Weekend Review: Franklin wins The Million, Negreanu wins a million (ish)
A brief round-up of the results on PokerStars this past weekend...
Weekend highlights on PokerStars
• HITTHEPANDA win the Sunday Million
• Negreanu reports on win by, err, Negreanu
• Manila MegaStack won by Akinari Yokomizo
HITTHEPANDA wins Sunday Million
Two big names battled heads up for this week's title and what was a deal free first prize of $159,701.
Ryan "HITTHEPANDA" came out best against Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov who, as Jason Kirk reported, suffered a bad last half hour the saw the title slip away from him.
You can read the full report at the link below.
Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,914 (4,770 entries, 1,144 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,182,800
Places paid: 1,052
1. Ryan "HITTHEPANDA" Franklin (Canada) $159,701.07
2. Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov (Russia) $112,068.64
3. vip25459 (Kazakhstan) $78,646.26
4. Alexey5758 (Belarus) $55,191.57
5. flong78 (United Kingdom) $38,731.85
6. s0nny_bLacCk (Thailand) $27,180.86
7. AchoBogdanov (Bulgaria) $19,074.77
8. BongadasVN (Germany) $13,386.22
9. cojones2010 (Canada) $9,394.15
There's more to the weekend than the Sunday Million. Here's a look at the top ten results from the weekend on PokerStars.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||HITTHEPANDA||Canada||$159,701.07|
|High Rollers 15: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max]||T-Macha||United Kingdom||$156,377.32|
|High Rollers 21: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo]||ruthless848||Canada||$122,913.93|
|$2,100 Sunday High Roller||fish2013||Latvia||$59,662.21|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||anti-VGKC||Ireland||$42,180.32|
|Sunday 500||Die Ventura||Peru||$37,333.38|
|High Rollers 17: $1,050 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom]||OLD TIME GIN||Canada||$37,309.92|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||dennysramos2||Brazil||$30,263.33|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||CiTral6077||Germany||$22,346.75|
|$55 Sunday Marathon||Atkin1987||Germany||$18,858.24|
Negreanu updates Negreanu
As the weekend Majors were just about the start, Team Pro Daniel Negreanu was putting the finishing touches to a remarkable second place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The story came via live updates from the newest member of the International Brother-(and Sister)-hood of Tournament Reporters, Mr D. Negreanu, who tweeted the action through to Kid Poker's second place against Dan Smith, that proved worth $936,000.
As Brad Willis wrote: we know nothing. Negreanu on the other hand knew everything, which you can read about here
MegaStack concludes in Manila
Meanwhile in Manila the MegaStack event there was wrapping up, won by Akinari Yokomizo of Japan, collecting a first prize of P3,210,000 (~US$62,940), the biggest of any Manila MegaStack event.
He beat Alexis Lim of the Philippines into second place, which you can read about here. You can find all the live updates from the tournament on the PokerStars Blog homepage.
Send us your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. Don't forget to follow the Blog on twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.