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Sunday Scoop: Maimone Wins FTP $500k GTD, MicroMillions Finale
Nick “FU_15” Maimone outlasted 2,796 players to win the $500k GTD tournament on Full Tilt yesterday for $103,452.
While Maimone was busy cleaning up on Full Tilt, PokerStars was running the Main Event of another successful MicroMillions.
An astounding 60,072 players paid $22 to play the last event of MicroMillions III to create a prizepool of over $1 million.
Here’s a look at some of bigger tournaments that played out yesterday including a couple notable ones on Full Tilt.
Full Tilt Poker $500k Guaranteed
The Full Tilt $500k GTD was no cakewalk for Nick “FU_15” Maimone as the final table also included celebrated online grinders Ben “kidcardiff” Warrington and TJ “darkhorse19” Ulmer.
Warrington ended up finishing in fourth place for $36,907 while Ulmer made it all the way to heads-up but lost to Maimone and had to settle for a $72,696 consolation prize.
In total the event drew 2,796 to easily break the guarantee with close to $600k in the pot.
Prior to Black Friday the $500k GTD was actually a $750k-guaranteed event but if the site continues to succeed it would seem likely it will switch back to the bigger guarantee.
Maimone has been on a good run lately and nearly made his first WSOP final table this summer, coming in ninth place in the 6-Max $10k event that Greg Merson eventually won.
Chris Moorman, Peter Jetten and Ryan Daut all made the money in this week’s $500k guaranteed.
Here are the complete final-table payouts:
1. Nick “FU_15” Maimone - $103,452
2. TJ “darkhorse19” Ulmer - $72,696
3. PREDADOR-88 - $49,768
4. Kidcardiff - $36,907
5. BrazyCrain - $27,960
6. Obvamentz_IMO - $20,746
7. Vincent1204 - $14,818
8. CSWAMI - $10,512
9. newPOKface - $7,101
Full Tilt Poker Brawl
German poker pro Fabian Quoss beat a 1,091-player field to win the knockout FTP Sunday Brawl yesterday for $43,640.
Quoss has over $1 million in lifetime live tournament earnings including a runner-up finish in the WSOP $5k NLHE event in 2009 for $427,911 and winning the 2010 English Poker Open for $340,409.
He’s also part of a collection of skilled German players who currently reside in London including Sebastian Ruthenberg, Tobias Reinkemeier and EPT London winner Benny Spindler.
Interestingly Spindler, who plays on Full Tilt as psychobenny, finished in 30th place in this week’s Sunday Brawl for $720 meaning Quoss got some serious bragging rights over his friend.
Noted pros Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen, Chris “Getting Daize” Oliver and Tyler “TheBrain” Cornell also all made the money in the Brawl.
Here are the complete final-table payouts for this week’s Sunday Brawl on Full Tilt:
1. Fabian Quoss - $43,640
2. Wirtue - $29,064
3. ANIMAL5050 - $20,729
4. Freddiewalli - $15,492
5. DAC48 - $11,564
6. JIM_BALLAS1980 - $8,509
7. MILF ISLAND - $6,327
8. Cheesies - $4,582
9. Globbaz82 - $273,273
MicroMillions III $22 Main Event
Russian axel397 navigated his way through a gargantuan 61,072-player field to turn his $22 buy-in into $140,062 in the PokerStars MicroMillions III Main Event.
Thanks to a three-way deal there were three players who earned over $100k in the tournament including second-place finisher Senter268 who picked up $105k and third-place finisher numeromis who got a very good deal to earn $125k.
Despite the low buy-in there were plenty of Team PokerStars Pros on hand for the massive event as Andre Akkari, Jan Heitmann, Toni Judet and Naoya Kihara were all in on the action.
Thanks to the tremendous size of the field, the top 7,920 players got paid. To put that in perspective, that’s bigger than the average Sunday Million’s total field size.
Here are the complete final-table payouts for the MicroMillions III Main Event:
1. axel396 - $140,062
2. Senter268 - $105,000
3. Numeromis - $125,000
4. Supersimu - $55,233
5. Keiruja - $35,898
6. Royal-Pusher - $22,083
7. Davaman - $13,802
8. IvanLiberman - $8,293
9. PSG96 - $5,520