BadBeatKid_2 takes 1st in slot onlain Sunday Million for $170K. More than 7,000 poker players entered last weekend’s Pokerstars Sunday Million with a $1.4 million prizepool. It can be a daunting task to get through such a large field, however the prizes are enormous at the end. It seems this was BadBeatKid_2’s time for glory, as he held the lead from the start of the table, made a monster double up from the 2nd big stack, and powered his way to the end. After the final table cleared, BadBeatKid2 was left with all the chips and would take home $170,000 for winning the biggest weekly online tournament.
Present wins $500K on $500/$1,000 NLH on Rail Heaven
On Rail Heaven at Full Tilt Poker – $500/$1,000 No Limit Holdem, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan aka Durrrr, and Present, who is rumored to be an extra alias of Sami Kelpuro “LarsLuzak” , started off the action. Present picked up a lot of steam and took down many big pots while it was three handed. After David Benyamine and Genius28 joined in later, Present only continued to dominate the table. At the end of the session, Tom Dwan lost about $525,000, while Present was up a reported $550,000.
Chris Ferguson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($202,406)
Down to his last few chips, Ferguson went all in on a pair of Aces ( A A 3 4 5 9 J ), which failed to hold against Sebastian Ruthenberg’s two pair, sevens and fours ( 2 4 4 6 7 7 Q ). Ferguson finished in 2nd place and would just narrowly miss his shot at a sixth bracelet.
Patrik Antonius is possibly the youngest and most well known poker player today. Originally from Helsinki, Finland, he came to birth in 1980. Growing up, his family was poor, so he learned that only a hard work ethic would produce results. Combined with his military discipline, Antonius is very focused at the poker table, able to lose or win large sums of money gracefully. Read Patrik Antonius Bio here.
Sebastian Ruthenberg Wins Event #33, $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo World Championship ($328,756)
Sebastian Ruthenberg is a 24 year old poker player from Germany. Prior to this event, he held $580,000 in live tournament winnings since June 2006. After several days of playing in a field heavily filled with pros, then going heads up against Chris Ferguson for more than 3 hours, Ruthenberg managed to come out the winner, taking home $328K for first prize and his first gold bracelet.