German Blackbeaty wins Pokerstars Sunday Million Anniversary $10 Million Guaranteed Edition!
It was one of the most exciting online tournaments of all time, and it concluded on Pokerstars just last night, after 3 days of intense poker action. The final 38 contenders to enter Day 3 must have been on the edge of their computer seats as they battled to make it to this very exclusive final table, with a minimum of $14,000 already banked for Day 3 players, and a minimum of $88,000 for anyone making FT.
Swedish Highstakes Pro Niklas “Lena900” Astedt was surely the bookie’s favourite on Day 3, coming in with a top ten stack. He had made good use of his final bullet in this $215 buy-in event, firing all six allowed and riding it out to finish in 23rd place for a $26k payday.
This was a battle like none other in MTT poker, with the field swollen to an alarming 52,120 entrants, it really would take everything and more, and a lot of luck on top, to get anywhere close to this Final Table!
Brazil was the best-represented country at the final table, however, with a full four of the nine players seated hailing from Brazil. These players were to finish 3rd, 5th, 8th and 9th, with a Belgian, a Dane, a Brit, a Swede and a German making up the rest of the line-up.
BlackBeaty from Germany was to best them all in this one, playing down to heads-up and agreeing to a chop at that point, ultimately crushing it in style for a $931,885 payday.
The final hand saw an all-in on the river from Blackbeaty on a 3♥6♣6♠ T♣ 4♠ runout and a call from his opponent, Danish player JanRas1983 with just 5♣3♦ for bottom pair, and when Blackbeaty tabled his J♣6♦ for trips it was all over.
Final table results at the Pokerstars Sunday Million 16th Anniversary Event
*A heads-up deal was made
Congratulations to Blackbeaty for taking down one of the most legendary online events ever to run, and to all the other contenders, good luck in the next one!
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