Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher claims top Sunday Prize!

Daniel “Allanon85” Drescher outlasted 7,244 opponents to take down first place in the October 5th edition of the PokerStars Sunday Million. Coming into the final table as a short stack, Drescher quickly doubled through former Sunday Million champ Soren Kongsgaard, fresh off an appearance at the PokerStars EPT London Main Event. That double-up and a final table of tough, aggressive play propelled Drescher to first place and $177,450.00 for first place! The champ took a few minutes to chat with us after his biggest win to date.

A converted cash game player, Drescher has been playing on PokerStars for about two years now. He started off primarily with no limit hold’em cash games, but switched over to pure tournament play last month. I’d have to say that was a decision that paid off well! A big fan of the $109 tourneys on PokerStars, Drescher also enjoys the $55 rebuy tourneys, and of course now adds the Sunday Million to his list of favorite games.
Drescher considers himself a semi-professional player, since he returned to school this month. Certainly a $177K bankroll boost will cover a lot of tuition and books! An online player working to make his transition to live play, Drescher hopes to win a satellite to upcoming EPT events on PokerStars and make his first live cash there.

Coming into the final table short, Drescher cites his early double-up through Kongsgaard as a key to the win. On the very next hand, he took out sjco22 with Ad-Jc to sjco22’s Kh-Tc. Drescher’s Ace-high held up on a board of Qh-3s-2c-4c-3d, and he was off to the races. He had one monster win when he spiked a Jack with A-J to double through cdbr3799’s A-Q, and from there it was all academic as he took the lion’s share in a three-way deal and then went on to claim the extra $30,000 left for the winner. All in all, a commanding performance from Daniel “Allanon85” Drescher in his first Sunday Million victory!