With August quickly coming to a close, school is back in session on campuses as well as on the poker tables. Now that the World Series is over, the best online players in the world are back at their computers, trying desperately to “school”, and not be “schooled”. Between the Full Tilt FTOPS tournaments and the Poker Stars weekly Sunday Millions, online players have paid their tuition, and are ready to be apart of these enormous events.
“Ziggy47” is one player who is definitely schooling others at Poker Stars over the last month. “Ziggy47” has cashed five times this month in major tournaments with two top ten finishes. The largest of these cashes came in the August 10th Sunday Millions tournament where “Ziggy47” outlasted 8235 other entrants, taking the top spot and collecting $199,475. While “Ziggy47” fell just short of cracking the Poker Pro Labs’ (pokerprolabs.com) Top Shark annual leader board for Poker Stars, his performance landed him the 2nd spot on the Top Shark monthly leader board for August. Sitting in first place on Top Shark for August, “Fred_Brink” landed a huge cash by winning the August 3rd Sunday Millions. He outlasted a large field of 8430 participants, and collected a whopping $204,198. “Fred_Brink” cashed four other times this month with his largest coming on August 17th where he finished 43 out of 443 entrants, and collected $784.
For Poker Stars SnG’s, “sizzlinbetta” grabbed the top spot on Poker Pro Labs’ Top Shark SnG leader board for August with $29,092 in winnings, and now sits in 15th place for the year. Finishing second for the month with $27,773, “BB John” has climbed all the way to the 2nd spot on the Top Shark annual leader board with $113,402, just behind the leader “spacegravy” who maintains his lead with $117,804 in winnings for the year.
At Full Tilt, the FTOPS tournaments yielded huge prize pools that resulted in drastic changes to the Top Shark MTT annual leader board for Full Tilt. “hAAydon”, who sits atop the Top Shark leader board for August with $537,323 in winnings, collected the largest cash this month in the FTOPS Event #22 on August 17th. “hAAydon” outlasted 941 entrants in the $2500+120 buy-in event, finishing in 1st and collecting $541,650. “hAAydon” had no other this month, and no other cashes over $1000 this year, yet currently sits in 3rd place on the Top Shark annual leader board. Also cracking the top ten on the Top Shark annual leader board are “dubbeemin”(7th), who won the FTOPS $500+35 buy-in Main Event on August 18th and collected $432,400, and “triathlon4” (10th), who finished second at the FTOPS Event #22 on August 17th and collected $341,475. All three of these players are still chasing “Halfrek”, who has a commanding lead atop the Top Shark annual leader board with $865,120 in winnings.
For Full Tilt SnG’s, “culaopho” took the top spot on the Top Shark SnG leader board for August with $29,754 in winnings, with “DOTTT” a close second at $27,970 for the month. Overall “Thomas Bihl” had another good month with $11,647 in winnings, which keeps him atop the Top Shark SnG annual leader board for Full Tilt with $83,981 in winnings this year.
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