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The Sunday Scoop: Reinkemeier is Sunday Million Champ
Big events on PokerStars and Full Tilt meant big money this Sunday with BadExtasy89 and Tobias “PokerNoob999” Reinkemeier finishing as the day’s biggest winners.
Reinkemeier had a lucrative session on PokerStars, winning the last Sunday Million before the WSOP begins Tuesday.
An accomplished German poker player with big results online and live, Reinkemeier earned $135,053 for the victory.
A total of 4,833 players bought in to the PokerStars Sunday Million this week, coming up just short of the $1 million guarantee and forcing PokerStars to chip $33,400 into the prize pool.
720 players in all would get a spot in the money. Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree pure-bubbled this event, busting in 721st.
When the final table was reached, Reinkemeier was second in chips with 11.3 million, trailing The_Anfied who led with 14.7 million.
A deal was agreed upon nine-handed, based on chip equity, and $20,000 was set aside for the winner.
Reinkenmeier enjoyed an almost 2-1 chip lead when the tourney got heads-up but it was a see-saw match that saw The_Anfied taking the chip lead and handing it back before Reinkemeier was able to put his opponent down for good.
Reinkemeier won a SCOOP title in 2009 and his total online poker tournament earnings now total more than $1.5 million.
He’s made his mark in the live arena as well, amassing over $2.2 million in winnings since he started playing tournaments in 2007.
Reinkemeier’s live results are highlighted by an EPT High Roller victory in Monte Carlo last year that earned him $1,272,698.
As no surprise then, he's also one of PokerListings Best Bets for the 2011 WSOP.
In total $529,930 was awarded to players who made the final table.
Here are the final results taking into account the nine-player chop:
1st: Tobias "PokerNoob999" Reinkemeier ($135,053.32)
2nd: The__Anfied ($129,319.00)
3rd : TomsBrakis ($26,834.20)
4th : Maroc_Dk 77 ($49,354.30)
5th : rumazon ($42,861.55)
6th : 3max ($25,917.22)
7th : sedinoel ($37,521.16)
8th : reutsim ($42,295.27)
9th : swillslinger ($40,773.98)
Full Tilt Poker’s big Sunday tournament went off with 4,299 entrants, breaking the $750k guarantee and building a total prize pool of $859,800.
BadExtasy89 outlasted them all to take home $153,904.
Here are the full final-table results:
1st: BadExtasy ($153,904.20)
2nd: Exan 13 ($106,615.20)
3rd : Budnikov ($76,350.24)
4th : JTpatron-CH ($56,746.80)
5th : Andypsx ($42,130.20)
6th : trontrontron ($29,233.20)
7th : prrak ($19,775.40)
8th : bloodlust007 (13,756.80)
9th : Santiniii ($9,457.80)