The Sunday Scoop: Jesus Just Misses FTOPS Win

Chris Ferguson
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson's prayers were not answered Sunday, as he settled for fifth in FTOPS XVII's 13th event.

It was another massive Sunday online with million dollar guarantees laid to waste all over the web.

FTOPS XVII replaced the usual Sunday Majors on Full Tilt and there was some serious cash on the line.

Erik Seidel played host to the $300+$22 Event 13, a $1.25 million Guaranteed No-Limit Hold'em tournament that saw the prize pool swell to $1,405,200 thanks to 4,684 entrants.

But the big news wasn't just another guarantee being smashed, it was the fact Full Tilt's own Chris Ferguson made the final table.

In the end, Ferguson had to settle for fifth and a $68k payday while andinista went on to book the $251,530.80 win.

In the meantime, FM2T took down $141,776 winning FTOPS Event 11, the $120+$9 $800k Guaranteed hosted by Lacey Jones.

And, newly minted Full Tilt Pro Melanie Weisner hosted the third FTOPS event on the day, a $500+$35 Heads Up event that drew 1,024 players.

In the end, xqsays took home $89,088 from the tournament, after taking care of Smokinokun in the final.

Over on PokerStars, the $200+$15 $1.5M Guaranteed Sunday Million drew 8,202 players.

Once again, the guarantee was outpaced with the prize pool being set at a rather healthy $1,640,400.

A player by the name of cmis91 did not miss his chance at a fat payday, booking the $246,064.05 win after defeating Tonimonntana heads up.

Do not feel bad for this Scarface fan, however, as second itself was worth over $180k.

Thanks to 1,142 players coughing up the $500+$30 buy in, PokerStars' Sunday 500 smashed its $500K guarantee as well.

Chris "SLOPPYKLOD" Klodnicki made good here, just missing out on a six-figure score with the $97k win.

Meanwhile, slimshaggy went on to win PokerStars' $109 Rebuy to earn $88,512.50.

But what made this win truly noteworthy was the fact he beat well-known backer and respected pro Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy to book it.

Josephy walked away with $64k+ for his troubles.

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