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Weekend Online Poker Round Up 01st Mar 2009 | Live & Online Poker Tournament News
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Weekend Online Poker Round Up 01st Mar 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | Francis Lee


There was another good turn out for Poker Stars and Full Tilt in this weekend’s big Online Poker Tournaments.  The Poker Stars Million attracted 8,664 amassing a prize pool of $1,732,800 and the Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee had 4,188 starters, pushing the prize pool to $87,600 over its guarantee.  The Bodog $100,000 tournament didn’t do so well having to make up just over 30% of the guarantee with a $33,500 overlay.

Poker Stars Million

This weeks Poker Stars Million guaranteed event had a very good turn out and presented the winner with a $209,942 payday, the biggest online tournament payout of the weekend.

Once the final table stage was reached Bob Vitis held the chip lead with £17 million in chips.  WywrotX wasn’t far behind in second with $15m.  The rest of the field was bunched together with third place having $10m and the short stack having $3m.

It turned out that the top four chip leaders at the start of the final table would be ones who made it to four handed play.  This is when they decided to make a deal and split the remaining prize money, leaving $30,000 for the eventual winner, as per Poker Stars rules. This was between jbrown04, Bob Vitis, wywrotX and StefanProdan.  It was StefanProdan who eventually came through victorious taking home $168,296. The rest of the final standings was as follows

Final Results:

  • #1st StefanProdan $168,296.06
  • #2nd jbrown04 $152,046.89
  • #3rd Bob Vitis $104,868.73
  • #4th wywrotX $100,000
  • 5th WlkRambo $60,648
  • 6th IRENE666 $43,320
  • 7th Princess480 $30,324
  • 8th Jon “G6Dragon” Lane $19,927.20
  • 9th Vincent Eley $12,129.60

# — four way split, $30,000 left for the winner

Full Tilt $750,000 Guaranteed

4,188 players entered this weeks $750,000 guaranteed event at Full Tilt all fighting for the $147,911 on offer to the winner.  Most of the Full Tilt pro’s were in attendance with Ram Vaswani, Scott Freeman and  Brian Horton being the notable names to make the money.

Jay “THE_GOLDMINE” Kinkade was the chip leader as we reached the final table with daPHUNNIEman just behind.  It turned out to be these two players making it to heads up in pretty much the exact same position.  The chip leader put his extra chips to good use and came through in the end hitting trip deuces in the final hand, with the board showing :2d :8d :3s :4c :2c holding :ah :2s The top nine results was as follows.

Final Results:

  • 1st Jay “THE_GOLDMINE” Kinkade $147,911.78
  • 2nd daPHUNNIEman $89,539.44
  • 3rd Fetus $58,632
  • 4th Shakunimama8 $46,068
  • 5th larry2225 $34,592.88
  • 6th DeuceBuster $25,630.56
  • 7th Kiv56 $19,264.80
  • 8th draq $15,076.80
  • 9th Joel “iamthematador” Shulruf $11,223.84

Bodog 100,000 Guaranteed

The Bodog $100,000 guaranteed tournament attracted nearly the same number of players as last week which meant Bodog had to over lay almost a third of the total guarantee.  This also meant that this was very good value for the 655 entrants buying in for£100.

The player to profit most and take first place was KrazyKido taking the £23,000 first place prize.  Heads up was a good battle with quanberg but KrazyKido came through in the end. The rest of the final table standing was as follows.

Final Result

  • 1st KrazyKiddo $23,600
  • 2nd quanberg $13,600
  • 3rd BlueFlare $9,100
  • 4th Megaladon101 $7,000
  • 5th docbox3 $5,700
  • 6th maberle $4,500
  • 7th fishtrapper $3,300
  • 8th LukeStarbucker $2,200
  • 9th cusee  $1,300



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