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Online Poker Weekend: Seven-way Chop in PokerStars Sunday Million Special

Online Poker Weekend: Seven-way Chop in PokerStars Sunday Million Special 0001

PokerStars held a special Sunday Million Special this weekend in celebration of their 25-billionth dealt hand (the ongoing "25 Billion Bash"). The Sunday Million's guarantee was upped to $2.5 million and the tournament as a result drew 13,267 entrants for a total prize pool of $2,653,400. Ultimately, a seven-way chop early in the final guaranteed six-figure paydays for all involved, with dominating chip leader Ferl0k going on to win the event.

These were the players and chip counts as the final table began:

Ferl0k - 37,996,441

Jay094 - 17,696,676

pokthemonkey - 16,964,770

GreenEyes017 - 14,769,480

TakenItEasy2 - 13,284,072

aurora446 - 8,190,098

Somal - 8,141,332

DaMith - 7,790,429

A6540 - 7,836,702

Eliminated from the final table first was DaMith, at the 250,000/500,000/50,000 level. DaMith got it all in with pocket queens, but ran into aurora446's pocket kings. The board didn't bring any help for DaMith, who finished in ninth place for $18,573.80. Jay094 went out at 300,000/600,000/60,000. Soon after, Jay094 was all in for his last 6,155,344 with {a-Spades}{8-Clubs} against pokthemonkey's {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}. The board came {10-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Jay094 was out in eight place for $29,187.40. The remaining seven players discussed a deal and eventually reached an agreement. Each was guaranteed the following, with $30,000 left for the eventual winner (per Stars rules):

Ferl0k - $199,686.13

aurora446 - $126,987.04

TakenItEasy2 - $120,811.78

pokthemonkey - $115,000.79

Somal - $114,755.14

GreenEyes017 - $101,281.68

A6540 - $100,001.60

A6540 went out in seventh place, at 400,000/800,000/80,000. A6540 shoved for 12,493,403 with {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} from middle position, and was called by GreenEyes017 in the big blind with {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. The board rolled out {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and A6540 took home $100,001.60. The next to exit was aurora446, at 500,000/1,000,000/100,000. When the chips went in, Pokthemonkey held {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} to aurora446's {q-Hearts}{4-Spades}. The board did not improve either player's hand as aurora446 fell in sixth place for $126,987.04.

TakenItEasy2 busted shortly thereafter. GreenEyes017 shoved from the button with the bigger stack, and TakenItEasy2 called all in from the big blind for 10,343,780 with {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. GreenEyes017 held {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and won the hand as the board ran out {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{5-Clubs}. TakenItEasy2 took home $120,811.78 for fifth place.

Somal departed at 600,000/1,200,000/120,000. GreenEyes017 min-raised to 2,400,000 on the button and Somal shoved from the small blind for 15,785,416 with {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. GreenEyes017 called with {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and won the hand when the board ran out {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Somal's fourth-place finish earned $114,755.14. GreenEyes017, however, couldn't hold those chips. During the 700,000/1,400,000/140,000 level, Ferl0k raised to 420,000 from the button and GreenEyes017 went all in from the big blind for 14,394,850 with {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. Ferl0k called and tabled {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}. The board came {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and GreenEyes017 exited in third with $101,281.68.

The chip counts to start heads-up play:

Ferl0k - 88,124,312

pokthemonkey - 44,545,688

Ferl0k took it down at 1,000,000/2,000,000/200,000. Pokthemonkey min-raised to 4,000,000 and Ferl0k re-raised to 8,000,000, which pokthemonkey called. The flop came {3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and Ferl0k check-called pokthmonkey's 8,000,000 bet. The {2-Hearts} hit the turn and both players checked. The {10-Diamonds} landed on the river and Ferl0k checked. Pokthemonkey shoved for 20,618,064 on a bluff with {q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, and Ferl0k called instantly with {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} for the nut flush. For the second-place showing, pokthemonkey took home $115,000.79. Ferl0k claimed the win in the PokerStars Sunday Million Special, along with $229,686.13.

Final Results:

*1. Ferl0k - $229,686.13

*2. pokthemonkey - $115,000.79

*3. GreenEyes017 - $101,281.68

*4. Somal - $114,755.14

*5. TakenItEasy2 - $120,811.78

*6. aurora446 - $126,987.04

*7. A6540 - $100,001.60

8. Jay094 - $29,187.40

9. DaMith - $18,573.80

* - seven-way deal with $30,000 for the winner

Other Sunday Results:

Stars Sunday Warmup ($750,000 guaranteed)

1. Mug 1515 - $156,875

2. oscarleon - $106,875

3. Patrolman35 - $71,875

4. varbut - $59,375

5. wandsworth - $46,875

6. philipoo - $34,375

7. OllowainTim - $22,500

8. pierrott77 - $15,000

9. chuck2003 - $8,750

Buy-in: $200+15

Prize Pool: $1,250,000 (included $1,800 overlay)

Entrants: 6,241

Other Notables: David "GRinDer444" Redlin (20th, $2,500), Luca Pagano (28th, $2,250), Nick "FU_15" Maimone (43rd, $2,125), Tony "DrunkPPlaya" Gargano (45th, $2,125)

Stars Sunday 500 ($500,000 guaranteed)

1. PearlHammer - $104,902.60

2. catostar - $75,885.75

3. parksy1066 - $58,150

4. puntnko - $43,612.50

5. mrvogt - $30,528.75

6. PurpleHazze - $24,713.75

7. mojave14 - $18,898.75

8. aLFiosNob - $13,083.75

9. Raccagoesmad - $8,141

Buy-in: $500+30

Prize Pool: $581,500

Entrants: 1,163

Other Notables: Chris "Genius28" Clark (15th, $4,361.25), Jordan "scarface_79" Smith (34th, $1,511.90), Nick "FU_15" Maimone (41st, $1,279.30), Dan "Wretchy" Martin (49th, $1,163), Rayan "rkruok" Nathan (50th, $1,163)

Bodog $100,000 Guaranteed

1. Jon "PearlJammer" Turner - $23,600

2. bwalk - $13,600

3. VThokie09 - $9,100

4. A_Webb_13 - $7,000

5. superroger47 - $5,700

6. guero1 - $4,500

7. triplehurdle - $3,300

8. pugmeister - $2,200

9. SBoarder1620 - $1,300

Buy-in: $100+9

Prize Pool: $100,000 (included $34,300 overlay)

Entrants: 657

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