James Akenhead wins Sunday Million

James Akenhead wins Sunday Million

Monday, 23 January 2012

After final table appearances in the WSOP and WSOPE Main Events we haven't seen much of James Akenhead at the business end of major tournaments. The Londoner showed that he is still very much a tournament force to be reckoned with though after winning the PokerStars Sunday Million overnight for a cool, $213,750.

The Hit Squadee outlasted a 7,125 runner field to bag his biggest online score to date. As well as displaying all the skill and heart necessary to bag an online major, Akenhead enjoyed a nice slice of luck on the final table. Intending to raise to 800,855 with his K10, Akenhead misclicked to 8,000,855 leaving just 1.5m behind. Pnp23 looked him up with pocket queens but a K-10-7 flop game the Briton a huge double up.

Akenhead didn't look back from there, eventually beating Pnp23 heads up. With stacks roughly even, Aspirin1 pushed with KJ with pnp23 making the call with pocket 8s. The 7-6-5 flop gave pnp23 an open ended straight draw to go with his overpair but a club on the turn gave Akenhead flush opportunities as well as overcards. The king on the river was one of those outs, giving the Londoner the title.

Akenhead's career earnings are now well in excess of $3m.

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