PokerStars weekend review (3-11-12)
Whew. That was a weekend and a half, wasn't it? One of those where you wake up on Monday and wonder if it was all real or if you contracted malaria and suffered fever dreams for 48 hours. In this case, it was real. A Sunday Million anniversary celebration worth more than $6 million, a huge heads-up match between two high stakes titans. At some point there might have been a monkey wearing a hat made of marshmallow Peeps. That part might have actually been a dream.
In any case, I'm here to confirm that the sixth anniversary Sunday Million celebration went off in a big way. When registration closed, 33,732 players had signed up to fight for a prize pool worth $6,746,400. When it was all said and done, most of the final table players cut a big deal. Want further confirmation it was all real? Kristin Bihr has the story right here: Sunday Million 6th Anniversary Special: slyfox151 ships the title, toode takes top dollar.
Bihr had a little extra time to cover that final table because the SuperStar Showdown between Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Isaac Haxton had some unexpected issues. Haxton's new digs in Malta suffered some recent thunderstorms that screwed up his internet connection. The problem for Haxton? He started disconnecting when he was down almost six figures. Word is the match will pick back up this week. In the meantime, read Bihr's account of the early action here: Stormy weather strands Haxton, suspends match.
Meanwhile, the Sunday Warm-Up went on as normal (and presumably without a Peep-hat Monkey). Our David Aydt was on the case and has a the full report: Sunday Warm-Up: jorjo2007 weaves through tough final table for the win.
For a complete review of the big weekend, check out the 3-11-12 PokerStars Sunday majors results list.
Now, where's the aspirin?