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Newhizzle Rocks PokerStars Sunday Million
Mark “Newhizzle” Newhouse outlasted 8,357 players and beat a final table that included Hevad Khan to win the PokerStars Sunday Million last night.
Newhouse earned $245,897 for his efforts in online poker's biggest weekly tournament. The field generated an overall prize pool of $1.6 million and the top 1,260 finishers were paid.
The tournament drew a number of notable players including Chris Moneymaker, Amit “AMAK316” Makhija and Daniel “amichaiKK” Makowsky.
With 50 players remaining both Khan and Newhouse established themselves as the dominant players and would trade the chip lead several times leading up to the final table.
Neither player would carry the chip lead into the final nine, however, as online player rockyone123 held 28 million chips when the final table began. Newhouse was close behind with 19 million and Khan had dropped all the way down to six million chips.
Khan would bust early when he made an ill-timed shove with pocket jacks against rockyone123’s pocket kings. The kings held and the Team PokerStars Pro was out in eighth.
The strong play in the early stages of the final table would earn rockyone123 a spot in heads-up against Newhouse.
However, Newhouse had accumulated 57 million chips to rockeyone123’s 26 million by the time heads-up began.
In the end, Heads-up would only last one hand as Newhouse got it all-in with pocket jacks and rockeyone123 called with A-T. The jacks held and that was enough to secure Newhouse his first Sunday Million title.
Newhouse is best known for winning the WPT Borgata Poker Open for $1.5 million in 2006.
The Chapel Hill, North Carolina, resident joins an elite crew of Sunday Million winners that includes Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Isaac Baron, Matt “ch0ppy” Kay and Eric “Rizen” Lynch.
Here are the complete final table payouts:
1. Newhizzle - $245,897
2. rockyone123 - $179,697
3. Raindrops_69 - $125,370
4. DeuceBuster - $83,580
5. dyplo - $66,864
6. tryones - $50,148
7. dylanmarks25 - $33,432
8. Hevad Khan - $18,387
9. Stev0L_ - $12,954