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Sunday Tournament Report 10/18/2009

Another Sunday, another huge day of tournaments on PokerStars and FullTilt. Both sites had successful days, as every tournament was able to reach its guarantee, a great sign for the future. FTR would be remiss not to mention a smaller event, won by former FTR writer,...

Sunday Tournament Report 10/11/2009

Another solid Sunday of tournament action is in the books. Attempting to make up for a sub-par Sunday last week, PokerStars was in full swing as the majority of their major events easily eclipsed their respective guarantees. The Sunday Million continued its struggles,...

Sunday Tournament Report 9/27/2009

Fresh off an extremely successful 2009 WCOOP campaign, PokerStars was looking to see some big improvements in their Sunday majors. Well, while all of the tournaments managed to reach their guarantees, there wasn’t quite the same boost that FullTilt received from...

Weekly Tournament Wrap-Up

The WCOOP came to an end late Monday night (or earlier this morning for some) and the Main Event did not disappoint.  The $5,2000 buy-in tournament amassed a huge $10,720,000 prize pool.  Other events finishing up Sunday and Monday were the $10,000 HORSE, the $1,000...

Unassigned Wins 2009 WCOOP Event #39

One of the bigger fixed-limit events of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker has come to an end.  Event #39, $1000+$50 6-max Fixed-Limit Hold’em, drew 437 of the world’s best poker players including numerous PokerStars sponsored professionals. Chad...

Sunday Tournament Report 9/13/2009

With only one week remaining in the 2009 WCOOP PokerStars set out for another record-breaking Sunday.  Three big events, headlined by the $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Championship, were scheduled for Sunday.  Events 26 and 28 also took place, with the $1,000+$50 two-day...

Str8$$$Homey Wins WCOOP Event #23

Friday night was another big night for the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker hosted by PokerStars. Three big events, including Event #23, a $300+$20 NL Freeze-Out, kicked off a big weekend for the tournament series. Event 23 was merely a $300,000 guaranteed...

iCeVeNoM Wins WCOOP Event #17 NL Shoot Out

One of the more interesting events of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker has come to an end.  The $500+$30 No-Limit Triple Shootout is in the books.  The $500,000 guarantee ended up being just that, as 1,000 players ponied up for a chance at over $91,000 in...

XTheDecanoX Wins 2009 WCOOP Event #16

Event #16 of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is in the books.  One of the bigger buy-in tournaments proved that the cream does in fact rise to the top.  The $1,000+$50 buy-in attracted over 1,500 competitors, creating a massive $1,558,000 prize...

Sunday Tournament Report 9/06/2009

With the WCOOP in full swing this past Sunday was a bit different than other weeks.  The typical events, including the Million, Warm-Up, Second Chance, and $500k were all replaced by WCOOP Events.  The Million was replaced by Event #9, a $200+$15 event which gained...

Ternoplayer Wins 2009 WCOOP Event #9

The Sunday Million was taken over by PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker yesterday, and it proved to be a great success.  Over 11,000 players entered the $200+$15 NL Freeze-Out creating a massive $2,226,200 prize pool with over $300,000 guaranteed for first...

ChopSueyyy Wins 2009 WCOOP Event #1

The World Championship of Online Poker is back!  With a huge variety of tournaments spanning the next 17 days, this year’s WCOOP could possibly be PokerStars best. Kicking things off was Event #1, a $200+$15 buy-in NL 6-max Freeze-Out with a $1,250,000...

Sunday Tournament Report 8/30/2009

After an extremely poor showing last week, PokerStars managed a huge comeback this Sunday, crushing guarantees in their five biggest tournaments. The Sunday Million saw a huge rebound, with nearly 9,000 players joining the weekend’s largest tournament. With the...

Sunday Tournament Report 8/23/2009

This past Sunday saw a sharp drop-off in major tournament attendance since the conclusion of FTOPS XIII.  Many of the tournaments that had been crushing their guarantees lately failed to even come close to enough entrants, forcing PokerStars to pay-out nearly $40,000...

