Weekend Review: The PCA plays on but there's no rest for the Majors
As the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure plays on, with the Main Event moving into Day 4 and the High Roller about to start today, the business of Sunday Majors remained unchanged yesterday. Regardless of major events, ice storms, electrical events, there were tournaments to play and tournaments to be won, even if you weren't turning five dollars into a million.
As always the Sunday Million proved the main draw. Some 7,255 took part and in the end it proved to be a lot about the deal, a five way one as Kristin Bihr reported for the Blog. It was eventually won by Portuguese player NNNXX who picked up the first prize of $180,000. As the results show below runner up kettlingur, from Iceland, collected $94,000, which third place alina23a from Romania, who had led for much of the final, took a bulkier $131,664.65.
Over in the warm-up meanwhile mistakool of Canada made it a wire to wire finish at the final table, taking the chip lead into the final nine and practically keeping it, collecting a first prize of $89,298 after a two-way deal. That left $82,500 for second placed antifulltilt from the Netherlands.
The full box scores for both events are below.
PokerStars Sunday Million results for 1-11-2015
Places paid: 1,080
1. NNNXX (Portugal) $180,000.00*
2. kettlingur (Iceland) $94,000.00*
3. alina23a (Romania) $131,664.65*
4. Mossos (Germany) $122,000.00*
5. dennishtm (Germany) $100,000.00*
6. uyra99 (Russia) $44,795.00
7. Bernardo "bedias" Dias (Brazil) $31,067.50
8. fred_volpe (Brazil) $17,340.00
9. -demis- 13 (Greece) $11,198.75
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results (01-11-15)
Places Paid: 450
1. mistakooll (Canada) $89,298.00*
2. antifulltilt (Netherlands) $82,500.00*
3. aufzuckerter (Austria) $52,041.00
4. a Bull 67 (Denmark) $36,052.50
5. pellompogos (Cyprus) $26,841.87
6. Nili84 (Finland) $20,377.50
7. thewattsy (United Kingdom) $14,107.50
8. anteen (Sweden) $7,837.50
9. elpipsi87 (Belgium) $5,016.00
* denotes part of two-way deal
There were other events taking place over the weekend, results from which you can read at the link below. But perhaps the main news happened just a few hours ago, the winning of the first $1 million Spin & Go by Russian player sss66666. As Brad Willis wrote, you might still be able to hear the screams of joy coming from that direction. That's some way to start the week.
Check out all the results from the weekend here.
All major tournament results on PokerStars for the weekend January 10-100, 2015.
And when you've done that you can follow coverage from both the Main Event of the PCA, now in its fourth day, and the High Roller event, on the PokerStars Blog. You'll find coverage, features and stories at any of the links at the top right corner of this page. Plus, you can watch action from the Main Event on EPTLive.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.