2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Sunday Million 15th Anniversary
Days:
23

Event Info

Buy-in $215
Prize Pool $13,975,200
Players 69876

Level Info

Level 65
Blinds 6,000,000 / 12,000,000
Ante 1,500,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 65
Sunday Million 15th Anniversary
Day 3 Completed

Vanessa "Niffller" Kade Wins the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary ($1,514,920)

Jaxon • Level 65: 6,000,000-12,000,000, 1,500,000 ante
Sunday Million 15th Anniversary Final Hand
Sunday Million 15th Anniversary Final Hand

Canada's Vanessa "Niffller" Kade has forever etched her name in online poker history after defeating "Talibenes" in heads-up play to win the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary at PokerStars. Both the top two players snagged more than a million with Kade banking $1,514,920 and "Talibenes" taking home $1,035,358.

Kade is a well-known poker streamer and more recently is also known as a women's advocate. Now she can add record-holder to this list as the $1.5 million she won is the largest single prize for any Sunday Million Anniversary winner and only the second time in the 11 years it has run, that it didn't end with a deal.

Kade described today as "the best day of my life" to her Twitter fans after winning the event.

In addition to Kade and many other poker players that went deep in the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary, PokerStars has something to be proud of as well with the nearly 70,000 entrants generating a $13,975,200 for the second largest in Sunday Million Anniversary event history.

PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Vanessa "Niffller" KadeCanada$1,514,920
2TalibenesPoland$1,035,358
3PanchoVetinBulgaria$707,640
4TransylvanianRomania$483,652
5peu3epRussia$330,564
6malingaNorway$225,930
7ikkedusNetherlands$154,416
8kefirchik106Russia$105,538
9VvlankovRussia$72,132

Final Day Recap of the PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary

The final day began with just 65 hopefuls remaining, each guaranteed a payout of at least $10,757 with their eyes on much more. Romania's "Transylvanian" began the day with the chip lead with Kade near the top of the pack in 13th place.

Less than three hours into the action, "Talibenes" eliminated a short-stacked "VladHunter21" in 10th place for $49,300 when his king-seven got there against ace-jack.

"ikkedus" began the final table with the chip lead with Kade near the bottom of the pile in seventh place. The lead slid over to "Talibenes" before the first elimination took place.

Russia's "Vvlankov" was the first player eliminated in ninth place for $72,132 when their big slick didn't win a race against the queens held by Norway's "malinga".

Russia's "kefirchik106" quickly followed their countrymate out the door in eighth place for $105,538 when their king-ten didn't get there against the ace-jack held by "Talibenes".

"ikkedus", who entered the final table with the chip lead, doubled a few players and was short on chips before bowing out in seventh place for $154,416 when they jammed sevens unsuccessfully into the ace-queen suited held by "Talibenes". "Talibenes" held about two-thirds of the chips in play after this hand.

Vanessa Kade
Vanessa Kade wins the PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary

Kade began to build momentum and was in second place after her ace-queen held against the ace-seven suited held by "malinga" (sixth - $225,930). Very soon after, "Transylvanian" eliminated Russia's "peu3ep" (fifth - $330,564) when his ace-five suited won out against queens.

A deal was floated by three of the four remaining players in the chatbox but there was no response from Bulgaria's "PanchoVetin" and the action went on. "Talibenes" still had most of the chips in play but things tightened up after Kade doubled with kings against the ace-ten held by "Talibenes".

Kade then went on a roll to eliminate the final three players by herself. It began by sending "Transylvanian" to the rail in fourth place for $483,652 when her king-queen was good against king-jack.

Three-handed play began with "PanchoVetin" as the short-stack. This player doubled up a few times to take the chip lead before they doubled up Kade on an attempted bluff to give her the lead.

Kade then had almost all of the chips in play after eliminating "PanchoVetin" in third place for $707,640 when her fives won a flip against big slick.

Heads-up play lasted just two hands with Kade holding approximately a 7:1 chip advantage against "Talibenes". Kade jammed with eights and then won one last flip against king-nine to be crowned the champion.

