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Players pillage PokerStars for big money on Sunday
PokerStars may have upped its guaranteed prize pool for the Sunday Million to $1.5 million, but that hasn't kept the guarantee from being blown away each week, just as in the past.
This week 8,236 players turned out for the Sunday Million, boosting the guarantee to $1,647,200. That money was spread to the top 1,260 players, with ziggy47 from the United States getting the biggest share after posting the win.
It took nine hours of play to get down to the final table, and after working through the other competitors it came down to ziggy47 against puntnko in heads-up play.
The two were nearly even in chips and decided to chop the remaining prize pool almost down the middle. Holding a slight edge in chips, ziggy47 took $152,438, and puntnko collected $151,283, leaving $30,000 to play for.
On the final hand, ziggy47 raised from the button and puntnko reraised with A♦ 9♥. ziggy47 came over the top of him with an all-in and puntnko called to see ziggy47 table A♣ J♠.
When the board ran out 8♣ A♥ 2♦ 7♣ 5♥, ziggy47 pocketed the final $30,000 and added a Sunday Million win to his record.
The final table played out as follows:
It was also a good day for North Americans in some of the other major events hosted on PokerStars this past Sunday. A Canadian won the Sunday Warm-Up while Americans took down the Two Hundred Grand, the Second Chance and the $5,200 Freezeout.
The results of each of those events are as follows:
(Based on finishing order and three-way deal)
Two Hundred Grand
1. BrynKenney (United States) $45,000
For more information about these or other events at the poker site, visit PokerStars.