$5 Million March 6 PokerStars Sunday Million & UB $1 Million + Bad Beat Jackpot Won


How does at least a million dollars and a Lamborghini for winning the $215 buy-in PokerStars Sunday Millions tournament sound? That is what is up for grabs as PokerStars has to decided to guarantee a 5 million dollar prize-pool to celebrate the fifth anniversary of it’s Sunday Million tournament. While it remains the largest weekly tournament online and players will surely want their shot at this, it won’t be easy to completely eliminate any overlay, making it even more mouth watering.  With an average field size of under 8000 players for the event, usually only $1.5 million guaranteed and needing better than twenty three thousand to cover the money that will be put up regardless of attendance this Sunday, even a much better than normal starting field would, in theory, double or better the equity attached to the seat. Last month, Full Tilt Poker did host an FTOPS event with just enough players to meet the hefty goal of player entries here, but at around half the buy-in and with their multiple entry format. Pokerstars may not be shooting for the moon in their lofty goal however, as the record for attendance in the Sunday Million was set at around the same time last year, breaking thirty six thousand players. Those who play the event or those that have been waiting for the right time to take their shot, here it is.  There are also several days and satellites left to try to get in for even cheaper.

On the topic of million dollar poker scores, many had been following the Ultimate Bet Bad Beat Jackpot which swelled from over 600k early last week to over a million dollars by weekend’s close, as cash tables filled in hopes of being in the right seat when it burst. In order for the jackpot to be won, quad eights or better would have to be beaten by an even bigger monster. Late Monday night the winning..and losing hand were finally dealt at a.50/$1 Texas Hold’em table.  “ODESSA99” lost the hand that went showdown, going into the hand holding :Qs :Qc and spiking a set with a flop of :Kd :Jc :Qh. Despite some back and forth betting when the Queen of Diamonds hit the turn, the hand went to river, where the King of Spades decided to show up to give “FARFLUNG” and his starting hand of :Kh :Kc even bigger quads. The bad beat was worth $340,875.15 to ODESSA99, with FARFLUNG   collecting a size-able chunk of his own, ringing in at $170,813.62. The other seven players seated at the table collected fifteen hundred dollars and change a piece, with another 1075 players seated at nest limits and game type collecting at least $150.42 when the the two monster hands clashed to award the jackpot.

Might as well be a Canada Poker player cashing in huge next, Good Luck in March to you all!

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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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