Sunday Tourneys Again Deliver Big Prizes
November 4, 2008 (InfoPowa News) — The big online poker tournaments last Sunday once again illustrated the continued keen interest in playing the game on the Internet, with several winning players taking home six-figure payments.
The regular industry biggie — the PokerStars Sunday Million — soared past its guaranteed prize-pool level of $1.5 million as 7,836 players bought in, raising the prize pool to $1,567,200. There was plenty of bold, big money betting before four survivors agreed on a four-way chop that would guarantee each a six-figure payday, with the winner taking an extra $30,000.
With the chop agreed, play resumed until the final two players, "Metzmagny" and "ldgii", with the former player holding a 2-to-1 chip advantage that he exploited to win the game and collect $147,822. As a result of the four-way chop Idgii, h2oace and jiacstrap all received six-figure paychecks of $104,841; $105,771; and $122,067 respectively.
Still at PokerStars, 4,004 hopefuls paid the $200+15 buy-in for the $750,000 guaranteed Sunday Warm-Up, taking the prize pool to $800,000. "124poker" won the tourney and collected $104,104.
Over at Full Tilt Poker.com, the $750,000 guarantee pulled in 3,637 players and was won by "sistabossen," who pocketed $132,787 and change.