Tournament Review for 8-5-2005 through 8-7-2005

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For the first time since its inception, PocketFives.com is proud to report that at least one active member of the community made the final table of each of the major Sunday tournaments.

Of special interest this weekend was the "Grand" tournament on PokerRoom, the third of its kind on that site with a $1000 buy in. First prize was $121,250, and it went to none other than DoubleLucky, who played under the name LuckyIsAs… Gank placed 18th in this event, which paid out 60 spots.

In a seemingly huge twist in the monthly TLB race on PokerStars, Riverlosertook 2nd place in the $500k guaranteed, winning more than $79k. gigabetcould not have been happy to hear this news, as Riverloseris always a top TLB contender, but as we're sure they're both aware, August is a long way from over. gotskillz? (playing as jusgivithere) also reached the final table, finishing 9th.

On Full Tilt this weekend, muchakafinished 6th and raiderman77finished 8th in the $35k guaranteed. Shawn "westtexasman" Rice took 8th place overall in the $100k guaranteed on Paradise. In the $100k guaranteed on Bodog, donfluntook 3rd out of more than 700, MarvinGardenplaced 7th, and TOP GUN 711 (ljrtr) came in 9th. Wachovia(13th) and browerkid(18th) both narrowly missing the final table.

browerkid, not satisfied with the near miss on Bodog, made it all the way to the final table in the $350k guaranteed on PartyPoker, finishing 5th overall for more than $22k. A few key hands came when he was holding pocket fives, including the hand on which he busted out of the tournament. Earlier, he had hit a set of fives to double up against an opponent who held aces. One other good result on PartyPoker this weekend was had by isuck123(playing as ibite123), who took 9th in the $200k guaranteed.

Finally at the end of Sunday night, JohnnyBaxcame in 3rd in the $115k guaranteed on UltimateBet, winning more than $12,000. Other P5ers/noteables who did well in this one included BuckElvis(4th), lefort(9th), SailorLobell(12th), and CoolHandTony(19th).

Congrats to everyone of the players who had a nice cash over the weekend.

Here are your final table results:

August 6-7, 2005
PokerRoom "Grand III" $1000 + 0
485 entrants — $485,000 paid out to 60 spots

LuckyIsAs… – $121,250
kezner420 – $72,750
ReverseUp – $43,650
castellimich – $31,040
Octavian_C – $21,340
niko_the_cat – $16,005
CzarBushov – $12,125
kunkles27 – $9,700
peanut337 – $7,760
TheSeize – $6,305

August 5, 2005
PartyPoker $200+15 "Friday Special"
1,011 entrants – $202,200 paid out to 120 spots

amazingoid – $42,462
DJS1943 – $23,859.60
just4josh – $16,176
condemn – $12,132
dprodigy – $10,110
OoICEMANoO – $8,088
thikASaBrick – $6,066
SwissCheeze – $4,044
jayhawkden – $3,033
jinberg – $2,022

August 6, 2005
PartyPoker 200k Guaranteed $200+15
1,309 entrants – $261,800 paid out to 140 spots

tacoroy – $54,978
Baggins1958 – $30,630.60
IZEPoker – $20,944
LilJo_N_Brit – $15,708
Swan16888 – $13,090
LuckyLucLuc – $10,472
rkhuri – $7,854
EZDuzzy – $5,236
ibite123 – $3,927
CrazyButcher – $2,618

August 7, 2005
PartyPoker 350k Guaranteed $200+15
2,230 entrants — $446,000 paid out to 220 spots

coach257 – $93,660
cuckmaker – $47,276
Morphling29 – $35,680
rilleg – $26,760
browerkid – $22,300
N___________1 – $17,840
Valyash – $13,380
Malucci – $8,920
nilla82 – $6,690
WishUWood – $4,460

August 7, 2005
Bodog 100k Guaranteed $100+9
732 entrants – $100,000 paid out to 63 spots

volcomstone – $25,000
BlackandGold – $14,300
donflun – $9,200
UWMartin – $6,900
bigtul4u – $5,500
Briker – $4,500
MarvinGarden – $3,500
bruiser55 – $2,500
TOP GUN 711 – $1,600

August 7, 2005
Full Tilt 35k guaranteed $200+16
259 entrants – $51,800 paid out to 27 spots

grumpysleepy – $13,468
dbccOOper11 – $8,547
Clio2317 – $6,475
uncheels233 – $5,050.50
Beatbookie – $3,755.50
muchaka – $2,719.50
mskdome – $1,813
raiderman77 – $1,424
bads33d – $1,087

August 7, 2005
Paradise 100K Guaranteed $300
423 entrants – $126,900 paid out to 50 spots

bakerboy4 – $28,869.75
bliksem29 – $17,321.85
August31 – $11,547.90
deenom1 – $8,660.92
hardhanded – $7,506.14
tommyy – $6,351.35
nyctrader – $5,196.59
westtexasman – $3,464.37
Senor Scoop – $2,020.88
jgcesq – $1,443.49

August 7, 2005
PokerStars 500K Guaranteed $200+15
3,407 entrants – $681,400 paid out to 324 spots

(payouts reflect 4-way chop at the top)
ACESEDAI – $83,950
Riverloser – $79,690
fred9609 – $78,178
xxxeasymoney – $66,854
biotop – $30,663
BritishSteel – $23,849
JTMONEY_420 – $17,716.40
MOJOEX1 – $12,265.20
jusgivithere – $7,359.12
August 7, 2005
UltimateBet 115K Guaranteed $200+15
618 entrants – $123,600 paid out to 70 spots

EZ EC – $29,046
Mr Lightfoot – $18,231
JohnnyBax – $12,051
BuckElvis – $8,343
Pokakid300 – $6,798
mike_vp – $5,562
atrain1188 – $4,326
TXBANDIT – $3,090
lefort – $2,163
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