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'Hanamichi23’ Takes Down PokerStars Sunday Million

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Despite coming to the final table as the second-shortest stack, online player Hanamichi23 persevered to win the PokerStars Sunday Million, pocketing a cool $212,152 for the victory. This week’s Sunday Million drew a field of 7,572, eclipsing its million-and-a-half guarantee. First place was set at $227,160 barring a deal. Notable finishes that fell shy of the final table included Chris “cdbr3799” Dombrowski in 17th ($4,240.33), Fabrice “fabsoul” Soulier in 32nd ($3,149.96), Jason “Fisheye25” Sackler in 39th ($2,847.08), and Jason “JP OSU” Potter in 48th ($2,619.92). As the final table began, the chip counts were as follows:

EaseYourPain - 16,773,241
William “weeminer” Miner - 16,318,360
OllowainTim - 11,258,082
FiveStand - 11,190,687
paulsl - 8,511,736
RasA86 - 4,097,248
APowers1968 - 2,716,811
Hanamichi23 - 2,467,213
JIZOINT - 2,386,622

APowers1968 was the first to exit the final table, at the 150,000/300,000/30,000 level. OllowainTim raised to 685,000 from the cutoff and APowers1968 countered with a raise all in for 2,176,811 from the small blind holding {A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. OllowainTim called with {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} and his pocket pair held on to win as the board ran out {3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{2-Spades}. APowers1968 took home $11,736.61 for ninth place.

JIZOINT headed out shortly thereafter at 200,000/400,000/40,000. Hanamichi23 opened to 999,999 from under the gun and JIZOINT, next to act, shipped it in for 2,216,622. Hanamichi23 called with {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}, trailing JIZOINT’s {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. However, Hanamichi23 hit an ace on the flop and JIZOINT would not recover, finishing in eighth place for $18,172.81. The very next hand was RasA86’s last. In middle position, RasA86 shoved for 2,247,248 with {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, but ran into OllowainTim’s {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds} in the small blind. No miracles for Rasa86 as the board came {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{A-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and his tournament was over in seventh place for $32,559.61.

Erstwhile chip leader EaseYourPain played out his final hand at the 250,000/500,000/50,000 level. After losing a critical coinflip to Hanamichi23, EaseYourPain was in a world of hurt and got it in for 1,842,194 with {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}, up against William “weeminer” Miner’s {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. The board brought no relief for EaseYourPain, out in sixth place for $46,946.41. FiveStand headed to the rail next, running {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} smack into OllowainTim’s {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. The board rolled out {J-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{9-Spades} as FiveStand’s last stand was not good enough, busting in fifth place for $62,090.41.

OllowainTim was felted at the 300,000/600,000/60,000 level, after moving all in from the button for 8,291,246 with {K-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Hanamichi23 woke up with {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} in the small blind and took the hand down — though not without a sweat. The draw-tastic {6-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} flop gave OllowainTim an open-end straight draw, along with a backdoor club draw. But the turn and river ran out {5-Clubs} and {7-Spades} as OllowainTim fell short on draws, collecting $80,263.21 for fourth place.

William “weeminer” Miner bowed out in third place at 400,000/800,000/80,000, the victim of back-to-back losses against paulsl. Miner got his chips in with the best of it in the first hand, but his {A-Spades}{J-Hearts} fell to paulsl’s {Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} when two more tens hit the flop. On the second hand, paulsl raised to 1,850,500 on the button and Miner shoved all in for 13,500,028 in the big blind with {A-Spades}{7-Clubs}. Paulsl called and tabled a dominating {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Miner couldn’t hit any of his three outs as the board came {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and William “weeminer” Miner was eliminated in third place for $121,152.01.

The final two agreed to an even chop, guaranteeing each $182,152.17, with $30,000 left in the middle for the eventual winner. The heads-up duel ended at the 500,000/1,000,000/100,000 level, with Hanamichi23 emerging victorious. On the final hand, paulsl min-raised to 2,000,000 and Hanamichi23 popped it to 45,000,000. Paulsl called all in for 24,655,580 with {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, badly trailing Hanamichi23’s {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The flop came {4-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and the {10-Clubs} on the turn gave paulsl a boatload of outs to make a flush or a straight. But the river fell the {5-Diamonds} as paulsl came up short, finishing in second place. Hanamichi23 was the winner of the PokerStars Sunday Million, earning $212,152.17.

Final Results:

*1. Hanamichi23 - $212,152.17
*2. paulsl - $182,152.17
3. William “weeminer” Miner - $121,152.01
4. OllowainTim - $80,263.21
5. FiveStand - $62,090.41
6. EaseYourPain - $46,946.41
7. RasA86 - $32,559.61
8. JIZOINT - $18,172.81
9. APowers1968 - $11,736.61

* - Per two-way even chop leaving $30,000 to the winner.

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