Brazilians Dominate Sunday Million Final Table as Tavares Wins $110K

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There are only three weeks until PokerStars runs its biggest-ever online poker tournament, the $12.5 million guaranteed 14th Anniversary edition of the Sunday Million. One player who looks certain to play in it is Brazil’s Gabriel “gtaveres10” Tavares of Brazil who walked away with this week’s top prize, namely $110,883.

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PokerStars Sunday Million Final Table Results (March 1, 2020)

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Gabriel “gtavares10” TavaresBrazil$110,883
2serg.82gRussia$80,462
3Guilherme “Pelckito” FrancoBrazil$58,391
4LEV.DG1990Kyrgyzstan$42,375
5storehyllerNorway$30,751
6Fabricio “fabrishow71” GiacobboBrazil$22,316
7Adso139Argentina$16,195
8pallimallGermany$11,753
9Stuart “guitey” GuiteUnited Kingdom$8,529

The March 1 edition of the Sunday Million drew in a total crowd of 10,804, made up of 7,579 unique entrants and 3,225 re-entries. This bumper crowd ensured the $1 million guaranteed was surpassed by $80,400.

From March 13 to 22, 21 tournaments will take place at the Casino de Marrakech with an amazing guarantee of 5,000,000MAD (approx. 460,000€)! The Main Event at 8500MAD (800€*) starts on 19th.

The top 1,934 finishers received a slice of the massive prize pool so spare a thought for Canada’s “plyman416” who burst the money bubble. To make matters worse, they fired four $109 bullets at this tournament and still finished on the stone-cold bubble.

Dozens of elite grinders navigated their way into the money places. These included Dinesh “NastyMinder” AltStephen “woody1234321” Woodhead, Team PokerStars’ Felix “xflixx” SchneidersMatthew “mjw006” WakemanManig “swordfish007” LoeserMike “goleafsgoeh” Leah, and Guillaume “Nolet20” Nolet the latter falling in 15th place.

All but one of the players at the final table walked away with a five-figure prize.

Stuart “guitey” Guite busted in ninth-place for $8,529. The British grinder gained some company on the rail when “pallimall” of Germany dusted off their stack and banked $11,753 for their eighth-place exit.

Brazilians Make Up Half The Remaining Field

Three Brazilian players made up the final seven players, giving the final table a Samba feel. They made up half the remaining players when “Adso139” fell by the wayside in seventh for $16,195.

The first of the Brazilian finalists crashed out in sixth-place, Fabricio “fabrishow71” Giacobbo, for $22,316 and was joined on the sidelines by Norway’s “storehyller” who banked $30,751.

Kyrgyzstan was put on the map thanks to “LEV.DG1990” making all the way to fourth-place, a finish worth a cool $42,375.

Guilherme “Pelckito” Frano’s exit in third for $58,391 left only one Brazilian in the field as the Sunday Million progressed to the heads-up stage.

Brazil’s Tavares locked horns with Russia’s “serg.82g” for the lion’s share of the prize pool. $30,421 was the difference between first and second place, but no deal was struck. This meant Tavares reeled in a colossal $110,883 when he emerged for the final fight victoriously. His Russian opponent, although disappointed not to win, got their hands on $80,462 which will go some way to softening the blow.

Countdown to the $12.5 Million Gtd Sunday Million Is On

The 14th anniversary edition of the Sunday Million shuffles up and deals at 6:00 p.m. CET on March 22nd. Costing $215 to enter, PokerStars needs 62,500 entries in order to hit the ambitious $12.5 million guarantee.

Almost 5,000 players have bought in or won their way into this event already and there are plenty more chances to follow in their footsteps.

Satellites are running around the clock, satellites starting at only $0.90.

There are daily Mega Sats with 100 seats guaranteed. These only cost $11 to enter and start at 7:05 p.m. March 2-7 and then the slightly earlier time of 6:05 p.m. CET from March 8-20.

You can also win your seat via special edition Spin & Go tournaments. Available in $4 and $20 guises, these Spin & Go games give you the chance to win cash, satellite tickets, Sunday Million tickets, and even a ridiculous $1 million!

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