Weekend Review: New Year's riches & Bahamas beaches on the way

While today is the day we all (wait, what am I doing here?) get off work to observe New Year's Day, that holiday was officially yesterday. Nevertheless, the Sunday majors continued unabated as we kicked off the beginning of a new year. We began the first week of the year with a brand new Sunday Million. We'll end this with with a brand new PokerStars Championship. More on all of it is below.


WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

* New Year begins with Russian win
* Sunday Majors still run strong
* PokerStars Championship Bahamas coming soon


RUSSIAN TAKES FIRST SUNDAY MILLION OF THE YEAR

If his New Year's resolution was to start winning money, Russia's tolstiykry started it off right with a $178,747 win in the first Sunday Million of 2017. Chad Holloway wrote all about it here: Sunday Million: Russia's tolstiykry Kicks Off New Year with $178,747.90 Win.

Here's how the final table results looked.

PokerStars Sunday Million results for 1-1-2017
Players: 6,289
Prize pool: $1,257,800.00
Places paid: 872

1. tolstiykry (Russia) $178,747.90
2. bob43155 (Mexico) $122,915.10
3. wonderboy_pl (Poland) $84,523.27
4. geo4ever89 (Romania) $58,123.06
5. ACNRULES (Canada) $39,968.73
6. Aftret (Norway) $27,484.81
7. artdav2010 (Russia) $18,900.20
8. mahmuttt88 (Finland) $12,996.84
9. Similarities (Canada) $8,937.42


OTHER BIG WINNERS

While it was a holiday weekend, the Sunday majors still ran strong.

Want to see the rest of the big winners? You can see them all on our Weekend Majors Results page or scan some of the bigger winners below.

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$215 SUNDAY MILLIONtolstiykryRussian Federation$178,747.90
$215 Sunday Warm-UpjimbojiffUnited Kingdom$46,996.77
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHEreadas_readaAustria$48,071.86
$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]sk2ll_m0dRGermany$29,577.84
$22 Mini Sunday MillionBrookie007United Kingdom$18,955.74
$11 Sunday StormfragilroHungary$25,536.39
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]rosas22Lebanon$13,052.54
$109 Sunday KickoffMONSTER_DONGAustralia$14,344.46

SEVERAL HUNDRED TICKETS TO PARADISE


If you don't follow many PokerStars employees on social media, it may not have popped up on your radar yet. Regardless, as the weekend closed out, people from all over the world started boarding planes for the Bahamas. Why? Well, starting at the end of this week, we will kick off the very first PokerStars Championship.

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We will start our coverage on Friday with the $100,000 Super High Roller. After that, we'll have live coverage every day of the festival. Keep us locked in your browser for all the news you need to know.

Have a great week, all!




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