PokerStars $700,000 Guaranteed Results

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You just don't see this kind of thing every day--an online prize pool worth more than $1 million dollars. It appeared out of nowhere on Sunday afternoon when more than 2100 players showed up for the monthly $700,000 Guaranteed tournament.

Consider that for a moment. Just a regular Sunday afternoon at the end of Janaury. More than a million bucks at stake. Simply, amazing.

As you might expect, talk of a deal started early. With only four players eliminated from the final table, the remaining five started talking about a deal. It took just a few minutes to work out the details. The top four chip counts made out with more than $100,000 a piece and the man in fifth position, who went on to finish in second place, wasn't too far from $100,000 himself.

Here are the final table results.

PokerStars $700,000 Guaranteed Results
(based on five-way chip percentage deal that left $10,000 on the table for first place)

1. CoachMarshal (Beaver, UT) $122,479
2. wee artFRUIT (Donaghmore, United Kingdom) $88,812
3. Nxwill (Stavanger, Norway) $105,579
4. CrazyKatala (Riga, Latvia) $118,396
5. dostar (Lisle, IL) $118,340
6. Duff McGuire (Clarkston MI) $39,090.50
7. Highroller35 (Holland, PA) $29,582.00
8. AndersFriden (Austin, TX) $21,130.00
9. -db- (Moline, IL) $13,734.50

Now, for some exciting news. If you haven't already seen, the weekly $200+$15 has grown so much that PokerStars has upped the weekly guarantee. Now, every Sunday $200+$15 will have a guarantee of $750,000. For the past few weeks, the tournament has been drawing huge numbers. Just last week, more than 4000 people showed up to compete. Satellites for the weekly tournament are running every day.

See you on Sunday!