Usually, when I watch the Sunday Million, it’s in the dark of night. I might have the TV on in the background or some music playing to keep my ears busy. However, this Sunday, I sweated the final table from the media room of the WSOP. A media colleague who writes for Gutshot was sweating a buddy who had made the final table. He sat right beside me and cheered and groaned with his friend’s successes and failures. His friend was actually down the road playing from Bally’s. There came a moment in which this player got involved in a 20 million chip pot with AA on a queen-high flop. He was all in against KQ.
“Keep it clean,” the sweater implored.
A king fell on the river, ending their hopes of a first place finish.
I figured that would be the end of the excitement. I was happy to have been able to witness the live rail of the online event. It wasn’t very long, however, before a cheer erupted a few feet away from us. A lady was jumping up and down and cheering with a group of people. They shouted in Spanish and acted like they had just won the lottery.
Guess who the lady’s dad was? That’s right. Her father is Spain’s vietcong01, the man who held the KQ earlier and then went on to win the PokerStars Sunday Million.
I knew poker was a small world, but when I am sandwiched by friends and family of two people at the final table of the biggest online tournament around, well, that’s one tiny world, after all.
Here’s the final results from this week’s Sunday Million.
PokerStars Sunday Million Results
Based on finishing order and three-way deal that left $30,000 for first place
1. vietcong01 (Spain) $157,154.29
2. FcMunky (United States) $97,634.32
3. Dallas Rob (United States) $102,631.79
4. program1 (United States) $54,568.00
5. CJCAT (United States) $40,926.00
6. sgloon (United States) $30,012.40
7. rkruok (Australia) $21,145.10
8. Mrsgardener (Denmark) $12,277.80
9. BSTLCU72 (Italy) $8,048.78