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Agrobot 388Z Binks the Sunday Million after Chopping the Red Spade Open Last Week

“Agrobot_388Z” Binks the Sunday Million after Chopping the Red Spade Open Last Week

“Agrobot_388Z” Binks the Sunday Million after Chopping the Red Spade Open Last Week,  Nazari Returns to Win Stars’ 2nd Chance a 2nd Time in 2013, Van Fleet Double Final Tables.

It was a week for double-tapping achievements.  No, not Call of Duty Ghost’s head shots (though, that has taken up a bit of my time), but amazing second wins in the poker world.  First, let’s take a look at 2009 PokerStars’ Caribbean Adventure winner Poorya “isuckoutonu” Nazari.  Back on March 10th he took down the Sunday Second Chance for $53,222.  Well, this week, he added another $47,257 to his bursting bankroll by winning the same tournament again.  More incredible than that?  Coming off of chopping last weeks massively successful Red Spade Open, “Aggrobot_388Z” took down this week’s Sunday Million outright.  Not a bad two weeks on the virtual felt.  Let’s look at that – and more – in this week’s Sunday Funday Round-up – top to bottom:

Sunday Million ($1,000,000 GTD) – PokerStars
Buy in:  $200+15     Entrants:  7,972  Prize Pool: $1,594,400

With no Red Spade Open to draw in the crowds, it looked like the Sunday majors would take a bit of a hit.  When the entry window closed on the bellwether of the online poker world, it was true.  Attendance fell by 487 runners, causing a $97,400 shortfall in the prize pool of the “big show” this week.  Undeterred by something as silly as a 6.5% drop in attendance, a familiar face from last week’s Red Spade Open reemerged.  “Aggrobot_388Z”, who was denied the Red Spade Open title last week but took home the winner’s share of the cash took it all the way to the wire this week.  No chops for the newly minted champ as he won $224,500 and the title outright.  Between the two tournaments in two weeks, he turned $270 into $450,189. 

1  

Agrobot_388Z

$224,500

2

Ysjah

$165,223

3

OneTime1Time  

$119,760

4

Essa_mania

$79,341

5

greenrizla

$61,377

6

Epakfailer

$46,407

7

R_Caiaffa

$32,185

8

PAULMARCKO

$17,964

9

Ship It 2010

$11,601

Sunday Warm-Up ($500,000 GTD) – PokerStars
Buy in:  $200+15  Entrants: 3,278  Prize Pool:  $655,600

Almost inexplicably, while the Sunday Million was down, the Warm Up was…well, Up.  257 more runners than last week posted up this week adding an additional $51,400 to the prize pool over the previous running, keeping the Warm Up steady at #2 on the list and climbing.   There was a little chop-up-top as “bar-bar9999” and “1donertashche” made a deal heads-up giving the title and the lion’s share to the king of the elephants.  Also making the final table of our second biggest Sunday major was Pierre “Zoutechamp” Neuville who grabbed 8th for $8,837.  Surely harshing his vibe while stone cold bubbling this major was Matthias “goodvibe1” Neu who took away $4,242 to dry any tears. 

1  

bar-bar9999

$106,101*

2

1donertasche

$87,616*

3

FCG Fanatic

$58,327

4

bmky88

$40,652

5

nasukk

$30,047

6

Beneditine

$22,977

7

Sheeter 200

$15,907

8

Pierre "Zoutechamp" Neuville

$8,837

9

VitinhO Dzi

$5,656

Sunday 500 ($300,000 GTD) – PokerStars
Buy in: $500+30 Entrants:  831   Prize Pool: $415,500

The Big Buy-In of Funday Sunday was on the decline this week.  26 fewer runners showed up, laying out a $13,000 deficit over last week, but it was a minor drop in the end and nothing to worry about.  It ended with “com 157” and “bebaimis777” chopping the top two spots and playing for the last $4k plus and “com 157” coming out on top.   Making the final table, but finishing in 4th, was Martin “0PIGGYBANK” Finger.  Also going deep but falling short of the final (virtual) felt were Chris "NigDawG" Brammer (10th - $4,266), Marc-Andre "FrenchDawg" Ladoceur (13th - $3,421) and Steve "MrTimCaum" O'Dwyer (14th - $3,421.) 

