January 6, 2009 (InfoPowa News) — Discounting the media doom and gloom over economic prospects for the new year, last weekend’s PokerStars.com regular Sunday Million tournament set a strong pace for 2009 with a turnout of 8,504 players.
 
The
$1.5 million guarantee on the prize pool was easily met and overtaken,
offering players the chance to win a piece of $1,700,800 — a bonanza
that enabled 1,260 players to cash.
 
The finish was influenced by a three-way chop between stoledog, Prom Queens, and USA_20080920
that left stoledog the top dog with $150,793 and change. This doughty
online player went on to win the final game after a heads up with
USA_20080920 gave him the additional $30,000 and a total take-home of
$180,793.55.
 
His opponent collected a paycheck for
$108,182.93 for his second placing, with the six-figure money extending
to Prom Queens in third place, who was paid out $150,000.