Weekend Review: Up the swonnny, and down in Macau

A straight forward weekend on PokerStars designed to suit all tastes. Here's how things turned out.

Weekend highlights

-- swonnny wins the Sunday Million
-- Merin09 of Poland wins the Warm-up
-- The Asia Championship of Poker gets under way in Macau

Round up of latest results

Canadian player swonnny took honours in the Sunday Million at the second time of asking. As Kristin Bihr reported, swonnny, who took $179,740 along with the title, went deep in the Million back in March, finishing 16th. This time there was no doubt, finishing things off with aplomb.


Meanwhile in the Warm-Up Merin09 of Poland was having similar success. Both of the headline Majors were won without deals, which amounted to more than $80,000 for Merin09 who started the final table second in chips, and steered his stack around the likes of Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk and Carter "cswidler" Swidler at the final table. Jason Kirk has the full story.

Meanwhile in the world of live poker things got interesting over in Macau where the Asia Championship of Poker kicked off in the early hours of today. More and more these events appeal to the bigger names in the game, with High Rollers such as Mustapha Kanit, Stephen Chidwick, Pratyush Buddiga, Erik Seidel, and recent EPT Barcelona winner John Juanda making the trip to Asia. One name stood out among them all, that of Ronaldo Nazário, who will be playing his first ACOP event on Day 1B. Read that story on the PokerStars Blog.

Meanwhile here are those results in full.

Sunday Million results
Players: 5,798
Prize pool: $1,159,600.00
Places paid: 855

1. swonnny (Canada) $179,740.79
2. yosim19 (Israel) $133,354.00
3. DUALMTN (Canada) $93,927.60
4. jaggalo1231 (Czech Republic) $65,111.54
5. simbir (Norway) $48,703.20
6. sik0tic (United Kingdom) $37,107.20
7. Aussie_star1 (Australia) $25,511.20
8. elitesold (Germany) $14,495.00
9. portillo23 (Romania) $9,044.88

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Sunday Warm-Up results
Entrants: 2,539
Prize pool: $507,800
Places paid: 378

1. Merin09 (Poland) $80,232.69
2. unfrosya (Russia) $59,920.40
3. Gambler4444 (Austria) $42,655.20
4. mendieta19 (Sweden) $29,701.22
5. ThePateychuk (Russia) $22,089.30
6. DeLaBijen (Netherlands) $17,011.30
7. dynamicnag (India) $11,933.30
8. cswilder (Canada) $7,363.10
9. EspenasApart (Norway) $4,316.30

The weekend's top tournament winners

Top event winners   
EventWinnerCountryPrize money
Sunday MillionswonnnyCanada$179,740.79
Sunday Warm-UpMerin09Poland$80,232.69
Sunday 500firas71Brazil$58,995.25
Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]Ravic85Russia$42,778.19
Sunday 2nd ChancekrasarkAustralia$36,864.00
Sunday Rebuy1_conor_b_1Netherlands$34,000.00
Sunday Stormradek0444Poland$29,232.11
The WeekenderlechuckpokerUnited Kingdom$26,130.00
Sunday KickoffVegasDietzCanada$21,433.57
Saturday Super-KnockoutImYourBluffNew Zealand$19,000.00
Biggest earners   
EventWinnerCountryPrize money
Sunday MillionswonnnyCanada$179,740.79
Sunday Millionyosim19Israel$133,354.00
Sunday MillionDUALMTNCanada$93,927.60
Sunday Warm-UpMerin09Poland$80,232.69
Sunday Millionjaggalo1231Czech Republic$65,111.54
Sunday Warm-UpunfrosyaRussia$59,920.40
Sunday 500firas71Brazil$58,995.25
Sunday MillionsimbirNorway$48,703.20
Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]Ravic85Russia$42,778.19
Sunday Warm-UpGambler4444Austria$42,655.20
Sunday 500PerrymejsenSweden$42,116.50
Sunday Millionsik0ticUnited Kingdom$37,107.20
Sunday 2nd ChancekrasarkAustralia$36,864.00
Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]SlowDokeIreland$36,392.69
Sunday Rebuybob43155Mexico$34,087.60
Sunday Rebuy1_conor_b_1Netherlands$34,000.00
Sunday 500pulgares3Argentina$31,828.50
Sunday RebuySenterpiedUnited Kingdom$31,000.00
Sunday Warm-Upmendieta19Sweden$29,701.22
Sunday Stormradek0444Poland$29,232.11
Sunday 2nd ChanceWenderrBrazil$26,624.00
The WeekenderlechuckpokerUnited Kingdom$26,130.00
Saturday Super-KnockouttalitayIsrael$26,000.00
Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]ramastar88Argentina$25,578.05
Sunday 500sonmonedasArgentina$23,951.75

Find all the scores from this weekend on PokerStars on the results page for the weekend of November 7-8, 2015.

Another weekend is in the books. If it was a good one for you then we'd like to wish you congratulations. If it wasn't so good then take comfort in the fact that you can change all that next weekend, and in countless online tournaments on PokerStars in between. Either way send your thoughts and comments to us on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.

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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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