Weekend Review: veeea and Van Zadelhoff make for a familiar one-two

A look at all the major stories on PokerStars this past weekend.

Weekend highlights


-- Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov wins the Sunday Million and $183,675
-- Stephen van Zadelhoff wins the Sunday Warm Up collecting $80,769
-- The Asia Championship of Poker comes to a close in Macau with new Main Event and Super High Roller winners.


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Round up of latest results

The weekend majors are often a place for new names to step forward, winning a major title for the first time and turning a few heads in the process. Every so often though a repeat winner comes along, someone familiar with the online lime light. This weekend that happened twice.

It happened first in the Sunday Million, where Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov took the title and a first prize of $183,675. Then it happened again in the Sunday Warm-Up, won by Stephen van Zadelhoff, who collected $80,769. Martin Harris has the story of Vezhenkov's victory, while Kristin Bihr does the same with Van Zadelhoff. Click through either link for the details.

Elsewhere the Asia Championship of Poker came to a conclusion with winners in the Main Event and Super High Roller.
In the former Jimmy Zhou earned a first prize of HK$5,885,000, defeating Thomas Ward from New Zealand heads-up. Connor Drinan would finish in sixth place. Read the full story here.

Then in the Super High Roller Andy Andrejevic undid and all-star final table, outlasting Erik Seidel, Anton Astapau, Steve O'Dwyer, Brynn Kenney and John Juanda to win the title and a first prize of HK$8,725,000. A great conclusion to the festival, which you can read about here.


Here are those results in full.


Sunday Million results
Entrants: 5,925
Prize pool: $1,185,000.00
Places paid: 855

1. Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (Russia) $183,675.00
2. HU4FU (Sweden) $136,275.00
3. DaNteisKing (Germany) $95,985.00
4. pilsuhng (United Kingdom) $66,537.75
5. prsalute (Greece) $49,770.00
6. topoz (Israel) $37,920.00
7. Bario_03 (Austria) $26,070.00
8. Indigo4life (Austria) $14,812.50
9. JJdyno99 (United Kingdom) $9,243.00


Sunday Warm-Up results
Players: 2,556
Prizepool: $511,200.00
Places paid: 378

1. Steven "SvZff" Van Zadelhoff (Malta) $80,769.86
2. Jerman027 (Cyprus) $60,321.60
3. Kabotajoe (Germany) $42,940.80
4. The_SeS (Netherlands) $29,900.08
5. zapolini (Slovenia) $22,237.20
6. oberrammler (Germany) $17,125.20
7. gostyniak (Poland) $12,013.20
8. Madcandle (Finland) $7,412.40
9. Noah "dirty.brasil" Vaillacourt (Canada) $4,345.20


ACOP Super High Roller Final Table

1. Andy Andrejevic (USA) $8,725,000
2. John Juanda (USA) $5,574,000
3. Bryn Kenney (USA) $3,635,000
4. Steve O'Dwyer (Ireland) $2,666,000
5. Anton Astapau (Belarus) $1,939,000
6. Erik Seidel (USA) $1,696,200


ACOP Main Event

1. Jimmy Zhou (China) HK$5,885,000
2. Thomas Ward (New Zealand) HK$3,736,000
3. Nan Tu (China) HK$2,411,000
4. Hsien Yuan Yang (Taiwan) HK$1,928,000
5. Connor Drinan (Mexico) HK$1,519,000
6. Qi Luo (China) HK$1,205,000
7. Xixiang Luo (China) HK$964,000


The weekend's top tournament winners

Top event winners   
EventWinnerCountryPrize money
$215 Sunday MillionveeeaRussian Federation$183,675.00
$215 Sunday Warm-UpSvZffMalta$80,769.86
$530 Sunday 500buckguy2200Mexico$63,259.50
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]Moorman1Canada$47,032.45
$109+R Sunday RebuybossamtischGermany$42,168.40
$215 Sunday 2nd Chanceking2173Austria$37,260.00
$109 Sunday Kickoffneilsu1972China$29,536.00
$11 Sunday StormVinnyCoutBrazil$25,944.50
The Weekender: $530 NLHE [8-Max, 2-Day]damiao4everUnited Kingdom$21,667.50
$162 Sunday 6-Maxsurfstar33Costa Rica$21,087.18
Biggest earners   
EventWinnerCountryPrize money
$215 Sunday Million, $1M GtdveeeaRussian Federation$183,675.00
$215 Sunday Million, $1M GtdHU4FUSweden$136,275.00
$215 Sunday Million, $1M GtdDaNteisKingGermany$95,985.00
$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $425K GtdSvZffMalta$80,769.86
$215 Sunday Million, $1M GtdpilsuhngUnited Kingdom$66,537.75
$530 Sunday 500, $275K Gtdbuckguy2200Mexico$63,259.50
$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $425K GtdJerman027Cyprus$60,321.60
$215 Sunday Million, $1M GtdprsaluteGreece$49,770.00
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max], $250K GtdMoorman1Canada$47,032.45
$530 Sunday 500, $275K GtdPrtyPsuxMexico$45,435.00
$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $425K GtdKabotajoeGermany$42,940.80
$109+R Sunday Rebuy, $200K GtdbossamtischGermany$42,168.40
$215 Sunday Million, $1M GtdtopozIsrael$37,920.00
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance, $175K Gtdking2173Austria$37,260.00
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max], $250K GtdmotjeeuhBelgium$35,098.20
$530 Sunday 500, $275K GtdCSWAMICanada$34,076.25
$109+R Sunday Rebuy, $200K Gtdroo_400Canada$30,729.10
$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $425K GtdThe_SeSNetherlands$29,900.08
$109 Sunday Kickoff, $150K Gtdneilsu1972China$29,536.00
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance, $175K GtdalbertocoMexico$26,910.00
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max], $250K Gtdfudgecake69United Kingdom$26,534.23
$215 Sunday Million, $1M GtdBario_03Austria$26,070.00
$11 Sunday Storm, $300K GtdVinnyCoutBrazil$25,944.50
$530 Sunday 500, $275K Gtd_pauL€FauL_Germany$25,513.50
$11 Sunday Storm, $300K GtdjjshooterCanada$22,541.89


Click here for a complete list of all major results on PokerStars for the weekend of November 14-15, 2015.

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Other news

If you hadn't already heard, it's Christmas! Well, sort of.

Between now and the end of the year, PokerStars' Christmas festival will be paying out $10 million in prizes. And if you dread the idea that soon you'll have to start Christmas shopping, imagine how much easier that will be with a few hundred thousand dollars in your account?

Interested? Check out our Christmas Festival post for details.

That's all for another weekend. Whether things went well or not so well, be sure to let us know on Twitter. Reach us @PokerStarsBlog.


Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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