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Online Poker Weekend: ‘TheNutters’, ‘master zulle’ Capture Sunday Majors

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Sunday’s action in major online poker tournaments found two players wrapping up the night’s play with nearly identical champion’s paydays. "master zulle" ran through a deep field in the PokerStars Sunday Million for the win worth $184,500, just edging the $184,000 "TheNutters" pulled down in the Full Tilt $1 Million Guarantee for the weekend’s biggest cash. Here’s more on these and other events:

PokerStars Sunday Million

The PokerStars Sunday Million drew 1,984 participants this weekend, falling just short of its $1.5 million guarantee prize pool. Notable finishes in the tournament included Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen in 39th place ($2,550), Marc “OMGSHIPIT” Davis in 46th ($2,400), Joel “SpadeSkillz” Dickerson in 54th ($2,400) and Taylor “ElMastermind” McFarland in 62nd ($2,250). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:

Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman — 14,260,000
master zulle — 12,293,597
Germaniac2 — 10,814,756
MissStax — 9,542,951
Gabe “gp333” Patgorski — 9,270,515
Uninc157 — 5,071,042
Der Patient — 4,276,770
Casey “monk-dogg” McCarrel — 3,042,914
anybody1108 — 1,637,455

Gabe “gp333” Patgorski was the first finalist to depart, during the 100,000/200,000/20,000 level. He raised to 530,000 from under the gun and Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman re-raised to 1,460,000 from the small blind. Patgorski went all in for 3,679,473 and Freeman called with {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}, racing against Patgorski’s {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}. The board came {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{K-Spades}{2-Diamonds} as Gabe “gp333” Patgorski finished in ninth for $10,500.

Casey “monk-dogg” McCarrel busted at 125,000/250,000/25,000 when he ran {A-Clubs}{10-Spades} into Scott Freeman’s {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. The board fell {2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{J-Hearts}{3-Spades} and McCarrel exited in eighth place with $17,250. Two hands later anybody1108 joined him. After shoving from the cutoff for 2,232,892 with {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, anybody1108 saw master zulle call from the small blind with {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}. An ace hit the flop and another came on the turn, making quads for master zulle. For the seventh-place showing anybody1108 pocketed $26,250.

MissStax was the next to exit, at 150,000/300,000/30,000. From the cutoff MissStax raised to 1,200,000 and master zulle called on the button, bringing a {J-Clubs}{3-Spades}{J-Spades} flop. MissStax shoved for 2,901,091 and master zulle called with {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}, ahead in percentage terms against MissStax’s {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. The {9-Diamonds} turn still left master zulle plenty of outs to win and the {K-Diamonds} river gave the pot to master zulle. MissStax earned $39,000 for sixth place. Der Patient’s tournament ended at 250,000/500,000/50,000. In the cutoff Der Patient shipped it in for 4,554,250 and Uninc157 isolated the action on the button with {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, which led Der Patient’s {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} as Der Patient was out in fifth place for $54,000.

Uninc157 busted next. From the cutoff Uninc157 made it 1,235,000 to go and master zulle called out of the big blind. The flop came {7-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and master zulle check-called a bet of 1,735,000. The {6-Clubs} hit the turn and master zulle again checked. Uninc157 fired out a bet of 3,487,500, whiich master zulle raised to 7,749,000. Uninc157 went all in for 12,754,879 and master zulle called with {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, having the hand clinched against Uninc157’s {5-Spades}{3-Spades} straight. The river was a meaningless {Q-Hearts} as Uninc157 busted in fourth place for $69,000.

Germaniac2 fell in third place, losing a good amount of chips with pocket jacks to Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman’s pocket fours, while all in preflop. A four found the table and Germaniac2 became the short stack. A few hands later Germaniac2’s {6-Spades}{5-Spades} could not best Freeman’s {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. For the third-place showing Germaniac2 collected $84,000. Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman began the heads-up duel slightly behind in chips, but managed to grab a hold of the lead. However fortune turned when his all-in shove on the turn with second pair was called by master zulle, who held top pair. Freeman did not hit the river and trailed 6:1 in chips.

