The Sunday Briefing: 'kofi89' Wins PokerStars' Billionth Tournament
This past Sunday was a special day for the online poker community, specifically for players on PokerStars. This week, PokerStars ran a festival leading up to Sunday’s One Billionth Tournament celebration. All week long, players enjoyed added bonuses and boosted prize pools for all of their favourite events.
The One Billionth Tournament featured a $109 no-limit holdem event with a guaranteed prize pool of $2,000,000! When registration closed, 34,081 entries were received creating a prize pool of $3,408,100. Uruguay’s 'kofi89' came out on top taking down a first-place prize of $329,586.
The top players out of Canada were 'hurikane3' who finished in 17th for $6,168, and busting just behind him was 'blues_x_man' who received the same pay out for an 18th-place finish.
Over on Full Tilt, the 27th edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) began with the first two of 32 boasting a prize pool of over $4,000,000 throughout the series. Stay tuned throughout the week to see which Canadians can make a deep run and possibly pick up a FTOPS gold jersey.
It was business as usual with the rest of the Sunday lineup and Canadians were able to find some success. 'ModzillaPL' chopped the Sunday Warm-Up heads-up for a cool $88,456 and then went on to finish seventh in the Sunday Supersonic for $9,900. 'SilentPurple' final-tabled the Sunday Million, busting in fourth place for $78,323.
With the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure fast approaching, online qualifiers are heating up. Canadian players 'juniorbeagle', 'j_peso4', and 'marlin5555' all secured their seats for the prestigious Main Event.
PokerStars also revealed a special $5,000,000 guaranteed Sunday Million on December 28. You can qualify for as little as $1. If you do not have a PokerStars account, sign up using the PokerNews Canada link here to get a generous deposit bonus and to qualify for all of our PokerNews-exclusive promotions for life.