Weekend Review: Farrell wins in Malta while nerd2121 does same online

After a busy weekend, we look back at all the results both live and online.


Weekend highlights

--Niall Farrell wins the EPT Malta Main Event and €534,330.
--Byron Kaverman wins the EPT Malta High Roller event €480,300.
--Nerd2121 wins the Sunday Million after a six-way deal $97,087.10


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Round up of latest results

The big news from the weekend focused on events in Malta. In what proved to be a speedy final table, Niall Farrell won a first prize of €534,330 in the main event, after a heads-up deal with second placed Alen Bilic.

It proved something of a thriller, and not just for the tempo, with the likes of Daniel Dvoress and Sam Greenwood, regular high rollers, reaching the last six. Read the full report on the PokerStars Blog.

That left the High Roller event to conclude the EPT Malta festival, won by Byron Kaverman. As Marc Convey reported for the Blog, Kaverman is a player who never accepts he's beaten, coming back from the brink to defeat Mukul Pahuka heads-up.


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It's not easy to get a room full of people to agree on anything, but the last six of the Sunday Million proved it was possible. There was another huge turnout in the Sunday Million, won by nerd2121 after a six-way deal. Read the full report by Martin Harris.

Last but not least the Sunday Warm up was won by Belgium's donalddrik for a first prize of $79,790. Check out David Aydt's report here.


Here are the results in full.

EPT12 Malta Main Event
Players: 651
Prize pool: €3,157,350
Places paid: 95

1. Niall Farrell (United Kingdom) €534,330*
2. Alen Bilic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) €440,000*
3. Jaroslaw Sikora (Poland) €265,840
4. Giulio Spaminato (Italy) €203,640
5. Rainer Kempe (Germany) €161,340
6. Sam Greenwood (Canada) €125,660
* denotes heads-up deal


EPT Malta High Roller
Entries: 210
Prize pool: €2,037,000
Places paid: 31

1. Byron Kaverman (United States) €480,300
2. Mukul Pahuja (United States) €290,100
3. Mikalai Vaskaboinikau (Belarus) €204,500
4. Ihar Soika (Belarus) €165,800
5. Vladimir Dobrovolskiy (Russia) €131,180
6. Roberto Romanello (United Kingdom) €96,620
7. Bryn Kenney (United States) €72,730
8. Kevin MacPhee (United States) €53,150


PokerStars Sunday Million (November 1, 2015)
Entrants: 5,573
Prize pool: $1,114,600.00
Places paid: 810

1. nerd2121 (Germany) $97,087.10*
2. prusakowski (Poland) $72,134.15*
3. Steve "mcnallyville" McNally (Mexico) $103,755.48*
4. bigbluffzinc (Canada) $103,236.80*
5. Wivil (Canada) $100,061.63*
6. arsendark10 (Russia) $66,259.09*
7. 1HL7 (United Kingdom) $25,078.50
8. PKRisMYstar (Romania) $13,932.50
9. bah23 (Bulgaria) $8,916.80
* denotes a six-way deal leaving $20,000 for the winner


PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up (November 1, 2015)
Entrants: 2,525
Places paid: 360
Prize pool: $505,000.00

1. donalddrik (Belgium) $79,790.00
2. Ashley Jones (Belgium) $59,928.35
3. john4kos8 (Cyprus) $42,925.00
4. medmar (Argentina) $29,542.50
5. Herzblatt250 (Germany) $22,472.50
6. bRe3za (Germany) $17,422.50
7. beigale777 (Japan) $12,372.50
8. A.Tricarico (Belgium) $7,322.50
9. João Mathias "joaoMathias" Baumgarten (Brazil) $4,292.50


The weekend's top winners

$215 Sunday Million: nerd2121 (Germany) $97,087.10
$215 Sunday Warm-Up: donalddrik (Belgium) $79,790.00
$530 Sunday 500: pokerjoe485 (Austria) $53,547.72
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]: vindog03 (United Kingdom) $45,196.38
$109+R Sunday Rebuy: mjw006 (Australia) $42,751.20
$109 Sunday Kickoff: eze88888 (Argentina) $29,456.65
$11 Sunday Storm: xxstimpyxx (Belgium) $26,983.73
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance: ADZ124 (Canada) $26,724.30
$162 Sunday 6-Max: 1Don'tStop1 (United Kingdom) $19,674.95
$320 Saturday Super-Knockout: Makitra (Russia) $19,667.03


Click here for all the weekend's major results on PokerStars for the weekend October 31 to November 1, 2015.


Image of the weekend

farrell_malta_winner_2nov15.jpgEPT Malta main event winner Niall Farrell


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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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