PokerStars First Sunday Million of 2010 Won By "uyra99"

PokerStars is the biggest online poker cardroom in the world, and no regular tournament on the site attracts quite as much attention as their flag ship $215 buy-in Sunday Million, with its guaranteed prize pool of $1.5 million. 
Yesterdays turnout to “the biggest weekly online poker tournament in the world” was typically high, with 8,900 hopefuls shelling out their entry fees to create a prize pool worth $1,780,000. As the massive tournament played down to its ultimate conclusion, it was “uyra99” who displayed the necessary, skill, luck and stamina to take down the marathon competition and earn himself a cool $254,184.00 in the process.
After around 4 hours of play, the last 1,350 players found themselves in the money, and by the 10th hour the field had been further reduced to ten players, each hoping to be one of the nine players to make it onto the final table. That moment came after sms9231 moved all-in with As Kd and was called by two players. Despite hitting his A on the river, sms9231 lost to his opponents flopped set of 7’s on the flop and was thus eliminated in 10th place for a $9,256 pay day.
With the blinds now at 150,000/300,000 and a 30,000 ante, “chaplining” was next to exit in ninth ($12,460) when his all-in pre-flop move with KQ was called by AK. Reiarturo went out in eighth ($19,580.00) when his pocket J’s ran into uyra99’s pocket Q’s and AAA MARTIN’s pocket A’s. With the board falling 2c Qc Kc 7h 5d, Reiarturo exited the tournament while uyra99 had a fortunate escape and added handsomely to his chip stack.
Eventually, the heads-up play was reached with uyra99 (56,730,268) holding an almost 2 to 1 chip advantage over latouche83 (32,269,732). For 25 minutes uyra99 slowly grinded away at his opponent, and was content to win numerous small pots, until latouche83 badly short stacked with 5,109,732 chips, pushed all-in with Kc9c. “uyra99” called instantly with AhKd, and a board of Qh 6d 3h 3c Ad, made two pair for uyra99, who relegated his worthy opponent to a runners-up position for a  $186,900 payday.
As for “uyra99,” he has the best possible start to 2010 and has $254,184 in his  poker account to remember a glorious night of victory at PokerStars.

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