Grifo173 Wins PokerStars Sunday Million

Grifo173 Wins PokerStars Sunday Million

Monday, 26 October 2009

No deal was negotiated at the PokerStars Sunday Million this week, meaning that eventual winner grifo173 took the full $242,000 first prize when he bested a field of 8,242 to take down online poker's largest weekly tournament.

The final table took a little under nine hours to get down to; not bad considering the increased size of the field. At the beginning of play, the chip counts looked like this:

Seat 1: deoxyribo (14,538,925 in chips)

Seat 2: subby1 (8,078,530 in chips)

Seat 3: grifo173 (15,358,479 in chips)

Seat 4: moseley8 (8,669,948 in chips)

Seat 5: JBlaze20 (8,693,022 in chips)

Seat 6: tobias fuke (4,127,000 in chips)

Seat 7: AKSchwan (5,456,349 in chips)

Seat 8: nickj7777 (5,699,925 in chips)

Seat 9: Pokerpiggen (11,797,822 in chips)

Eventual winner grifo173 came to the table with a notable, but not overwhelming chip lead. He used this to his advantage at the final table, bullying players all over the table and eliminating five opponents on the way to a 3-1 chip advantage against deoxyribo in heads-up play.

Talks for a deal shut down, and then grifo173 called his opponent's all-in holding AT against KQ. A flopped set of trips plus a turned full house guaranteed him a near quarter-million payout.

The full placings and payouts are as follows:

1st place: grifo173 ($242,479.65)

2nd place: deoxyribo ($177,203.01)

3rd place: Pokerpiggen ($123,630.01)

4th place: tobias fuke ($82,420.01)

5th place: subby1 ($65,936.01)

6th place: moseley8 ($49,452.01)

7th place: nickj7777 ($32,968.01)

8th place: JBlaze20 ($18,132.41)

9th place: AKSchwan ($12,775.11).

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