Weekend Review: Ymobad wins Sunday Million as Malta festival concludes

A look at all the headlines on PokerStars this past weekend.


Weekend highlights on PokerStars

* Ymobad wins the Sunday Million
* The penultimate EPT festival comes to a close in Malta


aliaksei_boika_ept13_malta_main.jpgAliaksei Boika wins the EPT Malta main event


Sunday Million

As Jason Kirk reported this week, sometimes poker is about being in the right place at the right time. That might well have applied to Ymobad of the UK who won the Sunday Million this week, picking up a first prize of $136,196 after a heads up deal with jacu131 of Poland. It proved to be a volatile final table, which you can read about by clicking here.

The full result is below:

Sunday Million results (October 30, 2016)
Entries: 5,543
Prize pool: $1,108,600
Places paid: 764

1. Ymobad (United Kingdom) $136,196.74*
2. jacu131 (Poland) $131,273*
3. CROSA COLL (Uruguay) $76,529.54
4. Leitnant (Estonia) $53,323.66
5. w3dkarz (Poland) $37,154.50
6. DeviesPro (Poland) $25,888.24
7. newbieaa33 (Slovakia) $18,038.36
8. Mariachi (Norway) $12,568.64
9. Simon "DaDumon" Grabenschweiger (Austria) $8,757.60
* denotes results of a heads-up deal


Weekend winners

There were numerous weekly majors this past weekend. Below are the top ten winners.

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLIONYmobadUnited Kingdom $136,196.74
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHEOMGjonycttUnited Kingdom $57,754.74
$215 Sunday Warm-UpNoogaiiIreland $53,027.17
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]Fresh_oO_DGermany $36,101.46
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]Lena900Sweden $35,963.13
$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]LegadzoUnited Kingdom $35,727.16
$11 Sunday StormCannaGrower1Brazil $25,793.14
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]dalemati24Uruguay $23,925.53
$109 Sunday KickoffBetrThanPhilCanada $18,221.27
$320 Saturday KOOverTheTop43Austria $17,803.99

The full list of results is now available. Clicking this link will take you to results on PokerStars from October 29 to 30, 2016.


EPT Malta

After all the anticipation the EPT Malta festival came to an end this weekend when Aliaksei Boika of Belarus won the Main Event at the Portomaso Casino, beating Swedish amateur Mats Karlsson in a final table in which Karlsson, now living in Malta, looked impossible to beat. Boika proved that wrong, and in convincing style.

Boika's win was the highlight, and you can read Howard Swains' report on that win on the Blog. But it was one of many big wins over the ten days of action, which you can find details of in our festival coverage.

Next stop for the tour is Prague in December, which will also be the last stop before the EPT becomes the PokerStars Championship.


That wraps up another weekend of results and news on PokerStars. 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.
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