‘AAAArthur’ Wins Biggest PokerStars Sunday Million Ever for $1.19M

Brazilian 'AAAArthur' put himself in the poker books on Tuesday after winning the historic PokerStars Sunday Million 14th Anniversary event.

After three days of play, the largest PokerStars Sunday Million finally has a champion and after the final four players agreed to a deal it left just one player a new millionaire instead of the originally planned two.

Brazilian ‘AAAArthur‘ was the last player standing after beating Stefan ‘CrAzY_sTeFaN’ Dragos heads-up and earned $1,192,802 – including the $50,000 that PokerStars required the players leave behind in any deal made. Dragos wound up banking $921,328. His previous largest cash came last June when he finished second in a UFC KO event on PokerStars for $72,028. Third place finisher ‘caroline2963’ earned $786,873, while ‘salonteskis’ won $826,920 thanks to the chop.

The original payouts were $1,509,390.01, $1,031,584.64, $705,059.41, and $481,889.85 respectively.

The event, which was meant to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Sunday Million, attracted 93,016 entries to create an $18,603,200 prize pool, the largest ever on PokerStars and the third largest in the history of online poker. The only events with more money up for grabs were the 2018 partypoker MILLIONS Online ($21.78 million) and the 2019 partypoker MILLIONS Online ($21.09 million).

The final day began with 91 players still in contention and Canadian-based grinder ‘meandmyarrow’ leading the way. Things didn’t quite go according to plan for them and they were eliminated in 30th place.

Along with Dragos, two other PocketFivers made the final table. Marios ‘Jully-19’ Mansour finished in sixth place for $225,108 and Paulius ‘D3cor’ Vaitiekunas came in ninth for $71,870.

Final Table Payouts

  1. AAAArthur – $1,192,802
  2. Stefan ‘CrAzY_sTeFaN’ Dragos – $921,328
  3. caroline2963 – $786,873
  4. salonteskis – $826,920
  5. AlexHoldz – $329,357
  6. Marios ‘Jully-19’ Mansour – $225,108
  7. tweny1 – $153,854
  8. pokerfrance – $105,155
  9. Paulius ‘D3cor’ Vaitiekunas – $71,870