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  • PokerStars Sets Record this past weekend

    Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 by t2admin

Sundays at PokerStars are always exciting with the various guaranteed tournaments the site has to offer but this past weekend the online poker room was offering a $2 million guaranteed prize pool for their Sunday Million and the players came out in droves. So many players showed up that the tournament set a new record.

19,000 players took part in the tournament which created a prize pool of over $3.8 million and more than half a million would go to first place. The tournament field, first place prize and prize pool amount all broke records which had held strong since last November’s $2.5 million guarantee.

So the weekend was definitely a interesting one especially for those competing at Poker Stars, though not surprising. PokerStars is known for breaking records so it was only a matter of time before the record would be broke yet again. The prize pool was so enormous that the top five players would earn six figure payday with third taking home cash in the two hundred thousand range while second and first would earn three hundred thousand + and five hundred thousand + respectively.

The Sunday Million saw OX45AL and celofyz33 make it to heads up play and the two would discuss making a deal but only briefly. OX45AL would not cut a deal so the two would begin to play. In the end OX45AL would be in the chip lead and the cards were in his favor. Both would go all in but it would be OX45AL who would emerge the victor.

Final Results:

1st: OX45AL ($550,011.29)

2nd: celofyz33 ($332,540.00)

3rd: eMarkM ($244,616.42)

4th: OBVAMENTS ($166,270.00)

5th: S. Takmaziyan ($133,016.00)

6th: Kostya 77777 ($99,762.00)

7th: Gmelkonyan ($66,508.00)

8th: austinlewis ($44,227.82)

9th: hunter10999 ($29,928.60)

Notable finishes: Damien “FibSensei” Griffin (15th), Tyler “brainwash” Cornell (37th) and Jason “Taknapotin” Somerville (69th)

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