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Online Poker Weekend: Eric 'basebaldy' Baldwin Wins Full Tilt $750,000

Online Poker Weekend: Eric 'basebaldy' Baldwin Wins Full Tilt $750,000 0001

Another Sunday stuffed with high-profile events saw a contrast in results at the two largest, the Full Tilt $750,000 and the PokerStars Sunday Million. At Full Tilt, online star Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin ran away from the final table for one of the biggest paydays of his career to date, while at Stars, a protracted negotiation led to a five-way chop before "drritalin" walked away with the official win. Here are the highlights from Sunday's largest events:

PokerStars Sunday Million

The PokerStars Sunday Million eclipsed its $1.5 million guarantee this weekend, attracting a field of 7,577 for a prize pool totaling $1,515,400. Notable finishers included Andrew "TheActionKid" Glogowski in 17th place ($3,788.50) and Daniel "puntnko" Kochan in 37th ($2,576). The chip counts to start the final table were as follows:

ggiillaadd - 15,455,000

drritalin - 14,670,216

Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper - 9,750,193

mrvogt - 7,929,158

Winn8D - 7,103,357

hiclimber - 6,243,555

Orjan "Aftret" Skommo - 6,387,148

Jeff "JSchnett" Schnettler - 4,743,206

mozitas - 3,488,167

The first to be eliminated was hiclimber at 150,000/300,000/30,000. From middle position, hiclimber made it 777,777 to go and Orjan "Aftret" Skommo raised it to 2,400,000 from the small blind. Hiclimber then went all in and was insta-called by Skommo, who flipped over {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} to hiclimber's {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. Any chance of a bad beat went away when the flop came {8-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} to give Skommo quad kings. Hiclimber departed in ninth place with $10,607.80. Out next was mozitas, after running {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} into Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper's {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}. The board brought no help to mozitas, who finished in eighth place for $17,427.10.

Jeff "JSchnett" Schnettler left the table in seventh place. At 200,000/400,000/40,000, he shoved from the small blind for 3,933,206 with {a-Spades}{10-Clubs} and was called by ggiillaadd in the big blind with {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}. The flop came {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and Schnettler's top pair was far behind ggiillaadd's set of nines. The turn and river were blanks for Schnettler and he exited with $26,519.50. At 250,000/500,000/50,000, Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper shoved for 5,812,036 on the button with {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and Orjan "Aftret" Skommo called from the big blind with the dominating {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts} as Skommo's ace-high flush took it down. Tipper finished in sixth for $38,642.70.

A long discussion for a deal ensued and after nearly half an hour, a deal was struck. Each player was guaranteed the following, leaving $30,000 in the middle for the winner:

ggiillaadd: $114,355

drritalin: $106,021

mrvogt: $96,458

Orjan "Aftret" Skommo: $92,881

Winn8D: $78,701

The action continued at 300,000/600,000/60,000. Orjan "Aftret" Skommo raised to 1,600,000 under the gun and Winn8D shoved for 5,928,328 with {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} from the big blind. Skommo called with {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and caught a fortunate {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs} board to make tens full. Winn8D finished fifth for $78,701. Skommo kept the heater going two hands later as while he held {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}, mrvogt moved all in with {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. The board came {k-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} to give Skommo another full house and eliminate mrvogt in fourth place for $96,458. At 400,000/800,000/80,000 Orjan "Aftret" Skommo busted in third. On the button, ggiillaadd made it 2,400,000 and Skommo shoved for 17,114,314 with {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. A quick call found Skommo needing help to beat ggiillaadd's {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. No help arrived as the board ran out {3-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Orjan "Aftret" Skommo collected $92,881.

