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Brazilian Poker Player Turns $11 Into $1,192,802 During PokerStars Biggest-Ever Online Tournament

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Brazilian Poker Player Turns $11 Into $1,192,802 During PokerStars Biggest-Ever Online Tournament

Brazilian poker player 'AAAArthur' took home an incredible $1,192,802.46 after a four-way deal during the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament.

Having satellited into the event for just $11, the Brazilian, whose real name is Alex Brito, eventually came into the final table of nine with the shortest stack after a record-breaking field of 93,016 players.

But after three days of play, 'AAAArthur' eventually scooped the victory in an incredible finale.

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The PokerStars tournament, which commemorated the 14th anniversary of the Sunday Million, had a total prize pool of $18,603,200.

And after the table struck an ICM deal, four players picked up over half a million each.

Here are the final table payouts in full:

  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
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In an interview with PokerStars after his famous win, Brito opened up about his win.

"Every year, I read about the Sunday Million Anniversary but didn't try to play it. This year was different. I don't know why, but I wanted to play it so much." he said.

The Brazillian player originally started with a $0.25 Spin & Go, which he won. He then used his winnings to enter a $4 satellite, which he won.

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From there, he gained entry into an $11 satellite with 100 seats guaranteed. He won one of those too.

Jack Kenmare
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