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Online Poker Weekend: 'darkillermax', 'tarheelkid' Notch Big Wins

Online Poker Weekend: 'darkillermax', 'tarheelkid' Notch Big Wins 0001

Another fall Sunday with a bit of overlay bonus in place was the tale of last night's biggest online events. Turnouts remained massive at the largest events on PokerStars and Full Tilt, with more than 11,000 players combined at their computer screens for action in the PokerStars Sunday Million and the Full Tilt $750K Guarantee. Darkillermax and tarheelkid emerged as the big winners from an exciting day and night of online poker.

PokerStars Sunday Million

The PokerStars Sunday Million saw 7,415 participants battle toward the winner's six-figure payday. Notable non-final-tablers finishers included Chris "cdbr3799" Dombrowski in 10th place ($7,500), TYROMPER in 18th place ($3,750), Isaac "westmenloAA" Baron in 20th place ($3,000), mossified84 in 22nd place ($3,000), David "drood" Rood in 33rd place ($2,700), Travis "TravestyFund" Rice (60th, $2,250), Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (93rd, $1,950). The chip counts at the beginning of the final table were as follows:

darkillermax - 31,025,322

salvo58 - 11,985,000

sms9231 - 8,573,568

cashadvance7 - 6,955-314

moabut - 5,019,295

Numb Nutzzzz - 3,533,560

Lounatic0815 - 3,163,137

kadi100 - 2,447,136

BackDoorovic - 1,447,668

Eliminated first in the final was BackDoorovic, at the 200,000/400,000/40,000 level. On the short stack, he moved all in for 2,287,668 from early position with {q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} but found action from sms9231 with {a-Spades}{k-Spades}. The board brought no help to BackDoorovic, who finished ninth for $10,500. Cashadvance7 was felted next after moving all in for 1,155,314 with {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. Numb Nutzzzz, who had limped under the gun, called with {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and was delighted to see a four hit the flop, good enough to bust cashadvance7 in eighth for $17,250. Two hands later, sms9231 moved all in from the cutoff for over 13 million and kadi100 called all in for 2,407,136 with {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}, in the lead against sms9231's {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}. The board, though, rolled out {7-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}, sending kadi100 home in seventh place for $26,250. The fourth elimination at this level saw moabut bow out in sixth place. Sms9231 opened to 1,000,005 under the gun and moabut moved all in from the cutoff for 2,419,295 with {a-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. A quick call from sms9231 revealed {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} which held up as the board came {5-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. Moabut received $39,000 for sixth.

Lounatic0815's tournament ended when the blinds and antes were at 250,000/500,000/50,000. From the button, Lounatic0815 moved all in for 6,836,274 with {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and watched salvo58 flat-call from the small blind with {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. The {8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop brought top set to salvo58. The {a-Spades} turn card gave Lounatic0815 two outs to win the hand, but the river was the {q-Hearts}, ending the tournament for Lounatic0815 in fifth for $54,000. A possible deal was discussed with four remaining; however, terms were not agreed upon and play continued. Darkillermax opened to 1,350,000 from the cutoff and saw Numb Nutzzzz move all in for 6,462,315 with {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}. Darkillermax called and showed {5-Hearts}{5-Spades}, needing to catch up. The flop and turn came [8c}{7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}, but the river {5-Diamonds} was a crushing blow to Numb Nutzzzz, who finished in fourth for $69,000.

Three-handed play began with these chip counts:

darkillermax - 32,399,832

salvo58 - 27,866,274

sms9231 - 13,883,894

Again a deal was discussed, and again no agreement was reached as play carried on. At the 400,000/800,000/80,000 level, sms9231 succumbed in third place ($84,000). Darkillermax limped from the small blind and sms9231 moved all in for 10,698,894 from the big blind. A quick call from darkillermax revealed {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}, ahead of sms9231's {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, ending sms9231's tournament.

The remaining two players agreed on a chop leaving the standard $30,000 in the middle for the winner. These paydays were assured by the deal:

darkillermax: $144,656.13

salvo58: $134,793.87

The heads-up battle lasted just a few hands before darkillermax closed it out. A flurry of preflop raises resulted in salvo58 being all in for 27,981,274 with {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}, but trailing chip leader darkillermax's {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}. The board rolled out {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{9-Spades} and the tournament was over. Salvo58 finished as the runner-up and earned $134,793.87, while darkillermax walked off as the night's PokerStars Sunday Million champ. After entering the final table with the chip lead, darkillermax remained at the top of the counts for most of the way, en route to a winning payday of $174,656.13.