The chip counts at the start of heads-up play were as follows:

ggiillaadd - 52,230,329

drritalin - 23,539,671

A key coin flip with drritalin holding {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} against ggiillaadd's {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} gave drritalin the chip lead as the board delivered four diamonds. The match ended shortly thereafter when a minraise to 1,600,000 by drritalin and a call by ggiillaadd brought out a {4-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop. Both players checked and the {3-Diamonds} hit the turn. A lead out bet of 2,400,000 by ggiillaadd was called by drritalin and the {5-Spades} fell on the river. A check-call all-in from ggiillaadd showed {8-Spades}{4-Spades}, second-best to drritalin's {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for a tournament-winning full house. The second-place finish paid ggiillaadd $114,355, while drritalin claimed $136,021 as the official winner of the PokerStars Sunday Million.

Final Results:

*1. drritalin - $136,021

*2. ggiillaadd - $114,355

*3. Orjan "Aftret" Skommo - $92,881

*4. mrvogt - $96,458

*5. Winn8D - $78,701

6. Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper - $38,642.70

7. Jeff "JSchnett" Schnettler - $26,519.50

8. mozitas - $17,427.10

9. hiclimber - $10,607.80

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

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Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee

The Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee drew a crowd of 3,157 entrants with first place awarding $132,787.50. Among the best finishers outside the final table were James "HERITAGEM" Judge in 10th place ($7,200), DahJinerat in 13th ($5,325), Tony "DrunkPPlaya" Gargano in 18th ($3,750) and Steve Brecher in 19th ($2,775), Va Shon "Julian Verse" Watkins in 26th ($2,775), Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad in 30th ($2,250), David Pham in 42nd ($1,762.50), Bill Gazes in 60th ($1,387.50), John Cernuto in 65th ($1,125), and Lee Watkinson in 88th ($900). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:

playnwithnada - 1,655,079

ALLinwithdaBEST - 1,589,554

Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin - 1,546,034

thinkinghard - 1,544,976

JLizard - 1,230,997

ZioStefano - 1,142,585

Evan "BerkeleyBoss" Wrenn - 842,293

13TH BASS PRO - 576,280

MattZman - 423,202

The first to say goodbye to the final table was 13TH BASS PRO at the 25,000/50,000/6,000 level. Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin raised to 120,550 from the cutoff and 13TH BASS PRO shoved for 564,280 with {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}, but ran into Baldwin's {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}. The board came {q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and 13TH BASS PRO finished in ninth place for $10,050. JLizard was sent to the rail next after losing a big coin flip to Evan "BerkeleyBoss" Wrenn. JLizard's {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} came up on the short end against Wrenn's {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and a few hands later JLizard was out in eighth for $13,500.

At 30,000/60,000/7,500, Eric Baldwin bounced MattZman. From early position, basebaldy made it 146,550 to play and on this left, MattZman shoved for 734,504 with {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}. Baldwin called with {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and won the race as the board rolled out {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. MattZman took home $17,250 for seventh place. On the last hand of the level, Evan "BerkeleyBoss" Wrenn exited. Eric Baldwin opened to 138,550 from the cutoff and Wrenn reraised to 382,555 from the small blind. Baldwin then shoved with the bigger stack and Wrenn called all in for 1,353,031 with {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, but trailed Baldwin's {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}. A third queen on the flop all but finished the hand and Wrenn was out in sixth for $23,025.

The 40,000/80,000/10,000 saw thinkinghard head to the virtual cashier. Baldwin opened to 172,550 under the gun and thinkinghard called out of the small blind. The flop came {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and thinkinghard put in an all-in check-raise on Baldwin, from 284,650 to 1,639,975. A quick call from Baldwin revealed {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}, well ahead of thinkinghard's {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}. The {9-Spades} turn and {8-Hearts} river didn't help thinkinghard, who finished fifth for $31,050. ALLinwithdaBEST finished the tournament in fourth place at 50,000/100,000/10,000. With {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, ALLinwithdaBEST moved in, but ran into playnwithnada's {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and it was over for ALLinwithdaBEST, who collected $41,400.

