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Online Poker Weekend: 'StefanProdan' Chops and Wins

Online Poker Weekend: 'StefanProdan' Chops and Wins 0001

March arrived with a busy Sunday of online poker action, including a four-way chop at the final table of the Stars Sunday Million and a run to victory by Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade in the Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee. Kinkade's triumph was worth $147,911.78, while the chop in the Sunday million gave four players six-figure paydays. Here's how the action went:

PokerStars Sunday Million

The PokerStars Sunday Million drew 8,664 entrants, making the prize pool $1,732,800 with a first-place prize of $209,942.08. Among the best showings short of the final were those of putanger in 15th place ($6,064.80), Dave "DoubleDave22" D'Alesandro in 39th ($2,945.76) and Jared "TheWacoKidd" Hamby in 69th ($2,599.20). The final table began with these players and chip counts:

Bob Vitis - 17,009,023

Michael "wywrotX" Wywrot - 15,860,950

jbrown04 - 10,857,952

StefanProdan - 9,465,052

Princess480 - 9,237,726

WlkRambo - 7,749,709

IRENE666 - 7,673,697

Jon "G6Dragon" Lane - 5,704,071

Vincent Eley - 3,081,820

The short stack, Vincent Eley, was the first to exit, at the 200,000/400,000/40,000 level. On the button, Vincent Eley went all in for 2,321,820 with {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and jbrown04 called in the big blind with {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. The board fell {q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{a-Spades} and Vincent Eley was out in ninth place for $12,129.60. Jon "G6Dragon" Lane departed the final table at 250,000/500,000/50,000. IRENE666 raised to 1,500,000 in middle position and Lane shoved from the big blind for 5,414,071. IRENE666 called and tabled {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts} to Lane's {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{j-Spades} and Lane finished in eighth place for $19,927.20. Princess480 was felted shortly thereafter. Down to 1,676,034, Princess480 went all in with {j-Hearts}{10-Spades} and found action from StefanProdan, who held {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. No help came for Princess480, who finished in seventh place for $30,324.

IRENE666 was eliminated at 300,000/600,000/60,000. On the button, IRENE666 moved in for 5,751,752 with {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and was looked up by chip leader jbrown04 in the big blind, who held {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. The board ran out {8-Spades}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and IRENE666 was sent away in sixth place for $43,320. At 400,000/800,000/80,000, WlkRambo bit the dust. StefanProdan opened to 1,768,502 under the gun and from the big blind, WlkRambo went all in for 10,580,218 with {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}. StefanProdan quickly called with {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and won the hand as the board came {2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades}. WlkRambo collected $60,648 for fifth. A deal was discussed and eventually agreed upon by the four remaining players. Each was guaranteed the following, leaving $30,000 to the winner:

jbrown04: $152,046.89

StefanProdan: $138,296.06

Bob Vitis: $104,868.73

wywrotX: $100,000

Shortly after play resumed, wywrotX went out in fourth place. As the first to act, wywrotX went all in for 8,092,933 with {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and jbrown04 called from the big blind with {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}. The board rolled out {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and wywrotX collected his $100,000. Bob Vitis busted the next hand when jbrown04 shoved with the big stack from the small blind. Bob Vitis called all in for 11,270,793 with {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and was slightly behind jbrown04's {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. Bob Vitis took the lead when the flop came {7-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, but the {10-Clubs} turn card clinched the hand for jbrown04 with the nut flush. The river was a meaningless {2-Hearts} and Bob Vitis took third place for $104,868.73.

Heads-up play began with jbrown04 holding almost a 2:1 lead, but StefanProdan turned the tables en route to the victory. On the final hand, at 500,000/1,000,000/100,000, jbrown04 opened to 2,350,000 and StefanProdan went all in with the big stack. Jbrown04 called all in for 12,599,692 with {k-Clubs}{j-Spades} and was ahead of StefanProdan's {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. However, the board came {6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts} and jbrown04 finished in second place for $152,046.89, with StefanProdan collecting $168,296.06 for winning the Stars Sunday Million.

