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Online Poker Weekend: 'skattman' Wins War of Attrition in Full Tilt Tourney

Online Poker Weekend: 'skattman' Wins War of Attrition in Full Tilt Tourney 0001

A longer than usually night for the major Sunday events cam to an end in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, following a final table in the Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee that lasted nearly three hours. skattman took down the triumph in the event, surging from the middle of the final-table pack. Over at Poker Stars, another great night of attendance marked the Sunday Million, with 'power2prut' making a steady push to the win.

Poker Stars Sunday Million

Poker Stars returned to its normal Sunday Million offering with an event that drew "only" 6,964 hopefuls, generating a solid prize pool of $1,392,800. 1,080 players cashed, with $196,384 on the line for first. 'Vorcirion' and 'renassence' led the way to the final nine, each with a bit over $10 million chips as the last table began.

'dontriverme2' had a brief final-table stay, exiting when his {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} lost up against the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} of 'power2prut,' flopping a set but losing to a turned flush as the board showed {k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. Out soon after was 'espnman,' whose {3-Clubs}{3-Spades} couldn't hold on against 'kuparinen's {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} when the board completed with {5-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{j-Spades}{q-Diamonds}.

Seventh place went to a crippled 'matlik,' bounced out when his {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} couldn't connect against 'Round42,' who called for not much more from the big blind, with {j-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. The board arrived {10-Spades}{8-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}, narrowing the field to six. It went to five when Voicirion bounced 'geotico;' Voicirion had {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} to geotico's {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}, and they watched as {6-Spades}{k-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs} was displayed.

power2prut padded his lead through the middle part of the final table, but stayed out of the knockout hands. The next all-in collison pitted kuparinen, with {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, against Round42, with {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. Round42 was outchipped and dominated, and watched as the {5-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Spades} board gave kuparinen a winning flush. kuparinen picked up the next knockout as well when his {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} held up over renassence's {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}, the board bringing a status-preserving {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. power2prut then notched his own knockout, finishing off a desperately short Vorcirion. On that hand, power2prut's {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} held on over Vorcirion's {a-Spades}{4-Hearts} when the board showed {5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Spades}.

At this point, kuparinen, and power2prut agreed to a chop for most of the money, and played on for $30,000 and the title. On the final hand, power2prut started with {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, kuparinen with {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. The board came {j-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, giving power2prut two pairs and the win.

Final standings:

* 1st ($180,000): power2prut

* 2nd ($115,273): kuparinen

3rd ($69,640): Vorcirion

4th ($55,712): renassence

5th ($41,784): Round42

6th ($30,641.60): geotico

7th ($21,588.40): matlik

8th ($12,535.20): espnman

9th ($8,217.52): dontriverme2

* --- two-way deal for remaining prize money; $30,000 to eventual winner

Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee

Full Tilt's once-a-month $500+30 event drew 1,573 runners and generated a purse of $786,500, comfortably topping its guarantee. 216 places paid, with first place worth $147,862 and five-figure paydays awarded to everyone at the final table. 'skattman' amassed over $1.7 million in chips to lead the way to the final table.

Ninth place went to 'Howdoiplayxx,' who now knows how not to play {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} --- at least not to run it into {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}. 'foshio' (noted online player Josh Klehr) held that and picked up the knockout when the board arrived {j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs}. A few hands later, 'livb112' sent 'Cancer' to the rail in eighth; livb112 had {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} to Cancer's {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, and won out when a {q-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{k-Clubs}{6-Hearts} board appeared.

Over fifty hands elapsed before the next knockout, when 'jpmetalfan's {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} fell to the {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} of 'andre07,' the board showing {4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. A bizarre hand then sent foshio to the rail, when he and andre07 mixed it up. andre07 had tried to steal from the cutoff, but foshio, with {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, made the call. The flop of {6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} seemed safe enough, and foshio bet $180,000, andre07 raised another $180,000, foshio pushed, and andre07 called, with a steal gone very right --- {j-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for top pair and the lead. A {3-Spades} turn and {q-Clubs} river completed the big knockout, although virtually all those chips went to 'titantom32' on a huge double-through moments later.

Another long period elapsed before livb112 fell in fifth, his {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} topped by andre07's {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} as the board came {3-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Fourth place went to 'fsoyars,' the shortest remaining stack; he made a move from the button with {a-Spades}{2-Spades}, but found a ready caller in 'skattmann,' with {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. The board came {4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, and the field was three.

skattmann finally finished off andre07 by getting the chips in ahead and flopping a flush to boot; on that hand skattmann held {a-Spades}{7-Spades}, andre07 {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, and the board arrived {4-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. After another 20 hands of see-saw play, skattman finally took down the win over titantom32. On the final hand, titantom pushed all-in after a turn jack had the board reading {j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. titantom32 had {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for two pair, but skattmann had an easy call, holding {j-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for made trips and a draw to a flush. A {2-Clubs} river filled that flush and completed the victory.

