Tournament Review for 1-13-2006 through 1-15-2006

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This past weekend was one of the biggest online poker weekends in history. Among other things, there were two million dollar guaranteed tournaments, the Paradise Masters and the "Stone Cold Nuts II" on UltimateBet. Neither had a final table without a P5er, but that was just the beginning of all the weekend news.

papoorboytook down yet another Sunday major, winning the $500k guaranteed on PokerStars. He has been on an incredible run in the majors, and the final table he defeated this week included G6Dragon(6th).

Over on Paradise, Rizenwas the big winner in the $150k guaranteed, weeding through a final table that included another final table regular, JOEYTHEB, who ended up in 5th. JJProdigypicked up another major win this weekend on UltimateBet, taking down the $150k guaranteed. sirio11finished 7th in the event. And finally, tranquilowas the winner of the $60k guaranteed on Full Tilt.

sheets, JohnnyBax, and TheBeatshowed up in full force on PartyPoker this weekend, each finishing in the top 4 of a major tournament there. Bax took 4th in the Saturday night $200k guaranteed, while sheets and TheBeat took 3rd and 4th respectively in the Sunday $500k. Another PartyPoker player, FishyScent, made the final table of both the Friday Special and the $200k guaranteed.

Two other P5ers to make major final tables this weekend were Nordberg, who took 5th place in the Bodog $100k guaranteed, and yankees31, who cashed for about $40k in the UB "Stone Cold Nuts II."

In the Paradise Masters, which will pay more than $330k to first after the final table plays out in Costa Rica, Pckt Bullets, tbone391, fivestar,and Randersall made the final table and are in good shape in terms of chips.

Congrats to everyone on a standout weekend for P5ers! Here are the results:

January 13, 2006
PartyPoker "Friday Special" $200+15
1,131 entrants — $226,200 paid out to 140 spots

JRANDZTRN – $47,502
chimpzilla – $26,465
Raul_Oliv – $18,096
F00LH0USE – $13,572
icashoutdou – $11,310
ScrappySmurf – $9,048
rbeckwith – $6,786
FishyScent – $4,524
dsorgen – $3,393
fitzroy – $2,262

January 14, 2006
PartyPoker 200k Guaranteed $200+15
1,256 entrants — $251,200 paid out to 140 spots

My_Nuts_Earn – $52,752
jleno113 – $29,390
Paghman – $20,096
JohnnyBax – $15,072
Hapates – $12,560
FishyScent – $10,048
IamSprocket – $7,536
chilebass – $5,024
gn0871 – $3,678
TheGraveWolf – $2,512

January 15, 2006
PartyPoker 500k Guaranteed $200+15
2,177 entrants — $500,000 paid out to 400 spots

Bolloxs – $100,000
goldwatch24 – $50,000
SndtheMny – $37,000
TheRealBeat – $29,500
cool__mama – $24,000
sakonuts – $19,000
splitz – $14,000
ekanes01 – $9,500
puffermjp – $7,000
JRK1126 – $5,000

January 15, 2006
Paradise $150k Guaranteed $200
834 entrants – $166,800 paid out to 90 spots

Rizen – $37,947
tiki123 – $21,250
winerorwater – $13,660
BKASHUBA – $9,866
JOEYTHEB – $8,348
yimen – $6,830
urelnick – $5,312
virgopro – $3,794
smd10431 – $2,276
slurpee50 – $1,517

January 15, 2006
Bodog 100k Guaranteed $100+9
752 entrants – $100,000 paid out to 63 spots

jambon – $25,000
checkraizer1 – $14,300
ehafner – $9,200
LaLuna111 – $6,900
Nordberg – $5,500
Nunya FB – $4,500
head2782 – $3,500
GreenStar – $2,500
chuckyduce – $1,600

January 15, 2006
Full Tilt 60k guaranteed $200+16
378 entrants – $75,600 paid out to 36 spots

tranquilo – $18,900
lookin for work – $12,096
LeeNickel – $9,072
stan2005 – $6,993
Tsouk27 – $5,292
greybrain – $3,780
mooreparty – $2,457
Jphins13 – $1,890
TIMBER9 – $1,512

January 15, 2006
PokerRoom "Weekly Big Deal" $300+20 $80k Guaranteed
301 entrants – $90,300 paid out to 40 spots

homeboy29 – $22,575
allinlar – $14,448
marty1144 – $9,030
Sharkypoo49 – $5,959
southernski4 – $4,153
shaqman87 – $3,431
kongolainen – $2,709
becks86 – $2,167
SuperTOMTE – $1,806
VipMaster – $1,444

January 15, 2006
PokerStars 500K Guaranteed $200+15
3,999 entrants – $799,800 paid out to 378 spots
(numbers reflect three-way chop leaving 10k for first)

papoorboy – $116,973
danistheking – $101,973
karen19 – $96,973
Gollum – $46,388
brassmaid – $35,991
G6Dragon – $27,993
bonvivant – $20,794
Herschel – $14,396
cet1942 – $8,637

January 15, 2006
UltimateBet 1M Guaranteed $500+30 "Stone Cold Nuts"
2,774 entrants – $1.387,000 paid out to 200 spots
*Note* all who reached the final table also got a $12k WSOP package

hhumbert – $266,070
Chef Henri – $152,040
Schyke – $110,862
TRAPSTER – $82,355
puffboy – $66,390
pr1metime – $53,214
yankees31 – $40,544
wwwnvrwinpkr – $28,507
whozepfloyd – $20,272
ArmyDrill – 11,403

January 15, 2006
UltimateBet 150K Guaranteed $200+15
712 entrants – $150,000 paid out to 80 spots

JJProdigy – $34,500
rumprammer – $21,000
FellKnight – $13,875
jimmie23 – $9,750
neill543 – $8,250
masterofaces – $6,750
sirio11 – $5,250
Poker M 82A1 – $3,750
reszel – $2,625