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The Sunday Scoop: Batista Books FTOPS Win
Valentine's Day didn't stop thousands of poker players from logging onto their favorite poker sites yesterday and PokerListings has all the news from another busy Sunday in our Sunday Scoop feature below.
The biggest story to emerge from another Sunday filled with major tournaments had to be Chad Batista booking an FTOPS win.
FTOPS XV Event #10, a $300+22 buy-in with a $1.5 million guarantee, drew a total of 4,682 players. Chad "jse81" Batista and Lilly79 chopped at the top saving $15k for first, but eventually Batista booked the win and banked $225,000.
Batista wasn't the only FTOPS winner on the day, however. Dr Fill Good won the $120+$9 No Limit Hold'em Knockout event for $136,250.11 and AAeveryhand won the $500+$35 Heads-Up for $77,336.
FTOPS XV continues through February 21 on Full Tilt.
Over on PokerStars, the Sunday Million continued to be the biggest Sunday draw with 8,341 players turning up to create a $1,668,200 prize pool.
Swiss player Blompf booked a $227,757.02 win after a chop at the top with oldrich88 from the Czech Republic.
Smac102 took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up banking $142,982.61, but perhaps even more notable was the fifth place finish by East Coast loudmouth Eugene Todd in the PokerStars F40 $40 Micro Million, celebrating PokerStars 40 billionth hand dealt.
Todd took $33,263.29 for his efforts and after his exit, the four players at the top chopped, with $95,816 going to eventual winner anybodybut17.
Meanwhile, Jeremiah Vinsant, Nick Maimone and Team PokerStars Pro J.C. Alvarado all made the final table of the Sunday 500 on PokerStars.
However, none could best KGBkaka, who took home $92,341 for the win.
Other big names to make final tables in PokerStars Sunday events included Lee "Final Table" Nelson, Jon "PearlJammer" Turner, Hevad "RaiNKhAN" Khan, and Jason "JP OSU" Potter.
Finally, just weeks after his final table appearance in the 2010 Aussie Millions, Peter "Apathy123" Jetten made the final table of UB's $200k Guaranteed event.
Jetten could manage no better than ninth, however, as BEARBEER took first place and $48,202.08.