1   

com 157

$64,420*

2

bebaimis777

$60,354*

3

rojorulez

$39,042

4

Martin ""0PIGGYBANK"" Finger   

$29,181

5

MrBarrett82

$20,286

6

Mr.Scisso

$16,261

7

Bostero10

$12,236

8

MkMyWishFish

$8,251

9

P-i-t.DqDoG

$5,031

$250,000 Guarantee – FullTilt Poker
Buy in: $200+15 Entrants: 1,519   Prize Pool:  $303,800

FTP was not immune from this week’s slump.  Without its owner driving the action with a special promotion (or hey…maybe promoting something itself), 75 fewer runners showed up for FullTilt’s big guarantee, dropping the prize pool an even $15,000.  It was only a 5% drop, kind of our standard downturn (when it happened) this week, so again, nothing to panic about.  Speculation of its future aside, “LEONderPRO” snatched up a healthy $57,760 in an all out win after a battle with “FaceMyAlterEgo.”  No known players even sniffed the last two tables in this one though; the closest known name I could turn up was Matty “DrewAce34” Levine who finished in 21st for $1,155. 

1  

LEONderPRO

$57,760

2

FaceMyAlterEgo 

$38,410

3

Caki1984

$27,436

4

eisenhower1

$20,504

5

Mrluckypants

$15,306

6

CzarKassim

$11,263

7

JohnnyLazer

$8,375

8

ElkY

$6,084

9

SeamossLasVegas

$4,303

$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225,000 GTD) – PokerStars
Buy in: $100+9 (RB) Entries:  965 Prize Pool:  $297,500

The Sunday Rebuy did NOT suffer from this week’s downturn.  In fact, a pro heavy field that yielded a pro-heavy final table was one of the best this week.  In the end though, “insanepkr7” took it all away from a very impressive final table that included Mike “Timex” McDonald, Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet and Matt “mjw006” Wakeman who finished in 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.  Also running deep but not making the final table were Cam "murballz66" Murray (12th - $3,431), Torsten "jetkiss" Brinkmann (13th - $2,777), Will "CutiePi314" Ma (18th - $2,124), Caio "Pessagno" Pessagno (25th - $1,470) and Ryan "HITTHEPANDA" Franklin (26th - $1,470.)  Here is how the rest rolled out. 

1

insanepkr7

$60,458

2  

Mike "Timex" McDonald

$43,791

3

Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet

$32,680

4

Matt "mjw006" Wakeman  

$24,510

5

flong78

$17,157

6

Ansgar2000

$13,889

7

Soccermom96

$10,621

8

Alemao1973

$7,353

9

TRanquilMind

$4,575

Sunday 2nd Chance – Poker Stars
Buy in:  $200+15  Entrants: 1,369  Prize Pool:  $273,800

While it was down all of 17 players ($3,4000) over last week, it was still enough to jump the Sunday 2nd Chance back above the “Bigger” on this week’s countdown.  The prize pool wasn’t the story in the end as 2009 PCA Champ Poorya “isuckoutonu” Nazari made one of his infrequent stops in the Sunday Majors this week and, lo and behold, took down the 2nd Chance for a second time this year.  It’s an incredible feat to ever win the same Sunday Major twice, even more so to do it in the same year.  Nazari won his last 2nd Chance title on March 10th.  Also running deep in this event were Lex "L Veldhuis" Veldhuis (20th - $1,149) and Anton "antesvante" Wigg (28th - $1,013.)

