Weekend Review: UKIPT concludes while EVERFR0ST wins Sunday Million
A look at all the headlines on PokerStars this past weekend.
Weekend highlights on PokerStars
* EVERFROST wins the Sunday Million
* Ted Jackson-Spivack wins the last ever UKIPT event in Birmingham
It's the biggest online event of the week and because of that takes the best part of 12 hours to complete, often finishing in the early hours of the morning. But arguably it was won in 18 minutes this week which, as Jason Kirk reported, was about the length of the hot streak that turned EVERFR0ST from a wall flower into the star of the week, and the newest Sunday Million champion.
You can read that report, which details the final table that came about after a field of 5,003 amassed a prize pool $600 over a million, by clicking here. For his efforts EVERFR0ST earned a first prize of $142,000.
Here's the full result:
Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results, Oct 9, 2016
Prize pool: $1,000,600
Places paid: 692
1. EVERFR0ST (Finland) $142,424.83
2. Jon "luckyfish89" Clark (United Kingdom) $99,946.53
3. flauschi16 (Austria) $70,139.25
4. Cr00kedF00t (United Kingdom) $49,221.61
5. Fitness_g (Canada) $34,542.11
6. I am 8 (United Kingdom) $24,240.53
7. RigasDinamo (Latvia) $17,011.20
8. Denksson (Sweden) $11,937.85
9. anhiluun0905 (Mongolia) $8,377.62
There were numerous weekly majors this past weekend. Below are the top ten winners.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||EVERFR0ST||Finland||$142,424.83|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE||SamRostan||Macau||$56,741.20|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||Palmero92||United Kingdom||$46,542.56|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]||LLinusLLove||Switzerland||$38,295.41|
|$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]||MrJovelli||Latvia||$36,592.88|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||ggbruce||Sweden||$34,907.83|
|$11 Sunday Storm||ASIAAN||Netherlands||$27,834.72|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||philsbig||United Kingdom||$25,534.95|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]||bronzegod||Canada||$22,252.98|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||mahmuttt88||Finland||$21,142.23|
The full list of results is now available. Clicking this link will take you to results on PokerStars from October 8 to 9, 2016.
Just like the weekend prior there was live PokerStars action to settle as well as that online. All of which was taking place at the last ever UKIPT festival in Birmingham, England.
The UKIPT started back in late 2009 and over the course of six seasons has crowned numerous winners, some twice, and others who used it as a spring board to careers that include EPT and World Series wins, and regular appearances in the High Roller contests of world poker.
So it was with some sadness that the UKIPT enjoyed its final hurrah, albeit before the branding is changed, along with the name, and UK events become part of the PokerStars Festival world. Gone then, but not entirely forgotten.
That certainly applies to the winner also, Ted Jackson-Spivack, who defeated UKIPT (and now EPT) regular Ludovic Geilich to a first prize of £35,000 at the Star Casino in Birmingham. Our reporting team of Marc Convey and Nick Wright were courtside from the start with live updates from each day available here. To read the recap of that final table, click here.
That's another weekend wrapped up. As always send your questions and comments to us on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.