PokerStars weekend review (29 July 2013)
The MicroMillions 5 series came to an end yesterday after 11 days and 100 events with that huge $1,000,000 guaranteed tournament playing the festival out. That Main Event (Event #98) was won by Lithuanian stygher for $160,726.14, who beat a field of 59,213 players to score that incredible uptick on a $22 buy-in. In fact, the whole final table did pretty well with runner-up S3XXYMUCK also banking a six-figure score. Read about the MicroMillions Main Event final table here.
1. stygher (Lithuania) -- $160,726.14
2. S3XXYMUCK (Hungary) -- $117,715.44
3. MarieKen2112 (Belgium) -- $80,340.19
4. lacostae (Colombia) -- $53,552.23
5. Legato (Sweden) -- $34,805.40
6. Ramedium (Brazil) -- $21,411.42
7. Mau9999 (Argentina) -- $13,382.13
8. toril274 (Russia) -- $8,041.12
9. Scrach face (Argentina) -- $5,352.85
There was, of course, all the usual weekend action with a double heads-up chop; tatue ($181,430.16) and g0epr0 ($176,044.44) split the Sunday Million, goolirpoker ($85,160.80) and Jannick 'EDWARDHOPPER' Wrang ($75,000) chopped the Sunday Warm-Up..
Among the other players that picked up nice scores were EPT8 Player of the Year Ondrej 'Vinkyy' Vinklarek, who won the $109+r Sunday Rebuy for $51,393.75, Keith 'Kungfumonk' Johnson, who took down the $215 Sunday 2nd Chance for $43,272, and Scott 'BigRiskky' Clements, who bagged a smaller first place in the $215 Weekly NL Omaha H/L for $5,750. You can see all the key weekend results by clicking here.
MicroMillions Man of the Moment
It's also looking that Russian grinder JustProSkill bagged the Player of the Series title bagging 460 points thanks to two final tables from 30 cashes. JustProSkill wins a $5,200 WCOOP Main Event seat and, as if that wasn't enough, they also finished 2nd in the $100,000 monthly freeroll for VIP players of Gold status or above. That was worth $9,182.52 after a five-way deal. Not a bad weekend by all accounts.
MicroMillions Player of the Series
1. JustProSkill, Russia, 460
2. bastet2004, Germany, 410
3. vanov04, Russia, 395
4. ekvilibryst, Ukraine, 390
5. fae5597, Ukraine, 385
6. FENOMENICO, Russia, 375
7. Sorgeloose, Belgium, 365
8-9. AfricSpb, Russia, 360
8-9. svetlyiy1980, Russia, 360
10. Misha Myxin, Russia, 355
The top 50 players on the MicroMillions Leader Board won WCOOP tickets, starting from $215. Check out how you fared.
Back in the real world, Israeli Liran Machluf won Eureka Bulgaria for €93,000. Catch up with all the updates, payouts and the final wrap here.
Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.