A rare occurrence took place in the online poker majors this weekend. Last week we saw Chris "BluffMagCV" Vaughn take down the Full Tilt $1 Million Guaranteed. This week, it was his turn to take on the PokerStars Sunday Million (as "SlippyJacks") – and he won again! An extraordinary feat – and this time, Vaughn had to come back from a 3-to-1 deficit to do it.
PokerStars Sunday Million
Just like every week, PokerStars cleared its guarantee with a $1,308,500 prize pool and 2,617 entrants. First place would receive $240,633.15 and 414 places were paid.
First out at the final table was Hasn82, who shoved in the cutoff. Chris "SlippyJacks" Vaughn re-raised all in, having Hasn82 covered. The next player, PerPer, called time and eventually folded. Hasn82 showed to SlippyJacks' . The board was and Hasn82 won $10,468 for ninth.
Next, SlippyJacks limped on the button and PerPer called in the small blind. MrKorvOla checked the option. The flop was and PerPer checked. MrKorvOla bet 390,000 – about the size of the pot. SlippyJacks re-raised all in and PerPer folded. MrKorvOla called time and eventually called with to SlippyJacks' . The board finished out and the lack of a flush sent MrKorvOla home with $18,057.30 in eighth.
Under the gun, domingo32 pushed with and blanconegro called with . The board was and domingo32 left in seventh for $28,525.30.
Next, LuckyLady519 raised nearly all in, in early position – five times the big blind. blanconegro called, and the flop was . LuckyLady519 went all in with , and blanconegro called with . The board finished out and LuckyLady519 collected $40,563.50 for sixth.
On the very next hand, SlippyJacks shoved on the button and yeamanyeaman called in the big blind, in the short stack, so SlippyJacks took most of his chips back. SlippyJacks turned over to yeamanyeaman's , but the board was . The gutshot sent yeamanyeaman to the exit in fifth for $53,648.50.
Several hands later, SlippyJacks made a standard raise and PerPer re-raised all in with . SlippyJacks called with , having him covered 9-to-1. The board was and the flush sent PerPer out in fourth for $66,733.50.
A long three-way battle ensued, with forcewithme9 on the short stack the whole way. In the meantime, blanconegro took control of the tournament for the first time, building up a 3-to-1 lead over the formerly dominating SlippyJacks. Finally, blanconegro made a 3x raise on the button and forcewithme9 re-raised all in for only a little bit more. SlippyJacks called as well, and the flop came . The side pot checked. The turn was and the side pot checked again. The river was and the side pot checked a third time. SlippyJacks showed to forcewithme9's . The force was not with him, and forcewithme9 got $80,996.15 for third.
The lead was now only 2-to-1 for blanconegro. A straight on the turn gave the lead back to SlippyJacks, and the two would trade for awhile before the final hand. SlippyJacks called a standard raise and the flop was . SlippyJacks bet about half the pot and blanconegro called. The turn was . SlippyJacks bet half the pot again and blanconegro called time. After several seconds, he re-raised all in with and SlippyJacks called with and a few chips behind. The river was the and blanconegro finished in second for $122,344.75, giving Chris "SlippyJacks" Vaughn $240,633.15 and two $1 million guaranteed wins in two weeks.
1st: SlippyJacks — $240,633.15
2nd: blanconegro — $122,344.75
3rd: forcewithme9 — $80,996.15
4th: PerPer — $66,733.50
5th: yeamanyeaman — $53,648.50
6th: LuckyLady519 — $40,563.50
7th: domingo32 — $28,525.30
8th: MrKorvOla — $18,057.30
9th: Hasn82 — $10,468
Full Tilt $750,000 Guaranteed
In an unusual occurrence when a big site is not running a major poker series, Full Tilt didn't make its guarantee. With 3,734 players, the prize pool needed a small $3,200 overlay to make $750,000. First place received $132,787.50 and 522 places were paid.
Among 'red' Full Tilt pros, Ram Vaswani would finish the highest in 192nd. Other pros that cashed were Chip Jett in 233rd, Karina Jett in 295th, Jared 'TheWacoKidd' Hamby in 361st, and a couple of rare sights: Chris Ferguson in 399th and Erica Schoenberg in 469th.
As the final table began, NewSeptember made a standard raise on the button and FastEddie267 re-raised three times that, up to 360,000. Frenchie64, not to be left out, moved all in for 811,560. NewSeptember folded and FastEddie267 called with . Frenchie64 had . The board was and the river sent Frenchie64 home in ninth for $10,050.
Next, NewSeptember shoved in middle position and OneOfTheseDays called, having NewSeptember slightly covered. NewSeptember turned over to OneOfTheseDays' , so the race was on. The board came and NewSeptember won $13,500 for eighth.
