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Big names go deep in PokerStars Sunday events
Usually the star of PokerStars Sunday events is the Sunday Million. This week, however, a couple other events stole the spotlight as some well-known players went deep in them.
The Sunday Warm-Up was particularly juicy for players as it included a one-time rebuy this week, and its guarantee was pumped up to a full million dollars. Taking advantage of such a big prize pool was Annette_15, who ended up at the final table.
The 2007 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event winner ended up checking out in sixth place, but not before picking up a $31,000 cash.
The final-table results for the Sunday Warm-Up were as follows:
Annette Obrestad wasn't the only Internet-pro-turned-successful-live-player who turned up deep in a Sunday event this week either.
Tim "Tmay420" West made it as far as 22nd place in the Sunday Million to win $3,000. The top prize this week from the $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool was $184,500, which went to diegoaiz.
More than 7,200 players showed up for the Sunday Million this week, and diegoaiz waded through them all to come into the final table as the chip leader. As play went on, diegoaiz would lose his lead position, but he was still in it when it got down to three-handed.
That's when the final three players decided on a chop based on chip counts, making them each six figures richer. Then they played for the remaining $30,000.
It took nearly 20 hands after the chop before another player was eliminated. FlopeDeNuts found pocket nines in the small blind and pushed all-in.
Diegoaiz made the call from the big blind, turning up pocket tens. As the board fell Q♦ A♦ 6♠ 6♥ J♠, the better hand held up and FlopeDeNuts was out.
Heads-up play saw the chip lead flipping back and forth between diegoaiz and TheRodGuy's. Neither player was willing to just give in, however, and the two battled for 127 hands before the tournament was finally decided.
Thirty seconds before the tournament would have hit its 12th hour of play, according to the PokerStars blog, diegoaiz flopped top pair holding T♥ 9♦, while TheRodGuy had caught the middle pair with J♦ 4♥ on a board showing 2♣ 4♦ T♦.
With all the chips in the middle, the rest of the board played out 3♣ 7♠ to give diegoaiz the win and the final $30,000 left after the chop.
The final-table results were:
|8th||cj mcon||United Kingdom||$17,250|
The results of the other major Sunday events at PokerStars are as follows:
Sunday Two Hundred Grand
Based on finishing order and four-way deal
|1st||mickey tee||United States||$20,809.31|
Sunday Second Chance
Sunday $5,200 Freezeout
- supernova9 (United States) $30,000
For more information about these and other events at the poker site, visit PokerStars.