Final Results:

1. darkillermax - $174,656.13

2. salvo58 - $134,793.87

3. sms9231 - $84,000

4. Numb Nutzzzz - $69,000

5. Lounatic0815 - $54,000

6. moabut - $39,000

7. kadi100 - $26,250

8. cashadvance7 - $17,250

9. BackDoorovic - $10,500

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Online Poker Weekend: 'darkillermax', 'tarheelkid' Notch Big Wins 101

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Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee

The Full Tilt $750K Guarantee attracted 3,605 hopefuls with their eyes on the first place prize of $132,787.50. Among the top finishes here were Tim "Tmay420" West in 14th place ($5,325), Frank "Gator93" Hernandez in 20th place ($2,775), Joseph "JOEYTHEB" Brooks (26th, $2,775), Alex "AJKHoosier1" Kamberis in 33rd place ($2,250), Bryan "badbeatninja" Devonshire in 36th place ($2,250), Garrett "Gbecks" Beckman (67th, $1,125), and Danny "THE_D_RY" Ryan (85th, $900). The chip counts to start the final table were as follows:

Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant - 3,065,047

Eppy1 - 2,016,135

tarheelkid - 1,841,790

alcatrazcc - 1,181,124

sumdumjer - 738,382

Jordan "pimpin_pens" Smith - 724,564

Notjony - 554,776

Bonditto - 424,194

Papagaio - 268,988

First to bid adieu to the final table was Bonditto. With the blinds and antes at 20,000/40,000/5,000, Bonditto moved all in from middle position for 419,194 with {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. Sumdumjer found {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} in the cutoff and reraised all in to 733,382. The button and blinds folded and it was off to the races. The {10-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop paired Bonditto; however, the {8-Spades} turn card gave sumdumjer a commanding lead. The {2-Hearts} river card eliminated Bonditto in ninth place for $10,050. Jordan "pimpin_pens" Smith was the next to exit. From early position, Smith moved all in for 714,564 with {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and was called by Eppy1 in the big blind with {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. The board came 8-high, sending Smith to the rail in eighth for $13,500. Leaving the group next was alcatrazcc at the 25,000/50,000/6,000 level. From early position, alcatrazcc made it 200,000 to go, and from the small blind tarheelkid moved all in with {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} and was snap-called by alcatrazcc with {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}. The board doomed alcatrazcc coming out {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{a-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, with alcatrazcc finishing in seventh place for $17,250.

At the 30,000/60,000/7,500 level, Notjony fell. Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant opened to 155,555 from middle position and Notjony made a stand for 364,107 with {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Vinsant called with {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The board rolled out {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and Notjony finished sixth for $23,025. Despite this win, Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant finished in fifth place. After taking a terrible beat which saw his {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} cracked by tarheelkid's {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades} (all in preflop) when the board made a straight, Vinsant's last 955,373 was at risk with {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} against tarheelkid's {k-Spades}{q-Spades}. The board gave tarheelkid a flush, coming out {6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, sending Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant home in fifth for $31,050.

Sumdumjer's tournament would also come to an end at the hands of tarheelkid. With the blinds and antes at 40,000/80,000/10,000, tarheelkid made it 300,000 to play from the small blind and sumdumjer moved all in from the big blind for 1,213,576 with {a-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Unfortunately for sumdumjer, tarheelkid held {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. No five would hit the board, felting sumdumjer in fourth for $41,400. Eppy1 was out in third place after tangling in a hand with Papagaio. On the button, Eppy1 raised to 240,000 and Papagaio called from the big blind. The {k-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop saw Papagaio check-call a bet of 225,000. The {5-Clubs} turn again saw Papagaio check, and Eppy1 pushed all in for 607,899. A quick call from Papagaio revealed {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} for bottom set , besting Eppy1's {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} for top pair. The {a-Hearts} river was merely a formality as Eppy1 finished in third place for $52,500.

