WEEKEND REVIEW: Matt Stout defeats Kevin Martin heads-up for Run It Up Reno Main Event title ($70K), Romania's "behindme93" wins SUNDAY MILLION for $131K, and more
This weekend saw Run It Up Reno come to an end, with a recognisable Main Event winner and a Team PokerStars Online pro finishing second. There were some big scores online too, and we've got all the info right here.
• Matt Stout defeats Kevin Martin heads-up for Run It Up Reno Main Event title
• Romania's "behindme93" takes down SUNDAY MILLION for $131K
• Prebben "prebz" Stokkan wins Sunday High Roller for $40K
• Brazil's "AnoeloBR" secures biggest ever score in $11 Sunday Storm ($20K)
MATT STOUT DEFEATS KEVIN MARTIN HEADS-UP IN RUN IT UP RENO MAIN EVENT
The $600 Run It Up Reno Main Event got started over the weekend, and late Sunday night it all came to an end.
Matt Stout took down the 687-entry field for $70,000, defeating Team PokerStars Online's Kevin Martin heads-up. Martin would cash for $48,210, plus he'd win a seat into a Platinum Pass freeroll as the Run It Up gear last longer winner.
Matt Stout (photo courtesy of runitup.com)
"If I were to rank all the players and who I wanted to play heads-up in this tournament with, he would definitely come up at the bottom of the list," Stout told runitup.com of Martin. "He played great the whole tournament. He had position on me a lot. He used it well. He had a huge stack and put me in a lot of bad ICM spots."
On the win, Stout said: "I feel great right now. It's a lot of hard work and a lot of heartache in tournament and once a year or every two years you get to feel like a genius again."
Another great live score for Kevin Martin
For more details on the Run It Up Reno Main Event, head to runitup.com.
"behindme93" DEFEATS EXPERIENCED PROS FOR SUNDAY MILLION TITLE ($131K)
As is the case most weekends, the biggest winner from the past couple of days is the winner of the $215 SUNDAY MILLION. Romania's "behindme93" outlasted the 5,397-strong field to capture the title and $131,018 for his or her largest ever score.
Interestingly, "behindme93"'s second largest score came just a couple of days ago with a win in the $109 Mini Thursday Thrill for $12K. The heater is well and truly on!
Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov finished third for $71,882, bringing his total online cashes up to an astounding $7.9 million. He's won the SUNDAY MILLION twice before, but would have to settle for a lesser podium finish this time.
Luke 'LFMagic' Fields was the fourth-place finisher for $50,402. The British pro has $3.6 million in career earnings, and this was his third SUNDAY MILLION final table.
PREBBEN "prebz" STOKKAN WINS SUNDAY HIGH ROLLER FOR $40K
The $2,100 Sunday High Roller is undoubtedly one of the toughest tournaments every weekend. It might have only had 106 runners, but yesterday's edition was jam-packed with the best in the business.
Coming out on top was Norway's Prebben "prebz" Stokkan, who banked $40,354 for the victory after a three-way chop. He defeated Germany's "SsicK_OnE" heads-up ($35,826). The final table also including reigning world no.1-ranked online player, Niklas "Lena900" Åstedt, who went out in eighth ($6,662).
SUNDAY STORM WIN FOR BRAZIL'S "AnoeloBR"
The $11 Sunday Storm often boasts the largest fields of the weekend, and yesterday was no exception. A total of 22,678 players took a shot, but 10 and a half hours later there could only be one winner.
Brazil's "AnoeloBR" secured his or her biggest ever score, taking it down for $20,556 with no deal made. Russia's "rentonspb" was the runner-up, good for $14,119.
THE WEEKEND'S BIG WINNERS
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 Gtd||behindme93||Romania||$131,018.62|
|$2,100 Sunday High Roller, $150K Gtd||prebz||United Kingdom||$40,354.98|
|SECOOP-01: €50 NL Hold'em [Warm-Up], €175,000 Guaranteed||zeMolecula04||Portugal||€29,421.88|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $175K Gtd||OMGitshunt||Belarus||$30,726.76|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $125K Gtd||manuverd0n||United Kingdom||$25,454.03|
|Sunday 500, $75K Gtd||Sphinx87||Poland||$23,081.66|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million, $125K Gtd||Raistlyn M||Canada||$22,383.84|
|$11 Sunday Storm, $200K Gtd||AnoeloBR||Brazil||$20,556.63|
|$55 Sunday Marathon, $100K Gtd||dampfnudel77||Austria||$17,552.20|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo], $75K Gtd||PeroQmaloSoy||United Kingdom||$17,372.87|
|$1,050 Saturday KO [High Roller], $100K Gtd||davaman||Mexico||$12,932.04|
|SECOOP-09: €50 NLHE [BigStack Turbo], €75,000 Guaranteed||ilovehowirun||Brazil||€12,648.49|
|SECOOP-11: €100 Sunday Supersonic, €75,000 Guaranteed||The Kid 7831||France||€11,914.69|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff, $60K Gtd||omahahaha88||Netherlands||$11,469.27|
|$22 Mini Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $60K Gtd||52_problemz||Canada||$11,199.95|
Kevin Martin may have finished second in the Run It Up Reno Main Event, but it wasn't easy:
Another PokerStars Team Pro, Jeff Gross, had a nice score at Run It Up Reno, taking down a PLO event.
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