Daenarys Takes Down Sunday Million Anniversary "TAKE 2" $10M Guaranteed
Daenarys T won the first prize money of $1m at the PokerStars’ hosted $10m Sunday Million Anniversary Take 2. This win is a celebration not only for Daenarys but the Canadian online gaming giant, PokerStars.
The Sunday Million Anniversary Take 2
1st edition of Sunday Million Anniversary back in February was a disaster as PokerStars ended up paying a record $1.2m in overlays. The tournament failed to gather the requisite 50,000 entries to cover the guarantee.
This time, Stars made sure there were no loose ends. Right from unlimited satellites, and promotions to incentives, they left no stone unturned. They capitalized on late registrations. PokerStars held a FreeRoll where randomly selected 9 players contended for a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the 2019 No-Limit Hold’em Championship.
The timing was also taken care of ensuring no clash with big tourneys or huge event dilutes their event's charm. Last time when the tournament ran alongside the $11 buy-in 7th Anniversary $1m Guaranteed Sunday that drew 142,099 entrants affecting the bigger event.
Right time, right place and all was taken care of. Take 2 attracted 56,310 entries resulting in a prize pool of $11,262,000.
Day 2 came down to a heads up between Holland’s Daernarys T and Rick “ThEcLaiMEer” Trigg.
Daernarys’ account boasts of $162,000 in prize money from 1,130 lifetime cash, while his opponent was UK veteran Rick "ThEcLaiMEer" Trigg’s online tourney winnings have earned him over $7.5m.
The Final Table
The Brit veteran started with a chip lead of 2:1 in the heads up. However, Daernarys managed to show exceptional skills and took down enough pots before the final hand was played.
The board read Ace-ten-8-3-2 and the river built a 150m chip pot with ten-jack. Trigg called off his remaining stack when Daernarys shoved for an additional 245m. Revealing ace-six, Daernarys took home the title and the $1,000,044. Trigg ended as the runner-up and career-best score of $715,335.