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The Sunday Briefing: Huge Paydays on Both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars

The Sunday Briefing: Huge Paydays on Both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars 0001

Prize pools were bumped up across the virtual felt on Sunday with Full Tilt’s FTOPS XIV coming to a close and PokerStars upping its Sunday Million Guarantee by $1 million. Huge paydays resulted. Pat “obiedman” O’Brien collected the biggest score on Sunday — $539,350 for his win in FTOPS XIV Event #22. The Main Event was won by "zhivago2" for $418,839.16. He beat Kevin “ItsTime2Win” Pionkowski and Adam Junglen after the three struck a deal.

Meanwhile on PokerStars, over 18,000 entrants vied for the top prize in the Landmark Sunday Million. "Zadman5311" emerged victorious, claiming the first-place prize of $282,662.86.

Full Tilt FTOPS XIV Main Event (no-limit hold’em)
Buy-in: $500+$35
Prize Pool: $2,735,000
Entrants: 5,471

*1. zhivago2 - $418,839.16
*2. Kevin “ItsTime2Win” Pionkowski - $316,554.40
*3. Adam Junglen - $290,418.94
4. dfunks222 - $175,072
5. kinheim - $131,167.23
6. Andrew “bankrollme87” Touchette - $90,271.50
7. nuts7878 - $58,813.25
8. Valuechecking - $41,032.50
9. Dr Fill Good - $28,722.25

*denotes three-way deal leaving $25,000 to the winner

Notable Finishes: mestre_urubu (16th - $10,942), RymesWOrange (24th - $7,385.85), Charles “HellaStacks_” Lee (58th - $4,103.25).

Full Tilt FTOPS XIV Event #22 (two-Day no-limit hold’em)
Buy-in: $2,500+$120
Prize Pool: $2,345,000
Entrants: 938

1. Pat “obiedman” O’Brien - $539,350
2. Supa4real - $340,025
3. Timvd20 - $252,087.50
4. Gary Jones - $193,462.50
5. the_real_magic - $146,562.50
6. TheAlligatorNo1 - $105,525
7. Jonas “Ahvall” Lindlof - $70,350
8. DanOBrien - $54,873
9. Rabbit_hunterSA - $39,865

Notable Finishes: Chad “jse81” Batista (11th - $22,277.50), Evan “NEONPILS99” Parkes (14th - $16,415), Jake “psutennis11” Toole (15th - $16,415), Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick (17th - $11,725), Andrew “Browndog19” Brown (19th - $9,145.50), Tom “titantom32” Braband (21st - $9,145.50).

PokerStars Landmark Sunday Million
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $3,656,600
Entrants: 18,283

*1. Zadman5311 - $282,662.86
*2. m8675309a - $200,844.74
*3. call110 - $250,037
*4. ZyeD3 - $144,353.10
*5. waWe - $205,477.38
*6. Guldlemmen4 - $177,650.76
7. Mark “The Omaholic” Roland - $54,849
8. MATPOC28 - $32,909.40
9. E-Daddie - $21,939.60

*denotes six-way deal leaving $30,000 to the eventual winner

Notable Finishes: nederen_dk (10th - $13,712.25), Bryan “bparis” Paris (14th - $10,604.14), Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood (25th - $6,581.88), Ravi “govshark2” Raghavan (62nd - $4,205.09).

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $952,600
Entrants: 4,763

1. egor2077 - $149,017.54
2. Tom “Titantom32” Braband - $110,977.90
3. FUTURE102 - $78,589.50
4. xQ024 - $53,821.90
5. olle101 - $40,485.50
6. fabregarp - $30,959.50
7. timdmd - $21,433.50
8. funywiteshss - $11,907.50
9. Bradley “smerks” Marsh - $7,620.80

Notable Finishes: Gabriel “yellowhat” Nassif (11th - $5,667.97), John “MSUJenny” Ventrurini (12th - $5,667.97), Dave “sexygee” Gent (30th - $2,048.09), Matt “All_in_at420” Stout (32nd - $2,048.09).

PokerStars Sunday 500
Buy-in: $500+30
Prize Pool: $614,000
Entrants: 1,228

1. Marc “mysterio6044” Karam - $102,568.70
2. ohnistun - $74,908
3. Steven “19FMS86” Levy - $56,588
4. 1shark2007 - $41,752
5. McMang - $30,086
6. John “$30K” Racener - $23,946
7. Zackattak13 - $17,806
8. levinhostar - $11,666
9. Christian “charder30” Harder - $6,385.60

Notable Finishes: Robert “Craps4Dinner” Saltiel (19th - $2,456), Bahbak "bigredAK" Oboodi (28th - $2,149), Mark “RandALLin” Flowers (29th - $2,149).

Full Tilt FTOPS XIV Event #24 (no-limit hold’em knockout)
Buy-in: $120+$9
Prize Pool: $983,200
Entrants: 9,832

*1. little chief17 - $125,959.96
*2. Christina “cristinalindley” Lindley - $106,460.01
*3. SNG Ninja - $95,968.83
4. Dean “Dinhjo” Nyberg - $52,306.24
5. Alcatraz27278 - $38,344.80
6. bethwolf22 - $27,529.60
7. BikStik8585 - $19,664
8. boltsva - $14,059.76
9. Al-Extrem1 - $9,940.15

*denotes three-way deal

Ultimate Bet $200k GTD
Buy-in: $200+15
Prize Pool: $209,200
Entrants: 1,046

*1. JAYHOVAHVOL1 - $37,321.28
*1. SCHAPPUSCHA - $37,321.28
3. Eric “SHEETSWORLD” Haber - $18,932.60
4. Michael “MIKEIVEY” Meredith - $13,493.40
5. AMYGDYLA - $11,401.40
6. CLASS_ACT – 9,309.40
7. Mohsin “CHICAGOCARDS1” Charania - $7,217.40
8. JVONK424 - $5,125.40
9. Mike “MEEELOSH” Lawson - $3,556.40

*denotes heads-up deal with unknown terms

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