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Final Table Payouts

Jaxon • Level 65: 6,000,000-12,000,000, 1,500,000 ante
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Vanessa "Niffller" KadeCanada$1,514,920
2TalibenesPoland$1,035,358
3PanchoVetinBulgaria$707,640
4TransylvanianRomania$483,652
5peu3epRussia$330,564
6malingaNorway$225,930
7ikkedusNetherlands$154,416
8kefirchik106Russia$105,538
9VvlankovRussia$72,132

"Talibenes" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,035,358)

Jaxon • Level 65: 6,000,000-12,000,000, 1,500,000 ante

It took just two hands of heads-up play for Vanessa "Niffller" Kade to win the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary for $1,514,920.

"Talibenes" began the final hand by limping from the button. Kade jammed from the big blind and "Talibenes" called off his stack of 156,223,417.

Talibenes: {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Vanessa "Niffler" Kade: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}

"Talibenes" whiffed on the {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} board and was eliminated in second place for $1,035,358.

Meanwhile, congrats to Vanessa Kade on etching her name into online poker history books with a victory in the Sunday Million 15th Anniversary for a massive haul of $1,514,920.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the recap of the Sunday Millions 15th Anniversary at PokerStars.

Vanessa "Niffller" Kade CA
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade
CA 1,397,520,000 183,223,417
Talibenes PL
Talibenes
PL Busted

"PanchoVetin" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($707,640)

Jaxon • Level 65: 6,000,000-12,000,000, 1,500,000 ante

"PanchoVetin" opened to 24 million from the small blind. Vanessa "Niffller" Kade three-bet jammed from the big blind and "PanchoVetin" called off for 415 million.

PanchoVetin: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade: {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

Kade won the flip after the {4-Spades}{10-Spades}{2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades} ran out on the board to eliminate "PanchoVetin" in third place for $707,640.

Kade will head into heads-up play against "Talibenes" with a huge 7:1 chip lead. Both players are guaranteed at least $1,035,358 and the winner slated for an even bigger $1,514,920 cash.

Vanessa "Niffller" Kade CA
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade
CA 1,214,296,583 419,831,357
Talibenes PL
Talibenes
PL 183,223,417 12,000,000
PanchoVetin bg
PanchoVetin
bg Busted
Level:
65
Blinds:
6,000,000/12,000,000
Ante:
1,500,000

Vanessa "Niffller" Kade Doubles Into the Chip Lead

Jaxon • Level 64: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,250,000 ante

"PanchoVetin" opened to 20,000,000 from the small blind and Vanessa "Niffller" Kade called. Kade called a bet by "PanchoVetin" of 21,875,000 on the {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{k-Hearts} flop before she called a bet of 63,750,000 on the {2-Spades} turn.

The {3-Hearts} completed the board on the river and "PanchoVetin" jammed. Kade snap-called and got some good news. "PanchoVetin" was bluffing with {10-Spades}{7-Spades} and Kade doubled into the chip lead after showing {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds} for two pair.

Vanessa "Niffller" Kade CA
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade
CA 794,465,226 319,107,613
PanchoVetin bg
PanchoVetin
bg 431,831,357 -315,357,613
Talibenes PL
Talibenes
PL 171,223,417 -3,750,000

"PanchoVetin" Steamrolling

Jaxon • Level 64: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,250,000 ante

"PanchoVetin" has won several small pots in a row to extend their chip lead.

PanchoVetin bg
PanchoVetin
bg 747,188,970 200,625,000
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade CA
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade
CA 475,357,613 -21,250,000
Talibenes PL
Talibenes
PL 174,973,417 -179,375,000

"PanchoVetin" Back on Top

Jaxon • Level 64: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,250,000 ante

"Talibenes" opened the button for 22,000,000 before he called a three-bet by "PanchoVetin" in the small blind to 64,000,000.

"Talibenes" check-folded to a bet of 50,000,000 on the {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop, which was good enough to give "PanchoVetin" the lead back again.

PanchoVetin bg
PanchoVetin
bg 546,563,970 76,500,000
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade CA
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade
CA 496,607,613 -11,250,000
Talibenes PL
Talibenes
PL 354,348,417 -65,250,000

Kade in the Lead

Jaxon • Level 64: 5,000,000-10,000,000, 1,250,000 ante

No major hands happened but the lead shifted over temporarily to Vanessa "Niffller" Kade.

Vanessa "Niffller" Kade CA
Vanessa "Niffller" Kade
CA 507,857,613 106,145,000
PanchoVetin bg
PanchoVetin
bg 470,063,970 -46,875,000
Talibenes PL
Talibenes
PL 419,598,417 -59,270,000