Competing with the Super Bowl wasn't Full Tilt Poker's only problem Sunday night. Due to technical difficulties, the $300,000 Sunday Guarantee was stopped and never re-started.
With 32 players left in Full Tilt Poker's $300,000 Sunday guarantee, the site went down and play stopped. The action never started again, and per the Full Tilt rules regarding technical difficulties, the remaining players split the prize money based on their relative stack sizes at the time of the crash.
Meanwhile at PokerStars.com, 5,709 people played in the PokerStars.com Sunday Million, building a prize pool of $1,141,800; impressive figures considering it was Super Bowl Sunday.
Player MortalNutzz won the tournament and walked away with $165,258 in prize money.
In the final hand, MortalNutzz called his opponent eskimo's all-in holding Ah-Jh. Eskimo flipped over 3h-3c, but was beaten when MortalNutzz made a pair of jacks on the flop.
The final table results were as follows:
Results based on finishing order and three-way deal that left $30,000 for first place.
Good Turnout, Payouts for Sunday Tournaments
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