AceQuad wins $179,000 for Sunday Million victory

AceQuad wins $179,000 for Sunday Million victory

Monday, 18 January 2010

Rolling in like a gigantic freight train, the PokerStars Sunday Million again surpassed expectations this week as 8,885 players came together to create a $1,777,000 prize pool; begging the question – when will it become the Sunday $2,000,000?

The tournament narrowed down its players by way of bad beats, bluffs and coolers with 1,350 players making the money. When recently-recruited Team PokerStars pro Kristian “CharismA3” Martin bubbled the final table during Level 37 – 250,000/500,000/50,000 – the final nine were ready to battle.

Four hands later, those nine were seven as shortstacks flew into the middle of the table and hit the rail. The final four players paused to discuss a deal before continuing and eventually AceQuad met yurabond heads-up, holding the slightest of slight chip deficits. A few hands later he check-called mid pair to a 25,200,000 pot and it all went his way from there.

In the last hand, a rivered second pair was yurabond’s downfall as he committed all his chips only to see AceQuad call with – what else? – the Ad in his hand for top pair on a 7TTAQ board, taking the title of Sunday Million champion.

The full final table placings and payouts – including the four-way deal – are below:

1st place: AceQuad ($179,446.97)
2nd place: yurabond ($173,166.49)
3rd place: IveGotToejam ($182,291.30)
4th place: DRKP ($126,583.49)
5th place: bullyon ($71,080.00)
6th place: s8kipper ($53,310.00)
7th place: jayjayme ($35,540.00)
8th place: iChipd ($19,547.00)
9th place: Nezzareth ($12,439.00)

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