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Online Poker Weekend: 'JB_Dog' Runs Over Table in Sunday Million Win

Online Poker Weekend: 'JB_Dog' Runs Over Table in Sunday Million Win 0001

This week's Stars Sunday Million was, simply, no contest. 'JB_Dog' brought a huge chip lead to the final table and pummeled the remaining competitors with aggressive play. A couple of early showdowns gave other players hope, but a slightly closed margin was the best the others could hope for, and in the end, they jockeyed for second place. JB_Dog's wire-to-wire final-table triumph was one of the most dominating performances in recent major online-event history.

Poker Stars Sunday Million

The Sunday Million at Poker Stars saw 6,667 players sign up, generating a prize fund of $1,333,400. 900 players cashed and first prize was scheduled at almost $192,000, easily the largest prize of the night. 'JB_Dog,' with over $27 million in chips, held a huge lead of nearly $20 million as the final table came together. JB_Dog dropped a bunch of those chips before turning a spade flush to k.o. 'Assassinater' and rebuild his margin; on that hand, JB_Dog held {a-Clubs}{j-Spades} to Assassinater's {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}, and watched the board deliver {7-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Spades}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}.

'copi' departed in eighth, his seemingly strong {a-Spades}{k-Spades} no match for the {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} of 'Columbo218' when the board arrived {10-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Spades}. A few hands later, JB_Dog used {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} to finish off 'EndlessJ' and his {a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, the board bringing {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{q-Spades}. A short-stacked Cougfan1987 soon followed EndlessJ to the rail, when Cougfan1987's {4-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flopped a draw but couldn't complete against 'TheSeraph's {a-Spades}{4-Spades}, the final board reading {6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}.

'oceania99' was the next endangered stack to fall, {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades} no good against 'berdyfish's modest {8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} when the board offered {2-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. 'Colombo218' followed moments later, his {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} bested by TheSeraph's {a-Spades}{9-Spades} when the board came {3-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. Through the series of small knockouts, JB_Dog kept capturing small pots and padded his lead, and still held 70% of the chips entering three-handed play. berdyfish was a desperate third of three until rivering a two-out five to double through TheSeraph --- cracking The Seraph's pocket aces --- to jump into second.

JB_Dog used {a-Spades}{2-Hearts} to finish off TheSeraph after TheSeraph pushed with {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. The board on the hand read {7-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}, and head-up action began. After one all-in chop, JB_Dog soon finished his winner's run. The chips went in before the flop on hand where JB_Dog held {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} to berdyfish's {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, and the dominated berdyfish found no help when the board played out {10-Spades}{q-Spades}{a-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.

Final standings:

1st ($191,742.92): JB_Dog

2nd ($99,871.66): berdyfish

3rd ($71,870.26): TheSeraph

4th ($56,002.80): Colombo218

5th ($42,802.14): oceania99

6th ($30,668.20): Cougfan1987

7th ($22,001.10): EndlessJ

8th ($13,334): copi

9th ($8,267.08): Assassinater

Full Tilt $400,000 Guarantee

Another big crowd found its way to last night's Full Tilt Poker $400,000 Guarantee. 2,350 players meant a $470,000 prize pool, with 351 making the cash and $86,221.50 on the line for first. 'pbdrunks' led the march to the final table, having amassed roughly $1.8 million in chips. 'luckbox' bounced 'thugmoneymkr' in the first big matchup, {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} staying ahead of {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} on a {8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{10-Spades} board.

Eighth went to dknykiller, who flopped a big draw against 'KanyeSouth's {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} but went home when the board completed {3-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}. After a long stretch featuring several suckouts, luckbox exited in seventh when his {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} couldn't overcome pbdrunks' {j-Hearts}{5-Hearts} in a battle of the blinds. The board displayed {10-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and the field was down to six. It went to five when 'mx4ever' couldn't connect with {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} against 'Marco725's {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}; the {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} board brought plenty of outs but no completion.

pbdrunks then used {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} to claim another victim, this time in the form of 'j4f2h0,' whose {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} start couldn't connect with a {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} board. A pocket pair then triumphed over overcards again, when 'KanyeSouth's {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} held up over 'JOHNNYBELL's' {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} on a board of {3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. A lengthy span of play then ensued before KanyeSouth and Marco725 mixed it up; KanyeSouth held {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} to Marco725's {k-Spades}{q-Spades} and picked up the knockout when the {9-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} board completed the heart flush.

KanyeSouth doubled through pbdrunks on a hand where both players committed to club flush draws; neither connected, but KanyeSouth held the higher (K) kicker. KanyeSouth closed the deal one hand later, when his {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flopped a fortunate six against pbdrunks' {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. The complete board read {6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{j-Spades}, capping KanyeSouth's triumph.

