The Sunday Briefing: Mike McDonald Chops FTOPS XXV Main Event

Mike McDonald and Niall Farrell

Canada lit up the Sunday grind yesterday with a massive domination in the biggest events of the week — certainly a wealthy Sunday Funday for the Great North.

Charles “Chilax Chuck” Sylvestre and Mike McDonald chopped Full Tilt Poker’s FTOPS Main Event three ways with the UK’s Niall “Firaldo87” Farrell (also playing from Canada as he just won Canadian Poker Tour Event 1 in Calgary, Alberta) for $200,000 each, leaving $36,000 and the gold jersey to play for. Farrell walked away with the victory beating Sylvester heads-up.

Aidan “whereisdonny” Tam was a big winner on Sunday as well, capturing Full Tilt’s $2,100 FTOPS Event 28 for $163,000. Ami “UhhMee” Barer finished third in the same event for $78,240.

Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger had a decent day (like every Sunday) from Sanremo, shipping two EPT Grand Final packages for ~€23,000 and bubbling a third, cashing for €2,100. Benger had deep runs all over the virtual felt on Sunday.

Griffin BengerAlmost 3/3 in Monte Carlo seats stone bubbling the €700 but winning the €200r & €500. Coupled w/ 4th in 100 2x & 2 HR FTs, good Sunday!

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker:


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FTOPS Main Event

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$6352,557$1,534,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Niall "Firaldo87" Farrell$236,232*
2
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Charles "Chilax Chuck" Sylvestre

$200,000*
3
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Mike McDonald

$200,000*
4
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YEWTHMELTHR

$107,394
5Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro$79,788
6PrettyFlacko$58,299
7
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Rasta_3

$41,423
8NES_Pro$29,149
9foster18$19,944

*Reflects three-handed deal

Canadian notables: “Mammola” 22nd for $5,062, “Humbadee” 24th for $5,062, and “AlexandraPaul” 28th for $3,682.


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Sunday Million

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2158,010$1,602,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1icebearrr$226,316*
2bluet0m89$190,203*
3ultimateturn$120,150
4Ben "vindog03" Vinson$80,740
5db10ISgod$64,080
6pendo71$48,060
7
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BC_Pres

$32,040
8133850526$18,423
9Guilherme "VinceVegaMFR" Cheveau$12,415

*Reflects heads-up deal

Canadian notables: “chriscash01” 16th for $4,245, “Piquette” 20th for $3,524, and “Apotheosis92” 25th for $3,524.


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Sunday Warm-Up

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2153,570$714,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Konstantinos "arxigos" Nanos$112,098
27Be^C7$83,538
3XXDH1983$58,905
4HeroCall123$41,055
5vicwellsuk$30,345
6LeBroHbKA$23,205
7pasty71$16,065
8nickym998$8,925
9Mix0 Mi$5,712

Canadian notables: Pascal “Pass_72” LeFrancois 13th for $3,213 and “Shankar825” 19th for $1,820.


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FTOPS Event #17

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1095,512$551,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1mrbrat$109,137
23p3nipa$66,970
3
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Getty "gettym" Mattinsgley

$48,483
4Mikleler$34,174
5__KASSIN__$24,804
6carpediem123$16,536
7grdh1rm$11,024
8koumasgio$7,716
9Jack "JackQKA" Ellwood$5,512

Canadian notables: “phil_ivey41” 12th for $3,637, “LivesWithMommy” 16th for $1,874, “HUNGLIKE” 19th for $1,543, and “PattyyBlouin” 24th for $1,543.


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FTOPS Event #28

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,100326$652,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1
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Aidan "whereisdonny" Tam

$163,000
2Chilloutboy$104,320
3
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Ami "UhhMee" Barer

$78,240
4
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Ihopeurdown

$60,310
5Steve "MrTimCaum" O'Dwyer$45,640
6OBagre$32,600
7Whoozz$21,190
8Marton "noirduck" Czuczor$16,300
9SpanishKey$13,040

Canadian notables: “hustla16” 22nd for $3,586, “judge1034” 23rd for $3,586, and “ShutTheClubDown” 24th for $3,586.


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FTOPS Event #30

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2652,367$473,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1Christian "charder30" Harder$60,042*
2Jono "Spyver" Beck$63,726*
3PoutsoKefalos$43,557
4
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dan_nofx55

$38,602
5liran2788$20,356
6Luckypom$13,728
7zekulya$8,757
8sylvian31$8,757
9Sirocko$5,917

*Reflects heads-up deal

Canadian notables: “YoungSupremacy” 11th for $4,023, “Ott-Man87” 12th for $4,023, “kfax” 14th for $2,840, “just2easy” 15th for $2,840, and “apestyles” 23rd for $1,988.


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Sunday 500

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$530886$443,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1lilachaa$71,665*
2buckguy2200$65,665*
3Colombian80%$42,971
4Christian "charder30" Harder$32,117
5Soccermom96$22,327
6idrissi$17,720
7Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad$13,290
8palenque88$8,860
9
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NuCLeArMiNd

$5,316

*Reflects heads-up deal

Canadian notables: “n3xD” 24th for $1,993 and “Str8$$$Homey” 26th for $1,993.


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$109 Sunday Rebuy

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1091,057$315,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan$58,070
2Jamie "Bear4rms" Sykes$42,132
3Joao Mathias$31,560
4Brian "brianm15" England$23,670
5
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CTNW

$16,569
6Valdemar "Luigi da BP" Kwaysser$13,413
7Ronald "ronaldgrauer" Grauer$10,257
8
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Ryan "piggysnipz" Pignatelli

$7,101
9Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler$4,418

Canadian notables: Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger 29th for $1,104 and “zangbezan24” 30th for $1,104.


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Sunday 2nd Chance

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2151,444$288,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1APD0290*$46,004
2TerranUser*$39,191
3Mauricaaa$27,407
4mentalpshyco$19,638
5Gottonik$14,295
6Timorm1$11,407
7ismo<3seppo$8,519
8chrispker23$5,631
9Tiago_Dias19$3,119

*Reflects heads-up deal

Canadian notables: “Radiihead” 22nd for $1,155, “Frenzuh” 23rd for $1,155, and “mossified84” 26th for $1,155.


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Sunday Supersonic

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2151,521$320,626

PlacePlayerPrize
1mrAndreeew*$51,452
2Neeeeek*$47,077
3
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ram_siva1

$32,062
4Grizzlypower$24,047
5
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CzarKassim

$16,832
6Miltos14$13,626
7alexandrekbr$10,420
8IfooIU$7,214
9Ringelsdorf$4,488

*Reflects heads-up deal

Canadian notables: “Drewfus81” 10th for #3,045, “TuckYouIn” 16th for $1,763, and Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski 26th for #1,090.


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Canadian Live Major Qualifier

PokerStars Canada Cup Main Event package winners ($3,300)
- YRWTHMELTHR
- pseftis
- WUTZ_DAPOINT

EPT Grand Final package winners (€14,000)
- Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger (x2)
- Mike “SirWatts” Watson
- dirty.brasil

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