The Sunday Million event at PokerStars has been a favorite in online poker for many years. This tournament has been luring poker players to the poker room for years with a consistent $1,000,000 guarantee.
Previously, the famous event was conducted with a buy-in of $215, but in 2019 it was halved and Stars was in favor of it since the $109 buy-in and $1 million guarantee attracted a large number of new players.
This time around, the event attracted 10,507 entrants (including 2,696 re-entries), exceeding the prize pool guarantee of $50,700. Not excessive, but very tangible.
A middle limit poker player from Belarus using the alias “nevermore dm” was able to defeat such a large field. Since 2006, the Belarusian has been a PokerStars regular.
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In this event, “nevermore dm” triumphed and received the largest payout of his poker career to date, $54,620, in addition to $27,880 for eliminating his opponents.
The runner-up was a Danish gamer named “Pade25” who received comparable prize money to the winner but a considerably lower reward of $2,600. Ivan “ivan limeira” Limeira, a Brazilian poker player, placed third with $40,780 plus $11,700 bonus.
Limeira was the chip leader at the final table, but “nevermore dm” won the event with a small stack. Despite this, the Belarusian was able to double up on the Brazilian and become the stack leader. After a little period of time, he was able to defeat his opponents.
The last hand of the tournament started with a huge raid from “nevermore dm” holding Q-Q and was followed by an all-in from “Pade25” holding J-7. For the Belarusian, the call was immediate. The participants were dealt 2-9-A-4-8, and a Belarusian poker player named “nevermore dm” won the event. There were 1,711 participants with minimum payouts of $89 or more.