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Weekend Online Poker Round Up 8th Mar 2009 | Live & Online Poker Tournament News
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Weekend Online Poker Round Up 8th Mar 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | Alan Merriman


Both the Poker Stars Million and the Fill Tilt $750,000 events at this weekend’s big Online Poker Tournaments attracted a large number of entrants with both tournaments exceeding the original guarantee.  The biggest prize paid out was to SteveyMoney at Full Tilt as there was a for way chop at Poker Stars.  Bodog on the other hand had less players than normal so the usual overloay was event greater this week.

Poker Stars Million
The Poker Stars Million tournament attracted 8,118 players this week and the prize pool rose to over 1.6 million dollars.  The first place prize was set at $198,891for one lucky winner.  The tournamewnt was packed full of both live and online pro’s with the best finisher being Chad “Confused1” Berthelson who came in 9th place.

The final money positions were decided once we got down to four handed play was reached as they decided to split the remaining money but left $30,000 for the eventual winner.  This deal meant that each player was guaranteed over $100,000 each.  In the end it was TheGoingRate who came through in the end and took 1st place adding an extra 30,000 to his winnings.

Final Standings

  • 1st TheGoingRate $132,801
  • 2nd steakstud $127,661
  • 3rd Kürschner $132,955
  • 4th kuzman89 $105,097
  • 5th apestyles $57,637
  • 6th ferminaitor $41,401
  • 7th George2Loose $28,413
  • 8th 1stAir $18,671
  • 9th Confused1 $11,365

Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee

The 3,966 players buying in for this weeks Full Tilt $750,000 Guaranteed event created a total prize pool that amounted to 43,000 over the guarantee.  522 players cashed in and the winners prize was set at $140,436.

There were a few Full Titl pro’s amongst the field who finished in the money with the best finishers being Allen Cunningham (202nd place) and Chris Ferguson (115th place).  None had reached our final table where SteveyMoney battled through to take the jackpot 1st place prize.  The rest of the final table payouts was as follows:

Final Standings

  • 1st SteveyMoney $140,436
  • 2nd dilling89 $84,872
  • 3rd Bbuddy4brkfst $55,524
  • 4th Dahladino $43,784
  • 5th Jims619 $32,838
  • 6th benvo123 $24,351
  • 7th xMONSTERxDONGx $18,234
  • 8th MISSTILT1 $14,277
  • 9th 8RS8 $10,628

Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed

With just 603 players turning out for the Bodog $100,000 the over lay Bodog had to fork out was even greater this week at $39,700, more than the first and second prizes put together.  The final pay outs in this event as follows.

Final Standings

1st TheMasterJ33 $23,600
2nd The Wetness $13,600
3rd Sweet Cakes $9,100
4th GREENKEEPER $7,000
5th Swany420 $5,700
6th Longhorn_99 $4,500
7th perudc $3,300
8th corndog99 $2,200
9th bigboat21 $1,300



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