PokerStars weekend review (3-4-12)

ps_news_thn.jpgThe Russians. They're at it again. They're winning all the money on PokerStars. It was the story last weekend, and it was the lead again this Sunday.

Led by Team PokerStars Pro Max Lykov (who won the Sunday 500 for more than $80,000), the Russians once again cleaned up this weekend.

Normally I spend this time on Monday talking only about the Sunday Warm-Up (won by a Turk this week) and the Sunday Million, but after seeing the list of winners from this weekend's majors, I couldn't help but notice something.

Of the 37 majors we tracked this weekend, Russians won more than 25% of them. If you don't feel like going through the whole list, here's just a quick rundown:

  • LeXA005 won the Saturday Micro
  • PYCTaMMM won the Saturday Omaha
  • wintyara won the Weekly $215 Omaha
  • toril274 won the Weekly $215 Razz
  • WTFOMFGOAO won the weekly $215 2-7
  • redislav won the Weekly NL Omaha Hi-Lo
  • AzEsmTzar won the Weekly $215 NLHE Heads-Up
  • Pylusha won the Weekly $215 HORSE
  • Sent1mental won the Sunday SuperSonic
  • Every one of those players is from Russia.

    That all happened this weekend in the hours before FairLaw took down the Sunday Million for $186,000.

    And yes, he's Russian.


    3-5-12 Sunday Million final table

    There must be something in the water over in Russia. Whatever it is, if we can find a way to export it, we'll be billionaires.

    For a complete look at all the big action from the weekend, head on over to our 3-12-12 PokerStars Sunday majors results page.

    Russian or not, good luck in the coming week. And don't forget, next week is the Sunday Million's 6th anniversary and will be guaranteeing a six millon dollar prize pool.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in PokerStars news