shipped the FTOPS Main Event for $453,663, weaving his way through a final table that included online phenom James"TheFatFISH" Obst who finished 5th, and recent WickedChops target Lauren “locoenlacabeza” Kling, who regularly trains with David "The Maven" Chicotsky, and Ari "Bodog Ari" Engel at Ari's Training Center in Las Vegas.

Full Tilt FTOPS XIII – Main Event
Buy-in: $500 + $35
Prize Pool: $2,653,000
Entrants: 5,306

1. Matt "Poligraph" Waxman - $453,663
2. Inoriisss - $315,707
3. Kameron “Kamdini” McRay - $225,505
4. InsomniacSloth - $169,792
5. James “TheFatFISH” Obst - $127,211.35
6. highrollr19 - $87,549
7. pagoda 1 - $57,039.50
8. Slick Nittany - $39,795
9. Lauren “locoenlacabeza” Kling - $27,856.50

Notables: Domen “DaPokerGun” Pinterič (11th - $19,101.60), Matt “mattg1983” Graham (12th - $19,101.60), Michael “One Poor Bum” Lech (13th - $14,591.50), Jeff “crzysavage” Gressard (16th - $10,612), Mohsin “chicagocards1” Charania (17th - $10,612), Daniel “All4non” Drescher (30th - $5,306), Keith “DaMurdera3” Ferrera (37th - $5,306).

Full Tilt FTOPS XIII – Event #24 NL Hold'em Knockout
Buy-in: $120 + $9
Prize Pool: $846,100
Entrants: 8,461

*1. gruselspot - $96,067.72
*2. Yaluht - $102,465.13
*3. Julaan Nikolay - $95,009.95
4. Steven “UFman2” Burkholder - $48,227.70
5. CTK87 - $35,536.20
6. Joao Mathias “joaoMATHIAS” Baumgarten - $25,383
7. pat4ak2 - $17,768.10
8. Big_L JahFari - $12,268.45
9. ogogo61 - $8,630.22

* Denotes chop

Notable Finishes: Charles “HellaStacks_” Lee (10th - $5,922.70), Jeff “ActionJeff” Garza (33rd - $1,607.59), fishhookn1 (35th - $1,607.59).

Full Tilt FTOPS XIII – Event #22 NL Hold'em 6-Max
Buy-in: $2500 + $120
Prize Pool: $2,125,000
Entrants: 850

1. Jake “psutennis11” Toole - $453,687.50
2. Brian Hastings - $297,500
3. Daniel “GreatDANbino” Aldridge - $212,500
4. debbiedds - $161,500
5. CrazyIvan24 - $114,750
6. James “bob2bob” Page - $73,312.50

Notable Finishes: Mike “Gags30” Gagliano (8th - $45,687.50), Josh “JBT449” Bergman (9th - $32,937.50), Cody “thugmoneymkr” Slaubaugh (10th - $32,937.50), Bjorn “kleath” Kleathersson (17th - $14,450), Jonathan “FatalError” Aguiar (20th - $11,687.50), Johnny “xx BabyGrand xx” Josephy (25th - $9,775), Jonas “Klausen” Klausen (27th - $9,775), Arjan “AHJ_Camp” Camp (28th - $9,775), JP “MavFish” Kelly (29th - $9,775), Jack “Doctor_Fun” Powell (30th - $9,775), Mario “Pokerccini” Puccini (31st - $8,287.50), Joe “Dyzalot” Morneau (33rd - $8,287.50)

PokerStars Sunday Million
Buy-in: $200 + $15
Prize Pool: $1,572,600
Entrants: 7,863

1. HectorPva - $195,924.91
2. chicagoali - $179.055.79
3. ParisTilt0n - $151,840.73
4. Slims - $79,259.05
5. Krys “KJB11” Bennett - $62,904.01
6. a2z1to3 - $47,178.01
7. mertge - $31,452.01
8. umacorso - $18,084.91
9. PedrinhoxX - $12,187.66

Notable Finishes: Eric “Ericb09” Blair (16th - $4,167.40), marlin5555 (21st - $3,459.73), Gavin “gavonater” O Rourke (24th - $3,459.73), Mark “newhizzle” Newhouse (32nd - $3,145.21), Chris “Universe112” Leveroni (34th - $3,145.21), Christian “charder30” Harder (43rd - $2,909.32), Amit “AMAK316” Makhija (54th - $2,673.43).

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
Buy-in: $200 + $15
Prize Pool: $815,200
Entrants: 4,076

1. plz be live - $127,986.41
2. Dago40 - $95,378.41
3. cailloulefou - $67,254.01
4. BenDana-1 - $46,874.01
5. Aftret - $34,646.01
6. hugo1006 – 26,494.01
7. GAKingChaser - $$18,342.01
8. Chris “PiMaster” Viox - $10,190.01
9. Bojinator - $6,521.61

Notable Finishes: METZMAGNY (13th - $3,688.41), huztlercrew (22nd - $2,078.77), Michael “Skämmes” Tureniec (37th - $1,671.17).

PokerStars Sunday 500
Buy-in: $500 + $30
Prize Pool: $591,000
Entrants: 1,182

1. Ravi “govshark2” Raghavan - $100,470
2. GulahPapyrus - $73,875
3. Päffchen - $56,085.90
4. Eninga - $40,188
5. Colin “SlimsChicken” Leighton - $29,254.50
6. YlonSchwartz - $23,244.50
7. Mike “6BLUFFMANIAC” Beland - $16,434.50
8. shiptosails - $11,524.50
9. LION8HART - $6,382.80

Notable Finishes: Angel Guillen (15th - $3,959.70), Josh Prager (17th - $2,836.50), Westmenlo92 (20th - $2,364).

Ultimate Bet $200K GTD
Buy-in: $200 + $15
Prize Pool: $200,000
Entrants: 999

1. Evan “DONKEYWRENN” Wrenn - $44,600
2. CHIPNACHRRRR - $26,700
3. DRAGONDRAKE - $18,100
4. Adnan “UDA NAN 01” Qureshi - $12,900
5. JCG2005 - $10,900
6. Robert “MYBALLZURFACE” Saltiel - $8,900
7. TERMINATORTOO - $6,900
8. MANDERBUTT - $4,900
9. Mike “MEEELOSH” Lawson - $3,400

Notable Finishes: Jeremy “THECHEMIST83” Gaubert (11th $2,100), PHILBORT (14th - $1,700), Tom “TITANTOM32” Braband (16th - $1,240).

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***Editors Note*** There was an error in an earlier version of the Sunday Briefing, and we apologize for any confusion it may have caused. An inaccurate tournament report for Event #24 was the cause for the problem and it has since been corrected.

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