Weekend review: Is it really over? Yes, for now.

Think of all the things you did with half of your day yesterday. Maybe you spent 12 waking hours with your family. Maybe you spent that times doing a dozen different things. Chances are, however, you didn't spent 12 hours engaged in deal negotiation and a heads-up poker battle. That's exactly what happened in Macau as the PokerStars Championship Macau came to an end.

Elliot Smith finally closed the deal in the Main Event after an historic heads-up poker battle he nor none of us will ever forget.

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Elliot Smith, champion

Honestly, we had most of our resources focused in that direction on Sunday, but that wasn't all that happened.


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Witness the Sunday Million. Back to its normal self after the 11th anniversary celebration, the Milly drew more than 5,700 players and awarded more than $136,000 to Brazil's EVitoy after a deal.

You can read all about how he did it here.

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Here's how the final table shook out.

4/9/17 Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entrants: 5,743
Total prize pool: $1,148,600
Places paid: 953

1. EVitoy (Brazil) $136,000.12*
2. shibonimo (Canada) $128,553.72*
3. moysescohen (Brazil) $109,155.99*
4. bumsi05 (Germany) $57,059.23
5. Razvan "razvyqq" Belea (Romania) $39,489.44
6. TigObittiess (Germany) $27,329.78
7. Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde (Canada) $18,914.34
8. toddy.Jm (Brazil) $13,090.24
9. lesik1979 (Russia) $9,059.46
* - denotes results of a three-handed deal leaving $20,000 for the winner

While EVitoy was the biggest winner of the the weekend, he was not the only one.

If you'd like to see a full list of the weekend's big winners, have a look at our April 8-9, 2017 PokerStars weekend majors results page.

While this might feel a bit like a denouement to a crazy weekend, there is almost no time before we're going to kick off some big stuff again. Make sure you check out all the guarantees, tournaments, and crazy fun to be had in Monte Carlo in just a couple of weeks.

Have a good week everyone.




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