Arabella1722 Wins PokerStars Sunday Million

PokerStarsAfter ten grueling hours, the Sunday Million bubble finally burst, and the chip stacks of the nine players left standing were as follows:

Seat 1: arabella1722 (17,945,383 in chips)
Seat 2: ZBTHorton1 (4,842,048 in chips)
Seat 3: surfstar33 (3,295,242 in chips)
Seat 4: aizenxaim (5,876,776 in chips)
Seat 5: df1986 (8,485,054 in chips)
Seat 6: Flush_Entity (9,584,900 in chips)
Seat 7: Peter Pan 43 (7,130,864 in chips)
Seat 8: Gantz98 (8,303,946 in chips)
Seat 9: sviestas (26,315,787 in chips)

The first player to get eliminated at the final table was aizenxaim, who was one of the short stacks, and forced to make a move with Js-Td, but was called by Df1986 in the big blind with pocket nines. Even though aizenxaim spiked a jack hand on the flop, a 9s on the river sealed the deal and aizenxaim was eliminated in ninth place for $12,849.20.

After the first break of the final table, Df1986 decided to risk his tournament with pocket queens in the big blind, and called an all-in from chip leader ZBTHorton1. Unluckily for him, an ace came on the flop, which stayed in front, and Df1986 was eliminated in eighth place for $20,191.60.

Then Flush_Entity decided to make a move with Ah-6c, but Peter Pan 43 woke up with pocket aces. The pocket aces held up and Flush_Entity was eliminated in seventh place for $36,712.00.

Next, Sviestas who was originally the chip leader at the final table, moved all-in from the big blind with AJ, but the original raiser, ZBTHorton1, called with AQ. Sviestas was eliminated in 6th place for $55,068.00.

Gantz98 then decided to risk his tournament, shoving in the small blind with Tc-3d. Unfortunately for him, arabella1722 had a very good hand in the big blind and called with AQ. The board gave arabella1722 two pair and Gantz98 was eliminated in fifth place for $73,424.00.

Surfstar33 managed to double up through ZBTHorton1, but with the commanding chip lead it didn’t have much of an impact in the big scheme of things.

Peter Pan 43, who was short stacked, had no choice but to move all-in with Ac-8d, but Surfstar33 called with Qh-9d and caught a piece of the 7c-Qs-Th-8h-4h board to eliminate Peter Pan 43 in fourth place for $91,780.00.

Fortunately for arabella1722 who would have been resigned to the rail with a really short stack, managed to double-up to continue the play three-handed.

Next, there was a short break in the tournament as a deal was made between the three remaining players.

Then it was time for arabella1722 to make another timely double-up, this time with pocket jacks held up against ZBTHorton1’s AQ.

A few hands later, ZBTHorton1 moved all-in with pocket fives for about 26 million chips, but was called by arabella1722 with As-8d. The board gave arabella1722 two pair, eliminating ZBTHorton1 in third place for the agreed-upon $224,884.55.

The heads-up action was between arabella1722 with 72,988,430 in chips, and surfstar33 with 18,791,570 in chips. surfstar33 managed to double up a couple of times early on in the heads-up match. Even though the stacks were just about dead even at one point, through well timed aggression, arabella1722 regained the chip lead and surfstar33 finally moved all-in with Kd-Tc, and arabella1722 called with Ad-Js. The flop came down Th-4c-Ac but the Ah on the turn gave trip aces to arabella1722, claiming victory for $196,706.57 and the PokerStars Sunday Million title.