Lauri “IMS DURNK” Pesonen Smashes Sunday Million for $231k
Finnish online poker pro Lauri “IMS DURNK” Pesonen iced a spectacular day of poker by winning the PokerStars Sunday Million for $231,274 yesterday.
Pesonen went on a rampage on PokerStars yesterday that also included a ninth-place finish in the Sunday Second Chance and a final-table finish in the Bigger $162.
The young Finn was dominate throughout much of the Sunday Million final table but had to play from the short stack when action was reduced to three players.
Pesonen successfully fought back and eventually entered heads-up play with a massive chip lead over Norwegian opponent fullhouseiiii.
From there Pesonen made short work of fullhouseiiii and busted him on the second hand of heads-up with A-9 over A-4.
It was Pesonen’s first Sunday Million victory and for a change there were no deals made at the final table.
Pesonen should be familiar to PokerListings readers as he finished fifth in the Battle of Malta last fall. He was also on the shortlist for a Spirit of Poker Award.
Despite the large amount of money on the line in the Sunday Million, Pesonen seemed to be pretty casual about the whole thing:
Here are the complete final-table results for yesterday’s Sunday Million:
- 1. IMS DURNK (Finland) $231,274.32
- 2. fullhouseiii (Norway) $169,598
- 3. Odintsov Spb (Russia) $115,635
- 4. jl_slz (Brazil) $77,706.72
- 5. R0bbed0es (Netherlands) $61,672
- 6. ArtemZ (Ukraine) $46,254
- 7. rava123 (Estonia) $30,836
- 8. Sytraxx (Netherlands) $17,730.70
- 9. rorschach550 (United Kingdom) $11,948.95
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