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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Francis Lee


Poker Stars Million

This weeks Poker Stars Million event attracted  7,594 entrants which generated a total prize pool of $1,518,800.  This was the biggest prize pool of any of the big Online Poker Tournaments this weekend  The first place prize everyone was fighting for was set at $227,820 and the rest of the prize pool was to be paid down to 1080th place.  The field was packed full of poker pro’s of which the best finishers were UcfChamp in 21st, horryclutch in 47th and mattutaylor in 48th place.

When the final table stage was reached antesvante held the chip lead on over 15 million in chips, just ahead of his nearest rival strip23 on 14 million.  It was these two players along with maxpudim who made it to three handed play when a deal was struck to share the money.  Antesvante guaranteed himself the most money being ahead in the chip lead collecting $183,459.50, strip23 had $20,000 less than antesvante and maxpudim took $20,000 less than strips23.  As per Poker Stars rules $30,000 was left for the eventual winner.

Just after play resumed Antesvante eliminated maxpudim with :ac :qs against :ad :5d to set up the heads up showdown with strip23.  Both players held the chip lead during heads up but antesvante managed to win beating :6c :6s with :qh :jd by pairing a Jack on the flop.  This boosted antesvante’s total winnings to $213,459.50.

Final Standings

  • *1st  antesvante $213,459.50
  • *2nd  strip23 $160,644.17
  • *3rd  maxpudim $142,850.31
  • 4th  flex212derde $80,496.41
  • 5th  igoturchips4 $62,270.81
  • 6th  raulbcn $47,082.81
  • 7th  alphalogos $32,654.21
  • 8th  chinchati $18,225.61
  • 9th  Schlede18xD $11,770.71

* three-way split leaving $30,000 to the winner

Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee

The $750,000 Guaranteed event at Full Tilt Poker took in 3,492 players all trying to win the $132,787 fist place prize.  It was Tom Brand who plays under alias titantom32 who lead the field right down to the final table stage of the tournament.  He managed to get to heads up with dajatt13 but lost out in the end as his pocket nines were beaten by :as :qd

Final Standings

  • 1st dajatt13 $132,787.50
  • 2nd titantom32 $80,250
  • 3rd Duffman08 $52,500
  • 4th JonnyMalc $41,400
  • 5th OwChS $31,050
  • 6th officehound $23,025
  • 7th Luho Pickle $17,250
  • 8th CWahl4 $13,500
  • 9th dmmickey $10,050

Other Big Online Tourney Results

Poker Stars Sunday Warm Up

  • Players - 4,077
  • Prize Pool - $815,400

Final Standings

  • 1st confused28 $128,017
  • 2nd GripDsNutz $95,401
  • 3rd Pommey Blez $67,270
  • 4th Tagult $46,885
  • 5th Artnais11 $34,654
  • 6th Homanga $26,500
  • 7th Gags30 $18,346
  • 8th Big Huni $10,192
  • 9th YouSoNaive $6,523

Poker Stars Sunday 500

  • Players - 993
  • Prize Pool - $500,000

Final Standings

  • 1st TwinMSU $87,400
  • 2nd charder30 $63,500
  • 3rd Lanfear23 $47,500
  • 4th Maze lucky $35,500
  • 5th gibler321 $25,000
  • 6th Takfix $20,000
  • 7th sms9231 $15,000
  • 8th 0120 $10,000
  • 9th JNCA77 $5,750



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