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Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Alan Merriman

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This was a hectic weekend for online poker. There was plenty of enthusiastic participation in the three major online poker tournaments, the PokerStars Sunday Million, the Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee and the Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed. Player jnic00 took on 8499 opponents, and despite a three way chop, took home $178,788 on winning the PokerStars Sunday Million. In the Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee, it was dusnguyen who took home $136,895 by winning the tournament. The Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed this weekend was taken by ShOrTy 25, who won $23,600.

PokerStars Sunday $1.5 Million Guaranteed

The PokerStars Sunday Million this weekend attracted a good crowd. There were 8500 participants in this Sunday’s tournament, so there was an extra $200,000 in the prize pool.

There were a lot of relatively unknown poker players at the final tables – the better known players who did well but did not reach the final table were Joe “ender555″ Ebanks, who came in 20th, Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman in 40th place, Bryan “Squirrely1″ Sapp who made it to the 45th spot, Neheer “NemoStars22″ Banerji in 60th place, James “jcamby33″ Campbell in 69th place, Chris “ilikeaces86″ Olson in 81st place,  Patrick “PMJackson21″ Jackson in 84th place and Matt “mlagoo” LaGarde in 100th place.

The players who did make it to the final table stage were rebel1100, jnic00, Flamarion, i_lv_beer, LastChance11, marmotte21, PaperLamp, Kris Merlot and calytry. jnic00, i_lv_beer and marmotte21 agreed to a three way chop, and jnic00 eventually won the PokerStars Sunday Million and $178,788.

The final results:

  • **jnic00 — $178,788
  • **i_lv_beer — $127,284
  • **marmotte21 — $132,696
  • Kris Merlot — $76,500
  • calytry — $59,500
  • PaperLamp — $42,500
  • LastChance11 — $29,750
  • Flamarion — $19,550
  • rebel1100 — $11,900

**There was a three way chop between the top three players at the final table, as per the PokerStars rules, $30,000 was left for the final winner.

Full Tilt $750,000 Guaranteed

The Full Tilt $750,000 Guarantee had a buy in of $200 + $16 to which 3,866 entrants entered the game , so the prize pool reached a total of $773,200.

Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin, Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky, Neheer “Nemostars22″ Banerji, Chris “hattrick8810″ Odle, Felipe “clotilda” Montenegro and Brian “SN8WMAN” Hawkins were the professional poker players who did well in the event.

The final table players Bluedog428, cashqueen88, TigBitties2, nickdawgg, Chris “hattrick8810″ Odle, farid1221x and Jordan Morgan aka iMsoLucky0 were all eliminated one by one till heads up play came down to Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky and dusnguyen. Dusnguyen ended up winning $136,895 first place prize.

The final results:

  • 1.    dusnguyen — $136,895
  • 2.    Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky — $82,732
  • 3.    Jordan Morgan aka iMsoLucky0 — $54,124
  • 4.    farid1221x — $42,681
  • 5.    Chris “hattrick8810″ Odle — $32,010
  • 6.    nickdawgg — $23,737
  • 7.    TigBitties2 — $17,784
  • 8.    cashqueen88 — $13,918
  • 9.    Bluedog428 — $10,361


Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed

The Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed had 675 participants, so Bodog had to put up a $32,500 overlay.  Heads up play was between Ragaboo and ShOrTy 25 and the latter prevailed to win the tournament and $23,600.

The final results:

  • 1.    ShOrTy 25 — $23,600
  • 2.    Shawn “Ragaboo” Green — $13,600
  • 3.    Luke “IWEARGOGGLES” Staudenmaier — $9,100
  • 4.    DARKHELMET13 — $7,000
  • 5.    nsx_encino — $5,700
  • 6.    willysas — $4,500
  • 7.    cream420 — $3,300
  • 8.    Joe McGuire — $2,200
  • 9.    Nate Avenson — $1,300



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