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Online Poker Weekend: 'jnic00', 'dusnguyen' Highlight Sunday Action

Online Poker Weekend: 'jnic00', 'dusnguyen' Highlight Sunday Action 0001

Heavy turnouts marked many of the major online events on the final Sunday in January, led by guarantee-smashing crowds at the PokerStars Sunday Million and Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee. Top honors in the Sunday Million went to 'jnic00', while 'dusnguyen' captured the $750,000 Guarantee. The final tables played out in this manner:

PokerStars Sunday Million

The PokerStars Sunday Million drew of gathering of 8,500 entrants to create a total prize pool of $1,700,000. Among the best finishers short of the final table were Joe "ender555" Ebanks in 20th place ($3,400), Scott "SCTrojans" Freeman in 40th ($2,890), Bryan "Squirrely1" Sapp in 45th ($2,890) and James "jcamby33" Campbell in 69th ($2,550). The chip counts to start the final table were as follows:

marmotte21 - 21,501,474

i_lv_beer - 14,751,124

Kris Merlot - 14,146,860

jnic00 - 13,538,955

PaperLamp - 6,068,750

Flamarion - 5,232,648

rebel1100 - 3,877,560

Yann "LastChance11" Brosolo - 3,150,250

Juanjo "calytry" Ayza - 2,732,379

Rebel1100 busted first from the final table at the 150,000/300,000/30,000 level. From the small blind, rebel1100 min-raised to 600,000 and PaperLamp re-raised to 1,500,000 from the big bind. Without hesitation, rebel1100 went all in for 3,517,560 with {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} and PaperLamp opted to call holding {k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. The board came {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{j-Spades} as the river jack sent rebel1100 home in ninth place for $11,900. Flamarion was the next victim at this level after making an opening raise to 720,000 from middle position. A call from marmotte21 in the big blind brought out a {7-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop. Marmotte21 led out 1,200,000 and Flamarion raised all in for 3,762,648 with {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}. Marmotte21 called with {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and caught a fortunate river {7-Diamonds} for trips. Flamarion finished in eighth place for $19,550. Yann "LastChance11" Brosolo made his exit late in the level when he ran {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} into Juanjo "calytry" Ayza's {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. The board brought no king for Brosolo as he finished in seventh place for $29,750.

PaperLamp was felted at 200,000/400,000/40,000. From the cutoff, jnic00 made it 850,750 to go and PaperLamp called from the big blind. After the turn, with the board showing {5-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, PaperLamp three-bet all in with {q-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and jnic000 called with {5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. A lot of cards could save PaperLamp's tournament life, but the river {5-Diamonds} instead filled jnic00 up. PaperLamp earned $42,500 for the sixth-place showing. Juanjo "calytry" Ayza hit the rail at 250,000/500,000/50,000. Under the gun jnic00 raised to 1,111,111 and Ayza shoved from the button, holding {a-Spades}{9-Spades}, for 5,278,379. A quick call by jnic00 revealed {j-Clubs}{j-Spades} and when the board rolled out {j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, Juanjo "calytry" Ayza was out in fifth place for $59,500. Kris Merlot was sent packing later that level. Matmotte21 raised to 1,500,000 from the cutoff and Kris Merlot went all in for 9,166,860 from the big blind with {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Marmotte21 held {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and called, winning the pot as the board ran out {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Kris Merlot received $76,500 for fourth.

A deal between the remaining three players guaranteed each the following amount, with the eventual winner to receive an additional $30,000:

jnic00 - $148,788.86

marmotte21 - $132,696.59

i_lv_beer - $127,284.55

Marmotte21 exited next. At 300,000/600,000/60,000, marmotte21 went all in from the button for 12,271,898 with {q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and was called by jnic00 in the big blind with {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. The board came {2-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and marmotte21 finished in third place for $132,696.59.

Heads-up play began with jnic00 holding a slight chip lead, and he soon won the event. Down to 13,362,320, i_lv_beer shoved with {k-Spades}{3-Spades} and jnic00 called with Ad6c. The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and i_lv_beer came up short in the heads-up battle, finishing as runner-up for $127,284.55. Jnic00 collected $178,788.86 for winning the PokerStars Sunday Million.

Final Results:

*1. jnic00 - $178,788.86

*2. i_lv_beer - $127,284.55

*3. marmotte21 - $132,696.59

4. Kris Merlot - $76,500.00

5. Juanjo "calytry" Ayza - $59,500.00

6. PaperLamp - $42,500.00

7. Yann "LastChance11" Brosolo - $29,750.00

8. Flamarion - $19,550.00

9. rebel1100 - $11,900.00

* — three-way chop for remaining prize money; $30,000 for the winner

Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee

The <a rel="nofollow" href="/full-tilt-poker/">Full Tilt</a> $750,000 Guarantee drew 3,866 participants, with first place awarding $136,895.06. Among the best non-final finishers here were Brian "SN8WMAN" Hawkins in 10th place ($7,422.72), BadcardsAA in 15th ($5,489.72) and Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin in 93rd ($927.84). These were the chip counts to start the final table:

dusnguyen - 2,791,908

Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky - 2,373,090

farid1221x - 2,003,656

TigBitties2 - 1,195,884

nickdawgg - 1,140,773

cashqueen88 - 812,785

Bluedog428 - 470,264

Jordan Morgan - 456,720

Chris "hattrick8810" Odle - 352,920

Bluedog428 was eliminated first at 14,000/28,000/3,500. TigBitties2 opened to 56,000 from the button and Bluedog428 went all in for 430,764 from the big blind with {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}. TigBitties2 called with {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} and won the hand when the board rolled out {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}. Bluedog428 took home $10,360.88 for the ninth-place showing. Out next was cashqueen88 at 17,000/34,000/4,000. From middle position cashqueen88 went all in for for 397,674 with {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, but ran into Chris "hattrick8810" Odle's {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} on the button. The board came {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Hearts} and cashqueen88 departed in eighth for $13,917.60.