Sunday Tournament Report 8/16/2009

FTOPS XIII came to an end yesterday, and with it a huge day of tournaments commenced.  Both the FTOPS Main Event and $2500 two-day event were slated to finish Sunday and both produced exciting finishes. The first event finishing yesterday was the $2,500 two-day event,...

World Poker Tour (WPT) Sold to Gamynia Limited

Amidst recent turmoil the World Poker Tour was sold this past week to Gamynia Limited for just over $9,000,000 and a percentage of future sales.  The Tour, owned and operated by World Poker Tour Enterprises, was the brainchild of TV Producer and CEO of WPTE Steven...

Sunday Tournament Report 8/09/2009

With FTOPS XIII in full swing, this past Sunday was filled with huge tournaments and enormous prize pools.  Online tournaments are on fire lately, with every single major on FullTilt and PokerStars crushing their respective guarantees.  For more in depth coverage of...

Sunday Tournament Report 8/02/2009

Another huge weekend of online tournaments is in the books, and once again every major tournament on FullTilt and PokerStars managed to reach their guarantees.  While this is normally a great sign, it is even more welcome as FTOPS XIII sets to kick off later this...

Sunday Tournament Report 7/19/2009

A record-breaking Sunday led to huge tournaments yesterday.  It all started with FullTilt announcing their attempt to break the world-record for the biggest online poker tournament.  The $5 buy-in was capped at 50,000 players, which took little time to fill.  FullTilt...

Sunday Tournament Report 7/5/2009

With the WSOP finally winding down (the Main Event started Friday) online tournaments looked to pick back up this weekend.  While tournaments were down across the board during the WSOP, online poker usually gets a nice boost after the WSOP and once the newest episodes...

Sunday Tournament Report 6/28/2009

PokerStars was looking to find a way to bolster their tournament attendance during the world series.  What they came up with was a special VPP Promotion getting 4x the amount of VPPs to those playing in their Sunday Majors.  Most regulars were skeptical whether or not...

Sunday Tournament Report 6/21/2009

The World Series of Poker finally put a big dent in Sunday tournament action as attendance was down across the board yesterday.  PokerStars saw the writing on the wall last week dropping its guarantees in the $215r and Second Chance. However, they failed to foresee...

Big Names Coming Up Big at WSOP

Three weeks have passed into the World Series of Poker Tournament Schedule and 2009 is quickly turning into the Year of the Poker Pro.  Unlike past years where unknown amateurs took down the majority of events, the professionals, both live and online, are dominating...

Sunday Tournament Report 6/14/2009

With the World Series of Poker Main Event quickly approaching PokerStars took the opportunity to run the largest WSOP satellite of all-time.  All in all, 233 players earned a seat to the main event through a $370 qualifier which created a $2,807,350 prize pool. ...

Sunday Tournament Report 5/31/2009

With the WSOP in full swing some might assume that online tournaments would see a big drop in attendance.  However, that was not the case as May came to an end with a big bang.  Not only did the majority of big tournaments reach their guarantees this past Sunday, but...

Sunday Tournament Report 5/24/2009

With one Sunday before PokerStars big Porsche giveaway, tournaments saw their lowest participation in a long time.  Only three of the eight majors reached their guarantee including the Warm-Up, Brawl, and Mulligan.  The Sunday Million saw quite a drop in attendance,...

Sunday Tournament Report 5/17/2009

With FTOPS XII coming to an end this Sunday there was quite a buzz around FullTilt Poker.  For once it seemed PokerStars would not have the biggest Sunday online.  FlopTurnRiver is covering all of the major FTOPS events including the Main Event which ended tonight. ...

Spinvis wins Full-Tilt-Poker FTOPS XII Event 20

With only two days and 6 events left in FTOPS XII, players are buckling down for a huge weekend of big buy-in, large guarantee tournaments.  Event 20, a $200+$16, $400,000 guaranteed NL Hold’em Event saw 2,206 entrants create a prize pool of $441,200.  This was...

