Weekend Review: Guly_star7 and Ruper Elder win online, Isodoro Barreña wins off it
If a change is as good as a rest Guly_Star7 will be feeling pretty relaxed right now. In the early hours of this morning he won the Sunday Million rather than playing his usual games in the 6-max hyper turbo sit and go's. The switch proved a wise one, good for $129,129.75 after a four way deal, which is the type of number that will help anyone sleep well. Read the full report by Kristin Bihr.
Over in the Sunday Warm Up a familiar face was working his way towards the title. Back in 2011 Rupert "ElRupert" Elder won EPT Sanremo. Last night he took the first step to becoming a former Warm Up winner as well, winning it and picking up $65,186.12, as David Aydt reported.
In keeping with many other recent winners, Elder celebrated in the traditional way.
won the warm up zzzzz— Rupert Elder (@ruperte) June 22, 2015
Here are the two box scores in full.
PokerStars Sunday Million
Prize pool: $1,077,600.00
Places paid: 810
1. Guly_Star7 (Czech Republic) $129,129.75*
2. HipHaan01 (Netherlands) $110,036.23*
3. GusanoZ (United Kingdom) $97,688.60*
4. vovanmillion (Russia) $106,849.92*
5. Odintsov Spb (Russia) $45,798.00
6. runovych (Ukraine) $35,022.00
7. Goudvis_90 (Netherlands) $24,246.00
8. throwinphins (Costa Rica) $13,470.00
9. pramuk88 (Germany) $8,620.80
* denotes four-way deal that left $20,000 in play for the winner
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
Prize pool: $433,400.00
Places paid: 324
1. Rupert "ElRupert" Elder (United Kingdom) *$65,186.12
2. konway (Peru) *$56,057.53
3. Graviiiiiiii (Denmark) $36,839.00
4. mmetsla (Estonia) $26,004.00
5. jopieono (Netherlands) $19,503.00
6. grandy14 (United Kingdom) $14,952.30
7. Yovengo (Austria) $10,618.30
8. Poker Own U (Canada) $6,284.30
9. $Hoolalah$ (United Kingdom) $3,900.60
* denotes part of two-way deal
Beyond the two headline events there were wins for Celina Lin and Mike "Timex" McDonald.
Lin, playing out of Macau, won the Women's Sunday, while McDonald, another EPT winner to feature this week, picked up $34,000 in the $100 Sunday re-buy.
Here's the full list of this week's top ten winners.
$215 Sunday Million: Guly_Star7 (Czech Republic) $129,129.75
$215 Sunday Warm-Up: ElRupert (United Kingdom) $65,186.12
$530 Sunday 500: sauce3000 (Canada) $56,250.00
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]: Skrigepas (Denmark) $38,840.43
$109+R Sunday Rebuy: Tîmex (Canada) $34,360.20
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance: Martygra75 (Canada) $26,010.31
$109 Sunday Kickoff: monzemann (Austria) $25,979.52
$320 Saturday Super-Knockout: Mozgolom26 (Russia) $22,206.47
$162 Sunday 6-Max: jonesbn (Denmark) $19,409.20
$11 Sunday Storm: markus29888 (Germany) $18,061.84
Click here to find all of this weekend's major tournament results on PokerStars.
The PokerStars weekend wasn't all about the online game. Out here in the live poker world UKIPT Marbella came to a close, where Isodoro Barreña earned a first prize of €150,800. As our reporters Marc Convey and Nick Wright put it, this was a game of two halves, full details of which you can read in our coverage.
Congratulations to everyone who had a win this weekend, and to those who found themselves the a result. For everyone else remember you can put it all right in six days' time.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.