Weekend Review: Deep runs for Team Pros as WSOP winds down
Weekend highlights on PokerStars
* The latest from the WSOP as the Main Event reaches its penultimate day
* Pora Dumitru "pora adrian" Adrian wins the Sunday Million
That is nearly that. The World Series of Poker is just hours away from the last day of play before the break and the final table later this year. Another glorious (or not so glorious depending on results) summer is about to end.
If you've been following our Main Event coverage you'll know that it was very nearly so for several members of Team PokerStars.
Marc-Andre Ladouceur has made a habit in recent years of going deep in the Main Event.
He did so again this year, but fell short in 139th place. It was also a steller year for Jen Shahade (okay, technically PokerStars's mind sport ambassador), or at least she will think that when the dust clears on her 204th place. Congratulations to both of them for making it so deep.
To catch up on their stories, and everything else from our coverage in Las Vegas, click here.
With dramatic events in Las Vegas taking place at the same time it was up to Martin Harris to draw some of that attention back towards the Sunday Million, which he did in trademark detail and style.
As he reported it was Romanian Pora Dumitru "pora Adrian" Adrian who got the better end of a two way deal with callmuckty of Germany. First prize after all that work? A not-to-be-sniffed-at $165,836.
Here's that result in full.
Sunday Million results
Prize pool: $1,179,800
Places paid: 855
1. Pora Dumitru "pora adrian" Adrian (Romania) $165,836.59*
2. callmuckty (Germany) $152,712.11*
3. Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei (Brazil)
4. Adam "ISmellToast" Crawford (Canada) $66,245.77
5. JGagMan (Canada) $49,551.60
6. bluejohn (Finland) $37,753.60
7. ahe753 (Norway) $25,955.60
8. malinga (Norway) $14,747.50
9. mike_tay19 (Bulgaria) $9,202.44
*denotes two-way deal
There was plenty to play for over the weekend, with the biggest winners listed below.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||pora adrian||Romania||$165,836.59|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE||jnk1313||Canada||$51,738.50|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||martin12389||Argentina||$48,263.51|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||Nur1ck||Australia||$31,897.20|
|$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]||semaantarek||Lebanon||$28,719.25|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]||maxypaxy||Australia||$28,600.00|
|$11 Sunday Storm, $225K Gtd - MicroMillions Special!||vinicius0812||Brazil||$26,170.21|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]||marcasa||Netherlands||$20,497.14|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||bohe5488||Taiwan||$19,873.09|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||rafitia||Brazil||$19,807.85|
Click here for all the results on PokerStars for the weekend of July 16 to 17, 2016.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.