Weekend Review: darluna and PIPI tapis! headline the weekend
A look at all the major stories from this past weekend on PokerStars.
* After the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure concludes it's back to normal online
* darluna wins the Sunday Million
* Meanwhile PIPI tapis! wins the Sunday Warm-Up
Round up of latest results
After all the build-up and the festival itself, the PCA is now in the history books, inked in by a memorable performance by Michael Watson at the final table, as well as countless other winners who made PCA 2016 the success that it was. Now though, it's back to the business of weekend majors.
This week's big winner was darluna, of Colombia, who took down the Sunday Million. As reported by Martin Harris for the blog, the field of more than 6,051 easily toppled the $1 million guarantee. For their part darluna lead for much of the last two tables, which culminated in a four way deal. Read the full report here.
In the other highlight, PIPI tapis! of Malta came out best in the Sunday Warm-Up. As David Aydt reported there was a bumper field this week, with a prize pool in excess of half a million dollars. Read the full report of that event here.
Here are those two results in full:
Sunday Million results
Prize pool: $1,210,200
Places paid: 900
1. darluna (Colombia) $159,483.14*
2. Toroo13 (Costa Rica) $105,505.94*
3. untouchble10 (Moldova) $128,463.80*
4. dulek_jason (Poland) $90,147.18*
5. marjanko89 (Ukraine) $50,828.40
6. Eat_U_Up_ha (Canada) $38,726.40
7. Mpa3yka (Russia) $26,624.40
8. Allwill move (Russia) $14,522.40
9. doublefish87 (China) $9,379.05
* denotes a four-way deal leaving $20,000 for the winner
Sunday Warm-Up results
Places paid: 378
Prize pool: $510,800.00
1. PIPI tapis! (Malta) $80,706.69
2. Chapex (Peru) $60,274.40
3. 10Badboy10 (Russia) $42,907.20
4. MountainRo$e (Israel) $29,876.69
5. dimiangelako (Greece) $22,219.80
6. DixyDix (United Kingdom) $17,111.80
7. ileudo (Russia) $12,003.80
8. Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks (Canada) $7,406.60
9. Balazs "birs320" Botond (Hungary) $4,341.80
The weekend's top tournament winners
|$215 Sunday Million||darluna||Colombia||$159,483.14|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||PIPI tapis!||Malta||$80,706.69|
|$530 Sunday 500||Setherson2||Mexico||$59,178.75|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]||AceSpades11||Canada||$43,430.67|
|$109+R Sunday Rebuy||BBOY3110||Costa Rica||$39,519.90|
|$215 Sunday 2nd Chance||Raistj||Israel||$36,575.98|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||kraftatze||Germany||$30,112.00|
|$320 Saturday Super-Knockout||pokermeplezz||New Zealand||$25,885.71|
|$11 Sunday Storm||CTG13||Canada||$23,837.81|
|$215 NL Hold'em [Turbo]||toneecho??||United Kingdom||$20,827.80|
Click here for a complete list of major results on PokerStars for the weekend of January 16-17, 2016.
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From the Bahamas to the Aussie Millions
As the PCA comes to an end in the Bahamas attention now turns towards the other side of the world, where the Aussie Millions is about to get started. What's more there's still time to win your place down under courtesy of PokerStars, with satellites running until January 24 at various buy-ins. That gives you a little more than six days to book your ticket. Check out all the details you'll need here.
TCOOP starts this week
'COOP season is upon us once more, the first of the year, starting with the Turbo format. The Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) begins this week, with TCOOP-01, the final phase, which already has more than 3,600 entries, kicking things off this Wednesday January 21, at 13:00 ET. That will be the first of 50 TCOOP events, culminating with the $700 buy-in Main Event on the last day of the series on January 31.
In between will be events of all shapes and sizes, formats and buy-ins, with something for everyone. And as you might expect there's no reason to pay the full buy in for any TCOOP event this year, with satellites running around the clock for every one of this year's tournaments, which you can find in the PokerStars lobby.
There's $15 million guaranteed across the 50 events - plenty of reasons to get involved. Find all the details you'll need about the series on the TCOOP homepage, and read reports of every TCOOP final table on the PokerStars Blog.
That wraps up another busy weekend on PokerStars. Plenty to look back on and look forward to. As always send your questions and comments to us on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.