Weekend Review: Riding the Sunday Million wave

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

Weekend highlights

* AlexanGeo wins the Sunday Million which again featured a big field
* Bjartefau takes down the Sunday Million
* London set to host new UKIPT season


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Round up of latest results

Kristen Bihr put it best. She made the point that the effects of the enormous Tenth Anniversary Sunday Million two weeks ago are still being felt. Looking at the numbers this weekend she was absolutely right.

It's worth noting this for the future - that in the wake of a big anniversary tournament, the disturbance to what we consider routine takes some time to settle. Last weekend there were more than 7,000 players, and this week more than 6,000 - still some way above average.

And with big fields come big prize pools. In this case a first prize of $144,000, which went to Greek player AlexanGeo after a four-way deal.

As Bihr reported, it appeared at once stage that deal would collapse over the relatively modest sum of $2,000. Reason prevailed though, which you can read about in the report.

Elsewhere in the Sunday Warm-Up bjartefau captured the first prize of 77610, ahead of a final table that also featured Aaron "Aguskb" Gustavson, and Bruno "Bruno chato" Nunes. David Aydt has the full report, which you can read here.

Here are those results in full:

PokerStars Sunday Million results (4/3/16)
Entrants: 6,271
Prize pool: $1,254,200.00
Places paid: 900

1. AlexanGeo (Greece) $144,100.20*
2. Lekerov (Kazakhstan) $125,000.00*
3. neto gol (Brazil) $142,082.26*
4. HKongBanker (United Kingdom) $90,000.00*
5. gigibaston (Romania) $52,676.40
6. SPEWTARD (Peru) $40,134.40
7. placebo36251 (Canada) $27,592.40
8. GR8MIND (Canada) $15,050.40
9. Achilles591 (Luxembourg) $9,720.05
* reflects the results of a four-way deal that left $20,000 in play for the winner


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PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results(4/3/16)
Entrants: 2,456
Prize pool: $491,200.00
Places paid: 360

1. bjartefau (Norway) $77,610.00
2. imluckbox (Australia) $58,290.70
3. dennishtm (Austria) $41,752.00
4. Aaron "Aguskb" Gustavson (Mexico) $28,735.20
5. TMoney0209 (Canada) $21,858.40
6. Pa3yM (Russia) $16,946.40
7. Bruno "Bruno chato" Nunes (Brazil) $12,034.40
8. Spowi07 (Austria) $7,122.40
9. poosnack11 (Canada) $4,175.20


The weekend's top online tournament winners

EVENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$215 Sunday MillionAlexanGeoGreece $144,100.20
$215 Sunday Warm-UpbjartefauNorway $77,610.00
$530 Sunday 500prebzNorway $50,849.12
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]nicccLebanon $47,334.20
$215 Sunday 2nd ChancecantstopmeAACanada $40,356.00
$109+R Sunday RebuyCe$ar$paUnited Kingdom $33,820.86
$22 Sunday Mini-MillionHarveyazHungary $31,683.91
$109 Sunday KickoffRocketMaro12Poland $29,072.65
$11 Sunday StormMaethiAustria $28,274.01
$320 Saturday Super-KnockoutcooltwisterBelarus $23,795.62


Click here for the complete list of major results on PokerStars for the weekend of April 2 to 3, 2016.

From online to live

Our attention now turns to London where the United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour begins its sixth season tomorrow at the Hippodrome Casino.

There's not much to add to what we've already written about it, other than to say that our live coverage begins when play starts on Wednesday for the Main Event, continuing through the final day on Sunday. For details of the Tour itself, check out the UKIPT homepage.

That's everything for another 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.