1

Poorya "isuckoutonu" Nazari

$47,257

2

G's zee

$34,225

3

thalesvitors

$26,011

4

nebo_blizko

$19,056

5

V_RouNder

$13,553

6

jaggalo1231

$10,815

7

n0rflip

$8,077

8

norfair18

$5,339

9

pistecaloze

$3,011

Bigger $162 ($150,000 GTD) – PokerStars
Buy in: $150+12   Entrants: 1,772    Prize Pool: $265,800

After a great turnout it’s debut week, the new Bigger tournament on PokerStars (an extension of its Big series) took a bit of a dip this week.  While it still cleared a quarter million in the prize pool, it was down 126 runners, dropping things a hair under $19k from last week.  In the end, Vojtech “Vojta_R” Ruzicka walked off with the biggest part of Bigger, making a heads up deal with “jonito21” at the end.  Here’s how the rest turned out: 

1

Vojtech "Vojta_R" Ruzicka

$37,170*

2   

jonito21

$37,253*

3

lubos1970cz

$23,922

4

akb1

$17,476

5

APD0290

$12,625

6

hUeLeSaBuStO

$9,834

7

johne147

$7,176

8

AlGiNho

$4,651

9

2pacnrw16

$2,658

Sunday Brawl ($200,000 GTD) – FullTilt Poker
Buy in:  $240+15 Entries:  1,159 Prize Pool:  $231,800

The Brawl ticked up again this week as an incredible 124 more runners turned out and kicked an additional $29,760 into the prize pool.  While he did not make it into the big money at this final table, Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet made another appearance on this week’s Funday rundown.  An impressive feat, worthy of at least our meager notice.  He edged out Dani “Ansky451” Stern who made a return to the major’s final tables but ended up in 8th this time.  The winner, undiluted, was “muckmeagain” who took home over $50k.  Also running deep were Aidan "whereisdonny" Tam (15th - $1,950), Jason "jdpc27" Wheeler (21st - $1,103) and Shyam "S_Dot111" Srinivasan (23rd - $1,103.) 

1

muckemagain

$51,320

2   

timo23eule

$34,179

3

Malakstyle

$24,377

4

dante-sp

$18,218

5

bullyon

$13,599

6

sumdumjer

$10,007

7

Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet  

$7,441

8

Dani "Ansky451" Stern

$5,388

9

YrrsiN

$3,849

$200,000 GTD Sunday – PartyPoker
Buy in: $200+15 Entries:  1,152  Prize Pool:  $230,400

PatryPoker’s big guarantee was not immune to the downturn this week that (kind of?) ran through all the major sites.  (Even when they were giving away a brand new PlayStation4 to the winner.)  Apparently 45 people, who played last week, were really bigger Xbox fans and took the tourney off creating a $9,000 downturn in the prize pool this week. Taking home $44,928 and the PlayStation4 was “lfchiks” who fought up the ladder from 6th when the final table started in the wee hours of the morning to take it down outright.

1st

Ifchiks

$44,928.00

2nd

swaymyway3113   

$23,846.40

3rd

StoneHeat2

$15,091.20

4th

NutsKillUrself

$12,787.20

5th

OneOneThree

$10,483.20

6th

OTTfortyFREE

$8,179.20

7th

Accissa

$5,857.20

8th

n0limits

$3,801.60

9th

Salow77

$2,649.60

10th

BringCabbage

$2,073.60

About Matt Waldron:  Matt Waldron is an international journalist, writer, home brewer, poker player, and (when he’s not busy with all that) a professional in the product and brand development world.  “Waldo” has covered the WPT, WSOP, EPT/NAPT and online poker since 2006 in some form or another and well – he hasn’t gotten tired of it yet.

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Matt Waldron is an international journalist, writer, home brewer, poker player, and (when he’s not busy with all that) a professional in the product and brand development world.  “Waldo” has covered the WPT, WSOP, EPT/NAPT and online poker since 2006 in some form or another and well – he hasn’t gotten tired of it yet. 

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