Final Results:

*1. StefanProdan — $168,296.06

*2. jbrown04 — $152,046.89

*3. Bob Vitis — $104,868.73

*4. Michael "wywrotX" Wywrot — $100,000

5. WlkRambo — $60,648

6. IRENE666 — $43,320

7. Princess480 — $30,324

8. Jon "G6Dragon" Lane — $19,927.20

9. Vincent Eley — $12,129.60

* — per four-way deal, $30,000 for eventual winner

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Full Tilt Sunday $750,000 Guarantee

Sunday's Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee attracted a crowd of 4,188. The prize pool hit $837,600 with first place set at $147,911.78. Notable showings included those of Boxy Brown1 in 11th place ($8,040.96), Shawn "Flexicom" Cunix in 39th ($2,512.80), xx BabyGrand xx in 58th ($1,507.68), Scott "SCTrojans08" Freeman in 59th ($1,507.68), Brian "ZBTHorton" Horton in 60th ($1,507.68), Ram Vaswani in 65th ($1,214.52) and Randers in 81st ($1,214.52). The chip counts at the beginning of the final table were as follows:

Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade - 2,470,424

daPHUNNIEman - 1,932,560

Fetus - 1,848,140

DeuceBuster - 1,638,769

Joel "iamthematador" Shulruf - 1,390,038

Shakunimama8 - 1,249,612

draq - 750,709

Kiv56 - 643,556

larry2225 - 640,192

With blinds and antes at 20,000/40,000/5,000, Joel "iamthematador" Shulruf became the first player bounced from the final. Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade raised to 99,999 in middle position and Shulruf re-raised to 360,000 from the hijack. Kinkade went all in and Shulruf called 609,846 for his tournament life with {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, which trailed Kinkade's {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. The board ran out {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Shulruf collected $11,223.84 for ninth. Falling during the 25,000/50,000/6,000 level was draq. From the cutoff, draq shoved for 643,487 with {j-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and found action from larry2225, who waited on the button with {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. An ace hit the flop and it was enough to send draq home in eighth place for $15,076.80. Kiv56 fell later in the level after raising on the button to 130,000. From the small blind Fetus shoved with the bigger stack and Kiv56 snap-called all in for 402,556 with {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}, but Fetus tabled {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}. The board ran out {7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} and Kiv56 had seventh-place money of $19,264.80.

At 40,000/80,000/10,000, DeuceBuster went all in from the small blind for 386,256 with {j-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, and Shakunimama8 called from the big blind with {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}. The board fell {q-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{7-Spades}{k-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and DeuceBuster departed with $25,630.56 for sixth. Out next was larry2225. Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade made it 177,777 to go under the gun and larry2225 shipped it in for 1,016,948 with {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}. Kinkade called with {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and took the pot down as the board came {5-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{q-Clubs}. For the fifth-place finish, larry2225 took home $34,592.88. Shakunimama8 was eliminated at 50,000/100,000/10,000. Down to 734,834, Shakunimama8 went all in on the button with {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}, and daPHUNNIEman called from the big blind with {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}. However, the board rolled out {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and Shakunimama8 was sent to the rail in fourth place for $46,068.

Fetus fell in third place after tangling with Jay Kinkade. Fetus opened to 250,000 on the button and Kinkade called in the big blind. The flop came {q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Kinkade checked to Fetus, who fired out 1,100,000. Kinkade min-raised it to 2,200,000 and Fetus called all in with {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for the open-ended straight draw. Kinkade tabled Qd9s for top two pair and when the {9-Hearts} landed on the turn he made a winning full house. The river was a meaningless {k-Diamonds} and Fetus had $58,632 for third. Heads-up play started with these chip counts:

Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade - 6,785,243

daPHUNNIEman - 5,778,757

At 60,000/120,000/15,000, Kinkade opened to 277,777 and daPHUNNIEman called. The flop came {2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and both players checked, bringing the {4-Clubs} turn. 305,000 went into the pot from each player and the {2-Clubs} hit the river. A series of raises led to daPHUNNIEman calling all in, but mucking when Kinkade tabled {a-Hearts}{2-Spades} for rivered trips and the winning hand. The runner-up showing earned daPHUNNIEman $89,539.44, with Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade winning the Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee for $147,911.78.