The tournament came to a close at 300,000/600,000/60,000. A limped pot brought a flop of {10-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Master zulle led out 600,000 and Freeman called. The {3-Clubs} fell on the turn and master zulle bet 600,000 again. Freeman raised to 1,530,000 and master zulle called, delivering the {9-Diamonds} river. Master zulle went all in and put Freeman to a decision for his tournament life. Freeman shared his thoughts with his opponent, saying that he knew master zulle did not have an ace. Freeman felt that his opponent hit two pair, but opted to call anyway with {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}. Master zulle tabled {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for the rivered two pair to win the tournament. Freeman earned $124,950 as the runner-up, with master zulle collecting $184,500 for winning the PokerStars Sunday Million.

Final Results:

1. master zulle — $184,500
2. Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman — $124,950
3. Germaniac2 — $84,000
4. Uninc157 — $69,000
5. Der Patient — $54,000
6. MissStax — $39,000
7. anybody1108 — $26,250
8. Casey “monk-dogg” McCarrel — $17,250
9. Gabe “gp333” Patgorski — $10,500

Full Tilt $1,000,000 Guarantee

Full Tilt ran its monthly $1 Million Guarantee this weekend. A field of 1,984 registered to battyle for the $184,000 first-place prize. Notable non-final finishers included Alex "TheAssassinato" Fitzgerald in 12th ($10,000), Justin “RoothlusJr” Levy in 13th ($7,500) and Ryan “ryanbluf” Karp in 19th ($4,000), Evan “NEONPILS99” Parkes in 31st ($3,200), breeth (41st, $2,500) and Rayan “rkruok” Nathan (46th, $2,000). For over an hour, ten players remained as nobody wanted to bust out on the final table bubble. However, Miguel Santiago (ninth, $14,000) and ftpmbc (tenth, $10,000) busted on the same hand to set the final, which began with these chip counts:

AceHasslehoff – 3,003,670
every1luvzneecy – 1,243,419
kalterrell – 1,224,069
TheNutters – 1,183,532
topper33 – 1,044,461
420-888 – 960,941
MickT1 – 702,374
Rob “The Chosen Wun” Kahlon – 557,534

MickT1 hit the rail during the 30,000/60,000/7,500 level. TheNutters opened to 180,000 in the hijack and MickT1 shoved for 615,374 from the small blind. Kalterrell re-raised all in from the big blind, isolating with {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} against MickT1’s {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}. The {J-Hearts} on the fllop gave kalterrell a set, and MickT1 finished in eighth place for $18,500. Later in the level every1luvzneecy departed. From early position, every1luvzneecy went all in for 385,885 with {K-Clubs}{9-Spades}, but ran into kalterrell’s {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} in the big blind. No help came for every1luvzneecy, who took seventh place for $23,500.

At 40,000/80,000/10,000, 420-888 exited. All in for 963,841 with {8-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, 420-888 faced off against Rob “The Chosen Wun” Kahlon’s {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. The board ran out {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} as 420-888 collected $32,200 for the sixth-place showing. Topper33 was felted at 50,000/100,000/10,000. AceHasslehoff opened to 222,777 in the hijack and topper33 called from the cutoff. The flop came {Q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts} and AceHasslehoff bet 222,222. Topper33 went all in for 620,684 and AceHasslehoff called with {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, which led topper33’s {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}. The turn and river came {3-Diamonds}{A-Spades} as topper33 busted in fifth place for $45,000.

AceHasslehoff, though, exited the final table at the 60,000/120,000/15,000 level. From the small blind AceHasslehoff went all in for 764,843 with {Q-Spades},{10-Hearts} and was called by kalterrell in the big blind with {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. The board ran out {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} as AceHasslehoff headed off in fourth place with $59,000. Rob “The Chosen Wun” Kahlon fell in third place. In the small blind kalterrelll went all in for nearly four million and Kahlon called all in with for 2,561,006 with {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}, which would race against kalterrell’s {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. The board came {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, kalterell pairing his king and Kahlon pocketing $74,000 for third. Heads-up play began with these chip counts:

Kalterrell — 6,657,492
TheNutters — 3,262,508

TheNutters doubled up early and went on to the win. On the final hand, kalterrell went all in for 2,449,968 with {J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and TheNutters called with {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The board ran out {8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} as kalterrell finished in second place for $113,000. TheNutters picked up $184,000 for winning Sunday’s Full Tilt $1 Million Guarantee.

