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Online Poker Weekend: James 'jcamby33' Campbell Breaks Through

Online Poker Weekend: James 'jcamby33' Campbell Breaks Through 0001

Strong turnouts across the board marked the night's major online poker events. Over 7,000 players came to the virtual felt for the Poker Stars Sunday Million, and the winner was a name that is becoming very familiar to online poker fans. James 'jcamby33' Campbell rode the momentum from some smaller wins recently to take down the event, and a cool $180,000 pay day. Campbell, who had won two Stars $109 + Rebuys in the last month, parlayed that success into his first Sunday Million Final Table, and win.

Poker Stars Sunday Million

Poker Stars enjoyed a solid turnout as 7,109 players generated a $1,421,800 prize pool, with 1,080 players cashing and first place worth just over $200,000. 'cpfactor' led the way to a tightly packed final table with just over $12.4 million in chips. As fondly remembered former room manager Lee Jones returned for cameo commentary duties, cpfactor picked up the final table's first knockout his {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} beating the {10-Clubs}{2-Spades} of a short-stacked 'CalBandGreat' when the board came {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{j-Spades}{10-Hearts}.

Eighth went to 'htd112' who pushed with {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and was called by 'cjwill33' with {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}, the board of {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} leaving things unchanged. Soon, after, 'ValuePlay' fell in seventh, his last few chips spent in defense of a {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} that had little chance against 'SurreyStud's {q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, the complete board reading {8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. Sixth went to 'cjwill33' when his {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} couldn't connect against 'chick x's {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}, with a board of {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{k-Clubs} giving chick x the easy win. And 'jonnybsting' suffered a bad beat his {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} cracked by 'jcamby33's {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} when the {6-Spades}{j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs} board completed with runner-runner tens.

SurreyStud was bounced in fourth by cpfactor, whose {k-Spades}{k-Hearts} easily held up over SurreyStud's {q-Clubs}{8-Spades} when the board brought {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. But cpfactor then went cold and dropped several smaller pots, and was eliminated by jcamby33 on a hand where the chips went in pre-flop, with cpfactor's {a-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} reeled in by jcamby33's {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts} on a {j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} board.

jcamby33 and chick x decided on a chop for most of the remaining money, with jcamby33 in the lead and getting the larger share. $30,000 remained to be claimed and the end came quick. jcamby made an opening raise, and chick x, with {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}, moved over the top and all-in. However, jcamby held {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and made the easy call. The board unfolded {4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{a-Spades}{9-Hearts}, not threatening the conclusion to jcamby33's $180,000 win.

Final standings:

* 1st ($180,000): jcamby33

* 2nd ($121,421.60): chick x

3rd ($71,090): cpfactor

4th ($56,872): SurreyStud

5th ($42,654): jonnybsting

6th ($31,279.60): cjwill33

7th ($22,037.90): ValuePlay

8th ($12,796.20): htd112

9th ($8,388.62): CalBandGreat

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

Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee

The middle of the month meant it was $500+30 time for the big event at Full Tilt, a $750,000 Guarantee that actually became $823,500 when all the entries were in.

1,647 players joined the fun and 261 made the money, with first worth $152,347.50. The final table was a tightly packed affair early on with several players jockeying near the million-chip mark.

First one out here was 'Mizrachi' (no idea if it was a famous one), whose {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} couldn't catch against the {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} of DuckU, with an all-low board of {8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts} leaving both of DuckU's cards in play. Maximoss went out on the next hand, his {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} overtaken by 'RANGER_173D's {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} when the {3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} board filled a straight. Seventh went to 'phat_cat1,' whose {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} caught a piece of a {j-Clubs}{4-Spades}{q-Diamonds} flop, but found 'Frymealiver' waiting with {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} and saw the turn and river come {9-Clubs} and {2-Diamonds}.

Suck-and-resuck marked the next knockout. DuckU and RANGER_173D got the chips in with DuckU holding {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} to RANGER_173D's {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}, but a {5-Hearts}{j-Spades}{a-Clubs} flop put RANGER_173D ahead until the {k-Diamonds} arrived on the turn. The {6-Spades} river meant RANGER_173D went to the rail in sixth. Then 'mattg1983,' who had slowly built into the lead, padded it by using {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} to send 'knivar3n' to the rail in fifth. knivar3n made a stand with {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, but went unrewarded when the board came {3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. Soon after, DuckU, caught a five-outer to eliminate 'Jubbley' in fourth. Jubbley held {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs} to DuckU's {a-Spades}{9-Clubs} and the chips went in after a {10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop, but DuckU caught an {a-Clubs} on the turn and watched the {j-Diamonds} river miss the thin redraw chance.

DuckU moved well ahead with another big knockout, this time of Frymealiver. With the blinds growing, DuckU made a button raise and Frymealiver, with {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, made the re-reraise. DuckU had {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and made the push, and Frymealiver, with more than half his chips already committed, was priced into the call. The {5-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{6-Hearts} board gave Frymealiver initial hope but failed to deliver, and two players remained to duel for the money.