It would be another 15 minutes before another player would go out. tsarrast raised in late position and Dasassassin re-raised all in. tsarrast called with to Dasassassin's . The board was and Dasassassin collected $17,250 for seventh.
Despite just busting a player, tsarrast exited next when he made a big raise in the small blind and got called by FastEddie267 in the big blind. The flop was and tsarrast checked. FastEddie267 bet 500,000 and tsarrast went all in for 942,850. FastEddie267 called time and eventually called with to tsarrast's . The board finished out and the runner-runner flush meant tsarrast won $23,025 for sixth.
Play would continue five-handed for awhile, and then FastEddie267 made a standard raise from late position. OneOfTheseDays re-raised all in and FastEddie267 called with . OneOfTheseDays had . A race situation, and the board was . OneOfTheseDays left in fifth for $31,050.
Next, rash123, just about blinded out, went all in for his last 3,252 in chips on top of his 40,000 small blind, not covering msobeJim's standard raise. FastEddie267 also called the raise. The flop was and both side players checked. The turn was and the side checked again. The river was and the side checked a third time. mSobeJim showed and the other players mucked, so he took it all and rash123 left in fourth for $41,400.
An epic 45-minute three-way battle ensued, and FastEddie267 finally shoved in the small blind with . moneytree09 called with . The board was and FastEddie267 got $52,500 for third.
mSobeJim began heads up with a 2.5 to 1 lead over moneytree09, and only five minutes later, both players limped in to a flop of . mSobeJim bet half the pot, 160,000, and moneytree09 raised to 460,000. mSobeJim called. The turn was . mSobeJim put moneytree09 all in, and moneytree09 called with to mSobeJim's . The river was and moneytree09 had to settle for $80,250 for second, leaving mSobeJim with the win and $132,787.50.
1st: mSobeJim — $132,787.50
2nd: moneytree09 — $80,250
3rd: FastEddie267 — $52,500
4th: rash123 — $41,400
5th: OneOfTheseDays — 31,050
6th: tsarrast — $23,025
7th: Dasassassin — $17,250
8th: NewSeptember — $13,500
9th: Frenchie64 — $10,050
PartyPoker $300,000 Guaranteed
As is frequent for PartyPoker, it added an overlay to reach its $300,000 guarantee. This week, 1,483 players entered, creating a $3,400 overlay. First place was scheduled for $60,000 with 200 places paid.
First out at the final table was redragon63, who shoved in late position with and was called by lullipoker with . The board was and redragon63 left in 10th for $2,850.
Busting a player did not make lullipoker immune from the same fate, as he left next when he raised nearly all in from late position. tibzen re-raised all in to isolate and lullipoker called the rest of his chips, showing to tibzen's . The board was and lullipoker collected $4,050 for ninth.
Next was Ananasbrus, forced all in on the big blind. Both bagetak and ISplashFunds called the full big blind bet of 60,000 and the flop came . The side pot checked. The turn came . The sides checked again, and the river was . The sides checked a third time, and bagetak showed to ISplashFunds' . Ananasbrus mucked and left in eighth for $5,250.
Soon after, tibzen made a standard raise and Mariatik shoved in the small blind. tibzen called with to Mariatik's . The board came and Mariatik won $7,950 for seventh.
CatenaccioMS was out next, going all in, in the small blind. tibzen was the only caller and flipped over to CatenaccioMS's . The board was and CatenaccioMS collected $10,350 for sixth.
After a long five-way fight, ISplashFunds went all in on the button and connieoffski called in the big blind. ISplashFunds had and connieoffski had . The board was and connieoffski got $13,800 for fifth.
ISplashFunds then shoved under the gun and tibzen re-raised all in. Nobody else called and tibzen had to ISplashFunds' . The board was and ISplashFunds got $16,350 for fourth.
On the very next hand, tibzen standard raised and tipexmum re-raised all in with . tibzen called with and the board was , sending tipexmum home in third for $20,700.
The final two players were almost dead even in chips, so they played one hand of heads-up and then quickly decided to split the prize money. tibzen got $46,157.76 for second, and bagetak took first place with $46,842.25.
*1st: bagetak — $46,842.25
*2nd: tibzen — $46,157.76
3rd: tipexmum — $20,700
4th: ISplashFunds — $16,350
5th: connieoffski — $13,800
6th: CatenaccioMS — $10,350
7th: Mariatik — $7,950
8th: Ananasbrus — $5,250
9th: lullipoker — $4,050
10th: redragon63 — $2,850
* - reflects the results of a two-way chop