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.

Sunday-Million-11-26-17-paul-vas-nunes_27nov17.jpgPaul "pvas2" Vas Nunes

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

Weekend winners

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 MILLIONpvas2United Kingdom $138,335.49
$2,100 Sunday High RollerIsildur1Sweden $63,842.38
High Rollers 03: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]C. Darwin2Sweden $45,290.72
Sunday 500IAmSoSoSweden $39,760.85
$215 Sunday Warm-UpprobirsHungary $37,967.27
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]G A WRomania $29,789.82
$22 Mini Sunday Millionh1nds1ghttIreland $23,478.10
$11 Sunday StormGoias92Brazil $22,868.08
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]ldog1974United Kingdom $18,205.72
$109 Sunday KickoffKepalas89Lithuania $18,125.30

Click here to pick out some of the other big winners from the weekend of November 25 to 26, 2017 on PokerStars.

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.

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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 blog@pokerstars.com, or tweet us @PokerStarsBlog.

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