DuckU started out well ahead before mattg1983 doubled through to move into the lead, which he held for a dozen or more hands before DuckU pulled ahead once again. The end came when both player saw a flop and caught top pair. DuckU held {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs} to mattg1983's {q-Hearts}{7-Spades}, and the flop came {6-Hearts}{q-Spades}{9-Clubs}. mattg1983 turned out to be drawing thin, and his hopes went unfulfilled as the board completed with {9-Diamonds} and {6-Spades}, giving DuckU the $152,000 victory.

Final standings:

1st ($152,347.50): DuckU

2nd ($93,879): mattg1983

3rd ($61,762.50): Frymealiver

4th ($49,410): Jubbley

5th ($37,881): knivar3n

6th ($27,175.50): RANGER_173D

7th ($19,764): phat_cat1

8th ($15,399.45): Maximoss

9th ($11,858.40): Mizrachi

Party Poker $300,000 Guaranteed

Sunday's $300,000 Guaranteed at Party Poker saw 1,486 players vying for the money. 200 of those players cashed, with a first prize of $60,000 up for grabs. 'silverfang' had topped $1.3 million in chips to lead the ten players left as the final table assembled, and the ten played on as a complete table for some time, with a couple of early suckouts allowing shorter stacks to remain in the mix.

silverfang notched the first elimination when he bested 'FIVEJOKER,' silverfang's {k-Spades}{3-Clubs} besting FIVEJOKER's {q-Hearts}{9-Clubs} on a board of {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Another short stack, 'stefang222,' exited soon after, followed by 'OXOTHuK,' whose {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} seemed strong after the turn on a board that eventually read {4-Hearts}{6-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{q-Clubs}, but he was always behind 'bajen1999' in the hand, who started with {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

Next out was silverfang, whose earlier moves at pots were both ill-timed and unlucky. He was forced to make a stand with {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, and 'sERvERfr00G' looked him up with a {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs} holding that won when the board arrived {2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{9-Spades}{q-Spades}{k-Spades}. After a bit more parrying, the six survivors then agreed to a chip-count deal for the remaining prize money.

Final standings:

** 1st ($37,924.51): sERvERfr00G

** 2nd ($35,753.35): bajen1999

** 3rd ($22,340.51): TapMyToe

** 4th ($21,064.84): jimslim

** 5th ($20,451.45): mingebag

** 6th ($16,665.36): JOSHUAJACKS

7th: ($7,950): silverfang

8th ($5,250): OXOTHuK

9th ($4,050): stefang222

10th ($2,850): FIVEJOKER

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

Ultimate Bet $200,000 Guaranteed

973 players attended the Ultimate Bet $200,000 Guarantee, leaving a small overlay in place. 100 players cashed and $45,000 was on the line for first. 'lamp3122' had built up over $800,000 in chips as the final table assembled, more than the double the total of the nearest competitor. First to fall was 'TranquilChaos' who ran {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} into 'kinglouie's {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}, and watched the board display {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades}.

kinglouie found the red version, {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, moments later, and it was good enough to send 'zymurgist17' and his {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to the rail in ninth as the board arrived {k-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Then lamp3122 picked off 'kdogpenny1,' lamp3122's {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} dominating kdogpenny1's {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, and winning when {3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{k-Hearts} showed. Soon after, 'GfcukinBecks's {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades} topped the {7-Diamonds}{q-Spades} of 'The Big Don' on a board of {4-Spades}{k-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}, to trim the field to six.

'dallasjoe' bowed out in sixth after a lengthy battle, his {k-Spades}{8-Spades} unable to best lamp3122's priced-in {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs} when the board came {2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{a-Clubs}. Then lamp3122 used {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} to pick off 'moneydraws,' whose {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} fell victim on a {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts} offering. kinglouie made it to fourth before exiting, his strong {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} finally running into GfcukinBecks's stronger {k-Clubs}{k-Spades} --- the board coming {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{6-Spades} --- to end his night.

'Fajzher,' down to a big blind's worth of chips at one point, then finished a huge run to the lead by taking down a $1.6 million pot that left lamp3122 on the ropes, but lamp3122 and GfcukinBecks both made their own surges as well. Finally, lamp3122 eliminated Fajzher on a hand where Fajzher started with {a-Spades}{2-Spades}, lamp3122 {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, and the board came {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}; the chips went in on the river and lamp3122's flush took the hand. The end came after a huge pot where GfcukinBecks double through behind a pair of jacks that held up against A-K. On the final hand, GfcukinBecks held {q-Spades}{7-Hearts} to lamp3122's {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and the board arrived (Kd}{a-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. The winning pair of sevens made GfcukinBecks $45,000 richer.

Final standings:

1st ($45,000): GfcukinBecks

2nd ($26,500): lamp3122

3rd ($18,000): Fajzher

4th ($13,100): kinglouie

5th ($10,500): moneydraws

6th ($8,500): dallasjoe

7th ($6,500): The Big Don

8th ($4,500): kdogpenny1

9th ($3,400): zymurgist17

10th: ($2,000): TranquilChaos

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