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Online Poker Weekend: $100K Added Marks Sunday Million Anniversary Warmup

Online Poker Weekend: $100K Added Marks Sunday Million Anniversary Warmup 0001

Poker Stars began its celebration of the anniversary of the Stars Sunday Million by dropping a little extra something into the night's prize pool. Or a hundred thousand extra somethings --- dollars, to be more precise.

Poker Stars Sunday Million

6,672 players signed up for the anniversary edition of the Poker Stars Sunday Million, and with the $100,000 in seed money, the total prize pool swelled to $1,434,400. 900 players cashed, with first prize a generous $206,266.72. '5iveofaKind' led a tight race to the final table with nearly $12 million in chips, but three other players lurked closely behind.

The elimination parade began when 'DeuceBuster,' all-in with {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}, couldn't overtake 'admiral77's {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} when the board of {4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{j-Clubs} missed both players. 'Hist007' fell next, his push with {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds} finding a caller in FiveofaKind (who held {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}), with the board arriving {j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Seventh place went to '10Ten_Deuce2,' whose {j-Spades}{k-Hearts} couldn't catch up to admiral77's {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} when the board displayed {3-Spades}{k-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}.

admiral77 picked up the next knockout as well, sending '#1PEN' to the rail in sixth when his {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} stayed ahead of #1PEN's {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, with the {9-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} board helping neither player. Then, moments after nixing deal talks, 'alcswab' was bounced in fifth; 5iveofaKind pushed the small blind with {q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, and alcswab made the call with {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, but the board came {j-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{k-Spades}.

The four remaining players then agreed on a chop for most of the remaining prize money, with the standard $30,000 remaining in play for the winner. With the tourney blinds soon climbing to $500,000/$1,000,000 there was little room for play, regardless. Moments after winning a huge pot from admiral77 behind pocket kings, 'OnlyHope' cracked the kings of 'jintsrule56' ({k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}) to narrow the field to three. OnlyHope made the initial push with {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, which worked when the board arrived {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{j-Spades}. 5iveofaKind then finished off admiral77, winning with {k-Spades}{9-Hearts} against admiral77's {a-Clubs}{2-Hearts} with a board showing {3-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades}.

Heads-up play saw 5iveofaKind take down two big pots to move into the lead, only to see OnlyHope close out the tourney with a rush, taking down the last eight pots. The final hand saw all the chips go in after a {7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop, with OnlyHope bluffing with {a-Spades}{6-Hearts} and 5iveofaKind making the call with {9-Spades}{7-Spades}. The turn and river, though, were the {a-Clubs} and {a-Diamonds}, giving OnlyHope the hoped-for title.

Final standings:

* 1st ($118,383): OnlyHope

* 2nd ($123,346): 5iveofaKind

* 3rd ($118,548): admiral77

* 4th ($90,985): jintsrule56

5th ($46,044.24): alcswab

6th ($32,991.20): #1PEN

7th ($23,667.60): 10Ten_Deuce2

8th ($14,344.00): Hist007

9th ($8,893.28): DeuceBuster

Full Tilt $200,000 Guarantee

An unexpected system crash forced cancellation of the normal $400,000 Guaranteed at Full Tilt, though once the system was brought back online, Full Tilt added a late-starting $200,000 Guaranteed to its schedule. The unexpected bonus also meant an overlay of almost $30,000 was available for players who stayed up for the late-night fun. 851 players participated, 99 cashed, and all sights were set on the $45,000 first-place money. 'FERRARI73' led the nine final-table survivors to the big-money spots.

The first of the nine to depart was 'RollTide1992,' whose {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} couldn't improve against 'get_that's {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} when the board arrived {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. 'rmonkeypoker' lasted only two hands longer, out when an {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} holding was dominated by 'BergyBunch's {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, and the board provided {2-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}. BergyBunch fell next, however, when get_that turned a modest {8-Hearts}{3-Spades} start into flopped trips, the board finally showing {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades} when complete. BergyBunch's cards were mucked and not shown.

'Claw1980' picked a bad time to make a stand with {a-Spades}{9-Spades}, running the hand square into FERRARI73's {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}, which flopped the set and were never threatened; the board for the hand read {k-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{j-Spades}{4-Clubs}. Then 'pkgrant' exited in fifth after committing the last of his chips to a pair and a draw to the nut flush with one card to go --- pkgrant held {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} to FERRARI73's {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, but was behind after the turn when the board read {6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. A {9-Spades} on the river completed FERRARI73's full house and trimmed the field to four.

It went to three immediately after the jump to the $12,000/$24,000 blinds level. 'neilz_' had been whittled down to little over $100,000 in chips, and chose to try his luck with {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. FERRARI had {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and won the race when the board offered {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. 'askeladden2' faced a similar death-by-blinds predicament two hands later, and met the same fate --- his {6-Spades}{5-Hearts} start trailed FERRARI's {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} from the start, and missed a last chance at a gutshot straight as the board presented {7-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{10-Spades}.