TigBitties2 was sent to the rail by Jordan Morgan at 20,000/40,000/5,000. From the button TigBitties2 raised to 120,000, and Morgan made it 600,000 total from the small blind. TigBitties2 went all in for another 81,298 more with {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Morgan called with {j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Morgan liked the flop, though, as it came {4-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The {k-Spades} came on the turn to provide some hope for TigBitties2, but the river was the {q-Spades} and TigBitties2 was out in seventh place for $17,783.60. Later in the level, nickdawgg hit the rail after getting it in with {a-Spades}{k-Spades} against dusnguyen's {2-Spades}{2-Hearts}. The board ran out {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Spades} and nickdawgg was felted in sixth place for $23,737.24.

Chris "hattrick8810" Odle exited the final table next. Down to 105,644, Odle's last chips were on the line with {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} against Jordan Morgan's {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. The board came {10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{a-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Odle was eliminated in fifth place for $31,010.48. Finishing in fourth place was farid1221x. In a limped pot between the blinds, Jordan Morgan and farid1221x saw a {10-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop. A series of bets and raises between the two put farid1221x's tournament life on the line with {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}, but Morgan held {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}. The turn and river came {2-Diamonds} and {4-Spades}, no help to farid1221x, who took home $42,680.64. Jordan Morgan, though, climbed no higher. He was eliminated at 30,000/60,000/7,500 after colliding with dusnguyen, who raised from the button to 165,000. Morgan called from the big blind and the flop came {3-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{j-Spades}. Morgan led out 145,000 and dusnguyen called, leading to the {9-Spades} turn. This time Morgan check-raised all in for 2,548,247 with {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and dusnguyen called with the nut straight, {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. Morgan needed a heart on the river, but the {10-Diamonds} fell instead. Jordan Morgan finished in third place for $54,123.

The heads-up battle was brief. With the board reading {9-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}, dusnguyen got it in with {6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a flush that beat Wilinofsky's {k-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. For the runner-up showing, Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky took home $82,732.40, while dusnguyen collected $136,895.06 for winning the Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee.

1. dusnguyen - $136,895.06

2. Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky - $82,732.40

3. Jordan Morgan - $54,124

4. farid1221x - $42,680.64

5. Chris "hattrick8810" Odle - $32,010.48

6. nickdawgg - $23,737.24

7. TigBitties2 - $17,783.60

8. cashqueen88 - $13,917.60

9. Bluedog428 - $10,360.88

Other Results:

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl

1. Viktor - $93,286.73

2. philbort - $60,376.80

3. soudara - $44,825.20

4. giorango - $33,847.60

5. SeijiStar - $23,784.80

6. StakAtak - $15,551.60

7. Bryan "Squirrely1" Sapp - $10,520.20

8. Mark "The Omaholic" Roland - $7,318.40

9. dsindy - $5,488.80

Buy-in: $240+16

Prize Pool: $457,400

Entrants: 2,287

Other Notables: Chris "CzarBushov" Bushman (19th-$1,372.20), fan4mizzou (21st, $1,372.20), Pokerccini (49th, $914.80), Jon Turner (60th, $823.32)

Full Tilt Sunday Mulligan

1. boykee - $53,240

2. Chris "MoormanI" Moorman - $33,880

3. CampCommando - $24,926

4. jomama7769 - $19,662.50

5. inf3rnal - $15,125

6. Christian Kruel - $10,890

7. meaneye - $7,260

8. carpman42 - $5,445

9. th_IN-kB4Urail - $3,872

Buy-in: $200+16

Prize Pool: $242,000

Entrants: 1,210

Other Notables: Amanda "Mandy B" Baker (20th, $883.30), Tim "Tmay420" West (21st, $883.30), Johan "busto_soon" van Til (46th, $605), Scott "SCTrojans08" Freeman (48th, $605)

PokerStars Sunday Warmup ($750,000 guaranteed)

1. Snookerfun - $112,642.80

2. emyjim - $78,588

3. SexSeen - $52,392

4. J0hnny_Dr@m@ - $43,660

5. spiderfrank - $34,928

6. 21aek21 - $26,196

7. Iteopepe88 - $17,464

8. ToBeTheMan - $10,915

9. harima - $7,072.90

Buy-in: $200+15

Prize Pool: $873,200

Entrants: 4,336

Other Notables: Connor "blanconegro" Drinan (97th, $1,222.48)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($500,000 guaranteed)

1. weeminer - $99,349.60

2. Christian "charder30" Harder - $71,984.50

3. FHB24 - $54,950

4. OLD_TABLE - $41,212.50

5. DeuceBuster - $28,848.75

6. StyloAl - $23,353.75

7. faithless - $17,858.75

8. benza13 - $12,363.75

9. Hickboy - $7,693

Buy-in: $500+30

Prize Pool: $549,500

Entrants: 1,099

Other Notables: Chad "lilholdem954" Batista (11th, $5,220.25), Eugene "MyRabbiFoo" Katchalov (37th, $1,208.90), Scott "SCTrojans" Freeman (40th, $1,208.90), Greg "DuckU" Hobson (47th, $1,099)

Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed

1. ShOrTy 25 - $23,600

2. Ragaboo - $13,600

3. Luke "IWEARGOGGLES" Staudenmaier - $9,100

4. DARKHELMET13 - $7,000

5. nsx_encino - $5,700

6. willysas - $4,500

7. cream420 - $3,300

8. Joe McGuire - $2,200

9. Nate Evenson - $1,300

Buy-in: $100+9

Prize Pool: $100,000 (included $32,500 overlay)

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