Posted 3/20/11 : WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star tourney pays off big
 
Alan Sternberg, a poker player who qualified for the Wolrld Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star competition in a satellite tourney, is celebrating a million dollar win this weekend.
 
On Friday he prevailed over a final table comprised of Steven Kelly, Mike Matusow, Vivek Rajkumar, Casey McCarrel and poker legend and chip leader Mike Sexton, beating them all to claim the $1,039,000 winner’s prize.
 
The heads up was decided when Mike Matusow was eliminated in third place for a payday of $369 000, leaving Steven Kelly and Sternberg in the decider after persuading tournament director Matt Savage to allow them to play without antes.
 
Sternberg appeared unstoppable, building up a near 6 to 1 lead over his opponent before dispatching him with the runner-up prize of $595 000.
 
Sexton was eliminated in sixth place.