The Sunday Briefing: FTOPS XXVI Going Strong; Another Big Score for Alen Bilic

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Another edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) has arrived. FTOPS XXVI kicked off Sunday, August 3 at Full Tilt Poker and will run through August 17 with 31 events and $4.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The series will be highlighted by the $635 buy-in Main Event on August 17.

Chris Moorman was among the early winners of the series, taking down Event #5 last week, and he was joined in the winner’s circle this weekend by “PtheProphet” (Event #15) and “Graf_Zaal” (Event #16). Two notables finished runner-up in those events as Paul "xxxCelticFCxxx" Febers took second in Event #15 and Ronny “PokerKaiser” Kaiser had the same result in Event #16.

Over at PokerStars, Alen “lilachaa” Bilic (pictured) continued his onslaught on the Sunday Majors by finishing second in the Sunday 500, pocketing more than $61,000 after a heads-up deal. A few weeks ago Bilic won the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy for $47,006. The 25-year old poker pro is closing in on $1.5 million in career online tournament earnings according to PocketFives.com.

Several other well-known pros found Success on Sunday. Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and partypoker:


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Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+157,102$1,420,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1A.Cretu$190,323*
2krakts$179,510*
3Richardson22$113,632
4LadyDoDo91$75,281
5andreyluis$58,236
6sixth sen$e$44,032
7Schauka$30,538
8pelezinho28$17,044
9Oscar "KungKroon" Kroon$11,008

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Zach "nofingclue11" Clark (19th - $3,309), James “Andy McLEOD” Obst (25th - $3,309), TJ “WhatArunAA” Slifka (26th - $3,309)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,176$635,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1love2hit$99,727
2NestaRasta$74,318
3Flush098765$52,404
4harrrrmonica$36,524
5T3G3S$26,996
6$tupidann$20,644
7da Ape$14,292
8Copiaad$7,940
9Wonderdino$5,081

Notable Finishes: Mads "MadsMP" Pedersen (14th - $2,858), Patrick “pads1161” Leonard (17th - $1,905), Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno (19th - $1,619), Marty “TheLipoFund” Mathis (22nd - $1,619)


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30809$404,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1huiiiiiiiiii$64,053*
2Alen “lilachaa” Bilic$61,341*
3athenaum$39,236
4Marcin "pyszalek" Wydrowski$29,326
5Andrey VNIIM$20,386
6Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver$16,341
7AnyTw0_Card$$12,296
8lookoutdudes$8,292
9dynamoM$5,056

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich (11th - $4,247), Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich (19th - $1,860), Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi (21st - $1,860), Seth "SFisch4" Fischer (27th - $1,860)


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FTOPS Event #15 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$120+91,933$300,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1PtheProphet$44,377*
2Paul "xxxCelticFCxxx" Febers$37,927*
3The_AfterCast$42,105*
4pyxlius$21,000
5StephCute$15,600
6CarlosMuc$11,400
7domino20$8,100
8insanocut$5,700
9dante-sp$3,900

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Lukas "Lukethafluke" Berglund (19th - $990)


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FTOPS Event #16 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,644$493,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Graf_Zaal$78,888*
2Ronny "ronnyr37617" Kaiser$69,201*
3tonnythemaster$63,000*
4LivesWithMommy$35,017
5ziilbe$26,139
6RushAAKKandQQ$19,234
7KingGorn$14,302
8DJs For Life$10,357
9jbrow8777$7,348

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Dennis "el_klonkador" Bejedal (10th - $4,932), Chris "kid_bramm" Brammer (13th - $3,649), Steve "betrthanphil" Tripp (14th - $3,649), David "betudontbet" Emmons (16th - $2,712), Michael “benvo123” Benvenuti (18th - $2,712)

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


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9903$274,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1fviana$43,117*
2Jonathan "OMGjonyctt" Concepción$36,157*
3ILIOS72$36,659
4Poker Own U$20,580
5Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber$14,406
6DeLaBijen$11,662
76omen6$8,918
8NEWFlat$6,174
9CMoosepower$3,869

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Michael "Skammes" Tureniec (10th - $2,881), Viktor "metallist353" Podofedenko (15th - $1,783), Zach "HustlerGrune" Gruneberg (16th - $1,783), Emil "Emilohlsson" Ohlsson (17th - $1,783), Mads "MadsMP" Pedersen (21st - $1,234)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15941$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1clicki88$27,900
2hunt1986$16,900
3kengerro$10,100
4idgafrly$7,600
5BorisBoorda$5,500
6Mette_Vuns$4,000
7YesToCarrots$3,180
8Mmaduro76$2,500
9TheBlueBomber$2,000


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,315$263,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1uremyatm$45,393
2Alex “AK87” Kim$32,875
3SHiiPTHATiSH$24,985
4Hollisio$18,304
5Tiago_Dias19$13,018
6Str8$$$Homey$10,388
7morj35$7,758
8Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer$5,128
9likely2cash$2,893

Notable Finishes: Sean "wormnorton" Getzwiller (18th - $1,288)


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Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,416$298,492

PlacePlayerPrize
1lehout$53,730
2rojorulez$38,804
3yugi69$29,849
4bar-bar9999$22,386
5zackmorris99$15,670
610Badboy10$12,685
7joaoMathias$9,701
8assalbi$6,716
9RiverBoom$4,178

Notable Finishes: Michael "wywrotX" Wywrot (12th - $2,835), Peter "Se7enTr3y" Akery (16th - $1,641), Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick (18th - $1,641)

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