Sunday Tournament Report 5/03/2009

With another FTOPS looming this past Sunday served as a bit of a warm-up for all the online tournament professionals.  Be sure to check flopturnriver.com for daily updates on all the major FTOPS events.  This week some big names made deep runs in bigger events and,...

Sunday Tournament Report 4/26/2009

The end of April brings a few special twists to the Sunday Tournament Report, most notably the PokerStars monthly Turbo Takedown.  The $1,000,000 guarantee event can only be bought into with 5000 Frequent Player Points (FPPs) which players earn playing in real-money...

Sunday Tournament Report 4/19/2009

The first week after a major tournament series can go either ways, sometimes tournaments gain popularity and see a nice boost in attendance.  Other times, however, tournament entries see a bit of a drop-off with players taking a week off after such a grueling set of...

Sunday Tournament Report 4/12/2009

With Easter Sunday coinciding with SCOOP, some wondered how much of a hit PokerStars’ Main Event and $25K HU Event would take attendance-wise.  Fortunately for the site the majority of the SCOOP events made their guarantees while their normal Sunday tournaments...

Sunday Tournament Report 4/05/2009

With the Spring Championship of Online Poker now in full-swing on PokerStars this week the Sunday Tournament rotation looks a bit differently.  PokerStars still ran their Sunday Warm-Up, Second Chance, and $215r.  However, the Million and Sunday500 were replaced by...

Sunday Tournament Report 3/15/2009

Another big day of online tournaments is in the books.  This Sunday, tournaments continued their recent trend of full participation with all tournaments reaching their guarantees.  It seems even in times of economic trouble that poker is able to withstand and even...

Sunday Tournament Report 3/08/2009

Online tournaments were back in full swing this weekend as the major events on PokerStars and FullTilt kept building off recent successes. With FTOPS XI in the books and SCOOP looming next month, tournaments could have seen a lull in participation.  However, this...

NBC-Heads-Up-Championship-Underway

The first round of the NBC Heads-Up Championship Event concluded yesterday as the field of 64 became the field of 32 after a grueling day of play.  There are four regions in the 64-man bracket, named after the suits in the deck, diamonds, spades, clubs, and hearts....

Sunday Tournament Report 2/22/2009

There was a noticeable drop in participation in some of the Sunday majors this weekend as many players may have taken some time off after a long FTOPS XI run over the past two weeks.  As always, the PokerStars Turbo Takedown was one of the bigger highlights on the...

Sunday Tournament Report 2/01/2009

One of the problems with having a big line-up of Sunday tournaments every week is that once in a while a bigger horse comes to town.  This week the Super Bowl brought tournament entries down significantly, even forcing some sites to lower guarantees for this week...

Sunday Tournament Report 1/25/2009

Another Sunday chalk-full of big buy-in tournaments is in the books, and this week some big names were able to find their way near the top of major online poker events.  With FTOPs XI looming (early February) the only special event this weekend was the PokerStars...

Sunday Tournament Report 1/18/2009

Online tournaments appear to be gaining momentum as this Sunday was another big day with many tournaments easily exceeding their guarantees.  The major attraction of the day was the Full Tilt $1,000,000 guarantee tournament.  This $500+$35 buy-in event took the place...

Poker News on Twitter

FlopTurnRiver.com is excited to announce that our poker news articles are now being tweeted! That’s right. Tweeted. This means you can follow our poker news in real-time as they are published via Twitter. You’ll receive instant updates directly from FTR!...

Sunday Tournament Report 1/4/2009

First of all, HAPPY 2009 from the STR! The last week of 2008 was a historic week in online poker tournaments, and many sites looked to build on that momentum in 2009 yesterday. PokerStars continues to hit its guarantees in the $1.5M Sunday Million, $750k Sunday...

Sunday Tournament Report 12/28/2008

A HUGE day of online tournaments took play yesterday as PokerStars was determined to end 2008 with a a bang.  Not only did Stars add $1,000,000 to its Sunday Million Prizepool, run their end of the month Turbo Takedown, but they also attempted (and succeeded) to break...