Ziggy47 Takes Down PokerStars $1.5M Sunday MillionThursday, August 14th, 2008 by t2admin
For the second week since StarPoker upped its guaranteed tournament schedule, the PokerStars.com Sunday Million boasted an outstanding $1.5 million prize pool that attracted enough players to boost the GP to $1,647,200. Congratulations are in order for ‘ziggy47’, who successfully ousted the sizable opposition for the 1st place prize of nearly $200k.
A field of 8,236 took to the tables at PokerStars last Sunday to complete for the awesome prize pool – the largest weekly GP in the online poker industry. The top 1,260 spots would see a piece of the purse, but only the top two finishers would profit in the 6-figure range.
Heads-up action came down to ‘ziggy47’ and ‘puntnko’ as ‘j.thaddeus’ was sent to the virtual rails in 3rd place for an impressive $91,420. Both players flaunted their evident skills throughout the tournament, but the cards fell in the favor of ‘ziggy47’, who came out on top earning $199,476 for his imposing game play.
In the last two months, ‘ziggy47’ has seen several big money finishes at online poker tournaments, including a 3rd place victory for $17,926 on July 29 at PokerStars; a 16th place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up on July 13th for $2,678, and another $10,803 on June 15th for a 2nd place finish at Full Tilt Poker.
Daniel ‘puntnko’ Kochan has also seen his fair share of big money wins in the online poker world, being one of Australia’s most prominent online poker players. Most recently, Kochan finished 2nd in Full Tilt Poker’s FTOPS IX Event #9 for an awesome cash of $176,719.
PokerStars $1.5 GTD Sunday Million Final Table Results
1st – ziggy47 ($199,476)
2nd – puntnko ($134,247)
3rd – j.thaddeus ($91,420)
4th – ohhaaahhh ($74,124)
5th – okidokiclub ($57,652)
6th – YrrsiNN ($41,180)
7th – Foggsy ($28,826)
8th – WSODice ($18,943)
9th – lissem ($11,530)
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