The huge six figure payouts associated with annual events like the World Series of Poker continue to be rivalled every week by major Internet tournaments at websites like PokerStars.com, and last weekend was no exception.
Online player ‘Sam66' who lives in Switzerland won the regular Sunday Million tournament and pocketed a handsome check for almost $210 000 after defeating rival ‘Shantaram’ from France in an exciting heads up. The French player was also well rewarded, collecting a payout for his second placing of $141,718.
PokerStars.com doubled the guarantee for its weekly competition two weeks ago and, as a result, saw its largest-ever field and prize pool. The weekend's tournament saw 8 589 entrants and a prize pool of $1 717 800, delivering cashes to 1 233 of the entrants.
Online player ‘MrMuck1976’ from Norway finished in third spot for $95 337 followed by Dutch player ‘Rubenrtv’ for $77 301 and ‘Pepperdiablo’ from the UK for $60 123.