Weekend Review: kZhh, Negreanu and a Bolt from the blue
A look at the major results on PokerStars this weekend.
Weekend highlights on PokerStars
• kZhh of Hungary wins the Sunday Million and $176,000
• Bolt from the blue
• Negreanu misses out on seventh bracelet
It took kZhh a little more than an hour and a half to win the Sunday Million this weekend, collecting a first prize of more than $176,000. It's not usually wrapped up so quickly, but kZhh, a TCOOP winner from earlier this year, used his chip lead well to batter his way through the final nine
Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results 11 June 2017
Entries: 5,879 (4,822 entries, 1,057 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,273,600
Places paid: 953
1. kZhh (Hungary) $176,212.94
2. Keenyle (India) $121,949.27
3. nestoneto (Brazil) $84,398.57
4. frank29929 (Netherlands) $58,410.45
5. DavidAndIvy (Australia) $40,424.59
6. chubbybeast (United Kingdom) $27,976.98
7. Pokstarman (Germany) $19,362.25
8. Swaggersorus (United Kingdom) $13,400.23
9. OroJaNjivu (Netherlands) $9,274
Among the winners this weekend were RBS14a who won both the Mini Sunday Million ($24,458) and the Saturday Spider 8-Max ($3,855). Also Adrienne "Talonchick" Rowsome of Team Online, who won the Saturday 8-Game for $1,581. Meanwhile you'll find the top ten winners from the weekend below.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||kZhh||Hungary||$176,212.94|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||Belqi||Estonia||$47,532.39|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE||carpediem200||United Kingdom||$39,642.06|
|$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]||achen||Canada||$35,158.33|
|$11 Sunday Storm||texx67||Norway||$25,935.07|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||fr0zZy||Russia||$25,715.86|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]||Fresh_oO_D||Germany||$24,729.20|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||RBS14a||Germany||$24,458.82|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]||UhhRooj||Canada||$20,519.83|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||mypokerf||Russia||$16,157.48|
Find all the results for the weekend of June 10 to 11, 2017 on PokerStars, by clicking here.
Dust off your Bolt jokes because this one came from out of the blue. Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world is joining PokerStars to bring poker to the masses, and maybe taking on Kevin Hart in the process.
Bolt announced the news on his Facebook page, and then we wrote up the story, which you can read here. Expect a lot of fun, and probably some medals along the way.
The World Series of Poker is in full swing over in Las Vegas and it's already been a busy week for members of Team PokerStars, as we reported late last week.
Highlight of all of them was arguably Daniel Negreanu's second place in the Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-Better, falling at the last hurdle in what was an extended tournaments against Abe Mosseri. As Martin Harris wrote, Negreanu has added a lot of close calls in this first week of play. Surely that seventh bracelet win is not far off.
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