Wasaberga wins PokerStars Sunday Million and $211,000

Wasaberga wins PokerStars Sunday Million and $211,000

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Much like the Main Event of the World Series of Poker, it’s rare to get too much star power at the final table of the PokerStars Sunday Million. Of course, every PokerStars Pro put up the $216 entry fee to join the 8,653 players in the event but we rarely see a huge run.

It looked much the same this week as Liv Boeree, Jude Ainsworth and Tom McEvoy were the only surviving pros making it into the money. Ms. Boeree bowed out in 844th; McEvoy lasted all the way to 175th and that left us with just Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth left in the money representing Team PokerStars.

And represent he did! Ainsworth was the short stack with three tables remaining (out of the roughly 900 that began the event) and moved up the leaderboard until he reached the final table as the chip leader. Ainsworth is no stranger to big final tables live or online – he won the Spring Championship of Online Poker $10,000 High Main Event for almost a million dollars last year.

He couldn’t repeat a big victory on Sunday though and bowed out in third place leaving wasaberga to battle eman1126 heads-up for the title and the extra $30,000 allotted to the winner after the three-handed deal. Wasaberga began heads-up play with an overwhelming chip deficit of more than 4-1 to quicky doubled up with K-7 against 4-4 before applying pressure until the very end.

In the final hand, Wasaberga’s 7-7 held up against K-6 and shipped him the title. The full final table payouts were as follows:

1st place: wasaberga ($211,180.98)
2nd place: eman1126 ($164,583.33)
3rd place: Team PokerStars Pro Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth ($194,646.22)
4th place: patasss ($86,530.00)
5th place: WSOP_143 ($69,224.00)
6th place: shaniac ($51,918.00)
7th place: dariusz1979 ($34,612.00)
8th place: joao bauer ($19,036.60)
9th place: sontilou ($13,412.15)

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