The last Sunday Million of 2011 took place on Christmas Day over on PokerStars and one of our very own came extremely close to taking it down. British pro Luke Fields, better known to some as his online alias of LFMagic, fell just short of winning the tournament, eventually busting out in third place for $111,712.
Amazingly this is not Fields' largest online cash, that honour goes to the monster $200,904 he won for taking down event #44 of one of the many FTOPS on the now defunct former online poker giant Full Tilt Poker. On PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker alone Fields has amassed winnings of almost $1,200,000 and is currently ranked 119th in the world, and 15th in the UK for online poker tournaments by PocketFives.
Despite this week's $200+$15 Sunday Million taking place on Christmas Day it still attracted 6,982 players and created a prize pool of $1,396,400. This was shared out amongst the top 1,080 places with a min-cash being worth $293.24 and a final table appearance netting each player no less than $10,822.10. The original first and second place prizes were $209,464.40 and $154,120.66 respectively but once Fields was eliminated the remaining two players were eager to strike a deal. They agreed to pay second place $167,071.74 meaning the eventual winner, ||Burkeeee! of Turkey, walked away with $196,513.32
The next Sunday Million runs on PokerStars at 1930 WET and costs just $215 to enter. If that is out of your bankroll then there are also scores of satellites running around the clock that feed into online poker's biggest weekly tournament. These start from just 500FPP and are running in the lobby right now.
Christmas Day's PokerStars Sunday Million Final Table Results
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