Weekend Review: pcayobh (and some Common Cents) headlines the week
After a busy September dominated by a 70-event WCOOP festival, normal service resumes with the Sunday Million back.
--Pedro "pcayobh" Cayo wins Sunday Million
--Nice2MU wins the Sunday Warm-Up
--Dan Stacey Wins the UKIPT Main Event in the Isle of Man, winning more than £24,000.
--More than 220,000 players have already registered for the first event of Common Cents.
Round up of latest results
There was a sense of it being good to be back this weekend as the Sunday Million returned in its usual guise, rather than being cloaked in WCOOP ermine. Some 5,714 players thought something the same, particularly Pedro "pcayobh" Cayo of Brazil, who ran out this week's winner which, as Martin Harris reported, was worth more than $177,000.
The Sunday Warm Up was also back, with the $75,000 first prize going to Finnish player Nice2MU. As David Aydt reported it was a straight no-deal finish, and you can read his report of the final table here.
In the real world, at PokerStars' home in the Isle of Man, the UKIPT came to a close yesterday with the conclusion of the Main Event. As we reported the final table was a half and half affair, with eight players reduced to two in short order, before a heads-up finale of more than four hours sealed it for British player Dan Stacey, who collected £24,170 for the win. Read the full report, along with all out UKIPT coverage, here.
Here are all of those results in full:
PokerStars Sunday Million (10/4/15)
Prize pool: $1,142,800.00
Places paid: 855
1. Pedro "pcayobh" Cayo (Brazil) $177,136.70
2. David Gomez "hUeLeSaBuStO" Antelo (United Kingdom) $131,422.00
3. loopers33 (Denmark) $92,566.80
4. Andreflk13 (Brazil) $64,168.22
5. VVVolkov1988 (Russia) $47,997.60
6. CocaPornStar (Russia) $36,569.60
7. passthepuck (Canada) $25,141.60
8. Robin "robinho" Ylitalo (Sweden) $14,285.00
9. S7v7nEL1v1n (United Kingdom) $8,913.84
PokerStars Sunday Warm-up (10-04-15)
Prize pool: $477,000.00
Place paid: 342
1. Nice2MU (Finland) $75,366.00
2. konraad (Denmark) $56,605.59
3. bebaimis777 (Lithuania) $40,545.00
4. ragAAAila19 (Romania) $27,904.50
5. BusiLy (Ukraine) $21,226.50
6. maxmoench90 (Germany) $16,456.50
7. Cesargril444 (Brazil) $11,686.50
8. J-Rod Fett (United Kingdom) $6,916.50
9. M_Semensky (Bulgaria) $4,054.50
UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event
Prize pool: £131,562
Place paid: 47
1. Dan Stacey (United Kingdom) £24,170
2. Paren Arzoomanian (United Kingdom) £19,000
3. Michael Fletcher (United Kingdom) £12,560
4. Rodger Reynolds (United Kingdom) £10,170
5. John Lawson (Isle of Man) £8,020
6. Chris Swinden (Isle of Man) £6,120
7. James Walsh (Ireland) £4,500
8. Elliott Hayes (United Kingdom) £3,307
The weekend's top winners
$215 Sunday Million: pcayobh (Brazil) $177,136.70
$215 Sunday Warm-Up: Nice2MU (Finland) $75,366.00
$530 Sunday 500: hdjgkfkgsdl (Germany) $58,995.25
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]: nailuj90 (Germany) $47,102.91
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance: chry1982 (Argentina) $36,108.00
$109+R Sunday Rebuy: MuckCallOK (Austria) $33,179.80
$11 Sunday Storm: erikdoni1611 (Germany) $25,156.31
$109 Sunday Kickoff: Zareta (Brazil) $25,095.49
$320 Saturday Super-Knockout: Powergolf (Denmark) $23,908.85
$162 Sunday 6-Max: faffo1987 (Switzerland) $20,840.45
Click here for all the weekend's major results on PokerStars for the weekend October 3-4, 2015.
Coming up this week
If you hadn't already heard we're trying something a bit different on PokerStars this week. Well, when we say different, it's a new thing, but the plan is the same - win big for a small buy-in. But while there's small and smaller, this time we've gone for "smallest". One cent. You can't get much lower than that.
It's called Common Cents, which says everything you need to know. With buy-ins as little as one Cent you can win thousands, which is exactly the plan for the more than 220,000 players who have already signed up for the Common Cents opener later today. Prize pool? A guaranteed $100,000. First prize? $10,000. With numbers like that you get the idea as to why it's called Common Cents.
Find all the details here. And if you don't already have a PokerStars account it's the perfect opportunity to test yourself. You can open your account here.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.