Weekend Review: Heroics in the Sunday Million (and the WSOP)

A look at the major results on PokerStars this weekend.


Weekend highlights on PokerStars

veeea wins the Sunday Million
World Series of Poker Main Event coverage begins


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Sunday Million

Among the names that we see again and again in online results, "veeea" is one of the most formidable. A few hours ago he won the Sunday Million (again). Jason Kirk had the write-up, and his opening paragraph sums up the performance perfectly...

"There are few things more dangerous in a poker tournament than letting Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov get hold of a chip lead. The Russian player has won after bringing the lead to the final table of several high-profile tournaments in the past, including his SCOOP 2015 victoryand one of his Super Tuesday wins. He has won even more after entering the final table in the middle of the chip counts, seizing the top spot, and holding on the rest of the way. His first Sunday Million title was won in just that manner back in November 2015 - and tonight, so was his second."

Read the full report by clicking the link in the boxscore below.

Sunday Million results (9 July 2017)
Entries: 5,554 (4,626 entries, 928 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,110,800
Places paid: 899

1. Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (Russia) $166,530.76
2. Lui Martins (Brazil) $115,248.27
3. David "[Esmone_PT]" Abreu (Malta) $79,760.99
4. the_eel_89 (Sweden) $55,200.98
5. Ysjah (Netherlands) $38,203.52
6. oldfandango (United Kingdom) $26,439.92
7. Penny280190 (Germany) $18,298.54
8. KumoZing (Ireland) $12,664.11
9. Posti (Germany) $8,764.65


Weekend winners

Here are the top ten winners from the weekend...

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLIONveeeaRussia$166,530.76
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHEBCE_MOE_05Russia$36,129.57
$215 Sunday Warm-UpMoshiMoshi84Netherlands $33,683.94
$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]huang33China $30,002.77
$11 Sunday Stormbluntis77Slovakia$24,653.34
$22 Mini Sunday MilliondoublehuChina $24,153.76
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]vovtroyRussia$22,979.73
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]vovtroyRussia$18,134.06
$109 Sunday KickoffDRUNK&UGLYGermany $14,843.92
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]rdcrsnCanada $14,560.89

It doesn't take much of an eagle-eye to spot how good the weekend was for Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy, who won two titles yesterday. Combined with veeea's win it was another good weekend for Russian players overall.

Find all the results for the weekend of July 8 to 9, 2017 on PokerStars, by clicking here.


World Series of Poker

Our coverage from the World Series of Poker began this past weekend as the Main Event got underway. Howard Swains and Martin Harris are on the scene, reporting from the Rio with regular stories from the tournament floor.

There are, quite frankly, too many to list here, but you can find the compete archive of the first two days by clicking here, which will take you to our dedicated WSOP coverage page (although there's so much of it to highlight that you'll find most of it on the front page of the Blog).

But don't take our word for it, browse the coverage so far and see for yourself.
Or check out the end of day reports for the two opening days so far:

WSOP 2017: Morten Mortensen secures top stack to conclude Day 1A
WSOP 2017: Selbst, Moneymaker slain but Greenstein motoring on packed Day 1B

That's it from this past weekend. If we missed anything email us at blog@pokerstars.com, or tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.


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