Weekend Review: Headliner Aggro Santos making it look easy
I don't have a favourite poker player as such, but I do like it when the good ones win something. So this morning it was a great moment to see that Aggro Santos had taken down the Sunday Million, and a bulging first prize of $194,000.
I last spoke to Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson last summer after he'd taken down a second WCOOP title in the space of a few days. He talked about the difference between winning the first and the second, and how the experience didn't get any less pleasing the second time around. Few of us will ever lay claim to knowing how it feels to win a third major online title in the space of a year, but Margereson will be doing just that this morning.
And as Kristin Bihr pointed out in her Sunday Million report, it's not bad for a guy who not too long ago was washing dishes for a living (at least until he got fired).
Meanwhile in the other big event of Sunday tom0202 took down the Sunday Warm-Up to claim more than $69,000 after a three-way chop. As David Aydt reported, the Israeli topped a field of 2,774 players to the first prize, and all after having dodged at least one moment earlier in the tournament that could easily have seen him depart empty handed.
Here are those two results in full:
PokerStars Sunday Million (4-26-2015)
Prize pool: $1,278,600
Places paid: 990
1. Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson (Mexico) $194,479.20
2. KDJAll3 (United Kingdom) $143,842.50
3. cube.com (Germany) $102,288.00
4. JIMMY5BELLYS (United Kingdom) $70,323.00
5. dmr1001 (Israel) $53,701.20
6. illraiseyou8 (Canada) ) $40,915.20
7. -demis-13 (Greece) $28,129.20
8. TMcK69 (Canada) $15,343.20
9. HomeFlax.AAs (Sweden) $9,909.15
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up (04-26-15)
Places Paid: 396
Prize Pool: $554,800
1. tom0202 (Israel) *$69,489.37
2. dekat15 (Netherlands) *$62,616.24
3. sdsff (Austria) *$67,067.92
4. voina040484 (Russia) $31,091.00
5. Untoran (Poland) $24,133.80
6. mikkemusman (Norway) $18,585.80
7. killerrog (Germany) $13.037.80
8. theibru (Hungary) $7,500.89
9. wiper222 (Netherlands) $4,715.80
* denotes part of three-way deal
The achievements of Aggro Santos made it easy to get distracted from looking through the rest of the weekend's scores, but there were a few standout performances elsewhere.
Billy "B8chatz" Chattaway reached two final tables, finishing fourth in the weekly PLO and winning the Weekly Fixed Limit hold'em. There was also a win for micon in the Weekly Razz.
There are others, all of which you can find in full by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Here's a look at this week's top scorers:
$215 Sunday Million: Aggro Santos (Mexico) $194,479.20
$215 Sunday Warm-Up: tom0202 (Israel) $69,489.37 (three-way deal)
$530 Sunday 500: micide (Germany) $56,396.16 (three-way deal)
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]: B00mslang (Germany) $51,374.10
$109+R Sunday Rebuy: €urop€an (Finland) $48,900
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance: theNERDguy (Brazil) $40,187 (heads-up deal)
$11 Sunday Storm: soccio34 (Malta) $30,479.25
$162 Sunday 6-Max: chess87 (Germany) $26,066.52
$320 Saturday Super-Knockout: Elia001 (Russia) $27,807.19
$109 Sunday Kickoff: datouxin (China) $23,921.56
That's the bulk of this weekend's news, but then there's never really much of a break with a couple of significant events on the PokerStars calendar coming up.
The first of those starts this week, when the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final festival begins on Wednesday. It doesn't seem all that long ago that we were complaining about how hot it was at EPT Barcelona, and suddenly from those shores of the Mediterranean we're about to head to another.
The PokerStars Blog, fresh off its tenth anniversary celebrations, will be there to bring coverage all the way through to the conclusion of the event, and indeed this 11th season. And as that wraps up we'll switch our attention back online to SCOOP 2015. Look out for all the details of this year's series in the coming weeks.
Here are those results I was telling you about:
All the major tournament results on PokerStars for the weekend April 25-26, 2015.
Congratulations to all of this weekend's winners, and good luck at the tables this coming week. In the meantime send your thoughts or comments to us on Twitter. Look us up at @PokerStarsBlog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.