Weekend Review: Big prizes in the holiday weekend Majors

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

Weekend highlights

* João "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otávio wins more than $213,000 in the Sunday Million
* miki21221 takes down the Sunday Warm-Up


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Round up of latest results

A brief Easter update of the action on PokerStars. The extended weekend brought everyone out to play, many benefitting from a free holiday on Monday to throw caution to the work day wind and stay up late.

As such the Sunday Million had a boost in turn out. Not quite the 55,000-plus players of the tenth anniversary edition last weekend, but the 7,124 was higher than usual, making for a prize pool in excess of $1.4 million.

As Martin Harris reported, the top share went to João "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otávio of Brazil, who picked up a whopping $213,724 after a deal-free finale. He beat the sensibly named Canadian extragloves to the title, although second place paid an equally enticing $157,255. The report is well worth a read for all the detail in between.

Meanwhile in the Sunday Warm-Up David Aydt reported on miki21221's win. A four way deal in that one meant a first prize of $58,000 to the Israeli, ahead of Eccentric_BG of Bulgaria. Not bad considering he'd been at a disadvantage chip wise at deal time.

Here are those two results in full:


PokerStars Sunday Million results (3/27/16)
Entrants: 7,124
Prize pool: $1,424,800.00
Places paid: 1,080

1. João "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otávio (Brazil) $213,724.92
2. extragloves (Canada) $157,255.17
3. gimpshow (Canada) $113,984.00
4. LStrelec (Russia) $75,514.40
5. Matt "OffTh3Radar" Davenport (United Kingdom) $58,416.80
6. rodloiola (Brazil) $44,168.80
7. navebit83 (Israel) $30,633.20
8. omeriko (Israel) $17,097.60
9. Calaviero (Netherlands) $11,042.20


PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results (3/27/16)
Entrants: 2,414
Prize pool: $482,800.00
Places paid: 360

1. miki21221 (Israel) $58,000.00*
2. Eccentric_BG (Bulgaria) $47,000.00*
3. SELOUAN1991 (Brazil) $51,068.92*
4. neverfoldQ5 (Austria) $46,789.48*
5. Hope_Flooky (Germany) $21,484.60
6. luchowin (Chile) $16,656.60
7. Eddy "eddymaksoud" Maksoud (Lebanon) $11,828.60
8. LAWLSHOVE (Mexico) $7,000.60
9. RuSSkiY.F (Russia) $4,103.80


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The weekend's top online tournament winners

EVENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZEMONEY
$215 Sunday MillionXxJoaoFeraxXBrazil $213,724.92
$215 Sunday Warm-Upmiki21221Israel $58,000.00
$530 Sunday 500bebaimis777Lithuania $51,780.46
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]beukie555Netherlands $46,944.90
$215 Sunday 2nd Chance42ayaySweden $39,846.33
$109+R Sunday RebuyfvianaBrazil $37,214.10
$22 Sunday Mini-Millionden0112Russia$33,109.00
$11 Sunday StormavibinIsrael $29,432.92
$109 Sunday KickoffBig HuniCosta Rica $26,953.64
$320 Saturday Super-Knockoutradobelev28Bulgaria $24,655.67

Click here for a complete list of major results on PokerStars for the weekend of March 26 to 27, 2016.

That's everything for this short round-up from the Easter weekend on PokerStars. 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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