Sunday Scoop: Jarzabek Nails 3rd in Sunday Million
Recent hot-hand Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek continued his strong 2013 by finishing third in the Sunday Million for $118k yesterday.
Jarzabek incredibly finished fourth in last week’s Sunday Million for $137k. The former FTOPS winner also won PokerStars Super Tuesday for $78k earlier this month, which means he’s up well over $300k in 2013 from online tournaments.
The Sunday Million was hardly the only massive tournament running yesterday as the MiniFTOPS Main Event drew over 17,000 players and showcased a final table that included Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah.
Here are all the highlights from three of the biggest tournaments on Sunday:
PokerStars Sunday Million
Sweden’s stackarn outlasted a field of 7,324 and beat a final table that included Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek and skilled MTTer Somme to win the Sunday Million yesterday.
Stackarn took down $164k for his impressive performance.
The large field meant a large prizepool and the Sunday Million’s $1-million guarantee was easily surpassed with $1.4 million up for grabs.
Lex Veldhuis, Maxim Lykov, Johnny Lodden and Matthias de Meulder were among the many PokerStars pros who took a stab at the massive tournament.
Liv Boeree earned bragging rights over her teammates by finishing 438th to earn $483 and become the last Team Pro standing.
By the time the final table rolled around stackarn was sitting on a tournament-leading 15 million-chip stack.
Stackarn continued to dominate but actually opted to make a deal with five players left. Thanks to a chip-based chop, every player remaining, except for murballz66 received over $100,000.
Surprisingly it was murballz66 who ended up being stackarn’s heads-up competition after Jarzabek bowed out in third.
Unfortunately for murballz66, he couldn’t stop the stackarn train and it only took the Swede a few hands to win with pocket kings against pocket fours.
Here are the complete final-table payouts from this week’s Sunday Million (*reflects a five-way deal):
- 1st place: stackarn (Sweden) - $164,701.22*
- 2nd place: murballz66 (Canada) - $95,992.58*
- 3rd place: bigdogpckt5s (Canada) - $118,154.40*
- 4th place: francispoker (Canada) - $134,793.79*
- 5th place: RovoDice (Latvia) - $122,628.10*
- 6th place: Vzsolt800 (Hungary) - $45,408.80
- 7th place: dionus77 (Netherlands) - $31,493.20
- 8th place: Daddddymufff (UK) - $17,577.60
- 9th place: Somme (Canada) - $11,352.20
Full Tilt Poker MiniFTOPS Main Event
Four players received over $100k in the $70 buy-in MiniFTOPS Main Event and noted pro Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah finished sixth for $31k.
The popular conclusion to the latest MiniFTOPS on Full Tilt Poker attracted a total of 17,578 runners to create a prizepool of $1.2 million.
Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen, Mike “Timex” McDonald and Joao Barbosa were among the many notable pros who played the tournament.
Online player Pessagno would go onto win the tournament but thanks to a four-way deal he didn’t go home with the most cash.
Pessagno took down $120k for winning but heads-up opponent MacMoneySack actually locked up $130 for coming in second.
Tripmen and baqr, who finished third and fourth respectively, both earned just $100k. Not a bad return on a $70 investment.
Meanwhile Canadian Mike Leah, perhaps inspired by the return of his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, added yet another notch on his impressive tournament resume by coming in sixth for $31k.
Here’s a complete look at the final-table payouts for the MiniFTOPS Main Event (*reflects a four-way deal):
- 1st place: Pessagno - $120,270*
- 2nd place: MacMoneysack - $130,000*
- 3rd place: Tripmen - $103,000*
- 4th place: baqr - $102,000
- 5th place: DecanoBR - $43,066
- 6th place: GoLeafsGoEh - $31,991
- 7th place: Andrzejus - $23,144
- 8th place: dDeoxyribo - $16,980
- 9th place: dcldcl - $12,058
Party Poker $300k GTD
Party Poker upgraded its popular weekly $200k-guaranteed tournament to $300k in 2013 and the event has been drawing some impressive numbers.
This week the $300k GTD attracted 1,432 players, which meant a very slight overlay was up for grabs.
Some of the pros in the event included unidentified but dangerous zugzwang16 and Russell “rdcrsn” Carson.
Belarusian AAleshkAA would eventually beat Wisiniewski heads-up to win the tournament for a $40k payday. Wisiniewski had to settle for the $33k attached to second place.
Here’s a complete look at the final-table payouts:
- 1st place: AAleshkAA - $40,000
- 2nd place: Wisiniewski - $33,569
- 3rd place: LFC2013 - $29,031
- 4th place: akaPman - $14,250
- 5th place: Liper - $11,250
- 6th place: Snotneus - $8,250
- 7th place: timeeeBOMB - $5,550
- 8th place: GrinderXXX - $4,050
- 9th place: howdouplay - $3,000