It was a quiet weekend with regards to live poker action but once again there was plenty to be found over at PokerStars. Their Sunday schedule attracts many of the world’s best players, especially in the Sunday Warm-Up and Sunday Million.
Both events provided plenty of the usual entertainment with many big names making deep runs. Take a look below at a quick run through of both events:
The first of the big two events over at PokerStars on Sunday was the Sunday Warm-Up which brought in 3,639 players. This number meant that the $500k was beaten once again as the calculated figure was revealed as $727,800. That prize pool was to be shared among the 540 best place finishers and there were a number of high profile players in among those positions come the end of play.
PokerStars Team Pros Joe “jcada99” Cada and Martin “AABenjaminAA” Hruby would finish for cashes of $1,310.04 and $1,491.99 respectively whilst former ANZPT Perth Main Event winner Dejan “dejanaceking” Divkovic made the final table before falling in 5th place for $30,931.50.
The eventual winner was “krec23” after a four way deal on the final table ensured a quick finish and he outlasted them all and “GrimRipper2” heads up to take home the title and $94,320.83 1st place payout.
How It Finished
1st) krec23 – $94,320.83 (d)
2nd) GrimRipper2 – $69,755.55 (d)
3rd) NoHayMiedo – $71,658.81 (d)
4th) dev209 – $65,575.18 (d)
5th) Dejan “dejanaceking” Divkovic – $30,931.50
6th) needdollarz – $23,653.50
7th) Nicolsan777 – $16,375.50
8th) iacog4 – $9.097.50
9th) lavdara – $5,822.40
The one that each and every big time poker player waits for with regards to online poker is the PokerStars Sunday Million and yet again it did not disappoint. There were 7,863 players that logged in to play this one, which created a prize pool of $1,572,600 to yet again smash the guarantee of $1 million. Only 1,170 of those players would be logging off with some winnings from the event and again there were some big name players in amongst them.
PokerStars Team Pros Christophe De Meulder, his brother Matthias De Meulder, Mickey Petersen, George Danzer and Maxim Lykov all finished in the money with Christophe finishing the highest in 76th place.
There was no deal this time on the final table as the Romanian player “power941” powered through it to take home the first place payout of $235,893.87. He overcame “plenny004” during heads up when the final hand saw his As-2d beat out the Jd-2h of his opponent on a board of Qs-Qc-2c-Ac-Ks.
How It Finished
1st) power941 – $235,893.87
2nd) plenny004 – $172,986.00
3rd) karopi8ikaki – $117,945.00
4th) politm69 – $79,259.04
5th) Sasuke234 – $62,904.00
6th) N0b0dy – $47,178.00
7th) ram_siva1 – $31,452.00
8th) rasek26 – $18,084.90
9th) Sircall – $12,187.65