Jose “papadelpoker” De La Guardia wins PokerStars Sunday Million

Jose “papadelpoker” De La Guardia wins PokerStars Sunday Million

Monday, 23 November 2009

After last week’s $2.5m behemoth, the PokerStars Sunday Million returned to more normal – but still humungous – levels with just over 8,000 players taking the prize pool to $1.717m, guaranteeing $252,000 for first place.

The tournament started off with 10,000 stacks and 25/50 blinds. Over nine hours later – during Level 35 (150,000/300,000/30,000) to be precise – the final table was set with the following players:

Seat 1: florian_ny (5,600,060 in chips)
Seat 2: jakobsen01 (5,764,777 in chips)
Seat 3: papadelpoker (21,798,758 in chips)
Seat 4: ToroGr (4,486,769 in chips)
Seat 5: CBF430 (4,062,120 in chips)
Seat 6: lookoutdudes (5,104,482 in chips)
Seat 7: sethsethseth (16,725,247 in chips)
Seat 8: IveGotToejam (19,323,523 in chips)
Seat 9: rwesty (3,004,264 in chips)

With four players left, talks of a deal sizzled out rapidly and play got back into red-hot mode with huge stacks flying around the virtual felt. Eventual winner papadelpoker got heads-up with jakobsen01, but the heads-up match was more of a formality than anything as De La Guardia held a chip lead of over 8.5-1.

Six hands after starting play, a 7x-7d-Jd flop saw all the money got in. The flush draw of jakobsen01 (8d-5d) was hugely crushed by De La Guardia’s 73o, which held to give him over a quarter of a million dollars.

The full final table placings and prizes are below:

1st place: Jose "papadelpoker" De La Guardia ($252,633.86)
2nd place: jakobsen01 ($184,620.50)
3rd place: IveGotToejam ($128,805.00)
4th place: lookoutdudes ($85,870.00)
5th place: rwesty ($66,696.00)
6th place: CBF430 ($51,522.00)
7th place: sethsethseth ($34,348.00)
8th place: ToroGr ($18,891.40)
9th place: florian_ny ($13,309.85)

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