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.
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:
- AAAArthur - $1,192,802
- Stefan 'CrAzY_sTeFaN' Dragos - $921,328
- caroline2963 - $786,873
- salonteskis - $826,920
- AlexHoldz - $329,357
- Marios 'Jully-19' Mansour - $225,108
- tweny1 - $153,854
- pokerfrance - $105,155
- Paulius 'D3cor' Vaitiekunas - $71,870
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.
From there, he gained entry into an $11 satellite with 100 seats guaranteed. He won one of those too.