Weekend Review: Aponokov wins Sunday Million as ACOP wraps up in Macau
A brief round-up of the world of PokerStars this past weekend...
Weekend highlights on PokerStars
• APonakov wins the Sunday Million
• Alan Lau wins ACOP Main Event win
• Meanwhile Dmitry Yurasov wins High Roller
APonakov wins Sunday Million
Every winner of the Sunday Million has their own story of how they got there. As Jason Kirk reported a few hours ago, APonakov's story was typical - being one of those players whose name surfaces every now and again in the results tables, but not quite near enough the top. Then, suddenly, it does.
APonakov collected $158,000 this week. He also made it look easy. Read the full story of that victory here.
Here's that result in full.
Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,897 (4,766 entries, 1,131 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,179,400
Places paid: 1,052
1. APonakov (Latvia) $158,014.75*
2. Stubastian (Finland) $83,706.27*
3. jakl&haid (Germany) $82,620.03*
4. callmuckty (Germany) $80,098.63*
5. Joel "jbrown8777" Brown (Canada) $38,620.51
6. aless_84 (Uruguay) $27,102.72
7. WhitePudding (Ireland) $19,019.94
8. akport (Russia) $13,347.74
9. Gladi3 (Austria) $9,367.14
* denotes results of a four-way deal leaving $20,000 for the winner
A look at the top ten results from the weekend on PokerStars.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||APonakov||Latvia||$158,014.75|
|$2,100 Sunday High Roller||roo_400||Canada||$69,662.79|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||JohnyK91||Netherlands||$46,341.91|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||OempaLoempah||Belgium||$32,757.08|
|$11 Sunday Storm||evrylord||Czech Republic||$23,292.11|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]||Golem1989||Germany||$20,908.84|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||-shameLi-||Switzerland||$17,410.92|
|$55 Sunday Marathon||wendellau||Brazil||$14,961.35|
|$33+R Sunday Rebuy||Anjeyyy||Ukraine||$13,071.78|
Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of October 28 to 29, 2017 on PokerStars
ACOP concludes in Macau
It's all over in Macau after ten days of high stakes poker.
Headlining the final day was Alan Lau, who emerged as the Main Event winner. As Howard Swains reported, Lau, 30, collected $692,000 for first place after a heads-up deal with Aaron Been, adding to a poker resume that already includes Asia Player of the Year in 2015. Click here to read about how he outlasted one of the most international fields in ACOP history, as well as a final table that included Stephen Chidwick, Brian Altman, and Dominik Nitsche.
And in the high roller...
As the Main Event was concluding so too was the ACOP High Roller, with a final table featuring the likes of Manig Loeser, Dario Sammartino, John Juanda, and others. But finishing best was Russian pro Dmitry Yurasov, who picked up a first prize of $456,000. It ended with some drama too: "a shove of close to 6 million chips with flopped trip sixes, snapped at by a defeated pair of nines."
That gets the week started on PokerStars. If we missed anything email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.
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