It’s been an interesting morning here at PokaPaloma central. While catching up on the poker news I found…
PokerDailyNews reports that James Akenhead won Full Tilt’s Poker Million VIII.
The Full Tilt Poker Million was an invitational event featuring 72 players from around the globe fighting for the half-million dollar first place prize. The shootout-style event’s preliminary and semi-final bouts were filmed earlier this year in London and already aired on Sky Sports in Europe. While those rounds were taped, the final table players returned to London Friday to play down to a champion.
Here are the final table results from this year’s Poker Million:
1st Place: James Akenhead – $500,000
2nd Place: Juha Helppi – $250,000
3rd Place: Dag Martin Mikkelsen – $200,000
4th Place: Luke “FullFlush” Schwartz – $150,000
5th Place: Craig Wakeham – $100,000
6th Place: Peter Vasiliou – $75,000
7th Place: Taylor “Green Plastic” Caby – $50,000
Gambling911.com reports that James Akenhead won the PokerStars Poker Million 8:
Professional poker player James Akenhead has won the PokerStars 2009 Poker Million 8. His total winnings in live tournmanet play for the year amount to just over $2 million now.
By the end of the tournament, Akenhead found himself heads-up against Finnish veteran, Juha Helppi, eventually winning out.
Found lots of tweets and retweets about Gambling911.com story.
And BetFair reports that James Akenhead won the Poker Million
James Akenhead can seemingly do no wrong right now and has capped off a fantastic year by taking down his first major tournament of 2009, the Poker Million.
Over the weekend Akenhead played the final table of the 2009 Poker Million aiming to win and add $500,000 to the $1,442,077 h had won this year all ready. After seeing the likes of Taylor Caby, Dag Martin Mikkelsen and Luke “Full Flush” Schwartz hit the rail, Akenhead found himself heads-up against Finnish veteran, Juha Helppi.
So whose tourney is it? Enlighten me!