Weekend Review: In short, the general theme was "big"
A look at all the major stories from this past weekend on PokerStars.
* Luis "Turko_man" Rodriguez wins the Sunday Million for $183,000
* Usman Siddique wins the UKIPT6 London Main Event at the Hippodrome Casino
* greengrass67 is the Sunday Warm Up winner, earning more than $76,000
Round up of latest results
Everything just seemed big this weekend, mountainous even. Whether it was the size of the field, the prize pool or the amount taken away by each of the weekend's major winners, it was simple enough to label it all "big".
Well, for a start the Sunday Million is still running hot, several weeks after it's tenth anniversary. This week's winner, as Martin Harris reported, was Luis "Turko_man" Rodriguez, winning his second career Milly, who logged off with the first prize of $183,708, which is some way beyond the average (unless this is now the new average?). Meanwhile in the Sunday Warm-Up, reported on by David Aydt, there was a similar bump, with winner greengrass67 taking away $76,124 for first place.
Then there was the Mountain Series, which by definition was supposed to be big. That paused also atop Mount Kilimanjaro yesterday although the series itself concludes on Mount Everest later today. You don't get much bigger than that.
Then there was the UKIPT concluding in London. They'll be more on that below. First here are those online results in full.
$215 Sunday Million results (April 10, 2016)
Prize pool: $1,185,200.00
Places paid: 855
1. Luis "Turko_man" Rodriguez (Finland) $183,708.88
2. salta44 (Argentina) $136,298.00
3. DerRaeuber (Austria) $96,001.20
4. pujarooo91 (Hungary) $66,548.98
5. calamitas (Ireland) $49,778.40
6. acumen plus (Canada) $37,926.40
7. oOwL (Germany) $26,074.40
8. goldfish108 (Canada) $14,815.00
9. dffg (Canada) $9,244.56
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$215 Sunday Warm-Up results (April 10, 2016)
Places paid: 360
Prize pool: $481,000.00
1. greengrass67 (Hungary) $76,124.73
2. TISSO1709 (Austria) $57,175.20
3. OverTheTop43 (Austria) $40,953.00
4. BaNe.TrEnD (Serbia) $28,185.30
5. kimokh (Lebanon) $21,440.10
6. menglong (China) $16,622.10
7. lulDocuments (Mexico) $11,804.10
8. mmetsla (Estonia) $6,986.10
9. MaxBMM (Ukraine) $4,095.30
The weekend's top online tournament winners
|$215 Sunday Million||Turko_man||Finland||$183,708.88|
|Mountain Series - $1,050+R Denali, PL Omaha [6-Max]||IneedMassari||Brazil||$167,420.00|
|Mountain Series - $700 Kilimanjaro, NL Hold'em||WCG|Rider||Australia||$162,951.56|
|Mountain Series - $530 Elbrus, NL Hold'em [8-Max, Re-Entry, 2-Day Event]||JayBokes||Canada||$99,616.00|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||greengrass67||Hungary||$76,124.73|
|$530 Sunday 500||w00ki3z.||Romania||$64,798.00|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max]||piojosoo||Uruguay||$46,557.11|
|Mountain Series - $320 Mont Blanc, NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout]||blueskyyM||Estonia||$39,725.84|
|$215 Sunday 2nd Chance||fel_iv||Brazil||$37,971.89|
|$109+R Sunday Rebuy||MrMaximize||Mexico||$33,075.00|
|$22 Sunday Mini-Million||lewisDnyee||United Kingdom||$30,611.91|
|The Weekender: $530 NLHE [8-Max, 2-Day]||Amadi_017||United Kingdom||$29,347.58|
|$11 Sunday Storm||masterc50||Poland||$28,394.65|
|Mountain Series - $215 Matterhorn, PL Omaha [6-Max, 3-Stack]||dariepoker||Romania||$26,445.00|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||stardust167||Ireland||$24,496.00|
Click here for the complete list of major results on PokerStars for the weekend of April 9 to 10, 2016.
A winner in London
Things were big here too. An enormous field strained the very confines of the Hippodrome Casino playing area, as 644 played combined to create a prize pool in excess of £440,000. Some 95 players were paid, with the greatest share going to winner Usman Siddique. He collected £84,100 for the win, and Marc Convey and Jack Stanton were on hand to cover every moment, which you can read here.
The result in full:
$700 UKIPT6 London Main Event results
Prize pool: £440,671
Places paid: 95
1. Usman Siddique (United Kingdom) £84,100
2. David Gassian (France) £51,930
3. Joe Hindry (United Kingdom) £37,110
4. Warren Russell (Canada) £28,450
5. Daniel Harwood (United Kingdom) £22,540
6. Jack Salter (United Kingdom) £17,550
7. Morten Halvorsen (Norway) £12,780
8. David Docherty (United Kingdom) £8,731
You might say it's in the fledgling stage, but regardless, the world of New Jersey online poker still produces some noteworthy prizes each weekend. For the first time in our Monday morning wrap up of the weekend's events we bring news from Stateside - new names long overdue some recognition.
Here's a look at the big winners:
|Sunday Special - $200||NvrEatShrdWt||$11,049.38|
|Sunday High Roller [6-Max] - $500||FadeOrHoldz||$9,042.80|
|Nightly Stars $100||TrumpsDong||$2,512.63|
|Nightly Stars $100||FlawlessBINK||$2,500.00|
|Sunday Warm-Up - $50||jaysu||$2,438.06|
That's everything from this big 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.