Weekend Review: Wins for yipyiphupbup and Tbn220, with all eyes on Prague

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

Weekend highlights

-- Max "yipyiphupbup" Rotko wins the Sunday Million, worth $149,000.
-- Tbn220 takes down the Warm-Up for $76,000.
-- At EPT Prague there are High Roller wins for Steve O'Dwyer and Rainer Kempe
-- GrindHeaps wins $1 million, becoming the latest jackpot Spin & Go winner...
-- ...while Gavin O'Rourke, currently in the EPT Prague Main Event, finishes second


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Round up of latest results

Even with the EPT festival in Prague currently in full swing there was still an online poker world to marvel at over the weekend. The highlight as usual was The Sunday Million, won yesterday by Max "yipyiphupbup" Rotko. As Martin Harris reported, Rotko defeated a field of 5,766 on his way to a first prize of $149,234 after a five-way deal.

Over in the Warm-Up it was Tbn220 on top, collecting $76,346 after a deal-free final table. As David Aydt reported, Tbn220 had a big heads up lead against kcruse11 which he never gave up, sending the title his way. Read the full story here.

The rest of the weekend was dominated by events at EPT Prague. Scroll down for more on that.

Here are those results in full:

Sunday Million results
Entrants: 5,766
Prize pool: $1,153,200.00
Places paid: 855

1. Max "yipyiphupbup" Rotko (Finland) $149,234.98*
2. padawan911 (Chile) $107,541.31*
3. Daniel "DHUSTLER15" Aldridge (Philippines) $78,898.80*
4. 77TheMayor77 (Brazil) $97,565.49*
5. 16bobco (Slovakia) $84,722.08*
6. Douglas "Dowgh-Santos" Ferreira (Brazil) $36,902.40
7. jaggaRbomb (Canada) $25,370.40
8. Norson "BrazilianEye" Saho (Brazil) $14,415.00
9. markovitsus (Estonia) $8,994.96
* = denotes a five-way deal leaving $20,000 for the winner


Sunday Warm-Up
Entrants: 2,416
Places paid: 360
Prize pool: $483,200.00

1. Tbn220 (Romania) $76,346.00
2. kcruse11 (Canada) $57,341.34
3. Creatiff111 (Russia) $41,072.00
4. benatias (Israel) $28,267.20
5. Ballage87 (Hungary) $21,502.40
6. T-Recz (Austria) $16,670.40
7. Bounatirou (United Kingdom) $11,838.40
8. Malaka$tyle (United Kingdom) $7,006.40
9. trionojnika (Bulgaria) $4,107.20


The weekend's top tournament winners

EventWinnerCountryPrize money
Sunday MillionyipyiphupbupFinland $149,234.98
Sunday Warm-UpTbn220Romania $76,346.00
Sunday 500sousinha23Hungary $51,187.44
Sunday Supersonicbg_atlantaArgentina $44,737.31
Sunday 2nd ChancegordijúUnited Kingdom $32,518.45
Sunday RebuyAsjBaaafNew Zealand $29,664.12
Sunday Stormdonk?bla blaBelarus $28,999.52
Sunday KickoffDieferson09Brazil $27,413.04
Saturday Super-KnockoutTuRuu TTUnited Kingdom $23,277.70
Sunday 6-MaxOMGjonycttUnited Kingdom $19,647.00

Click here for a complete list of major results on PokerStars for the weekend of December 12-13, 2015.

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Other news

The week started with news of another jackpot Spin & Go winner, this one won by Australian player GrindHeaps, just the latest player to win the maximum during this Spin & Go season.

While you can read that story on the PokerStars Blog, you might also like the story of "Gavinator", the player who came second. Why? Because "Gavinator" is Gavin O'Rourke, currently among the last 42 players in the EPT Prague Main Event.

Nick Wright talked to O'Rourke earlier today about picking up $100,000 overnight (a figure that equates to more than eighth place in Prague), before waking up to renew his campaign to win ten times that and an EPT title. You can read his interview with O'Rourke here.


EPT Prague continues

The key stories coming out of Prague right now include those from the Main Event, and also the €10,000 High Roller which begins today.

The Super High Roller ended last week, won by Steve O'Dwyer who earned €746,543. The adopted Irishman wrote himself a small piece of poker history in doing so, becoming the first player to win two EPT Super High Roller events.

The high rolling continued into the early hours of Saturday morning when Rainer Kempe, who reached the Main Event final in Malta a few weeks ago, won the €25,000 Single Day High Roller for €539,000. You can check up on all the big winners from the weekend, and the festival in general, in our EPT Prague coverage.

That's all from a busy PokerStars weekend. As always send your questions and comments to us on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.


Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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