Weekend Review: Back to normal for the weekend majors?


Are things now back to normal after the hectic summer? Well they might be getting there. The World Series of Poker Main Event is now on hiatus until November and players from around the world are returning to their computer screens, ready to pick up where they left off. Step forward another weekend of Sunday majors.

But not too normal, for we're already into the latest MicroMillions series to make matters interesting. But regardless, let's start at the beginning.

The Sunday Million had a familiar look to it last night with Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet recording a second third place finish in the space of a few months which, as Kristin Bihr reported, was just one of many reappearances in recent Sundays. But it was gringenkov who would take the $169K first prize.

Then there was the Sunday Warm-Up, won this week by No10Nostr8 of Romania ahead of a field of 2,191. That meant a first prize of more than $70,000 which, as David Aydt wrote, is the stuff of bankrolls.

Here are those two results in full.

PokerStars Sunday Million results for 7-19-2015
Players: 5,425
Prize pool: $1,085,000
Places paid: 810

1. gringenkov (Brazil) $169,694.00
2. 0kshark (Israel) $126,402.50
3. Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (Canada) $89,349.75
4. H W D (Sweden) $61,302.50
5. skarpet2 (Poland) $46,112.50
6. ode-lael 77 (Israel) $35,262.50
7. wozzle9 (United Kingdom) $24,412.50
8. Gabela666 (Russia) $13.562.00
9. Schildy1984 (Austria) $8,680.00

PokerStars Sunday Warm-up results for 7-19-15
Entrants: 2,191
Prize pool: $438,200
Places paid: 324

1. No10Nostr8 (Romania) $70,112.00
2. wudsikurdukk (Germany) $52,474.45
3. Sobizzle21 (Mexico) $37,247.00
4. MaltLiquor40 (Canada) $26,292.00
5. luckymo32 (Ireland) $19,719.00
6. lehout (Netherlands) $15,117.90
7. DEdgge (Israel) $10,735.90
8. Toproy (Denmark) $6,353.90
9. Brixinka (Czech Republic) $3,943.80

As mentioned earlier Micro Millions is now well underway, the big series for little bankrolls.
Already some 35 events have been played, with 100 making up this latest series which runs through to July 25, details of which you can find on the MicroMillions homepage.

Some of those winners feature among the big winners this weekend, with the top ten winners listed below.

$215 Sunday Million: gringenkov (Brazil) $169,694.00
$215 Sunday Warm-Up: No10Nostr8 (Romania) $70,112.00
$530 Sunday 500: marlin5555 (Canada) $53,846.25
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]: Talibaf (Cyprus) $42,865.79
$109+R Sunday Rebuy: progre69 (Argentina) $35,250.00
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance: PSMozak (Bulgaria) $34,000.00
$162 Sunday 6-Max: RigasDinamo (Latvia) $20,817.18
MicroMillions-032: $11 NL Hold'em [Sunday Storm Special Edition]: fat mamas (Brazil) $20,738.56
$320 Saturday Super-Knockout: buckguy2200 (Mexico) $20,228.87
$109 Sunday Kickoff: D.man nr one (Norway) $19,206.90

As if that wasn't enough to keep you glued to your computer screen, don't forget Latin American Poker Tour is getting exciting in Lima, Peru, with full coverage available now by our man in Lima, Martin Harris.

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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.