Heads-up play began with these chip counts:

tarheelkid: 7,569,793

Papagaio: 3,245,207

The battle came to an end with the blinds at 50,000/100,000 and a 10,000 ante. Tarheelkid extended the lead and soon put an end to the tournament. Papagaio attempted to limp from the button, but tarheelkid moved all in. Papagaio called all in for 1,505,414 with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and was favored over tarheelkid's {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}. The flop and turn came {2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, but the river delivered the {k-Diamonds} and ended the match. Papagaio finished an impressive runner-up for $80,250 after beginning the final table as the short stack. The winner of the Full Tilt $750K Guarantee and $132,787.50 was tarheelkid.

Final Results:

1. tarheelkid - $132,787.50

2. Papagaio - $80,250

3. Eppy1 - $52,500

4. sumdumjer - $41,400

5. Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant - $31,050

6. Notjony - $23,025

7. alcatrazcc - $17,250

8. Jordan "pimpin_pens" Smith - $13,500

9. Bonditto - $10,050

PokerStars Sunday Warm Up $750,000 Guaranteed

1. gutshtallin - $98,956

2. Gran_Goliat - $68,508

3. xnotthatonex - $45,672

4. Displeased - $38,060

5. GravityPilot - $30,448

6. freeds - $22,836

7. coinflipster - $15,225

8. Milla.TiMe - $9,515

9. MadSkillz609 - $6,546.32

Buy-in: $200+15

Prize Pool: $761,200

Entrants: 3,806

Other Notables: Bryan "Squirrely1" Sapp (42nd, $1,037.16), David "malicious222" Randall (47th, $1,294.04), Joseph "bigegypt" ElPayaa (75th, $1,141.80)

PokerStars Second Chance $300,000 Guaranteed

1. Lanfear23 - $54,240

2. cantbeat - $39,300

3. Tazzla87 - $30,000

4. itsice32 - $22,500

5. PkrMaster_21 - $15,750

6. GRinDer444 - $12,750

7. Telefonkiosk - $9,750

8. Honey104 - $6,750

9. H_P_M 12 - $4,200

Buy-in: $200+15

Prize Pool: $263,800 (+$36,200 overlay)

Entrants: 1,399

Other Notables: Kyle "Kwob20" Bowker (29th, $780), Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb, (33rd, $780), Taylor "ElMastermind" McFarland (49th, $600)

PokerStars $500,000 Guaranteed

1. beaverFEVER - $92,979.20

2. rusostreet - $67,584

3. lunchmoney - $51,200

4. El Tiltor - $38,400

5. ROONEY_DIVES - $26,880

6. Chess1956 - $21,760

7. Vulpix170 - $16,640

8. drbk2 - $11,520

9. jimbomber - $7,168

Buy-in: $500+30

Prize Pool: $512,000

Entrants: 1,024

Other Notables: Kenny "Kenny Rap" Weinstein (35th, $1,433.60), Brent "usourcek" Hanks 36th ($1,433.60), Dan "djk123" Kelly (37th, $1,126.40)

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl

1. breeth - $72,100

2. moronicus - $47,600

3. Stinky Budz - $35,300

4. Pappe_Ruk - $27,650

5. GimmeDa1time - $20,650

6. PrincePullen - $14,350

7. imsoflush - $8,750

8. becomelegendary - $5,950

9. cactout - $4,200

Buy-in: $240+16

Prize Pool: $411,120

Entrants: 1,713

Other Notables: Tim "Tmay420" West (16th, $1,365), Dave Colclough (29th, $945)

Full Tilt Sunday Mulligan

1. jcada99 - $49,590

2. Chances Cards - $31,407

3. Pork no chop - $23,252.40

4. SCTrojans08 - $18,183

5. psutennis11 - $13,775

6. bgitty - $9,918

7. Wu_Wizard - $6,612

8. snowybluff - $4,959

9. s00tedj0kers89 - $3,526.40

Buy-in: $200+16

Prize Pool: $220,400

Entrants: 1,102

Other Notables: Keven "stamdogg" Stammen (27th, $804.46), Wade "soggy dogg" Woelfel (35th, $705.28), Stephen "allinstevie" Devlin (37th, $617.12)

Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed

1. Hixx - $23,600

2. grandpa7 - $13,600

3. MrSmallf - $9,100

4. Archie1106 - $7,000

5. Big Chips - $5,700

6. magpe - $4,500

7. krapydna16 - $3,300

8. ardie - $2,200

9. Try_An_Hit - $1,300

Buy-in: $100+9

Prize Pool: $66,000

Entrants: 666

Other Notables: $34,000, Jon "pearljammer" Turner (29th, $400)

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