Weekend Review: Barcelona and a half-price Sunday Million

The Sunday Million was huge.

The weekend majors were crazy.

PokerStars Championship Barcelona kicked off.

Want to catch up on the weekend of action? Keep reading below.



The PokerStars Championship events in Barcelona are already underway, and within the next few hours we expect to know who will take the title in the €50,000 Super High Roller. The final table began with, as you might expect, some of the biggest names in the game, including Team Pros Igor Kurganov and Daniel Negreanu.

We've got our team covering the last few eliminations of that event right now. You can tune in here:

€50K Super High Roller final table updates

Meanwhile, the Main Event is kicking off its first day and will be running for the rest of the week. We're on that one, too. Follow all the live updates here:

PokerStars Championship Barcelona: Main Event Day 1A updates


Once again, the Sunday Million ran at half price, letting all comers in for the low, low price of $107.50. And come they did. By the time registration closed, there were more than 20,000 entries vying for a prize pool worth more than $2 million.

That meant a first prize worth more than $212,000, a good ROI no matter who you are. In the end, it was Uruguay's mdf92. Jason Kirk wrote the story of the final table right here:

Half-Price Sunday Million: mdf92 soars to $212K victory

Here's how the top nine finishers fared:

8/20/17 Half-Price Sunday Million ($107.50 NL Hold'em) results
Entrants: 20,540 (17,228 entries, 3,312 re-entries)
Total prize pool: $2,054,000
Places paid: 3,428

1. mdf92 (Uruguay) $212,109.80
2. ladygambiti (Brazil) $151,188.77
3. 18055433805 (China) $107,772.35
4. DimaRu777 (Russia) $76,823.70
5. carinokid (Canada) $54,762.31
6. Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (Russia) $39,036.27
7. AJFC6819 (United Kingdom) $27,826.35
8. Vai_q_bate (Brazil) $19,835.47
9. nutty_hamish (Canada) $14,139.32


In addition to all of that, the regular PokerStars weekend majors continued unabated. For a complete look at at all the big winners, head this direction.

August 19-20, 2017 PokerStars weekend majors results

Now, we head into a new week of winners. Here's to you being one of them.

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