Tournament Review for 4-1-2007

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Ira "Big Jew" Mazie has been around online poker for years, and his experience paid off in a big way on Sunday. He took down the $200k Guaranteed on UltimateBet, which was worth $45k, and defeated a number of P5ers along the way. Among others who were in deep, david_a(4th), Legato(5th), chubbs(6th), jimmie23(7th), and ajones93r(9th) were all at the final table of the event.

The Bodog $100k was nearly identical in a number of ways to the aforementioned UB $200k this week. Both tournaments needed 1,000 entrants to hit their guarantee, and both had exactly 864 entrants, leaving the house to cover 13.6% of the prizepool–not a bad overlay at all. Both also were won by P5ers, with fellow P5ers taking five of the six spots between 4th and 9th. The winner was jraye87, who took $25k for first. The other P5ers at the final table were PearlJammer(4th), wayupinya(5th), Papa Bull XL(6th), Huskers20(8th), and sheila12(9th).

P5er Gezbar, AKA Kid_Poker47, took down the PokerStars Sunday Million this week with no chop, winning just under $200k for his efforts, which was of course the biggest score by a P5er this weekend. No other members were at the final table of that one, but two final tabled the $350k Guaranteed Sunday Warm Up. Those two were CalBandGreatand flmodesq21, who took 5th and 7th respectively. The other of the three biggest Sunday events, the Full Tilt $400k, also featured two P5ers at the final table, and those two were wake all in(7th) and bigbobm11(8th).

The other two Sunday majors featured in this report were home to some excitement, featuring names we all know well. Tmay420(left), ranked in the top 10 ever since PocketFives.com implemented its automated rankings, took part in a heads up chop with his opponent in the $200k Guaranteed Second Chance $200, which netted him over $35k. All the while, he was trying to take down the $200 rebuy as well, and he ended up finishing 7th there. Other P5ers at the Second Chance final table included Gowon, Andy McLEOD, and sirio11, who finished 7th, 8th, and 9th respectively.

The other big story involved Andy McLEOD(left), who has been on a tear this entire year and who lost a very long heads up battle against yet another top player, Imper1um(right). Both have been crushing everything lately, so this match had an aura of greatness as soon as it began, and the hype was justified. They also had to work extremely hard to get to the heads up. In addition to Tmay being at the final table, inissint(4th), pbdrunks(5th), stpauli111(6th), and Sluggle(9th) were all there as well. It wasn't an easy crowd at all, but once again these top ranked players showed why they've achieved their status.

Bodog $100k Guaranteed $100+9
864 entrants – $100,000 paid out to 81 spots

jraye87 – $25,000
i12play – $14,000
goin_blind – $9,000
PearlJammer – $6.500
Wayupinya – $5,400
Papa Bull XL – $4,400
Rugbything – $3,400
Huskers20 – $2,400
sheila12 – $1,550

Full Tilt $400k Guaranteed $200+16
2,211 entrants – $442,200 paid out to 351 spots

tkilpatrick1 – $81,121
thorro – $49,791
SamH133 – $32,590
poxyist – $26,001
Willibal – $19,677
supergirl72 – $14,150
Wake all in – $10,391
bigbobm11 – $8,136
Zuludogg – $6,190

PokerStars "Sunday Warm-Up" $350k Guaranteed $200+15
1,907 – $381,400 paid out to 270 spots

fcarrico – $74,830
alhambra – $37,758
TheNew – $26,850
mindgamer – $21,739
CalBandGreat – $17,048
frostey – $12,853
flmodesq21 – $9,039
chillyah – $5,606
lucky slev7n – $3,356

PokerStars "Sunday Million" $1,000+50
7,034 entrants – $1,406,800 paid out to 1,080 spots

Kid_Poker47 – $198,358
manager1st – $99,882
DnCarlos – $70,340
Acey-Deucey – $56,272
Naf70 – $42,204
Blotzilla – $30,949
delta – $21,805
Diabolo63 – $12,661
Maroonlime – $8,300

PokerStars "Second Chance" $200k Guaranteed $200+15
1,119 entrants – $223,800 paid out to 153 spots

riverman2x – $48,117
Tmay420 – $26,475
Orkan – $17,904
Kltpzyxm – $14,323
texasblake – $11,525
pimpkdawg – $8,728
Gowon – $6,490
Andy McLEOD – $4,476
sirio11 – $2,573

PokerStars $200+15 with Rebuys
173 entrants – $130,400 paid out to 18 spots

zangbezan24 – $39,120
Andy McLEOD – $26,080
vagnermo22 – $15,517
inissint – $10,432
pbdrunks – $8,476
stpauli111 – $6,520
Tmay420 – $4,564
fisheater111 – $3,390
W Snipes – $2,216

UltimateBet $200k Guaranteed $200+15
864 entrants – $200,000 paid out to 90 spots

Big Jew – $45,000
teecue – $27,000
pokerich93 – $18,500
myran2 – $13,000
Legato – $11,000
chubbbs – $9,000
jimmie23 – $7,000
_theirbman_ – $5,000
Chuck_A_Luck – $3,500
21maddog- $2,000