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Online Poker Weekend: 'huztlerCrew', 'herdgolf86' Super Winners

Online Poker Weekend: 'huztlerCrew', 'herdgolf86' Super Winners 0001

The social occasion that is Super Bowl Sunday traditionally results in a slight dip in attendance in major online events. Yesterday's big tourneys stayed true to expectations, though the overall turnouts remained high. A three-way chop defined the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Million before 'huztlerCrew' went on to win, while a triumph for 'herdgolf86' at the Full Tilt Super Sunday $500,000 made it a foursome of six-figure winners on the day. Here's how the action played out:

PokerStars Sunday Million

Super Bowl Sunday affected PokerStars slightly, but 7,513 players still entered the Stars Sunday Million to create a total prize pool of $1,502,600. Impressive notable finishes just shy of the final table included Jordan "scarface_79" Smith in 12th place ($7,513), James 'jcamby33' Campbell in 19th ($3,005.20) and Matt "GrinderMJ" Juttlestad in 84th ($2,103.64). These were the chip counts as the final table started:

freakypokerd - 14,990,647

huztlerCrew - 10,496,304

niuniu09 - 9,734,536

Kripp85 - 9,023,664

MCLegend - 7,238,062

Alan "BodogAri" Engel - 7,211,054

FRfr1111 - 5,607,971

kiaser - 5,564,280

youjizz - 5,263,482

With nobody entering the final table with a huge stack the standings shifted around quite a bit. Eliminated first was the original chip leader, freakypokerd, at the 150,000/300,000/30,000 level. FRfr1111 opened to 600,000 from early position and freakypokerd re-raised to 2,400,000 on the button. FRfr1111 called and the flop came {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. FRfr1111 {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} check-called an all-in bet of 6,575,647 from freakypokerd ({j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}). The turn and river came {a-Clubs} and {4-Diamonds} as freakypokerd departed in ninth place for $10,518.20. Kiaser exited at 200,000/400,000/40,000. After losing a coin-flip to Alan "BodogAri" Engel, kiaser's last 806,234 went in the middle with {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs} holdings against FRfr1111's {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. The board came {10-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and kiaser busted in eighth place for $17,279.90.

At 250,000/500,000/50,000, niuniu09 was knocked out by Alan Engel, who went on a heater during the level. A short-stacked niuniu09 went all in for 1,913,482 from middle position with {j-Spades}{10-Spades} and Engel isolated from the cutoff holding {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {2-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and niuniu09 hit the road in seventh place for $26,295.50. Engel continued his good run by eliminating Kripp85. He raised to 1,130,000 on the button and Kripp85 went all in for a total of 2,887,328 from the big blind with {k-Spades}{q-Spades}. Engel called with {j-Spades}{7-Hearts} and won the pot when the board ran out {8-Clubs}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. Kripp85 earned $39,067.60 for the sixth-place finish. Engel claimed a third victim toward the end of the level. He raised to 1,201,000 in the cutoff and youjizz went all in for 7,306,600 in the big blind with {4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. The move didn't work as Engel held {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and won the hand when the board ran out {k-Hearts}{3-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Spades}. The fifth-place finish paid youjizz $54,093.60.

FRfr1111 was sent to the rail at 300,000/600,000/60,000. MCLegend opened to 1,545,000 from the cutoff and FRfr1111 went all in for 7,063,900 out of the big blind with {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. MCLegend called with {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and won the hand in convincing fashion when the dream flop came {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. The turn and river were a meaningless {k-Clubs} and {8-Hearts} and FRfr1111 was out in fourth place for $69,119.60. A deal between the remaining three players guaranteed each the following, with $30,000 set aside for the eventual winner:

MCLegend - $127,518.22

huztlerCrew - $120,000

Alan "BodogAri" Engel - $116,613.76

Alan Engel exited in third. From the small blind, huztlerCrew raised to 1,500,000, Engel re-raised to 3,567,804 and huztlerCrew re-popped it to 8,400,000. Engel called, and when the flop came {7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, huztlerCrew shoved. Engel called all-in for 11,767,804 and held {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, trailing huztlerCrew's {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. The turn and river came {7-Diamonds} and {10-Clubs}, no help to Engel who finished in third place for $116,613.76. These were the chip counts at the start of heads-up play:

huztlerCrew - 46,363,458

MCLegend - 28,766,542

HuztlerCrew maintained his lead and went on to win the tournament. At 400,000/800,000/80,000, MCLegend went all in for 15,986,542 with {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and huztlerCrew called with {k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. The board ran out {9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{j-Spades} and MCLegend was on the losing end, finishing in second place for $127,518.22. The winner of the PokerStars Sunday Million was huztlerCrew for $150,000.

Final Results:

*1. huztlerCrew - $150,000

*2. MCLegend - $127,518.22

*3. Alan "BodogAri" Engel - $116,613.76

4. FRfr1111 - $69,119.60

5. youjizz - $54,093.60

6. Kripp85 - $39,067.60

7. niuniu09 - $26,295.50

8. kiaser - $17,279.90

9. freakypokerd - $10,518.20

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

Full Tilt $500,000 Guarantee

Full Tilt offered a Super Sunday $500,000 Guarantee that drew 2,805 participants, with first place awarding $102,663. Notables to just miss the final table included Adam "Roothlus" Levy in 11th place ($5,610), Domen "DaPokerGun" Pinterič in 15th ($4,151.40), John Newcombe in 50th ($1,065.90), govshark2 in 64th ($897.60), Michael Craig in 71st ($897.60), Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick in 84th ($673.20) and Matt "All In At 420" Stout in 91st ($673.20). The chip counts to start the final were as follows:

PrishChips31 - 1,435,142

Antonio18 - 1,427,298

Yeshaya - 1,265,718

xx BabyGrand xx - 1,216,714

Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper - 1,009,058

fooker323 - 872,986

mi30ke - 629,578

Don "Brian Stevens" Stevens - 360,396

bigbubbava - 198,110

The first to leave the final table was mi30ke on the last hand of the 17,000/34,000/4,000 level. Mi30ke's {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} came up second-best to xx BabyGrand xx's {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} on a {2-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades} board. The ninth-place finish earned mi30ke $7,854. Don "Brian Stevens" Stevens went out next at 20,000/40,000/5,000. Under the gun, Stevens went all in for 139,896 with {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and ran into Antonio18's {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}. The board rolled out {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} and Stevens collected $10,332.40 for eighth. A deja vu moment occurred a few hands later when Antonio18 held the same cards ({a-Clubs}{a-Spades}) and eliminated bigbubbava, who tabled {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}. The board came {5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and bigbubbava was out in seventh place for $13,127.40.

Yeshaya was eliminated at 25,000/50,000/6,000. On the button, Antonio18 raised to 135,000 and Yeshaya shoved from the big blind for 791,380 with {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Antonio18 called with {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} and took down the pot when the board came {2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Yeshaya took home $17,783.70 for the sixth-place showing. Later in the level fooker323 departed. All in for 510,472 with {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, fooker323 ran into Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper's {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}. The {3-Spades} fell on the flop, but it was followed by {a-Hearts} and {10-Hearts}. Neither the turn nor river brought the case trey for fooker323, who finished in fifth place for $24,684. PrishChips31 went out next after moving all in from the button with {a-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and running into Antonio18's {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. The board brought no ace and PrishChips31 was out in fourth place for $32,538. At 30,000/60,000/7,500, xx BabyGrand xx fell. Chris Tipper shoved from the small blind with the big stack holding {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and xx BabyGrand xx called all-in from the big blind with {k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. The board came {7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{a-Clubs} and xx BabyGrand xx collected $40,953 for third.

Tipper began heads-up play with almost a 3:1 chip lead and won the tournament before the end of the level. On the final hand, Antonio18's {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds} was up against Tipper's {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. The board came {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Antonio18's run ended in second place for $62,832, while Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper collected $102,663 for winning the Full Tilt Super Sunday $500,000.

Final Results:

1. Chris "herdgolf86" Tipper - $102,663

2. Antonio18 - $62,832

3. xx BabyGrand xx - $40,953

4. PrishChips31 - $32,538

5. fooker323 - $24,684

6. Yeshaya - $17,783.70

7. bigbubbava - $13,127.40

8. Don "Brian Stevens" Stevens - $10,332.40

9. mi30ke - $7,854

Other Sunday Results

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl

1. asgeirt80 - $84,199.77

2. Mark "dipthrong" Herm - $54,463.20

3. thekellster89 - $40,434.80

4. TinSmith86 - $30,532.40

5. benvo123 - $21,455.20

6. MrRenniW - $14,028.40

7. Skully18 - $9,489.80

8. Chancew - $6,601.60

9. zug33 - $4,951.20

Buy-in: $240+16

Prize Pool: $412,600

Entrants: 2,063

Other Notables: Dan "imabigkidnow" Kelly (62nd, $742.68), Terry "Asiandude7" Eischens (72nd, $680.79), Tom "titantom32" Braband (79th, $639.53), Soren Kongsgaard (84th, $598.27)

Full Tilt Sunday Mulligan

1. fishhookn1 - $45,000

2. mdv85 - $29,000

3. DaPokerGun - $21,500

4. Fishbones11 - $16,500

5. Aaron "SpanishKey" Been - $12,500

6. JaspudUF - $9,000

7. pcayoobh - $6,000

8. TEX582 - $4,500

9. Tomgus456 - $3,200

Buy-in: $200+16

Prize Pool: $200,000

Entrants: 954

Other Notables: Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman (10th, $1,840), Dan "imabigkidnow" Kelly (36th, $660), Terry "Asiandude7" Eischens (51st, $520)

Poker Stars Sunday Warmup ($750,000 guaranteed)

1. wurevolution - $105,768

2. pulse time - $73,224

3. MagicDeal - $48,816

4. Beund2 - $40,680

5. propell - $32,544

6. MikeKB878 - $24,408

7. faroo263 - $16,272

8. djalminha - $10,170

9. stockcar99 - $6,996.96

Buy-in: $200+15

Prize Pool: $813,600

Entrants: 4,068

Other Notables: Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick (40th, $1,464.48), Joe "Dyzalot" Morneau (54th, $1,383.12), Andy "BKice" Seth (62nd, $1,301.76), Danny "The_D_RY" Ryan (83rd, $1,220.40)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($500,000 guaranteed)

1. jasken - $91,500

2. jpmetalman - $66,500

3. tnetter - $50,000

4. drag0nslay3r - $37,500

5. fridhem - $26,250

6. FeiteFrank - $21,250

7. therealbo - $16,250

8. LockdownTex - $11,250

9. Edith_Piaf - $7,000

Buy-in: $500+30

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

Entrants: 930

Other Notables: Victor Ramdin (10th, $5,000), Thomas "BMH v 2.37" Rau (17th, $3,050), Mike "Sowerss" Sowers (18th, $3,050), Evan "PURPLE "K" 99" Parkes (31st, $1,750)

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