Poker player turns $2 into $80K in Sunday Million at PokerStars
Over the weekend, PokerStars carried out a traditional tournament Sunday Million. It was a two-day event, and only the strongest players reached the final table.
Georgian player under the "ana_maria875" screen name and Brazilian player nicknamed "guix2x" met in the decisive heads-up. The Brazilian was eager to win the tournament as they made as many as 4 entries, which paid off. Upon completion of the Sunday Million, guix2x became the winner, pocketing $113 000, which was a nice bump to their bankroll.
Player "ana_maria875" was not very upset with the second place, as the Georgian qualified for the Sunday Million for just two dollars. As a runner-up, ana_maria875 received $82 000 in prize money, and it is now the biggest career win of the player.
The runner-up was involved in many interesting hands during the final table. In one of the hands, ana_maria875 made a difficult fold with a pocket pair of aces. The board was 2-3-5-A-6, the Georgian’s opponent moved all-in with J-8 on the river, and ana_maria875 decided to fold in that situation.
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