Final Results:

1. Jay "THE_GOLDMINE" Kinkade — $147,911.78

2. daPHUNNIEman — $89,539.44

3. Fetus — $58,632

4. Shakunimama8 — $46,068

5. larry2225 — $34,592.88

6. DeuceBuster — $25,630.56

7. Kiv56 — $19,264.80

8. draq — $15,076.80

9. Joel "iamthematador" Shulruf — $11,223.84

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Other Sunday Results:

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl

1. Michel "utreg" Brummelhuis — $101,648.68

2. rkwlrkwlgofk — $65,788.80

3. bankrollme87 — $48,843.20

4. lostpuppy90 — $36,881.60

5. ziodeme — $26,916.80

6. GrindedDown — $16,945.60

7. kobeallst — $11,463.20

8. 4us0306 — $7,974.20

9. dmiller — $5,980.80

Buy-in: $240+16

Prize Pool: $498,400

Entrants: 2,492

Other Notables: Matt "Matt Suspect" Molinari (14th, $2,492), Randers (39th, $1,146.32), Cody "thugmoneymkr" Slaubaugh (52nd, $996.80), Adam "Roothlus" Levy (53rd, $996.80), Matt "All In At 420" Stout (78th, $772.52), Brent "bhanks11" Hanks (88th, $722.68)

Full Tilt Sunday Mulligan

1. ferragamoash — $58,344

2. Lefty Stacks — $37,128

3. crisbus — $27,183

4. Frenchie64 — $21,547.50

5. Kingphil30 — $16,575

6. Christian Kruel — $11,394

7. swool — $7,690.80

8. Tyson "JUMP PUTT" Marks — $5,569.20

9. Matt "mattster24" Sterling — $4,084.08

Buy-in: $200+16

Prize Pool: $265,200

Entrants: 1,326

Other Notables: Scott "stpauli111" Hall (16th, $1,193.40), buttsauce33 (22nd, $941.46), Benjamin "TheStein" Zamani (35th, $822.12)

PokerStars Sunday Warmup ($750,000 guaranteed)

1. frtk — $114,508.80

2. dippedydawg — $80,066.70

3. and217 — $53,318.16

4. SpotLIGHT19 — $44,730

5. tilkk — $35,784

6. unh0oKed — $26,838

7. Carelo — $17,892

8. papijuno — $10,735.20

9. lephiloufou — $6,977.88

Buy-in: $200+15

Prize Pool: $894,600

Entrants: 4,473

Other Notables: Theo "pittrounder" Tran (94th, $1,252.44)

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($500,000 guaranteed)

1. Kenny "Kenny Rap" Weinstein — $93,614.80

2. oldjude — $68,046

3. Nick "GripDsNutz" Grippo — $51,550

4. snowking_85 — $38,662.50

5. TheChosenWun — $27,063.75

6. QuasiFiction — $21,908.75

7. Dustin "neverwin" Woolf — $16,753.75

8. parks1066 — $11,598.75

9. megax8 — $7,217

Buy-in: $500+30

Prize Pool: $515,000

Entrants: 1,031

Other Notables: Matt "ch0ppy" Kay (12th, $4,897.25), Amit "AMAK316" Makhija (20th, $2,062)

Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed

1. KrazyKiddo — $23,600

2. quanberg — $13,600

3. BlueFlare — $9,100

4. Megaladon101 — $7,000

5. docbox3 — $5,700

6. maberle — $4,500

7. fishtrapper — $3,300

8. LukeStarbucker — $2,200

9. cusee — $1,300

Buy-in: $100+9

Prize Pool: $100,000 (included $33,500 overlay)

Entrants: 665

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