Weekend Review: Nunes scratches seven year itch, while Veldhuis calls it... wins it
A brief round-up of the results on PokerStars this past weekend...
Weekend highlights on PokerStars
• Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes win the Sunday Million
• Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart declare #GameOn
• Ulrich Pauls wins PokerStars Festival Hamburg
• Lex Veldhuis calls it... wins it
Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes wins Sunday Million
Some things change, while some things remain the same. As Jason Kirk points out in this week's Sunday Million report, a lot has changed in the last seven years, but it's a period now bracketed by twin wins for Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes in the Sunday Million.
Nunes made it two this weekend, collecting a first prize of $138,335 after a two-way deal with runner up buschle of Slovakia. Read the full report, and check out the box score from this week's flagship event, below.
Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 5,657 (4,634 entries, 1,023 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,131,400
Places paid: 998
1. Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes (United Kingdom) $138,335.49*
2. buschle (Slovakia) $121,698.45*
3. Nethos (Malta) $75,250.43
4. despedespi33 (Malta) $52,808.54
5. Stonefish35 (Germany) $37,059.45
6. TournamenT29 (Russia) $26,007.15
7. YYYeaHHH (Netherlands) $18,251.06
8. Rui "sousinha23" Sousa (Slovakia) $12,808.12
9. rashevski2 (Belarus) $8,988.40
* denotes results of a heads-up deal that left $20,000 for the winner
There's more to the weekend than the Sunday Million and this week there were wins for Isildur1, probirs and recent Sunday Million winner G A W.
Here's a look at the top ten results from the weekend on PokerStars.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||pvas2||United Kingdom||$138,335.49|
|$2,100 Sunday High Roller||Isildur1||Sweden||$63,842.38|
|High Rollers 03: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]||C. Darwin2||Sweden||$45,290.72|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||probirs||Hungary||$37,967.27|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||G A W||Romania||$29,789.82|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||h1nds1ghtt||Ireland||$23,478.10|
|$11 Sunday Storm||Goias92||Brazil||$22,868.08|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]||ldog1974||United Kingdom||$18,205.72|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||Kepalas89||Lithuania||$18,125.30|
Hart and Bolt #GAMEON
Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart are back at it, this time competing in a contest entitled: Keeping Your Cool". If you've watched the #GameOn video you'll understand that that involves, and have seen the result. If you haven't it's a fun couple of minutes to start the week.
You can find out what happened here. Keep an eye out for more challenges to come.
Pauls wins in Hamburg
The PokerStars Festival in Hamburg concluded this weekend with a win for Ulrich Pauls in the Main Event. That was worth €105,850 to the German, who beat Michal Lubas of Poland into second place.
That was Lubas's second Festival runner-up spot after Rozvadov back in March. Read the full report from Hamburg here, which also includes a hat-tip to Team Pro Marcin Horecki, who finished in eighth place.
Veldhuis calls it... wins it
Lastly, we ended last week with a great story about Lex Veldhuis, who after starting the PokerStars Thrill by announcing he would win it... actually won it.
The title (his favourite) was worth $55,000 to the Dutchman who streamed the tournament start to finish in front of 9,000 viewers. That means there's video, including the moment below showing the final hand and Veldhuis's reaction.
We spoke to Veldhuis after the win, and you can read that interview here.
That's it for this weekend. Send us your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.
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