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Stefan mindgamer Jedlicka Takes Down The Biggest Sunday Prize

Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka Takes Down The Biggest Sunday Prize

Double Vision Double Taps Massive Winners, Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka takes down the biggest Sunday Prize, "Van Razor" cuts through the Second Million field.

PokerStars again changed the face of the Sunday Majors again this week with its Double Vision promotion that set up twin runnings of its biggest guaranteed tournaments including the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm-Up and they led the payouts this week in the Sunday Majors.  Meanwhile, back at the #2 site, the FTOPS kicked off.  While they did not make the top of the charts this week, they do give us something to look forward to…unlike the $50k guarantee kickoff of New Jersey Intrastate poker this weekend.

Fields did not stay stable over the “doubles”, but they top draws still saw some peak highs for the last months, and adding them together, you certainly get some of the biggest tournaments we’ve seen all year.  Enough chatter – on to the results!  Top to bottom, as usual are:

Sunday Million Part 1 ($1,000,000 GTD) – PokerStars

Buy in:  $200+15     Entrants:  7,431  Prize Pool: $1,486,200

The first half of the Sunday Million took us near a high we have not seen since a double guarantee week.  The field nearly hit the $1.5 million dollar prize pool mark and saw over 7,400 runners show up.  While many of poker’s finest were in Montreal for the WPT stop at the PlayGround Poker Club, the ones that did not bust their day 1 rounds enjoyed some time online playing the majors.  Fresh off his WPT win in the Caribbean, “Raw Deal” host Tony “Bond_18” Dunst made a deep run, coming in 34th for $3,091.  Also getting close to the final table were Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil (13th $6,167) and Ruben “rubenrtv” Visser (24th$3,462.)  In the end though, Stefan “mindgamer” Jedlicka would stand alone over the whole field, taking home the title and $222,934.  Here is how the final table ran out: 

1

Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka

$222,934

2

Doommy

$164,031

3

MagicMan254

$118,896

4

marbog1245

$78,768

5

Joe Santana

$60,934

6

leggieblufs1

$46,072

7

Boxrod

$31,953

8

Henwii22

$17,834

9

king2173

$11,518

Sunday Million Part 2 ($1,000,000 GTD) – PokerStars

Buy in:  $200+15     Entrants:  5,666 Prize Pool: $1,133,200

While total entries fell off between the first and the second running of the Sunday Million, it still beat it’s guarantee and brought the combined prize pool to over $2.6 million dollars.  “Van Razor” would cut through the feld and, making two Sunday Million tournaments on the same day without a chop, stand alone after taking the title in an epic heads up battle with “PIPI tapis!”.  No big names seemed to go deep on the second running of the tournament, but the final table payouts still looked good to me. 

1

Van Razor

$177,235

2

PIPI tapis!

$132,017

3

knif1807

$93,319

4

Runninggreat

$64,025

5

Mzo.

$48,161

6

77kol0bok77

$36,829

7

loupeznik10

$25,497

8

_mauser_658

$14,165

9

bmky88

$9,065

Sunday Warm-Up Part 1 ($500,000 GTD) – PokerStars

Buy in:  $200+15  Entrants: 3,708  Prize Pool:  $741,432

A two part Sunday Warm up seemed pretty interesting to the field (maybe it was just how it fell on the schedule?)  The half million guarantee blew away numbers from the last 8 weeks for part 1 and got close to its peak over that same time in part 2.  In the first running, we saw Nicolas “niccc” Chouity (4th $42,642) and Paul “padjes” Berende (9th $5,932) make the final table but they were not able to top the one hit wonder that is “newArt!st” who took home the title straight away and collected $116,432.  The rest of the payouts were juicy too: 

1

newArt!st

$116,432

2

russkoeradio

$86,767

3

Raaadzio91

$61,182

4

Nicolas "niccc" Chouity

$42,642

5

humbe50

$31,518

6

zianbeau

$24,102

7

ludovi333

$16,686

8

zapacanov

$9,270

9

Paul "padjes" Berende

$5,932

Sunday Warm-Up Part 2 ($500,000 GTD) – PokerStars

Buy in:  $200+15  Entrants: 3,499  Prize Pool:  $699,800

It took part 2 of the Sunday Warm-Up to give us our first chop of the day.  The final four of the second warm up either though they had gotten enough reps in…or were just too tired to click a mouse when it finally wrapped up…and cut a deal that gave “leopeluca” the most cash when they came in second but D_DIGGLER99 the gold star when he finished first.  Victor Ramdin would finish 9th, marking a solid online finish for one of Team PokerStars’ most consistent live pros.  The two warm ups together ended up creating a total prize pool of $1.4 million…not too shabby. 

1

D_DIGGLER99

$76,346*

2

leopeluca

$83,203*

3

squashchamp

$67,828*

4

Mikleler

$62,340*

5

Timbi Land

$29,741

6

carlos_084

$22,743

7

kircha85

$15,745

8

zapacanov

$8,747

9

Victor Ramdin

$5,598

Sunday 500 ($300,000 GTD) – PokerStars

Buy in: $500+30 Entrants:  781   Prize Pool: $390,500

Without a double to drive it (or perhaps because bankroll was diverted) the big buy in of the week did not hit a 8 week high, but still turned in a respectable  turnout with a ferocious final table.  Once the top two got rid of perrenial grinder Jonathan “Jcardshark” Little in 3rd ($37,878), “Sheeeeep” and Nick “caecilius” Patrangelo would chop the top two spots with the wooly one claiming the title and the biggest prize.  James “Andy McLeod” Obst would bubble the final table (10th $4,100) and Hiren “hustla16” Patel (26th $1,796) along with Mike “Pipedream17” Dietrich (32nd $1,601) would make deep runs.  Here is how the rest of the final table ran out: 

1

Sheeeeep

$65,500*

2

Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo

$55,555*

3

Jonathan "Jcardshark" Little

$37,878

4

pokerkluka

$28,311

5

Fairy verde

$19,681

6

masensio

$15,776

7

Xading

$11,871

8

4DTitle

$8,005

9

gdub2003

$4,881

$200,000 GTD Sunday – PartyPoker

Buy in: $200+15 Entries:  1,169 Prize Pool:  $233,800

While it’s debut on the Jersey Shore required quite the overlay, the Main Event on PartyPoker was at an 8 week high.  “MexicanBeech” would walk out with the title and over $45k in prize money.  It’s good to see some growth in the #3 website as competition always drives innovation.  With FTP and PS both playing for the same team, well, that drives the need even further.  Here is how everything turned out in the end…it was a n00bie final table. 

1

MexicanBeech

$45,591

2

Kalacenikov

$24,198

3

D.O.G.S.

$15,313

4

BigJimDwyer

$12,975

5

demian1948

$10,637

6

luckysteve777

$8,299

7

LuckMyFive

$5,961

8

MelaMela44

$3,857

9

ParadiseIsland

$2,688

10

Oreglegios

$2,104

News by Matt Waldron
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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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