Three-handed play saw Eric Baldwin extend his lead and ultimately eliminate ZioStefano in third place. With {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}, much of ZioStefano's stack was at risk against playnwithnada who held {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The board came {7-Spades}{10-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} as playnwithnada dragged the pot. Down to less than two big blinds, ZioStefano was eliminated by Baldwin the next hand and departed with $52,500. Heads-up play saw Baldwin start with about a 4:1 lead and he won the battle quickly. Playnwithnada's last 1,600,000 was in the middle of the pot backing {a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, but as was the case for much of the final table, Baldwin was a big favorite, this time with {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. The board came {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and playnwithnada was out as runner-up for $80,250.

The winner of the Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee was Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin. He quickly took the lead at the beginning of the final table and never looked back en route to a winner's payday of $132,787.50.

Final Results:

1. Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin - $132,787.50

2. playnwithnada - $80,250

3. ZioStefano - $52,500

4. ALLinwithdaBEST - $41,400

5. thinkinghard - $31,050

6. Evan "BerkeleyBoss" Wrenn - $23,025

7. MattZman - $17,250

8. JLizard - $13,500

9. 13TH BASS PRO - $10,050

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Other Sunday Results

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl

1. Jeff "GrampaJeff" Gray - $79,062.80

2. Mharju - $52,196.80

3. lei_kung - $38,763.80

4. Aashutosh - $30,320.20

5. phatchoy888 - $22,644.20

6. OUSOONERS24 - $15,735.80

7. eisenhower1 - $9,595

8. threatnasty - $6,524.60

9. drDREV - $4,605.60

Buy-in: $240+16

Prize Pool: $383,800

Entrants: 1,919

Other Notables: Garret "GBecks" Beckman (42nd, $901.93)

Full Tilt Sunday Mulligan

1. Jerry "DontBluffMePLZZ" Strydonck - $48,060

2. chickengod - $30,972

3. tedlogan19 - $22,962

4. mordan - $17,622

5. bad_egg - $13,350

6. Falfaris - $9,612

7. wooder2 - $6,408

8. becomelegendary - $4,806

9. whatamistake- $3,417.60

Buy-in: $200+16

Prize Pool: $228,200

Entrants: 1,114

Other Notables: Joseph "bigegypt" Elpayaa (19th, $811.68), Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen (25th, $811.68), Travis "TravestyFund" Rice (38th, $619.44), Alan "Ari" Engel (47th, $555.36), Tony "DrunkPPlaya" Gargano (48th, $555.36)

PokerStars Sunday Warmup ($750,000 guaranteed)

1. Shotgun78111 - $101,277

2. eatyourstac - $71,269

3. stirthepot - $48,763

4. KevinV - $38,635.80

5. keramiken - $30,758.20

6. vishnu24 - $23,256.20

7. FatsoFat6969 - $15,754.20

8. sbj1000 - $9,752.60

9. busto_soon - $6,751.80

Buy-in: $200+15

Prize Pool: $813,200

Entrants: 3,751

Other Notables: Joe "Hoodini10" Udine (19th, $1,575.42), Chris "brsavage" Savage (58th, $1,200.32), Alan "BodogAri" Engel (85th, $1,125.30), Tim "Tmay420" West (90th, $1,125.30)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($500,000 guaranteed)

1. Pipedream71 - $91,500

2. CHATTON1 - $66,500

3. Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko - $50,000

4. Big_Nemo - $37,500

5. hellzitto - $26,250

6. Neubi205 - $21,250

7. simon1471 - $16,250

8. FatalError - $11,250

9. GeoffRas22 - $7,000

Buy-in: $200 + 15

Prize Pool: $500,000 (included $35,500 overlay)

Entrants: 964

Other Notables: Tristan "Cre8ive" Wade (11th, $5,000), gator93 (14th, $4,000), Nick "Agriffrod" Mitchell (29th, $1,750)

Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed

1. woodhawk - $23,600

2. homeofthebrave - $13,600

3. chrisc7 - $9,100

4. mapsfly - $7,000

5. IAMTIMMYT - $5,700

6. swimlilfishy - $4,500

7. rolandgilead - $3,300

8. skinznbonez - $2,200

9. Ogg - $1,300

Buy-in: $100+9

Prize Pool: $100,000 (included $38,000 overlay)

Entrants: 620

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