Weekend review: MicroMillions set to crown a champion
We told you it was going to be a big weekend on PokerStars, and it was. For starters, just check out these final table finishes from more than 50 of the top tournaments on PokerStars this weekend.
And that was before we even started thinking about the fact that Zedd, one of the world's most popular DJs, is going to be playing and performing at the PokerStars Championship Barcelona.
Chief among all the big results from the weekend? Well, we are just about to learn just who will win this summer's MicroMillions Main Event.
More than 69,000 people entered the $22 MicroMillions Main Event on Sunday. More than 16,000 people re-entered after going bust. By the time registration closed, the prize pool was worth a ridiculous $1.7 million.
Now fewer than 800 players remain. They are all in the money, and each one of them is eying a first prize worth nearly $150,000.
Here's how the top of the leaderboard looks as Day 2 gets ready to begin.
Play restarts at 2pm ET and will continue until there is a winner tonight.
We'll have a full wrap-up of the Main Event once we know our winner.
While the MicroMillions stormed to its thrilling finale on Sunday, the world's biggest weekly poker tournamnt continued its dominance on the weekly schedule. This week's Sunday Million drew 6,252 entries and featured a story which once again proved timing is everything.
Jason Kirk has the full story of this weekend's Million right here: Sunday Million: Late surge earns dlanger610 $165K.
Here's how the entire final table fared at the end of the night.
7/30/17 Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entrants: 6,262 (5,086 entries, 1,176 re-entries)
Total prize pool: $1,252,400
Places paid: 1,007
1. dlanger610 (Canada) $165,343.65*
2. marcelo v121 (Brazil) $117,044.35*
3. Pavlov101 (Bulgaria) $125,042.17*
4. Lorenzo "Charlie580" Bazei (Brazil) $62,207.70
5. j3h3k3 (Netherlands) $43,052.75
6. elcoysa (Argentina) $29,795.97
7. King_geoden (Greece) $20,621.26
8. nana9192 (Vietnam) $14,271.47
9. Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (Canada) $9,877.05
* - denotes results of a three-way deal that left $20,000 for the winner
Meanwhile, we're looking ahead to more fun in the coming days. We'll have teams at the PokerStars Festivals in both Bucharest and Manila.
Coverage from both events will begin this Wednesday. Stay tuned for coverage at both.
Good luck to all in the coming week.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis.