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Players see PokerStars Sunday events to end
Just about every week, PokerStars' big Sunday events have a few players willing to chop the final prize pool to finish up the game. This week, however, players seemed to be in it to win it.
The biggest winner of the day was jotaele1, from Spain, who took down the Sunday Million to pocket $197,202.60.
Nearly 7,000 players participated in the Sunday Million this week, building up the prize pool to $1,398,600. When jotaele1 came into the final table, he had accumulated quite a few of those 7,000 players' chips to muster a commanding chip lead.
Jotaele1 had built his stack to more than $21.7 million, and his nearest competitor was JHBrenes with more than $14 million in chips. JHBrenes proved to be a monster at the final table, however, eliminating several of the other final-table players before going heads-up against jotaele1.
The chip counts were almost even when heads-up play begain. JHBrenes had worked his stack up to $31.1 million while jotaele1 was sitting with $38.7 million.
It appeared that both players were mostly content to play small-ball poker, as jotaele1 would gain some headway and then JHBrenes would battle his way back into contention. It couldn't go on forever, though, and JHBrenes finally made a stand with K♦ 8♥.
He found himself up against jotaele1's A♣ 2♠ as the board came 5♥ Q♣ Q♠ 9♠ T♦. With neither player pairing up his cards from the board, jotaele1 won the tournament with the pair of queens with an ace kicker.
The final-table results were as follows:
|3rd||mass.mike MA||United States||$69,930|
|4th||OWWEX NY||United States||$55,944|
|9th||Jim Bee||United States||$8,251.74|
Several other events in PokerStars' Sunday lineup played down to the very end rather than seeing player deals as well. The only event that saw a deal made this week was the $215+R No-Limit Hold'em event in which the final two players chopped the prize pool.
The results for the other Sunday events are as follows:
Sunday Hundred Grand
Sunday Second Chance
$215+R No-Limit Hold'em
Based on finishing order and a two-way deal
Sunday $5,200 Freezeout
- nordlending (Norway) $80,000.00
For more information on these and other events offered at the poker site, visit PokerStars.