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Soren Kongsgaard wins this week’s Sunday Million

by Poker Team

Soren KongsgaardSoren “Kongsgaard” Kongsgaard is no stranger to the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament. In fact, Kongsgaard made the final table of the Sunday Million in February of 2007, and ended up placing 4th. There was a different result this past Sunday as Soren Kongsgaard took first place in the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament with almost $160,000 in prize money, $158,555 to be exact.

June 8, 2008 PokerStars Sunday Million

Exactly 6,747 competed in this week’s PokerStars tournament, which brought the total prize money well over the $1 Million mark, to $1,349,400. In just about 9 hours of grueling poker action, the final table was set with 9 finalists competing for a huge prize pool. The final 9 players at the final table:

Final Table

Seat 1: gyndok (3067077 in chips)
Seat 2: zman2224 (15609196 chips)
Seat 3: Wizard0f0dd5 (1835004 chips)
Seat 4: Djorgo (6034444 chips)
Seat 5: Terken89 (13785812 chips)
Seat 6: Kongsgaard (5552858 chips)
Seat 7: swishes2000 (7420397 chips)
Seat 8: farquad72 (8921972 chips)
Seat 9: flylice (5243240 chips)

After eliminating the other 7 players, the final table came down to Kongsgaard (from Denmark) with 59 million chips and swishes2000 (from the United States) with 8 million chips. After a few hands of play, swishes2000 could just not outlast the dominate chip stack that Kongsgaard had accumulated as swishes2000 settled for 2nd place and a $105,927 prize.

Final Hand

swishes2000 goes all in

Flop: Jh Kd 3h

Turn: 7c

River: 3s

swishes2000 hole cards: Tc Js which gives him two-pair (Jacks and Threes)

Kingsgaard hole cards: Th Ks which gives him two-pair (Kings and Threes) - Winning Hand ***

About Soren Kongsgaard

This win moved Kongsgaard up into the top 100 of the Online Player of the Year (OPOY) race. Soren Kongsgaard previously placed 3rd in the 2007 EPT Grand Final Championship Event with a $812,647 in earnings. Other notable first place finishes by Kongsgaard:

  • € 1,050 No Limit Hold’em - Main Event -Olympic Open Championship 2008, Warsaw
  • $ 500 No Limit Hold’em Million VI, Cruise
  • € 10,000 No Limit Hold’em The Poker Royal Masters, Osterreich
  • € 1,000 No Limit Hold’em EPT Barcelona Open, Barcelona
  • No Limit Hold’em Scandinavian Open, Copenhagen
  • € 500 No Limit Hold’emThe Hold’em Series 2006, Paris

Soren plays Internet poker at Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars under the screen name: “Kongsgaard”.

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