FERRARI73 started heads-up action with the lead, but the tide turned when both players got all their chips into the pot in a hand where the flop came {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}. get_that showed {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}, but trailed when FERRARI73 offered {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}, for two pair. However, a {10-Clubs} turn put a pair on the board and counterfeited FERRARI73's bottom pair, and a {2-Clubs} river meant get_that's better two pair won out, and get_that had over 90% of the chips in play. The end came three hands later, with get_that having {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} to FERRARI73's {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. The board showed {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, giving get_that trip tens and a $45,000 win

Final standings:

1st ($45,000): get_that

2nd ($29,000): FERRARI73

3rd ($21,500): askeladden2

4th ($16,500): neilz_

5th ($12,500): pkgrant

6th ($9,000): Claw1980

7th ($6,000): BergyBunch

8th ($4,500): rmonkeypoker

9th ($3,200): RollTide1992

Party Poker $300,000 Guaranteed

1,468 players were on hand for the latest edition of the Party Poker $300,000 Guaranteed, with a small overlay a part of the purse. The cash ran 200 places deep, with first place worth $60,000. 'gedansk1,' with over $1.3 million chips, was the highest of four players over the million-chip mark as the last table began. Moments after losing most of his chips after running tens into jacks, 'PARSHAK's last gasp with {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} couldn't outrace 'lebowski105's {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, when the board came {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{j-Hearts}.

'russco13' was next to depart, his {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds} unlucky against 'DrawnOut's {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, the board arriving {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades}, and was quickly followed to the rail by 'nisse1876,' whose {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds} holdings fell to 'EASTLE's {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} when the board offered {4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{q-Clubs}{7-Spades}. 'Mr_Jannson' exited in seventh when his {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs} couldn't catch gedansk1's {a-Hearts}{k-Spades} on a board of {4-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Spades}{j-Hearts}, and a short-stacked 'lebowski105' placed sixth when his {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} found two callers; gedansk1 with {a-Spades}{5-Hearts} and DrawnOut with {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. A {7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop meant more fireworks were coming, with DrawnOut completing a huge double-through to a commanding lead when {2-Hearts}{6-Spades} completed the board. That knockout allowed 'challle123' to move one spot higher before bowing it; challle123 had been crippled by an earlier bad beat at the hands of DrawnOut. DrawnOut picked up the knockout on a hand where challle123's cards were mucked.

DrawnOut's surge continued when his {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades} outraced EASTLE's {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} when the board arrived {7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. At this point, the three surviving players agreed to a chip-count chop for the remaining prize money, with DrawnOut the technical winner.

Final standings:

** 1st ($50,412.38): DrawnOut

** 2nd ($33,814.84): Ziebed

** 3rd ($29,472.79): gedansk1

4th ($16,350): EASTLE

5th ($13,800): challle123

6th ($10,350): lebowski105

7th ($7,950): Mr_Jansson

8th ($5,250): nisse1876

9th ($4,050): russco13

10th ($2,850): PARSHAK

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

Ultimate Bet $200,000 Guaranteed

The weekly $200,000 Guaranteed at Ultimate Bet saw 1,001 runners, generating a $200,200 purse. Prize money was paid to the top 110 finishers, with first worth $44,044. The leader as the final table gathered together was 'hemipwered05,' at just over $600,000 in chips, though he then lost a couple of big races to drop back into the pack. hemipwered05, however, came back to notch the first knockout when his {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} easily won over the {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} of 'bart1111,' the board coming {5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for trip eights.

'Vulcher' was the next player bounced, his {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} falling to 'sliknik3's {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}, the board showing {7-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades}{k-Clubs}{9-Spades}. Then 'bob_11' hit the rail, his last stand with {6-Clubs}{7-Spades} no good against the {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} of 'Goldwatch' when the board arrived {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}. And seventh was decided moments later, going to 'LuckyDutch' when his {j-Spades}{q-Clubs} lost to {k-Spades}{a-Hearts}, the board coming {q-Spades}{k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Spades}.

'Avril23' suffered two late breaks and finally bowed out in sixth, a last push with {j-Clubs}{4-Clubs} doomed against sliknik's {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} when the board arrived {q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. It was followed by 'highrollin07's departure in fifth, his push with {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} finding a quick call from hemipwered05, who held {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}; the board delivered {7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades}, leaving highrollin07 to play the board and giving hemipwered05 the better full house.

hemipwered05 stayed hot, building his lead and eliminating opponents. The next to fall was 'lawdork1980,' whose {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} found no help against hemipwered05's {a-Spades}{k-Spades} as the board brought {q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. Goldwatch's time ran out next, his {a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} dominated by hemipwered05's {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}, which stood up when the board showed {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. And finally, hemipwered05 trapped sliknik3 into committing all of his chips on a hand where hemipwered05 started with {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, sliknik3 {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Both players caught a piece of the {8-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} flop, and when the {10-Hearts} arrived on the turn, the chips went in; sliknik3 thought his trip tens were good but he was drawing to seven outs instead. The river {7-Clubs} was none of them, sealing hemipwered05's victory.

Final standings:

1st ($44,044): hemipwered05

2nd ($25,786.76): sliknik3

3rd ($17,817.80): Goldwatch

4th ($13,013): lawdork1980

5th ($10,510.50): highrollin07

6th ($8,408.40): Avril23

7th ($6,406.40): Luckydutch

8th ($4,504.50): bob_11

9th ($3,403.40): Vulcher

10th: ($2,002): bart1111

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