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.

You can read all about pyszalek's victory and the rest of the final table right here.

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

Read all about Ellefson's win right here.

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 pyszalekPoland $158,644.59
$2,100 Sunday High Roller, $125K Gtd kitaec80Russia $45,976.12
$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $175K Gtd Rens02Netherlands $34,755.90
$530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300K Gtd pabritzBrazil $34,657.56
Sunday 500, $100K Gtd n3xDCanada $29,043.20
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $125K Gtd cassiopakBrazil $26,518.27
$22 Mini Sunday Million, $175K Gtd DOOOOITTTTMexico $25,826.54
Bigger $109, $100K Gtd sickhangoverUK $23,019.08
Bigger $215, $80K Gtd Sw33neyUK $20,904.89
$11 Sunday Storm, $150K GtdoLi069Peru $20,888.71
$22 Double Deuce [Turbo], $85K GtdfgustavofBrazil $19,863.56
Bounty Builder $109, $200K Gtd ale kmkzBrazil $18,696.96
Hotter $109, $80K Gtd sitiolibre29Malta $18,461.71
$55 Sunday Marathon, $100K GtdRebozeioBrazil $18,393.07
Bigger $55, $100K Gtd marcospagaBrazil $18,191.77
Bounty Builder $215, $150K Gtd DonKiShoveUK $17,573.25
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo], $75K Gtd bezfrkeSerbia $16,834.93
Hotter $215, $75K Gtd EduardoGarl@Brazil $16,446.33
Omania High Roller: $530 PLO, $40K Gtd danfiuHungary $13,554.27
$109 Sunday Kickoff, $75K Gtd BrunoBoucasBrazil $13,473.52
$530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $100K Gtd Ruis MakerBrazil $12,920.17
Hotter $22, $75K Gtd Michal_N°11Czech Republic $12,657.60
Bounty Builder $44, $125K Gtd ricardons8Brazil $12,597.81
Hotter $55, $60K Gtd KKing JamesBrazil $12,334.76
Bigger $22, $75K GtdS1gheddiiLatvia $12,261.26
$22 Mini Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $60K Gtd Aist84Russia $11,301.71
Hotter $82, $40K Gtd eskiliukasFinland $10,997.07
Bounty Builder $33, $125K Gtd dewd879Romania $10,791.02
Bigger $11, $60K Gtd Mat.huszczBrazil $10,669.81

Click here for all the weekend results on PokerStars: August 4 to August 5, 2018.

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Jack Stanton
@J_W_Stanton in News