The Sunday Scoop: Big Names, Big Prizes

Nenad Medic
It has been a while.

Deep runs by a few recognizable pros and some pretty hefty prizepools made it another exciting Sunday in the world of Online Poker yesterday.

Full Tilt Poker's MiniFTOPS XIX came to a close with its main event more than doubling the guarantee.

Thanks to Multi-entries, a field of 45,232 created a $3,166,240 prizepool, shattering the $1,250,000 guarantee and making the $70+$5 MiniFTOPS main event the biggest tournament of the day by far.

They made a deal heads-up, but in the end KOMIJENDO ($396,578.78) defeated Demon1531 ($360,944.14) to take the title.

Meanhwile, the second day of the two-day MiniFTOPS 6-max event went off with Magic Mycoz ($128,943.22) beating Johan "busto_soon" van Til ($81,236.16) heads-up.

Full Tilt also held a $600+$40 $1 Million Guarantee event yesterday, with NuggetMaster420 getting past a 2,004-player field to collect a $221,241.60 first-place prize. Tom "kingsofcards" Marchese finished 14th in that one.

In the meantime, the site's ever popular Sunday Brawl drew 2,592 with breastknight cashing in on the $105,235.20 top prize.

The site's $200,000 Guarantee Rebuy saw names like Steve "MrSmokey1" Billirakis and Matt "Adzizzy124" Marafioti make the final table, but it was S_Dot111 who booked the $72,750 win.

And finally, the Sunday Mulligan was highlighted by a runner-up finish from Steve "gboro780" Gross, who collected $32,404.50 for his efforts as young_diamond18 booked the win and $51,165 score.

Over on PokerStars, the Sunday Million drew a more than respectable 9,594, creating a prize pool just shy of $2 million.

Jim "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy made the final table, but after he busted eighth, a six-handed deal was struck.

Chip leader kalmuka got the better end of the deal and held on for the win, collecting $234,574.03.

It's been a while since Nenad Medic has made any poker news, but the WPT and WSOP title holder managed to do so yesterday, making the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars.

serb2127 had to settle for sixth and $32,617 as AntiTop1 ($148,123.67) took the title after chopping with zavor ($125,791.20) heads-up.

The PokerStars Sunday 500 saw Rayan "rkruok" Nathan at the final table, but his sixth place finish was eclipsed by the fact GypsieChris ($94,945) beat recent EPT Copenhagen winner Michael "Skämmes" Tureniec ($69,812.50) heads-up for the win.

And finally, Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick grabbed the $34,572 first-place prize from PokerStars' $215 Rebuy at a final table that included David "SexSeen" Sands and Team PokerStars pro Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth.

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