PokerStars Sunday December 19th 2010 Tournament ReportMonday, December 20th, 2010 by admin
PokerStars was busy this Sunday with all of the major tournaments running and several new promotions. Considering this was the last Sunday before Christmas the turnout for the events was great. I’m sure the traffic numbers will be down next week, but then they’ll be back up again after New Years. There was only one deal made this Sunday at PokerStars, but it was a monster deal that involved the final 5 players in the tournament, which is definitely something I haven’t seen before in one of the Sunday Majors.
PokerStars Sunday 500
• Entrants – 1093 / Prize Pool – $546,500
The PokerStars Sunday 500 almost surpassed 1100 players this week, which is actually a bit more then in recent weeks. There was no deal made this Sunday in the tournament so 1st place almost ended up winning $100K. Tomif GSD took down the honours this week and won a total of $92K right before Christmas. Bill Christie wrapped up 2nd place this week and won $68K, which will definitely add to his yearly totals. SyrahJenNe won a little over $50K for finishing in 3rd place in the Sunday 500. Make sure you try playing next week on Boxing Day since there may be a good chance at an overlay.
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
• Entrants – 4732 / Prize Pool – $946,400
We almost seen the prize pool surpass $1M this week in the Sunday Warm-Up, but it didn’t quite make it. It was exciting to see a 5 player deal made this week though, which is something you don’t see very often. When the deal was made the chips counts were varied and therefore the prizes earned by the players are reflective of their chip stack when the deal was made and not their final position. Here is a quick breakdown of the way the top 5 rounded out in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up this Sunday.
• 1st Place – Dsavo $127K
• 2nd Place – TeToF $68K
• 3rd Place – Paris Dedes $58K
• 4th Place – Book_Park $67K
• 5th Place – James Broom $109K
PokerStars Sunday Million
• Entrants – 8486 / Prize Pool – $1,697,200
The PokerStars Sunday Million was a little bit smaller then usual, as it didn’t go over $1.7M this weekend, but the prizes were still the biggest you’re going to be able to find. Rasmus Sibast was crowned the champion after a long battle and he ended up winning just shy of $250K. NineAllDay00 won $182K for finishing in 2nd place and STREWO won $127K for 3rd place. There was no deal made in the event and overall it was very exciting.