Weekend Review: As easy as MARCIN123 who grabs headlines in Sunday Million
It sometimes seems that it's when you're looking the other way that you miss a great final table. Like when you're sniffing around the house for the last of the chocolate eggs for example, ignoring events taking place online. Suddenly a final table appears featuring some pretty big hitters. That's when, hands around the Easter bunny's neck, you feel a little stupid.
Take yesterday, a weekend returning to usual service without the distractions of EPT festivals or MicroMillions. Marcin "MARCIN123" Milde scored the biggest win of the weekend, but not without defeating the likes of Cesar "Ce$ar$pa" Garcia, and former EPT winner Allan "Sifosis" Baekke. As Martin Harris wrote, it was a thriller. And to think you -- with chocolate all over your face -- nearly missed it.
A few hours earlier Snuup was doing something similar in the Sunday Warm-Up, earning a first place money of $84,687 after a two way deal with Einhorn 308. David Aydt has the full story.
Here are both results in full:
Sunday Million ($215 No-Limit Hold'em)
Prize pool: $1,537,400.00
Places paid: 1,170
1. Marcin "MARCIN123" Milde (United Kingdom) $230,614.05
2. Chirkov77 (Ukraine) $169,114.00
3. Allan "Sifosis" Baekke (Denmark) $115,305.00
4. eqn778 (Canada) $77,484.96
5. BAKFAT8 (Australia) $61,496.00
6. doid@obh (Brazil) $46,122.00
7. Cesar "Ce$ar$pa" Garcia (United Kingdom) $30,748.00
8. Wijzut21 (Poland) $17,680.10
9. Bulldog622 (Austria) $11,914.85
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up
Places Paid: 414
Prize Pool: $576,400.00
1. Snuup (Norway) $84,697.75*
2. Einhorn 308 (China) $73,813.05*
3. nizmo jiz (Australia) $48,417.60
4. Solidthought (United Kingdom) $33,143.00
5. u3meha (Ukraine) $25,073.40
6. kereshme (Germany) $19,309.40
7. sketch1967 (Brazil) $13,545.40
8. kya0209 (Taiwan) $7,792.92
9. alberto ka (Brazil) $4,899.40
* denotes two way deal
As is usually the case these two wins topped the weekend's list of big winners, which you can see below:
1. $215 Sunday Million: MARCIN123 (United Kingdom) $230,614.05
2. $215 Sunday Warm-Up: Snuup (Norway) $84,697.75
3. $530 Sunday 500: Keiruja (United Kingdom) $70,830.00
4. $215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]: veeea (Russia) $51,443.48
5. $109+R Sunday Rebuy: CheckmyShoes (Mexico) $50,643.75
6. $215 Sunday 2nd Chance: Zzzaaassss!! (Portugal) $49,334.00
7. $11 Sunday Storm: Bizovski (Australia) $32,297.92
8. $162 Sunday 6-Max: luckydanace (Canada) $24,174.33
9. $109 Sunday Kickoff: Skeehit (Ukraine) $22,678.00
10. $320 Saturday Super-Knockout: 8pureluck8 (Canada) $18,821.43
They were the big winners this week, but then size isn't everything. The full list of this weekend's winners, in everything from 5-Card Draw to Canasta* can be found at the link below.
Congratulations to all of this weekend's winners.
* No, we don't actually offer canasta.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.