Record Sunday Million with $11m prize pool won by bdbeatslayer

Record Sunday Million with $11m prize pool won by bdbeatslayer

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Anyone who followed the 40,000,000,000th hand anniversary Sunday Million last year knew that the 5th Anniversary Special would shatter the $5m guarantee. No one predicted just by how much, though – huge interest and build-up to the tournament lead to the Sunday Million attracting 59,128 entrants and building a prize pool of $11,825,600.

This makes it not only one of the biggest online poker tournaments but also the 16th largest poker tournament prize pool of all time – that includes all WSOP Main Events, PCAs, WPTs and anything else you want to throw at it. It is the second largest tournament prize pool online after the most recent WCOOP.

That’s not to mention the Lamborghini Gallardo that aptly-named bdbeatslayer took home on top of his prize money. The top two places paid out over a million dollars with $1.65m to the winner but at the final table a nine-way deal was arranged over 40 minutes. This meant that each player took home at least $263,888 – in other words, a regular Sunday Million first prize.

In the end it was Luke “Bdbeatslayer” Vrabel who took the Gallardo as well as $671,000. Not bad for a $200 investment. The full payouts, adjusted for a nine-handed deal, were as follows:

1.Luke "Bdbeatslayer" Vrabel ($671,093.81 & Lamborghini Gallardo)
2.sheppyshape ($465,647.02)
3.wrzr123 ($844,209.87)
4.guccyka ($411,090.13)
5.Syndrome1977 ($799,842.09)
6.zeurrr ($518,402.33)
7.nhar818 ($441,541.06)
8.Jan10004 ($311,023.33)
9.Battmeister ($263,888.06)

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