Weekend Review: pyszalek wins Sunday Million for $158K, Ellefson wins Platinum Pass on Moneymaker Tour, and more
A round-up of the results on PokerStars this weekend...
• pyszalek wins Sunday Million for $158K
• Cliff Ellefson wins Platinum Pass on Moneymaker Tour
• All the big winners from the weekend
pyszalek wins Sunday Million for $158K
Last night, for the second time in his poker playing pilgrimage, Poland's pyszalek made an elusive Sunday Million final table. The first time he found himself on such a stage was seven years ago, when he finished in fourth place for $78K. He also once finished runner-up in the Super Tuesday, but a breakthrough title had eluded him.
Despite entering the finale as one of the shorter stacks, pyszalek was able to use those past experiences to propel himself to victory, outlasting 5,875 entries (4,758 unique and 1,117 re-entries) to win the $158,644.59 first-place prize.
Cliff Ellefson wins Platinum Pass on Moneymaker Tour
If you checked in with the PokerStars Blog over the weekend, you'll have noticed our content was coming from Lee Jones, a consultant in poker communications for PokerStars. Jones is currently on the road with none other than Chris Moneymaker, with a handful of Platinum Passes and plenty of poker to be played.
The first stop of the Moneymaker Tour was this weekend at Stones Gambling Hall outside Sacramento, California. Last night local player Cliff Ellefson took down the $86 tournament, defeating Warnito "Junior" Merasuentes heads-up to win a Platinum Pass worth $30,000.
Cliff Ellefson gets a platinum pass from a hero of his
All the big winners from the weekend
Here's the list of all the weekend's major winners:
|$215 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 Gtd||pyszalek||Poland||$158,644.59|
|$2,100 Sunday High Roller, $125K Gtd||kitaec80||Russia||$45,976.12|
|$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $175K Gtd||Rens02||Netherlands||$34,755.90|
|$530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300K Gtd||pabritz||Brazil||$34,657.56|
|Sunday 500, $100K Gtd||n3xD||Canada||$29,043.20|
|$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $125K Gtd||cassiopak||Brazil||$26,518.27|
|$22 Mini Sunday Million, $175K Gtd||DOOOOITTTT||Mexico||$25,826.54|
|Bigger $109, $100K Gtd||sickhangover||UK||$23,019.08|
|Bigger $215, $80K Gtd||Sw33ney||UK||$20,904.89|
|$11 Sunday Storm, $150K Gtd||oLi069||Peru||$20,888.71|
|$22 Double Deuce [Turbo], $85K Gtd||fgustavof||Brazil||$19,863.56|
|Bounty Builder $109, $200K Gtd||ale kmkz||Brazil||$18,696.96|
|Hotter $109, $80K Gtd||sitiolibre29||Malta||$18,461.71|
|$55 Sunday Marathon, $100K Gtd||Rebozeio||Brazil||$18,393.07|
|Bigger $55, $100K Gtd||marcospaga||Brazil||$18,191.77|
|Bounty Builder $215, $150K Gtd||DonKiShove||UK||$17,573.25|
|$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo], $75K Gtd||bezfrke||Serbia||$16,834.93|
|Hotter $215, $75K Gtd||EduardoGarl@||Brazil||$16,446.33|
|Omania High Roller: $530 PLO, $40K Gtd||danfiu||Hungary||$13,554.27|
|$109 Sunday Kickoff, $75K Gtd||BrunoBoucas||Brazil||$13,473.52|
|$530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $100K Gtd||Ruis Maker||Brazil||$12,920.17|
|Hotter $22, $75K Gtd||Michal_N°11||Czech Republic||$12,657.60|
|Bounty Builder $44, $125K Gtd||ricardons8||Brazil||$12,597.81|
|Hotter $55, $60K Gtd||KKing James||Brazil||$12,334.76|
|Bigger $22, $75K Gtd||S1gheddii||Latvia||$12,261.26|
|$22 Mini Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $60K Gtd||Aist84||Russia||$11,301.71|
|Hotter $82, $40K Gtd||eskiliukas||Finland||$10,997.07|
|Bounty Builder $33, $125K Gtd||dewd879||Romania||$10,791.02|
|Bigger $11, $60K Gtd||Mat.huszcz||Brazil||$10,669.81|
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