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The Online Poker Weekend – Akenhead Wins Sunday Million

Posted by: Randy Williams - Tue, 2012-01-24 16:06

The Online Poker Weekend – Akenhead Wins Sunday Million

The on line poker weekend was yet again on track as far as player numbers were concerned, despite the fact that the Aussie Millions have drawn quite a few players away from the virtual tables. James Akenhead was the biggest tournament winner of the weekend. He took down PokerStars’ famed Sunday Million, having made no deals on his way to the $213,750 top prize.
The event featured a starting field of 7,125 players and a prize-pool of $1,425,000. By the time the final table was reached, it was obvious that Akenhead would make a serious dash for the title: he was 3rd in chips, and looking better than all his remaining opponents. His situation improved further when he got all his chips into the middle with 7 players remaining, on a K,10 against an opponent’s pocket Qs and went on to win the hand to double up. The player who doubled him up, pnp23 made it all the way to the heads-up stage of the event, having hit a double-up himself. By then though, Akenhead had a 4-1 lead and there was no way he was going to let it slip away.

Pnp23 picked up $157.2k for his efforts. The other 6-figure winner of the event was 3rd place finisher Giuseppe Pantaleo, who took home $114k. Another notable to finish high was Milana Jones who took down a little over $44k for her 6th place finish. Mario Puccini finished 33rd for $2.9k.

The Sunday Warm-Up created another 6-figure winner. RasA86 finished in the top spot in this one, taking down $112k for his efforts. There were no deals at the top in this event either. 3,569 players took part, generating a prize-pool of $713.8k. vonBaranow finished second for $83.5k.
The highest finishing notable player in the event was Steve Tripp, who scored a $1.6k haul with his 30th place effort. There were no other 6-figure winners in any of the weekend’s major guarantees.

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