Million-Dollar Moments: German Player Tops $10.4M Sunday Million Anniversary at PokerStars

Anniversaries are big events at PokerStars and that continued earlier this week. The 16th edition of the Sunday Million wrapped up on Tuesday with Germany’s “Blackbeaty” taking the tile for $931,885.

The $109 buy-in event is the oldest weekly online tournament with a $1 million guarantee. Stars upped that to $10 million for this prestigious Sunday celebration.

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Big winners crowned at PokerStars

When the dust settled on Monday, the tournament ultimately topped the hefty guarantee. The special Sunday Million saw 52,210 entries for a $10.4 million prize pool.

Blackbeaty wasn’t the only player celebrating with the second- and third-place finishers scoring some huge returns on investment as well. Danish player “JanRas1983” took the runner-up position in the tournament for $817,000 after making a deal with the winner.

JanRas turned a $4 Spin & Go into a Sunday Million entry. That win brought an $11 ticket, which the Danish player then used to satellite into the event. JanRas then went on to turn that four bucks into a massive six-figure payday.

Another player aso scored a huge win via a free satellite entry. Brazilian player “ChavesVila” finished third and took home $552,000 after receiving a $20 ticket in a PokerStars Rewards Chest.

Brazilians continue finding some major success in the online poker realm. Four of the final nine players hailed from the land of samba and sun. Here’s a look at all the final table results.

16th Anniversary Sunday Million

FinishPlayerCountryPrize
1BlackbeatyGermany$931,885*
2JanRas1983Denmark$817,235*
3ChavesVilaBrazil$552,126
4Peauker123Belgium$406,954
5EdlisonRTJBrazil$299,952
6bamse25Sweden$221,085
7ajjapasiaUK$162,995
8begines1Brazil$120,108
9NiglesnutsBrazil$88,528
* deal among top two finishers

A busy Sunday and more in the works

PokerStars players may have to wait another year for a special Sunday Million anniversary, However, the million-dollar tournament action continues each week at PokerStars.

Some of the biggest names in poker have competed and won the event through the years. The weekly tournament is open to players of all levels with qualifying events starting at under $1.

The anniversary edition made for a busy Sunday with the GGMasters Overlay Edition also playing out at GGPoker. The two events brought plenty of action for online poker players with more than $15 million awarded between the two events.

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Client updates include added chip, card designs

In other PokerStars news, the company recently updated its international software client. That came with some additional aesthetic additions for players.

These included a new set of “dark chips” for those seeking something new on the table. Players can also choose cards with larger graphics and text.

This is the sixth card design available for players to choose from. This set is known as the “Kick Off” deck, named after soccer star Neymar Jr.’s branded games of the same name also on the site.

PokerStars has also introduced several new table colors for players to check out. More big events are in the works at the site in the coming weeks.

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