The Sunday Briefing: Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko Wins Event #1 of FTOPS XXV

  • Brett Collson
Andrey Zaichenko

It was a huge Sunday of poker on the virtual felt this week. At Full Tilt Poker, the 25th edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) kicked off with a $215 no-limit hold'em event. A field of 2,818 players created a $563,000 prize pool, and Russian poker pro Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko took it down for $91,729 following a heads-up deal with "ekziter."

Over at PokerStars, the WCOOP Challenge Series continued with three massive events, including the two-day $2,100 Main Event which attracted more than 1,600 players. David "WhooooKidd" Baker was the chip leader after Day 1, and the remaining 80 players returned on Monday to play for the $538,834 top prize.

The PokerStars Sunday Million was also a special two-day event this week, attracting 12,132 players for a $2.42 million prize pool. More than 150 players advanced to Monday's Day 2, including big stacks Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Matt "OffTh3Radar" Davenport. The eventual winner will pocket $337,517 later today.

Among the notables collecting big scores over the weekend were Kyle "KJulius10" Julius, Jeff "stinger5158" Rossiter, Ashley "DYBYDX" Mason, Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis, Tomi "elmerixx" Brouk, Michael "wywrotX" Wywrot, and Mikal "mikal12345" Blomlie.

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


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Sunday Warm-Up WCOOP Challenge Special ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+156,400$1,280,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Elfcoder$200,192
2devana ONE$149,120
3N01BiGJOHN$72,320
4Hra_hikka$54,400
5mat12124$72,320
6gaminator026$41,600
7Ashley "DYBYDX" Mason$28,800
8SifUrPro$16,000
9QQUADRA$10,240

Notable Finishes: Dmitry "Flying Smile" Grinenko (12th - $7,616), Simon Charette (16th - $3,776), Christian "Kolkelini" Kolke (18th - $3,776), Fabio "hdgdkfkgsdl" Sperling (22nd - $3,136), Steven "Zugwat" Silverman (23rd - $3,136), Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich (24th - $3,136)


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Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Event #1 ($400K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+152,818$563,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko$91,729
2ekziter$85,804
3Gl4diat0r$50,160
4SwarozycIsMyGod$37,197
5CUatFT$28,180
6EastLansing$20,909
7DatWillDoPig$14,935
8Ipl4yNuts$10,595
9DBerglin$7,157

Notable Finishes: Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno (12th - $4,959), Hiren “hustla16” Patel (18th - $2,648)


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+301,046$523,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1BizB4Game$90,269
2RomaFresh$65,375
3TDO6H20G$49,685
4Jeff "stinger5158" Rossiter$36,400
5hateblondies$25,888
6Martin "nizmo jiz" Kozlov$20,658
7manecop$15,428
8hielkuh$10,198
9tonyvu76$5,753

Notable Finishes: Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (10th - $4,654), Jason "jakoon" Koon (12th - $4,654), Mikael "fuddebuf" Hansen (14th - $3,608), Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford (17th - $2,562), Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey (24th - $2,196), Jamie "pokerjamers" Armstrong (27th - $2,196)


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Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,350$270,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1FAKHRIYYA$54,000
2Kyle "KJulius10" Julius$35,964
3TributeToRoad$25,650
419nasi72$19,170
5Connor "negroblanco" Drinan$14,310
6Mohsin "chicagocards1" Charania$10,530
7Chris "MoormanI" Moorman$7,830
8PokerGuruKuhn$5,670
9Sando85$4,050

Notable Finishes: Brandon "norajean" Meyers (12th - $2,700), Spencer "UHBigTex" Hudson ($1,161)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,137$211,482

PlacePlayerPrize
1danking11$28,974.11
2EvnomiYa$17,447.26
3vaporize11$10,362.61
4vitja_$7,824.83
5rhino89$5,604.27
6Maksimilian$4,123.89
7MadsMP-_$3,066.48
8spetsern$3,066.48
9UlDuffer$2,537.78

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+91,205$365,300

PlacePlayerPrize
1MatejM47$66,849
2Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis$48,584
3ismo<3seppo$36,530
4Tomi "elmerixx" Brouk$27,397
5Tom "tollgate" Grigg$19,178
6jvieiradias8$15,525
7pokerguru740$11,872
8Ross "RLOG" Loggie$8,219
9wiper222$5,114

Notable Finishes: Lauri "IMS DURNK" Pesonen (10th - $3,653), Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro (11th - $3,653), Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard (21st - $1,643), Dimitar "Kuul" Danchev (22nd - $1,643)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,726$345,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "wywrotX" Wywrot$57,821
2TheShark1988$42,287
3bgame153$31,931
4TonyLsl$23,473
5Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro$16,914
6GramNaMandat$13,462
7Elmagico19A1$10,010
8Thomas "king2173" Scholze$6,558
9Legadzo$3,555

Notable Finishes: Jeremy "00psiedaisy"Fitzpatrick (11th - $2,899), Nick "PureCash25" Rampone (12th - $2,899), Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks (16th - $1,587)


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Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,695$357,306

PlacePlayerPrize
1KuruptIsCool$45,862*
2Smileon$44,385*
3Mikal "mikal12345" Blomlie$42,967*
4SHiiPTHATiSH$37,900*
5Greg "gregy20723" Merson$18,579
6tdotsup1$15,006
7svansa$11,433
8random_chu$7,860
9BethalLizzle$5,002

*Denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Sean "wormnorton" Getzwiller (14th - $2,501), Frei "deamon10" Dilling (17th - $1,786), Jason "TeamWispy" Helder (22nd - $1,179), Craig "mcc3991" McCorkell (25th - $1,179)


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$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15143$28,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1Str8FlushGuy$7,865
2abcDpkr$4,576
3randomrags24$2,602
4GoToSleep$2,030
5uNbrOkeN$1,744
6RiVerSpoKer$1,458
7UrMyAtmToday$1,115
8TinkeTinkle$715
9MargateMan$514


The Sunday Briefing: Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko Wins Event #1 of FTOPS XXV 110

$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1589$17,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1cantfakeit$5,073
2naifliest$2,937
3aggie69$1,780
4rprops$1,424
5PaulDewald$1,228
6Christina "lindleyloo" Lindley$1,050
7fbpoker$872
8Villain$605
9jchak$480

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