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The Sunday Million was taken over by PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker yesterday, and it proved to be a great success.  Over 11,000 players entered the $200+$15 NL Freeze-Out creating a massive $2,226,200 prize pool with over $300,000 guaranteed for first place.

The final table started with three players holding more than 11,000,000 chips, including “ternoplayer”, “maxisou”, and “r&g2007”:

Seat 1: SoulMaster7 (1922764 in chips)
Seat 2: ternoplayer (13413157 in chips)
Seat 3: akilam77 (3488071 in chips)
Seat 4: r&g2007 (12238132 in chips)
Seat 5: micha88 (4960770 in chips)
Seat 6: PanjoDeLuxe (2837148 in chips)
Seat 7: maxisou (11135365 in chips)
Seat 8: masterpice (2840465 in chips)
Seat 9: graybone (2819128 in chips)

Those three, along with “micha88” made up the final four, all of whom were guaranteed over $111,000! First to go was r&g2007 when he re-shoved over a button raise, only to run into a big hand:

Seat 2: ternoplayer (9652016 in chips)
Seat 4: r&g2007 (2874361 in chips)
Seat 5: micha88 (5600949 in chips)
Seat 7: maxisou (37527674 in chips)
ternoplayer: posts small blind 250000
r&g2007: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
micha88: folds
maxisou: raises 750000 to 1250000
ternoplayer: folds
r&g2007: raises 1561861 to 2811861 and is all-in
maxisou: calls 1561861
*** FLOP *** [Kh Qc 6h]
*** TURN *** [Kh Qc 6h] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [Kh Qc 6h 2h] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
r&g2007: shows [Ad 8d] (high card Ace)
maxisou: shows [9c 9h] (a flush, King high)
maxisou collected 6123722 from pot

Taking third place was micha88, who was in quite the battle for 2nd, as he and ternoplayer were well behind in chips compared to maxisou. The chip-leader folded the button, which gave ternoplayer an opportunity to shove from the SB. Micha88 found a strong enough hand to call, but unfortunately for him he was on the wrong enough of a tough beat, busting in 3rd place for just over $155,000:

Seat 2: ternoplayer (6152016 in chips)
Seat 5: micha88 (6100949 in chips)
Seat 7: maxisou (43402035 in chips)
ternoplayer: posts small blind 250000
micha88: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
maxisou: folds
ternoplayer: raises 5589516 to 6089516 and is all-in
micha88: calls 5538449 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (51067) returned to ternoplayer
*** FLOP *** [Kh 7h Ts]
*** TURN *** [Kh 7h Ts] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 7h Ts 4d] [9s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ternoplayer: shows [6c Kd] (a pair of Kings)
micha88: shows [Ac 9h] (a pair of Nines)
ternoplayer collected 12264398 from pot

Going into heads-up play maxisou had quite a nice chip-lead:

Seat 2: ternoplayer (12315465 in chips)
Seat 7: maxisou (43339535 in chips)

However, his lead evaporated quickly, and he eventually found himself a 2:1 underdog when both players flopped a pair:

Seat 2: ternoplayer (36455930 in chips)
Seat 7: maxisou (19199070 in chips)
maxisou: posts small blind 250000
ternoplayer: posts big blind 500000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
maxisou: raises 1000000 to 1500000
ternoplayer: calls 1000000
*** FLOP *** [5h Js Qs]
ternoplayer: checks
maxisou: bets 1600000
ternoplayer: raises 2400000 to 4000000
maxisou: raises 13636570 to 17636570 and is all-in
ternoplayer: calls 13636570
*** TURN *** [5h Js Qs] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [5h Js Qs 8d] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ternoplayer: shows [Qd Kc] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
maxisou: shows [Jc 8h] (two pair, Jacks and Eights)
ternoplayer collected 38398140 from pot

Ternoplayer’s top-pair was good on the flop, however the turn made maxisou two-pair, but the river made ternoplayer a better two-pair! A crazy final hand indeed. In the end ternoplayer took down the title and over $303,000 in prize money. Congratulations goes to all the final table participants and the 1,620 players who made the money in event #9!

PokerStars WCOOP Event #9 $1M Guaranteed
11,131 Entrants; $2,226,200 prize pool

1. ternoplayer $303,876.31
2. maxisou $214,828.31
3. micha88 $155,834.01
4. r&g2007 $111,310.01
5. graybone $89,048.01
6. akilam77 $66,786.01
7. PanjoDeLuxe $44,524.01
8. masterpice $22,262.01
9. SoulMaster7 $13,913.76