Weekend Review: Usernames, real names, and more...
I know what you're thinking. Why do I need to see another long list of results featuring usernames I've never heard of, and which don't include mine? You're right. What follows IS a long list of usernames, those that won big events over the weekend. These are the online poker world's Tom Bradys, its Serena Williams, its Lewis Hamiltons, its Usain Bolts, and its Tiger Woods ... well perhaps not its Tiger Woods. If you competed against them and lost, then you so against the best. If you won, well then victory was well earned. Who'd want it any other way?
Weekend highlights on PokerStars
* bargeeeld wins the Sunday Million to collect $120,108
* The MPC plays on in Macau
So, to those usernames...
This week's Sunday Million winner was bargeeeld of Germany, a username not necessarily one we'd consider familiar. Regardless, he boosted his bankroll by $120,108 a few hours ago as part of a three-way deal with jm1306 and EvertonBezer.
As Jason Kirk reported for the PokerStars Blog, bargeeeld did it the unlikely way, coming back from being all-in with very little at the start of the final table, to the week's biggest winner. A chip and a chair? It's not just a well-worn and tiresome cliché - it actually works! For proof,
Sunday Million ($215 NL Hold'em) results: 12 February 2017
Prize pool: $1,068,000
Places paid: 764
1. bargeeeld (Germany) $120,108.34*
2. jm1306 (Brazil) $110,524.85*
3. EvertonBezer (Brazil) $100,769.10*
4. Jozinho6 (Austria) $51,370.80
5. RightDurrSir (Netherlands) $35,793.80
6. andredos (Brazil) $24,940.14
7. john4kos8 (Cyprus) $17,377.74
8. Muntjesvader (Netherlands) $12,108.34
9. worldsbestpro (Germany) $8,436.87
* denotes results of a three-way deal that left $20,000 for the winner
More usernames won big this week, including robinho, a username that also happens to have the real name of Robin Ylitalo. He's a former EPT London winner, and most recently picked up another TCOOP title, top go with the one he won the year before. He won the Sunday Grand Pot-Limit Omaha this weekend for another $35,901. The full list of top ten results is below.
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION||bargeeeld||Germany||$120,108.34|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHE||PrtyPsux||Mexico||$58,130.97|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up||C. Darwin2||Sweden||$56,056.34|
|$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]||Anton720||Sweden||$43,576.80|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]||IADTTMax||Netherlands||$37,446.09|
|$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]||robinho||Sweden||$35,901.95|
|$11 Sunday Storm||Bellabell842||Peru||$30,960.94|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million||undabashyn||Lithuania||$26,556.23|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff||dddscorpion||Russian||$21,977.25|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]||Noogaii||Ireland||$18,653.70|
Find all the results on PokerStars for the weekend February 11 to 12, 2017, by clicking here.
Macau... and how!
It's not often we write about events that feature the word "Baby" in the title, so let's make the most of this one.
The Baby Dragon event in Macau finished over the weekend, won by Feng Wen Chengof Taiwan who defeated our very own Celina Lin heads-up to a first prize of HK$915,000 ($117,940).
The Baby Dragon served as the under card to the MPC26 Red Dragon (fully grown up) event currently on Day 1B, with live updates on the Blog provided by our men Brad Kain and Alex Villegas. You can follow all the action by clicking here.
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