Weekend Review: Kesjan's win headlines weekend on PokerStars
A brief round-up of the world of PokerStars this past weekend...
Weekend highlights on PokerStars
• Kesjan wins the Sunday Million
• 2017 ACOP starts this week
Kesjan wins Sunday Million
Kesjan of Finland came out top in the Sunday Million this weekend, beating a field of 5,832 to a first prize of $157,485.
As Jason Kirk reported for the Blog, kesjan was by no means the favourite heading into the final table, arriving there third last in chips.
But his performance up to then, being chip leader from 30 players down to ten, suggested he had something in his back pocket.
He did, as you can read here.
Here's the result in full.
Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,832 (4,712 entries, 1,120 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,166,400
Places paid: 1,052
1. Kesjan (Finland) $157,485.71
2. enigma2018 (Russia) $110,514.76
3. Andre "AndreBusato" Busato (Brazil) $77,555.80
4. Also11 (Austria) $54,426.32
5. ante_geia_AA (Cyprus) $38,194.81
6. Melo Jr (Brazil) $26,803.98
7. Ofbravetight (Chile) $18,810.29
8. FshnIsMyPrfn (Belarus) $13,200.61
9. Jollymakky (Austria) $9,263.89
There were plenty of winners over the weekend. Kesjan was the biggest, closely followed by those making up the top ten, and listed below.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||Kesjan||Finland||$157,485.71|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||SENSIMIL1||Russian||$43,357.78|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE||brianm15||Costa Rica||$43,234.35|
|$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]||LaurisL91||Lithuania||$35,073.74|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||soufian-070||Netherlands||$34,597.24|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]||Isildur1||Sweden||$30,199.64|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||hichnick777||Russian||$22,761.14|
|$11 Sunday Storm||100CACIFE||Brazil||$22,564.88|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]||kleath||Malta||$21,033.23|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||misi814||Switzerland||$14,446.05|
There were notable results for brianm15 in the Sunday Grand, as well as Viktor "Isildur1" Blom in the PLO version of the Sunday Grand.
Asia Championship of Poker
There are too many details to list here, which is why we featured a post about it late last week which has all the details.
Suffice to say it's another mammoth 17-day festival in Macau, starting this Friday 13 October.
Among the highlights is a HK$100,000 Main Event with a HK$25 million guarantee, starting 23 October.
Choose your own adventure, and find all the details of this year's Championship here.
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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