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The Sunday Scoop: Lodden Thinks Chop
Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden chopping the Sunday Warm-Up highlighted another massive Sunday in the online poker world.
Once the king of high-stakes online poker, Lodden returned to form Sunday, chopping the $215 Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars three-handed after getting past a 4,807-player field that also included a final table appearance by Isaac “westmenloAA” Baron.
In the end, however, the Norwegian was forced to settle for third and a $119,600 score as J4d3dr4g0n ($122,112.76) went on to book the win beating Philipoune ($100,000) heads-up.
The PokerStars Sunday Million remained the Internet's biggest event Sunday with 8,630 players creating a massive $1,726,000 prize pool.
Paul “paulgees81” Volpe collected the title and $253,894.60 first-place prize without the benefit of a chop, beating ser svensson ($185,545) heads-up and leaving grayzee1 to take $129,450 in third-place money.
Arnaud “frenchkiss” Mattern came close to a final table in the Million, but fell out 11th.
Meanwhile, both Team PokerStars Pro David Williams and respected online pro Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick made the final table of a PokerStars Sunday 500 that drew 1,132 players.
But they had to settle for fifth and fourth place respectively as Patonius2000 went on to book the $96,220 win beating another Team PokerStars Pro, Angel Guillen ($53,713.40), heads-up.
Over on Full Tilt Poker, the site's $750,000 Guarantee drew 4,084, creating an $816,800 prize pool.
Im young money took the top spot and $144,238.71 beating white_kong20 ($87,315.92) heads-up.
And finally, the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl drew 2,995 with Christopher “boNeZee” Bonita earning the victory and $121,597 first prize.