The Poker Stars Sunday Million ended in a compromise, as the five final players agreed to split the prize money. Drritalin would capture the tournament and the extra $30,000 that the deal left on the table.
dgiillaadd held the chip lead at the start of final table play, when the chip stacks looked like this:
ggiillaadd â€“ 15,455,000
drritalin – 14,670,216
herdgolf86 â€“ 9,750,193
mrvogt â€“ 7,929,158
Winn8D â€“ 7,103,357
hiclimber â€“ 6,243,555
Aftret â€“ 6,387,148
JSchnett â€“ 4,743,206
Hiclimber was the first to fall, doing so after opening with a n interesting raise of 777,777 and moving all-in after Aftret threw out a reraise. Hiclimber held pocket tens, but Aftret was holding onto pocket kings. The hand was over after the flop, which [Kc][Kh][8h] to give Aftret quad kings. Hiclimber received a payday of $10,607.80 for finishing in ninth place.
Mozitas would exit in eighth when his [Ac][Qs] could not overcome the overpowering [Ad][Kc] of herdgolf86. Mozitas collected $17,427.10 for the eighth place finish.
JSchnett got into a coin flip situation when he moved all-in with [As][10c] and came up against ggiillaaddâ€™s pocket nines. The flop fell [10d][9d][4d] to give ggiillaadd a set. The 10 on the flop was all the help JScnett would see as he fell in seventh place for a reward of $26,519.50.
The next to fall would be Herdgolf86, who took his [Qh][Jc] up against Aftretâ€™s [Ah][Qd]. Herdgolf86 was at a big disadvantage which he would not overcome as the board rolled out [Kh][7h][5c][3h][4h]. Both players made a heart flush, but Aftretâ€™s ace gave him the better hand. Herdgolf86â€™s sixth place finish was goof for a payday of $38,642.70.
With five players left a deal was struck after nearly a half an hour of deliberation. The deal left $30,000 for the winner while dividing the rest of the prize pool like so:
Winn8D would fall when his pocket jacks couldnâ€™t hold up against Aftretâ€™s pocket tens. Aftret hit a set on the flop of [Kh][Qs][10s] and the flop was followed by a [3h] turn and a [Kc] river. Winn8D exited the final table with his $78,701.
Aftret would eliminate another player when he received pocket kings and mrvogt moved in with [Kh][10c]. The flop fell [Ks][4s][4h] to give Aftret a full house and end all of mrvogtâ€™s hopes for a miracle. Mrvogt exited in fourth place with his $96,458.
Aftret would then fall in third place to a dominating hand, ggiillaaddâ€™s [Ad][Qh] over his [Ah][10h]. No relevant cards landed on the board of [Kd][Jc][3d][6h][6s] and Afret exited in third place with his $92,881.
At the start of heads-up play Ggiillaadd held onto a stack 52 million chips large and drritalinâ€™s stack numbered 23.5 million. Drritalin took the lead after winning a race and then ended it soon after taking the lead. The final hand occurred when drritalin and ggiillaadd went to a flop of [6h][6s][4c] and checked to see the [3d] turn. Giillaadd bet and drritalin called to see a river of [5s]. Drritalin bet strong and ggiillaadd called all-in. Ggiillaadd revealed [8s][4s] for two pair, but drritaling was holding onto [6c][5d] for a full house.
GGiillaadd earned his $114,355 while drritalin collected the $30,000 set aside for the winner to make his total payday $136,021.