There were five million reasons to play on PokerStars this past Sunday. The largest online poker site gave their players a special $5,000,000-guaranteed Sunday Million. The guarantee was not only met, but smashed by an extra $1,287,800.
When registration closed 31,439 individual entries had been received. After 14 hours of play, a six-way deal was struck leaving all players with at least $241,074. Norway’s 'TrondheimAAA' shipped the top prize of $489,130. Unfortunately no Canadians made the final table. The top Canadian cash came from 'achen' who scored $29,112 for a 15th-place finish.
It was business as usual for the rest of the Sunday lineup. 'Prepstyle' got the first major cash of the day for Canada in the Sunday Kickoff. A fourth-place showing earned the grinder $10,880. 'sauce3000' was the only player in Canada to final-table the Sunday Warm-up. Another $15,687 was added to their wallet for a seventh-place finish.
Canada had two representatives at the Sunday 500 final table. 'marlin555' and 'rcarts420' finished sixth and eighth respectively, earning $20,066 and $9,906 for their efforts. 'katalysttt' made the final table of the Sunday 2nd Chance but was the first to fall in ninth place for $3,483. World Series of Poker 2009 Main Event Champion Joe Cada who plays online in Canada finished 13th for $2,198.
Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger who was recently crowned the inaugural PokerStars Shark Cage Champion padded his bankroll a little more on Sunday, scoring another $16,000 package to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in January. Serial online qualifier 'Zachattack13' also booked his seat for the PCA.
Over on Full Tilt, 'Cbart_05' final-tabled The Sunday Major, receiving $6,003 for a seventh-place bust. Kevin 'WuWizard' MacPhee reached heads-up play and was awarded $19,380 for second place. Yann 'yadio111' Dion busted in fifth position for $8,550 and 'skitzo333' grabbed the eighth spot for $3,420.