The 11th anniversary Sunday Million attracted 44,017 players (+11,818 re-entries) with its massive $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. The final hand of the tournament was played nearly 16 hours after the tournament kicked off on Sunday evening.
Xavi666 (Panama) turned a straight against the pocket kings of Mouzen (Sweden) to lay hands on $1,093,204.63 and become the 200th millionaire of a PokerStars event. Mouzen received $785,999.34 for his runner-up finish. You can watch the hand here.
A PokerStars player for 13 years, Xavi666 said, "I still don't believe it. Finally everything came together."
Xavi666 told himself from the very beginning he wasn't going to make any deals. He had a goal. "When there were four of us left, it seemed that taking the deal was the smart thing to do, but I declined. I wanted one million!"
4/2/17 Sunday Million 11th Anniversary ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entrants: 55,835 (44,017 entries, 11,818 re-entries)
Total prize pool: $11,167,000
Places paid: 9,206
1. Xavi666 (Panama) $1,093,204.63
2. Mouzen (Sweden) $785,999.34
3. TranBrothers (Vietnam) $565,140.65
4. gabito h261 (Colombia) $406,341.44
5. girafganger7 (Belgium) $292,163.33
6. Peter804 (United Kingdom) $210,069.13
7. v0nder (Belarus) $151,042.60
8. NormyDozer (Australia) $108,601.30
9. RTAPEX (Australia) $78,086.36