The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for $312K

The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for $312K 0001

Going deep in a Sunday Major isn't something that happens very often for most people. Neither is going deep in the FTOPS Main Event. If you’re Espen “sh4wshank” Sørlie, though, you do both in the same day.

Sørlie played through more than 6,500 other runners to chop the PokerStars $215 Sunday Million heads up against Finland’s “€urop€an” at the same time as he chopped the $635 FTOPS Main Event three ways on Full Tilt Poker.

Sørlie, with $168,270 for second in the Sunday Million and $143,556 for second in the FTOPS Main Event, was clearly the biggest winner playing from Canada this past Sunday, but he was by no means the only one. Sørlie was clearly excited about his day’s work on Twitter.

Espen SørlieChopped milly hu got $168,270, aaaand chopped ftops main 3 ways for $143,556!!

Richmond, BC’s “Krazee2” joined Sørlie on the final table of the FTOPS Main Event, finishing seventh for a score of $29,000. In a Sørlie-like move, “TheEsquilax” also cut a deal heads up, ultimately finishing second for $21,499 in the $11 Sunday Storm.

WSOP bracelet holder Phil “MrSweet28” Galfond took down the $109 Sunday Rebuy on Pokerstars, winning $45,412.50 while Waterloo’s Will “CutiePi314” Ma finished 10th for $2,664.20 in the same event. The $215 Sunday 2nd Chance saw two Canadians at the final table, with “dirty.brazil” finishing fifth for $11,500 as well as “Yayoshow” winning $4,634 for eighth. Josh "bbbbb33" Weizer squeaked onto the final table of the $162 Sunday 6-Max, grabbing fifth place for $6,795.

The FTOPS Main Event wasn’t the only big thing at Full Tilt this past Sunday. FTOPS Event #28, a $2,100 buy-in, had four Canadians in the top 10. “Samosaking” finished fifth for $36,500, while “MUFAZZA” finished right behind him for $10,000 less. Rounding out the Canadians were “biz-tings” in eighth for $10,500, and “IfHeDiesHeDies,” the final table bubble boy, taking home $6,250. Finally, on Full Tilt, “StephCute” scored $3,712 for seventh place in the $635 Super-Sized Sunday.

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


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 101

FTOPS Main Event ($1 Million Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$600+351,500$1,000,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1ponyo88$153,962*
2Espen "Sh4wshank" Sørlie$143,556*
3LuisFigo1014$130,481*
4THE_ROCK_ROYAL$71,000
5artist666$53,000
6TANK141$39,000
7Krazee2$29,000
8Takis187$21,000
9bond25459$14,900

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: David "DonkCommited" Miscikowski (13th - $7,400), Vojtech "Vojta_R" Ruzicka (14th - $7,400), Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen (23rd - $4,000), Ben "benba" Lamb (24th - $4,000), Aleks "Berkyy" Brkovic (25th - $4,000)


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 102

Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+156,685$1,337,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1€urop€an$185,400
2Espen "sh4wshank" Sørlie$168,270
3_Prinsesse_7$106,960
4David "My Brim Low" Ivers$73,535
5bandi136$56,154
6metis669$42,784
7RadimSoudsky$29,414
8trump029$16,044
9Mom`s_lies$10,361

Notable Finishes: Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (24th - $3,128), Keven "Stammdogg" Stammen (48th - $2,326)


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 103

Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+152,801$560,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1only4joke$83,343*
2jsven06$70,712
3aposimbiesi$47,056
4T3G3S$32,211
57ei7ka$24,368
6shiiiken$18,766
7Rasdam$13,164
8AceHighTwice$xxx
9yvydendyvy$4,761

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (14th - $2,660), Nick "Rounder63" Carillo (17th - $1,820), Marcin "pyszalek" Wydrowski (20th - $1,540)


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 104

FTOPS Event #28 ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+10076$500,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Rhys "floppin_ell" Jones$93,421*
2Brian "brianm15" England$93,525*
3Andras Nemeth$88,053*
4hello_totti$48,750
5samosaking$36,250
6MUFAZZA$26,250
7Luke "__FullFlush1__" Schwartz$17,500
8Jeff "YoungSupremacy" Hakim$13,750
9biz-tings$10,500

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Noah "Exclusive" Boeken (14th - $5,000), Ravi "govshark2" Raghavan (16th - $3,750), David "DonkCommited" Miscikowski (19th - $3,000), Dan "imabigkidnow" Kelly (20th - $3,000), Bryn "OneUponAStar" Kenney (26th - $3,000), Mickey "Mement_mori" Petersen ($27th - $3,000)


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 105

Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30682$341,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1LAP1293$57,244*
2drik717$50,000*
3Murik100$33,759
4Tom "7tHEcROw7" MacDonald$25,404
5Rayan "rkruok" Nathan$17,732
6Yakiddinme$14,322
7pokeben$10,912
8TrankiNLVida$7,502
9beck_ron1989$4,433

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Steve "Zugwat" Silverman (15th - $3,069), Frank "Round42" Rusnak (22nd - $1,705), Christian "charder30" Harder (23rd - $1,705)


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 106

FTOPS Event #30 ($250K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,077$250,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Tom "hitthehole" Middleton$53,000
2Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov$33,500
3Kask123$23,750
4Da "imabigkidnow" Kelly$18,250
5Perfect1232$12,750
6thekillerxxx$8,500

Notable Finishes: Bolivar "Ramux" Palacios (15th - $1,875), Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky (23rd - $1,300), Jono "Spyver" Beck (26th - $1,300)

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 107

$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9809$242,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond$45,412
2Bagelakis23$32,697
3Allan "Sifosis" Baekke$24,220
4fcarrico$18,165
5MendaLarenda$12,715
6indeceny5$10,293
7hello_totti$7,871
8Jordan "Jymaster11" Young$5,449
9shinerrr$3,415

Notable Finishes: Will "CutiePi314" Ma (10th - $2,664), Fabian “fabstinho” Quoss (14th - $2,179), Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti (17th - $1,695), Hunter "HEMIpowerSWT" Frey (19th - $1,695), Mohsin "sms9231" Charania (24th - $1,211)


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 108

200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15885$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1semislaktarn$27,900
2Romaneee$16,900
3MONEYBILL7777$10,100
4BombDropper$7,600
5iamworst22$5,500
6milfhunter6969$4,000
7pinktacoeater$3,180
8NLJFF$2,500
9Jonny7$2,000


The Sunday Briefing: Espen Sørlie Chops Sunday Million and FTOPS Main Event for 2K 109

Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,156$231,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1RommyTheCute$41,616
233.karlos$29,662
3Lamujen$22,195
4eXecute_R111$16,646
5dirty.brasil$11,560
6clever_flop$9,248
7Andy "andyh26" Holman$6,936
8Yayoshow$4,624
9akrksek1$2,774

Notable Finishes: Nick "FU_15" Maimone (12th - $2,196), Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (18th - $1,271), John "bullyon" Buglion (19th - $1,017), Brian "brianm15" England (20th - $1,017), Steve “betrthanphil” Tripp (24th - $1,017)

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