Final standings:

1st ($147,862): skattmann

2nd ($91,627.25): titantom32

3rd ($63,313.25): andre07

4th ($48,763): fsoyars

5th ($36,965.60): livb112

6th ($26,426.40): foshio

7th ($19,269.25): jpmetalfan

8th ($14,943.50): Cancer

9th ($11,482.90): Howdoiplayxx

Party Poker $300,000 Guaranteed

Maybe Party Poker's largely European player base has a fondness for American NCAA basketball? Who knows what was up, but attendance was off a good bit at the Party Poker $300,000 Guaranteed. 1,224 entrants were on hand, well shy of the 1,500 needed to cover the guarantee. As a result, the players that were there had the chance to carve up over $55,000 in overlay. 150 players cashed, with first prize bumped up to $63,000 due to the narrowed player pool. 'lotharpo' and 'ddaylee' were the leaders as the final table commenced play.

First out was 'DalconOpeaN,' whose {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} couldn't connect against 'miamivice80's {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}, the board bringing {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}{j-Hearts}{k-Spades}{4-Hearts}. Then, 'HB8073' picked a bad moment to go to war with {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, running into lotharpo's {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} and getting no reprieve from the {9-Spades}{q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds} board. A short-stacked 'FaetterD' was third to exit, forced in with a {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs} holding that was outclassed by miamivice80's {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, with a board of {8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{q-Spades}{2-Hearts}{a-Hearts}. And then by far the wildest player at the table, 'BIG_BEAR_123,' made a last push with {j-Spades}{3-Hearts} that found a caller in 'RoyNibbles,' with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. The board came {7-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{k-Hearts}, and the field was six.

Another desperate stack, 'partyjohan,' then found {8-Spades}{7-Spades} worth a try, but lotharpo had an easy call with {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and triumphed as the board provided {3-Hearts}{a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. With the blinds putting everyone in peril, miamivice80 first dropped a large pot, then bounced out in fifth when his ace-high hand ran into 'Immorttall's aces, the board bringing {8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. At this point the four survivors agreed on a chop to split up the remaining money, with RoyNibbles having a tiny chip lead but settling for an easy-to-figure deal.

Final standings:

** 1st ($40,000): RoyNibbles

** 2nd ($40,000): Immorttall

** 3rd ($30,000): ddaylee

** 4th ($28,000): lotharpo

5th ($14,250): miamivice80

6th ($11,250): partyjohan

7th ($8,550): BIG_BEAR_123

8th ($5,700): FaetterD

9th ($4,350): HB8073

10th ($3,000): DalconOpeaN

** --- four-way deal for remaining prize money

Ultimate Bet $200,000 Guaranteed

952 players made it to the weekly Ultimate Bet $200,000 Guaranteed, providing an overlay of just under 10% to the players. 100 players cashed and first prize was the expected $45,000, also guaranteed. 'TheMasterJ33' led a tightly packed bunch to the final table, with just under $400,000 in chips. 'bassman64' departed quickly, first losing a race for two-thirds of his chips, then making a stand with {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}, which ran into the {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} of 'Maria Nuccia' (a.k.a. Brock 't soprano' Parker) and found no help when the board came {6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs}.

'Froggy_06' picked up the next two knockouts, first sending 'Buckohfive' to the rail in ninth. On that hand, Froggy_06 had {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} to Buckohfive's {a-Spades}{k-Spades}, and the board showed {4-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{j-Spades}. Following that, 'bad_egg' found {a-Spades}{j-Clubs} unlucky against Froggy_06's {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}, as the {2-Hearts}{10-Spades}{k-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Hearts} board brought the king. Soon after, 'Kingdan23' departed, his {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} losing a race to 'Fish991's {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} as the board delivered {k-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds}.

Froggy_06 croaked when he got all-in with {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} against 'spiker123,' who held {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}; the {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} board changed nothing. A couple of dozen hands elapsed before TheMasterJ33 bowed out in fifth, his {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} overtaken by the {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} of 'One Above All,' the board offering {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. spiker123 departed in two stages, ultimately finishing fourth; he lost most of his chips on a questionable call with a middle-pair holding on a J-high board (Fish991 had pushed with an overpair, queens), then ran {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} into Fish991's {k-Hearts}{k-Spades} and watching helplessly as the {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades} board played out.

Fish991 continued his surge to the win with knockouts on consecutive hands. First, his {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} hand dominated One Above All's {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, with the chips in the middle before the flop. The {j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} board meant two players remained. That lasted exactly one hand, with Fish991 and Maria Nuccia again all-in before the flop; this time Fish991 held {a-Spades}{q-Spades} to Maria Nuccia's {j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. The board of {6-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} gave Maria Nuccia plenty of outs, but none of them arrived and Fish991 had his win.

Final standings:

1st ($45,000): Fish991

2nd ($26,500): Maria Nuccia

3rd ($18,000): One Above All

4th ($13,100): spiker123

5th ($10,500): TheMasterJ33

6th ($8,500): Froggy_06

7th ($6,500): Kingdan23

8th ($4,500): bad_egg

9th ($3,400): Buckohfive

10th: ($2,000): bassman64

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