Weekend Review: Denmark's DonLinnet dominates
It's August, and while you might think that would mean a little relaxation in the sunshine, on PokerStars things are starting to get busy again. But they'll be time for that - for news of the EPT, or the APPT or UKIPT. First let's talk Sunday Majors, which this week were highlighted by Danish player DonLinnet.
He took down the Sunday Million this week to earn a first prize of $178,423, topping a field of 5,704. As Kristin Bihr reported, it was all DonLinnet from two tables onwards; the Dane putting in one of those performances that opponents know will be unstoppable. Read the full story here.
It proved a good weekend for Israeli players who almost pulled off a double. While DonLinnet defeated tzahi123456 and Reshafim87 into second and third place, 0kshark won the Sunday Warm up for nearly $60,000. You can read David Aydt's report of that right here, and check out the box scores for both below.
PokerStars Sunday Million results for 8-2-2015
Prize pool: $1,140,800
Places paid: 810
1. DonLinnet (Denmark) $178,423.55
2. tzahi123456 (Israel) $132,903.20
3. Reshafim87 (Israel) $93,944.68
4. deebow22 (United Kingdom) $64,455.20
5. kessuwss (Romania) $48,484.00
6. Dobry888 (Latvia) $37,076.00
7. Pavalinya (United Kingdom) $25,668.00
8. BruceLeemp (Malta) $14,260.00
9. Jersey905 (Canada) $9,126.40
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results (08-02-15)
Prize Pool: $453,600
Places Paid: 324
1. 0kshark (Israel) *$59,917.78
2. blackaces93 (Poland) *$38,143.97
3. aeghi (Argentina) *$51,946.24
4. Scrafy (Canada) *$42,658.61
5. flavioreis88 (Brazil) $20,412.00
6. Robertino "Maestro Shao" Greco (Argentina) $15,649.20
7. sadam83 (Poland) $11,113.20
8. Ivan "vandir4rek" Soshnikov (Russia) $6,577.20
9. heytie (Israel) $4,082.40
* denotes part of four-way deal
There were of course a great many events taking place this past weekend, with all the results from the weekend of August 1-2, 2015 on PokerStars available here.
From that the top ten earners were as follows:
$215 Sunday Million: DonLinnet (Denmark) $178,423.55
$530 Sunday 500: CSWAMI (Canada) $61,289.00
$215 Sunday Warm-Up: 0kshark (Israel) $59,917.78
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]: cocojamb0 (Bulgaria) $43,889.84
$109+R Sunday Rebuy: mysto20 (Israel) $36,960.80
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance: krasark (Australia) $34,983.40
$109 Sunday Kickoff: flipmm (Brazil) $25,426.50
$320 Saturday Super-Knockout: dustin1980 (Costa Rica) $22,785.53
$162 Sunday 6-Max: !Weak4Ever! (Malta) $17,620.70
$11 Sunday Storm: Demitri1985 (Brazil) $17,206.48
Back in the real world the live tournament scene is prepping for a new year (if we assume that the poker year runs August to July). While the EPT heads to Barcelona in less than three weeks, Thursday marks the start of the APPT Manila and UKIPT BristolMain Events. We'll have live coverage from each on the PokerStars Blog, which given the time difference should mean something close to blanket poker coverage around the clock.
As always send your comments and feedback to us on Twitter. Find us: @PokerStarsBlog. In the meantime congratulations to all of this week's winners.