Final standings:

1st ($86,221.50): KanyeSouth

2nd ($52,922): pbdrunks

3rd ($34,639): Marco725

4th ($27,636): JOHNNYBELL

5th ($20,915): j4f2h0

6th ($15,040): mx4ever

7th ($11,045): luckbox

8th ($8,648): dknykiller

9th ($6,580): thugmoneymkr

Party Poker $300,000 Guaranteed

1,443 players joined Party Poker's $300,000 Guarantee, leaving a nominal overlay in place. First place was worth $60,000 and the top 200 players made the money. Early leaders at this event's final table were 'mortens22' and 'Kovax,' each well over the million-chip mark.

First to fall was a short-stacked 'INCHONSNK,' who pushed with {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades} into 'mirumir's {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}; departing as the board arrived {q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{k-Spades}{4-Clubs}. Ninth went to 'Wollie111,' whose {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} couldn't catch a two-outer against Kovax's {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, the board bringing {4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. 'kasiiino' departed soon after, his {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} no good against 'mirumir's {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} when the board displayed {4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs}.

Kovax picked up the next knockout when his {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} topped 'jakobm8's {q-Spades}{10-Spades} on a board of {q-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Mirumir picked up another knockout moments later winning race with {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} against 'rilleg's {k-Spades}{9-Hearts} when the board came {3-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. Mirumir then doubled through mortens22 in a huge pot moments later, Mirumir's queens staying ahead of mortens22's tens, and the all-but-eliminated mortens22 bounced out on the very next hand, his final hole cards mucked unseen.

A few hands after losing most of his chips to 'ko_Ocken,' 'fishts' finished in fourth. His last stand with {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} ran afoul of mirumir's {q-Clubs}{q-Spades} on a hand where the board came {4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{a-Spades}. After rejecting near-second place money in a potential chop, ko_Ocken was quickly bounced in third; the showdown hand found ko_Ocken's {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} unable to catch Kovax's {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} when the board offered {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Kovax and mirumir then quickly made a deal for the remaining prize money.

Final standings:

* 1st ($51,307.75): Kovax

* 2nd ($41,692.25): mirumir

3rd ($20,700): ko_Ocken

4th ($16,350): fishts

5th ($13,800): mortens22

6th ($10,350): rilleg

7th: ($7,950): jakobm8

8th ($5,250): kasiiino

9th ($4,050): Wollie111

10th ($2,850): INCHONSNK

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

Ultimate Bet $200,000 Guaranteed

Ultimate Bet saw a solid turnout for its weekly $200,000 Guaranteed. 1,008 players joined the fun, generating a total prize pool of $201,600. 110 players cashed, with everyone chasing the $44,352 number on the line for first. 'moseley9' went on a rush to reach the final table with over $700,000 in chips and a sizeable lead over 'Loeppenthin,' who made his second straight final table in the event.

'm0nr0e360' picked up the first knockout at the first table, his {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} besting 'shinytop's {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} in a battle of short stacks when the board came {6-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. m0nr0e360 would be the next to fall, though, when his {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} was reeled in by 'TulsaJ's {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} on a hand where the board brought {k-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. And in turn, TulsaJ was the next to fall, when his {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} fell to moseley9's {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} when the {2-Hearts}{8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} board delivered moseley9's needed jack.

'dannysek' lost a huge race to moseley9 to finish in seventh. On that hand, dannysek held {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} to moseley9's {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}, and watched as the {4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{2-Spades} display changed nothing. moseley9 padded his lead moments later, using {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} to top 'mhrep's {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} with the board bringing {8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}. And fifth went to 'TheNateDogg3,' who nursed a short stack for several laps but finally was forced in with {a-Spades}{7-Hearts}; Loeppenthin made an inexpensive call with {a-Clubs}{2-Spades} and picked up the knockout when the board arrived {2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{q-Spades}{k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}.

'tigercat17' made a deep run before a huge pot lost to 'RML0422' (who then reported his name in chat as Ryan LeWinter for interested media). It was Loeppenthin, though, who picked up the knockout, using {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} to top tigercat17's {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} when the board delivered {7-Spades}{3-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. And LeWinter sent Loeppenthin off to his second straight third-place finish, with the chips going in after a {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{a-Clubs} flop. LeWinter showed {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}, Loeppenthin {a-Spades}{2-Hearts}, and the {5-Hearts} turn and {4-Clubs} river meant two players were left to do battle.

moseley9 still held a commanding lead and padded it with bullying plays. The end came courtesy of a minor suckout. The chips went in with LeWinter holding {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} to moseley9's {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}. LeWinter was well ahead until the river on a board that unfolded {2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. moseley9's rivered pair of kings sealed the victory and over $44,000 in prize money.

Final standings:

1st ($44,352): moseley9

2nd ($25,966.08): RML0422

3rd ($17,942.40): Loeppenthin

4th ($13,104): tigercat17

5th ($10,584): TheNateDogg3

6th ($8,467.20): mhrep

7th ($6,451.20): dannysek

8th ($4,536): TulsaJ

9th ($3,427.20): m0nr0e360

10th: ($1,612.80): shinytop

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