Wins for FeriBo and OpenOren, while "theNERDguy" crosses the fourth wall
A look at all the major stories from this past weekend on PokerStars.
--FeriBo wins Sunday Million
--OpenOren does the same in the Sunday Warm up
--Meanwhile Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins swaps online for live success, winning LAPT Grand Final
Round up of latest results
When online success translates into the real world, it's a little like crossing the fourth wall. Suddenly they're no longer a character seen on a screen. Instead, stepping out from behind a computer somewhere, they become real people - still a username perhaps - but real nonetheless.
That was the case with Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins this weekend.
Martins, whose username regularly crops up in the weekly results digest, was in Brazil this past week for the LAPT Grand Final. As if with his head down with a mouse in his hand, he took control of the final table in thrived to win the season finale, and a first prize of R$652,509. As Martin Harris reported from the scene, it was a resounding win. Read his final report here, which includes links to coverage from the entire event.
Back where Martins would normally be operating, it was Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov taking honours in the Sunday Million. As Kristin Bihr reported, the Bulgarian made it a wire to wire finish at the final table, resulting in a first prize of more than $178,000.
Elsewhere OpenOren did something similar in the Sunday Warm-up. As David Aydt reported, he led from the start of the final table, and finished it that way, picking up a first prize of $80,833.
Here are those results in full.
LAPT8 Brazil - Grand Final Main Event results
Prize pool: R$3,760,300
1. Yuri Martins (Brazil) -- R$652,509*
2. Afonso Henrique (Brazil) -- R$533,871*
3. Andrés Herrera (Chile) -- R$329,030
4. Ricardo Chauriye (Chile) -- R$261,340
5. Alexandre Rivero (Brazil) -- R$204,940
6. Carlos Alves (Brazil) -- R$160,540
7. Bruno Kawauti (Brazil) -- R$120,700
8. Gustavo Lopes (Brazil) -- R$85,730
* reflects the results of a two-way deal that left R$118,638 in play for the winner
PokerStars Sunday Million
Prize pool: $1,139,200.00
Places paid: 810
1. Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov (Bulgaria) $165,703.50*
2. limypoker (China) $112,000.00*
3. TLO-Mek (Finland) $127,000.00*
4. dujo123 (Canada) $64,364.80
5. Daniel "DanielT999" Tighe (Ireland) $48,416.00
6. qwerfgh (Russia) $37,024.00
7. mendezoo (Norway) $25,632.00
8. Morze83 (Moldova) $14,240.00
9. Brooklyn1909 (Germany) $9,113.60
* reflects the results of a three-way deal that left $20,000 in play for the winner
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results
Prize pool: $511,600.00
Places paid: 378
1. OpenOren (Russia) $80,833.02
2. ParusPro (Russia) $60,368.80
3. eijseijs (Sweden) $42,974.40
4. bedias (Brazil) $29,923.48
5. adrrian1989 (Poland) $22,254.60
6. DuTTiFruTTi9 (United Kingdom) $17,138.60
7. Rocco "Sephirot88" Palumbo(Slovenia) $12,022.60
8. aufzuckerter (Austria) $7,418.20
9. chisna (Russia) $4,348.60
The weekend's top tournament winners
|$215 Sunday Million||FeriBo||Bulgaria||$165,703.50|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||OpenOren||Russia||$80,833.02|
|$530 Sunday 500||hamanof||Israel||$56,000.00|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]||DEdgge||Israel||$47,456.02|
|$109+R Sunday Rebuy||BrigaDatada||Czech Republic||$40,194.40|
|$215 Sunday 2nd Chance||gusmaa||Brazil||$35,064.00|
|$11 Sunday Storm||navotg567||Israel||$28,520.44|
|$320 Saturday Super-Knockout||PIPI tapis!||Malta||$25,930.17|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||hamann09111||Germany||$23,150.92|
|The Weekender: $530 NLHE [8-Max, 2-Day]||Sne1231||Sweden||$22,882.50|
Click here for a complete list of major results on PokerStars for the weekend of November 28-29, 2015.
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We're now just a week away from the EPT Prague festival. It'll be cold and busy, which is just as we like it, and there will be the usual coverage here on the PokerStars blog.
That coverage starts on Saturday when the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event gets started. As far as undercards go it's a good one. Being in easy reach of most of central Europe Prague attracts big fields, and big prize pools.
Then there are the events themselves.
The €50,000 Super High roller which starts December 8; the €2,000 Eureka High Roller follows on December 9; before the €5,000 Main Event begins on December 10.
Then on December 11 the €25,000 Single High Roller starts, with the last of the feature events, the €10,000 High Roller, starting on December 14, with the festival wrapped up two days later.
It all takes place at the Prague Hilton. There's also something about Prague in December that turns defeat into a least or victory for your mood. Those not cheered by this should proceed immediately to the mulled wine.
Talking of the holiday season
But it doesn't take a trip to Prague to get into the festive spirit. The PokerStars Christmas Festival, with $10 million in prizes to be given away before the end of the year, will usher it in for you. What's more this seasonal celebration will cap off the year with a $5 million guaranteed Sunday Million on December 27, featuring a minimum $500,000 for first place.
Before that there's our Christmas Calendar, or, an advent calendar with cash prizes.
Check out the Challenges window in the PokerStars lobby where each day will unveil something news. Over the 25 days PokerStars will give away $2 million in Milestone Hands, Golden Sit & Go's, Spin & Go Challenges, Zoom Challenges, PCA Package Giveaways, special tournaments, bonuses and, well, you get the idea.
It should add another layer of fun to whatever else you have planned.
In the meantime that's it 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.