Final Results:

1. TheNutters — $184,000
2. kalterrell — $113,000
3. Rob “The Chosen Wun” Kahlon — $74,000
4. AceHasslehoff — $59,000
5. topper33 — $45,000
6. 420-888 — $32,200
7. every1luvzneecy — $23,500
8. MickT1 — $18,500

Other Sunday Results:

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl

1. DurangoDan35 — $83,660.29
2. FlopNutsOnYou — $54,146.40
3. eh90tcm — $40,199.60
4. pepe11 — $30,354.80
5. Turbo Johnson — $21,330.40
6. genetodd — $13,946.80
7. SuperUsed — $9,434.60
8. debeuker — $6,563.20
9. kautabjo- $4,992.40

Buy-in: $240+16
Prize Pool: $410,200
Entrants: 2,051

Other Notables: Matt “All In At 420” Stout (58th, $738.36), Chris “CzarBushov” Bushman (71st, $676.83), Tim “Tmay420” West (90th, $594.79), Travis “TravestyFund” Rice (95th, $553.77)

Full Tilt Sunday Mulligan

1. Doc Sands — $53,020
2. mattster24 — $33,740
3. OMGletty — $24,823
4. Wildflower51 — $19,581.25
5. manderbutt — $15,062.50
6. Scott153 — $10,485
7. th_IN-kB4Urail — $7,230
8. mman_status — $5,422.50
9. UFman2 — $3,856

Buy-in: $200+16
Prize Pool: $241,000
Entrants: 1,205

Other Notables: James “TheFatFISH” Obst (12th, $2,169), Shawn “phat_cat1” Luman (21st, $879.65), Matt “MattSuspect” Molinari (26th, $879.65), bust_soon (30th, $771.20)

PokerStars Sunday Warmup ($750,000 guaranteed)

1. shane251966 — $100,334
2. BoyArgentina — $69,462
3. eom2000 — $46,308
4. grasbeer — $38,950
5. WildDogo — $30,782
6. Kory “s00tedj0kers” Kilpatrick — $23,154
7. TranquilMind — $15,436
8. ILIOS72 — $9,647.50
9. sndk100 — $6,637.48

Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $771,800
Entrants: 3,859

Other Notables: Ylon Schwartz (20th, $1,929.50), Kenny “Kenny Rap” Weinstein (31st, $1,466.42), Alexandre “Allingomes” Gomes (60th, $1,234.68), Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb (71st, $1,234.88)

[b]PokerStars Sunday 500 ($500,000 guaranteed)[/URL]

1. pokerATL — $88,198.60
2. Oechlse — $63,875
3. Jay Baggs — $48,545
4. imashokU — $35,565.60
5. Supa4real — $25,294.50
6. Jonathan “Jcardshark” Little — $20,184.50
7. 7DeLuX7 — $15,074.50
8. Shazmaster — $9,964.50
9. Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb — 5,621

Buy-in: $500+30
Prize Pool: $511,000
Entrants: 1,022

Other Notables: Peter “#1PEN” Neff (16th, $2,503.90, Luke “Bdbeatslayer” Vrabel (20th, $2,146.20), Mike “WiscoMurray” Murray (28th, $1,890.70)

Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed

1. daisyxoxo — $23,600
2. bzimzim — $13,600
3. Balla686 — $9,100
4. TheGoodness — $7,000
5. kingpinjils — $5,700
6. JonnyBCash — $4,500
7. RedSlavery — $3,300
8. DJII — $2,200
9. karinio — $1,300

Buy-in: $100+9
Prize Pool: $100,000 (included $37,900 overlay)
Entrants: 621
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